Auction item list for RDNA's Basket Social Tuesday at Trackside

By Trackside Station | Oct 14, 2012

ROCKLAND - Join us Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Trackside Station, 4 Union St., for the Rockland District Nursing Association's Basket Social featuring special guests the Rock Coast Rollers and auctioneer Bruce Gamage. The event runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with the live auction beginning at 6 p.m. Below is a look at the live auction items that will be up for bid. And, in addition to these items there also will be silent auction items and a raffle grand prize for a romantic night for two at the Samoset Resort.

Basket #: 1 Tea & Tour of Rockland Main Street  
Rockland Main Street Inc.
Number served: 4
A tour for 4 of Main Street with History, Shopping and great conversation. Return to the Rockland Main Street office for Afternoon Tea and even some tea history. Tour Guide and Hostess, Lorain Francis

Basket #: 2 Learning the Secrets of Making an Award Winning Pie 
Historic Inns of Rockland
Number served: 2
Spend two hours with your "besty" learning the inner working of Pies on Parade and receiving pie making tips from the master pie bakers themselves at the Inn of your choice.

Basket #: 3 Unique Marzipan Cake Décor and Custom Cake Order
Alexis Iammarino
Number served: other
This sweet basket includes two-sets of unique cake decorations. Each set is hand crafted in all-natural marzipan and beautifully hand colored. In addition to the contents of this basket the winner will receive their choice of a one-on-one cake decoration demo/house-party demo OR a custom cake/cupcake order for any occasion.

Basket #: 4 Curiosity Dinner
Good Tern Coop
Number served: 4
Are you curious about gluten-free, vegetarian, macrobiotic or other ways of eating but don’t know where to begin? Let Good-Tern Coop come to you, your group of four, with ideas, recipes, ingredients and our preparing hands to help quench your curiosity while getting to know each other in your home or our café.

Basket #: 5 Giving an "Experience" to Elderly Neighbors
Chefs of Chaos & Audrey Lovering
Number served: 4
What better gift then giving elderly neighbors a home cooked, family dinner prepared by the Chefs of Chaos. (Recipients will be chosen confidentially by RDNA.)

Basket #: 6 Merrie Olde English Dinner Party 
Ruth Brown
Number served: 6 to 8
Come to a dinner in the middle of Rockland that will transport you and your friends to Merrie Olde England for the evening. You will be welcomed with sherry and hors-d'oeuvres and finish with Stilton cheese and port. In between you will enjoy soup, roast rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings and a luscious dessert. Dinner will be served on a dinner service custom made for your host by one of the top three potters in England and you will dine under a light that came from Kings Road in London.

Basket #: 7 Lobstah Bake
Jess' Market
Number served: 4
Jess’s Market will cook four - 1.25 pound lobsters, along with four pounds of steamers and butter. For those of us who love Lobstah yet hate the smell of it cooking in our kitchen, this is the basket.

Basket #: 8 GeoCaching Date
Samantha Mank
Number served: 2
Spend a morning geocaching/treasure hunting in the Midcoast with a GPS for clues that lead you to a lovely picnic for two.  

Basket #: 9 Girls' Night: Exclusive Shopping
Coastal Consignment & Resale Shop
Number served: 6
Have you wanted a clothing store to cater to your needs? Coastal Consignment & Resale Shop is offering a private shopping experience for 6 people including adult beverages, finger food, and a fun environment for you and your friends to shop until your you drop. All items bought at the experience will be at a 10% discount exclusively for you.

Basket #: 10 Dinner with Fire Fighters
Rockland Fire Department
Number served: 4
Great fun for adults and children of all ages - you will be whisked away from the location of your choice within the City of Rockland and transported in a fire truck to the Rockland Fire Station where you and three companions will be treated to a gourmet meal prepared by one of our “famous” department chefs. This visit will include a tour of the station, the apparatus and fire fighter bells and whistles.

