A Night at the Museum
Montessori School of Alexandria PTO’s
2012 Live and Silent Auction
Catalog of Items
Saturday, April 21,
(as of March 25,
Our Featured Artists
Elementary Quilters (Classroom Project)
The winning bidder will receive a one‐of‐a‐kind handmade decorative quilt made by MSA elementary students.
With each student creating a square, this is truly a unique piece of MSA artwork to treasure for years to come.
MSA Elementary Classes
Primary Class ‘Continents on Canvas’ Original Artwork (Classroom Project)
Using a canvas base and acrylic paint media, our primary class artists created ‘Continents on Canvas’. With each
individual artist signing the work, this is an exclusive Night at the Museum 2012 piece. A limited edition
Kindergarten edition is also available to the winning bidder.
MSA Primary Classes
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Discover a Distant World
Ride the Rapids
The winning bidder will enjoy a guided white water rafting trip for two (2) on the Potomac and Shenandoah River
in Harpers Ferry, WV (less than one hour from DC!). Class I‐III rapids are available ‐ In the spring or fall enjoy a
scenic yet heart‐pounding trip. In the summer, experience a more family‐friendly, mild, beginner level adventure.
Trip usually takes 2 1/2 ‐ 3 hours.
Discover the Wonder of Luray Caverns
Since discovery in 1878 by a tinsmith and a local photographer, visitors by the millions have made Luray Caverns
the most popular cave in Eastern America and an internationally acclaimed destination. 4,000,000 centuries in the
making beneath Virginia’s storied Shenandoah Valley, this “must see” U.S. Natural Landmark awaits your
discovery. One hour tours, from well‐lighted, paved walkways lead visitors through cathedral‐sized rooms with
ceilings 10 stories high. Enormous chambers are filled with towering columns, shimmering draperies and crystal‐
clear pools. Also in this subterranean wonderland, “Hear Rocks Sing” as you experience the haunting sounds of the
world’s largest musical instrument, The Great Stalacpipe Organ. Includes admission for two. Expires 10/31/2013.
Visit a Premier Art Collector’s Museum in a Not So Distant Location
Founded by American collector and heiress to the Post cereal empire Marjorie Merriweather Post, Hillwood Estate,
Museum & Gardens (located in Washington D.C.) is one of the premier art collector's museums in the United
States. The museum features the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia and a
world‐renowned collection of eighteenth‐century French decorative art and furnishings. The collection includes
Fabergé eggs, Russian porcelain, Russian Orthodox icons, Beauvais tapestries, and Sèvres porcelain. Encircled by
woodlands, the twenty‐five acre estate provides visitors a tranquil oasis of luscious formal gardens. Includes one
(1) pass for four (4) to museum & gardens.
Hillwood Museum & Gardens
Take to the Skies!
Cross one off your Bucket List…take a one hour introductory flight lesson or airplane ride for two (2) from the
Cessna Pilot Center in Bowie, MD. Expires 10/21/2012.
Freeway Airport, Inc.
Discover an Underwater World
Wow! Spend the summer at the pool with a 2012 Virginia Hills Pool Family Membership! (Club will not honor any
other certificates purchased at any other silent auctions this year or in subsequent years by buyer. Current
members are not eligible to purchase this membership.)
Virginia Hills Swim Club
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A Colonial Golfing Adventure
Winning bidder is entitled to (2) rounds of golf at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club GREEN course in Williamsburg,
Virginia. The Green course is an exciting 18 hole regulation course. From the longest tees, it features 7,120 yards
of golf for a par of 72. The course was designed Rees Jones, ASGCA, and opened in 1991. Gift certificate does not
include cart. Required cart rental is $30 per person. Tee times must be made in advance and are subject to
availability. Certificate is valid Monday through Thursday in July & August 2012 only.
Golden Horseshoe Golf Club
Discover the Colonial Past
The winning bidder will receive four (4) complimentary daytime ticket vouchers to George Washington’s Mount
Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens. Expires 12/31/2012.
Mount Vernon Ladies Association
Discover an Oasis of the Past that Reflects the History of Fairfax County
Completed in 1799 by Richard Bland Lee, the main house at Sully combines aspects of Georgian and Federal
architecture. Richard Bland Lee was Northern Virginia's first Representative to Congress, as well as General Robert
E. Lee's uncle. On the National Register for Historic Places, and accredited by the American Association of
Museums, Sully also includes original outbuildings, representative slave quarter and gardens. Enjoy two (2) passes
for four (4) guests to take the historic house tour or the forgotten road tour. Expires 12/31/2012.
