Monday, October 27, 2008

November 7 Fall Fundraiser Auction items

Hello WFN Friends,
Below is the complete list of Auction items available for pre-bidding. The auction will close at our live event November 7. You do not need to be present to win if you have a winning bid

Please email bids with corresponding numbers, bid amount, your name and phone - to You will be notified of winning status either at the live auction, or after if absent.

(Amount numbers in parenthesis next to item numbers are current bids)

This is a fundraiser for the Watertown Family Network and 100% of the money raised shows your support for the programming and playgroups we run. More information about the WFN can be found here
Thank you for your support!

1. ($20)For the love of your car. Treat your car royally with a book of car washes at Randy’s Car Wash Value $45.00 –
1B) Gift Certificate to Direct Tire for a Wheel Alignment rotation and Balance Value $125.00

2. ($100) It’s summer time all year round. Who does not love the joyful sound of kids playing in the pool? Get away from New England’s dreary weather with this family pack to Coco Key Water Resort 4 passes to the water resort plus your own inflatable pool, beach bag and matching towel– Value over $100.00

3. ($60) I have that holiday feeling. Feel the warmth of season !!! Two tickets to Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol at the Arsenal Center for the Arts as well as a handmade holiday table runner made by Missy Shay of Watertown Then go out for dinner at Bertucci's with a $50 dollar gift card Value over $150.00

4. ($40) Night Out Dinner and a show AND babysitting – what could be better !! Treat yourself to dinner at John Brewers Tavern in Waltham and two tickets to a production by the New Rep Theatre right here in our own Watertown Arts Center plus three hours of babysitting by our own WFN mom Amy Kirsch. Value Priceless

5. ($50) Everybody Knows Your Name Head to the spot in Watertown where “everybody knows your name”- Donahue’s and enjoy dinner or some liquid refreshment with a $50 gift card, Then to 21 Nickels for some trivia w/ a $25 gift card. Choose a Friday night from 5-9 and WFN mom Candy Gleason will babysit at her house Value over $125

6. ($40) What stress? Relieve the tension of the day with a facial, manicure and pedicure at Hair Pluss It is guaranteed that stress of the day will melt away Value $100.00
6B) Kick stress to the curb with a “brand new you” – a wash, cut and blow dry at the new Salon 48 owned by a former WFN mom
6C) ($25) a gift basket filled with renowned Arbonne products with a value of $91.00.
6D) Lift your spirits with a wash, cut and blow dry by Kristen at Sama Salon in Watertown Everyone deserves a little pampering

7. ($50) Winter Wonderland Two lift tickets to Wachusett Mountain in Massachusetts plus $40.00 gift certificates for Upper Crust Pizza in Watertown Value over $140.00

8. ($30) Boston Here We Come Treat your children to a Boston tradition with 4 passes to the Swan Boats and ice creams all around with a $25.00 gift certificate to Friendly’s Ice Cream Shop
8B) ($45) Introduce your family and friends to the Boston Science Museum with 2 passes to the exhibit hall, 2 passes to the planetarium and 2 passes to the omni theatre Value over $75.00

9. ($50) College Nest Egg It is never too early to start to save for when your children head out on their own to the college for their choice. Begin that plan with a $100 Savings Bond donated by Watertown Savings Bank 9B) ($50) A $100 Savings Bond donated by Wainwright Bank

10. ($35)Swim Lessons one session (8 classes) of Children’s Swim Lessons at our own Watertown Boys and Girls Club (must be ages 4 and up) Value $80.00

11. ($60) Home Town Teams Show your pride for the greatest baseball team of all time with this baseball signed by “The Closer” Papalbon – complete with Red Sox shirt
11B) Red Sox Jacket
11C) SCORE !!! 2 tickets to a kick’n game – the New England Revolution Value $60.00
11D) ($50) 2 bleacher seats to a Red Sox Baseball Game (at a time which is mutually convenient for the high bidder and the donor Jon Kazanjian)
11E) Boston Celtics Mini Basketball autographed by Brian Scalabrine #44 Show your Celtic Pride Value Priceless

12. ($60) Animals of all kinds Children always love seeing animals Treat them to a great family experience with 2 passes to the Southwick Zoo, 1 family pass to Davis’ Farmland, 4 passes to York’s Wild Kingdom Value $100.00

