NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID WAUSAU, WI PERMIT NO. 491 First Universalist Unitarian Church of Wausau “SHOOT FOR THE MOON” AUCTION Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. I beg to differ… I’m shooting for the auction event. Much better atmosphere! FIRST UNIVERSALIST UNITARIAN CHURCH 504 GRANT STREET WAUSAU, WI 54403 GOODS & SERVICES AUCTION CATALOG Event Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015 GRAB SOME FRIENDS, & COME! 6:30 PM — Silent Auction Starts 9:00 PM — Silent Auction Closes 9:30 PM — Dance under the stars as the moonlit after-party continues… 2015 First Universalist Unitarian Church “SHOOT FOR THE MOON” GOODS & SERVICES AUCTION Unitarian Universalists are no strangers to laying it all on the line. In 2015, our first year in our interim period, it’s especially appropriate that we SHOOT FOR THE MOON. This fun, fundraising auction event will help set the trajectory toward our new settled minister and the next phase for the First Universalist Unitarian Church. Please join us on Saturday, April 11, 2015, for a STELLAR experience. Bid on cool stuff, listen to live music in multiple venues, chat with old friends, meet new friends, eat, drink, dance, and buy your way to a full social calendar — all while helping the church financially! WHEN: 6:30 to 9:00 PM — and beyond, Saturday April 11, 2015 (It only happens once every two years!) WHERE: First Universalist Unitarian Church, 504 Grant Street, Wausau, WI COST: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Includes hearty hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks. Cash beer & wine bar. WHY: Fun, fellowship, and to give our little astronaut buddy a name… Okay, and for money. HOW: Same as 2013 — No checkbook required on the night of the auction. We send you an e-mail invoice and remind you of all the services you won and their dates. You take home any goods you win that night. Please look through this catalog and be ready to bid ‘til you drop. We will still take donations up to the week before the event. Anyone can submit Absentee Silent Bids via e-mail until April 10, 2015 ([email protected]). People attending the auction will have the final bidding opportunity, although feel free to arrange for an auctionattending friend to serve as your proxy according to your instructions. You can buy your tickets in the atrium each Sunday through April 5th ($20) or at the door on April 11th ($25). Tickets are also available during church office hours from Anji or by contacting Sheryl Hemp. Hope to see you on the 11th! Dude…Where’s your nametag? Uh, I don’t have a name… Those clever UU folks need to come up with a name for me in the Naming Contest. See last page! Astro COTTAGES & CAMPERS (generally limited to church members) WEEK-LONG CABIN RETREAT — LONG LAKE Enjoy the use of a one-bedroom, one-bath cabin overlooking beautiful Long Lake, donated by the Berges. The cabin is located in Bayfield County 25 miles west of Ashland. This small cabin offering is for adults only, as it has a series of steps leading down to a natural waterfront. There is a deck overlooking the lake, a dock with a place to sit and watch wildlife, and the use of Berge’s canoe is also included. Their cabin is available for either the week of May 30–June 6 or the week of August 29–September 5. Your choice! WEEKEND COTTAGE RETREAT — SEVEN ISLAND LAKE While away the hours at the Seven Island Lake in Harrison Hills (approximately 20 miles northeast of Merrill; off of Hwy 17). Canoes and kayaks are available. It’s a great lake for quiet water boating, with 6 islands to explore (one can be camped on). The area is also great for biking. There is 1 queen bed in the loft, 1 double bedroom in the newly remodeled walkout basement, and a bunk bed and double futon in the common area of the basement. Enjoy the beautiful secluded woods and 138-acre lake from 3 decks. The cottage is best suited for 1 family or 2-3 couples who don't mind being cozy and sharing one bathroom. Weekend dates will be negotiated with Steve Gantert and Diane Walker. Minimum bid: $ 150. WEEKEND STAY AT CONDOMINIUM — LAKE MILDRED Spend the weekend of September 11, 12, and 13 at this 3-bedroom condo (sleeps 6) located on Lake Mildred about 10 miles north of Rhinelander off of Highway 47 (it’s an easy 1.25-hour drive from most Wausau locations). It is located on a beautiful 200-acre lake with access to a beach