Previous Fundraisers

Pathways Idol

Pathways Idol is our annual Karaoke Night FUNdraiser. All net proceeds go to the Scholarship Fund – and we have a really great time. There are four ways you can support Pathways Idol.

  • Volunteer to be on the Pathways Idol committee. No special skills are necessary, just a desire to help, a commitment to be present and a willingness to do whatever it takes to make this a spectacular evening of food, drinks, dancing, singing, and unconditional love.
  • Donate an item to our silent auction. In the past, we’ve auctioned everything from gifts of service and weekend trips to handcrafted items and tickets to concerts. No item is too small—or too big!
  • Buy a ticket and come party with us! And bring some $1 bills so you can use them to vote on your favorite Pathways Idol karaoke singers!
  • Spread the word and bring your friends and family members! This fun-filled evening is a great way to introduce those who have never been to Pathways or to reconnect with your classmates and fellow staffers.

Place your bids for the 2012 Pathways Idol Silent Auction

Cooking Class for 10
Chef Ryan Hutmacher, Centered Chef with Chef Matt McMillan

Centered ChefCooking Class for 10 hosted by the dynamic duo of Chef Ryan Hutmacher of The Centered Chef and Chef Matt McMillin of Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants. Customize a spectacular event with two of Chicago’s culinary geniuses.

Chef Ryan specializes in teaching and educating about health and wellness and Chef Matt, specializing in classic cuisines from around the world, is especially adept at the pairing of food and wine.

Chef Matt and Chef Ryan will tag-team their way through a four course meal, exploring healthy (as well as naughty!) interpretations of each others’ courses. Typically, this class might cost $150 per person, and the winning bidder of this item gets to share this with NINE of their friends! We promise this to be an incredible event for you and your guests!

Location of class is: Centered Chef, 177 N. Ada Street, #101, Chicago, IL 60607

Value: $1500
Starting bid: $750
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Personal Coaching (1 hour)
Sue Paige, Pathways

Sue Paige, founder of Pathways to Successful Living Seminars will work with an individual one-on-one for an hour of coaching. This is a once-in-a-lifetime offer! Sue founded Pathways in 1984 and has spent over 25 astonishing years successfully teaching, motivating and challenging people toward success, fulfillment and personal happiness. Do NOT miss this amazing opportunity for incredible one-on-one work as Sue supports you in going after your dreams.

Expires: 12/31/12

Goes to the top two bidders

Value: $150
Starting bid: $75
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Change (12×12 Painting)
Michelle Sperzel

Value: $50
Starting bid: $20
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Peace and Love in a Negative (12×12 Painting)
Michelle Sperzel

Value: $50
Starting bid: $20
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Red Love (12×12 Painting)
Michelle Sperzel

Value: $50
Starting bid: $20
Next min bid: $22
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

1 Dozen Bagels per month for 1 year
Original Bagel & Bialy in Buffalo Grove

Value: $100
Starting bid: $50
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

(3) sets of gift certificates for $100
Domo77 & Japan77 located in Aurora, Wheaton, and Glendale Hts.

Value: $100 (each)
Starting bid: $50
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

(2) sets of gift certificates for $100
Shanahan’s Food & Spirits in Downer’s Grove or Woodridge

Value: $100 (each)
Starting bid: $50
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

(2) sets of gift certificates for $50
Fireside Restaurant (5739 N. Ravenswood, Chicago)

Value: $100 (each)
Starting bid: $25
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

(2) Sets of gift certificates for $50
Alex’s Washington Gardens in Highwood

Value: $50 (each)
Starting bid: $25
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

$20 gift certificate
GrandeJakes Authentic Mexican Grill in Antioch, Buffalo Grove, or Lindenhurst

Value: $20 (each)
Starting bid: $10
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

(2) Raging Waves Waterpark Family Fun Pack
Illinois’ Largest Water Park 4 all day tickets, 4 Tube Rentals & 4 Value Meals

Value: $160 (each)
Starting bid: $80
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

(3) gift certificates
Pump It up (Lisle or Gurnee) “The inflatable Party Zone”

Perfect for your next birthday party or event.

