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CBHC Silent Auction June 2012

Featured Item
Brave New Films Activist Collection
Since 2004, Robert Greenwald's Brave New Films has been at the forefront of the fight to create a just America, using the power of new media. To celebrate these incredible years of activism 2.0, Brave New Films has compiled nearly everything from the first five years into a massive, 10disc box set. It's a must have tool kit for any documentary filmmaker or passionate activist who wants to use video to achieve political and social change. 10 DVD Box Set, Signed by Robert Greenwald and Cover Artist Chepard Fairey Value: Priceless! Starting Bid: $75 www.bravenewfilms.org

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Women & Children First Bookstore


Women & Children First is one of the largest feminist bookstores in the country, stocking more than 30,000 books by and about women, children's books for all ages, and the best of lesbian and gay fiction and nonfiction. Anything not in stock can usually be specialordered in a few days' time. $25 Gift Certificate Value: $25 Starting Bid: $15 www.womenandchildrenfirst.com

Arts & Crafts

Framing Mode & Gallery

Arts & Crafts

Framing Mode & Gallery is a full service custom picture framing shop and local art gallery. We have been located at 1526 South Wabash in Chicagos South Loop since October 2003. Gallery hours: TueThurs 117, Fri & Sat 115, Sun by appt only. $50 Gift Certicate Value: $50 Starting bid: $20

www.framingmode.com

Brave New Films Koch Brothers Exposed


A hardhitting investigation of the 1% at its very worst. This fulllength documentary film on Charles and David Koch is the latest from acclaimed director Robert Greenwald. This film uncovers the Kochs corruption and points the way to how Americans can reclaim their democracy. 1 DVD, Signed by Robert Greenwald Value: Priceless! Starting bid: $15 www.bravenewfilms.org

Arts & Crafts

Ayla's Originals International Bead Bazaar


Ayla's collections have been featured at the Field Museum in conjunction with the special exhibit "Pearls." Ayla's work has also been showcased at Chicago's Four Seasons Hotel and in Midwestern and Southern boutiques, and has been worn onstage in at the Northlight Theater. 1 basic stringing class for two. Value: $70 Starting Bid: $25 www.aylasoriginals.com

Arts & Crafts

Chicago Skyline from Artistic Framing, Inc.


Artistic Framing, Inc offers this spectacular nighttime view of the Chicago skyline. Already framed and ready to hang! 1 Framed Print, 14" x 12" Value: $25 Starting Bid: $10

Arts & Crafts

www.artisticframing.com

Derrick Rose Slam dunk from Artistic Framing, Inc.


2011 MVP Derrick Rose is shown in thois print from Artistic Framing, Inc. If you're a Bulls fan, this dramatic shot will add a little hustle to your wall! 1 Framed Print, 13" x 16" Value: $25 Starting Bid: $10

Arts & Crafts

www.artisticframing.com

Grand Victoria Casino's Crave Deli


Need to eat and run or just want something quick and easy? Swing by the Crave Deli for great food, fast, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Enjoy homemade sandwiches as well as assorted beverages, salads, and freshlybaked goods. And for all you sweet tooths, Crave Deli offers tempting treats including ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and milk shakes. 1 0f 2 $25 gift certificates Value: $25 Starting Bid: $10 www.grandvictoriacasino.com

Food & Drink

Spare Time Restaurants

Food & Drink

Spare Time operates some of Chicagoland's favorite restaurants and bars. Each of their locations has its own unique atmosphere combined with great food and outstanding service. $50 gift certificate, applicable at 6 different Chicago bars and bowling alleys Value: $50 Starting Bid: $20

sparetimechicago.com

R.J. Grunts

Food & Drink

Grunts exudes the funky, devilmay care lifestyle of the 70s in its style, dcor, music, and menu. While there's a huge menu that's as much fun to eat your way through as it is to read, many of Grunts' old favorites spark return visits. Burgers, salads, shakes and ribs are all particular favorites. 2 $25 Gift Certificates 2 $25Value: $35.00 Starting Bid: $10.00 www.rjgruntschicago.com

Wildfire Steak House

Food & Drink

From the dcor to the jazz music, Wildfire has the style and warmth that brings something special to the experience of dining out. We offer a mouthwatering selection of steaks, chops and seafood, along with a variety of fresh salads and sandwiches in a modernday 1940s dinner club. Find the Wildfire nearest you, and join us for your next meal. $50 Gift Card Value: $50 Starting Bid: $25 www.wildfirerestaurant.com