and 500 feet of shared lake frontage. You can bring your own boat and keep it at their landing, and there is access to a canoe and kayaks. The lake is great for swimming and boating, plus the beach area has wonderful sunsets and is great place to relax. Rhinelander is very close if you need something, and there are many very nice restaurants near the cottage in the Rhinelander or Minocqua area. There is also great biking right outside the door, and the Bearskin Trail is about 10 miles away. There is very good walking near the cottage on lake roads, including two hiking areas within 15 minutes of the cottage. It’s a great place for young and old to enjoy themselves in the Northwoods. One caveat—no pets allowed. Donated by Pam Henkel & Lee Koch. Minimum bid: $150. CAMPER EXCURSION Borrow Sue Miller’s new-to-her RoadTrek for an overnight outing or a weekend or week’s excursion. Bid a per-day rate and negotiate the length of time for your adventure. More than one use and/or winner possible. The winner would be responsible for gas (about 14 MPG) and should be covered by their own insurance. GROUP DINNERS & FOOD EVENTS INDIAN DINNER Saleem Surti and Dawn Ashenbrenner will prepare a dinner with authentic Indian dishes such as Biryani, Saag Paneer, and Halwa. Learn more about the sub-continent and enjoy tasty food! February 13, 2016. Dinner will be served at the Weston home of Dawn & Saleem. Top 8 bidders. Minimum bid: $25. SUMMER COCKTAIL PARTY Come and enjoy a summer cocktail party for 60 people at the Hobsons’ house (830 Franklin) on Sunday, August 16, from 4–6 PM. Lila & Bart will provide drinks and light appetizers. Ray Kraemer on piano. Top 60 bidders win. Suggested minimum bid: $30. GAME & DESSERT NIGHT – THE STEWART INN Bring your favorite game to play (or use one provided) for a fun-filled evening at the beautiful Stewart Inn. Marsha Fitzgerald and Karen Peterson will also be providing desserts, wine, and coffee! Friday, May 22, 2015, at 7 PM. Top 12 bidders. Minimum bid: $25. ROARING 20s MEAL IN A MANSION Gangsters and molls will need to check their Thompson machine guns and other hardware at the door for this bullet-proof 1920s dinner in the speakeasy known as the Stewart Inn. There will be copious liquid refreshments of the time, which means you can count on an assortment of finger foods for your free hand. In honor of the Italian rage, fettucine alfredo al dente will be center stage, complemented by spring mixed greens and mandarin orange segments with the house herbed olive oil and balsamic dressing, seasonal vegetables, fresh fruit cocktail (a 20s favorite), and the Inn’s own oven-baked bread. The 20s advent of freezers popularized sorbets and parfaits, so expect a sampling. “Let them eat cake,” also applied to the 20s, as did fruit in multiple forms, so the meal will be topped off with a heavenly lemon cake (no gun-play needed to take you there). The select mob of 8 is gathering on Friday, May 1, 2015. A winning bid will secure you the secret password for entry. Hosts/chefs: Laurie Bushbaum & Michael Altman and Anne & Randy Jefferson. Minimum bid: $25. LINE DANCING & LUNCH Learn 5 beginning line dances in a class taught by Ginger Dennison, leader of the Silver Liners Club. The class will be held in the UU Church Atrium and followed by a lunch of cowboy pinto beans, cornbread, coleslaw, and cowpie cookies prepared by Cindy Owen & Donna Allgood. Saturday, April 18, 11:00 AM– 12:30 PM. Top 18 bidders. Minimum bid: $20. BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION DINNER The menu includes appetizers, Cheez-It chicken, balsamic potato salad, green beans, wild berry pistachio salad, and celebration cake. Beverages include wine, beer, coffee, and tea. Hosted by Mike & Mary Moen on September 19, 2015, 5:30 PM. Top 8 bidders. Minimum bid: $25. MIAMI ICE Step back in time to 1985. A time when big hair and shoulder pads ruled, when real men wore pastel and got perms. It's Miami Vice and the heat is on. Heat, meaning spicy (and not-so-spicy) MiamiCuban cuisine with the FUUdies and surprise guests from the 1980s. The top 25 bidders will go back in time on January 16, 2016, in the church dining room. Minimum bid: $25. AFRICAN UNION DINNER Back by popular demand—the dinner that casts a new light on the diverse taste treasures from across the Dark Continent. Randy and Anne Jefferson will again conjure up the aromas of Africa as they prepare