Get ready – Get set – BID!
The Women’s Board of Dayton Children’s Hospital online auction is live! This group of 40 community leaders who support the hospital through outreach, volunteerism and fundraising didn’t exactly plan for their spring fundraiser to be online, but with covid-19, things changed.
Today they have launched their “In This Together, At Home” virtual auction. You can bid on items from the safety of your own home. All winners will be notified when the auction closes at 10pm on May 8. The bonus- all items will be hand delivered within a 30 mile radius or shipped to your front porch, so that you do not have to leave the comfort of your home.
With about 30 auction packages you can bid on, they include
COIVD-19 Survival Baskets
6 months Kids Cooking Class subscriptin
3 Months of Virtual Classes from Speak Easy Yoga
Luna Gifts and Botanicals Gift basket
Front Porch Photo Session
Basket of Wine or Beer
To see the full list of auction items and bid online, click here. So as they say, big high and bid!
On Friday November 15, 2019, you can enjoy a fabulous Casino Night while raising funds for Breast Wishes and the Pink Ribbon Girls. Not only do you get to play your favorite casino games with fabulous prizes, you’re served heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and fun!
How does it work? Your $50 ticket includes $50,000 in chips, and $100 VIP ticket get you $75,000 in chips! Those tickets also get you a free drink, or two for VIPs. At the end of the night turn in your remaining chips for raffle tickets for some cool raffle prizes! If Lady Luck isn’t kind, don’t worry, you can buy extra tickets too! There will also be a silent auction and Kim Faris will emcee the event.
Space is limited to this exclusive jeans & jewelry themed event – so secure your spot soon! Tickets are available here. All proceeds to benefit the Pink Ribbon Girls and the Breast Wishes Foundation.
HOW TO GO?
- Casino Night hosted by Breast Wishes Foundation and Pink Ribbon Girls
- Friday November 15th from 6pm-10pm
- The Event Connections at 4140 Linden Avenue, Dayton
- $50 per ticket includes $50,000 in chips, 1 drink ticket, heavy hors d’oeuvres & delicious desserts.
- $100 VIP ticket includes $75,000 in Chips, reserved seating, 2 drink tickets, heavy hors d’oeuvres & delicious desserts.
- Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/casino-night-hosted-by-pink-ribbon-girls-breast-wishes-tickets-63701334406
Dayton long ago earned a reputation for being a city that gives back. According to the history of the Dayton Foundation, NCR founder and Chairman John H. Patterson championed innovative projects for the betterment of the community. Joining him in his enthusiasm was his sister-in-law, Julia Shaw Patterson Carnell, and nephew, Robert Patterson, son of John Patterson’s brother, Capt. Robert Patterson, all active community leaders in their own right. A leading businesswoman, Julia Patterson Carnell helped establish the Dayton Art Institute by donating works of art, a mansion that served as the museum’s first home and $2 million towards the construction in 1930 of its current facility.
Robert Patterson was a senior executive at NCR and a leader in community affairs. He helped to found the local Boy Scouts and the Dayton Rotary Club and was active with the YMCA, Chamber of Commerce and Miami Valley Hospital.
Today there are over 4000 nonprofits in the region, and to continue the legacy of taking care of our community, there are hundreds of fundraising events to support them. To see our complete list of charitable events for 2018 check our DMM calendar.
Here are MostMetro’s list of the top April events we think you should be aware of:
Black and White Party 2018
For almost 14 years, this Washington Township bar was the place you went for a good time. With plasma screens displaying the latest music videos and sporting events in sync with an awesome sound system, a jammin’ dance floor and aLight Show that could rival the hottest NYC night clubs the Vue Ultra Lounge was Dayton’s hippest bar. Not to mention the coolest ladies restroom around- with your own bartender and camera’s to watch what’s happening at the bar when you’ve excused yourself to powder your nose.
The VUE offered a sophisticated atmosphere and the friendliest staff. Many of us have some great memories of nights spent there, or at least we’ve heard the stories of the fun we had! But all good things come to an end and on New Year’s Eve, the Vue threw it’s final bash.
Now you have a chance to own a piece of Vue Ultra Lounge.
Worley Auctions has posted the catalog of 352 items for sale as a part of the online auction. So whether you’re nostalgic for one of the plush benches, a martini flight or one of the many neon’s, you’ve now got the chance to buy one.
You can check it all out online, or preview the items on Tues, Feb. 20th between 4 and 6pm at the club, which is located at 1004 Miamisburg Centerville Rd. The auction will close on Wed, Feb 21st at 2pm and winning bidders can pick up their items on Thurs, Feb 22nd between 10am and 6pm.
The 40th annual ThinkTV GreatTV Auction starts tonight, Monday, April 18, 2016 at 6 PM and will be broadcast live on ThinkTV 16 and ThinkTV 14 until its conclusion on Saturday night, April 23, 2016. The auction broadcast will start at 6 PM each night. Proceeds from the GreatTV Auction help support ThinkTV’s many educational services including early childhood and K-12 educator workshops, teacher professional development and ensures that ThinkTV will continue to provide greater Dayton with award-winning PBS programs like the recent two part documentary series Jackie Robinson by filmmaker Ken Burns plus locally produced series and specials.
