Welcome to the
Redwood day School
Parents’ and Guardians’ association
Spring Auction 2013
March 16, 2013 • 5:30 pm
classic cars West
Welcome to the 26th annual Spring Auction to benefit the 5:30 cocktail Auction, Balloon pop, cocktails and tasty bites
redwood Day School parents’ and guardians’ Association. on come early for Hosted Events sign-ups!
behalf of the rDSpgA, we are pleased to have you join us for this
fun and special night. 7:00 cocktail Auction closes
Since 2004, the auction has raised over $700,000, with the majority of 7:30 Food stations
the proceeds gifted to the redwood Day School general fund. this
year, a significant portion of fundraising dollars will provide the 8:00 Welcome, introduction to S.t.E.M. initiative, Dessert Dash
kick-off funds for the s.t.e.M. initiative at rds. this year’s spring
8:30 Live Auction
auction will mark the first time in the history of the school-
rdsPGa partnership that fundraising dollars will go directly 9:30 DJ and dancing!
to an initiative that will have such a direct, tangible, and wide-
reaching effect on the student experience at rds. in addition, 10:15 checkout
the money raised tonight will support vital programs such as
financial aid, the school assembly program, as well as community
building events like the Fall Festival, celebration of Light, the Fun
run and the summer grant program for our incredibly talented
and dedicated faculty and staff.
please enjoy yourself tonight and delight in our fantastic food,
fantastic company and fantastic auction items! As you’re bidding,
please note the businesses which graciously donated to tonight’s
festivities. Many are rDS families and from our local community.
We would also like to thank all of our phenomenal volunteers!
Without their hard work, countless hours and continued support,
the auction would not be a success.
Enjoy your evening!
tonya Lang and Jen Vedock
2013 Spring Auction co-chairs
table auction guide
of contentS tHE FinE print
1. Auction guide - the Fine print 5
1. Dress casually for a fun night out!
2. Dessert Dash 6-7
3. Live Auction items 8 - 16
2. upon entering the auction, you will receive your bid number.
use only the bid number assigned to you for bidding on silent and live auction items.
4. cocktail Auction items
* cougar table 17 - 18
3. if you are bidding for someone else, please use your oWn name and bid number.
Work out the payment with them later.
* Wine 19 - 21 4. Please bring your checkbook and calendar to the auction. We prefer check or cash to avoid
paying credit card fees. All sales are final. there will be no exchanges or refunds.
* Hosted Events 22 - 24
• the cocktail Auction opens at 5:30 pM. the minimum bid and minimum raise for each item is written on the bid sheet by the
item. to be valid, bids must comply with these minimums and be legible.
5. Balloon pop 26 • to place a bid, print your name and bid number on the bid sheet. Doing so constitutes a legal contract to purchase that silent
auction item at the price you stated, if your bid is the winning bid. the highest valid bid entered prior to the section closing
will be the winning bid.
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• A “Buy it now” bid is stated on some bid sheets. By signing your name and bid number in this box, the bidding closes. the item is yours.
• the Auction co-chairs reserve the right to withdraw any item at any time without notice before the actual sale. in the event of a
dispute, the Auction co-chairs shall act as final authority in determining the winning bid.
• if a group is bidding on one item, please designate one person to place your combined bid. Auction items will be awarded to one
purchaser only. A bid acknowledged by the auctioneer is a legal contract to purchase the item.
• payment: All items should be paid for by the end of the evening. For your convenience we gladly accept cash, check, Mastercard,
paypal and Visa. if for some reason, payment can’t be made on the night of the auction, we will send you an invoice.
• pick-up: once you have paid for your winning items, you will be issued a receipt. please present this receipt at the checkout table
to claim your winning tangible items and/or certificates for services.
• it is the responsibility of the purchaser to locate and remove his/her winning item(s) by the end of the auction.
• terms of Sale: unless otherwise noted, all certificates for goods and services must be used within one year of the auction date.
All items and services are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the donors.
• All sales are final. there will be no exchanges or refunds. the redwood Day School parents’ and guardians’ Association
(rDSpgA) does not make any expressed or implied warranties or guarantees on auction items regarding quality or value of
items or services. rDSpgA has attempted to describe and catalog all items correctly, but all items are offered and sold “AS iS”
and “WitH ALL FAuLtS”.
• rDSpgA neither warrants nor represents, and in no event shall be responsible for, the correctness of descriptions, genuineness,
authorship, provenance or condition of the items. no statement made in this catalog or made orally at the auction or elsewhere
shall be deemed such a warranty for tax purposes or market value. items have not been appraised unless otherwise noted.
• reservations for trips and vacation accommodations must be mutually arranged with the donor unless otherwise noted. no
refunds will be allowed on travel packages for canceled tickets and/or accommodations.
• By the buyer’s purchase, the buyer waives any claim for liability against rDSpgA, its elected and appointed officials, members
and employees, sponsors, volunteers connected with the auction, and/or the donor of the item. neither the rDSpgA nor the
donor is responsible for any personal injuries or damage that may result from the use of the property or services.
• tax information. this catalog lists the fair market value of each item. Any amount you pay in excess of the fair market value
would normally be available to you as a charitable contribution for tax purposes. please check with your tax advisor for specifics.
neW tHis year
How much would you bid for these delectable desserts?
