Event Schedule

Event Schedule
5:30 pm ............. Registration Begins
Welcome Champagne compliments of
The Grubb Co.
5:30 pm.............. Silent Auction, PUBLIC Bike raffle ticket sales,
Passed Hors d’oeuvres & Cocktails
6:30 – 8:00 pm... Photo booth
Photo booth compliments of Maxi Lilley &
Red Oak Realty
7:25 pm ............. Silent Auction Begins Closing By Category
7:25 pm: Art, Books, Jewelry, Kids Items and
other categories
7:40 pm: Classroom Baskets & Projects
7:50 pm: Parties, Claremont Middle School Silent
8:00 pm ............. Dinner Seating
Live Auction & Chabot Raise Your Paddle
Raffle Winners announced (Wine Cellar,
Beer Cave, PUBLIC bike)
9:30 pm.............. Check out begins:
Take-home bags compliments of The Grubb Co.
10:30 pm............ Thank You & Good Night!
Chabot’s 2014
Spring Auction
Each year, Chabot looks forward to gathering together for a common cause –
to demonstrate how important our children and their education are to us! This
year’s “Spring Fling” Auction has a fundraising goal of $150,000, to ensure
that our dynamic enrichment programs — music, science, art, media, library,
gardening, P.E. and Spanish — continue to thrive. The Auction happens in two
phases – the Online Auction, and the Gala event.
The Online Auction launches on Wednesday, March 26, and ends on Thursday,
April 3. Our procurement team has secured items from over 500 generous
donors. New this year, bidders will have access to every party. We have
something for every budget and interest!
The Gala will be held on Saturday, April 5, at the Greek Ascension Community
Center. This year’s venue will be decorated with beautiful art and craft created
by our children – come be inspired by their creativity.
The Gala evening begins with a complimentary glass of champagne while
you peruse the Silent Auction tables. Try one of our signature cocktails at the
no-host bar while you mix and mingle. After the last silent auction table closes,
take your seat to enjoy a delicious three-course meal. Chris Schreiber, former
PTA President, will serve as our Master of Ceremonies and assist professional
auctioneer Jane Alexiandis with this year’s Live Auction. We will close out the
night by announcing the raffle winners of the Wine Cellar, Beer Cave, and
PUBLIC Bike, and presenting a photo montage of Chabot students.
Please use this catalog as your guide to the 2014 Chabot Auction experience.
We’ve listed all of our Live and Silent Auction offerings and helpful instructions
which start on page 6.
The Chabot Auction is a time to celebrate our wonderful school and continue
building our Chabot community. We thank you for joining us!
— The Auction Committee
Many thanks to our
generous sponsors!
Title Sponsor $3000 Level
The Grubb Company, with DJ Grubb, Jeff Robarts, & Hope Broderick
Bobcat Booster $1,500 Level
MPR Financial/Tom Nitsan
Principal’s Corner $1,000 Level
Marvin Gardens/Ruth Goldstone; Red Oak Realty/Maxi Lilley; Bank of
Commerce Mortgage/Faramarz Moeen-Ziai; Piedmont Dental By Design/
Jill Martenson
Faculty Favorite $500 Level
Adventure Time Extended Day Care; Bakesale Betty; 4by6.com
Teacher’s Pet $350 Level
Antidote Juice; La Farine; Anteloop
Honor Roll $200 Level
Jeff and Teri Wong
Miscellaneous Cash Donation
The Model Garage
In-Kind Donations
Andrew Floor (spirits); Trumer Brauerei (beer); Teresa Tauchi & Sam
Boonin (sparkling wine); Jane Alexiadis, ISA Personal Property Appraiser
The 2014 Chabot Auction couldn’t happen without our sponsors and all
the generous donations from the local business community, as well as
from our own parents, teachers, staff, families and friends. We hope you
will help us in thanking our business community when you shop at, dine
in or visit their establishments.
Appreciation to the
2014 Auction Team
2014 Auction CoChairs
Bernadette Kirchstetter
Natalie Mehta
Emily Sullivan
Estedar Gizaw
Greg Estow
Helen Hyun
Kristie Krishnan
Larissa Pernice
Linda Owczarz
Mari Morrish
Michelle Bilensky
Michelle Chackerian
Sachi Giraldo
Sam Graff
Sarah Drekmeier
Sarah Marchik
Tammy Bradley
Teresa Tauchi
Terri Pessutti
Sarah Drekmeier
Auction Parties
Leslie Ayers
Vickie Ma
Live Auction
Sarah Drekmeier
Raffles: Beer Cave,
Instant Wine Cellar &
Sally Barry
Sarah Drekmeier
Steven Meyer
Volunteer Coordinator
Stephanie Garcia
Adrienne De Angelo
Amy Lemley
Morris Dye
Teresa Tauchi
Graphic Design
Elaina Briant
Online Auction
Kappy Sugawara
Joyce Wu
Larry Dolton
Sarah Windels
Teri Wong
Gala Event
Amy Golden
Anne & Bob Tway
Lucy Chen
Margot Fernandez
Mick Erausquin
Rebecca Amato
Rebecca Silbert
Rochelle Clewer
Sophia & Karim
Kassab (Leads)
Steve Wiersema
Teresa Kalnoskas
Teresa Tauchi
Post Auction
Karie Dewan
Live Auctioneer
Jane Alexiadis
Master of Ceremonies
Chris Schreiber
Special Features
Welcome Champagne
A glass of bubbly, compliments of The Grubb Company, will welcome you
when you arrive at the gala! Cheers!
This vast array of wine comprises donations from Chabot parents, teachers
and staff. The opportunity to win this collection can be yours by purchasing
one ticket for $30 or two tickets for $50. We will only sell 150 raffle tickets, so
be sure to purchase yours before they sell out! You may buy tickets prior to
the gala by contacting Sally Barry ([email protected]). Thank you to
all of the generous wine donors! The winner will be announced at the Gala.
In addition to an Instant Wine Cellar, we will be holding our inaugural Beer
Cave raffle. The Chabot community generously donated to our Beer Cave,
which ranges from popular stouts to locally-brewed beers. This Beer Cave
can be yours by purchasing one ticket for $30 or two tickets for $50. We
will only sell 150 raffle tickets, so be sure to purchase yours before they
sell out. You may buy tickets prior to the gala by contacting Steven Meyer
([email protected]). Thank you for all the generous beer donations!
The winner will be announced at the Gala.
Similar to last year, we will be selling raffle tickets to win a seven-speed bike
from PUBLIC! You’ll be turning heads riding on one of their European-styled
bikes that have been featured in Vogue, ELLE Decor and Sunset. Raffle
tickets will only be sold at the gala: one for $30; two or more for $25 each.
Winner can choose between the V7 or C7 in available colors, and may also
pay the difference to upgrade the bike to a different model. The winner will
be announced at the gala.
Throughout the Live Auction, the auctioneer will ask everyone to raise their
paddle in the name of supporting enrichment programs at Chabot. We will
have four paddle calls in varying amounts: $1,000, $500, $250, and $100.
If you feel you are able to contribute, please consider making a monetary
donation at this time. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
increments will be indicated on each bid sheet; please honor them. To be
valid, bids must comply with the minimum bids and be legible. Signing
your name and bid amount on the bid sheet constitutes a legal contract to
purchase the silent auction item at the price you stated, if your bid is the
winning bid. The last (highest) valid bid entered prior to the table closing
will be the winning bid.
See, Think and Wonder! Design Space Thinking & Making is a new
Claremont Middle School elective focused on encouraging creative,
nonconforming, unconventional approaches to design. While the classroom
has already been transformed from a disheveled art room to a colorful design
workspace, there is more to do! To take this class to the next level, it needs
equipment to create a fully functional maker space. Top priority items include
adjustable -height work tables and a selection of tools to make tinkering—
and problem solving—possible! Please support this endeavor with your
fund-a-need donation.
Bidding for Parties
All hosts have established a maximum number of “seats” for their parties, and
they are available on either a fixed price or biddable basis. All prices listed
are per person and not per couple. Fixed price seats are filled on a first come
first serve basis, where your spot is guaranteed at a certain price. Please note
that all of the fixed price parties will be available in the online auction, so it
is possible for all seats to be filled prior to the gala. We recommend you bid
early! Biddable seats are available on a progressive bidding basis. The bidding
starts at the lowest level, say $30/person. Once the $30 spots are full, following
bidders will take their spots at the next level, say $35/person. Therefore,
some people may pay different amounts to attend the same event. Check the
bidding often to make sure no one has outbid you!
A photo booth, compliments of Maxi Lilley and Red Oak Realty, will be
available during the Silent Auction for guests to enjoy. Step in the booth,
have your photo taken, and take home a free memento of this special
The Way to Play
Live Auction
The auctioneer will open bidding at the minimum bid amount. To bid on
an item, hold your card with your bidder number up until the auctioneer
acknowledges your bid. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer
shall be the winner of the item. A bid acknowledged by the auctioneer is a
legal contract to purchase the item. If a group is bidding on one item, please
designate one person to place your combined bid.
All items must be paid for by the end of the evening. We gladly accept
personal checks made payable to “Chabot PTA,” credit cards and cash. To
speed check-out, please register your credit card during check-in.
Silent Auction
The silent auction begins at 5:30 pm. At the auction, a bid sheet is
displayed near each item. To place a bid, write your last name, bid number,
and amount of your bid on the bid sheet. The initial bid amount and bid
Item Pick Up
Once you have paid for your winning items, you will be issued a receipt.
Please present this receipt at the bagging tables to take your winnings home!
Upon entering the auction, you will receive your bid number. Use only the
bid number assigned to you for bidding on silent and live auction items.
Live Auction
3000: The Slam Dunk: Warriors Signed Basketball
Oh yeah! How many of our young basketball stars would love to have an
official Warriors basketball? Can you match the signature to the player?
