At Sustainable Sunday—in addition to the food, music, drink and presentations—there will also be a silent auction. All donations toward the silent auction will enhance and expand Sustainable Lafayette’s community outreach activities that support Lafayette elementary, middle and high school students to complete projects geared towards sustaining the environment and making our community an even better place to live.
Auction Items at Sustainable Sunday
We have an awesome line up of incredible auction items ready for you to bid on. These items were donated by local residents and businesses who are acting locally and thinking globally. Here is the current list of items up for bidding. Take your time as you go through the list and earmark a few items you’re interested in… they will be waiting for you on Sunday, September 15 at the Lafayette Community Center.
Join us Sunday, September 15 from 3:30 to 6pm at the Lafayette Community Center
Activity Auction Items
Board and Brush Gift Certificate: Purchase this unique Lafayette sign and then visit Board and Brush in downtown Walnut Creek to create your own unique project. Explore your creative sign without having to plan, shop or clean-up your project. Visit Board & Brush
Dashe Cellars Wine Tasting: Skip the long drive to wine country and visit Dashe Cellars in Alameda for a flight of wines in their unique, urban tasting room located in a historic airplane hangar on Alameda Point. Inside, you’ll try some world-class wines served by knowledgeable and welcoming staff while having an opportunity to see the winemaking process in action! Open Thursday through Sunday from 1-7pm. Visit Dashe Cellars
Diablo Rock Gym: A day pass for two to go climbing, bouldering, use the gym or take a yoga class at the Diablo Rock Gym. Diablo Rock Gym offers incredible climbing terrain along with a variety of fitness options. You will find hundreds of routes and boulder problems adorning slab walls, steep overhangs, dihedrals, crack systems and corners. We have several training apparatuses, including hangboards, a campus board, an adjustable crack, and crack wall for training crack technique. There are beginner classes and any necessary equipment can be rented on site. Visit Diablo Rock Gym
Edible Excursions: A certificate for two to participate in the Temescal Tastes Food and Walking Tour: Temescal is a cool hipster area of North Oakland, centered around Telegraph Avenue. One of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, its commercial heart has emerged as a regional eating destination, home to innovative offerings in a culturally diverse community known for its artsy vibe. On this three-hour walking tour from Edible Excursions, find out where these food purveyors got their start — whether at pop-up restaurants, fine-dining establishments, or farmers’ market stands — and learn about their edible businesses and commitment to providing fare with flair. Don’t worry about getting hungry, as you’ll have the opportunity to taste such goodies as Baja-style fish tacos, Ethiopian cuisine, Korean fare, organic ice cream and more. Visit Edible Excursions
Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery: Gather some friends or family for a special evening at the Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery in Lafayette. Enjoy a fun evening of local wine tasting surrounded by beautiful and interesting fine art. Visit Jennifer Perlmutter
Lafayette Community Garden: Do you have a special birthday or anniversary coming up? Why not skip all the hard work and planning and have your party at the Lafayette Community Garden? Bring together 15 of your friends or family and enjoy a beautiful evening in the community garden with local garden staff hosting you and providing handmade fresh pizza with local garden ingredients, made onsite in the newly constructed pizza oven at the Lafayette Community Garden. Locally made beer and wine will also be served. Join us for this unique opportunity! Visit Lafayette Community Garden
Limitless Escape Rooms: Have a unique adventure with your friends, family or co-workers. Escape Rooms are a fun challenge. You choose from one of four themed escape rooms and utilize local clues to solve the mystery to escape the room! You have one hour to solve the problem. Visit Limitless Escape Rooms
Local Food Adventures: Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Rockridge Ice Cream Tour! This one-hour guided walking tour takes kids of all ages through Oakland’s Rockridge area to explore a variety of ice cream desserts—along with a little history as to how we came to enjoy them. Tours run on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm select weekends June through October. Visit Local Food Adventures
Pier 39: The PIER 39 Fun Pack contains discount offers to PIER 39’s shops, restaurants and attractions, and two PIER 39 Premier Passes. Each Premier Pass includes one free admission to Aquarium of the Bay, one free ride on the San Francisco Carousel, one free admission to 7D Experience and one free Blue & Gold Fleet San Francisco Bay Cruise. Validation for one hour of free parking in the PIER 39 Parking Garage is also included. Visit Pier 39
Sattva Village Yoga: Have you wanted to find more balance or fitness through yoga, or take your current practice to the next level? This 10-pack of yoga classes with Sattva Village Yoga in Lafayette will get you started with a holistic approach to health and exercise. The teacher Beverly trained in the YogaWorks methodology, which forms its base from a combination of ashtanga, Iyengar, and viniyoga. These three pillars focus on building strength and flexibility; creating proper, safe alignment; and taking individual bodies, injuries, and needs into account. In addition to asanas, we practice meditation and pranayama, and share philosophies, experiences, favorite things, and good times. Suitable for both beginners and experienced yogis. Visit Sattva Village Yoga
Kim Overaa has donated a framed black and white photo of Alex Honnold, his book Alone on the Wall, and a gift certificate to a local climbing gym.
