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The Board of Trustees of Historic London Town and Gardens 

Invite you to their Annual Benefit


A Privateer Party


Friday, April 29, 2016

6:00 – 9:30 p.m.


Support the gardens & programs of London Town

Enjoy fine food and refreshments from the region’s top caterers

Silent and Live Auctions

Music and Dancing

Vodka Tasting Station & Psychic

Costumes or cocktail attire encouraged

Redesigned layout for 2016!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


$75 individual ticket

includes 2 drink tickets (additional drinks available for purchase)

$125 VIP ticket

includes unlimited drinks, auction preview from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m., & follow up event on June 7






For more information, please call 410-222-1919, ext. 205 or email





Thanks to the following sponsors:


Platinum Level ($2500)

American Telecom Solutions


Gold Level ($1000)

Virginia Clagett & Bill Murray


Silver Level ($500)

Betsy Kirkpatrick-Howat

Maureen & David Konschnik

J.J. Bernard & Vicki Lerch

Michael K. Shelby, CPA, LLC

Patti & Tim Zang, Lawn Doctor & Little House of Flowers


Bronze Level ($250)

Rod Cofield, Executive Director

Tony & Della Dove

Karen Whaley, Accountant

Capital One


In-Kind Sponsorship

What's Up Magazine (media sponsor)

Sweetwater Brewery

A friend

Eric Stocklin Photography

Event Dynamics

Mixing Maryland

Mind, Body, Spirit

Rentals to Remember

Van Gogh Vodka

Victory Beer

And of course, all of our amazing caterers!


Advertiser Level ($100)

Kim Slager, Berends Hendricks Stuit Insurance

Eleven Courses Catering

Greenstreet Growers

Jacob Weaver, Architect


Please contact Lauren Silberman at if interested in serving as a sponsors. Attached is a list of sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

Featured Auction Items

4 Bedroom Dream Vacation House in La Jolla

Seven days, Saturday to Saturday between mid-September and mid-November 2016 or between March 1 and May 31, 2017 at a mutually convenient time. Donated by Elizabeth H. & Anthony B. Court. Value: $4000

London Town Cocktail Party

Cocktail party for up to 125 people in London Town’s beautiful glass pavilion with a professional caterer. Amenities include table and chairs, and food and beverage for 125 people.


Mutually agreed upon date and based upon availability until April 30th 2017. Select black out dates apply. Not available for Saturdays or weddings.


Donated by Historic London Town and Gardens. Value: $8,000 to $10,000 with minimum bid of $2,000

Funded Need: Bringing Light Back into the Gardens

In a twist on the usual auction donation, everyone can be a winner by bidding to help restore the gardens at London Town to their original conception in the 1970s. Help return light into the gardens!

Lunch with County Executive Steve Schuh

Lunch for up to 4 people with Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh at Harry Brown's followed by a guided tour of the Maryland State House at a mutually convenient time.

Historic House Porch Party

Porch party for 12 at historic house with wine and light appetizers at a mutually convenient time. Donated by Sally Rohrbach

Kayakers Picnic

Picnic for 10 kayakers combined with use of Chesapeake Lightcraft Kayaks with bountiful lunch or supper on scenic property across the South River from Historic London Town. On date mutually agreed upon before Sept. 30 2016. Donated by John and Martha Schweiters

Old-fashioned Fried Chicken Dinner for 10

Old-fashioned fried chicken dinner for 10. More details to be announced! Donated by Beth Jones

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Bid on the following auction items (as of April 5, 2016 - more to be announced):

  • Alter Ego @ LondontowneSalon-Gift basket and gift certificate for Alter Ego Salon along with shampoo, conditioner, hairspray and a haircut service

  • Annapolis Design Studio Jewelry-Mermaid starfish necklace (pewter/alloy) and silve plated chain 16.5." Lobster clasp with little mermaid emblem. Necklace designed and crafted in Maryland near the Chesapeake Bay by a woman-owned sole proprietorship.

  • Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre-4 gift ticket certificates

  • Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks-An annual swim pass valid at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center and the North Arundel Aquatic Center

  • Art Things Inc-Artist materials in special tote bag

  • Back Creek Books-vintage books

  • Bean Rush Cafe-Gift certificate

  • Beth Jones-Old-fashioned fried chicken dinner for 10

  • Blair's London Towne Pub-Art prints of wildlife and boats, originally done in Wolf's carbon pencils.

  • Blue Heron Bags-Canvas, decorator fabric beach tote with free monogramming service

  • Boatyard Bar & Grill-Gift certificate

  • Bob Peterson-Photographs

  • Bon Vivant Antiques-Sterling silver/amethyst bracelet

  • Bowie Baysox-2 general admission tickets

  • Brooke Clagett-Handmade tobacco walking stick

  • Cafe Normandie-gift certificate

  • Centerstage-2 tickets for any preview performance during the 2016/17 season

  • Chef's Expressions-Gift certificate for 2 people to attend a Social Expressions experience by Chef's Expressions

  • Chick and Ruth's-1 night at Scotlauer Inn wi breakfast downstairs at Chick and Ruth's

  • Colonial Players-2 tickets to any performance

  • Dodon Vineyards-12 bottles of wine from Dodon Vineyard's

  • Dogwood Acres-3 day all inclusive Happy Camper Getaway for your beloved canine or feline

