2014 Annual Gala

The Board of Trustees cordially invites you to



Catherine Leggett, Honorary Chair

Melane & Tom Hoffmann and
Mike & Cassie Knapp, Gala Committee Co-Chairs

Friday, April 25, 2014

6:00 – 10:00 pm

BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874


The Art League of Germantown

Mark Friis, Rodgers Consulting

Frank Ferrando

The night will include:
Cocktails • Silent Auction • Live Entertainment
Awards Program • Dinner • Fund-a-Need

Black tie optional

Please RSVP by April 18
(April 4 for sponsors)

Catering by 
Geppetto Catering

Printing by
Printing Images


Individual tickets are $250. To purchase individual tickets, download the RSVP form, fill it out completely and mail to: BlackRock Annual Gala, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874. If you have any questions, contact Laura Young at lyoung@blackrockcenter.org or 240.912.1056.


2014 ANNUAL GALA SPONSORS as of April 25, 2014




Lauren and Richard Pollin


Mr. and Mrs. Irvin L. Crawford II




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Renée Pyott Carlson
Black Hills, a Development of Lerner Enterprises
Elm Street Development
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
The Ithaka Foundation
Montgomery College
Ruppert Landscape
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Randy and Kathy Scritchfield

Chet and Paula Anderson
Sharon and Hap Bauer
Melane and Tom Hoffmann
Hammet W. Hough
Toni Koerber
Mike and Cassie Knapp
Diane C. Adler-Wailes and Bart R. Wailes, Jr.

Joann Cangelosi
John and Sheila Compton
Beth Daly
Tina E. Patterson
Dr. Tom and Margie Quelet
Michael Richardson, Sr., Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union
Jennifer Russel and Joel Michaels
Stephanie and Bob Weishaar

Catherine Legget, Honorary Chair
Melane and Tom Hoffmann, Co-Chairs
Mike and Cassie Knapp, Co-Chairs
Sharon and Hap Bauer
Priscilla and David Borchardt
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin L. Crawford II
Hammet W. Hough
Toni Koerber
Cynthia Shauer Langstaff and David H. Langstaff
The Honorable Aruna Miller
Tina E. Patterson
Dr. Tom and Margie Quelet
Jennifer Russel


Titanium ($10,000)

Gala tickets for 10 with prime VIP seating • Logo recognition in Event Program* with top-tier placement • 50-word statement in Event Program • Logo recognition on Foyer Sign with priority placement • Projected logo in theater during Gala Program • Recognition in BlackRock e-newsletter • Recognition on social media • Listing in BlackRock Performance Programs during the 2014-15 season • Priority inclusion in full-color ad in The Gazette • Logo with link on BlackRock website with priority placement

Platinum ($8,000)

Gala tickets for 10 with logo and VIP seating • Logo recognition in Event Program* • 25-word statement in Event Program* • Logo listing on Foyer Sign • Projected logo in theater during Gala Program • Recognition in BlackRock e-newsletter • Recognition on social media • Listing in BlackRock Performance Programs during the 2014-15 season • Listing with link on BlackRock website

Gold ($6,000)

Gala tickets for 10 with logo signage • Recognition in Event Program* • 25-word statement in Event Program • Logo listing on Foyer Sign • Recognition in BlackRock e-newsletter • Projected logo in theater during Gala Program • Listing in BlackRock Performance Programs during the 2014-15 season

Silver ($4,500)

Gala tickets for 10 • Logo Recognition in Event Program* • Logo listing on Foyer Sign • Recognition in BlackRock e-newsletter • Listing in BlackRock Performance Programs during the 2014-15 season

Bronze ($3,000)

Gala tickets for 10 • Listing in Event Program* • Listing on Foyer Sign • Listing in BlackRock Performance Programs during the 2014-15 season

Star ($1,000)

Gala tickets for 2 • Recognition in Event Program* • Recognition in BlackRock e-newsletter • Listing in BlackRock Performance Programs during the 2014-15 season • Listing on BlackRock website

Individual ($325 per seat)

One Gala ticket • Recognition in Event Program*

*Pledges must be received by April 4 in order to be listed in the Event Program.

