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2018 Auction Item List (Live & Silent) for Dinner Dance on Sunday, April 8th



Rancho La Puerta – 1 week for two at the luxurious destination fitness resort and spa in Tecate, Mexico. Includes accommodations (Villa Studio Double room), meals, snacks, access to over 50 different fitness classes a day, lectures, entertainment and use of all facilities, and scheduled transportation to and from the San Diego Airport (Saturdays only). Stay must be between the months of July through December, subject to availability. Cooking classes, spa treatments and personal training sessions are not included. Expires: 03/26/2019. Value: $8,500.



All Aboard for fun with a model train set donated by Reed's Hobby Shop. The 38104 Piko starter set comes complete with everything you need to enter into the world of G-Scale model railroading and features sound, smoke and directional lights. There are no tools required to get your track set up and train running. Piko trains and accessories are built with tough weather-resistant materials for indoor/outdoor use. Value $350


Butcher & Baker Package: Pick up fresh-baked pies, breads and pastries with $30 in gift certificates courtesy of California Mountain Bakery in Wynola, and then stock your freezer with Don's Delicious Meat Pack donated by Don's Market in Santa Ysabel. Meat package includes 5 pounds tri-tip steaks or roasts, 5 pounds London Broil steaks, 5 pounds bone-in chicken breasts, 5 pounds chicken hind quarters and 10 pounds ground chuck. Total Value: $164


Indulge in a Julian tradition with a gift pack courtesy of the Julian Pie Company. Denim logo bag includes a pie cutter, pot holder, coffee mug, and 12 'pie cards' each redeemable for a pie a month. Value: $255


Tea Time! Experience an elegant Afternoon Tea for two in a charming turn-of-the-century gold-miner's home built in 1898. Then share tea for two at home with a tray of charming tea related items, all compliments of Julian Tea & Cottage Arts. Be sure to browse the wide selection of tea, accessories, and gourmet foods. Value: $135


Plan a dinner party or picnic and leave the cooking to the pros with a gourmet, take-out dinner for eight courtesy of The French Gourmet in Pacific Beach. Dinner includes five hors d'oeuvres, salad, entrée, and dessert. Not valid on Saturdays in December, Christmas Eve, or New Year's Eve. Expires: 4/8/2019. Value: $450


Tend to your home orchard with a vintage apple-picking bag from VMF's Volcan Mountain Nature Center and your fireplace or woodstove with a $50 gift certificate and a gift basket donated by The Pott Belly Shop in Ramona. They offer chimney sweep services, as well as maintenance on your wood, pellet, or gas stove. Gift basket includes a fire starters, color flame crystals, hearth and stove cleaner, air freshener, and lighter. The vintage bag could also work well for toting in firewood! Total Value: $175


Kick back and relax in a two-person, four-season sling swing with canopy and steel frame donated by Ransom Brothers in Ramona. Value: $199


Julian Lunch & Shopping Spree! Shop for unique ladies fashions, hats, handbags, accessories, jewelry, and shoes with gift certificates courtesy of Kathy's Dress Shop and The Mountain Gypsy. And enjoy wholesome food and (or) beautiful flowers with a $50 gift certificate for food or flowers courtesy of Soups and Such Café. Total Value: $150


How Does Your Garden Grow...For The Birds? Learn how to make the most out of your home garden with a one-hour gardening consultation from Julian's own Daffodil Lady and master gardener, Sally Snipes. She literally 'wrote the book' on gardening in Julian! And you can pick out items to add to your garden for your feathered visitors with a $50 gift certificate courtesy of The Birdwatcher, a bird lover's paradise, in Julian, CA. They offer everything you can imagine for the bird enthusiast, including art, jewelry, apparel, books, and CDs. Of course, they carry great supplies for birds as well! Browse their unique collection of bird feeders and other birding supplies. Total Value: $120


The Works! Experience rich color, texture and design when you select an unforgettable piece of wearable art created by Master Weaver Beryl Warnes with a $50 gift certificate courtesy of Julian Weaving Works (Expires: 6/30/2018). Pair it with an 18" mother of pearl necklace with Swarovski crystals hand-beaded by Patty Strong and donated by Mountain Bead Works. Total Value: $85


