Silver Linings Gala
Saturday, October 7, 2023
Silent Auction Items
Our silent auction at the Gala is full of exciting items and fun experiences. Bidders for these items must be present.
F101 “Edith Piaf” and Longwood Gardens - Explore beautiful Longwood Gardens, in Chester County, PA, and top your visit with two tickets to “Piaf: The Show,” considered to be “the most beautiful tribute ever produced on Edith Piaf’s career.” Piaf’s songs will be interpreted by the internationally renowned singer, Nathalie Lermitte. DATE FOR THE SHOW: November 11 @ 7:30 pm. Gardens included. Indoor seating. Scooters available at no charge. Donated by Colleen and Ron Luzier. Valued at $76.
F102 The Perfect Day in St. Michael’s Maryland - Enjoy a wonderful St. Michael experience with this trip for two! Kick off your day with breakfast for two at The Galley Restaurant and Bar including 2 Bloody Marys or Bottomless Mimosas ($75 value), tour the Chesapeake Maritime Museum with your 2-Day Pass ($37 value). Lunch by the marina at Foxy’s Harbor Grille ($100 value). Dinner at Theo's or Avas. Round out your day with shopping on Talbot Street and top it all off at Justine’s Ice Cream Parlour ($25 value). Donated by Lisa and Sean Creamer, The Galley Restaurant of St. Michael’s, Foxy’s Harbor Grille, Theo's & Ava's and Justine’s Ice Cream. Valued at $337.
F103 The Best Party Ever on a Private Floating Tiki Bar – for up to 18 people! - Host the party of all parties! Depart from St. Michael’s, Maryland on a floating tiki bar!! Soak in the stunning bay views with complimentary light snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, cash bar, and pure fun aboard this 1 ½ hour cruise for up to 18 people. Enjoy the friendliest hosts and this memorable experience! Donated by Love & Dreams Bay Cruises. Valued at $800.
F104 Enjoy International Cuisine for Four in Your Home - Delight in a 3-course meal for 4 people chosen from one of 5 cuisines: Italian, French, Chinese, Indian, or American. Let this doctor by day and amateur chef and food enthusiast by night deliver culinary delight to your home for an intimate dining experience. Please call or text Laurie to arrange a date between October and December 2023. Donated by Laurie Pross. Valued at $200.
Make Your House a Home
M201 Seafood at Its Best! O’Donnell’s Seafood Market - Whether you want to shop at O’Donnell’s market, share some fresh shucked oysters, or enjoy an elegant dinner chosen from the freshest seafood in the area, O’Donnell’s is the place for you. This 4th generation Potomac establishment serves seafood in style. Donated by O’Donnell’s Seafood Market. Valued at $100.
M202 A View of Venice’s St. Mark’s Square - Wake up every morning to a view of quintessential Venice, Italy. This beautiful 30” x 40” photo on canvas of the gondolas of St. Mark’s Square will transport you to “La Serenissima,” Venezia, the city most serene. Donated by the photographer, Les Grinspoon. Valued at $475.
M203 Flaming Fire Pit - Grab some s’more fixings and gather around your new Fire Pit. As summer transitions into autumn with rustling leaves and cooler nights, cozy up with family and friends and keep warm by the dancing fire. Items include a brand-new fire pit, a box of Hershey’s chocolates, 2 bags of large marshmallows, 3 boxes of Graham Crackers and s’mores sticks. Donated by Kathy and Paul Ravenscroft. Valued at $150.
M204 Pearl Handled Knives from Cutco - This beautiful 4-piece Cutco Pearl Knife Set is the perfect addition to round out your place setting. With the CUTCO Forever Guarantee, these high-carbon, stainless steel knives are sure to last a lifetime. Donated by Cutco Charitable Giving. Valued at $199.
M205 Taste of Maryland Basket - Take home this basket filled with specialty “Made in Maryland” culinary treats: Old Bay Hot Sauce, Crab Pasta, Old Bay Seasoning, Garlic Crab Seasoning, Tomahawk Jim's Cracked Pepper - Sweet n' Heat, Wye River Cream of Crab Soup, Wye River Red Crab Soup, Orinoco Breakfast Blend Medium Roast Coffee - Nutty & Chocolatey & Bright, Old Bay Seasoned Sunflower Seeds, Laura Sommers "Traditional Maryland Recipes," Fisher's Old Bay Seasoned Caramel Popcorn, and one very important Crab Mallet! Donated by Deb Berner. Valued at $100.