BlackRock Center for the Arts is a 501(c)3 organization. All contributions less $50 are tax deductible.


To sponsor the BlackRock 2014 Annual Gala, download the Sponsor Pledge Form, fill it out completely and mail to: BlackRock Annual Gala, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874. If you have any questions, contact Laura Young at lyoung@blackrockcenter.org or 240.912.1056.




100 “Blue Beauty” Collage by Lynne Oakes

This custom-framed 5″ X 7″ collage by Lynne Oakes will look beautiful in any small area of your home or office.

Donor: The Joy of Art Studio

101 “Daisy Dancing” Original Watercolor and Book

This darling “Daisy Dancing” watercolor and accompanying “One Lucky Duck” children’s book are signed by artist Elaine Estern. Hang the watercolor in your little one’s room and read the adventures of the White Creek pintail duck.

Donor: Elaine Estern

102 “Field of Daffodils” Fine Art Photo

This cheerful photograph of a field of daffodils will brighten up any room in your home.

Donor: Arts Entwine (Midnight Blue LLC)

103 “Flower in Pink 2” Framed Photograph

This beautiful photo by Michael Adler is a macro shot of a pink rose in his home. The frame size is 17″ X 21″ and the print size is 8″ X 12″.

Donor: Off Center Images

104 “Fruits and Flowers” Collage by Lynne Oakes

Beautifully custom-framed, this 5″ X 7″ collage by Lynne Oakes will add interest to a small kitchen or dining area in your home.

Donor: The Joy of Art Studio

105 “Houses Reflected in Water 4” Framed Photograph

This inspired photo by Michael Adler is of a townhouse reflected on the surface of Lake Churchill in Germantown, MD. The frame size is 18″ X 18″ and the print size is 12″ X 12″.

Donor: Off Center Images

106 “Lenten Roses” Original Watercolor

It’s spring and the Lenten roses are blooming. This lovely original watercolor, “Lenten Roses,” is sure to brighten your day.

Donor: Linda Thompson

107 “Midnight Rose III” Fine Art Photo

Adorn a wall in your home with this beautiful matted photograph of a rose.

Donor: Arts Entwine (Midnight Blue LLC)

108 “Pillars 1” Framed Photograph

This photo of the pillars of justice at the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC is perfect for any attorney’s office. The frame size is 17″ X 21″ and the print size is 8″ X 12″.

Donor: Off Center Images

109 “Spring Rising” by Vullkin

Part of an original Vullkin collection, this stunning 16″ X 20″ canvas wrapped abstract digital image by Vullkin is titled “Spring Rising.” (2012, No. 7 of 25)

Donor: Vullkin

110 “Tangled” by Vullkin

A companion piece to “Spring Rising,” “Tangled” is a colorful 16″ X 20″ canvas wrapped abstract digital image by Vullkin. (2012, No. 14 of 25)

Donor: Vullkin

111 “Venice” Original Collage

Can’t go to Venice? You can still see Venice in this original collage and acrylic artwork which includes the artist’s photography. A unique piece for your home or office.

Donor: Jeanne Sullivan

112 “Flower of Magic” by Natalya Borisouna Parris

Add some color to the walls of your home with this 9″ X 12″ acrylic painting by Natalya Borisouna Parris titled “Flower of Magic” (2012).

Donor: Natalya Borisouna Parris

113 Four Hours of Private Art Lessons

Interested in improving your drawing or painting skills? This certificate entitles you to four hours of private art lessons taught by Lynne Oakes, founder of Art League of Germantown. You will also get an hour-long preliminary meeting to visit the studio. Expires April 25, 2015.

Donor: The Joy of Art Studio

114 Francis Scott Key Bridge Original Watercolor

This beautiful, framed original watercolor of the Francis Scott Key Bridge is by Elaine Estern of Coconut Coast Studios.

