Saturday, November 8th - Charlestown Mothers Association



Saturday, November 8th - Charlestown Mothers Association
Saturday, November 8th
Schedule of Events
Cocktail Reception 7:00 pm
Food Stations
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dessert, Dancing & Fun 9:30 pm –12:00 am
The silent auction will be closing out in two stages:
9:15pm Group 1 Closes | 9:45pm Group 2 Closes
Thank You
Dear Charlestown Neighbors & Friends:
We have the honor of being co-presidents of the CMA, and are
proud to support our Charlestown neighborhood with our Board
of Directors and countless volunteers who all work tireless on the
many programs, activities and donations that the CMA was able to
make over the past year. Thanks to the generosity of our membership and our sponsors, these donations have enabled the CMA to
support our Charlestown Community and the nearly 1200 families
in our membership.
The CMA continues to be a platform for parents to organize and
have their voice heard in order to impact positive change in our
neighborhood. We also work closely with our elected officials and
truly appreciate all of their support.
The CMA has spent over $10,000 on Free Community events
throughout the year in Charlestown, including Touch-a-Truck Day,
Halloween, Patriot’s Day Celebration, Spring Egg Hunt, Family Skating
Night, Summer Picnics and Concerts in the Park. In addition, we
have provided toys for our parks such as Doherty, Union Street and
Navy Yard. We extended $9000 of College Scholarships to amazing
young Charlestown women and men and $2000 of Summer Camp
Scholarships to Charlestown’s younger residents. The CMA is also
proud to support a number of community organizations and events
over the past year, Harvest on Vine, The Charlestown Community
Center, Charlestown Lacrosse and Learning Center, Skating to Success,
The Kennedy Center, Unity Day, CHAD, The Charlestown Boys and
Girls Club, Charlestown Working Theatre, our local schools’ programs
and many others. The monies we raise go directly back to our community—helping to make Charlestown one of the most sought
after neighborhoods for families to live in the City of Boston.The
CMA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run exclusively by unpaid
volunteers dedicated to strengthening the community bonds in
our Charlestown neighborhood and ensuring that Charlestown
remains a vibrant and safe community to raise children. Even with
just our one square mile of Charlestown—we are one of the largest
community mothers associations in the country. And, we have grown
steadily every year as parents are choosing to remain in our
Charlestown Community to raise their families!
The CMA remains free to join for those families in Charlestown.
We welcome parents (Dads, too!!) who would like to get involved
planning and executing our events and hope you will not hesitate
to reach out to us to get involved.
Finally, we cannot thank the CMA Board Members enough. These
women happily spend much of their time, volunteering their time
for our Community; taking time away from their own children,
partners and day jobs to do so: Laura Carroll, Suzanne Crowther,
Gina Consylman (Treasurer), Nicole Day, Jessica DeRoeve, Karen
Ferguson, Leigh Hurd (former President), Bridget Nyhan, Jennifer
Roycroft Pires, Lynne Soutter, Deanna Sutton (Secretary).
We look forward to seeing our friends and neighbors at the Gala!
Best Regards,
Rebecca Love ([email protected]) &
Jennifer Rossi ([email protected])
Thank You
We extend a special thanks to the following for helping
CMA make this event possible:
> Knights of Columbus for hosting us this evening
> The Charlestown Gourmet for her fabulous food
> Low Priority for the great music
> Be Our Guest for making the room look beautiful
> Roycroft Design for creating the event marketing materials
> Daniels Print Communication for generously donating all the printing
to support this event
> Our families for the extra love and support
We also thank the following
CMA members for their
help organizing this event.
It wouldn’t have been
possible without you!
> Jenna Carroll
> Betsy Russell
> Rachael Van Remortel
> The CMA Gala Committee
Fundraising Events
Silent Auction including Block Baskets
7:00 pm
Bidding Begins
Staggered close to silent auction as follows:
9:15pm Group 1 Closes
9:45pm Group 2 Closes
Please visit the silent auction displays to learn more about
all the fantastic offerings and to place your bids!
