2019 Thoreau Auction Items

The 2019 Adult Social and Auction is Saturday, November 2. Check out the amazing auction items below, then buy your tickets at http://www.thoreausocial.eventbrite.com/


Principal for a Day

Ever wonder what happens all day in the front office? Win this and you’ll find out! Your child will spend the day with Mrs. Charles, visiting classrooms, helping her work, and learning what it takes to keep the Thoreau School running!

This item is priceless!
Bidding Opens at $100

Given by Mrs. Charles


Concord Academy Summer Camp

One week of Traditional Camp at Concord Academy! This is a full-day program, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and campers have the opportunity to choose which activities they participate in every day depending on their interest.

$660 Value
Bidding Opens at $250

Given by Concord Academy Summer Camp


Summer Fenn Day Camp

One week of Base Camp at Fenn, during session I or II (June 22-26 or June 29-July 3)! Base Camp is a classic day camp experience where children can thrive and learn in a variety of settings with many activity choices, including swim instruction, adventure/challenge course, arts and crafts, sports and games, and nature and science.

$665 Value
Bidding Opens at $250

Given by Summer Fenn


Summer Arts (Camp) Under the Umbrella

One week of ½ day art camp at Emerson Umbrella! Campers will learn, grow, and experiment through art with experienced instructors who are practicing artists, arts educators, and teachers. The Umbrella offers arts for every interest in a small group setting.

$250 Value
Bidding Opens at $100

Given by Emerson Umbrella


Camp Three Rivers

One week of Camp Three Rivers through Concord Rec! Concord Recreation offers traditional (and very popular!) camps for children ranging from age 3 through entering grade 9.

$325 Value
Bidding Opens at $125

Given by the Concord Rec Department


Marcus Lewis (Tennis) Day Camp Package

One week of Ultimate Tennis Camp (UTC)* or Junior Training Tennis Camp (JTC)* at Marcus Lewis Tennis Center and a $50 gift card to Brine’s sporting goods in Concord! UTC is designed for the beginner through intermediate player and it offers fun and positive reinforcement while players learn text-book strokes. JTC is for campers that have some basic familiarity with playing the game and who love the sport. Your Brine’s gift card will help get your camper outfitted in all the gear you will need! *New MLTC campers only.

$645 Value
Bidding Opens at $250

Given by Marcus Lewis Tennis Center and Brine’s Sporting Goods


💙 Just for Mom 💙

This package is all for Mom! Enjoy a 30 minute mini-cleansing facial from 1 on 1 Self Indulgence Spa and follow up with skin care products and makeup from your basket filled with the best of Beautycounter. Then, you can get dressed in one of two beautiful outfits from Cabi (and schedule a personal styling session for later too!), throw on your wrap from J. McLaughlin and your earrings from J’aim, and head out to Patina Green to pick up something special just for you!

$392 Value
Bidding Opens at $250

Given by 1 on 1 Self Indulgence Spa, Beautycounter from Amy Bell, Cabi from Rali Gueorguieva, J. McLaughlin, J’aim Home ⸰ Lifestyle, and Patina Green


Personal Yoga and Ayurvedic Health Counseling Session

Recharge and rejuvenate with Loren Winters through a personalized yoga session and Ayurvedic Health Counseling. Ayurveda is known as the “sister science” to the yoga practice and uses healthy foods and lifestyle as “medicine” to prevent disease and treat illness. This session will help identify which of the five elements found in the substances around us (space, air, fire, water, earth) are dominant in your life, and then use the knowledge to find balance within yourself and the environment around you. You will learn basic Ayurvedic routines to create rhythms that sustain you despite life’s chaos as well as simple recipes to nourish and ground you.

$250 Value
Bidding Opens at $100

Given by Loren Winters


An Evening of Wine in West Concord

Enjoy an evening of wine tasting for yourself and 11 friends at West Concord Wine & Spirits. Their wine experts will take your group on a journey of swirls, smells, and sips! Coupled with a beautiful etched decanter, four wine glasses, and a bag filled with seasonal snacks. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience for all!

$439 Value
Bidding Opens at $175

Given by West Concord Wine & Spirits, Comina, Juju, and Trader Joe’s


Everything Your Kids Have Ever Asked You For

Giant basket of Legos? ✔
Sequin Pillow? ✔
Gift card to the Acton Bowladrome & Arcade, the West Concord 5 & 10, Learning Express, and Soccer Stuff? ✔✔✔✔
Parent of the night if you buy this for your kids? ✔

$153 Value
Bidding Opens at $75

Given by Barrett Sotheby’s Concord, Learning Express Bedford, Acton Bowladrome & Arcade, West Concord 5 & 10, and Soccer Stuff


Drive to School in a Police Car

Is there a better way to arrive at school than with a personal police escort? We don’t think so! If item #9 gets you “parent of the night,” this one is sure to win you “parent of the year!”