Donor: Diane Adler-Wailes, Elaine Estern

115 Original Watercolor of a Snow Covered Stream

This framed original watercolor of a snow covered stream will create a serene atmosphere in your living or dining room.

Donor: Virginia Chandler

116 Purple Calla Lilies Photograph

You’re sure to find beauty in this 16″ X 20″ matted, mounted, and signed limited edition photograph of purple calla lillies by Craig S. Higgins.

Donor: Craig S. Higgins Photography

117 Eric Mohn Framed Watercolor Print “Sledding”

This unique print is by local artist Eric Mohn, who painted with his brush in his mouth after an auto accident in Ocean City left him a quadriplegic in 1963.

Donor: Sharon Bauer, Patsy Dillingham

118 Framed Watercolor Print “Pears” by Eric Mohn

This lovely watercolor print, “Pears,” is by the extraordinary artist Eric Mohn, who passed away in 2008.

Donor: Sharon Bauer, Patsy Dillingham


Travel & Entertainment

200 A Day in the Museums

Be a sightseer for a day with two tickets to the International Spy Museum and two tickets to the Newseum. Present Spy Museum passes at the box office in exchange for general-admission, timed tickets. You will also receive a 20% Spy Store discount. International Spy Museum passes expire December 31, 2014; Newseum passes expire April 2, 2015.

Donor: International Spy Museum, Newseum

201 Annapolis Harbor and US Naval Academy Cruise

All aboard! Step aboard Harbor Queen for a narrated 40-minute cruise for two by Watermark Cruises on the Bay. You will get to see the Annapolis Harbor, the US Naval Academy, and even the Bay Bridge!

Donor: Watermark

202 Eight Summer Concert Tickets for Tarara Winery

Enjoy Saturday evenings by Shadow Lake at Tarara’s Toast to the Tunes summer concert series. Under a slice of starry Virginia sky, sip the finest Virginia wines while an eclectic mix of award-winning artists create a soundtrack for the season. Concerts run every Saturday evening June 7th through September 27th. Each ticket may be redeemed at any one concert.

Donor: Tarara Winery

203 Brookstone Picnic Basket

Nothing says summer like a picnic! Pack up and go with this lovely Brookstone picnic basket which includes plates, utensils, napkins, glasses, and a couple bottles of wine.

Donor: Joann Cangelosi

204 Family Fun Night

Gather the family to play a few rounds of the party game Oddly Obvious! before heading to Cold Stone Creamery in the Kentlands to indulge in four frozen treats. Each Cold Stone Creamery coupon is good for one “Like It Creation” up to $6.00. Must be redeemed at Kentlands location.

Donor: Cold Stone Creamery, Tipo’s Toy Box

205 Four “Live!” Series Ticket Vouchers to Weinberg Center for the Arts

Looking for a night out in Frederick? Get four vouchers, worth $45 each, for any “Live!” Series performance at the Weinberg Center for the Arts.

Donor: Weinberg Center for the Arts

206 Four Admissions to George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Visit the home of George and Martha Washington with these four admissions to George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Present vouchers at the Mount Vernon main gate ticket window. Expires December 31, 2014.

Donor: George Washington’s Mt. Vernon Estate

207 Kids Private Pool Party at Kids First Swim Schools

Splish! Splash! A two-hour private pool party for your child and guests. Parties can be scheduled for Friday evenings and Saturday or Sunday afternoons.

Donor: Kids First Swim Schools

208 Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Crime Museum Family Package

Spend the morning meeting all 44 presidents and brush shoulders with your favorite celebrities at Madame Tussauds in Washington, DC. Then spend the afternoon at the Crime Museum learning about law enforcement, forensic science, and the history of crime. Tickets valid for four admissions. Madame Tussauds certificates expires December 31, 2014.

