Seven Nights of Paradise in Mexico

IMG_6875Now’s your chance to enjoy a week of paradise in a luxurious Grand Luxxe villa at one of Mexico’s finest resorts.

The winning bidder gets to select from a villa in either Nuevo Vallarta (Puerto Vallarta) or Riviera Maya (Cancun).

During this seven-night, dream vacation you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean or jungle. You’ll stay in an approximately 3,000 square foot villa with two master bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, Jacuzzi tub and private balcony, and a sitting room that can be used as a third bedroom with a mini-kitchen and trundle beds. The villa is outfitted with a gourmet kitchen, four 42” plasma TVs, private terrace and a plunge pool. Amenities include a private concierge for your floor; pools; access to the spa (discounted massage spa treatments) and fitness center; complimentary tennis reservations; live entertainment; shopping; arts and crafts; opportunities for excursions; and more. Plus, golf lovers will get to hit the greens for free and enjoy a Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman course. This trip is ideal for a large family or two couples.

This vacation must be completed by December 31, 2017, and reservations are subject to certain blackout periods.

Silver and Gold Designer Cross


Lovely 3D sterling silver and 18K yellow gold cross with diamonds in the center. Made and stamped by Gabriel & Co. The chain is 20″ long, sterling silver with gold accents. The cross can be removed to go on other necklaces as an enhancer, or wear the necklace by itself. Donated by Sycamore Jewelers.




Gray Skies – Original Painting by Baxter Perkinson

Imagine this beautiful landscape, painted by local artist Baxter Parkinson, gracing your wall. This watercolor is inscribed on the back with a message from the artist.








Ghosts of Richmond Past

Our local Civil War historian, Don Marsh, will provide a three-hour tour of one of his favorite places, Hollywood Cemetery! Riding with some walking. Includes lunch. Limited to four people.




Hokie Nation Gobble

Take your stadium blanket and cooler for a fantastic day in Blacksburg, where you will enjoy the battle between two ACC rivals – Virginia Tech and UVA. The winning bidder gets four tickets and a parking pass to the November 26, 2016 game.

Day on the Bay

Enjoy a day of sailing aboard Inspiration, a 38′ sailboat berthed at the Rappahannock River Yacht Club in Irvington, VA. Package includes lunch and beverages and use of all facilities of the Rappahannock River Yacht club, including the pool, the porch, sunfish and opti-sailing in addition to the sail on Inspiration. If you want to see what cruising on the Bay is all about, this is a great way to learn. (Dates must be mutually agreeable; no pets; maximum of four persons, $250 minimum).

Wintergreen Condo Get-away Package

Wake up to the beautiful sunrise over the Blue Ridge Mountains from your “ridge-top” condo at Wintergreen Resort. Reserve a long weekend getaway, three days and two nights, between October 1, 2016 and September 24, 2017 in this newly renovated two-bedroom luxury condo. Located at the top of the mountain across from the Devil’s Knob Golf Course. Guest Wintergreen Resort membership passes come with the stay, which means you have access to the now private Devil’s Knob golf course and Devil’s Knob Grill Restaurant, as well as the Wintergarden Pool and Spa complex.

Gourmet Five-course Dinner for Four

Enjoy a mouth-watering, gourmet five-course dinner with three of your friends. Dinner, which includes wine, will be prepared at Chez Catlett or in the winning bidder’s home.

Citrine and Diamond Necklace



Beautiful 18K yellow gold citrine and diamond necklace, featuring a 2.84 ct bezel set citrine with a near colorless and chocolate Diamond bail 0.08 ct tw. The chain is a diamond cut curblink style, 18″ long. Value $1,500. Donated by Cowardin’s Jewelers.



Wahoo Football for Four

Four tickets and parking pass to the UVA vs University of Pittsburgh football game in Charlottesville on Saturday, October 15, 2016. New coach, Bronco Mendenhall, has promised to bring excitement and wins back to Scott Stadium this fall. Join the UVA Homecoming crowd for this ACC football game. Tickets are on the 50-yard line (Section 125, Row V, Seats 11-14). Game time has not been announced yet. Check for updates.

Links for Four at The Signature at West Neck Golf Club

Enjoy a round of golf for four (carts not included), anytime on Monday – Thursday or after 11:00 a.m. Friday – Sunday and holidays. This course is an Arnold Palmer Signature design, with Tifsport Bermuda tees and fairways and smooth A-4 bent grass greens. Includes 13 lakes, natural wetlands, and stone-walled bulkheads on the 11th and 18th greens. Expires December 31, 2017.