Bids can be placed on major gifts valued at $500 or more by clicking here.
I recently visited the ThinkTV offices and studio on April 8, 2016 for a short tour/photoshoot with Isaiah Ashba, Manager of Events & Projects for ThinkTV. “Celebrating our 40th Anniversary is really a tribute to our community- the support we receive each year, hundreds of donors and volunteers are truly the ones that make the GreatTV Auction such a special event for us. 450-500 volunteers dedicate around 3,800 hours,” said Ashba. In addition, hundreds of local businesses and national companies have donated thousands of items in support of the auction.
“The GreatTV Auction is very much a volunteer-driven event. We have a crew of volunteers who have been writing copy for the auction items every Saturday since January,” said Operations Committee volunteer Jessica Singleton.
Keep up with the ThinkTV GreatTV Auction on TV by tuning in to ThinkTV 16 & 14, streaming it live at thinktv.org/auction and on social media via these helpful links below.
Get ready to raise your wine glass this Sunday at Carillon Park , because Dayton’s premier wine and gourmet food festival arrives!!
That’s right, the one and only shindig known as “FLEURS ET VIN” (flowers and wine in French) takes place this weekend!
This is a Food Adventure and Wine extravaganza that you don’t want to miss. The Big Ragu will be there in full force!
WHAT: FLEURS ET VIN FESTIVAL
WHERE: At Historic Carillon Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd. Dayton, Ohio 45409
WHEN: SUNDAY MAY 18th from 1pm – 4pm
WHY: To benefit AIDS Resoruce Center of Dayton Ohio
MUST DRINKS: Over 400 wines available for tasting and a Beer Garden !
MUST EATS: Local restaurants providing samples of menu specialties.
Restaurants Include: Amar India, Carvers Steaks & Chops, Central Perc European Cafe, Chappys Tap Room and Grille, Coco’s Bistro, El Meson, Figlio, Giovanni’s, Jay’s Seafood, Kohler’s Catering, Lock 27 Brewing, Mamma DiSalvo’s, Neil’s Heritage House, The Oakwood Club, Salar Restaurant and Lounge The Dock, The Deli at Webster Street & Top of the Market and Thai 9.
WHAT ELSE: Live Music during the festival by J.t. Fedrick and the Sax Groove, a silent auction that ends at 3pma and a Live Auction that starts at 4pm
COST: $70 in advance, $75 at the door click HERE for more ticket info
Just in Case: Don’t drink and drive- Divine Services will be on hand if you and your car need a ride home.
Fleurs Et Vin is something you must experience as a true Daytonian. Experience the best wines in the world, paired with Dayton’s Best Restaurant offerings. It is for charity, which makes getting a ticket a no brainer. Support Dayton, support the AIDS Resource Center, and join the fun at Carillon Park. Treat yourself to a Food Adventure !
We raise our wine glasses high and say “Here’s to Fleurs Et Vin, the toast of the town this Sunday!” See you under the big tents!
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Check out our photo gallery below from last year’s event!
The Dayton Racquet Club sits on top of the Kettering Tower, offering an amazing view of the city from any window you choose. Heading into this venerable Dayton establishment is special for any reason. This past Thursday night was no different; people mingling, smiling, and filling the 29th floor of the Kettering Tower with light conversation and laughter. If you did not know better, you would think that this was a family reunion. Everyone knew each other, and any stranger that came up was warmly greeted and introduced to the rest of the group. You would have been hard pressed to find two people in the room that were complete strangers. The only difference on this night is the main focus of the room. The views of all things grand in Dayton fades back as thirteen pieces step into the spotlight.
The thirteen pieces of art ranged from photography to ink drawings, from sculpture to charcoal drawings. This gallery represents just a fraction of the art that has been purchased over the past 20 years through various shows, Artist’s Palates, and auctions sponsored by the Dayton Visual Art Center (DVAC). DVAC is celebrating the 20th anniversary of this yearly tradition. The actual auction this year is on April 25th, but on this past Thursday evening they had a kickoff party leading up to the main event. Being on the top floor in the tallest building in Dayton can almost be seen as a metaphor of how far this institution has come.
DVAC started in 1991 in the Biltmore Hotel, where they were able to set up a small gallery for local artists to share their work with the community. Their goal was a simple one; expose Dayton to the original artistic talent they had in the city and provide a setting for art lovers to meet and discuss their passion. They had a few fundraisers in the early days through various shows, such as their Masquerades where they invited artists to create masks for auction. It was not long before the idea of organizing an auction where artists would donate work and the community at large could come in and bid on it was suggested. The first auction in 1994 was at the Dayton Art Institute. It was organized by artists and members Pam Hauk, Linda Lombard, and Ray Must, and it started a tradition that has helped build this community into a family over the last twenty years.
