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Item Name Unique Finn Sauna Experience at the Honorary Consul's Residence 
Item Number 902 
Description ****Sign Up****Join us for a Finnish style sauna night with beer tasting, sausages and other typical Finnish bites at the residence of the Honorary Consul of Finland in Chicago. Bring your own towel and bathing suit.

The Finnish sauna is a substantial part of Finnish culture. For Finnish people the sauna is a place to relax with friends and family as well as a place for physical and mental relaxation. Finns think of saunas not as a luxury, but as a necessity. This is a great opportunity to experience and learn more about the culture and customs of the Finnish.

Date & Time: Saturday, June 10th at 6pm.
Price: $75 per person.

6 Spots still available. Please contact Tammy at the IWA Office to secure your spot. 
Value $75.00
 
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Item Name Artist in You 
Item Number 903 
Description ***Sign Up*** Create a collaborative work of Art on one large drawing approximately 42”x75” with different media, including acrylic paint. Artist Olea Nova and Art Matrix Inc. will provide instruction, supplies, studio space, finger snacks and refreshments for the event. Creating artwork is fun and can be messy, as acrylic paint can cause permanent staining, please dress accordingly.

Date & Place: Thursday, October 19th from 10am-12pm at Art Matrix Studio.
Price: $75 per person.

Maximum 6 people.

**Please contact Tammy at the IWA office to sign up.  
Value $75.00
 
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Item Name German Beer Barons and Anarchists Tour of Wicker Park with Nicholas Sommers 
Item Number 906 
Description *** SIGN UP EVENT*** A walking tour of Wicker Park with Nicholas Sommers, author of the 1977 publication 'The Historic Homes of Old Wicker Park'. The tour will highlight the mini mansions built by German industrialists who helped rebuild Chicago after the fire of 1871. The area was always a mixed socio-economic neighborhood with modest cottages and houses where all four of the Haymarket anarchists lived. At the end of the tour there will be coffee and tea with German desserts in one of the Victorian mansions.

Date: Saturday, September 16th.
Price: $25 per person.

4 Spots still available. Please contact Tammy at the IWA Office to secure your spot. 
Value $25.00
 
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Item Name Portrait and Boudoir Photo Shoot Experience Package 
Item Number 907 
Description Package includes a photo-shoot, hair styling and makeup, a folio box with matted prints and digital images. Expires 5/5/18

At Womanly we meet you at your shyness, at your self-doubts, at your willingness to try. With the help of our vision, body movement strategies, shadows and lights, wardrobe selection, makeup and hair styling, your beauty is enhanced.

We tailor the whole experience to you, individually. Our main goal is to portrait who you are and for you to see yourself - the true you - in your photos, loving yourself and the person you see. Our photo sessions are fun, intimate, comfortable. We talk, we laugh, we dance it off - the whole experience is a celebration!
 
Donated By Womanly 
Value $1,400.00
Minimum Bid $400.00  
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Item Name Sushi & Sake 101 
Item Number 909 
Description ***SIGN UP EVENT*** Learn to make your own sushi and enjoy sake as you nibble on your own creations and other tasty Japanese dishes prepared by the IWA member hostess, Kuri Shea.

Date and place: Saturday, June 17th, 2017 from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm at Kuri's downtown Chicago home.
Price: $40 per person.

16 Spots still available. Please contact Tammy at the IWA Office to secure your spot. 
Value $40.00
 
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Item Name Crocodile Party: Make your Own Beaded Crocodile 
Item Number 912 
Description Do you love arts and crafts? Or do you have children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews who love arts and crafts? Or, have you been yearning to unlock your inner creativity? In this class for up to 6 people, IWA Member, Kristina McMenamin will teach you how to make a beaded crocodile...a perfect gift for a friend, decoration for your desk, or statement necklace. Beverages, snacks and a lot of silly fun will be provided.
Located at Kristina's Lincoln Park condo. Date to be mutually agreed upon with donor and buyer.  
Value $150.00
Minimum Bid $100.00  
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Item Name Cartier History Lecture and Cocktail Party with Pisco Sour, Champagne, and Caviar! 
Item Number 913 
Description ***Sign Up**** Enjoy an evening in the sky at the home of an IWA member. Guests will experience a wonderful lecture on the history of Cartier while enjoying a cocktail party with Pisco Sours, Champagne & Caviar.

Date: Thursday, June 29th - 6pm
Where: Downtown Chicago
Price: $50 per person. Limited to 30 people.

16 Spots still available. Please contact Tammy at the IWA Office to secure your spot. 
Value $50.00
 
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Item Name Cocktail Party and Private Nia Class 
Item Number 914 
Description ***Sign Up***Grab a few friends and join us for a Nia-Night at an IWA members downtown Chicago condo building. Guests will experience a private Nia class from Nia Instructor, Lynett Putterman. Nia is a well-being fitness and lifestyle practice that incorporates dance and the martial healing arts in a single discipline. Nia tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, it is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life - body, mind and soul. Nia can benefit everyone from all ages seeking the ultimate cross-training discipline. After your workout, enjoy a refreshing & well deserved drink & healthy bites. Athletics wear required.

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 12th. 4:30 pm arrive with class at 5pm
Price: $35 per person.

20 Spots still available. Please contact Tammy at the IWA Office to secure your spot.

 
Value $35.00
 
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Item Name One Weekday Studio Sitting at Classic Kids for 2 Pets plus an 8"x10" Print 
Item Number 917 
Description Gift certificate for a weekday portrait sitting for up to two pets with one 8x10 fine art archival photograph. Classic Kids is a boutique studio photography company specializing in black & white, hand finished portraits of children & their families, including pets. Session must be booked between Jan-Sept. Extra $100 for Saturday sessions. Expires May 2018. Classic Kids is located at 1003 W. Armitage, Chicago.  
Donated By Classic Kids 
Value $465.00
Minimum Bid $170.00  
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Item Name Back to School Party 
Item Number 918 
Description ****Sigh Up - Join us for a "Back to School Party" at the home of Elaine & Steven Rutledge in Lake Bluff, IL. Food will be catered and beer and wine will be served. Handicap accessible home. $200/per couple. Date: Sunday, October 1st from 3-7pm. 15 Spots still available. Please contact Tammy at the IWA Office to secure your spot. 
Value $200.00
 
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Item Name Feminine Power: A Night of Art, Poetry, Exploration and Conversation 
Item Number 919 
Description ****Sign Up - The Haiku Guys & Gals are coming to the Hilton-Asmus gallery for a special night of visual and performance art for IWA! Experience the gallery's new exhibit, "History of the Chess Queen or the Advent of Feminine Power" and challenge the haiku artists (their old-fashioned typewriters are hard to miss) to write you a custom haiku!

Friday, August 11, 2017
5:30pm-7:30pm
Hilton-Asmus Gallery
$40/person. 43 spots available.

Please contact Tammy at the IWA Office to secure your spot. 
Value $40.00