Sully Historic Site
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Uncover Extraordinary Cuisine
Lunch with Ocean Explorers!
The winning bidder will receive a personally dedicated copy of Oceans: Heart of Our Blue Planet
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyLxzSQm8SI) and a chance to discuss the book, ocean exploration and other
exciting aspects of the world’s oceans at a lunch with Dr. Greg Stone and Dr. Sebastian Troëng at Virtue Feed &
Grain (http://virtuefeedandgrain.com/) in Alexandria. Don’t miss a chance to dine with two leading oceanic
Dr. Sebastian Troëng
Taste of the Vines
Willowcroft Vineyard’s personal attention to detail, both in the vineyard and the winery, has resulted in national
award‐winning wines. Gather a group of up to ten (10) people and head out to enjoy panoramic views of Loudoun
Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains while you enjoy wine tasting and a tour of the vineyard. Expires April 2013.
Willowcroft Farm Vineyards
Which Will You Choose?
With over ten locally renowned restaurants to choose from, including local favorites such as Sweetwater Tavern,
Coastal Flats, and Carlyle, the winning bidder can’t go wrong. Enjoy two (2) gift cards good at any Great American
Restaurant. Not valid for alcohol.
Great American Restaurants
Italian Dining on Duke Street
$50 gift certificate for Sunday Brunch at Tempo Restaurant. Certificate is not valid holidays or for special events
and does not include alcoholic beverages or gratuities. Expires 4/30/2013.
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Treat Yourself After a Busy Day
A Tranquil Oasis
Recognized as the only Forbes 4 Star in the metropolitan area, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC.
offers eight treatment rooms and two beauty suites, with a sundeck overlooking Washington marina and the
Potomac River. Enjoy services of your choice with a $150 gift card.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
A Day at the Spa
Enjoy services of your choice at the lovely Sugarhouse Day Spa in Old Town with a gift card. Then, bring the
memories of your spa experience home with your Sugar House Candle.
Sugar House Day Spa & Salon
Let Someone Else Do Your Spring Cleaning
Be the envy of the neighborhood with you newly‐landscaped yard. The winning bidder will receive a $100 gift
certificate for landscaping services from Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape. Certificate includes a free consultation
with the landscape designer – a $50 value! Not valid towards maintenance services. Limited service areas.
Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape
Double Fun with Double Indemnity Playing at the Round House Theatre
Two will enjoy the east coast premiere of Double Indemnity at the Round House Theatre Bethesda, playing May 30
– June 24, 2012. When hard‐boiled insurance agent Walter Huff meets femme fatale Phyllis Nirlinger, the wife of a
wealthy client, he quickly realizes that she wants to get rid of her husband ‐ and decides to help her do it. Accident
insurance pays double indemnity on railroad mishaps, so they plot to get Nirlinger on ‐ and off ‐ a train without
arousing the suspicions of the police, the insurance company, Nirlinger’s daughter, her mysterious boyfriend, or
Nirlinger himself. Gift certificate for two tickets is for any Tuesday ‐ Friday evening or Saturday matinee
Round House Theatre
Go Off Broadway on the River’s Edge
Enjoy two theatre tickets to any play or musical performed in 2012 at MetroStage – located in north Old Town,
Alexandria, along the Potomac River.
Let Someone Else Do the Cleaning for You
The winning bidder will receive a certificate for $50 toward a Certified Green Housecleaning with Maid Brigade or
any QualCare Cleaning service AND four (4) books of $75 worth of free dry cleaning or laundry ‐ five (5) $10 off $20
order and five (5) $5 off $10 order coupons. Dry cleaning expires 12/31/2012.
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Get Rid of Clutter by Hiring a Pro
The winning bidder will spend an hour with a professional organizer. The professional organizer will brainstorm
particular organizing challenges and determine customized strategies for any area of your home including home
A Local Golfing Escape
Enjoy two (2) 19 hole Greens Fees at Greendale Golf Course. Greendale Golf Course is an 18‐hole regulation
course featuring 148 acres of rolling terrain with asphalt cart paths. The course provides a challenging design with
tight Bermuda fairways and several water hazards. The 17th hole offers a spectacular view of the entire course and
surrounding area. Greendale's facilities include a practice putting green, modern clubhouse with food service,
golfing supplies, club and power cart rentals. Valid Monday ‐ Friday. Expires 2/9/2013.
Greendale Golf Course
$200 Alexandria Toyota‐Scion gift certificate good towards parts and/ or service at Alexandria Toyota, Inc.