Value: $50 (each)
Starting bid: $25
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Family Fun Center gift certificate

Mini golf, arcades, bingo, birthday parties, pizza, ice cream, and more

Value: $100
Starting bid: $50
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

eSkape gift certificate

4 people, 1 hour of bowling, shoes and a laser tag mission

Value: $75
Starting bid: $40
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Basic Seminar
Pathways to Successful Living

The Pathways to Successful Living Basic Seminar is a four-day experience that offers you the opportunity to challenge yourself to go beyond your current level of success and discover more of who you are and what you truly can be. Students learn skills to understand and develop their true potential through a wide variety of educational methods including: Lecture, One-on-One Exercises, Small Group Exercises, and Visualizations.

The Basic Seminar provides an opportunity to explore the beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that currently promote or limit your success and fulfillment. You will gain an in-depth understanding of how you act, inter-act and react in all relationships in order to do more of what works and less of what doesn’t – along with an increased passion and commitment to making a difference in your life and the lives of others.

Expires: 12/31/12

Value: $495
Starting bid: $295
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Basic Seminar for Teens
Pathways to Successful Living

The Pathways to Successful Living Basic Seminar is a four-day experience that offers you the opportunity to challenge yourself to go beyond your current level of success and discover more of who you are and what you truly can be. Students learn skills to understand and develop their true potential through a wide variety of educational methods including: Lecture, One-on-One Exercises, Small Group Exercises, and Visualizations.

The Basic Seminar provides an opportunity to explore the beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that currently promote or limit your success and fulfillment. You will gain an in-depth understanding of how you act, inter-act and react in all relationships in order to do more of what works and less of what doesn’t – along with an increased passion and commitment to making a difference in your life and the lives of others.

Expires: 12/31/12

Value: $250
Starting bid: $150
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Paul Mitchell Products Basket
Nancy Kent

Paul Mitchell® currently produces over 100 products—from award-winning styling and care products to cutting-edge heat styling tools and professional hair color—and is available in over 80 countries worldwide. The first professional beauty company to stand up against animal testing.

Come check out a sampling of the Paul Mitchell products in this basket.

Expires: 12/31/12

Value: $100
Starting bid: $65
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Intelligentsia Coffee Basket
NeedCaffeine – Matt McMillan

Coffee, mugs, sweetener and beverage flavorings make for a complete basket of morning heaven!! Including a variety of 5 fresh roasted coffee flavor sensations and beverage flavor samples of Caramel, French Vanilla, and Hazelnut.

Intelligentsia Coffee is fresh roasted and one of Chicago’s finest specialty roasters. There are several coffee houses in Chicago where you can find Direct Trade Intelligentsia Coffee, but NeedCaffeine is one of the only places you can buy it online.

For more information or to order more coffee go to: needcaffeine.com

Value: $50
Starting bid: $30
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Tea Basket
NeedCaffeine – Matt McMillan

Tea Party anyone?

A wonderful variety of 7 tea blends in sachet & pouches, sweeteners, tea pot and mugs! Just add hot water!!

For more information, or to order more coffee, go to: needcaffeine.com

Value: $50
Starting bid: $30
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Game & Puzzle Basket
Community – Mary Olson & Dawn Rogers

Old fashioned fun for family interaction or the individual puzzle lover. This basket has a variety of puzzles (incl. 3D Notre Dame Cathedral), a model ship of the USS Constitution, and a game of yahtzee! Bring out the puzzle/game table on the front porch or back patio!

Value: $150
Starting bid: $70
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Hand crafted Necklace & Earrings Anonymous

Hand crafted stone bead necklace and matching earrings.

Value: $50
Starting bid: $52
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Waterpik Flosser
Anna Meltzer

No more getting floss stuck between your teeth!! The easier and more effective alternative to string floss for those who don’t like to floss.

Benefits:

  • Clinically proven to be twice as effective as traditional string floss for improving gum health
  • Proven in laboratory tests to remove 99.9% of plaque from treated areas with a 3-second application
  • Removes bacteria deep between teeth and below gumline where brushing and traditional flossing can’t reach
  • Massages and stimulates gums to improve circulation and keep your gums strong and healthy
  • Leaves your mouth feeling incredibly fresh and clean
  • Guaranteed Healthier Gums in 14 Days.

Value: $130
Starting bid: $75
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Individual Presentation Session
Inside of Excellence – Elena Carlson

Are you distressed about speaking in front of people? Do your palms sweat and your mouth get dry? Inside of Excellence specializes in helping individuals with public speaking anxiety.

