Auction List 2012

Piedmont Wildlife Center’s

10th Annual Celebrate Wildlife! Gala & Auction

Auction Preview:

Below is the start of a growing list of items that have been generously donated to the 2012 Celebrate Wildlife! Auction.
We thank the donors of these wonderful items. This is a tentative list. Because we expect the list to grow and change we cannot guarantee that any particular item will be included in the auction or that it will be listed under the category shown.

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Live Auction | Fashion & Accessories | Beauty, Heath, & Fitness | Arts, Crafts, & Collectibles | Kids | Home & Garden | Food & Wine | Things for & about Animals | Out & About | Sports  & Outdoors | Great Getaways | Exclusively PWC

Updated 9/7/2012

Live Auction Items

1 A one-week rental at Don’t Like Mondays, a 4 bedroom, 3 bath almost oceanfront on Emerald Isle.  House includes 2 king, 1 queen and 2 twin beds, 5 color TV’s, high speed wireless internet, multiple decks, a sun room and is a block from the ocean Don & Theresa Van Ollefen
2 A scuba dive in the largest aquarium exhibit in NC, at Pine Knoll Shores. Swim around 800 species including sharks and a green sea turtle! North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
3 A portrait study session and one 8-by-10 fine art print from the session Bogart & Bogart Photography
4 A basketball  signed by the 2012-2013 UNC men’s basketball team and coach Roy Williams UNC Athletic Department  
5 A one-week stay in Avon, NC on the Outer Banks during off-season. Avon Vacation Rentals
6 An autographed basketball from NC State University men’s basketball coach, Mark Gottfried, in a collectors display case NC State University Athletics Department
7 A Duke University autographed men’s basketball from the 2012-2013 team and coaches in a collector’s display case Duke University Department of Athletics
8 Four hours of interior design consultation with Sally Williams, Owner & Principal Designer of Colorful Concepts Interior Design Colorful Concepts Interior Design & Southpoint Painting Co.
9 The “Tree of Life” metal rocking chair Vega Metals/Cricket Forge, Inc

Fashion & Accessories

200 “Column” dangle earrings made from colored porcelain and sterling silver wires in a green and rust color Blue Bus Studio: Tim Garvin
201 “Column” dangle earrings made from colored porcelain and sterling silver wires in a gray and rust color Blue Bus Studio: Tim Garvin  
202 A firefly pony tail band made from the tagua nut. A nut found in Columbia and harvested for use in handmade crafts Aria Handmade  
203 A firefly pony tail band made from the tagua nut. A nut found in Columbia and harvested for use in handmade crafts Aria Handmade  
204 An owl pendant – torchwork owl bead dangling from a natural brass limb Pretty Byrdz  
205 A pair of sterling silver feather earrings Skyrivers Jewelry  
206 “Rainbow Depth”, a fused glass pendant made by Madison, WI artist Mimi Willen Mimi Willen  
207 A pair of sterling silver feather earrings Skyrivers Jewelry
208 Agate necklace with 14kt. Gold accents and clasp Anonymous
209 A ladies’ Bulova stainless watch with round silvertone face.  Water resistant to 330 ft., mineral crystal with Swiss quartz accuracy in a beuatiful case Grimball Jewelers
210 Keishi pearl eyeglass holder necklace – purple Roberta Morales & Silvia Kreindel
211 Keishi pearl eyeglass holder necklace – white Roberta Morales & Silvia Kreindel
212 Keishi pearl eyeglass holder necklace – bronze Roberta Morales & Silvia Kreindel
213 Mother-of-Pearl bracelets – white Roberta Morales & Silvia Kreindel
214 Mother-of-Pearl bracelets – blue Roberta Morales & Silvia Kreindel
215 Double-stranded necklace with large keishi pearls and mother-of-pearl Roberta Morales & Silvia Kreindel
216 Multi-strand necklace with small keishi pearls and chipstone in an embroidered jewelry pouch Roberta Morales & Silvia Kreindel
217 Embroidered jewelry pouch Roberta Morales & Silvia Kreindel
218 Embroidered jewelry pouch Roberta Morales & Silvia Kreindel

