2019 LIVE AUCTION ITEMS
Check out our 2019 live auction offerings below. If you are interested in donating to Glass Half Full, please contact Kate Todd at (303) 459-5466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LADY GAGA IN LAS VEGAS
2 tickets to the Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano Concert Plus Lodging at the Bellagio on November 9th
See nine-time GRAMMY Award-winner, Golden Globe Award-winner and Academy Award-winner superstar entertainer Lady Gaga in a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. In her Jazz & Piano Show, Lady Gaga will perform stripped-down versions of her hits alongside music from the Great American Songbook.
This package includes two (2) tickets to the Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano concert at the Park Theater (MGM Grand) on Saturday, November 9, 2019, two (2) nights accommodation at the Bellagio Las Vegas in a Resort Room, PLUS dinner for two (2) at your choice of Prime Steakhouse, Picasso, or Lago by Julian Serrano.
At Park Theater you are never far from the magic in one of the theater’s 5,200 seats. This venue was created to host world-renowned performers in a setting of unparalleled intimacy.
Show tickets are valid only on November 9, 2019 at 8 pm. Due to the unique nature of this package, bidding will begin at $3,750.
ICELAND ADVENTURE FOR TWO
4 nights accommodations plus excursions in Reykjavik
Spend four nights in a standard room at the Hotel Borg in downtown Reykjavik. Located across from Althingi, the Icelandic parliament and cathedral, The Borg is conveniently located within walking distance of a variety of restaurants, businesses, souvenir shops, art galleries, and specialty shops.
During your trip you will enjoy an event Northern Lights explorer tour for two. On this tour, you will be picked up at your hotel in a custom built 4x4 super Jeep by an expert Northern Lights guide. You will leave the lights of the city behind and head into the darkness in search of the Northern Lights. While searching you might travel through some of Iceland’s most spectacular natural sights. This tour will last approximately 4 hours and will be with a small group.
This package also includes admission for two to Blue Lagoon Thermal Hot Springs, voted best spa worldwide by Conde as well as one of the 25 wonders of the world by National Geographic. The Naturally heated water powers lives and heats homes, baths and pools, public and private. Included in your admission is entrance to Blue Lagoon, a silica mud mask, algae mask, bathrobes, slippers, towels, 1st drink of choice, table reservation at LAVA restaurant and a sparking wine at LAVA.
Available September 1 - April 15th. Blackout dates may apply. Hotel is based on double occupancy. Airfare not included.
Taste of New Orleans
2 Nights Lodging in The Big Easy plus Dinner at Commander’s Palace and a Cooking Class
Stay in the heart of this culturally rich city with two night hotel accommodations at the JW Marriott New Orleans. Dine at the world famous Commander’s Palace which, since its establishment in the 1850’s, has held the reputation of being the finest upscale restaurant in the area. Serving refined Creole cuisine, the winners of this package will enjoy the “Chef’s Playground Tasting Menu,” a decadent seven course meal with wine pairings.
Learn to take the Creole flavors home with you at a cooking class for two at the New Orleans School of Cooking. In this highly interactive class, you will actually cut, season and prepare a complete dinner with one of the school’s expert chefs. Afterwards, you will be able to sit down and enjoy the meal you have just created. These small, intimate classes have a maximum of 10 people utilizing 3 cooktops.
Dates are subject to availability. Blackout dates include Mardi Gras 2019 and 2020, and other blackout dates may apply. Airfare not included.
MIDDLE FORK ADVENTURES FOOD & WINE RAFT TRIP
6 day, 5 night Rafting Trip for TWO PEOPLE down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River
Ride the rapids by day and enjoy food and wine pairings by the river at night. This wild and scenic river flows over 100 miles through central Idaho, winding through the largest contiguous wilderness area in the lower 48. Join Middle Fork Adventures for an unforgettable raft trip, suitable for everyone from thrill seekers to history buffs and everyone in between. Experience impressive granite canyons and gorges, splashy rapids, natural hot springs, and world class unspoiled cutthroat trout fishing on this guided must-do adventure. All meals, wine, tent, sleeping bag and pillow, sleeping pad and cot, life jacket, wetsuits, splash gear, dry bag and camp bag are ALL INCLUDED!
Trip must be scheduled for 2019 season subject to availability, with possibility of 2020 dates at the discretion of Middle Fork Adventures. Not valid on 6/21/19, 6/29/19, 7/23/19, or 7/31/19 trips. Fishing boat upgrade is available for an additional fee. Transportation to the start of the trip is the responsibility of the auction winner and not included in the package.
BONUS! Middle Fork Adventures will donate 10% of any trip booked back to Greenhouse Scholars when you mention “Greenhouse Scholars” when booking.
Generously donated by Middle Fork Adventures. More details here.
LUXURY KEYSTONE CONDO
7 nights for up to 6 guests in River Run Village
Experience Keystone at its finest in this two bedroom, two bathroom slopeside retreat right above shops and restaurants in River Run Village. Two large bedrooms with king beds and a queen sleeper sofa make this condo perfect for a couples getaway or a family vacation. Enjoy your morning coffee out on the balcony among nature, or create a home-cooked meal in the fully stocked, updated kitchen.
Subject to availability. Stay must be used in one consecutive week between May 15, 2019 - November 15, 2019 OR April 15, 2020 and November 15, 2020. A refundable deposit will be required upon booking.
Generously donated by Cynthia and Gordon Banks. More details and photos are available here.
ASPEN ABODE FOR 14 PEOPLE
5 nights in a 5,800 sq ft Aspen home that sleeps 14
The perfect group getaway is waiting for you on Spruce Street above Smuggler Mine. A truly unique home in Aspen, this property combines everything you need with nothing you don’t, staggering Red Mountain views, and a large floor plan to fit any occasion. This home isn’t fancy but it IS fully appointed, huge, wonderfully located and a great deal! This home is just minutes Aspen’s downtown core. A heated garage plus two additional parking spaces means there is room for everyone, and a hot tub with beautiful mountain views is the perfect way to end the day on the slopes.
Available for a consecutive 5 night stay Monday - Saturday before May 10, 2020. Black out dates: December 16, 2019 - January 18, 2020 and March 2 - March 21, 2020. Refundable security deposit may be required.
Generously donated by John Cooper. More details and photos are available here.
FAMILY HEIRLOOM PORTRAIT SESSION
Studio family portrait session and $1500 in portrait art from Grover Fine Art Portraits
Grover Fine Art Portraits specializes in creating art that is both timeless and beautiful. Focusing on the true beauty of the subjects, you will receive an in-studio portrait session and a 14” canvas print portrait that can be passed down from generation to generation. Your journey will start with a photograph taken by their in-studio portrait artist, then the team at Grover Fine Art creates a 14” portrait art piece that will stand the test of time.
Generously donated by Marc Grover. More details about Grover Fine Art Portraits can be found here.