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2014 Silent Auction for SPAN

Silent Auction and Holiday Party on Saturday, December 20 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm*
*Silent Auction closes at 4:00 pm.

Bring your friends and family, and raise money for a great cause!

The Silent Auction runs October 25 - December 20, 2014
(Snow date: January 3, 2015. See twitter feed on the home page of this web site for updates).

Final bids will be taken at the Jing Ying Holiday Party on December 20, 2014 (bidding ends at 4:00 pm).

We are taking donations until December 6. Not only will you help a great charity, you can also promote your business. We leave links up for each year's donors so you get long term visibility on our web site and our Facebook Event page. As soon as you make a donation, it will be put on display; so the sooner you donate, the longer our students and guests will be able to view your donation. We welcome your business cards and/or literature to make available to students/bidders.

Proceeds benefit the Serving People Across Neighborhoods (SPAN), a local organization that provides emergency food and financial services to families. The three main areas of assistance they provide are: prevention of evictions, prevention of utility disruption, and meeting medical or prescription needs.

A big thank you to our generous donors! We'll update listings and links to our donors as we get more information and more items. The following list of donations is a work-in-progress and may not reflect the donations we currently have.

We are also accepting non-perishable food (food that does not need to be refrigerated) and items such as toothbrushes for SPAN's pantry. For every item you donate, you will receive an entry into our door prize drawing.

Silent Auction Items

Gift Certificate: Private Kung Fu or Tai Chi Lesson

Hone your skills during a private lesson with a Jing Ying instructor.

Expiration date: 06/30/2015.

Value: $75.00.

Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, 1195 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Unit #6, Arnold MD 21012

Gift Certificates: Kung Fu Summer Camp

Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi has donated two $100 gift certificates: one to use towards our July 2015 Summer Camp and one to use towards our August 2015 Summer Camp. The camp will run Monday-Friday (9am-4pm) and will include intensive practice in kung fu as well as a chance to try crafts, Lion Dance, music, tumbling, yoga and group games such as tag, dodge ball and more.

Camp is normally $200 for the first camper (discounts for additional siblings), but we offer a discount for those who register early. The $100 gift certificate can be used towards the full price rate.

Value: $100

Gift Certificate: Zero Balancing Session

This gift certificate is for a one-hour zero balancing session with Jose.

Zero Balancing focuses primarily on key joints of our skeleton that conduct and balance forces of gravity, posture, and movement. By addressing the deepest and densest tissues of the body along with soft tissue and energy fields, Zero Balancing helps to clear blocks in the body's energy flow, amplify vitality, and contribute to better postural alignment.

Value: $95

Gift Certificate: Beginner Ski or Snowboard Package

Thank you to repeat-donor, Liberty Mountain Resort, for donating TWO Beginner Ski or Snowboard Packages. It includes a restricted lift ticket to the beginner ski area, complete rentals, and 90-minute class lesson. The lift ticket *cannot* be upgraded. For ages 8-adult. NOT valid Saturday and holidays.

Valid during the 2014-15 season. Holiday periods are Christmas through New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend (Sat-M), an dPresident's Day weekend (Sat-Mon).

VALUE: $184 ($92 each package).

Gardening Gift Certificate

Gary's Gardens $40 Gift Certificate & Bucket of Garden Goodies.

Donated by Gary's Garden, 651 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD 21146; 410-544-8787

Value: $40

Gift Card: Hot Stone Massage

Hand & Stone's signature Hot Stone Massage follows the same principles of Swedish massage with the addition of heated stones. Adding heat to your massage enhances the feeling of deep relaxation & peace.

Value: $109.00

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, 550 I Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park MD 21146; 410-544-7999.

Yoga Gift Certificate and Himalyan Salt Votive

This fabulous donation includes: a gift certificate for a 10 yoga classes and a himalyan salt votive
Terri has donated to Jing Ying's silent auction always, and her support is deeply appreciated. Terri began teaching yoga in 1987 and is a graduate of the Baltimore School of massage, She brings an extensive knowledge of anatomy into her yoga classes.

Value: $160

Mountain Yoga Studio, 4231 Postal Ct, Pasadena, MD 21122; 410-360-6433 

Carpet Cleaning Basket (includes $100 in gift cards)

This fantastic basket includes: two $50 gift cards for carpet cleaning (expires 10/31/2015), a bottle of spot remover, a scrub brush, cleaning cloth, and bucket.

This has been donated by one of our wonderful kung fu families who owns a local Heaven's Best Carpet & Holstery Cleaning business, so the gift cards are good for folks living in Anne Arundel County.

Value: $125

Hair Salon Gift Cards 

Thanks to Waves Salon and Spa Lite, for donating two separate $50 gift cards towards service or product.

