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African Eyes Safari

This once-in-a-lifetime South African Adventure with Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari includes 6 days and 6 nights of lodging and twice daily safari adventures in South Africa Wilderness Reserve, for 2 travelers

• 2 Safari game drives per day, guided by professional game rangers in open game viewing vehicles. Game viewing includes rhinos, elephants, water buffalo, leopards, cheetahs and more!

• Lodging in Safari Lodge OR the Hemingway Tented Camp. The Lodge was recently remodeled to its full colonial grandeur, but with air-conditioning! Or you may choose the Luxury Hemingway style tents! both are nestled in exquisite surroundings, providing an authentic taste of the African bush near the Reserve (Hluhluwe/Umfolozi) on the east coast of South Africa

• The resort can help you arrange extensions at other lodges in Africa or at the beautiful cities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch (wine country), Johannesburg or Victoria Falls.

• Does NOT include airfare, and is is valid for 2 years from date of auction (no exceptions)

SPECIAL OFFER: Once the bidding has closed, the winner can additional packages for the price of the winning bid. Gather the family or some special friends. Make it a group trip and share lifelong memories of this incredibly unique experience.

Valued at $5,950
Starting bid $2,500


Palm Springs Adventure Package

An adventure-packed getaway including:

• 4 admission passes to the Living Desert Zoo

• 2 admission passes to Palm Springs Air Museum

• $50 gift certificate to the hot new eatery Eight4Nine Restaurant

• $50 toward a San Andreas Fault jeep tour

• 2 Weeknight Night stay at the luxury Kimpton Rowan Hotel in the heart of Palm Springs, with nightly complimentary wine hour. Stay must be Sunday through Thursday (and based on hotel availability).

Condé Nast Traveler rated the it among Best New Hotels in the World, and the #1 Hotel in Southern CA in 2018, and says of the Rowan “An ethereal desert beauty permeates every experience at the Rowan Palm Springs Hotel, where urban enchantments meet epic scenery… The sprawling lobby boasts a library with floor to ceiling bookshelves, and a two-story picture window looking out on the San Jacinto mountains. At seven stories, the Rowan is the tallest building in Palm Springs. It's all about the view from the rooftop, either while dining at the restaurant [..] or having a poolside cocktail.”

Valued at $900
Starting bid $400


Ultimate Los Angeles Sports Ticket Package

A set of two tickets to a 4 separate Los Angeles games: Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers, and Kings!

• 2 Dodger Tickets to the Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, Sept 4th, plus all-you-can-eat food and non alcoholic drinks with in-seat service, and access to Baseline Club Restaurant! Free reserved parking in Lot K. Seats details: row 3, seats 5 & 6

• 2 LA Lakers Tickets to a Lakers home game… See LeBron James in his 2nd year with the Los Angeles Lakers! Includes in-seat food service, plus access to Lexus Club. As soon as the game schedule is released, the donor and the winning bidder will mutually agree upon a date. Seat details: Section-Premier 17, Row 9, Seats 9 & 10

• 2 LA Clippers Tickets to a Clippers home game at a mutually agreed upon date in the 2019-2020 season. Includes in-seat food service, plus access to Lexus Club. Seat details: Section-Premier 17, Row 9, Seats 9 & 10

• 2 LA Kings Tickets to a Kings home game at a mutually agreed upon date in the 2019-2020 season. Includes in-seat food service, plus access to Lexus Club. Seat details: Section-Premier 17, Row 9, Seats 9 & 10

Donated by Jason & Laura Berns with The Berns Team Real Estate

Valued over $1,500
Starting bid $750


Hollywood Bowl Box

4 Hollywood Bowl box seats to see Kristin Chenoweth with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, on Sunday, July 14 at 7:30pm, as part of the Sunday Sunset Series.

Picnic will be provided to dine during the show.

Kristin Chenoweth is an American actress, comedian, and singer, with credits on and off Broadway, as well as in film and television. She has won a Theatre World Award, an Emmy, a Tony, and been nominated for another.

Chenoweth sang gospel music as a child in Oklahoma and studied opera before deciding to pursue a career in musical theater.

Valued at $800
Starting bid $400


Port Hueneme Getaway

Enjoy a 4 Night, 5 Day stay at beachfront Property in Port Hueneme. This quiet beach community sits north of Malibu and west of Camarillo. Only 65 miles – but a world – away!

This 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom end unit Townhome overlooks the ocean from the two exterior patios and can comfortably sleep 6, or up to 8 with provided inflatable mattress. There is a king bed in one room, two twin beds in another, and in the third bedroom has a twin & full bunk bed and a pull out full bed.

Donated by Jason & Laura Berns with The Berns Team Real Estate. Choose a mutually agreed upon time to experience this peaceful ocean front vacation.