Submit your name, bid number, and your highest bid for a dessert during the cocktail Auction. At the start
of the Live Auction, the auctioneer will call up the winning bidders starting from the highest bid. if your
Individual Peach and Custard Galettes
Donated by: Julie Wayman
name and bid number are called, you will have 30 seconds to come up and select your choice of dessert.
Lemon Honey Cupcakes
Apple Mosaic Tarts with Salted Caramel Adorable, scrumptious baker’s dozen of homemade Meyer lemon-honey cupcakes made with organic
donated by: Lanie Mette Meyer lemons (from our yard) and organic honey (from the farmer’s market) decorated with hand-made
M&M/tootsie roll bees and edible flowers. donated by: nikki Maguire
Carrot Cupcakes Mini Midnight Chocolate Cakes
carrot cupcakes with creamy mascarpone frosting.
donated by: Katrina Lappin Mini Midnight chocolate cakes with espresso, chocolate mousse and chocolate ganache.
donated by: June Miyamoto
French Vanilla and Chocolate-Mocha Cupcakes
combination of mini French vanilla and chocolate-mocha cupcakes. Variety of Handmade Lollipops
donated by: regina Hawkins donated by: Liz owens
Gourmet Chocolate Truffles Variety of Individual Tarts
A selection of delicious gourmet chocolate truffles. Variety of individual tarts: fruit, chocolate, almond, and more!
donated by: Laurel davis donated by: darren Huston
Individual Lemon Cheesecakes Walnut Brownie Cream Squares
individual lemon cheesecakes with ginger cookie crust. Walnut brownie cream squares with whipped cream and chocolate curls.
donated by: Jody Ginsburg donated by: erin newman
Live auction #101 Live auction #102
wine cellaR naPa valley
Representing the favorite and often unique selections Meadowood is one of the true luxury resorts in Napa
of the RDS Community, this collection of approximately Valley. It offers golf, tennis, croquet, hiking, swimming,
75-80 bottles (or more – it’s “pouring” in at press time) fitness, spa, wine education and a Michelin three-star
will kick-start a robust wine cellar or complement your restaurant dining experience...all on a private 250-acre
existing collection. The 2013 Instant Wine Cellar will estate. This quick escape package for two includes
feature velvety Cabernets, lush Chardonnays, giddy a one-night stay in a Studio with its 415 square feet
French Champagnes, sumptuous Syrahs, charming of serenity, including a wood-burning fireplace,
Chiantis, languid ports and interesting varietals from sitting area and bar. From here, enjoy dinner at The
California and around the globe. The full listing of Restaurant with your $500 Meadowood gift certificate.
wines is available in hard copy in the gallery and at This dining experience will be like no other you
the event. We offer many thanks to the families who have encounter. Upon making your reservation, the
contributed to this extraordinary collection which reservation team will explore your likes and dislikes in
celebrates the collaborative spirit of the Redwood Day foods, and from there Chef Kostow will create a menu
School Community. specific for you and your guest – there are no menus,
simply a personal relationship to provide you with a
nine-ten course menu. For the finishing touch to our
quick getaway, included is a designer Sally Spicer bag.
value: Priceless value: Priceless
Donated by: rDS community Donated by: Dagmar and gil Serota, Jen Wineman and
Matt newman, Sally Spicer
Live auction #103 Live auction #104
head of School gReen day @ the gReek
a lucky party of ten will enjoy a fabulous evening of don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see Green day
great food, superb wines, and scintillating conversation at the intimate Greek theater on tuesday, april 16th.
with rds Head of school John Loeser and his wife Kari. 2013 marks the band’s return to touring with their “99
Linger over a four-course meal prepared with seasonal revolutions tour”. this package includes six concert
and local produce while you learn more about our tickets and special passes to get you to the viP room
Head of school and his educational philosophy. your backstage. also included is an autographed drum head
chef, cathy Johnston, has over 25 years of experience from Green day.
at such notable establishments as Zuni café, Bizou, this item is not eligible to select as a live item in the
Foreign cinema, and Paula Leduc Fine catering, as “Heads or tails” game.
well as a private chef and caterer. dinner will be held
at the home of stephanie oana and Joseph osha,
complete with expertly-matched wine pairings selected
by Jennifer Kaplan.
How does bidding for this live auction item work? When
prompted by the auctioneer, simply raise your bidder
number (catalog) and bid until you are comfortable.
the top five bidder numbers raised when the bidding
has reached its peak price will be deemed the winners
for the Head of school dinner.
date to be mutually agreed upon by winner and donors. value: Priceless value: Priceless
Donated by: Stephanie oana and Joseph osha, Donated by: Adrienne and Jakob Armstrong
cathy Johnston and paul Li, Jennifer Kaplan
Live auction #105 Live auction #106
lightS! cameRa! PieR 39 haRboR maSteR
animation! foR the day
the winning bidder and seven guests will receive the do you have a child/children who are interested in sea
rare opportunity to see behind closed studio doors and lions? Bring your party of four to Pier 39 where they will
witness the inner workings of Pixar animation studios. be Harbor Master for the day! this exclusive first time
Pixar is home to such favorites as the Toy Story movies, ever offered package is not available to the public.
