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Live Auction Items

Auctioneer Bob Ward will help us auction off these wonderful items during the Friends Gala on September 30th. Please take a look and join us in the bidding! (You must be present to bid.)

Reception and Interactive Experience with Author Barbara Seith 

It's common to see a movie and think, "I liked the book better." Here's your chance to make the movie better and understand what writing an adapted screenplay entails. You will draft an outline for a screenplay based on Barbara's recently published crime suspense novel, "No Doubt." You will be challenged to decide on a timeline, and what characters, plot points, and visuals stay or go in translating the 11-plus hour novel into a 90-minute film.

The package includes 10 copies of the book and evening that includes interactively creating the screenplay outline and a reception. The reception includes food and signature cocktails, with Barbara Seith, at the exclusive Champlin Woods Clubhouse.

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Private Author Talk and Reception with Deborah Goodrich Royce

Join Deborah Goodrich Royce for a book club gathering for 10 to discuss her third and latest novel, "Reef Road."

The event includes wine and cheese at either the Cafe in Westerly or the Ocean House in Watch Hill at a mutually convenient time. The package includes 10 copies of the book, which will be released January 10, 2023.

Stripers at Dawn
A Stained Glass Mosaic by Pete Ogle, Westerly, RI

Pete became a mosaic artist after retirement from a career as an aerospace engineer. He made and sold about 150 pieces during a ten-year period including tables, mirrors, windows, and pictures.  As a lover of nature his work focuses on the beautiful things that surround us.  Glass mosaic is a great medium as light plays off its many facets giving the images a sense of life.  In this “Stripers at Dawn,” striped bass, looking for a quick meal, herd a school of bait toward the surface.

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Picture Perfect Design of a Lifetime

The ultimate transformation for one space in your home. The very talented and much in demand Kaitlin Smith of Kaitlin Smith Interiors & Highpoint Home ( will provide a design consultation including a floor plan, paint/wallpaper plan & shopping list for furniture. 

Kaitlin is known for her bold take on traditional design, creating warm and inviting spaces that are both sophisticated and livable. She combines modern design with an array of vintage and antique furnishings to create unique spaces with plenty of personality. Her fresh take on pattern, color and texture are immediately obvious in her signature interiors.

If that is not enough to whet your appetite then imagine engaging the services of Settled, a New York City based luxury home organization firm who will then work with you virtually and complete a consultation for your chosen space.  Larisa Bright & Pamela Meluskey, the incomparable founders of Settled and spokespersons for The Container Store, will prepare a space plan and organizing product shop list.  They will also include a one-hour facetime session to help you implement your new organizational system.  The result: A fully refreshed and perfectly polished new space. 

“The services we provide go beyond organizing. Our mission is to provide sanctity and alleviate the anxiety caused by disorder and disconnection. We help people belong with their belongings and help them finally feel at home. That’s Settled.”


An Epic Experience at Mystic Aquarium

Your marine adventure begins with four free passes to the world-famous Mystic Aquarium, home of the only spotted seals in the United States and the largest beluga whale habitat in the country.

You will also receive tickets for an unbelievable behind-the-scenes encounter with the aquarium's resident harbor seals. The "Seals Up Close" encounter allows for interaction with the seals and the trainers who care for them. 

As part of this package, you will also receive a one-of-a-kind painting by Juno, one of the most photogenic beluga whales at Mystic!

Aerobic Class in Pool

Family Membership at the Ocean Community YMCA

You and your family can take advantages of a full-year family membership at the YMCA. The Y has three branches: Arcadia, Westerly-Pawcatuck, and Mystic. It's a great way to get you and your family in shape and involved in the community!


Tw0-Night Stay at the Margin Street Inn in Westerly

Enjoy a two-night stay at the Margin Street Inn, located in downtown Westerly along the banks of the Pawcatuck River. The package includes daily breakfast and afternoon refreshments. Rooms are to be booked between October 31, 2022 and Memorial Day, 2023.

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One-night Stay at the Ocean House in Watch Hill

Enjoy a one-night bed and breakfast stay in a luxurious deluxe king room at the historic Ocean House. Stay is valid on a Sunday, from November through April.