Beauty, Health, & Fitness

300 Gift certificate for a haircut at Syd’s Syd’s Hair Shop
301 Gift certificate for a haircut at Syd’s Syd’s Hair Shop
302 Gift certificate for a haircut at Syd’s Syd’s Hair Shop
303 Gift certificate for a haircut at Syd’s Syd’s Hair Shop
305 Gift pack of goodies from Burt’s Bees Burt’s Bees  
306 An initial acupuncture consultation and treatment Carrboro Acupuncture and Natural Healing Center
307 A 1.5 hour session of structural integration body work with Therapeutic Bodwork Specialist, Laura Lawton. Laura Lawton
308 A 3-month individual health club membership to Fitness World Fitness World
309 A gift certificate for a 9-week session of yoga with Judith Valerie in 2013. Judith Valerie Yoga
310 A gift certificate for a 9-week session of yoga with Judith Valerie in 2013. Judith Valerie Yoga
313 A Mary Kay Skin Care & Glamour Party for you & 5 friends plus a glamour brush set, facial clothes and other eye items with Ellen Michelson Mary Kay  

Arts, Crafts & Collections

400 A hand carved walnut bottle opener by Carvings ‘N Turnings BillMoore-NCWoodcarver
401 A red and black stoneware vase with dragonfly design, handemade by Barbara Higgins Clay Centre
402 a 13 x 18” painting of a red-tailed hawk, Carolina wren and an eastern box turtle by the artist, Sarah Haggerty Sarah Haggerty  
403 “Eight Hooter” is an original acrylic painting on linen by Durham nature and wildlife artist Matt Tomko.  The piece was inspired by a Piedmont Wildlife education owl at the 2012 Festival for the Eno. Matt Tomko  
404 An 8 x 10 matted, framed original photo of mourning dove with chick Kim Sabbagh  
405 A monet waterlily print with gold frame Kathleen Azzi  
406 Black-and-white photograph of a red-tailed hawk by photographer John Harmon John Harmon Gallery  
407 “Human Nature”, a photo depicting a small man climbing to the top of a Jack in the Pulpit flower Big World Photo  
408 “Barnyard”, 2 original 8″x10″ photographs of an alarmed hen and a rooster. Amy Devereaux  
409  “Trinidad wildlife” – 6 original 8″x10″ wildlife photographs taken in Trinidad. Amy Devereaux  
410  an original 8″x10″ photograph of a songbird perched in a tree Amy Devereaux  
411  “Small creatures” – Four 4″x6″ original photographs on note cards of small animals. Amy Devereaux  
412  “Snakes” – Five 4″x6″ original photographs on note cards of a variety of snakes. Amy Devereaux  
413  “Under the Sea” – Seven 4″x6″ original photographs on note cards of a variety of undersea life. Amy Devereaux  
414  “Under the Sea #2″ – Seven 4″x6″ original photographs on note cards of a variety of undersea life. Amy Devereaux  
415  “Reptiles” – Three 4″x6″ original photographs on note cards of a variety exotic reptiles. Amy Devereaux  
416  “Mammals” – Seven 4″x6″ original photographs on note cards of a variety mostly-exotic mammals. Amy Devereaux  
417 “Birds #2″ – Ten 4″x6″ original photographs on note cards of a variety exotic birds. Amy Devereaux  
418 “Birds #2″ – Ten 4″x6″ original photographs on note cards of a variety exotic birds. Amy Devereaux  
419 “Native Birds” – Seven 4″x6″ original photographs on note cards of a variety of North American birds. Amy Devereaux  
420 A hand-painted sea-turtle themed silk purse Althea Peregrine
421 $50 gift certificate to Craven Allen Gallery/House of Frames Craven Allen Gallery/House of Frames
422 Enjoy this beautiful picture of a sweat bee on a flower from California photographer, Genesis Moss Terri Keefer & Genesis Moss  
423 Matted and framed photo by Durham City Councilman, Eugene Brown Distinctive Properties
424 Matted and framed photo by Durham City Councilman, Eugene Brown Distinctive Properties
425 A dry-mounted Andy Worhol print The Print Shop
426 A dry-mounted print of 2007 ACC men’s basketball champions, UNC The Print Shop