Up, Cars, WALL-E, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, A
the fun begins with an exclusive, private tour of the
Bug’s Life, and Ratatouille. your exclusive Behind-
Pier 39 marina with either a docent or the Harbor
the-scenes tour will be led by our very own rds parent,
Master herself. you will learn all about sea lions, other
Lindsey collins, mom to cash (3rd), Luisa (1st) and
marine animals, and the san Francisco Bay through
sloan (future rds student). Lindsey is an academy
amazing and entertaining stories.
award winning Producer and currently working on a
top secret project. take a boat tour with the Harbor Master and the Harbor
Patrol in a Pier 39 boat and get up close and personal
your private tour will include a viewing of a few
with the sea lions from the water (and they are MucH
of Pixar’s new short films in one of their director’s
bigger when you’re up close to them)!
screening rooms, a peek into the animation wing
where you will see secret hidden rooms and colorful Package includes a 6-hour validation ticket for the Pier
animators in their natural habitat and the infamous 39 garage and a $100 voucher to neptune’s Waterfron
red wall! you will also see the treasured breakfast Grill for lunch - the only restaurant that directly overlooks
cereal chamber, a view of the awards case where the sea lions. each child will receive an honorary Harbor
you can see various academy and other awards on Master certificate to commemorate the occasion.
display, demonstrations of scooter acrobatics and other
Must be redeemed by March 16, 2014. timing is subject
curious “Pixarian” behaviors. to top it all off, you
to the availability of the marina and sea lion personnel.
and your lucky guests will have lunch in the gourmet
no visits will be scheduled over the Fourth of July week-
Pixar Luxo café and get to take home a goodie bag of value: Priceless value: Priceless
end or on america’s cup race days.
Pixar swag. come see what’s on the drawing board! Donated by: Lindsey collins and Seth Murray Donated by: pier 39, Scott and ineke gentner
Live auction #107 Live auction #108
week at StinSon the SkieR’S dReam
a beach vacation just one hour away from home - perfect! come experience the ultimate skier’s dream! spend three
everyone can leave behind the demands of work nights in a recently built two-bedroom condominium in
and home for one week in a modern and light-filled salt Lake city, utah, which sleeps six people (master
four bedroom vacation home situated between the bedroom with queen bed, second bedroom with two
man-made inner Lagoon and nature’s spectacular twin beds, and a couch with a pull-out bed). this centrally-
Bolinas Lagoon in stinson Beach. Kayaking, hot-tubbing, located condo is five minutes from downtown salt Lake,
swimming, sand play, hiking, birding, reading, cooking, and 30 minutes from Park city, canyons resort, deer val-
games, and simply hanging out are among the favorite ley, alta, and snowbird, among others. a $1,000 visa gift
activities here. this is a private home and not available card will allow you the luxury of visiting your choice
for rent, and has a maximum capacity for ten people. of several world-class resorts for downhill and cross
country skiing. includes use of a toyota Highlander 4x4.
one-week stay to be mutually agreeable and must be
used by March 16, 2014. Limited to a total of 6 individuals. available mid-week or
weekends, but not during christmas 2013.
Donated by: Laurence and Alexis pelosi, redwood Day School
Board of trustees
Donated by: christina pehl and Mark Headley
Live auction #109 cougaR table
Jimmy kimmel live!
if you’re a fan of late night television, then Jimmy
201 South lake tahoe
203 disneyland bound $1,000
Kimmel is sure to be on the top of your ‘must-see’ need to get away? consider this tahoe escape. You Who does not like the Happiest place on Earth? this
tv. this package includes four viP passes to a show can choose from either three days and two nights in package includes four Disneyland 1-day park Hopper
taping and entrance to the famous Green room of winter or spring season or five days and four nights tickets, a $300 Southwest Airlines gift card and a $200
a Jimmy Kimmel Live! taping. Guests must be 21 in summer or fall season. this cozy log cabin sleeps Disneyland gift card. it’s time to make the trip! park
or older to attend. certificate must be redeemed eight and has three bedrooms (one king bed and three Hopper tickets expire December 31, 2013.
within 90 days of the auction and expires in one queen beds), two full bathrooms, a washer and dryer,
donated by: nestlé usa, inc.
year. included is a $500 visa gift card to make your gas fireplace, cable tV, fully stocked kitchen, gas
barbecue and hot tub. the condo’s excellent location
trip as memorable as possible. family camp at lair $600
is just off Ski run Blvd. and is walking distance to the
lake, one mile to casinos, and a quarter mile to Heavenly
of the golden bear
Ski resort. Most holidays excluded. Subject to availability. camp is for Everyone! With a backyard of incomparable
Expires April 30, 2014. beauty and a stellar college-aged staff leading all of
the camp programming, this very special mountain
donated by: Jim and Monica Lent
playground we call the Lair of the Bear is sure to leave
an indelible mark on your entire family.
