Sunday, April 21, 2013

Abundancia y Gratitud

Bounty and Thanks--our theme for this, our 8th Annual Ann Arbor Academy's Benefit Auction. We enjoyed our most successful fundraiser of recent years, and also a social highlight of our year.

Many students will benefit from the generosity of our guests, and we are very thankful.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

We Accept Last Minute RSVPs!

Just call the school at 747-6641. We'd be happy to see you. Support the students who thrive in the unique educational environment of the Ann Arbor Academy!

Sports & Fitness

Auction guests will have their choice of a number of great golf packages at area courses. You can give your child the gift of a swim clinic, too. And see the night game of Michigan vs Notre Dame in great 50 yard seats!

Professional Services

We offer gift certificates for Segments 1 & 2 driving classes, a driving road test, airport limo service, acupuncture introduction, and a number of therapeutic massage and spa services.

Entertainment Auction Items

Our largest catagory--from a Blimpy Burger gift certificate to "Nights Out in Ann Arbor" packages (Arbor Opera Theater's The Marriage of Figaro + The Earle, Performance Network Theater + Mainstreet Ventures Restaurants, A2SO + Red Hawk Grill), and everything in-between!

Auction Items for Home & Garden

Over 140 items in all will be offered to our guests. Among art and household items are original photographs by students in our photography class, mosaic-topped side tables and other items created by the collaborative art class, as well as community donations of pottery and sculpture, garden sculpture, heirloom bulbs ready for planting, and gift certificates.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Parking Information for Guests

There is plenty of parking at our new venue, the Genesis of Ann Arbor Social Hall on 2309 Packard Street, on the corner of Packard and Eastover. The spaces right on the property are limited, but we have access to a large parking lot in the rear of the Eastover Professional Center next door on the other corner of Packard and Eastover. (You turn east on Eastover at the Packard-Jewett-Eastover traffic light and then left into the entrance to the parking lot). Of course, there is excellent handicapped parking right on site for those who need it.

We are looking forward to greeting our guests and friends on Saturday! It is not too late to RSVP if you would like to attend--contact Ann Arbor Academy at 747-6631.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Evening Out in Ferndale

Start with a yummy Italian meal at Comos ($100 gift card) on the corner of Woodward and Nine Mile Road. Walk or drive two blocks to Go! Comedy Improv Theater for a show with your four tickets.

Cottage Inn Pizza University!

This is an opportunity for up to 8 students to earn their PPE Degree (Professional Pizza Degree) at the Cottage Inn Pizza University located at 4860 Avenue, Ann Arbor. Students will: receive an official Cottage uniform shirt and hat, take a tour of the entire store operation, learn about Cottage Inn's secret recipes and pizza making techniques, learn how the "world's best gourmet pizza" is created, make & bake your own pizza, earn a PPE degree certificate, and have more fun than you ever thought possible!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sea Garden--A Crochet Necklace

So-called because it reminds the artist of a fantasy garden of coral on a deep sea reef. Labeled a necklace, but could easily be called a scarflette or neck adornment. Subtle, appealing colors of coral, mauve, lavender, cream, taupe and beige. A textural fiber of rayon, linen, silk and nylon, with a hint of satiny sheen, is crocheted into a loop made of many individual circles connected by chain stitches.

You-Can-Use-Me-For-Your-Stuff Clutch

Washed, recycled canvas is hand-painted in vivid colors to create an eye-catching design for the fabric of this handy, multi-purpose clutch. Lined in complementary cotton fabric in a batik pattern. A zipper securely closes the top.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Dragonfly Art by John Conklin

Artist John Conklin has used natural materials to create this delicate. dragonfly sculpture.

Pottery by Suzanne Conklin

Potter Suzanne Conklin is contributing two bowls and a pitcher to the Academy auction. Look at the effect of the distinctive glaze on these pieces.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Motawi Tile

A fresh new Carnation design is rendered in a 4x8 inch tile by Motawi Tileworks.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Whistle Creek Walking Stick

Ease your path with this walking stick crafted from Carolina Hawthorne by Whistle Creek Hiking Sticks.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

It's free and easy to attend the auction--here's how!

Large variety of auction items at all price ranges, buffet, beverages, live jazz, souvenir portraits--the only thing we DON'T have is an admission fee! Yes--there is no charge to attend our auction. We DO require reservations so that we can plan for our guests. Just call the school office: 734-747-6641.

Premium 50-yardline tickets UM vs Notre Dame 9-7-13

UM and Notre Dame have been fighting it out since 1887. You and a favored guest will have the opportunity to see their next match up on September 7, 2013 from outstanding seats in Section 1, Row 61.

Ebony Iris Studios to offer souvenir portraits to auction guests

Come to the auction and take home a complimentary souvenir portrait professionally made for you by Ebony Iris Studios. Thank you, Ebony Iris, for your faithful partnership with the Academy!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Coach Crossbody Tablet Carrier

Carry your tablet computer in style with this Coach bag specially designed for that purpose.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

JonathanThomas Catering to cater Auction

For the third year, Jonathan Thomas Catering will provide delicious food for our auction guests. In keeping with our theme of "Abundancia y Gracias" (Abundance and Gratitude), they are preparing a Mexican buffet.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Wild Birds Unlimited Gift Set

Wild Birds Unlimited (S. Main St., Ann Arbor) has donated a charming bird feeder, accompanied by a large bag of seed and nuts.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Giraffe Jazz Trio to Perform at Auction

We are pleased to announce that Giraffe, a jazz trio, will provide music at the Auction. Thanks, Dave McWilliam and Giraffe!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Eden Foods Gift Basket

Eden Foods of Clinton, Michigan is donating a gift basket of Eden Organic Pasta.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Old House Gardens

Scott Kunst of Old House Gardens right here in Ann Arbor is again contributing a hand-picked (or should I say hand dug?) assortment of heirloom bulbs for our Auction. These locally grown bulbs will thrive in your Michigan garden!

UM Apparel

Doug Horning of the M Den has donated three terrific items for our auction: a heavyweight maize hooded sweatshirt (adult extra large), a navy crew in "Climawarm" fabric (adult medium), and----a number 16 jersey (adult large).

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Auction FAQs

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013

Where: Social Hall of St.Clare's Episcopal Church/Temple Beth Emeth
2309 Packard Street, Ann Arbor

Time: 6-8 pm: Silent Auction, Appetizers and Wine, Musical Entertainment
8-9 pm: Live Auction
9 pm: Check out

Ann Arbor Academy's 8th Annual Benefit Auction

The Annual Benefit Auction supports student scholarships at the Academy.

This festive affair is for adult family members, friends, and supporters of the Academy, whose mission is to help students with learning challenges build a foundation for academic and social success.

Auction 2013: Solar Illuminator

Up-light your plants or statuary with this Illuminator, powered by solar energy. Donated by Echo Valley of Ann Arbor. Valued at $44.95. Two are available for bidding.