Looking for a fun, easy way to support Carpenter’s Shelter? Attend Cook-Off and become part of the bidding war during our Live Auction!

We have collected an amazing assortment of auction items including travel packages, gift certificates, and one-of-a-kind opportunities. Simply get your Cook-Off ticket today and we’ll see you at The Birchmere April 27 for bidding to raise funds for the shelter.
Here are the Live Auction items that will be up for bid:

Raise Your Spirits at Bluemont Vineyards

Enjoy a seated tasting, private tour, select light fare offerings, souvenir glasses and 15% discount for the day for yourself and up to 11 friends at Bluemont Vineyard, located just minutes from Leesbur, VA, featuring great wines and breathtaking views ofd Loudoun Valley. (Approximate Value = $200)

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Two box seat tickets to see The Lion King at the Kennedy Center on Thursday, July 10, 2014, access the the Russian Lounge with two complimentary cocktails plus a certificate for a one-night stay in a deluxe room at the Hotel Palomar DC on July 10. Tickets donated by the Kennedy Center. Hotel stay donated by Kimpton Hotels. (Approximate Value = $550)

Instant Party
catered BBQ party for 25 people including slow smoked pork ribs, pulled chicken, pork BBQ sliders, creamy coleslaw, redskin potato salad, baked beans, and cornbread prepared by King Street Blues. Winner picks up catered items at the Old Town location. Donated by King Street Blues. (Approximate Value = $250)

Southwest to Austin
A $500 gift card on Southwest Airlines (daily non-stops from DCA to Austin) with no expiration or blackout dates plus a two-night stay at the Aloft Austin located at The Domain Shopping District, two gift cards for a 3 hour zipline tour at Lake Travis (30 miles from Austin) and a $30 gift card to Kona Grill which is also located at The Domain (hotel and gift card expire March 1, 2015). Hotel, airfare and restaurant gift card donated by Tim O’Hara. Zipline tour donated by Lake Travis Zipline Adventures. (Approximate Vale = $1050)

Race Over to Dover
Package for four people includes race day grandstand access, fully catered private Mobil 1 Trackside Hospitality Chalet, pre-race pit tours (limited access and availability), driver appearance, Mobil 1 Show Car Appearance, Mobil 1 Branded Track Pack during the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, September 28, 2014. (Approximate Value = $2100)

South of the Border Paradise

A three-night stay at the beautiful beachfront Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos all-inclusive resort located near the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula of Mexico overlooking the Sea of Cortes, plus two airline tickets on US Airways. (Approximate Value = $1400)

Rock the Red
Cheer the Capitals onto VICTORY! You and one guest will enjoy the game from the center ice at one Washington Capitals game for a mutually agreed upon date during the 2014/2015 season. For the ultimate fan, show your Capital’s pride by wearing an authentic Capitals jersey signed by the full 2014 team. Tickets donated by Hessel Aluise & Neun. (Approximate Value= $620)

Havana Nights Dinner Party
An authentic Cuban dinner for 10 at the winning bidder’s home including appetizers, dinner, dessert and cocktails prepared by Executive Director Lissette Bishins and served by Carpenter’s Shelter staff. (Approximate Value = $500)

Cocktails, Anyone?
Join Todd Thrasher, Sommelier and Mix Master of Restaurant Eve and PX, for one hour of private cocktail instruction and sampling for 8 people at Cathal Armstong’s newest restaurant Society Fair, located in Old Town. Learn the secrets of what makes his cocktails 4 stars! (Approximate Value = $500)

A Special Chesapeake Charter
Enjoy an outing for 6 on a 1951 classic wood power boat, the LeeStar, with Carpenter’s Shelter Board members Lee Fifer and Jim Coakley. The boat will depart from Deale, MD and dock for a long lunch at America’s oldest Inn, The Robert Morris Inn where Chef Proprietor and British Master Chef, Mark Salter, brings a modern British approach, combined with classical sensibilities, to the Inn’s restaurant, Salter’s Tavern and Tap Room. Valid through 2014 and date must be mutually agreed upon. Donated by Lee Fifer and Jim Coakley. (Approximate Value = $400)

Catch a Home Run in Philly
Two tickets to the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies game on Saturay, July 12 (tickets are Row 1 in left field); package includes a one-night stay with breakfast at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, certificate for two Philly Cheesesteaks from Pat’s King of Steaks, $50 Starr Restaurants gift card (includes over 20 of the most popular restaurants in Philly), plus a VIP Pass for two, which allows you to visit most Philly attractions for free. Tickets donated by Bill Kelly. Hotel stay donated by the Sheraton Hotel. Gift card and VIP Pass donated by the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. Cheesesteak certificate donated by Pat’s King of Steaks. (Approximate Value = $400)