202 adventure day camp:
three week Session
$1,575 A family camp experience for a family to stay in a tent/
cabin at the historic Lair of the golden Bear in the Sierra
Looking for the perfect camp adventure? Enjoy this nevada in Summer 2013. this certificate is good for
three week session at Adventure Day camp - a traditional your choice of a Family getaway Weekend Session
day camp for children ages 3-14 and an rDS community or $600 credit towards a stay of a Mini-Week or 2nd
favorite. in a low pressure, relaxed atmosphere, children Week Session.
gain confidence and skills in a wide range of camp donated by: Lair of the Golden Bear
activities, including arts, sports, swimming, canoeing, (cal alumni association)
kayaking, sailing, tennis, horseback riding, archery,
climbing, skateboarding, science, woodworking, drama,
music, hiking, and camping.
Home transportation is available from most areas.
Visit adventuredaycamp.com for more information.
Must be used during the 2013 summer. Does not include
Home or Express transportation.
donated by: adventure day camp
Donated by: Jimmy Kimmel Live!,
the rDSpgA Board
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cougaR table wine
205 luxury Suite to a
golden State warriors game
207 San Jose Sharks:
april 21, 2013
301 Red duo #1 $50
305 flowers 2006 Pairings $85
come watch the exciting golden State Warriors in your Are you a hockey fan and ecstatic to see the nHL season 1999 Kays Amery Shiraz 2006 Flowers, DZ Vineyard, pinot noir
own luxury suite! if you haven’t seen the Warriors in a finally begin? Your 2013 San Jose Sharks are on fire 1999 corte giara, Amarone della Valpolicella 2006 Flowers, Sonoma coast, chardonnay
suite, you are missing out! You and fifteen friends will and this is your opportunity to see them up close and
1999 pairing of an italian Amarone and a South Enjoy the 2006 pinot chardonnay pairing from
enjoy the game experiencing all the amenities. the suite personal. included in this package are four Lower Level
Australian Shiraz, both ready to drink right now. Flowers Vineyard. the chardonnay earned a Wine
includes theatre-style seating, a private restroom, tV, reserved tickets in Section 120. Watch the San Jose
couch and a suite attendant. Food is not included and donated by: taku and Laura Miyashita Spectator 95 points. A perfect duo for dinner.
Sharks take on the columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday,
the following games are blacked out: celtics, clippers, April 21, 2013 at 5:00pm at Hp pavilion. included is donated by: taku and Laura Miyashita
Heat, Lakers and Mavericks. Must be a mutually agreed an autographed Joe thornton hockey puck from the
302 Red duo #2 $50
upon game in november/December 2013. includes Sharks team captain. a trip to Spain $132
an autographed Klay thompson hat.
donated by: richard croghan and ellen snook 2000 Behrens and Hitchcock, Alder Springs, Merlot
donated by: Golden state Warriors 2000 Jones Family, the Sisters raventós i Blanc de nit 2009 cava
A big california Merlot from Behrens & Hitchcock clio Jumilla Spain 2008
paired with the Sisters, a cabernet Blend from napa Laurel 2008 priorat
206 Private group tasting
for Six at urbano cellars
208 San francisco historic
Priceless Valley. these wines from the turn of the century are
ready to drink now.
this distinguished trio from Spain will provide a
glimpse into one of the oldest wine regions of the world.
gather your group of six and head to urbano cellars Enjoy a one-hour ride on the Historic San Francisco donated by: taku and Laura Miyashita Starting with a rose cava (bubbly) that managed a 93
on 4th Street in Berkeley where you will talk directly Fireboat for you and five of your friends! this once-in-a- from robert parker “outstanding”, the 2009 raventós
with winemakers Fred and Bob. Both winemakers will lifetime ride departs from pier 22 1/2 (near the base of Red duo #3 $50 i Blanc de nit just might have you thinking differently
be there and they will give you more information about the Bay Bridge), heads towards the golden gate Bridge/ the next time you’re thinking of buying a bubbly
the wines than you thought possible. At least six wines Aquatic park Area, and then back. All participants must from Spain’s northern cousin. the 2008 clio is a red
will be available for tasting. if you’d like to taste something complete a release of Liability Form and be a minimum 2000 Hare’s chase, Merlot
blend that has consistently scored 94-97 by Mr. parker
that isn’t open, usually they can be persuaded to crack of 12 years of age. Each minor must be accompanied 2001 red Edge, Shiraz over the last few years. our trip ends with a visit to
open a new one, provided it isn’t a library wine. by an adult. Date of trip to be mutually agreed upon A Merlot from Barossa, South Australia and a Shiraz the high hills of catalonia in the region of priorat
included in your private group tasting is an accompaniment by contacting the San Francisco Fire Department from Heathcote, Australia - excellent examples of why where big dense reds are produced that blends the
of cheeses to be paired with your wine by chef Saboor. chief’s office, excluding events such as opening Australian reds are in such high demand. Both bottles local grapes dominated by garnacha. As you finish
Why drive to napa Valley when the party can begin Day on the Bay, Fleet Week, etc. Departure times are are ready to drink now. your bottle of 2008 Laurel, you will reflect on the joys
much closer to home? 10:30am or 1:30pm. no food or drink allowed on the of travelling to Spain - minus the airfare. included are
donated by: taku and Laura Miyashita
fireboat. certificate expires March 2014. four hand painted christmas champagne flutes. Each
donated by: urbano cellars
donated by: san Francisco Fire department Red Duo #4 $50 flute is hand painted with holly berries and wreaths.
