Preview of Amazing 2016 Auction Items

The Peace Center Dinner & Auction is Saturday, Nov. 5.

Here’s a tantalizing preview of many of the 200 items that will be available at the auction for you to bid on…look for classic auction favorites & brand new exciting additions.


Wintergreen Getaway – Spacious and peaceful house. Four bedrooms, sleeps eight.  Large kitchen and dining space. Yards away from the Blue Ridge Overlook.  Three days, two nights.

New this Year! Four-Night Stay in Flat Top
Cottage on Outer Banks
–Stay in a small traditional cottage at Southern Shores near Kitty Hawk & Duck. (Dates: March – June 9th or September – November, 2017)

Beach House in Ocean Sands, NC – Relax and enjoy a week on the Outer Banks! Four bedrooms, screened porch and open deck. Only ¼ mile from the beach. (Dates: One week in October, 2017)

l102-4Day Trip to Yogaville for Two — Two can participate in morning activities, noon meditation at the famous LOTUS shrine, a vegetarian lunch, and afternoon Hatha Yoga (at your level!). See sacred sites and conclude with a lovely vegetarian dinner.  Less than 2 hours from Richmond.

Beach Home in Duck, NC – Three-bedroom cottage available for three nights in Spring or Fall. Only 300 yards from the ocean. Good kitchen and deck with grill. (Dates: January – April or September – December).


Luxury Alpine Home in Wintergreen – Three-night stay in a luxury home.  Hot tub, home theater, gourmet kitchen. Three weekend nights. With beautiful views. Sleeps 10.

Chincoteague Retreat – A house just off Main St. on Chincoteague Island.  Four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, plus a beautiful water view. All the utilities and amenities. (Dates: One week in September, 2017)

The Clearing – A retreat in Amelia County run by the Richmond Quakers.  Two days and one night, fine for your family or for a larger meeting of 25 or so people.  Ample lodging, beautiful trails, fully equipped kitchen, bathrooms, and showers.



Paul DiPasquale

— Meet sculptor Paul DiPasquale (Arthur Ashe statue on Monument, among other achievements) in his Richmond studio.

— Talk about Richmond: Past and Future with John Moeser and Thad Williamson, March 5 at 2pm at the home of Rob Nelson & Amy Howard.

— Discuss racial integration in schools with Genevieve Siegel-Hawley and receive a copy of her new book When the Fences Come Down.

— Learn about Vincent Van Gogh, his spirituality and his art from local expert and professor of Religious Studies Cliff Edwards.




Soup of the Month – Six times in the coming year, you will receive specially prepared soup just for you!  With bread and dessert for four.

Middle Eastern Dinner & Cooking Demonstration – Inspired by the Jerusalem cookbook, for up to 12. You help to make appetizers, enjoy a glass of wine (or two!) and learn about special ingredients and spices.

Vegetarian Indian Dinner for Four. South Indian Cooking Demonstration. Thai Dinner for Four. L’Chaim Jewish dinner.  What a variety!

Five-course Gourmet Italian Dinner for four with food and wines from across Italy, from Peace Center board member Rob Gabriele.

Dinner and Wine with Steve and Wendy – Another RPEC classic – Wendy Northup cooks a marvelous dinner, and Steve brings wonderful wines from their wine cellar.  The conversation adds to the pleasure.

Brews & Brats Package  – A dozen 1-pound packets of sausage to be chosen by the winner from Sausage Craft + a generous basket of local craft beers.

Plus gift certificates for top restaurants including Can Can Brasserie, Tarrants, Dinamo, Zaxbys, Belmont Food Shop, and more.

Two Mandolin Lessons with instructor Barry Lawson (by September 2016).

Drumming lesson with Ram Bhagat – Two hours for ten people, conga drums provided! at the home of Renee Hill (Dec. 19, 2015, at 3:00PM. Refreshments will be served.)

Ballroom Dance Lessons and a Swing Dance Lesson

Piano Tuning by Goldschmidt Piano Service.


Lewis Ginter Garden Behind the Scenes — A two-hour tour of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Experience the 50 acres of spectacular gardens, and learn about the management of this unique and historic Richmond site. Lunch is included.

A Day on the Water for Four – Sail on the Mobjack Bay.  Help with the sails, read the l106-day-on-the-watercharts, or take a nap.  A beautiful, and often unknown, part of Virginia.

Discover Scuba – Learn Scuba diving from one of Richmond’s most experienced instructors. There’s nothing like learning to breathe under water!






Virginia Museum of Fine Arts annual family membership (access to exhibitions, discounts, plus a $50 gift card)

Dinner & Symphony with Symphony tickets & a $100 gift certificate to CanCan Brasserie.

Jackson Ward Walking Tour with the Valentine Museum. Discover a historic Richmond neighborhood by foot.

BroadFork Farm Tour Two hour tour with fresh stone-baked bread

Assorted tickets to theater productions including at Cadence Theatre, 5th Wall Theatre, and Richmond Triangle Players.


Three Hours Moving Services from Mitchell’s Movers.

Mail Art Workshop for Four with Mim Golub Scalin. Mail art is an artistic movement centered on sending small scale works of art through the postal service. Mim will come to you and provide all art supplies!

Sunset on a Fan Roof Wine and savories on the roof…plus a tour of the special ecologically-designed Fan home which boasts a vertical garden wall and solar heat.

Stained Glass Art – Created by superb artist Dave Depp, this piece will bestow beauty wherever you choose to display it.

Doggie Gift Basket– From Holiday Bet Barn Resorts. Includes assorted toys & treats as well as a gift certificate for a two-night stay for your pooch!

Kombucha 101– For up to 4 people. Learn the basics of how to make your own Kombucha Tea! Hands on demonstration with supplies provided and lots of samples.

Beer Baskets! Various gift baskets from Richmond Breweries including Strangeways, Hardywood, & Stone Brewing

Plus…financial advice from Financial Planner Christian Dundas.


Yoga Explore your body and mind in a non-competitive and safe setting.  Do what you can; Gentle Yoga is an option. From Nora Pozzi, a well-known and respected guide and instructor.

Relaxing massage treatments, beauty treatments, and more.meyers

Akiko Meyers Concert, Cellist Concert, Modlin Center Tickets, Richmond Chamber Players Tickets, and more.

Plus … ceramics,  paintings,  jewelry, home decorations, fair trade crafts, and more…


We still have tickets left. Join us Nov. 5.