Everyone in the room had a story to tell. Each piece of art that silently drew all of the attention in the room belonged to a member. They sat as examples of some of the art that has been auctioned over the lifetime of the events. Eva Buttacavoli, the Executive Director of DVAC and host for the evening, did not just introduce each piece of art in the room, she was able to entice almost every owner to narrate the history of the piece and why they love it. Each piece was impressive, created by names like Andy Snow, Homer Hacker, and Palli Davis. What is equally impressive were the stories told by the collectors about the impact the piece had in their lives. Some did not just collect art from the artists, but were able to develop personal relationships with them. Relationships that led to deeper understanding of the art that was being produced. Some purchased from a variety of artists; some would buy every piece from one artist (if they had room in the house). As one of the collectors told her story, she spoke about how “DVAC becomes a part of your life” and how they “never buy work we don’t love to see every day.” Another woman spoke about how her children, growing up around all this amazing art, were able to not only meet these talented people, but pick out their work on the street. More than a few pieces were bought while the speakers spouse was away. There was a bond among all the people in the room, being either lovers of art, creators of art, or both.
Many of the people attending that night had memories of DVAC that went back to the beginning. Ray Must was there, one of the original three creators of the auction and an artist in his own right. He has been an active member in the Dayton art community for decades as an artist and an educator at Wright State University. His works range from large scale murals in acrylic paint to smaller, more detailed etching. In the opinion of one of the collectors, “what Ray has done for the community cannot be measured.” One of his works, “Edwin Moses and the Dayton Carousel”, will be available at the live auction on April 25th. Bobette ”BK” Olsen was also in attendance, carrying a file that showed some of the history of DVAC’s shows. Names like Connie Hanselman, Ernest Koerlin, Abner Cope and Bobette herself showed up over the years of shows. Sculptor Susan Zurcher, was also there as an early supporter. She chaired the second artist auction, helping to “expose all the hidden gems” within the city. She sees the organization as a microcosm of the city, “helping each other without blowing our own horns.” These three and many more have been involved with this organization over the years, building it slowly but surely. All of the people in the room that night helped build it from the ground floor of a donated space downtown to the top of the town.
The Friday, April 25th show is going to be the 20th Anniversary artist auction. Ten pieces will be on display at the live auction, with over one hundred more pieces being available online for a silent auction. The curators see this event less as a party and more of a family reunion. It is a chance for the art collectors in the community, some who may not have seen each other for years, to speak with old friends and meet new collectors in the community. This event has outgrown the auction’s home of the last few years, the Ponitz Center in Sinclair Community College, and has moved into a new home at The Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. It is a perfect opportunity for veteran art collectors to see all the newest talent Dayton has to offer, or for new collectors to meet the artists and patron that make Dayton such an original. Ms. Buttacavoli stated it best at the kickoff; this is a celebration “of a generation of artists giving to the community and people supporting art.”
For those ladies out there that want to give to a good cause AND get a date out of it, the Dayton Racquet Club is the place to be this Friday August 19th as PUSH holds their second annual Men in the City Bachelor Auction event where 17 eligible bachelors will be sold… er, “auctioned” off to the highest bidders. Oh yeah – your’s truly will be one of those eligible bachelors, and I promise a nice evening out for the woman who bids the highest amount for me! (Did I just actually write that?) Well, it is for a good cause so if you need no further info then just buy your auction tickets here; otherwise continue reading AND THEN buy your tickets!
PUSH (Professionals United for Sexual Health) is a group that formed two and a half years ago to engage the next generation of volunteers and supporters in education, outreach and fundraising efforts for Planned Parenthood. PUSH raises money specifically for its free condom program (over 80 thousand condoms have been distributed in 23 Ohio counties since its inception) and for a comprehensive health educator position that covers the entire Miami Valley. Their first Bachelor Auction took place last year and was a great success, and organizers hope that this year will be even better – which should be no problem since your’s truly will be in this year’s auction. Yes, I just wrote that.
The doors open at 7pm at the Dayton Racquet Club (top floor of the Kettering Tower in Downtown Dayton – best views in town!) and tickets cost only $20 – and only $15 if you purchase your tickets in advance. Advance ticket purchasers will double their door-prize chances and the first 100 to buy tickets will get a sweet swag bag (settle down, I said SWAG not SHAG) so you’ll want to get those tickets in advance. Not to mention that last year’s event sold out!
Each man comes with (I can’t believe I just wrote that) a dinner at a local restaurant and “activity” package, with activities ranging from couple’s massages to rock climbing – all donated by generous area businesses. I’ll assume that a free hotel room is probably not one of the donated activities but who knows.
So who will you ladies be bidding on? Well here is the list – and yes I will shamelessly start with myself (click on each picture for a whole profile including IQ, Income Bracket and Bicep Measurements). I’m very sure the auction night will be a blast, much money will be raised… and I’m praying that I go for more than the minimum bid. So come out and help a good cause – and my ego! Buy your tickets today!