This item is priceless!
Bidding Opens at $100

Given by the Concord Police Department


Estate Planning Package

Got kids? Then you need an estate plan! Catherine Neijstrom, Senior Counsel at Gilmore Rees & Carlson PC will provide estate planning services of up to $4,000. This usually includes two simple wills, one family trust to hold the children’s inheritance, and two durable powers of attorney, living wills and health care proxies, appointments of guardian of a minor, and HIPAA authorizations.

$4,000 Value
Bidding Opens at $1,500

Given by Catherine Neijstrom, Esq.


Shamrock Ball Experience

Everything you need for an unforgettable evening can be found right here! “Cut the line” and pre register for the incredibly popular Shamrock Ball — a Concord Rec event for girls in grades 2-6 and an adult guest, happening on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Westford Regency. To get ready, stop by 4Ever Nails for a manicure, Fritz & Gigi for a hair bow, Blue Dry Goods for a new dress shirt, and the Concord Flower Shop for a corsage and boutonniere! Snap some photos and head out for an evening your little one will remember forever!

$145 Value
Bidding Opens at $100

Given by the Concord Recreation Department, the Donaldson Family, Fritz & Gigi, Blue Dry Goods, and the Concord Flower Shop


Winter Ski Package

This package has everything you need to hit the slopes this winter! EVERYTHING. Gear up with a youth ski helmet, pair of goggles, and a fleece jacket. Then head over to RJ Bradleys to lease BOTH kids their skis for the season and get yours tuned up, pack their boots (or yours!) in a new heated boot bag, and hit the slopes at Nashoba on Saturday and Wachusett on Sunday!

$1,181 Value
Bidding Opens at $450

Given by RJ Bradleys, the Jenney Family, and Wachusett Mountain


Winner! Winner! Concord Dinner!

Win this and you never have to cook again. This package includes gift cards to Woods Hill Table or Adelita, 80 Thoreau, Fiorella’s, Gibbet Hill Grill, the Concord Cheese Shop, and Helen’s. To keep the kids happy (and full!) we’ll throw in a weekly loaf of bread from Nashoba Brook Bakery for six months too!

$450 Value
Bidding Opens at $200

Given by Woods Hill Table/Adelita, 80 Thoreau, Fiorella’s, Gibbet Hill Grill, Concord Cheese Shop, Helen’s, and Nashoba Brook Bakery


The Best Summer Ever

There is enough in this package to make sure the words “I’m bored” will never be uttered in your house again! Go rock climbing. Run a road race. Visit Drumlin, Fruitlands, deCordova, Kimballs and the Discovery Museum. Pick flowers. Ride your tuned up bike. Go to the beach and the zoo. See Santa in the summer. Eat lobster! It’s all included right here! #bestsummerever

$1,015 Value
Bidding Opens at $400

Given by Barrett’s Mill Farm, the Boston Red Sox, Central Rock Gym, Concord Recreation, Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Fruitlands Museum, RJ Bradleys, Santa’s Village, the Jenney Family, Trustees of Reservation, RJ Bradleys, Twin Seafood, and the Acton Discovery Museum


Pancakes and Panoramas

Whip up a batch of pancakes, pour on some real maple syrup, and then hit the cross country ski trails at Great Brook to take in all of the beauty winter has to offer!

$121 Value
Bidding Opens at $50

Given by Deborah’s Natural Gourmet and Great Brook Ski Touring


Ice Skating Lessons

If you live in New England, you have to know how to skate! If you need to learn, you have to bid on this: ice skating lessons at the Sharper Edge Skating School in West Concord, conveniently located at Valley Sports on the Acton/Maynard line. With programs for skaters of all abilities, your family is sure to find something that fits!

$300 Value
Bidding Opens at $125

Given by Sharper Edge Skating School


Beer Tasting for Six at Saltbox Kitchen

Gather five friends and head to Saltbox Kitchen, Concord’s only craft brewery, for a journey through their seasonal selection of beers, featuring hops and flavorings organically-grown at Saltbox Farm.

$200 Value
Bidding Opens at $75

Given by Saltbox Kitchen


Interior Design Consultation with Meredith Rodday

Do you have one room in your home that you just can’t figure out? Or maybe you’re looking for new ways to refresh an existing space? Meredith Rodday Design can help! This package includes a two hour, in home design consultation with Meredith, the woman behind the popular View from my Heels blog and instagram account. Specializing in breathing new life into outdated or newly constructed spaces by adding a fresh and modern feel, Meredith will help you think about how to create a unique space that feels authentic to you and your family.

$400 Value
Bidding Opens at $150

Given by Meredith Rodday


Window Treatments by WTI

Got privacy? No? Neither do we. #kids But, if you need it from the neighbors, WTI can help! Locally owned and operated for over 30 years, Wes and his team are experts in window treatments of all kinds, particularly Hunter Douglas window fashions as well as the latest in plantation shutters and automated window treatments. Combine that with top notch customer service and you can’t go wrong!

$500 Value
Bidding Opens at $200

Given by WTI


Altitude Birthday Party Package

Celebrate a birthday in the air at Altitude Trampoline Park in Billerica! Bring your child and nine friends to Altitude to celebrate*, pick up pizza from Comella’s, and snacks or a cake at Costco too! We’ve even taken care of your gift with an awesome LEGO set to give to the birthday boy or girl. *Weekday only.