Bonefish Grill Adventure

Take a tour through the Bonefish Grill’s signature appetizers, entrees and desserts with this adventure that includes a dinner for six. In addition to the certificate for the dinner, the winning bidder receives a bottle of wine and two wine glasses. Certificate may be used Monday – Thursday. Enjoy this fun evening out at the Bonefish Grill on Hull Street.

Diamond Star Pendant

Selected especially for our “Reach for the Stars” Gala…a diamond star pendant set in 14K white gold with a total carat weight of 0.13 ct.

Men, Men, Men, Men, Manakin Men

You decide what you need – leaves raked; something fixed or tightened; shrub trimmed, pictures hung, garage cleaned out – and let the Men of the Church know. A team of six men will spend three hours helping you with your chores (18 man hours total). Dates must be mutually agreed upon and prearranged. One team only.

Asheville, NC Getaway

Enjoy a two-night stay at the AAA 4 Diamond Rated Abbington Green Bed and Breakfast Inn. This getaway includes a multicourse gourmet breakfast and daily social hour; king bed; private bath; and fireplace. Sunday-Thursday; no holidays or October. Expires September 26, 2017.

Birdie’s Casseroles

Do you need a break every now and then from the drudgery of preparing dinner? You can have six 9″x13″casseroles or twelve 8″x8″ casseroles lovingly prepared for you by one of Manakin’s talented cooks and ready when you want them. Select from a list of twenty plus casseroles, such as Shrimp and Grits, Roasted Asparagus Lasagna, Moussaka, and Chicken Divan. Bon Appétit!

gala-ringDavid Yurman Designer Ring

A Sterling silver, multi-strand ring, size 8, with white brilliant-cut pave in an “X” shape. .05 tcw. Ring can be sized for free at Schwarzschild Jewelers on Adverser.



Blue Topaz Stone and Carreras Jewelers Gift Certificate




A beautiful clear, loose, 20 carat square blue Topaz stone and a $100 gift certificate from Carreras Jewelers that can be used toward mounting the stone.




Autographed Mini Basketball



A mini basketball, signed by two of the greatest competitors in NBA history – Jerry West of the Los Angeles Lakers and John Havlicek of the Boston Celtics.





gala-crystal-necklaceSterling Silver Pendant with Semi Precious Necklace

A semi precious gemstone necklace, 16 ½ inches long, with a pendant in sterling silver with green amethyst – amethyst, and stalactite – from Susan McLauchlan Jewelers.





Other Auction Items Include:

  • Cocktail Party for 10
  • A Week on the Grand Strand
  • Weathervane
  • Customized Pen & Ink House Drawing
  • Bev Whitley’s Desserts
  • “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” Gift Basket
  • Bev Whitley’s Grilled Pork Butt
  • Golf for Foura t Salisbury Country Club
  • Irvington Escape at the Hope and Glory Inn
  • Golf for Four at Birkdale Golf Club
  • Genealogy Search
  • “Carolina Holly” (Painting)
  • “Navajo Indians Sand” (Painting)
  • “Manakin in the Snow” (Print)
  • “Manakin Church of Old” (Painting)
  • “Beach Road after the Rain” (Painting)
  • “Valley View” (Painting)
  • “Psalm 121” (Painting)
  • “Morning Awakening” (Painting)
  • “Seagulls on the Sea” (Painting)
  • “Let’s Go Sailing” (Painting)
  • Lovely Fishing Village (Painting)
  • Pretty French Village (Painting)
  • Sculpture of a Woman
  • Ernest Hemingway Perhaps… (Sculpture)
  • Boho Hand Woven Pearl Beach Necklace
  • East African Necklace and Earrings
  • Crazy Bones Necklace and Earrings
  • Estate Garnet and Diamond Ring
  • Estate Tanzanite and Diamond Ring
  • Cocktail Ring – Tanzanite and CZs
  • Silver, Crystal and Bead Chain Necklace
  • Silver Ball Bead Necklace
  • Hand-tied Pearl Necklace
  • Seed Pearl Necklace with Turquoise and Crystal Pendant
  • Silver Necklace with Floating Colored Balls
  • Silver Collar Necklace with Blue Glass Pendant
  • Silver Necklace with Pearl and Turquoise Beads
  • Silver and Red Stone Drop Earrings
  • Black Onyx Earrings
  • Silver Pierced Earrings with Interchangeable Hoops
  • Silver Chain Belt with Fox Heads
  • Square Link Chain Belt
  • Women’s Gold Belt
  • Women’s Silver Belt
  • Y-Knots Crystal Necklace
  • Seed Pearl Necklace with Cobalt Blue Pendant
  • Woven Silver Chain Necklace with Silver Disk
  • Sterling Silver Flat Chain Necklace
  • Sterling Silver Flat Chain Bracelet
  • Silver Necklace with Turquoise
  • Silver Necklace with Clear Quartz
  • Sterling Silver Basket Earrings
  • Wood and Silver Triangle Earrings
  • Silver Shield Earrings with Blue Bead
  • Silver Curved Loop Earrings
  • Gold Pierced Earrings with Interchangeable Hoops
  • Designer Tourmaline Earrings
  • Designer Pearl and Peridot Earrings
  • Sterling Silver Circle Ring
  • Sterling Silver Starburst Ring
  • Sterling Silver Spoon Ring
  • Gold tone Circle Rhinestone Earrings
  • Turquoise and Sterling Silver Earrings
  • Ladies Christmastime Jewelry
  • Child’s Necklace
  • Stylish Costume Necklace with Matching Earrings
  • Red Coral and Silver Necklace
  • Purple Amethyst and Silver Necklace
  • Layered Boho Bead Necklace with Matching Earrings
  • Fine Gold Chain
  • Silver Gemstone Necklace
  • Mallorca Champagne Pearl Necklace and Earrings
  • Epiphany Silver and CZ Ring
  • Epiphany Sterling Silver Byzantine Bracelet
  • Silver and Gold Multilink Necklace with Matching Earrings
  • Flyin’ Pig Gift Certificate
  • Brick House Diner Gift Certificates
  • Gift Certificate to Bell Greek Authentic Grill
  • Gift Certificate to BONCHON
  • Gift Certificate to The Desserterie
  • Gift Certificate to Zzaam Korean Restaurant in Carytown
  • Gift Certificate to The Daily Kitchen and Bar
  • Eat More Chicken
  • Gift Card to Brewer’s Café
  • Gift Certificate to River City Diner
  • Crab Louie’s Gift Certificate
  • Isabella’s Bistro and Salumeria Gift Certificate
  • Gift Card to Conch Republic at Rocketts Landing
  • Grab Bag #1
  • Grab Bag #2
  • Gift Certificate to Bailey’s Grille/Fox & Hound
  • Gift Card to Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Gift Certificate to County Seat
  • Gift Certificate to Candela’s
  • Gift Certificate to O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar
  • Gift Certificate for Latitude Seafood Company
  • El Cerro Azul Restaurant Gift Card
  • Gift Certificate to Sweet Frog
  • Gift Certificates to Glory Days Grill
  • Gift Certificates to Firebirds
  • Gift Card to Yen Ching
  • Gift Certificate to Pepe’s
  • Gift Certificate to Don Pepe’s
  • Gift Cards to Bonefish Grill
  • Gift Card to O’Charley’s
  • Gift Cards to Brio Tuscan Grille
  • Gift Certificate for Crazy Greek
  • A Trip to the Metro Richmond Zoo
  • Two Movie Tickets
  • Go play at Oasis Sports Park
  • Lunch Cruise for Two
  • Golf for Four at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club
  • Golf for Four at the Shenvalee Golf Resort
  • One-year Pass to Children’s Museum of Richmond
  • A Bowling Party for 6
  • Historic Trolley Tour from RVA Trolley
  • Segway Tour with Segway of Richmond
  • Hide-and-Go-Seek meets Tag at Laser Quest
  • Monkey Joe’s Jump Card
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Membership
