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CNC & Farm Gala 2014 Auction Preview!
Cibolo Nature Center & Farm

September, 2014

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Celebrate the Cibolo Gala: Harmony in Nature
We only have a few individual tickets remaining for the biggest nature party of the year!  Get yours now before they're gone, and you won't miss out on the glamour, the fun, the friendship, and the Harmony in Nature of the Celebrate the Cibolo Gala.
This Trail Could be Yours!
Buy Raffle Tickets for only $50 each!
Please Note, All donations made online in denominations of $50, $100, $150, $200, etc will receive an entry to the Raffle between now and October 4th, 2014.  For entries of $250, 6 tickets will be awarded.  Out-of-State entries are not eligible.
The Trails at Herff Farm are a $10,000 Naming Opportunity. However, YOU can name the Trail between the Herff Homestead to the Ledgestone Amphitheatre and Barn! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to leave your legacy and support the Historic Herff Farm Campaign... No restrictions on number of entries. You may name it for your family, a loved one, your children, or …the opportunities are endless.

(A sign will be placed at the Trail Head when trails are completed). 

*Raffle Winner to be announced at the Celebrate the Cibolo Gala from the Brandon Gallagher Stage in the Oak Mott at 9:15 PM!
Live and Silent Auction Preview 
For those attending the Celebrate the Cibolo Gala, preview the live and silent auction items in advance of the big party! Many of the trips are designed for families or large groups, so make sure you plan ahead. You don’t want miss these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities! Click here for more info and scroll down to have a sneak peek.
#1 "Date Night" for a Year 
Starting Bid: $900
Treat your someone special to an incredible 2015. This package makes it easier than ever!  Filled with fun experiences and dinners for two to all the Hill Country's hottest spots. You will create nights to remember and memories for a lifetime!   

$100 gift card to The Creek Restaurant * Painting Class for Two at Pinot’s Palette * Cocktail Class for Two at Gustology * 4 tickets to see performances at the San Pedro Playhouse * Alamo Springs Restaurant gift certificate & Old Tunnel Bat Viewing * Two tickets to explore the Cave Without A Name * Two tickets for a performance at the Cailloux Theatre * Weekend stay at charming Fredericksburg Bungalow * Weekend stay at the C Willow Cottage in Boerne * Special couples reconnect session with licensed counselor * Two tickets to a performance at the Boerne Community Theatre & so much more!  
#2 Peaceful Getaway in Baja, California Sur, Mexico
Starting Bid: $1,500

Come enjoy a perfect vacation paradise at Cerritos Beach, world renowned as the best beach in Cabo San Lucas. The Hacienda Cerritos is one of the most exclusive luxury boutique hotels, located on a private bluff just outside the city. Whether you are experiencing the enchanting Sierra de la Laguna Nature Reserve, rejuvenating at the hotel spa, or dining on the exquisite local faire, this peaceful destination is sure to be magical. Offering a one week stay (6 nights and 7 days) in a deluxe one bedroom suite, NO blackout dates. 

#3 Big Bang Fireworks at the Herff Farm
Starting Bid: $1,000

Spend your Independence Day in style. You and 20 guests will enjoy a private picnic party complete with side dishes, desserts, beer and soda at the Herff Farm. Then top off the evening as you and your group watch the incredible fireworks display from the best view in town, on the iconic porch of the Historic Herff Homestead. All your friends will be talking about this unforgettable event! Please note some restrictions apply; wait staff not included.
#4 Nature Lovers Weekend at the Hunke's Tecolote Ranch
Starting Bid: $900

Celebrated land stewards Karen and Phil Hunke worked for more than a decade to transform thousands of acres in Hidalgo County, known as Tecolote Ranch, into an award-winning sanctuary for endangered plants and animals. Located just north of Raymondville and four hours south of San Antonio, the ranch is vibrant with native plants, a variety of inland fish, and the protected pygmy-owl. It is a true landscape of learning and a once in a lifetime experience. This weekend includes: a 2 night stay on the ranch for 4 people (or 2 couples) and private bird guide and tour with the Hunke’s and local specialists. All meals and accommodations are provided. The weekend is subject to availability to be coordinated with the Hunkes.
#5 Pura Vida Costa Rica
Starting Bid: $1,250

A great introduction to Costa Rica, nature’s playground. Walk the lush gardens of La Paz Waterfall, hike a lava flowtrail at Arenal Volcano National Park, and zip line through the Monterverde Cloud Forest.

