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Spring Fling Auction Committee Presents Valle Verde Live & Silent Auction 2008 Unmask the Fun Live Auction L01 Wine Tasting Party for 20 at Wine Thieves Throw a wine tasting party for your friends at Wine Thieves Lafayette location. Relax in their private downstairs tasting bar with light appetizers and a wine tasting for 20 people. Jon Levy will be pouring a selection of fine wines that will then be available for purchase upstairs at the wine shop. A few allocated, special bottles will also be opened that are rarely available for tasting. L02 Escape to the Mountains Enjoy three nights in a beautiful cabin at Lupine Lodge – Lakemont Pines in Arnold, California. The cabin sleeps 8 to10 and is one minute from a beautiful rustic lake (reserved for the neighborhood only), and is eight minutes to Big Trees State Park and 35 minutes to the ski resort of Bear Valley. The accommodations include a rec room with four large recliners, plasma TV, surround sound, stereo, poker table, pool table, wet bar with refrigerator, electric darts and a gas log stove. The rest of the home lives up to your expectations as well: three bedrooms (two with queen beds, the master has its own TV and VCR as well, one bedroom with a twin and bunk/trundle), three and a half baths, a loft with a full futon, roomy kitchen complete and a huge great room with yet another TV and VCR, wood burning stove and plenty of windows to the great outdoors. There's a secret hidey-hole in one bedroom for kids to re-enact The Chronicles of Narnia, wireless capability throughout the house for those techies who must stay connected, and a large deck with charcoal barbeque that even regular folk can enjoy. Available Sept 1, 2008 for a year (depending on availability--excluding the week of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year‘s). L03 Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Rocky Road Bus For eight hours enjoy a colorful ride to anywhere your heart desires. You and your friends can go wine tasting, tour the city or head to the race track. The possibilities are endless. You may choose to use this for the kids…perhaps a ball game or hit the beach. Eight hours of service. Max capacity for the bus is 44 passengers for adults and children grades 5-up or 60 for children K-4. Minimum passengers accepted for the trip is 25. Weekend days require 60 days notice. Gratuity is not included. Expires: April 20, 2009 L04 Spring Into Winter – “A Fun and Stress Free Holiday” You probably think we‘re crazy by offering this package this time of year, but trust us; you‘ll thank us in December. We have created a most memorable Christmas simply because you will be so relaxed! You will have your very own personal parking spot at the Broadway Plaza, donated by WaMu; imagine how wonderful it will be to not drive around in circles trying to find a place to park. Callanta Construction will come to your house and spend three hours putting your Christmas lights. Take your family to El Charro before you go down the street and pick out your 6-7 foot Christmas tree at The Noble Tree Lot. You will also get $50 worth of Valle Verde Fundraisers holiday gift wrap. Someone to put your lights up – 3 hours of time donated by Callanta Construction Christmas tree donated by The Noble Tree Lot El Charro $100 gift certificate Valle Verde gift wrap - $50 gift certificate Personal holiday parking spot donated by WaMu for the month of December L05 Bridges Restaurant - Chef’s Dinner for Six with Wine Pairing Bridges Restaurant & Bar, located in Downtown Danville, is proudly offering one of their signature ―Six Course Wine Dinners‖ for you and five of your closest friends. You will experience award-winning service and cutting edge cuisine prepared by Chef Kevin Gin paired with wines hand picked by their Wine Director, Victor Sistov. This is an exquisite experience you won‘t forget! L06 Walnut Creek Is For Lovers You don‘t have to fly to Paris for romance… you can find it right here in ―The Creek‖. Check into Renaissance Club Sport and relax by the pool for the afternoon. After a little nap enjoy each other‘s company over a delicious dinner at Va de Vie. After dinner surprise your love with a beautiful piece of jewelry from Milner‘s Jewelry. Then head back to a quiet room and sip champagne and nibble on chocolate in something a little naughty from Victoria Secret. Renaissance Club Sport Renaissance – One weekend night stay Dinner at Va de Vie $100 gift certificate Milner‘s Jewelers $100 gift certificate Victoria Secret $50 gift certificate Champagne Gift Basket 1lb Box of See‘s Candy L07 The Best of Both World’s – A Little Something from Hannah Montana and her Friend Rico Imagine the excitement on your child‘s face when you give them a personally autographed script by Miley Cyrus better known as, Hannah Montana, from Disney‘s hit television show. You‘ll child and her friends can pretend they are the cast of Hannah Montana when acting out episode #202 ―You Are So Sue-albe To Me‖. You‘ll get kisses for a lifetime when you show them the autographed tee shirt by Miley Cyrus. Your child will be the coolest kid at Valle Verde when they wear it to school on Monday. Yes there‘s more…your kids will think you‘re oh so hip when you come home with an exclusive chance to ―Talk to Rico" Your child will have a private conversation (up to five minutes) with Moises Arias, the actor who plays "Rico" on the hit show, Hannah Montana. L08 Hannah Montana Rocks! Exclusive to the Valle Verde Spring Fling… a signed tee shirt by Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana, the ―hippest‖ fourteen year old in today‘s world. Your daughter and all of her friends will be so happy with autographed framed photograph of Hannah and Miley! Once purchased it can be personalized for anyone! One lucky girl will treasure this forever. L09 A Weekend Getaway Is it just the Spring Fling Committee or does everyone feel like it is time for a weekend getaway? Virgin Airlines has two tickets to fly to any city they fly (Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Seattle, Washington D.C.). We have coupled this with a two-night stay at an Omni Hotel. Both Virgin Airlines and participating Omni Hotels are in San Diego, Los Angeles or Washington D.C. It‘s your choice of cities…just get away! Hotel expires 5/1/2009. L10 Santa Cruz Mountains Winery Tour for Eight Napa is Crapa Say no to Sonoma The Santa Cruz Mountains is where wine is really happening. Get away from the ―lowland‖ wineries and come up the windy mountain roads less traveled for a full day at two of the Santa Cruz Mountain‘s most prestigious wineries. The Lamms and Levys will be your personal chauffeurs, chefs, and tour guides on this fun filled day in this fabulous wine country that many don‘t even know exists and fewer ever visit. Start with a light breakfast and a mimosa or two, and then enjoy a leisurely drive to the coast and up into the Santa Cruz Mountains. Start at the Thomas Fogarty Winery with a private tour and tasting of their fabulous Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Bordeaux varietal wines. