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September 30, 2010

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The Board of Trustees of The Charleston Stage Company Presents

T H E 1 5 th A n n i v e r s a r y Dinner and Gala T he G a i l l a r d E x h i b i t i o n H a l l

Thursday, September 30, 2010 S i l e n t Au c t i o n a n d Co c k ta i l s

6:30 pm until 7:45 pm T h r ee Co u r s e D i n n e r

8:00 pm until 9:00 pm Sh o w C A S E a n d L i v e Au c t i o n

9:00 pm until 10:30 pm SPONSORed b y

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Blue Water Benefits Dixon Hughes P r o d u c ed b y

Mitchell Crosby of JMC Charleston au c t i o n ee r

Tom Crawford

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Cha r l e s to n Stage We lco m e s yo u to the 15 th A n n i v e r s a r y D i n n e r & G a l a Charleston Stage is the largest professional theatre company in South Carolina. Led, since 1978, by Playwright and Founder Julian Wiles, Charleston Stage has presented over 300 productions, including more than 20 World Premieres to audiences that now number over one million. Charleston Stage employs 12 full-time staff members, guest artists, and scores of actors, dancers, singers, and musicians. Outstanding local professional performers and resident professional actors are joined each season by professional equity actors from New York, Atlanta and beyond to perform in more than 125 performances each season. Charleston Stage is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit company. Thank you for your support!

G a l a COMMI T T E E

Brandon Guest - Chair Sam Gilner Katherine Glenn Megan Houk Lori Humphreys Mary Millette

Natalie Bluestein - Co-Chair Micka Robinson Kim Roettger Greg Rothschild Chris South Sandra Vineyard

T H E C H A RL E S TON S TAG E 2010/11 BOA R D OF T RUS T E E S Mr. Brandon Guest Blue Water Benefits President Mr. Dave Marley Wachovia Bank Vice President Mrs. Suzanne Lynch Wachovia Bank Treasurer

Dr. Glyn Cowlishaw Pinewood Preparatory School

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Mr. Halsey Schreier Clawson & Staubes

Mrs. Mary Millette Philips Medical Systems

Mr. Michael Shewan Michael David Associates

Mrs. Jennifer McElveen Community Volunteer

Mrs. Natalie Bluestein Bluestein & Douglas

Mr. Sam Gilner Berchtold Corp

Mrs. Katherine Glenn Community Volunteer

Dean Valerie Morris College of Charleston, School of the Arts Mrs. Jennifer Murray South Carolina Bank and Trust Mr. John Rosen Rosen, Rosen & Hagood, LLC Mr. Gregory Rothschild The Carolinas Financial Network

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Mr. Chris South Blackbaud Mr. Jeffrey Tibbals Nexsen Pruet LLC Mr. Paul Vannatta Vannatta Group of Merrill Lynch Mrs. Sandra Vineyard Community Volunteer


Hairspray, 2010

Me s s age f r o m the f o u n de r Dear Friends, Welcome, and thanks so much for being a part of our 15th Anniversary Charleston Stage Dinner and Gala. Tonight’s fundraiser, our largest of the year, is critical to Charleston Stage’s ongoing operations as we return home to the stunningly restored Historic Dock Street Theatre for 10 productions and over 100 performances. While there seems to be a small glimmer in the recovering economy, your support is still very much needed to insure we have the critical funds we need to give this great city the great theatre it deserves—and to provide over 15,000 Lowcountry youth with enriching theatrical training and performance opportunities. The good news for Charleston Stage is that ticket sales remain strong, audiences remain enthusiastic—they were cheering and dancing in the aisles at Hairspray— and our education programs have record enrollment. The difficult cuts we have put in place over the past few seasons kept us viable but, like most non-profits, we must still rely on the generosity of people like you for 53% of our operating costs. With that in mind, we hope you will be especially generous tonight. Your support over the past 33 years has made Charleston Stage one of the city’s premier arts institutions. Your support is needed now, more than ever, to ensure this first season back at the Historic Dock Street Theatre is our best yet. And so, as we celebrate tonight, the beginning of our 2010-11 Season and the return to the Historic Dock Street Theatre please join me in lifting a glass to the future and to all the great shows and great education programs still to come. Thank you. Julian Wiles Founder and Producing Artistic Director T H E 1 5 th A n n i v e r s a r y D i n n e r & G a l a

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Alabama Theatre’s Christmas Show Bluefish Fitness Club www.alabamatheatre.com Lot 77

www.bluefishfitnessclub.com Lot 72

Anderson Dentistry

Bluestein & Douglas, LLC

www.anderson-dentistry.com Lot 28

Lot 4

Andolini’s Pizza

www.bobellisshoes.com Lot 32

Bob Ellis Shoes

www.andolinis.com Lot 2

Boone Hall Plantation

Andrew Petersen Lot 26

www.boonehallplantation.com Lot 2

Aqua Safaris, Inc

Bottles ‘n Brushes

www.aqua-safaris.com Lot 51

www.bottlesnbrushes.com Lot 59

Artist & Craftsman Supply

Bowens Island Restaurant

www.artistcraftsman.com Lot 6

www.bowensislandrestaurant.com Lot 51

Ashley River Beads

Bulldog Tours

Lot 48

www.bulldogtours.com Lot 1

BB&T Wine and Food Festival www.charlestonwineandfood.com Lot 31

Beauty and the Beach

Carolina Craft www.carolinacraftdist.com Lot 76

Live Lot 4

Carolina Oprey

Ben Berryhill’s Red Drum

www.thecarolinaoprey.com Lot 77

www.redrumrestaurant.com Lot 51

Ben Silver www.bensilver.com Lot 44

Berlin’s for Women www.berlinsclothing.com Lot 14

Blue Bicycle Books www.bluebicyclebooks.com Lot 35

Carolina Water Sports Trophy Lake www.carolinawatersports.com Lot 2

Carpentiers Wine & Dine Deli www.carpentierscatering.com Lot 21

Carrabba’s Italian Grill www.carrabbas.com Lot 46

Catherine E. LaFond, PA Lot 60

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Catherine Stephenson Personal Training Lot 78

Cedar Lodge on Lake Keowee Lot 13

Charles and Celeste Patrick Lot 64, 61

Charleston Ballet Theatre Lot 85

Charleston Battery www.charlestonbattery.com Lot 61

Charleston Bay Gourmet www.charlestonbaygourmet.com Lot 27

Charleston Branch Pilot’s Association www.charlestonpilots.com Lot 37

Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission www.ccprc.com Lot 2

Charleston Interiors www.charlestoninteriors.net Lot 23

Charleston Schooner Pride www.schoonerpride.com Lot 44

Charleston Stage www.charlestonstage.com Lot 65

Charlotte and Strait Fairey Lot 76

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry www.explorecml.org Lot 20