Breaking the fears of public speaking through a 6-step process. Videotaping sessions, voice, diction, script writing, image, and positive feedback are just some of the few tips you will get through this 3-hour session.

Testimonial:

I won the bid for Inside of Excellence last year and am so glad I did. Elena was wonderful to work with: enlightening, encouraging, wise, and inspiring. I learned a great deal and had fun while doing so. When I delivered my major presentation for work, my gratitude for Elena’s work was validated in that afterward I received applause (atypical in the setting) and very positive feedback. Elena’s insightful and passionate work was helpful on both a professional and a personal level. I highly recommend Elena’s work to others.

Donna Keegan, Pathways Grad/Sales Professional

For more information go to: insideofexcellence.com
Available to the top 2 bidders.

Expires: 12/31/12

Value: $450
Starting bid: $200
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Presentation Seminar (class size 6)
Inside of Excellence – Elena Carlson

Be that outstanding presenter at your next business meeting. This ½-day custom tailored seminar for your organization will provide you with the tools you will need to knock it out of the park. Videotaping sessions, voice, diction, script writing, image, and positive feedback are just some of the few tips you will get in this 4-hour seminar. Seminar will include all materials for up to 6 people.

Testimonial:

I won the bid for Inside of Excellence last year and am so glad I did. Elena was wonderful to work with: enlightening, encouraging, wise, and inspiring. I learned a great deal and had fun while doing so. When I delivered my major presentation for work, my gratitude for Elena’s work was validated in that afterward I received applause (atypical in the setting) and very positive feedback. Elena’s insightful and passionate work was helpful on both a professional and a personal level. I highly recommend Elena’s work to others.

Donna Keegan, Pathways Grad/Sales Professional

For more information go to: insideofexcellence.com

Value: $1500
Starting bid: $750
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

HP Photosmart 355 photo printer
Anonymous

  • Resolutions up to 1,200 x 1,200 dpi black, 4,800 x 1,200 dpi optimized color
  • Prints borderless 4×6 and 4×8-inch photo cards and 4×12-inch panorama shots
  • 1 USB port and 4 memory card slots; 32 MB standard memory
  • 2.5-inch color image display to add fun borders, crop, and zoom
  • Vibrant photos are water and smudge resistant with HP Vivera Inks and HP Advanced Photo Paper
  • Automatically remove red-eye and enhance detail in dark photo areas using HP Real Life technologies.
  • Make memories last. Print true-to-life photos that resist fading for generations.
  • Print artistic and vintage black-and-white photos with an optional HP gray photo inkjet cartridge
  • Compact design, 2.5 lbs., supports optional battery; Windows and Mac compatible

Value: $250
Starting bid: $125
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Spa Pedicure & Manicure
Steve Obregon – Evanston

Treat yourself or someone special!!

Pedicure includes: Nail trimming and shaping, massage, hydrating foot mask and polish.

Mainicure includes: Nail trimming and shaping, massage, and polish.

Good for Saturday or Sundays only in Evanston location. Appointment required

Value: $52
Starting bid: $30
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

4 Hour Cleaning Service
Maid to Perfection – Gary Case

We are offering 4 labor hours of housecleaning services.

MTP offers local homeowners and businesses a variety of high quality cleaning services. When you contact Maid to Perfection®, you deal with just one company for all of your housecleaning and janitorial needs, because at MTP, “One Call Cleans It ALL!®”

Super Service Award for Angie’s List 2011!!!

No guarantee of how much cleaning can be completed is made with this offer as each home and its condition can vary widely. Winner of auction must live in Elmhurst, Lombard, Villa Park, Oak Brook, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Lisle, Downers Grove or Naperville. (Our territory)

For more information go to: mtpmaid.com/cd

Value: $140
Starting bid: $80
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

JAFRA Products Bag
Lynne Yura – Jafra Independent Consultant

Handy bag, with handle and snaps close, contains Eau d’ Aromes perfume, Eau d’ Aromes Body Lotion and box of 7 vials of Royal Jelly Lift Concentrate. Royal Jelly Lift Concentrate is a firming regimen for immediate lift & radiance. Cellspan complex helps refine the appearance of pores, minimize the look of prematurely damaged skin, helps prevent advancing lines & wrinkles.