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch atop the mountain and enjoy the views of the valley below. Then it‘s off to Ridge Vineyards famous Monte Bello Estate for a walk through the vineyards and tasting. This incredible winery dates from the 1880‘s, and history practically seeps from these old stone buildings. Ridge‘s legacy was sealed at the famous ―Judgement of Paris‖ tasting when their 1971 Monte Bello Cabernet beat first growth Bordeaux in a blind tasting. Sample their award winning Zinfandels and whatever else they may have open at this incredible place in California‘s winemaking history. Then relax as you are driven back home with your belly full and a smile on your face. L11 An Evening in Paris – Dinner for 8 Experience a 7 course French Bistro Dinner for 8, paired with premium wines. This culinary event is designed for 4 couples who enjoy French Food and unique French wines, hand selected for each course. The evening is hosted by Teresa and Mark Walchirk at their home in Walnut Creek, along with Lisa and David Lamm and Cathy and Mike Escobar. *Date to be determined, between September – November 2008 L12 “What Happens in Las Vegas…Stays in Las Vegas”! Spring fever set in! Is it time to get a little crazy? Or maybe, just relax by the pool! Las Vegas is calling your name. Enjoy round trip airfare for two on Southwest Airlines to Las Vegas, Nevada. Trip includes free hotel accommodations for a two-night-stay in the heart of all the Vegas action! Package includes some breakfast and other dining certificates. Some restrictions apply, common blackout dates and peak season not available. L13 Napa Experience Enjoy 2 nights, three days in a private guest house in the beautiful Napa Valley. Located on the Silverado Trail just south of the renowned Stags Leap District, the house is decorated in the French Country style. The bathroom has a large walk-in shower and a Jacuzzi tub for ultimate relaxation. The living area has all the amenities (TV, DVD, Stereo) plus dining area and full kitchen. A queen size bed graces the French style bedroom. Spend your time wine tasting, visiting local spas or dining in the Valley. End or begin your day sharing a bottle of Carlyn Vineyards wine on your terrace, or take a walk through the gardens and vineyard ending with a swim in the property‘s pool. Subject to availability (not available for August 2008). Silent Auction Unique and Different U01 VIP Table at Tonight’s Spring Fling Treat yourself to the ultimate Mardi Gras experience at this year‘s Spring Fling. The beautifully decorated table is front and center so you won‘t miss any of the action. There is a special gift for each guest to complete this VIP experience. An additional appetizer course, shrimp cocktail, will start your dining experience. Enhance your meal with wine pairings from one of the Napa Valley's most celebrated and award -winning wineries, Frog's Leap. Known for producing delicious wines in an approachable, food friendly style, Frog's Leap was "green" long before it was the in thing to do. It all starts in the vineyard, and this organic, dry farmed, and solar powered estate produces wines that are guaranteed to improve your evening. Two bottles each of the following four wines: Prawntini - 2007 Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc Salad - 2006 Chardonnay Entrée - 2005 Merlot Dessert - 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon This Silent Auction Item can be bid on adjacent to the bar and will be closing at xx. U02 Photography with Jani Manaut Capture the beautiful smiles of your growing children with a photo shoot by Jani Manaut. Includes a photo session and an 8x10 photograph. U03 Woodlands Invitational Survival Kit Woodlands Invitational will be here before you know it! This year we have a plan to make your Invitational experience stress free and possibly enjoyable! First of all you will have your own personal parking spot (1) five houses from the Cabana Club. Just knowing that you can come and go as you please all weekend is reason enough to buy this package. There is no reason to worry about snacks, you can eat at the Woody‘s Café, where you‘ll have a $50 certificate for food or snow cones to keep you cool all day long. Your swimmer will appreciate a nice fresh WST cap, tee shirt and sweatshirt. You will really appreciate dinner prepared for you after sitting in the hot sun all day long; just pick it up on the way home at Full Plate. Parking for 1 car for both Saturday and Sunday in the Hick‘s driveway Woody‘s Café @ the WST Invitational - $50 food certificate WST Sweatshirt, tee shirt and swim cap Full Plate - $30 Gift Certificate U04 Your Child on the Cover of Bay Area Parent Magazine You‘ll be requesting extra copies of Bay Area Parent to send to friends and relatives because your child/children will be on the cover! This will be an experience your child will never forget. Includes books for grownups and kids, CD‘s, and other parenting ―must haves‖. Bay Area Parent – Your child or children (up to three) will be featured on the cover of Bay Area Parent magazine for one issue. Includes books for grownups and kids, CD‘s, and other parenting ―must haves‖ U05 Mom’s Not Cooking Tonight! Our own Lisa Benson, amazing cook and Valle Verde parent, will bring 3 dinners complete with a gourmet dessert to your home on 3 agreed upon days. Choose from Italian night, A Night in France, Chicken Marbella or Teriyaki Chicken. 