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Chocolate Cake www.chocolatecakecharleston.com Lot 65

Christian Michi www.christianmichi.com Lot 47

Cinebarre www.cinebarre.com Lot 54

EastWest Resorts

Garden & Gun Magazine

www.eastwestresorts,com Live Lot 6

www.gardenandgun.com Lot 70

Elaine Berlin

George Karnazes

www.elaineberlinoriginals.com Lot 36

Lot 52, 57

Eye Level Art

Lot 71

Live Lot 12

Family Circle Cup

City of Charleston

www.familycirclecup.com Lot 46

www.piccolospoleto.com Lot 79

College of Charleston Library Lot 5, 29

Croghan’s Jewel Box

Ferguson Plumbing www.ferguson.com Lot 10

Live Lot 5

Five Loaves Cafe / Sesame Burgers and Beer

Daniel Island Club

www.fiveloavescafe.com Lot 57

www.danielislandclub.com Lot 34

Flat Rock Play House

David Stasaitis Lot 22, 30

Dish and Design Catering www.dishanddesign.com Lot 29

www.realpagessites.com/naturalhealthcenter/ Lot 22

Grace Salon Spa www.gracesalonspa.sc Lot 44

Hall’s Chop House Lot 83

Harbor Specialties www.harborspecialties.com Lot 49

Food for the Southern Soul

www.harrybarker.com Lot 1

Live Lot 10

Frames Unlimited

Francis Marion Hotel

Helena Fox Lot 84

Heritage Golf Tournament www.theheritagegolfsc.com Lot 66

www.francismarionhotel.com Lot 62

Hope and Union Coffee Company

Frank Glenn

www.hopeandunioncoffee.com Lot 33

Lot 9, 17

Dunes West Golf Club

www.briarscreek.com Lot 40

Harry Barker

Lot 79

Dr. Anthony Vanderpool

Golf Club at Briars Creek

Lot 69

www.framesunlimitedcharleston. com Lot 39

Donna Ryan

Golden & Associates

Horton Hayes Fine Art

www.duneswestgolfclub.com Lot 43

French Quarter Inn Live Lot 9

www.hortonhayes.com Lot 11

Dunes West Grill

Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort

Hospitality Management Group

Earthling Day Spa

www.frippislandresort.com Lot 15

Lot 81

www.earthlingdayspa.com Lot 3

Fulton Five

www.houseofblues.com Lot 77

Lot 43

Live Lot 13

House of Blues

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Jackson Davenport Vision Center www.jacksondavenportvision.com Lot 12, 32

Mad Science @ Charleston Lot 86

Maggie Valley Club & Resort

Janis and Charles Coe Live Lot 10

www.maggievalleyclub.com Lot 63

Jed Suddeth

Magnolia Plantation

Lot 25

Jennifer and Doug McElveen

www.magnoliaplantation.com Lot 20

Maria Hutzler

Live Lot 11

Lot 83

Jim Booth Art Gallery, Inc www.jimbooth.com Lot 42

Massage Envy

Joseph and Kari Cerato

Matt Watson

Live Lot 9

Lot 38

Joseph Salon www.josephsalon.com Lot 55

Just Fresh Cafe & Catering Lot 5

www.mbn.com Lot 77

National Whitewater Center www.usnwc.org Lot 41

Natural Heath Center Dr. Susan Doyle www.nhcmtp.com/ Lot 72

Nice Ice Fine Jewelry Live Lot 4

Nikki Beach Massage

Lot 82

www.nikkibeachmassage.com Lot 41

Maverick Southern Kitchens

O’Brion’s Pub & Grille

www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com Lot 54

Lot 57

Middleton Place

www.oldsouthcarriage.com Lot 21

www.middletonplace.org Lot 41

Kelly Roper Photography

Myrtle Beach National

Old South Carriage Co.

Palmetto Carriage Works

www.kellyroperphotography.com Lot 75

Charleston Riverdogs

Knit www.knitk.com

Mills House Hotel

Lot 69

Lot 18

www.millshouse.com Lot 62

Paulo Geiss Jewelrs

Leggiadro

Mr. Barry Wolff

Live Lot 9

Lot 74

Liberty Tap Room www.libertytaproom.com Lot 3

Long Point Familiy Chiropractic www.longpointchiropractic.com/ Lot 7, 53

Lotus Flower www.lotusflowercharleston.com Lot 19 8

Lot 61, 82

Lot 62, 81

Pat Deussing

Live Lot 9

Pearl and Balboa

MUSC Wellness Center

www.shoppearlonline.com Lot 80

www.musc.edu/hsc Lot 68

Pete and Lorraine Galloway

My Three Dogs www.mythreedogs.com

Pura Vida Fitness LLC

Lot 1

Myrtle Beach Hotels Lot 77

Live Lot 3

www.puravidafitnesssc.com Lot 14, 43

Redux Contemporary Art Center www.reduxstudios.org Lot 6

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Rick’s Lighting

Tempo Indoor Cycling

www.rickslighting.com Lot 16

www.tempoindoorcycling.com Lot 35

Ritas Seaside Grill

The Black-Eyed Susan

www.thekickinchicken.com Lot 24

www.etsy.com/shop/blackeyedsusan Lot 53

Rivertowne Country Club

The Boathouse at Breach Inlet

www.rivertownecountryclub.com Lot 66

www.boathouserestaurants.com Live Lot 2

RTW

The Boutique

www.rtwcharleston.com Lot 62

www.theboutiquecharleston.com Lot 56

Sam Gilner Lot 38

The Citadel Deparment of Athletics

Sandra and Flip Vineyard

www.citadelsports.com Lot 78

Live Lot 8

The Colbert Report

SC Stingrays Hockey www.stingrayshockey.com Lot 61

Shannon Byrdic Anderson Lot 50

Signature Photography by Toporek South Carolina Stingrays Hockey www.stingrayshockey.com Lot 51

www.sewe.com Lot 70

Stella Nova

The Foot Store www.footstore.com Lot 8

The Ion Club

Live Lot 4

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

www.colbertnation.com Lot 58

Live Lot 9

Tristan www.tristandining.com Lot 67

Unique Imagery by David Paul Lot 24

Urban Nirvana www.urbannirvana.com Lot 53

Vendue Inn www.vendueinn.com Lot 21

Vickery’s Bar & Grill Lot 70

Vieuxtemps www.vieuxtemps.net Lot 50

Water’s Edge www.waters-edge-restaurant.com Lot 61

www.theionclub.com Lot 46

Wild Dunes Resort

The Kickin’ Chicken

Wild Dunes Resort

www.thekickincharleston.com Lot 40

The OOPS! Co www.theoopsco.com Lot 32

Thomas’ Barber Shop Lot 22

Tiger Lily Florist

www.stella-nova.com Lot 7, 49

Lot 49

Stono Cafe Catering

www.bluefishfitnessclub.com Lot 8

Lot 76

Trattoria Lucca

Live Lot 2

www.wilddunes.com Lot 45

Woodlands Resort Live Lot 1

Ye Olde Fashioned Ice Cream & Sandwich Cafe www.yeoldefashioned.com Lot 20

Tracie Long Fitness

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s i l e n t au c t i o n Lot 1 Going To and For the Dogs

