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CBHC Silent Auction

December, 2010
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Berkeley Family Vacation House
One week rental at a vacation house
on Washington Island in Door County,
Wisconsin. Stay at this isolated
hideaway on the west side of the
island with beautiful sunset views!
Available between March and October
201 1 . 4 bedrooms (2 queen size, 2
twin size, and 2 twin size couches).
Value: $1 ,350.00
Starting Bid: $300
Chef for a Day at Moto
Chef Homaro Cantu of Moto
restaurant invites you to spend a
Saturday in the kitchen, working side
by side with the Moto team in
preparation for evening dinner service.
You will have the chance to see and
learn the varied and unique
preparation techniques for which Chef
Cantu is known.
Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $50
4 VIP tickets to Shedd Aquarium
Strap a mask and flippers onto your
imagination and chart a course to
Shedd Aquarium. Have you ever
gotten eye-to-eye with a dolphin? Or
met a penguin on a stroll to the South
Pole? Or immersed yourself in an
Amazon flooded forest? At Shedd, it's
all possible.
Value: $1 1 6.00
Starting Bid: $40.00
Lookingglass Theatre Company
2 tickets to Ethan Frome, adapted
from a novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning
author Edith Wharton. Laura Eason
will direct her adaptation of this deeply
poetic story about fervent desire, illicit
passion, staggering regret and the
irreversible choices that shape the life
of a reticent farmer in Starkfield,
Begins February 23, 201 1 .
Value: $1 00.00
Starting Bid: $40.00
Evanston History Center
One year-long Household Membership,
plus two books about Evanston History
and the Charles Gates Dawes House.
For more than a century, the Evanston
History Center has preserved and shared
the history of Evanston and vicinity. The
EHC is headquarted at the Charles
Dawes House, a National Historic
Landmark, located in Evanstonʼs
beautiful Lakeshore Historic District.
Value: $1 00.00
Starting Bid: $30
Lou Malnati’s Gift Certificate
Lou's is the home of the BEST
Chicago-style deep-dish pizza in the
world! If you love a buttery, flakey
crust, sweet and tangy tomatoes,
gooey mozzarella cheese, perfectly
seasoned sausage, and other fresh
ingredients- youʼve come to the right
place. We pride ourselves on making
each handmade pizza just the way
you like it.
Value: $25
Starting Bid: $1 5
Zanies Comedy Club Tickets
Enjoy the best standup comedy every
week at Zanies Comedy Club in
Chicago. 3 blocks of Zanies tickets
are available at two tickets per block.
Patrons must purchase two items
(food or drink) minimum.
Value: $40.00
Starting Bid: $1 5.00
Ryan Dempster Baseball
Cubs fans, look no further! Bid on this
baseball autographed by Chicago Cubs
pitcher Ryan Dempster - certificate of
authenticity included.
Value: $75.00
Starting Bid: $30.00
Scott Linebrink Baseball
White Sox fans, we've got one for you,
too! Bid on this baseball autographed
by White Sox Pitcher Scott Linebrink.
Value: $50.00
Starting Bid: $1 0
Babcock Hall Cheese Box
7 assorted award-winning cheeses,
courtesy of Babcock Dairy at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison
* Baby Swiss
* Brick Cheese
* Dutch Käse
* Alto Dairy 1 2 year Aged Cheddar
* Land O' Lakes Cheddar
* Satori SarVecchio Parmesan
* Capriko Cow & Goat Blend
Value: $50
Starting Bid: $25
Wendell Potter’s New Book
Bid on a signed copy of Wendell
Potterʼs new book “Deadly Spin: An
Insurance Company Insider Speaks
Out on How Corporate PR is Killing
Health Care and Deceiving
Americans.” Wendell is on a mission
expose the secrets of the health care
industry with powerful testimony only
a former insider can provide.
2 copies are up for bidding.
Value: $26.00
Starting Bid: $1 0.00
Chicago Botanic Garden
Free parking on day of visit, Most
recent edition of Keep Growing, the
member magazine and program
guide, Four complimentary tram tour
tickets, valid for either the Bright
Encounters Tram or the Grand Tram,
Four complimentary tickets to the
Model Railroad Garden or
Wonderland Express, the indoor
holiday train exhibition.
Value: $60.00
Starting Bid: $30.00
Spare Time Gift Certificate
Spare Time operates some of
Chicagolandʼs favorite restaurants and
bars. Each of our locations has its
own unique atmosphere combined
with delicious food and outstanding
service. $50 Gift Certificate good at:
Firehouse Grill, Southport Lanes and
Billiards, Riverview Tavern, Bar and
Grill Daily, Seven Ten Lounge, Popkin
Value: $50
Starting Bid: $25
Framing Mode Gift Certificate
Framing Mode & Gallery is a full service
custom picture framing shop and local art
gallery. We have been located at 1 526
South Wabash in Chicago's prestigious
South Loop neighborhood since October
Value: $50.00
Starting Bid: $20.00
Peoria Chiefs Tickets
Like your baseball up close and
personal? Come to OʼBrien Field in
Peoria to see the game the way they
play it in the Midwest League!