Wine Pull ($20 per cork)
Come participate in our wine “drawing”. Choose a numbered cork from the
basket and win the bottle with the corresponding number. Over 45 bottles
of wine are up for grabs. No bottle of wine is valued under $20. Many bottles
are valued over $50! Everyone is a winner.
Photo Booth ($20)
Come and get your picture taken by one of Boston’s up and coming
photographers! All proceeds go to CMA.
Scholarship Table
Did you get outbid but still want to donate? Please consider making a
direct impact on a child’s future. Stop by our Scholarship table where you
can directly donate to our scholarship fund for colleges and camps.
Block Baskets
It has become a tradition for our members to join together as neighborhoods
and each donate a themed block basket for the CMA auction. Baskets are
incredibly popular and a lot of work to put together. Thank you to our Block
Basket participants and especially the coordinators! Happy Bidding!
North Monument
Urban Gardening
West of Monument
FrozenDenise Dalle &
Florencia Ingwersen
The Tip
Family Camp
Playdate WagonAmy Cleveland &
Fiona Mahoney
Smoker GrillCharlotte Hamill, Rose Koch
& Kathleen Chardavoyne
Birthday PartyTera Lally, Marcie Carmody,
Alichia Paton & Kelly Pellagrini
Backside Bunkerhill Learn to Ski
Jenna Carroll & Tracy Hoeger
Jessica DeRoeve
Corinne Hood Greene
Elm Street
Fall into FitnessJennifer Phelan &
Marne Esselman
South Monument
Farm Life
North Harbor
Movie NightNicole Schmidt, Debbie O’Shea
& Vanessa Craigie
Training FieldParents Playdate: Craft Beer & Brewery Tour
South Harbor
Tracy Shea
Cheryl Savage
TailgateBrit Bremis, Michelle DeCourcey
& Sarah Turner
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We are privileged to be a part of the Charlestown community
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Thank You
Daniels Print Communications!
The Charlestown Mothers Association would like to thank
Daniels Print Communications for their generous donation to this event!
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Silent Auction Items
1. City Wine Tours
Shouldn’t learning about wine be as
much fun as drinking it? City Wine Tours
thinks so too! Enjoy an afternoon wine
tour around one of your favorite Boston
area neighborhoods. Sample food and
wine pairings at three restaurants while
learning a little bit of wine knowledge
along the way! Valid for 2 people.
VALUE: $132
2. Pilates on the Grass
Enjoy the company of your friends while
taking care of your body, mind and stomach.
Invite five friends to a private hour-long
Pilate’s class held by Jennifer Phelan in a
beautiful yard, complete with “grass” and
fountain, of CMA member, Jenna Carroll at
8 Concord Street. Follow-up the class with
a wonderful and healthy bento box lunch
provided by local caterer Raul Escobar. All
“equipment” is provided. To be scheduled
in Fall / Spring on a Saturday or Sunday.
Date to be mutually agreed upon.
VALUE: $200
3. Splash-n-Stay at Jay Vermont
Spend a weekend at the Mountain! Enjoy
2 nights stay at the Jay Village Inn, a cozy
ski lodge. Hit the slopes in the winter, or go
mountain biking in the summer. Add to
your weekend experience with some splashing fun at the Pump House. This package
includes a one night stay with a booking of
two nights and 1-day family pack for four to
the Pump House. Pump House tickets valid
mid-week only through May 2015.
VALUE: $300
4. Private Charlestown
Garden Party
Dinner party, birthday bash, or any other
celebration, host your next party on the
patio at Charlestown Gardens. Conveniently
located off Main Street, near the Schraffts
Building, this beautiful venue will wow
your guests as you party day or night in
a lovely outdoor urban setting. Start your
party planning off the right way with a
gift certificate for Whole Foods valued at
$100, a case of Spindrift soda, and a case of
Samuel Adams beer! The patio has a grill...
now you just need the guests! Use of the
Charlestown Gardens expires in one year
and requires two weeks advance notice
and is subject to availability. Party time in
the garden is limited to 4 hours.
