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Auction Catalog Traveler’s Gala on Safari May 2013


Thank you for supporting St. James Lutheran School. Please note that as we continue to receive items, things may be added and packages may change slightly.


Live How Much is that Puppy in the Window? Female Shihpoo, non shedding, hypo-allergic from a reputable breeder in Kansas City. This little puppy is approximately 5 months old at auction date and loves children and other dogs. Puppy will come with all shots and papers. “Green” gift basket from Earth Pups (contains natural dog treats, products and gift card and dog treats from Krisers. Contact St. James parent Katrina Snyder prior to auction for serious inquiries/visits. Donated by: Little Painted Puppies- Kendra Titus Breeder; Earth Pups; Krisers

New Buffalo, MI Beach Retreat Enjoy one week in June near the shores of Lake Michigan at the MDEN located in New Buffalo, MI. The beautifully refurbished home is 2 blocks from a private wide strip of beach where your vacation awaits! Week is for June 1421, 2013. House has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths and sleeps 7-8 people. Dine Al Fresco overlooking the harbor at Bentwood Restaurant in downtown New Buffalo with a $50 gift card. Enjoy spa services which include a European Facial and Massage at New Buffalo Inn & Spa. We will include your gas too with this $50 gas card. Donated by: The Otten Family; Bentwood Restaurant; New Buffalo Inn & Spa; Shell

Tim McGraw Up Close and Personal Get your cowboy hat and dust off those boots! Two tickets up close with Tim McGraw in Tinley Park on Friday, May 24 2013. These are INCREDIBLE seats. Also included is a private VIP pre-show experience, which is an intimate, private pre-show event featuring an acoustic performance by Tim McGraw. This pre-show event includes light snacks and a VIP gift bag. On the journey there and back, country music enthusiasts will enjoy listening to these autographed CDs from various artists: Rodney Akins, Big and Rich, Jerrod Neiman, Gary Allan and Easton Corbin. Winner must contact St. James Parent Katrina Snyder to gain access to this unforgettable backstage experience. Donated by: Shell; CBS Radio

“I Dreamed of Africa” Safari for Two South Africa Photo Safari for 2 includes 6 Days/6Nights Luxury accommodations, 3 meals per day prepared by the finest international chefs and 2 daily open Land Rover trips with experienced guides. Guests will be located in the private Zulu Nyala Game Reserve where the movie “I Dreamed of Africa” was filmed. Personal Beverages, side trips, phone calls not included. Must be used within 2 years of purchase date. Donated by: Trevor Shaw, Owner and Zulu Nyala Group

VIP Chicago Air and Water Show Come get up close and personal at Chicago’s famous Air & Water Show. 6 Tickets to Air & Water show Shell VIP tent on Sunday. Tent is in the blocked off area east of the Boathouse - this VIP section is not open to the general public. You can’t buy this prime access and viewing location. Great for entertaining clients and friends. Includes food and drinks with seats along beach. Donated by: Shell


Instant Wine Cellar Ready for an Instant Wine Cellar? This amazing auction item offers over 35 bottles of high-end wines. Price of bottles range from $20-$70 and you can display them all in a custom made wine rack hand made by the Daniel’s Family. In addition, throw a wine tasting party at your home! Gather your friends for a private 6 bottle in-home wine tasting for up to 14 people with private wine advisor for 2 hours with Wines For Humanity. Party offer expires 9/30/13. Donated by: Justin Salomon - Wines for Humanity; St. James Families

Walt Disney World Vacation Everything is magical at Disney! 1-Week stay at the Liki Tiki Village and four (4) One Day Park Hopper passes. Liki Tiki Village is only 7 miles from Walt Disney World and is a 64-acre gated resort with many recreational amenities including pools and water slides. The unit includes 2 bedrooms, living room with queen sleeper, dining area, fully equipped kitchens, washer and dryer. Dates are not changeable and the week is for October 19-26, 2013. The Park Hopper passes are valid during normal operating hours and provide admission to a magical experience at: the Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom® for one day. Please note, the passes are valid for 2 years from the dated issued and cannot be upgraded nor can they be applied towards a package to meet eligibility requirements. Donated by: Walt Disney World; Karen Muza

Celebrity Night Out/ Taylor Swift Concert A night they will remember! Take the family to enjoy a night of Taylor Swift with these 4 tickets upfront lower arena. Great seats! The show is at Soldier Field on 8/10/13. Before the show, enter in style with a chauffeur ride to dinner at The Gage with this $150 restaurant gift certificate. Donated by: Jiffy Lube North Avenue; My Chauffeur

Indianapolis Colts Weekend Pick your weekend for 2 tickets to Indianapolis Colts game. Cheer your team from the 25 yard line with a great view of the entire field. Weekend package includes a $250 Visa card to be used toward your hotel accommodations or dining. We will pick up your gas too with a $50 gas card. This package is good for any game excluding Colts vs. Broncos. Snyder Family Donated by: Jiffy Lube North Avenue

NASCAR/Joliet Raceway Four (4) Tickets to Chicagoland Speedway located in Joliet, Illinois. The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup will begin at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, September 15. Come out and enjoy and exciting day of Racing. To help you enjoy this premiere event, you will get an insulated cooler and four (4) light backpacks containing travel cups, seat cushions, ear plugs, sunscreen and many other goodies to prepare you for a day of racing. $25 gas card is also included. Donated by: Shell


Super Silent “58 E. 21st Street” Art Framed Photograph Hang this fine art framed photograph entitled “58 E. 21st Street” by Steve Somen in your home. Color photography “20 x 13 1/2” in 22 x 28 wood frame with non-glare Plexiglas mounted on 4-ply acid free museum board. Includes letter of authenticity signed by artist. Donated by: Steve Somen

Value: $700

Golf Outing - Beverly Country Club Your group of three (3) will enjoy a fabulous day of golf and lunch at the Beverly Country Club with St. James member Kevin Malloy. Beverly Country Club was the site of the 2009 USGA Senior Amateur and the site of four Western Opens. You will be challenged as you play a course that has hosted past champions Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Donated by: Beth and Kevin Malloy

Value: $700

Orlando Vacation Home 1-Week stay at the Liki Tiki Viillage only 7 miles from Walt Disney World. Liki Tiki Village, a 64-acre gated resort with many recreational amenities including pools and water slides. The 2 bedroom unit offers all the comforts of home including living room with queen sleeper, dining area, fully equipped kitchens, washer and dryer. All condos have a balcony or patio. Dates are not changeable and are for April 26 - May 3, 2014 Donated by: Karen Muza

Value: $1,300

Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers Don’t miss one of the biggest rivalries in Football! Two (2) tickets to Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field. Date of game will be announced in July. These are season tickets and are very well positioned to see the field and get in and get out before the Packers Fans find you. Section 226, Row 18 on the end of the row (Seats 5&6) Includes limited edition photograph with laser autographs of seven leaders on the Bears team. Donated by: Ray Stahl

Value: $225

Autographed Blackhawks Jonathan Toews Jersey Calling all Blackhawk’s fans! What a team and what a season! Commemorate the season by adding this autographed Jonathan Toews jersey to your collection Donated by: The Synder Family

Value: $400


Cooking Demo and Wine Pairing for Eight You and 7 friends can gather with Chef & Owner John McLean of Sono Wood Fired in Lincoln Park for a fun filled cooking demonstration and wine pairing. Package includes 3 course meal for 8 guests with cooking demonstration and wine pairing. Sono Wood Fired Pizzeria offers some the best wood fired pizzas and fresh made pastas in Chicago. The bar, handcrafted by local artisans adds comfort while sipping wine from their spectacular 80 bottle wine list. Come join Chef John McLean while he prepares handcrafted pizzas and fabulous bruschetta. Donated by: Sono Wood Fired

Value: $800

Delray Beach Vacation Home Enjoy sunny Florida for one week in this beautiful 3-bedroom, 2 Bath home in Delray Beach. Home is 1 mile to beach and 1 mile to restaurants, shopping & nightlife. This house is made for relaxation--includes an enclosed porch and fully furnished outdoor deck. One week stay is based on availability and must be arranged with owner. Offer is good for 1 year. Donated by: Ellen Sova