Town Hall Theatre: Founded in 1944, Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette hosts not only community theater, but also local comedy and music, educational programs, and community activities. These two season tickets are your way to experience art, music, comedy and theater, right here in your own downtown! Visit Town Hall Theatre
Food Auction Items
Brian Walter has donated a unique home made case of beer for you to share with friends and family. Serve something a little more interesting at your next BBQ!
LeVin Wines has donated a case of 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon. LeVin family vineyard was started in 1910 by Guiseppe Levin, who arrived in California with only his beloved vines. This is your chance to purchase wine made from grapes grown right here in Lafayette, a truly local wine. Visit LeVin Wines
Michael Dawson has donated 12 bottles of home brewed beer made with a Norwegian Kviek yeast that results in a nice fruity essence. Not your average beer! Enjoy.
Amphora Nueva: Enjoy this gift basket of premium olive oil and vinegar from family-owned and operated Amphora Nueva. Amphora Nueva features the largest, freshest selection of single varietal extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars on tap. They work in close partnership with farmers in both hemispheres to deliver fresh, high quality products to our customers all year long. Visit Amphora Nueva
Cooperage: Enjoy a meal at The Cooperage American Grille restaurant, conveniently located in downtown Lafayette. The Cooperage is a locally owned restaurant featuring American favorites made with the freshest local and seasonal ingredients. We have re-imagined casual elegance, offering a contemporary setting that's welcoming for all—an intimate dinner, a business lunch, weekend brunch, or dinner with the family and friends. Our beverage menu features a diverse wine list (including eight wines on tap), signature cocktails and 12 beers on tap. Visit Cooperage
Planted Table Meals: Want to try healthy home food delivery? This gift certificate for Planted Table is for anyone who wants heart-healthy, plant-based meals but doesn’t have the time or desire to cook themselves. One fresh meal will be delivered to your door in the signature Planted Table insulated bag. The meals arrive freshly packed in eco-friendly glass containers as individual servings that you can enjoy at home or easily bring to work or school. Visit Planted Table Meals
Reve Bistro: Visit RÊVE Bistro in downtown Lafayette, a classic, everyday neighborhood French bistro. That kind of cozy little place you’d imagine in Saint Michel or Saint Germain. Not smack dab in the middle of the 'burbs. But lucky for you, that’s exactly where 5-star chef Paul Magu will be paying homage to the French comfort food that he fell in love with as a boy growing up in Paris. We’re talking authentic French onion soup. Steamed mussels. Steak frites. Cassoulets. And don’t forget creme brulee. (Yes, kids are welcome. And no, you don’t have to dress up.) Stop by for an apéritif and a little pâté on your way home from work. Or an espresso and pear tarte after the movies. Visit Reve Bistro
Cass Clutch Handbags: This unique handbag is made by CASS Clutch. CASS Clutch makes a line of luxury leather accessories that’s 100% Californian in design, artisanship and attitude. Rugged and refined. Glamorous and gritty. Structured and sensuous. Designed for life, with timeless style and impeccable quality. Visit Cass Clutch
Community Arts Foundation: This unique sculpture was created by a group of children at Earth Day from locally donated plastic supplies and toys. Community Arts Foundation provided guidance and laminated the final project for durability. Visit Community Arts Foundation
Ginger Women's Clothing: This dress is made by Ginger Women's Clothing. Ginger Women's Clothing makes simple core pieces that are flattering and timeless. The dresses are made from high-quality materials and meant to last, with styles and a color palette that will stay in style beyond short-lived seasonal trends: the caftan, the classic, the column, and the slip. Visit Ginger Women’s Clothing
Goods Holding Company: Goods Holding makes a simple reusable jar system for bulk bin shopping. The glass jars and metal lids are made in the USA and the screen printing was done right here in the Bay Area. With the tare weight printed right on the jar you can skip a step at the grocery store and take your filled jar right up to the cashier without pre-weighing. No plastic bag needed, take your jar straight from the store to your pantry shelf. Visit Goods Holding Company
James Leach has donated an Indoor Purple Air Monitor: Keep an accurate measurement of your indoor air pollution levels, especially important for those with asthma, allergies or lung disease, or those living with small children and the elderly. The air pollution sensor by PurpleAir uses laser particle counters that provide an accurate and low-cost way to measure smoke, dust and other particulate air pollution. Visit Purple Air
Jenny Hill of Beauty Counter: Based in Orinda, Jenny Hill specializes in providing beauty, cosmetic and personal care. She uses Beautycounter products in her aesthetic services. Beautycounter products are environmentally friendly, healthy beauty products. All products are made without unsafe, untested chemicals found in many common products. Visit Beauty Counter
Mette Meltinis has donated a personalized family tree mobile for you! Her unique mobiles are made with your family names, friendship statements, your values or text of your choice.
