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Auction Items – CSV NOW! March 6, 2014

KellyOlynykAutographThese items will be available for bidding at our CSV Now party Thursday night.

#1 Take Me Out to the Ballgame!  Spring training has started so the Red Sox season can’t be far behind! 

Enjoy a wonderful day at the ballpark!  You get 4 bleacher tickets and two Red Sox t-shirts, specially designed by The Red Seat (one women’s Med and one unisex Med) to wear to the game and show your team spirit! And a gift certificate for food before or after the game at the Landsdowne Pub! Game date to be mutually decided upon by winning bidder and donor.  Estimated Value: Priceless

#2 Wellbridge Membership for One Month

Get yourself into summertime shape with a month’s membership at Wellbridge, conveniently located in Harvard Square.  Estimated Value: $360

#3  River Front Stay, Play and Eat! Hyatt Regency CambridgeOne Night Stay, Eat at Kika Tapas and Travel on a Charles Riverboat

The perfect staycation for you or a chance to show off Cambridge to your guests!  Enjoy the big rooms, luxury accommodations and health club privileges (exercise equipment, indoor lap pool, sauna, and steam room) of the Hyatt Regency Cambridge.  Enjoy a meal to share at Kika Tapas ($50 gift card) and explore Cambridge from one of the boats of the Charles Riverboat Company (boat tickets for four). Guest room includes room and tax. Reservations must be made in advance, subject to availability; blackout dates may apply.  Valid through April 1, 2015.  Estimated Package Value: $410


#4 One Week’s Timeshare at a Westin or Sheraton Resort

Enjoy a week at a Sheraton or Westin resort in a one bedroom suite or villa with just-like-home conveniences, including an in-villa washer/dryer, a fully equipped kitchen/kitchenette, spacious living and dining areas, whirlpool tub, fireplace, and complimentary Wi-Fi.  Resorts have pools and fitness centers, beautiful grounds, and are maintained to a high standard.  Some also have golf courses on the property.  Sample locations would include Florida, Arizona, California and Cancun, Mexico.  Consult with the donor about specific options.  Estimated value: $750 – $1,000


#5 Harbor Islands Cruise for Two on a 25-Foot Sailboat

You and a friend will sail around Boston Harbor islands on a J-24 or Olsen 25 with captain and crew. You will depart at noon from Lewis Wharf on Boston’s historic waterfront, and spend the afternoon cruising the high seas with an island stop for lunch.  You will return to the harbor by 6:00 pm.  (Sail date to be mutually decided upon by winning bidder and donor)  Estimated Value: $100

#6 Healthworks Fitness Membership for One Month

Any woman would love to have the opportunity to work out in this great gym in Porter Square! Estimated value: $329

#7  Mass Audubon Family Membership

Whether you are looking to hike mountain trails, paddle a Massachusetts river, or see pond critters up close, Mass Audubon has something for everyone.  This family membership gives you free admission to our spectacular statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries.  You also take home all the goodies on the table, including Sibley’s Guide to Birds.  Estimated Value:   $125

#8  Hear Doris Kearns Goodwin Speak at Symphony Hall on Wednesday, April 30th!

Even if you’ve been lucky enough to hear this Pulitzer Prize-winning historian previously, this package includes 2 great seats in Symphony Hall AND an invitation to a private reception afterwards where you can meet Doris Kearns Goodwin and have your picture taken with her.  Estimated Value: Priceless


#9 Two Custom Made Pillows from Jarrard Design

Looking for a way to spruce up your home for spring but don’t have a lot to spend?  What could be better than two custom made pillows to transform a room!  You can even select your own material!  Estimated value: $150


#10 Terrat Elms Interior Design Consultation

Wish you could get some professional help as you try to re-configure that old space? Here’s what you need! This interior design consultation from Terrat Elms will be provided by Principal Dee Elms, recently featured on television show This Old House. Estimated value: $1,000


#11  Financial Planning Sessions

Thinking of retiring but unsure how and when?  Can’t figure out how to save for your child’s college expenses?  Karen Melo, CFP of Baystate Financial can help you out.  She’ll provide two financial planning sessions and a written plan with recommendations for the highest bidder.Estimated Value: $1,500


 #12 Stunning Handmade Bracelets

Whether worn casual or dressy, these bracelets made of genuine stones are sure to boost your spirit and image every day!  They are handmade, fun, comfortable, versatile and one-of-a-kind.  They are a perfect addition to your jewelry collection and made by Caryn Saitz, a CSV Board member!  Estimated Value: $260

#13 Evolve Fitness Membership for One Month (top two bidders win a one month membership)

Summer really is coming and you’ll want to look your best when you peel off those layers of clothes!  Evolve Fitness is located just off Alewife Parkway.  Estimated Value: $75/each – top 2 bidders win

#14 Beautiful Alpaca Scarf

This soft, alpaca knitted scarf from Irish Imports is the perfect smart addition to any outfit.  The neutral colors will complement everything you own!  Estimated Value: $60


#15 the blue room $100 Gift Card

Enjoy dinner or brunch at this warm and cozy restaurant in Kendall Square!  The food is delicious and current, with great outdoor seating if you can resist using this gift card until the weather warms up!  Estimated Value: $100


#16 Hand-blown Glass Vase

You could put flowers in this vase, but it is a work of art all by itself!  Hand-blown here in Cambridge, this vase make any space more interesting.  Estimated Value: $100


