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Check out the LIVE auction vacays available at our Sentimental Journey Gala!

At our Spring Gala on May 19th, we’re taking a ‘Sentimental Journey’ back to the days of our founding, 70 years ago in 1948. In the spirit of travel, we’ve curated a list of wonderful LIVE auction prizes that are sure to entice the wanderlust in your heart!  Check out these great vacay stays:

Bear Creek Cabin – 7 Day Stay

Nestled in the pristine Carolina woodlands on Hogback Lake, about 1 hour from Asheville, you and your family and friends (sleeps 6 to 10 people!!) can get back to nature in this rustic, comfortable, and inviting 3BR/3Ba cabin for some peace and total relaxation or a fun-filled adventure! Enjoy miles of hiking, fishing, and 2 canoes for paddling on the lake. Fall asleep to the music of the wind in the trees and the song of the tree frogs. Sit on the porch with a tasty libation in your mitt for some good conversation or just contemplate the beauty around you. Toast marshmallows in the outdoor fire pit and make ‘Smores! Range out to Asheville, NC to visit the fabulous Biltmore House (worth the trip all by itself) or enjoy a round of golf, lunch, or dinner at the historic Grove Park Inn, where everybody who was ever anybody has stayed at some point in its long and illustrious history.  Bear Creek Cabin offers a great place to gather for a family reunion! The cabin is situated in a community that offers indoor/outdoor pools, fitness center, access to skiing, tennis, and more that guests are registered to enjoy!

Scattered blackout dates apply – specific dates by arrangement with owner within 1 year of purchase. Lodging package only – does not include travel.

Opening bid – $1500 


Montana Sporting Club Getaway for 2 — 5 days/4 nights

This Montana sporting getaway stay for 2 is all inclusive while at the resort –lodging, all meals, and daily sporting activities included –and available year round! Enjoy luxury accommodations; chef-prepared, gourmet meals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner; your choice of a sporting activity each day — maybe it’s fly fishing, rafting, horseback riding, hiking, or off road 4-wheeling in the summer! In the fall, shooting pheasant or other game birds. When the snow falls, enjoy cross country skiing, snow shoeing, snow mobiling, and sitting by the fire with a glass of good whiskey or wine. Sit on the porch and watch the sun go down in Big Sky Country

Check out the videos here to see the gourmet dining experiences you’ll savor and here to get a look at the luxurious accommodations and fun experiences you two will enjoy at your stay at the Ranches at Belt Creek.

Opening bid: $2800

*Additional guests possible at an added reduced daily rate by arrangement with resort concierge. Specific dates by arrangement with resort contact within 1 year of purchase. Does not include travel.


7-nights of Luxury for 2 in Mexico’s Vidanta Resorts

“Oh, Mexico. Sounds so sweet with the sun sinkin’ low; moon so bright like to light up the night; I think everything’s all right.”

The lyrics of James Taylor’s iconic song tell the tale — glorious sun kissed beaches, balmy breezes, moonlight strolls along the shore, waves lapping on bare feet, endless tropical drinks. Swimming, sailing, surfing, golfing and taking it all in.

Choose your location from among 7 premier Vidanta properties in Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, Puerto Vallarta, and Mazatlán. This week-long resort package is available for 2 adults seeking to escape for some romance and adventure (or 2 adults and 2 children* up to age 11 if you’re looking for family fun.)

Opening bid: $2500

*Note: older children possible with optional upgrade of this package through resort concierge. Lodging package only; does not include travel. *Multiple packages available at auction.

And, finally, a trip to the podium!

Conduct Hallelujah Chorus LIVE on stage at The Lobero

That’s right! The maestro stepping up to take the baton to conduct Handel’s Greatest Hit (Hallelujah! Chorus) could be you! If you’ve always dreamed of conducting an orchestra and chorus in a great piece of music, here’s your opportunity! Imagine the thunderous applause as you take your bow!

One lucky bidder will walk away with the baton to conduct the Santa Barbara Choral Society and Orchestra at Hallelujah Project 6 at the Lobero December 8 and 9, 2018. Baton and conducting lesson by Conductor JoAnne Wasserman included. C’mon – live your dream!

Opening bid: $1000

And this just in… a trip to immortality!

Yuliya Lennon Oil Portrait Commission

Internationally-acclaimed portrait artist, Yuliya Lennon, will immortalize you or someone you love in a head and shoulders oil portrait on linen. Size up to 16″ x 26″, unframed, but the artist will consult on and make recommendations for proper framing.  Up to 5 sittings either at your home or Dr. Lennon’s SB Studio.

Opening bid: $1500

Best of luck to all eager bidders! It’s going to be a rollicking fun night of time traveling back to the ’40s.