Valued over $1,500
Starting bid $500

Hog Wild!

Between his many roles (Pastor, husband, father, community leader… just to name a few) Rev. Jeff O’Grady is a sought-after man. 6 hours of his uninterrupted time, between church and home, committee meetings and meals, is a tall order! But that’s exactly what you’ll get, out on the open road- wind on your skin, sun on your face- in this thrillingly unique experience!

Jeff will take one person out for an up-to-6-hour Saturday morning Harley Davidson motorcycle ride! Date, time, and destination to be mutually determined.

Helmet will be provided, but optional motorcycle fashionwear will not. And bring your own cushion!

Priceless value
Starting bid $350 (and a thirst for adventure!)

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out of town adventures


Monterey Getaway

1 Night stay at Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey.

Valued at $260
Starting bid $120


Desert Escape

3 day/2 night weekday stay at Miracle Springs Resort & Spa; 4 passes to the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert.

Valued at $278
Starting bid $120


Peju Wine Tasting

Wine tasting at beautiful Peju Winery in Napa Valley, for a party of 6. Hotel accommodations not included.

Valued at $240
Starting bid $90

original artwork



Original watercolor, painted by resident Sherman Fung, & 2 admission passes to The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts

Sight 14.5 × 11”
Framed 21 × 17”

Starting bid $20


Yellow & Orange

Original watercolor, painted by resident Sherman Fung, & 2 admission passes to The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts

Sight 17.5 × 12”
Framed 21 × 15

Starting bid $20


Beth Farmer Serigraphy

Original work by serigraphy artist Beth Farmer, & 2 admission passes to The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts

22 × 18”

Starting bid $50



Original oil painting by resident Dee Jarvis, & 2 admission passes to The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts

Sight 13 × 10”
Framed 18 × 15”

Starting bid $20


Turtles & Koi

Watercolor of Turtles and Koi in the Louise Gamble Garden on the MVGH Campus, painted by resident Jean Woo, & 2 admission passes to The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts

Sight 11 × 9”
Framed 14 × 11”

Starting bid $20


Mountain Meadow

Original Oil on board, painted by Raymond Newton DuShane, & 2 admission passes to The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts

Sight 47.5 × 35”
Framed 55 × 43”

Starting bid $250


Western Scene

Original Oil on board Painted by Raymond Newton DuShane, & 2 admission passes to The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts

Sight 47.5 × 23.5”
Framed 54 × 30”

Starting bid $150

Local Special Experiences


Date Night! ❤️

A beautiful glass wine decanter, $50 to Bodega Wine Bar, $125 to The Yardhouse, and 2 tickets to the ArcLight Pasadena

Valued at $250
Starting bid $100



1 night weekend stay for 2 at the Pasadena Hilton; $35 gift certificate to Marston's restaurant.

Valued at $235
Starting bid $100


Annandale Lunch & Golf

Lunch and 18 holes of golf for 3, hosted by Jason Berns at the Annandale Golf Club, at a mutually agreed upon date, after 12 noon.

Valued over $500
Starting bid $200


Pasadena Playhouse

2 tickets to any mainstage production; valid for first week of performances only.

Valued at $200
Starting bid $80


Pasadena POPS

Table of 6 at Pasadena POPS

Valued at $480
Starting bid $200


Disney Park-Hopper Passes

2 Park-Hopper passes to any Disney park in the world!

Valued at $400
Starting bid $200


Magical Adventure

10 tickets to Magicopolis (some shows less suitable for younger children; check specific show with venue); $25 gift certificate to Fox Restaurant Concepts.

Valued at $385
Starting bid $150


Lakers Tickets

2 Tickets to a 2019-2020 regular season game in Section 205, Row 1, Seats 1 & 2. Includes a Lakers-themed Build-a-Bear.

Valued at $225
Starting bid $100


LA Galaxy Game

2 tickets to the Galaxy game on September 29th, 2019, at 4:30 PM, in Section 109, Row L, Seats 14 and 15, including parking.

Valued at $146
Starting bid $70


Art Lover’s Experience

4 admission passes to The Pacific Asia Museum; 4 admission passes to The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts; Dinner for 2 at El Portal Restaurant.

Valued at $100
Starting bid $50


Burger Lovers Delight

$30 gift certificate to Pie’N’Burger; 6 gift certificates for Charburgers with cheese from The Habit.

Valued at $85
Starting bid $40


An Evening of Laughs

4 tickets to the Laugh Factory; $100 Gift certificates to Hope's Café Catering at Kilroy's.