Value: $1,000

Outdoor Family Fun - Weekend at Turkey Run Beautiful Turkey Run State Park in Marshall, IN has something for everyone to enjoy: Deep canyons nestled in the shadows of sandstone cliffs and peaceful hemlock groves are some of the most ruggedly beautiful hiking trails in the state. See it all as you customize a long weekend with a stay in one of the many 2 bedroom cabins or hotel rooms on the property. You’ll enjoy exploring the area on foot as well as a day of canoeing and tubing also included in your package. Turkey Run State Park is approximately a 3.5 hour drive from Chicago and we have included a $50 gas card to help get you there. Donated by: The Snyder; Shell

Value: $600

Purdue Weekend Go Boilermakers! Enjoy a weekend in Indiana with 4 tickets to a Purdue basketball game; weekend includes hotel accommodations for one (1) night at a nearby hotel and dinner for four (4) at The Other Pub. A $50 gas card is included. This offer is good for any game excluding Purdue vs. Indiana. Winner must contact St. James Parent Katrina Snyder to make hotel arrangements. Donated by: The Schaffer Family; The Snyder Family; Shell; The Other Pub

Value: $550


Sign-up Parties Cubs Rooftop Party Ever wanted to watch a Cubs game from a rooftop? Well now is your chance to watch a game and enjoy some St. James fellowship. On Monday, May 13 – Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies. Doors will open at 6:35 p.m. and first pitch is at 7:05 p.m. The rooftop will be closed to the public and only the 50 St. James auction winners will be in attendance along with the party hosts. In addition to a one of a kind view of the game, your admission includes all you can eat and drink. The menu consists of burgers, chicken sandwiches, brats, hot dogs, polish sausage, chips & brownies along with beer, wine, and soda. This is a great opportunity to purchase additional tickets and introduce your friends to St. James in a fun atmosphere. Play Ball! Maximum 50 people. Price: $100/Person Donated by: Licia and Scott Adams, Laura and Charlie Baker, Kathy Buck and Kevin Preloger, Jason and Katie Hockman, John and Kim Larson, Jason and Meghan Sleezer

Back to School Party Back to school shopping isn’t just for kids anymore. It’s time to pick out some fun cocktail attire and get ready for more Maverick fun at our Back to School Cocktail Party on Thursday, September 19, 6:00 p.m. at 2618 North Magnolia Avenue. Another fun event from the families who brought you the Untouchable Party, Limousine Hunt and Toga party. This is a do not miss! Price: $50/Person Donated by: The Andrus, Cortes, Greve and Larson Families

Women on Fire Enjoy the evening with some fiery ladies at Monica Daniel’s home on Saturday evening October 26. We will be serving up drinks, “HOT” appetizers and a Fiery surprise. Maximum 30 people. Price: $60/Person Donated by: Monica Daniel, Kim Larson, Tina Otten

Music and Magic Beat the winter blues with this January family party. Warm-up by dancing to live music while enjoying this festival of fun, friends and family! This party is geared toward families with younger children. Festivities will include live music, magical children’s entertainer, cupcake decorating, and fun snacks. Price: $50/Family Donated by: The Jurva, Mohr, McGowan, and Woodson Families


Laser Tag Party Laser Tag Party for children 8 years and up. Sunday, June 9 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. at Whirlyball on Fullerton Avenue. Included: 2 games of Laser Tag, tokens for arcade games, pizza, soda & treats and fun with St. James friends! Maximum 30 children. Price: $30/Child Donated by: The Jurva, Opdyke, Snyder and Stroup Families

Class Baskets Black Coffee and Banned Books Curl up with these classic books and a hot cup of coffee with your new coffee press and a variety of exotic coffees. Basket includes a burr coffee grinder and a variety of coffee mugs for your enjoyment. Donated by: 7th and 8th Grade Parents; Starbucks; 101.9 the Mix

Value: $175

Mystery/Spy Basket Items in this basket are a mystery at first, until you open, play, read and become immersed. This basket contains four tickets to an exciting Murder Mystery Dinner (ages 14+) and many mysterious games, books and disguises. Donated by: 5th and 6th Grade Parents

Value: $250

Chicago Brewpub Basket Honor Chicago’s burgeoning microbrew scene with a collection of local brews. Basket includes a collection of over 60 new and classic Chicago brews. Also comes with $50 gift cards to Goose Island, Revolution and Piece Breweries. All items come packaged in a steel beverage tub. Cheers! Donated by: 4th Grade Parents

Value: $325

Star Wars LEGO collection Delight your Jedi Lego lover with these three deluxe lego kits. Over 2500 legos and countless hours of entertainment. Donated by: 3rd Grade Parents

Value: $290

Adult Cooking Basket Everything you need for a delicious homemade dinner. Includes a cookbook, 8 pasta bowls, cloth napkins, cutting board, bread basket, cutting board, utensils, pasta sauce, wine and a $50 gift card to Whole Foods all packaged in a large copper party bucket. Donated by: 2nd Grade Parents

Value: $255


Family Game Night Something for every member of the family in this family game night basket. This amazing basket includes a Wii console with games and attachments. A variety of classic board games are also included all neatly arranged in a great toy basket. Donated by: 1st Grade Parents

Value: $450

Stay-Cation Basket Make the most of family time with this Stay-cation basket. Kick off your stay-cation with four (4) Cubs tickets on May 14th. Stimulate the mind with loads of family games and crafts. Get outside for some kite and frisbee fun. Unwind with many movies, classic novels and assorted relaxation bath items. Feed the family with a $30 gift card to HomeMade Pizza. And treat yourself with a certificate to Tres Bien Nails. Everything comes stored in a sturdy canvas bin. You’ve never had so much fun staying home! Donated by: Kindergarten Parents (Mrs. Kolovos’ Class)

Value: $425

Ultimate Star Wars Basket Everything your young Jedi could ever need or want! Includes Star Wars themed lunch box, backpack, water bottle, sleeping bag, blanket, folding chair, alarm clock and multiple books, legos and toys. All of this is yours in an enormous pottery barn basket. You will be set for birthdays, camp and back to school! Donated by: Kindergarten Parents (Ms. Adams’ Class)

Value: $500

BBQ Basket You will be ready for summer entertaining with this BBQ basket. Includes a wood chip smoker box, sausage grilling basket, Cynthia Rowley Outdoor Plates, assorted sauces and rubs, digital thermometer, multiple grilling utensils and skewers, and much more! Donated by: 5 Full-Day Preschool Parents

Value: $350

Young Scientist Basket Indulge your young scientists with this collection of scientific treasures. Includes Telescope, Microscope, Lab coat, seven science kits full of exciting and educational experiments, four children’s science books, gift card for 2 classes at Kids Science Labs, Museum of Science and Industry Family Pass, glow in the dark solar system all neatly arranged in a colorful organizer. Fun activities to get you through the whole summer! Donated by: 3 Full-Day Preschool Parents (Ms. Koehneke’s Class)

Value: $437

Young LEGO Lovers Basket Your lego lover will go crazy for this amazing collection of legos and lego themed toys and books. Basket includes 6 Lego Duplo kits, 4 lego sets, Lego sticker collection book, Lego bag tag, Lego book filled with amazing ideas, 2 Lego storage containers all contained in a durable canvas tote from Land of Nod. Also great for birthday gifts! Donated by: 3 Full-Day Preschool Parents (Ms. Buschle)

Value: $298


Disney Basket Share the magic of Disney with this fun basket filled with classic Disney movies (2), books (7), and toys. Basket also includes $100 worth of Disney gift cards great for a shopping spree or gifts. Donated by: 3 Half-Day Preschool Parents

Value: $175

Beach Basket Get ready for summer with this enormous Land’s End beach bag overflowing with everything you need for a day at the beach. Includes goggles, sunglasses, beach chair, sun hat, towels, floats, many toys and sunscreen (of course!). Donated by: 2 Full Day Preschool Parents

Value: $252

Children’s Arts & Crafts Supplies “I’m bored!” will never be heard at your house with this fantastic basket of arts and crafts. Painting, designing, tracing, drawing, silly putty, building…whatever your little ones are into they can find something exciting in this basket. Also a great way to stock your supply of birthday gifts. All wrapped up in a beautiful woven basket. Donated by: 2 Half-Day Preschool Parents

Value: $234

Class Projects 5th and 6th Grade Motivational Poster “Believe in Yourself…It’s OK to be Unique” This motivational poster that will inspire a sense of wonder. Perfect addition to your child’s room, study space or family room. Donated by: 5th and 6th Grade Students

Value: Priceless

4th Grade “Love” Melted Crayon Art The 4th grade girls have melted crayons to create this one of a kind piece of artwork. Donated by: Mrs. Lore’s 4th Grade Class

