Thursday, May 8, 2014

See You Tomorrow Night!

Bidding at the Folwell Silent Auction is easy.  These items will be located in the gym.  Just sign in at the registration desk, pick up a bidding number and you are ready to go!  Silent auction will end at 7:45 pm.  Winning bids will be highlighted.  Take your winning bid sheet (not your item) to the cashier.  Cash or check is preferred.  We will also take credit cards (percentage will go toward a credit card fee though). After payment, items you have won will be brought to you.  If you unable to stay for the ending of the auction, no problem.  We will call you afterwards and hold the item for you.

The items featured today are for those who enjoy cultural arts.  Whether it is music, art or fine dining (I used the term a bit loosely here); I think you will find something to please you.

Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery—Winemaker’s Tour
Up for auction is a certificate that entitles a group of 4-8 people to attend one Winemaker’s Tour at Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery.  You’ll enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the winery production area, have an opportunity to learn from and speak with the winemaker about their unique winemaking process, and possibly taste a delicious wine still in production. 
 The following dates are available for the tour:
            Monday, September 1, 2014
            Monday, October 6, 2014
            Monday, November 3, 2014
            Monday, December 1, 2014
All tour times start at 6 pm.  For more information on the winery go to www.fourdaughtersvineyard.com 

Alexis Bailly Vineyard, Hastings MN
3 certificates for Wine Tasting for two and souvenir wine glass
Retail Value for each certificate is $20
Calling all wine lovers!  Alexis Bailly Vineyard has been growing wines in Minnesota for over 40 years. This Vineyard has the distinction of being the first vineyard from MN to commercially sell its wine made from 100% MN grapes.  If you want to try their wine without going to the vineyard, most of the liquor stores in Rochester do carry their wines or you can order them online. For more information go to http://www.abvwines.com

Hennepin Theatre Trust
2 Tickets to Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (runs from June 6-June 29)
Value of tickets $54
With a name like that, I would say that this would be something to watch WITHOUT kids!  BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON audaciously redefines America’s seventh president, the man who invented the Democratic Party and doubled the size of our nation, with a raucous blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and an infectious rock score.  An exhilarating and white-knuckled look at one of our nation’s founding rock stars, this wildly entertaining musical recreates and reinvents the life of Andrew Jackson.

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Dinner & show pass for 2 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings
Value $ $132
Wow!  Dinner and a show; what an enjoyable way to spend an evening.  Chanhassen Dinner Theaters opened in 1968 and has had over 10 million guests. The theatre is dedicated to providing high quality musicals.  Currently showing through August is The Little Mermaid.  Need a little more advance planning?  No worries.  These tickets are good for 18 months.  To look at their shows, menus and more go to www.chanhassentheatres.com

Rochester Art Center
One year complimentary family membership
Do your kids love art?  This might just be what you are looking for.  The Rochester Art Center has fabulous summer camps.  With this membership you get a $50 discount off of their all day camps and $20 off of their 4-6 yr old camps.  Of course with membership you also get free admission, complimentary tickets to opening receptions and free admission to the Minnesota Marine Art Museum as well.  To learn more about their summer art camps visit their website at www.rochesterartcenter.org

Gift certificate for one seat at a concert at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota, MN
Crossings is where you will find inspiring and unusual art exhibits. You will also find opportunities to learn everything from writing and painting to yoga and Spanish.  Stay in to the evening and you will be amazed by the regular musical concerts performed by a wide variety of artists, from folk to jazz to classical, both local and those of international renown.  Whether you are artistically undernourished or simply seek to escape from the mundane world, Crossings is your destination.  Check out their website for a list of upcoming concerts, www.crossingsatcarnegie.com.  

Mother’s Day Teatime basket, Harney & Sons
Value $84
Harney & Sons makes one of my favorite teas—Hot Cinnamon Sunset.  They have generously donated a box full of goodies for Mother’s day.  Included in this box is their Mother’s Bouquet Tea along with a white teapot with 2 floral cups and plate.  To enjoy with your tea there are also mint shortbreads and milk chocolate hazelnut speckled truffle eggs.  No need to panic if you don’t get this box.  You can also buy this online at www.harney.com/gifts.  And if you just want the tea---I buy mine at Target.

2 tickets to the Minnesota Orchestera for Mozart:  The Three Final Symphonies for June 7, 2014 at 8 pm
Value$100

From the Minnesota Orchestra home page--Here in a single concert are three of the most amazing works of art ever created.  Mozart wrote his final symphonies in quick order, in a rush of expression, and no one has ever learned exactly why or for whom he composed them.  Each one is perfectly formed, and each also creates its own world, from the buoyant joy of Symphony No. 39, to the dark and visionary energy of No. 40, and then, finally, the grand summing up of No. 41.

6 bottles of wine from Andy’s Liquor, value of $80

8” birthday cake from Daube’s bakery
$20 gift card from Hubbell House
$10 gift card to Zumbro Rive Café
Flapdoodle basket
$20 gift card Brueggers bagel
$20 gift card Itchi Tokyo
Bag of groceries, Trader Joe’s
Basket of goodies—Potbellies
Basket of goodies—Zzest
$10 gift card to Cinnabon
2, gift passes for 1 large pizza, 30 tokens, 4 drinks (plus chucky cheese bag and novelties) from Chucky cheese
2,$25 gift certificates to Cousins Subs
2, $10 gift cards to Carroll’s Corn or Carroll’s Frozen Yogurt
3 gift certificates for 1 large-1 topping pizza, Toppers Pizza 
Sekapp Orchards--$20 gift certificate, dried Indian corn, Jar of salsa, honey, banana butter, and raspberry chipotle barbecue sauce
2, $10 gift cards to Inta Juice
$10 Canadian Honker gift certificate
$25 gift card to HuHot Mongolian grill

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