Feel like royalty wearing a luxurious turquoise necklace from Nepal, donated by Julian Imports. Owner Stacey Fraser travels the world to bring her customers unique jewelry, clothing, and home decor. She supports women's artisan cooperatives and indigenous families around the world and participates in Fair Trade practices. Value: $200


The "Bella" hand bag, created and donated by, The Julian Baglady, Susan Bissell is a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind tapestry tote. The duffel, in shades of rich brown and rust, thoughtfully selected material, and durable hardware, also works well as a medium-size knitting/crochet bag. Value: $200


Beat the summer heat with a 2018 seasonal family membership (for families up to 6 people) donated by Pinecrest Retreat Swim Club in Julian. Open May 30th through September. Value: $375


SoCal Classic: Enjoy burgers, fries and beverages compliments of In-N-Out Burger with 12 Guest Meal Cards (each card is good for any burger, fries and beverage on the In-N-Out menu). Expires: 12/31/2018. Value: $96



Beauty & Relaxation--Start off at the Julian Mountain Spa with a relaxing and therapeutic massage courtesy of Vika Golovanova and a mini-facial compliments of master esthetician Chantal Kyle. Then head over to Blanca's Salon and give yourself the star treatment with a $40 gift certificate for Blanca's services which include haircuts and styling, color treatment, waxing, and more. Total Value: $160


Ultimate Bliss! A 1 ½-hour hot rock massage courtesy of Paddy Jacobsen. Value: $80


#1 Julian Healing & Wellness Package-- Work out the kinks with an office visit for a chiropractic exam and adjustment courtesy of Brian Denny of Julian Chiropractic. And experience the ancient healing art of acupuncture to help you achieve optimal health with a one-hour session courtesy of Shannon Wheelwright of the Julian Mountain Spa. Total Value: $155


#2 Julian Healing & Wellness Package--Work out the kinks with an office visit for a chiropractic exam and adjustment courtesy of Brian Denny of Julian Chiropractic. And experience the ancient healing art of acupuncture to help you achieve optimal health with a one-hour session courtesy of Shannon Wheelwright of the Julian Mountain Spa. Total Value: $155


Find the tools to get fit with a gift certificate courtesy of the Julian Fitness Center for a three month membership for one person. Value: $150


Get your chimney swept, dryer's exhaust and vents cleaned, or winterize/start-up your swamp cooler. Courtesy of Donna Lord-Soot Happens. Value: $125


Let Arborist Chris Pope and his professional crew show the love to your trees with complete tree services courtesy of Pope Tree Service. Value: $250


Tree of Life-Turkish Home Cooking Dinner Party and Class for 8 In Your Home courtesy of Angie Brenner-- Experience the cuisine and lifestyle of a Turkish dinner party in your home. Local author and cook, Angie Brenner, will help you choose recipes from her cookbook, Tree of Life, Turkish Home Cooking, for eight dinner guests. Angie will shop for ingredients and cook with you (and your guests if you wish), demonstrating easy cooking techniques and the cuisine and spices of Turkish and Mediterranean dishes. Like many Turkish dinner evenings, we start early and linger into the night! *Dining experience does not include beverages. Scheduling based on mutual availability with sufficient notice. Expires: 3/31/2019. Value: $600


Volcan Mountain Nature Center Party (for 12 Adults)--Celebrate a special occasion with friends and family. You will all go on an interpretive hike guided by an outdoor naturalist, play sleuth on a scavenger hunt, and have lunch under the trees. Menu includes vegetables with saffron-chili mayonnaise; chicken curry salad on croissants; insalata caprese on crostini; brie and blueberry salad with roasted pine nuts; tortellini with pesto; and cake courtesy of Candied Apple Bakery. Wine courtesy of Menghini Winery. Based on mutual availability. Four-week advance reservation required. Event will be postponed if there is inclement weather. Location: VMF's Volcan Mountain Nature Center. Party time: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm. Donated by Susan Meyer and Rebecca Morales. Expires: 4/8/2019. Value: $950


