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Night of 10,000 Lights –  2017 Silent Auction

Online bidding will begin on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 and will close Friday, March 31st, just before Midnight.  Bidding will continue at the Night of 10,000 Lights Gala on Saturday, April 1st at Medford City Hall.
Silent Auction items were generously provided by individuals and businesses from the Medford community. All proceeds from the silent auction will be used to support the activities of the Medford Family Network. Contact webmaster@medfordfamilies.org for any problems or questions.

Be sure to check back soon for new Silent Auction Items and items available in the Raffle Baskets!

Rules of our Silent Auction:

  1. Current prices will be updated manually on a daily basis, usually before midnight. Minimum bid increment is $10.
  2. Online bidding closes on Friday, March 31st, at 11:59pm, and will continue at the event the following evening..
  3. If two bids have the same value, the first one received will take precedence
  4. When you place a bid, you can enter the maximum amount you’re willing to pay for the item and we will automatically increase your bid as necessary. We will bid only as much as necessary to make sure that you remain the high bidder, up to your maximum amount. For example:
    • The starting bid for an item is $50. Tom places a maximum bid of $70. The current price is now $60.
    • Laura views the item and places a maximum bid of $120. Laura becomes the high bidder and the current bid is $80 ($10 above Tom’s max).
    • If Tom bids for $100, automatic bidding will keep Laura the highest bidder and the current bid will be $110.
  5. If your maximum value is not met at the end of the auction, you will be given the option to donate the remaining to the Friends of the MFN.

 

Items for auction:

E.G.O.T -in-training

Value $500

Starting Bid: $150

  • Let’s Pretend Tiny Tots Theater – free summer session (4 classes)
  • Dance Place – One month of classes & dance skirt
  • Kidstock! Creative Theater – 1 week of summer camp (max value $375)

Is your little Emmy, Oscar or Tony a natural performer? Do they love singing, acting, entertaining and dancing? Get them started with puppets and pretend at Let’s Pretend Tiny Tots Theater. Keep their bodies moving with one month of Dance Classes at the The Dance Place. And when it is clear that they’ve been bitten by the performing bug, send them to Kidstock! Creative Theater camp this summer; where they will participate in interactive story theater, dramatic play and music &  movement. They will love the creative outlet and who knows? You might have the next Lin-Manuel Miranda and “Hamilton” in your very home!

Current bid: $150.00, K.D.

A Taste of Medford with Mayor Muccini-Burke

Value: PRICELESS

Starting Bid: $150

  • One-on-one Lunch with Mayor Muccini-Burke
  • Gift Certificate for Lunch at Salvatore’s

Have some ideas that would benefit the city? Or just want to chat about where Medford is headed in the future? Schedule a lunch date with the Mayor of Medford, Stephanie Muccini-Burke! While you enjoy Salvatore’s unique cuisine, you and the Mayor will be dining at the site of one of the biggest bank robberies and jewel heists in world history. Instead of discussing politics, you might find yourselves talking about the 1980 Bank Robbery at the former Depositors Trust bank. While you are there be sure to check out the bank’s vault door that is now an entrance way, and the hole in the corner of the ceiling that the robbers crawled in through.

Current bid: $150.00, K.P.

Dance the Night Away

Value: $425

Starting Bid: $125

  • Dance Caliente – 8 class Ballroom/Latin Course
  • Christopher’s – Dinner for 2
  • Bottle of Champagne & Champagne Flutes

Star in your very own Dancing With The Stars – Medford Edition.  Learn how to shake what your mama gave you with Ballroom or Latin Dance Lessons. By the time you know your Tango from your Merengue and work up an appetite, you’ll be ready for dinner for two at Christopher’s. You might not come home with the mirrorball trophy, but you will be able to celebrate the end of your 8 weeks of dancing with a bottle of bubbly. Cheers!

 

Current bid: $125.00, T.C.

Moving on Up

Value: $1,040

Starting Bid: $150

  • Moving Services from RARE Moving and Trucking Company at a value of $800.00!
  • 1 hour in home consultation with Shayla & Ashlee of Sashay Life Transitions PLUS 1 hour of organizing, downsizing or packing/move management. A $240 value!

Let RARE & Sashay Life Transitions take the stress out of your next move. Shayla and Ashlee of Sashay Life Transitions will provide a 1 hour in-home consultation, where the question becomes ‘what do we do with all this stuff?’  They’ll come up with a game plan and return for another hour of packing. RARE will load up a truck and take your stuff to its next destination.

