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									It is a pleasure to introduce the catalog for
Christian Montessori School of Ann Arbor’s 8th
Annual Auction Gala!
Our Auction is a wonderful opportunity to gather
as a community and to celebrate the spirit of
Christian Montessori. All of the people who make
up our community - our teachers, parents,
students, and administrators – have all been called
together because we believe in our children. We
believe in giving all we are and all we have to our
children’s education. We believe our own future is
in their hands and that they deserve our very best.
These lofty beliefs can only be made possible be-
cause of each of you—our parents and friends—
who do so much to make CMSAA such a special
The Auction—the elegant event, the fabulous bid
items, the extraordinary entertainment—is all
arranged by the families of our community. On
behalf of CMSAA, I would like to extend a heart-
felt thank you to those individuals who have
worked to make this auction a spectacular evening.
We are also grateful for the generosity shown by so
many community businesses who have donated
items; we encourage you to support them as they
support us.
This year’s Auction theme, Swing into Spring,
provides an ideal environment to gather in fellow-
ship and rejoice in the growth of our school and
community. Beyond the opportunity to have a
great time, the auction provides crucial financial
support to CMSAA—support that allows us to hire
and retain the very best teachers, prepare to expand
the school, and ensure that tuition is affordable for
families regardless of their economic situation.
Your generosity—your partnership—is so important!
Thank you for joining us, and thank you for your
support. There are many children, and many
families who you are blessing this evening.

We hope you have a wonderful time!

Erin Milligan
Head of School
        Auction Rules
1. Please check in and use only the bidder
   number assigned to you.

2. Enter silent auction bids by writing your
   bidder number next to your desired bid
   on the bid sheet. The highest bidder at
   the close of the silent auction wins the

3. Many silent auction items have a
   “Guaranteed Bid” option. You may win
   one of these items immediately by
   entering your bidder number in the
   ―Guaranteed Bid” box at the bottom of the
   bid sheet. Once the “Guaranteed Bid” has
   been met, no further bids will be

4. Only an authorized CMSAA official may
   nullify a bid. Any disputes will be settled
   by our auctioneer in a quick live auction

5. Payment in full must be made by the end
   of the evening. Checks are the preferred
   method of payment. Visa and Master-
   Card will also be accepted.

6. All auction items must be removed from
   Washtenaw Community College by the
   end of the event.

7. All sales are final. Auction items may not
   be exchanged or returned to the donor
   except where specified.

8. Values of items are the donor’s estimates
   and are not warranted by CMSAA for tax
   purposes or general use. CMSAA makes
   no expressed or implied warranties on
   auction items other than those from the
   manufacturer. Unless otherwise speci-
   fied, all auction items and services must
   be used by April 5, 2009.

9. We encourage you to bid high and bid
   often! Each item offered is a
   contribution from a generous auction
   donor, and every dollar bid benefits
   CMSAA students. Thank you for your
   attendance and your support!

  5:30 PM – Check-In & Silent Auction Open
       Open bar and hors d’oeuvres as you browse
             our fabulous Silent Auction

     7:00-7:15 PM – Silent Auction Closes
    Staggered close will be announced by the auctioneer

         7:15 PM – Dinner in the Atrium

             8:15 PM – Live Auction
           Featuring auctioneer Steve Gross of
               Premier Auction Services

          9:30 PM – Swing into Spring!
     Music by John E. Lawrence & the Washtenaw
           Community College Jazz Ensemble
    Swing dancing lessons by Moonlight Dance Studio

 Any timeline modifications will be announced by
                 the auctioneer
To accommodate our guests, auction checkout will
open at the close of the Live Auction. Please pay
for your purchases at the stations to the right of the
Silent Auction area. You may pay by check, Visa or
MasterCard. A volunteer will bring your items to
the checkout area.

        Play the
Tonight you have an opportunity to
take home a dazzling pair of diamond
earrings, courtesy of Lewis Jewelers!

Buy a numbered ticket for $50. Each
ticket corresponds to one of 40
numbered jewelry boxes.

39 boxes contain lovely 1.5 carat total
weight cubic zirconium earrings set on
gold-plated posts. And just one box
contains exquisite 0.5 carat total
weight genuine diamond stud
earrings set in 14K white gold, an
$825 value!

Auction volunteers will sell jewelry
boxes from 5:30 until 7:15 PM – or
until the boxes sell out. No need to
bring cash – we’ll add your purchase to
your auction invoice so you can pay at
Auction Checkout at the end of the

Who will take home the real diamonds?
Will you be the lucky one? We’ll all
find out together when the boxes are
opened at the start of the Live Auction!

   Special thanks to Lewis Jewelers &
  Joe Palazzolo for their generosity to

           Live Auction
1 Barton Hills Country Club Golf Outing
Donor: Barton Hills Country Club
Your opportunity to play Barton Hills' historic
Donald Ross-designed course! This outing
includes four 18-hole rounds with cart on a date of
winning bidder's choice during 2008 season.

2 Dinner for Four with Ernie Harwell
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Ernie Harwell
Remember as a kid when the Tigers were on the
road? You couldn't wait to get to bed to listen to the
game and our beloved Ernie. His voice always told a
great story and it was comforting to know that, even
when the Tigers lost, Ernie believed in them, us and
Detroit. Here's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for
you and three guests to host Ernie and his wife Lulu
for dinner at Steve & Rocky's in Novi. (Steve &
Rocky's is a fabulous restaurant owned by two of
Detroit's finest chefs!) Gift certificate for $200 to-
wards dinner is included, but final tab is the responsi-
bility of the winning bidder. Date and time to be
mutually agreed upon with the Harwells.

3 Four Pistons vs. Wizards Tickets - April 11
Donor: Buff Whelan Chevrolet
Did you think it was too late? See the Pistons take on
the Washington Wizards on Friday, April 11 at 8 PM.
Section 116, row AA, seats 5 to 8. Includes parking

4 Principal for a Day
Donor: Erin Milligan
Finally an opportunity to show the school who's
really in charge! The lucky winner will spend a day
with Miss Erin and help her run the school. Start the
day by leading chapel then hold some meetings in the
principal's office. Miss Erin will also treat the lucky
winner to lunch at the restaurant of his or her choos-
ing. After lunch, there will be an opportunity to take
photographs behind the principal's desk. This is your
child's chance to get the inside scoop and a good
lunch to boot! Use before 4/09.

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5 Madison, Wisconsin Weekend Getaway
Donor: The Dahlmann Family and Overture Center for the
A perfect weekend getaway for two! Located be-
tween two gorgeous lakes, Madison is Wisconsin’s
state capital and home to the University of Wiscon-
sin. This city has plenty to offer no matter the sea-
son. Enjoy two nights standard accommodations at
the Campus Inn in Madison and two tickets to a
2008-09 performance of your choice at the acclaimed
Overture Center for the Arts. Your Campus Inn
experience will include hors d'oeuvres, dessert, coffee
and continental breakfast in the Chancellor's Club,
turn-down service, on-site parking and airport trans-
portation. Visit and for much more informa-
tion! Subject to availability. May not be redeemed
during UW football or graduation weekends.

6 Mexican Riviera Escape at Puerto Vallarta
Luxury Resort
Donor: The Milligan Family
Situated on a tropical beachfront oasis on the azure
waters of Banderas Bay, Velas Vallarta Resort is a
spectacular vacation retreat in the heart of Puerto
Vallarta, Mexico. Indulge in breathtaking vistas of the
Bay, Sierra Madre and Downtown Puerto Vallarta
during this one-week stay in a three-bedroom ocean-
front condo. The 10-acre oceanfront resort offers
ocean front dining, tennis, golfing, beach, three beau-
tifully landscaped swimming pools, the swim up
"aqua bar" and more. Look for more information
and photos at May be used
anytime during the 2009 calendar year but should be
booked as soon as possible.

7 Gourmet Dinner for Eight at the Home of
Erin Milligan & Louis Gagnon
Donor: Erin Milligan & Louis Gagnon and Tanya
Byker-Phair & Ian Phair
Your hosts Louis Gagnon & Erin Milligan and Ian
Phair & Tanya Byker-Phair promise you and seven
guests an unforgettable evening of gourmet dining
and fine wine. The winning bidder will be offered
several choices for each course, then will work with
the hosts to plan the perfect menu. Date to be
mutually agreed upon. Use before 4/09.