Pamper your four-legged friend with ”The Works” day spa package and cage-free daycare from My Three Dogs while you and a friend enjoy one of Bulldog Tours’ Charleston strolls. Harry Barker’s colorful dry food storage can filled with toys, treats, a bed, a bowl and shampoo will make everyone glad to be back home at the end of the day. My Three Dogs certificate can only be used for “The Works” (no haircuts), and both services must be on the same day. Expires 12/26/10. Lot Value: $397

Lot 2 Explore, Enjoy, then Eat

A Gold pass from the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission allows unlimited vehicular entry into eight Charleston County Parks for an entire year. Explore the historic Boone Hall Plantation with the entire family. Then enjoy a watersports package from Carolina Water Sports, and celebrate it all with a gift certificate to Andolini’s pizza. Parks and Recreation Gold pass may not be exchanged for anything else. Boone Hall membership not valid for entry to special events such as concerts or festivals. Carolina Water Sports must be reserved at least two days in advance. Lot Value: $345

Lot 3 A Relaxed Evening with Friends

First get relaxed with a therapeutic massage at Earthling Day Spa, then stay relaxed while you and nine of your closest friends enjoy a lively dinner at the Liberty Tap Room in Mt. Pleasant. Lot Value: $385

Lot 4 No Time Like Now

Now is the time to make sure that your descendants will live in peace with each other. Use Bluestein & Douglas’ services to create a simple will, living will and durable power or attorney. Lot Value: $750

Lot 5 A White Glove Experience

Don white gloves and flip through the pages of history while discussing each volume in the College of Charleston Library’s Special Collections. Then take your 12 friends home to lunch catered by Just Fresh Café & Catering. Tour lasts 1-2 hours, M-F 8:30-5:30 by appointment. Lot Value: $440

Lot 6 Soup Cans and Typewriter Erasers

Explore your inner Warhol or Oldenberg during art classes or workshops at the Redux Contemporary Art Center. Then go home and use your own set of artist supplies from Artist & Craftsman Supply. Lot Value: $160 All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors

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s i l e n t au c t i o n Lot 7 Look and Feel Good

Get all the kinks out of the body with a 1-hour therapeutic massage from Long Point Family Chiropractic, then get the kinks out of the hair with a cut and color at Stella Nova. Lot Value: $230

Lot 8 A Fresh-Air Afternoon

Stay in shape this season with a month of unlimited classes at Tracie Long Fitness. You will be light on your feet the entire time with the assorted equipment and $25 gift certificate from The Foot Store. Tracie Long Fitness must be redeemed by December 31, 2010. Greens fees valid Monday thru Thursday all year. Lot Value: $245

Lot 9 The View from Above

Fly over Charleston in a vintage 1948 yellow piper cub with experienced pilot and Charleston Stage spouse Frank Glenn. Take home an autographed copy of his book of aerial photographs “Charleston from Above.” Lot Value: $350

Lot 10 Lumiere

Beautify and brighten your home with a lovely 6-light oil-rubbed bronze chandelier from Ferguson Plumbing Company. Lot Value: $808.50

Lot 11 “Horseshoe Creek”

You won’t want to miss this chance to own the sublime landscape painting “Horseshoe Creek” by Mark Horton. Lot Value: $900

Lot 12 Stylish (and Manly) Shades

Non-squintingly stylish is what you will be in these sunglasses by Tom Ford. Package Value: $460

All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors T H E 1 5 th A n n i v e r s a r y D i n n e r & G a l a

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SIL E N T AUC T ION Lot 13 Lake Keowee Weekend Aerie

Enjoy a long weekend in a dramatic Lindal cedar home on the north end of Lake Keowee in South Carolina’s foothills. The house has three levels, four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and can accommodate a maximum of 12 people. A 20-foot glass wall in the main level great room gives panoramic views of the lake and the mountains beyond. Long weekends (Wednesday or Thursday through Sunday) available Winter through Spring. Lot Value: $1,500

Lot 14 Work Out, Then Reward Yourself

Get into great shape with a 2-month intense bootcamp experience at PuraVida Fitness, LLC, then reward yourself with a $100 gift certificate from Berlin’s for Women. Berlin’s certificate not valid on sale merchandise or special orders. Lot Value: $220

Lot 15 Trip to Fripp

Play a round of golf and enjoy the lush natural setting at the gorgeous Ocean Creek or Ocean Point golf course, courtesy of Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort. Experience the sweeping views during a two (2) night stay for two from your scenic villa and explore the island on your own golf cart. Package valid through 10/2011 and excludes peak season and some holidays. Lot Value: $750

Lot 16 Light Up the Subject

Beautify and brighten your home with a beautiful table lamp of swirled bronze beads topped by a cream satin shade from Rick’s Lighting. Lot Value: $300

Lot 17 Hunt Club Outing

Enjoy a half-day of quail hunting for two at the Pineland Hunt Club in the sprawling hills of Dorchester, SC, courtesy of Frank Glenn. Must give 3 weeks notice prior to hunting excursion. Quail hunting season is from 10/10 to 9/11. Hunters must have their shotgun license. Lot Value: $400

Lot 18 Knit and Perl with Friends

Grab five of your friends and head to Knit for a 2-hour beginner knitting class. Lot Value: $250

All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors

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SIL E N T AUC T ION Winnie-the-Pooh, 2010

Lot 19 A Year of Elegant Bloom

A wonderful way to beautify a window, or commemorate a favorite friend, is with a year of orchid blooms – one each season – from Lotus Flower. Not to exceed $50 a season Lot Value: $200

Lot 20 Treat Your Family

Treat your children to the best that Charleston has to offer! Your family will be delighted with a twoyear Explorer Membership to the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. The opportunities for education continue with a family (of 4) visitor pass to Magnolia Plantation. To guarantee that the fun never stops, enjoy a year of banana splits from Ye Ole Fashioned Ice Cream and Sandwich Café. Lot Value: $410

Lot 21 A Deluxe Night Away

Be in the center of the action when you enjoy a one-night stay at the historic Vendue Inn in downtown Charleston. Accommodations include an afternoon guest reception, evening milk and cookies, and a southern breakfast. Act like a tourist and enjoy two seats on a carriage tour courtesy of Old South Carriage Co. Also enjoy a gourmet gift basket from Carpentier’s Wine & Dine Deli in Mt. Pleasant. Blackout dates do apply, expires 8/2011. Lot Value: $342 All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors T H E 1 5 th A n n i v e r s a r y D i n n e r & G a l a

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Silent auction Lot 22 Look Great, Feel Great, and Be on Time!