VALUE: $300
5. Behind the Scenes at the
Museum of Fine Arts
See the Museum of Fine Arts like never
before! Enjoy a private tour of the Museum
delivered by the Museum’s curator. This
item is valid for one year (from November
2014) and scheduling requires 3 weeks
advance notice and is subject to availability.
Ideal tour times are Saturdays between
9am and 11am.
VALUE: $200
6. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Book Santa now because he’s a busy guy
come November and December! You’ll
really wow kids and adults alike when
Santa visits your next holiday party. Visit
time is one hour. Time restrictions apply.
VALUE: $300
7. Weekends with the Kids
Cover all your weekend fun for the coming
year with tickets and memberships to fun
area attractions. This package includes:
a year-long membership to the Constitution Museum, 4 tickets to York Animal
Kingdom in Maine, 4 tickets to the New
England Aquarium, 4 tickets to Boston
Duck Tours, 2 tickets to Monkey Joes, 4
tickets to Franklin Park Zoo.
VALUE: $283
8. Charlestown Apartment and
North End Dinner
Give yourself a break from holiday madness
by having your holiday guests stay in their
own beautifully appointed Charlestown
apartment. The apartment has one bedroom, one bathroom, fully stocked kitchen,
pull out couch, and a pack-n-play included.
This is valid for four nights to be used before
March 31, 2015 or for December 23–29
for family holiday visits. Send them for a
evening out to the North End with a $50
gift certificate to Strega.
VALUE: $1,170
9. A Weekend in Boston
with Dinner
Win it for you and your spouse for a
quick-and-easy get-away or surprise your
visiting family with their own apartment!
Enjoy a weekend at a fully furnished, 1 or
2 bedroom downtown Boston apartment.
In addition to the 2 night stay, receive a
$50 gift check to eat at South End favorite,
Stella. Choose any Friday and Saturday
night stay, depending on availability.
VALUE: $550
10. Sugarbush Ski Weekend
Enjoy a long weekend in a beautifully
appointed, 2,000 square foot, 3-bedroom,
3-bath condo in Sugarbush, Vermont.
Just 5 minutes from the slopes, this
comfortable and convenient condo abuts
the Catamount Trail, which is perfect for
cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and
hiking. This condo sleeps eight comfortably.
Fireplace stocked with wood, in-unit
sauna, free shuttle service to slopes. (Any
3 consecutive nights between Thursday,
January 22, 2015 and Wednesday,
January 28, 2015).
VALUE: $1,000
11. Progressive Dinner Party
Enjoy a 3-course meal with wine pairings
for up to 8 people. Begin on Concord
Street with a first course and wine pairing
followed by an incredible entree course
with wine pairing on Green St., chocolate
and port to follow on Auburn St. Valid for
one year. All food and wine included. One
month advance notice required for scheduling and dates are subject to availability.
VALUE: $300
81. Dropkick Murphy’s VIP
Two VIP tickets and backstage passes
to the Dropkick Murphys’ at one of the
St. Patrick’s Day shows in March 2015
and framed, autographed picture!
VALUE: $350
12. Boston Calling Concert
Enjoy 2 tickets to Boston Calling—a music
festival spanning three days. The two stages
in City Hall Plaza will feature some of the
biggest and best acts in live music. The event
will be one big party with easy access to
both stages, food, services, and more. The
pre-sale tickets for this event are sold out so
grab this pair and lock in a weekend of fun.
VALUE: $350
13. Inside Tour of City Hall
and Lunch
A great item for adults and children alike!
Receive an insiders tour of City Hall and
then have lunch with Councilor Ayanna
Pressley for 4 people at Boston News Cafe.
VALUE: $50
14. Date Night: Dinner, Driver
and Jewelry!
Guys: This one is for you! Start off the
perfect date night with a gift for her—
a beautiful necklace by Chloe & Isabel.
Then, leave the driving to someone else
as you take a private car service to and
from L’Andana Restaurant in Burlington.
This restaurant is from the same family
that brought you Mistral,Teatro, Sorellina,
and Mooo.