For more information go to: www.myjafra.com/lynneyura

 

Value: $94
Starting bid: $50
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

PartyLite Christmas Basket
Dawn Rogers

Get ahead of the game! Shop now and have your Christmas décor ready to display!! This basket contains a Candleshop tealight house from the Christmas Village collection, Frolicking Snowman 3-wick holder, mini Vanilla 3-wick candle, pair of small snowball candles, set of 3 mini snowball candles and 3 boxes of holiday fragrance tealights.

PartyLite known for their innovative candle designs which provide the best burn while delivering custom-blended fragrance. It’s a difference you can see… and smell.

Value: $200
Starting bid: $120
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Life Coaching
YuraSuccess – Lynne Yura

Embrace your inner greatness! Experience a 45 minute one-on-one life coaching session with Lynne Yura. Lynne is finalizing her Life Coaching certification, and can provide you guidance and support to enable you to “Embrace Your Inner Greatness”. Her Life Coaching emphasis is working with parents to create respectful boundaries, trust, and open communications with their teens. This session can be held at your convenience, either in person or via telephone, and provide you the tools you need in order for you to:

  • Create amazing relationships
  • Discover your purpose
  • Unearth new possibilities
  • Awaken your passions
  • Follow your instincts
  • Cultivate confidence

Lynne is a graduate of the Pathways to Successful Living Basic, Advanced, and Leadership seminars. She is also an active Pathways volunteer, having served as Room Assistant and Group Leader.

Value: $75
Starting bid: $35
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Sales Coaching Sessions
Savvy Sales Training – Leslee Serdar

Four 1-hour sessions. Leslee Serdar, aka, “THE Cold Calling Diva” empowers individuals by supporting them in moving through their fears personally and professionally. Leslee’s gift is to intuitively see where FEAR is holding you back from moving forward anywhere in your life.

Looking to freshen up your sales script?
Looking to overcome objections?
Looking to overcome your phone sales fears?
Are you looking to move through challenges or your FEARS with:

  • Networking
  • Cold Calling
  • The Sales Process
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Effective Communication with Co-Workers, Boss, Friends, Family

Expiration: 8/31/12

Value: $500
Starting bid: $250
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Dental Family Package
One Magnificent Smile – Dr. Cliff Zmick

Cliff is offering up to 4 cleanings; professional application of topical fluoride (which strengthens the teeth and prevents tooth decay); and diagnostic x-rays to detect any decay, cysts, tumors or bone loss, oral cancer screenings, which includes examination of the gums, lips, tongue, throat, neck and face, gum disease evaluation for signs of periodontal disease in the gums and bone around the teeth, and examination of tooth surfaces for decay (regular cleanings, no gum disease present). One Magnificent Smile located in Oak Park, offers the best in state of the art technology.

Clifford Zmick has been practicing for 36 years at One Magnificent Smile. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and Loyola University School of Dentistry with an additional masters degree and a certificate of specialty in Prosthodontics. He also was an Assistant Professor at Loyola for 14 years and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally.

Expiration: Must be used in one year. Can be 4 people or 2 people twice a year

For more information go to: onemagnificentsmile.com

Value: $1012
Starting bid: $600
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Original Design, Hand-crafted Pin
Sandra Peterson

Sandra Peterson has donated another of her lovely hand crafted designs. This year we have a Sterling Silver pin with a carnelian stone in the center. The pin is 1″ x 1.5′ with detailing in the silver. The carnelian stone has a slightly warmer and more brown hue than depicted.

For more information or special orders contact: speterson2470@yahoo.com

Value: $90
Current bid: $50
Next min bid: $52
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Hair Cut
The Best Salon and Spa

Get your haircut with Megan or Jessie at The BEST Salon and Spa located in Buffalo Grove.

For more information go to BestSalonAndSpa.com

Expires: 8/12/12

 

Value: $48
Starting bid: $25
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

$50 CAbi Clothing Gift Certificate
Robin Ayers

CAbi brings high-quality clothing and the ultimate personal shopping experience directly to you!