Kids

500 4 admission vouchers to the Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh  Marble’s Kids Museum
501 1000 piece puzzle “Prince of the Pond” Anonymous  
502 1000 piece puzzle – Shaped like a Fish Anonymous  
503 500 piece puzzle – The Outer Banks Anonymous
504 Annual family membership at The Little Gym The Little Gym of Durham – Chapel Hill
505 a Cuddly Creatures penguin wrap throw, just in time for winter! Anonymous  
506 a Cuddly Creatures turtle wrap throw, just in time for winter! Anonymous  
507 a Cuddly Creatures rabbit wrap throw, just in time for winter!  Anonymous  
508 5 hours of in-home, private, customized tutoring for all subjects and ages in Raleigh, Apex, Cary, Durham, Brier Creek, and surrounding areas-some restricted areas, new customers only Tutor Doctor

Home & Garden

600 An outdoor canvas art piece of a sunset over a lake from Barnes Supply Company Barnes Supply Company
601 A wooden sea turtle wind chime from Barnes Supply Company Barnes Supply Company  
602 A Gift Certificate for $25 from Niche Gardens Niche Gardens
603 A Gift Certificate for $25 from Niche Gardens Niche Gardens
604 A Gift Certificate for $25 from Niche Gardens Niche Gardens
605 A Gift Certificate for $25 from Niche Gardens Niche Gardens
606 $30 gift certificate, a Twig LED flashlight and and a JOEmo 14 oz stainless steel coffee & teabrew mug Twig
607 A hand-made loom measuring approximately 24” by 15 1/2” perfect for hanging on your front door. Deborah Pilkington  
608 A hand-made loom measuring approximately 24” by 15 1/2” perfect for hanging on your front door. Lisa Nadler  
609 A wooden crane wind chime from Borneo. Deborah Pilkington & Lisa Nadler  
610 A paper lantern and votive from India. Deborah Pilkington & Lisa Nadler  
611 What’s Living in My Home That I Don’t Know About? Rob Dunn
612 An adorable 18 x 24″ rabbit themed wall-hanging for a nursery or child’s room Nancy Proia
613 One individual federal and one state 2012 income tax return, including e-filing Perspective Accounting Service
614 Harry Potter Owl Package including two owl votives, an owl kitchen towel or wall hanging, set of four coasters, a wallet, an owl notebook, an owl body cooler, a gourd owl and a PWC screech owl t-shirt all inside a reusable owl tote bag Anonymous
615 Pottery platter with wildlife by Janet Resnik Janet Resnik Pottery