M206 The Fresh Market - 1 Gift basket full of Fresh Market products and a gift Certificate. Donated by The Fresh Market, Rockville, MD. Valued at $100.
M207 Eero Saarinen Mid-Century Modern Tulip Table - Designed by one of the premier furniture designers of the 20th century, this Eero Saarinen “Tulip Table” is a masterpiece of mid-century modern design. Add to your furniture collection with this 20” round by 20” high side table. Your choice of black or white. Donated by MOI+MillerKnoll. Valued at $1,547.
M213 Private Technology Training - Your own personal computer guru! This one hour of in-home or remote computer training will help you feel confident and proficient and will solve your technological mysteries. Lessons apply to Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, and Kindle. Donated by Personal Computer Coach. Valued at $90.
M208 You Have to Play to Win! - Try your luck with $320 Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets and let us know how your life changes! Donated by NY Life D.C. Office. Valued at $320.
M209 Professional Photo Portrait - Enjoy a Professional Portrait Sitting and delight in your 11” x 14” photo from Anthony Marill Photography. You may choose a sitting either in the studio (Rockville) or on location. Capture beautiful memories for the future. Expires October 2024. Donated by Anthony Marill Photography. Valued at $425.
M210 Landscape Design - A Fresh New Look - Have you been dreaming of re-doing your front yard? Let Allentuck Landscaping Company design a new landscaped front yard for your home. An on-site consultation, color computer generated photos, and recommended plants are included. Plants and labor are not included. Donated by Allentuck Landscaping Company. Valued at $1,000.
M211 Let Your Home Sparkle - Sit back and relax while Home Maid Service makes your home sparkle. A two-hour cleaning by two housekeepers will give you the day off! Donated by Home Maid Service. Valued at $130.
M212 Save on Your Real Estate Title Closing - Need a title closing? Paragon Title & Escrow Company is offering a gift of a “No Closing Fee Real Estate Settlement.” They are waiving their $995 closing costs for you. Offer valid through 12/31/24. Donated by Randy & Sheri Rothstein, Paragan Title & Escrow. Vaued at $995.
Out on the Town
O301 Theater for Two at George Mason University Center for the Arts - Two tickets to any performance at George Mason University can be yours! Options include the Jazz tones of Christian McBride, the Virginia Opera’s production of Siegfried, 9 to 5 The Musical, and so much more! Choose any one of the productions from the 2023-2024 season. Donated by Center for the Arts, George Mason University. Valued at $220.
O302 Two Tickets to The Signature Theater, Arlington, VA - 2 tickets to any production at the Signature Theater’s 2023-2024 season will thrill and delight you. Catch up with Penelope over a glass of bourbon as she retells the Trojan war or relive the songs of Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell. Let one of these or any other new production expand your world. Donated by Signature Theater. Valued at $200.
O303 Shakespeare Theater Company - Two Tickets for “As You Like It” - ‘60s Style - Enjoy the best of the Bard with 2 tickets to the 1960s inspired “As You Like It!” Join free-spirited Rosalind and Orlando for this enchanting version of Shakespear’s comedy. The show runs 12/2/23-12/31/23. Donated by The Shakespeare Theater Company. Valued at $250.
O304 Strathmore Theater - Two Tickets to any production for the 2023-2024 Season - Whether it’s “Hip Hop Nutcracker” or Michael Feinstein celebrating Judy Garland, the Strathmore Music Center has something for you. Two tickets to any performance for the 2023-2024 season at the elegant Strathmore Center can be yours! Expires 10/7/2024. Donated by Strathmore Music Center. Valued at $100.
O305 The Olney Theater: Two tickets to the New Season - Something for everyone! Enjoy a night of comedy or drama, a musical or film, with 2 tickets to any 2023-2024 performance at the Olney Theater. Highlights include Fiddler on the Roof, A Christmas Carol, and Beautiful, the Carol King Musical – and more! Donated by The Olney Theater Center. Valued at $180.