Four 201 1 Regular Season Club Box
Seat Single Game Tickets are up for
Value: $50.00
Starting Bid: $1 5.00
Chicago History Museum
1 -year Family Membership. Benefits
include: Free admission to the
museum for the winner and family;
complimentary subscriptions to the
Museumʼs magazine and newsletter;
invitations to members-only events,
including exhibition previews, holiday
parties, and special programs;
discounts on tours, seminars,
workshops, and lectures; discounts on
Museum Store and Cafe´ purchases.
Value: $50.00
Starting Bid: $25.00
Yoga Now Gift Certificate
Bid on this gift certficate for an 1 0-
class package from Yoga Now in
Chicago. Yoga Now offers a variety of
classes suitable for every skill level.
Focus on movement, breathing,
relaxation and meditation. Certificate
expires April 30, 201 1 .
Value: $1 30.00
Starting Bid: $30.00
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Two tickets to “A Midsummer Night's
Dream” by William Shakespeare.
Directed by Lisa Gaye Dixon. Direct
from the Bacchanalian celebrations of
Carnival in the Caribbean, this high-
concept production is set against a
sensuous background of Soca music,
sequins, sweat, and velvet night.
Krannert Center for the Performing
Arts in Urbana. Friday, March 4th.
Value: $30.00
Starting Bid: $ 1 0.00
Block Museum Cinema
Four tickets offering free admission to
any public film screening at Block
Cinema, through June 201 1 .
The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of
Art is located on Chicagoʼs North
Shore, offering focused visual arts
programming for the Northwestern
University community and the greater
Chicago area.

Value: $24.00
Starting Bid: $1 0.00
Bulls-Sox Training Academy
Gift Certificate valid for ONE HOUR of
Cage Rental at one any Bulls-Sox
Training Academy Locations in Lisle,
La Grange, Tinley Park, Glen Ellyn, or
Northwest Indiana
The Bulls/Sox Training Academyʼs
mission is to create a fun, safe, and
invigorating environment, maximizing
the skills and building the self esteem
of boys and girls.
Value: $45.00
Starting Bid: $25.00
Kathleen Duffy
Struggling with that resume or cover
letter overhaul? Don't know how to
say what's on your mind to that close
friend or relative? Not sure if your
participles are dangling or your
metaphors are mixed? Bid on two
hours of writing, editing or proofing
consulting time with CBHC's own
Communications Organizer, Kathleen
Duffy - a $1 00 value!
Value: $1 00.00
Starting Bid: $40.00
Museum of Contemporary Art
2 tickets to Museum of Contemporary
Art. One of the nation's largest
facilities devoted to the art of our time,
the Museum of Contemporary Art
(MCA) offers exhibitions of the most
thought-provoking art created since
1 945. The MCA documents
contemporary visual culture through
painting, sculpture, photography,
video and film, and performance.
2 blocks of tickets are up for bidding.
Value: $24.00
Starting Bid: $1 5.00
Revolution Brewing
$50 Gift Certificate from Revolution
Brewing, a restaurant & brewery in
Logan Square. We are open 7 days a
week, 1 1 AM to 2 AM, open at 1 0 AM
for brunch on the weekend. We are
around the corner from the CTA Blue
Line California stop. The Milwaukee,
California and Fullerton buses also
stop with a block of us. Pay & display
street parking is available all along
Milwaukee Ave.
2 Gift Certificates are up for bidding.
Value: $50.oo
Starting Bid: $35.00
Anne Bargar Robots
“Molly and Hector have just returned
from a night of ballroom dancing
instruction. Upon entering the house,
they find themselves faced with the
prospect of not having any cheese.
Even though they don't actually eat
cheese, it still throws them for a loop.”
Molly and Hector are made from
polymer clay and hardware, and are
approximately 2 inches tall.
Value: $40.00
Starting Bid: $1 5.00
Ole Hardwood Gift Certificate
$50 gift certificate for Ole Hardwood, a
Gastro-Smokehouse combining
traditional styles of barbeque, meat
smoking, and wood plank cooking in a
contemporary setting. We strive for
the highest quality in our dishes,
cocktails, and wine selections. All of
this brought to you in a casual and
relaxed atmosphere!
Value: $50.00
Starting Bid: $25.00
Old Town School of Folk Music
Founded in 1 957, Old Town School of
Folk Music provides a wide range of
music, dance, theater, and visual arts
courses to people of all ages, abilities,
and backgrounds. Whatever one's
interest, Old Town School provides
broad access to over 700 accredited
class offerings, private lessons, and
workshops that span a wide range of
artistic genres.
Household of Note Membership.