their renowned Senegalese Peanut Soup (you'll be asking for the recipe), Kusherie (cumin infused red sauce and caramelized onions over Egyptian rice and Lentils) using a recipe brought from Cairo, roasted oiled cauliflower dusted with ground caraway and coriander from the heart of the continent, with generous portions of spongy Ethiopian Injera flatbread for flavor soaking. Leave room because the adventure will not be complete without a slice of the fresh Monrovian Coconut Pie that you do not need to travel to Liberia to savor. Your table will not be on the Nile, but it will overlook Wisconsin’s own big river. Be among the 8 guests on Friday, August 7, 2015, for a taste trip to remember. Minimum bid: $25. FRIENDS, ROMANS, COUNTRYMEN… Grab your togas/tunics (bedsheets will do) and join Jim & Joyce Schneider for a Murder Mystery Dinner set in ancient Rome. Together you’ll solve the murder of beloved Disgustus Caesar while enjoying epicurean delights and great goblets of wine. No acting experience necessary, but a sense of humor and the knowledge that no one is quite what they seem is helpful. The 4-course meal and mystery is offered by Jim & Joyce Schneider to 6 adult guests. Join them for fun and laughter on Saturday, July 18, at their country home at 9903 County Road U. Minimum bid: $25. BRIQ’S SOFT SERVE SUNDAE BAR Holly and Kevin Briquelet Miller are offering a sundae bar delivered to your home, office, or party with Briq’s ice cream and a wide variety of toppings… enough for up to 25 people! Estimated value: $100. MEAD AT THE MEAD On Saturday, September 26, 2015, fling yourself into the interdependent web of nature at the Mead Wildlife Area for fall hiking, viewing of migrating waterfowl, and gourmet picnicking. There will also be an assortment of beverages, including beer, wine, and artisan mead libations courtesy of Jeff Hinueber and his much-loved bees. Start in late afternoon (time to be announced) and end under the almost harvest moon (weather permitting). Hosted by Geoffrey Huys, Mary Atwell, Jeff Hinueber, Sheryl Hemp, Laura Syring, and Jerry Phelan. Top 17 bidders. Minimum bid: $25. LEBANESE DINNER Hosted by Heather & Kent Busig and Jeff Leigh & Ramona Winter-Leigh. Saturday, November 14, 2015. Minimum bid: $25. CATERED AFTERNOON TEA Katie Rowe will cater and serve a traditional high tea party at the location and date of your choice (scheduling per mutual agreement). Service for 12 will include fine china, linens and silver service. Menu to include tea with cream and sugar (1 lump or 2), a punch for non-tea drinkers, and tea food assortment, which will include tea sandwiches and tartlets, scones with curd and cream, pastries, sweets and fruit based on the season. We can create a theme as well. Perfect for a ladies luncheon, meeting, or birthday party for adults or children. Bid as the host of your own tea party for your eleven guests (12 people total). Suggested minimum bid: $150. (Editor's note: Hey, you couldn't do this yourself for $150, much less have Katie provide everything AND do all the work! Take a trip back in time with this event ... and grab $150 in 19th Century dollars to pay for it!) OLD-FASHIONED TASTING PARTY Join Laura & Mil Lawler, and Kati & Jody Maier, and Heather & Kent Busig for an evening of tasting old-fashioneds and some delicious food. The accompanying food will be twists on supper club classics. Editor’s note: This team knocked it out of the park last time with some amazing food and fantastic drinks. March 19, 2016. Top 15 bidders. Minimum bid: $35. OUTINGS PICK YOUR OWN BLUEBERRIES Experience serenity and mindfulness while surrounding yourself with birdsong, sweet summer scents, and lush greenery as you pick your fill of luscious blueberries. Winning bidder can come 2 times during the season to pick their own supply of blueberries. (They freeze well!) Offered by Jim & Joyce Schneider. Venue: Schneider’s country home at 9903 County Road U. Value: $30. PONTOON OUTING — THE WISCONSIN RIVER Embark on an afternoon of adventure with Carol Bronston and Orval Quamme, which begins with a pontoon ride departing from their backyard at 817 Becher Drive on the west side of the River, opposite Gilbert Park. Cocktails and appetizers will be served aboard while traveling the Wisconsin River. Following dinner on Carolyn and Orval’s deck overlooking the river, dessert will be served around their island fire pit. Saturday, June 27 (rain day, Sunday, June 28), 2015, 2–6 PM. Top 6 bidders. Minimum bid: $25. YOGA BY THE LAKE Stretch and pose on the shores of Lake Wausau. Diane Walker and Kathy Schneck (PfabYoga) will lead you in an hour of yoga, including stretches and poses beneficial for active people of all ages. Please bring your own mat. After yoga, 4 kayaks and 1 canoe are available. A light supper and beverages will be served. Hosted by Diane, Kay, Kathy, Steve, Pat, and Gary at Meyers’—1104 Pintail Lane in Rib Mountain. Monday, July 13, 6:30 PM. Rain date to be determined. Limit: 50 yogis. Minimum bid: $20/person. LADIES’ SLUMBER PARTY — STEWART INN Remember those slumber parties of your youth? This will be even better because there are no cliques and no one will make you stay up later than you want. Stay overnight in this historic, downtown mansion. Includes evening snacks, dessert, wine, and light breakfast the following morning. Maximum of 11 people, assuming folks are willing to share king and queen beds; 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Wednesday, May 20 to Thursday morning, May 21. Donated by Joyce Kurth & Laurie Bushbaum. Minimum bid: $50. PIZZA PARTY — STONEY ACRES Pizza Party on the Farm, Saturday, May 9, 2015. Bid on a slot for a party for 50 at Stoney Acres. Bring your own beverage and enjoy the pastoral pleasure of an organic farm. Wood-fired brick oven pizzas are made with ingredients from the farm, including whole spring wheat, vegetables, and meats. Pizzas feature local cheeses from the area and artisan cheeses from across the state. Top 50 bidders. Minimum bid: $20. Watch for carpooling arrangements later with other attendees (Athens). SERVICES BASIC CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH Brush up on your college or high school Spanish with veteran Spanish teacher Richard Olson. Each of the 5 sessions will last about an hour. Open to a maximum of 5 adults. Sessions will take place during the week, either mornings or afternoons. Exact times and venue to be determined by instructor and majority of participants. ¡Viva el Español! Minimum bid: $50. NIGHT OF BABYSITTING Need a sitter so you can bid on and enjoy a themed dinner, party, or service at the UU auction? Julianna Thurs (age 11) and/or her parents (depending on the age of your child[ren]) will watch your kiddos so you can enjoy a night out this summer. Take in a concert at the 400 Block, or just have a night “off.” Date TBD. Your choice — your house or theirs (the Thurs family lives just a few blocks from church at 812 McIndoe St.). Value: Priceless. CSA HALF-SHARE A wonderful opportunity to stock up on fresh fruits & vegetables! This share entitles the winner to a half-share (half bushel/week) of produce from the 2015 growing season. CSA half-share is a good amount for a veggie-loving individual, a couple, or a family that doesn’t eat that many vegetables or has a garden. It includes 20 weeks of certified organic produce and fruit delivered to Wausau, Medford, Merrill, or Athens (neighborhood drop-offs on Thursdays); u-pick peas, berries, tomatoes, and pumpkins, as well as three farm events: See www.stoneyacresfarm.net or facebook/stoneyacresfarmandpizza. Donated by Kat Becker & Tony Schultz. Value: $375. A TISKET, A TASKET, 3 FRUIT & VEGGIE BASKETS Receive a basket of produce from Granite Ridge Farm 3 times—late June, July, and August. Baskets will include things like beans, peas, lettuce, onions, cukes, beets, tomatoes, rhubarb, blueberries, and herbs. Baskets will be delivered to church on dates to be determined by buyer and growing conditions. Donated by Jim and Joyce Schneider. Value: $60. SNAPSHOT SCIENCE — SCIENCE EDUCATION SUPPORT SERVICES Two hours of science education services, such as tutoring, ACT test preparation, mentoring, or use toward other programs (see www.snapshotscience.org for more information). Donated by Stephen Schmidt. Value: $60–$90. LETTER-OF-THE-MONTH Tired of only bills and ads and pleas for contributions in your mailbox? Receive a snail mail letter once a month for a year from a computerless mother/philosopher/reader/ponderer/liar/stargazer/lover-oflife. Offered by Mary Ann Masterton. Value: Priceless. PIANO PLAYING Ray Kraemer will play a two-hour gig at the place you choose in the Wausau area. Piano needs to be furnished by you. It will be piano and bass, just as he always does. Ray is one of about three pianists in the country