VALUE: $400
15. Dinner with Sal LaMattina
Enjoy a dinner for 6 with City Councilor
Sal LaMattina prepared by a private chef
at a location of your choosing.
VALUE: $500
16. Encore Apparel
Enjoy a basket full of goodies from this local
(as in Charlestown!) start-up apparel company. Drawing inspiration from classic rock
& roll, these owner/entrepreneurs set-out to
create a clothing and lifestyle brand that is
slightly rebellious, but with an inspirational
message and ongoing commitment to
charity. These items are truly unique! Dress
your family or knock out some early Christmas shopping as this assortment of shirts
and hats will surely be a hit. This package
includes: 4 adult shirts, 2 toddler shirts, 2
hats, and a $50 gift certificate. Boxes and
other items are also provided.
VALUE: $250
17. Assembly Row, Here We Come!
Have a blast at Assembly Row with package
of gift certificates that provides fun for the
entire family: $150 gift certificate to Legal
On the Mystic, $25 for JP Licks, $75 gift
certificate to AMC and a $150 family pass
to LEGOLAND Discovery Center.
VALUE: $350
18. Disney Delight
Get started on planning your Disney
vacation with 4 one-day park hopper
passes that are good at The Magic
Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney Holllywood
Studios and Disney Animal Kingdom.
VALUE: $500
19. Bright Horizons Childcare
Be extra-prepared for nanny no-shows
with 5 days of back-up care at Bright
Horizons—Valid at both Schraffts and
Navy Yard locations.
VALUE: $600
20. Swim and Take Out
Looking for something to do on a cold
Saturday evening when the kids are
climbing the walls? Take them to Boston
University’s new state-of-the-art recreational
pool. It’s warm, it’s safe, and it has a lazy
river! This pool is really something special
and under-ground (and super cheap)
parking makes the entire experience that
much easier to manage. Round out your
night with a fresh-from-the-oven take-out
pizza from local favorite, Paolo’s. Package
includes family recreational center passes
and $50 gift certificate to Paolo’s.
VALUE: $150
21. Boston Athenaeum
Receive a year-long family membership to
the Boston Athenaeum. The Athenaeum,
founded in 1807, is one of the oldest private
libraries and cultural institutions in the nation. This historic building on Beacon Street
provides an inspiring and serene setting for
enjoying intellectual pursuits in addition to
reading, such as, art exhibits and a speaker
and concert series. Your children will enjoy
storytime in the lovely children’s room overlooking the Granary Burying Ground.
VALUE: $320
22. A Selection of Fine Wine
Receive a full case Assortment of
spectacular wines brought to you by the
makers of Ninety Plus Cellars. 90+ Cellars
is a Boston-based négociant that brings
fine wine from all over the world to you at
a fraction of the original price so you can
drink great wine anytime.
VALUE: $150
23. Fine Wine and Private
Tasting in Napa
Enjoy a 2011 Cabernet from HL Vineyards.
This wine retails for $250. Included is a
private tasting for six people at the winery
in Napa. So, grab your friends and head to
Napa for some extra special treatment!
VALUE: $200
24. A Taste of Italy
Enjoy a wine tasting tour of Italy for 8 in
the Old World Cellar of the Wine Bottega
in the North End. Six different producers
of wine will be showcased.
VALUE: $450
25. A Week of Family Meals
by Just Add Cooking
Let someone else do the cooking for a
change! Just Add Cooking will provide 5
days prepared dinners for a family of 4.
VALUE: $139
26. Brunch at Top of the Hub
and Skywalk
Enjoy Sunday brunch for two at the
beautiful Top of the Hub and two tickets
to the Skywalk Observatory for a bird’s
eye view of the gorgeous Boston skyline.
Does not include drinks or gratuity.
Reservations required. Use before
April 16, 2015.
VALUE: $100
27. Cape Cod Dinner
Use it now or wait until next summer!
Enjoy dinner and a cup of award-winning
clam chowder at Captain Parker’s Pub in
West Yarmouth. Their chowder is so good
it was a jeopardy question and #3 on
Food Networks’ America Best.