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8 U of M Hockey Package - Club Level Hockey
Tickets & Zamboni Ride
Donor: A CMSAA Family and University of Michigan
A magical experience for the hockey enthusiast in
your family. Four club level tickets to a mutually
agreed upon 2008-09 U of M home game at Yost
Arena plus the opportunity for your child to take a
spin around the rink on the zamboni! The club level
has cushy seating and offers a panoramic view of the
arena below. Includes a meal and non-alcoholic bev-
erages during the game. Zamboni ride is subject to

9 Washtenaw Dairy Sundae Bar for 50
Donor: Washtenaw Dairy
Is this heaven? Almost. Dave Holman from Washte-
naw Dairy will deliver, set up, scoop, and clean up an
ice cream extravaganza for 50, with 32 ice cream fla-
vors and 20 toppings to choose from! Dave can
come dressed in a tuxedo or even as a milkman. This
is a perfect idea for a birthday party, neighborhood
gathering, end-of-the-year classroom party or corpo-
rate event. Date and location to be mutually agreed
upon between Washtenaw Dairy and winning bidder.
Expires 4/25/09.

10 Stokely Creek Ski Lodge - All-Inclusive Four
Night Stay
Donor: The Byker-Phair Family
Located north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Stokely
Creek Lodge is a premier cross country ski resort,
featuring the longest classic and Nordic cross country
ski trail system in Ontario. This all-inclusive four-
night package for four adults (or two adults and up
to three children) includes all meals and trail passes.
Breakfast, lunch, pre-dinner appetizers and dinner
are served in the dining room overlooking the ski
trails. Guests also enjoy the use of saunas, several
fireplaces and a hot chocolate machine! Searchmont
downhill ski resort is a half-hour away for those
looking for downhill skiing. Stokely is approximately
5 1/2 hours drive from Ann Arbor. Subject to room
availability. Rooms fill up quickly for peak weeks, so
please book early! Visit for
photos and more details. Must use by 4/09.

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11 Drift Boat Fly Fishing Expedition Down the
Au Sable River
Donor: John Palacios
A relaxing and memorable trip for two on Michigan's
famous Au Sable River. Fly fish for brown and rain-
bow trout on the "trophy waters" downstream from
Mio. All fishing equipment will be provided, or you
may bring your own. John Palacios is an experi-
enced, licensed, insured and permitted guide on these
waters. All fishing is catch and release. Beginners are
welcome, but bait fisherman are not. Bring your own
lunch and a Michigan fishing license. Please no
alcohol, cell phones, work-related stress or children
under the age of 13.

12 Wine Tasting for 12
Donor: Affinity Wealth Solutions
Affinity Wealth Solutions is pleased to offer a wine
tasting event for the winning bidder and 11 guests at
the home of Kris & John Evangelista. This special
evening will begin with exquisite appetizers, from
mouthwatering lamb chops to tasty bruschetta and
fine cheeses. An expert sommelier will educate you
on the wines served and how to pair them appropri-
ately. Cap off the evening with your own personal-
ized photograph. Don't miss this one!

13 Detroit Tigers Luxury Suite for 18
Donor: Mercer Human Resources Consulting
Rumor has it that the Tigers are a favorite for the
World Series this year. Be a part of sports history in
the making when you and up to 17 friends watch the
Tigers take on the Cleveland Indians on Sunday,
June 8 at 1:05 PM from Luxury Suite #134 at Co-
merica Park. Includes three Tiger Garage luxury
suite parking passes for hassle-free parking at the

14 Costa Rican Adventure
Donor: The Byker-Phair Family
Experience Costa Rica, Central America’s jewel, dur-
ing a seven-night stay in a beautifully appointed
beachfront condominium in Playo Jaco on the spec-
tacular central Pacific coast. Choose between a two-
or three-bedroom unit in one of three luxury proper-
ties in development by Daystar Properties. Playo
Jaco is just 90 minutes via car from San Jose. Visit for photographs and
detailed information. May be used between 4/08 and
11/08 (must be used before Thanksgiving).

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15 Christian Montessori Scholarship Fund
Help us share the excellence of a CMSAA education
with as many families as possible! Financial assis-
tance is essential to the mission of the school. We
have steadily increased the amount of aid offered
each year, and currently more than 20% of CMSAA
families receive some form of financial support. Join
us tonight in ensuring that CMSAA is a school for all
children, regardless of financial resources.

16 Labor of Love - Spring Gardening
Donor: CMSAA Upper Elementary Class
Get your yard ready for summer with two hours of
help from CMSAA's UEL class and teachers. 18 very
dedicated student gardeners will arrive on a CMSAA
bus to plant flowers, weed beds and help with your
spring gardening projects. Winning bidder will work
with Miss Shields to choose a day and time during
the week of June 7.

17 Fall Retreat at Lake Michigan Log Home
Near Leland
Donor: The Daratony Family
Enjoy a four-night autumn stay with family and
friends at this spectacular Lake Michigan log home
just six miles north of Leland. It features five bed-
rooms plus a loft area and sleeps up to 18! Walk out
to a no-bluff private Lake Michigan sandy beach,
with awesome views of the Manitou Islands and
lovely sunsets, or just sit on one of three decks to
enjoy the lake view and fall colors in the surrounding
woods. Inside you can get a roaring fire started in
the stone fireplace and enjoy a movie on the 72-inch
screen television. This amazing home was awarded
"Best Vacation Home in Michigan" by HGTV in
2004! Visit for photographs
and much more information. May be used between
September 15 and November 15, 2008. Includes all
linens and towels. No pets or smoking allowed.
Buyer responsible for cleaning fee of approximately

18 La Jolla Jewelers Custom Pendant
Donor: LaJolla Jewelers
This one-of-a-kind custom pendant was handcrafted
for CMSAA by jeweler Curtis Gough of La Jolla Jew-
elers. Be sure to swing by the Live Auction display
tables to take a close look before the bidding gets

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19 Framed Big House Vintage Print Signed by
Rich Rodriguez
Donor: Matthew Steinhauer, Go Blueprints, LLC
This historic print was created with only original
documents, including original construction blue-
prints, original tickets and original programs from
1927. Signed by football coach Rich Rodriguez.
Handsomely framed and ready to display!

20 Taste Fest 2008
Donor: A&L Wine Castle and Weber's Inn
A & L Wine Castle and Weber's Inn invite the win-
ning bidder and three guests to a spectacular evening
at the Holiday Spirits 2008 Taste Fest on Friday,
November 7. You'll sample the finest liquors and
cigars and enjoy specialty appetizers in the ballroom
at Weber's Inn. A unique opportunity to choose be-
tween more than 140 different single malt scotches,
cognacs, tequilas, rums and bourbons, all under one
roof. After the tasting, you won't need to venture
far, because Weber's has included a certificate for a
hotel room for the night!

21 One Week at Boyne Mountain Area
Home for 24
Donor: Camille Leatherman
This very spacious Boyne area home sleeps up to 24
guests. Gather a group of friends and family and
head up north for a week of fun and relaxation! The
house is divided into two areas. The larger side has
six bedrooms, three baths, a full kitchen and living
room with TV and dining table. Two of the bed-
rooms have a queen and twin bed each. The smaller
side has one bedroom with bath, a loft area with four
twin beds, a kitchen and living room two pull-out
couches and TV. Lofters have access to a half-bath.
Available for one week by mutual agreement between
4/08 and 4/09. Feel welcome to contact Deb
Smeets at (734) 730-2204 to check specific availabil-
ity prior to the auction.

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22 Summer Week at Winter Park, Colorado Va-
cation Home
Donor: The Gehl & Ferris Families
Summer is an amazing time to visit Colorado. With
extra hours of daylight, you'll have plenty of time to
enjoy golf, mountain biking, fly fishing, whitewater
rafting, horseback riding, high country hiking and
more during a one-week stay at the Iron Horse Re-
sort. This luxurious 1525 square foot condominium
overlooking the pool area features two bedrooms/
three baths and comfortably sleeps six. Inside the
unit you'll find a gas fireplace, wet bar, large kitchen,
private balcony and your own washer and dryer. Visit for pictures, floor plans
and more information. May be used between 6/1/08
and 8/30/08. Contact donor early to ensure best

23 Two Southwest Airlines Tickets
Donor: Southwest Airlines
Ahh freedom! Two round-trip tickets to any city in
the continental United States served by Southwest
Airlines. No restrictions, but must use before 4/09.

24 Atlas Global Bistro Dinner for Four
Donor: Atlas Global Bistro and Zircher Transportation
Hour Detroit Magazine calls it "...a place that's de-
cided what it wants to be and succeeds." Located on
Woodward Avenue in Detroit's up and coming Mid-
town district, the Atlas Global Bistro serves a refined
global menu in an atmosphere of upscale urban com-
fort. For the winning bidder and three guests, award-
winning chef Christian Borden will personally plan
and prepare an amazing five-course meal with wine
service. This unique opportunity includes round-trip
transportation for four in a luxury sedan to Atlas
Global Bistro, courtesy of Zirchner Transportation!

25 Pub Crawl for Six
Donor: Corner Brewery, Arbor Brewing Company and
Majestic Coach
Grab your pals and jump into your limousine for a
trip to two of our area's most festive establishments.
Included in this package are three hours of limousine
service from Majestic Coach, beer and appetizers for
six at Ypsilanti's Corner Brewery and another round
at the Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor. Your
limousine is outfitted with a premium sound system
with IPod connection, 22" flat screen TV/DVD sys-
tem, ambient lighting and perimeter seating. Best of
all, it seats 18 ... so go ahead and pick up some new
friends along the way!