Value: Priceless

4th Grade “Peace” Melted Crayon Art The 4th grade boys have melted crayons to form a unique flower garden. Donated by: Mrs. Lore’s 4th Grade Class

Value: Priceless


3rd Grade St. James Puzzle Puzzled what to buy at the auction? The 3rd grade class has transformed their love for assembling puzzles into their own custom artwork puzzle. A 500 wooden pice puzzle of St. James Lutheran School created with love by the children in Ms. Szalkowski’s third grade class. Donated by: Ms. Szalkowski’s 3rd Grade Class

Value: Priceless

2nd Grade Canvas Painting Preserve your child’s memories of 2nd grade with this unique handprint canvas. Donated by: Ms. Cornelius’ 2nd Grade Class

Value: Priceless

1st Grade Silhouettes Print A lovely representation of your child’s first grade classmates. Framed and ready to hang. Donated by: Mrs. Bending’s 1st Grade Class

Kindergarten Cookie Jar Children are wild about cookies! Secure your fresh baked cookies in this handmade ceramic cookie jar decorated with thumb print animals. Donated by: Mrs. Kolovos’ Kindergarten Class Value: Priceless

Kindergarten Bible Photograph Children’s Hands Photograph with Bible. Cherish these early memories with this beautiful photograph of the Kindergarten students’ hands. Canvas wrapped and ready to hang. Donated by: Ms. Adams’ Class

Value: Priceless

Kindergarten Globe Photograph Children’s Hands Photograph with Globe. Cherish these early memories with this beautiful photograph of the Kindergarten students’ hands. Canvas wrapped and ready to hang. Donated by: Ms. Adams’ Class

Value: Priceless

5 Full-Day Preschool Cookware and Recipe Book A beautiful set of cookware hand painted by the 5 Full-Day Preschoolers. This unique basket is filled with serving platters, salt and pepper shakers and a recipe book written by the children. It’s sure to inspire creativity in the kitchen. Donated by: Ms. Boese’s Preschool Class

Value: Priceless


3 Full-Day Preschool Handprint Notecards You will receive a set of handmade notecards that look like zoo animals. You will see a zebra notecard, but really it is your child’s hand! Donated by: Ms. Koehneke’s 3 Full-Day Preschool Class

Value: Priceless

3 Full-Day Preschool One-of-a-Kind Painting “With heart and helping hands, a child can accomplish anything” Children created a one-of-a-kind painting featuring a unique hand painted by each child. Donated by: Ms. Buschle’s 3 Full-Day Preschool Class

Value: Priceless

3 Half-Day Preschool Hand Painted Bowl Who doesn’t love to munch on popcorn while watching a movie? Enjoy popcorn and other treats during your next family movie night with this adorable hand-painted bowl. The children in Mrs. Mayfield’s class put their unique stamp on it with their fingerprints, which were turned into pieces of popcorn. It will be a delightful yet functional keepsake that your family can enjoy for years to come, as the movies evolve from Disney to documentaries. Donated by: Mrs. Mayfield’s 3 Half-Day Preschool Class

Value: Priceless

2 Full-Day Preschool Handprint Notecards You will receive a set of handmade notecards that look like zoo animals. You will see a zebra notecard, but really it is your child’s hand! Donated by: Ms. Koehneke’s 2 Full-Day Preschool Class

Value: Priceless

2 Half-Day Preschool Fingerprint Painting A beautiful one-of-a-kind fingerprint dove. Find your child’s fingerprint using the key. Donated by: Ms. Buschle’s 2 Half-Day Preschool Class

Value: Priceless

Staff Outings Laser Tag Tournament The winner and 3 friends will enjoy pizza, pop and arcades before taking on the teachers in a Laser Tag Tournament. Donated by: Mike Sommerfield, Andy Macaione, Russell Monahan

Value: Priceless


Book Club with Mrs. May Mrs. May will lead a book club discussion for you and your friends. The title will be decided upon by you and Mrs. May. Donated by: Kimberly May

Value: Priceless

Day at the Zoo with Miss Boese Bring a friend for a morning or afternoon at the Lincoln Park Zoo with Miss Boese. Donated by: Meredith Boese

Value: Priceless

Ice Cream with Miss Buschle Win an outing to get ice cream with Miss Buschle. Donated by: Kristina Buschle

Value: Priceless

Lunch and a Movie with Miss Koehneke We will pick a date this Summer to enjoy Potbelly’s lunch and then we will walk over to see at great movie at Webster Theatre! Donated by: Liz Koehneke

Value: Priceless

Movie with Mrs. Goryca and Mrs. O’Connor Mrs. Gorcyca and Mrs. O’Connor will take you and two friends out to a movie. Donated by: Becky Gorcyca and Brianna O’Connor

Catered Lunch for Your Class Your class will enjoy a catered lunch courtesy of our Principal Mullaney! Donated by: Joy Mullaney

Value: Priceless

Lunch and a Movie with Miss Cornelius You and your guest will have lunch with Miss Cornelius and see a Movie! Donated by: Krissy Cornelius

Value: Priceless

Lunch and a Movie with Mrs. Bending You and your guest will have lunch with Mrs. Bending and see a movie! Donated by: Stephanie Bending

Value: Priceless


Pottery Session with Mrs. Kolovos Your child will enjoy a mini pottery session (2 hours) with Mrs. Kolovos at the Lincoln Square Pottery Studio Learning Center. Must be scheduled on a Saturday after 12:00 p.m. Donated by: Jennifer Kolovos

Value: Priceless

A Movie with Mrs. Lore Your child will get to see a movie with Mrs. Lore! Donated by: Jessica Lore

Value: Priceless

A Day at the Zoo with Miss Adams Bring a friend for a morning or afternoon at the Lincoln Park Zoo with Miss Adams. Donated by: Lynda Adams

Value: Priceless

Kids Corner Back to School/Picture Perfect This package will capture the memory and get your child back to school ready. Add to your child’s back to school gear/wardrobe with this $25 Lands’ End Gift Card, Backpack, Water bottle and Striped Tote. Add a new pair of school shoes with a $50 gift certificate at Carrara Children’s Shoes and freshen up the ends before school starts with this gift certificate to KidSnips for a haircut and a $3 toy. Good at any of their locations. When they are all looking Fall perfect, capture the moment with a family portrait session from Your Memories Forever Photography. Donated by: Lands’ End; Carrara Children’s Shoes; Kid’s Snips; Your Memories Forever

Value: $298

Lil Kickers Birthday Party Package or Session Throw your child’s next birthday party at Lil Kickers Chicago Bradley Place facility. What’s a party without a stop at Dinkel’s Bakery? Your Lil Kickers partiers can have their cake too with this package. Choose a 8” Buttercream iced decorated cake with either a yellow cake or a devil’s food cake with a variety of infused filings. Cakes can be decorated with either flowers or balloons with your own personal greeting! Expires 5/3/14. Call for party scheduling, or could be used instead for a full Lil’ Kickers session plus annual membership. Donated by: Lil Kickers Chicago; Dinkel’s Bakery

Value: $275

Private Music Lessons - 2 Sets of 4 Lessons Music to their ears with two (2) sets of four (4) private lessons from Sklut and Weston, LLC . Private lessons for students of all ages and experience levels. Piano, Guitar or Bass Guitar. New Students only. Donated by: Sklut and Weston, LLC

Value: $200


Enlighten Your Child with the Arts Your child will experience the Arts through painting and music with this package. Bring out the artist in your child! Enjoy 4 children’s art classes (ages 18 mths - 8 yrs) at The Paintbrush. New students only. Enroll based on availability. May not be used for Workshops. Music is said to be one of the best vehicles for early childhood learning and development. Join Kindermusik Class at Bucktown Music for 1 month and experience their award winning classes for children from 0-5 years old. Expires 9/1/13. New clients only. Based on class availability and classes must be taken consecutively. Donated by: The Paintbrush...a Children’s Art Studio; Bucktown Music

Value: $199

ARCC Ballet and Dance 8 Week Dance Session Enrich your child with the arts at ARCC Ballet & Dance studio. This 8 week dance session gift certificate can be used for any of their ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz classes offered. Certificate can be used for child and adult classes as well as the value applied for a birthday party. Please contact for details and scheduling. Expires 2/1/14. Donated by: ARCC Ballet & Dance