Food & Wine

700 Twenty pounds of grass-fed ground beef, a delicious, lean, and healthy meat raised in a natural, ecologically sustainable, and humane way. Hogan’s Magnolia View Farm
701 A private brewery tour for 20 people at Triangle Brewing Company Triangle Brewing Company  
702 $75 gift card to Total Wine & More Total Wine & More  
703 $20 gift certificate to Toast Paninoteca in Durham Toast Paninoteca  
704 $25 gift card, Carolina Brewery logo hat, Sky Blue logo t-shirt & can hugger, Flagship IPA pint glass & can hugger Carolina Brewery
705 $25 gift certificate to Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt  
706 A $25 gift certificate to be used at the Thai Café in Durham or Wake Forest Thai Cafe  
707 A $25 gift certificate to be used at the Thai Café in Durham or Wake Forest Thai Cafe  
708 $25 gift certificate to the Flying Saucer The Flying Saucer
709 $25 gift certificate to the Flying Saucer The Flying Saucer
710 $130 gift certificate for dinner for two in the Fairview Dining Room at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
711 A $10 gift certificate Saladelia  
712 Dinner for four Acme Diner  
713 Beginner’s home beermaking kit American Brewmaster Inc  
714 A $25 gift certificate to Maggiano’s Little Italy Maggiano’s Little Italy  
716 Certificate for dinner for two at the Saratoga Grill in historic downtown Hillsborough Saratoga Grill  
717 A $25 gift certificate to Pop’s Backdoor South Pops Backdoor South
718 $20 “Tyler’s Bucks” for use at Tyler’s Taproom Tyler’s Restaurant & Tap Room
719 $20 “Tyler’s Bucks” for use at Tyler’s Taproom Tyler’s Restaurant & Tap Room
720 a $25 gift certificate valid at any Brigs Restaurant – Cary, Charlotte, Durham, Raleigh or Wake Forest Brigs Restaurant
721 $50 gift certificate to one of five Chapel Hill restaurants Chapel Hill Restaurant Group
722 $20 gift certificate to Bandido’s Mexican Cafe in Chapel Hill, Durham or Hillsborough Bandido’s Mexican Cafe
723 $20 gift certificate to Bandido’s Mexican Cafe in Chapel Hill, Durham or Hillsborough Bandido’s Mexican Cafe
724 A $25 gift certificate to Southern Rail in Carrboro. Southern Rail  
725 A fresh baked, nearly world famous, cranberry cheesecake by Elley Schopler Elley Schopler  
726 A fresh baked, nearly world famous, cranberry cheesecake by Elley Schopler  Elley Schopler  
727 Mammal-themed wine pairing Nancy Proia
728 Water-themed Wine Pairing Nancy Proia
729 Enjoy the art of the bean with Joe Van Gogh’s artisan-roasted coffee! Brew up a batch of our Organic & Fair Trade Sea Turtle Blend benefitting the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital, and take it to go in our stainless steel travel mug! Joe Van Gogh
730 A $30 gift certificate to Six Plates Wine Bar Six Plates Wine Bar
731 A $50 gift certificate to Bida Manda, one of the first Laotian restaurants to open in the country, located in downtown Raleigh. Bida Manda
732 A wine tasting party for up to 20 people at the location of your choosing. The Wine Seller will provide the wine, glasses, and tasting notes along with a fun, interactive, educational tasting party. Additional tickets can be purchased for $15 per person The Wine Cellar at Sutton Station  
733 Four free desserts and three mini appetizers, mini dessert or italian soda at Carino’s Italian Restaurant Carino’s Italian  
734 A $100 gift certificate to The Angus Barn, “Beefeater’s Haven” in Raleigh Angus Barn  
735 A $30 gift certificate from the original Q Shack The Original Q Shack  
736 Two 750ml bottles of Nature’s Own creamed based wine cocktail: “Strawberry Delight” and “Marula Fruit” both products of South Africa Empire Distributors
737 Trader Joe’s Gift Basket Trader Joe’s of Chapel Hill

Things for and about Animals

800 Pavlov’s Puppy Pleaser – train your dog to pull the lever and get a treat! Beth Williams  
801 Receive a microchip for your dog or cat. Park Veterinary Hospital  
802 iFlyer Bird Soing Scanning Wand with 206 bird and 10 frog songs. Wild Birds Unlimited of Durham
803 Three tier hummingbird feeder Wild Birds Unlimited of Durham
804 Two tier hummingbird feeder Wild Birds Unlimited of Durham
805 A Cornell lab of Ornithology gift pack, with thermal cooler, thermos, waterproof notebook, and more! Deborah Pilkington & Lisa Nadler  
806 Receive a microchip for your dog or cat. Heritage Animal Hospital
807 $25 gift certificate to Ooh La La Pet Spa Ooh La La Pet Spa
808 A weekend boarding stay for 1 night with five star accommodations OR a scheduled spa day to include bath, nail trim & ear cleaning for your dog Creature Comforts
809 A bird cage with metal stand Anonymous

