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HART Laughs at ART – Thank you all for your support!

HART Laughs at Art

HART Laughs at Art

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for coming out to support HART and enjoy the evening with us! Each of you contributed to HART just by attending. Special thanks to our amazing volunteers, without whom we wouldn’t exist – after all, we are an all-volunteer community theatre. You are awesome, and it is always a pleasure working with you.

In addition to all of the volunteers who helped create this event, we’d like to express an extra special thanks to the donors to our auction items this year – local businesses and generous patrons. Whether large or small, your contributions are greatly appreciated!


A&P Appliance & Kitchen Tools Arcade Book Exchange Architexte
The Artful Garden Howard Nolte Hillsboro Hops
Jacobsen’s Books Let’s Play LESTA
Manaia Coffee House & Grill Northwoods Knives Of Earth & Air
Le Haie’s Jackets Primrose & Tumbleweeds Washington Bike Coalition
Whole Foods Market Class Cuts Printing Solutions
Watson-Haley Family Marlys Carter Paul & Karen Roder
Batya Podos Paul Johnson Ray Hale
Laurence & Caitlin Cox Ilana Watson Rian Turner
Round’em Up Estate Auctions
Silent Auction - International Baskets

Silent Auction – International Baskets

Auction Item Sneak Preview #15- Opulent Escape to Paris

5-Night Luxury Stay at Le Royal Monceau, a Raffles Hotel, with Airfare for 2 Paris eiffel_night_web

Suggested Retail Value:  Up to $13,214

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This Experience Includes:

  • 5-night stay in a studio room at Le Royal Monceau, a Raffles Hotel, Paris
  • Daily breakfast for 2
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from the 48 contiguous U.S. to Paris, France
  • Winspire booking & concierge service

Le Royal Monceau, a Raffles Hotel (Paris)
Enjoy a 5-night stay in a studio room including daily breakfast for two at this luxury property located just minutes from the famous Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees. The historic Le Royal Monceau has welcomed innumerable dignitaries, celebrities and artists since it opened in 1928. After a two-year refurbishment, the hotel is now a 21st century French masterpiece that combines Le Royal Monceau’s unique style, which celebrates the French tradition of “art de vivre”, and the elegance and residential charm for which Raffles is renowned. The style of the rooms is inspired by the 1940s-1950s; a timeless notion of luxury with unique perspectives on traditional comforts.  Rooms offer views of the hotel’s generous landscaped gardens – a rarity in Paris.

The new Spa at Royal Monceau is an ideal sanctuary in which to indulge in the joy of living well.  With a beautifully redesigned indoor swimming pool and a new fitness center with top-of-the-line equipment, the Spa is a haven of wellness and bliss. Culinary fans will enjoy exquisite dining and bar options, including Italian favorites which can be enjoyed al fresco style within a lush garden, and French cuisine offered in a fine dining ambience.  To discover some of the best kept secrets in Paris, the fashion mecca of the world, guests can seek the advice of the in-house Fashion Advisor and Personal Shopper.

American Airlines
This package includes round-trip coach class service for two from any American Airlines destination in the 48 contiguous United States to Paris, France, subject to availability. A Saturday night stay is required. Flights will not accrue AAdvantage miles. Miles cannot be utilized to upgrade these coach class certificates to a higher level of service. The following blackout dates apply:

2014: Jan 1-2; Mar 21-23; Mar 28-Apr 1; May 23-26; Dec 19-22, 26-31.  2015: TBD

Airfare will expire one year from the date of purchase. Airfare taxes and a $25 per person processing fee are the responsibility of the purchaser.

Winspire Booking & Concierge Service
Winspire provides a team of seasoned travel professionals who will help you redeem your experience. All travel related details and reservations are handled for every part of your Winspire experience. Operating as a full-service travel agency, Winspire can assist with extra hotel nights, airfare upgrades, and additional guests. This service also provides you with an established network of onsite contacts who can help you book additional experiences, activities and tours.

Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance.  Reservations are subject to availability.  Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed.  All purchases are non-refundable.  Packages cannot be resold.  Suggested retail value is calculated using tariff air rates and rack room rates.  Ground transportation is not included.

Auction Item Sneak Preview #14 – The Eagles autographed guitar

Are you a fan of The Eagles? Does Hotel California bring a flood of memories and put a smile on your face? If so, you don’t want to miss your chance to own this beautiful electric guitar signed by none other than Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Randy Meisner, Don Felder and Glenn Frey.

Buy your tickets to the fundraiser now so you can bid on this fantastic piece of rock and roll memorabilia!

The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971. With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s.

Eagles Guitar


More recently,the Eagles released Long Road Out of Eden in 2007, their first full studio album in 28 years and their sixth number one album. Their latest release, History of the Eagles in 2013, kicked off a worldwide two-year tour. They’ll be here in Portland in August of this year as a part of that tour.

NoteThis item comes certified authentic with a certificate of authenticity and matching numbered authentication holograms. 

Auction Item Sneak Preview #13 – Beatles autographed record album

The greatest musical artists of all-time, the Beatles have sold more records worldwide than any other artist in history. They’ve sold an estimated 1 billion albums worldwide and have had over 20 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and were one of the five founding members of the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. This album is signed by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Make your plans now, buy your tickets to the fundraiser now, and bring your checkbook or credit card, because you know you want to take this one home with you. Wouldn’t it look great on the wall of your home…?


This item comes certified authentic with a certificate of authenticity and matching numbered authentication holograms.
The item pictured above is an example to represent the type of item that will be available at the auction. The album at the auction may or may not be the one pictured.  

Auction Item Sneak Preview #12 – Autographed ‘Star Trek’ Cast Photo

“Space, the final frontier…”

Gene Roddenberry’s creation of Star Trek has spawned over forty years of television and box office success for this science fiction franchise. The series has produced 726 episodes across its 30 television seasons. The franchise has won 31 Emmy Awards and recently earned its first Academy Award for its eleventh and newest film by the same name. This photo is signed by William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelly, Nichelle Nichols, James Doohan, George Takei and Walter Koenig.


Sadly, not all of the actors from the original series are still alive to autograph their pictures. Don’t miss this opportunity to get your own piece of this amazing piece of pop culture. Buy your tickets to the fundraiser now!

 Note: This item comes certified authentic with a certificate of authenticity and matching numbered authentication holograms.

Auction Item Sneak Preview #11 – Autographed Snoopy Animation Art

What’s next, you ask? “Snoopy As The Red Baron” autographed by Charles Schulz 11 x 14 animation art! How can you resist? Buy your tickets to the fundraiser now!
Snoopy is arguably one of the most recognizable cartoon characters in the world. Starting off as Charlie Brown’s pet Beagle in the Peanuts cartoon series, Snoopy developed into a complex character whose fantasy life existed in direct opposition to Charlie Brown’s harsh pessimistic realism. His most popular alter-ego, the Flying Ace and the warring Red Baron, are a favorite amongst cartoon art collectors.

As one of the world’s most successful comic strips, Peanuts has been adapted for both television and stage through the years. The Royal Guardsmen (5 guys from Ocala, Florida) recorded a quartet of songs inspired by Snoopy between 1967 and 1968.


Schulz based the Charlie Brown character on himself and the inspiration for Snoopy came from a childhood pet. In December 1999, Schulz retired from cartooning, citing health problems. His final daily Peanuts newspaper strip appeared on January 3, 2000, and his Sunday Peanuts strip ran on February 7, 2000. A few days later, on February 12, Schulz died at his home in Santa Rosa, California, from colon cancer. After his death, Schulz received several honors, including the Congressional Gold Medal from the U.S. Congress in 2001.

NoteThis item comes certified authentic with a certificate of authenticity and matching numbered authentication holograms. 