Value: $1 25.00
Starting Bid: $50.00
2 Lifeline Theatre Tickets
Lifeline Theatre specializes in original
literary adaptations. Its ensemble of
artists uses imaginative,
unconventional staging to portray
sprawling stories in an intimate space.
Lifeline is committed to promoting the
arts in its Rogers Park neighborhood
and is an anchor of the Glenwood
Avenue Arts District. We aspire to
create art that is relevant to our
culturally diverse, increasingly youthful
Value: $75.00
Starting Bid: $20.00
$50 gift certificate to Zapatista, one of
Chicagoland's best authentic Mexican
restaurants. Zapatista has locations
in both Northbrook and Chicagoʼs
South Loop.
Value: $50.00
Starting Bid: 25.00
Since 1 904, Ravinia has been
Chicago's “sound of summer”, a place
where you can meet up with your
friends, have a wonderful time and
hear some of the greatest music in the
One admit 2 pass, good during the
201 1 season. Two passes are up for
Value: $35.00
Starting Bid: $1 5.00
SkyDeck Chicago
2 Tickets to the Skydeck Chicago. The
Skydeck is open daily offering
spectacular views spanning up to four
states, a one-stop Chicago experience
full of interactive exhibits and…The
Ledge, a glass balcony experience
extending four feet outside the 1 03rd
floor of Willis Tower!
2 blocks of tickets are up for bidding.
Value: $31 .90
Starting Bid: $1 5.00
Chicago Bears
For Bears fans (or their friends and
families), this is a must-have. Youʼre
bidding on an official 201 0 Chicago
Bears Limited Edition Laser
Autographed Football.
Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $40.00
Brunch at Tre Kronor
Tre Kronor Svensk Restaurant offers
brunch for two, up to $25.
A cozy Swedish bistro located in
Albany Park, Chicago, Tre Kronor
serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Stop in for a true taste of Scandinavia.
Value: $25.00
Starting Bid: $1 5.00
Chicago Blackhawks
Hereʼs one for the Blackhawks fans!
Autographed picture of Team Captain
Jonathan Toews. Includes Certificate
of Authenticity.
Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $50.00
Midway Village Museum
Five free admission tickets to Midway
Village Museum in Rockford.
Midway Village features 26 historical
structures, including a general store,
hardware store, print shop, blacksmith
shop, schoolhouse, town hall, police
station, plumbing shop, hotel, hospital,
church, barber shop, law office, and
four farm houses.
Value: $30.00
Starting Bid: $1 0.00
Court Theatre Tickets
Two tickets to the Court Theatre
production of your choice. The
professional theatre at the University
of Chicago in Hyde Park takes a bold
and risky approach to the classics.
Come see why Court has been called
“Chicagoʼs leading classical theatre”
and “the most consistently excellent
theatre in America”.
Value: $1 00.00
Starting Bid: $40.00
Chicago Wolves
Two tickets for any Friday, Saturday,
or Sunday game during the 201 0-1 1
regular season. Come watch
American Hockey League action at its
Value: $34.00
Starting Bid: $1 0.00
Sasha Castillo Photograph
Bid on this image of a tribal belly
dancer by talented photographer and
graphic designer (and CBHC intern)
Sasha Castillo. The print has a matte
finish, is approximately 1 6" x 20" and
comes already drymounted.
Value: $70.00
Starting Bid: $20.00
Annoyance Theatre Tickets
Two tickets to any 8pm show at
Annoyance Theatre and Bar. For 24
years, The Annoyance Theatre has
created some of Chicago's finest
comedy. The Annoyance uses
improvisation to create new and
original plays, musicals, sketch-
comedy and more in a vibrant,
uncensored atmosphere.
Value: $30.00
Starting Bid: $1 0.00
Cheesecake Factory
$25 gift certificate to Cheesecake
Factory, US chain of full-service
restaurants, specializing in
cheesecakes for dessert.
Value: 25.00
Starting Bid: $1 5.00
Chicago Bulls Pennant
201 0-1 1 Chicago Bulls Team
Autographed Pennant. (Any NBA
Team merchandise acquired in the
Silent Auction is for personal use only.
The merchandise may not be used for
advertising, promotional or other
commercial purposes.)
Value: $70.00
Starting Bid: $35.00
Milo’s Gift Certificate
Bid on this $50.00 Gift Certificate from
Miloʼs, a wonderful restaurant in
Urbana-Champaign that features
Nuevo American Cuisine. Manager
Jane Anderson is also a strong CBHC
Come for brunch, lunch or dinner,
and don't forget about the special
holiday menus!
Value: $50.00
Starting Bid: $25.00
Music Box Theatre Tickets
One admit 2 pass to the Music Box
Theatre, comes with a Free Popcorn
and Free Soda pass.
For the last two decades, the Music
Box Theatre has been the premiere
venue in Chicago for independent and
foreign films. It currently has the
largest theater space operating full
time in the city.
Two passes are up for bidding.
Value: $25.00
Starting Bid: $20.00
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