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We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, June 11th at the Wellesley Community Center at the Spring Soirée for WTP…A Teal Tie Affair! It will be an evening filled with food, drinks, fun, performances, and various ways for you to support WTP.  

Following is a preview of items that will be available to bid on during the event: dinners, parties, fun experiences – there is something for everyone.  If you are unable to attend the celebration you may place a Proxy Bid by clicking on the individual links below. Please note: Proxy bidding is intended only for those who cannot attend the event. We have opened up half of the available Buy It Now Spots to Proxy Bid. If you are attending the event make sure to arrive on time to secure your spot. 

During the evening, parents can also choose to help WTP fund specific items on its wish list, like costumes, musicians, program printing, and more. 

To those who are attending Saturday night, we look forward to celebrating together! To those who are unable to be there in person, but would like to support WTP through proxy bids and generous donations, we thank you! 

See you on Saturday night!


Food and Wine

S1 - La Morra – 4-course prezzo-fisso dinner for two

Enjoy a prezzo fisso dinner for two at La Morra in Brookline. The dinner includes antipasti (soup or salad), primi (pasta), secondi (meat or fish), and dolce (dessert).  Not valid on Fridays, Saturdays, holidays, or during special events.  Donated by La Morra.
Value: $80 Place Bid

S2 – Aquitaine - $100 gift certificate

Enjoy $100 towards dinner for two at Aquitaine in Chestnut Hill. Aquitaine serves authentic traditional French cuisine with the ambiance of a modern Parisian bistro.   Donated by Aquitaine.
Value: $100 Place Bid

S3 – Tico – Brunch for four

Enjoy brunch for four people at Tico in Boston. Tico, the creation of chef Michael Schlow, is an American restaurant with a Latin vibe, and delicious and unpretentious food.  Donated by Tico.
Value: $80 Place Bid

S4 – Bocado - $75 gift card

Visit the popular Spanish restaurant located in Wellesley Center, Bocado Tapas Wine Bar.  The restaurant offers small plates, a selection of seafood and grilled items, and an expansive Spanish wine menu.  $75 gift card.  Donated by Bocado, Wellesley.
Value: $75 Place Bid

S5 – Barcelona – Dinner for two

Enjoy dinner for two at Barcelona in Brookline or the South End. Barcelona is an award-winning Spanish tapas restaurant with a comprehensive list of wines by the glass from around the world, with an emphasis on the lesser-known regions of Spain and Portugal.  Gratuity, tax and alcohol are not included. Donated by Barcelona.
Value: $75 Place Bid

S6 - The Local - $50 gift card

Enjoy a $50 gift card to The Local in Wellesley.  The Local is a relaxing, casual neighborhood place to gather with friends, with a broad menu of locally produced foods.  Donated by The Local.
Value: $50 Place Bid

S7 – Better Life Food - Six months of fresh cookies and brownies

Delicious, home-made cookies and brownies delivered to your door.  Better Life Food will send you two dozen baked goods via UPS (within the Boston area) once a month, every month, for six months! Donated by Better Life Food.
Value: $180 Place Bid

S8 – Summer Wine Lovers Basket

Are you a wine lover?  Yes?!  Unwind and enjoy all the treats in this basket!  They have been specifically selected for summer!  You may be in the mood for a quiet night….take out your shatter resistant wine glasses and fill them with refreshing wine selected from the “highly rated” section of Total Wines.  Savor some complementary dark chocolate while reading your vineyard-themed novel, “The Ripening Sun”.  Or perhaps entertaining is more your speed!  Begin with wine and a cheeseboard and move on to a food pairing from your new cookbook.  Whatever your mood this summer you’re sure to enjoy! Donated by the Ayer family.
Value:  $100 Place Bid

S9 – Whole Foods - $50 gift certificate

Gift certificate for $50 to Whole Foods Market, the largest retailer of natural and organic foods. Donated by Whole Foods.
Value: $50 Place Bid

S10 - Roche Brothers - $100 gift card

Gift card for $100 to Roche Brothers supermarket.  Donated by Roche Brothers.
Value: $100 Place Bid

Home and Garden

S11 – InnuWindow - $200 gift certificate

Ready for a new look this summer? Head to InnuWindow with a $200 gift certificate to be applied to everything from custom window treatments to upholstered furniture, fine linens, gifts and accessories. Be inspired! Donated by InnuWindow.
Value: $200 Place Bid

S12 – a Blade of Grass – 2-hour garden consultation

Featured in House and Garden Magazine and in the Boston Globe, a Blade of Grass in Wayland has earned a reputation for lending a fresh perspective to landscape design.  Services offered include consultation, installation, design, and maintenance. Donated by a Blade of Grass.
Value: $200 Place Bid