donated by: Jocelin saks and steve tindall, Joy Maguire
2002 Marquis phillips, cabernet, S2
2003 Ampeleia, toscana
A duo of aged contrasts - 2002 S2 cabernet is from one
of Australia’s up-and-coming winemakers while the
tuscan Ampeleia is a blend of seven grapes grown at
the vineyard, predominately cabernet Franc and San-
giovese. A pair you will not find at any wine store.
donated by: taku and Laura Miyashita
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307 east bay wine tour $100
310 trio of turley Zinfandels $200
313 2009 Sweetheart trio $175
316 vertical kosta brown
Russian River Pinot
2005 Stage Left Viognier 2005, 100% Viognier - Kiler 2008 Dogtown Vineyard, Lodi 2009 El Molino chardonnay Kosta Brown Winery - Started by two friends in the
canyon Vineyard, paso robles, cA 2009 Freeman Sonoma coast pinot noir restaurant business who scraped their tip money
2009 cedarman, Howell Mountain (napa)
together to start producing exceptional pinot noir.
2010 Dashe cellars, todd Brothers old Vine Zinfandel 2009 Dusi Vineyard, paso robles 2009 Freeman russian river Valley pinot
All three years (2008, 2009, and 2010) are exceptional
2006 Jc, cellars, Late Harvest Viognier Desert Wine travel the state of california with this trio from turley. this trio of award-winning wines is produced by couples fruit-forward pinots scoring 90 or above, making the
With over 20 wineries in the local area, how do you Known simply as one of the best producers of single making outstanding limited production wines. there Wine Spectator top 100 of the Year lists.
choose? this tour starts you off in the Embarcadero vineyard Zinfandels, this trio takes you on a trip to the are only 695 cases of El Molino rutherford chardonnay,
donated by: Peter and Katy Keim
cove area featuring 2005 Viognier from Stage Left central Valley (2008 Dogtown Vineyard - Lodi), off to while Freeman Winery’s production is less than 5,000
cellars, followed by lush 2010 todd Brother old Vines the coast (2009 Dusi Vineyard - paso robles), and up to cases. taste the passion and dedication to winemaking
Zinfandel from Dashe cellars, and finishing next door Howell Mountain in napa with the 2009 cedarman. the in our Sweetheart trio.
with a 2006 ripen Vineyard late harvest Viognier from
Jc cellars. in one meal you will understand why the urban
waitlist for turley is a couple of years. Save some time
and enjoy this california Zinfandel now. included are
donated by: Peter and Katy Keim 317 2008 - 2010 vertical of
aubert Reuling vineyard
winemakers of the East Bay are winning awards. five hand painted red wine glasses. Each hand painted Experience a one-of-a-kind opportunity to taste a vertical
donated by: Josh Mailman and Juliette Linzer
glass showcases flowers of various colors.
donated by: Lorelle carlley and Patrick Mcdonnell,
314 classic chardonnay trio $175 from a cult figure in the chardonnay world. You cannot
buy this at a wine store. Distribution is strictly from
2004 peter Michael, Ma Belle Fille, chardonnay the winemaker himself and there is a three-year
308 flowers 2004 Pairings $100 2004 Flowers, Andreen-gale, chardonnay waitlist. Avoid the wait and see why Aubert’s wines
are compared to $400 French Burgundy.
2004 Flowers Sonoma coast pinot 311 Pinot Trio $140 2005 Shafer, red Shoulder ranch, chardonnay
tired of big buttery chardonnays? Want to experience
donated by: Francis and noriko enderle
2004 Flowers camp Meeting ridge chardonnay 2004 Flowers, Sea View ridge, pinot noir beautifully crafted rich and intense wine? this trio of
Enjoy the 2004 pinot chardonnay pairing from Flowers chardonnay represents some of the best that california
2005 roar, Santa Lucia Highlands, pinot noir
Vineyard. no need to wait a few years to mature; these produces and is ready to drink now: 2004 peter Michael,
2005 Brewer clifton, cargasacchi, pinot noir
beautifully cellared wines are ready to drink now. Ma Belle Fille, 2004 Flowers, Anderson-gale, and 2005
this pinot trio of 2004 Flowers, 2005 roar, and 2005 Shafer, red Shoulder.
donated by: taku and Laura Miyashita clifton is ready to drink now. See what skilled wine-
donated by: taku and Laura Miyashita
makers can do when years provide challenging harvests.
these wines are in prime drinking condition. Enjoy
309 magnum Stage left
$100 them with friends.
donated by: taku and Laura Miyashita
315 vertical of merlot from
macleod family vineyard
A young urban (Embarcadero cove) winemaking couple’s Small, sustainably-grown wine from the Valley of
signature blend, “the Breadwinner” highlights their
skills. this 2010 Magnum is a blend of Syrah, grenache,
petite Sirah and Mourvdre, and has been signed by
312 magnum 2008 Rock wall wine
napa valley cab
$150 the Moon (Kenwood, cA). in addition to a 2008-2010
vertical of this MacLeod Family Merlot, you will receive
a vineyard tour and tasting which concludes at a
An East Bay favorite - rock Wall is the father-daughter
the winemaker. picnic table with a bottle of wine. included are six colored
combo of Kent and Shauna rosenblum. this 2008 Magnum
stem red wine glasses. Each glass is red with a thick
donated by: Josh Mailman and Juliette Linzer of cabernet has been signed by the winemaker.
donated by: rock Wall Wine company
donated by: MacLeod Family vineyard, Joy Maguire
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402 Spring campout
with your kids
405 fall campout with your kids $80
408 Spring hike
Another rDS auction tradition! A wonderful way to
and merriment Party
please join us for a margarita party overlooking the
First Annual Spring campout at beautiful Samuel p. taylor the last five years of rDS camping have been a blast!