Donor: Crime Museum, Madame Tussauds

209 One Night Stay at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina

Bring the kids or enjoy a romantic getaway with this one night stay in a standard room at the gorgeous Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, MD. Valid any night of the week, including weekends, based on availability. Only black-out date is New Year’s Eve. Includes taxes and resort fees. Expires April 25, 2015.

Donor: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina

210 One Week Stay at Sea Colony Condo in Bethany Beach, DE

Spend one off-season week at the beach in the popular tennis community of Sea Colony in Bethany Beach, DE. Located on Sea Colony’s West Lake, this beautiful condo has 2 bedrooms (plus a den and loft), 2 baths, and sleeps 8. Enjoy pools, tennis, and the fitness center. The beach is just about a half mile away. Stay valid January – June excluding Memorial Day weekend and September – December excluding Labor Day weekend. Cleaning included; linens optional. Also included are ten admission passes to the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum at the Inlet in Ocean City, MD.

Donor: Allen DeLeon, Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

211 One Week Stay in St. John US Virgin Islands

Relax and enjoy a one week stay at “Monkey No Climb” villa in St. John, US Virgin Islands. This gorgeous 2 bedroom/2 bath villa on Bordeaux Mountain will accommodate up to 4 people. Valid April 26, 2014 thru September 30, 2014. Must be used by September 30, 2014. No passport required, but recommended. See website www.monkeynoclimb.com for more details.

Donor: Diane Adler-Wailes & Bart Wailes

212 Overnight Stay at the Red Fox Inn & Tavern

This certificate is good for an overnight stay for two at the beautiful Red Fox Inn & Tavern located in hunt and wine country in Middleburg, VA and includes a full breakfast for two. Stay valid Sunday thru Thursday, excluding all holidays and holiday weekends. Certificate must be presented at check-in.

Donor: Margie Quelet, Red Fox Inn & Tavern

213 Private Guided Tour of the National Zoo

It’s an animal lovers delight! Enjoy a private guided tour of the National Zoo for up to 10 people. Tour is for weekend mornings only. Tours are designed for ages four through adult. (Does not include a behind the scenes tour or a tour of the Giant Panda exhibit). At least two months notice is required to schedule the tour.

Donor: Friends of the National Zoo

214 Two Admissions to Luray Caverns

Take a trip to Luray Caverns, the largest and most popular caverns in Eastern America, located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Expires November 30, 2014.

Donor: Luray Caverns

215 Two Movie Passes and Four Coupons to Cold Stone Creamery in the Kentlands

Grab a friend and enjoy a movie at Kentlands Stadium 10 and four frozen treats at Cold Stone Creamery. Movie passes not valid on opening two weeks of film. Each Cold Stone Creamery coupon good for one “Like It Creation” up to $6.00. Must be redeemed at Kentlands location.

Donor: Cold Stone Creamery, Kentlands Stadium 10

216 Two Tickets to “Ordinary Days” at Round House Theatre

Enjoy these two tickets to any Tuesday through Friday evening or Saturday matinee performance of “Ordinary Days,” a comedic musical about four young New Yorkers searching for fulfillment, happiness, love, and cabs. Contact box office to make reservations and mention gift certificate. Performance runs May 28 to June 22, 2014.

Donor: Round House Theatre Bethesda

217 Two Tickets to Any One Show at Olney Theatre

Have a night out on the town! See a live performance with two tickets to any one show at Olney Theatre Center’s 2014 season. Expires 12/28/14.

Donor: Olney Theatre Center

218 Two Washington Monuments Cruise Vouchers

Behold the splendor of America’s monuments and the city of Washington aboard a narrated cruise on the Potomac River. Cruise departs from and returns to either Alexandria or Georgetown. Expires October 31, 2014.

Donor: Potomac Riverboat Co.



300 Barred Owl Marbled Clay Platter

Add some whimsy to your home with this barred owl marbled clay platter by artist Leigh Partington.

Donor: Playin’ in the Mud

301 Doggie Gift Basket

Goodies Galore! Every dog should have his day, and this basket is just the thing for your pampered pup. Basket includes a leash, collar, shampoo, stainless steel bowls, sun wipes, chew sticks, treats, toys, and more.

