New at the Auction: “Fixed Price”

All new this year…at the RPEC auction we’ll have a handful of “fixed price” items. You can get these items for a set price rather than bidding–as long as you’re among the first to take advantage of these interesting items.  Just write your bidder number (& email) down and the item is yours.  Once the limited number of bidders has been filled, they’re gone.

Here’s a preview of the fixed price items this year:
Tin of Cookies     cookies_sm
Elaine Ogburn’s cookies are one of the most popular auction items year after year! See what all the fuss is about…Take home this sweet treat.  $15 each for the first eight bidders!  Fixed Price: $15 per person, 8 people


Petanque Lesson & Game with Refreshments
Lessons & game, with refreshments, with Richard and Kirsten Taranto in Church Hill. Petanque is the French lawn bowling game similar to “Bocce”. You play it on an unpaved court, rolling hollow steel balls as close as possible to a smaller target ball. Teams compete against one another and anyone can play, regardless of age, strength, or speed. The games take place in Chimbarazo Park on Saturday, March 2, 2015, at 2:00 PM. Up to eight people can sign up to participate, at a cost of $25 per person. Croissants and coffee will be served. Come learn a new game and meet new people!  Fixed Price: $25 per person, up to 8 people.


Mediterranean Cooking Class
Mediterranean Cooking Class and dinner for up to 10 people. Arrive at 6 p.m. on February 28th and enjoy a glass of wine on the screened porch. Together we will make several appetizers, discuss exotic ingredients, spices, and lovely short cuts available at our local Mediterranean Bakery. Raidah Hudson Lee and Shari Motro will make tabouli, lamb meatballs, eggplant dishes and/or grilled vegetable mezzas (Palestinian Tapas). Participation in cooking is optional and guests will be polled in advance so menu can be catered to individual preferences and desire to learn to make a particular dish. Recipes and tips will be available to those interested. Dinner will be held in West End near University of Richmond.  Fixed Price: $55 each for up to 10 people.


Phoenix Bird Walk
Bird experts Anne Gray and Cas Overton will offer an opportunity to explore the little known backtrails and birdlife at J. Sargeant Reynolds North Parham Campus.  Pileated Woodpeckers, Seasonal Warblers, Redwinged Blackbirds, and Bluebirds are just a few of the varieties found there. Following the walk, you will be treated to a brunch with specialties from the Phoenix Garden Vegetarian Restaurant at Cas’s northside home. You will benefit by bringing binoculars, bird book, insect spray, good walking shoes, and having moderate mobility. Saturday, April 25 (May 2 Raindate) 8:00 AM.  Fixed Price: $30 per person, up to 12 people.


Pottery Class
Pottery class for three. You and two others will receive 4 two-hour classes for hand-building pottery, which includes $90 worth of materials and firing. All 3 people must schedule for the same class times and must contact Marcia Dickinson by January 15, 2015.  Fixed Price: $80 per person, 3 people


Family and Children’s Portrait
This Portrait package from Cliff Bruce Studio includes the session fee and one 8×10. Are you long overdue in having heirloom portraits made of your family and
or the kids? Now is a great time to have portraits made that will capture your family
at this time in your life. Cliff Bruce, a Richmond portrait photographer, will create
your portraits either in his studio or at an outside location of your choosing in the
Richmond area. Bid on this auction item to have portraits made that you will
cherish for a lifetime.  Fixed Price: $95 per person, up to 3 people.

High School Senior Portrait
Portrait package including the session fee and one 5 x 7 portrait. Do you have (or know) a current junior in high school? Cliff Bruce, a Richmond portrait photographer, will photograph your rising senior in a two hour portrait session with multiple changes of clothing. This portrait session would generally be scheduled during June, July, or August of 2015. Bid on this auction item to have outstanding portraits made of your rising senior.  Fixed Price: $65 per person, up to 3 people.


Conversation with Edward Peeples + Book
Conversation with social justice activist and author Dr. Ed Peeples on Saturday, February 3rd at 3:00 PM. In case of inclement weather, the date will be moved to February 15th at 3:00 PM. All five winning bidders will enjoy stories of Richmond history along with autographed copy of “Scalawag,” his newly-published memoir.  Fixed Price: $60 per person, 5 people.


Vegetarian Dinner for Five
Enjoy a delicious, vegetarian, home-cooked dinner, along with great company and conversation., Served! on January 10 at Anne-Marie McCartan and John Accordino’s home, overlooking the lakes of Byrd Park. Beer and wine will be served.  Fixed Price: $40 per person for five people.