Start looking your best with a hair and nutritional analysis by Dr. Anthony Vanderpool, and a hair cut and styling by Mt. Pleasant barber Dave Creaturo at Thomas’ Barber Shop. You’ll certainly be on time for all those appointments with your Kenneth Cole wristwatch donated by David Stasaitis. Lot Value: $235

Lot 23 A Perfect Reflection of You!

Add to your home’s décor with a lovely birch-framed mirror from Charleston Interiors. Lot Value: $200

Lot 24 Capture the Moment – then Eat!

Make your way to the beach for a family beach portrait session with David Paul of Unique Imagery which will include an 8x10 print of your choice. After the photo shoot, stop by Rita’s Seaside Grill where you can use your $50 gift certificate. Lot Value: $200

Lot 25 A Sublime Sanctuary Week

One week at Edisto Beach with 4 bedrooms (2 kings, 4 twins). Just bring towels and linens! Donated by Jed Suddeth. Available between October 1, 2010 and March 27, 2011. Lot Value: $1,000

Lot 26 A Colorful Approach to a New You!

Experiment with a collection of Chanel and Trish McEvoy skincare and color cosmetics from Andrew Petersen and gather inspiration from a Trish McEvoy make-up book. Lot Value: $600

Lot 27 A Visit to Hog Heaven

You and two dozen friends can pig out at your own personal BBQ party catered by Charleston Bay Gourmet. Enjoy BBQ, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls and sauces. Pick-up cold or $250 value applied to future event. Lot Value: $250

Lot 28 Smile!

You’re never fully dressed without a smile, so enjoy the complete ZOOM in-office whitening system from Dr. Charles M. Anderson, DMD to bleach both the upper and lower teeth. Lot Value: $495 All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors

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silent auction Lot 29 A Feast for the Body and Mind

After enjoying a gourmet breakfast for twelve catered by Dish and Design Catering, take a tour of the highlights of the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. The collection includes rare books and photographs documenting African-American life in the South Carolina Lowcountry from colonial times, the Antebellum Era, Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights Movement. Excludes alcoholic beverages and staffing, redeemable within six months of auction date. Lot Value: $430

Lot 30 Small Size, Large Features

Yes, it is the indispensible accessory these days – miniaturized. The iPod nano – donated by David Stasaitis - can hold 100,000 of your favorite songs and you can clip it onto your shirt collar. Lot Value: $149

Lot 31 Taste and Sip to Your Heart’s Content

Enjoy BB&T’s Charleston Wine + Food Festival, March 6-11, 2011. This certificate entitles the winner to two (2) tickets to Friday’s Wine Around the Garden and Bubbles & Bites; Saturday’s ”Pinot Envy Uncorked” and Sunday’s “Culinary Village + Grand Tasting Tents.” Throw in a gift basket for a wonderful wine weekend. Lot Value: $700

Lot 32 A King Street Stroll

Indulge your secret desire for a pair of designer shoes with a $150 gift certificate from Bob Ellis Shoes. Then mosey on up the street to The OOPS! Co. - staying cool and refreshed with their two 24-oz. Tervis tumblers (complete with travel lids) and use your $20 gift card to pick up a special bargain. You’ll be looking good the whole time in your Costa Del Mar sunglasses from Jackson Davenport Vision Center. OOPS! gift card valid through 2/15/12. Lot Value: $410

Lot 33 It’s a Good Morning! All Year Long

You will never wake up in the morning with the horrible realization that you have no coffee in the house. No, that will never happen, at least not this year, thanks to the Hope and Union Coffee Company. Enjoy the peace of mind, and the delicious coffee that will be yours with this certificate for a 12-oz. bag of coffee every month for an entire year. Lot Value: $180

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SIL E N T A UC T ION Lot 34 A Round of Island Golf

Dreaming of being out on the links? Head for Daniel Island Club and enjoy a round of golf for four people (carts included) at either the Ralston Creek or Beresford Creek course. Available Wednesday-Sunday. Reservations must be made one week ahead of time. Lot Value: $722

Lot 35 Exercise for Body and Mind

Keep the body running smoothly with a metabolic efficiency test and a 1-month pass to Tempo Indoor Cycling. Yes, and keep the mind running smoothly with books from Blue Bicycle Books. Lot Value: $414

Lot 36 A Splash of Color

Brighten any space in your home with a vibrantly colored original 12x12 painting on canvas by Elaine Berlin. Lot Value: $125

Lot 37 A Once in a Lifetime Experience

Two passengers will have the privilege of accompanying a harbor pilot through his day of greeting and escorting ships - both big (massive) and small - in and out of Charleston Harbour. The harbor pilots of the Charleston Branch Pilot’s Association are the experts who can navigate the trickiest shipping channels and who keep the water traffic flowing smoothly. You will get two pilot hats as a souvenir of your Harbor experience. Lot Value: $1,000

Lot 38 Follow Gershwin to Folly

George Gershwin spent some time on Folly Beach – and so can you! Enjoy a second row beach house at 10th and East Arctic. Listen to the ocean and feel the breeze on the large screened back porch. House has two bedrooms, one bath, and can sleep six. Donated by Joseph and Kari Cerato. Available now thru December 1, 2011. Lot Value: $1,500

Lot 39 The Wonder in Everyday Things

Enhance the ambience of your home with a framed print of Cezanne’s serene composition “Still Life.” Donated by Frames Unlimited. Lot Value: $350

Lot 40 Golf with Head Pro Chris Edwards

Enjoy a round of golf for three with head pro Chris Edwards at the Golf Club at Briars Creek on Johns Island. Dinner at the Kickin’ Chicken will round out a perfect day. Lot Value: $500 All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors

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silent auction Lot 41 Whitewater, Anyone? And the Massage Comes to You!