3 dinners delivered by Lisa Benson for a family of 4-6 U06 I Can See Clearly Now Can‘t see through those dirty windows? All Clear Gutters and Windows will come and wash your windows inside and out (including removal and cleaning of screens). All Clear Gutters and Windows – Clean windows and screens for entire house (up to 4 hours, 1 time only) U07 This is Sharks Territory He Shoots, He Scores. Or in this case he blocks – The winner of this auction item will receive an official game hockey puck autographed by Dimitri Patzold – goalie for the San Jose Sharks. San Jose Sharks – Hockey puck autographed by Dimitri Patzold U08 Pasolivo Olive Oil Tasting for 8 You and seven guests will enjoy a private olive oil tasting in your home. Joanna Sibley will sample and educate you on a flight of California Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Lemon, Lime and Tangerine Flavored Oils. Your experience will also include olive oil inspired appetizers. You leave tonight with a fabulous gift basket to get you started. Pasolivo Olive Oil – Olive Oil Tasting for 8 including appetizers at your home plus a gift basket U09 Extreme Makeover Home Edition Polly has an uncomplicated approach to interior design – a philosophy to provide affordable and intelligent design solutions for everyday living. She designs environments that successfully incorporate her experience and passion for bargain hunting, with your ideas, style and budget. She will provide a two hour design consultation. Polly Bradbury Interiors – 2 hour consultation U10a & b A K Kitchen Cabinets A K Kitchen Cabinets will give you a discount of $500 for the first purchase on kitchen, garage or home office cabinets. A K Cabinets - $500 off first purchase of kitchen, garage or home office cabinets U11 It’s a Wonderful Website…with Light Speed Network This package includes: One Domain Registration including research for a length of 1 Year (name chosen by winner based on availability), One Year of Basic Hosting which will include( One Email account connected with the Website Domain,- 10gb of website space - 300gb of monthly Transfer - 50 free email forwards - up to 10 mysql databases), Website design for 5 basic WebPages: Home Page, Contact Us Page, About Us page, Disclaimer, and 1 additional page for Services, Products, Hobbies, Photo Gallery, etc. more pages can be added at additional expense, Search Engine Optimization of WebPages based on website, Design of One Home Page Graphic, Creation of a Wordpress based BLOG with Custom Theme, and Plug-in installation, Submission of new website to Top Search engines. Light Speed Network – Website design and host U12 A Tasty Beverage Having a party soon? Want to serve margaritas, pina coladas or any other slushy drink? You can choose 2 flavors to serve at the same time. A Tasty Beverage has for you a free rental of a frozen drink machine with one free mix for the day or evening. A Tasty Beverage – One free rental for a frozen drink machine and one mix (winner provides own alcohol) expires 1/09 U13 Spring Cleaning Brighten up that room and get rid of those dingy carpets with Green Light‘s amazing carpet cleaning with scotch guard. He will come to your home and clean 2 rooms. What are you waiting for? Green Light Carpet Cleaning – free carpet cleaning with scotch guard application - 2 rooms U14 Front Row Seats to the Valle Verde 2009 School Play You won‘t miss a word of your thespian‘s debut onstage. 6 seats of your choice will be reserved for you front and center. Valle Verde – 6 front row seats to any 1 performance of the 2009 School Play U15 Erica Rae’s Unique Boutique ―Girls Night Out!‖ Invite all your friends for a fun shopping night with wine and snacks and a discount off your entire purchase! A perfect excuse to hang out with friends! Erica Rae‘s Unique Boutique – Girls Shopping Night with wine, snacks and shopping. Discount off entire purchase at the end of the evening. U16 Smile Like a Rock Star! Show off those pearly whites like Rolling Stones Rock Star Mick Jagger – Brighten your smile with a custom whitening kit, including trays, donated by Dr. Robert Stirm, DDS. Dr. Robert Stirm, DDS – Custom whitening kit, including trays. Food Wine and Having a Good Time F01 Dinner and a Concert Whatever your style – Duran Duran, Rush or maybe The Jonas Brothers, enjoy 2 general admission lawn tickets to a concert this summer at The Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord. Grab a bite to eat prior to the show with a gift certificate for 2 to Ed‘s Mudville Grill in Clayton. Sleep Train Pavilion – 2 general admission lawn tickets, 2008 concert season Ed‘s Mudville Grill – 1 lunch or dinner for 2 F02 Theatre Here… Theatre There… Theatre Everywhere Support your thriving thespians around the Bay Area. Pleasanton Playhouse is offering two tickets to:‖ Beauty and the Beast‖, Marin Shakespeare Company and the Aurora Theatre Company are both offering two tickets to any 2008 performance. Pleasanton Playhouse – 2 tickets to Beauty and The Beast. Performance dates are 7/18 – 8/3 Marin Shakespeare Company – 2 tickets to any production 7/11 – 9/28 Aurora Theatre Company – 2 tickets to any production F03 Picnic and the Theatre William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, and Anton Chekhov are just a few of the greats you can enjoy with this gift certificate for 2 to a performance at Cal Shakes 2008 season. Start your outing with your favorite picnic basket full of goodies. Cal Shakes – 2 tickets to a T/W/Th pm or Sat matinee performance Benelino‘s Deli - $25 gift certificate F04 Funnel through the Tunnel Get out of town for the night! Enjoy dinner at Levende East where executive chef, Arren Caccamo, combines flavors from Asia, Latin America and Europe into a menu of distinctive world fusion cuisine. Then enjoy a show at the Berkeley Repertory Theater for a performance of your choice. Berkeley Repertory Theater – 2 tickets to any production Levende East restaurant - $100 gift certificate F05 One Enchanted Evening Enjoy an evening in beautiful downtown Walnut Creek where you will dine at Lark Creek then head over to the Lesher Center for the Arts where you will enjoy Diablo Light Opera Company‘s ―The Will Rogers Follies, A