Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Auction Items Announced!

We are pleased to announce the generous gifts that have been donated to 10,000 Tons of Black Ink by Northlight Theatre, Chicago Fire, Infuse Yoga Spa, and The Great Books Foundation to support our debut "Best Of" 2009 print edition. Several LWN members also donated their gently used books to be raffled off at our 2009 “Best Of” Release Party, Thursday, February 11, 7pm at The Book Cellar in Chicago!

Auction item #1: two Gold Section tickets for any night of the week to Northlight Theatre’s production of Hugh Leonard’s Irish classic, A Life, featuring John Mahoney.

As Desmond Drumm nears retirement, his memories come to life, reminding him of the triumphs and tragedies of his youth and prompting him to mend relationships with a childhood friend and the love interest that had charmed them both. But as scenes from the past shed light on the misunderstandings of today, Desmond must realize that his lifelong ability to use his great intellect and acerbic wit as a means of self-defense has come at a cost.

Northlight Theatre • 9501 Skokie Boulevard Skokie, IL 60077
MARCH 18– APRIL 25, 2010

Item Value: $100 (for both tickets)
Bidding starts at $10


Auction item #2 & 3: two pairs of Premier Section tickets to Chicago Fire Opening Night at Toyota Park on Saturday, April 10th at 7:30 PM.

Throughout their ten seasons, the Chicago Fire has proven to be a force in Major League Soccer. The Fire have always given fans something to cheer about, winning five domestic titles; four Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups and an MLS Cup Championship.

Item Value: $76 for two tickets (one pair of tickets per auction item)
Bidding starts at $10

Please note that the two sets of tickets cannot be combined so that all four tickets holders will be seated together.


Auction Item #4: a Spa Tea Party for six at Infuse Yoga Spa in Lincoln Park

Treat your skin with this do-it-yourself facial. Using botanically based premium skin care products, you won't find a drop of the bad stuff in these mud masks and they definitely haven’t been tested on animals. You and your friends will learn what to look for when reading labels and how to create your own at-home spa ritual. All guests receive a $20 product voucher toward purchase.

Infuse Yoga Spa • 2536 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL

Spa Tea Party Value: $300
Bidding starts at $10


Auction Item #5: a 4-pack class card at Infuse Yoga Spa in Lincoln Park

Do you need to relieve stress, reduce chronic pain, build strength and flexibility, clear your mind, or simply relax? Our boutique Lincoln Park studio is the antidote to the stress of your busy urban life.

Infuse Yoga Spa offers customized yoga experiences designed to assist you in attaining greater peace of well being in a warm, welcoming environment.

Infuse Yoga Spa • 2536 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL

Yoga Class Package Value: $64
Bidding stats at $5


Auction Item #6: Seven Deadly Sins Sampler and Even Deadlier Slipcase Set

The popular Great Books Foundation anthology, The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler, and the exciting new sequel, Even Deadlier, comes in a handsome slipcase, featuring illustrations by artist Lisa Haney. Includes 28 stories by literary greats and discussion questions that will fuel hours of conversation.

A nonprofit educational organization and publisher in Chicago, the Great Books Foundation has been advancing the reading and discussion of great literature in our communities, schools, and homes for more than 60 years.

Anthology Slipcase Set: $37.95
Bidding stats at $5


Raffle: a basket of several gently used books

Raffle tickets are $1