Out & About

900 A family pack of four passes to the North Carolina Zoological Park in Asheboro, includes admission to special events NC Zoo
901 Museum of Life and Science family pass NC Museum of Life & Science
902 A voucher for four tickets to a performance of The Nutcracker by Carolina Ballet Carolina Ballet
903 A gift certificate for 2 tickets during 2012/13 PlayMakers season Playmakers Repertory Company
904 A set of four visitor passes to the Carolina Raptor Center in Charlotte Carolina Raptor Center
905 A Family Pack of four tickets to a show at Morehead Planetarium Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, UNC Chapel Hill  
906  4 “Still Life Masterpieces” exhibition ticket vouchers North Carolina Museum of Art  
907 A gift certificate for a wine tasting for two at Benjamin Vineyards & Winery Benjamin Vineyards & Winery  
908 voucher redeemable for two tickets to any eligible performance in the 2012/13 NC Symphony Classical or Pops series North Carolina Symphony  
909 Five tickets to a Cat’s Cradle Concert Cat’s Cradle  
910 Five tickets to a Cat’s Cradle Concert Cat’s Cradle
911 One-year family membership to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences with a Museum backpack and current issues of “Naturalist” and “Our State” magazines Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
912 A Patriot level membership to the NC Museum of History in Raleigh NC Museum of History
913 Two 1-day passes to the Western North Carolina nature Center Friends of the Western North Carolina Nature Center
914 Two tickets to see the Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern perform “The Wooster Group”, My 2-18, 2013 Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern
915 Two tickets to see the Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern perform “DERKLOWNSCHPANKENEFFEKT”, March 21-April 6, 2013 and The Wooster Group, My 2-18) Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern
916 An Eno River gift package including a one-year membership, an Eno River color map, bandana, water bottle, calendar & Tee-shirt(XL) Eno River Association  
917 Two one-hour drum lessons with Frank Worrell, owner of Creative Music Studios and has been teaching for 33 years.  He ahas performed with Grammy Award winning jazz artists, Wynton Marsalis, Diane Schuur & Jack Dejohnette Creative Music Studios

Sports & Outdoors

1000 A weekend rental package including 1.) 2 kayaks, 1 tent, 2 paddles , 2 life jackets OR 2.) 1 tent, 2 backpacks, 2 sleeping bags  REI
1001 A one-hour private horsemanship session for a child with a basket of goodies for a horse-loving child including a stuffed horse, book & some surprises! Blue Skies of Mapleview  
1002 A gold flash pack REI
1003 An autographed basketball from the 2012-2013 UNC women’s basketball team in its own collectors display case. UNC Athletic Department
1004 ACC gift pack, including toy basketballs, a mini-basketball and 4 t-shirts.  Anonymous  
1005 2 tickets to the Duke vs Georgia Tech basketball game Thursday, January 17, 2012 at 9:00pm.  Tickets are upper level seats: Section 1, Row Q, Seats 5 & 7 Sue Keatts  
1006 2 tickets to NCSU vs Bonaventure men’s basketball game Saturday, December 22, 2012.  Seats are in upper section 327, row J, seat 5 & 6 Peter Cowen
1007 2 tickets to NCSU vs Western Michigan men’s basketball game Saturday, December 29, 2012.  Seats are in upper section 327, row J, seat 5 & 6 Peter Cowen

Great Getaway

1101 4 mid-week recreation coupons at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia for lift tickets, green fees, outdoor tennis, admission to the Aquatic & Fitness Center, Discovery Ridge Adventure Center Wintergreen Resort
1102 2 complimentary passes to the NC Aquarium at Pine KnollShores NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
1103 A one night stay at the Aloft Chapel Hill hotel Aloft – Chapel Hill
1104 A complimentary weekend night stay with breakfast for two (excludes alcohol, taxes, gratuities, holidays and promotions). Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel
1105 Overnight stay in Premiere King room at Umstead Hotel & Spa with breakfast for two in Herons Umstead Hotel & Spa
1106 A two-night stay at Lazy Bear’s Rest mountain cabin in Fancy Gap, Virginia Lazy Bear’s Rest
1107 A certificate for a Neuse River canoe or kayak trip for two Paddle Creek
1108 A certificate for a Neuse River canoe or kayak trip for two Paddle Creek