who will play piano and also provide the string bass sound with his left foot. Minimum bid: $ 100. DRUM LESSON David Keeffe will give you a 45-minute drum lesson. Winner gets to choose congas, Irish drum (Bodhrán, pronounced ‘bow-ran’), or trap set. David demonstrated all of these in March’s Selma service. JOSH BEER — 3 GROWLERS Receive updates from Josh Wright on what’s on tap throughout the year and choose the beer styles that you find most interesting. Each winner can fill their growler (64 oz. reusable beer jug) 3 times throughout the year at Josh’s house. Josh will provide you with a growler if necessary. Top 8 bidders. Minimum bid: $15. ONE MAN, ONE DAY, HUNDREDS OF TOOLS You scope out the projects, I’ll bring the necessary tools and sweat. Chainsaw, trailer, extension ladder, scaffolding, VOM meter (for minor electrical repairs), pipe wrenches, pick axe, sledge hammer, shovel, wheelbarrow, caulk gun, oxy-acetylene torch, arc welder, power wire brush, grinder, belt sander, concrete vibrator, drills, hammers, screwdrivers, Band-Aids, etc., etc. You provide any materials (e.g., new faucet, new light fixtures, lumber, concrete). Offered by Jerry Phelan (engineer and semiproficient jack-of-all-trades). Minimum bid: $300. EGGS … FOR 6 MONTHS! Ken, Kelly, & Elijah Johnson will supply you with a dozen chicken eggs every 2 weeks for 6 months. These are farm-fresh eggs that come from a flock of 20 much-loved, free-range chickens. Two offerings. Top 2 bidders win. Minimum bid: $52 each ($4/dozen). Love IS the spirit of this church… including chickens! COMPUTER TRAINING Wayne Pierce is offering three one-hour computer support and learning sessions at your home or his. If you don’t have a specific topic to learn or computer issues, Wayne will review your current setup and offer suggestions. GOLF LESSONS Sharon Faville is offering three golf lessons at Rib Mountain Golf course any time this summer by mutual agreement. Students are responsible for fees and clubs, although you can check to see if Sharon has clubs you can use. Value: $75–$100 for three lessons. GREENWOOD MARSHALL GARAGE ORCHESTRA (GMGO) GMGO, a Jazz guitar duo featuring John Greenwood and CR Marshall, play and perform a variety of jazz standard and interpretations, as well as some blues, and have provided “ambient gigs” at UWMC’s EATS scholarship fundraiser. Try a little ambient jazz for your next party or get-together. Donated by CR Marshall and John Greenwood. Minimum bid: $150. DESSERT BASKET PLUS DESSERT MADE BY MARY BETH MAAS! All the ingredients (except for the perishables) for three of Mary Beth Maas’ favorite desserts are included in this basket, along with the recipes to make them. Crème de Menthe Bars, Better Than Sex Cake, and Oatmeal Cake with Caramel Icing (a low-cal recipe) ingredients are in the basket, waiting for you to make them, PLUS, sometime in the next month, on a mutually agreeable date, Mary Beth will make you either a cheesecake or ice cream dessert, your choice, to get you started! (And she will be available for questions about baking, if you feel you need help.) Enjoy! Minimum bid: $75. BLUEBERRY MUFFINS Two offerings of 16 yummy blueberry muffins to be delivered within a 5 mile radius of church. Baked by Sara Eberlein. Top 2 bidders win. Minimum bid: $8. WHOLE WHEAT SOURDOUGH CHEESE ROLLS Two offerings of a baker’s dozen whole wheat sourdough cheese rolls to be delivered within a 5 mile radius of church. Baked by Sara Eberlein. Top 2 bidders win. Minimum bid: $8. AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT CLASSES Five group classes in "Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement" and taught by Bette Stephens, licensed physical therapist & Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. Classes are offered at the Wausau YWCA. May 6 th –May 21st classes are held on either Wednesdays, 7:00 to 8:30 PM or Thursdays, 11 to noon, but sessions are held in the fall, as well. More information is available on Wausau YWCA website. Available for one person. Value: $50. FELDENKRAIS METHOD'S FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION This item includes a 1-hour private session with individualized treatment to meet your specific needs through hands-on "Feldenkrais Method's Functional Integration" and/or craniosacral therapy. One session for one person (appointment by mutual agreement), offered at the Wausau YWCA by Bette Stephens, licensed physical therapist & Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. Value: $50. GOODS Everything from A (African violets) to Z (Zentangle window)… You may take these home with you on April 11! AFRICAN VIOLETS These plants were propagated from Ari Schmidt’s African violets. Each is potted up in a ceramic African violet pot for easy watering. 