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Indiana Public Radio presents an Evening in the Vineyards

The following items will be auctioned at an Evening in the Vineyards 2013.

BSU swag

Ball State Collectibles
from Ball State University

Show your support and team spirit for Ball State University with this set of collectibles, including padfolio with pen, t-shirt, water bottle and pennant.


Normandy Flowers

Floral Arrangements for a Year
from Normandy Flower Shop

This $25 gift certificate is good for your choice of one of over 340 varieties of daylilies. Patchwork Perennials is a local, family-owned organic perennial farm specializing in daylilies.

$480 value

McDowell B&B

Bed & Breakfast Overnight Stay
from McDowell-Nearing Bed & Breakfast Inn

Enjoy a relaxing overnight stay at the beautiful McDowell-Nearing Bed and Breakfast in Muncie. Your stay includes a home-cooked breakfast and a room equipped with WiFi high-speed internet, en suite bathroom, fireplace and your own comfy robe.

$150 value

(2) Gift Certificate
from Patchwork Perennials

This $25 gift certificate is good for your choice of one of over 340 varieties of daylilies. Patchwork Perennials is a local, family-owned organic perennial farm specializing in daylilies.



Custom-designed Jewelry
from Murray’s Jewelers

Gift certificate towards the creation of one custom-designed jewelry creation. Murray’s specializes in one-of-a-kind jewelry creations to meet individual specifications.

$1,000 value

Minnetrista basket

Wine Lover’s Basket & Membership
from Minnetrista Gift Shop

Goodie basket filled with wine accessories including stoppers, silicone coasters with identifier, stone trivet, Chill-it bag, Ball jar note cards and decorative pin. Includes 1-year family membership to Minnetrista Cultural Center.

$130 value

Dining Certificate
from Vera Mae’s Bistro

Enjoy a candlelit dinner at one of Muncie’s most elegant fine dining establishments. Located in the revitalized historic district of downtown Muncie, Indiana, Vera Mae’s offers upscale fusion cuisine borrowing from the rich traditions of Europe, Asia and the new world.

$100 value

wine country tour

Wine Country Tour
from Great Destinations

Take a trip to Napa Valley’s wine country. This includes round-trip airfare for two to San Francisco, car rental and three nights’ hotel stay in Napa Valley.

$2,200 value

oil change

Oil changes for a Year
from Jones Auto Body

Gift certificate good for four standard oil changes from one of Muncie’s oldest and most respected auto body and maintenance facilities.

$140 value

Symphony Prairie

(3) Symphony on the Prairie
from Marsh Supermarkets

Two pairs of tickets to this magical summer concert series at Conner Prairie with music from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

$92 value each

Suede Purse
from Golab Tailoring & Accessories

Hand-made suede purse designed by Muncie tailor Golab Momen Khani.

$100 value

Satin Tie
from Golab Tailoring & Accessories

Hand-made satin tie designed by Muncie tailor Golab Momen Khani.

$150 value

Custom Framing
from Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company

Gift certificate toward custom framing. Find inspiration in a selection of over 5,000 samples to determine the perfect moulding and decorative statement for your most treasured works of art and memorabilia.

$1,000 value

Brighton Jewelry & MPP Bag
from Moneyhun’s Fine Gifts & Furnishings

Step out in style with a designer handbag from MPP and chic designs from Brighton, including Bibi Heart earrings, bracelet and necklace.

$249 value

Flexsteel Leather Chair and Ottoman
from Dillman’s Furniture

Read a book or listen to your favorite NPR program while relaxing in the comfort of your new Wharton Flexsteel leather chair and ottoman. Creating fine upholstered furniture for more than a century, Flexsteel offers comfort and durability, backed by a lifetime warrantied frame and blue steel seat spring.

$2,500 value

Sterling Silver Necklace
from Standt’s Fine Jewelry, Anderson

This 18” sterling silver dragonfly necklace is a fun, whimsical – and beautiful! – piece to add to your collection.

$300 value

Umbrella Light
from Mermaid Pool & Spa

Extend your patio time with the new rechargeable Vega umbrella light in bronze by Treasure Garden.  


Design Consultation
from Pineapple House Interiors

Let Amy Puckett's talented eye and signature style help you get a fresh, updated pulled-together look for any room in your home. Amy works with your own personal style and adds her professional touch for a true designer look. This is for two hours of a decorating/design (or 'redesign') consultation.

$250 value

Custom-made Heirloom Mattress Set
from Holder Bedding

2-sided flippable queen mattress with box springs.  Each mattress is made in Holder Bedding’s Muncie facility using the finest materials and superior craftsmanship. Quality flippable mattresses like these last twice as long as “no flip” mattresses.