For more information go to: robinayers.cabionline.com

Expires: 12/31/12

Value: $50
Starting bid: $35
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Hand Crafter Ceramic Platter
Hand Built Ceramics – Marcia Fritz

Lovely variations of greens, blues and tan form together intThis beautiful leaf shaped platter, adorned a top with a lovely yellow rose! The platter measures 22″ top to bottom & 17″ wide at the widest part.

For additional information or custom pieces contact: Marcia Fritz marciafritz@comcast.net

 

Value: $120
Starting bid: $75
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Custom Crafted Hand-made Jewelry Box
Designed & Crafted by Scott Westman

A custom hand-made jewelry box with a stunning Karelian Birch Burl exterior complete with Walnut Purfling, exposed Walnut splined Joinery, and antique brass hardware. The interior features rare ‘Birds Eye’ Walnut and has a removable burgundy flocked insert for delicate keeping of your valuables. The box is very finely sanded and finished with an all natural Tung oil. The box measures 9 1/8″ wide x 13 1/8″ long x 2 1/2″ tall. The interior measures 8 1/8″ x 12 1/8″ by 1 1/2″.

Scott is a woodwork craftsman who takes time and pride in each piece he creates.

Scott’s website is under construction but he can be reached at: westmanwood@att.net

Value: $580
Starting bid: $250
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Golf!!! Green Fees with Cart & $25 Café certificate
The Arboretum Club & Cafe

This package includes two certificates, each for 2 green fees with cart at the Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove. The Arboretum Club, a lushly landscaped and elegantly appointed course and club. The new 27,000 square foot clubhouse boasts spacious locker rooms for men and woman.

Additionally there is a $25.00 certificate for the Arboretum Café.

This could be your combination Father’s Day AND Mother’s Day gifts!! Oh heck, birthday, anniversary or I just wanna play!!! Go FOUR it! Bid now and bid high!

Golf certificates are good for weekdays only. Expires 9/1/12

The Arboretum Café certificate expires 11/30/12

Value: $281
Starting bid: $150
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Summer Cleanse
Freddi Pakier, CHC, AADP

Do you want a jump start to a healthier routine? Do you want delicious quick and easy recipe ideas to keep your diet interesting? Are you longing to feel vibrant, beautiful and lively again, both inside and outside? Freddi’s one week-long Cleanse will be perfect for you, during which you will reset your body’s metabolism and boost your energy, and more.

Supportive foods, a specially designed menu, suggested activities, and constant support and encouragement to:

  • Detox your liver
  • Lighten your winter load
  • Nurture your digestive system
  • Renew your body, mind and spirit
  • Get you in the habit of eating well and taking care of yourself

You will eat and eat well on this plan. If you are looking for an extreme program, this won’t work for you.

Freddi received her training to practice Health Counseling at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University which is the only nutrition school integrating all the different dietary theories—combining the knowledge of traditional philosophies with modern concepts like the USDA food pyramid, the glycemic index, the Zone and raw foods. She also has certification through the American Association of Drugless Practioners (AADP) in addition to holding a BSBA in Business and Education.

Starts: 6/4/12

For more information go to: www.freddipakier.com

Value: $99
Starting bid: $65
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Spa Package
Arete Salon & Spa

Total indulgence!!! Arete Salon & Spa in Palatine offers a package that includes gift certificates for Mini-Facial, Manicure, Haircut and a Moroccan Oil Hat Box! The Moroccan Oil Hat Box contains amazing moisturizing and silky smoothing Moroccan Oil Shampoo, Hydrating Mask and more.

A gift for yourself or your favorite Mom!!

 

Value: $200
Starting bid: $125
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

2 Tickets to “The March” at Steppenwolf and $50 Gift Card for Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants 6/5/11 courtesy of Shellea Swan

Dinner and a play, a complete evening of enjoyment!

It is a story of momentus upheaval and the Limits of Courage and Love. General William Tecumseh Sherman, Uncle Billy to his men, marches 62,000 Union soldiers through lush Georgia countryside. Bearing along both black and white refugees, the march destroys everything in its path, turning home into exile and exile into home. Its epic force forever changes the lives of those caught up in its sweep: a liberated slave, a sheltered daughter of a Southern judge, a pair of Confederate deserters and Uncle Billy himself.

