This is it your last chance to bid in the Creative Loafing Holiday Auction for The Children's Home. The final 20 items close today from noon-6 p.m., and they're among the biggest prizes of all: a vacation anywhere in the world; a private chef's dinner at Best of the Bay-winning restaurant The Refinery; Lady Gaga tickets; a private tour of the Tampa Museum of Art's upcoming Degas show; gourmet feasts at Datz and Taqueria Monterrey; package deals in SoHo and Dunedin; cocktail class at Fly; and poker lessons from a champion. Plus, this is the day to bid on CL's own big-ticket items: an event in CL Space; drinks with the political editor and a political mystery guest; an indie record-store shopping spree with the music editor; a CL profile of your band (and a chance to interview your favorite band); a story in the news section; and the cover of the paper's Jan. 20, 2011 issue.
We're close to breaking last year's $12,000-plus fundraising total for The Children's Home, but we can't do it without you. And, like every nonprofit organization these days, the Home is facing a tough fundraising climate and the prospect of making cuts in its vital programs for abused and neglected children if its budget goals aren't met.
Click on the following link to find out when your favorite items are up for bid, or go straight to cltampa.com/auction. The CL Holiday Auction is going down to the wire good luck!