After you go rafting, hiking and/or jumping at the National Whitewater Center, you might need a massage. Nikki Beach Mobile Massage will come to your house with two one-hour massages. After all that activity, wander out with a friend to beautiful Middleton Place and its exquisite gardens. Massage subject to availability. Call ahead for reservations at the Whitewater Center. Lot Value: $270

Lot 42 “Reflections” by Jim Booth

“Reflections” by local artist Jim Booth. A framed 17x25 print. Lot Value: $115

Lot 43 A Day at Dunes West

Enjoy a day of golf for four at the beautiful Dunes West Golf Club. Four $20 gift certificates for food and beverage can be used on the course or in The Dunes West Grille. In case you don’t feel like you are getting enough exercise on the links, you can participate in three 1-hour personal fitness training sessions from PuraVida Fitness, LLC. Fitness sessions must be used by September 30, 2011 Lot Value: $315

Lot 44 Yours, Mine and Ours

Who said everyone can’t be happy? You (she) will love the gift basket of Aveda products from Grace Salon Spa. And you (he) will be nothing but dapper in your palmetto moon crested tie from Ben Silver. Together, enjoy an afternoon or sunset sail aboard the Charleston Schooner Pride. Items are non-exchangeable and certificate expires 8/1/2011. Lot Value: $273 Twelfth Night, 2010

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silent auction Lot 45 A Real Birdie

You and three friends will enjoy the ocean views as you score birdie after birdie on the lovely, windswept Links Golf Course at Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms, ranked among the world’s best golf clubs. Golf carts are included. Lot Value: $760

Lot 46 Love All

You will love all the tennis that you will play and see with a 1-hour lesson from I’On Club pro Tiago Bruniera at the lovely I’On Club in Mt. Pleasant, and four grandstand tickets to the 2011 Family Circle Cup Tournament (on April 5, 2011) played on Daniel Island. Throw in a $45 gift certificate to Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and it will be game, set, match! Gratuity and taxes not included. Carrabba’s certificate expires 10/31/2010. Lot Value: $190

Lot 47 Mandarin Elegance

Don’t miss your chance to add this charming piece to your collection! The multi-colored porcelain Chinese ginger jar from Christian Michi stands 12” high and displays classic Chinese floral motifs with a few dragons thrown in for excitement. Lot Value: $350

Lot 48 Turquoise Exotica

Travel to exotic lands with this 3-piece jewelry set, consisting of a 17” graduated turquoise necklace highlighted with Tibetan turquoise, coral and brass beads, a matching toggle bracelet and leverbacked earrings designed by Barbara Nicolai of Ashley River Beads. Lot Value: $300

Lot 49 Feel Good Time

You have a lot of shopping to do , but it will be a breeze with your Reisenthel Xs carrybag from Harbor Specialities. They will even monogram it for free! After a busy morning, pop into Stella Nova for a Just the Essentials spa package, and you will feel great when you get home to see a beautiful rose arrangement from Tiger Lily Florist. Life is good! Lot Value: $405

Lot 50 Fine Dine-In

Every well prepared hostess needs two essential things for a perfect night of dining at home: a beautiful grey and white pearl necklace accented with tumbled garnet from Shannon Byrdic Anderson and lovely melamine dinner plates from Vieuxtemps to use to serve that delectable main course. With these two things you’re bound to be the quintessential dinner host and the envy of all your guests. Lot Value: $210 All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors

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silent auction Lot 51 A Day Full of Food and Fun for Four

Bring your sea legs, hearty appetite, Stingrays jersey and a sweet tooth because this package is FULL of some of the best things to do in the Lowcountry for four people! Start your day on the water and relax as you take sail on Aqua Safari’s Palmetto Breeze. After the wind and water and before the puck hits the ice, refuel with dinner at Bowen Island Restaurant. Then you will be, ready to cheer your favorite ice hockey team, the South Carolina Stingrays. Celebrate another win and end a good day at Ben Berryhills’ Red Drum with one exquisite dessert and wine. Must bring certificate to board boat, valid 9/30/2010 - 9/15/2011 but not Wednesdays. Dinner at Bowens Island excludes alcohol. Stingrays tickets good for lower level seating home games during the 2010-2011 season to be redeemed at Coliseum box office. Lot Value: $365

Lot 52 Duck Hunting (for two) In the Renowned ACE Basin

This is a rare opportunity to go duck hunting in the pristine riverine estuary of the ACE Basin, a major flyway for migratory birds. Hunting season begins Nov. 22 and ends Jan. 31. Your host George Karnazes and Greg Heffernen will discuss with you the date and details of your trip (which depends on weather – the cloudier and colder the better, your experience and preferences). You must have a valid hunting license. Lot Value: $250

Lot 53 Just for You

After all those stressful days at work, your neck needs some special attention. Have a visit to Long Point Family Chiropractic for an initial exam, consultation and x-rays. Then head over to Urban Nirvana with your $20 Gift Certificate and use it towards a spa treatment or any product in the store. After all that attention, you will feel fabulous and look lovely in your new silver and pearl necklace from The Black-Eyed Susan. Lot Value: $365

Lot 54 Date Night

Treat yourselves to dinner and movie, five times over with ten “admit one” movie passes to Cinebarre. Take advantage of Maverick Southern Kitchen’s package of culinary treats on your date nights with a $50 gift certificate, cookbook, SNOB t-shirt, wine book, High Cotton cap and more. Children under six not allowed, children under 18 must be with an adult at all times. Passes may only be used for moves that have been released at Cinebarre Mt. PLeasant for more than two weeks. Lot Value: $240

Lot 55 All About Hair

Give your hair a boost with this collection of five hair products from Joseph Salon. Lot Value: $100

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silent auction Lot 56 Toile for your Table

Spruce up your table with 12 green placemats and one toile tablecloth from The Boutique. Lot Value: $192

Lot 57 Bottom Fishing and Beer

If you’re an adventurous angler, then this is the item for you! Wade from the shore and float in shallow water with George Karnazes and Greg Heffernen while you experience a floundergigging trip for two. Once you feel sufficiently masculine, top it off with a $50 gift certificate to O’Brion’s Pub & Grille and dinner for two at Five Loaves Café or Sesame Burgers and Beer. Five Loaves or Sesame dinner valued up to $50, alcohol and gratuity not included. Lot Value: $350

Lot 58 Once in a Lifetime

Now is your chance to get four (4) VIP seats to a taping of The Colbert Report in New York City, featuring Charleston-raised Stephen Colbert. Not only do you get to watch a taping of the show, but you can brag to all of your friends about getting to meet and greet him after the show! Contact by December 31, 2010, and must email reservation request at least two months in advance. Lot Value: $500