VALUE: $150
28. Navy Yard Bistro—
Dinner and Wine Tasting
Navy Yard Bistro owner, John Moore will
prepare a special evening for you. He and
his team will work with you to please your
palates with four special plates paired
with four wines from their Wine Spectator
Award of Excellence wine list.
VALUE: $200
29. Polite Bite’s Workshop
Are you curious about certain foods but
are too afraid to taste them or try cooking
them at home? With this home-based food
experience, each of your quests (up to five
per party) identifies one such food. The Polite
Bites chef will then prepare those foods two
ways—one hot and one cold. Each person
will try 10 dishes. Attendees receive recipe
cards with nutrition analysis and an appropriate kitchen small ware.
VALUE: $250
30. Your Own Personal Chef +
Private Collector’s Wine Tasting
Peter Van Remortel, a 20-year, classically
trained chef, will come to your home to
be your own personal chef for a dinner
party of up to 10 people. You determine
your budget and he’ll work with you
to coordinate a menu that will surely
impress your friends and family. Sit back
and relax on the night of the main event
as Peter (and his long-time sous chef…
his wife) shop, prepare, cook, serve,
and clean up! Also included is a special
selection of 3 wines chosen by a private
collector. Note: Please allow for 3 weeks
advance notice. Scheduling is subject to
availability. Not valid for Holidays, Holiday
weekends, or weeknights.
VALUE: $600
31. Dinner at Moo
Mooo…. located on Boston’s Beacon
Hill, is a modern steakhouse adjacent
to the luxurious XV Beacon Hotel. Chef/
Owner Jamie Mammano uses his culinary
expertise to create classic, yet modern
steakhouse dishes. The warm modern
décor provides a relaxed, sophisticated
atmosphere. The restaurant is open seven
days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner
and for an acoustic brunch on Sundays.
Mooo…. also offers a full bar and an
award winning wine list.
VALUE: $200
32. Rivka Friedman Onyx Ring
Start your Christmas shopping early with
a selection of fine jewelry from Rivka
Friedman. This item is an 18K Gold Clad
Faceted Onyx Side Scroll Ring—Size 7
VALUE: $220
33. Rivka Friedman Onyx Necklace
Rivka Friedman 18K Gold Clad 2 Row
Cable Link and Faceted Onyx Necklace
VALUE: $350
34. Rivka Friedman Amethyst and
Tourmaline crystal toggle bracelet
Rivka Friedman 18K Gold Clad Bold 3
Row Amethyst and Tourmaline Crystal
Toggle Bracelet
VALUE: $445
35. Rivka Friedman Amethyst
Crystal Dangle Earrings
Rivka Friedman 18K Gold Clad Cascading
Faceted Amethyst Crystal Dangle Earrings
VALUE: $225
36. Rivka Friedman Tourmaline
crystal pendent necklace
Rivka Friedman 18K Gold Clad Simulated
Diamond Asymmetrical Faceted Tourmaline
Crystal Pendant Necklace
VALUE: $330
37. Update Your Entire Look
Freshen up your entire look—hair and
wardrobe! This valuable package includes
a hair cut at Escape Aveda with expert
stylist, Olga, and style consultation services
provided by Stilista. Professional stylists at
Stilista will decipher the secrets to amazing
style that will have everyone asking where
you’ve been shopping. They know all the
coolest destinations, designers, and trends
that will have you magazine ready in a
flash! Styling services include an initial
consultation (30–40mins) and 2 hours
of styling services to be used reviewing
your wardrobe or going shopping, and a
Wardrobe Analysis or a 3-hour shopping
trip. Escape Aveda hair cut gift certificate is
valued at $75.
VALUE: $375
38. Total Body Restoration
by Exhale
Recover from the holiday madness with
full suite of services from Exhale Salon and
Studio. This ‘restoration package’ includes:
a 60 minute true facial, 60 minute fusion
massage and a manicure and pedicure.
VALUE: $320
39. A New Mom’s Makeover
New moms deserve some TLC to get
them back on their feet after the new
addition finally arrives. This package
delivers just that with wardrobe consultation services, a personal training session
right in the privacy of your own home,
and salon services at Element Day Spa.