In the Downstairs Theatre

Value: $104
Starting bid: $70
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

$50.00 PartyLite Gift Certificate
Dana Dwyer

PartyLite known for their innovative candle designs which provide the best burn while delivering custom-blended fragrance. It’s a difference you can see… and smell. With a wide assortment of candles, candle holders, fragrances and accessories that enhances your décor. PartyLite now also offers a line of food from “Two Sisters”.

Catalogs included with gift certificate.

Makes a great Mother’s Day Gift!!

Value: $50
Starting bid: $30
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Bed & Breakfast Weekend
Bruce & Stacy Bloom

A “bed and breakfast” weekend for two hosted by Bruce and Stacy Bloom at their Phantom Lake “Northwoods” home in Mukwonago, WI (about 20 minutes north of Lake Geneva.) The weekend begins on Friday night at 8:00 pm with dinner and a campfire, card or board games, a movie, and/or the hot tub. Sleep in your own room with your own attached bath. Saturday morning starts whenever you get up with a homemade breakfast with Stacy’s special Belgian Waffles. Summer Saturday day activities can include swimming, boating, sunning or fishing at the lake or walking, lumberjacking, archery, horseshoes or hot tubbing from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Winter, spring and fall day activities are a little different, but there is sledding and skiing nearby. Saturday night is a bar-b-cue of your choice and then a trip to Frosty’s Custard in Whitewater. Sunday morning sleep in and then enjoy brunch, take a hot tub and head for home around 2:00 pm.

Other activities on your own can include antiquing, biking through the Kettle Moraine, a trip to the Elegant Farmer, sightseeing at Seven Chimneys, an evening at Alpine Valley (20 minutes away for concerts), the East Troy Electric Railroad (ends at a yummy 1920’s style ice cream shop), Lake Geneva Mail Boat Excursion or Guided fishing trips are 30 minutes away, Milwaukee is 25 minutes NW (Summerfest, museums, great zoo), some summer weekends Mukwonago has Maxwell Street Days, and the Walworth County Fair and Burlington Chocolate Fest happen nearby each summer.

Expires: 12/31/2012

Value: $450
Current bid: $250
Next min bid: $255
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Reiki Session
Infinite Vibrance—Annette Queyquep

A Reiki session benefits the whole being including body, emotions, mind and spirit thus creating many beneficial effects which may include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.

Infinite Vibrance, your one-stop shop to nourish & harmonize your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual & prosperity wishes. Rev. Annette Queyquep is a Registered Healer, Japanese Usui, Western Usui & Karuna® Reiki Master Teacher, Magnified Healing® Master Teacher, Certified Quantum Touch® Practitioner, Certified Reiki-ssage® & Reiki-Reflex™ Practitioner, Full Spectrum Practitioner, Akashic Records Consultant III, Certified Aromatherapist, Certified & Registered Vibrational AromaTherapy Practitioner, Raindrop Technique/Vitaflex Practitioner, Certified Tachyon II Practitioner, Certified Nutritional Consultant.

For more information go to: infinitevibrance.com

Value: $100
Starting bid: $60
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Akashic Record Consultation
Infinite Vibrance -Annette Queyquep

The Akashic Records are the past, present & future knowledge of all things. An Akashic Records Reading consists of opening up the record of ones soul with permission & allowing the information to come forward. Perceptions & insights from this deep spiritual experience is useful in resolving current life challenges & can bring attention into the present moment allowing one to focus on clarity for personal & spiritual growth.

Infinite Vibrance, your one-stop shop to nourish & harmonize your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual & prosperity wishes. Rev. Annette Queyquep is a Registered Healer, Japanese Usui, Western Usui & Karuna® Reiki Master Teacher, Magnified Healing® Master Teacher, Certified Quantum Touch® Practitioner, Certified Reiki-ssage® & Reiki-Reflex™ Practitioner, Full Spectrum Practitioner, Akashic Records Consultant III, Certified Aromatherapist, Certified & Registered Vibrational AromaTherapy Practitioner, Raindrop Technique/Vitaflex Practitioner, Certified Tachyon II Practitioner, Certified Nutritional Consultant.

For more information go to: infinitevibrance.com

Value: $100
Starting bid: $60
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

YOGA – 75 Minute Private Session
Yoga From The Heart – Nancy May

75 minute private yoga session with 2 of your friends. Session to be held in Nancy’s home studio. Session will be created according to your personal physical needs…all levels welcome!