Current bid: ,

Wide World of Sports

Value: $100

Starting Bid: $40

  • Soccer ball
  • Football
  • Lacrosse sticks
  • Mini basketball hoop
  • 3 in 1 net set

Get their professional sporting career started early with this assortment of kids sports equipment. Whether your child is the next Pelé, Tom Brady or Larry Bird; the best athletes started somewhere and that somewhere could be your own backyard.

Current bid: $40.00, M.K.

A Night at the Chevalier

Value: $300

Starting Bid: $100

  • Tickets for two to the Chevalier Theater
  • $100 gift card to Carroll’s Restaurant 
  • RC Coach Limousine Service within Medford city limits and subject to availability

You don’t have to go far for your next date night. Leave the driving to RC Coach Limousine Service and begin your night with a delicious dinner at Carroll’s. Then onto the Chevalier Theatre to see a great performance. Your chariot will be waiting to take you back home at the end of the night.

 

Current bid: $100.00, C.R.

Relax, Unwind and Reset

Value: $300

Starting Bid: $100

  • One hour session of Yoga with Judy 
  • One hour Massage with Kimberly Myerson at Spaulding 
  • Acupuncture Together with Justine Myers- 3 treatments

Mindfully practice yoga with Judy Scriber-Moore during a 1 hour session. Energize and restore your body with a 60 minute massage with Kimberly. Finally, let Justine at Acupuncture Together provide you with 3 acupuncture sessions (1st visit and 2 follow-up or 3 follow-ups) to help you improve your overall health. You’ll feel rested and rejuvenated in no time.

Current bid: $110.00, E.M.

Total Wine Tasting & More

Value: $500

Starting Bid: $150

  • Total Wine & More tasting class for 20 people.
  • Set of Wine Tags

Milestone Birthday? Bachelorette party? Or a grown-ups night out with a few couples? Make a day/night of it and enjoy a wine tasting at Total Wine & More with you and 19 of your closest friends.

“Trust me, you can dance!” – Wine

Current bid: ,

Party On!

Value: $250

Starting Bid: $100

  • Knucklebones – 1 hour birthday party
  • Pisa Pizza – $25 gift card
  • Lyndell’s Bakery – $25 gift card
  • Party City Gift Card

Make your child’s next birthday party fun and memorable! Whether it’s Flag Way, Castle Ball, Soccer or any of their hundreds of games and activities; the Knucklebones staff will customize the fun for your party.  Knucklebones will travel to the location of your choice, within 30 minutes of Medford, and host an active party for up to 20 children, ages 2 – 10. Score Party decorations and goodie bags at Party City and top off the birthday festivities with your choice of food from Pisa Pizza and sweet treats from Lyndell’s Bakery. 

Current bid: $200.00, S.E.

Got Theater?

Value: $150

Starting Bid: $50

  • Stoneham Theatre – 2 Tickets to Gabriel 4.27-5.14
  • Felicia’s of The North End – $50 gift card

Dinner and a show, what could be better? Enjoy a fabulous meal at Felicia’s of the North End, then head next door to the Stoneham Theatre for a night of culture with their production of  ‘Gabriel’, a story of wartime intrigue and romance.

Current bid: $50.00, M.K.

Cambridge Staycation

Value: $400

Starting Bid: $125

  • One overnight stay at The Charles Hotel, including Breakfast for two.
  • Legal Sea Foods – $50 Gift Card

Experience the best that Harvard Square has to offer. Check-in for a luxurious and relaxing stay at The Charles Hotel, then explore your “pescatarian-side” with dinner at Legal Sea Foods. Wake up, after a restful night, and head down to a fabulous breakfast for two. You’ll fall in love with Cambridge all over again!

Current bid: $300.00, G.W.

Decorate your Space

Value: $300

Starting Bid: $100

  • Sid + Sam $50
  • West Elm $100
  • Christine Willis – 1 hour Decorating Consultation including a Mood Board and/or Floor Plan

Do you have a room in your house that needs a style update? Are your Pinterest boards full of home decorating ideas? Do you love color, but don’t know how to use it? Let local design expert, Christine Willis, turn your ideas into reality. Your 1 hour decorating consultation and mood board will help you get your home one step closer to being magazine ready.

Current bid: $170.00, S.E.

Fixer Upper

Value: $600

Starting Bid: $150

  • 1 hour in home design consultation with W. James Design Studio
  • Up to 10 hours of schematic design work
  • Lowe’s Gift Card

Do you want to renovate a kitchen or bath?  Would your life be better if you had an extra 200 square feet for a mudroom? Do you ever look around your home and wonder, “Is that a load bearing wall?” Anyone who has watched a home design show has had the same thought, can I do this? Well, now you can! Let Courtney O’Connell, of W. James Design Studio, come in and show you several possible options for reworking your space. Create your wish list, sit back and relax. With 12 years of professional design experience, you’re in good hands!

