You are invited to make pre-benefit bids on any or all of the fantastic silent auction items, as well as buy chance tickets for the perennial favorite “bowl items.” To take advantage of our pre-benefit offering, you can stop by the Library or look right here and view the displays, place your bids and buy your bowl tickets; or call the library at 860-927-3761 and a staff member will help you make your bid or buy your tickets remotely.

Your bids and bowl tickets will be combined with those received at the event and the winners announced that evening. Don’t miss out on the fun! Plus you now have time to rally your friends in advance of the evening to bid together on the trips and events designed for a group to share.

A week in the Mexican town of San Miguel for Up to Three Couples
Value Priceless
Opening Bid $1,750
Bid Increment $300

Flowering Tree and Installation by Kent Greenhouse
Prunus Serrulata “Kwanzan” Kwanzan double flowering cherry donated by Kent Greenhouse and Gardens
Value $650
Opening Bid $300
Bid Increment $50

One Spectacular Day & Night on Broadway For Two! See the Broadway Musicals “Ain’t Too Proud” & “Tootsie.” 2 house seats for both shows on August 7, 2019! donated by Mickey Rolfe & Bruce Tracy
Value $950
Opening Bid $500
Bid Increment $100

Painting by artist William Merklein
Autumn Fishing Scene, Oil. donated by William Merklein
Value $850
Opening Bid $400
Bid Increment $50

Box Office Bonanza
Become acquainted with some of Connecticut’s finest theaters. Be the proud owner of a menagerie of local theatre tickets and attend the shows! Donated by The Palace Theatre, Seven Angels Theatre, Sharon Playhouse, Sherman Playhouse, TheatreWorks and The Warner Theatre.
Value $500
Opening Bid $100
Bid Increment $50

City Sight Seeing Tour for 4 (New York)
Enjoy a 48-hour pass to hop-on hop-off all around town on a double-decker bus tour!

Includes : Unlimited Hop-on, Hop-off access for 48 Hours and 4 Loops – Downtown, Uptown, Brooklyn & Night Tour Loops

PLUS these FREE Inclusions:
Night Tour, CitySightseeing New York© Hop-on, Hop-off Ferry Tour, Admission to the Museum of the City of New York or New York Historical Society, Eat and Play Discount Card – all included in your pass!

donated by Paul Seeger, City Sight Seeing Tour.
Value $300
Opening Bid $100
Bid Increment $25

Foursome for Golf at the famous Bulls Bridge Golf Club Includes Golf Cart, Forecaddie and Lunch – valid at anytime during the 2019 or 2020 season. Donated by Jennifer & John Youngblood, Lisa & Matt Sippel, Leslie & Todd Powell
Value $1,700
Opening Bid $500
Bid Increment $100

Painting by artist Susan Grisell
This painting is Autumn Still Life, Oil, 29 x 17“
donated by Susan Grisell
Value $450
Opening Bid $200
Bid Increment $50

Painting by artist Susan Grisell
This painting is Kent Main Street, Oil, 24 x 17”
donated by Susan Grisell
Value $400
Opening Bid $200
Bid Increment $50

Karen Chase Photograph
This photograph is Stand Off (Red-bellied Woodpecker and Chipmunk, 18 x 22”) donated by Karen A. Chase
Value $150
Opening Bid $50
Bid Increment $25

Old Redwork Handmade Quilt
An animal lover’s delight. Carefully crafted by local artist Pat Gallagher. Approximate size: 5’ x 6’
donated by Pat Gallagher
Value $400
Opening Bid $200
Bid Increment $50

Local Farm Basket
A wonderful assortment from local area farms: Gift Certificates from Thorncrest Farm, Buck Mountain Herbs, Mountain View Farm, New Milford Farmers Market. Donated by Maria LaFontan
Value $250
Opening Bid $100
Bid Increment $25

Three Doors to Feeling Well
Renew and relax. Treat yourself or give a gift. This offers 3 separate items: a 90-minute massage by Estelle Trabucco, 60 minutes of the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education with Anna Wolf, and 60-minutes of Yoga with Alina Hernandez at Kent Yoga & Bodyworks donated by Kent Yoga & Bodyworks, Estelle Trabucco, and Anna Wolf.
Value $400
Opening Bid $100
Bid Increment $25

Apple Products Tutor
Two hours of in-home tech help on any Apple product by one of the KML’s tech tutors donated by TECHsperienced/Michael Jay
Value $200
Opening Bid $50
Bid Increment $25

Tech Help on any Tablet, PC, Mac or other
Two hours of in-home tech help on any tablet, PC, Mac or other by one of the KML’s tech tutors donated by Just Fix It/Bryan Gundel
Value $200
Opening Bid $50
Bid Increment $25