Life in Revue‖. Diablo Light Opera Company – 2 tickets to Will Rogers Follies 8/29 – 9/27 Lark Creek - $50 gift certificate F06 Eat Your Way Around the World Bored of the same old take out? Now‘s your chance to give your taste buds a trip around the world. Take a trip for 2 to El Charro in Lafayette for some Mexican cuisine, then fly off for a night of Italian at Grissini Trattoria (dinner for 2). Enjoy some sake and sushi at House of Sake, then come back home for a burger and fries at Red Robin. El Charro – Gift certificate for 2 dinners House of Sake - $20 gift certificate Grissini Trattoria – Dinner for 2 Red Robin - $25 gift certificate F07 Summerfield Suites The thought of summer vacation starting to stress you out? A weekend away is exactly what you need to get pumped up. Enjoy a complementary stay at the Hyatt Summerfield Suites in Pleasant Hill. Relax in the pool or whirlpool spa or work up a sweat at thei fitness center or sport court. Then enjoy the shopping, restaurants or theater all without the kids. Summerfield Suites – 1 weekend night stay F08 The Musical of Musicals Imagine a musical made up of 5 stories, each with the same plot but written and performed in the style of 5 different famous Broadway composers—Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Kander and Ebb. That‘s The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!), an outrageous and hilarious spoof that is actually five musicals in one! A hit in New York and London, you too can enjoy. (Center REP - four tickets, performance dates: May 15 – June 12) Center REP – 4 tickets to ―The Musical of Musicals‖ T/W/TH 5/15 – 6/12 F09 Tee Time Treat yourself and three other buddies to a game of golf at Grayson Woods Golf Course. Includes two carts. Grayson Woods Golf Course – 4 rounds of golf plus 2 carts F10 Go Giants! Just Tix is pleased to donate 2 Field Club level seats (Field Club 123-Row, L-seats, 1314) for the May 12th game vs. Houston Astros. Besides being the best seats in the ball park the ―Field Club Lounge‖ is an exclusive area of AT&T Park where you have access to a full bar, nicer concessions, plasma TV‘s and other upgraded amenities. Stop by McCovey‘s on your way home for a burger and a beer! Giants tickets – Giants vs. Houston Astros, Tuesday May 12 @ 7:15 - 2 Field Club Level seats McCovey‘s - $30 gift card F11 Are you Ready for Some Football? Cheer on the 49er‗s Sunday, October 12 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Tickets for 2 are in the north end zone, lower level, close to the field. 2 tickets to the SF 49‘ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles - Sunday, October 12 @ 1:15 F12 Rocco’s Pizza Party for Ten Need a place to host a party? How about at the ever popular Rocco‘s! Rocco‘s Ristorante and Pizzeria will serve pizza for a group of ten people. Wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages are included. Gratuity is not included. Call Rocco for reservations. Restrictions: Friday and Saturday night are excluded. Rocco‘s Ristorante and Pizzeria – Pizza party for 10 including wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages. Gratuity not included (Friday and Saturday nights excluded) F13 Inviting Ways Planning a party? A graduation? Or maybe you just have some exciting news to tell. Inviting Ways, located in downtown Walnut Creek, will help you find or design exactly the style that you want. Don‘t have time? That‘s okay, you can create your own personalized invitation or announcement right on their web site. Enjoy this $50 gift certificate and start your planning now. Inviting Ways - $50 gift certificate toward any order of invitations or announcements F14 Let Us Entertain You Just Tix specializes in locating tickets for premium seats for events nationwide. They find the seats you want for concerts, sporting events and theater productions. A $200 gift certificate toward the purchase of any event carried by Just Tix. Just Tix – 2 - $100 gift certificates F15 Go Bears Hey all Cal Bears fans - This season take your family to a Cal football game (two adults and three children‘s tickets). On Saturday, August 30 the Bears play Michigan State. You can also enjoy family pre-game activities outside the stadium. 5 tickets to Cal Bears vs. Michigan State - Saturday, August 30 F16 Peirano Wine Basket Planted in the 1800‘s Peirano Estates was one of the first vineyards in Lodi. Enjoy four bottles of their fabulous wine. Includes chips, dip and chocolate. F17 Shadowbrook Wine Basket The basket includes a magnum of 2005 John Rae‘ which is a special blend of red wines. This first release expresses the quality of the Walnut Creek ―terrior‖ even in its early stages. It exhibits aromas of ripe black cherries, blackberries and mint on the nose. On the palate it has a smooth texture with additional berry and spice flavors, followed by a long finish ending with a taste of chocolate. Shadowbrook Winery – Magnum of 2005 Jon Rae‘, 2 polo shirts, a hat and 2 wine glasses F18 Spring Mountain Vineyard – 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 liter) Enjoy a pure expression of mountain fruit, with fragrant bright red fruit aromas, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, sweet black tea and floral notes. This wine is full- bodied and effusively flavorful, and has a soft, velvety approach and delivers loads of cherry-berry fruit well integrated with satiny tannins, lively acidity and a long, echoing finish. Decant to release the abundant flavors and aromas of this youthful and vibrant cabernet. F19 Big Bold Beringer Cabs Beringer Vineyards icon wine, the Private Reserve Cabernet, is made each year from a blend of fruit from six to eight of Beringer‘s finest luxury vineyards. Beringer Vineyards also makes a very limited production (~100 cases each) of what they call ―Single Vineyard‖ cabernets from each of the vineyards that contribute to the final blend of the Private Reserve. Because of the limited quantities made, these wines are only available for sale at the winery. The Chabot Vineyard is located just east of the Silverado Trail toward the northern end of Napa Valley, an area known locally as ―Glass Mountain ‖ due to the shiny obsidian strewn throughout the soil. The Bancroft Ranch Vineyard lies at an elevation