Where Innovation Begins Live Auction Items 2016

Questions? Contact Leigh Ann Woodruff at 336-253-3203.

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Opa! Mediterranean Dinner for 12

Relax with a Mediterranean-inspired dinner party with the cooking provided by local caterer Julia’s Take Away Gourmet and local foodie friends. Complete with a case of paired wine, this dinner is sure to be a hit! Dinner party can be redeemed any time after September 5, 2016. Winner supplies any servers and additional alcohol and beverages. Date, time and menu will be negotiated between winner and Julia Chandler.

Doctor Days

Do you have a budding scientist or surgeon in the family? Let him or her have Doctor Days with Drs. Alex Powers and Anthony Atala.

  •  Start one day with Neurosurgeon Alex Powers, M.D., a leading sports injury specialist, watching a live surgery or visiting the clinic. Meet residents and visit the Emergency Department. Explore the innovative technologies that are making surgery faster and safer and those that are protecting youth from traumatic brain injuries.
  • On another day, have lunch and a tour of the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine with Anthony Atala, M.D., WFIRM’s Director. Find out how physicians and scientists right here in Winston–Salem were the first in the world to engineer laboratory–grown organs that were successfully implanted into humans. See how these scientific discoveries are translated into clinical therapies. The dates for this event will be agreed upon by the winner and the doctors. A SciWorks membership is included.

Zoopalooza Night at the Museum!

It’s not quite a Zootopia, but there are still plenty of animals! And you can meet some of them up close and find out what they do at night when all the visitors go home. Your child and up to 19 of his or her closest friends (plus one chaperone per five children) can spend the night at the museum! Settle in for a pizza dinner, (hopefully) a good night’s sleep and breakfast in the morning. The date for this event will be negotiated between the winner and SciWorks.

Build It Night at the Museum

Calling all future engineers! This is a night designed especially for you. Not only can you build with Keva blocks for as long as you like, but you can create a paper skyscraper, build a boat to float, race a Puff Mobile and more. Build It Night includes pizza dinner and breakfast in the morning for up to 20 children (plus one chaperone per five children). The date for this event will be negotiated between the winner and SciWorks.

Westward Bound

Head west and stay in the perfect home to relax and explore the Tetons, Yellowstone and Jackson Hole! You’ll have a one–week stay at Teton Springs Resort & Club in Victor, Idaho. This 3,300 square foot home has three to four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms (two bedrooms with kings, one bunk room and one room with pullout sofa). Golf, tennis and swim amenities available. Enjoy nearby fishing, hiking, horseback riding, rafting and skiing. It’s only 80 miles to Yellowstone and just 18 miles to Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park. Date to be mutually agreed upon with owner (unavailable July 1–August 15).

Vines and Wines … and more Wines

Head all the way to the West Coast with two round-trip airline tickets to San Francisco, California, and then make your way to wine country for a priceless experience. On a mutually agreed upon date, you and your guest will be hosted by Mark and Allison Ketcham at their beautiful guest home on the Ketcham Estate Vineyard property in Healdsburg, California. Ketcham Estate is dedicated to exceptional Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. You can get a head start on the tastings by taking home a signed and etched 2012 large format of their wine tonight. We know you’ll want to share this incredible experience with your friends and family, so Mark Ketcham will fly to North Carolina and do a private wine tasting for 30 to 40 people in your home this fall.

Mind the Gap

Enjoy a four-night stay at a beautiful and recently renovated four bedroom home that sleeps 10 in Roaring Gap. Just an hour away, Roaring Gap Club is a private community located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and this package includes a round of golf for four at the highly-esteemed Donald Ross golf course. Enjoy the incredible views and the picturesque beauty of Lake Louise. Date and additional nights to be mutually agreed upon with the owner (unavailable during the summer months).

Escape to Figure 8

Accessible only by a bridge across the Intracoastal Waterway, Figure 8 Island offers the ultimate private getaway. Play a round of golf for four at Eagle Point Golf Club, home of the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship. You’ll also enjoy a weekend stay (Sept. 22-24) in a lovely six-bedroom, six-bathroom sound–side home on this unique island. This luxurious home sleeps 12 and is bright, airy and open — boasting beautiful water views. The large living area has an updated kitchen that opens to a spacious great room and dining area. You won’t want to miss the sunsets from the rockers on the back porch.

Life Is Better at the Lake

Isn’t it time to treat your friends or family to the perfect getaway? Gather a large group of 16 or so and dash off to Lake Hickory for four nights of fun and relaxation in a large lake home that offers as much excitement as your own private camp. This newly constructed home sits on 18 wooded acres with a short walk to the lake. There are six bedrooms with two master bedrooms for maximum privacy, two bedrooms with queen beds, a bunk room and a tower with two twin beds, along with four and a half baths. The kids — and big kids — will delight in an enormous play space filled with basketball, foosball, ping pong, pool table, darts and more, along with a bocce court and horseshoes. Gather around the two outdoor fire pits at night to make s’mores and tell ghost stories. Date to be mutually agreed upon with the owner.

The Wake Forest VIP Package

If you are dedicated to the Black and Gold, a lover of Winston-Salem or a fan of basketball and beautiful art, this is the package for YOU!

  • First, you can entertain 14 of your friends, family or business associates in a private Wake Forest University Basketball suite at Lawrence Joel Veterans Coliseum. Will you use it to watch the Deacs take on the Tar Heels, the Blue Devils, the Cavaliers? It’s up to you decide! The suite is available for ANY 2016–2017 regular home season game.
  • Then, you can bring the spiritual center and focal point of Wake Forest University into your home with a contemporary impressionist painting of Wait Chapel. Artist and North Carolina native Geoffrey Johnson, a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts whose work is shown in New York’s Upper East Side galleries, draws much of his inspiration from his travels and first-hand observations. Using a monochromatic palette of sepia hues, the artist says he always strives to reproduce the places that inspire him while allowing his paintings to “almost dance on the water of abstraction or of just being.” This 11”x16.5” treasure turns the artist’s eye to a local icon, successfully capturing the alluring space between abstraction and realism on the beautiful Winston-Salem campus.

SciFi Grill ‘n’ Chill

Just in time for summer, the true Grill Master who loves technology must have a Green Mountain Jim Bowie Grill with WiFi, the pinnacle of outdoor grilling. This beauty uses real wood pellets and a free app that gives you complete control of your grill. Paired with a Lowes Foods gift card and an Eames® Molded Plastic Rocker, you are ready to grill ‘n’ chill all summer long! Donated by Casual Furniture World, Lowes Foods, and Stephanie and David Kennedy.

“Fund the Future” Paddle Raise

It’s an exciting time in the history of SciWorks as the museum embarks on our next chapter and a merger with the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem. As a merged entity, the new organization will expand on the museums’ commitments to developing exhibits and programming that combine the best features of both — fusing science, literacy and arts education into an integrated approach to learning that helps prepare early learners for school and spark all childrens’ imaginations so they begin to see themselves playing an important role in our future economy. Tonight, you can help us “Fund the Future” for these children so that our new organization can direct our energy into expanding access and opportunity to underprivileged sectors of the City and County. Your donation today will help children in Title 1 schools who cannot afford a museum educational program receive the kind of high-quality, experiential science programming that we will make available for everyone. As the region we serve reimagines itself, the time is now to make sure every one of our young people has access and a pathway to opportunity.