  • Edgewater Acupuncture-3 Gift certificates for acupuncture treatments

  • Edgewater Fitness-2 One-Month Memberships

  • Elizabeth and Anthony Court-House in La Jolla

  • Evergreen Antiques-Antique USNA plate

  • Franklin's Toys-$50 Gift Card and small plush toy

  • Galway Bay-Gift certificate

  • Galway Bay-gift certificate

  • Graul's Market-$50 gift card

  • Great Harvest Bakery-Gift bag with gift certificate

  • Green Pedals-Weekend free rental of 2 electric bikes

  • Greenstreet Gardens-Black patio chair, "classic arm chair frame," with black cushion and blue dotted pattern

  • Hammond Harwood House-Bronze membership certificate and private tour

  • Harry Browne's -gift certificate

  • Hartcorn Studios-Family portrait session at Hartcorn Studios. Each certificate includes one Family Portrait Session in our studio, an 8" print, and a signed copy of Mr. Hartcorn's "Hurricane Isabel" print. We will welcome you and your family back to the studio where you will have the opportunity to order additional prints.

  • Historic Annapolis-4 tickets to the William Paca House & Garden

  • Historic Inns of Annapolis-Gift certificate

  • Hobo the Original-The "Gardner" bag by Hobo

  • Homestead Gardens-$25 Gift Card

  • Hudson Fouquet-Gift Card

  • Iron Rooster-Gift basket

  • Jan Gratz Photography-Fine portraiture package (One hour portrait session fee and $250 gift card for products)

  • John and Martha Schweiters-Picnic for 10 kayakers combined with use of Chesapeake Lightcraft Kayaks with bountiful lunch or supper on scenic property across the South River from Historic London Town

  • Kali Salon & Spa-Gift basket with 2 $50 gift cards (1 for haircut & blowdry and 1 for a mini facial)

  • Lawn Doctor of Annapolis-Lawn Doctor Power Seeding and Fertilizer Treatment on 5000ft

  • Linda Elkington-Antique coffee service (coffee pot, cream and sugar), "turn of the 20th century," white china with green and gold accents, octagonal design with Gothic Revival handles

  • Little House of Flowers-One fresh flower arrangement, any color, any time

  • Live Arts Maryland-2 tickets to Handel's Messiah as performed by the Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, and Special Guests at St. Anne's Church

  • London Town Foundation-Cocktail party for up to 125 people in London Town’s beautiful glass pavilion with a professional caterer. Amenities include table and chairs, and food and beverage for 125 people.

  • London Town Foundation-Depression glass - yellow block optic pattern. Inclues 9 small (8") plates and 12 small glasses.

  • London Town Foundation-Funded Needs: Bringing light back to the gardens

  • Londontowne Symphony Orchestra-4 complimentary tickets to LSO's June 4, 2016 concert at Riva Baptist Church: "Movie Music Live: The Sequel"

  • Luna Blu Ristorante Italiano-Gift card for food and drink

  • Lures Bar and Grille-Gift card

  • Marty's Bag Works-Beach bag with seahorse that includes custom embrodery

  • McGarvey's-gift certificate

  • Mexican Cafe-Gift certificate

  • Michael Shelby-Pirate Rum Chest with a  gift certificate

  • Mike B Photography-"Lifestyle" Family potrait session by award winning photographer Mike Busada of Mike B Photography. Includes a location portrait session in the Southern MD area, a viewing session in our stuido, and 1 mounted 16x16 professional print

  • Mills Fine Wine & Spirits-gift basket

  • Miss Nancy's Fancy Bakery-gift basket

  • National Aquarium-Gift basket

  • Osteria 177-gift certificate

  • Our gift shop-Limited edition print of the William Brown House

  • Panera Bread-Bread for a Year certificate: Winner can pick up one free loaf of bread monthly for a year

  • Perfect Pet Resort-Perfect Pet Resort welcomes you for a relaxing day at the spa. Enjoy a fun-filled day of play followed by a massaging bath, brush out and nail trim.

  • Peter Edmondo-2 large professional photographs of HLT professionally matted plus 2 $50.00 gift certificates for framing

  • Quirk-n-Bach Annapolis MD-2 Chesapeake themed mugs, handmade stoneware

  • Rawson Carter & Dan Brown-Large Herend Tiger in Fishnet Design - Raspberry Color

  • Robert McHugh-Antique school desk

  • Sally Rohrbach-Porch party for 12 at historic house with wine and light appetizers

  • Seneca Creek Joinery-Handmade wooden cabinet with London Town mermaid logo

  • Simply Stronger Yoga, Fitness and Massage-6 week yoga session

  • Sosuku Boutique-Silver necklace and earring set

  • South River Federation-A boat tour of the South River with a South River Federation staff guide for up to 4 people. The tour can be "themed" to meet the interests of the participants, i.e. tour of restoration projects or the "real science" behind monitoring or a wildlife tour.

  • The Sharper Cut,Inc. Landscapes-Professional landscape design plan - choice of either front yard curb appeal or backyard outdoor living space. See certificate for details.

  • Watermark-2 boarding passes to the Annapolis Harbor & US Naval Academy 40 minute cruise

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