Donor: Jennifer Russel

302 Fused Glass Owl Night Light

Who’s there? Your little one won’t be afraid of the dark with this cute, fused glass owl night light to light up their room.

Donor: That’s Glassic

303 Hand-Crafted Cherry End Table

This cherry end table is beautifully hand-crafted by the Amish. It will make a lovely addition to any home.

Donor: Lapps Furniture

304 Hand-Made and Hand-Carved Box

This one-of-a-kind, hand-made, hand-carved box with southeast Asian (Thai and Cambodian) motifs is sure to make a statement in your home. Box is butternut wood and dimensions are 6.5″ X 6.5″ X 9″.

Donor: Chip Carving Art and Craft

305 The Container Store $50 Gift Certificate

Get organized and store more with this $50 gift certificate to The Container Store.

Donor: The Container Store

306 Vintage Top Chef Basket

Impress your friends with your cooking skills! This basket includes a 1950 First Edition Betty Crocker cookbook in good condition, smocked gingham apron, new towel and pot holder, new white German paring knife and kitchen scissors, and a $50 Bonefish Grill gift card.

Donor: Jean Casey

307 Flower Bouquet Subscription

Flowers brighten up any day! Enjoy one bouquet a month for five months to Hidden Ridge Farm Flowers and Herbs. Flowers are grown in the rolling foothills of Sugarloaf Mountain and are naturally raised without pesticides or herbicides. Pick up your bouquet on Friday afternoons from 4:00 – 7:00 pm, June – October, at Novel Places in Clarksburg, MD.

Donor: Melane Hoffmann



400 Four Hours of Home Improvement Projects

Tackle the honey do list without breaking a sweat! Get four hours of labor for small home improvement projects by Tom Quelet. Materials not included.

Donor: TEQ’s Home Improvement

401 Oil Change and Car Wash

Show your car some love with this $50 gift card to The Lube Center for an oil change and $25 gift card to The Auto Spa for a car wash.

Donor: WLR Automotive Group, Inc.

402 Three-Hour Session of Professional Organizing

Organize your home or office with this 3-hour session of professional organizing. From kitchens/closets to paper/electronic files to budgets/bills/book-keeping, organize4hire is there to help you take back control of your space and life. Appointment must be booked by September 30, 2014.

Donor: organize4hire


Sports & Fitness

500 “MC Collegetown” Raptor Swag Bag

This cool Montgomery College swag bag is filled with everything the MC student needs. The swag bag has a Raptor sweatshirt, laptop cover, stainless steel water bottle, zippered tablet sleeve, baseball hat, an over-the-door basketball hoop and more, all in a draw string bag.

Donor: Montgomery College

501 Flying Dog Brewery Skate Deck

Display this rad skate deck from Flying Dog Brewery or add wheels and catch some air.

Donor: Flying Dog Brewery

502 Gift Certificate for Three Classes at Opus Yoga

Gain strength, flexibility, body awareness, and peace of mind in any three of Opus Yoga’s continuous classes. Check website for class schedule and studio dates of operation.

Donor: Opus Yoga

503 Horseback Riding Lessons and Pony Ride

Giddy up! This package entitles you to one month of group English horseback riding lessons at Reddemeade Equestrian Center. It also includes two gift certificates to the Potomac Horse Center. One certificate is valid for a horse or pony ride. A second certificate is valid for a 30-minute horseback riding lesson. Reddemeade certificate expires April 25, 2015.

Donor: Potomac Horse Center, Reddemeade Farm

504 Six Week Group Swim Session at Kids First Swim Schools

Dive into a six week group swim session at Kids First Swim Schools, conveniently located in Germantown.

Donor: Kids First Swim Schools

505 Stand Up Paddling Lesson for Two

Bring a friend to Valley Mill Kayak School and learn how to stand up paddle surf. Lessons take place on their private lake and gear is included. Expires October 1, 2014. Redeem weekends May through September. Schedule by email or phone. Must be able to swim.

