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2b. Dog Herding at Slippery Slope Farm   $25


Date/Time: Sat., April 8, 2017; 10 am (rain date Sat., April 15, 2017)  Place: Slippery Slope Farm, Lothian
Donors: Eileen Stein, Cheryl Rigdon

Learn how border collies are trained to herd sheep and watch them in action -a crowd pleaser for adults and children alike. Eileen Stein, past President of the American Border Collie Association will discuss how she trains her dogs and assesses their suitability for herding. You will also watch as two of her dogs go through some herding exercises – one a young dog who is still in the early stages of training, and the other an older, fully trained herder. The demonstration will last about an hour and takes place in an open field. This is a stand-up event so feel free to bring a lawn chair. Refreshments and pastries will be served.

 


14. Cello Lessons: It’s Never Too Late    $100

Date/Time: By mutual agreement  Place: Donor’s Music Studio, Fairhaven
Donor: Barbara Miller

Here’s a perfect opportunity for you, your child or grandchild! Barbara Miller offers a starter package of six lessons on the cello for either a beginning or intermediate cellist. The lessons are 40 minutes each. Barbara will tell each student which cello book(s) to provide; purchaser needs to own or rent a cello.


15. “The Art of Wining”    $75


Date/Time: Sat., June 10, 2017; 5:30 pm   Place: Donors’ Home, Shady Side
Donors: Matt and Debbie Kasap

Taste a combination of wines from different varietals and appellations, with appetizers, tapas, and desserts overlooking the beautiful West River. Also includes a tour of the donor’s wine cellar


16. Homemade Cheesecake with Fruit or Praline Topping    $25


Date: Mutually Agreeable  Place: Will deliver within 25 miles of the Captain Avery Museum
Donor: Virginia Hennings

Homemade cheesecake with a graham cracker crust and your choice of fruit or praline topping.


18. House in Maine    $2,500


Dates available: Jan 8 – May 25 and Oct 1 – Nov 20, 2017  Place: Donors’ home, Southport, Maine
Donors:  Fred and Kathy Rotondaro

Stay in a stunning vacation home in Southport, Maine for one week. Enjoy this oceanfront four-bedroom, four-bath home with game/play room, patio and screened  porch, all facing the roaring, crashing ocean waves. Located 5 miles from Boothbay  Harbor in a very private location in the Newagen Colony which includes an Inn and  dining room, as well as wooded and waterfront trails, tennis courts and a pool (in  season). Private Master bedroom suite, 4 TV’s and Bose audio system on the first  floor. All linens provided. Southport is 67 miles north of the Portland airport and is  a convenient spot for excursions to other mid-coast locations, such as the Pemaquid  peninsula, Rockland and Camden.

 


19. EyeSpy Conversation Quilt    $125

Place: available at Captain Avery Museum  Donor: Prue Hoppin

This charming quilt will keep a child warm and keep him or her guessing as well. Can you find some pigs? Some carrots? An airplane? From bugs to bears and everything in between, the more you look, the more you see in Prue Hoppin’s fun-hearted baby/toddler quilt.


20. Customized EyeSpy Conversation Quilt    $150

Date: By June 2017  Donor: Prue Hoppin

Work with quilter, Prue Hoppin, to select motifs from her amazing fabric “stash” and customize a quilt for a young child. Put in items that symbolize favorite activities or objects. Completed quilt will be approximately 40” X 50” and will be similar to the Eye Spy Conversation Quilt. Offer good through June 2017.


24. Career Coaching    $125 for a 2-hour session


Date: Anytime between October 2016 and April 2017   Place: Donor’s home, Shady Side
Donor:  Prue Hoppin, Career Coach
Looking for a new job opportunity, a refreshed/revised resume, or some interviewing tips and strategies? Take advantage of this offer to meet with an experienced career coach or give it as a gift to someone you know whose career/job search could use a boost.


25. Landscape Design, Architectural Gardens    $100

Date: Mutually convenient time   Place: Purchaser’s home
Donors: Melissa Jones, Architectural Gardens
Get expert help from Landscape Designer/Owner of Architectural Gardens Melissa Jones. She will visit your home and assist you with a garden design for your property (not to exceed 100 square feet) using native shrubs and perennials. Price includes a scaled drawing of garden design and a plant list. Does not include plants or installation. Cost estimate for installation and plants provided upon request.


Vintage Madame Alexander 8″ Dolls     $50 each


Doll Selection


Donor: Diana Cermak
Purchase one of these collector’s items as a gift for your daughter or granddaughter. The dolls are in their original boxes and are in pristine condition. They are the classic dolls you may remember from your childhood, and are no longer made in the high quality way of the originals. The four dolls represent London, Mexico, Ireland, and Switzerland.

London Doll

Mexico Doll

Ireland Doll

Switzerland Doll