S13 – Studio Eleven - Professional Family Portraits

Finally get the family together for that beautiful portrait!  This gift certificate entitles the recipient to an individual or family photographic portrait session with Mark and Linda Karlsberg of Studio Eleven in Newton.  In addition, receive a color or black and white 8x10 inch portrait, selected from the images created during the session.  Mark or Linda will discuss photographic styles, clothing choices and possible locations for your uniquely designed portrait in a pre-portrait consultation.  Donated by Studio Eleven.
Value: $525 Place Bid

S14 – Sandy Sandwich Productions - The Actor’s Head Shot

The Actor's Head Shot includes a 1:1 photo session with John Harmon from Sandy Sandwich Productions. Included in this package: 

  • Pre-session consultation on style and setting to determine the look you want
  • Approximately 60-minute photo shoot in your home or other location
  • Editing and retouching of images
  • Password protected site for reviewing photos
  • $50 credit towards prints or digital files

For more information or to view samples, visit
Donated by Sandy Sandwich Productions.
Value: $150 Place Bid

Beauty and Fashion

S15 – J. Hilburn Custom Men’s Shirt

Gentlemen, is there anything more elegant or refined than a custom-made shirt? Choose your own style from hundreds of fine Italian and English fabrics made from Egyptian cotton.  Measuring by appointment in the convenience of your home or office. Donated by Julie Mallatt, J. Hilburn.
Value: $150 Place Bid

S16 – Pine Straw - bag of Olivina Milk & Honey skin care products and soap dish

For beautiful, silky smooth skin, treat yourself to this series of natural Milk & Honey skin care products from the Olivina Napa Valley Apothecary Collection.  Milk & Honey as beauty ingredients work skin care magic.  Your skin will love milk's lactic acid, which helps exfoliate dead skin cells while its natural fat helps moisturize. Honey is nature's antiseptic with many therapeutic benefits. Included is Hand & Body Lotion, Hand Crème, Body Butter, two bar soaps and a soap dish.  Natural fragrance & essential oils. Donated by Pine Straw.

Value: $80 Place Bid

S17 – Vineyard Vines silk necktie

Enjoy this handsome navy blue tie with pink whales – you will be the best dressed guy around! Tied to a cause…making a whale of a difference.  Donated by Vineyard Vines.
Value: $85 Place Bid

S18 – Wheelock Family Theatre – 4 tickets to a performance in the 2016-2017 season

4 tickets to any Wheelock Family Theatre production in the 2016-2017 season:  Akeelah and the BeeBilly Elliott, the Musical or Charlotte’s Web.  Wheelock Family Theatre is affordable, accessible, professional theatre on the campus of Wheelock College.  Donated by Wheelock Family Theatre.
Value: $152 Place Bid

Arts and Entertainment

S19 – Family Fun Night Basket

This basket is full of fun for your family!  How about starting your night by grabbing pizza from Wellesley’s own Old School Pizzeria (no cooking for Mom!:)) and settling in to a game of Apples to Apples or Bananagrams!?  When you’ve had enough of the friendly family competition cuddle up together and enjoy a movie marathon and popcorn!  One thing is for sure…you’ll never be short on ideas with your “Family Fun Night” idea book close at hand.  Tighten that family bond and have fun!  Donated by the Ayer family.
Value:  $110 Place Bid

S20 – Longfellow Sports Club – 1.5 hour Pool Party for up to 15 children, ages 7 & up

If your child loves to swim…this party is for you!  Children get 1 hour of free swim in our heated pool, supervised by lifeguards and a Birthday Party Coordinator.  After all the diving and splashing, finish off with refreshments at the pool side.  Donated by Longfellow Sports Club.
Value: $195 Place Bid

S21 – Adventure with Ms. Hillary and Mr. Rush

Looking for more fun with WTP?  This is a special opportunity to go on an outing with WTP teachers Mr. Rush and Ms. Hillary.  Where will you go? It's a surprise, but we know it will be an adventure filled with excitement, fun, and silliness!  They will pick you up from your home on a predetermined weekend day, and deliver you back after your adventure.  Open to one lucky participant! Donated by Hillary Drew, Ben Rush and Wellesley Theatre Project.
Value: Priceless! Place Bid

S22 – Signed and framed Photo from Guys and Dolls

An opportunity to take home a one-of-a-kind memory from a fantastic show!  This signed and framed cast photo of Guys and Dolls could be yours to treasure forever.  Donated by Wellesley Theatre Project.
Value: Priceless! Place Bid