Location: Elgin, IL

For more information go to: www.yogafromtheheart.org

Value: $100
Starting bid: $60
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

90 Minute Massage
Inner Advantage Massage

Debra Ann Christensen, Licensed Massage Therapist, MS, AMTA, NCTMB, believes “your wellness is everything” and will focus on you and customize your session specifically to fit your needs. Each session will incorporate a combination of modalities and techniques to ensure that you receive the best in therapeutic massage every time.

Debra’s studio is located in Evanston, IL.

Certificate is non-transferrable and expires 12/31/2012.

For more information on services at Inner Advantage go to : inneradvantagemassage.com

Value: $95
Current bid: $55
Next min bid: $57
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Bears Game – 2 Tickets
Lisa DeBenedetto

Season Ticket holder Lisa DeBenedetto ROCKS!!!! Let me repeat she ROCKS!!! She is again donating Bears tickets to the Pathways Idol silent auction!!! It’s too early in the season to establish dates, but that won’t stop a Bear fan, let’s get the first down in the auction and BID NOW!! And BID HIGH!!!

SECTION 249, ROW 16, SEATS 17 & 18

Two additional tickets potentially available for purchase. Physical Tickets will not be available until mid to late July.

Winner must agree to Fan Conduct Rules. Winner cannot re-sell or give away tickets to someone they don’t know who may not follow the Fan Conduct Rule. Parking pass is not included. Lisa will cover this information with the winning bidder.

Value: $190
Starting bid: $110
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

60 Minute Massage
Pure Harmony Massage

Imagine floating, cocooned in warmth. Your mind, heart and spirit commune as healing hands slowly and deliberately erase the abuse and neglect your body has suffered. Your physical aches and tensions melt away, as your consciousness goes wandering, unplugged and free! Sixty minutes later, you sink slowly back into a body that feels renewed, expanded, healed. You’ll depart from your session with a lightness of being that lasts long after you leave.

Bid high and bid often! 60 minutes of massage: $75.00. An hour spent in Pure Harmony: priceless!

Pure Harmony Massage – massage that feeds your soul!

Anne’s studio is located in Elmhurst, IL For more information go to: www.pureharmonymassage.com

Value: $75
Current bid: $45
Next min bid: $47
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

LinkedIn Profile consultation (2 hours) +
Book Make Your Connections Count
Sima Dahl, Parlay Communications, Ltd.

Sima Dahl will consult with the winning bidder (via phone or skype) for 2 hours doing a LinkedIn profile make-over and private consultation. Take advantage of this opportunity and get this book chock full of highly effective networking strategies.

Sima Dahl is a Marketing Consultant, Social Media Strategist and Personal Branding Expert. A veteran marketer with more than 20 years in the trenches, Sima has experience working with Fortune 500 corporations, venture-backed start-ups, non-profits and academic institutions. As president of Parlay Communications, Ltd., her hallmark is her knowledge of integrated marketing strategy, messaging and sales enablement.

Make Your Connections Count is a valuable resource to help you turn your networking efforts into a referral machine. With this book, you can quickly rev up your networking know-how. Top experts in each of their respective specialties have joined together. You’ll find everything you need to make your connections truly count and your business thrive. Co-author Sima Dahl wrote a chapter entitled The Art of Networking in the Digital Age where she shares her proven three-step system for social networking success.

For more information go to: ParlayCommunications.com or MarketMyCareer.com

Value: $525
Current bid: $150
Next min bid: $155
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Peace Package
Tie-Dye4 – Chuck Sadowski

What better way to spread the word than to wear it!!!

The Peace package includes:

  • two “CoExist” 100% cotton t-shirts (large), 1 black & 1 green;
  • two caps (one size fits all with velcro adjustment), 1 pink & 1 blue;
  • and candle set of two floating peace sign candles.

Chuck can be reached at (847)347-4448.

Value: $65
Current bid: $20
Next min bid: $22
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Melaleuca Ecosense Home Conversion Pack
April Peterson

Take Care of Your Entire Home!! Ecological + Economical = ECOSENSE!