Donor: Valley Mill Kayak School

506 Two Passes for Flat or White Water Tubing Trip

Looking for adventure? You’ll find it on a half day flat or white water tubing trip for two from River Riders in Harpers Ferry, WV. You must be at least 30 pounds to do a flat water trip and must be at least 12 years old and 5 feet tall to do a white water trip. Expires January 30, 2015.

Donor: River Riders

507 One Month of Membership & 24 Free Day Passes to ClubGolf Performance Center

Take your game to the next level with this one-month membership to ClubGolf, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier indoor golf training and practice center located in the Washingtonian Center (Rio). Also included are 24 VIP passes for a free day at ClubGolf so that you can bring along some friends. Please note expiration dates. One month of membership expires July 25th, 2014. Free day passes expire June 30, 2014 and must be redeemed by first time visitors who are 18 years older.

Donor: ClubGolf Performance Center


Wine & Dine

600 $100 Voucher for Clyde’s Restaurants

Enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner, or a late-night meal at any Clyde’s restaurant with this $100 voucher. You will also receive the book “How We Do Business.” Voucher expires April 2015. Gratuity not included.

Donor: Clyde’s Restaurants

601 $50 Gift Certificate to Cafe Deluxe

Enjoy this $50 gift certificate to Cafe Deluxe, An American Bistro. Whether it’s a flatbread, grilled salmon, or an American classic like meatloaf or chicken pot pie, you’re sure to find something to tickle your tastebuds. Located in the Washingtonian Center (Rio), Bethesda, Tysons Corner, and Washington, DC.

Donor: Cafe Deluxe

602 $50 Gift Certificate to The Honeybaked Ham Co. and Cafe

Savor a delicious HoneyBaked ham for a special occasion or a casual family get together. Visit their new location in the Walnut Hill Shopping Center in Gaithersburg. Certificate valid at the Gaithersburg store only.

Donor: The Honeybaked Ham Co. and Cafe

603 Bottle of Scotch Autographed by Musician Julie Fowlis

“Eating Ice Cream in a Humidor” This fine bottle of scotch is from the Scotch Malt Wiskey Society and is autographed by musician Julie Fowlis. Cask No. 4.178. Colour: Bright pale gold. Cask: First-fill barrel. Alcohol: 59.1%. Proof: 118.2. Age: 12 years. Date Distilled: June 2000. Must be 21 years of age to purchase.

Donor: Krista Bradley

604 California Tortilla and The Greene Turtle Casual Dining Package

Yee-Ha! This package includes two California Tortilla Yee-Ha! certificates, each valid for two entree and soda combos and $25 to spend on lunch or dinner at The Greene Turtle. The Greene Turtle certificate is valid at the Germantown location only. Redeemable for dine-in purchases only. Expires February 24, 2015. California Tortilla certificates expires April 25, 2015.

Donor: California Tortilla, The Greene Turtle

605 Elk Run Vineyards Tour and Tasting

Enjoy a tour and tasting for ten at Elk Run Vineyards in Mt. Airy. Sample delicious bread and cheese and eight different wines. Valid May, June, or July 2014. Reservations required.

Donor: Elk Run Vineyard

606 Exquisite Wines from David Langstaff’s Private Collection

Five unique bottles of wine from David Langstaff’s private cellar including a top-ten American white 2012 Capture ‘Tradition’ Sauvignon Blanc; a wonderfully light rose 2012 Ostatu Rioja (Spain); a red blind taste winner 2009 Artadi ‘Vinas de Gain’ from Rioja (Spain); a favorite American red 2005 Invictus Cabernet Sauvignon; and a red 2006 Chateau Larose-Trintaudon Bordeaux, made by friends of the Langstaffs in France.

