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Saturday, May 13, 2017





Take the Trip of a Lifetime with Viking Cruises!

Sail to charming cities and villages with the world’s leader in river cruises.  You have a choice of one of four enchanting 8 day/7 night itineraries along the Danube or the Rhine, generously donated by Viking River Cruises:


Romantic Danube
Soak in the healing qualities of Budapest’s thermal baths. Make dumplings with Wachau Valley apricots, then explore Göttweig Abbey, one of Austria’s most revered monastic centers. See how Germany works at a local Passau business. Celebrate Vienna’s musical heritage at a concert featuring works by Mozart and Strauss. With medieval towns, grand cities and stunning scenery, this 8-day journey on the “Blue Danube” is one you’re sure to love.

Danube Waltz
Admire the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO Site, from your Viking Longship. Learn to waltz at a tradition-steeped Viennese dance school. Savor Austro-Hungarian cuisine in Vienna and Budapest, and on your ship. Explore lesser-known Central European cities like Český Krumlov and Bratislava. Soak up the soothing steam at a Budapest thermal bath. This 8-day itinerary reveals the highlights of Passau, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, while leisurely cruising through spectacular scenery.

Rhine Getaway
Overlook the Rhine from Germany’s best preserved medieval castle. Discover the rich culinary traditions of Alsace. Explore the Black Forest your way: join a guided coach tour or walk lush country trails to a farm. Fairy-tale castles, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery—little wonder that the Rhine is one of Europe’s best-loved rivers. From Amsterdam and Cologne to Basel, this 8-day journey reveals a wonderland of beauty and culture.


Christmas in Germany
Browse endless colorful ornaments and handmade toys as the aroma of spicy glühwein fills the air. Delve into Nuremberg’s World War II history at the former Nazi Rally Grounds and Palace of Justice. Tour Würzburg’s Bishops’ Residenz, with its massive staircase and frescoed ceiling by Tiepolo. Follow the “Romantic Road” through storybook villages to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. For eight days, you will cruise the Rhine and Main between Nuremberg and Cologne, where beer gardens, wine cellars and Christmas markets add to a holiday spirit brimming with good cheer.


Valid for any 2017-18 Rhine or Danube River Cruise; French balcony, Category D cabin.  Reservations are accepted within 120 days of departure.  Airfare not included.

Donated by Viking River Cruises and Carly Detwiller, Senior Travel Consultant of Katlin Travel Group
Value: $7,500

Personal Guided Tour by Paul Matisse of "Matisse in the Studio" at the MFA

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts is currently presenting a marvelous new show of some 86 paintings, drawings, and sculptures by one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Henri Matisse. The exhibit also includes a large number of the painter’s personal household objects, many of which he used as important visual elements in the paintings. In this inspired setting many of these objects are shown paired with the images that they ultimately became a part of. Seeing the show in this fashion is very much like visiting with the artist surrounded by some of his favorite artifacts, and thus becoming even closer to the day to day reality of the artist and his vision.

Paul Matisse, grandson to Henri, and an artist and inventor in his own right, knew his grandfather through pre- and post-war summer family visits that gave him vivid memories of the painter at work. He has offered to accompany a small group of art lovers for a tour of the show while commenting on the works viewed. He will also be accompanied by Helen Burnham, the MFA’s Lead Curator of the show.

The winning bidder may invite 3 guests for a one-hour tour, or as much time as the group desires. We will be starting at 6PM on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday evening during the last three weeks of June, on a date that is agreeable to all.


Donated by Paul Matisse

Value: Absolutely Priceless


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Boch Center's Wang Theatre

Everyone should experience the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at least once in their lives! The exuberance, fluidity, and powerful athleticism of the dancers will touch you beyond imagination. The mission of Alvin Ailey ADT is to use the beauty and humanity of the African-American heritage and other cultures to unite people of all races, ages and backgrounds. Now’s your chance to see this amazing company up close at the historic Wang Theatre in Boston in a VIP loge box of 10 seats. Tickets are for Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8 pm. Check out Alvin Ailey in action here.


Donated by the Boch Center

Value: $2,000


Mingle with the Maestro!

Join Maestro Bruce Hangen and violinist Anabelle Tirado for a private reception in their historic Shirley home (formerly the Shirley Public Library, originally built in 1893).  Guests will include Orchestra of Indian Hill musicians as well as visiting artist, Kenneth Radnofsky and living legend, composer and multi-instrumentalist, David Amram.  The reception will be on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm after the OIH dress rehearsal (which is also open to reception guests) for the concert to be held the following day, featuring the orchestral world-premiere of “Greenwich Village Portraits” by David Amram. Socialize with the Maestro, Indian Hill musicians, guest artists and the composer in a truly unique and charming setting!  Limited to 40 people, $150 per person.