Chicago Chocolate Tours

Food & Drink

Take a delightfully fun and informative guided walking and tasting tour of select chocolate shops, from secret treasures to famous favorites. Savor the flavors on the sweetest tour in town! Uplift through chocolate! 2 Spots on any public Chocolate Tour Value: $80 Starting Bid: $40

www.chicagochocolatetours.com

Flo & Santos Pizaa & Pub

Food & Drink

Located in Chicago's South Loop, Flo & Santos features "Tavern Style" Pizza and Polish classics such as pierogies, kielbasa, potato pancakes along with tasty appetizers like pork wings. We're open every day for business at 11:30 a.m. Family friendly and a bit more "social" after 8pmish. There is no bad seat in the house when it comes to watching all of your favorite sporting events. $50 Gift Certificate Value: $50 Starting Bid: $25 www.floandsantos.com

Grand Lux Cafe

Food & Drink

Grand Lux Cafe's eclectic menu offers extraordinary variety and selection, with flavor profiles ranging from Thai, Malaysian and Caribbean, to classic American and European specialties. With every item prepared fresh to order in our exhibitionstyle kitchen, the focus remains on providing guests with the finest, freshest foods available.. $50 Gift Card Value: $50 Starting Bid: $25 www.grandluxcafe.com

Gourmet Gift Basket

Food & Drink

Beautiful gourmet gift baskets are artfully arranged with exquisite full sized treats and gifts! Delight that special someone with the finest chocolate, awardwinning wines, and palaterewarding cheeses and fruits. Every gift basket we sell is backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. $20 Gift Certificate Value: $20 Starting Bid: $10 www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com

Arthur Murray Dance Studios

Health & Beauty

Arthur Murray Chicago area instructors are specially trained and certified and can put you in touch with todays most popular dances to make you a comfortable social dancer or a competitive hobby dancer. The choice is yours and well help you achieve it stepbystep. Over 40 million students taught worldwide. 2 Private dance lessons and 1 group class for new students Value: $50 Starting Bid: $20 www.chicagoarthurmurray.com

Mary Kay's Holistic Beauty

Health & Beauty

Mary Kay's Holistic Beauty offers the highest quality skincare, using organic ingredients that enhance the overall health of the client, resulting in younger, clearer, firmer, and more beautiful skin. $50 Gift Certificate for Spa Services Value: $50 Starting Bid: $25

www.mkhbeauty.com

Carolyn Ou

Health & Beauty

Carolyn Ou is a coach, geek, impish speaker and mom of two who has been everything from a management consultant and copywriter, to design school dean. She is the founder of Sandbox Consulting and coaches artists and entrepreneurs, financiers and consulting burnouts towards their work, life and leadership goals. 2 Hours Professional Career/Life Coaching Value: $400 Starting Bid: $100 sandboxco.com

Angelica European Holistic Spa


Angelica's facial & shoulder massage/ acupressure/ aromatherapy/ music therapy are a series of manual techniques that provide relaxation and wellbeing. The massage calls upon hearing, smell and touch to work on three levels of brain activity, heart rhythms, and muscle relaxation to achieve total wellbeing of the body and mind. $100 Gift Certificate Value: $150 Starting Bid: $40 angelicaeuropeanholisticspa.com

Health & Beauty

Whole Body Health Acupuncture


Whole Body Health is an integrative healing center. Whole Body Health treats people comprehensively with Traditional Chinese Medical modalities, including: Acupuncture, Acupressure, Chinese Massage, Gua Sha, and Cuppping. 1 hour Acupuncture Treatment Value: $60 Starting Bid: $25 wholebodyhealthacu.tripod.com

Health & Beauty

Luminere Esthetics and Wellness


Luminere masters the ability to make each clients session custom tailored to their needs and to provide them with the necessary essentials for achieving relaxation and balance. With a passion for both Western and Eastern spa treatments, Luminere is wellversed in guiding clients towards achieving bliss. 1 hour Facial or Dermabrasion Value: $60 Starting Bid: $25 luminerespa.com

Health & Beauty

Power Yoga Chicago

Health & Beauty

Yoga has been around for over 5000 years. All our poses or "asanas" come from traditional yoga poses. You will find our classes to move in a more vigorous and challenging pace then most traditional forms of Yoga. Our classes flow together with a series of strengthening and toning movements to get your heart pumping. 10 Yoga Classes Value: $180 Starting Bid: $50 www.poweryogachicago.com

Bare Feet Power Yoga

Health & Beauty

Bare Feet Power Yoga is the west loop's newest yoga studio opening June 24, 2012. We offer Hot Power Vinyasa Yoga classes accessible to everyone that will take you to your edge, calm your mind and leave you inspired! 5 Yoga classes Value: $70 Starting Bid: $25

facebook.com/BareFeetPowerYoga

Chicago Zoological Society

Museums & Exhibitions

"A Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden" package; includes free parking on day of visit ($10), four complimentary tram 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, a coupon for $10 off the membership of your choice, and 6 passes to The Carousel. Value: $125 Starting Bid: $40 www.brookfieldzoo.org