Value: $120

Summer Fun for Your Little Girl Have some time to fill this Summer? Get your child tumbling, swinging and learning coordination skills with this $100 credit to use towards IK Gymnastics seasonal camps. IK gymnastics is Chicago’s newest and best-equipped facility. Expires 8/25/13. Chassé over to Fairytale ballet where the magical journey begins with this 4 ballet class certificate. New Students only. Ages 18 mths - 12 years. Classes are held in Lakeview, Old Irving Park and North Evanston. Donated by: IK Gymnastics; Fairytale Ballet

Value: $200

A Day Mom would love….Shoes and Hair Treat your mini me at Snippet’s Southport location with two salon services: (1) wash, amazing cut and dry style (2) a blowout that includes a shampoo service and blow dry. Then head on over to Piggy Toes for a great pair of new shoes. This great Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square boutique shoe store for children comes with a knowledgable shoe fitter will get ensure the proper size and fit! Good at N. Halsted or N. Western location. Donated by: Piggy Toes; Snippets

Value: $80

Little Girl and Friends Day of Beauty with Pizza Treat your daughter and two of her friends to a spa day at Rock Candy, a child centered salon & spa! Package includes a style or up-do, finger nail polish and age appropriate makeup application. Must schedule appointment in advance. Share beautiful friendship bracelets by Stella & Dot for her and her two friends. Then finish the day off with some legendary deep dish pizza by Lou Malnati’s with this $25.00 gift card valid at any of Lou’s locations. Not valid for tax or gratuity. Donated by: Rock Candy; Lou Malnati’s; Stella & Dot Value: $185


Rainy Day Fun Package The options are endless but we’ve combined a great package to keep you and your little one active. Head on over to Little Beans Cafe in Lincoln Park with this 5 Visit Play Pass. Little Beans is a family café and an imaginative play space for kids of all ages. You can even have your coffee and lunch in their cafe while your little one plays endlessly. Then join one of Gymboree’s many classes for ages 0 to 5 with this $75 gift certificate. Enrollment is always open. Lastly, check out Explore & Much More on Southport with this 3 visit pass. Designed by a renowned children’s museum designer your child will enjoy 2 stories of fun and activities including slides, climbing wall and bounce house. Ideal for children between 1-6 years of age. Expiration 9/30/13 Donated by: Little Beans Café; Gymboree; Explore & Much More

Value: $166

Brookfield Zoo Family Pack of Tickets Head out to Brookfield Zoo this Summer and check out all the extras with this four (4) pack of tickets. Includes general admission; Motor Safari Pass and Dolphin Show Pass. While there, don’t forget to visit the awesome Dinosaur Exhibit that kids of all ages will love! Expires 8/31/13 Donated by: Katrina and Tom Synder

Value: $92

Tickets to “The Frog Prince, Continued!” Treat your family to theater and enjoy a musical tour through the enchanted forest with a Family Pack of 4 Tickets to “the Frog Prince, Continued” by the Emerald City Theatre. This world premiere new musical adaptation by Ernie Nolan & Ryan Scott Oliver of John Scieszka’s beloved books runs through June 2, 2013 at the Apollo Theatre. Contact Apollo Box Office to reserve in advance. Expires June 2, 2013 Donated by: Emerald City Theatre

Value: $60

Cooking Up the Dog Days of Summer Need to fill up some time between vacations this Summer? Check out these 3 great ideas: Experience one day of Summer Camp at Pied Piper’s Creative Chef’s Camp for your child ages 3-6 year old this summer. Camp is every Mon., Wed. & Fri. from June 3 - August 30. You may register in advance for any day. Take these skills over to The Kid’s Table for a 1 hour one - Tots/Kids/Teens Can Cook” Class. Healthy and delicious hands-on cooking fun for ages 2-16. In each class, kids can chop, mash, grate, mix and roll their way through a new recipe. Valid for ages 2-16. Expires March 2014. Then cook up something scientific at Kids Science Labs with two hands-on science classes. Children ages 2-12 years. Expires 8/3/13. Donated by: Pied Piper Parties & Playschool; The Kid’s Table; Kids Science Labs

Value: $155

Language Stars Fun Pack Learn a second language! With this $100 Language Stars Gift Certificate and fun package that includes a World Language CD and t-shirt. For new families only. Expires May 2014. Donated by: Language Stars

Value: $125


Windy City Fieldhouse Party and Sports Class Perfect for your little sports fan: $50 off any class at Windy City Sports Academy and $50 off any birthday party at Windy City Fieldhouse. Windy City is Chicago’s premier team building and entrainment company located in Logan Square. Expires 5/3/14. Some restrictions apply. Not valid for camps or clinics. Donated by: Windy City Fieldhouse

Value: $100

10 Week Gymnastics or Rock Climbing Class Get your little ones moving with this 10 week class certificate for a gymnastics or rock climbing course from Lakeshore Academy of Artistic Gymnastics. Note Saturday classes are excluded. Please contact Lakeshore for reservations and schedule. Expires Feb 2014. Donated by: LakeShore Academy

Value: $291

The Menomonee Club Membership A one year club membership to the Menomonee Club for Boys and Girls ages Kindergarten - 6th grade. Menomonee Club has been improving urban life for children for more than 65 years through a mix of supervised team sports and recreational and social programs. Expires one year after registration. Donated by: Menomonee Club

Value: $140

Retro Toy Basket No matter what generation you grew up in, you’re sure to remember a few of these great throw backs! Let your child experience the toys of your childhood with this retro toy gift basket. Donated by: Kahoots LLC; McGowan Family

Value: $125

Arts & Crafts Basket Your child will never be bored again with this selection of Arts & Crafts toys by Building Blocks Toy Store. Donated by: Building Blocks

Value: $100

Green Micro Mini Scooter The Mini Kick is the quality scooter for young children. What makes the Mini unique and fun is its amazingly smooth glide and unique lean-to-steer design which allows children to use their body weight to direct the scooter and curve from side to side. Kids call it ‘surfing the sidewalks’. Ages 2-5; weight limit 44 lbs. Donated by: Kickboard USA

Value: $90


All About Dance - Kids Play Date Party Your child and 5 of his/her friends will love a dance party hosted by All About Dance! This 1 hour play date dance party is at their studio in Old Town for up to 6 kids (an additional $20 for more each additional child). The party will be hosted by an energetic instructor that will lead a fun dance lesson with some added makeup and glitter for your little dancers. Kids will get to dance, play games, listen to music they love and learn a fun easy dance routine to show the parents at pick up! You have the option of adding on another hour to your party if you would like to extend for socializing purposes or birthday celebrations. You may bring in outside food & drink. Expires 5/14 Donated by: All About Dance

Value: $100

Children’s Zoo Basket Your little one will love this collection of adorable Zoo Beanie Babies and a delightful children’s zoo story book. A must for every nursery or child’s playroom. Perfect new baby gift idea. Donated by: Anonymous

Value: $60

Radio Flyer Wagon - 40” All Terrain The extra large Radio Flyer All-Terrain Cargo Wagon is crafted of natural wood and comes with removable sides. This open wagon features real air-filled tires for a comfortable ride. Plus, its handle helps easy pulling and also folds under the wagon for storage. Why You’ll Love It: The removable wooden sides help easy in and out while real tires can handle any terrain. Donated by: Brian and Monica Daniel

Value: $199

Home, Photo, Retail Bella Life Photography Photo Shoot Have your next family photo with this gift certificate from Bella Life Photography of Naperville. Gift certificate is good for a one hour photo shoot with their senior photographer at their Naperville Studio. Prints and digital images are not included in gift certificate. Donated by: Bella Life Photography

Value: $150

Portrait at the “Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool” Have your family portrait session at one of the most beautiful spots in Chicago! The Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool session at Lincoln Park is one of Lincoln Park’s best kept secrets and a 100 year old national historic landmark. Includes a brief planning meeting and a 16 x 20 gallery wrapped canvas. Expires 11/3/13. Donated by: Roger Beck Portraits

Value: $595


Portrait for “Families, Children & Babies” Capture the Memories with this Portrait Sitting by Roger Beck Portraits. A Family, Children’s or Baby Portrait are about an hour long and can be at your home or favorite outdoor spot within 30 minutes of Chicago. A collaborative planning session is included to discuss all the possibilities for your portrait. Two custom enlargements are also included with this portrait. 1 4x6 and 1 11x17. Expires 11/3/13 Donated by: Roger Beck Portraits

Value: $445

Portrait Session “Destination Beach” Why not splash yourself onto a stretch of sand and enjoy a relaxed family portrait? This is for a family beach portrait at any time of year within 30 minutes of Chicago (further travel is possible). It includes: 1 hour of photography, some planning and one master digital original. Donated by: Roger Beck Portraits