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26 Four Tigers vs. Red Sox Tickets - May 6
Donor: Fingerle Lumber Company
These may be the hottest tickets in town! Four lower
deck infield reserved box seats behind home plate
(section 125, row 20, seats 10-13) for the Tigers vs.
Red Sox on May 6 at 7 PM. You'll have an excellent
view of each pitch, the Tigers' dugout and the visi-
tors' on-deck circle. Parking is included, just steps
away from the gate in a paved, lit and attended lot.

27 Beijing Bound!
Donor: The Dahlmann Family
Can't swing a trip to Beijing this summer? Then
bring home some major Olympic excitement with
this full-size Olympic flag signed by members of the
Beijing-bound United States Swim team. You'll find
signatures from several world-class swimmers, in-
cluding Michael Phelps and Kaitlin Sandeno. An
ideal inspiration for the budding Olympians in your

28 Two Nights at Betsie Bay Inn
Donor: Betsie Bay Inn
Make your getaway on the shore of Lake Michigan in
this newly restored "Painted Lady" in the heart of
downtown Frankfort. Beaches, marinas, golf, galler-
ies, shopping and fine dining will all be at your fin-
gertips - not to mention lighthouse tours, Sleeping
Bear Dunes, Interlochen Center for the Performing
Arts... what are you waiting for? Luxury suite package
includes a bottle of chilled champagne, chocolate
dipped strawberries for two, a bouquet of fresh flow-
ers and a wine tasting for two. No expiration date
but may not be used on holidays or from Memorial
Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.

Door Prizes
Thank you for your attendance and invaluable sup-
port of CMSAA! Your bid number has been entered
into a free drawing for several terrific door prizes.
This drawing will take place immediately after the
Live Auction. You must be present to win!

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          Silent Auction
          Boutique & Beauty
100 V2V Private Shopping Party
Donor: V2V
Welcome to girly heaven at Kerrytown's V2V. You
and seven of your best friends munch gourmet treats,
get free wardrobe advice and learn about the latest
fashion trends. You get a 20% discount during the
event, free gifts to take home, even a 20% discount
card for more shopping later. What else do you
want? A red carpet?

101 Matthew Hoffmann Custom Pendant
Donor: Matthew Hoffmann Jewelers
One-of-a-kind 14 karat gold pendant custom made
for the CMSAA Auction! Matthew Hoffman is
known nationally for his unique and artistic designs.
A stunning piece of jewelry.

102 Vera Bradley "New Hobo" Purse
Donor: The Crown House of Gifts
Look like you're on vacation, even when you are
most definitely not. It's easy with this Vera Bradley
"New Hobo" purse in a Capri Melon pattern.

103 Adult Tooth Whitening/Bleaching
Donor: Sandra Embree Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Don't be afraid to smile! Let your inner light burst
forth after a professional tooth bleaching to remove
all those unsightly... well, whatever it is you've got in

104 Binh's Place Spa—A Special Treat
Donor: Binh's Place Salon & Spa
Guys, the time has come to annihilate your split
ends, demolish your dry scalp and obliterate that
pesky knot in your shoulder. The fierce warriors at
Binh's Place are ready and armed for your spa pack-
age including hair cut and style, hair and scalp treat-
ment and a half-hour massage.

105 Binh's Place Spa—Pamper Me Special
Donor: Binh's Place Salon & Spa and Exquisite Apparel
It's all about YOU! Three and a half hours of blissful
self-indulgence. This Binh's Place spa package in-
cludes full head highlights, cut and style and a paraf-
fin manicure. Continue the pampering at home with
a plush pink ladies' bathrobe courtesy of Exquisite

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106 Binh's Place Spa—Your Time Well Spent
Donor: Binh's Place Salon & Spa and Exquisite Apparel
Manicure, pedicure and your choice: highlights
around the face, cut and style or hair and scalp treat-
ment. Is there a better way to spend three hours?
Continue the pampering at home with a plush crim-
son ladies' bathrobe courtesy of Exquisite Apparel.

107 Binh's Place Spa—Please Spoil Me
Donor: Binh's Place Salon & Spa and Exquisite Apparel
Nothing says "I love you" like a spa gift. Includes
hair coloring, consultation, cut and style, hair and
scalp treatment and an hour-long massage. Continue
the pampering at home with a plush baby blue ladies'
bathrobe from Exquisite Apparel.

108 Christine Crowner Hand Knit Scarf
Donor: Christine Crowner
Heads will turn when you splash this marine blue
beauty around your neck. Accented with green, pink,
magenta and lemon.

109 Silpada Silver Bead Earrings
Donor: Jack & Darcy Campbell
Chic, sterling silver double bead earrings on french

110 Silpada Sandstone Necklace & Earrings
Donor: Jack & Darcy Campbell
Spun from a dream ... An oxidized sterling silver and
sandstone pendant swings from this 16" sterling sil-
ver necklace featuring sandstone beads. Coordinat-
ing sterling silver earrings have dangling sandstone

111 Silpada Smoky Quartz & Citrine
Necklace & Earrings
Donor: Jack & Darcy Campbell
Glow day or evening in this cascading smoky quartz,
citrine and engraved sterling silver 17" necklace.
Matching faceted quartz smoky quartz and citrine
earrings dazzle!

112 Silpada Silver Necklace & Earrings
Donor: Jack & Darcy Campbell
Three bars of sterling silver shimmer when comple-
mented by the black leather in this naturally appeal-
ing 16" necklace. Coordinating sterling silver ear-
rings offer a fresh and delicate twist on a classic.

113 Silpada Silver Cross Earrings
Donor: Jack & Darcy Campbell
Sterling silver cross earrings on french wires.

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114 Handpainted Silk Scarf
Donor: Miki Doan & Payton Doan
Beautiful silk scarf handpainted by CMSAA mom
and daughter, Miki and Payton Doan.

115 Vera Bradley Microfiber Set
Donor: Matt & Miki Doan
Let 'em know you're all business with this key lime
and turquoise accessory set. Includes clutch wallet,
large vanity case, small vanity case and luggage tag.

116 Vera Bradley "New Hope for a Cure" Set
Donor: Matt & Miki Doan
Show your solidarity and support for breast cancer
research -- and look awesome doing it. The "New
Hope for a Cure" pattern includes snowdrops for
endurance and pink ribbons for awareness. You'll be
pretty in pink, green, and black with this set which
includes a small purse, pocket wallet and journal.

117 The Splurge at Tricho Salon & Spa
Donor: Tricho at Briarwood Mall
Why not splurge? Gift certificate for one-hour facial,
one-hour Swedish massage, manicure, pedicure, hair-
cut and style, make-up application and a light lunch.

118 Take-Home Tooth Whitening Kit
Donor: Whittaker Road Dental
Get your teeth their brightest in 14 days! Whitening
kit, exam, cleaning and x-rays, all for you, courtesy of
Whittaker Road Dental. Offer good in the absence of
gum disease. Expires 12/31/08.

119 Indian Beaded Purse
Donor: Hema Paul
This black silk bag is embroidered with blue-gray
beads for a dramatic geometric design.

120 Indian Silk Gold Scarf
Donor: Hema Paul
Long, wide and shimmering -- this delicate open-
weave piece would make a stunning scarf or an ele-
gant table runner.

121 Sterling Silver Key Chain
Donor: LaJolla Jewelers
Engrave this sterling silver key chain with your
sweetheart's name. Then add keys to the shiny red
car you bought her for her birthday.

122 Philips Sonicare Toothbrush
Donor: Whittaker Road Dental
Once you experience this amazing instrument, you
will never go back to your regular toothbrush!
Essence e5850 model.

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123 Luminosity Salon & Spa Gift Certificate
Donor: Luminosity Salon & Spa
Treat yourself to some pampering with this $100 gift
certificate to Luminosity Salon & Spa in Saline. Visit for a list of

124 BeautyFirst Gift Box
Donor: BeautyFirst
Beauty comes first. Your awesome personality is a
distant second. Better make a grab for this spiffy cos-
metic bag filled with a delightful array of beauty

125 Good Night's Sleep
Donor: Chelsea Chiropractic - Dr Duncan
Two cervical support pillows that will help you sleep
in a comfortable position all night long, resulting in
fewer aches and pains. One pillow-pedic is standard-
size and one is extra-size.

