Seaside Benefit Party at Owenego Inn & Beach Club

Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce its Seaside Benefit Party, to be held Friday, July 20 at 6:30 pm at the Owenego Beach & Tennis Club in Branford, CT.

Guests will enjoy a summer evening at this seaside beach club, which has beautiful gardens and lawns on the Long Island Sound and spectacular views of the Thimble Islands. There will be outdoor lawn games, buffet dinner, unlimited beer and wine, cocktails for purchase, live music by local band One & Done, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds will benefit Guilford Art Center’s educational and community outreach programs.

Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased below or by calling (203) 453-5947. Sponsorships for the event are also available.

For more information contact the Guilford Art Center at 203-453-5947 or


Private Thimble Island Day Experience & Lobster Dinner
Enjoy a spectacular afternoon on a private Thimble Island. Begin at the Stony Creek dock where you will board a boat and make your way to High Island. Relax on the deck at this comfortable home, enjoy the views and breeze, hike the grounds and enjoy swimming and sunning. A lobster dinner completes the experience. Feel free to bring your paints or sketchbooks and wine or beverage of choice. Date and time during summer/fall 2018 to be determined by mutual convenience, weather forecast and tide levels. Donated by Pam and Sandy Stoddard. Starting Bid: $500.

Fall Long Weekend or Mid-week Get-a-way in South Eastham, MA (Cape Cod)
4-day weekend in lovely Greek Revival-style home with marsh & tidal views & stunning sunsets. House is tastefully appointed with comfortable furniture & antiques, yard is professionally landscaped, and deck with awning is a great outdoor space. House has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6, is centrally located on the cape and is minutes away from the shopping, restaurants and beaches of Orleans. Availability to be determined by mutual agreement with owners, during the months of September and October 2018, available after September 14th. Anonymous Donor. Starting Bid: $600.

Dinner for 12 at Trout Lily Farm, catered by La Cuisine
Plan a fabulous dinner for 12 at this enchanting organic flower farm in North Guilford. Event includes a private tour of the property by owner/farmer-florist Michael Russo. Intimate meal with wine in the farm’s garden kitchen will be catered by Brendan Bloom and La Cuisine, with a menu featuring hand crafted, local, seasonal ingredients. Date to be determined by mutual convenience. Donated by Michael Russo, Trout Lily Farm and Brendan Bloom, La Cuisine. Starting Bid: $700.

Stowe, VT Vacation House
Three-night, weekend stay at a charming, three bedroom home (sleeps 6). Cozy wood fireplace, comfy couches, fully equipped kitchen, deck and outdoor grill. Wonderfully quiet spot within walking distance of The Swimming Hole, with pool and fitness center; recreational bike path, golf course, and the village are close by. Country living at its best! Availability to be determined by mutual agreement with owners, during the months of September and October 2018, excluding Labor Day and Columbus Day weekends. Donated by Laurie LaTerza. Starting Bid: $500.

Homemade Pie Every Month for a Year! By Betty Ann Donegan
Branford’s Betty Ann Donegan is a renowned and beloved cooking instructor and baker. Her pies are among the most coveted recipes and sought-after desserts. The handmade crusts are delicate and fillings are sublime. Bid to win a scrumptious, home-baked pie, every month for a year. Pick-up easily arranged. Betty Ann uses only the finest seasonal ingredients, featuring fruit, cream, custard and more. Starting Bid: $200.