Value: $450

Portrait Session for “All Four Seasons” Celebrate The Seasons! Four seasonal Portraits by Roger Beck Portraits. The portraits will capture your family over the course of a year. At the end of the year you will receive a 24” x 24” custom gallery wrapped canvas with your favorite photo from each session. Includes: 4 - 1 hour sessions within 30 minutes of Chicago; 1 - 24 x 24 custom gallery wrapped canvas and a brief meeting before beginning. 1st portrait expires 11/3/13. Donated by: Roger Beck Portraits

Value; $1,539

Portrait with “Traveling Birdhouse Bench” Have your next family portrait with this creative idea, The Traveling Birdhouse Bench! Both a city bench and a country bench, it’s at home lounging in the backyard or sitting on a street corner. The Bench will travel to you and your favorite spot! Includes a family or children’s portrait with 1 hour of photography with the Traveling Birdhouse Bench at your home or favorite spot. Travel is within 30 minutes of Chicago. Expires 11/3/13. Donated by: Roger Beck Portraits

Value: $250

Family Portrait Session Capture the memories with this Family Portrait Session by award winning photographer, Susan Ryan. Includes online gallery and 8 x 10 print of your choice. This can be applied to a Wedding/Special Event Coverage and is transferable. Restrictions apply. Donated by: Susan Ryan Photography

Value: $295

Classic Kids Portrait Sitting Capture the Memories! “Hip shots for kids” Enjoy a black and white portrait sitting for up to two and one 8 x 10 black and white archival photograph. Expires May 3, 2014. Donated by: Classic Kids

Value: $460


Sonya Gilbert Photography - 5 Gift Cert. Are you looking for an artistic, high quality photo of your family or pets? For $99 you will receive a $375 value at Sonya Gilbert Photography studio in Oak Park. Your gift certificate is good towards a $150 sitting fee and the remaining $225 will go towards your photos. Only one certificate per family, please. Donated by: Sonya Gilbert Photography

Value: $1,875

Watercolor Painting “Old True-Wicker Park”

Hang this beautiful original watercolor in your home of a scene in Wicker Park by artist Sharon L. Larson Donated by: Sharon L. Larson

Value: $150

Original Painting by Taylor Winder “Hey That Looks Just Like That One Robot!” An original painting by Taylor Winder. 9”x12” Mixed Media on Birch Panel. Taylor Winder is a Seattle-based artist and illustrator. Prior to moving to Seattle, he spent many years in Chicago and Madison. He holds Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from both Bradley University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Donated by: Taylor Winder

Value: $200

Simon’s Shine Shop - 10 Pack Handwash Your car will look like it did in the showroom! Experience spotless quality, Spotless Service and Spotless Space at Simon’s Shine Shop. The certificate entitles the bearer to Simon’s Just Fine Shine 10 Pack for a Small Sized car. Certificate holder is responsible for additional charges for larger vehicles. Donated by: Simon’s Shine Shop

Value: $200

Private Shopping Event by Athleta Ready to combine a girl’s night out with shopping? Gather up to 10 of your girlfriends and meet at Athleta fitness wear on Southport after hours for a private party. Athleta offers women’s yoga clothing, swimwear, running clothing and athletic clothing for fitness, golf & tennis. Designed and tested by women athletes with a 100% love it or return guarantee. Your party can be fitness based or more social and Athleta will take care of all the details. Athleta will provide all the wine and cheeky refreshments, plus host several raffles of Athleta product through out the night, as well as have our stylists on hand to assist with personalized shopping. BONUS: Athleta will treat to the host to a $10 gift card for every guest she brings (5 guests = $50 gift card; 10 guests = $100 gift card). Donated by: Athleta

Value: $200

Private Shopping Event by the Blues Jean Bar Gather 10-30 of your closest friends for a private after hours SHOPPING EVENT at the BJB store or with their trunk show “Street” team at your home. Enjoy a $100 Gift Card if party is scheduled within 30 days (full priced denim only) plus an additional 15% off your purchases night of party. This shopping party is complete with beer and wine provided for you and your guests. You and your guests will enjoy personal fittings from your personal shopping team! BJB will provide email invitations to send out to your guests! Donated by: The Blues Jean Bar

Value: $250


Private Shopping Event by the Denim Lounge Gather up to 15 of your closest friends for a private shopping event to the Denim Lounge in Roscoe Village. While enjoying 2 bottles of wine provided by the store, try on the latest in denim and fun tops for your wardrobe (both Women & Men’s clothing). All purchases during the party will be given 20% discount on regular priced merchandise and the host of the party will be given $200 gift certificate to use the night of the party. The party can be held on a Mon-Wed evening from 6 pm - 8 pm. Call to schedule. Must have 8 or more people in attendance. Donated by: The Denim Lounge

Value: $300

Accessorize....Accessorize with Stella & Dot “I don’t know how she does it Bag”, Scarf with two (2) bracelets and accessory or makeup pouf. Perfect for a girls’ weekend, day on the town, pool, playdate...You will be ready for anything with this expandable bag, bangle bracelets and scarf/sarong/wrap shawl. Donated by: Traveler’s Gala Auction Committee

Value: $208

Stella & Dot Summer Accessories Add to your wardrobe with these fabulous Summer accessories. Luxurious Palm Springs Scarf works as a scarf, sarong, shawl or wrap! Paired with serenity stone drop earrings and silver spiral bangle you will be a hit at all your Summer Soirees! Donated by: Traveler’s Gala Auction Committee

Value: $157

Necklace & Bracelet by Guapa Accessorize with this lovely long necklace and Swarovski crystal bracelet. Stretchy high end ribbons studded with sparkling Swarovski crystals. Comes in lovely butterfly jewelry box. Donated by: Isabelle Belles

Value: $75

Amber Golob Interior Design Service Get started with your remodeling or home design project with 3 hours of interior design services with Amber Golob, Interior Designer located in the Merchandise Mart. Simply contact her to schedule your appointment. Donated by: Amber Golob Interiors

Value: $300

What’s for Dinner? Ham Honey! Why fix dinner when you can get your next family dinner from HoneyBaked Ham & Café? 4-5 lb Mini Ham (serves 6-8) and choice of two heat-and-serve side dishes with mustard or horseradish sauce and a NY style cheesecake! Dinner is served! Donated by: HoneyBaked Ham & Cafe

Value: $85


Trader Joe’s - Favorite Foods and Snacks Sample a variety of Trader Joe’s best selling foods and snacks. Milk Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzels, Dark Chocolate Chunk Almond Cookies, Pasta, Chips and Salsa, White Cheddar Puffs & more in a durable, reusable Trader Joe’s grocery bag. Donated by: Trader Joe’s

Value: $27

House Hold Products Basket All of your favorite products used daily and loved in one easy to carry basket. Something for everyone in the family. Donated by: Procter & Gamble

Value: $200

Pottery Barn Personal Decorating Party Host your next Party and Ladies Night Out at PotteryBarn. Invite up to 20 guest to participate in one of their “How To Classes.” You decide the class theme and Pottery Barn will have their expert Designers educate your group on that subject. You will then be grouped into teams for a hands on experience. Pottery Barn will provide appetizers and you can bring in your preferred beverages. Hostess gift will be presented to you at the end of your event and all participates will receive 10% off any purchase as well as a 1 hour complimentary design appointment either in-store or in-home your choice. Call ahead to reserve your theme and day of event. Monday-Friday event times and allow 2-3 hours for the overall party. Contact Eve Rosenblum to schedule your event no later than December 31, 2013 Donated by: Pottery Barn

Value: $200

Pie of the Month Club Never bake again with this delicious and delectable club! You will get twelve (12) Custom Homemade Pies--One each Month! You can request a specific pie or we will pick one based on the Season. Apple, Pecan, Lemon Meringue, Pumpkin, Key Lime and more! Show up at your potluck or progressive dinner parties like you’ve slaved for hours in the kitchen. Donated by: Kim Larson and Meg Louthan

Value: $180

Beauty and Wellness Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center Start a fitness routine at the Ray with 10 passes to their facility. Enjoy a 120,000 square foot recreation and fitness center. Enjoy a swimming pool, group fitness class, racquetball courts, 3-court gym and an 8,000 square foot cardio/ strength training. Expires 5/31/14. Must be 18. Donated by: DePaul University Ray Meyer Fitness & Recreation Center