Total value $100
Waves Salon and Spa Lite, 454-B Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park MD 21146.

Pirate Chest Full of Treasure

Ahoy, mateys! Many thanks to Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille for donating an awesome pirate chest with a bottle of rum, a fun t-shirt, pirate bandana, and two $35 gift certificates to their restaurant. Their restaurant features a nautical feel in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. The location, in a waterside marina, has both deck seating as well as over 85 seats inside. Thanks to Angela Giglia Balsamo of Coffee News of Anne Arundel & Prince George's Counties for obtaining the donation for us - shiver our timbers, wethinks she's awesome!

Gift certificates expires: 6/30/2015

Gift Certificate: Fieldstone Animal Inn

Weekend Getaway for Your Pet

Value: $100.00

Donated by Fieldstone Animal Inn
174 Obrecht Rd, Millersville, MD 21108; 410-647-6516

Gift Certificates: Four (4) Rounds of Golf

Many thanks to repeat donor, Bay Hills Golf Club, for donating 4 gift certificates for a round of golf (cart rental is included). Bay Hill Golf Club is located off College Parkway in Arnold.

Expiration date: January 1, 2015.

Value: $200

Bay Hills Golf Club, Arnold, MD 21012

Gift Certificate: Naval Bagels

$25 gift certificate good for bagel goodies! Expires 12/31/2015    .

Value: $25

Naval Bagels, Arnold Station, 1450 Ritchie Hwy, Arnold MD; 410-349-2245

Glass Art

This piece of glass art has an area on the base that you can have engraved but it is equally beautiful without the engraving. Great for gift giving!

Value: $60.75

Victory Awards & Promotions, LLC, 569 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park, MD 21146; 410-431-8966; 800-782-2179.

VIP Tour for up to 10 People to George Washington's Mount Vernon
Enjoy a special tour of  George Washington's home, Mount Vernon. Expires 9/1/2015

Donated by Cecilia Hayes, professional real estate with Keller Williams.

Gift Card: Savvy Consignment

Thanks to Savvy Consignment for donating a $50 gift card to Jing Ying's Silent Auction for SPAN. Savvy is another one of our great local businesses who is a repeat donor. Make sure to join their email list for updates on sales and events.

Value: $50

Donated by Savvy Consignment, 545 B & A Blvd, Severna Park, MD 21146;

Gift Certificate for Manicure/Pedicure Services

Thank you "Nails Designs by Shannon" for donating a $45 gift certificate to use towards any of her services. Shannon is a master nail care specialist and a bio sculpture gel educator who teaches others her craft and has over 16 years of professional nail experience. She is passionate about what she does and loves her work.

The bio-gel really is no-chip!

Value: $45

Nail Designs by Shannon at FABU' Salon & Spa, 543 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park Plaza; 443-928-6867. Online appointments available:

Gift Certificate: Au Pair Services

Au Pair in America has donated a basket of goodies that includes a cute teddy bear, bib, t-shirt, bag, spot remover, beach ball, mints AND a certificate that entitles the winner to $1,200 in savings. Wow - thank you! The certificate includes $350 app fee waiver and $850 program fee discount towards a 12-month contract only (must be used by 12/31/15).

Not only do you gain someone who will safely care for your children, but you will provide your family with a unique cultural exchange experience. Click on the link below to learn more about the program. We'll also have a brochure at Jing Ying for you to look at, and we will have a flyer with contact information if you would like to talk to someone with the organization.

Not to be combined with any other offer, promotion or savings. Only new... families will be eligible. Contact Natasha Wrobel, Senior Community Advisor, at 410-695-1208 or natasha@aupairannapolis if you have any questions.

Value: $1,200 +
Expires: 12/31/15

$25 Gift Certificate: Yomato Sushi

Repeat donor, Yomato Sushi, has donated a $25 gift certificate. Yum!

Value: $25

Yomato Sushi, 959 Ritchie Hwy, Arnold MD 21012; 410-518-6990

2 Passes: Watermark Tour

Thanks to repeat donor, Watermark Tours Charters Cruises, for donating two passes for their 40-minute Annapolis Harbor and US Naval Academy Cruise.

Value: $34.00

$25 Gift Certificate to Annette's Cakery

Annette's offers cakes, cookies, gelato and more! In the heart of Olde Severna Park.

Value: $25.00

Annette's Cakery, 562 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park, MD 21146; 410-315-9650.

Skin Care Gift Set: Origins at Annapolis Towne Centre

Donated by Origins at Annapolis Towne Centre, 1915 Towne Centre Blvd., Annapolis MD 21401; 410-266-7276

Basket with Gift Certificate: Synergy HomeCare

In addition to  a delicious basket of chocolates, this donation includes a gift certificate for four (4) hours of care.