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                 Child’s Play
200 Stokke XPlory Stroller
Donor: Mark & Kimberly Hancock
Too good for Graco, are you? Give your precious
bundle the sweetest ride in town. Stokke Xplory
stroller converts to carry one child from birth to 33
lbs (0 to 4 years). View this item online at

201 Chuck-E-Cheese Outing
Donor: Chuck-E-Cheese
Treat yourself to a soothing, peaceful afternoon at...
Chuck-E-Cheese! Two certificates, each good for
one large pizza with two toppings, four drinks and 30

202 Learning Express Gift Basket
Donor: Learning Express Toys
My mom and dad went to the CMSAA auction and
all I got what this lousy... Wait a second! A gigantic
popcorn bowl filled with cool toys from Learning
Express? Awww, Mom and Dad, you really are the
greatest! Popcorn bowl can be personalized. Toys
and games for children 8 and up.

203 Jungle Java Birthday Party for Ten
Donor: Jungle Java - Ann Arbor
Ten lucky little monkeys will be swinging for joy
when you treat them to a safari party at Jungle Java.
Package includes a table reserved for two hours, invi-
tations, thank you cards, decorations, paper products,
cake utensils -- even the candles! A designated host
will set up, help serve and clean up. Valid Monday
through Thursday. Expires 1/5/09.

204 John Madden 2008 Autographed PSP Game
& Framed Photo
Donor: IMG Broadcasting
Real autograph. Fantasy football. Worlds collide. Plus
a framed autographed John Madden photograph!

205 John Madden 2008 Autographed X-Box
Donor: IMG Broadcasting
Hours... days... months... of fun. And it's signed by
football legend John Madden, with permanent ink no

206 Christine Crowner Hand Knit Child's Scarf
Donor: Christine Crowner
One of a kind, totally gorgeous, warm and snuggly...
Some very lucky little girl is going to have the pretti-
est scarf in town! Pale pink, blue, and lavender with
ribbon tassels.

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207 Piano Lessons by Korin
Donor: Korin Hancherlian-Amos
What? Your child has mastered the maracas? Jun-
ior's using the recorder for a light saber? Then it's
time to upgrade. Get started with three 45-minute
piano lessons with Suzuki-style instructor Korin
Hancherlian-Amos in her Ypsilanti studio. Must be
scheduled for three consecutive weeks. Valid
through 8/31/08. Check out Korin's playing at!

208 Dinosaur Toy Basket
Donor: Thomas Smith, Matt & Miki Doan and Borders
Group, Inc.
Jurassic thrills for your little predator! An Imaginext
T-Rex Mountain play set will take the edge off those
rainy days of spring. Keep milking the excitement
with a Draw Dinosaurs! kit and ―My First Book of

209 Bowling Party at Colonial Lanes
Donor: Colonial Lanes
Lace up those wicked-cool bowling shoes and get
ready for this fun party for ten! Includes two hours
of bowling for your guests. Must use before

210 Baby Gift Basket
Donor: Shon & Peter Klamka
Lighten the load for the new parents on your gift list.
This sweet little basket includes baby clothes, lotion
and baby wash.

211 Putt N' Glow Party Package
Donor: Putt N’ Glow Recreation
Cozy, dark, and totally trippy -- the kids won't soon
forget this party for eight. Includes one round of
mini-golf for each guest, 90 minutes use of a party
room, putters, balls, scorecards, beverages, plates and
silverware. Upgrades can be purchased.

212 Nickelodeon Sponge Bob Basket #1
Donor: Nickelodeon
Creator Stephen Hillenburg must have really sur-
prised his mother when he managed to wed his train-
ing as a marine biologist with his gift for animation.
Sponge Bob Square Pants is a TV show that's educa-
tional and entertaining. And now you can foster
your child's budding interest in science with this nifty
basket that includes a Sponge Bob Fission Digital
Music Player, a Sponge Bob Analog Watch plus a
Nickelodeon Glo-Gear Necklace.

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213 Nickelodeon Sponge Bob Basket #2
Donor: Nickelodeon
Bikini Bottom, the home of Sponge Bob Square
Pants, boasts a thriving downtown, suburbs, coastal
areas, airport, bus system and fair park. Your child
will gain valuable insights about urban planning and
renewal with this basket that includes a Sponge Bob
Rocker Alarm Clock Radio, a Sponge Bob Flash
Digital Camera and a Sponge Bob Soccer figurine.

214 Nickelodeon Sponge Bob Basket #3
Donor: Nickelodeon
Although Bikini Bottom is an underwater city, nei-
ther Sponge Bob nor his best friend, a pink starfish
named Patrick, can swim. When confronted with a
body of water, like a swimming pool or lagoon, they
must use a boat to cross it. Ironies like this one will
sharpen your child's analytical skills and encourage
scientific inquiry. Set includes a Sponge Bob Rocker
Alarm Clock Radio, a Sponge Bob Flash Digital
Camera and a Sponge Bob Soccer figurine.

215 Chelsea Treehouse Three-Month Pass
Donor: Treehouse
The Chelsea Treehouse offers an adult-friendly in-
door play structure that will keep kids of all ages
busy. Three-month family membership pass is valid
4/5/08 to 7/5/08.

216 Wildlife On The Prowl DVD Set
Donor: Jeffrey & Sarah Rassoul
Take a walk on the wild side! The drama and gran-
deur of the animal kingdom -- it can all be yours with
this incredible six-disc DVD boxed set.

217 Champion Gymnastics Beginning Class
Donor: Champion Gymnastics
Gift certificate covers registration fee and an eight-
week beginning recreational class. Your child will flip
for this opportunity!

218 Nickelodeon The Naked Brothers Band Gift
Set #1
Donor: Nickelodeon
Featuring music written by a real 11-year-old, The
Naked Brothers Band is a post-modern version of
The Monkees. Bond with your tween with this set
that includes Kids' Choice Volume 3 CD, The Naked
Brothers Band CD, a Nickelodeon Fission Digital
Music Player and a Nickelodeon Glo-Gear Necklace.

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219 Nickelodeon The Naked Brothers Band Gift
Set #2
Donor: Nickelodeon
You won't want your child to miss the movie on
which the hit TV show is based! This gift set includes
The Naked Brothers Band "The Movie" DVD, The
Naked Brothers Band "Battle of the Bands" DVD,
The Naked Brothers Band CD, Nickelodeon Kids
Choice Volume 3 CD and a Nickelodeon Glo-Gear

220 Ten Dippin' Dots Gift Cards
Donor: Dippin' Dots
Flash freeze ice cream in liquid nitrogen, and you can
make your own bowl of edible marbles. But you
probably have other things to do, so why not slurp
up these gift cards and you can have the "ice cream
of the future" today. Ten gift cards, each valued at

221 Craft Basket for a Rainy Day
Donor: Borders Group, Inc.
Let it rain! Your child will craft through the hours
with a wonderful Learn to Weave set. Add to that a
card-making kit, a kitten-themed stencil book, pencil
case and a panda-printed portfolio folder, and you'll
forget your kid's even home.

222 Zap Zone Game Passes
Donor: Zap Zone
Brush off the winter blahs with a trip to Zap Zone!
Ten free laser tag passes. Visit
for locations.

223 Preschool Fun Basket
Donor: Joyce Dimond and Borders Group, Inc.
Three delightful picture books: ―Blue Goose,‖ ―Lila
and the Secret of Rain‖ and ―Fairy Fern.‖ Add in a
Disney princess book and magnetic drawing kit and a
Playskool "Welcome to Weebleville" DVD.

224 Wide World Sports Center - Summer Kids'
Donor: Wide World Sports Center
Your child will experience a variety of games and
activities, learn motor skills and team work, increase
physical fitness and have lots of fun! Gift certificate
for a one-week, full-day session for ages 8-13.
Weekly sessions run from June to August. Visit for schedule and more
information. Expires 9/1/08.

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225 Pirates & Dragons
Donor: Matt & Miki Doan and Borders Group, Inc.
Dragonology "Field Guide to Dragons" provides
identification models, explanations of habitats, mi-
gration, species classification, evolution and plenty of
room for field notes. Should your child actually spot
one of these rare lizards, they can snap a photo with
their "Pirates of the Caribbean" digital camera.

226 Misty Meadows Birthday Party
Donor: Amy Riske and Lynell & Katy Nymshack
A unique birthday celebration for your little eques-
trian! Misty Meadows will host six to eight children
for a weekend party that includes horseback riding
and a fun craft activity. Winning bidder supplies
foods and drinks. Expires 4/09.

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            China & Pottery
Christine Crowner’s Collection of Signed
Hand-Painted Porcelain
The work of English artist Christine Crowner is known
worldwide. Each piece is hand painted with Christine’s trade-
mark images. When you buy one of these pieces, you will share
a common appreciation of Christine’s delicate artistry with
Lady Margaret Thatcher, who also owns Christine’s work.
The items in this section have been donated by Christine. She
will also donate to CMSAA the proceeds from special orders.

300 12" Serving Platter with Fruits & Berries
Exquisite hand-painted china is graced with black
currants, apples, pears, blueberries, strawberries,
plums, red currant and blackberries.

301 12" Serving Platter with Grapevines
Hand-painted china beckons with grapevines and
plump grapes.