Chicago Botanic Garden

Museums & Exhibitions

The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of plants and the natural world. The pass is good for up to four people, and includes free parking pass, (excluding buses and vans), four tram tickets good for Bright Encounters or Grand Tram, and four tickets to Model Railroad Garden or Wonderland Express. Value: $25 Starting Bid: $15 www.chicagobotanic.org

Discovery Center Museum

Museums & Exhibitions

The Old Town School provides a wide range of music, dance, theater, and visual arts courses to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. More than 700 classes, private lessons and workshops, spanning a wide range of artistic genres, are availaible. 1 year Value: $28 Starting Bid: $15

www.oldtownschool.org

Will Wilson Walking Tour

Museums & Exhibitions

A Chicago Loop/Architecture Tour with a focus on architecturally significant buildings. The approximate 1.75 mile walking tour features architectural treasures, inspired public art, canyoned city streets, a thriving theater district and numerous restaurants and cafes. Make sure to bring along a camera. 2.5 hour walking tour in Chicago for up to 6 people Value: $125 Starting Bid: $70

National Museum of Mexican Art


One of the most prominent first voice institutions for Mexican art and culture in the United States. We are home to one of the countrys largest Mexican art collections, including more than 7,000 seminal pieces from ancient Mexico to the present. 1 year admission Value: $40 Starting Bid: $10

Museums & Exhibitions

nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org

Shedd Aquarium

Museums & Exhibitions

Shedd connects people to the living world. We engage and inspire, entertain and inform. We are a vital teaching and learning resource, conservation leader, neighborhood partner and global collaborator. We are passionate about our animals, their habitats and the planet we share. 4 General Admission Guest Passes Value: $32 Starting Bid: $20 www.sheddaquarium.org

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Museums & Exhibitions

Anderson Japanese Gardens is a place for reflection, serenity and renewal. As you stroll the grounds of AJG, please be mindful of the other guests who may seek solace and mindful reflection in their visit. These etiquette guidelines respect habitats of creatures and plants that grace our Garden. Located in Rockford, Illinois.. 4 Garden Passes Value: $32 Starting Bid: $10 andersongardens.org

Chicago History Museum

Museums & Exhibitions

There has never been a more exciting time to become a member of the Chicago History Museum! They have new exhibitions, a fresh lineup of programs, and a wide variety of membership benefits to enthrall history lovers of all ages. Rediscover Chicago's history, and join their membership family today. 1 Annual Family Membership Value: $60 Starting Bid: $15 www.chicagohs.org

LA Boxing

Sports & Amusement

LA Boxing has become the worlds largest boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts gym for one simple reason: this is the only place where you can experience The LA Boxing Workout, which captures the excitement and challenges of genuine fight training in a safe, professional environment. One month membership Value: $99 Starting Bid: $20 www.laboxing.com

Chicago Skydeck

Sports & Amusement

No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago! Enjoy 360 degree views spanning up to 50 miles and 4 states and our most spectacular view1,353 feet straight down! 4 Skydeck Tickets Value: $70 Starting Bid: $25

www.theskydeck.com

Six Flags Great America

Sports & Amusement

This worldfamous amusement park, located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, has over 100 rides and attractions, food, drink, music, as well as activities for all ages! 2 Tickets (exp. 9/9/2012) Value: $80 Starting Bid: $20

www.sixflags.com/greatamerica

CPX Sports

Sports & Amusement

"The Best paintball park in the World!" Get ready for total immersion, electronic registration, a complete ProShop with all the latest gear, a snack bar, a theater for safety briefings and even get thisindoor plumbing! Open year round in Joliet, just outside Chicago. 2 Sets of 5 Passes Value: $165 Starting Bid: $40 www.cpxsports.com

Arlington Park Race Track

Sports & Amusement

The history of Arlington Park spans more than 80 years. Described as "the most beautiful track in America", Arlington began Thoroughbred racing on October 13, 1927, when more than 20,000 fans braved the cold weather to celebrate the event in high style. 3 Sets of 4 Tickets Value: $96 Starting Bid: $15

www.arlingtonpark.com

Zanies Comedy Club

Theatre & Music

Since opening in 1978, Zanies has become an important and influential presence on the American entertainment scene, nurturing generations of comedic talent, including Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr and many others. Set of 6 Tickets Value: $60 Starting Bid: $15

www.chicago.zanies.com

TimeLine Theatre Company

Theatre & Music

TimeLine Theatre Company presents stories inspired by history that connect with today's social and political issues. Our collaborative artistic team produces provocative theatre and educational programs that engage, entertain and enlighten. Now playing 'My Kind of Town' through July 29, 2012! 2 Regular Tickets Value: $60 Starting Bid: $25 www.timelinetheatre.com