One-hour Photo Session with Sunsculpt Studios

If you are eager to get an early start on your family Christmas photos, take advantage of this one-hour photo session with Danielle Pearson, owner of Sunsculpt Studios. The session can be scheduled for headshots, or with families, couples, and even your furbabies! Locations can include the beach, Wilcox Park, or your home. 


Private Tour of Wilcox Park

Tour will be given by Wilcox Park Director Alan Peck for up to 10 people. The package includes a delightful park picnic. (More details to come.)

Arranged in conjunction with Westerly Library & Wilcox Park and Friends of Westerly Library & Wilcox Park at a mutually convenient date.


Minecraft Party

This package is for a 30-minute party for 8 tweens (ages 8-12.) and includes Minecraft bean bag toss; musical TNT; Minecraft cupcakes, party supplies and decorations; and favors. Attendees will also design and make their own Minecraft face (all materials for each guest provided),

The winning bidder will bring home a gift basket for their lucky tween consisting of: Minecraft foam pickaxe, LEGO Minecraft set, and Minecraft water bottles.

Party arranged in conjunction with Westerly Library & Wilcox Park and Friends of the Westerly Library & Wilcox Park at a mutually convenient date.


"Pete the Cat" Party with an Appearance by Pete the Cat

Package includes a private party for 8 children in the Library Terrace Room, which includes: pizza, cupcakes, music/dance, selfies, and hanging out with Pete the Cat, Other activities include Pete the Cat Bean Bag Toss, Giant Connect 4, Pete the Cat crowns, inflatable instruments, banner and balloons ,and party favors for your guests to take home including Big Pete the Cat stickers and sneaker keychains.

The winning bidder will also take home for their child a gift basket to whet their appetite for the upcoming party.  The basket includes: Pete the Cat books, Pete the Cat stuffed animal, Pet the Cat board game, Pete the Cat drawing book, Pete the Cat doodle book, Pete the Cat Sticker book, and Pete the Cat figures.  

Party arranged in conjunction with Westerly Library & Wilcox Park and Friends of the Westerly Library & Wilcox Park at a mutually convenient date  


Bricks and Murals Tour

In September 2017, B.A.M. Westerly-Pawcatuck commissioned the creation of 15 original murals displaying the local history and culture of both Westerly and Pawcatuck created by Wall Dog Artists from all over the country and abroad, including local artists. These iconic images were painted on the sides of different building located around both Westerly and Pawcatuck.

Enjoy a Private Tour given by your most charismatic tour guide Jean Gagnier for up to 10 people with box lunch and Trolley Ride to tour the Bricks & Murals of Westerly and Pawcatuck. 


Fly Away to Block Island

The New England Airlines will fly up to two people round trip from Westerly, RI to Block Island, RI. Check out the beautiful sites and great restaurants on Block Island without having to take a ferry! 


Tour of North Stonington Carriage Museum

Take a tour of the Carriage Museum located inside a beautiful Amish-built barn at the Fields of Dreams Farm in North Stonington. The tour for 10 includes a look at the Maytag family private coach, the Bughatti Carriage with horses, a real Wells Fargo stage coach, and more. The tour also includes a visit with the Shire and Fresian horses that pull the carriages.


Private Tour of Crandall Family Preserve

Private Tour of the Crandall Family Preserve, parts of which are not open to the public, for up to 12 people given by David Prigmore, Westerly Land Trust volunteer, expert guide and “birder extraordinaire”. 

The lucky bidder will also score a Fitbit to track his or her steps and a pair of binoculars to fully appreciate the many bird species that David will point out.


Jeanette Morrone Vertentes Painting

“Ginger Joy,” an acrylic on canvas, by local artist Jeanette Vertentes, of Jeanette Vertentes Fine Art in Watch Hill.

Jillian Barber’s Green Child Mask, 2013

Your chance to own a one-of-a-kind whimsical clay mask by famed local artist Jillian Barber, who just wrapped up a successful Retrospective tour of her work at the Hoxie Gallery at the Westerly Library.


Limited-Edition Print of Wilcox Park

Limited edition print of Wilcox Park by Susan Bullitt Stafford, c. 1990. The print is 34 ½” wide by 29 ¼” high. This one-of-a-kind print has been safely stored by the donor since 2008.

It is Print #1 of 450.

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