Valued at $180
Starting bid $80


Asian Flavors

$50 toward Roy’s Restaurant, featuring Asian, Hawaiian and Polynesian inspired cuisine, and an Asian cuisine cookbook by Jet Tila

Valued at $70
Starting bid $40


Huntington Estate Tour #1

Exclusive Huntington Estate tour for 6; $40 gift certificate at Kathleen's restaurant.

Valued at $310
Starting bid $150


Huntington Estate Tour #2

Exclusive Huntington Estate tour for 6; Gift certificate for 2 sandwiches, side salads and 2 drinks at Pasadena Sandwich Company.

Valued at $310
Starting bid $150

Massage Package

A 60 minute massage with Nicole Quijada, and a gift basket of reflexology and aromatherapy pampering products.

Valued at $115
Starting bid $60


Music Lessons with Jonathan Hamrick

2 one-hour piano or guitar lessons with professional musician, Jonathan Hamrick.

Valued at $120
Starting bid $60


Rose Parade Preferred

2 Preferred Rose Parade seats and parking pass. A Pasadena classic!

Valued at $160
Starting bid $80


Rose Parade Grandstand

4 grandstand seats to the Rose Parade at the intersection of Colorado Blvd & Orange Grove Blvd

Valued at $400
Starting bid $150


Theatricum Botanicum

2 Priority Lower Tier Tickets to 2019 Reperatory Performance; $50 Gift card to Los Gringos Locos Grill & Cantina.

Valued at $130
Starting bid $60


Sierra Madre Afternoon

Private Party at Savor the Flavor with $100 gift certificate; $25 gift certificate at The Only Place in Town.

Valued at $225
Starting bid $60


Portrait Package

Two photography packages, each including a consultation, photography session, and presentation of a matted 9 × 14 portrait. (Get a portrait of the whole family together and another of just the grandkids!)

Valued $1,650
Starting bid $100


Ice Skating Party Pack

8 ice-skating passes at Pasadena Ice Skating Center; 8 meal tickets for a burger, fries and drink at Tommy's Burgers; one-dozen cupcakes

Valued at $198
Starting bid $60


Summer with the Kids

2 Vouchers for mini-golf, slick trax OR turbo trax at Speedzone; 4 semi-private swim lessons at Waterworks Aquatics; Free bundtlet each month for a year from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

Valued at $194
Starting bid $60


Santa Anita Park

4 clubhouse admission passes and valet parking.

Valued at $50
Starting bid $30



Bauer Terracotta Planter

A #10 Terracotta planter from collectible vintage Bauer Pottery, planted with an assortment of succulents.

Valued at $300
Starting bid $65


Book Lovers Dream

6 pre-chosen, non-fiction books from Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse; $75 gift certificate to Penelope's Café, Books & Gallery.

Valued at $195
Starting bid $80


Custom Pet Portrait

A personalized 11 x 14” charcoal drawing of your pet(s), by artist by Glenn Yoshida. Glenn will draw from photos you provide to him, and finished product will be framed. Starting bid $100

Priceless value
Starting bid $100


Russian Leaf Necklace & Earrings

20 inch necklace of Russian leaves attached by bugle beads with matching earrings of single Russian leaves. Handmade by resident Elaine Hintzoglou.

Priceless value
Starting bid $30


Chunky Bead Necklace

Cluster of metal, ceramic and bone beads with a 2 inch focal metal drop. Adjustable length 20in-32in. Handmade by resident Elaine Hintzoglou. Starting bid $20

Priceless value
Starting bid $20


Hot Chocolate Set

Hand Painted pot with 3 cups and saucers.

Priceless value
Starting bid $25


Vase & Candlestick holders

Val St Lambert vase with 2 matching candlestick holders.

Valued at $200
Starting bid $50


Basket of Blessings

Gift basket of devotional and decorative items, including a Study Bible, display crosses, and several pieces of jewelry.

Valued at 200
Starting bid $80


Tory Burch Handbag

Gemini Link Print Tory Butch handbag, in navy, white, and red.

Valued at $215
Starting bid $90


Martin Sheen Spanish Rug

Martin Sheen's Spanish rug donated by the Sheen family. 6 × 4’

Priceless value
Starting bid $80


Martin Sheen Alligator Boots

Martin Sheen's alligator boots (size 9.5) donated by the Sheen family.

Valued at $730
Starting bid $100


Martin Sheen Studio Chair

Martin Sheen's studio chair donated by the Sheen Family, featuring the actor’s real name: Ramon. 32” tall.

Valued as priceless
Starting bid $80

Disney Collectibles #1

An assortment of collectible Disney memorabilia, primarily featuring Mickey Mouse and the StarWars franchise.

Total value TBA
Starting bid $60

Disney Collectibles #2

An assortment of “Ralph Breaks the Internet” items

Total value TBA
Starting Bid $60