#17 T-shirt Quilt Made From Your Own Special T-shirts

Have you worn out your favorite t-shirt from the 2004 Red Sox season?  Has your child grown out of her favorite t-shirt?  Want to preserve them and their memories?  Just send what’s left to Project Repat and they’ll create a unique quilt out of your old t-shirts!  What a special gift!  Estimated Value:  $60.00


#18 Porter Square Books Collection of Must Own Books

A variety of great reads makes this grouping a must have! Hand-picked to hold your attention, this is a great gift to yourself or to share with others!  Estimated Value: $150 


#19 Area Four Gift Cards (Top two bidders each win a $50 Gift Card)

Enjoy wonderful pizza at the casual and friendly Kendall Square Restaurant or at their new location at 445 Somerville Avenue in Somerville. Tasty, perfectly thin, crispy pizza with an amazing choice of toppings. Estimated Value: $50/each (top 2 bidders each win a $50 gift card)

#20  Savenor’s $100 Gift Certificate

Come and surround yourself with good food history while you shop for the best cut of meat or a special sauce!  This store was Julia Child’s go-to grocery in Cambridge!  Use your gift certificate to select your own delicious morsels!

Estimated Value: $100

#21 Cambridge Brewing Company (CBC) Case of Growlers Beer

Do you have a passion for flavorful beer? This case has been selected from the wide variety of standard and experimental beers offered at CBC, known for its award winning beers and devoted customers. We guarantee you’ll want to visit CBC in Kendall Square for more! Since this is crafted beer, enjoy them sooner rather than later. You certainly have willing friends who will help you!  Estimated Value: $75 

#22 Christopher’s Restaurant and Bar Dinner for Two

This eclectic neighborhood pub is a Porter Square institution! Laid back vibes mix with traditional American food….and reasonable prices! It’s a guarantee that this will become your “go-to” restaurant!  Estimated Value: $65

#23 Commonwealth Cambridge Restaurant $100 Gift Card

Enjoy a delicious meal in One of Kendall Square’s newest restaurants and markets.  It offers honest food made with the freshest ingredients and menu items change with the season.  Check it out and you’ll have a new favorite hangout!  And from their market, you go home with a jar of poached pears!  Estimated Value: $110

 #24 Body Zen Skin Care and Massage Gift Certificate

Treat yourself to a little pampering after this harsh weather we’ve had!  Enjoy a massage at Body Zen, located in the Novita Salon, on Massachusetts Avenue just north of Porter Square. Estimated Value: $100


#25 Flour Bakery + Café gift cards (Top two bidders each win a $25 Gift Card)

“Make life sweeter, eat dessert first”!!! This motto speaks to the fabric of this neighborhood bakery and cafe. Experience pure pleasure from each savory bite. Pastries, sandwiches, and salads, gracious service, warm atmosphere, and sweet aromas are reasons why people come from all over to enjoy the quality products prepared by professional talented staff.  Estimated Value: $25 each to top two bidders


#26 Family Day Out – Meal at Full Moon and Skating at Community Skating

Have a meal at Full Moon, every family’s favorite place to eat!  And then enjoy skating for four at Community Skating in Kendall Square!Estimated Value: $80

#27 Summer Shack $100 Gift Certificate and Cookbook

Enjoy a wonderful meal at Jasper White’s Summer Shack restaurant and then learn how to make it yourself with his great cookbook – signed by the author himself! Estimated value: $135

#28 Dinner and a Movie: West Bridge Restaurant $100 Gift Card and 2 Passes to Kendall Square Cinema

Enjoy a French-inspired meal at West Bridge, prepared by award winning chefs.And before or after dinner, pick a film to see at Kendall Square Cinema…choose from a wide selection of movies, limited releases, independent and international films.Estimated Value: $122

#29 Irving House, One Weekend Night Stay for Two

This charming European-style B&B is well known for its warm hospitality and personal service. Located on a quiet street in the heart of Cambridge, it’s a perfect place to stay. One night stay for two including breakfast, WIFI, and off-street parking. (Expires March 14, 2015; reservations required; black out dates apply).  Estimated Value: $225

#30 Novita Salon and Spa Haircut

Looking for a new hairdo to ease you into spring?  Susan O’Connell, owner of Novita Salon, will work with you to ensure you leave loving your new look! Estimated Value: $60

#31 Celtics Kelly Olynyk Autographed Basketball

Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk autographed this basketball, which comes with a letter of authenticity from the Boston Celtics. Grab this collector’s item now for yourself or for that special Father’s Day or Mother’s Day gift for your Celtics fan.  Estimated Value: $350 – 

#32 Painting Class for Two – Girls Night Out or Date Night

Paint Corner Art Bar, on Belmont Street in Cambridge, provides all the supplies for a night of painting.  Their staff of experienced artists will guide you step-by-step in creating your own masterpiece in 2-3 hours while you sip wine and beer and snack on tasty treats! Absolutely no experience required.  Estimated Value: $70

#33 Cut and Color Makeover and Bliss Massage at Corbu Spa & Salon

Come revive, indulge, and be pampered at Corbu Spa & Salon at the Charles Hotel. With this gift certificate, you receive a Corbu Pure Bliss Massage, just what you need to relax yourself after a long winter, and a cut and color hair makeover at Corbu Spa and Salon.  Estimated Value: $260

#34 Four Days of Paddling

Enjoy kayaking or canoeing all day on the Charles from any Charles River Canoe and Kayak location, including Kendall Square. This package offers four (4) all-day passes for a free day of paddling, to be used together or on different occasions, value $323.  Get out amongst the herons and under the beautiful blue sky.  Estimated Value: $323