of 1,800 feet on the western slope of Howell Mountain. F19a Beringer 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Bancroft Ranch Vineyard F19b Beringer 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Chabot Vineyard F20 Stock Your Wine Cellar Stock your wine cellar with a local Beringer or an Australian Rosemount. Choose 6 bottles of the Beringer Knights Valley 2000 Alluvium Red or 6 bottles of the Rosemount 2005 Mudgee Cabernet Sauvignon 2005. F20a Beringer Knights Valley Alluvium Red 2000 – 6 bottles Ed Sbragia, winemaster notes – ―Ever since I first started making a Merlot based Bordeaux blend from our Knights Valley fruit, I‘ve enjoyed the process. As each vintage comes and the grapes show more and more mature flavors and complexity, the excitement has compounded. The spectrum of aromas, flavors, colors and tannins I have to play with is awesome in any vintage, and in 2000 I was especially enamored of the brightness of the cherry and blackberry characteristics in the Merlot we harvested.‖ F20b Rosemount Show Reserve Mudgee Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 – 6 bottles The Show Reserve range presents the best varietal and regional partnerships in Australia; Hunter Valley for semillon and chardonnay, Coonawarra for cabernet sauvignon and McLaren Vale for shiraz. Special parcels are set aside each vintage, then aged for a minimum of ten months in oak barrels to ensure complexity and seamless integration. F21 Take Everyone Out to the Ball Game Take your kids and their buddies to enjoy a great evening of baseball. The seats will provide you with easy access to the Coca-Cola Fan Lot which is located on the Promenade Level. The Fan Lot offers guests not only a great view of the game, but also views of the city‘s skyline. Friday, May 16 @ 7:15 – Giants vs. Chicago White Sox (10 tickets). Giants tickets - Giants vs. Chicago White Sox, Friday May 16 @ 7:15 - 10 Bleacher seats F22 Take Me Out to the Ball Game Just Tix is pleased to donate 4 Club level seats (Club-Row, C-seats, 3-6) for the Tuesday, May 13th (7:15) game vs. Houston Astros. These seats are great for viewing the game and provide amazing views of the Bay Bridge and the San Francisco waterfront. The ―club lounge‖ is an exclusive area of AT&T Park where you have access to a full bar, nicer concessions and other upgraded amenities. Giants tickets – Giants vs. Houston Astros, Tuesday May 13 @ 7:15 - 4 Club Level seats F23 Saturday Night with the A’s Enjoy an evening with 4 MVP tickets to see the A‘s vs. the Texas Rangers on Saturday, May 3 @ 6:05 pm. A‘s tickets – A‘s vs. Texas Rangers, Saturday May 3 @ 6:05 - 4 MVP seats F24 Shop Till You Drop Your Broadway Plaza Shopping Spree begins with your personal parking spot available on the busiest shopping day of the year, the day after Thanksgiving. Shop at Brighton, Coldwater Creek or Sephora. Break for lunch at PF Chang‘s and enjoy a round of drinks at Stanford‘s after you have shopped your heart out! Brighton - $50 Coldwater Creek - $50 Sephora - $25 PF Changs - $50 Stanfords - $25 Personal holiday parking spot donated by WaMu for Friday, November 28 California Adventures C01 All Trails Lead to Tahoe Enjoy five nights nestled in 118 acres of natural Tahoe pine forest. Carnelian Bay Town Homes are one of the premier and most desirable town home developments on the lake. The Lodge has the largest swimming pool on the north-shore, and gets plenty of summer sunshine. There are two outdoor hot tubs and an indoor game room is also located at the lodge. This is a 2 bedroom + sleeping loft and 1 ½ bath town home in beautiful woodsy setting on the upper slopes of the development, with views, and easy access to the Tahoe national forest right out the door. Perfect for a family or a close group of friends! Bid sheet info Offering is for 6 days, 5 nights use of the town home, any time from May 1st to December 15th 2008 (subject to prior reservation). C02 The Picture Perfect Day People across the country pay thousands of dollars to travel to one of the top family vacation destinations…and here it is right in our own backyard! Spend a fun day on the bay and visit Pier 39, Ripley‘s Believe It or Not, the Cartoon Museum and the San Francisco Zoo. Capture all the family memories on a new digital camera from Sony. Sony – Digital Camera Pier 39 – Fun pack – 4 bay cruises, 4 carousel passes exp 12/08 Ripley‘s Believe It or Not – 4 passes Cartoon Museum – 4 passes C03 Slip Away to Sonoma Play hooky and head up to Sonoma‘s wine country! Start your day with body mud treatment of your choice at Sonoma Spa on the Plaza. Then off for an afternoon of tasting…Cline cellars will treat you and 3 guests to a VIP tour and tasting sending you on your way with a bottle of Cline Syrah. Your next stop will be Ro Sham Bo Winery where you will enjoy the same VIP treatment you‘ve become very accustomed to! Sonoma Spa on the Plaza – Body mud treatment for 2 (M-F exp 7/08) Ro Sham Bo – Wine tasting for 4 Cline Cellars – VIP tour and tasting for 4, Bottle of Cline Syrah C04 Boating Fun in the Sun on Lake Berryessa Your family will spend one summer weekend day boating on Lake Berryessa. Enjoy the comfort of our 20‘ Chaparral motor boat as we explore the coastline of Lake Berryessa, water-ski, wake-board and take the kids tubing. The Horning Family will provide lunch. All you need to do is grab your swimsuit, a towel, and follow us up to Lake Berryessa. (In your own car…..we all can‘t fit in the truck!). Day of boating with the Hornings at Lake Berryessa. Sat. or Sun., May – September 2008 (up to a family of 5) C05 Your Invited James Concannon, traveled from Ireland and began making extraordinary wines in the rocky soil of Livermore Valley nearly 125 years ago in 1883. Now you and 3 friends can enjoy his dream of Bordeaux and Rhone style wines with a Private Tour and Tasting for Four. Plus enjoy a 25% discount on any wines you may want to take home. Concannon – Private tour and tasting for 4 C06 A Day in May on the Bay Are your kids wild about otters? Want to see a shark up close? How about petting a real live eel? Experience the wonders of ocean life at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Take the family and more with this bundle of 6 tickets – and don‘t forget to