Kingston Mines Chicago Blues Center


Do you love blues? Hell! Do you love music? Are you in Chicago? Well then stop reading this and head over there immediately. I promise you wont be disappointed. 3 Sets of 4 tickets (admission plus one drink) Value: $65 Starting Bid: $20

Theatre & Music

www.kingstonmines.com

Lifeline Theatre Company

Theatre & Music

Lifeline Theatre specializes in original literary adaptations. Its ensemble of artists uses imaginative, unconventional staging to portray sprawling stories in an intimate space. We aspire to create art that is relevant to Rogers Park, our culturally diverse, increasingly youthful neighborhood. 2 Main Stage or Kid Series tickets Value: $60 Starting Bid: $20 www.lifelinetheatre.com

International Festival of Life


A July 4th independence celebration in conjunction with the 31st International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) and in honor of Jamaica's 50th year of independence. Come enjoy Reggae, Calypso, Rock, RnB, Blues, Gospel, Jazz, and other great world music! 2 Tickets (some restrictions apply) Value: $20 Starting Bid: $10

Theatre & Music

www.festivaloflife.biz

Landmark Theatres

Theatre & Music

Landmark Theatres is a recognized leader in the industry for providing diverse and entertaining film products in a sophisticated atmosphere. Our theatres showcase everything from Independent and Foreign film to 3D movies and smart films from Hollywood. . 4 VIP Guest Passes Value: $44 Starting Bid: $15

www.landmarktheatres.com

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier


Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this season, Chicago Shakespeare Theater is a leading international theater company, known for vibrant productions that reflect Shakespeares genius for intricate storytelling, musicality of language and depth of feeling for the human condition. 2 Tickets Value: $150 Starting Bid: $50 www.chicagoshakes.com

Theatre & Music

River North Dance Chicago at Millenium Park


One of Chicagos leading dance companies. Under the direction of Artistic Director Frank Chaves, the company embodies a true flavor of Americana in its dynamic repertoire. Its tremendous growth in popularity has catapulted it to the status of one of the country's most dynamic, nationally recognized professional companies. 2 Tickets for the Millenium Park Performance on Friday, Nov. 16 Value: $120 Starting Bid: $20 www.rivernorthchicago.com

Theatre & Music

Gene Siskel Film Center

Theatre & Music

For almost 40 years, the Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has presented worldclass independent, international, and classic cinema. Renamed in honor of the late film critic in 2000, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents approximately 1,500 screenings and 100 guest artist appearances year to over 65,000 film enthusiasts. 1 Year Membership Value: $80 Starting Bid: $40 www.siskelfilmcenter.org

Medieval Times Chicago Castle


Surrender to an age of bravery and honor and witness epic battles of steel and steed. From ringside seats, discover a feast of the eyes and appetite with more action, more fun & more excitement than ever before. As you thrill to a rousing live jousting tournament, marvel at awe inspiring horsemanship and falconry, Medieval Times serves a fourcourse meal fit for royalty. 2 Tickets Value: $120 Starting Bid: $30 www.medievaltimes.com/chicago

Theatre & Music

Annoyance Theatre

Theatre & Music

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, sketchcomedy in a vibrant, uncensored atmosphere. The Annoyance also provides excellent quality training in improvisation. 2 Tickets Value: $30 Starting Bid: $15 www.annoyanceproductions.com

Blue Man Group

Theatre & Music

Blue Man Group is a multinational media and entertainment company with theatrical and digital media operations across four continents, permanent live performance installations in seven cities, an ongoing theatrical tour of the USA and Canada. 2 Tickets (nonweekend shows) Value: $138 Starting Bid: $50

www.blueman.com/chicago

Gorilla Tango Theatres

Theatre & Music

Gorilla Tango Theatres are live venues where audiences consistently go each week to see performances by a diverse group of directors, actors, and writers. If it fits on our stage, you could see it at GTT! GTT exists to provide artists and organizations of all sizes and genres the opportunity to produce their work in a professional environment. 4 Tickets Value: $80 Starting Bid: $25 www.gorillatango.com

Old Town School of Folk Music


The Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and celebrates music and cultural expressions rooted in the traditions of diverse American and global communities. The 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. 1 New Membership Value: $125 Starting Bid: $40 www.oldtownschool.org

Theatre & Music

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