Volcan Mountain Nature Center Party (for 10 Children & 5 Adults)--Celebrate a child's special occasion with his or her friends and family. You will all go on an interpretive hike guided by an outdoor naturalist, play sleuth on a scavenger hunt, and have lunch under the trees. Menu includes popcorn; fruit and vegetables; cheese, vegetarian, and pepperoni pizza; Shelton's all-natural uncured hotdogs; and cake courtesy of Candied Apple Bakery. Based on mutual availability. Four-week advance reservation required. Event will be postponed if there is inclement weather. Location: VMF's Volcan Mountain Nature Center. Party time: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm. For ten (10) children ages 8-12 and five (5) adults. Donated by Susan Meyer and Rebecca Morales. Expires 4/8/2019. Value: $750


Keep all your tech gadgets running smoothly with a gift certificate for three hours of expert computer consultation, program instruction and overall hand holding donated by Chris Warnes, Tech Guy to the backcountry. Value: $180



Seward, Alaska Kayak Excursion for two courtesy of Kayak Adventures Worldwide--A great reason to plan a trip to Alaska! Enjoy 2+ hours on the boat ride out to Aialik Bay, where you'll often encounter whales, sea lions, mountain goats, sea otters, and other wildlife on the way. Better than a large tour boat ride, the water taxi that KAW uses is small and provides an intimate experience with your guide and the captain. Learn all about the area, the wildlife you see, and hear great Alaskan stories while you pass the day with people filled with local knowledge and experience. Once in the fjords, you'll spend the day kayaking to Aialik Glacier, which is a very actively calving tidewater glacier, and often massive chunks of ice will plummet into the sea below. Harbor seals curiously poke their heads through the floating ice chunks to watch you paddle by, and often black bears wander the beaches and hillsides nearby. Expires at the end of 2020 kayaking season. Value: $800


Soar the backcountry! Set sail in the sky with a panoramic, bird's-eye view of Volcan Mountain and Warner Springs and get a fabulous introduction to the sport of soaring with a flight certificate for a scenic ride for two passengers or an introductory flight for one passenger donated by Sky Sailing, Inc. Expires: 3/2/2019. Value: $200


Disney Magic! Getaway to the happiest place on earth with four one-day Park Hopper tickets providing admission to both Disneyland Park and Disney's California Adventure Park courtesy of Disneyland Resort. Expires: 1/2/20. Not Valid 12/25 through 12/31 of either year. Value: $628


Gear Up and Go Play! Get set for the outdoors with $25 gift certificates from Quinn Knives (in Julian) and Adventure 16 (multiple locations), plus an A16 logo Nalgene 'California Peaks' water bottle, A16 carabiner compass, NiteIze S-Biner, drink koozie, stickers. Quinn Knives is Southern California's premiere retail store for fine-honed and hand-made sports, survival, and hunting knives. Then cool off on the water with a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rental for two, or a kayak rental for two for 2 1/2 hours courtesy of the Mission Bay Aquatic Center. (MBAC Expires: 5/1/2019). Total Value: $114


San Diego Bay Day--Enjoy fresh daily-caught seafood and casual dining with a wonderful view of San Diego Bay with a $25 gift certificate compliments of Mitch's Seafood. Then tour the San Diego Harbor with two Hornblower Seafarer's passes good for any one or two hour Harbor Cruise or weekday Whale Watching Cruise donated by Hornblower Cruises & Events (all cruises San Diego only; passes expire 11/30/18). Total Value: $105


Sailing tour of the San Diego harbor for two on a classically-styled yacht. The Liberty's Captain Phil uses traditional sailing techniques aboard a classic vessel unlike any other in San Diego. Depending on the winds and tides during your 2 ½ hour harbor ride, you may sail points of interest like the Point Loma Lighthouse, Coronado Bridge, Navy fleet, San Diego Maritime Museum, and the downtown waterfront. Along the way, you might even see dolphins. Certificate may only be used on a day that other passengers have already booked. Not valid on Saturdays or from July 1st to September 3rd. Expires: 12/31/2018. Value: $210