O306 Rockville Little Theater Season Tickets - Two season tickets to the Rockville Little Theater for the rest of the 2023-2024 season. Shows include The Grapes of Wrath and Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Expires 5/13/2024. Donated by Rockville Little Theater. Valued at $132.
O307 Wine Tasting - Treat yourself and friends to a private wine tasting of 8 hand-selected wines from the region of your choice and learn all about the region’s appellations and grape varieties. The wine tasting may take place at either the Laurel, MD or the McLean, VA. Total Wine store. Certificate expiration date: 12/31/23. Donated by Total Wine & More. Valued at $500.
O308 Chef’s Table Delight - Savor this Chef’s Table dining experience for 8 people, provided by one of Asbury’s top chefs right in a kitchen at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg. Indulge in a 5 course, customized menu with wine pairing. Dining on a mutually agreed upon date. Donated by Asbury Methodist Village. Valued at $2,000.
O309 Lakewood Country Club - A Day of Golf - Join your host Bill Hard, at one of the top private golf clubs in the region, The Lakewood Country Club. Set among beautiful rolling hills, 3 guests will have the opportunity to play this Rees Jones designed fun and challenging course on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, or on a Friday as an option with club restrictions. Carts, lunch, and an after-game round of libations are included. Dates are to be mutually agreed upon. Play must occur by September 30, 2024. Donated by Bill Hard. Valued at $500.
O310 Day of Golf at the Prospect Bay Country Club on The Eastern Shore – Kent Island - Tee off with this round of golf for four people at the Prospect Bay Country Club! Your day will include golf carts, guest fees, driving range privileges, and a $125 credit for food and beverages in the PBCC Clubhouse. Expires Dec 31, 2024. Donated by Colleen and Ron Luzier. Valued at $575.
O311 Golfing at Woodmont Country Club - Enjoy a round of golf for 3 people with club member Russell Rothstein. Donated by Russell and Susan Rothstein. Valued at $850.
O312 Triple Dining Treat - Treat yourself to 3 dining experiences with gift cards from the Cheesecake Factory ($50), Bonefish Grill ($50), and True Food Kitchen, Bethesda ($50). Donated by Joyce Katz and True Food Kitchen. Valued at $150.
O313 Game Day with The Nationals - Win 2 tickets to cheer on the 2024 Washington Nationals at a regular season home game. Seats are in Left Field or Right Field Corner. Get ready for some home runs! Expires September 2024. Donated by the Washington Nationals Baseball Club. Valued at $85.
O314 Wine and Dine at Cooper’s Hawk - Wine and dine at one of Rockville’s favorites, Cooper’s Hawk. Enjoy a night out on the town with this $100 gift card that also includes a bottle of Cooper’s Hawk Meritage wine. Donated by Deb Berner. Valued at $140.
O315 Farm to Table at Founding Farmers - Enjoy farm to table dining with this gift card from one of the DC area’s most popular restaurants, Founding Farmers. Good for any of the Founding Farmers’ restaurants located in D.C., Potomac, Tyson’s Corner, or Reston. Donated by Farmers Restaurant Group. Valued at $125.
O316 Golfing with the Goblins - Have a HOWLING good time with 2 tickets to Monster Mini Golf! Try to sink 18 holes while surrounded by glow-in-the-dark monsters to the left and ghouls and goblins to the right! Fun for all ages! Donated by Monster Mini Golf, Gaithersburg. Valued at $30.
O317 Batter Up! - Power up your swing and have a ball with 1-hour in a Batting Cage! Donated by The Baseball Zone, Gaithersburg. Valued at $70.
O318 Woolly Mammoth Theater Company - Enjoy a new and exciting experience with 2 tickets to any performance at the Woolly Mammoth Theater for their 2023-2024 season. The season runs from September 2023 to June 2024. Excludes Saturday nights and special events. Donated by Woolly Mammoth Theater Company. Valued at $135.