Donor: David Langstaff

607 Family Picnic at Hunters Trap Farm

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with your family at the picturesque farm home of Vicki and Skip Crawford. Have a picnic by the pond, go fishing, canoeing and paddleboating, and treat your tot to a pony ride. Mutually agreeable date with donor and winner. Expires April 30, 2015.

Donor: Vicki & Skip Crawford

608 Ingleside Vineyards VIP Tour and Tasting

This certificate entitles you and five others to a private, guided tour of the Ingleside Vineyards winery, located about 35 miles from Fredericksburg, VA. Following the tour, you’ll enjoy a wine and cheese reception featuring a full array of their award-winning wines. Must be 21 and over. Expires April 25, 2015. Please make reservations two weeks in advance.

Donor: Ingleside Vineyards

609 Italian Dining Package

Celebrate Italian cuisine with a $25 gift card to Mamma Lucia and a $25 gift card to Buca di Beppo in the Kentlands. Buca di Beppo gift card expires December 31, 2014.

Donor: Buca di Beppo, Mama Lucia

610 La Tagliatella Two $50.00 Gift Cards

Enjoy two $50.00 gift cards for lunch or dinner at La Tagliatella, a European based Italian restaurant with a center-stage pizza oven. Located in the new Shops at Seneca Meadows in Germantown.

Donor: La Taqiatella

611 Loew Vineyards Wine Tasting and Tour for Eight

Taste your way through the day with these two four-person certificates for a wine tasting and tour at Loew Vineyards located in Mt. Airy, MD.

Donor: Loew Vineyards

612 Monocacy Crossing $75.00 Gift Certificate

For a most memorable outing, enjoy a casually elegant dinner at Monocacy Crossing Restaurant and Bar in Frederick, MD. Excludes alcohol, tax & gratuity.

Donor: Monocacy Crossing

613 Not Your Average Joe’s $50.00 Gift Card

Enjoy a fun, casual dining experience with this $50.00 gift card to Not Your Average Joe’s in the Kentlands.

Donor: Not Your Average Joe’s

614 Philip Carter Winery Tasting, Tour, and Picnic for Two

Spend a glorious summer day with a tasting, tour, and picnic for two at Philip Carter Winery, located in Hume, VA. Reservations required at least two weeks in advance. Expires January 31, 2015.

Donor: Philip Carter Winery

615 Pick-Your-Own Strawberries

Spend an afternoon at Butler’s Orchard picking your own 10lb. basket of strawberries. Valid during strawberry season of 2014. Check website for dates.

Donor: Butler’s Orchard

616 Potomac Pizza $50 Gift Certificate

Calling all pizza lovers! Enjoy this $50 gift card to Potomac Pizza. Valid at all locations.

Donor: Potomac Pizza

617 Red Wine Basket

For the red wine lover, a basket of six bottles of red wines including 2011 Loios Vinho Regional Alentejano, 2012 Pago Del Vostal Roble, 2012 El Supremo Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Carta Vieja Merlot, 2012 Chianti, and 2011 Protocolo.

Donor: Margaret Latimer

618 Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Wine Tasting and Tour for Four

This certificate entitles you and three others to a wine tasting and tour of the fermentation and barrel rooms at the Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard. You will also receive 10% off all purchases at the vineyard. Expires April 25, 2015. Reservations required.

Donor: Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard

619 Tea Party for Four

An elegant event for you to enjoy! Tea for four at your home or at BlackRock includes salad with fruit, tea sandwiches, cheese and crackers, chips, cream cheese pie, and coffee or tea.

Donor: Carolyn Grenier, Margie Quelet

620 Two $25 Gift Cards to Bonefish Grill

Book the babysitter, and you and your sweetie can enjoy scrumptious seafood at Bonefish Grill with two $25.00 gift cards. Conveniently located in the Kentlands. Expires February 4, 2015.

Donor: Bonefish Grill

621 Two $25.00 Gift Cards to Dogfish Head Alehouse

If you’re looking for a lively atmosphere, then the Dogfish Head Alehouse is just your kind of place! Enjoy lunch or dinner and maybe a specialty ale with these two $25.00 gift cards.