Synergy HomeCare offers in-home care for all ages and provides services such as: companionship, personal care, light housekeeping, meal preparations, medication reminders, escort for shopping & errands, and more.

Synergy HomeCare is a repeat donor!

Value: $100 (depending on the services you use)

Tuscan Gift Set

This gift set includes: 375ml Tuscan Herb Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 375ml 25 Start Traditional Balsamic from Modena Italy, Bali Pyramid Flake Salt, Bolivian Rose Sea Salt, and 2 Silver Pour Spouts.

Value: $59.50

Donated by Cleo's Fine Oils & Vinegars (a repeat donor), 1915 Towne Centre Blvd #115, Annapolis, MD 21401; 410-266-5540

Franklin Toys Gift Card & Plush

$50 Gift Card and Hedgehog Gund Plush.

Donated by Franklin Toys in Park Plaza, Severna Park. 410-544-1844.

Value: $55.50

Two (2) Passes to the National Aquarium in Baltimore

Great for the entire family!

The Aquarium is in its' 31st year! We are so lucky to have such a wonderful resource in our community.

Value: $70

Trader Joes' Bag of Goodies

This reusable bag of goodies includes: chips, chocolates, cheese sticks and much more!

Trader Joes, 160 Jennifer Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401

Print and Gift Certificate for Framing

Side Street Framers & gift gallery have donated a wonderful print to Jing Ying's Silent Auction for SPAN. This original pastel print by Joel R. Wish is called "Biosketch." It has been photography reproduced on canvas (#4).

They have also donated a $25 gift certificate that can be used towards custom framing.

Side Street Framers & gift gallery has some wonderful holiday items in the store for sale (jewelry, note cards, and many interesting items from local artists). They not only do framing, but they also specialize in shadow boxes. Be sure to check out their artist receptions and "Life Enhancements Lecture Series" too.

Remember to shop at your local, small businesses!

Side Street Framers, 558-B Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD 21146; 410-544-9050

Gift Certificate: Two 90-minute Integrative Transformational Healing Sessions

These sessions bring together a combination of approaches and holistic modalities that support transformation through assessing your inner wisdom. Modalities may include: holistic self-care, Shamanic Healing, reflexology, Bach Flower remedies, Reiki & energy healing, integrative massage therapy, and more.

Beth is an author and facilitator for "Heal My Voice," an international organization that supports women in healing through writing and sharing their stories. Beth is currently facilitating a pilot Heal My Voice project at Chrysalis House, a residential addictions treatment program in Annapolis, which brings writing and creativity into the healing process. Beth is awesome!

Beth Terrence, Annapolis, MD

Gift Certificate: Three Network Chiropractic Sessions

This form of chiropractic involves gentle touch along the spine, assisting your body in finding and dissipating the tension you hold.

Value: $150

Mario DiSaverio, Annapolis, MD

Gift Certificate: Manicure/Pedicure

A gift certificate for a mani/pedi. In addition to offering manicures and pedicures to adults, they have a special section of their salon set up with child-size seats and pedicure bowls. It is called “The Princess Garden”.

Value: $35.00

Benfield Nails and Day Spa, 523 Benfield Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146

Fitness Gift Certificate

Rockwell Fitness in Severna Park has donated a ONE year membership.

Value: $492

RockWell Fitness
551-E B&A Blvd
Severna Park MD 21146

650 Ritchie Hwy, Suite 106, Severna Park, MD 21146

Home Organization Services

Basket includes: Gift certificate for three hours of home organization services, including in-home consultation (expires 12/01/2015), grocery list pad, large "Keep Calm and Organize" t-shirt, and over-the-door shoe bag.

Value: $200

"Brainy Basket" with Gift Certificate

This basket contains some of The Educational Resource Group’s favorite, fun - yet educational - games for people of all ages. These games will challenge your cognitive skills and “work out” your brain. The basket also contains a gift certificate for a cognitive skills assessment to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses in the underlying brain skills used every day.

Gift Certificate Expires:

Value: $400

Donated by The Educational Resource Group

Duo of Maple Syrup Deliciousness

Tai chi student, Peter Threadgill, has donated two bottles of delicious maple syrup. Obtained on vacation, both are from the lovely state of Vermont.

Value $20

$50 Gift Card to the Grill at Quarterfield Station

The Grill at Quarterfield Stationr has donated a $50 gift card to the Silent Auction for SPAN. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and are a local favorite.

Value: $50

Dinner for Two Gift Certificate

Cafe Bretton has donated a dinner for two at their charming restaurant, the French-style building on B&A Blvd (just 5 minutes from Jing Ying).

Value: varies according to what you order (minimum: $65.90)

$20 Gift Card: Bill Bateman's Bistro

This $20 gift card is good at Bill Bateban's Bistro.