O319 Laperaux - French Bistro Gift Certificate - Experience a neighborhood French Bistro featuring the highest quality meats, seafood and produce available to offer traditional French dishes and local favorites with an emphasis on seasonality and locally sourced foods. Courtesy of Laperaux. Value $150.
P401 Fashion Pink Hobo Purse - Make a statement with this “color of the year” Hobo Purse. Whether day or night, you’ll always be in style. Donated by Lynne Lewis. Valued at $278.
P402 Jewels by Judith Ripka - Own this beautiful Judith Ripka necklace that is designed to fit seamlessly into your lifestyle. Donated by Lynne Lewis. Valued at $350.
P403 Dazzling Diamond and Sapphire Ring - What could be more elegant than a Diamond and Sapphire ring? Sapphires, once thought to bring strength and inner peace, and diamonds, thought to bring prosperity and luck, will certainly bring joy to one lucky recipient. Donated by Tyson’s Watch and Jewelry. Valued at $3,200.
P404 Self-care for the Win! – offering two luxurious packages of 3 massages each! - We all deserve to be pampered! Treat yourself to three, 60-minute therapeutic massage sessions in Rockville, MD. (All clients must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and test negative if having traveled within two weeks before any of the appointments. Clients must be able to walk upstairs.) Dates are to be mutually agreed upon. Expires 10/7/2024. Offering two packages valued at $360 each. – THE TWO HIGHEST BIDDERS WILL EACH BE WINNERS! Donated by Healthful Touch Massage by Toni Robinson. Valued at $360.
P405 Self-care for the Win! – offering two luxurious packages of 3 massages each! - We all deserve to be pampered! Treat yourself to three, 60-minute therapeutic massage sessions in Rockville, MD. (All clients must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and test negative if having traveled within two weeks before any of the appointments. Clients must be able to walk upstairs.) Dates are to be mutually agreed upon. Expires 10/7/2024. Offering two packages valued at $360 each. – THE TWO HIGHEST BIDDERS WILL EACH BE WINNERS! Donated by Healthful Touch Massage by Toni Robinson. Valued at $360.
P406 Pamper Your Curls with DevaCurl - Got curls? Find the perfect DevaCurl product to tame and pamper your natural beauty. This incredible basket includes Devafast Dry, Light Defining Gel, Flexfactor, Styling Cream, Super Mousse, Defining Spray Gel, The Beauty of Curl Bonding, and Deva Fresh. Donated by Karen Diamond. Valued at $285.
P407 Olaplex Hair Care Beauty Basket - Reach new heights in hair care with these top-quality hair products from Olaplex. OLAPLEX IS THE ORIGINAL BOND BUILDER THE ONE THAT REVOLUTIONIZED HAIRCARE. Powered by patented OLAPLEX Bond Building Technology™ Gift basket includes: 1 32 oz. Olaplex #4 Shampoo, 1 32 oz. Olaplex #5 Conditioner, 1 Olaplex # 6 Bond Smoother, 1 Olaplex #7 Bonding Oil, 1 Treatment Travel Kit, 1 Wet Brush, 1 Olaplex #9 Bond Protector Nourishing Hair Serum. Donated by Tia Rice, Analyn Salon. Valued at $410.
P408 Elegant Bath Robe by Yves Delorme - Slip into this elegant “Eaux” Bath Robe by Yves Delorme. Inspired by floral petals drifting on a body of water, this organic cotton blend robe will surround you après bath in comfort and style. Women's size medium (runs small). No returns please. Donated by Yves Delorme Bethesda. Valued at $275.
P409 Lynne Lewis Cosmetics - This Season's Neutral Tones - A neutral color facial palette is all the rage this year! Think nutmeg eyes, and maple leaf blush, with a finishing touch of cherry cola lips! This basket of Lynne Lewis Cosmetics includes 5 eye colors, Bronzer, Concealer, Pressed Powder, Eye gel liner Fine line liquid, 4 lipsticks, 2 Lip Pencils, 2 Eye Pencils and 4 Brushes to perfect your look! Donated by Lynne Lewis Cosmetics. Valued at $520.