$350 Value
Bidding Opens at $150

Given by Altitude Trampoline Park Billerica, Comella’s, Costco, and the Concord Toy Shop


On Your Toes Dance Party Package

Sashay and plié your way into another year by celebrating your child’s birthday at On Your Toes*! Add pizza from Sorrentos and the most adorable emoji pillow you’ve ever seen, and you have choreographed a party they are sure to remember forever! *Gift certificate can also be used toward summer camp tuition.

$275 Value
Bidding Opens at $100

Given by On Your Toes, Sorrentos, and Patina Green


Gymnastics Birthday Party Package

Embrace the organized chaos of celebrating a birthday with this fantastic party package! Invite 20 of your child’s nearest and dearest to celebrate at Gymnastics Academy of Boston in Acton. Grab pizza from Dino’s and dessert at West Side Creamery and let the fun begin!

$400 Value
Bidding Opens at $150

Given by Gymnastics Academy of Boston, Acton, Dino’s Kouzina & Pizzeria, and West Side Creamery


Musical Theater Line Cut

Have you ever tried (and failed) to get your kid into Musical Theater? Yes? Well … here’s your solution!

This item is priceless!
Bidding Opens at $30


Family Photo Session with Krys Tarlow

Time flies! Preserve this moment with beautiful family photos you will have forever. Photographer Krys Tarlow will come to you for a local, on location family photo shoot. This package includes the high resolution photo files for you to keep, and an online album for viewing and ordering professional quality prints. (Holiday gifts for the grandparents? Done!)

$250 Value
Bidding Opens at $100

Given by Krys Tarlow


Tennis at the Thoreau Club

Can you serve as fast as John Isner (157.2 mph)? Does your backhand look like Coco Gauff’s? If you answered “no,” the Thoreau Club can help! Win this package and you will get four weeks of instruction from Thoreau’s Tennis pros. With offerings for every level you’ll refine your skills, learn some new strokes, and get your game one step closer to center court!

$149 Value
Bidding Opens at $60

Given by the Thoreau Club


Three Months of Dance

Located in the heart of West Concord, West Concord Dance Academy has been teaching children to dance for over 40 years. With classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and contemporary styles, there is something for every aspiring dancer!

$261 Value
Bidding Opens at $100

Given by West Concord Dance Academy


Bounty for your Backyard BBQ

Win this and you’ll have the best backyard BBQs in town! Invite your friends over to play cornhole on your custom made Patriots cornhole boards, use your new grilling tools to cook up your Walden Local Meat, and cheers the winner with your new pint glasses and koozies. (And just in case it all goes south, we threw in a gift card to Red Heat Tavern too!)

$429 Value
Bidding Opens at $175

Given by the Nash Family, Red Heat Tavern, and Walden Local Meat


Kids Cooking Class at Saltbox Farm

Gather 6-8 of your child’s friends and head to Saltbox Farm at 1:30 pm on January 14 for a complete culinary experience! They will start with some snacks, and then get to work making Caesar salad with homemade dressing, croutons, and parmesan cheese, and handmade pasta with cheddar, parmesan, and breadcrumbs. They will finish the afternoon with delicious chocolate cake. And the best part … you don’t have to clean up! #wortheverypenny

$400 Value
Bidding Opens at $150

Given by Saltbox Farm & Kitchen


Cleanest Car in Concord

Put and end to the kids drawing in the grime on the outside of your car once and for all! This package of 10 car washes will keep your car clean all winter long, and will make sure they save their artwork for Mrs. Hiltz!

$210 Value
Bidding Opens at $80

Given by Concord Car Wash


Goldfish Swim School

Looking for a way to get some energy out this winter? Teach your kids to swim! Better yet, have Goldfish Swim School in Burlington do it! Goldfish is an inviting and safe place where kids overcome their fears, learn to swim, respect the water and have lots of fun while doing it. Did we mention that their pool is shiver free?! This package includes one month of swim lessons and three family swim passes too!

$150 Value
Bidding Opens at $60

Given by Goldfish Swim School Burlington


Golf Lesson at Concord Country Club

Need to work on your golf game, or see if you even have one? Want to get the kids into it too? Ryan Kesten, the first assistant pro at Concord Country Club will spend an hour with you and a friend, or with the kids, teaching you the basics or polishing your game.

$100 Value
Bidding Opens at $40

Given by Ryan Kesten and Concord Country Club


Orangetheory Class

Join us on January 24 for an Orangetheory class just for moms and dads in the Thoreau community. This workout works for everyone, from beginners to seasoned pros. Did we mention that it’s fun too?! Sign up and find out what it’s all about!

$30 per spot
Limited to 36 participants

Given by Orange Theory Concord


Pure Barre Class

Join us in early 2020 (specific date TBD) for a Pure Barre class just the Thoreau community. This barre workout focuses on small movements that result in big changes, and this one is fun too!

$30 per spot
Limited to 25 participants

Given by Pure Barre Concord