Exclusively Piedmont Wildlife Center

1300 A two-hour naturalist’s tour to identify your current landscape species of your own yard Sarah Haggerty  
1301 A dusk “Owl Prowl” outing to listen for and meet live owls to learn about their habits, and recognizing their calls, for a group of up to fifteen “kids” 8 years and up Gail Abrams
1302 A live animal program in your home for up to 20 people including two owls, a red-tailed hawk, snakes, a turtle and more! Gail Abrams  
1303 A 1.5 hour guided birding hike with PWC’s conservation coordinator Sara Marschhauser  
1304 Hand-painted beer glasses with a blue crab design by artist Karen McCall, our very own education coordinator!  Dishwasher & microwave safe Karen McCall
1305 Small square coffee or end table made from reclaimed wood by PWC volunteer, Steve Townsend Steve Townsend
1306 Lunch and thrilling discussions with veterinarian Dr. Peter Cowen at North Carolina State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Peter Cowen
1307 18″ necklace made of hand-carved owl beads and jasper beads in earth tones created by raptor volunteer, Celeste McKnight Celeste McKnight
1308 Two hand-painted beer glasses with a sea turtle design by artist Karen McCall, our very own education coordinator!  Dishwasher & microwave safe Karen McCall  
1309 Two hand-painted wine glasses with a seahorse design by artist Karen McCall, our very own education coordinator!  Dishwasher & microwave safe. Karen McCall  
1310 A “Walking with Lemurs” tour inside the lemur enclosure at the Duke Lemur Center with Bobby Schopler for up to 4 people Bobby Schopler  
1311 Set of 12 linoleum block print Christmas cards designed by PWC artist, Karen McCall. Karen McCall
1312 8″x10″ multi-media framed collage scene Karen McCall
1313 A two hour primitive archery lesson. Alina Boyden  
1314 A large hand-crafted picnic table made from reclaimed wood measuring 6.5′ long made by PWC’s very own handyman, Dave Schell and volunteers. Dave Schell & Volunteers  
1315 A small hand-crafted picnic table for kids measuring 4′ long, made by PWC’s very own handyman, Dave Schell and volunteers. Dave Schell & Volunteers  
1316 A small hand-crafted, unstained picnic table for kids measuring 4′ long, made by PWC’s very own handyman, Dave Schell and volunteers. Dave Schell & Volunteers  
1317 A hand-crafted, unstained bench measuring 4.5′ long, made by PWC’s very own handyman, Dave Schell and volunteers. Dave Schell & Volunteers  
1318 A hand-crafted, unstained bench measuring 4.5′ long, made by PWC’s very own handyman, Dave Schell and volunteers. Dave Schell & Volunteers  
1319 A basket full of herbal remedies handmade by Sarah Sarah Haggerty
1320 “Arthropods” – set of 4 framed photos of insects, taken by our conservation and education intern, Adam Prince. Adam Prince
1321 “Spiders” – set of 4 framed photos, taken by our conservation and education intern, Adam Prince. Adam Prince
1322 “Reptiles” – set of 4 framed photos, taken by our conservation and education intern, Adam Prince. Adam Prince
1323 “Exclusively Piedmont Wildlife Center” – set of 4 framed photos, taken by our conservation and education intern, Adam Prince. Adam Prince
1324 “Flora” – set of 4 framed photos of flowers, taken by our conservation and education intern, Adam Prince. Adam Prince
1325 “Lepidoptera” – set of 4 framed photos of butterflies and moths, taken by our conservation and education intern, Adam Prince. Adam Prince
1326 A bat house Dave Schell & Sara Marschhauser