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Thursday, September 14, 2023 @ 6P

The Grief Club of Minnesota
2025 Coulter Boulevard
Chanhassen, MN

Healing Hearts Soiree’s Live Auction and Raffle

Welcome to the list of Healing Hearts Soiree’s Live Auction and Raffle items, where generosity meets the enduring power of creating new memories. We are thrilled to unveil this curated collection that promises to ignite your senses and craft cherished moments for you, your family and friends. Each item is more than just a fun excursion or experience – it’s an opportunity to transform lives and create a lasting impact at The Grief Club. With heartfelt gratitude for your exceptional support and the incredible generosity of our donors who have contributed these remarkable items, we extend a warm invitation to join us on this extraordinary journey of giving. Let the excitement build, allow your heart to lead the way and let’s take action together, shaping a future brimming with hope and shared moments that truly matter.

We are proud to present these captivating live auction and raffle items for your consideration in anticipation of the event. We can’t wait to see you at our Healing Hearts Soiree on Thursday, September 14!

Twins Fandemonium:
The Home Run Getaway Experience

Score big with this Minnesota Twins weekend home stand package. Get ready for an unforgettable baseball weekend with 2 Delta Club Level seats for not 1 or 2, but 3 thrilling Twins games during a weekend homestand. That’s not all – your baseball adventure continues off the field as you recharge in style with a 2-night stay in a deluxe river-view room at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. Indulge in two delectable breakfasts at Mara in the Four Seasons to fuel your excitement for the day. Take home a piece of Twins history with an authenticated Kent Hrbek signed bat, a Tony Oliva signed ball and a signed Jim Kaat Minnesota Twins Forever Collectible Baseball Hall of Fame 2022 Induction Bobblehead (only 216 produced). To complete your fan experience, gear up with two Twins jerseys and hats to showcase your team pride.

Flexibility is the name of the game – we’ll coordinate the ideal dates for the games and hotel stay. Don’t miss your chance to hit this one out of the park! 

Escape to Whitefish Chain’s Lakeside Paradise – July 26 to August 2, 2024

Experience an entire week of pure bliss at a 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom luxurious lakeside home on Cross Lake.

You and your group of up to 10 guests can unwind, explore and create lasting memories in this idyllic setting in peak summer season.

Your stunning Cross Lake haven and retreat offers unparalleled views and comfort. Imagine waking up to sparkling waters and enjoying the sunset’s warm embrace each evening. Whether you’re fishing, paddle boarding, boating, or simply soaking in the sun, this coveted high end mid-summer getaway offers the perfect blend of relaxation, adventure and your week of serenity with family and friends. 

From Spain, with a Dash of Saffron: Paella Delights

Picture this: dinner for 6 on the deck of an original John Howe home, nestled within the enchanting Walden Woods of Deephaven. This exceptional home, recognized by the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy, embodies architectural brilliance. The date will be tailor-made, preferably around the magical summer solstice when the days stretch longest, providing an ideal backdrop for this culinary journey.

Enjoy a foodie adventure featuring the vibrant flavors of Spain. You’ll embark on an unforgettable paella cooking class, all while sipping margaritas or Coronas – the perfect blend of learning and leisure for an evening to remember. As a token of this experience, the auction winner will depart with a paella pan from Williams Sonoma, the chef’s cherished paella recipe, and a touch of saffron – all to recreate the magic in your own kitchen. This experience promises to create memories that linger on the palate and in the heart.

Bourbon Enthusiast’s Dream: Rare Collection + Dining Delight

Dive into a carefully curated selection of elusive bourbons that will impress any connoisseur. Indulge in the thrill of savoring hard-to-find bourbons, each bottle a testament to craftsmanship and rarity. Four bottles include: W.L. Weller Special Reserve, Blanton’s, Eagle Rare and Buffalo Trace. Take your experience a step further and dine in style with a $50 dining card, treating yourself to a delectable meal at Charlie’s on Prior Lake.

Italian Flavors & Lake Adventures at Sunset

Enjoy an unforgettable evening on Christmas Lake and let your taste buds travel to Italy. Sip and savor a curated selection of Italian wines, perfectly paired with delectable hors d’oeuvres and a scenic boat ride. Gather a group of 12 and embark on an experience that combines flavors, relaxation, and a touch of adventure. After the wine and bites, get ready for a scenic boat ride. Whether you’re soaking in the sunset or marveling at the starlit sky, this boat adventure promises tranquility and beauty so sit back, relax and take in the beautiful view from Suzy & Paul Cossette’s beautiful lake home.

Unable to join us in person but don’t want to miss out on your chance to bid for these memory-making items?
Contact or 952.224.4859 x6 to discuss how you can bid on our Live Auction items.

Raffle Items

  • Barrow of Beer: a brand new wheelbarrow filled will an assortment of craft beer donated by our Board of Directors
  • Family fun weekend: Family package at Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake 
  • Health & Wellness Package: 2 Watershed Spa VIP passes for a bath house visit + 2 tickets to fun Goat Yoga classes at Gray Hobby Farm + $1,000 gift certificate to Abundant Life Chiropractic Health Center in Chanhassen
  • Wine Tastings: Guided wine tasting for 4 at Sovereign Winery in Waconia tour + wine tasting flights for 4 at Parley Lake Winery on the north shore of Lake Waconia
  • Cabin stay for 10 on Lake Vermillion: Good for a 3-night stay at this gorgeous cabin during September 1-April 30, (pending availability) donated by Nick Rydberg
  • Memories, Kindness, Light & Love: Custom, one-of-a-kind memorial pillow by local artist Laurie Pohlad, owner of You Are Here Design + 4 meaningful hand crafted scented candles donated by A Kindness Co. from Michael’s Light
  • Experience Excelsior: $50 gift card to Coalition restaurant in Excelsior + $100 gift card to South Lake Cycle + $25 gift card to Lick Unlimited ice cream shop in Excelsior
  • Heads or Tails: 5 x $100 bills ($500!) for the winner of our Heads or Tails game donated by Brad Johnson Investment Advisor, Partner at Tradition Wealth Management