302 Serving Bowl
Hand painted blackberries and roses on china. This
might be too pretty to actually use.

303 Teacup and Saucer
Delicate pink roses with embossed gold trim on
Limoges porcelain -- a teacup fit for a queen.

304 Pair of Teacups and Saucers
Fine Bavarian china, adorned with roses and sur-
rounded by a gold band and black trim.

305 Four–Compartment Serving Tray
With four compartments surrounding a lidded dish,
this serving tray will be your new best friend.

306 Decanter
Hand-painted grapes on porcelain promise to do jus-
tice to the finest of your wines.

Pottery by Christopher Bragg
Local artist Christopher Bragg has been throwing pottery for
more than 30 years. His unique work is well known
throughout the United States. These pieces are made to be
functional and beautiful.
Donor: Darcy Campbell & Pam Dahlmann

307 Large Bowl with Condiment Cup
Chips and salsa. Football and game. These are things
that go well together. Kind of like this large bowl
with a shell motif and condiment cup. Just add food!

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308 10 " Dish
Green and tan dish with twisted handles. Divider
piece included.

309 Wavy Platter
Surf's up! Killer waves on this large, blue and tan
platter with scalloped edges.

310 Server Platter
Now you can get your soup from the stove to the
table without spilling it on the floor! Green and tan
platter with twisted handles and a recessed center to
hold a bowl.

311 Square Baker
This green and tan baker can go in both the oven and
the dishwasher.

312 Plate with Wood Center & Matching Bowl
Nifty little plate with a wooden cheese board and its
matching wavy bowl.

313 Small Sculpted Bowl
A small bowl -- perfect for dips, hard-boiled eggs,
carrot sticks.

314 Casserole with Lid
Oven to table casserole in blue and ash glaze.

315 Three Bowl Set
Three nesting bowls glazed green -- one for Papa
Bear, one for Mama Bear and one for wee little Baby

316 10" Quiche Dish
Deep down, quiche is what they really want for
brunch. Blue and tan dish has fluted edges and serv-
ing handles.

317 9" Quiche Dish
Glazed green and ash dish.

318 Duck Bowl
Whimsical bowl with pouring spout, glazed green,
ash and tan.

319 Bread Board with Bowl
Ash and white combo is perfect for dipping bread
into melted cheese, chocolate, whipped cream, diet
coke -- whatever makes you happy.

320 Serving Tray
Lovely 16" burgundy brown and tan tray. Or to put it
another way: breakfast in bed for Mother's Day.

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321 Pasta Bowl
13" blue and tan pasta bowl. Just add noodles.

322 Wine Set
Get organized! This set includes four goblets and a
serving tray with inset ring and corded handles.
Glazed green and ash.

323 Rectangular Baker
Oven to table dish with green and ash glaze. Micro-
wave and dishwasher safe.

324 Three Piece Bowl Set
Low bowls glazed in blue and tan.

325 Two Bowl Set
Brown and green nesting bowls with pinched-in

326 Spaghetti Bowl
Very deep bowl with handles. Green and ash glaze
will set off your marinara sauce just beautifully.

327 Single Serving Bowl
Green and ash-brown bowl features pinched-in sides.
Your side dishes will actually taste better in this bowl.

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Excursions & Entertainment
400 Lunch for Two with U.S. Congressman Tim
Donor: U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg
Wondering what really happens in Washington DC?
Ask everything you've always wanted to know during
lunch for you and a guest with U.S. Congressman
Tim Walberg (Seventh District, Michigan) at the
Creekside Grill.

401 Special Event at the Gladwin Barn
Donor: Gladwin Family
Host a five-hour party at the lovely Gladwin family
barn. Barn has hardwood floors, a loft, kitchen, bath-
room, fireplace and stage for musicians. Perfect for
an anniversary party, reception or graduation party.
(Sorry no weddings.) Indoor capacity is approxi-
mately 50 and adjacent gardens can accommodate
several hundred. Contact donor to schedule an event
by mutual agreement. Expires 4/1/09.

402 Disney Park Hopper Passes
Donor: Walt Disney World Co.
You haven't taken your kids to the Magic Kingdom
yet? Stop dragging your feet and snag these four Park
Hopper passes for one incredible day at Disney's
Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot Center, Disney-MGM
Studios or Disney's Animal Kingdom. Expires

403 Ann Arbor Symphony Concert Tickets
Donor: Ann Arbor Symphony
The A2SO brings "music in the key of A2" to the
masses, with stellar concerts and events for both
adults and children. Voucher for two tickets to the
opening night of the 2008-09 season, September 20
at the Michigan Theater.

404 Detroit Zoo Family Pack
Donor: Detroit Zoological Society
ROARRRRR! Bring your little pets to the zoo for a
day of nature versus nurture. Four passes are valid
any day through 2008. Railroad and parking fees not
included. Not valid for special or evening events.

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405 VIP Tickets to Dr. Phil Show
Donor: Dr. Phil
Lights! Camera! Applause! ... Picture you and three
worthy loved ones on the set of the Dr. Phil show.
Certificate for four VIP seats at a Dr. Phil taping and
parking at the world famous Paramount Pictures
Studio lot in Hollywood. Must call in advance (at
least two weeks) of the date you would like to attend.
Scheduled taping days are generally Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays. Scheduled season runs
from August to April. Valid until 4/4/09. Must be
18 years old to attend.

406 Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village -
Four Tickets
Donor: The Henry Ford
Remember the good old days? Grab these four tick-
ets and tour of some of the most important innova-
tions of the modern age.

407 Ford Honors Program Certificate: Sir James
Donor: University Musical Society
Are you feeling lucky? You will be if you get these
two tickets for Irish flautist Sir James Galway, per-
forming at Hill Auditorium on Saturday, May 10 at 6

408 Family Fishing Day at the Smith Farm
Donor: Mark & Linda Smith
You bring the bait. The Smiths have everything else:
four different ponds, rods, beautiful scenery, a four-
man canoe, sunshine, blue gills, fresh air, pumpkin
seed sunfish, grass, large mouth bass, water... just
about everything you can think of! Certificate good
for up to ten guests.

409 Toledo Zoo Passes
Donor: The Toledo Zoo
Quit stalling and grab these two day passes to the
Toledo Zoo, one of the finest zoos in the area! Ex-
cludes special events, evenings or discounted rates.
Expires 12/31/08.

410 The Detroit Science Center - Family
Admission Pass
Donor: The Detroit Science Center
Tired of feeling dumb when your kids ask you to
explain the laws of thermodynamics? Then you bet-
ter grab this day pass for a family of four to The
Detroit Science Center. Expires 1/26/09.

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411 Wiard's Orchards Country Fair Pass #1
Donor: Wiard's Orchards
Fall! There's no better way to bring it on than at
Wiard's Country Fair. Pick apples and pumpkins, pet
the cute little goats, take a relaxing hay ride, listen to
toe-tapping country tunes and for dessert: hot, fresh
doughnuts dunked in sparkling cider. Pass is for five
family members. Valid for weekends in September
and October of 2008. Expires 10/31/08. Visit for the fall schedule.

412 Wiard's Orchards Country Fair Pass #2
Donor: Wiard's Orchards
If Pass #1 isn't enough for you, then why not double
the fun and invite a terrific family to join your terrific
family for an action-packed day at the fair? Pass is
for five family members. Valid for weekends in Sep-
tember and October of 2008. Expires 10/31/08.
Visit for the fall schedule.

413 Splash Universe River Run Indoor Water
Park Passes
Donor: Splash Universe
Water meets Playground. Slides, play structures, ad-
venture regions, arcades, restaurants and smiles that
just won't quit. It can all be yours with these four
passes to Splash Universe River Run Indoor Water
Park in Dundee. Expires 9/30/08.

414 Four VIP Tickets to Shedd Aquarium
Donor: Shedd Aquarium
Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium houses nearly 22,000 eye-
popping, exotic fishes, reptiles, amphibians, inverte-
brates, birds and mammals from waters around the
globe. These VIP tickets to the Aquarium and Wild
Reef allow immediate access -- instant gratification
for the marine obsessed. Tickets expire 4/09.

415 Four Performance Network Matinee Tickets
Donor: Performance Network Theater
Ann Arbor's award-winning theater company fea-
tures a variety of off-Broadway productions in an
intimate setting. Four tickets to any Saturday mati-
nee show. Expires 9/07/08.

416 Showtime at the Apollo VIP Tickets
Donor: Showtime at the Apollo
Showtime at the Apollo is a television version of
amateur night competitions at Harlem's world-
famous Apollo Theater. Featuring a distinctive,
vaudeville-like atmosphere, these competitions are
the model that shows like Star Search and American
Idol follow. Watch the very best rising stars perform
with these two VIP tickets for Wednesday, June 18 at
7:30 PM. Visit for more in-

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417 Outing with Miss Laura & Miss Jessica
Donor: CMSAA Children's House II Teachers
Your child and a friend will share a special summer
afternoon with Miss Laura and Miss Jessica. Date
and outing details to be mutually agreed upon. They
look forward to spending some time with the lucky

418 Outing with Miss Russelle & Miss Beth
Donor: CMSAA Children's House I Teachers
How do teachers spend their summers? Your child
and a friend will get the inside scoop during this very
special summer outing with Miss Russelle and Miss
Beth. Date and details to be mutually agreed upon.

