Thursday, November 4, 2010

Auction Items for November 5th Lit Reading Announced!

We are pleased to announce the generous gifts that have been donated to 10,000 Tons of Black Ink by Northlight Theatre, Infuse Yoga Spa, Old Town School of Folk Music and Fine Wine Brokers to support our next "Best Of" print edition.

Several LWN members also donated their gently used books to be auctioned off during our Special Literary Engagement featuring five great readings from five of our talented members, Friday, November 5, 7pm at The Book Cellar in Chicago.

Auction item #1: Two tickets to a preview performance of any of our remaining 2010-11 Season productions.

Chose from:

A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration by Paula Vogel
Eclipsed by Danai Gurira
Sense & Sensibility by Jon Jory, adapted from the novel by Jane Austen
The Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham

Northlight Theatre
• 9501 Skokie Boulevard Skokie, IL 60077

Item Value: $110

Bidding starts at $10


Auction item #2: a Complimentary New One-Year Household Membership to the Old Town School of Folk Music—for New Members Only!

· Membership benefits for one household
· Member price for Group & Private Lessons
· Advance Concert Ticket Purchases
· Member price for Concert Tickets
· 10% off most merchandise in the School's Music Store
· Discounts on Smithsonian Folkways CDs
· Multiple class discount
· Gift Certificate for an Old Town School t-shirt or hat
· $20 Savings on 16-week classes

Old Town School of Folk Music • 4544 N. Lincoln & 909 W. Armitage, Chicago, IL

Item Value: $125
Bidding starts at $5


Auction Item #3: a Spa Tea Party for six at Infuse Yoga Spa in Lincoln Park

How would you like to have clear skin, a radiant complexion and a new daily luxury ritual? Gather your friends and learn a simple but effective do-it-yourself facial you can re-create at home using botanically based premium skin care products. Vegan. Free of chemical dyes, fragrances and parabens... 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 special pricing on any product purchases the day of the party.

Infuse Yoga Spa • 713 W. Wrightwood Ave., Chicago, IL

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


Auction Item #4: a 4-Class Package for Yoga Classes at Infuse Yoga Spa in Lincoln Park

Do you need to relieve tension, get rid of aches & pains, 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. Class package may also be used for Pilates Mat, Cardio Boot Camp, and Belly Dance and can be shared with a friend.

The class package may also be used for the brand new Late Night Yoga Lounge Friday November 12th or Friday December 10th @ 10pm. An alternative to the same old Friday night social scene. Lounge music, great yoga, candlelight, organic wine sampling.

Infuse Yoga Spa • 713 W. Wrightwood Ave., Chicago, IL

Yoga Class Package Value: $68

Bidding stats at $5


Auction Item #5: 2 Tickets to Fine Wine Brokers Spirits and Sparklers Event, November 16, 7:30pm

Check out Lincoln Square's Annual Grand Tasting of Champagnes, Whiskeys, Dessert Wines and more…over fifty items will be available for tasting including selections of Scotch, Bourbon, Cognac, Port, Sherry, Madeira, Cava, Prosecco and many other rare treats.

Fine Wine Brokers
• 4621 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL
November 16, 7:30pm

Item Value: $80
Bidding stats at $5


Auction Item 6: A Basket of Several Gently Used Books

Give yourself the perfect excuse to take a break and relax with this wonderful selection of great books…

Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
Turkey Hash - Craig Nova
Foreign Land - Jonathan Rabin
Secret Lives of the First Ladies - Cormac O'Brien
Hot, Flat and Crowded - Thomas Friedman
Long Story Short - Flash Fiction Collection
Ishmael - Daniel Quinn
Botany of Desire - Michael Pollan
The Perfect Storm - Sebastian Junger
Mumbo Jumbo - Ishmael Reed
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
On the Road - Jack Kerouac
Another Roadside Attraction - Tom Robbins
Our "Best Of" 2009 print edition of 10,000 Tons of Black Ink

Bidding starts at $3