Lot 59 Find Your Inner Picasso

You and your friends will think your masterpieces belong at The Gibbes after a painting session for six (6) at Bottles ‘n Brushes. Lot Value: $300

Lot 60 While There Is Still Time

Being prepared is the most helpful thing one can do for grieving loved ones when the inevitable happens. This item includes Simple Will, Living, Will, Health Care Power of Attorney documentation from Catherine E. LaFond, PA. Not applicable to tax planning or trusts. Lot Value: $500

Lot 61 Homegrown Fun

This package is perfect for the ultimate local sports fan. It includes four (4) tickets to any Charleston Stingrays hockey game during the 2010-2011 season, a 2011 Flex Ticket Package for the Charleston Battery soccer team, a group outing for 25 to a Charleston Riverdogs game during its 2011-2012 season and a $20 Gift Certificate to Water’s Edge. Bragging rights are not included. Charleston Riverdogs outing can not be booked for Opening Day or July 4th. Charleston Battery Flex Ticket Package not redeemable for Carolina Challenge Cup, Open Cup, exhibitions or post-season matches. Lot Value: $445 All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors

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silent auction Lot 62 History and Dinner Deluxe

Be a guest in your own town and treat yourself to one night’s stay at the elegant and historic Francis Marion Hotel. Before settling in to your deluxe king guest room, dine at the Mills House Hotel and take two seats on a romantic carriage ride from Palmetto Carriage Works. Don’t forget to stop by RTW and use a $300 gift certificate to pick out something beautiful that will make you dazzle! Stay at the Francis Marion Hotel is subject to non-black out dates. Dinner at the Mills House Hotel does not include alcohol and is not valid New Year’s Eve, SEWE Weekend, or Cooper River Bridge Run Weekend. RTW gift certificate expires 9/30/11. Lot Value: $709

Lot 63 Maggie Valley

Take a break from the Lowcountry and escape to the Blue Ridge Mountains to enjoy a 2 night stay in a two bedroom condo and one round of golf for four at Maggie Valley Resort. Condo is subject to availability and does not include applicable North Carolina taxes. Golf includes cart. Lot Value: $880

Lot 64 Keep In Touch

You won’t miss a call when you have these Panasonic phone system with 5 handsets. Just hook the main phone up to one live phone jack and station the extra handsets wherever you think you need them. It’s just that easy! Donated by Charles and Celeste Patrick. Lot Value: $400

Lot 65 Play With Cake

A perfect combination of two things that kids love; adventure and chocolate! This package includes your own box (13 seats) for Charleston Stage’s production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at the Dock Street Theatre. After the show talk about Tom’s story over two slices of 9”, 3-layer chocolate cake from Chocolate Cake. Enjoy of the best of two really great worlds. Seats are good for the show on either March 25 or 26, 2011. Lot Value: $331

Lot 66 Fresh Air Afternoon

Enjoy easy access into the 2011 Heritage Golf Tournament with a grounds badge. Inspired to swing like the pros? Then take it to the green at the Rivertowne Country Club for a round for four and including cart fees. Up to three grounds badges to the Heritage Golf Tournament can be purchased at half price. Rivertown Country Club round is valid anytime from Monday to Thursday. Lot Value: $430

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silent auction Lot 67 Tristan

Prepare your senses for a delicious and delightfully unanticipated ride with a 6-course chef’s tasting dinner for four at Tristan. Lot Value: $300

Lot 68 Shape Up, Feel Good

Move that body and get back into the swing of things with a one month membership and three personal training sessions at the MUSC Wellness Center. Equipped with state-of-the-art machines and fully skilled and knowledgeable trainers, you will feel healthy and look great again. After all that hard work, reward yourself with a one-hour massage. Expires 12/31/10. Lot Value: $265

Lot 69 Atop Melrose Mountain

Get away from the hustle and bustle for awhile on Melrose Mountain in Tryon, NC. A mountain-top cabin can accommodate a maximum of four guests for a 5-night stay, donated by Pat Deussing. On one of those nights, go in to Flat Rock to the Flat Rock Playhouse and enjoy two (2) tickets to one of their productions. Please, no pets, or children under 16. Good through September, 2011. Lot Value: $1,080 All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 2009

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silent auction Lot 70 Go Wild!

Keep up with the latest happenings in the Garden & Gun Society with a Garden and Gun Club Sporting Society Membership package. Check out the featured artists at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in February with two (2) three-day tickets and two (2) Sunday tickets, then enjoy an evening at Vickery’s on Shem Creek with two $25 gift certificates. Lot Value: $250

Lot 71 A Unique Opportunity

A unique opportunity presents itself here to own an authentic Regency period Fire Fender from Golden & Associates, Antiques. The fireplace surround – circa 1815-1820 – is brass and painted, and has ball feet. Lot Value: $4,500

Lot 72 Health and Fitness 101

Have the major systems checked out with a first visit including orthopedic, neurologic, and chiropractic exams as well as any x-rays if deemed necessary from the Natural Health Center and Dr. Susan Doyle. Then continue the fitness regime with a three-month membership in the Bluefish Fitness Club. Bluefish membership must be redeemed by December 31, 2010. Lot Value: $550

Lot 73 Authentic Animation Art

Do you love M&M’s? To eat? To look at? Well, either way, you might love these authentic pieces of animation artwork used in the world famous television marketing campaigns of M&M Chocolate Candies donated by Charles and Celeste Patrick. These limited edition cels (prints on celluloid acetate) were created by the Academy Award-winning Will Vinton Studios and are from a 1997 commercial. Lot Value: $400

Lot 74 A Great Escape

Escape the office and house for awhile with this great get-away to the lovely Beaufort Inn. Package includes 2 nights and 3 days, a boat tour for 2, a bottle of wine, passes to Hunting Island State Park complete with a boxed picnic lunch for two courtesy of Mr. Barry Wolff. Also included is a Southern Graces Breakfast and light afternoon refreshments. Lot Value: $700

Lot 75 Black and White and Forever

Take advantage of a photography session with Kelly Roper Photography to create a family heirloom. The session will be done using black and white film. Using natural light, she will also create two handcrafted 8x10 black and white prints to display in your home. Lot Value: $450 All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors 23 T H E 1 5 th A n n i v e r s a r y D i n n e r & G a l a


silent auction Lot 76 An Old Charleston Cocktail Party

Have the most sought after invitation in town when you invite 20 of your friends for cocktails at the beautiful Murray Street home of Mr. and Mrs. Strait Fairey. Stono Café Catering will provide an array of beautiful and delicious hors-d’ouevres and Carolina Craft will provide 24 different local beers to tickle your taste buds. Lot Value: $1,110