This authentic NBA Spalding indoor game ball replica has been signed
by the 2013-14 Golden State Warriors team. Includes certificate of
authenticity dated 2/11/14. Thank you: Golden State Warriors
3001: The Castaway: Sail Across the Bay
Enjoy a fantastic Day on the Bay with your hosts, Captain Max and First
Mate Maggie! You and up to 7 guests will enjoy an epic day, sailing San
Francisco Bay on a private yacht. We'll depart from the Berkeley Marina
and sail under the new Bay Bridge, wave at the tourists on Pier 39 and sail
past Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate before we sail home with the
wind at our backs as the sun slips beneath the horizon. The Captain and
First Mate will work with you to create an amazing itinerary and lasting
memories! You provide the picnic, they provide the beverages. Date of sail
to be arranged by mutual agreement. Thank you: Max & Maggie Fancher
3002: The Avalon (Catalina Island)
Enjoy a beautiful 3 night stay in a stylish rental unit overlooking the water
that can accommodate 4 people. Unit includes 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,
kitchen, living room, balcony and washer and dryer. Located in the heart
of downtown Catalina directly across from Avalon's harbor, the unit offers
wireless internet access, big screen television and DVD player. Package
also includes round trip ferry tickets for two, and one day of bike rental for
four. 3 consecutive night stay, excluding Spring Break, 4th of July week,
Thanksgiving week and New Year's week. No pets. Thank you: Artimesa
Bradley, Tammy & Mike Bradley, Catalina Express, Brown’s Bikes
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3003: The Beefcake (Dad's Club Handy Men)
Do you have a room you've always wanted to repaint? How about
pictures to be hung on your walls? Put the Dad's Club to work in your
home and yard! The details: 8 dads for 4 hours. What's in: painting (one
room), hanging things, moving things, digging holes, putting up shelves,
assembling things, fixing things (light construction like puttying a hole),
gluing things, hammering things. What's out: heavy construction like
dry wall, electrical, or plumbing. Winning bidder to pick from 3-4 dates
provided by Dad’s Club. Thank you: Chabot Dad's Club
3004: The Infinity and Beyond (VIP Pixar)!
You and up to five adult friends will enjoy a tour around the beautiful
campus of Pixar Animation Studios, and a special animation demo about
how Pixar makes the magic happen. You will also be treated to a VIP visit
in the Lucky 7 Lounge, a secret "room" that is only open to exclusive
visitors, celebrities and dignitaries. See the book with VIP visitor signaturesfrom Tom Cruz to Reese Witherspoon. It was one of Steve Job's favorite
places in Pixar, and something he mentioned in his memoirs. Enjoy some
drinks and lunch with your host, Andrew Gordon, for what is sure to be a
fun afternoon. Date to be determined with host. Thank you: Andrew R
Gordon & Kerry Demme
3005: La Casa Bonita (Todos Santos Home)
Relax for a week in this stunning three-bedroom house and take in the vibe
of a more traditional Mexico. This house, complete with your own private
pool, sleeps eight and can easily accommodate two families. Walk to the
beach or drive just five minutes to one of the top surf breaks on the Pacific
coast. The town boasts galleries showcasing the work of the hundreds
of expatriate artists that have settled here, an organic market, notable
restaurants, yoga, and even a school that often accepts visiting children for
the week. This quiet Baja town is just 45 minutes from La Paz airport or 90
minutes from Cabo. Thank you: Kent Deverell & Alison McCauley
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3006: The Alpine (Tahoe Donner)
Whether it's winter or summer, it's time to explore all that the High Sierras
have to offer! Enjoy a 7 consecutive night stay in a beautiful, family-friendly
Tahoe Donner home - three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, close to Lake Tahoe
and right across the street from the Trout Creek Recreation Center with
pool, jacuzzi, and gym. Included are two adult ski lift tickets for Squaw
Valley or Alpine Meadows for use in the winter OR two adult tickets for the
Squaw Valley aerial tram in the summer. Winning bidder may also choose
one from a variety of winter or summer activities at Tahoe Donner, including
downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, golf or equestrian trail rides. Dogs
permitted with prior approval. Expires March 2015. Cleaning fees not
included. See photos at http://deuberhome.com/misc_htmls/scheeHaus/
index.html Thank you: The Deuber Family
3007: Family Roadtrip (Eurovan Camper Weekend)
Relive the family camping trips of your youth — or what you wished it had
been -- by cruising around in a 1995 Eurovan Camper: a European-spec
cargo transporter, converted into a camper van by... Winnebago! It's got
air conditioning, seats and beds for four, a working stove and sink (but no
fridge); and an auto-reverse cassette player you can use to revive all your
mixed tapes. It might even have Dolby. Most important, it's still got the
ability to make memories together. Take her out for the weekend with the
family, up to three nights, but maybe not too far. Includes a full tank of gas!
Thank you: Lucy & Rich Chen
3008: The Big Kahuna (Principal for a Day)
Your child and a friend will spend a day in the life of Chabot Principal
Jonathan Mayer. They will greet Chabot students as they arrive at school,
visit classrooms, and grade each class for learning, safety, and attendance.
Your child will also visit with the custodians and librarians, go out to lunch
with Mr. Mayer, and help solve any little emergencies during the day. Thank
you: Jonathan Mayer
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3009: Bakesale Betty Dinner Party
Award winning and world famous "Bakesale Betty" aka Alison Barakat,
one of our very own Chabot parents, will come to your house and prepare
dinner for 8 people. Work with this Chez Panisse alum to develop a
delicious menu for your next special milestone birthday or special occasion!
Includes all labor and materials, except beverages. Thank you: Alison
Barakat & Michael Camp
3010: Rockridge Market Hall Experience
Back for another year, you and a Market Hall Catering Chef will design a
menu for eight in your home. You will be invited to go shopping with our
Market Hall Culinary Experts to gather ingredients for the meal, choose
the wines, and develop the design for your floral centerpiece. To top it off,
Market Hall will prepare and serve the meal in your home. Winner to give
Market Hall three months notice to ensure adequate preparation time.
Thank you: Rockridge Market Hall
3011: Private Dinner for Eight at Toast
Enjoy a fantastic dinner for eight at local wine bar and restaurant Toast. Coowned by Chabot parent, Heather Sittig, this enchanting evening will be
hosted onsite at Toast, and will include a customized four-course meal with
wine pairings. This special meal may be booked any time, excluding Friday
and Saturday evenings. Do you have an upcoming anniversary or special
birthday? Thank you: Toast, Heather Sittig & Sam Jackson
3012: The $*&K Yeah (SF Giants tix)
Impress the SF Giants fan in your life with four incredible tickets to see
the 2010 and 2012 World Series Champs play at AT&T Park. Choose four
tickets to one game or two tickets for two different games of your choice.
These seats are in such an unbelievably prime location - Club level, behind
home plate - that you'll find yourself repeating Tim Lincecum's immortal
two words to yourself over and over again. Opening day not included.
Thank you: Rebecca & David Silbert
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Silent Auction
4200-4204: Guided Wild Mushroom Hunt (4/12/14)
Former Bay Area Mycological Society member, Josh Collins, will take
a select group of fungi hungry adults to hunt for wild mushrooms in a
nearby regional park. We will break at the halfway point for a hearty hiker's
lunch (provided), then continue on into the early afternoon. We may
find Chanterelles, Oyster Mushrooms and Candy Caps. The hike will be
moderate to tough. Come get a little muddy and have a lot of fun foraging
for wild delicacies. 7 spots available: 2 spots online, 5 spots at gala. This
is a multiple bidder item, bidding starts at $30.
4243: Smokin' Poker Party (4/26/14)
Deal me in! Come all you poker fans and test your luck with a seat at the
Chabot Poker Party! Each participant will enjoy hours of poker, good grub,
lots to drink and many laughs (not to mention chips)! Prizes will be awarded
to the top chip winners. Hosted by Amy Golden & Robert Goodson and
Kelly Cushner & Jeff McCarthy. 20 spots @ $40 each, fixed price. All
spots available online, remaining spots available at gala.
4244: Spring Pickling Party & Luncheon (4/27/14)
Come learn to make your version of the current culinary rage - pickles - on
Sunday, April 27, from 11am-1pm. Master three pickling techniques and
take home a recipe book, pickles made by hosts Catherine Firpo, Sharon
Flor and Ruth Woodruff, along with your own. A scrumptious lunch will be
served with pickles as the star. You will also learn to make hot sauce just
the way you like it. 8 spots @ $75 each, fixed price. All spots available
online, remaining spots available at gala.
4245: Russian Kettlebell at Crossfit Oakland (4/27/14)
Join Lance Velasquez, CrossFit Oakland's Kettlebell King, in a 60-minute
introductory class. Kettlebell workouts increase strength, endurance,
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agility and balance. They challenge both the muscular and cardiovascular
system with dynamic, total-body movements, all while keeping the body in
complete alignment. Join your hosts Al Flor, Beth Quade and Kim Wilson
on Sunday, April 27 at 11am at CrossFit Oakland's Uptown location on
41st Street. 15 spots @ $25 each, fixed price. All spots available online,
remaining spots available at gala.
4246: Beltane Ritual: Discover the Divine Feminine (5/1/14)
Beltane is traditionally a time to celebrate new life, passion, abundance
and creativity. In our modern-day interpretation, we will look for the
places in our lives to infuse this creative energy. Step into an evening of
ritual where your host, Sirena Masket, will lead you on a guided imaginal
journey to connect with your feminine nature. We will close with wine
and refreshments, and you will walk away with greater access to your
own creativity and intuition. 30 spots @ $60 each, fixed price. All spots
available online, remaining spots available at gala.
4247: Spa Party at Spruce Salon (5/2/14)
Join hosts Beth Amabile and Terri Pessutti for a well-deserved ladies'
evening of relaxation and rejuvenation at the gorgeous Spruce Salon on
College Avenue, owned by Chabot mom Heather Sittig-Jackson. This will
be a night to relax and take a break from your busy life. The lucky women in
attendance will enjoy two to three mini spa services, appetizers and wine.
Note to families with hard-working moms: This event makes a perfect early
Mother's Day gift! 15 spots @ $100 each, fixed price. All spots available
online, remaining spots available at gala.