State park in Marin county near point reyes. Join us at Join us in making this year’s event even better with this make new friends all while supporting redwood Day bay. there will be margaritas and made-to-order tacos.
a two-night outdoor camping adventure with your kids two-night outdoor camping adventure with your kids School. Your hosts will lead an invigorating morning Feel free to bring a swim suit and enjoy some merriment
the weekend of May 3-5, 2013. Your hosts will provide all the weekend of october 4-6, 2013 at a new surprise location. hike, complete with scintillating conversation, in the hot tub! Date and time: Saturday, July 20, 2013
of the high-quality food and drinks you can consume Your hosts will provide all of the high-quality food and followed by a gourmet outdoor lunch. Date and from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the home of the Lins. Limited
and a big bonfire (with plenty of s’mores of course!) each drinks you can consume and a big bonfire (with plenty time: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 10:00am. Limited to 18 to 40 people including spots sold online.
night - all you need to bring is your tent, sleeping bags, of s’mores of course!) each night - all you need to bring people including spots sold online. donated by: Leslie rossman nelson and Matthew
personal gear and enthusiasm for the great outdoors. is your tent, sleeping bags, personal gear and enthusiasm donated by: Kim duff, amy nathan, nelson, Jamie and albert Lin
Date and time: May 3-5, 2013. Limited to 30 people. for the great outdoors. Date and time: october 4-6, 2013 Galia szurley, sarah Wessel
donated by: eli rotenberg, Benjamin seuss, Janice Lin, Limited to 50 people.
412 first annual
Progressive Wine Tasting
rick Jacobus, alex Busansky donated by: alan chamorro, Peter Mette, Gary Bresee,
409 chili cook-off $40
Join us for the inaugural progressive Wine tasting at
403 lego fun $40 three lovely rDS host homes. this dazzling evening of
redwood Day’s First Annual chili cook-off and Beer
chardonnay to cabernet, sparkling to dessert wines,
come get your LEgo on at this fun-filled party for all
lower school kids who love to build with LEgos. Build
406 game night
Join us for a night of outrageous board game fun! Your
$50 tasting! Bring a pot of your favorite chili to share or
just come for the fun. plenty of other munchies (corn
bread, veggies) and delectable drinks will be served.
will take you on a flight across varietals, all accompanied
by delicious appetizers and delightful conversation.
Date and time: Saturday, September 7 at 5:30pm.
and test race cars, whack a pinata filled with LEgos and team of three will rotate to three different game stations there will be fabulous prizes, a funny hat contest, and
Limited to 30 people including spots sold online.
treats, battle with Bionicles, and see if your creations win (taboo, charades, pictionary) to compete for the title of special guest Middle School Director Jim rendle will be
awards like “best other-wordly flying vehicle” or “best rDS game night champion. Enjoy a casual dinner and in attendance. Date and time: Saturday, May 18, 2013 at donated by: alexis and Laurence Pelosi,
rock crushing mega tank”. Snacks and treats provided. cocktails and be prepared for some “Survivor”-like team 5:30pm. Limited to 50 people including spots sold online. Katy and Peter Keim, Laura and taku Miyashita
Date and time: Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 1:00pm- challenges. Adults only, couples or singles welcome. Date donated by: stephanie oana and Joseph osha,
3:30pm. Limited to 15 kids including spots sold online.
donated by: Liz and Bill owens
and time: Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6:00pm at the
home of Marcilie Smith Boyle and colin Boyle. Limited
Barbara causby and Jon stenson, Marci and roger Miller,
ellen snook and richard croghan
413 hawaiian islands dinner
Enjoy a gourmet, island-themed dinner featuring the
to 18 people including spots sold online.