Donated by Bruce Hangen and Anabelle Tirado

Value: Priceless!


"Ride the Wind" Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

Private adventure for two people
Experience the thrill and wonderment of free flight in a hot air balloon over the skies of New England.  You will enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Boston skyline, as well as a unique view of Mt. Wachusett and, on a clear day, Mt. Mondanock.  Just as the Montgolfier brothers experienced in 1783, you will leave Mother Earth for a short while, and with the help of the wind gods and highly skilled pilot Bob Martel, you’ll return to her with a memory of flight that you’ll never forget!

Leaves from Minuteman Airfield, Stow, MA.
 Expires June 30, 2020.

Value: Priceless!


Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour at The Hanover Theatre

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand! Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song.  The winner will receive 6 seats in a private loge box and VIP passes to the theatre’s historic Franklin Square Salon before the show.  Complimentary drinks and parking are provided.  Before the show your group can also enjoy dinner at your choice of three top-rated Worcester restaurants: 111 Chop House, Via Italian Table or the Sole Proprietor.  Tickets are for opening night of a limited run: Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

Tickets, VIP passes, and $200 in dining gift certificates donated by The Hanover Theatre
Value: $1,000

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

Nothing beats the magic of watching a summer night game in the legendary Fenway Park. Enjoy an evening at the ballpark when the Red Sox take on the Yankees at home, Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Soak in all the action from four fantastic grandstand seats along the first base line [Section 15, Row 9, Seats 6, 7, 8, 9].  You’ll have an outstanding view as you witness the greatest rivalry in baseball!

Donated by Ted Lapres and Connie Keeran

Impossible to value!

A Week in Provincetown

Once the crush of the summer crowds have faded, this cozy and contemporary retreat will make the perfect setting for your next getaway.  Enjoy all the comforts of home just a few steps from the beach and Commercial Street.  Spend your days strolling along the boardwalk, shopping at the many independent stores and art galleries, or dining at one of the award-winning waterfront restaurants where you can bask in the panoramic bay views. This 2 bedroom condo sleeps six and includes all the comforts of home (wifi, laundry and a fully equipped kitchen).
Vaild Nov. 1 – 30, 2017, Dec. 4 – 21, 2017, January 5 – March 8, 2018 and March 26 – April 2, 2018. All dates subject to availability so please reserve early! View photos here!

Donated by Julie Merritt and Amy Kumpel
Value: $2,000



Fund the Future!

Be inspired by an Indian Hill Music student

An Indian Hill Music School student will share his personal story of how Indian Hill Music has significantly impacted his life.  Following his testimonial, the auctioneer will start the bidding, offering opportunities for everyone in the room to support Indian Hill’s supportive and empowering music education for students of all ages and abilities.  This is your chance to have a direct impact on Indian Hill’s mission, as it plays out each and every day.


Guided Tour of the Music Center at Indian Hill Site

See a destination in the making!  Indian Hill Music’s Executive Director Susan Randazzo and Project Manager Gary Shepherd will take you on a personal ATV tour of the entire Groton property.  See the progress on the building site and envision what is to come. Be inspired by the gorgeous vistas while enjoying a champagne toast at the top of the original Indian Hill.  Top two bidders win!

Maximum 2 people per tour; two separate tours offered
Valid until November 1, 2017

Handmade Keepsake Peacock Box

The artist transfers original, stylized photographs and hand decorates each box to match, resulting in a unique and functional piece of art.  This stunning peacock box is one-of-a-kind and perfect for holding jewelry, photos, remote controls, tea, or simply displayed for its exceptional beauty!

Donated by Wendy Oltsik / JustLikeArt




Board and Council Wine and Games Collection

The Indian Hill Board and Council have curated a collection of favorite wines and paired with a favorite game. Their personal stories reveal the inspiration behind their selections.  Game night has never been so fun!

This sample pairing is a gift from Carole and Art Prest, Honig 2015 Savuignon Blanc and Taboo:

In our household, 2010 was a special year. It was our 30th wedding anniversary and we decided to take a cruise through the British Virgin Islands on the Cuan Law, a 100 ft. trimaran. Joining us were our 2 best friends, our adult children and their spouses. The sailboat has just 10 cabins and so we made up almost half of the guests on board. On the first night, we took out our game of Taboo and, as usual, laughed heartily while playing. Another couple asked to play which we, of course, encouraged. The next night, we had 14 participants and 2 crew members.  Each night, the group expanded and by the end of our week on the boat, the entire crew and 18 guests were all playing Taboo.  We hope you have as much fun as we have with this silly game!

While you are playing Taboo, enjoy this Honig 2015 Sauvignon Blanc from Napa, CA. This family-owned and managed vineyard consistently produces wines that receive 90+ ratings from Wine Spectator. This bottle is signed by Michael Honig. Here is their story.