$1,300 value

Canon Powershot Digital Camera
from Jacks Camera Shop

The PowerShot S100 is a sophisticated, pocket-friendly point-and-shoot digital camera that makes capturing superb photos and video as easy as pressing a button. The fast f/2.0 lens helps you tackle unfavorable lighting and capture breathtaking portraits with beautiful, shallow depth-of-field. 12.1 megapixels ensure crisp, richly detailed images, and a 5x optical zoom provides an excellent all-around range to shoot near or far.

$500 value


Hand Knit Scarf & Hat
from Trading Post for Fiber Arts, Pendleton

This hand-knitted scarf and hat is made with wool from Coconut, the alpaca. Alpaca fiber is warmer and more breathable than wool, can be as fine as cashmere, and is hypo-allergenic. (That means that people with wool sensitivities can wear it) And, as always, you'll get the autographed photo of Coconut, the alpaca!

$130 value

Hand Woven Dish Towels
from Trading Post for Fiber Arts, Pendleton

These two handwoven dish towels are made from the wool from Coconut, the alpaca. Alpaca fiber is considered a luxury fiber that is soft and supple to touch. These dishtowels are very absorbent and will last forever.

$50 value

(2) Gift Card
from Kirk’s Bike Shop

Kirk’s Bike Shop is home to Trek, Electra Day 6 bicycles and accessories for recreational riding, commuting or endurance training. This $100 gift card from Kirk’s Bike Shop is a great start to a healthy habit.

$100 value

Blooming Exotic Orchid
from New Vision Orchids

The most highly coveted of all ornamental plants; orchids have long been a symbol of rare and delicate beauty. Take home your own beautiful orchid from award-winning grower Russ Vernon. 

$50 value

Season Tickets
from Anderson Symphony Orchestra

With this pair of ASO season tickets, you can enjoy the 46th season of the Anderson Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Richard Sowers, now in his 24th season as music director and conductor of the ASO. The season consists of five concerts performed at the historic Paramount Theatre in Anderson.

$250 value

Floral Arrangement for a Year
from Dandelions Flowers & Gifts

Enjoy a fresh floral bouquet or arrangement each month for a year, featuring tropical, European or Holland flowers.

$360 value

Photo Session & $350 Photo Credit
from Amanda Kishel Photography

Capture your special memoires forever with a photo shoot session and $350 credit from Amanda Kishel Photography. Choose from high quality jewelry, acrylics, divided canvasses, wall collections and gorgeous coffee table books. Amanda is a licensed contemporary fine art photographer specializing in family, senior couture and contemporary wedding photography.

$500 value

Watercolor Artist Set
from Art Mart

A perfect starter for the watercolor artist or great upgrade for any artist, this set includes a variety of pens, pencils, watercolors, paper, drawing gum, view catcher, easel and an Eco Art cargo carrying bag.

$340 value

Design Consultation, Tree & Shrub
from Brummond Smith Nursery

Dreaming about what your yard and garden could look like? Make your dreams a reality with a landscape design consultation from Landscape Architect Maggie. This includes a tree and shrub package valued at $200.

$500 value

CSA Single Share
from Aspire Harvestland Farm

Eat summer’s bounty with healthy organically grown vegetables and herbs from Harvestland Farms and Aspire Indiana. Your weekly share entitles you to a variety of produce without all the work from June through October.

$380 value

Agate Slice
from Crystal Fever Minerals

Agate is a microcrystalline, characterized by its fineness of grain and brightness of color.  Now you can showcase nature’s beauty in your family room or office with the 11” polished Agate slice.

$160 value

Tastefully Simple Party Package
from Kathi Meyer, Tastefully Simple

Get the party started with a deluxe assortment of drinks, snacks and more - plus, a lemon-lime insulated tub cooler complete with bottle opener. Includes: Blueberry Pineapple Margarita Mix, Blue Aztec Chips, Bountiful Veer Bread Mix, Dill Pickle Dip Mix, Fiesta Party Dip Mix, Key Lime Cheese Ball Mix, Mom's No-Bake Cookie Mix, Nacho Cheddar Cheese Ball Mix, Tea-riffic Slush Drink MIx, Twisty Grahams and Insulated Tub Cooler.

$100 value

(2) Children’s Museum Family Pass
from Muncie Children’s Museum

Family fun is at hand with a family pass, which provides four general admissions to the Muncie Children’s Museum.


Design Consultation & Color Analysis
from Gray Design Studio, Anderson

Looking to transform or update a room in your home? Receive a makeover for one room in your home from Cathy Gray of Gray’s Design Studio. Your design package includes a room review consultation, space plan/furniture layout and color palette analysis based on your unique needs and tastes.

$300 value

Beauty & Spa Products
from Redhead Salon

The gift basket includes a $50 gift certificate for any service at Redhead Salon, plus Davines Solu Shampoo, Sea Salt Primer for Wizards, No. 7 Crystal Fixative Lacquer for Wizards and Alluring Scent for Lingerie. Also included is a GAGE for Men travel bag with GAGE for Men Daily Shampoo, Conditioner and Shaping Cream.