finest in pan pacific and Hawaiian cuisine. prepared by
404 kids’ geocaching Party
geocaching scavenger hunt through the claremont/
$25 donated by: Marcilie smith Boyle and
colin Boyle, sonda and nicholas Mayer, 410 bocce tournament $60 iron chefs-in-the-making Al Johnson and taku Miyashita,
guests will savor more than a dozen dishes using local
Jessie nakamura and edward Mitoma produce and island fish, including: Miso-glazed Butterfish,
please come and enjoy one of italy’s favorite pastimes
Elmwood neighborhood. teams will use a map and Ahi tuna poke, Kalua pig, north Shore garlic Shrimp, and
with a lovely afternoon of italian food, drink and Bocce
their wits to find hidden treasures in the nooks and
crannies of this neighborhood. You will log each find
in your notebook and photograph your adventure with
407 Poker night and bourbon tasting $75 Ball situated on the hills of the roth Family garden in
picturesque Lafayette. From beginner to pro, everyone
Huli Huli chicken. And what is a Hawaiian dinner without
cocktails to match? Libations will flow from the tiki Bar
Join us for the start of a new tradition, the First Annual is guaranteed ‘una giornata splendida’! rules and while guests dine on buffet dishes made famous by Ha-
your team. Afterwards enjoy snacks and refreshments Bourbon tasting & poker night. Lively gaming, tasty waiian chefs Alan Wong and roy Yamaguchi. So transport
instructions are all provided, so don’t worry if you
and share your discoveries. Date and time: Saturday, bites and the smoothest bourbon you will find west yourself to a night in the islands. relax, and enjoy a taste
don’t know how to play. We will teach you everything
September 28, 2013 from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Limited to 15 of the Mississippi. chips only; no cash. Date and time: of Hawaii with your rDS friends. Date and time: Saturday,
you need to know! Date and time: Saturday, June 8,
kids (3rd-5th grade) including spots sold online. Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 8:00pm-11:00pm. Limited September 21, 2013 at 6:30pm. Limited to 20 people.
2013 from 2:00pm-5:00pm. Limited to 16 people.
donated by: Kate stechschulte and david cost, to 8 people.
donated by: andrea and anthony roth, donated by: Laura and taku Miyashita,
Karen and sean van der Linden, sarah and scott Wessel donated by: Pam Pacchetti and christy silva dana Wiltsek and al Johnson
Karina Lawrence - Bredikhina and Bruce Lawrence,
rebecca and Preston thomas
faculty/Staff and hoSted eventS calendaR by date
hoSted PaRtieS event day calendar date time name
thursday april 4, 2013 3:30pm-5:00pm Marshmallow Building
Friday april 19, 2013 6:00pm-9:00pm Finding nemo party
414 farewell RdS,
hello high School
416 haitian dinner $90 saturday
april 20, 2013
april 21, 2013
Join the fun with your other rDS class of 2013 parents need a vacation? Don’t have the time to go to the Friday april 26, 2013 4:00pm-6:00pm ponyo p.J. party
at a fall gathering with some good food, beer, wine and caribbean? Join ike and Yvy Eze at their beautiful home Friday april 26, 2013 3:30pm-5:30pm Milkshakes & Frog park
great company to share stories of the summer and the and celebrate the culture and food of Haiti. Dine on saturday april 27, 2013 6:00pm game night
transition to high school for our soon-to-be 9th grade delicious Haitian foods such as Lambi a la creole, tassot thursday May 2, 2013 3:30pm-5:45pm Afternoon at the Movies
kids. Super casual but guaranteed to be a good time and riz national, the most popular rice dish. Dance to
Friday - sunday May 3-5, 2013 Spring campout With Your Kids
with probably some good laughs and, most likely, kompa and souk music, catch up with old friends
Friday May 10, 2013 6:00pm-8:30pm the Best of Junie B.
wistfulness. Bring a sweater as we’ll be outside on the and meet new ones. the mood will be complemented by
saturday May 11, 2013 9:00am-12:00pm Saturday Morning Breakfast and Kick-Back
Lins’ deck overlooking the SF Bay and the city. Date and flower arrangements by redwood Day’s very own
time: Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 6:00pm-9:00pm Valerie Wong. Date and time: Saturday, october 12, Friday May 17, 2013 10:00am Spring Hike
Adults only. Limited to 40 people including spots sold online. 2013 from 6:00pm-10:00pm Limited to 25 people including saturday May 18, 2013 5:30pm chili cook-off
donated by: Jamie and albert Lin, spots sold online. saturday June 1, 2013 8:00pm-11:00pm poker night & Bourbon tasting
noriko and Francis enderle, stephanie oana and donated by: ike and yvy eze, valerie Wong saturday June 1, 2013 10:00am Family Hike & picnic
Joseph osha, Lisa and david Kaplan sunday June 2, 2013 9:00am-3:00pm one Day tennis camp
Friday June 7, 2013 12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch and Laser tag with X-plus Staff
417 murder on your mind Party $40
saturday June 8, 2013 2:00pm-5:00pm Bocce tournament
415 tempt your taste buds $35
this is a rousing hosted game of suspicion, accusation,
denial, and yes, MurDEr! no costumes necessary.