4205-4206: Glass Fusing for Kids with Dana Zed (5/3/14)
Give your crafty kiddos (grade 3 and up) a unique chance to learn from
glass artist Dana Zed. Winners will join Dana in her studio, near Chabot, to
learn the art of glass fusing, in which you take pieces of colored glass and
fuse them together in a kiln to create one-of-a-kind artworks. Saturday, May
3, from 1-4pm. 4 spots available: 2 spots online, 2 spots at gala. This is a
multiple bidder item, bidding starts at $40.
4248: Co-Ed Amateur Table Tennis (5/3/14)
Join your hosts Mr. Mayer and Dan Francis for an awesome night of table
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tennis. Mr. Mayer will offer a private, 10-minute lesson for each participant,
while round-robin tournament play runs all night. Balls and paddles will be
provided. Refuel between matches with pizza and drinks. You don't have
to be a champion like China's Deng Yaping. Just grab a paddle and have a
blast. We'll see you on Saturday, May 3, in Chabot's Multi-Purpose Room,
7:30 -11pm! 20 spots @ $50 each, fixed price. All spots available online,
remaining spots available at gala.
4249: Ladies Round Robin Tennis/Pool Party (5/4/14)
Channel your inner Serena Williams and whack some fuzzy, yellow balls
with us! Join hosts Helen Taner, Sarah Drekmeier and Sarah Earl-Novell at
the iconic Claremont Resort and Spa on Sunday, May 4, for professional
tennis instruction and round-robin play, followed by poolside lounging,
libations, and appetizers. Beginner and intermediate players welcome.
Racquets are available to borrow. 16 spots @ $100 each, fixed price.
All spots available online, remaining spots available at gala.
4250: Foodie Fantasy: Cheese Pairings (5/9/14)
Join us for an evening of exquisite cheese pairings featuring cheeses from
London's Neal's Yard Dairy. Renowned Market Hall fromagere, Juliana
Uruburu, will guide us. We will learn and eat, enjoying five cheese pairings,
drinks and dessert. It's pure palate nirvana! Your hosts, Laura Burnett & Ali
Iranmanesh, Kerry & Arturo Hurtado, Kelly Kirkpatrick & Peter Fiske, look
forward to seeing you on Friday, May 9, at the Burnett/Iranmanesh home.
20 spots @ $90 each, fixed price. All spots available online, remaining
spots available at gala.
4241: Oliveto in the Afternoon (5/10/14)
Indulge in the guilty pleasure of an afternoon cocktail and refined yet
simple, fresh Italian food senza i bambini. Join fellow Chabot parents
to enjoy delectable food and wine at Oliveto on Sunday, May 10, at 1
pm. A perfect prequel to your Mother's Day fete. Hosted by Sarah & Kai
Drekmeier, Sarah Earl-Novell & John Claisse, Helen & Jeffrey Taner, Maxi
Lilley & Eric Faurot, Vickie Ma & Patrick Meggyesy and Emma Neale &
Nate Laskin. 50 spots @ $110 each, fixed price. All spots available
online, remaining spots available at gala.
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4251: Brewmasters' VIP Tour at Trumer Pils Brauerei (5/15/14)
Master Brewer Lars Larson leads a behind-the-scenes VIP tour of Trumer
Brauerei, the award-winning local East Bay brewery, on May 15 starting at
7pm. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about making beer.
Tour takes about 45 minutes; afterward we will adjourn to the tasting room
to enjoy - what else? -beer and pizza. Trumer Brauerei, 1404 4th Street,
Berkeley. 15 spots @ $40 each, fixed price. All spots available online,
remaining spots available at gala.
4252: Kindergarten Cocktail Party (5/17/14)
Join other K parents at la casa de Krista and Chuck Reinhard for un
fiesta muy divertida! Enjoy tacos and tequila, salsa and sangria while you
mingle and make lifelong friends. Taco truck fare, muchos margaritas, and
delectable desserts by Chabot's own pastry chef Jennifer Brotman will be
served. Your hosts the Reinhards, Amy & Dominic Kellerman, Caitlyn Lang
& Chris Gaither, and Jennifer Brotman & Eric Oliver hope to see you there.
75 spots @ $50 each, fixed price. All spots available online, remaining
spots available at gala.
4253: RIDE Oakland Indoor Cycling & Brunch (5/18/14)
Looking for an intense indoor cycling class with killer beats and a whole
lot of woots? This private class will be led by cycling instructor and Chabot
parent, Sarah Larson. Post workout, we'll rehydrate and refuel in the studio
lounge and deck with a light brunch and drinks prepared by your hosts
Sarah Larson, Anne O'Neill, and Jennifer James Alper. Smoothie? Mimosa?
You choose. Join us on Sunday, May 18 at 10:30am. 26 spots @ $45 each,
fixed price. All spots available online, remaining spots available at gala.
4277: Walrus Crafting Party (5/18/14)
Get a group of friends together and get crafting on Sunday May 18 from
3-5:30pm at Walrus, the upcycled furniture shop in hip Temescal Alley
owned by Chabot parent Wendy Renz. Wendy will show you how to
transform used leather belts and reclaimed wood into clever little shelves
- all materials, tools, and expert instruction will be provided! Enjoy wine
and nibbles as you craft a one-of-a-kind shelf you can put up at home or
give as a gift. 6 spots @ $50 each, fixed price. All spots available online,
remaining spots available at gala.
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4254: Rockridge Bike Treasure Hunt (5/25/14)
Send your kids on a Rockridge treasure hunt via bike under the supervision
of Patrick Hennessey, Chris Schreiber, Bill Carson, Ted Bluey and Matt
Borden. Kids will follow clues that lead them on a mystery tour in the area.
We'll meet at a prearranged destination and kids can be picked up after a
delicious picnic lunch (included). Ability to ride a bike for 3 miles and basic
street safety are a must. Suggested age is grade 2 and up. Sunday, May 25,
from 10am-1pm. 10 spots @ $40 each, fixed price. All spots available
online, remaining spots available at gala.
4255: UEFA Champions League Final (5/26/14)
Soccer geeks unite! Whether you support Arsenal, Real Madrid, AC
Milan, Barcelona or Manchester City, you can't miss the final of the UEFA
Champions League, the world's most popular and hard-fought soccer club
competition. Join your hosts, Kerri & Arturo Hurtado and Amy Lemley
& Justin Horner for a fun afternoon of top-shelf soccer live from Lisbon!
Drinks and snacks from the lands of the finalists will be served. 20 spots
@ $25 each, fixed price. All spots available online, remaining spots
available at gala.
4256: Let's Play Mah Jongg! (5/31/14)
Originated in China during the time of Confucius, Mah Jongg is a rummylike game played with tiles rather than cards. Your hosts Amy Lemley &
Justin Horner and Emily & Brian Sullivan will kick off the evening with a
Mah Jongg-inspired cocktail of ginger-infused liqueur and a short tutorial
on the rules of this fun and easy game. Then we'll break out into groups of
four to play Mah Jongg and take a break mid-evening for a tasty Chinese
dinner. 12 spots @ $50 each, fixed price. All spots available online,
remaining spots available at gala.
4257: Ooh La La Spa! For Kids (5/31/14)
Your child deserves three hours of pampering and restoration at Ooh La La
La Spa! Only 10 children, grades K-5 can enjoy an afternoon of relaxation
and fun! Facial, mani-pedi, hot tub, kids tattoos, snack and crafts are all
included in one great price, brought to you by hosts Shirley Saunders,
Samantha Petitdemange, and Bev King, Bring your child(ren) to the
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Saunders residence on May 31 from 2-5pm. 10 spots @ $40 each, fixed
price. All spots available online, remaining spots available at gala.
4209-4214: Learn to Make Sausage with Al Flor (6/1/14)
For years Chabotians have fiercely bid to learn the sweet science of sausage
making from Chabot's porcine aficionado. Join Al Flor at home for an
afternoon of sausage making and fun. You will learn all the basic techniques grinding, seasoning and casing. We'll make three types of pork sausages and
you'll take home approx. 10 pounds of lean product. Enjoy drinks, snacks
and sausage on Sunday, June 1, 2014, from 11am-4pm. 8 spots available: 2
spots online, 6 spots at gala. This is a multiple bidder item, bidding starts
at $60.
4258: Bakesale Betty Chicken Pot Pie Dinner (6/7/14)
Who doesn't love a mouth-watering meal of Bakesale Betty's famous
chicken pot pie? Lucky for us, Bakesale Betty herself, Alison Barakat, is a
Chabot parent and will be serving up a delectable dinner at the Silbert
home on Saturday, June 7. Join your hosts Alison Barakat & Michael Camp,
Rebecca & David Silbert, and Rochelle Clewer & Andrew Floor for dinner
and drinks - and be sure to save room for strawberry shortcake for dessert!
100 spots @ $75 each, fixed price. All spots available online, remaining
spots available at gala.
4259: Margarita Mamas! (6/14/14)
Come celebrate surviving the school year by toasting your fellow Chabot
madres with "Salud" and a clink of margarita glasses! What better way to
kick off summer than an afternoon of appetizers, perfect margaritas, music,
dancing and fun? Join your hosts and fellow Chabot moms Rebecca Ivans
Amato, Kristan Almgren, Leslie Ayers and Amy Mays on Saturday, June 14,
from 3-8pm and leave the kids - and your cares - at home with some other
responsible adult. 50 spots @ $50 each, fixed price. All spots available
online, remaining spots available at gala.
4215-4220: Bobcat Vista Social Club (6/21/14)
Join hosts Jennifer Guitart & Kevin Boyd, Sharie & Jason Mendrey for a
Cuban cooking class/dinner party at one of their homes. Learn to prepare
authentic Cuban fare - black beans and rice, chicken adobo, plantains,
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veggies, and flan for dessert - or just relax with a mojito in hand as music
fills the air while your friends cook up a feast! Saturday, June 21, 2014. 8
spots available: 2 spots online, 6 spots at gala. This is a multiple bidder
item, bidding starts at $60.
4260: Ethiopian Dinner (9/6/14)
Ethiopian dining brings together tastes, aromas and the sounds of
friendship and family - a sensory experience that is organic, intimate
and memorable. Come enjoy an evening of authentic Ethiopian cuisine,
contemporary music and art at the home of your hosts Estedar Gizaw &
Henock Gessesse on Saturday, September 6. Vegan dishes available upon
request. 20 spots @ $75 each, fixed price. All spots available online,
remaining spots available at gala.