A Year Of Discovering Nature Inside & Out! Explore the world at theNAT with a one-year family membership courtesy of the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. And discover more than just plants with a one-year Family/Dual membership (starting from time of redemption) to the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, good for free daytime admission and parking for 364 days of the year for 2 adults and children (or grandchildren) under the age of 18. Total Value: $164


Reel in the big one with two half-day trip passes for a sea sportfishing adventure on the Dolphin courtesy of Fisherman's Landing. Typical trips target calico bass, sand bass, bonito, barracuda, halibut, and yellowtail. Passes include ticket for boat and bait. Expires: 12/31/2018. Value: $100


Ahoy! Take an exciting half-day fishing trip for two donated by H & M Landing, the 'West Coast's oldest, most experienced sport fishing company', rod & reel included, reservations required, not valid Saturdays during the summer. Expires: 4/8/2019. Value: $100


Private VIP Tour of California Wolf Center--Learn about wolf recovery and participate in guided observation of the ambassador wolf packs courtesy of the California Wolf Center with a private tour for four people. Guests will view both Alaskan gray wolves, the subspecies most likely to recolonize California, as well as critically endangered Mexican gray wolves. Valid Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday. Reservations required in advance. Must be used in one visit. Value: $320


California Wolf Center Tour & Romano's Italian Cuisine: Learn about wolf recovery and participate in guided observation of the ambassador wolf packs courtesy of the California Wolf Center with two passes to any weekend program (Saturday or Sunday) compliments of Eric & Jenny Jones. Guests will view both Alaskan gray wolves, the subspecies most likely to recolonize California, as well as critically endangered Mexican gray wolves, then enjoy fine Italian food and family recipes in Julian with $50 in gift certificates compliments of Romano's Italian Restaurant. (Reservations are required in advance for the California Wolf Center tour). Total Value: $90


Bison Tour & Jeremy's On The Hill--Learn about the history of bison in America and bison ranching in San Diego County courtesy of the award-winning Star B Ranch and Hop Farm near Santa Ysabel with a private tour for your group of four and then savor a bison burger (or other fresh, seasonal, organic and locally-sourced cuisine!) compliments of Jeremy's On The Hill. Established in 1979, Star B Ranch is one of the most recognized bison ranches in the nation, selling top-quality bison breeding stock and producing 100% grass-fed bison meat. Star B Ranch is also Southern California's first and largest commercial hop farm, providing the growing craft brewery industry with San Diego grown hops. Valid: Monday - Friday. Expires: 2/27/2019. Total Value: $150


Come to Orchard Hill Country Inn, Julian's premier inn set on a hill overlooking the historic townsite, for an exquisite dining experience compliments of innkeepers, Pat & Darrell Straube. Savor a delicious, flavorful four-course dinner for four on Saturday and Sunday evenings in Orchard Hill's beautiful dining room. Must be redeemed at one time. Advanced reservations required. Does not include alcoholic beverages or gratuity based on the value of the meal. Expires: 9/2/2018. Value $220


Gourmet Wood-Fired Pizza & Craft Beer: Discover the fine-brewed craftsmanship of Master Brewer, Tom Nickel with a 64 oz. growler (to be) filled with craft beer of your choice courtesy of Nickel Beer Co. which pairs up perfectly with the gourmet wood-fired pizza, entrees and desserts with a $25 gift certificate compliments of Wynola Pizza & Bistro at the Red Barn in Wynola. Total Value: $50


Taste of Ramona--Thai & Sushi: Savor an excellent selection of Thai dishes, with a wonderful array of flavors to also delight vegetarian patrons with a $75 gift certificate donated by Pinto Thai in Ramona. And stop in or take out some sushi or tiki-style cuisine with a $25 gift certificate for lunch or dinner compliments of Da Tuna Shack in Ramona. Menu features a range of food from seaweed salad to soft-shelled crab sandwiches to chicken katsu. Value: $100