Donated by Indian Hill Board and Council Members

Cookies of the Month Delivered to Your Door

Got a sweet tooth? The winner will be enrolled in Bisousweet’s “Cookie of the Month” club, delivering two dozen gourmet cookies to your door (or that of a lucky recipient of your choosing!) for six very sweet months.  This local bakery takes traditional treats and elevates them with an elegant subtlety – and will give you the option to pick your favorites! Customize your goodies with choices that include home style cookies, specialty cookies, biscotti or rugelach.  All that’s missing is the milk!

Donated by Karen Collins, Bisousweet Confections

Basket of Exceptional and Unusual Spirits

This eclectic assortment of outstanding spirits, curated by Tim Bush of Colonial Spirits, demonstrates the discerning taste of a gracious host.  Read on for Tim’s descriptions . . .

The spirits that I selected are particularly intriguing because, individually, they all represent a choice that is somewhat off the beaten path yet are able to deliver great satisfaction.  Collectively, this selection is worth lining up on your bar.  To display this kind of diversity and quality is certain to intrigue and inspire any guest who has an interest in spirits.
Karlsson's Vodka - You likely have heard of potato vodka, but none quite deliver what this spirit does.  The flavor is rich and and viscous.  Unlike many vodkas, this one is distilled only once in order to preserve the character of the spirit and the quality coming from Swedish baby potatoes.

Gin Mare - A Mediterranean Gin for sure.  Distilled from olives, thyme, rosemary and basil it's savory, herbaceous and even citrusy.  There's nothing quite like it and the careful process that brings it to life is no small feat.

Glenmorangie Milsean - Well known for a pleasant, delicate style, Glenmorangie releases a special expression each year.  Milsean is extra matured in a charred wine barrel for a sweeter finish that makes this a remarkable after dinner whisky.

Cleveland Underground Black Cherry - Through a unique, proprietary, method Cleveland Underground 'ages' Bourbon a little differently.  Their process allow for the inclusion of wood that would be unsuitable for barrels because of leaking.  There are several to chose from but the black cherry offers a subtle, underlying flavor that is like freshly split firewood.  It's not sweet, nor is it flavored artificially but it is delicious.

High West Campfire- A masterpiece in whiskey... the secret to this blend is some peated Islay malt (smoky scotch) but the bourbon and rye fortify a flavorful sipper that makes you wish you were at a campfire.

Art in the Age Root - One of the most well made liqueurs you can find.  The ingredients are organic and artfully crafted into a throwback to a historical recipe.  The aroma is incredible, leading to all of the great things that you remember from root beer, without the sugar.

Collection Donated by Colonial Spirits, Acton


Tickets to a Rockport Music performance at the Shalin Liu Performance Center - 2017-18 season

Rockport Music is nationally recognized for featuring the world’s foremost musicians from all genres, including classical, jazz, folk, pop and world music.  Enjoy a concert in the intimate, oceanfront concert hall with magnificent views of the Atlantic.  $100 gift certificate valid for 1 – 4 tickets (depending on performance and seat selection).  Not valid for guest performances.

Donated by Rockport Music


Two Tickets to Indian Hill Music’s 2017-18 Faculty Showcase Series

You won’t want to miss a single show of this series, highlighting the incredible talent among Indian Hill’s own faculty and some of their selected students. Now entering its second year, the 6-concert Faculty showcase Series, sponsored by Nashoba Real Estate, consistently delivers fantastic performances in a diversity of instruments, genres and styles.  Come and be inspired by our faculty artists!

Donated by Indian Hill Music

Starbucks Baskets – Three Chances to Win!

Three different baskets to satisfy every caffeine craving!  Grind your beans and brew a pot, or grab a K-cup for a quick mug on the go.  If coffee isn’t your cup of tea, there’s a basket for you, too!

Whole Bean Basket: Three different 1 pound bags of whole bean coffee, a 20 oz. insulated cup, Nonetti biscotti cookies and Kind Bars. [Note: Starbucks will gladly grind your unopened bags of beans].

Keurig Basket: Three different Keurig coffees, a 16 oz. insulated cup, Nonetti biscotti cookies and Kind Bars.

Tea Basket:  Three different Teavanna teas, 12 oz. ceramic mug, Nonetti biscotti cookies and Kind Bars.

