Night in the Woods

Saturday, November 4, 2017
6:30-10:00 pm

Levin Jewish Community Center
1937 W Cornwallis Rd, Durham, NC 27705


Check out the website to bid online NOW! Silent auction is open to everyone.
If you want to win prizes, bid in our live auction, enjoy the evening, please visit the link above to purchase tickets.

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Meet the Band!

Tim Stambaugh with special guest, Crystal Bright will be entertaining us for the evening. Get ready to take off your boots (or other footwear you may have on), and put on your dancin’ shoes!

Tim Stambaugh has been a fixture on the North Carolina bluegrass scene for nearly two decades. His experience and dedication to his craft allows him to assemble the perfect show for any occasion or environment.

Tim learned to play the banjo and guitar while growing up in the blue ridge mountains near Asheville, NC. He relocated to Chapel Hill in the late eighties to play banjo with Sugar Hill recording artists The Shady Grove Band. In the early nineties, Tim went solo, assembling a rotating cast of crack bluegrass instrumentalists to complement his vocal stylings.

A consummate performer, Tim entertains fans of all ages with his easygoing, down-to-earth manner and multi-instrumental talents.

For music, check out Tim’s website:

Crystal Bright is an award-winning musician and multimedia artist from Greensboro, North Carolina. She is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music teacher, performance artist, theatrical director & producer, and holistic health coach / nutritionist. As founder and leader of the band Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, she has released three studio albums and one live album, been reviewed internationally, and performed with the North Carolina Symphony. She won the North Carolina Symphony’s Triangle Talent Search in September 2010 and released an award-winning music video in October 2011. The local YES! Weekly named her Best Singer in March 2012, Best Songwriter in May 2014, and Best Musician in the Triad in May 2015. Her music has been called “carnival folk, fairytale pop and gypsy jazz” and was described by the BBC as “a pleasant kind of bonkers.” (taken from Wikipedia).

Check out her website for more info on her and her band.

Take a Selfie with our Wildlife Ambassadors:

Be the first bidder on an item and you could win an Amazon Fire HD 10!

You will be able to bid online during the event, even if you can’t join us in person!  Winning bidders will need to pick their items up at our office in Durham.  Items will not be able to be mailed or delivered. All guests (bidding online or in-person) will need to register on our mobile bidding platform (BidPal) prior to the event.

Examples of Live Auction Items:

(items may be different at event)

4 Day Hopper Passes to Disney World

A week stay in a Tuscan Villa

4-day stay oceanfront on Figure 8 Island

Sampling of Silent Auction Items:

Experiences, like this one-night stay at the King’s Daughters inn

Sports items, like Duke Basketball tickets

Restaurant certificates like this $100 one from Angus Barn

Enjoy experiences like a brewery tour/tasting plus a chef’s meal for 4 at Brewery Bhavana.

Things for animals like this pollen-bee nest

Win amazing prizes at the Gala by entering raffles or playing games!

First Bidder

Your name will be entered into a drawing for the Amazon Fire HD10 every time you are the first bidder on one of our Silent Auction items. The more items that you bid on first during the event, the more chances you have to win!  All items with no bids will be tagged with a “no bids banner”.

Purchase a Turtle Necklace and Win! 

Buy a Turtle Necklace for $10 and enter a raffle to win a prize (TBA). Turtle necklaces are only available at the event on Saturday, November 4th. Buy three owls for $25. Only 50 owls are available for sale so the more you buy, the better chance you have of winning!

Bucket Raffle

Purchase raffle tickets at the event for your chance to win some amazing prices at a very low cost!

You must be at the live event to win raffle prizes! Prizes include:

Meet This Year’s Auctioneer:   Mike Merriman

Mike MerriamMike is a successful and dynamic business executive, author, keynote speaker, and the CEO of Evolving Enterprise Advisors, where he is committed to the mission of inspiring human systems to their highest and best form through the use of Appreciative Inquiry, encouraging the development of for-purpose and socially conscious individuals, businesses, and organizations.

For individuals who desire more from life, Mike has developed the Six Fundamental Questions to Ignite Your Personal Evolution, along with the daily AVID practice to sustain the growth and change.

He recently authored his first book, Closer Than You Think – Six Fundamental Questions to Ignite Your Personal Evolution, and is most interested in helping people and organizations discover and implement their Values, Strengths, and Priorities, which he calls, their “Positive Core.”

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