A Taste of Julian Station: If you haven't tasted the craft beverages and gourmet chocolate of Julian Station in Wynola, now's your chance. Start with a wine tasting for two and select a bottle of wine to take with you compliments of Julian Wine & Chocolate. They're dedicated to the exciting wines of San Diego County's higher elevation vineyards and chocolates made in San Diego County. You'll also have a new growler (empty) donated by Golden Coast Mead--where they're 'crafting a comeback for the bees'. Bring your new growler with you and savor a complimentary tasting flight of mead at the GCM tasting room. You can also enjoy tastings of Golden Coast Mead, Julian Hard Cider and craft beers on tap with a $25 gift certificate from The Cooler Tap & Tasting Room. Total Value: $90


Mr. Manita's & Julian Hard Cider--A local favorite pairing! Dive into local and organic Mexican food and fruits, smoothies, and delicious fare like tacos and burrito bowls with a $30 gift certificate courtesy of Mr. Manita's Taco Bar & Fruteria at Julian Station. Be sure to bring your blue Julian Hard Cider logo Hydro Flask growler and certificate for a free hard cider fill-up with you. Both are part of a JHC logo gift package compliments of Julian Hard Cider including a T-shirt, wooden coaster, two glasses, and Old-Fashioned Cherry Jam from Apple Lane Orchard. Value: $109


The Belly Up Tavern, in Solana Beach, is known for great music, food and drinks. Enjoy a Friday Happy Hour* for Ten (10) from 5pm to 8pm courtesy of the Belly Up. *Excluding Special Happy Hour Events. Value: $100


North Coastal Dinner & Theater--Enjoy an excellent selection of fresh fish, sushi and seafood with a $50 gift certificate courtesy of The Fish Market, (Good at any location, gratuity not included). Experience live theater in Solana Beach with two tickets compliments of North Coast Repertory Theater for a main-stage performance during NCRT's 36th season. Not valid on Saturday evening and Sunday matinee performances. NCRT Expires 8/31/2018. Total Value: $150


Poway Theater & Fine Dining: Enjoy award-winning fine Northern Mediterranean cuisine with a $50 gift certificate courtesy of Yanni's Bar & Grill in Scripps Poway (dining expires: 2/22/2020), and then select a professional performance with two tickets donated by the Poway Performing Arts Theatre (theater tickets expire: 4/8/2019). Total Value: $150


San Diego Visual & Performing Arts Outing--Explore the art and exhibits from diverse cultures--past and present—with two passes courtesy of the Mingei Museum and The San Diego Museum of Art, located in Balboa Park (SDMA passes are for general admission and not valid during ‘Art Alive’, or specially-ticketed exhibitions or events. Expires: 3/8/2019). And experience downtown San Diego's resident professional theater with two vouchers compliments of the San Diego REPertory Theatre (subject to seating availability, special events and Saturday evening performances excluded; recipients should check website to determine performance dates and times and should call theatre box office 24 hours prior to performance to reserve the best possible seats). Value: $150


Uptown/Downtown Dining, Theater & Museum Outing--Explore the art and exhibits from diverse cultures--past and present with two passes courtesy of the Mingei Museum located in Balboa Park. The Mingei features sculpture, textiles, and jewelry which are beautiful in color and design. Enjoy an unforgettable dinner (or lunch) courtesy of Pardon My French Bar & Kitchen and Gene & Martha Myers. It will be a memorable dining experience in a casual, yet sophisticated, environment with French lounge music infused with a warm and elegant ambiance at this Hillcrest hotspot (Expires 6/1/2018). Experience downtown San Diego's resident professional theater with two vouchers compliments of the San Diego REPertory Theatre (subject to seating availability, special events and Saturday evening performances excluded; recipients should check website to determine performance dates and times and should call theatre box office 24 hours prior to performance to reserve the best possible seats). Value: $220



"Late Summer Volcan View", 18"X24" framed oil on panel by Cynthia Fletcher. The proceeds from this painting, created as part of the 2016 cycle of the Marjorie and Joseph Rubenson Endowment for Art and Science at Volcan Mountain and donated by Ms. Fletcher, will benefit the Endowment. Value: $1,250