Donor: Dogfish Head

622 White Wine Basket

For the white wine lover, a basket of six bottles of white wines including Musaragno Pinot Grigio, Santa Julia Torrontes, Alto Tierruca Sauvignon Blanc, Entrada Chardonnay, Campos De Luz Chardonnay, and Terra Libre Fume Blanc.

Donor: Margaret Latimer

623 Wine Tasting for Two at Pinky & Pepe’s Grape Escape

No need to leave town to sample great wine. Enjoy a wine tasting for two at Pinky & Pepe’s Grape Escape in the Kentlands. Call for reservations to schedule tasting.

Donor: Pinky & Pepe’s Grape Escape


Beauty and Fashion

700 David’s Beautiful People Haircut, Blow Dry, and Treatment

Give your hair a makeover with a deep conditioning treatment, haircut, and blow dry at David’s Beautiful People. Expires April 25, 2015. Must use listed stylists.

Donor: David’s Beautiful People

701 European Blue Earrings

You’ll look stunning wearing these sterling silver, Swarovski crystal, and Italian glass bead earrings.

Donor: Arts Entwine (Midnight Blue LLC)

702 European Facial at Salon RED

Look relaxed and refreshed after your European Facial with Monica at Salon RED in the Kentlands.

Donor: Salon RED

703 Full Make-up Application at Elizabeth Arden & $25 Gift Card to As Kindred Spirits

Look dazzling for a night out on the town! This gift certificate is good for a full make-up application at Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon and Spa in the Kentlands. Also included is a $25.00 gift card to As Kindred Spirits which can redeemed at their Rockville or Washington, DC location. Elizabeth Arden certificate expires December 31, 2014.

Donor: Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas, As Kindred Spirits

704 Gold Colored Copper Bracelet

This stunning, 7 3/4″ long gold colored copper bracelet with self-clasp is made with a full Persian weave. Hand-made rings were used to create this timeless piece.

Donor: Jewelry by Astrid

705 Haircut and Blow Dry at Salon RED

Ready for a new do? Megan M. at Salon RED in the Kentlands will cut and blow dry your hair for a beautiful new you! Expires March 14, 2015.

Donor: Salon RED

706 Hand-Made Copper Necklace

This fashionable, 20″ long copper necklace with 3 hematite 4 mm beads is sure to become one of your favorite pieces.

Donor: Jewelry by Astrid

707 Jasper and Red Jasper Necklace

Step out in style with this hand-made necklace of jasper and red jasper square chunks, with a gold colored toggle clasp.

Donor: Carol Purcell

708 Shampoo, Cut, and Blow Dry at Profiles Hair Studio & Spa

Get ready for spring with a new look. Get a shampoo, cut, and blow dry at Profiles Hair Studio & Spa in the Kentlands.

Donor: Profiles Hair Studio & Spa

709 Locally Hand-Made Organic Beauty Basket

Pamper yourself! You’ll feel luxuriously clean and soft using the items in this locally hand-made beauty basket which includes 2 jars of body exfoliator, 2 jars of body butter, body wash, acne prone body oil, routine skin care oil, 3 soaps, 2 lip balms and 2 lip glosses.

Donor: Priscilla Borchardt

710 Wendy Wand Necklace and Earring Set

You will surely stand out from the crowd while wearing this unique hand-made necklace and earring set designed by Wendy Wand Jewelry Creations.

Donor: Wendy Wand Jewelry Creations


As BlackRock hits its teenage years, the community that was once farmlands and forest becomes one of the fastest growing suburban centers in the state. BlackRock gains momentum as the artistic center bringing communities & cultures together, stimulating economic advancements in these times of growth. Not the new kid on the block anymore, BlackRock has gained experience and reputation in its twelve years in upper Montgomery County, generating pride among residents and envy among visitors. BlackRock, with its magnetism, is the rising star in an ever-growing heart of upper Montgomery County.

For more information, please call Laura Young 240-912-1056 or email