4261: A Visit to the Volcano for Grades K-2 (9/6/14)
Do your kids know they have a volcano in their backyard? Geologist and
Chabot dad Peter Fiske will lead a 2-hour geologic tour at the Sibley
Volcanic Preserve for kids K-2. We will examine outcrops, take samples and
identify minerals. Kids get a geologic map, a snack and rock specimens
to keep. A parent or guardian is required for each Chabot child or set of
siblings - everyone needs a ticket, including adults. Saturday, September
6, at 10am. 40 spots @ $25 each, fixed price. All spots available online,
remaining spots available at gala.
4262: A Visit to the Volcano for Grades 3-4 (9/6/14)
Do your kids know they have a volcano in their backyard? Geologist and
Chabot dad Peter Fiske will lead a 2-hour geologic tour at the Sibley
Volcanic Preserve for kids grade 3 and up. We will examine outcrops, take
samples and identify minerals. Kids get a geologic map, a snack and rock
specimens to keep. A parent or guardian is required for each Chabot child
or set of siblings - everyone needs a ticket, including adults. Saturday,
September 6, at 1pm. 40 spots @ $25 each, fixed price. All spots
available online, remaining spots available at gala.
4272: Kids' Toy Maker Faire Open Studio (9/27/14)
Does your kid love to build his or her own toys and constructions? Do
you want to encourage the budding creativity and boundless imagination
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you see in your child? Come and visit Phil Weglarz, the new Pied Piper of
Boyd Avenue, for a fantastic afternoon of toy making, using only upcycled
and household materials. Phil is the founder of Active Imagination, where
kids are encouraged to play out the vivid contents of their imaginations
using play acting, animation, costumes, props, model-making, creative
movement, storytelling, and film-making. Learn more at http://www.
youractiveimagination.com. 10 spots @ $50 each, fixed price. All spots
available online, remaining spots available at gala.
4263: THE Cocktail Party (9/27/14)
Get ready to shake and stir with SterlingCoooperDraperChabot! Let's
Celebrate Mad Men style to benefit Chabot. Don your 1960s vintage chic
attire and join other dapper Chabot parents for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres,
and friendly conversation on Saturday, September 27, at a home in the
neighborhood. You'd be mad not to attend the biggest Chabot party of
the year, hosted by Estedar Gizaw & Henock Gessesse, Rochelle Clewer
& Andrew Floor and several other couples. 150 spots @ $75 each, fixed
price. All spots available online, remaining spots available at gala.
4264: Aloha, Chabot! Tropical Extravaganza (10/4/14)
Transport yourself to the tropics without leaving Oakland! Join hosts
Jacquelyn Anderson & Todd Lee, Leslie Ayers & Lew Price, Amy Mays &
Peter Barthmaier, Elaina & Robert Briant, and Cassie & Bryce Carroll for an
island feast and tropical libations to suit any taste. On Saturday, October
4, we'll fire up tiki torches as the sun sets over Rockridge and dine under
the stars, sharing good food and good times. 60 spots @ $75 each, fixed
price. All spots available online, remaining spots available at gala.
4275: Lesley Evers Shopping Party (10/8/14)
Shopping is always more fun with girlfriends - and even more so when it's
for a good cause. Join hosts Gretchen Schreiber and Danielle Bluey for an
exclusive evening at Lesley Evers on College Avenue. Browse the racks of
gorgeous frocks, chat with friends, sip bubbly and snack in between trying
on fab fashion. The shop will also donate a portion of the night's sales
to Chabot! Wednesday, October 8, at 6pm. 20 spots @ $20 each, fixed
price. All spots available online, remaining spots available at gala.
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4265: Family Zumba Party! (10/10/14)
Zumba fanatic? Never even heard of it? All Chabot parents and kids 4th
grade and up are invited to join us for a dance fitness party for all levels.
Come out and get down for a good cause! We'll bring the instructors
(Chabot mamas, Sara Richard and Erin Thompson), the music and some
healthy snacks. You bring comfy clothes, energy and your water bottle.
Be prepared to sweat! Chabot Multi-Purpose Room, Friday, October 10,
from 6:30-8:30pm. 100 spots @ $10 each, fixed price. All spots available
online, remaining spots available at gala.
4231-4239: Make Your Own Gourmet Pizza (11/1/14)
Snag your chance to learn the secrets to making authentic gourmet pizza!
Join us for an evening of great food, drink and pizza tutelage! Peter Lena &
Andrea Bednarova step you through making your own Italian style pizza in
their wood-burning oven with assistance from Jennifer & Burt Alper. Crust
and topping options abound and the top pizza maker wins a prize. No one
leaves dissatisfied on Saturday, November 1, at 7 pm. 12 spots available:
3 spots online, 9 spots at gala. This is a multiple bidder item, bidding
starts at $70.
4221-4229: Autumn Cheese & Beer (10/12/14)
Come enjoy an afternoon of cheese and beer with Jessica and Ali Cannon
on Sunday, October 12, from 1-4pm. Cheese maven Mariah Sparks, a
veteran "cheese goddess" from Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco, will
delight party-goers with the best cheese you've ever tasted. Each cheese is
introduced like a literary dance that will get your mouth watering. Cheese
will be paired with craft beers selected by Ali Cannon, Raffi's dad and beer
aficianado. From distinctive IPAs to complex barleywines and porters to
unforgettable stouts, you won't want to miss this taste explosion where
unique wheels of goat, cow and sheep cheese meet up with extra hops
and rich beers with coffee and chocolate notes in an intimate setting. 12
spots available: 3 spots online, 9 spots at gala. This is a multiple bidder
item, bidding starts at $50.
4267: Bavarian Fall Dinner (11/8/14)
On a chilly fall evening, what better way to warm your soul than a three
course, home cooked Bavarian dinner? Start out with Fladlesuppe, followed
by Schweinebraten, Leberkas with Spatzle and Blaukraut, and top off the
evening with rich Apfelstrudel and Bayerisch Creme. Bavarian beer and
German wine complement the meal. Definitely something for meat lovers.
Hosted by Stefanie & David Deuber and Bernadette & Tom Kirchstetter
on Saturday, November 8. 16 spots @ $80 each, fixed price. All spots
available online, remaining spots available at gala.
4266: Cocktails and Stitches Knitting Party (10/17/14)
If you love to knit, want to learn how to knit, or simply want to hang out
and watch people knit, then come to the Cocktails & Stitches Knitting Party.
Enjoy an evening of fabulous appetizers, delicious cocktails, and knitting
with hosts Sara Jewell and Michelle Chackerian! We do what knitters do
everywhere - hang out and chat (or dare we say, gossip?!). Bring your
own knitting needles and yarn. We can help you start a project or get you
back on track on an old one. It's never too early to also begin thinking
about hand-crafted holiday gifts. What are you waiting for? Join us at the
Chackerian residence on October 17, at 7 pm. 14 spots @ $35 each, fixed
price. All spots available online, remaining spots available at gala.
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4268: Beauty & Bubbles at Benefit (11/14/14)
Get ready for an exclusive evening of beauty, champagne, and chocolate
with your Chabot hosts and Benefit Cosmetics on 4th Street in Berkeley!
Benefit will close its doors to the public for our VIP beauty-bash during
which you'll receive a 20-minute makeover and your choice of a brow wax,
brow tint, or lash tint. Benefit and your hostesses will provide savory and
sweet snacks, wine and champagne. What better way to help you and your
friends take time for yourselves and simply R-E-L-A-X? Give yourself (or
someone you love) a pre-holiday treat, hosted by Lisa Gendzwill, Natalie
Mehta, and Anne O'Neill on Friday, November 14 at 7pm. 15 spots @ $60
each, fixed price. All spots available online, remaining spots available at
4269: Make Your Own Herbal Holiday Gifts (11/30/14)
Do you love using natural home and beauty products? How about DIY
projects? Learn how to make herbal spa gifts for friends and family from
Nurse Practitioner Carolyn Bernstein on Sunday, November 30, from 1:30
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- 4 pm making holiday gifts like bath salts and natural antibacterial hand
spray - a great gift idea for your kids' teachers! The class will include all
supplies and instruction to make at least 6 items. 8 spots @ $75 each,
fixed price. All spots available online, remaining spots available at gala.
4270: Chabot Holiday Party (12/13/14)
You are invited to an evening of good cheer! Mix and mingle with friends
old and new as you enjoy delectable food and plentiful drinks in a home
filled with warmth and laughter. It's the perfect way to mark another year
shared with the Chabot community. Saturday, December 13, at 7:30pm
at the home of Rebecca & David Silbert. Hosted by Chabot parents for
Chabot parents. 80 spots @ $25 each, fixed price. All spots available
online, remaining spots available at gala.
4271: Wine Mine Wine Tasting Party (2/5/15)
Come join us for a fab evening of wine tasting. There will be plenty of
appetizers to coat the stomach and lots of fellow Chabot parents with
whom to enjoy your wines. This is a perfect starting point for a dinner
out. Or stick around and build the perfect mixed case. Hosted by Chrissy
Mazzeo & Jeremy Fisch, Jennifer James & Burt Alper and Jean Rhow &
Joel Ullman from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Wine Mine on February 5, 2015.
50 spots @ $40 each, fixed price. All spots available online, remaining
spots available at gala.
4273: Cal vs. Stanford Women's Basketball (TBD)
Are you a Cal Bear or Stanford Cardinal? Treat your child to an afternoon of
spirited collegiate rivalry between the Cal and Stanford women's basketball
teams. Hosted by Amy Lemley & Justin Horner, the afternoon begins with
face painting and pre-game antics. Then we head to the game at Cal and
end the day with a pizza party. It's five hours of free time for you and a
fun-filled day for your child (grades 2 to 5). 12-5pm (date TBD). 15 spots
@ $40 each, fixed price. All spots available online, remaining spots
available at gala.
