2015 Auction Parties: Spaces Still Available!

2015 Gold Fever Auction - Parties

** 2015-16 CHABOT AUCTION PARTIES (SPRING SCHEDULE) **
If you’d like to buy a spot for one of the parties below,
please use the PayPal buttons to purchase tickets. (If you prefer, you can pay by check. Email Leslie Ayers and specify how many tickets you want to purchase to which parties, then drop a check for the total made out to Chabot PTA into the locked box outside the office at school.)

To download a copy of the 2015 auction catalog, including party info, click here.
Questions? Contact Leslie Ayers.

 

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Sunday, April 26, 2015, 1-4pm
UPSTAIRS AT OLIVETO
 Indulge in the pleasure of refined yet simple, fresh Italian food and an afternoon glass of wine (or two!) at Rockridge neighborhood gem Oliveto. Ticket includes a welcome cocktail, appetizers, wine, a main course, and sweet treats for dessert. Join hosts Sarah & Kai Drekmeier, Helen Hyun & Jeff Taner, Maxi Lilley & Eric Faurot, Anne & Bob Tway, Chrissy Mazzeo & Jeremy Fisch, Sarah Earl-Novell & John Claisse, Sarah Marchick & Rob Hallman, Larissa & Patrick Pernice, and Emma Neale & Nate Laskin on Sunday, April 26, from 1-4pm for our own private seating in the upstairs dining room for a relaxing afternoon with fellow Chabot parents! ($110/20 spots left.)
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Friday, May 1, 2015, 7pm – UPDATE – moving to a date in October TBD!
BREWMASTER’S VIP TOUR AT TRUMER BRAUEREI

Master Brewer Lars Larson leads a behind-the-scenes VIP tour of Trumer Brauerei, the multiple award-winning local East Bay brewery on an evening TBD in October. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about making beer, and see what it looks like on a production level. Tour takes around 45 minutes; afterward we will adjourn to the tasting room to enjoy – what else? – beer and pizza. Trumer Brauerei, 1404 4th Street, Berkeley. Must be 21 to sample beer,but under 21 welcome to come for the tour (bring your teen for career exploration and as a designated driver?) ($50/10 spots left.)
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Friday, May 1, 2015, 7pm
MAKE YOUR OWN BITTERS COCKTAIL HOUR

Join hosts Ruth Woodruff and Catherine Firpo to learn to make bespoke bitters and gin on Friday, May 1, at 7pm, at the Woodruff residence. You’ll enjoy custom cocktails made with homemade orange and grapefruit based bitters with blends of herbs, fruit and spices. Cocktails will be paired with appetizers flavored with special blends for cooking. Taste all of the components and make your own bitters and gins. Learn the qualities of over 40 herbs, fruit, and spices that go into the process. Come away with your own brew plus those made by your hosts. ($60/7 spots left.)
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Saturday, May 2, 9-11am
PRIVATE SHOPPING PARTY AT ANTHROPOLOGIE

Enjoy a morning of browsing the latest styles, sipping mimosas, and free advice from a personal shopper at Anthropologie off Berkeley’s fun and stylish Fourth Street on Saturday, May 2, from 9-11am. Learn how to wear their stylists’ favorite picks of the season, and how to add that special touch to any outfit. ($30/HURRY – only 2 spots left!)
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Sunday, May 3, 3:30-5:30pm
WALRUS WHITTLING PARTY

Temescal Alley’s renowned Walrus store is hosting a private whittling class for 20 adults and children in first-grade and up on Sunday, May 3, from 3:30-5:30pm. Young and old students will learn whittling skills with seasoned whittler and Chabot parent, Wendy Renz. Each participant will whittle one heirloom-able keepsake – such as a serving spoon, spatula or cheese/butter spreader – from reclaimed soft wood. Each is a perfect handmade gift for Mother’s or Father’s Day! Snacks and beverages to inspire whittling will be served. ($45/HURRY – only 7 spots left!)
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Tuesday, May 12, 7pm
AN EVENING OF MINDFULNESS WITH MS. FORWARD

Join Chabot Kindergarten teacher and resident expert Anna Forward for an evening exploring the powerful topic of Mindfulness. Ms. Forward will share her knowledge about mindfulness in education so you can develop an understanding of the practice, gain scientific knowledge, and learn easy at-home practices that will benefit everyone in the family! This is an adult-only event, and meets at 7pm in the Chabot Library. ($$35/HURRY – only 3 spots left!)
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Friday, May 15
LET’S PLAY MAH JONGG!