June 13, 2013
July 20, 2013
carnival on the Back-40
Margarita & Merriment party
Join us for a unique tasting event at Amphora nueva’s Sangria and hors d’oeuvres provided. Date and time: saturday september 7, 2013 5:30pm First Annual progessive Wine tasting
Berkeley olive oil Works and give your taste buds a real Saturday, January 24, 2014 at 8:00pm at the home sunday september 8, 2013 10:00am picnic Brunch & Dog Hike
treat. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about olive oil of the gundermans. Limited to 16 people including
and balsamic vinegars and can taste everything they Friday september 13, 2013 10:00am Fall Hike & picnic
spots sold online.
have to offer. Have fun experimenting with italian Bal- saturday september 21, 2013 11:00am-3:00pm pool party at the Hills
samic spritzers featuring flavors such as blackberry, donated by: sharma Hendel, andrew raskopf and
saturday september 21, 2013 6:30pm Hawaiian islands Dinner
david Gunderman, debbie and Braun degenshein
ginger, peach, cranberry pear, pomegranate, lavender, sunday september 22, 2013 1:00pm-3:30pm LEgo Fun
and tangerine. Your hosts will round out your experience saturday september 28, 2013 1:00pm-5:00pm Kids' geocaching party
with wine and a spread of fabulous food. As an extra
bonus, Amphora will donate 15% of all oil and vinegar
sales to rDS! Adults only. Date and time: october 3, 2013
418 fall hike and Picnic $65 saturday
september 28, 2013
october 3, 2013
Farewell rDS, Hello High School
tempt Your taste Buds
from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Limited to 40 people including spots Another rDS auction tradition! A wonderful way to
Friday - sunday october 4-6, 2013 Fall campout With Your Kids
sold online. make new friends all while supporting redwood
sunday october 6, 2013 9:00am 25-Mile Bike ride
Day School. Your hosts will lead an invigorating morning
donated by: Laurel and stuart davis, Jody and Greg saturday october 12, 2013 6:00pm-10:00pm Haitian Dinner
hike, complete with scintillating conversation, followed
Ginsburg, nikki Maguire and alex Byron, by a delicious outdoor picnic catered by Stella nonna. saturday october 19, 2013 1:00pm-4:00pm Dazzling Denim Making party
Date and time: Friday, September 13, 2013 at 10:00am. Friday november 8, 2013 7:00pm cooking party
Limited to 18 people including spots sold online.
saturday January 18, 2014 5:30pm top chef
donated by: Helena Weiss-duman, Margaret Gee, saturday January 25, 2014 8:00pm Murder on Your Mind party
Balloon Pop thank you
the 2013 rDSpgA Spring Auction is the culmination of hard work from an inspiring and wonderful team. the
choose your favorite balloon for $20 and win a gift certificate from one of the event would not have happened without the extraordinary time and effort from so many volunteers, including:
businesses listed below. Gift certificates range in value from $10-$40. Good luck!
event chairs: tonya lang, Jen vedock
detailed auction Planning and tracking: angela Rundles, katie fagundes
Acme Bread co. • Diesel, A Bookstore • oakland A’s • La Farine • Hula
venue Site coordination: Jen wineman
golfland castro Valley • Handcrafted, homemade bars of soaps • Juan’s place Jen Edmister, Katie Fagundes, cathy Johnston, tonya Lang,
Amy nathan, Angela rundles, Jen Vedock, Sarah Wachs
La note • Mama’s royal café • Montclair Florist • Samurai Sushi • urban indigo
acquisitions: ralph Bailey, Kristie chamorro, camille Danzi, rena David, Laurel Davis, Kathy Durousseau, Jen Edmister,
Home of chicken and Waffles • Build-A-Bear Workshop • Lindsay Wildlife Museum Lyn Estavillo, Yogi gamper, Sita ghate, cathy Johnston, cormac Kilgallen, tonya Lang, o.J. Leonardo, Valerie Lieu,
Flavor Brigade • café clem • pegasus Book Store • grand Bakery Josh Mailman, Wendy peter, Mary Soulis, galia Szurley, Jen Vedock, Sarah Wachs, Jen Wineman
graphics, invitations and catalog: eva cohen, amy nathan
Jen Edmister, Katie Fagundes, tonya Lang, Angela rundles, Jen Vedock, Sarah Wachs
decorations and Signage: amy nathan
Donna cala, Meera Desai, Jen Edmister, tonya Lang, Donna Schlanker, galia Szurley
Silent auction Set-up & “night of” volunteers:
regina Hawkins, george Horton, Brenda Jemmott, Valerie Lieu, Sue Vinella, Jen Wineman
live auction: Jen Edmister, rick Jacobus
dessert auction: Julie wayman
Laurel Davis, Jody ginsburg, regina Hawkins, Darren Huston, Katrina Lappin,
nikki Maguire, Lanie Mette, June Miyamoto, Erin newman, Liz owens
online auction: kristie chamorro, tamara Zirkle
check in: camille Danzi, Lyn Estavillo, Mary Soulis, rhonda ngom
closing team: Penny fottrell, Sean fottrell
regina Hawkins, george Horton, Brenda Jemmott, Valerie Lieu, Sue Vinella
communications Support: Kristie chamorro, Sarah Wachs
faculty coordination & donation logistics: Jill nesbitt, Derek clark
“volunteer trade” with crocker highlands auction: Kristie chamorro, penny Fottrell, tonya Lang, Jen Vedock
“volunteer trade” with edna brewer auction: Kristie chamorro, tonya Lang, penny Fottrell,
Jen Vedock, Jen Wineman, tamara Zirkle
Many thanks to the volunteers from crocker Highlands and Edna Brewer for helping
with table closing and checkout so that we could all enjoy the evening.
thank you to the volunteers who helped after the catalog went to print!
Special thanks to hope broderick and the grubb co. for the signature cocktail, and ces butner
and horizon beverages for the beer and soft drinks donated for this evening.
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