4274: Super Soccer Outing (TBD)
Your little kicker will love being a part of "Chabot Day at Cal." The kids will
meet the Cal women's soccer team, get autographs, then pig out on pizza
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delivered right to the stadium! Super Soccer Day will be held in October,
date TBD, pending on Cal Women's Soccer schedule. This is a must-do
outing for your soccer star! Hosted by Ruth Goldstone & Jamie Eder. 40
spots @ $40 each, fixed price. All spots available online, remaining
spots available at gala.
Classroom Baskets & Projects
3310: K - Brackett: "Pamper your Mom" gift basket
Soothe, regenerate, and adorn yourself (or someone you love) with this
gift basket assembled by Ms. Brackett's Kindergarten class. This luxury
basket includes: handmade jewelry from Mermaiden (sold at Atomic
Garden); a "Penetrate the Heart" elixir, tin of rose-infused tea, and mug
from Oakland's Five Flavors Herbs; a massage gift certificate; a pedicure
gift certificate; fizzy bath bombs and body wash from Body Time; a
beautiful candle and holder; an assortment of make-up and creams from
San Francisco-based brand BeneFit; and homemade glycerin soaps by the
class. The estimated value of this lovely basket is $600. Value: Priceless
Thank you: Mrs. Brackett's Kindergarten Class
3308: K - Forward: Student Self Portrait Artwork
The children in Ms. Forward's class each painted a self-portrait. With
different styles, colors, and perspectives, the assembled portraits show
Chabot at it's finest: a diverse group of wonderfully creative small people.
The portraits are arranged in a grid and printed on a high-quality medium.
Ready to install on a wall in your home or office, this piece will brighten
your day and give you the chance to explain to awe-inspired friends and
family, "Yes, those self-portraits are from my child's Kindergarten class!"
Value: Priceless Thank you: Ms. Forward's Kindergarten Class
3309: K - Nagatani: "We Love Oakland"
An artistic wall hanging featuring cyanotype prints that celebrate all the
reasons we love living in our diverse community. Each child collected
photographs and objects from their favorite Oakland environment and used
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them to create a unique blueprint from the sun. The prints are mounted
on wooden blocks, finished with clear varnish and framed, collectively
telling the story of our community through the children's eyes. Measures
approximately 21” square. Value: Priceless Thank you: Mr. Nagatani's
Kindergarten Class
child's love of art! An ode to Kandinsky, this piece was created with each
child hand-painting concentric circles while listening to chosen musical
pieces. This whimsical and thoughtful piece will bring years of enjoyment.
Measures 30” x 40”. Value: Priceless Thank you: Ms. Moscato's 1st
Grade Class
3300: K - Rapson: Date Night on the Avenue!
You deserve a night out - let us take care of the dinner check and the
babysitting! While you enjoy a great dinner with your main squeeze,
your child(ren) will enjoy an evening playing with other Chabot kids! Four
packages have been prepared with $100-$120 gift certificates from Wood
Tavern, A16, Box & Bells, and The Barrel Room. Each package includes
1 restaurant gift certificate and one night of babysitting provided by the
families of Dhilan Belur, Indrias Gessesse, Aldrich Murphy, and Leilah
Vasquez. Four packages total: three available online, one available at gala.
Value: Priceless Thank you: Ms. Rapson's Kindergarten Class
3311: 1st - Yeider: Camping Unlimited
City life bringing you down? Want to commune with nature and renew
your soul, but don't know where to start? Look no further! Ms. Yeider's First
Grade students have thoughtfully authored and illustrated your guide to
time under the stars. Coupled with over $700 of camping essentials that are
ready to roll in your new wagon. You are one bid away from all you need to
head into the great outdoors. Value: Priceless Thank you: Ms. Yeider's 1st
Grade Class
3312-3314: 1st Flanagan: Set of Four Coasters
Add a touch of whimsy to your home decor and protect your woodwork
with a set of ceramic coasters decorated by the talented first grade artists
in Ms. Flanagan's class. Seven sets total: four available online, three
available at gala. Value: Priceless Thank you: Ms. Flanagan's First Grade
3322: 1st - Harrison: Artisan Lemonade Stand
Nothing brings back childhood memories better than a lemonade stand
- a child's first small business and friend making endeavor. This beautiful
lemonade stand is so colorful and playful, customers will be lining up
around the block. Students handprints decorate the sides, while parents
provided the creative construction. This item easily folds for convenient
storage and transport to your favorite high traffic location. Also includes
5 pounds of Meyer lemons, one bag of sugar, and a 2 gallon Mason jar
dispenser. What could taste sweeter? Value: Priceless Thank you: Mr.
Harrison's 1st Grade Class
3323: 1st - Moscato: Russian Circles
This one of a kind painted piece is a colorful and unique expression of your
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3315: 2nd - Olrich: Reflections
This collective hanging piece assembled by the 2nd grade students of
Ms. Leslie's class, is a unique and thoughtful work of art. Individually hand
drawn matte squares of each child's artistic response to the question,
"What is your favorite thing about Chabot Elementary?" is mounted on a
large canvas and then tastefully framed. The piece is done in simple, yet
distinctive, tones of cream and black and will enhance any room's decor
and continually remind you of why our school and our children are so
special. Measures 26” high x 42” wide. Value: Priceless Thank you: Ms.
Olrich's 2nd Grade Class
3316: 2nd - Perdisatt: Custom Ceramic Platter
Beautifully hand painted ceramic platter, custom decorated by Ms.
Perdisatt's students with their artistic signatures. A glaze has been applied
to ensure longevity – and it is food safe, microwave safe and dishwasher
safe. Sure to be a family favorite, this platter is perfect for your summer
salads, fruit, and pasta dishes. Measures approximately 16” in diameter.
Value: Priceless Thank you: Ms. Perdisatt's 2nd Grade Class
3301: 2nd - Shaughnessy: Our Oakland Neighborhood
This classroom art project is truly unique! Each student in Ms.
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Shaughnessy's class contributed their own one of a kind drawing of their
favorite Oakland landmark. The colorful pieces of scratch prints were then
professionally mounted and framed to compliment any room or decor
with a modern touch. This beautiful framed wall hanging Measures 37”
high x 25” wide. Note: three sets of 8 notecards featuring the scratch
prints are available for bidding online. Value: Priceless Thank you: Ms.
Shaughnessy's 2nd Grade Class
3302-3305: 2nd - Trautman: Oakland Neighborhood
(mixed media)
A collaborative art project called "Our Oakland Neighborhood" was
created from recycled materials by Ms. Trautman's class. Each student
has created mixed media wooden houses, which have been grouped into
neighborhoods, painted, and artistically mounted on sturdy ledges. Each
piece measures approximately 30” wide x 8” high x 3” deep, and includes
mounting hardware. 10 pieces total: six available online, four available at
gala. Value: Priceless Thank you: Ms. Trautman's 2nd Grade Class
3317: 3rd - Agajan: Move Over MacGyver!
Did you know that every year, for the past 10 years, Mr. Agajan has
taught his students how to play chess? To commemorate this decade's
long tradition, Mr. Agajan's 3rd grade students have created their own
chessboard. This homemade "nuts and bolts chess set" will make a unique
gift for chess lovers. Also, when it's yours, you can sneak a peek at the
secret message from Mr. A on the underside of the wooden board. Now,
that's sure to be a "Checkmate"! Value: Priceless Thank you: Mr. Agajan's
3rd Grade Class
3318: 3rd - Carrow: Assemblage Picasso Style
Inspired by the whimsy and stylised freedom of Picasso's works, Miss
Carrow's 3rd grade class created their own individual masterpieces
combined into one framed aggregate that will warm the walls and wake the
woosey. Picasso in the hands of children! Pens and checkbooks be ready!
Value: Priceless Thank you: Ms. Carrow's 3rd Grade Class
3319-3320: 3rd - Diamond: Eat Well Dishes
Take home this set of unique, hand-painted ceramic dishes fired up in
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Chabot's own kiln! This set of hand-painted ceramic dishes is truly one-of-a
kind as each child has worked to decorate a piece. Make every meal a
special occasion with these beautiful dishes. Each set incudes 2 small salad/
dessert plates, 1 little bowl, and 1 heart-shaped dish. Five sets total: three
available online, two available at gala. Value: Priceless Thank you: Ms.
Diamond's 3rd Grade Class
3306: 3rd - Wong: Culinary Trip Around the World
Mr. Wong's class would like to entice Chabot's culinary adventurous foodies
to gourmet treats from around the globe. These baskets are overflowing
with goodies including wine, beer, European chocolate, tea, coffee, nuts,
artisanal cheese, and so much more! Consider this to be an affordable trip
around the world - no passport required! Two baskets total: one available
online, one available at gala. Value: Priceless Thank you: Mr. Wong's
3rd Grade Class
3324: 4th - Rychel: Exercise Lover's Kit
The super sporty Tornado Muffins, under the wings of Ms. Rychel, offer this
amazing EXERCISE LOVERS KIT filled with an assortment of goodies to
support even the most challenged to become SUPER FIT! This kit includes
a Stability Ball, Resistance Bands, an Exercise/Yoga mat, Personal Training,
Certificates and Specials from local sporting goods shops and much more!
You will also receive the "Tornado Muffins Guide to Exercise", featuring Ms.
Rychel's very own mini-coaches! Value: Priceless Thank you: Ms. Rychel's
4th Grade Class
3307: 4th - Shield: Lovin' from the Oven
In Italy, desserts are enjoyed at any time of the day, not just after a meal.
Viva Italia! Win this package and Ms. Shield's 4th grade class will deliver a
handmade, delectable dessert to your doorstep - ever week for 10 weeks.
Each item will be baked with only the finest all natural ingredients and
delivered fresh - all you have to do is enjoy! Selections include Raspberry
Mousse Cake, Tres Leches Cake, Apple Pie, and Rugelach. Buy this for
yourself, or for someone who suffers from a serious sweet tooth! Please
note that desserts will not be gluten or nut free. Note: A similar package
with a 5 week duration will be available online. Mangia! Value: Priceless
Thank you: Ms. Shield's 4th Grade Class
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6392: 4th - Villareal: Professional “Close-Up” Portraits
Freeze this moment in time! Photographer Bruce Sawle will take gorgeous
professional portraits of your child, focusing closely on their sweet faces
and innocent eyes. These lovely close-up portraits offer a tender, intimate
perspective of your little, or not so little, one. Each purchase includes
one 8x10 print. Photos will be taken at the Sawle residence, conveniently
located a few blocks from Rockridge Market Hall. Available photo sessions
include: April 26, 9am-noon; and May 3, 9am-noon. Fifty spots available.
