The Summer Classic
Supporting service to the wider community...
The Summer Classic
Saturday, August 26, 2017, 5:30 pm
The Summer Classic, a dinner and auction event, emceed by longtime parishioner Andrew Firestone, will take place al fresco in our courtyard at the church in Los Olivos.
St. Mark’s Summer Classic begins at 5:30 pm with hors d’oeuvres, outstanding local wines and time to peruse and bid at the silent auction. The live auction will present one-of-a-kind special events as well as treasured lifestyle and travel experiences. St. Mark's good friends Jeff and Janet Olsson of New West Catering will prepare gourmet foods for the event. Our dinner wine sponsors are Andrew Murray Vineyards and Rusack Winery.
St. Mark's is open to the world around us and serves as a visitor, hospitality, and community center, and as an arts and music venue for the whole Santa Ynez Valley region. We also serve many visitors to our area with a warm welcome and needed services. Our faith community and friends in the wider community support this work through a summer event each year.
Reservations for the 2017 St. Mark’s Summer Classic are available for $150 per person including wines, beverages, hors d'oeuvres, gourmet dinner and music. We hope to host many who have supported our work in the past as well as new guests. Simply click here or on the button above to make a reservation.
The silent auction (from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.) offers a tempting and varied collection of lifestyle packages, wine experiences, cultural events and great meals. Some stand-out items are a stay at The Island Inn in the San Juan Islands, a Lompoc Wine Ghetto collection, beautiful goods from First Street Leather and intimate dinners with Santa Barbara county winemakers, famous chefs and elegant hosts.
The live auction will have some “top-secret” items, along with an exclusive visit to observe filming of one of the most highly regarded new dramas on television, a Santa Ynez Valley vacation home for a five-night stay including some pre-booked activities for up to six people; an elegant dinner party with a concert of Italian opera arias, exquisite and rare private collection library wines at auction as well as a trio of “Black by Black” double magnums created by Jim Clendenen from Au Bon Climat Winery with connoisseur Tom Black - and much more.
Throughout the evening, DJ Marc Dillon of Gavin Roy Presents will curate custom playlists to underscore each part of the evening concluding with music for dancing under the stars.
As with all our events: many hands will make light work in presenting the event - help of all kinds from members and friends of St. Mark's will make the event a success - and keep St. Mark's in service to those who need this special place in the wider community.
For more information or to offer auction items or other help, please contact please contact 2017 St. Mark’s Summer Classic Chair Linda Burrows at (805) 705-0938 or Lsbethechange@mac.com.