visit the Splash Zone. Fun for kids of all ages. Tickets expire: May 31, 2008 C08 Ski Around Tahoe Want to get away from the mayhem of the crowds at many Tahoe ski resorts? Try Tahoe Donner and Sugar Bowl. Two great resorts with wide-open bowls, uncrowded slopes, and terrain for all levels. C08a Tahoe Donner – 4 all day vouchers C08b Sugar Bowl – 2 lift tickets ‘08–‘09 season (Sun. – Fri. no holidays) C09 Page Mill Winery Tour and Tasting for 20 Bring a group of friends and travel up the back roads to Livermore wine country. Winemaker, Dane Stark will be your personal guide for a private tour and tasting at Page Mill Winery. Includes appetizers. Page Mill Winery – Private tour and tasting for 20, includes appetizers C10 O’Brien Family Vineyards In a backyard vineyard, you and three friends will experience Bart O‘Brien‘s unique ―Romance Tour‖ in a candle lit winery. Tour includes 1.5 liter magnum of Seduction, O‘Brien‘s award winning Bordeaux blend. O‘Brien Family Vineyards - Seduction tour for four and 1.5 liter magnum of Seduction (Monday – Friday, tour offered 2pm or 4pm) Gifts for the Entire Family G01 Nails Galore It‘s time to spoil yourself with a little something special just for you. OPI has everything you need for beautiful fingers and toes! Pick your color and away you go! G02 Tiffany & Co. Exclusive to Tiffany & Co. Sterling silver heart pendant on a 16 inch chain. G03 Extreme Makeover Winter‘s over…it‘s time to spring into action and freshen up your look. Come out of hibernation with a younger looking skin, a skinny body and new hairstyle. You will receive a Clinical Microderm Treatment from The Apperance Enhancement Clinic, Mary Kay anti-aging products, Facial by Dorene Smith at Russell Allen Salon, Figure 8 diet plan from Arrbone International, three month membership at Fitness 19 and a women‘s haircut and blow dry at Jerol Full Service Salon (in Danville) by Cari Soberanes. The Appearance Enhancement Clinic – Clinical Microderm Treatment Mary Kay – anti-aging products Russell Allen Salon (Dorene Smith) – Facial Arrbone – Figure 8 diet plan Fitness 19 – 3 month free membership Jerol Full Service Salon – Haircut and Blow dry G04 Rock Out With Your iPOD Cut the cord with wireless headphones for your iPod or MP3 player with the Logitech FreePulse Wireless headphones for your music player (iPOD & MP3) and the Logitech Pure-Fi anywhere – compact speakers for iPOD. G05 We All Scream For Ice Cream! Your kids will smile when they see this! Four cone shaped bowls with an ice cream scooper, two boxes ice cream cone cookies, sprinkles and 2 toppings plus $10.00 gift certificate to Cold Stone Creamery. G06 SanDisk 8GB micoSDHC Memory Card Memory going? Buy some here…. Might not help you remember where your parked the car…. But certainly will make your camera happy. G07 AT& T Tilt Phone Update your phone with the latest in technology with the AT&T Tilt phone: featuring a sliding keyboard with tilting screen /3.0 MP camera / Push to talk, WI-Fi and Bluetooth / AT&T Mobile Music and video / Instant Messaging. G08 For the Young at Heart This is an original Ellora design - featuring an assortment of gemstones including apatite, peridot & tourmaline and surrounded by a hammered sterling silver circle. The chain and the earrings are all sterling silver with semi-precious gemstones. G10 Cookie Lee Jewelry Cookie Lee Jewelry has tons of beautiful pieces of jewelry to add to your summer wardrobe. You get to choose from the current Spring/Summer 2008 catalog and from a personal inventory for a total retail value of $200! Shop for gifts or use it all on yourself! G11 Handmade Scarves and Wraps by Valle Verde’s Kathy Frattini G11a City Nights Ribbon Scarf (Blk/Silver) G11b By the Sea Ribbon Scarf (Green Hues) G11c Pink Pizazz Boa (Pink) G11d Copper Penny Ribbon Scarf (Fall colors) G11e Blue Lagoon (Beautiful Blues) G11f Stained Glass Wrap (Bright colors with Blue) G11g Spring Garden Wrap (Bright colors) G12 Something Special from Changes Spa Treat yourself to something special with a $50 gift card for Changes. Basket includes Bumble & Bumble Shampoo and Conditioner. G13 J. Crew Shopping Spree It‘s time to spruce up that summer wardrobe! You and nine guests will enjoy an after hours shopping spree where J. Crew will give all of you a 20% discount. This package also includes a suede purse and a $100 J. Crew gift certificate. G14 It’s a Grind A gift basket filled with six pounds of various whole bean coffee and a promotional free drink voucher. G15 Mother’s Day Get a head start on Mother‘s Day with this package. Treat Mom to breakfast in bed complimented by the Starbucks of her choice. Then send her out for some pampering with a manicure at TJ‘s Nail & Spa, and top the day off with flowers and See‘s candy. Starbucks - $20 gift card TJ‘s Nail & Spa - $15 gift certificate Nob Hill - $25 gift certificate for flowers See‘s Candy – Gift certificate for 1 lb of chocolate G16 Shoes, Shoes, Shoes Need shoes for that special outfit or something to show off the new pedicure. How about the little ones? Don‘t let your young one run around with tattered sandals this summer. Let Walkabout Footwear come to the rescue. Receive a $50 gift certificate to Walkabout Footwear. Walkabout Footwear - $50 gift certificate G17 Something Special from Silpada This beautiful necklace and earring set would make the perfect gift for someone special or maybe it‘s meant just for you! It is a two-strand oxidized sterling silver link necklace with a single dangling freshwater pearl and a pair of fresh water pearl and sterling silver cluster earrings on a wire. Kids Just Want to Have Fun K01 The University of Learning Free assessment in language arts or math as well as a complementary six-week session. The University of Learning is a hands-on learning center which has many classes based on the philosophy that children learn through research, discovery, and exploration. Hands-on learning supports mental, physical, and emotional growth and development. The University of Learning was founded by Ms.Tredinnick and Mrs. Doherty. University of Learning - Free assessment in language arts or math as well as a complementary six-week session. K02 Karate for Kids Birthday Party Let the Black Belt Instructors of Martial Arts America