13. ($20) Pretty as a Picture Capture the whimsy of childhood with this gift certificate for $150.00 off the portrait purchase at JC Penney Portraits

14. ($30) Look Who is in the Kitchen It is never too early to learn to cook and what child would not be overjoyed to be in the kitchen with this package that includes cooking utensil, apron and potholders, cookbooks etc. Purchase supplies for your adventure with a $25.00 gift certificate to Shaw’s supermarket. Value $70.00 +

15. Make Time for Fitness Make sure you are taking care of yourself ! Take advantage of A three months membership to Forever Fit plus a pair of New Balance Athletic shoes 15B) a 1 month Membership to Boston Sports Club Value $150.00
15C) Private Pilates Session (or Duo Session) at Nia Nascimento’s (WFN mom) home Value between $75.00 to $100.00
15D) a three month membership to Forever Fit in Watertown
15E) 10 Yoga classes to Samadhi in Newton Center

16. ($60) Up North Enjoy all that New Hampshire has to offer with this package that includes passes to Story Land and Santa’s Village Make memories your children will always cherish Value: just under $100.00

17. ($23) A Year of Bread Enjoy a loaf of freshly made bread from our own Panera each month along with a yummy Italian Wine and Food Basket Bon Appetite !!! Value around $100.00

18. USA Pride Show your American pride by flying a flag that was flown over the Capitol in honor of the Watertown Family Network This package includes a letter of authenticity Value: Priceless

19. ($25) Celebrate Winter a family pass to the Winter Solstice Celebration on Saturday, December 19th at 1:00 pm at Habitat in Belmont, a season's pass for the whole family to John Ryan Arena in Watertown, plus a twenty dollar gift certificate for Upper Crust Pizza Value $60.00

20. ($15) Yum ! Enjoy this home baked Dessert Cake for ten made by our own Lynne Bail along with hand-painted china & nice place mats to serve it on. The Happy Birthday plates were painted by WFN grandma – Denise Odlum. Value over $175

21. ($30) Choo Choo Off We Go Head down to Edaville Railroad to ride the trains with two passes valued at $36.00. Share a yummy pizza with a $20.00 gift certificate to Upper Crust Pizza Value $56.00

22. Cape Cod Summer During your summer vacationing on Ol’ Cape Cod enjoy two tickets to the first production of the ‘10 season of the Cape Playhouse of Dennis plus 4 passes to the Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich Value $100.00 +

23. ($100) Invite Your Friends Serve a delicious dinner without lifting a finger with this gift certificate for a lasagna and meatballs for 15 from Maria’s Catering in Watertown, serve your desserts on this beautiful handmade plate by Watertown Principal Anne Hardiman. and toast the occasion with a $25.00 gift certificate to Magnolia Wines Value $150.00 Requires two weeks notice !

24. ($75) Summer ‘10 A two-week session at Watertown’s own Camp Pequosette. Appropriate for ages entering Kindergarten and beyond Value $130.00

25. Theatre for the Family Treat the family with this gift certificate for a Family 4 Pack for the Wheelock Family Theatre Enjoy a pizza after with a $20.00 gift certificate to Upper Crust Pizza Value $70.00

26. Picture Perfect That is how your child’s hair will look after a haircut at Lulu’s Kids Cuts in Cambridge. This package includes a custom made fleece hat and mitten set by WFN mom Eileen Ng Value $50.00
26B) Child’s haircut with WFN’s mom Sonia Smith and a custom made fleece hat and mitten set Value $50.00

27. ($50) Santa’s Sack Make your holiday shopping a breeze with this package including a creative Castle Playmobile Set, Flexi characters, Melissa and Doug tool kit and the ever popular Chutes and Ladders and Memory Games Value $100.00

28. Lullaby Your little one is guaranteed to drift off to sleep peacefully under this handmade baby quilt by our own Rosalind. This package comes complete with books for a great bedtime story time Value Priceless