Lot 77 Concerts on the Grand Strand

See how the other half lives with a weekend trip up the coast to Myrtle Beach. Two tickets to the Alabama Theatre, the House of Blues and the Carolina Opry will keep you busy at night, and golf for two a little farther south at Litchfield Country Club or River Club or Willbrook will fill up your days. Enjoy a two-night hotel stay at selected properties of Myrtle Beach National. Alabama Theatre: Not valid for guest concerts, good Oct. thru May, 2011. House of Blues excludes some holidays, special events and selected blacked-out shows. Carolina Opry good Feb-July, 2011. Golf good through 9/15/11 (Excluding March and April). Lot Value: $645

Lot 78 Are You Ready for Some Football? And Basketball? And Baseball? And…

Enjoy and support the Citadel Athletics Program with four tickets to a football game, four tickets to a basketball game, and four tickets to a baseball game. While he is attending the sports events, she can use three 1-hour training sessions with Catherine Stephenson Personal Training. Lot Value: $420

Lot 79 Your Arts Fix

The Piccolo Spoleto Festival will be here in May, 2011 and you can have nine passes for two people each to attend one performance in the Piccolo Spoleto Harbor Cruise. Can’t wait until May to fulfill your art fix? Take home a framed Peter Max poster tonight, courtesy of Donna Ryan. The certificate expires June 12, 2011. Dates and times based on ticket availability. Lot Value: $247

Lot 80 A Reinvention of Vintage

This one-of-a-kind necklace from Pearl and Jane Pope’s Balboa Collection reflects her flair for the bold and unique. Her line is carried by Barney’s in Manhattan, and a few selected stores nationwide. In this piece, a turqouise stone and gold charm are suspended from a 22” gold chain, making a piece of jewelry perfect for the fashion-savvy. Lot Value: $595

Lot 81 The Best of East Bay

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silent auction Lot 82 Going to the Dogs

To the RiverDogs, that is, at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park with 24 friends, where you can watch any 2011 season game. And also to the Bulldogs, to watch the Citadel’s October 23, 2010 game against Georgia Southern. You’ll have two (2) club level passes to watch the Bulldogs, donated by Matt Watson. RiverDogs tickets not valid for Opening day, April 15, 2011 and July 4, 2011 games. Lot Value: $300

Lot 83 Sunday Best

It should be lively at Hall’s Chop House on any Sunday for their gospel brunch. Or you can use your gift certificate for dinner seven days a week. Be sure to dress it up a bit with Maria Hutzler’s beautiful rose-colored pompey glass pendant necklace. Lot Value: $145

Lot 84 “Sunset Over the Peninsula”

A signed and numbered, limited edition lithograph of “Sunset Over the Peninsula” by noted local artist Helena Fox. Lot Value: $1,200

Lot 85 At the Still Point of the Turning World…

There is the dance! Enjoy 2 season subscriptions to the Charleston Ballet Theatre’s 2010/2011 mainstage productions, which include Ballet Unplugged Live!, Alice In Wonderland, The Nutcracker, The Ellington Experience, The Golden Oscar and Nashville. They will all be stunning productions! Lot Value: $400 A Christmas Carol, 2009

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SummerStage Production of Bugsy Malone Jr., 2010

Live 1 Fine Dining

Experience the finest of dining with a three-course wine paired dinner for eight guests at the Woodlands Resort & Inn, South Carolina’s only five star and five diamond hotel. Reservations required, and not available for Wines of the World Dinner event dates. Lot Value: $1,500

Live 2 Escape to the Isle of Palms

So near, but yet so far! Enjoy a week’s escape to the beautiful Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms, where you can relax in a 2-bedroom, 2-bath oceanfront villa. On one of those lazy days enjoy a round of golf (for four) at either the Links or Harbor Course. And come back to dinner at the Boathouse at Breach Inlet. It all happens on the Isle of Palms! Lot Value: $1,800

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Live 3 Fine Wine

With a nod back to the 1st Annual Charleston Stage Wine Auction in 1995, we have four fantastic wines to offer. Savor three bottles of Lynch-Bages from 1988,1989, and 1990 as well as one bottle of Lafite Rothschild courtesy of Peter and Lorraine Galloway. Lot Value: $1,575

Live 4 Treat Her Like Royalty

Give the special woman in your life the royal treatment with a 30” masterpiece digital oil painted portrait courtesy of Signature Photography by Toporek. She’ll be sure to sparkle with she wears a 14k yellow gold matte disc with pavé diamond cross necklace from Nice Ice Fine Jewelry and pampers herself with a basket of organic and all natural hair products from Beauty and the Beach. Lot Value: $3,390

Live 5 The Finer Things

One pair of Frederic Sage design peridot and diamond level back earrings from Croghan’s Jewel Box. The two peridots total 2.37 cts and diamonds total .29 ct. No exchanges or refunds. Lot Value: $2,470

Live 6 Rocky Mountain High

Travel to a truly special resort destination when you stay in a three-bedroom condominium at the Highlands Lodge/Westview/Meadows Townhomes or Ridgepoint Townhomes of East West Resorts in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Stay for seven nights in deluxe lodging and take in the natural beauty of Beaver Creek and the nearby villages of Arrowhead and Bachelor Gulch. Like to ski? Want to take a horseback trip through White River National Forest? Take advantage of the plethora of leisure options no matter the season or weather. Stay may require a mid-week room move. Reservations made be made any time other than 12/18/101/05/11,1/14/11-01/17/11,2/18/11-2/21/11,3/12/11-3/26/11, and are based on availability. Lot Value: $3,500

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live auction Live 7 Be a Producer

The education programs of Charleston Stage, which reach over 15,000 Lowcountry youth each season, are priceless. These programs include after school acting classes, Charleston Stage’s SummerStage Musical Theatre Camp, Artreach Workshops in area schools, the TheatreWings High School Apprentice Program and special performances for more than 15,000 Lowcountry students each season. Over 500,000 young people have enjoyed these programs over the years. Thanks to your support, we’re able to fund a Professional Resident Acting Company which form the corps of Charleston Stage’s teaching faculty. Charleston Stage devotes more than $250,000 a year to these enriching programs and, tonight, we ask your support for these enriching programs. Be An Executive Producer For $5,000 Be An Associate Producer For $2,500 Be An Assistant Producer For $1,000 Be A Sustaining Producer For $500 Be A Supporting Producer For $100 ALL bids for this item will be accepted and are fully tax deductible.