All spots available online, remaining spots available at gala.
Value: Priceless Thank you: Mr. Villareal’s 4th Grade Class
3321: 5th - Battiest: Day at the Beach Basket
Pack the kids in the car and take off to the beach! This large cooler has
plenty of room for lunch and is packed with two beach towels, a shovel and
bucket to keep the kids occupied, sunscreen, a Thermos water bottle to
keep your drinks cold and a collection of Alice Munro stories to read!
Value: Priceless Thank you: Ms. Battiest's 5th Grade Class.
3100: "Red Teacup" Giclee Print by Karen LeGault
"Red Teacup" - by Karen LeGault, a 9 x 12 image is a fine art digital giclee
print of an original watercolor from her still life collection. The print is a
recent image and signed and numbered adding to its long-term value. The
print meets the highest industry standards for archival digital reproductions
with excellent color fidelity and best inks that will not fade over a 75 year
time under normal lighting conditions. http://www.karenlegault.com
Value: $39 Thank you: Karen LeGault
3101-3102: Jon Klassen Framed Prints
Acclaimed illustrator Jon Klassen won the 2010 Governor General's Literary
Award for Illustration, and has been featured on the popular design blog,
Design*Sponge. His illustrations commonly employ a combination of
textures with paper and watercolour and digital drawing and coloring.
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These two pieces, “New House” and “Aerial View” were inspired by his
work with poet Todd Kooser, on the children’s book “House Held Up by
Trees.” Each is available for individual bidding. Value: $135 each Thank
you: Karen Dufilho-Rosen
3103: Original Vintage French Poster
Do you need to spruce up the decorative elements in your home? Have
a blank wall that needs that extra something special? This original French
railroad poster was printed circa 1890 and donated by Chabot parents and
owners of Vintage European Posters in Berkeley. This "Les Gorges du Tarn"
stone lithograph, is beautifully framed and ready to add character to any
space in your home or office! Value: $1,100 Thank you: Amerin J Falk &
Elizabeth E Norris
3104: Rockridge Water Color Painting
This one-of-a-kind watercolor painting depicts a familiar Rockridge scene.
Created by Chabot grandparent and watercolor artist George Ehrenhaft,
it is certain to enrich any room of your home! Value: $300 Thank you:
George Ehrenhaft
3200: A Dog & his Girl Mysteries: 3-Book Set (signed)
Fun, engaging and mysterious! A collection of A Dog and his Girl
Mysteries co-authored by Chabot parent Jane B. Mason. Titles include
"Dead Man's Best Friend", "Cry Woof", and "Play Dead." Grades 4-6.
Signed by author. Paperback. Value: $17.97 Thank you: Jane B Mason
3201: Betty Bunny Wants a Goal
Betty Bunny wants to score big in her first soccer game, but doesn't even
kick the ball. She takes on the challenge of practice in this hilarious story
about trying and trying again. Hardcover. Picture book. Value: $16.99
Thank you: Sloane Tanen
3202: Daisy Kutter: The Last Train (signed)
Kazu Kibuishi's story of famed gunslinger Daisy Kutter, who relies on her
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legendary skills as a gunslinger in order to survive. Picked as one of 2006's
ALA Best Books for Young Adults, this signed copy is beautifully illustrated
in both black and white. Value: $14.99 Thank you: Sloane Tanen
3204: Goodnight Songs
From Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved "Goodnight Moon",
comes a previously unpublished collection of charming lullabies,
gorgeously illustrated by 12 award-winning artists. Also includes a CD with
songs. The perfect gift to wish children a sweet goodnight. Ages 3 to 6.
Hardcover w/Jacket & CD. Value: $17.95 Thank you: Sloane Tanen
3205: House Held up by Trees (signed)
From Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Ted Kooser and rising talent Jon Klassen
comes a poignant tale of loss, change, and nature's quiet triumph. At
once wistful and exhilarating, this lovely, lyrical story evokes the inexorable
passage of time — and the awe-inspiring power of nature to lift us up.
Value: $16.99 Thank you: Karen Dufilho-Rosen
3206: Ivy + Bean Book Extravaganza (signed)
Annie Barrows, acclaimed local author and recent Bobcat Assembly
speaker, has donated a signed boxed set of Ivy + Bean books. This set
includes Book #7, #8, and #9 of the New York Times bestselling series,
along with temporary tattoos, iron-on decals and a special note from the
author! Paperback books in a case. Ages 6 and up. Value: Priceless Thank
you: Annie Barrows
3207: Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker
This gorgeous new picture book introduces the extraordinary life of
Josephine Baker. Exuberant verse by Patricia Hruby Powell and stirring
pictures by Christian Robinson create an extraordinary portrait of the
passionate performer and civil rights advocate. Ages 7 - 10. Hardcover.
Value: $17.99 Thank you: Sloane Tanen
3208: Magic Tree House Book #51 Set
Inspire your reader with the latest installment in the Magic Tree House
adventure series. Mary Pope Osborne masterfully mixes history, mystery,
and fantasy for a story sure to delight. Set includes a hardcover copy
of "Magic Tree House #51: High Time for Heroes" and its nonfiction
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paperback companion "Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #28". Value:
$18.98 Thank you: Sloane Tanen
3209: MLB Baseball 2-book Set
In these Major League Baseball licensed books, children are introduced
to exciting early concepts through two engaging titles that teach young
readers about opposites and introduce them to various animals unique
to the world of professional baseball. Christopher Jordan's books will be
welcome by your little leaguer! Ages 3-7. Hardcover. Value: $25.98 Thank
you: Sloane Tanen
3210: Now You See Me (signed)
Fun, engaging, and mysterious! This book from the "Poison Apple" series
is coauthored by Jane B. Mason, a Chabot parent. Signed by author.
Grades 3-5. Value: $5.99 Thank you: Jane B Mason
3211: Playing (signed)
"Playing" is the debut novel of Melanie Abrams, an Oakland author who
teaches writing at UC Berkeley. This provocative tale of love and betrayal is
sure to keep you riveted! Value: $13 Thank you: Sloane Tanen
3212: Sacred Games (signed)
A signed copy of local, bestselling author Vikram Chandra's novel "Sacred
Games." This story weaves the lives of the privileged, the famous, the
wretched, and the bloodthirsty amid the chaos of modern-day Mumbai.
Value: $16.95 Thank you: Sloane Tanen
3213: The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man (signed)
Awesome Man can shoot positronic rays out of his eyeballs, fly straight
as an arrow, and hug mutant Jell-O! The first picture book from Pulitzer
Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon perfectly captures the fantasy life of
young superhero fans. Signed copy. Hardcover. Ages 4 to 8. Value: $17.99
Thank you: Sloane Tanen
3214: The Highest Number in the World
Roy MacGregor, one of the most gifted story-tellers in Canada, has written
the perfect book for young hockey fans. This intergenerational tale is
beautifully illustrated by Genevieve Despres. Hardcover. Value: $17.99
Thank you: Sloane Tanen
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3215: The Little Prince 70th Anniversary Gift Set
This sealed Deluxe Gift Set includes a 70th Anniversary hardcover edition
of the international bestseller "The Little Prince". The set also includes
unabridged CDs including readings by acclaimed actor Viggo Mortensen,
and an exclusive download code. Value: $24.99 Thank you: Sloane Tanen
3216: Winter Sky
The newest book by two-time Newberry Honor winner Patricia Reilly Giff,
is an empowering story about the fiery courage born from love. Ages 8-12.
Hardcover. Value: $15.99 Thank you: Sloane Tanen
3216: Working Fire (signed)
Chabot parent Zac Unger's remarkable memoir, "Working Fire: The
Making of an Accidental Fireman" is by turns funny and deeply moving.
This signed book includes the inscription "Go Bobcats!" Hardcover.
Value: $24.95 Thank you: Zac Unger
button snap closure and a 45" silver chain strap. Value: $50 Thank you:
Carolyn Bernstein
3503: Handmade Scarf - Autumn Colors
A beautiful handmade scarf by Chabot grandparent Cathy Jardiniere is sure
to keep you warm and stylish any time of year. The terra cotta hue of this
scarf reminds one of the New Mexico landscape where the artist resides.
Sure to add a pop of color to any outfit you have! Value: $100 Thank you:
Rainbow Weavings
3505: Marquet Open Weave Scarf
With its subtle contrast and breezy design, this open weave scarf will
keep you looking great all year long. The scarf is 100% cotton, making it
naturally comfortable and lightweight. Hand dyed and woven by the Ton Fai
Collective in Northern Thailand. Value: $25
Clothing & Accessories
3506: Tail of the Yak: Silk scarf
This expertly handcrafted 100% silk scarf was made by Indian craftsman
employing the bandhani technique and was created in a rich and beautiful
brown hue with a hint of green. Value: $190 Thank you: Tail of the Yak
3500: Bahay Bags: Ronnie Handbag
This beautiful bag is a celebration of sophistication. The snakeskin trim adds
a finishing detail and multi-colored strands begin at the base and shower
up to add sleek style. Interior features quilt-stitching with utility pocket, and
comes with a pretty pink dustbag. Value: $145 Thank you: Bahay Bags
3507: Teal and Yellow Infinity Scarf
A delicate teal and yellow knit infinity scarf lovingly handmade by Chabot
parent Carolyn Bernstein. This infinity scarf has no loose ends, which prevents
it from sliding off. Super stylish all year round, this item is perfect for those
cool Bay Area nights where you want a little something extra to keep
comfortable. Value: $50 Thank you: Carolyn Bernstein
3501: Columbia Sunglasses (unisex)
It's time to go outdoors! Preserve your eyes and cool image with these
Unisex Grey tinted glasses by Columbia. Black plastic frame with red details.