Donated by Don and Janet Stevens


New England Orchard Cookbook and Restaurant Certificates

Harvesting Dishes & Desserts from the Region's Bounty. A classic regional cookbook filled with recipes from iconic orchards and cider mills throughout New England. Many of the featured farms grow more than just the beloved apple––pears, peaches, berries, and more–– and over 200 recipes included in this book reflect that bounty. From savory dinners to sweet desserts, the recipes in The New England Orchard Cookbook are designed for the home cook and pay homage to the abundance of the local farm. Throughout are features about life and work at the orchards alongside gorgeous photography by Groton artist Karen Riggert. Restaurant Certificates from Gibbet Hill Grill; Salt & Light Cafe; and Union Coffee Roasters 

Donated by Karen and Dave Riggert and participating restaurants

Nantucket Lightship Basket

Nantucket Lightship Baskets were designed in the mid-1800’s by  crewmen aboard the Nantucket Lightships, who made them for sweethearts and spouses on the island. These baskets are made by hand with the highest quality materials and maximum attention to detail. World-renowned master basket maker, Brenda Burton, has crafted a gorgeous custom Nantucket Lightship Basket for the Indian Hill auction.  A 7" open round cane basket with a base of exotic purpleheart wood, maple staves, and the handle and rim are maple with a purpleheart inlay. Knobs are of hand-turned purpleheart.

"I am a Nantucket Lightship Basket/I'm strong and I'm stout/Don't lose me or burn me/And I'll never wear out!”

Donated by Brenda Burton


Wicked Good Barbecue!

Calling all grill masters!  This basket contains all the best of the best, just in time for grilling season!  Includes 10 items: Rosle BBQ tongs; Thermapen MK4 thermometer; gourmet 20” x 15” Epicurean cutting board with groove; Grilling Grid bottle opener; Little Pig cutting board; hickory smoker cup; grilling mitt; BBQ towel; and Wicked Good BBQ Cookbook.  This BBQ collection basket has everything you need to make a delicious meal while enjoying the great outdoors.

Donated by Kitchen Outfitters / Willa Breese

Ace that Test!  

Hypnosis is used every day in academics for greater focus, confidence and concentration, improving study habits, and for eliminating test taking anxiety. Board Certified Hypnotist Bob Martel has helped  firemen, policemen, teachers, trades people, law students, college  students and high school students excel in their studies and  test- taking performance and improve their overall academic achievements. This three-session program will help you confidently approach your studies knowing success lies ahead.

Donated by Bob Martel, Positive Results Hypnosis 


Spa Basket and Body Mind Spirit Certificate   

Find time to luxuriate and pamper yourself with these incredibly relaxing spa gifts! Take a day to enjoy yourself at Body Mind & Spirit in Groton with a wide choice of salon treatments, including massages, hair salon  services, or a body wrap. Can't get out of the house ?  Then close your eyes and feel the cool touch of a Gel Eye Mask. Smooth your skin with Dr. Teal's Lavender Moisturizing Body Wash, applying it with an energizing Exfoliating Body Sponge.  Bring your hair back to health with a Thermal Hair Wrap to moisturize and repair it. You'll find all of these products tucked into a handcrafted Marrakesh Bone Tray with an exotic glamorous trellis pattern, adding elegance to your bathroom.

Donated by Body Mind Spirit and Karen and Dave Riggert

Play Better Golf! 

Every PGA player uses hypnosis to get into their optimal performance zone for every swing! Now you can use the magical mind powers of the Pros! This three-session “Up Your Game With Hypnosis” will help you lower your score and increase your enjoyment on the links. Whether you need to improve your shot off the tee, reach the green in fewer swings, or master your putting, hypnosis helps you focus and concentrate. Working with Board Certified Hypnotist, Bob  Martel, your friends will be amazed at your new score! 

Donated by Bob Martel, Positive Results Hypnosis 


Two Tickets to Indian Hill Music’s 2017-18 Besas Concert Series   

Indian Hill’s Marjorie Besas Memorial Concert Series will once again feature a diverse, contemporary and exciting blend of jazz, classical, and other styles. The concerts are in our beautiful Camilla Blackman Hall on Sundays at 3:00pm.  From the music of Gershwin, to the Romantic era, to country/western, this series has something to please everyone.  Come join us – and bring a friend! Concert Dates: Oct. 1, Oct. 29, March 4 and May 6.

Donated by Indian Hill Music

Tandem Skydiving Adventure!

Experience the tranquility of human flight!  Feel the thrill of accelerating from zero to 120 mph in a matter of seconds!  Certificate includes a brief class and tandem jump with an FAA and USPA  certified tandem instructor, who will teach you to pull the ripcord and help steer the parachute to a safe, gentle landing.  Includes a professionally edited video and photos of your freefall adventure.  One person, 18 or older.

Donated by Skydive Pepperell. Valid until 12/20/18 




Rollstone Bank and Trust

The Boch Center
Carly Detwiller, Senior Travel Consultant, Katlin Travel
Epic Enterprises
The Hanover Theatre

ISS Inc.

ONE80 Visual

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