419 Pizza Pajama Party with Miss Hema, Miss
Carmen & Miss Allison
Donor: CMSAA Lower Elementary Teachers
Bring on the pajama party fun for up to eight
CMSAA students! From 6 to 9 PM, the lucky partici-
pants can set up their sleeping bags and cozy up for
pizza and a movie in the LEL classroom. Best of all,
everyone will make it home to their own beds by
bedtime! Date and time to be arranged with LEL
teachers. Must be used when school is in session and
before 4/09.

420 Party Space at Washtenaw County Home
Builders Association
Donor: Washtenaw County Home Builders Association
Ready to plan a party? Grab this certificate for a six-
hour rental of HBA's beautiful and bright event
space -- complete with full kitchen, chairs, tables and
a view of their lake. Located off of Jackson Road,
just down the street from CMSAA. Space holds up
to 90 people. Date to be mutually agreed upon with
donor. Expires 12/31/08.

421 Ann Arbor Hands On Museum Family Fun
Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
Hours of scientific fascination, education and stimu-
lation for the whole family. Four admission passes
plus a cool tote bag.

422 Bartender/Server for Four Hours
Donor: Cocktails N' Dreams
Do you like to party? Are you throwing one soon?
Why not book a professional server? Cocktails N'
Dreams certificate for bartender or server for four
hours. Additional time may be purchased. Expires
10/15/08 and is subject to holiday blackouts

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423 Six Goodrich Quality 16 Movie Passes
Donor: Goodrich Quality 16
See the movies the way Hollywood intended you to
see them with these six passes! Not valid for the first
two weeks of a film's release. Expires 10/5/08.

424 Ann Arbor Art Center Membership & Studio
Donor: Ann Arbor Art Center
Feeling artistic? Make a bid for this contributing
level family membership and gift certificate for one
studio art class. Excludes ceramic and glass blowing
classes and any model/lab fees.

425 Four Tickets to Fisher Theatre
2008-09 Season
Donor: Nederlander Detroit
An elegant world-class venue for the performing arts,
Detroit's Fisher Theatre plays host to big Broadway
productions and big-name stars. Be first in line for
the 2008-09 season with these four tickets to a per-
formance of your choice. The season opens in No-
vember and offerings will be announced in late
spring. Visit for more
information. Date and performance to be mutually
agreed upon with donor.

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                Food & Wine
500 Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack
Donor: Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack
Raise your hand if you secretly wish you were
Cajun. Well, at least you can eat like one with these
two $25 gift certificates. Expires 2/27/09.

501 Arbor Springs Ceramic Dispenser & Spring
Donor: Arbor Springs
Safer, cleaner and tastier -- that's what spring water is
all about. With this convenient dispenser, you'll
never drink from the tap again. Plus, two five-gallon
jugs of water to get you started.

502 Main Dish Gift Certificate #1
Donor: Main Dish Kitchen
So your oldest child is in a Children's House and
you're already tired of making dinner. The bad news:
You have about 4 million more dinners to make. The
good news: Main Dish! $25 gift certificate to Ann
Arbor location only expires 12/30/08.

503 Main Dish Gift Certificate #2
Donor: Main Dish Kitchen
One more easy dinner, please! Get it while it's hot...
$25 gift certificate expires 12/30/08. Only good at
Ann Arbor location.

504 West End Grill Dinner for Two
Donor: West End Grill
Enjoy the West End Grill's New American cuisine --
traditional fare prepared with a twist. Dinner for two
excluding gratuity and alcohol. Reservations recom-

505 Zingerman's Gift Card
Donor: Ian Phair & Tanya Byker-Phair
Are you drooling? Anything you want at Zinger-
man's for $75. Valid at Zingerman's Delicatessen,
Roadhouse, Bakehouse, Creamery, Mail Order and

506 Large Stucchi's Ice Cream Cake #1
Donor: Stucchi's of Dexter
What can take you higher than an ice cream cake?
Absolutely nothing. And think of the time you'll
save serving your cake and ice cream simultaneously!
Expires 4/5/09.

507 Large Stucchi's Ice Cream Cake #2
Donor: Stucchi's of Dexter
One more chance to eat your cake and ice cream to-
gether. Gift certificate for a large ice cream cake.
Delicious! Expires 4/5/09.

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508 Two Magnums of Specialty Beer
Donor: Michael and Louise's Hopleaf Bar
Chicago's Hopleaf Bar is renowned for its world-
class beer selection, including Midwest microbeers,
national and international craft beers and various
styles of Belgian brews. You'll feel like a regular with
these two magnums of Belgian or Belgian-style beer
from one of the nation's top neighborhood bars.

509 Big Boy Gift Books
Donor: Big Boy
Pile up those pancakes and pass the maple syrup!
$20 in gift books.

510 Dexter's Pub Gift Certificate #1
Dexter's Pub
When was the last time you kicked back with old pals
and spent a lazy afternoon drinking, eating and catch-
ing up? You need to do this. It will keep you sane.
And like all the best things in life, this $50 gift certifi-
cate has no expiration date.

511 Dexter's Pub Gift Certificate #2
Donor: Dexter's Pub
Another $50 gift certificate to Dexter's Pub? Yes, it's
true! No expiration date.

512 Zingerman's Bakehouse Baking Class
Donor: Zingerman's Bakehouse
Learn from the masters! This three- to four-hour
class will get you the hands-on instruction you crave
and the baked goodies you deserve. Find out more
at Expires 4/15/09.

513 Dinner for Four at D'Amato's Restaurant
Donor: D'Amato's Restaurant
Voted "Best of Detroit" by Hour Detroit magazine,
Royal Oak's D'Amato's is an Italian bistro with a cas-
ual, inviting atmosphere. Each guest may order an
appetizer, salad, entree and dessert off the menu.
Does not include alcohol or gratuity.

514 Plum Market $100 Gift Certificate
Donor: Plum Market
Run, don't walk, to Ann Arbor's newest gourmet

515 Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee Basket
Donor: Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee
Just add the desert island, or is it, dessert island? In-
cludes an assortment of fine chocolates and a $15 gift

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516 The Earle Gift Certificate
Donor: The Earle
Underground ambiance meets a mouth-watering
menu for a dining experience to remember. $50 gift
certificate is valid Sunday to Thursday nights with no
expiration date.

517 Mongolian BBQ Gift Certificate
Donor: Mongolian BBQ
Create the stir-fry of your dreams with these two $10
gift certificates. Does not include alcohol, gratuity or
tax and expires 1/22/09.

518 Max & Erma's Gift Certificate
Donor: Max & Erma's
There's something for everyone at Max & Erma's.
Two $10 gift certificates expire 9/30/08.

519 Great Harvest Bread for a Year
Donor: Great Harvest
All natural ingredients, baked fresh daily. Enjoy one
free loaf of bread a month for a year.

520 Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream Cake #1
Donor: Cold Stone Creamery
Planning a summer party? Just grab this certificate
for a medium round ice cream cake. Must use by

521 Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream Cake #2
Donor: Cold Stone Creamery
Oh, thank heavens ... another certificate for a me-
dium round ice cream cake. Must use by 9/1/08.

522 Schakolad $25 Gift Card
Donor: Schakolad Chocolate Factory
Schakolad handmade European chocolates. What
else do you need to know?

523 Edible Arrangements Gift Certificate
Donor: Edible Arrangements
Edible Arrangements specializes in creating delicious
fruit designs filled with fresh strawberries, pineapple,
grapes, oranges, cantaloupe, honeydew, bananas and
pears. You'll never have to eat another flower ar-
rangement again. $25 gift certificate expires

524 Three Liter Bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon
Donor: D'Amato's Restaurant
Equal to about four bottles, this effusive black
cherry, dutch chocolatey, currant-like, spicy, peppery-
noted, and sweet oak-hinted wine is a great way to
start a dinner party ...

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525 Noodles & Company Gift Certificate
Donor: Noodles & Co
Can't face the stove tonight? Four gift certificates for
Bowls at Noodles & Company. Take home a water
bottle and yo-yo, too!

526 Common Grill Spring Wine Show Tickets
Donor: Common Grill
Common Grill will host its 17th annual Spring Wine
Show on Monday, April 21 from 6 to 9 PM. Taste
dozens of wines and enjoy hearty appetizers with
these two tickets!