6 plants go to top 6 bidders. Donated by Sally Decker & Sue Miller. Minimum bid: $7. DOWNTOWN GROCERY COLLECTION This basket of good stuff from Downtown Grocery includes a $100 gift card. Donated by Marsha Fitzgerald. Value: $135. HEALTH SPA PACKAGE Basket includes body mist, bubble bath, moisturizer, shea butter soap, in-shower body polish and spa scrub and a $100.00 gift card for Dayspring Health Spa. Donated by Marsha Fitzgerald. Value: $145. CEDAR GARDEN BENCH Handcrafted by Mike Moen, this bench is designed for deck, patio, or lawn use. Cedar throughout, except for slides and stainless or triple-coated fasteners. The bench is unfinished and can be left to weather naturally or the winning bidder can finish as desired. Donated by Mike & Mary Moen. Minimum bid: $100. PANORAMIC PHOTO OF FALL COLORS This wide-angle photo of fall color and water is framed in red. 28” x 12.” Donated by Barb & Carl Drake. Value: $150. LITTLE FREE LIBRARY BOX Start your own Little Free Library with this kit decorated by the First UU 4th to 6th grade RE class. The kit is ready for assembly, waterproofing, and installation. Directions for creating and installing a post included. Winning bidder needs to supply plexiglass, hinges, and knobs. Many thanks to Theran Peterson and his students for construction of the library and Erin Verley and her students for the painting. Value: $125. MOBIUS COWL Knitted in a stockinette stitch with a rayon metallic yarn from Blue Heron Yarn in a blue-green color with silver-accent thread, this mobius cowl can be worn as a cowl or a shoulder wrap for dressy or casual occasions. It is a classic and comfortable addition to any wardrobe and something you’ll wear again and again! Created by the Shawl Time Knitters. Value: $50. HAND-PAINTED SCARF Royal Blood hand-dyed and painted silk scarf. Created by Sally Schmidt. Minimum bid: $20. INFINITY SCARF Hand-crocheted infinity neck cowl crocheted by Sally Schmidt. Minimum bid: $10. BEADED NECKLACE, EARRING, & BRACELET SET Three-piece set created by Sally Schmidt. Value: $25. BEADED EARRING SET 1 Created by Sally Schmidt. Value: $10. BEADED EARRING SET 2 Created by Sally Schmidt. Value: $10. HOMEMADE APPLESAUCE Enjoy 4 quarts of homemade applesauce from Ben & Annie Peterson. The applesauce is crafted under the supervision of Theran Peterson. Top four bidders each take a quart, or bid for more than one. COCONUT MACAROONS One dozen homemade fresh coconut macaroons dipped in dark chocolate… crispy brown on the outside and chewy on the inside! To top it off, the winner also gets the secret recipe from Rev. Laurie Bushbaum. You don’t have to eat them all in one day (though you will want to!); they freeze very well. ORIGINAL CARDS BY REVEREND LAURIE Two sets of six cards featuring photos of one of Laurie Bushbaum’s quilts. Top 2 bidders each get a set. SET OF PRINTS This set includes “Cacophony of Cranes” & “It was a Very Good Year.” Donated by Suzan Miller. ARM-KNITTED SCARVES 6 scarves, all different colors. Knitted and donated by Kathi Hupy. CHERRY CANDLE HOLDERS Set of 2, each holds 2 candles. Handcrafted by Graham Coulson. Value: $40. GROWLER HOLDER Handcrafted by Graham Coulson, this growler holder accommodates two growlers. Value: $35. MAPLE & BLACK ASH STOOL Handcrafted by Graham Coulson. Value: $150. KITCHEN & BAKING BASKET Basket includes 21-piece utensil set w/caddy, 5-piece Bakeware pans, cookie canister, cookie & bar cookbook, St. John cookbook, apron, 3 towels, 2 dish cloths, 3 sponges, kitchen hand soap, baking soda, walnuts, Hersey’s cocoa, Nestles butterscotch chips, and Nestles vanilla chips. Donated by Sheryl Hemp. HMONG PURSE This red and black cotton purse, 7” x 9½” has an adjustable strap. Donated by Glenda Walker. GRIZZLY PAWS Wooden kitchen tool that is perfect for grabbing salad. Each “paw” measures about 6”. Donated by Barb Drake. Value: $25. BEER JELLY FROM POTLICKER KITCHEN Enjoy these delicious artisan jellies from Vermont with cheese, on toast, or to baste your roast. Includes 3 jars. Donated by Bob & Sally Decker. Value: $20. WINE