Certificate may be used toward service/ parts on Toyotas only and may not be used toward sublet repair (i.e.
towing, body shop repair). Certificate expires 4/21/2013.
Girls Night Out: Card‐Making Class at the Beautiful Paper Source!
Invite 4‐5 of your closest friends to join you for a one‐hour card making class at the Paper Source – an incredible
stationery store in Old Town Alexandria! The one‐hour session is hosted during regular hours. Reservations must
be made at least one week in advance. Expires 4/21/2013. Adults only.
The Paper Source
Summer Prep Pampering!
Winning bidder entitled to one free treatment of laser hair removal for bikini line or underarms. (valued at $225)
AND one (1) 30‐minute massage or facial. (valued at $63).
Alternative Health Associates
Slip into a Meditative State of Mind
Two 2 Hour Integrative Meditation Session for beginning meditator from Rita Interdonato at TranscendencePlus
Treat your fingers and toes to a manicure and pedicure at Glam Day Spa ($85 gift card; does not include gratuity).
Bring home 3 bottles of nail polish.
Glam Day Spa
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Treat Your Mind
Experience 2‐3 hypnosis sessions from Meredith McDonough, Vital Body and Mind Therapies.
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For the Young Explorer
Visit the World of Disney
Plan a trip to visit everyone’s favorite mouse. Four (4) one‐day Hopper Passes to Walt Disney World are valid
during normal operating hours and provide admission to all Walt Disney World Theme Parks. Tickets cannot be
upgraded nor can they be applied towards a pack to meet eligibility requirements. Tickets expire 3/10/2014.
Walt Disney World
Happy Awesome Birthday Bash!
Imagine your child’s excitement when you bring home this item…a gift certificate for an Awesome Birthday Bash at
the Little Gym of Alexandria! The private party includes use of the entire facility for up to 15 children for 1 1/2
hours, qualified instructors to lead the fun, all setup and cleanup, invitations, and a Little Gym T‐shirt for the
The Little Gym of Alexandria
Summer Fun and Learning
The winning bidder will receive a certificate for any two‐week half‐day class in the 2012 Fairfax Collegiate Summer
Program (http://www.fairfaxcollegiate.com/). Since 1993, the Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program has provided
rising 3rd through 9th grade students with challenging and engaging summer enrichment courses with nine
locations throughout Northern Virginia, including Alexandria. With over 60 courses in subjects such as science,
public speaking, robotics, programming, digital arts, and video filmmaking, your young learner will have plenty
from which to choose. The program is aimed at average to 'gifted' students.
Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program
Visit historic Glen Echo Park’s Puppet Company Playhouse (http://www.thepuppetco.org/). Tickets (4) can be used
for one show or any combination of shows within the Company’s regularly scheduled season. Tickets expire
Puppet Company Playhouse
Explore the Closest Natural Wonder to the Nation’s Capital
The winning bidder will receive a guest pass for two (2) to Skyline caverns, located in Front Royal, Virginia. Enjoy
cavern tours, a ride on a miniature train, a ‘mirror maze’ that includes wandering under castle arches and
woodland tree branches, and maybe even discovering the Dragon, Dragon's Egg, Fairies, and even some Baby
Dragons, and miles of nature trails.
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American‐style Bento Boxes for the Explorer on the Go
Winning bidder will receive a Laptop Lunches (www.laptoplunches.com) $25 gift certificate. Boxes are designed to
help you pack nutritious, eco‐friendly lunches. The stylish lunch boxes‐‐which come with a book of healthy lunch
ideas and creative lunch making tips and recipes‐‐are reusable, recyclable, and dishwasher safe. Eco‐friendly lunch
boxes contain no phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), or lead. Certificate expires March 2013.
Friends and Family Can Play Together in the Water or on the Courts
Winning bidder will receive ten (10) Guest Passes to any Fairfax County RECenter. Fairfax County Park Authority's
nine recreation and fitness centers offer the latest exercise equipment, the metro area's top aquatics facilities and
classes that cover the leisure alphabet from Aerobics to Zoom Photography. Your young explorer can enjoy the
area’s top water parks this summer with features such as open shallow water area, water playgrounds with
interactive play structures, tiny‐tot slides, and a zero depth entry.
Fairfax County Park Authority
Look Mom and Dad, It’s Magic!
Treat your family to magical entertainment from Alexandria’s renowned magician, Captain Token. The winning
bidder will receive four (4) tickets to Captain Token’s Magic show. The show is Friday, April 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm
(Patrick Henry Elementary School, 4643 Taney Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304).
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