host your child‘s next birthday party. They provide it all including the entertainment, invitations, birthday cake, pizza and drinks, paper products eating utensils, set up and clean up and a gift! The only thing you need to bring is your camera to capture the joy on your child‘s face! Martial Arts America (located on Ygnacio Valley Rd next to Peets coffee) – Birthday party includes: entertainment, invitations, birthday cake, pizza and drinks K03 Horse Play Castlerock Arabians is donating three one hour personalized lessons – great for beginners of all ages. Learn to halter, lead, tack up and groom. Learn safety procedures and horse behavior. Lessons are given in two outdoor arenas with the backdrop of Mt. Diablo State Park. Castlerock Arabians – 3 One Hour Personalized Lessons K04 Boys Will Be Boys This summer take the words ―I‘m Bored‖ out of your kid‘s vocabulary. Whenever you are at a loss for something to do you can choose from one of these fun activities: Mazda – Laguna Seca Raceway, Payless Batting Cages, Encore Gymnastics, California State Railroad Museum. Then go buy a special gift at Heads Up Sports. Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway – 2 – 3 Day Super Tickets for the Monterey Sports Car Championshps Oct 17 – 19 Payless Batting Cages – 10 x one free round of balls Encore Gymnastics – 4 climbing passes California State Railroad Museum – 4 passes Heads Up Sports - $40 gift card K05 Girl’s Golf One year‘s free membership in Girl‘s Golf of Walnut Creek. LPGA-USGA provide girls age 7-17 an opportunity to learn to play golf, experience competition in a fun and supportive way. They meet twice a month on Saturday or Sunday. They have once a month clinics at Boundary Oaks and play dates at Grayson Woods or Pine Meadows. Golf pros and instructors provide instruction at all events. K06 For Your Prom King… Need a tux or know someone that does??? Get it here. Selix Formal Wear (Walnut Creek) – 1 tuxedo rental K07 Hola One of the most popular languages world wide, Spanish is the second most-widely spoken language in the U.S. Give your kids a jump start with Spanish for Kids, taught by Amy Casey. This fun Spanish language course teaches children, 4 through 10, practical Spanish through songs, games, art projects, and play. Your child will enjoy one 8-week language session or 2 private tutoring sessions. It‘s never too early to start learning. Spanish for Kids – 1 - 8 week language session or 2 private tutoring sessions. K08 WCSC / Velocity Training Walnut Creek Soccer Club and Velocity Sports Performance have come together to support this town‘s most popular sport…. Soccer! Package includes a 2008 registration for the 2008 recreation season (will reimburse the $110 value if already signed up), logo hat, and water bottle and Velocity Sports Performance offers a certificate for 1 month of training WCSC - 2008 registration for the 2008 recreation season (will reimburse the $110 value if already signed up), logo hat, and water bottle Velocity Sports Performance – Certificate for 1 month of training K09 Suite Life of Zack and Cody Imagine your family is living the life of Zack and Cody…for one weekend night you can get away from home and spend the night at Embassy Suites Walnut Creek. Enjoy an evening reception featuring your favorite beverages and a complementary breakfast. Embassy Suites Walnut Creek – 1 weekend night stay – two room suite, evening reception featuring your favorite beverages, complementary breakfast K10 A Lot for the Tot Looking for activities to stimulate those youthful minds and bodies? Treat your child to one month of free gymnastic or dance lessons at The Tumbling Company (include a free t-shirt). But don‘t stop there. Get 3 free ballet lessons for your 4-5 year old at the Contra Costa Ballet Centre and a family guest pass for 2 adults and all your kids to Habitot a hands-on discovery museum in Berkeley for young children. Finally, enjoy a little free time to run all those errands with $100 in gift certificates to Tot Drop. TOT DROP is a unique recreation program for preschoolers that is flexible and fun. You can come when you want and you only pay when you come. Kids love it. Tumbling Company – 1 month of free gymnastics or dance lessons & a tee shirt Habitot – Family pass for 1 day Tot Drop – 10 x $10 gift certificates (min. reservation 1 hour) Contra Costa Ballet Center – 3 free ballet classes, age 4-5, summer term K11a & b Simply Music Never thought you could learn to play the piano? Try Simply Music. The Simply Music method looks at music learning in a totally new light and pioneers a new direction in music education. Students of all ages are playing great-sounding blues, contemporary, classical and accompaniment pieces - immediately - from their very first lessons. Winners will receive 4 piano/keyboard lessons and 1 free introductory session with Annette Schmidt. Simply Music with Annette Schmidt – 4 piano/keyboard lessons and 1 free introductory session. K12 Simply More Music Learn to play the music you want to play with the partner of your choice. Ginny Blair, an accredited Simply Music teacher is donating four 30 minute shared piano lessons for 2. The Simply Music method is a playing based approach. After one month of lessons, students will be able to play a blues piece and 2 great sounding ballads. Bid sheet info Simply Music with Ginny Blair – 4 -30 shared minute lessons for 2 (exp 8/31/08) K13 Hannah Montana Autographed Hat Do you have a Hannah Montana super fan living in your house? Surprise them with this autographed baseball hat from pop star Miley Cyrus, star of hit Disney Channel show, Hannah Montana. K14 Hannah Montana Autographed Pillow Your daughter will be the envy of all her friends. This cute pillow signed by Miley Cyrus will look adorable in the bedroom of your Hannah Montana fan. K15 Hannah Montana Autographed Bear The perfect gift for the younger Hannah Montana fan. This autographed bear is personally signed by Miley Cyrus. K16 Dance, Dance, Dance Learn to dance and move like you never thought you could at Dance Connection Performing Art Centre. The winner of this basket will receive a certificate good for one month of dance lessons. Your five year old through teen can learn jazz, ballet, tap, or even hip hop. Dance