29. # H-A-R with a V V-A-R with a D Harvard, Harvard Rah Rah Rah ! Show your Crimson Pride at the Men’s and Women’s Hockey Games (4 Tickets each)
29 B) 4 tickets each to Men’s and Women’s Basketball games
29C) Tickets to the Harvard Penn Game and assorted Harvard memorabilia Who can put a price on Harvard Pride

30. ($75) Hola La Basket Includes puppets, CDs and free Spanish classes for children Value $165.00 +

31. Step Back in Time Enjoy an afternoon tea at the Tea Leaf in Waltham. Afterwards enjoy the beauty of the Concord Museum. Value $65.00 +

32. ($30) Tickle Your Funny Bone Laugh till it hurts with two tickets to the Improv Asylum in Boston Afterwards stop off for a nightcap at Donahue’s Value $90.00

33. Birthday Parties Your child’s birthday will be a hit with one half hour of music by our own Shannon Taylor Value Priceless
33 B) ($75) a Birthday Party at Boston Sports Club for ages 3 and up Please note certificate expires 3 months from November Value over $200.00
33C) ($75) Birthday Party at the Waltham YMCA Value $175.00

34. ($60) Romance Worthy of a celebration is this fine wine basket from Magnolia Wines of Watertown plus a $25.00 gift certificate to Stellina Restaurant in Watertown Value $60.00

35. ($60) Green Thumb Who does not love digging in the dirt. Teach your children the pleasure of growing your own flowers and vegetables with this package that includes watering can, garden set, garden gloves and garden book. Pick out the plants and vegetables that you want with a $50.00 gift certificate to Russo’s in Watertown. Value $75.00 +

36. ($40) A Summer Day Enjoy a picnic or summer outing with 2 free family admissions to Blue Hills Trailside Museum, $35.00 to the Butterfly Place, and a family membership to the Gore Place. This package comes complete with a Picnic Recipe Book. Value $100.00+
36B) 2 tickets to Six Flags New England – Have a great time at America’s #1 Amusement Park Value - $80 +

37. ($75) Day Off Get your house in ship shape condition with a housecleaning Krafty Cleaning Services of Watertown and freshen up your winter clothes with a $40.00 gift certificate to Dependable Cleaners and a $40.00 gift certificate to Lord’s Cleaners in Belmont Value Priceless

38.($50) Date Night Go on out and know your children are safe because your babysitter is Watertown Family Network’s own mom Amy Kirsch & $25 Gift card to Halfway Cafe

39. ($300) Magic Beans Top of the line stroller: Red Mountain Buggy Urban Single Elite stroller, one finger push, all terrain stroll maximum child comfort Value over $599

40. ($100) Wine Tasting Introduce your friends to the beverage of the gods with this wine tasting facilitated by Leanne Smith in your Watertown (or surrounding area) home. Leanne, who facilitated wine tasting for Best Cellars on Newbury St in Boston and for Gordon Liquors will bring 4 bottles of wine to your home and conduct an information session as well as a tasting All you do is provide some snacks and sit back and relax Value Priceless

41. ($100) Vacation Camp Don’t worry about how to keep your elementary school student busy during the February vacation. Sign him or her up for a week at Watertown Children’s Theatre February Vacation Camp Feb 16-19th Value $245.00 Minimum bid $100.00

42. ($60) Straight A’s Do you wish that your Middle Schooler was doing a bit better with his or her studies Don’t fret – try a tutoring session in Math and English It just might do the trick Minimum Bid $60.00
42B) ($50) Tutoring Package for child in Grades 1 through 5 (1 hour – 2 subjects) Minimum bid $50.00

43)Life’s Little Extra’s We all need those little things that make life worthwhile Enjoy a twenty-five dollar donation from Watertown Florist and a pretty bauble from “Life’s a Bead” Value $60.00+

44)($20) Life’s Hi-Lights Bring your photos into the 21st century by having them put on disc Enjoy this $50.00 gift certificate to Life’s Hi-Lights a business by one of our WFN Dads

45 Royal Seat Who would not feel special sitting in this chair hand painted by Watertown Middle School's Mural Club Value Priceless

November 6 at 10pm is the last chance to email bids. Highest bid received by November 7 at the fundraiser wins. You do not have to be present to win, email bid amounts with corresponding numbers, your name and phone # - to or
You will be notified of winning status either at the live auction, or after if absent