“Hydra Boats” Signed Giclée
from Artist Paul Laseau

This 11x14” print of an original watercolor of boats in the harbor at the Greek island of Hydra has been signed by artist Paul Laseau.


“Southwold” signed Giclée
from Artist Paul Laseau

This 11x14” print of an original watercolor of the North Sea coast in Suffolk, England, has been signed by artist Paul Laseua. That painting depicts that due to the lack of a natural harbor, fishing boats are dragged across beaches to and from the sea over small logs 


(2) Dining Certificate
from The Nile Restaurant, Anderson

Don’t miss out on this $100 gift certificate to The Nile Restaurant in Anderson, featuring Mediterranean cuisine for lunch and dinner, Turkish coffee, beer and wine. 


Greens Fees & Four Rounds of Golf
from The Players Club, Yorktown

Enjoy four rounds of golf at the Players Club at Woodland Trails in Yorktown, one of central Indiana’s premier public golf courses. Green fees good any time.


Covered Jar Pottery
from John Peterson Pottery

Start off your collection of John Peterson Pottery with the 15” green glazed covered jar. It will be a beautiful addition to your décor.


Yoga Classes or Massage
from Manisha Peterson Yoga Studio

Get your summer started off well with a six week yoga class or a one hour massage with Manisha Peterson.


Hand Knit Beaded Shawl
from Linda Gregory

Keep the chill off this summer with this lacy plum hand knit rayon beaded shawl.


Indiana Artisans Entertainer Basket
from Indiana Artisans

Entertain in style with exceptional art, gift and food items from Indiana Artisans. This basket includes handmade letterpress note cards, a spiced pear soy wax candle, solid maple cheese board, bake-and-serve dip baker, Bloody Mary maker, Black Bean and Fire-Roasted Corn Salsa, a small dip bowl and Bourbon Barrel caramel sauce.


Football Fan Pack
from Ball State University Athletics

Cheer the BSU Cardinals on to victory at the football game of your choice with four general admission tickets. The Fan Pack also includes a BSU Cardinals Hat and T-shirt.


Dining Certificate
from Casa Del Sol Mexican Grill

Take your next fiesta to Casa Del Sol Mexican Grill with this $40 certificate.


Four Tickets to Diamond for You
from Paramount Theatre Centre, Anderson

Hear your favorite Neil Diamond hits, like “Sweet Caroline”, “Cracklin’ Rosie”, “ Kentucky Woman” and more when the Diamond Project Band takes to the stage at the Paramount Theatre on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m.


Six Tickets to Cash & Cline
from Paramount Theatre Centre, Anderson

It will be a memorable evening for you and five friends with tickets to hear the sounds of Johnny Cash & Patsy Cline, as performed by Shade Jonze and Shannon Persinger at the Paramount Theatre Centre, Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m.


Dance Classes for Two
from Paramount Theatre Centre, Anderson

LLearn the fox trot, waltz, swing, cha-cha, rumba, tango and other Latin rhythms in this six-week ball dance class for two at the historic Paramount Theatre in downtown Anderson. Classes meet Tuesday evenings for six weeks beginning August 27. Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced classes available.


Four Tickets to Momix
from Emens Auditorium

Momix will be performing their show “Botanica” at Emens Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Momix combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience.


Wine & Cheese Gift Basket
from Pineapple House Interiors

Wine and cheese lovers will adore this gift basket including six Italian silverplate wine goblets, antique etched wine glass decanter, antique sliver chalkboard tray, cheese keeper with antique silver server, feweled necklace, festive placemats, herbs in antique creamer and sugar, antique silverware plant  markers and a valerie trunk.


Downtown Muncie Gift Pack
from The Downtown Muncie Development Partnership

Support downtown Muncie by sporting these two attention-grabbing “DWNTWN” T-shirts and two tickets to a weekend of mouthwatering fun at RibFest 2013 this summer.


Horsehair Vase
from Martin Price

This raku pottery by local artist Martin Price is an original work that features real horsehair as a part of the unique design.


“Apples with Teapot” Oil Painting
from Margie Prim

Margie Prim is a local plein air oil painter, known for quiet, serene images created with a wild, impressionistic paint surface. This is a 10 x 8" oil painting in a 14.5 x 12.5" frame.


“Paradise Gate” Giclée Print
from Eric Ernstberger

Local artist Eric Ernstberger is known for vivid expressionistic paintings that offer intense abstraction or new perspectives on familiar subjects. This is a limited number 18 x 24" giclée print.


Untitled Pastel
from Alan Patrick

Award-winning local artist Alan Patrick has donated this original pastel, which has been double-matted in a 10.5 x 13.5" metal frame.