"Manzanitas on Volcan Mountain", 13 1/2" X 17 3/4" framed watercolor and gouache on paper by Adrianne Smits. The proceeds from this painting, created as part of the 2017 cycle of the Marjorie and Joseph Rubenson Endowment for Art and Science at Volcan Mountain and donated by Ms. Smits, will benefit the Endowment. Value: $1,600


"Untitled", 11" x 11", black and white photograph, framed under glass, by Robert Treat. The proceeds from this photograph, created as part of the 2017 cycle of the Marjorie and Joseph Rubenson Endowment for Art and Science at Volcan Mountain and donated by Mr. Treat, will benefit the Endowment. Value: $450


Beautiful handwoven, earth-toned wool shawl that can be worn three ways. Created and donated by Anne Garcia with hand spun accent yarns. Value: $129


One-of-a-kind, dramatic onyx, coral, pearl, garnet and 24K gold earring and necklace set, handcrafted by Kay and John Jacobs. Donated by Carol Schloo-Wright. Value: $100


One-of-a-kind red-tailed hawk pendant handcrafted by Ken Wright from manzanita, brass, copper and wire. Value: $90


"Swine Lake", 6 1/2" x 9" etching, framed (12" x 15") by Edward Abrams. Value: $300


"Aqua Rainbow", 12" x 16" framed (19" x 23") watercolor by Jane Barnes. Value: $170


"View From Don's Market", 6" x 8" framed plein air oil on panel by Annie Dover. Value: $235


"Trailside", 9" x 12" framed (15 1/2" x 18 1/2") oil painting by Joe Garcia. Value: $795


"Hungry Packer Lake", 14" x 10" mounted watercolor by James Hubbell, 2007. Value: $1,100


"Joshua Stone #12", 25" x 11", framed archival digital black and white print by Robert Treat. Value: $450


"Thin Triangle" a 4 1/2"by 6 1/2" handcrafted gourd by internationally-known Julian artist, Don Weeke. Value: $50



Mother's Day Weekend Wildflower & Native Plant Walk and Luncheon on Volcan Mountain--On Saturday of Mother's Day weekend, treat your mother (or yourself!). Go 'behind the scenes' and explore spring blooms with the Julian wildflower and native plant 'dream team' of Larry Hendrickson, Sharyl Massey, and Sally Snipes in areas of Volcan Mountain that are not typically accessible to the general public. Then enjoy an al fresco lunch with a view from high along the ridgeline at Ferguson Flat courtesy of Pat Straube and Carol Pike. Date: Saturday, May 12th. Available for 12 persons at $45 per person.


Cheese Making Class—Quick and Easy Cheeses: Mozzarella, Feta, and Cottage Cheese! Sunday, June 10th, learn the skill of making cheese at home from our resident cheesemaker, Eric Jones. In this three-hour workshop, learn all about cheese making, including the chemistry, biology, and processes that turn simple milk into the 1,000's of wildly different cheese varieties. Through a detailed demonstration of cheese making, hands-on activities, and yes, cheese tasting, you'll come away with the recipes and knowledge to start making cheese in your own home! Available for eight participants at $65 per person.


Experience an owner's day at the Del Mar Race Track, compliments of race horse owners, Priscilla & Keith Webb. A 'backside' tour of the compound, stables and paddocks accessible only to owners. Enjoy seats in an owner's box and lunch at Jakes' Del Mar with Keith and Priscilla to discuss the world of thoroughbred horse racing. Date will be on a Sunday during the 2018 summer race season starting in late July. Available for 4 guests at $150 per person.



Alpine Mountain Lodge, Julian, CA--Wake up to grand views of Volcan Mountain during a 2-night stay at this cozy and comfortable 2 bedroom, pet-friendly A-frame that sleeps 6. Located just 5 minutes from the historic Julian town site and Volcan trailhead, this delightful and peaceful cabin is ideally situated for relaxation or exploration. (Available after Labor Day 2018 through March 2019, excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays). Value: $300


Julian Romance! Enjoy a one night stay for two courtesy of Butterfield Bed & Breakfast--'Celebrating 20 years of innkeeping in Julian'--in their romantic Country Corner Room and lunch or dinner with a $75 gift certificate compliments of The Julian Grille. (Butterfield B&B stay expires 5/31/2019 and is subject to availability, please try to book 6-8 weeks in advance. Requires two night minimum stay on weekends, some restrictions Thanksgiving through New Year's, no restrictions Sunday through Thursday.) Total Value: $237