JELLY FROM POTLICKER KITCHEN Potlicker preserves are delicious for cooking, with snacks, or on toast. Includes 3 jars. Donated by Bob & Sally Decker. Value: $20. MULTI-ARTISAN BASKET Inside the basket (woven by Jess Bowers’ mom, Joan Hanson) is a handmade cup cozy (made by Jess’ friend, Kate Kipp), knitted washcloths, towel, and homemade soap. Soaps include French green clay, buttermilk, sunflower oil soap with honey, and complexion soap. SCOTTISH BLESSING PRINT Calligraphy with illumination print by Carol McCrady is 10” x 8” and is framed and matted. Donated by Bob & Sally Decker. Value: $20. WINE LOVER’S BASKET This collection includes 3 bottles of wine, wine opener, wine stopper, and chocolate to pair with the wine. Donated by Dawn Ashenbrenner & Saleem Surti. MIRROR Heavy, ornately-framed mirror measures 30” x 42.” Donated by Fran & Elmae Passineau. Value: $50. TASMANIAN DEVIL LIGHTED WALL SCULPTURE According to the Hollywood Courier, this large wall sculpture “Bathes your room with a warm glow.” WINE RACK 25-slot wine rack donated by Brock & Theresa Jansen. Value: $25. CANDY BASKET Sweet Pick & Mix is a mall kiosk concept that offers over 50 different bulk candies in a pick-and-mix style. Kristin & Paul Zaal have chosen the finest European and Continental confectionery from their Sweet Pick & Mix selections for you in this basket, including milk and dark chocolates, chocolatecovered nuts, sour gummies, sweet gummies, and “fun” gummies (sharks, turtles, butterflies, snakes, bananas, etc.). Value: $60. COLORED PENCIL DRAGONS Add some whimsy to a room with a colored pencil dragon drawn by Elmae Passineau. Drawings are 11” x 13” and are matted and framed. Bid on individually. Minimum bid: $20 each. MUSCLE CARE PACKAGE Includes a TheraCane, a 4-oz tube of Biofreeze pain-relieving gel, and a gel pack for cold or heat therapy. Donated by Priority Physical Therapy. Value: $60. TAGINE This gently-used tagine was donated by Geoffrey Huys along with some of his favorite recipes. Geoffrey has been a chef at the YWCA’s Men Who Cook event for 4 years! Value: $100. SAMSUNG 32” FLATSCREEN TV It works perfectly! Donated by Geoffrey Huys. Value: $250. GUITAR 6-string acoustic guitar with built-in tuner by ESP. Includes hard case, guitar strap, stand, and capo. Guitar is four years old; strings are brand new. Donated by Joni Hahn. Minimum bid: $200. CERAMIC VASE This handmade 7”-diameter x 7.5”-tall vase was donated by Suzan Miller. ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING Large (42” x 33”) oil on canvas painting of a sailing ship is ornately framed. German-born artist: Michael Zeno Diemer (1867-1939). Donated by Barbara Roberts. ALREADY-MADE CAR SEAT INFANT/TODDLER BLANKET Because car seats prohibit use of bulky snowsuits, here is a warm blanket, specially sized for a small person and his/her car seat. One side of the blanket is knit from yarn; the second side a soft flannel. Created and donated by Alice Davies. Minimum bid: $25. CAR SEAT INFANT/TODDLER BLANKET (TO BE MADE) The top bidder can choose between a duplicate of the ready-made purple and pink blanket and the turquoise version. Donated by Alice Davies. Minimum bid: $25. ANTIQUE WOOD PLANES These two antique hand tools used for planing wood come complete with blades. Donated by Deb Hartman. Value: $40. ALREADY-MADE INFANT/TODDLER MONSTER PANTS The latest craze are these laugh-inducing but oh-so-warm “Monsterpants” for infants and toddlers ages 6 months to 4 years. The highest bidder will win a hand-knit pair of Monsterpants, also called “Grumpybums!” The ready-made pants are sized for 6-12 months. Created and donated by Alice Davies. Minimum bid: $35. INFANT/TODDLER MONSTER PANTS (TO BE MADE) Choose your own yarn and size when you win this bid. The winner provides his/her own yarn except for the red and white used in the mouth and eyes. Several variations as to stripe patterns are possible. (See pictures.) There are 3 available sizes: 6-12 months, 1-2 years, and 3-4 years. Donated by Alice Davies. Minimum bid: $35. BABY HAT & BOOTIES White baby hat & booties newborn size knitted in soft washable yarn. Perfect gift for a new mother or mother-to-be. Created and donated by Cindy Owen. Minimum bid: $20. PRINTS BY FREDERICK Two pen and ink prints with a sailboat theme signed and numbered by the artist. Donated by Brock Jansen. Value: $75. Minimum bid: $35 for set. RICK KELLEY PRINT - ‘GUARD DUTY’ (1) Signed and numbered print by renowned artist Rick Kelley, #694 of 4000. Donated by Brock Jansen. Value: $75. Minimum bid: $25. RICK KELLEY PRINT - ‘GUARD DUTY’ (2) Signed and numbered print. This one is #1002 of 4000. Donated by Brock Jansen. Value: $75. Minimum bid: $25. SET OF 2 RICK KELLEY PRINTS - ‘REUNION’ Signed and numbered prints by artist Rick Kelley, #2903 of 3000 matched set. Complete title is ‘Reunion at Furger’s Pond.’ Donated by Brock Jansen. Value: $150. Minimum bid: $40 for set. TERRY DOUGHTY PRINT - ‘THE RETREAT’ Signed and numbered print (#322 of 5500) by renowned artist Terry Doughty. 1998 Ducks Unlimited sponsor print. Value: $150. Minimum bid: $50. MOVIE COLLECTION 1 This collection of 6 new (still in wrapper) DVDs includes Gentlemen Broncos, Simple Justice, Vantage Point, Connie and Carla, Dear Dumb Diary, and Trail of Tears. Donated by John Pochinski. Minimum bid: $10. MOVIE COLLECTION 2 Second collection of 6 new (still in wrapper) DVDs includes Land of the Blind, Irish Jam, Shadowheart, Locker 13, My One and Only, and Standing Up. Donated by John Pochinski. Minimum bid: $10. CALVIN & HOBBES CARTOON Final Calvin & Hobbes cartoon matted and framed. Donated by Glenda Walker. NEW ORLEANS MIME PHOTOGRAPH This photo was taken by Glenda Walker’s daughter. Framed. RINGS There will be 12 silver rings (starting at $7.50) and 24 gold-filled or plated rings (starting at $5). Donated by Sharon Faville. FRAMED LOVE PICTURE This pastel-colored framed picture is all about hearts and love. You will “love” it. Donated by Sheryl Hemp. Value: $25. EARRINGS These gorgeous hanging earrings feature burnished circles and feathers. From Blooming Flower in Madison. Donated by Sheryl Hemp. Value: $25. AMISH-MADE QUILT This lake-themed throw-sized quilt was donated by Ken & Connie Schmiege. Quilt is hand-pieced and machine-quilted. Value: $75. SET OF “BUBBLE” BOWLS Set of 2 lime green/brown bowls includes 1 large and 1 small. Value: $30. BING & GRONDAHL COLLECTOR’S PLATES This set of two plates is from Bing & Grondahl, a Danish factory that has made fine porcelains since 1853. Plate 1: Thanksgiving 1987, depicts a pilgrim family, 8¼”. Plate 2: Christmas 1987, blue plate with snowman, 7”. Donated by Dan & Carolyn Schaut. EDWIN M. KNOWLES COLLECTOR’S PLATES This set includes two plates from the Edwin M. Knowles China Co., founded in 1900 in Chester, West Virginia, ceased operating in 1962. Plate 1: “Sleighride Home:” from the first Thomas Kinkade plate series from Edwin M. Knowles; 8 ¼ “ plate rimmed in 22-karat gold. Plate 2: “The Snow Cave:” Plate #4 of 4 in a series entitled Shadows and Light by award-winning artist Nancy Glazier depicts a mother lynx and kitten, 8¼” Donated by Dan & Carolyn Schaut. EMBROIDERED AFGHAN This cream-colored afghan was hand-embroidered with a pastel flower design by Mary Ann Masterton. KRUPS ESPRESSO MAKER This espresso maker, Type 963/A was donated by Dan & Carolyn Schaut. CHROME WINE STOPPERS – 2 Donated by Dan & Carolyn Schaut. DIGITAL CAMERA Donated by Dan & Carolyn Schaut. GIFT CARD – PRIMA DELI $ 100 gift card donated by Marsha Fitzgerald. ZENTANGLE WINDOW Vintage window with Zentangle design drawn by Sally Schmidt and embellished with colored glass pieces. (This is the “sibling” window to the one created for our 2014 stewardship drive.) Created by Sally Schmidt & Laurie Bushbaum. Minimum bid: $40. POTTERY BOWL 1 Small bowl with brown and black glaze. Donated by Sheryl Hemp. Value: $30. POTTERY BOWL 2 Medium bowl that is tan with multiple colorings. Donated by Sheryl Hemp. Value: $50. BREAD PLATE & BUTTER DISH Blueberry-patterned bread plate and butter dish. Donated by Sheryl Hemp. Value: $75. HOMEMADE COOKIES FOR DOGGY & ME 3 dozen oatmeal, craisin, walnut cookies for “me” and 3 dozen peanut butter, pumpkin, and rice flour cookies for “doggy.” Minimum bid: $22. Let’s find the ways that “shooting for the moon” can help us take a larger step here on Earth towards creating an inclusive community that values and accepts differences. Thank you for your support! NAMING CONTEST: Submit your name for our little astronaut buddy to Lila Hobson ([email protected]) and receive special honors in the next Circuit Writer … plus a small prize on auction night. Submit before April 10th. Rules: No rules … except that Lila gets to be the supreme judge and sole arbiter.
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