The 3 hour consultation by My Style Tips
includes closet/wardrobe organization
and analysis (de-clutter!), recommendations on what to keep, sell, or re-purpose;
wardrobe audits, makeovers, body-type
analysis and what styles work for you;
re-inventing existing clothing. Also
included are a $100 gift certificate for
Element Day Spa and one free personal
training session in the privacy of your
own home.
VALUE: $350
40. Cynthia K Salon on Newbury
Enjoy the services of Cynthia K Salon
on Newbury.
VALUE: $100
41. Jewelry for a Cause
Give to the CMA with an added benefit.
These necklaces were made by women
living in extreme poverty in Guatemala.
Your winning bid brings awareness to the
non-profit that is trying to bring these
women’s skillful crafts to market. Mothers
helping mothers! Learn more about this
organization at
VALUE: $50
80. Philip Edward Salon
Come see Debralee in her brand new salon,
Philip Edward Salon, on Bunker Hill Street.
Enjoy a $100 gift certificate plus Eufora’s
Nourish Collection of hair repair products.
42. Custom Shirt
44. Be Fit in Charlestown
Bid on one custom men’s shirt from
J. Hilburn, the largest custom luxury
shirt manufacturer in the world! Named
“Best Dress Shirt” by Esquire magazine,
J. Hilburn is a luxury men’s clothing brand,
offering custom shirting, personalized
trousers and suiting, as well as many
ready to wear options and accessories.
VALUE: $150
43. Custom Shirt
Enjoy one custom shirt from Tom James
Company, the world’s largest manufacturer
and retailer of custom clothing. Their
highly-trained Tailors come directly to
your home or office, saving you valuable
time. This shirt will be the perfect fit and
will look amazing with two ties, which are
included with this item.
VALUE: $230
Enjoy a 3 month family membership to
the Charlestown YMCA.
VALUE: $200
45. Bar Method Boston
Join the fitness craze that’s sweeping the
nation with one of the founding chains—
Bar Method. The Back Bay location has
amazing instructors that take the time
to learn each individual person’s name
and unique fitness issues. This program
will surely show results as long as you are
committed to going! Includes one month
unlimited classes.
VALUE: $225
46. Sound Shapes Spa
Smooth out the bumps at Sound Shapes
Spa, a dedicated cellulite reduction treatment center—North End location.
VALUE: $500
47. Mind & Body Classes
at Exhale
Stay fit through the holidays with a 10
Pack of Mind Body classes at Exhale.
Choose from: Barre, Cardio, Yoga and/or
Boot Camp classes.
VALUE: $240
A Special Thank You
to Karen Ferguson & Bridget Nyhan
and the Entire Gala Committee
for all their hard work!
48. Avalon CrossFit &
Kiddie Clubhouse
Show what you’re really made of and
achieve those fitness goals while your
kids have a blast at the Kiddie Clubhouse.
This Avalon CrossFit package includes:
1 private orientation session, 3 classes,
a 3 kiddie clubhouse visits.
VALUE: $150
#49. Dare U Fitness
Kick your work out into high gear with
Dare U Fitness’s King of the Hill INDOOR
Bootcamp at KENT Elementary School
gymnasium. Their 4-week program is held
every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
from 6:15–7am. There are 2 memberships
available. Top 2 highest bids win. Each is
valued at $139.
50. Hit the Barre! At
Charlestown Yoga
Enjoy 1 month unlimited Barre classes at
Charlestown Yoga. With Barre socks and
a t-shirt included, you’ll be ready to hit
the barre!
VALUE: $175
51. Get Your Butt Kicked
Experience what is known as “The Best
Workout in the World” at Barry’s Bootcamp in downtown Boston. Use the 10
pack to take part in over 12 classes, 365
days a year.
VALUE: $260
52. Custom Photography
& Framing
Enjoy one family photography session by
Kate Guillette, a Boston-based photographer
who specializes in weddings, newborns,
portraits, and all special occasions. Once
you have your perfect photo, make it extra
special with custom framing by Harvard Art
& Frame—a Charlestown favorite!