Lake Cuyamaca, Julian, CA--Fisherman's Condo Getaway--Adjacent to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Lake Cuyamaca is a fisherman's paradise and the only lake in San Diego County that is able to stock trout year-round. It features great hiking and bird watching as well. Enjoy a two-night stay, Sunday through Thursday, in either of the Raccoon Hollow or Rainbow Rendezvous condos courtesy of the Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District. They overlook picturesque Lake Cuyamaca, sleep four and include, housekeeping service, kitchen, and a fireplace. During your visit you will also receive a complimentary motor boat rental on the day of your choice. (Date of stay is subject to availability only. Expires: 12/31/18.) You'll also enjoy traditional American fare, featuring chicken pot pie, with a $40 gift certificate courtesy of Cuyamaca Lake Restaurant. Total Value: $440


Stoneapple Farm Writer's Cottage, Julian--Enjoy a three-night stay in this two bedroom, two bath farmhouse which sleeps two-four people. This cottage was formerly owned by Scott O'Dell, the novelist and Southwest historian, and his wife, Jane Dorsa O'Dell until 1989. Still owned by the family of 'Aunt Jane' who lived there for 50 years until 2008, the 29"-thick stone walls contribute to the unique and quaint character of the farmhouse which stands on six acres of orchard and meadow with clusters of live oak, pear trees, and a myriad of daffodils every spring. Stay may be arranged for any mutually agreeable dates, based upon availability; not available on holiday weekends. Winner must call donors within two months of auction to book reservation. Donated by Tom and Gillian Gilhool. Expires 4/8/2019. Value: $675


Julian, CA—Indulge in an extravagant three-night stay for two, courtesy of Orchard Hill Country Inn, in their newest and most luxurious accommodation: "The Penthouse." Orchard Hill is San Diego's only AAA Four Diamond Country Inn. You'll experience complete privacy and quiet in this beautifully appointed, 850 square foot suite with a separate bedroom, living room, and full kitchen. Valid: Monday - Thursday. Expires: 9/1/2018. Value: $1,200


Warner Springs Ranch Golf Resort-Enjoy an overnight golf getaway in one of the newly-renovated Warner Springs Historic Cottages compliments of Warner Springs Ranch Golf Resort. Hit the revamped course with one round of golf for two (with golf cart) on the resort's legendary golf course. Enjoy lunch for two at the Warner Springs Golf Grill. (Tee times may be made seven days in advance. Based on availability and not valid on weekends, holidays or for tournaments/group play. Expires: 12/31/2018). Value: $400


The Palms at Indian Head, Borrego Springs, CA--Experience a one-night stay for two, plus breakfast, lunch and dinner in Borrego, at this iconic hotel where movie stars like Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable & Montgomery Clift once visited to escape the inquisitive eyes of an adoring public. It is now a restored, mid-century classic hotel. Donated by The Palms at Indian Head with a $20 breakfast credit at the Red Ocotillo Restaurant and $50 dinner credit at the Coyote Steakhouse. Also enjoy authentic Mexican food, margaritas and more in a festive atmosphere with a $30 gift certificate courtesy of Carmelita's Mexican Grill and Cantina in The Mall Borrego Springs. (Lodging is valid: Monday - Thursday). Total Value: $289


La Casa del Zorro Resort and Spa, Borrego Springs, CA-Situated on forty-two acres and adjacent to Southern California's Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the luscious desert and this premier resort offer serenity, solitude and unassuming luxury. Enjoy two nights' accommodations in a Deluxe Poolview room courtesy of La Casa Del Zorro Resort. Includes two welcome beverages on day of arrival and breakfast for two each morning. Reservations will be accepted on a space available basis Sunday through Thursday only. Certain holidays might also not be available. Expires: 10/31/2019. Value: $1,000