  • Two Tickets to Les 7 Doights de la Main (The 7 Fingers) Cuisine & Confessions
  • Go to the Theatre – 4 tickets to see “A Christmas Story” November 25-December 23, 2016
  • Let’s Go to the Opera
  • Two Tickets to The Quill Theatre’s Performance of “The Heir Apparent”
  • Science Museum of Virginia Membership
  • Five Complimentary Tickets to The Valentine
  • Richmond Symphony Gift Voucher
  • Garden Guest Passes to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
  • Richmond Ballet – 2 tickets to Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Four Tickets for the American Shakespeare Center
  • 2017 Flying Squirrels 4-Pack
  • Peak Experiences Indoor Rock Climbing Center Gift Passes
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game
  • Hi Oh, Silver
  • Golf for Four at Hanging Rock Golf Club
  • Sky Zone Passes
  • Gourmet Pound Cake
  • Merle Norman Gift Certificate
  • “Life’s A Beach” Gift Basket
  • “Buon Appetito” Gift Basket
  • Birdie’s Famous Caramel Cake
  • Oak Press Back Rocker
  • American Cane Seat Spindle Back Side Chair
  • American Mahogany Telephone Table with Seat
  • American Flax Spinning Wheel
  • Grand Nails Spa
  • Ice Bucket with Handmade Basket
  • Lead Crystal Vase with Etched Ship
  • Pair of Hand-woven Baskets
  • Vintage Formica Laminated Serving Tray
  • Open Weave Basket
  • Handmade Curved Bottom Basket
  • Hand painted Plate
  • Glass Decorative Platter
  • Swiss Card Lite by Victorinox
  • Slim Organizer
  • Sip and Shop Party/Soiree at Sassy Bee
  • Pewter Tea Pot
  • Art of Cycling, Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships
  • Half Dozen Delicious Cupcakes from SMALLCAKES
  • McCool’s Custom Framing
  • Tutoring Services
  • Cross Creek Nursery Gift Card
  • Live Decorative Fig Tree
  • Special Edition GAP Barbie
  • Casa Vero Fleur De Lis Pitcher
  • Gift Certificate to Allen Tire Inc.
  • Fresh Market Gift Card
  • Gift Certificate to Artisans Wine and Homebrew
  • Make Your Own Chardonnay Wine Kit
  • “Lulu’s Day at the Beach”
  • Gift Certificate for AlterNatives in Carytown
  • Framed Print about Friendship
  • Gift Certificate for Allure Day Spa
  • Thirty One Thermal Tote
  • Food Lion Gift Certificate
  • Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband, Lg/Sm
  • Enjoy a Manicure from Orchid Nail and Spa
  • A Gift Certificate for Carytown Massage
  • Gift Card for Great Big Greenhouse
  • Wegman’s Gift Certificate
  • Williams Auto Gift Certificate
  • Evolutions Salon
  • Oral B Precision 5000 Toothbrush
  • Midlothian Apothecary Gift Certificates
  • Gift Basket from Ten Thousand Villages
  • YONANAS – A healthy dessert maker
  • Put Your Dance Shoes On!!
  • Gift Card for Llewellyn’s Towing and Repair
  • Need a Book or Gift: Gift Card to Barnes and Noble
  • Travel Wallet
  • Holiday Barn Gift Basket
  • Baker’s Kitchen Cake
  • Manakin Log Snowman
  • Rudolph and Clarice: Log Reindeer
  • Etagere
  • Dixie Delights New York Homemade Cheesecake
  • Baking with Julia Cookbook
  • Child’s Gift Basket #1
  • Child’s Gift Basket #2
  • Vintage Lead Glass Sugar and Creamer Set
  • Two Vintage Cordial Glasses
  • Two Vintage Roemer Wine Glass Goblets
  • Vintage White Milk Glass Covered Dish
  • Vintage Glass Candy Dish/Bowl
  • Vintage Glass Cream and Sugar Set
  • Vintage Royal Doulton Mini Jug Head
  • Vintage Federal Depression Glass Candle Holder
  • Vintage Ceramic Flower Frog
  • Vintage Small Hennessy Cognac Sniffer
  • Vintage Set of 4 Crystal Sherbet/Dessert Glassware
  • Vintage White Breasted Nuthatch Bowl/Plate
  • Vintage Glass Nesting Chicken
  • Vintage MZ Austria Tray/Trinket Dish
  • Vintage Four Place Settings of Wedgewood China
  • Twin Quilt & Sham
  • The Monk’s Garden
  • Rare Signed 1992 Atlanta Braves Baseball
  • Homemade Lap Quilt
  • Polo Ralph Lauren Wallet
  • Lovely in Red!
  • Vintage Bud Vase
  • Have an Ice Cream Party
  • Little Princess Purse
  • Sweet Puppy
  • Vintage Pilsner Glasses
  • Silver-plate Leaf Dish
  • Fancy Placemats and Coasters
  • Mikasa Cake Plate
  • Silver-plate Tongs and Snuffer
  • Six Vintage Dessert Bowls
  • Silver-plate Cocktail Forks
  • Vintage Plate and Bowl
  • Crystal Flower Vase
  • American Vintage Candy Dish
  • Vintage Wedgewood Dish
  • Leaf-Shaped Dish
  • LL Bean Plates
  • Lady’s Belt for a Night Out
  • Safety First…Get Your Bike On!
  • Vintage Rare Coca-Cola
  • Folding Pet Gate
  • Frederic Reamington Collector Plates
  • Lures for the Fisherman
  • A Fun Day at the Salon
  • Twin Rivers Electrical
  • One-hour Massage, Massage Envy
  • A Basket from The Country Basket
  • Antique Cherry Table
  • Boarding Package for a Lucky Dog
  • Oil and Vinegar Pairing from the Olive Oil Tap Room