There are one of a kind items, and then there are truly one of a kind items - and this is it! Reverend Mobayed, who always crafts a beautiful, thoughtful and thought provoking sermon, is willing to create a sermon based on the topic of your choice. The high bidder of this item will choose the topic of one sermon to be delivered on a chosen Sunday at FRS. The sky is the limit! Get thinking... and bidding!
Thoughtfully donated by Reverend Lisa Mobayed, Valued at $300
An Architectural Walking tour of Harvard Yard and Environs by Stewart Roberts
Look at buildings from colonial structures through modern icons on a walk through the Harvard Campus. We will look at building from the 18th, 19th 20th and 21st century and consider the motivations behind their design. We will look at authentic colonial structures as well as designs by Bulfinch, H. H. Richardson, Ware and Van Brunt, and modern masters Such as Le Corbusier, Sert, and Renzo Piano and others. (8 max) Date to be arranged.
After the tour, stop by Stew’s Cambridge townhouse for light refreshments and further discussion.
Donated by Stewart Roberts, Valued at $150
Golf for 3 at Concord Country Club with Lunch
We're sorry, membership to the Concord Country Club is closed. But not to this high bidder! FRS, and Concord Country Club, Member Fontaine Richardson would like to take up to three people for a round of golf and a delicious lunch at Concord Country Club. So buff up those clubs and bid for an afternoon at the club!
Generously donated by Fontaine Richardson, Valued at $300
Floral Oil Painting
As you view the many creative and thoughtful items that have been donated to our service auction, we sometimes learn something new about our friends. You can see from this photograph, that our own Pauline Arms is an incredibly talented painter! In fact, Pauline's art is award-winning. And she has generously donated this beautiful floral print to the FRS auction. It measures 30(h) x 15(w) unframed. The dark background and natural greens, blues and lavenders on a dark background make this piece perfect for just about any room in your home.
Generously donated by Pauline Arms, Valued at $300
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Two Tickets to Westford Rotary Blues and Brews, August 11, 2018, JFK Plaza - Lowell
If you love beer and music, then get ready to bid! The Westford Rotary Blues and Blues is an award‑winning live Blues, craft beer tasting (25‑40 breweries) with BBQ and craft & vendor booths. All Rotary Club proceeds go to charity.When you are the high bidder on this item, you support FRS, and when the donor purchased the tickets for our auction, he supported the Westford Rotary Club. And as the high bidder you are sure to have a great time at this event. This really is the gift that keeps giving! So bid high and everybody wins!
Generously donated by Jim Pope, Valued at $70
Cape Cod Fishing Adventure - Deep Sea or Fly Fishing
Enjoy fishing on nearby Cape Cod with Capt. Steve Kirk on the Enterprise his 27 ft. Grady White intergalactic fishing vessel. The captain is not capable of beaming fish into the boat but he is pretty good with a rod & reel. Trip will originate in Falmouth or Martha’s Vineyard depending on the winning bidder's preference, on a mutually agreeable date in the spring or summer of 2018. Up to four anglers and two additional passengers can be accommodated.
Generously donated by Steve and Sue Kirk, Valued at $600
Handcrafted Folk Art for Child's Room
We invite you to adorn the room of a beloved child with this colorful, handcrafted artwork. Measuring approximately 12" x 12", it is the perfect size to enhance any space you choose. And you can take this lovely items home from the auction if you are the high bidder!
Kindly donated by Kathleen Aeschliman, Valued at $50
Boxes Sushi Set for Four
Here is a great little set for your occasional sushi needs! This tin box includes 4 dinner plates, dipping dishes and sets of chopsticks. Such a lovely way to enjoy a meal. High bidder can take this item home from the auction!
Donated by Kathleen Aeschliman, Valued at $40
Pair of Tickets to Musicians of The Old Post Road's 2018-19 Season
The Old Post Road Orchestra is enjoying its 30th concert season as a volunteer community orchestra based in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. Our mission is to provide quality symphonic music at convenient locations in and around Western Massachusetts, and to offer people of all ages the opportunity to play their instruments in a friendly, community based orchestra. The high bidder will receive one pair of Priority Seating tickets to any concert on our 30th Anniversary season.
Donated by Dan Ryan, Valued at $70
Lowell Canal Tour
Hop on the Lowell trolley to the canal boat. On board the boat, during the 90 minute to two-hour ride, you will experience going through the locks and hear from the park ranger about the history and mechanics of building the canals. Sit back and enjoy. Includes 2 adult and 4 kids (age 6-16, younger free) tickets. This is great for families or grandparents and grandkids or out of town guests. Tours start in June and are daily beginning later June through September. Sally Coulter will get the tickets to you. Validated parking behind the National Park Visitor Center.
Generously donated by Sally Coulter, Valued at $60
Two tickets to Rhiannon Giddens Concert, June 15 at 7:30 pm, Boarding House Park in Lowell
Pack up your blanket, beach chairs or folding chairs and prepare to enjoy a memorable concert on a warm summer evening in Lowell. Rhiannon Giddens is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, founding member of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, and 2017 recipient of a "Genius Grant" from the MacArthur Foundation. Giddens, who studied opera at Oberlin, "masterfully blends American musical genres like gospel, jazz, blues, and country, showcasing her extraordinary emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess." Her “elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit” have entranced audiences worldwide. Concert date is June 15 at 7:30 pm at Boarding House Park in Lowell.
Generously donated by Bob Luoma, Valued at $100
Two Hour Tour of Concord, MA
Isn't is always the case that we seldom take the time to really explore the places right in our own back yard! To think that people from all over the world see Concord, MA as a vacation destination, and thousands of children visit Concord to learn about America history. Well this is your chance to have a personal, history and site seeing tour of Concord with our own Dollina Borella. After taking in the sites Dollina will take the two of you to lunch at the Colonial Inn. Dollina has a great sense of the best times to see specific sites, so she will work with you to find just the right time to go on your guided tour. This item is for the high bidder and one additional guest.
Thoughtfully donated by Dollina Borella, Valued at $90
Two Hour Concord River Canoe Trip with Lunch
Take a leisurely trip down the Concord River in Tom Rourk's canoe. You will spot birds and interesting flora and fauna that Tom can identify for you. Dine al fresco with lunch provided. Trip is for 2 on a mutually agreeable date.
Thoughtfully donated by Tom Rourk, Valued at $75