P410 Blue Topaz and Opal Swarovski Crystal Necklace from Caro's Design - Fall in love with this hand-crafted necklace made of rare Blue Topaz and Opal Swarovski crystals. Embellished with a freshwater pearl center, this shimmering medallion is encased in a polished brass setting. Donated by Caroline Clavijo. Valued at $160.
P411 Woodhouse Spa Facial - Relax, rejuvenate, and indulge in luxury at the Woodhouse Spa of North Bethesda. This 50-minute-deep cleansing facial will leave your skin feeling beautiful and looking radiant. Let yourself shine! Donated by Woodhouse Spa. Valued at $165.
P412 The Whole Package - Pamper yourself with this gift of one haircut with Stephany from Shear Reflection Hair Salon in Gaithersburg. To keep your hair looking beautiful, also included are Redkin Color Extend Shampoo, Redkin Color Extend Conditioner, Kenra Ultra Freeze Spray and a delightful Yankee Candle. Donated by Shear Reflection Hair Salon. Valued at $140.
Treat the Whole Family
T501 A Week at Bar-T Mountainside, Urbana - Surprise a child in your life with an experience to remember; one week of incredible fun at Bar-T Mountainside in Urbana. Must be used in Summer 2024. Donated by Bar-T Mountainside. Valued at $400.
T502 A Week at Bar-T Ranch, Laytonsville - Treat a child in your life to one week of unforgettable fun at Bar-T Ranch in Laytonsville. Must be used in Summer 2024. Donated by Bar-T Ranch. Valued at $400
T503 The Thrill of the Zip Line - You and 9 of your favorite people will enjoy the ultimate experience of the zip line adventure at Bar-T Mountainside in Urbana, Maryland. After your ride, celebrate with an outdoor gourmet s'mores bar by a roaring campfire. Donated by Bar-T. Valued at $1,000.
T504 Escape to Charming Cambridge, MD - Discover the rich history and vibrant arts scene of Cambridge, Maryland on the beautiful Eastern Shore. Spend 3 nights in this 2-bedroom and den townhome with 2 full baths and 2 half baths. Set in a beautiful marina, you’ll be an easy stroll to restaurants downtown and a short drive to the local sites. Sleeps 6. Dates are to be mutually agreed upon. Expires October 31, 2024. Donated by Michelle and Charles Potter. Valued at $1,500.
T505 Fun in the Sun! The Villages in Florida - Spend 7 nights in The Villages, an active adult community 45 minutes northwest of Orlando and 1.5 hours from Tampa. Enjoy golf, swimming, recreational facilities, restaurants, shopping, and live entertainment. Luxuriate in a 3-bedroom, 3-bath single family house that sleeps 6. Dates are to be mutually agreed upon. Expires October 31. 2024. Donated by Michelle and Charles Potter. Valued at $4,000.
T506 Phoenician Excursion - Immerse in contemporary elegance at The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Three days, two nights in a Deluxe Guestroom and two 50-minute spa treatments can be yours as you soak in the splendor of unparalleled resort amenities! Based on availability. Not valid February - April or holidays. Donated by The Phoenician Luxury Collection. Valued at $1,600.
T507 Your Poconos Getaway Awaits - Enjoy one week of unique activities, exciting adventures, and incredible natural scenery from this beautiful 3-bedroom, 2 ½-bath home located in the Poconos, 12 miles from Milford, PA. This gated community offers tennis courts and pickleball. Venture out to local attractions such as Bushkill Falls or the Columns Museum. Take a raft down the Delaware River, ski Camelback, or just relax in the family room overlooking the beautiful Pocono mountains. Not available during the summer or holidays. Expires Fall 2024. Donated by Marjorie Bloom. Valued at $700.
T510 A Week at Woodstone Meadows, Massanutten, VA - Discover the great outdoors this winter with a week at Woodstone Meadows. Enjoy day and night skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. This 1-bedroom condo offers a king-sized bed, a queen sleeper sofa, a cozy seasonal fireplace, and a kitchenette equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot and toaster oven. Hike the Shenandoah National Park, visit the Luray Caverns, and enjoy nearby restaurants. Available Week 6 (second week of February) with flexible check in (Friday – Sunday). The condo will accommodate 4 guests. Donated by Dana Pauley. Valued at $1,000.