Here are the fabulous live auction items that will be available for bid at Chocolate Moose 2015.
Luxury Villa in Barbados for a Week
A week-long dream vacation awaits! Your villa is located in the world-renowned Sandy Lane Golf Resort, with a private beach, restaurants, and shopping within walking distance. The property includes a main house with 4 ensuite bathrooms and a cottage with 2 ensuite bathrooms, ensuring a comfortable stay for up to 12 people. Did we mention your own swimming and wading pool; golf close by; a new kitchen which can be used for meals; a staff of 3, including a cook, housekeeper and gardener who are there full-time daily, and a night-time guard? Air travel, transfers and meals are not provided. Mutually agreed upon date. Must be used between April 1 and November 15, 2015. NOTE: The property is currently for sale, so we recommend you travel soon. If the property sells and you are not able to use it, the North Museum will, upon written request, refund the amount paid at Chocolate Moose. The Museum cannot be responsible for any other fees or costs incurred.
Value: $5250 Friend of the Museum
ROCK LITITZ Overnight Tour Package for Six
Get to know the rock-and-roll capital of the world--Lititz!--up close and personal with this incredible opportunity for six adults. Start with tours of the famous Clair Global, Tait Towers, and Atomic Design enterprises, the companies that create the sound and staging for some of the world's top performers. After your tour enjoy appetizers in the Green Room Lounge of the ROCK LITITZ Penthouse Suite at the General Sutter Inn. Then it's on to dinner in the Bulls Head Public House, the region's only truly authentic British pub with great food and 16 international beers and two cask conditioned beers always on tap. Finally, spend the night in three of the luxury ROCK LITITZ Penthouse suites with a fabulous rock theme decor featuring fixtures and furnishings created by the designers at Clair, Tait and Atomic. Date to be mutually agreed upon and based upon room availability.
Value: $4000 Atomic Design, clair Global, Tait, General Sutter Inn, Pippa and Tom McPhillips
Private Sleepover in the new North Museum Full-Dome Digital Theater
Bring up to 30 people to your very own Night at the Museum! From 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. your experience will include your choice of fun science activities, a Night Sky tour and/or a movie in the Full-Dome Digital Theater, a flashlight tour of the Museum, time to explore on your own, and late-night pizza and liquid nitrogen ice cream. Finally you get to sleep under the stars. A light breakfast will be provided in the morning. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Must be used by December 31, 2015.
Value: $2000 North Museum Staff
Cocktail Party for 50 in the new North Museum Full-Dome Digital Theater
Invite 50 of your friends and colleagues to gather after work in the most out-of-this-world party venue in town! You select the locale to be displayed overhead—from Egypt to Stonehenge to the surface of Mars. Antonia Hinnenkamp of East King Culinary will provide a selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres for your guests and will work with you to select the wine or cocktail to be served. The Chocolate Moose Committee will serve as your waiters. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Includes all food, beverages, and rental fees. Must be used by December 31, 2015.
Value: Antonia Hinnenkamp, East King Culinary, Chocolate Moose Committee, and North Museum
Sailing on the Chesapeake Bay
Set sail with Captain Rick Seavey to skim across the waves of the Chesapeake Bay. No sailing experience necessary. Lunch will be provided. Date to be mutually agreed upon; weather permitting. Must be used by January 17, 2016.
Value: $500 Susan & Rick Seavey
Romantic Getaway in Chesapeake City, Maryland
Book a romantic getaway in historic Chesapeake City, Maryland, just an hour from Lancaster on the Delaware and Chesapeake Canal. Dine on the water at the Chesapeake Inn Restaurant. Then stroll down Bohemia St. for a stay at the elegant Blue Max Inn Bed and Breakfast. Inn certificate expires December 18, 2015.
Value: $350 Blue Max Inn, Jane Appleyard, and Chesapeake Inn
Aerobatic Plane Ride with an International Aerobatic Club Champion Pilot
Chance of a lifetime for you to have a 45 minute ride in an aerobatic aircraft with an International Aerobatic Club Champion Pilot who will perform anywhere from zero to 20 minutes of aerobatics. The passenger may choose to simply enjoy a gentle sightseeing excursion, some mild aerobatics, or a trip to the wild side! The flight will be tailored to the desires of the passenger, including pre-flight briefing and can include photos. The flight will depart from Lancaster Airport.
Value: $250 Rich Mohn
Dinner for Six at the Woodlot
Private dinner for six at Andy Appel's country cottage, the Woodlot, catered by Tim Carr of Carr’s Restaurant. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner and dessert and (often) wildlife! Date to be mutually agreed upon. Must be used by January 16, 2016.
Value: $600 Andrew H. Appel
Fabulous Phillies Tickets for Four
It won't be long until spring training begins! Enjoy baseball with the Phillies, four seats, Section 123, Row 5, seats 1-4, behind the visitor's dugout. Date to be mutually agreed upon once the 2015 season has been finalized.
Value: $320 Tom Jordan
Private Wine and Cheese Event for Eight at Thorn Hill Vineyards Lancaster Tasting Room
Complete wine tasting for eight of Thorn Hill's award-winning, premium California wines, specially paired with artisanal cheeses and fine charcuterie-- a private party for you and your friends at the Lancaster Tasting Room. Valid through 5/31/2015.
Value: $600 Thorn Hill Vineyards
White Hat, Part I: Hard Hat Tours of the North Museum
Come see the renovated North Museum before it’s even ready to re-open! Hard-soled shoes must be worn, and hard hats will be provided. Not recommended for children under 8. Personalized tours for four will be offered for the next two weeks—through Saturday, January 31, 2015. Call or email Jamie to schedule yours.
White Hat, Part II: New Planetarium Chairs
Three years ago Chocolate Moose attendees and other friends bought 50 new portable planetarium chairs. For the renovations now underway, we need 30 more. Each one costs $400. Buy one and we’ll put your name on a plaque to be installed in the new space.Buy a chair, or team up with your Moosemates to buy one. You’ll also get a white hat to wear for the rest of the night.
Marotta / Main Architects