Lakewood in Lights: Fundraising for our Rising Star Program
Lakewood Center for the Arts is offering our friends and family an advance sneak peak of a select number of auction packages from our upcoming special event. To make this fundraiser a huge success for our Rising Stars, we encourage competitive bidding on our silent and live auctions.
The silent auction
begins at 5:30 PM will close at 7:00 PM on December 3, 2014. The oral auction is presented on the Headlee Mainstage by auctioneer Brian Bice following the entertainment.You must be present to participate in this auction.
Proceeds benefit the Rising Star Program at Lakewood Center for the Arts, supporting performance and education opportunities for new and emerging artists. Our mission is to inspire and nurture a love of theatre and the arts.
Auction packages range from vacation getaways to local dining experiences and cultural outings. Take a look at a sampling of our exciting auction below!
Chocolate lovers! This outstanding and unforgettable Chocolate Ganache Cake will fulfill your craving and passion for chocolate. Our own Adelle Kelley has perfected her famous cake through her professional techniques and insistence on using only the finest ingredients. This delicious Ganache is a dense, chocolate treat made with 24 ounces of Valrhona, bittersweet, French luxury chocolate that will provide a sensory experience you will long remember.
Take a tour of Oregon's Applegate Valley with two winery passports! Each passport opens the doors to complimentary tastings at 16 different wineries in Southern Oregon. The region is largely protected from coastal influences, and experiences warmer and drier growing seasons than most of the state. The valley offers the perfect climate for Chardonnay, Syrah and Bordeaux red varietals proving Oregon isn't just about Pinot Noir! On your way down, stay two night at the historic Ashland Springs Hotel, tour their English Garden and relax in refinement, and then take a friend to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and enjoy a performance by one of Oregon's most renown theater companies! Among this year's selections are Much Ado About Nothing, Guys and Dolls, Antony and Cleopatra, and The Count of Monte Cristo.
Tour the beautiful wine country of Dundee, Oregon with this basket which takes you to four local wineries! At Cliff Creek Wine Cellars enjoy a wine tasting for six, with a complimentary cheese plate, and take home tonight a bottle of their 2010 Merlot! Bring six guests for a wine tasting at Natalie's Estate Winery and take home tonight a bottle of their 2012 Zinfandel! Enjoy a one night getaway with a loved one or friends in two king size suites at the Inn at Red Hills in the heart of Oregon wine country! And, last but not least, enjoy a wine tasting for up to four at Elk Cove Vineyards!
Ladies, are you a fan of the Fifty Shades Trilogy? Have you daydreamed about the handsome Christian Grey? This titillating basket includes a copy of the complete Fifty Shades Trilogy, a gift card to the Men's Wearhouse so your gent can be decked out in style, a silver mask, a set of metal handcuffs, a two-person bottle of champagne, and three $10 gift cards for the upcoming film. Win it and plan a romantic night at the Heathman Hotel with your partner in crime and enjoy breakfast in the morning!
Bring 20 friends to an evening of cocktails, wine, hors d'ouevres and music by pianist Michael Allen Harrison on the shore of Lake Oswego at the beautiful home of Lakewood Center Associate, Samantha Richardson!
5:30 - 6:30 PM Cocktails, Wine, Hors d'ouevres
6:30 PM Piano Concert by Michael Allen Harrison
About the musician: Michael Allen Harrison is known for his classical contemporary style. He has performed extensively as a solo artist, created music for ballet, theatre, and film, and taught extensively. Harrison is the founder and president of The Snowman Foundation, which has raised over three million for music education and given hundreds of instruments and scholarships to low-income children. The Lakewood Theatre Company is especially proud to have hosted the world premier of Harrison's musical Prometheus in 2008.
Caroline Fyffe will be the featured author at an hors d'oeuvres party at Don and Sharon Plumb's home. Caroline will join her husband Mike and share the journey of writing novels with the lucky winner of this event and eight of their friends. Lots of background research goes into publishing and creating... you will be enriched by her comments, indulged by Don's pairing of wine with each of the 15 hors d'oeuvres that Sharon has perfected. The first nibble is a salmon tartar crisp in a cone with a lovely lemon filling and a nice glass of champagne. Scheduling the party in summer is the best because the flow and progress of the party is not complete until the tasting of three amazing desserts served on a little tray like the "cupcake wars" delivery. What a great way to celebrate something special with friends and learn more about our very own neighbor and member of the Lakewood Associates, Caroline Fyffe!
About the author: Noted romance novelist and best-selling author Caroline Fyffe, an equine photographer, has been in the love with stories of the old West all her life and it has inspired her books from the beginning. Her current collection of novels, the Prairie Hearts Series, are set in the Wyoming Territory in the late 1800s and tells stories of people finding love in the wilderness. Book three in the series, West Winds of Wyoming, was published September 2014. The winning bidder will also receive an autographed book by Caroline Fyffe.
Take a vacation and tour the beautiful Oregon coast with a hand selected collection of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir! Combine these two offerings for a long vacation at the beach or redeem each donation separately for two mini-vacations.
Start your trip with a four-night stay at Hopper's House in Cannon Beach, courtesy of
Lakewood board member Kelly Giampa. The restored historic 1916 Oregon beach cottage is family and pet
friendly with three bedrooms, two bath for six guests. Relax
and take in ocean views from the back deck. It is located just a few steps from the ocean in the heart of Cannon Beach. Enjoy the great outdoors
while hiking, surfing, and horseback riding on the beach or visit the
beautiful, local state parks.
Next stop is a four-night stay in Neskowin, courtesy of Jeff Wiles and Sue Ayers! The home sits on a hill on the east side of HWY 101 just north of Neskowin and has a panoramic view of the ocean and wetlands. It is the only house on a cul-de-sac and offers complete privacy. A large deck makes a great place to enjoy the natural vistas. The home has a fully stocked gourmet kitchen and a great room design with three bedrooms and two baths (1700 SF). The master bedroom has great views from the bedroom and bath. The second bedroom has a queen bed, and the third bedroom has both a twin bed and a double bed. Great beaches are a short drive (1-2 miles) from the home. Owners are very flexible on dates subject to availability. Go sight-seeing, hike Cascade Head, explore tide pools, and stop by Hawk Creek Cafeand try their renowned wood-fired pizza!
Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs:
De Ponte Cellars 2008 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir, Grochau Cellars 2008 Pinot Noir, Alexeli 2008 Pinot Noir, William Hatcher 2008 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Firesteed 2008 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Carlton Cellars' 2008 Roads End Pinot Noir.