527 Kroger $30 Gift Card
Donor: Kroger
And who doesn't need a Kroger gift card?

528 Busch's Gourmet Gift Basket
Donor: Busch's Market
You will be somebody's hero if you give them this
delectable basket of goodies. Chips, salsa, tea, pre-
serves, shortbread, honey mustard, olives, chocolate,
crackers -- this is the language of love.

529 "Good Morning" Gift Certificates
Donor: Ian Phair & Tanya Byker-Phair and Barry's Bagels
Get any day off to an awesome start with a $25 Star-
bucks gift card and a $10 gift certificate from Barry's

530 Giant Chocolate Bunny
Donor: Lynell & Katy Nymshack
Definitely not your average bunny. A three-foot tall,
25-pound hollow chocolate bunny from Great Lakes
Coffee & Chocolate!

531 Bread for a Year from Panera
Donor: Panera Bread
A loaf a month for 12 months from Panera Bread.
What could be better? Expires 12/09.

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            House & Garden
600 Carol Roeda Santa
Donor: Carol Roeda Studios
CMSAA's funkiest grandma spoils us with her hand-
painted steel art work! You might not be thinking
about Santa Claus right now, but he sure is thinking
about you. Make sure you get on his good list with
this charming piece.

601 Carol Roeda Mitten Ornament
Donor: Carol Roeda Studios
Don't forget your mittens! Adorable painted metal

602 Carol Roeda Snowman Ornament
Donor: Carol Roeda Studios
Hand-painted metal perfection for your tree.

603 Carol Roeda Tree Ornament
Donor: Carol Roeda Studios
A Christmas tree for your Christmas tree!

604 Carol Roeda Angel Ornament
Donor: Carol Roeda Studios
You'll be the angel if you give this charming cherub
as a gift next Christmas.

605 Borders $50 Gift Card
Donor: Borders Group, Inc.
Books, music, movies! All the joy can be yours with
this white-hot $50 gift card.

606 Portafolia Jumbo Scrapbooking Kit
Donor: Paul & Jennifer Foley
A classy set in neutral shades that will preserve your
memories elegantly.

607 Dixboro General Store $25 Gift Card
Donor: Dixboro General Store
Pottery Barn secretly wishes it were the Dixboro
General Store! Give yourself plenty of time to ex-
plore this gem.

608 Christine Crowner Table Lamp
Donor: Christine Crowner and Top of the Lamp
Lavender wisteria clambers up the base of this beau-
tiful handpainted Christine Crowner vase, made into
a lamp by Top of the Lamp.

609 Nicola's Books Gift Certificate
Donor: Nicola's Books
You’ll want to browse all day. $25 gift certificate.

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610 Embroidered Cushion Covers
Donor: Hema Paul
Imported from India, these five gorgeous cushion
covers are embroidered in muted blue and red tones,
set off with golden green corner tassels.

611 Uniden Cordless Phone
Donor: John & Kathy Osterholzer
Don't have time to buy a new battery for you old
cordless phone? Fear not. You can just take this
brand new phone home with you tonight.

612 Framed Photograph - In the Locks
Donor: Debi Bailey
CMSAA's very own Debi Bailey reveals geometric
beauty in this striking photograph.

613 Framed Photograph - Basket of Eggs
Donor: Debi Bailey
A serene composition in a rustic setting depicts a
wire basket filled with chicken eggs. Original work
by MS teacher Debi Bailey.

614 Framed Photograph - Garden Lettuce
Donor: Debi Bailey
Aren't you glad your kids have such gifted teachers?
Original photographic art by Debi Bailey.

615 Portable Bench Saw
Donor: Andre Begosso & Amy Cannon
Find your inner handyman with this Delta
Shopmaster 10" Portable Bench Saw with Stand.
Model TS200LS.

616 Romance Novel Basket
Donor: Mark & Linda Smith
Pick up your summer beach reading tonight with
these four red-hot hardcovers: "Toxic Bachelor" by
Danielle Steel, "At First Sight" by Nicholas Sparks,
"Blue Smoke" by Nora Roberts, "First Impressions"
by Jude Deveraux.

617 Handmade Nativity Quilt
Donor: Deb Smeets
Lovely jewel tones highlight this beautiful handmade
nativity quilt measuring 45" by 36", perfect for a wall

618 Butterfly Platter - Children's House I
Donor: CMSAA CH I Class & Kathy Osterholzer
Children's House I put their hearts (and fingers and
thumbs!) into this pretty butterfly platter.

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619 Wall Hanging - Children's House II
Donor: CMSAA Children’s House II Class
Stitched by the children of Children's House II, this
unique double-sided wall hanging features a Christ-
mas tree on one side and an Easter theme on the
other. A treasure!

620 Five Book Step-by-Step Cooking Series
Donor: Borders Group, Inc.
Never say never -- you can learn to cook! These five,
full-color guides will take you from burnt toast to
sensational roast in no time.

621 Tiled Serving Tray - LEL
Donor: CMSAA LEL Class & Elizabeth Roeda
A unique handcrafted treasure! White framed
serving tray with tiles painted by CMSAA's Lower
Elementary class.

622 Contemporary Painting - MS Class
Donor: CMSAA MS Class & Elizabeth Roeda
A unique modern painting with a circle theme and
cool colors, all created by CMSAA's Middle School

623 Contemporary Painting - UEL Class
Donor: CMSAA UEL Class & Elizabeth Roeda
Contemporary painting featuring warm colors and
stars, created by CMSAA's Upper Elementary Class.

624 Getty Images Book - Photojournalism
Donor: Borders Group, Inc.
This fascinating collection boasts 175 years worth of
photographs that made history. Written by Nick
Yapp and Amanda Hendrickson, the story of our
world in pictures will beautifully unfold on your cof-
fee table. Hardcover, 800 pages.

625 Framed Children's House II Portrait
Donor: CMSAA Children’s House II Class
A Valentine's Day to remember! This beautiful 8x10
photograph captures the children of CHII wearing
their Valentine's Day crowns. Finished with a lovely
silver frame.

626 Complete Beatles Chronicle Book
Donor: Borders Group, Inc.
All you need is... this book. Written by Beatles au-
thority Mark Levinson, and with a forward by their
producer George Martin, this book accounts for
every working day of the Beatles career.

627 Snickers Tote Bag
Donor: CMSAA UEL Class
Snickers is his name, toting your stuff around is his
game. Honor this loyal rabbit and all that he repre-
sents to our UEL students.

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628 Framed Snickers Portrait
Donor: CMSAA UEL Class
The school photographer took extra special care to
pose Snickers just so!

629 Watercolor Portrait
Donor: Marsy Doan
Artist Marsy Doan will photograph your child at
school or at home (within 50 mile radius of Ann Ar-
bor), then paint a beautiful 11x15 watercolor portrait.
Final artwork will be matted but not framed. Please
be sure to take a look at Marsy's work on display at
the Auction. Truly a keepsake!

630 Buttercup Tote Bag
Donor: CMSAA UEL Class
Everywhere you go... the folks will want to know...
about the UEL with the fat little bunny.

631 Framed Buttercup Portrait
Donor: CMSAA UEL Class
What a beautiful bunny!

632 Mystery CD Sampler
Donor: Joyce Dimond and Borders Group, Inc.
Fatten up your collection and broaden your horizons
at the same time. This eclectic mix leaps from
"Bing" to "Blige" in 18 CDs.

633 Domino Tote Bag
Donor: CMSAA Children's House I Class
Domino is the beloved CHI guinea pig. Here's your
chance to bring home something really special!

634 Framed Domino Portrait
Donor: CMSAA Children's House I Class
The perfect way to commemorate CHI's resident
guinea pig! A 8x10 photograph, framed and matted
with the name of each CHI student.

635 Area Rug
Donor: The Home Store
Spruce up your floor with this lovely 4' by 6' area rug
in plum, taupe and olive tones. From the Generation
Collection by Sphinx Oriental Weavers.

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700 Cheryl Hall Weekday Photography Session
Donor: Cheryl Hall Photography
Gift card for a weekday session, a $225 value!
Sample this wonderful work at Expires 7/08.

701 Financial Plan by Affinity Wealth Solutions
Donor: Affinity Wealth Solutions
Affinity Wealth Solutions will create your personal
financial plan, beginning with an analysis of your cur-
rent and future needs. Risk management, retirement
planning, college planning, investment strategies and
employee benefit strategies will all be addressed. The
next step includes identifying, clarifying and prioritiz-
ing financial and personal objectives. You'll walk
away with a personalized plan to help you reach your
goals! Expires 12/31/08.

702 Pediatric Dental Exam
Donor: Sandra Embree Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Peanut butter for lunch, spaghetti for dinner … it's
time for a free pediatric initial exam and cleaning.

703 Ann Arbor Commerce Bank $500 CD
Donor: Ann Arbor Commerce Bank
Voucher for a 12-month CD with a 10% APY!
Expires 5/31/08.