Value: $20

Spa Bliss Package

Co-owner and president of About Faces Day Spa & Salon, Helga Surratt, has donated a Spa Bliss package to Jing Ying's Silent Auction for SPAN. Be pampered at her spa at the Annapolis Towne Centre location with a one-hour custom massage and a custom European facial.

About Faces has been in business for 43 years, and they have 6 locations, so they really know what they are doing! The interior of the Annapolis spa is beautiful and very relaxing (just look at the room below - I love the grass wallpaper).

This a gift YOU deserve for yourself, (and you'll score big brownie points if you give it as a gift!)

Value of donation: $165

Feeling you have after your facial and massage: priceless

P.F. Chang's Gift Cards

PF Chang's China Bistro in Annapolis has donated two $50 gift cards to Jing Ying's Silent Auction for SPAN.

They also gave us gift certificates for a free kid's meal that will be included in the giveaway bags we'll be giving out at our holiday party, which is the final day of the silent auction (December 14 Jing Ying Institute's Annual Silent Auction for SPAN).

We'll only have 50 bags, so make sure to grab one the day of the party. (If you don't need a certificate for a kid's meal, you can exchange it for a free appetizer - just inquire at the Jing Ying office).

Total donation value: $100

$100 Gift Card to The Pointe Crab House and Grill

This donation was made by Diane Neighoff, an investment representative with CFS (Comprehensive Financial Services Insurance Agency, LLC) - not the restaurant.

Value: $100

Gift Certificate: Residential Carpet Cleaning

Good for one residential carpet cleaning.

Value: $150

Donated by Servpro of Annapolis/Severna Park.

Symphony Tickets

Two Section B tickets to the Lexus Classic Concert, "Austrian Melodies," Friday, February 28, 2014, at 8pm.

The concert is held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

Value: $86

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

The Black Kung Fu Experience DVD (autographed)

Grandmaster Dennis Brown has donated a signed copy of the DVD, "The Black Kung-fu Experience," a PBS documentary. Meet kung fu's pioneers and heroes who flourished at the junction of African American and Asian cultures. "The Black Kung-fu Experience" traces the rise of kung fu in the United States in the 1960's and 1970's. GM Dennis Brown is one of the martial artists featured on the DVD ( In 1982, he became the first African American to train in Mainland China).

Wow - this is a fascinating and moving documentary that everyone should see!

Chick-fil-A Basket

4 Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich Meals with a Cookie Sundae, 2 Chick-fil-A Cow plushes, 2 reusable, Chick-fil-A beverage containers, and 2 Chick-fil-A adult large t-shirts.

Gift Certificate: Earth Treks Climbing Passes

2 Two Day Passes or Two Open Climb Passes to Earth Treks Climbing Centers (Columbia, Timonium, or Rockville).

Each pass entitles you to a choice between Two Day Passes OR Two Open Climb Passes. The Open Climb includes up to 3 climbs and a free harness rental. The Open Climb does not require any reservations but is a weekend-only service. For kids age 5 and up and Adults

Value: $50

Passes for Four Rounds of Golf

Bay Hills Golf has donated four passes, each good for one round of golf (includes carts).

Bay Hills Golf Club, Arnold, MD

Gift Certificate: Fruit Bouquet

Our local Edible Arrangements store has donated a gift certificate for a Delicious Fruit Design (regular). The gift certificate is redeemable at their Annapolis, Crofton, or Severna Park locations.

They have donated to the annual silent auction for many years, and we appreciate their generosity! In addition to fruit arrangements, they also offer boxed fruit dipped in chocolate (strawberries & apple slices, for instance) and you can arrange for any of their products to be delivered (same day if needed!)

Expiration: 12/15/2014.

Value: $65

Bag of Coffee & Gift Certificate

The Big Bean has donated a $25 gift certificate and a big bag of their "Pumpkin Spice" coffee.

Not only does their shop sell delicious hot and cold beverages, they also stock unique items great for small gifts and stocking stuffers.

Ice Cream Gift Card

Enjoy some ice cream courtesy of Bruster's Real Ice Cream of Severna Park!

Value: $25

Gift Certificate & Basket: Pet Services/Pet Food

Mary Dixon of G'day! Pet Care of Baltimore has donated an adorable Doggie Gift Basket that includes:

$50 gift certificate towards pet services or pet food, Zukes dog treats, G'day pet food samples, dog toy, bowl, leash, and tennis ball.

The gift certificate is good for one year.

Value: $75

Steakhouse Gift Basket

Two Rivers Steak & Fish restaurant has donated a great gift basket that includes a bottle of Cabernet Savignon wine, a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc wine, a coupon for a complimentary appetizer or dessert (expires 3/15/2014) and a $25 gift certificate to their restaurant in Pasadena, MD.