Del Mar, CA Getaway, Dinner & Birding Tour Package-Spend a weekend at the 'coast' end of the San Dieguito River Park's Coast to Crest Trail with a two-night stay for two at a cozy, one room Del Mar guest house with ocean view and patio donated by Carol Kerridge. While you're there, go for a birding walk and tour of the nearby San Dieguito Lagoon compliments of, local birding expert, Ed Mirsky--over 230 bird species have been observed throughout the 300-acre salt marsh. Finally, you'll also enjoy grand views and upscale dining with a $100 gift certificate for dinner for two courtesy of Jake's Del Mar. The cottage is located three blocks from the beach and just a stroll to downtown restaurants. This separate guest house comes with a queen futon, full bath, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Stay may be arranged for any mutually agreeable dates, based upon availability. Total Value: $400


Old Town, San Diego, CA Getaway with Dinner & Theater-Relax in the spacious comfort of a beautifully-appointed room with a two night stay for two at the Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel near the historic Old Town Presidio in the heart of San Diego (Based upon availability. Not available June, July or August. Restrictions apply). Your stay includes a margarita-lover's dinner for two at the adjacent Tequila Factory Restaurant & Cantina courtesy of the Pacific Hospitality Group. Then walk over to the Old Town Theater for a performance, with tickets for two compliments of the Cygnet Theater. Reservations must be made in advance, and tickets are subject to availability. Excludes opening nights. Expires: 12/31/2018. Total Value: $498


San Diego Uptown Getaway-Enjoy a 2-night stay for up to 4 people in a charmingly-remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow in Hillcrest/University Heights, close to Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo and all the best of San Diego. Donated by Neil & Nancy Tabachki. (Lodging based on availability, and must be booked 30 days in advance. Expires: 4/8/2019). Value: $600


Desert Hot Springs-Enjoy a weekday room stay for 3 days & 2 nights for two courtesy of the beautiful Miracle Springs Resort & Spa. Valid Sunday through Thursday on a space available basis. Holiday periods excluded. Reservation requests can only be confirmed or denied if the inquiry is made no earlier than 14 days prior to arrival date. Certificate bearer is responsible for tax charges. Value: $238


Santa Fe, New Mexico-Immerse yourself in the Land of Enchantment as you explore and discover the legendary culture, history and natural treasures around Santa Fe. Enjoy a four night stay in a Southwest-styled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home and separate 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment with kitchenette donated by Lynne Anne Baker and Family. The home is walkable to groceries, Starbucks, and movies, and is a nearby drive to the local ski area and renowned Santa Fe Opera. Reservation must be made prior to September 1st, 2018, major holidays excluded. Expires: 12/31/2018. Value: $1,400


South Kihei, Maui, Hawaii-Hang loose during a one-week stay in a one-bedroom condo across the street from Maui's sunny southwest shore. Kihei offers six miles of beaches with clear views of Kahoolawe, Molokini, and Lanai. Along with beach combing, you can also go surfing, snorkeling, and kayaking — you might even spot a giant humpback whale spouting or breaching the ocean’s surface. Condo is walking distance to restaurants and shops. Donated by Susie and Jerry Bottomley. Restrictions: limited to two guests, and no pets, with travel between May - October. Expires: 3/31/2019. Value: $1,300


Nosara, Costa Rica-An ecological 'wonderland', enjoy seven nights for two at "Casitas Las Brisas," a Pacific ocean-view condo located near the famous surfing beach and fishing village of Nosara, Costa Rica. Nosara, with its spectacular white sand beach, warm ocean water (80 to 85 degrees year-round), and lush forests, has become a popular world-class destination for honeymoons, surfing lessons and yoga instruction. Donated by Jay Evarts and Susan Aurand. Not available during peak season: 12/15/2018-1/15/2019. Expires: 4/8/2019. Value: $1,000


Paris, France--The 'City of Love and Light'! 7 nights in a cozy, quiet and comfortable Paris apartment close to the Arc de Triomphe. 1 bedroom with fold-out couch in living room, sleeps 4, donated by Brian and Nancy Kramer of Nancy's Vacation Rentals. (Not valid in April, May or June.) Expires: 03/31/2019. Value: $1,513