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Have you bought your tickets for the Back to the 80s dance party yet?  Don’t wait! The party is Friday night at Lesley University’s Lunder Arts Center in Porter Square. Tickets to the event are here.

We have two fabulous live auction items, plus a select number of amazing silent auction items, all to benefit CSV’s free tutoring and mentoring programs in the Cambridge Public Schools. Thank you to our auction donors! You have to come on Friday night to bid.

Personal Chef Dinner

It does not get any better than this, a dinner party that features gourmet fare in the comfort of your own home. While you visit, Didem Hosgel, Chef de Cuisine at Sofra Bakery, a Middle Eastern-inspired bakery and café, will prepare a delicious meal for 10 of your friends. At Sofra Bakery, and in her prior work at Oleana, Didem creates innovative dishes using fresh, local ingredients, drawing on her Turkish roots for inspiration. Your hospitality will be remembered for years to come. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, going to the highest bidder. Donated by: Didem Hosgel. Market value: $2,000+ Opening bid: $500

Organize your life

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your clothing, papers, or photos? Do you wish that your kitchen, closets, or drawers could bring you a sense of calm and balance in your life? Kick the clutter and organize your home, office, and digital life, with FIVE 4-hour organizing sessions with a professional organizer from The Little Details! The Little Details has been around since 2011, and it has opened a new studio space in North Cambridge as a place for you to learn how to get organized through their workshops, find organizing supplies to complete your projects, and get to know the TLD team, who can help you achieve your personal organizing goals. Founder, Stasia Steele, was featured on TLC’s, “Hoarding: Buried Alive” and WCVB’s Chronicle; in the Boston Globe, Improper Bostonian, and many more. Her team is ready to help you create an organized home and work-life balance by simplifying your life and creating systems that work for you. Their systems will increase your productivity and efficiency so that you can spend more time doing the things you love. Their services include home organizing, home staging, move management; digital help with emails, photo, and calendar clutter, and more! Check them out at Value: $2,000  Opening bid: $400

Silent auction – six amazing auction items

1. Audible Studio Recording Experience

All expenses paid travel to Audible Studios at Audible, Inc’s Newark, NJ headquarters, a one-year Gold membership to Audible, and an Amazon Echo (2nd generation). During your day at Audible you will get an insider peek into what it takes to make an audio book from the world’s largest producer and seller, Audible. Round trip travel, Boston to Newark (flight or Acela). Observe a recording session with a professional voice actor and record your own audio with guidance from Audible Sound Engineers and Producers! Donor: Audible, Inc. Value: $2,000+

2. One Week Vacation Timeshare

Enjoy your choice of Sheraton or Westin destination resort. This timeshare offers you 1 week in a one-bedroom suite or villa with just-like-home conveniences, including an in-villa washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen/kitchenette, spacious living and dining areas, whirlpool tub, fireplace, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Some also have golf courses on the property. Sample locations include Florida, Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Cancun, Mexico. Must be used in 2019. Donor: Sue and Frank Wellington. Market value: $1,500.

3. Steve and Kate’s Camp one week

Win five days of camp at this popular summer camp, located at Cambridge Friends School in North Cambridge. Parents love the convenience of Steve and Kate’s Camp, because you can use day passes as well as buying whole weeks. And kids love the five immersive creative studios, and the world of choices. Donor: Steve and Kate’s Camp. Value: $500

4. DJ iParty Right

Plan on party success! DJ iParty Right, DJ and music producer, has made every one of CSV’s dance parties memorable. DJ iParty Right will DJ your party with music tailored to your crowd, act as Master of Ceremonies, and keep the party flowing smoothly. Your birthday party, school dance, corporate or team event, or anniversary party will be remembered forever! Three hours of DJ services, not to be used for a wedding. Donor: Alvin Benjamin Carter III. Value: $1200.


5. Tour of America’s Test Kitchen

Four lucky guests will tour America’s Test Kitchen’s snazzy new 55,000-square-foot space at the Innovation and Design Building in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood. The test kitchen alone takes up 15,000 square feet. See where the recipes and gadgets are tested. Check out the beautifully outfitted studios. Enjoy this behind-the-scenes look into some of public television’s favorite cooking shows, and leave with a cookbook of new recipes to try. Donor: Bryan Roof. Value: priceless.

6. Caddyshack Live Commentary with Spaulding

Spend an evening watching the greatest golf movie of all time, Caddyshack, in your home, with live commentary by actor John Barmon, who played Spaulding in the original film. The entire movie will be shown with breaks and commentary about the behind the scenes stories of filming by one of the film’s most memorable characters. John’s lively and humorous narration will leave you knowing the real truth behind all of the rumors about the characters and the making of this 80s raucous comedy with a cult following! Donor: John Barmon. Opening bid: $250. Value: priceless

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