VALUE: $250
53. Heady Topper
Here’s your chance to get the insanely
popular Heady Topper beer, a double India
pale ale sold in a can that’s incredibly hard
to get your hands on! Made by The Alchemist Brewery in Waterbury, Vermont, it has
been rated the No.1 beer in the world by
Beer Advocate, a global network of beer
professionals and enthusiasts. Enjoy this
famously hard-to-get beer in 02129 beer
glasses and it keep it fresh in a cooler!
VALUE: $100
54. Two Months of Parking in
Downtown Boston
Winter is coming...wouldn’t it be great to
drive downtown and park close to the
office for two months for free? Or, win this
for your suburbanite friends or family and
make their winter commute a little easier.
Choose from one of two locations: 225
Franklin or 125 Summer Street locations.
VALUE: $550
55. Boston Skyline
Ashley McKinney, an up-and-coming artist,
recently featured in The Boston Globe and
Street Dreams Magazine, provides a oneof-a-kind photograph of the Boston skyline.
Beautiful framing and matting makes it
a collector’s piece for sure. This is piece is
signed by the artist.
VALUE: $250
56. Custom Oil on Canvas Portrait
What is more special than a custom painting
of a loved one? Receive one commissioned
oil on canvas portrait done by professional
portrait artist Hollis Erickson. You may
choose either 20 x 20 or 18 x 24 canvas,
horizontally or vertically
aligned. Includes one person, head and
shoulders. See the portrait provided at
the event as an example of the quality
of Hollis’s work.
VALUE: $2,000
57. Eat Your Vegetables and
Cook Them Too!
Enjoy two months of Boston Organics
mixed vegetable box and a stylish pot
to cook and serve them in! A LeCreuset
Caribbean blue 3 quart square covered
casserole in stoneware is included.
VALUE: $150
58. Original Charlestown Painting
Enjoy a beautiful, original painting
of a Charlestown brick home by
Joseph Trepiccione.
VALUE: $300
59. Handmade Knives
This is truly a special set of knives! This handcrafted set of 4 knives comes with a holder
and are crafted from Curly Maple Wood. They
are created by Leavenworth Knife Works.
VALUE: $100
60. Estate Planning Services
If you haven’t taken this important step,
now is the time. Estate planning protects
your family and your assets. Attorney
Mark Daly will provide a Will, Health Care
Proxy, Living Will, and Power of Attorney
for a married couple with minor children.
VALUE: $750
61. Camp Waziyatah
Activities include: Horseback riding,
Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Individual and
Team Sports, Climbing tower, Skateboard
Park, Theater and Visual arts, Archery, Riflery,
Swimming, Sailing, The Blob and more!
The certificate is for tuition only (Valued at
$3,250), and can be used only in 2015 by a
child aged 6–12 from a new camp family.
Not for transfer, resale, or trade.
VALUE: $3,250
62. BabyCakes Birthday
Party Package
Plan your child’s next birthday party at
BabyCakes with a gift certificate valued at
$100. With a Whole Foods gift certificate
valued at $25, you got the cake covered
and you’re good to go!
VALUE: $125
63. SkyZone Birthday
Party Package
The planning is done for your child’s next
birthday party with this package. Receive a
60 minute group reservation for 5 jumpers
($65 value) at SkyZone. You also receive
$25 gift certificate to purchase the cake
and other treats at Whole Foods.
67. Dog Basket
A special basket of goodies for your
VALUE: $200
68. Crate Escapes
VALUE: $90
Pamper your pet with gift cards valued
at $200.
64. Bathtime Basket
VALUE: $200
Make baby’s first bath a little easier.
Mockingbird’s bath-time basket includes a
selection of gentle bath products by Aden
& Anais, an Apple Park organic hooded
towel, kneeling mat, toy bin and toys.
VALUE: $150
65. CMA Bookshelf
What better way to install a love of
reading than a collection of books,
hand-selected by current and past CMA
board members. Guaranteed to engage
boys and girls throughout the various
the stages of learning (emerging readers
to independent devourers of books!).