Tour of Local Artists’ Studios Plus Lunch

Take a tour of the local artist studios of Robert Lenz, Kathy Wismar, St. John’s Bridge, Tony Antonios, and Deb Chabrian & Ed Martinez. Return to Kent Art Association for lunch provided by Chef Patsy Stroble. First 12 people with the highest bids go on the tour! Donated by the artists and Patsy Stroble.
Value Priceless
Opening Bid $75
Bid Increment $25

Upstream by Russell Cowles
Oil 50 x 30”, by Russell Cowles (1887-1979) donated by Anonymous
Value $6,500
Opening Bid $500
Bid Increment $100

100 Daffodils Planted
Have 100 bulbs planted in your Kent-area designated spot. (limit 2 hours for planting) donated by John Casey
Value $200
Opening Bid $75
Bid Increment $25

Japanese Art Book Bridge of Dreams
The Mary Griggs Burke Collection of Japanese Art by Miyeko Murase. Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications donated by Kent Memorial Library
Value $100
Opening Bid $50
Bid Increment $10

The Earth From Above Atlas
Third Edition by Yann Arthus-Bertrand donated by Liddy and John Baker
Value $100
Opening Bid $50
Bid Increment $10

Dinner & Wine for 8
Enjoy a creative modern cuisine dinner for 8 in Sept. or Oct. at the home of Ellen & Jean-Marie Horovitz. Donated by Ellen Horowitz
Value Priceless
Opening Bid $800
Bid Increment $100

Peter Woyuk Sculptures
Four separate sculptures donated by Peter Woytuk
22a Apple: Value $1,500  Opening Bid $750  Bid Increment $50
22b Acorn: Value $3,500  Opening Bid $1,500  Bid Increment $100
22c Fat Bird: Value $3,500  Opening Bid $1,500  Bid Increment $100
22d Tea Cup: Value $1,500  Opening Bid $750  Bid Increment $50

Alan Alda Signatures
2 books and a glossy photo signed especially for the 2019 Library Benefit donated by Sarah Chase
Value $200
Opening Bid $100
Bid Increment $25

Deborah Chabrian Giclee Print
Silkie Chicks by watercolor artist Deborah Chabrian, donated by Deborah Chabrian
Value $250
Opening Bid $100
Bid Increment $50

Running & Hiking Gear
A collection of running- & hiking-inspired gear, a TrailHeads gift certificate & entry into Macedonia Trail Race
donated by TrailHeads
Value $200
Opening Bid $100
Bid Increment $25

A Two-night Stay at Starbuck Inn Plus
Enjoy a two-night stay at the lovely Starbuck Inn.
Plus gift certificates for Swyft ($150) and Frank.($25)
donated by Starbuck Inn, Swyft and Frank.
Value $700
Opening Bid $350
Bid Increment $50

Lunch for four with Martha Hall Kelly
Join the New York Times Best-Selling Author of Lilac Girls for Lunch at the Village in Litchfield (at a time agreeable to the author and the highest bidder)
Plus 2 books signed especially for the 2019 Library Benefit donated by Martha Hall Kelly
Value $200
Opening Bid $100
Bid Increment $50

Painting by artist William Merklein
Kari, Oil.
Donated by William Merklein
Value $800
Opening Bid $400
Bid Increment $50

Plein-air painting by Edward Martinez
Watch Edward Martinez create a painting on the site during the Library event. 9 x 12 Oil on Board
Donated by Edward Martinez
Value $600
Opening Bid $200
Bid Increment $50

 

Chance Items

Baby Quilt by Jane Zatlin and Kid Stuff donated by Kent Station Pharmacy

Kingsley Tavern Gift Certicate donated by Anna Gowan

Arethusa Gift Certicate donated by Ellen and Jean Marie Horovitz

Kent Falls Brewing $100 Gift Certicate donated by Kent Falls Brewery

Kent Nail Salon 3 Manicures and a selection of Polish donated by Kent Nail Salon

Litchfield Distillery $120 Spirits Gift Basket donated by Litchfield Distillery

W.rhythm Fitness Pilates Package donated by Wanessa Anderson

Strong Core Wellness a Therapeutic Massage and a Basket of Wellness Tools donated by Shannon Strong

Riverstone Jewelry donated by Jill Scholsohn, local custom jeweler

Namoo Korean Barbeque Gift Certicate donated by Sarah, owner

Stern Design Works, jewelry in a blue box donated by KML board member

A shopping tote donated by rolling River Antiques filled with Sparkling Wines donated by KML Board

A shopping tote donated by Rolling River Antiques filled with red wine donated by KML Board

A shopping tote donated by Rolling River Antiques filled with white wine donated by KML Board

Somes Beauty, a Selection of Organic Beauty donated by Jon Somes