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2012 Exceptional Experience Auction

Please note that the pre-bidding for the Exceptional Experience Auction is now closed. All leading pre-bids will become the opening bid at our 5th annual Summer Social on Saturday, July 28 at the Ellis Farm on Shaw Island.

We hope that you will attend the Summer Social where you can continue to bid on these packages as well as more than 50 plein air paintings.

 

Exceptional Experiences:

Kayak for Two

 

Kayak Trip for Two from San Juan Island

Estimated Value $175

  • Grab your sense of adventure and head out on a personalized kayak trip for two guided by SJPT naturalist Kathleen Foley on the spectacular west side of San Juan Island.
  • A sumptuous picnic lunch will be provided by The Market Chef in Friday Harbor, renowned for their fresh, healthy and locally grown specialties.

LEADING BID – $61

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Seattle Escape

Seattle Getaway

Estimated Value $550

  • Enjoy a pampered, one-night stay at Hotel 1000, Seattle’s premier luxury destination recgonized by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel and Leisure as one of the world’s best places to stay. Hotel 1000 is conveniently located on First Avenue in the heart of downtown Seattle and only a stroll away from shopping, entertainment and museums. www.hotel1000seattle.com
  • Relax over an intimate dinner for two at BOKA, the hotel’s acclaimed restaurant with its distinctive contemporary design and urban American cuisine. www.bokaseattle.com.
  • Enjoy a virtual round of golf on one of 50 of the world’s best courses at Hotel 1000′s Golf Club.

LEADING BID – $225

 

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Stuart Island in Style

Cruise for six from Friday Harbor aboard the Sea-Dog

Estimated Value $700

  • Relax aboard the 55 foot Stephens Brothers 1932 classic wooden motor yacht, Sea-Dog, www.seadog.yachtflyers.com owned by Les and Betsy Gunther. Cruise to Stuart Island to view San Juan Preservation Trust protected properties.
  • You’ll enjoy delicious pastries provided by Café Demeter in Friday Harbor.
  • Your picnic lunch will be provided by much acclaimed Market Chef in Friday Harbor.

OPENING BID – $400

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Methow Valley Mini-Vacation

Methow Valley Mini-Vacation

Estimated Value $550

  • Spend two nights at the 4-star Sun Mountain Lodge in stunning Methow Valley in the North Cascades – one of the most ecologically diverse areas of Washington State.
  • As part of your stay, you can choose between a personalized guided naturalist hike, bird walk, farm tour, or ski lesson. Pick your favorite season to enjoy the Methow Valley’s famous trail system, perfect for hiking, mountain biking, or cross-country skiing. We are most grateful to Methow Conservancy for arranging this donation. http://www.methowconservancy.org
  • Your experience includes a $200 food credit at Sun Mountain Lodge courtesy of a generous SJPT trustee.

LEADING BID – $326

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Venturing to Vendovi

Cruise for six from Orcas Island aboard the El Jefe

Estimated Value $1,000

  • Visit the pristine wildflower meadows, native forest, and natural shoreline of Vendovi Island aboard the El Jefe – a 30 foot custom built Uniflite hull design vessel berthed in Deer Harbor. Transportation is donated by Marty Mead of North Shore Charters. www.sanjuancruises.net
  • San Juan Preservation Trust personalized, naturalist-guided tour of this beautiful and unique island.
  • Gourmet picnic for six provided by Doug and Laura Tidwell of Orcas Hotel. www.orcashotel.com

OPENING BID – $500

 

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Magical Biplane Ride for Two

Estimated Value $300

  • View whales, eagles, ferries, porpoises and more from above on a remarkable flight aboard the open cockpit biplane “Magic One”. Flight provided by Rod Magner of Magic Air Tours in Eastsound. www.magicair.com.
  • Enjoy lunch or dinner on the waterfront with a $50 gift certificate courtesy of The Madrona Bar & Grill. www.madronabarandgrill.com

OPENING BID – $150

 

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Orcas Island Chamber Music Package

Orcas Island Chamber Music Package

Estimated Value $350

Choose two tickets to any 2012 performance of the highly acclaimed Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival which is celebrating its 15th season www.oicmf.org. The season includes star-stature mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, one of American’s most beloved artists, who will present two beautiful concerts which highlight her magnificent and varied career.

Choose from:

  • Aug 11th A Flurry of Violins! 7:30 pm
  • Aug 12th A Flurry of Violins! 5:00 pm
  • Aug 14th Beloved Music 7:30 pm
  • Aug 15th Beloved Music 5:00 pm
  • Aug 17th Inspired by Paganini 7:30 pm
  • Aug 18th Inspired by Paganini 5:00 pm
  • Aug 20th Orcas-trations: Frederica von Stade 7:30 pm
  • Aug 22nd Orcas-trations: Frederica von Stade 5:00 pm
  • Aug 24th Crystal Finale! 7:30 pm
  • Aug 25th Crystal Finale! 5:00 pm
  • Enjoy dinner for two at The Inn at Ship Bay offering seasonal menus featuring fresh, locally farmed products www.innatshipbay.com/dining.
  • Spend a magical night in a private cottage on Orcas Island surrounded by English gardens and walking distance from a private beach.
  • Enjoy a continental breakfast at the cottage.

LEADING BID – $175

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