This item really has it all. Over 20 titles,
including classics, series, graphic novels,
detective stories and more.
VALUE: $250
66. Something for the Little Ones
Enjoy a few things for the littlest family
members! This package includes 1 session
of music classes for one child at Little
Groove Music Classes, a lifetime membership to My Gym plus 4 classes and $50
to be used at Morgan & Milo—a special
online children’s clothing store.
VALUE: $380
69. Yuppie Puppy Overnight Care
When you just can’t bring your much-loved
pooch with you, bring him or her to Yuppie
Puppy for a non-holiday weekend (Friday
and Saturday) overnight stay.
VALE $140
70. For the Runners!
Receive one pair of running shoes (up
to $160 value) from Marathon Sports—
a Boston-based favorite. Their running
experts will perform a free gait analysis
and shoe fitting during your visit to any
Marathon Sports location. There are no
restrictions, no black outs, and this certificate does not expire.
VALUE: $160
71. Tennis Anyone?
The Mel Stillman Tennis Center Family
Membership is a year round family membership, enabling two parents and their
children to reserve court time and sign
up for reasonably priced lessons.
VALUE: $349
72. Harvard Football Game
& Gear
Enjoy 2 tickets to the Harvard vs. Yale
Game on November 22, 2014 at 12:30pm.
Warm up with your own football hat and
sweatshirt blanket.
VALUE: $100
73. Hockey & Oysters
See the Boston Bruins battle it out
against the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday,
November 15th and then head on over
to Charlestown’s newest restaurant, Legal
Oysteria. (Two tickets to the 1pm game
plus $50 gift card to Legal Oysteria).
VALUE: $300
74. Go BC Eagles!
Cheer on the BC Eagles with 4 tickets to
the November 29 game against Syracuse.
Show your team spirit with some gear.
VALUE: $100
75. Golf for 4 and lunch
Enjoy a round of golf for three at Essex
County Club, with lunch included.
VALUE: $300
76. Deep Sea Fishing
If you love fishing, this package is for you!
You and 3 friends will enjoy up to an 8
hour trip out of Falmouth, MA on a 33
foot Grady White center console. Drinks,
gas, bait, and gear are provided, you
just have to bring the friends and food.
Schedule the trip according to the best
available bite and boat owner availability,
starting during the appropriate seasons
in 2015.
VALUE: $850
77. Garden Nights with the Celtics
Come see the new era of Celtics basketball
with its young new stars. Own a piece of
the season with three season ticket games.
November 12—Celtics v. Oklahoma City
Thunder, December 17—Celtics v. Orlando
Magic and February 11—Celtics v. Atlanta
Hawks. All games at 7:30, two tickets—
Section 315, Row 7, Seats 5 and 6.
VALUE: $390
78. Ski Loon & Beer
Spend the day skiing at Loon Mountain,
only 2 short hours from Boston and consistently voted the most accessible resort in
the East, with 2 full day lift tickets. Kick-off
your Après-ski fun with a case of Samuel
Adams beer.
VALUE: $190
79. Ski Burke & Beer
Enjoy a family four pack of ski tickets to
Burke Mountain—“This isn’t a small mountain for locals, it’s a big mountain where
everyone feels like one.” Make that trip a
little sweeter and share a case of Samuel
Adams after hitting the slopes all day.
VALUE: $280
82. Red Sox Tickets
Two tickets to a mutually agreed upon
2015 Boston Red Sox game in May 2015.
VALUE: $150
Thank You to Our Sponsors
P L AT I N U M S P O N S O R S :
Boston Children’s School
Hammond Residential
Bright Horizons
Jane Reitz, Keller Williams
Childs Financial Services
Merrill Lynch/
Carroll Group
Good Shepherd
Cassidy Landscaping
S I LV E R S P O N S O R S :
Boston Common Skating School
Encore Apparel
Bunker Hill Florist
Ricciardelli & Small
Christina Longo/ Prospect Mortgage
Roberta’s Cleaning
Cultivation Garden Design
Silveira CPA