Originated in China during the time of Confucius, Mah Jongg is a rummylike game played with tiles rather than cards. Your hosts Amy Lemley & Justin Horner and Emily & Brian Sullivan will kick off the evening on Friday, May 15, with a Mah Jongg-inspired cocktail of ginger-infused liqueur and a short tutorial on the rules of this fun and easy game. Then we’ll break out into groups of four to play Mah Jongg and take a break mid-evening for a tasty Chinese dinner. ($50/6 spots left.)
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Saturday, May 16, 11am-3pm (Rescheduled to Saturday, August 29!)
KIDS GOTTA DANCE

Turn on some fun music and most kids just have to get up and show off their moves. Let’s add a dance lesson with choreography and see what blossoms. Your K-3rd-graders are invited to join us on Saturday, August 29, from 11am-3pm for a fun-filled day of learning basic steps leading to a dance routine and then free style dance. Pizza lunch and snacks included. Lesson will be hosted and taught by Tammy Bradley, who has studied ballet at San Francisco Ballet for 7 years, as well as hip-hop, African, and jazz in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Marin, and now Oakland for over 25 years. It’s a great way for your children to get some exercise and have a blast with friends.($40/14 spots left.)
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Saturday, May 16, 4-7pm
KINDERGARTEN COCKTAIL PARTY – HAPPY HOUR IN SF

Want to feel young again? Join hosts Amy & Tod Alsman and Brigid & Mark Malabuyo for an evening of good old fun and games at the Wreck  Room in San Francisco, 1390 California St. Enjoy Happy hour from 4-7pm on Saturday, May 16. A Chabot dad will DJ  while you enjoy drinks and apps and  get to know other Chabot Kindergarten parents. Show off your pool or arcade game skills and/or your dance moves for a chance to win exciting prizes.($50/76 spots left.)
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Saturday, May 16
FIRST GRADE FIESTA

The hosts who brought you last year’s Kindergarten Cocktail Party – Krista & Chuck Reinhard, Jenna Brotman & Eric Oliver, Caitlin Lang & Chris Gaither, and Amy & Dominic Kellermann – are throwing a repeat party for first grade families! Enjoy tacos and tequila, salsa and sangria while taking in the bay view from the balcony of la Casa Reinhard. Taco truck fare, Dominic’s magnificent margaritas, and delectable desserts by Chabot’s own pastry chef Jenna Brotman will be served. You will not want to miss this fabulous chance to mingle and make lifelong friends! ($75/14 spots left.)
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Sunday, June 7, 4pm
INDOOR CYCLING AT RIDE OAKLAND

Looking for an intense indoor cycling class with killer beats and a whole lot of woots? This private class will be led by cycling instructor and Chabot parent, Sarah Larson. Post workout, we’ll rehydrate and refuel in the studio lounge and deck with delectable snacks and drinks prepared by your hosts Sarah Larson, Anne O’Neill, and Jennifer James Alper. Smoothie? Sauvignon Blanc? You choose. Join us on Sunday, June 7, at 4pm. ($50/9 spots left.)
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Saturday, June 13, 2-5pm
OOH LA LA! SPA FOR CHILDREN

By popular demand, Ooh La La! Spa is opening its doors to meet the TLC needs of your children!  Does your little poppet need some serious pampering to recover from a hard school year? Does your little angel need restoration before a hard summer slog of camp?  Bring your child to the Ooh La La! Spa for three hours of pampering and restoration. Only 10 children, grades K-5 can enjoy an afternoon of relaxation and fun! Facial, mani-pedi, hot tub, kids tattoos, snack, and crafts are all included in one great price, brought to you by hosts Shirley Saunders, Samantha Petitdemange, and David Sharnoff, the Beauty Queens of Oakland! Bring your child/children to the Saunders residence on Saturday, June 13, from 2-5pm. ($50/HURRY – only 1 spot left!)