Created with super-concentrated formulas and biodegradable ingredients, EcoSense products are the perfect combination of safety, performance, and value. From dishes and cabinets to laundry, floors, and furniture, EcoSense gives you a cleaner, fresher home—without caustic chemicals, phosphates, or bleach. You’ll save more than $55‡ over buying everything separately and more than $86† over buying equivalent amounts of national brands. It’s the kind of care your home, your family, and the environment deserve. That’s clean without compromise. That’s EcoSense.

EcoSense Home Conversion Pack contains:

  • Laundry Products, from PreSpot to MelaSoft dryer sheets.
  • Household Cleaners, Sol-U-Guard botanical disinfectant to microfiber glass cleaning cloths.
  • Dish Washing, Diamond Brite® Dishwasher Detergent & Lemon Brite® Hand Dish Liquid

Value: $143
Starting bid: $75
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Premium Tea Basket
Tea forte

Blending the world’s finest teas with luscious fruit and healing herbs for a delicious tea experience.

The basket contains extraordinary tea blends, but not just tea, there are also supplies for making, serving and savoring tea time.

teaforte.com/store/gourmet-tea

 

Value: $250
Starting bid: $125
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

T-Shirt with Original Calligraphy
Fun Organic Shirts—Debby Reelitz

Any size shirt or style of shirt available on the website FunOrganicShirts.com

The featured phrases are:

  • Whoever Smiles Wins (pictured)
  • Eat Fresh
  • Powered by Kale

Fun Organic Shirts has emerged out of Debby Reelitz’ Calligraphy Design Studio. The shirts feature her calligraphy stitched into high quality, fashionable, environmentally friendly shirts. The women’s shirts are fitted—not just a straight cut!

For more information go to: www.funorganicshirts.com

Value: $30
Starting bid: $18
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Chicago Sightseeing Tour By Private Plane
Michael Collins

Get a whole new perspective on Chicago or the suburbs.

The ultimate hour-long flying tour will follow the flight path of your choosing, and could include the Willis Tower, the John Hancock building, Wrigley Field, Millennium Park (including the “Bean”), Navy Pier, Arlington Park, Soldier Field, the Fox river, or even your own home.

Up to three passengers can fly over 100 mph, 1500 feet above the ground. One of the passengers will even get to try their hand at the controls, under the watchful eye of a pilot with more than 500 hours flight experience.

Video recorders and cameras are welcome on the flight. You can update your Facebook status en route, telling your friends about your amazing experience. You’ll even get a commemorative aviation chart, showing your flight path.

Value: $350
Current bid: $250
Next min bid: $270
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

College Planning Session
Mike Willman, Blue Sky Investment Partners, Inc.

Mike Willman, President of Blue Sky Investment Partners, Inc., earned his MBA in Finance from DePaul, forming Blue Sky in 2007. Michael spent a year living and working as a teacher in Budapest, Hungary with his wife before embarking on his career in wealth management. Prior to forming Blue Sky, Mike has over 13 years of experience in the field, including a position with a firm in Northbrook, where Mike was the Director of Research focusing on alternative investment strategies (hedge funds, real estate, timber, oil & gas and private equity). Additional responsibilities included client service, portfolio review and construction and portfolio monitoring. Blue Sky Investment Partners, Inc. offices are located in Evanston.

Mike will prepare an analysis to determine what amount should be set aside to fund the education you desire for your children or grandchildren. Additionally, he will present alternatives for savings vehicles and help you select the most appropriate vehicle given your specific needs.

For more information on Mike and Blue Sky Investment go to: blueskyinvestments.net

Value: $500
Starting bid: $100
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Hand Crafted Light
Hand Crafted Lights by Tami

(additional thanks to Denice Runkle)

Tami Redding created hand crafted lights for hanging or table stands. These lights cast delightful shadows across the room. Unique! Great gifts for weddings, anniversaries, or as lovely home décor.

For more information on “Hand Crafted Lights by Tami” email her at tamiredding@hotmail.com

Value: $75
Starting bid: $50
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!

Fitness Gear Exercise Bench
Denice Runkle

The Fitness Gear® Pro Slant Board is the ideal piece of equipment if you are looking to achieve a core training workout. You can use the Pro Slant Board to work upper, lower and side abdominal muscle groups. Add variety to your training by using dumbbells in addition to the Pro Slant Board to define the chest, arms, shoulders and back.

Value: $65
Starting bid: $25
Pre-bidding closed. Bid on-site tonight!