Learn to Knit!
Eva Herndon would like to teach you to knit! She is an expert knitter who will teach the high bidder - or someone they love - to knit, well enough to complete a simple project. Eva says, 'you're never to old to learn, but it's easier if you're over ten.' And you will spend some quality time with a lovely person too!
Donated by Eva Herndon, Valued at $25.00
Career Guidance Workshop for up to Four
If you are getting back into the job market, looking to change career fields or to prepare for an opportunity when it comes calling, this is the program for you. With a group of three or four seekers, you will meet for ten one-hour sessions discovering your personal strengths and skill sets, learn how to impress others in interviews, and create a resume that impressively reflects your professional skills. Networking and selection of references will lead you to the job that reflects what you do best. See Christine Lear or Susan Bacher for appraisals of previous sessions. Gather your friends together to meet with a retired human resource professional. This item is for a group of three or four.
Item generously donated by Michael Dundorf, valued at $100.
Have an idea that you want to see in print? Want to figure out how to submit an op-ed, personal essay, or letter to the editor? Always dreamed about publishing a book? Ever wanted to make a real crack at publishing in the New York Times or Harper’s Magazine? Do you or your child need help on those pesky college entrance essays for next year? Let two professional writers and philosophy professors help you for five hours in a mini writing workshop.
Take your pick of either teacher. John Kaag and Carol Hay are happy to work with any age or writing ability—at any stage in the writing process. Together, they have been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Harper’s, the Paris Review, Aeon Magazine, the Boston Globe, and many other venues. They want to help you transform your ideas into a piece of writing that others will want to read.
This five hour workshop is estimated at 500 dollars. John is especially keen to work with authors who might want to publish a book. He would like to offer those people a 10 hour session of instruction and editing. He is the author of American Philosophy: A Love Story, which was named an NPR Best Book of 2016 and an New York Times Editor’s Choice.
Generously donated by Carol Hay and John Kaag. The estimated value of this workshop is $1,000.
Guided Mount Auburn Cemetery Bird-Walkand Breakfast, Saturday, May 5, 2018
Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a national historic landmark and has been a mecca for birds and birdwatchers since it was founded in 1831. May is Mount Auburn's glory month, with an impressive variety of spring migrants that rest and feed at the cemetery, en route to breeding grounds in the forests of northern New England and Canada. This unique item includes an early morning walk through Mt. Auburn Cemetery with expert birder, Ken Harte, on Sat., May 5, leaving Carlisle at 6 a.m. After the walk, you and up to three friends will return to Ken's home where Marilyn will serve breakfast. Ken will transport you and two friends to Cambridge and back for breakfast.
Item generously donated by Ken and Marilyn Harte, Valued at $100
You know you've always wanted to know how to play... and now you can learn how to play! Tennis player and former Marcus Lewis Tennis Center Instructor Jackie Schaefer, will provide tennis instruction or hitting practice for up to 4 participants. Included are 4 sessions of instruction or hitting at a local public tennis court.
Generously donated by Jackie Shaefer, Valued at $100
Basket Weaving Class
Have you ever wanted to weave a basket? Well here is your chance! Betsy Fell will teach a basket weaving class, for up to 4 people (aged 12 and up) at your house at a mutually agreed time, for the high bidder. She’ll supply the materials to make small baskets, about 3.5” x 3.5” x 5 inches tall (see photo). It takes about 2.5 hours for a beginner to complete. But the feeling of accomplishment will last a lifetime!
Generously donated by Betsy Fell, Valued at $100
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