Front Porch Silent Auction 2024

Escape to Bodega Bay for a Two-Night Stay

Indulge in a coastal retreat in a 2BR/2 Bath cabin right on the bay in breathtaking Bodega Bay, California. Nestled along the stunning Sonoma Coast, this vacation home promises an unforgettable escape filled with relaxation, serenity, and panoramic ocean views.

Location: Your sanctuary awaits in the heart of Bodega Bay, renowned for its pristine beaches, and charming coastal villages. Embrace the tranquility of the Pacific Ocean and marvel at the rugged beauty of the Northern California coastline.

Accommodation: Simple 2 BR family home with view of the harbor and a large backyard. With cozy living area, plenty of room to play, and nearby beaches, you’ll feel right at home.

Starting bid: $250

The Musical Stylings of Dirk Damonte

Enjoy two hours of piano music from none other than J. Dirk Damonte, Minister of Music and Worship Arts. This winning bidder will work with Dirk to find a mutually agreed-upon time. This must be used before July 1, 2025.

Starting bid: $100

2018 Zinfandel from Thumbprint Cellars

Two bottles of Thumbprint Cellars Zinfandel.

“Zinfandel is the most difficult grape to grow and thus, the most difficult wine to make. Our in Zinfandel is loaded with complexity. Ripe blackberry, black cherry chocolate, covered blueberry, fresh nutmeg, and tart, raspberry Romas and flavors merge with a subtle tan and finish.”

Starting bid: $50

Private poker game and BBQ dinner in your home with Ernie Sapigao

Bid on a hosted poker game from Ernie Sapigao, recreational poker player and home game host since 2009.  Ernie will host a three hour private poker game and BBQ dinner in your home for 10 players.  The poker table, chips and dealer are provided for the game.

Starting bid: $300

Private In-Home Wine Tasting with Sam Pompei

Bid on a chance to have Sam Pompei, Wine Educator and Partial Snob, come to your house and lead a 60-90 minute Wine Tasting of your choice! Come up with a theme, try your hand at blind tasting, prove to your friends once and for all that you have the best palate in the group! Sam will happily help choose the wines and guide your party through an informational and educational experience that can be as serious or silly as you’d like! 6-8 guests maximum. Wine will be provided by Sam. Glassware provided by the host.

Starting bid: $300

Hidden Villa Tour with Peggy Young

Friday, May 31, from 1:00-3:00 PM

Join tour guide Peggy Young and dive into the enchanting landscapes of Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills, where nature’s wonders await! Meet friendly farm animals, from playful goats to fluffy sheep, sparking laughter and fun for children, young and old.

The tour can include up to 10 guests, and parking is included.

Starting bid: $75

Two Tickets to see the Savannah Bananas in Sacramento

Two tickets to the sold-out Savannah Bananas game on Thursday, May 9th, at 7:00 PM in Sacramento. Watch the “Harlem Globe Trotters of Baseball” take on the Party Animals in baseball as you’ve never seen it before.

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Starting bid: $100

Two Hour Birding Tour with Bob Bolles

Bob Bolles will lead a group of up to ten people on a two-hour bird hike at a place and time agreed upon by Bob and the winner.  The hike will be appropriate for both new and experienced birders.

Starting bid: $50

Parent Coaching from Dr. Jomary Hilliard (Bolles)

Includes 2 hours of personalized guidance and support for parents seeking to enhance their parenting skills and strengthen their relationships with their children. Time can be divided to meet parent’s unique needs and challenges. Offered by Jomary Hilliard (Bolles), Ph.D., experienced parent educator, and coach.

Starting bid: $75

Tennis Instruction from former College Tennis Pro Tom Cox

Dive into the world of tennis with three dynamic hours of personalized instruction led by former college tennis pro Tom Cox. Perfect your serves, refine your backhand, and master strategic gameplay in this intensive session tailored to your skill level.

Starting bid: $50

Personal Training with Peggy

Spend one hour with personal trainer Peggy Prendergast, learning functional core, strength, and agility exercises to meet your fitness and daily lifestyle goals. You will walk away with a daily strength and flexibility exercise routine that will not require additional equipment.

Starting bid: $50

Gourmet Multi-Course Dinner Party from Jan McDaniel and Peter Pompei

This will be the meal of a lifetime—A dinner party for up to 8 people held in Jan’s home. Jan and Peter will prepare and serve an exquisite multi-course meal with fresh ingredients, curated wines, and a choice of two signature cocktails during the passed appetizers. Menus will be agreed upon with the buyer. (This meal is valued at $800!)

Starting bid: $400

Peninsula Symphony Tickets

Two Peninsula Symphony tickets in the Gold Seating Section for either Friday, May 10, in San Mateo or Saturday, May 11, in Campbell.

“One of the great pianists of our time, Jon Kimura Parker returns to help us celebrate our 75th Season, in a program of all-time Peninsula Symphony favorite masterworks.”

Starting bid: $50

Grogu, Baby Yoda Plush Doll

The Grogu plush doll is an adorable and cuddly representation of the beloved character from the Star Wars universe. Made from soft, high-quality materials, it’s perfect for fans of all ages to snuggle with or display proudly in their collection. Whether you’re a lifelong Star Wars enthusiast or simply charmed by Baby Yoda’s irresistible cuteness, this plush doll is sure to bring joy and warmth to any fan’s heart.

Starting Bid: $10