704 Car Detailing & Oil Change
Donor: Palmer Motor Sales, Inc.
Show your car how much you love it with this gift
certificate for detailing and an oil change at Palmer
Auto Sales of Chelsea.

705 Interior Design Consultation
Donor: Designs by Lindsay
Does that one room in your house have you
stumped? Let Lindsay Winkler, a certified interior
designer and teacher, help you come up with the per-
fect design. Lindsay will meet you in your home,
take measurements, then come up with a sketch that
includes palette, fabric options and furniture layout
suggestions. Excludes kitchens and bathrooms.

706 Eight Hours of Computer Tech Support
Donor: Chris Palumbo
Spending so much time on Starbucks' wireless inter-
net connection that the latte guy knows you better
than your own kids? Sounds like you need the sup-
port of your own computer technician. Let Chris
Palumbo install your wireless network, upgrade your
system or troubleshoot your computer woes with
eight hours of technical support.

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707 Photography by Shannon Gift
Certificate & Photo Album
Donor: Photography by Shannon and Borders Group, Inc.
Shannon is going to make you smile! Check out her
portfolio at
$100 certificate, good for session and prints, expires
4/1/09. Store your beautiful keepsakes in a black
leather photo album from Borders.

708 Financial Plan by United Bank & Trust
Wealth Management Group
Donor: United Bank & Trust
The financial experts at United Bank & Trust will
help you put together a comprehensive plan to help
with retirement, college education and estate plan-
ning. Package includes a computer-based program
and meeting with a top financial advisor.

709 Budget Cleaners Gift Certificate
Donor: Budget Dry Cleaners
$150 gift certificate for dry cleaning at Budget Clean-
ers in Ann Arbor. Expires 3/09.

710 Wedding Gown Cleaning & Preservation
Donor: Neon Village Cleaners - Livonia
Neon Village Cleaners will expertly clean and pre-
serve a wedding gown for the winning bidder. A
wonderful gift for a new bride. A $150 value.

711 Two Twelve Art Center Gift Certificate
Donor: Two Twelve Art Center
Do something about your mid-life crisis! Quit your
day job and hook up with Saline's fabulous non-
profit art center. Use this certificate toward any class
that calls to you.

712 Guitar Lessons
Donor: Dave Buehrer
Follow your dream and learn to play the guitar!
Dave Buehrer will get you strumming in no time with
four half-hour lessons. Dates and times to be ar-
ranged with Dave.

713 In-Home Dog Obedience Training
Donor: K9 Home Schooling
A two-hour in-home obedience training session for
the dog in your life! Nationally recognized behavior
consultant Michelle McCarthy uses humane training
methods based on positive reinforcement and a
sound understanding of animal behavior. (Not in-
tended for behavioral problems or aggression.) Visit for more information.

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             Sports & Fitness
800 Jake Long Autographed Football
Donor: Moe's Sport Shop and The Dahlmann Family
All-American Wolverine offensive tackle Jake Long
is sure to be one of the elite talents in the 2008 NFL
draft. Snap up this autographed football while you

801 Four Tigers vs. Twins Tickets - July 10
Donor: Doan Company
Snatch these terrific infield box seats and watch the
Tigers take on the Minnesota Twins on Thursday,
July 10! Location is section 120, row 12, seats 4-7 --
right along the first base line. This is a televised
game, so starting time will be announced.

802 Four Tickets to 2008 Detroit Lions Game
Donor: John Cannon
Football fun for four at Ford Field! Excellent seats
(section 140, row 16) for a mutually agreed upon
home game. Contact donor early to ensure best
choice of 2008 home games.

803 Curtis Granderson Autographed Baseball
Donor: Detroit Tigers
Major League baseball bat signed by Curtis Grander-
son, the third player in history to record 20 doubles,
20 triples, 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases. This
item is authenticated with a hologram, making it even

804 Miles of Golf Gift Card #1
Donor: Miles of Golf
Temperature controlled golf is yours for the taking!
Miles of Golf is a Top 100 rated, full service, open-
year-round, wind-sheltered and heated facility! This
$20 gift card never expires, and you can refill it with a
20% bonus.

805 Miles of Golf Gift Card #2
Donor: Miles of Golf
Believe in miracles. Here's another chance for all-
season golf. $20 gift card never expires, and you can
refill it with a 20% bonus.

806 Autographed Red Wings Puck
Donor: Detroit Red Wings
An authentic Detroit Red Wings hockey puck auto-
graphed by #26 Jiri Hudler!

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807 Lake Forest Golf Club Outing
Donor: Lake Forest Golf Club
A favorite golf destination, Lake Forest features na-
tive grasses, wildflower areas, wetlands, ponds and
tree-lined fairways. Four 18-hole rounds of golf with
cart. Valid Monday through Friday, anytime. Satur-
day and Sunday, after 2 PM. Expires 10/31/08.

808 YMCA 12-Month Teen Membership
Donor: YMCA
Give a lucky teenager something they'll never out-
grow: a love of health and fitness. The YMCA offers
teens a wide array of instructional and competitive
programs. Membership is open to kids aged 12-17.
Expires 4/1/09.

809 Keith Hafner Karate Gift Basket
Donor: Keith Hafner's Karate
A full introductory package to one of the nation's
finest Karate schools, right here in Ann Arbor! En-
roll your child, or yourself, in this top-notch program
and marvel at the perks: improved self-esteem, disci-
pline, respect, sportsmanship, focus, confidence and
self-control. (They also teach karate.) Package in-
cludes free introductory lessons, Keith Hafner's book
"How to Build Rock Solid Kids" and two CD's.

810 Stonebridge Golf Outing
Donor: Stonebridge Golf Club
Stonebridge was designed in 1991 by world-famous
golf course architect Arthur Hills. Enjoy 18-holes of
golf for four players with electric cart, too! May be
used anytime Monday through Friday and after 1 PM
on weekends and holidays. Expires 11/08.

811 Two Pistons vs. Timberwolves Tickets -
April 15
Donor: Shon & Peter Klamka
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 7:30 PM. Section 212,
row 2, seats 12 and 13. Quick, the game's about to

812 Cleveland Cavaliers Goodie Sacks
Donor: Cleveland Cavaliers
Just imagine how cool you'll look with this Cleveland
Cavaliers backpack packed with goodies that LeBron
James may very well have looked at, or breathed on,
or... gasp... touched Includes a banner, T-shirt, mini-
basketball, key chain, poster, headband and wrist-

813 Three Tennis Lessons
Donor: Gary DeGuzman
No more back-handed compliments about your ten-
nis playing. After these private, one-hour outdoor
lessons, you'll be the one serving up the humble pie.
Good for adults and children.

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814 Golf Outing at The Polo Fields Golf &
Country Club
Donor: The Polo Fields Golf & Country Club
An 18-hole championship course, Polo Fields fea-
tures a par-72 links-style layout. Gift certificate for
one foursome of golf. Golf cart fee and proper attire
required. Valid as space permits anytime Tuesday
through Friday and after 2 PM on weekends and

815 Mike Hart Autographed Football
Donor: Moe's Sport Shop and The Dahlmann Family
Get your hands on this football signed by "All Big
Ten" leading U of M rusher Mike Hart!

816 Ann Arbor Country Club Golf Outing
Donor: Ann Arbor Country Club
This par-72 course features 6,420 yards of changing
elevation and direction. 18 holes of golf for four
players with two carts included. Expires at end of
2008 golf season (November).

817 M-Fit Punch Card
Donor: MFit Fitness Center
It's time to get in shape for summer! Get started
with this twelve-visit punch card to the MFit Fitness
Center at the Ice Cube. Includes a 30-minute equip-
ment orientation. Expires 7/5/08. Must be 16 or

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       Absentee Bid Form
If you are unable to come to the Auction, why not
ask a friend to bid for you? For your convenience,
you may give the form below to your designated
bidder. Please make sure to indicate your
maximum bid amount for each item. Then give
your designated bidder a blank check or credit card
information and ask them to bring home the items
you win!

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Please note: An auction representative will
competitively bid for you up to your maximum bid,
if necessary. Items must be removed from
Washtenaw Community College the night of the
auction. Please make sure your designated bidder
checks out with your payment information and
brings your items home to you. Credit card
information needed: type of card (MC or Visa),
name as it appears on card, card number, expiration
date, billing address.

   Financial Contributors
We extend our heartfelt thanks to all who have
offered their financial support!

Dykema Gossett
Kazunobu & Masayo Fukuma
Carol & Jack Roeda
Stockbridge State Bank
As of March 17, 2008

         In-Kind Donors
Thank you to the following individuals and
businesses who have donated goods and
services to support the 2008 auction!

Andre Begosso & Amy Cannon
Borders Group, Inc.
Kathy Hentschel, Michigan Occasions, LLC
Kolossos Printing
Silveri Architects
University Flower Shop
As of March 17, 2008

    Remember to check the
   Addendum for last-minute
    additions to the Silent &
         Live Auctions!


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