Live 8 A Linville Retreat

Towering above Northwest North Carolina, Grandfather Mountain is the region’s premier and most ecologically diverse nature preserve; a vast wild place, where knowledgeable guides and modern conveniences make a personal mountain adventure accessible to all. Explore the beautiful varieties of mountain life in the amazing Grandfather Golf and Country Club in Linville, NC. Enjoy five days and four nights at a private 4br/4ba mountain home courtesy of Sandra and Flip Vineyard. Golf not included. Check availability three weeks in advance. Lot Value: $3,000

Live 9 Romantic Escape

Romance your sweetheart with this amazing package! Get ready to relax with a one-hour massage from Massage Envy before you treat yourselves to a two-night romantic escape in a luxury room at the French Quarter Inn. Surprise her with a $500 gift certificate to pick her own present from Paolo Geiss Jewelers. Fuel your hearts and minds at Trattoria Lucca with an intimate threecourse dinner for two. As if you could make her any happier, top off the experience with a $250 gift certificate from Leggiadro. Dinner available for use on Friday, Saturday or Holidays. French Quarter Inn stay expires 2/24/11, and Leggiadro gift certificate expires 3/31/11. Lot Value: $1,465 All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors

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live auction Live 10 Pole Barn BBQ for 50

What better place is there to have a gourmet barbeque than at the Pole Barn, a beautiful private residence in Selkirk Plantation on Wadmalaw Island, overlooking Leadenwah River, owned by Charles and Janis Coe. Invite 50 of your friends to enjoy award-winning BlackJack BBQ and other food for the southern soul from Tidewater Foods & Catering, LLC. Pole Barn available 10/15/10 – 9/15/11 and must give three weeks notice. Lot Value: $1,550

Live 11 Historic Valle Crucis

Take a step back in time to the historic area of Valle Crusis when you take one-week vacation in a 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath cabin located on the Watgu River. The cabin, donated by Jennifer and Doug McElveen, has rustic charm, wrap-around porches, a great fireplace, wireless internet and cable. Lot Value: $2,000

Live 12 Eye Level Art

Eye Level Art at 103 Spring St. is offering a complete “special event package” donating our 5,000 sqft indoor and outdoor downtown venue. This special event rental includes its spacious downtown venue, catering by Fuel for 100 people, and live music preformed by the Charleston Heartstrings. FUEL Restaurant will add to your special event by catering up to 100 people with Caribbean influenced cuisine of local fish tacos, house ground burgers, and intriguing island-influenced entrees. FUEL uses fresh and simple ingredients and is a neighboring business to Eye Level Art. The space is perfect for live music and as part of this event package, the “Charleston Heartstrings” will provide you with your choice of either a jazz or classical instrumental duo. Lot Value: $3,900

Live 13 Intimate Dining Affair

Devour and delight in a dinner that will be like no other. Enjoy a private reception and four-course dinner with wine pairings in an intimate dining room for ten at Fulton Five restaurant under Chef Josh Cain. Contact Manager David Shaw to discuss date, time and menu. Expires October 2, 2011. Lot Value: $1,280 All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors T H E 1 5 th A n n i v e r s a r y D i n n e r & G a l a

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A u c t i o n R u l e s a n d Reg u l at i o n s 1. Buyers will be required to register prior to the auction. Bidding will be by bidding number only. 2. Seller does not warrant or represent, expressly denies responsibility for, and in no event shall be responsible or liable for, the accuracy of the description of the items being offered, or the correctness of the program, including, but not limited to present or future quality or condition. All statements by Seller are merely statements of opinion and are not to be relied upon by prospective purchasers as warranties or representations of fact, and prospective bidders, by so bidding, acknowledge that they have inspected the items to their satisfaction and bid only as a result of their own inspection and opinion. All items being offered are sold “AS IS.” 3. This program, as amended by addendum or oral announcements during the sale, constitutes the entire terms and conditions of the Charleston Stage Company with respect to the sale and purchase of items listed herein by bidders. By bidding, the bidder agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. 4. All bids are per lot as set forth in the program unless otherwise announced by the auctioneer or amended in any addendum. The auctioneer may divide or combine any lot or lots at his sole discretion. 5. When bidding on an item, raise the bid card with your number plainly visible to the auctioneer. Should a dispute arise between bidders in the live auction, or should the auctioneer doubt the validity of any bid, the auctioneer shall have the absolute right to resolve the dispute and determine the successful bidder, re-offer, resell or withdraw the lot in question. 6. The Charleston Stage Company reserves the right to withdraw any item at any time prior to the fall of the gavel. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid. If the auctioneer determines that any bid is not commensurate with the value of the item offered, he may reject the bid and withdraw the item from sale. If having acknowledged any bids, he decides that a bid or advance thereafter is not of sufficient magnitude, he may reject the advance and the earlier bids and either withdraw the item from sale or re-offer it for sale. 7. No bid shall be valid unless acknowledged by the auctioneer. At the fall of the gavel, the highest acknowledged bidder shall be deemed to be the purchaser of the lot, subject only to compliance with applicable state and local laws. Purchaser warrants that he/she will pay the full purchase price therefore forthwith. Title to any item sold at either auction shall not pass until payment has been made, at which point the purchaser shall have full responsibility for, and bear the risk of loss to, the lot. Charleston Stage Company’s sole responsibility for non-delivery shall be limited to refund of the purchase price. 8. Payment in full for all items purchased is due on the day of the auction at the auction site by cash, check, or credit card. Checks should be made payable to Charleston Stage Company. CSC reserves the right to require that checks for substantial purchases be accompanied by a valid credit card. The Charleston Stage Company will accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express or Discover. 9. Our Silent Auction is a veritable bonanza of wonderful prizes for the discriminating bidder! We are fortunate to offer dozens of attractive auction items, including trips, gift certificates, art, parties and sports. The Silent Auction will begin early and conclude just before dinner is served. Bidders may bid by signing their names and writing their bidding numbers on the bidding sheets, which will be provided. The highest bid written on the bidding sheet at the time the Silent Auction closes will be the successful bid. Payment in full for all Silent Auction items purchased is due on the day of the auction by cash, check, or credit. 10. Certain items to be offered for auction at the Live and Silent Auctions that consist of services, such as travel and lodging packages, restaurant meals or special services to be provided by donors, and are subject to conditions or require that specific arrangement be made or for making such arrangements. 11. The terms and conditions of purchase shall be governed and interpreted by the laws of the State of South Carolina. 12. Should any dispute arise related to any sale of item or to these conditions of purchase, the prevailing party shall be entitled to its reasonable attorney’s fees and costs. 13. 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