Value: $120


Fit Body Boot Camp One Month Membership Get in shape and build muscle at Lincoln Park’s Fit Body Boot Camp with one month of unlimited group training sessions. Enjoy small class sizes and personal fitness training from their expert instructors. Classes are 6 days a week and schedule can be found at www.chicago-bootcamp.com. Expires 5/3/14. Donated by: Fit Body Boot Camp - Lincoln Park

Value: $247

Lake View YMCA Three Month Family Membership

Get your family exercising with this 3-Month Family Membership to the Lake View YMCA. Enjoy healthy activities as a family including swimming, group exercise, Family nights and more! Membership must be redeemed at the Lake View location but can be used throughout the Chicagoland YMCA Association. Expires 12/31/13 Donated by: Lake View YMCA

Value: $312

Life Time Athletic 3 7-day guest passes Start a fitness routine at the Life Time Athletic Club in Skokie with three (3) 7 day guest passes. Expires 12/31/13. Donated by: Life Time Athletic

Value: $450

Three Month Family Membership - Lake Shore SF 3-Month Family Membership at Lake Shore Sport & Fitness. New Membership includes 2 Personal Training Sessions; 2 Physical Assessments and 2.5 Pilates Reformer Sessions. Lake Shore SF is Chicago’s premier destination for families! Package cannot be separated; for non-members only; certain restrictions apply. Donated by: Lake Shore Sport & Fitness

Value: $1,542

Pilates Party for 5 Plus Lululemon Swag Have a party while strengthening your core! You and 4 friends will experience the full benefits of Pilates mat and equipment during your own private party session! Expires May 3, 2014. Come to your party prepared with “The Mat” and water bottle from Lululemon. Donated by: Elements in Motion; Lululemon

Value: $286

Burn Baby Burn...Calories This package will get you fit in no time. With this 5 Pack of spin classes at GO CYCLE in Old Town you will have fun, get toned and burn calories. Come check out Chicago’s original spin studio GO CYCLE in Old Town. Expires 1 year from activation. Ensure you are in total swimsuit shape, by heading over to Shred415 in Old Town or Lincoln Park locations. With this 3 Class package experience their one of a kind total body workout based on the idea that high intensity interval training is the best way to burn fat and calories quickly. Donated by: GO Cycle Studio; Shred415

Value: $172


Shred415 - Three Free Classes Certified personal trainers and fitness experts Bonnie Micheli and Tracy Roemer created Shred415, an instructorled, high intensity interval training class designed to target all muscle groups and guaranteed to shred your body. In a good way. Winner receives 3 free classes to either Lincoln Park or Old Town location! Donated by: Shred415

Value: $72

East Bank Club Lunch and Two Guest Passes You and your guest can have lunch after your workout at East Bank Club’s Maxwells with this $50 gift certificate and two (2) guest passes. Expires 5/3/14. Donated by: East Bank Club

Value: $100

Three Pack of Blow Outs at Griffith Parc Salon Come experience the perfect blowout with this 3 Pack at Giffith Parc. Their amazing stylists will have you Friday night ready with still time to pick up the kids! Griffith Parc is a full service salon in Lincoln Park specializing in cuts, colors, anti-frizz treatments and of course, the perfect blowout! Donated by: Griffith Parc Salon Value: $75

Day of Beauty at Siren Salon Treat yourself to a day of beauty at Siren Salon in Lakeview. Your services include a single process color and cut and a spa manicure and pedicure. Siren Salon has been voted one of the top salons by InStyle Magazine, one of Chicago’s top 32 salons by Chicago Magazine, and one of the top rated salons by Citysearch every year. Donated by: Siren Salon

Value: $250

Ladies Night out - Kiehl’s Party Gather 6 of your skin care conscious and beverage drinking friends, and host a personal skincare consultation event at Kiehl’s Lincoln Park location after dark (7-8:30 pm). Kiehl’s will provide light refreshments along with 1-2 bottles of wine. A deluxe travel skincare collection will be provided to all guests as well as a 10% discount applied to all purchases over $100 made the evening of the event (Expires 12/31/13). Your ladies night out may begin or end at The Four Farthings Tavern & Grill with a $30 gift certificate (Expires 11/15/13). Donated by: Kiehl’s; Four Farthings Tavern & Grill

Value: $530

Relax: Look, Feel and Smell Beautiful Treat yourself with this package for your senses. Start the day with a haircut and blow out style with Senior Stylist Emily Bailey at Salon Soca in Lincoln Park, and head down the street to create your own perfume at Aroma Workshop. The staff will assist you in blending scents based on your own particular likes and dislikes with this certificate for your Signature Scent Creation Elther ½ oz. atomizer or perfume oil. Then end your day in pure relaxation at Urban Oasis for an hour massage. Expires 5/3/14 Donated by: Salon Soca; Aroma Workshop Chicago; Urban Oasis Therapy Spa

Value: $195


Robert Jeffrey Hair & Skincare Gift Basket Treat your tresses to a makeover with this package from Robert Jeffrey Hair & Skincare Studio Lincoln Park. Package includes a $50 Gift Card; Kerastase Bain Nutri Thermique, Kerastase Nectar Thermique and Kerastase Fondarut Nutri-Thermique. Donated by: Robert Jeffrey Hair & Skincare Studio

Value: $172

Beauty is Pain Shed that dead layer of skin with a DermaSweep Treatment (microdermabrasion) from Dermatology & Aesthetics of Wicker Park. Expires 3/31/14. Then take care of unwanted hair with a luxurious waxing for your skin at European Wax Center with a $50 gift card and body lotion basket. Locations in Lincoln Park, N. Elston and Naperville. No expiration. Donated by: Dermatology & Aesthetics of Wicker Park; European Wax Center

Value: $240

ZOOM Whitening Brighten and whiten your smile with a ZOOM whitening treatment by Dr. Reggie Thurston of Ora Dental Studio in Wicker Park. Donated by: Ora Dental Studio

Value: $600

WestEnd Dental New Patient + Zoom Whitening Brighten your smile for summer with this exclusive offer from WestEnd Dental in Lincoln Park. Your dental basket includes a compilation of dental items such as a toothbrush, toothpaste and more! Also a gift certificate for a New Patient complimentary dental cleaning, doctor’s exam and Zoom! whitening treatment. For new patients only. Expires 5/3/2014 Donated by: WestEnd Dental

Value: $935

Celebrity Cut & Color Treat yourself to celebrity-style pampering with a cut and color by Charlie Mazur at Delle Amiche Salon in the Gold Coast. Charlie has over 15 years of experience with Vidal Sassoon and highly acclaimed training programs. Charlie has demonstrated his precise and innovative color techniques on television and for several celebrities. Charlie is known for his vibrant personality and down to earth mentality as well as his beautiful work. Donated by: Delle Amiche Salon Value: $170


Outings The Out-of-Town Guests are Back! Not sure what to do with your guests for the weekend? This package will delight them! Start the day with a fabulous Brunch with soaring views on the 95th Floor of the John Hancock Building with a $100 gift card from the Signature Room. Then take them for real downtown walking tour of the City from the Chicago Architecture Foundation with this 4-pack Walking Tour Passes. Valid for most popular walking tours with advance reservations. Then head over to the Willis Tower with this pack of 4 Skydeck tickets and “dare to walk on air” at the world famous Skydeck. From atop the tallest building in North America, the Skydeck offers the most breathtaking views of Chicago and its four surrounding states. Expires 3/1/2014. Donated by: The Signature Room at the 95th; Chicago Architecture Foundation; Skydeck Chicago Value: $240

Couples Cooking Party (4 people) 2 Certificates for Admission for TWO to a Bespoke Cuisine “Mix it Up” Cooking Party. A unique gourmet cooking and dining experience! Enjoy an interactive hands-on cooking event paired with a pampered dinner party. Expires 3/31/14. BYOB. Reservations must be made an advance. Coupon does not cover gratuity. Donated by: Bespoke Cuisine

Value: $320

Oh, Olive! Tasting Party for 10 Enjoy a fun night out with 9 of your friends. Your night includes a private tasting party with olive oil presentation, appetizers and 60ml bottle. Call owner to schedule. Donated by: Oh, Olive!