Green Ventures has donated a 15-gallon Japanese maple tree in a pot with perennial color
Brad Crane has donated a Swing & Heart
Wheel Kids has donated Private lessons and/or a gift basket. Visit Wheel Kids
Steven Branstetter has donated a photoshoot to capture a snippet of this unique time. It's a perfect time of year to take a beautiful set of family photographs, with a major discount. There is no better holiday gift for close family than beautiful, high-quality photographs of your family all together. You can finally send out that family update on a holiday card or New Year's Greeting card with your new family photograph! Visit Steven Branstetter
Shelly Hamalian has donated a photo shoot
Lawrence Hall of Science: Is your family visiting? Anticipating some rainy weekends? Come visit the Lawrence Hall of Science with this family pass. Fall exhibits include something for all ages: a rotating main science exhibit, a hands-on engineering room, a planetarium, a National Geographic 3D movie theater, as well as many other hands-on math, science and building activities, small animals to view and touch, and an AMAZING view. Food and drinks are available onsite. Visit Lawrence Hall of Science
Legion of Honor: Take your family to the Legion of Honor in San Francisco and see both permanent and visiting art and sculpture collections on a beautiful site. Permanent holdings include European paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts; ancient art from the Mediterranean basin; and one of the largest repositories of works of art on paper in the nation. Visit Legion of Honor
SFMoMA: Plan an unforgettable visit with friends and family to one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the United States. Discover work by artists from around the world, including Frida Kahlo, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, and Julie Mehretu. Stroll through the outdoor sculpture garden, experience the thirty-foot living wall, refuel in one of three energizing eateries, and take in incredible views — all right in the heart of the city. Visit SFMoMA
The Walt Disney Family Museum: A 4-pack of tickets to come check out the life and times of Walt Disney located in the beautiful Presidio of San Francisco. Currently there is an extensive exhibit on Mickey Mouse. Celebrate animation’s most beloved and recognizable character with this original exhibition. Explore Mickey’s influence on art and entertainment over the past nine decades and the story of his origin, rise to fame, and enduring world-wide appeal. There are also movies, interactive features, an academy award and the first known drawings of Mickey Mouse! Visit Walt Disney Family Museum
Oakland Zoo: When was the last time you went to the zoo? Take your whole family with this pass to visit the recently upgraded Oakland Zoo and experience the wonder of seeing unique and very interesting small and huge animals in person, learn about wildlife conservation, and participate in fun interactive exhibits. Don't miss the great play area and petting zoo in the Children's Space, the Gondola ride, and exciting daily events like feeding elephants (they eat an entire watermelon in one big bite!) and much more. Every month has unique theme days and holiday events. Visit Oakland Zoo
Tony Watson Autographed ball: Bid on a baseball signed by Tony Watson, Giants pitcher. Tony Watson is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers. He made his MLB debut in 2011 and was an MLB All-Star in 2014. Prior to playing professionally, Watson attended the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and played college baseball for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Signed photo of Draymond Green: What more needs to be said? Draymond Green is a local basketball legend who has helped the Warriors win three NBA championships; is a three-time NBA All-Star; and in 2017 he was the NBA Defensive Player of the Year. This is a must-have item for any basketball fan.
Join us Sunday, September 15 from 3:30 to 6pm at the Lafayette Community Center