CL's Annual Holiday Auction: Week Two items NOW LIVE

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The first seven days of our annual Holiday Auction benefiting the Children's Home Network was unbelievable, and we're just getting started! Week Two is now live, and features everything from a tattoo session with Tampa's own, incredible David Bruehl and Kahwa Coffee for a year to a seven-night resort stay in North Carolina, a 14-week CL advertising package and much, much more! 

Item descriptions are below with individual auction links, see all auction items currently for bid on eBay here.

7-NIGHT STAY AT FOXRUN RESORT ON LAKE LURE, NORTH CAROLINA

Escape the Florida heat in August and enjoy a 7-night stay at Foxrun Resort on Lake Lure, North Carolina. Foxrun offers luxurious fully equipped two-bedroom, two-bath villas that can accommodate families and larger groups (all villas sleep 6 private, 8 maximum). In addition, all villas have a Jacuzzi and fireplace and boast either a fairway or mountain/woods view. Fox Run offers countless resort and outdoor activities, including golf, tennis and water activities on beautiful Lake Lure or Bald Mountain Lake. Learn more at foxrunatlakelure.com/dnn/. Check in 8/3/2018 – Check out 8/10/2018. Package does not cover travel expenses to get to North Carolina. Value: $1,200.

CREATE & NAME A DATZ MENU ITEM + A SANDWICH A MONTH FOR A YEAR

This is your chance to live among the menu gods. At Datz, where hearty, delicious fare is always served with a sense of humor, your creation could be served alongside such classics as the Salmon Hayek salad, the Porkfection sandwich and the infamous Cheesy Todd burger. It’s your chance at culinary immortality. Create and name a sandwich with Datz to be featured on their menu. Winner will also get a sandwich (lunch/dinner) a month for a year. Fine print: Expires end of 2018. Name will be included on seasonal menu for approximately 4 months. Featured dish & name must be approved with the owners of DRG before printing. New menu items TBD. Value: $1,000.

BEER & WINGS FOR A YEAR AT CLEARWATER'S SUNSET LOUNGE

The party’s always on at this convivial Clearwater spot, where there’s good food, live music, friendly bartenders, tons of TVs — and you. Once a month for a year, you’ll get a pitcher of your choice and 10 wings. By the time the year’s over, it’ll be just like Cheers — everybody will know your name! Value: $300.

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Courtesy Busch Gardens

BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA "KEEPER FOR A DAY" FOR 2

Work with the animals just like the pros do during Busch Gardens’ most hands-on tour. Keeper for a Day is an exclusive experience that allows guests to work alongside the park’s animal care team and see what it’s like to care for exotic species. The tour begins in the morning where you’ll feed giraffes and antelopes. Then you’ll spend the afternoon with several other species, learning about their diets, behavioral patterns and counterparts in the wild. Item includes 2 single-day admissions and parking voucher. Value: $743.

TATTOO SESSION FROM DAVID BRUEHL @ REDLETTER1

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Courtesy David Bruehl

Always wanted a tattoo but never got around to it? Take advantage of this great introductory opportunity: one two-hour session of tattoo work by Best of the Bay-winning tattoo artist David Bruehl. This is for new customers only and new tattoos only (design approved by artist). Appointment required, and must be used within one year of the auction. It’s the holidays: Why not decorate yourself? Value: $400.

14-WEEK PRINT & ONLINE CREATIVE LOAFING ADVERTISING PACKAGE

Have a product, business or service that you'd like to share with the Creative Loafing audience? Why not advertise with us? We have a readership of over 350,000 people every month in print and online. Our readers are active, engaged in their community, support the arts and go out to eat regularly. And, they're dying to learn about you! This CL print and online package includes a 14-week campaign of online display ads plus 1/4 page full-color ads in print. Value: $12,935.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING KUCHEROV SIGNED JERSEY + 2 TICKETS TO BOLTS VS. PANTHERS

The season is young but the Lightning’s already bringing the thunder. Ensure our Stanley Cup chances by snagging an item that’s emblematic of the team’s success: an authentic Tampa Bay Lightning #86 Nikita Kucherov Replica Jersey signed by the top-scoring, record-setting young superstar himself. Plus, you get two tickets to the Tuesday, Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m. game between the Lightning and the Carolina Hurricanes. Section 128, Row W, Seats 26 & 27. Value: $500.

KAHWA COFFEE FOR A YEAR

You can never get enough Kahwa, right? The Tampa Bay roaster extraordinaire once again offers one of the auction’s most popular items: 1 pound of Kahwa coffee per week for a year (may be collected monthly). Value: $520.

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Courtesy Little Donut House

LITTLE DONUT HOUSE DONUTS FOR A YEAR

Be the winning bidder on this item, and you’ll get to take home a 6-pack of donuts every week for a year from Tampa’s Little Donut House. Value: $250.

ST. PETE MURAL TOUR FROM FLORIDA CRAFTART + BRUNCH FOR 4 IBERIAN ROOSTER

New murals blossom on St. Pete walls so often that you need a guide to keep track of them all. That’s where Florida CraftArt comes in. They’ll provide a knowledgeable guide who will take you and up to three friends on a private walking tour of these vibrant, often astonishing outdoor artworks, including many you might not otherwise have discovered. And after all that eye-filling art (or before, depending on your schedule), fill your bellies with brunch for 4 (includes 1 brunch entree and 1 side dish, and either endless mimosas or 3 brunch specialty drinks per person) at one of the most artful, creative restaurants in town, the Iberian Rooster, whose delicious Portuguese-influenced menu is as full of adventure as the murals. Delicious options range from brunch classics to global cuisine items, from Chicken & Waffles to Chanfana. Value: $160.

GENERAL SCHWARZKOPF MEMORIAL SPORTING CLAYS CLASSIC FOR 4

Join the Children’s Home Network for the 24th Annual General Schwarzkopf Memorial Sporting Clays Classic, being held March 24th, 2018 at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays in Land O Lakes. The winner and three guests will receive a full round of sporting clays (including complimentary ammunition), a delicious lunch, attendance to a post-shoot awards ceremony, and more! Value: $600.

3-DAY, 2-NIGHT STAY AT THE HAMPTON INN & SUITES CLEARWATER BEACH

You need a weekend at the beach — you know you do. So why not bid on this highly attractive package at the beautiful new 14-story Hampton Inn & Suites right on Clearwater Beach? The hotel is walking distance from Pier 60, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and all of the other attractions along Clearwater Beach, and it includes breakfast daily and valet parking. Based on availability, must call in advance to book your stay, blackout dates may apply. Not valid during holidays or special event or peak season periods. Must be used by 11/30/2018. Value: $600.

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BE A BREWER FOR A DAY AT FLYING BOAT BREWING CO.

Join Tyler Singletary, Flying Boat's Head Brewer, for a day of brewing, learning, and making craft beer. Walk away with a unique, one-of-a-kind experience, some cool swag, and more! Value: $250.