This 4-night hotel package includes 1- San Jose, 1- Arenal, 2 Monteverde, daily breakfast, one lunch, entry fees, all local ground transportation, guided adventures, and taxes. Start on a Saturday. 
Subject to availability. 
#6 Hot Tuna - Port Aransas Getaway for up to 10
Starting Bid: $1,250

Throw a weekend fishing party or host a full family reunion at this beautiful 3-story Port Aransas home, located in the Royal Sands subdivision. The deck commands incredible ocean and bay views, where you can sit and relax after a swim, a round of cards or a movie in the media center. In addition to the fishing opportunities, there is the signature Arnold Palmer Golf Course nearby and plenty of shopping. It will be 4 days to remember for you and all your guests. 3-night stay; sleeps 10; 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. Limited blackout dates Feb 27 -March 1 and Apr 24, 25, 26, 2015 & April 10 -15 and May 10-15.) 
California Dreamin'
Stay just one hour north of San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge in gorgeous Marin County. This home offers a beautiful 1-acre yard with oak trees, lined asphalt tennis court, expansive decks. Nearby the idyllic Tomales Bay State Beack Park perfect for swimming, kayaking, sailing, or a visit to the Point Reyes Lighthouse. This trip also includes a wine tasting and special tour at Stubbs Vineyard, an ecofriendly winery that specializes in award-winning Marin County Pinot Noir and Chardonnays. Available Sunday thru Thursday January 15th to November 15th; holiday weekends excluded. Arrival Sunday after 12pm and Depart by 12pm on Friday. 
Maetze House Weekend Escape
Spend 2 nights in this beautifully restored 19-century farmhouse located in Berclaire, Texas just outside Goliad. Read, play games, dine - or just commune by the fireplace in the comfortable living room that features 12' ceilings, longleaf pine walls, and wonderful front porch with rocking chairs overlooking grassland prairies and south Texas brush lines. Guest will also enjoy a special performance around the fire pit from Danny Everett. Danny has been recognized as the 2014 Singer/Songwriter of the Year by the Academy of Texas Music. The Barnhart Q5 Ranch & Nature Retreat was proud winner of the Texas Parks & Wildlife's Lone Star Land Steward Award for the South Texas Plains eco-region, 2003-2004. If you love Texas and you love music, you’ll love Danny! Sleeps 6; 3 bedroom/3 bath house with modern kitchen and central air/heat; expires in one year. 
Stock Your Cellar
There’s nothing worse than an empty glass! Restock your bar with a wheelbarrow (25+ Exquisite Wine Varieties) filled with notable and exquisite wines. Make sure that all your parties are the toast of the town. 
Let's Rock - Austin City Limits Taping
Music fans know that this priceless experience is truly a one of a kind item. This is your chance to get two tickets to an Austin City Limits live music taping of your choice. Austin City Limits is the longest-running music program in television history, the only television show to have been awarded the Presidential Medal of the Arts, and was recently recognized by Time magazine as one of the 10 most influential music programs of all time. It’s a show that’s presents a huge variety of musical styles and genres, hosting everyone from Willie Nelson to BB King to Foo Fighters and a show that’s been enshrined as a Rock & Roll Landmark in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Offer is valid for one year until November 15th. The successful bidder will be informed of three artist tapings of which they can choose one
Wondrous Windows
Add a touch of style and function to your home with 4 Andersen double pane windows from Southwest Exteriors. The design team will meet with you to discover your needs and interests, then translate those into the windows your dreams! Includes complimentary measure and installation.
Honey Hike & Divine Dine
Start your day with exclusive private guided hike from Master Naturalists Nalga and Paul Mebane in the gorgeous Honey Creek Nature Preserve. Enjoy tastings of local delicacies as you and your group experience the diverse ecology of this unique habitat. Following this unforgettable day, is a New Orleans Courtyard evening at  the  home of Marcia and Mark Pratt in Cordillera Ranch.  Enjoy cocktails and dinner for eight as you and your guests unwind from a fabulous day.  A seasonal chef’s choice menu will be prepared. Hosted by the Pratts, Mebanes, Phillips and Molly Little. 
Mad Island Marsh Preserve
This package includes a 2 day, 3 night stay for up to 6 at The Nature Conservancy's Mad Island Marsh Nature Preserve.  Guests will bring their own food, beverages, and charcoal if needed.  Modern amenities include a microvave, oven, a/c, washer/dryer, and grill.  The Lodge has large deck.  Weekends restricted to January and February when birding is at its peak, as all the waterfowl migrants are still there.  Bring your kayak!  
Includes The Nature Conservancy program overview (West Matagorda Bay, mid-Texas Coast).  


140 City Park Rd. Boerne, TX 78006
Ph 830-249-4616 
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