Vacation Getaway

S 23 – Charming House in Vermont

Nestled in a private hundred-acre valley crisscrossed with trails, a quiet, beautifully situated antique cabin and fully renovated barn overlooking idyllic Vermont meadow, ponds, hills & creek awaits your discovery. Property abuts the world famous Jenne farm located twenty minutes south of Woodstock village. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths in main house (sleeps 4). Newly renovated barn sleeps 3 and has one bedroom, bathroom and gracious living room. Deck overlooking sunny meadow is equipped with propane grill & rocking chairs. Swim in the private pond, cross-country ski in the meadow or on the trails. Ten minutes from Woodstock Sport and Ski touring center and the Green Mountain Horse Association.  Local attractions include: Simon Pearce, covered bridges, the Prince and the Pauper, Keepers' Cafe, The Skunk Hollow Tavern, The Kedron Valley Inn, The Woodstock Inn, The Billings Farm, F.H. Gillingham & Sons, Woodstock Farmers' Market, Shackleton Thomas, Market on the Green, Bookstock Literary Festival, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Quechee Gorge State Park, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Long Trail Brewing Company, annual Wassail Weekend, Killington, Okemo, Suicide Six, Pico. Opportunities for hiking, biking, skiing and swimming abound! Four wheel drive vehicle necessary in the winter and during mud season. Wi-fi available if you have to bring your laptop.  Date to be mutually agreed upon.  House is not available: June 20 - July 9th, and the weekend of July 30th. This property is available for a 3-night stay. 

More information at  Generously donated by the Rooks Family.
Value: $1,600 Place Bid


This category is for community or group events that are open to individual bidders on a first-come, first-served basis. Secure your spot now! No bidding is necessary as all events come with fixed, per-person prices. 

B1 – WTP Parents’ Night Out, Friday, October 14th

Join other WTP supporters at a night out featuring fantastic live entertainment!  WTP parent Liz Larsen's band, Off Label, will play its "tight, high-energy performance of uniquely-improvised funk, soul, alt-rock, and R&B".  Off Label is a 6-piece band made up mostly of medical professionals, and those with honorary doctoral degrees in laying down funky grooves and beats. The Paradise Rock Club, WGBH Studios, Nantucket, and Jacob Wirth are just a few of the places where their music has caused fits of uncontrollable dancing! Enjoy catered hors d’oeuvres and snacks, beer and wine at the Wellesley Community Center.  You won’t want to miss this!
Date: Friday, October 14th from 7:00-10:00pm. 
Price: $75 per person. Up to 75 people.
Buy It Now  

B2 – WTP Sleep Under at the Studio (2nd-5th), Friday, June 24th

You guys have been waiting for this!  Join other WTP students for an exciting "sleep under" at the WTP studio.  We will enjoy pizza, ice cream and snacks and have all kinds of WTP fun with WTP staff! P.j.'s, stuffed animals and pillows welcome!
Date: Friday, June 24th from 6:00-10:00pm. 
Price: $75 per student; up to 30 students.  Grades 2-5 only.
Buy It Now

B3 – WTP Sleep Over at the Studio (6th-8th), Saturday, June 25th

Join other students in grades 6-8, along with WTP staff members, for a sleepover at the WTP studio!  We will have pizza, ice cream, snacks, hopefully catch some zzz's and then have breakfast together in the morning. The event will take place from Saturday, June 25th at 7:00pm to Sunday, June 26th at 8:00am and is limited to 20 lucky students! Bring your sleeping bag!
Date: Saturday, June 25th at 7:00pm to Sunday, June 26th at 8:00am
Price: $100 per student. Up to 20 students. Grades 6-8 only. 
Buy It Now

B4 – WTP Sleep Over at the Studio (9th-12th), Friday, June 17th

Join other students in grades 9-12, along with WTP staff members, for a sleepover at the WTP studio!  We will have pizza, ice cream, snacks, hopefully catch some zzz's and then have breakfast together in the morning. The event will take place from Friday, June 17th at 7:00pm to Saturday, June 18th at 8:00am and is limited to 20 lucky students! Bring your sleeping bag!
Date: Friday, June 17th at 7:00pm to Saturday, June 18th at 8:00am
Price: $100 per student. Up to 20 students. Grades 9-12 only. 
Buy It Now 

B5 – Movie Night with the Chiassons

Enjoy the last vestiges of summer with pizza, popcorn and snacks at the End of Summer Movie Night at the Chiassons' home. The featured outdoor movie will be “Singing in the Rain"! This fun event will take place on Saturday, September 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Date: Saturday, September 10th at 6:00pm
Price: $25 per person. Up to 35 people. All ages are invited. 
Buy It Now 

Live Auction

L1 - Hamilton Tickets!

This item speaks for itself! Two front mezzanine tickets to the hottest show on Broadway in NYC, Hamilton, on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 2:00pm! Very generously donated by the Berger, Chiasson, Ayer, and Gray families.
Value: $2,200 Place Bid