Excellent UV protection with polarized coating. Includes cleaning cloth and
carrying case. Value: $85 Thank you: Kaiser Permanente Vision Essential
3508: Vera Wang Sunglasses
Need a new pair of shades? Summer is coming and you want to protect your
eyes while looking stylish. These Vera Wang sunglasses have a brown frame
with brown lenses, and come with their own carrying case. Value: $264
Thank you: Moderne Eye Optometry
3502: Grey Felt Purse with Decorative Accent
A gorgeous, one of a kind grey felted purse created by Chabot parent
Carolyn Bernstein. This lovely accessory is beautifully crafted. A silver flower
pin adds a decorative touch to this classic shaped bag with a magnetic
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Gift Baskets
3700: Bittersweet Café: Thank You Box
Chocolate = Love. Express your gratitude for a special favor with
Bittersweet Cafe's "Thank you" box. This love in a box is filled with an
assortment of bars and morsels that will put a smile on anyone's face.
Value: $24.95 Thank you: Bittersweet Café
3701: Burt's Bee Natural Products Basket
What could be better than a basket full of Burt's Bees goodness? Their lip
balm or hand salve may already be on your list of favorites, but with 22
full-size products included in the package, you are sure to find a few more.
Value: $100 Thank you: Terri Wong
3702: Club K9: Dog Boarding, Bath & Gift basket
Bring something home for your pet! Club K9 has generously donated
a basket both of you can enjoy: a “dog-lover” coffee mug and “woof”
picture frame for you, and dog treats and a towel for your canine friend.
Package also includes a gift certificate for 2 free nights boarding and a bath
upon departure. Dog must be social and have all necessary vaccinations to
enjoy the boarding privileges. Value: $150 Thank you: Club K9
3703: Gourmet Food Basket
This basket of homemade treats includes one 16-oz jar of "Backyard Plum
Jam June 2013," one 12-oz jar of "Spiced Pear Jam August 2013," several
pieces of dark chocolate bark, and one pound of granola with currants,
raisins, slivered almonds, and pecans. All items homemade by 5th grade
parent Paul Vetter. Value: $35 Thank you: Paul Vetter
3704: Gu: Sports Hydration Package
Ensure your peak athletic performance with this sports hydration package!
Includes one 22 oz. Purist water bottle with moflo cap and four tubes of Gu
Brew electrolyte drink tablets. Each tube of Gu Brew contains 12 tablets
that will add electrolytes and flavor to your water - Strawberry Lemonade,
Tri-Berry, Orange, and Peach Tea. Value: $39 Thank you: Gu Energy Labs
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3705: Isis Skin & Body Package
Look and feel your best at Isis Skin & Body, an upscale medical spa
conveniently located on 41st & Broadway in Oakland. This generous
package includes a gift certificate for a Medi-Facial, as well as products
from their advanced skincare line, and a beautiful all-mineral lipstick!
Value: $245 Thank you: Isis Skin & Body
3706: Jelly Belly Gift Basket
You may have toured the nearby Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, but this gift
basket will bring the deliciousness right to your home! Your kids will be the
envy of the neighborhood with the Supreme Selection gift basket by Jelly
Belly. The basket contains classic and original flavors, as well as Jordan
Almonds, Sport Bean energizing jelly beans, Sparkling Princess jelly beans,
and much more! Value: $100 Thank you: Nick & Lisa Triantafyllos
3707: Pharmaca: Basket of Natural Beauty Products
Everything you need to look and feel great! This basket includes: Juice
Beauty brand lip gloss, conditioning lip color, pressed powder and hand &
body cleanser and Pharmaca brand Body Lotion, Shampoo, Conditioner,
Bath Salts and Body Wash. Value: $120 Thank you: Pharmaca
3708: Scott's Gift Basket
Gift basket including a bottle of Scott's wine, smoked oysters, brie cheese,
and crackers, and (3) $10 Hospitality certificates at Scott's Seafood
restaurant. Value: $75 Thank you: Scott's Seafood
Home & Garden
3800: Apple & Bee Make-up Bag
Get organized and be stylish with this adorable Apple & Bee make-up bag
in Turtle Dove Red. Apple and Bee is an Australian company that makes
eco-savvy and fashion forward, yet practical accessories. The company is
proud to be carbon-neutral. This medium cosmetic bag measures 7.5" wide
x 5.5" tall. Value: $28
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3801: Handmade Ceramic Bowl
This elegant handmade ceramic bowl by Chabot mom Ruth Goldstone
features a mutlicolor blue and green gloss glaze exterior, and a matte
green glaze interior. 8" wide and about 4" high, this round bowl is a
versatile piece for many places in your home. Value: $30 Thank you:
Ruth B Goldstone
3807: Maroma: Revitalizing Fragrance Set
All of Maroma's product lines are developed to create a feeling of well
being and inner balance. This set, in the Olibanum Citrus scent, includes
a face & body bar of soap, an aromatic soap, ten aromatic incense sticks,
an incense holder, and incense body & massage oil. Designed to help you
revitalize! Value: $22
3802: Handmade Ceramic Tray
A versatile handmade ceramic tray by Chabot mom Ruth Goldstone
features three stripes of gloss glaze in autumnal colors. A dragonfly imprint
adds a modern touch, and pinched corners add decorative style. Use it to
present cookies with tea, store jewelry, or as an elegant tray for supplies in
your office - it is sure to add a special touch! Value: $25 Thank you:
Ruth B Goldstone
3808: Michael Christopher: Interior Design Consulting
Michael Christopher Associates is a Rockridge-based full service residential
interior design firm. Use this two-hour home interior design consultation
to help you achieve your design goal. http://www.MCAdesign.com Valid
through September 01, 2014. Non-transferable. Value: $300 Thank you:
Chris Caporicci, Michael Christopher Associates
3803: Illume Anemone Collection
Pamper yourself with this selection of five scented items: lavish hand
creme, demi perfume, two bars triple milled soap, and a soy candle. A
sweet scented experience awaits! Value: $46
3804: Kay Chesterfield: Pair of Custom Pillows
Enjoy this pair of 18" x 18" decorative pillows, custom made by local
upholstery company Kay Chesterfield. If you have been looking for a way
to refresh a space or add a splash of something special to your sofa, look
no further! This graphic grey and black print offers a bold accent to your
space. Value: $180 Thank you: Kriss Kokoefer of Kay Chesterfield
3805: Maroma: Invigorating Fragrance Set
Maroma has been a trendsetter in natural home fragrances for more than
30 years. This set, in the Tonka Vetiver scent, includes a face & body bar
of soap, an aromatic soap, ten aromatic incense sticks, an incense holder,
and incense body & massage oil. Designed to help you relax and refresh!
Value: $22
3809: Trio of Motto Journals in Cool Hues
This trio of journals is sure to inspire! Bright, bold covers with a clean,
modern look are stamped with gold foil statements you'd want to live by "Hello Beautiful Day", "Trust your Crazy Ideas", and "Take Epic Chances."
Grab a cup of something warm and tuck into a quiet place to capture
notes, doodles, sketches, and life-altering ideas. Value: $29.75
3810: Trio of Motto Journals in Warm Hues
This trio of journals is sure to inspire! Bright, bold covers with a clean,
modern look are stamped with gold foil statements you'd want to live by
- "See Countless Blessings", "Always Find Reasons to Laugh", and "Find
Your Happy." Grab a cup of something warm and tuck into a quiet place to
capture notes, doodles, sketches, and life-altering ideas. Value: $29.75.
3806: Maroma: Relaxing Fragrance Set
Use this set of Cedar Lavender scent products to relax! Includes a face &
body bar of soap, an aromatic soap, ten aromatic incense sticks, an incense
holder, and incense body & massage oil. Value: $22
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3900: Statement Necklace
This 24” long necklace incorporates a variety of natural colors including
earthtones of browns and creams, punctuated by turquoise accent pieces
and a pendant. Small silver beads add metallic tones and a decorative
silver clasp is designed for ease of use. Value: $125 Thank you: Carolyn
Pierce Heinz
3901: 14k Gold Cup Stud Earrings by Lemonade
Handmade in Oakland, CA, these beautiful 14k gold cup stud earrings
are by Chabot parent Marja Germans Gard (aka Lemonade Handmade).
Although they are quite tiny, their charm is anything but small. Marja gently
hammers 14k gold disks to give them texture, then domes them into wee
cups. The interior is polished to a high shine and the exterior is brushed for
contrast. Value: $123.75 Thank you: Marja Germans Gard
3902: Hand Hammered Brass Cuff by Marisa Haskell
Marisa Haskell creates handmade jewelry that has a beach aesthetic,
but with a modern, lux quality. Designed to be worn multiple ways,
these pieces allow the wearer freedom in styling and layering. http://
marisahaskell.bigcartel.com/product/fauna-cuff. Value: $30 Thank you:
Marisa Haskell
3903: Gold Drop Earrings by Melissa Joy Manning
Beautiful handmade 14 karat gold drop earrings made by Berkeley based
designer Melissa Joy Manning. These stunning earrings include several
semi-precious stones including lemon quartz, green garnet and smoky
quartz mix. Too beautiful to pass up! Value: $475 Thank you: Melissa Joy
3904: Gold “Druzy” Drop Earrings by Natalie B.
1 pair of "Druzy" design drop earrings, by Southern California designer
Natalie B. Crafted from 14 kt gold, these filled drop earrings will add that
extra special touch to make your look more stylish. Value: $74 Thank you:
Emma & Nate Laskin
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3905: Gold Necklace with Pavé charm by Natalie B.
Delicate Natalie B. designed 14k gold plate necklace with a small round
pavé charm. This understated piece adds interest to the neckline and a
touch of style to your outfit. Value: $70 Thank you: Emma & Nate Laskin
3906: Silver Double Dot Necklace by Philippa Roberts
For those that prefer a cooler toned metal, this all silver necklace by
Piedmont Avenue jewelry designer Philippa Roberts is the item for you!
This necklace is all silver and features a “double dot” pendant on an 18”
silver chain with small silver ball accents. A classic style that is versatile
enough to go from day to evening – this would be a great addition to your
wardrobe. Value: $163 Thank you: Philippa Roberts Jewelry.