Value: $350

Two Hour Sports Bar Party for 20 Get out to watch some sports with 19 of your friends at Kincade’s Bar & Grill in Lincoln Park. Two Hour Party for 20 includes: unlimited domestic drafts, house wine, and soda from 6-8 pm weekdays. Call to reserve your date as some black out dates may apply. Offer good at Kincades, Kendalls & Kelsey’s. Expires November 2013. Donated by: Kincade’s

Value: $200

VIP Treatment at L20 for up to 4 Guests Receive star treatment at Lincoln Parks L20 for up to 4 guests. Included is a House aperitif to start the night; an additional course to enhance your evening; behind the scenes kitchen tour and personalized menus as a memento of your evening. Please call for reservations and mention the gift certificate. Expires 12/30/13. Note, VIP treatment does not include the cost of dinner and gratuity. Donated by: L20

Value: $150


Two evenings of Music and Wonderment Two special evenings to enjoy the fine arts with two (2) tickets for both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric late Opera. Enjoy the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a Tues., Thurs., Friday evening or Friday Matinee on the main floor, lower balcony or best available to a CSO performance during 2013/14 at Symphony Center. Restrictions: 9/19/13 Muti, Verdi and Brahms, 10/16/13 Muti Conducts Verdi’s Macbeth, 2/1/14 Riccardo Muti and Yo-Yo Ma, 6/8/14 Shostakovich 5, 6/21/14 Muti Conducts Mahler. Then on the evening of 2/1/14 enjoy 2 tickets for the humorous opera with a fabulous orchestra, chorus and cast. “The Barber of Seville -- ”Figaro! Figaro Figaro! He’s Seville’s multitalented barber and no matter what your problem, he’s got the answer.” Upper balcony, Row A Left. Tickets will be received in late Summer. Donated by: CSO; Otto and Inge Teske

Value: $380

Four (4) Front Row seats to the Operetta You will be guaranteed a great view with four (4) front row, center seats to the St. James Operetta on 5/16/13 at 7 pm. Don’t miss St. James’ Middle School Students perform Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. Donated by: St. James Lutheran School

Value: Priceless

Court Theatre Classics - Two (2) Tickets Experience the Court Theatre Classics, a Professional Theatre at the University of Chicago. Redeem for two tickets to the production of your choice for any performance except Saturday evening or Sunday matinee. Current production information is available through the box office and at www.CourtTheatre.org. Please reserve in advance. Expires 5/3/14. Donated by: Court Theatre

Value: $110

Four (4) Tickets to Fight Girl Battle World Play Infusion Theatre Company is offering four (4) tickets to attend the spring production of FIGHT GIRL BATTLE WORLD. Set in a futuristic universe where humanity is nearly non-existent, Fight Girl revolves around E-V, a hardnosed prizefighter and the last known female human in the galaxy. Tickets are redeemable for any performance throughout the production run. Please mention St. James when reserving tickets. 5/17/13 - 6/16/13. Donated by: Infusion Theatre Company

Value: $100

Zanies Comedy 4 Zickets and Dinner Get your laugh on at Zanies with four (4) Zickets for complimentary admission to either of the Chicago area Zanies Comedy Clubs. Advance reservations required. Zicket holders are responsible for the two-item minimum food or drink requirement. Expires June 2014. Have dinner before or after the show at Burger Bar with two 2 $50 Gift where you and your friends will delight in stacked burgers 60+ craft beers and hand spun shakes. Donated by: Zanies Comedy Night Club; Burger Bar Chicago

Value: $200


Zanies Comedy 2 Zickets and Dinner Get your laugh on at Zanies with two (2) Zickets for complimentary admission to either of the Chicago area Zanies Comedy Clubs. Advance reservations required. Zicket holders are responsible for the two-item minimum food or drink requirement. Expires June 2014. Stop into Sono Wood Fired in Lincoln Park before or after the show to taste one of their 16 wood fired pizzas or sip some delicious wine at the bar and sample an array of brushette and antipasti with this $50 gift certificate. Michelin Guide recommended, Sono Wood Fired Pizzeria offers some the best wood fired pizzas in Chicago. Call for reservations. Donated by: Zanies Comedy Night Club; Sono Wood Fired

Value: $100

Second City Comedy and Dinner for 2 Come out for some laughs with 2 complimentary admissions to The Second City. Tuesday-Thursday or Sunday. Reservations required. Offer good for Second City Theatricals. Make sure to wear your Fleece, compliments of Second City. Enjoy Twin Anchors famous barbecue food before or after the show. Celebrating 80 years in Old Town! Certificate includes any two dinners, one beverage each and tax! Expires 2/28/14 Donated by: The Second City; Twin Anchors Restaurant

Value: $171

UP Comedy and Dinner for 2 Come out for some laughs with 2 complimentary admissions to UP Monday-Thursday or Sunday. Reservations required. Offer select UP Comedy Club stand-up shows. Stop into Sono Wood Fired in Lincoln Park before or after the show to taste one of their 16 wood fired pizzas or sip some delicious wine at the bar and sample an array of brushette and antipasti with this $50 gift certificate. Michelin Guide recommended, Sono Wood Fired Pizzeria offers some the best wood fired pizzas in Chicago. Call for reservations. Donated by: The Second City; Sono Wood Fired

Value: $90

Old Town School of Folk Music Membership A complimentary new Household of Note Membership for one year for children and adults in your household from the Old Town School of Folk Music. Members receive member prices on group classes and private lessons, Old Town t-shirt or hat; 10% off most merchandise and priority to buy tickets for most concerts. Free admission to Playdates and members-only newsletters. Membership must be activated by 5/3/14. Donated by: Old Town School of Folk Music

Value: $125

Seeking Sitters Mom’s Night Out Package This package includes a $150 gift certificate to get set up with and use SeekingSitters, a babysitting referral service. We do the work for you in finding safe, reliable Sitters for your children! Also included is various SeekingSItters retail items. Donated by: Seeking Sitters

Value: $200


Shedd Aquarium VIP Package Entertain your out-of-town guests with a visit to the John G. Shedd Aquarium with 6 VIP all-access passes for express entry to all exhibits and includes 4-D experiences and aquatic show. Also included is a pack of 4 General Admission tickets. Valid through May 2014. Donated by: John G. Shedd Aquarium

Value: $265

Block Party - Music by St. Jams Looking for an idea to spice up your annual Summer Block Party? Add some enjoyable noise with the band everyone loves, St. Jams! Three hours of musical entertainment by the Sheffield neighborhood’s Premier Classical Rock Band. Subject to availability; Plan ahead to avoid schedule conflicts; Contact Warren Gast 773-525-4880 or Art Bruegger 773-929-6914. Donated by: St. Jams

Value: $750

Private Wine tasting for 20 - August Hill Take a road trip with friends for a 2 hour private wine tasting for 20 at the August Hill Winery Tasting Room in Utica, IL. Your event Includes: 6 1/2 ounce tastings of August Hill wines; 2 types of Ropp Jersey cheeses; assortment of crackers and chocolates and fruit; one complimentary glass of the wine, chill or spice of your choice. Event may be scheduled Sun-Thurs after 5 pm closing and must be scheduled no later than 2 weeks in advance. Donated by: August Hill Winery

Value: $540

In-Home Wine Tasting Parties Throw a wine party at your home! Gather your friends for a private 6 bottle in-home wine tasting for up to 14 people with private wine advisor for 2 hours with Wines For Humanity. Expires 9/30/13. Donated by: Justin Salomon - Wines for Humanity

Value: $350

Dream Dinners Experience Experience the Taste of Dream Dinners’ event. Invite up to 10 friends for a private event to Taste, Learn and Make. Come and learn the answer to that age-old question, “What’s for dinner tonight?” All guests will make a 3 serving dinner to take home, at no cost, and the hostess will make a 6 serving dinner. Dream Dinners is a BYOB establishment. Also included is a reusable Dream Dinners bag and a copy of the NY Times Best Seller book, The Hour that Matters Most, co-authored by the founders of Dream Dinners. ALSO: Enjoy 2 weeks worth of Dream Dinners. Winner will receive a gift certificate good for 1 introductory offer. Choose from the monthly sampler menu to assemble in-store. No other offers or discounts may apply. Only valid at the Chicago & Damon or Belmont locations. Must be used in one visit. No refunds or exchanges. Donated by: Dream Dinners

Value: $275


Arts n Spirits - Two (2) Free Class Passes Calling all Picasos! Laugh, Drink and Paint at Arts n Spirits in Bucktown. Sign up for an evening of entertaining art instruction while enjoying the company of friends and your favorite BYOB beverage. All materials provided. Visit online for schedule and registration www.artsnspirits.com Expires 5/3/14 Donated by: Arts n Spirits

