Friday, April 4, 2014
5:00 - 8:30 PM

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BGC's Portland Clubhouse 
277 Cumberland Ave.
Portland, ME 04101

Driving Directions 


Westleigh Morin 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine 
207-874-1069 x243 

Enter to win tickets to Fenway Park
+ overnight stay in Boston!


Doors open at 5:00pm. Silent Auction begins at 5:30pm.
Parking available in the Elm Street Garage until 10:00pm, next to the Metro bus station.
Festive attire encouraged. 


sponsored by Hannford Supermarkets



Gorham Savings Bank     First Wind  


Shipyard Brewing Co.   Coca Cola of Northern New England     




The Live Auction begins at 7:30 PM. Here's a preview, in no particular order.
Please contact the Development office if you'd like to place a bid in advance or have a bidding agent during the live auction.
Gourmet Dinner with Chef Candice Lee
Gourmet dinner for 8 in the home of Candice Lee. Choice of Three menus

 3 Nights in Napa Valley Backroads & Railways, presented by Winspire
This experience for two includes roundtrip airfare and 3 nights at the Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa Valley. Enjoy luxury sedan chauffeur service and a three-hour gourmet dinner for two on the Napa Valley Wine Train. Round trip airfare includes coach class from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to San Francsico, CA. 

Gourmet Dinner in your home with Chef Gilbert
Meal for 6 in your home by gourmet Chef Dennis Gilbert
Thos. Moser Chaise Lounger

 This chaise takes its inspiration from furniture designs created by European architects in the 1920s and ‘30s. Taking their cue from Alvar Aalto, Thos. Moser replaced tubular steel with the warmth of natural cherry and mortise-and-tenon joinery. The sinuous cherry frame supports a webbed back, upholstered in full-grain leather. A removable headrest provides additional comfort, if desired. The two-position chaise reclines fully without any handles or gadgets. Simply lean back and let gravity do the rest. The winning bidder will be able to customize their very own chair with a choice of 36 different leathers, making it a perfect fit for any home.

 Three nights at The Claremont Hotel
Three nights at The Claremont Hotel in beautiful Southwest Harbor, Maine. Hotel is on the ocean + includes breakfast each day. To be booked for three nights between September 2-22, 2014

 "Stained Glass Seahorse"
Watercolor painted by South Portland Boys & Girls Club member
Framed by Greenhut Galleries 
Cruise to Nova Scotia with Overnight in Portland's Old Port
Donated by Nova Star Cruises Ltd. + Portland Marriott
You and a friend will board the Nova Star Ferry for a round trip from Portland to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The Nova Star sails May 15 – November 2 in this inaugural year! Spend time exploring Yarmouth, and return to Portland to stay overnight at the Portland Marriott (not available July-August). The round trip to Yarmouth has no black-out or expiration dates; reservations are subject to availability. Cabins will go fast, book yours today!

Pair of New England Patriots Game Tickets at Gillette Stadium
See the Patriots take on a team TBD in excellent seats at Gillette Stadium during a regular season game this fall.
Seats in section 133!

Private Dinner Party for 20 at Miss Portland Diner, donatd by Tom & Stefanie Manning
Enjoy a wonderfully unique private dinner experience in the landmark 1949 Miss Portland Diner car for 20 people. Use for an employee outing or your next family gathering! Chef Wes will create a custom menu for your party, including great food and drinks. Monday or Tuesday nights are preferred;scheduling can be flexible.

One Week Stay at Diamond Cove Condo, donated by Roger Blatty
 Enjoy spectacular sunsets, sheltered beaches and acres of old-growth forest during your one week stay at Diamond Cove, on Great Diamond Island in Casco Bay. Island accommodations include sailing, heated pool, gourmet dining and even the original gymnasium with an indoor basketball court and bowling alley. There are five secluded beaches and miles of walking trails to enjoy. Wonderfully secluded, yet just a short ferry ride from Portland. The three bedroom, one & a half bath condominium has a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor patio with large Weber Grill, eight bikes and furnished with all items needed for a great holiday. Package includes a gift card for a picnic lunch from the Diamond Cove General Store--a great way to get out and enjoy the island! One week stay available April, May, June, September, October 2014. Other dates considered based on availability. Limited to six guests per night.

Green Monster Tickets
 Two seats on the Green Monster at a regular season game other than vs. NY Yankees.
Donated by Sen. Justin Alfond

Red Sox Tickets for Four
Unbelievable seats to see the Red Sox take on the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 3 @ 1:35pm,
includes parking. Seats Dugout Box 51 row 1 and 2 Seats 1-2

Portland Sea Dogs Sky Box, $300 for Food & Honorary Bat Person 
donated by the Portland Sea Dogs

Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake
Spend three days/two nights for two at Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake. Including three meals a day,
activities and use of all the facilities. 

“Siena” by John Russo
This stunning watercolor painting of Siena, Italy embodies the rustic feeling of this Tuscan city while showing off the color palate of the area. John Russo of South Portland made his living as a printer but his true love has always been Italy and the expression of it in his art. 

L.L. Bean Stand-up Paddleboard Package
Package includes a versatile all-around SUP for paddlers up to 185lb. Suitable for paddling flat water or riding small waves. Board stands 10’.6”. Incudes board, paddle, leash and PFD. 

Springer’s Pearl Necklace
14k Yellow gold ball clasp, 16” 9-9.5mm freshwater pearl necklace
“Old World vs. New World” Wine & Hors d’Oeuvre Tasting
A wine and hors d’oeuvre tasting by Jennifer Flock, certified sommelier and Eva Stearns of Evalin’s Catering. What does “old world vs. new world” mean? It could be pairing a Shiraz from Australia with a red from the Rhoue or a California Chardonnay with a white Burgundy. Compare wines and add delectable old style hors d’oeuvres plate with newer trendier ones. This event will be held at the home of Susan and Bob Nielsen. 
Winter Getaway at Moosehead Lake
Spend December 21-28, 2014 snuggled in at Moosehead Cottage Resort. Includes indoor pool and lift tickets to Big Squaw Mountain. Cabin sleeps six.
I loved my stay, it was so quiet and peaceful. I took up several books, and read them all while lounging in an easy chair with glass of red wine and my feet being kept toasty warm by the gas fireplace! The pool at the clubhouse was great. Really fun to swim and look out the floor to ceiling windows at the snow falling. I rented videos to watch at night (a RedBox Kiosk is right down the road) and ate out about half the time…good winter food to be had at local restaurants!  - Frank Douglass, WEX 

“Summer Marsh” Holly Ready
Matted and framed in gold 16”x20” frame under glass, original gouache painting of the marsh in late summer. Painted by Holly Ready. Holly builds the colors in order to create the feeling of line in her work.

Week Long Young Artist Workshop
Week-long young artist workshop at Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport, Maine or may be applied towards a two-week workshop. Includes room and board. 

“Portland City Scape with Yellow Tree” by Nathaniel Larrabee
This painting is one of a series created from Munjoy Hill looking into the City. The view is seen from the Back Grove Trailat the Washington Street overpass, looking across Marginal Wayinto the City. Larrabee is wildly exhibited at the regional andnational levels and represented in both public and privatecollections. His most recent showing was in 2013 at GleasonFine Arts in Portland. He is included in the upcomingPortland Show at Greenhut Galleries.