Current bid: $150.00, C.F.

Organize Your Life

Value: $800

Starting Bid: $150

  • Law Offices of Lungo-Koehn & Collins – 2 Basic Wills
  • Wits End Organizing – Wardrobe Facelift

Need help “adulting”? Get one step closer to being a responsible grown-up with Breanna Lungo-Koehn, Esq. as she helps you, and your spouse, draft two basic wills.

Once your estate is in order, Melanie Raelin of Wits End Organizing (witsendorganizing.com) will whip your closet into shape. During a two hour session of hands-on organization, Melanie will work alongside you to review your wardrobe, paring it down to only those pieces that look good and fit right. She’ll gently guide you through the process of letting go of outdated pieces, and provide resources on how best to donate or sell unwanted items.

 

 

 

Current bid: $260.00, J.A.

A Magnificent Feast

Value: PRICELESS

Suggested Starting Bid: $150

Private Dinner for 6-8

The talented and creative Joan Gatto, of Magnificent Muffin and Bagel, will amaze you and up to seven of your friends, with a scrumptious seven-course feast at her Medford home on a date of your choice.

Current bid: $210.00, M.C.

Treat Yourself

Value: $500

Starting Bid: $150

  • Catherine Hinds – The Works package
  • Angles Hair Salon –  wash/cut/blow dry
  • LulaRoe with June Falco – $150 gift certificate 
  • Stud Muffin Boston – 2 bracelets / 1 necklace

Take time to pamper yourself. Spend a half day at the spa getting treated to the works, which includes a steam shower, seaweed body mask with mini-facial & soothing session. Schedule a salon appoint to freshen up your hairstyle. Then pick out a new outfit and style it with locally made accessories.  You’ll look great and feel even better!

Current bid: $210.00, S.L

Staycation at Station Landing

Value:$350

Starting Bid: $100

  • One night stay at the AC Marriott
  • Margarita’s Gift Certificate
  • Roland’s Jewelry, Inc – bracelet

Get away in your own backyard with a stay at the all new AC Marriott at Station Landing. Head over to Margaritas for dinner and a signature margarita, or two, before returning to the hotel lounge to treat yourself  nightcap. Sleep the night away, wake up rested and be home within 10 minutes.

Current bid: $200.00, S.L.

#BarryCalled

Value: PRICELESS

Starting Bid: $100

  • Voicemail recording by Captain Barry Clemente

Does your heart beat a bit faster when your phone rings and you hear “Hello, this is Captain Barry Clemente with an informational message…”?  Then this is for you! Impress your friends and neighbors with a personal, voicemail greeting for your cell phone recorded by Medford’s own, Captain Clemente.

Current bid: ,

Play & Learn by the Sea

Value: PRICELESS

Starting Bid: $100

  • Tidal pool play and learn group for up to 10 people
  • Catch & Release See-through Aquarium
  • Shark Pillow and Roll-Up Mat 

Want to know your Nudibranches from your Gastropods? Join Dr. Randi Rotjan, Research Assistant Professor at Boston University’s Marine Program and Medford Mom, for a field trip to the North Shore for a play & learn group by the sea*. Explore tidal pools, learn about local aquatic life and have storytime & songs in the sand.

* Must coordinate date & time with Randi. Transportation not included. All children must be accompanied by an adult

 

Current bid: $160.00, D.T.

A Taste Of The North End

Value: $275

Starting Bid: $100

  • Walking Tour for Two
  • Aria Trattoria – $50 Gift Certificate
  • Cafe Paradiso – $25 Gift Certificate

Two people will enjoy a walking tour of the North End and join us to see, hear, and taste Boston’s historic and colorful North End the way the people who live here do everyday. During our culinary journey, you’ll meet local purveyors, food artisans, and small business owners who will share their unique and personal insights on the neighborhood and on Boston’s ever-changing food scene. Together, we’ll veer off the beaten path of the Freedom Trail and uncover what makes this area so uniquely charming … one bite at a time!

The day does not stop there as you can enjoy one of the North Ends finest Italian Meals at Aria Trattoria with a $50 Gift Certificate towards your meal. Aria is an Intimate trattoria serving upscale, classic Italian specialties & tasting menus with a modern twist. As many will attest, Chef/Owner Massimo’s Tiberi’s palette is anything but mundane.

To end the evening, stroll down stairs to the Best Gelato in the North End with a $25 Gift Certificate to Cafe Paradiso and once again enjoy a true Italian evening with a perfect Espresso, perhaps a signature Martini and a Fresh stuffed Homemade Cannoli. Now you can decide for yourself, who has the best cannoli in the North End.

Current bid: $160.00, S.L.