Value: $80

Police Ride-a-long with Officer Klunk Always dreamed of your own reality Law & Order? Come along side Officer Klunk, St. James parent and Lombard Police Officer/Detective for a night of suspense as he solves crime and keeps the streets safe! Your adventure consists of a 4 hour+ stint scheduled between 3-11 pm weekdays/or on a weekend. Officer Klunk would provide transportation or a Metra pass for the winning sidekick along with some official cop souvenirs. Dinner at a restaurant, the police station or on the run will also be provided. It’s a guarantee that your evening will entail fast driving with lights and siren! Come prepared wearing your Police Officer bling. A unique experience and great way to beat weekday doldrums. (Note, the winning recipient must be an adult) Donated by: Garrett Klunk

Value: Priceless

2 WXRT “Studio X” Tickets, T-Shirt and Koozie Two (2) tickets to an exclusive upcoming Live from Studio X performance of your choice. A Studio X is a small, intimate performance by a big name artist. Acts in the past have included Dave Matthews, Lenny Kravitz and more. Acts are confirmed as bands come to town. There is typically about a 3 week lead time before a show. Listen to WXRT - 93.1 FM or log onto 93XRT.com to keep in the know for performances. Donated by: 93 XRT & David Butterfield

Value: $150

B96 Summer Bash tickets (4) and T-Shirt Head out to Toyota Park on Saturday, June 15, 2013 with 3 of your friends and see Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ariana Grande, Afrojack, Cher Lloyd, Zedd and EMBLEM 3 Donated by: B96; David Butterfield

Value: $250

Two (2) Tickets to Alivin AIley Dance Theater Come experience Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on Thursday March 6, 2014 at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University with these two (2) tickets and a $50 gift certificate to the Russian Tea Room. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theaters sleek, athletic masters of the universe (The New York Times) return to the Auditorium for an unprecedented run with programs that blend their newest and boldest season premieres with the classics you want to see. Donated by: Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University

Value: $180

Behind the Scenes at Channel 7 You and three (3) guest will be treated to a private tour of ABC News studios with a news anchor. The tour will be scheduled on a weekend and is limited to adults and children 10+. Donated by: Tom Greve

Value: $600


Art Lovers Experience Enjoy two (2) passes to the Museum of Contemporary Art and two (2) passes to the Art Institute of Chicago. Donated by: MCA; Art Institute of Chicago

Value: $75

Sports Chicago Bulls 2012-2013 Autographed Yearbook Calling all Bull’s Fans!! Add to your sports collection this Autographed 2012-2013 Yearbook from Chicago’s favorite Basketball Team. Donated by: Chicago Bulls

Value: $100

DePaul Basketball Tickets Come see the Blue Demons in action with a 4 Pack of tickets to both the Men’s and Women’s DePaul Basketball game of your choice during the 2013-2014 season at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Certificate is based on availability. Redeem at DePaul Ticket Office. No one receiving tickets as part of this offer may be of high school age. Donated by: DePaul Athletic Department

Value: $160

University of Michigan Football - 2 Games GO BLUE! With 2 tickets each to 2 Games in Ann Arbor for the 2013 football season! Michigan vs. Central Michigan on Sat., Aug. 31 Section 39, Row 86 Seats 13 & 14. Cheer Go Blue again at Michigan vs. Akron, Sat., Sept 14, same seats! Donated by: The McCalla Family

Value: $300

NCAA Replica Game Ball - 2013 Final Four College Basketball Fans! Get your hands on this collector’s item! NCAA Replica Game Ball from the 2013 Final Four Conference. Donated by the Hockman Family. Donated by: Katie and Jason Hockman

Value: $75

Autographed Christian Laettner Basketball Own a piece of college basketball history with an autograph basketball from Duke’s Christian Laettner. Donated by: Katie and Jason Hockman

Value: $150


Four (4) tickets Cubs vs. LA Angels - 7/10/13 Come cheer on the Cubs vs. LA Angels at historic Wrigley Field on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 7 pm with FOUR 4 fantastic 100 level WGN Radio seats somewhere near/within the dugouts Donated by: WGN Radio; Jeremy Butterfield

Value: $320

Two (2) Tickets Cubs vs. White Sox - 5/28/13 Come watch the north side take on the south side at U.S. Cellular Field. Two (2) tickets for Tuesday, 5/28/13 at 7:10 pm for the Chicago Cubs at the Chicago White Sox. Tickets are in Upper Deck Box seats Section 530 Row 6. Donated by: Beth and Kevin Malloy

Value: $121

Four (4) Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox Come out to the ballgame with 4 tickets to see the Sox vs. the “other” Sox. Game is Tuesday 5/21/13 at Cellular Field at 7:10 pm; Section: Box 117 Row 34 Donated by: Sam and Amy Woodson

Value: $176

Four (4) Tickets Cub vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 9/7/13 Four (4) Cubs Tickets behind home plate. Game is Saturday Sept 7 vs. Milwaukee Brewers. Donated by: Shell

Value: $400

Four (4) White Sox tickets - Your Game Choice! Come out to the ballgame at Cellular Field with these 4 White Sox Tickets that includes parking. Mutually agreed upon game. Donated by: CBS Radio

Value: $220

Four (4) Tickets Yankees vs. White Sox 8/5/13 Come watch the Bronx Bombers invade U.S. Cellular field. Four (4) tickets for the Monday, 8/5/13 NY Yankees at the Chicago White Sox. Parking pass included and admission to the Stadium Club. Tickets in Section 115 Row 20. Donated by: Beth and Kevin Malloy

Value: $275

Two (2) Cubs Bleacher Seats Root for the home team in Wrigley Field’s unique bleacher section. Two (2) bleacher seats good for any game except the Cross Town Classic Donated by: The Schaffer Family

Value: $50


Four (4) Cubs Box Seats Root for the home team at Wrigley Field up close with these awesome Box Seats. Four (4) Box seats good for any game except the Cross Town Classic. Donated by: The Schaffer Family

Value: $220

Four (4) Week Adult Tennis School Come work on your backhand at Midtown Tennis Club with this 4 week session of TenniSchools, Adult tennis lessons. Program includes complimentary use of Midtown’s fitness center and practice lanes. Expires 12/31/13. Reservations must be made in advance through Midtown. Donated by: MIDTOWN Tennis Club

Value: $155

Four (4) Week Adult Tennis School Come work on your backhand at Midtown Tennis Club with this 4 week session of TenniSchools, Adult tennis lessons. Program includes complimentary use of Midtown’s fitness center and practice lanes. Expires 12/31/13. Reservations must be made in advance through Midtown. Donated by: MIDTOWN Tennis Club

Value: $155

Tennis Lessons, Family - Lake Shore SF The whole Family can enjoy tennis lessons with this great package from Lake Shore Sport & Fitness. Packages includes 1-10 week session Future Stars ages 3-5; 1-10 week session Jr Group, ages 5-15; 1 60-min Private Lesson and 1 60-min Semi Private Lesson. Plus 1 Prince racquet for you to choose! Contact Danny McDermott 773-7702470. Donated by: Lake Shore Sport & Fitness

Value: $1,000

Autographed Alexei Ramirez Jersey The perfect gift for any South Side fan. Authentic autographed Jersey from Chicago White Sox Shortstop and Olympic Gold Medal winner Alexei Ramirez. Donated by: Chicago White Sox; Jeremy Butterfield

Value: $350

Chicago Blackhawks - Autographed Memorabilia Own pieces of the Blackhawks magical season! Autographed Chicago Blackhawks puck from defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson and autographed picture from Chicago Blackhawks left winger Viktor Stalberg. Donated by: Chicago Blackhawks; Dave Butterfield

Value: $250


Autographed picture of Daytsuk, Red Wings Calling all Red Wing’s fans! Enjoy this 8x10 autographed picture of Pavel Daytsuk of the Detroit Red Wings. Daytsuk is an assistant captain and two time Stanley Cup champion. Donated by: Detroit Red Wings and Hockman Family

Value: $100

Cubs Welington Castilo Autographed Photo Cubs Fans--Add this Autographed Photo of Cub’s Catcher Welington Castilo to your collection. Donated by: Chicago Cubs

Value: $25

Chicago Bears Laser Autographed Picture Bears Fans! Get this limited edition piece features photos and laser autographs of seven leaders on the Bears team. Donated by: Chicago Bears

Value: $25

Two (2) Chicago Bears Pre Season Tickets Come route our favorite football team before the official Season begins with these two (2) tickets in a VIP section. Bears Vs. Browns, August 29th, 2013; 7:00 p.m. game United Club, section 202, row 13 Donated by: Mark Grabowski

Value: $530


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