Basket #: 11 Pampering for Deux
Rheal Day Spa & Suzuki’s Sushi Bar
Number served: 2
Who could say no to a little TLC. Rheal Day Spa and Suzuki's Sushi Bar are teaming up to give two lucky people a pampering like no other, which includes 2 sushi rolls, adult beverages, pedicures, and manicures. Take advantage of this pampering and culinary delight to relax with someone special!

Basket #: 12 Chasing the Crush
Fiore
Number served: 8
FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars will offer a private educational tasting for 8 adults of Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars. The tasting will involve an in-depth educational experience presented by Pat O’Brien, Director of Marketing, highlighting FIORE’s “Chasing the Crush” program. Key factors relating to premium extra virgin olive oils, insight into the growers involved and the harvesting and processing techniques used to ensure freshness and quality will be discussed. In addition, guests will learn about the processes involved with producing and certifying Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Pairings of food and beverages will be included.

Basket #: 13 15 Minutes of Fame in the Name of a Sandwich
Sweets and Meats
Number served: 1
Sweats and Meats is offering an opportunity for a foodie to design, taste, and name a sandwich to be offered as a future special. This is a perfect gift to give someone that has everything.

Basket #: 14 New Year's Resolution
Symmetry Fitness & Eileen Molloy
Number served: 2
Each New Year's, do you make a resolution to become healthy? Well here is the perfect basket for you! Symmetry Fitness and Eileen Molloy, a registered dietician, are teaming up to offer you the opportunity to start off on the right track for 2013. Symmetry is offering access to a series of classes for 2 people, and Eileen Molloy one dietary analysis/nutrition consult.

Basket #: 15 Snacks and Crafts for Four
PaperCrafting
Number served: 4
Have you ever wanted to be crafty? Papercrafting (a new business on New County Rd) is offering a personal cardmaking class for four with light munchies. Impress someone you love with a handmade card and walk away with creative ideas for more.

Basket #: 16 Mouthwatering Vegetarian Meal Delivered to Your Home
Kathryn Bross
Number served: 4
One of Rockland’s famous vegetarian cooks, Kathryn Bross, is offering to prepare and deliver to your house a mouth watering vegetarian meal. Once your family enjoys such tasty morsels, they too may consider becoming vegetarian!

Basket #: 17 Savoring the Nectar of the Gods
All Aboard Trolley  
Number served: 4
Wine lovers you are in luck! All Aboard Trolley would like to treat you and three guests to a Maine’s “Nap-ah” Valley Wine Tour. Enjoy a guided tour of the Midcoast in the comfort of All Aboard Trolley & Limousine’s specially outfitted vehicles and learn about wine making from grape to glass as you visit three area wineries - Sweetgrass, Savage Oakes, and Cellardoor. Tour the vineyards, learn about the artistry of making wines and distilled spirits, and sample wines along the way.  

Basket #: 18 Relaxing Place for Strategic Planning and Finger Food  
The Wadsworth Building
Number served: up to 14
In search of a place for that special meeting, secluded planning session, or Board retreat? The Wadsworth Building is offering a local business or organization the use of the conference room (seats 14) for a few hours in order to get away from the hustle and bustle of your office. Complementary beverages and finger food will be provided.

Basket #: 19 Ah Picah Nic Basket, Yogi Bear & Boo Boo’s Dream
Café Miranda
Number served: 2
The winner of this basket will enjoy a catered picnic for two served in an antique picnic basket, including a bottle of sparkling wine and real glassware. Known for his creative and extensive menu choices featuring locally-grown food, Chef/Owner Kerry Altiero will work with the winner to come up with a sumptuous feast du jour for two that is sure to delight the palette and be an experience to remember.

Basket #: 20 Evening Delights
In Good Company, Wine Cellar & ERA Cousens Realty
Number served: 2
As the sun is setting earlier, and the chill is taking hold, start an evening with this basket of delicacies to warm the palate and soul (bottle of sparkling cider, imported chocolate, nuts and other goodies). Then venture forth to a delightful meal at "In Good Company" ($50 gift certificate) on Rockland Main Street.

Raffle Grand Prize
Samoset Resort
Number served: 2
Romantic evening for 2 at the Samoset

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