Kid's items & activities
4000: Art-on-the-Go Backpack
This backpack is perfect for your budding artist and includes water colors,
tempera poster paint, paint brushes, washable markers, drawing paper,
modeling clay, glue sticks, modeling material, and a small Rockridge Little
School t-shirt. Best of all, it's packaged to go! Value: $75 Thank you:
Rockridge Little School
4001: Basket of Fun for Kids – Games & Inventions
This basket of goodies was lovingly assembled by Adventure Time staff to
provide hours of entertainment. The reusable basket includes a Mancala
game; Uno cards; Math dice; a Science Wiz Inventions kit; and the piece de
resistance - a purple two square ball! Value: $70 Thank you: Adventure
Time Extended Day Care
4002: Basket of Fun for Kids – Art & Cooking
This basket of goodies was lovingly assembled by Adventure Time staff to
provide hours of entertainment. The reusable basket includes a tabletop
art set with over 150 markers, pens, crayons, and glitter glue, scissors; Uno
cards; a Children's cookbook; and the piece de resistance - a blue two
square ball! Value: $70 Thank you: Adventure Time Extended Day Care
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4003: Chess Set
Take game night to a more sophisticated level with your own family
chess set! Both portable and practical, this set includes a 20” square roll
out chessboard, coffee mug, and zippered bag filled with weighted and
felt bottomed chess pieces. The included scorebook brings a level of
seriousness to the game, and provides information about the history of
chess. Set this up on the dining room table and let the fun begin!
Value: $25 Thank you: Berkeley Chess
4004-4006: Chabot Hoodies
Be the envy of the schoolyard while showing your school spirit with these
official Chabot Hoodies! Chabot parent and designer, Sachi Giraldo, gave
our Bobcat a hip new look this year. These light grey hoodies with a full
front zipper feature the Chabot bobcat printed on the left chest. School
pride continues on the back with the classic script “Chabot Oakland.”
Three hoodies are available in youth sizes – Large (14-16), Medium (10-12),
and Small (6-8). Value: $30 Thank you: Chabot PTA
4007: Handstand Kids Chinese Cookbook & Chopsticks
Packaged in a large takeout box with child-friendly chopsticks, this Chinese
Cookbook kit introduces kid chefs ages 3 to 12 to delicious and healthy
Chinese recipes. Spring-a-licious Spring Rolls, Kung Pow! Chicken, and Year
of the Monkey Smoothies will take your little chef around the world in your
own kitchen. All the utensils and ingredients are translated into Mandarin
so you can speak the language of China as you cook! The recipes are
leveled from 1 to 4 chopsticks so you will know the age appropriate level
for your little chef. Value: $25 Thank you: Elizabeth Falkner
4008: Handstand Kids Italian Cookbook & Chef's Hat
Handstand Kids journeys to Italy to make delicious and nutritious Italian
recipes. This illustrated character series comes with an authentic chef s hat
to make us all Handstand Kids chefs. The book teaches kid chefs a new
language by translating the utensils and ingredients in Italian. It also offers
volunteer opportunities for kid chefs to use their new cooking skills to give
back to their own community. Value: $25 Thank you: Elizabeth Falkner
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4009: Handstand Kids: Baking Around the World Kit
Have some baking fun in the kitchen with this delightful kit! Kit includes
a kids baking cookbook, four reusable baking cups, and a whisk. Sample
recipes include vanilla cupcakes in a cone, All-American chocolate chip
oatmeal cookies, Korean Sweet Potato Cake, and South African Pumpkin
bread pudding. Get baking! Value: $25 Thank you: Elizabeth Falkner
4010: In the Kitchen with Kids
This package gives you everything you need to get your kid started in the
kitchen! The kid-oriented cookbook includes over 65 recipes for get-upand-go breakfasts, power lunches, super suppers, energizers, and party
time treats! The apron, chef's hat and oven mitt give them the tools to
feel like a real chef! Use this package to help your kids make healthy food
choices by teaching them everyday recipes for healthy living.
Value: $61.95 Thank you: Marika Sykora, Elizabeth Falkner
4011: KOOBA: The New Game of Skill
KOOBA is the new game of skill! Using two sticks, players launch a
magnetic projectile towards a game board. Think post-modern darts
without the holes in your wall, and way more fun! Check it out at www.
koobagame.com. The game board being auctioned is a limited edition and
is hand-made by the inventors, including Chabot parent Stephen de Zordo!
Value: $70 Thank you: Stephen de Zordo
4012: Luna Leggings: Girls Butterfly Tights with Tutu
Pink Chicken collaborated with Luna Leggings to to make these girls’ tights
with a tutu attached! They’re stretchy, soft, and easy for your child to get
on and off. Buy this pair for the fun and fashionable child in your life – or
as a gift for someone else. Sized for age 4-6. Value: $42 Thank you: Luna
4013: Luna Leggings: Pair of Girls Tights
Luna Leggings offers organic cotton leggings tights for fun, fashionable and
sustainable girls. This pair of tights combines great style, high quality, and
bright colors into a fashionable statement for any savvy dresser. Sized for
ages 4 to 6. Value: $72 Thank you: Luna Leggings
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4014: NOLL/SOLL Baseball Package
Outfit your Little League baseball player with some NOLL/SOLL swag! This
amazing package includes a NOLL/SOLL logo black nylon baseball bag
large enough to hold a mitt, batting glove, cleats, batting helmet, and bat.
The packages also includes NOLL/SOLL branded items including a youth
large t-shirt, two baseballs, six NOLL/SOLL temporary tattoos, and a water
bottle. It's just the thing for your baseball enthusiast! Value: $70 Thank
you: NOLL/SOLL Little League
Wine & Spirits
4500-4503: California Cabernets: A Trio of Wines
Sit back, relax, and sip a variety of 2009 and 2010 vintages from Napa,
Sonoma, Mendocino and the Central Coast! Enjoy three bottles of delicious
Cabernet Sauvignon wines selected from the cellar of Morris Dye and Lyn
Hikida. Four trios are available for bidding. Value: $110 each. Thank you:
Morris Dye & Lyn Hikida
4504: Kivelstadt Cellars: Wine Trio
Kivelstadt Cellars is dedicated to making small lots of unique wines that
challenge the conceptions of the "California Style". This wine trio includes
one bottle of Fathers Watch Red Blend, a Family Secret Sauvignon Blanc,
and a Mother of Invention Viognier/Rousanne. Value: $78 Thank you: Tom
4505: Silver Oak Cellars: VIP Tour, Tasting & 3 bottles
This generous package from Silver Oak Cellars includes a gift certificate for
a VIP Tour and Tasting for Six, and three 750 ml bottles of 2009 Silver Oak
Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Tour & Tasting valid Sunday through
Thursday and expires 4/6/15. Value: $460 Thank you: Silver Oak Cellars
4506: Temescal Creek Vintners: Three Bottles
Three bottles of Temescal Creek Vintners wine, handmade right here in
Oakland by Chabot parents, Greg & Kim Lorenz. 1st bottle is a Super
Tuscan - a blend of 2011 Napa Cabernet and 2011 Amador County
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Sangiovese. 2nd bottle is a 100% Napa Cabernet. 3rd bottle is 100%
Sangiovese from Amador County. Value: $120 Thank you: Greg &
Kim Lorenz
4507: Tres Agaves Margarita Kit
This Tres Agave Margarita kit includes thier award-winning Tres Agaves
estate bottled tequila, and a bottle of Organic Margarita Mix made with
real lime and real agave. Just add ice to make over twelve of the best
margaritas in town! Value: $50 Thank you: Tres Agaves Products
Unique Offerings
4015: Trumer Pils SnowBoard
Be the envy of the slopes with this truly unique offering - your very own
official Trumer Pils snowboard! Whether you are a beginner or advanced,
you are sure to attract attention with this stylish snowboard. The Trumer
Pils winter package includes the snowboard (150 cm long), a warm beanie,
fleece scarf and a 12 pack to enjoy with friends after a hard day on the
slopes (or while dreaming of the next snowfall). So pack your gear, grab
your new snowboard, and hit the slopes! Value: $135.00 Thank you
Lars Larson & Trumer Pils Brauerei
4016: Photographic Journey: A Day in the Life of your Child
Catch a glimpse of the day in the life of your student! Ingrid Aguirre Happoldt, a gifted amateur photographer, will take photos of your child at
school and you’ll receive a photo book that memorably reflects their school
day experience. What a great way to capture that magical Kindergarten
year, a final 5th grade year at Chabot, or any grade in between! The date
will be during the 2013-2014 academic year and will be pre-arranged
with Ingrid, the winning family, and the student’s teacher. Value: Priceless
Thank you: Ingrid Aguirre Happoldt & Natalie Mehta
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6425: Speed Week at Bonneville Salt Flats: VIP Access
Join the crew of online magazine Megadeluxe.com as they chronicle the
action on the front lines of Speed Week on the Bonneville salt flats outside
of Wendover, Utah. Chabot dad and Chief Editor Wes Garcia will be your
guide to the action, which includes entrants from all over the world racing
hot rods, roadsters, motorcycles and more. Walk through the pits, view
the vehicles, and talk to the drivers. Bring your camera and experience
this epic land speed racing event! August 9th & 10th. Travel and lodging
not included, but hotel rooms in Wendover have been reserved. For
more information about this incredible event, go to http://megadeluxe.
com/?s=bonneville. Value: $500 Thank you: Wes Garcia
4508: Lamborn Family Vineyards 2007 Zinfandel –
25th Vintage (6.0L)
This very special 25th Vintage - Silver Anniversary bottle of wine is etched,
hand-painted, and signed. The 6.0L bottle of Zinfandel is equivalent to
eight regular (750ml) bottles, and due to the volume of liquid and the small
volume of air, this bottle will age for a crazy long time (20-30 years). The
grapes for Lamborn wines come from the family vineyard located on Howell
Mountain 30 minutes northeast of St. Helena at 2200 ft elevation, and were
first planted in 1981. This wine was made by the internationally renown
Heidi Peterson Barrett who is best recognized for the first 14 vintages of
Napa's cult Cabernet Screaming Eagle. A truly special wine and unique
offering! Value: $640 Thank you: Lamborn Family Vineyards
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