Connection is the largest dance training center in the East Bay with over 25 years of proven success. Dance Connection Performing Art Centre – 1 month of dance lessons K18 Northgate Girl’s Basketball Does your daughter love to play basketball… this is for you. Play Hard Academy offers 1 summer session of their girls basketball camp (June 16 – 19). In addition, all of your favorite Northgate Girls Basketball coaches and players invite YOU to become a member of the Northgate High School Girls Basketball Junior Bronco Club. To join, you must be an eighth grader or younger and a loud supporter o f the Northgate Girls Basketball team. Play Hard Academy – Girls Basketball camp 1 session (June 16 – 19) Northgate High Girls Basketball School Junior Bronco Club – 1 membership K19 My Gym Fitness made fun for kids ages 3 months to 13 years. Your child will enjoy one free membership and four weeks of classes. Right in our neighborhood, you can shop while your kids exercise. My Gym – 1 free membership plus 4 weeks of classes K20 Chic’z On the Go! This Chic‘z On the Go! basket is just loaded with goodies for the Chic‘z on the Go in your life. Included is a darling pink draw cord bag with the cheery Chic‘z On the Go! logo, a tee shirt and a non-sport outer bag to create your very own survival kit with the other 17 items included in the basket. Chic‘z On the Go! specializes in sport survival kits such as soccer, volleyball, softball and basketball… just to name a few. Look for our new Cheer Survival Kit coming this spring! K21 Brian Horii Kids Sports Photography Let Brian Horii capture all the emotion of your child while he or she plays their favorite sport. His expertise in photography and his professional equipment allow him to get the shots that are impossible for the everyday photographer. Brian will photograph one hour of a Walnut Creek / local sporting event this Summer or Fall 2008. (Preferably outdoors) All shots will be given to you on a disk. K22 Power Readers Is your child anxious to learn how to read? Have questions about your child‘s current reading skills? Interested in improving confidence in the classroom? Power Readers is for you. The basket includes Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment to determine your child‘s reading skills. Also in the basic are the Magic Tree House Series books, 1 – 28 and a Plush Toy. Sign up Parties First Annual Valle Verde Elementary Golf Tournament – Saturday, May 31 Saturday, May 31st, will be an amazing day of golf, food, and fun. Golfers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate in this fun filled tournament full of great prizes. Golf Tournament Format will be a four person scramble. Make your own foursome or choose to be paired up. Prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers: Special Prizes for the golfer who gets closest to the pin or has the longest drive (Men/Women) or a hole in one. Program for the Day will be 11:00 AM registration and lunch and 11:30 AM first group tees off front and back nine. This event will take place at the Beautiful Boundary Oaks Golf Course. First 72 players to register will receive a free gift!! Entry fee includes: green fees, cart fees, range balls, prizes, goodie bags, lunch. Special thanks to Keith Rajecki for organizing… Hole sponsorships are still available. For further tournament information, please contact Keith (925) 286-3136 Buy in: $100 per player if received at Spring Fling, $125 after April 25th. Viva Valle Verde - Guy’s Poker Party – Friday, May 30 Come try out your Texas Hold ‗em skills as you vie for top dog cash prizes! Half of the proceeds go directly to Valle Verde, while the other half is split between the top three winners. It‘s anyone‘s game! This event will take place on Friday, May 30th, at 8:00 PM at the Dominguez Garage (633 Sitka Drive) We‘ll provide all the refreshments and appetizers to keep that poker face going! Sunglasses & cigars are up to you! Sign up now for your chance to be the BIG WINNER of the night. Hosted by: Worthington and Dominguez families Buy in: $50.00 (limited 24 players) Mom’s Margarita Madness – Friday, June 6 Are you looking for an evening to sip Margaritas, eat some food, listen to some music, catch up with old friends and meet new ones? Imagine having adult conversation and actually being heard. Join us at the Woodlands Cabana Club on Friday, June 6th from 69 for unlimited margaritas, Mexican munchies, music, and some prizes. Special thanks to Marianne Howie for planning the event, the Simitz Family for the margarita machine and wine and the Cabana Club for the use of the pool. Buy in: $40.00 (unlimited guests) Scrap the Night Away – Saturday, June 14 Join the fun with an evening of scrap booking, crafting, dinner and wine on Saturday, June 14th from 6 PM - midnight. Each participant will have a 4' section to herself to scrapbook, make cards, jewelry, or whatever craft you like. We will have prizes provided by Remember When and Karen Foster Designs. We will start with some savory appetizers and wine and later a BBQ dinner will be provided along with the some late night snack to get us through the evening. Special thanks to you host Dee Dee Blankley. Buy in $40.00 (limited to 10 guests) Bunco and Beverages – Sunday, June 22 Join us for an evening of wine tasting and bunco at the Wine Chest in Pleasant Hill. Enjoy an informal wine tasting and then play bunco the rest of the evening. Heavy appetizers will be served and the wine will be flowing. This event will take place on Sunday, June 22, from 4:00 – 7:30. Hosted by: Lechner, Walrath and Roberts families Buy in: $50.00 (limited to 20 guests) A Really “BIG” Family Movie Night Under The Stars – Saturday, July 28 Come have a fun night with your family in the outdoor theater in the Sibley‘s backyard. This evening will include pizzas from Sbarro, freshly popped popcorn, non-alcoholic drinks and candy. We will be screening the movie “BIG” with Tom Hanks. You won‘t want to miss this night! Here are the details: Date: Saturday, July 28th, 7pm doors open, 8pm (or when it is dark enough) the movie begins. Bring your family (immediate family), sleeping bags and chairs. Buy in: $40.00 a family (limited to 20 families)
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