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Moonshine University resized for webExclusive Bourbon Experience

You can treat yourself and 14 of your closest friends to an evening celebrating Kentucky’s signature spirit! The Exclusive Bourbon Experience includes a private Bourbon Enthusiast class at Moonshine University and dinner with Chef Dallas McGarity at Marketplace Restaurant for up to 15 people.

Moonshine University is part of The Distilled Spirits Epicenter, an artisan distillery and education center designed to enhance the flourishing artisan distilling craft. Topics for this two-hour class include history, legends and lesser known stories about bourbon. You will be treated to two flights of bourbon for sensory evaluations along with a tour of the distillery.

Located on vibrant 4th Street in downtown Louisville, Marketplace Restaurant features an upscale, eclectic ambiance that complements renowned chef/partner Dallas McGarity’s locally inspired cuisine. A Southern boy at heart, chef McGarity earned his degree at the Culinary Institute of America in Charleston, S.C. and has since developed a reputation for creative interpretations of American classics. Top off your day of learning about bourbon with a wonderful feast just blocks from Moonshine University!

Scheduling is contingent on the mutual availability of bidder, Moonshine University, Marketplace Restaurant and Chef Dallas McGarity. Please allow at least two weeks in advance for scheduling. Not valid on holidays or Kentucky Derby week. Transportation not included. Start time of Moonshine University class must be scheduled before 7 p.m. Class and dinner may be redeemed on separate days if desired. Dinner does not include alcohol, tax or tip, but this package includes a $250 gift card to offset costs. Expires September 25, 2015.

Donors: Moonshine University, Chef Dallas McGarity, Marketplace Restaurant

Value: $2800

 

eau palm beach firepit resized for webPalm Beach Portrait Session

In the age of Instagram and iPhones, true art photography has become a rare and valuable commodity. With this Palm Beach portrait session, you can make memories with world renowned photographer Bradford and enjoy a one night stay at the 5 Diamond Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa in Palm Beach, Florida. This package includes a $500 gift card to the resort that can be used toward amenities or extending your stay.

Having a passion and love of the art from a very early age, Bradford drew inspiration from the great masters of portraiture from the early Renaissance Period to the present. The impact of the works of such legendary portrait artists such as Sir Thomas Gainsborough and Sargent would greatly influence Bradford’s style. The “Bradford Look” earned Bradford an invitation to the prestigious Presidential Circle: an exclusive group of approximately 50 of the top photographers in the United States. This package includes a 20” wall portrait on canvas.

Expires March 28, 2015. Scheduling is contingent on mutual availability of photographer and bidder. Room sleeps five people in two double beds and a rollaway bed. Package does not include transportation.

Donor: Bradford Portraits

Value: $5500

 

Putnam Park-resized for WebBluegrass Motorsport Porsche and Putnam Park Driving Experience

It’s a weekend of unfettered adrenaline that promises big grins!

Bluegrass Motorsport Porsche sponsors the Porsche Driver Education at Putnam Park Road Course in Greencastle, Indiana. Slide behind the wheel of a Porsche and learn to drive as you never thought possible! Everything for your weekend is provided.

-          Porsche track car

-          Lodging for two nights (Friday and Saturday), food, beverage, and entertainment

-          Personal driving instructor

-          Two days of classroom instruction and track sessions

By the end of the weekend, your instructor will have you going full throttle down the main straight (it’s fast), braking hard, feeling the weight transfer, hitting the apex, and then back on the throttle. Go! Go! It’s a bucket list experience and a weekend you’ll never forget.

Choose a weekend in June or September, 2015. Specific dates are yet to be determined. Experience is for one person over the age of 21.

Donor: Bluegrass Motorsports

Value: Priceless

 

Santa Fe-main-ok for webSanta Fe Getaway

Santa Fe. The name itself conjures visions of exuberant, colorful culture, scenic vistas and sumptuous cuisine. All the fun that the region offers can be yours with this one week stay at a gorgeously appointed vacation destination.

The Shadow of the Bells compound includes a main house, guest house and apartment in the Historic Guadalupe Area, close to the Santuario de Guadalupe. All accommodations are loaded with Old World charm. Walk to restaurants close by or stroll to the Santa Fe plaza.

This compound offers five bedrooms and sleeps 10 people, so you can bring a party to New Mexico!

Expires Sept. 25, 2015. Scheduling is contingent on mutual availability of vacation home and bidder. Package does not include transportation.

Donor: Lucy Corley

Minimum bid: $2500

Value: $5000

To redeem: Contact VeneKlasen Property Management, 505-983-1771 or veneklas@cybermesa.com

 

Golf 2Ultimate Golf Package

You can enjoy not one, not two, but three of the finest golf courses in the country with the Ultimate Golf Package!

First, your foursome will enjoy a round of golf at the scenic Valhalla Golf Club,* the site of the memorable 2014 PGA Championship. Newly renovated and enhanced, Valhalla Golf Club is ranked #1 in Kentucky and in the top “100 Greatest Courses in America” by Golf Digest.

Next, enjoy a day on the course at Persimmon Ridge, nestled in the scenic rolling hills of Shelby County. Renowned golf course designer Arthur Hills was given full liberties to use the natural features of the land to create one of the region’s most challenging and beautiful tests of golf. The 18-hole course is among the top-rated in the region.

Finally, venture just two hours west of Louisville to the prestigious Victoria National Golf Club**, near Evansville in Newburgh, Indiana. Known as “America’s Private Retreat” and ranked #47 on Golf Digests Top 100 Private courses, this is a course that a golf enthusiast must play. Your golf foursome will enjoy the spirit and camaraderie of the sport in its purest form at this private, members-only club. This golf experience is sure to be filled with character, charm, and the hospitality of Southern Indiana.

Expires June 15, 2015.

All foursomes to be arranged based on mutual availability. Some exclusions apply due to holidays. Dress codes enforced. Please check for details when making tee times.

Donors: Valhalla Golf Club, Victoria National Golf Club, Persimmon Ridge Golf Course, Chambers Moore, Bill Creason

Value: $2720