Auction Item Sneak Preview #10 – B.B. King Autographed Record Album

A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, B. B. King was ranked as the 3rd Greatest Guitarist of All-Time by the Rolling Stones. King is known as one of the most influential blues singer/songwriters of all-time, with his smooth, fluid guitar solos that have forever changed the way that people play the electric guitar. A winner of 15 Grammy Awards, as well as an inductee to the Rock and Roll and Blues Hall of Fame, it’s safe to say that he is a bona fide musical legend.

Now you can have a little bit of this amazing legend in your home – be the top bidder for a BB King autographed record album. Buy your tickets to the fundraiser now!


Note: This item comes certified authentic with a certificate of authenticity and matching numbered authentication holograms.
The autographed album in the image above may not be the same album  title as the on up for auction, but is a fair representations of the item. 

Auction Item Sneak Preview #9 – “Finding Nemo” Autographed Animation Art

Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film written and directed by Andrew Stanton, released by Walt Disney Pictures, and the fifth film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. It tells the story of the over-protective clownfish named Marlin (Albert Brooks) who, along with a regal tang named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), searches for his abducted son Nemo (Alexander Gould) all the way to Sydney Harbour. Along the way, Marlin learns to take risks and let Nemo take care of himself.

The film received widespread critical acclaim, won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and was nominated in three more categories including Best Original Screenplay. It was the second highest-grossing film of 2003, earning a total of $936 million worldwide. Finding Nemo is the best-selling DVD of all time, with over 40 million copies sold as of 2006, and was the highest-grossing G-rated film of all time before Pixar’s own Toy Story 3 overtook it. It is the 25th highest-grossing film of all time, as well as the 5th highest-grossing animated film. In 2008, the American Film Institute named it the 10th greatest animated film ever made during their Top 10.

 Buy your tickets to the fundraiser now!

Finding Nemo

NoteThis item comes certified authentic with a certificate of authenticity and matching numbered authentication holograms.


Auction Item Sneak Preview #8 – Celebrity Cruise

Veranda Stateroom 7-Night Alaska or Bermuda Cruise, or 4-Night to 7-Night Caribbean Cruise for 2 including Priority Tender/Disembarkation and Onboard Ship Tour

Suggested Retail Value:  Priceless

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This Experience Includes:

  • Veranda stateroom for 2 on a 7-Night Alaska or Bermuda Cruise or 4-night to 7-night Caribbean cruise on Celebrity Cruises
  • Priority Tender/Disembarkation
  • Onboard Ship Tour

Celebrity Cruises’ Iconic “X” is the mark of modern luxury with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the restaurant is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide, all created to provide an unmatchable experience.

Enjoy a Veranda stateroom for two for a 7-night Alaska or Bermuda cruise, or a 4-night, 5-night, or 7-night Caribbean cruise, from the following embarkation ports: Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, San Juan (Puerto Rico), Seattle, or Vancouver (Canada) (not applicable on open jaw Vancouver–Seward or Seward-Vancouver cruises). Your veranda stateroom guarantees two lower beds convertible to queen size, private bath, sitting area and a private veranda. Some staterooms may include a sofa bed.

Choose from the following current sailings (at time of printing*):

  • 7-night Alaska Hubbard Glacier cruise onboard “Solstice Class” ship Celebrity Solstice (RT Seattle) and Celebrity Century (RT Vancouver)
  • 7-night Bermuda cruise onboard “Solstice Class” Celebrity Summit
  • 4-night, 5-night, or 7-night Caribbean cruise onboard Celebrity Constellation and Celebrity Summit, or “Solstice Class” ships Celebrity Silhouette or Celebrity Reflection

Depending on which cruise itinerary you choose, your destination ports may include: 

ALASKA – Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, and Victoria (BC), in addition to cruising the Inside Passage and glacier viewing of Hubbard Glacier or Tracy Arm Fjords.

BERMUDA – Kings Wharf

CARIBBEAN - Key West-FL, Cozumel-Mexico, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, St. Croix, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Grenada, Antigua, Dominica, Bahamas, Celebrity’s Private Island and/or Barbados.

Celebrity’s new “Solstice Class of Ships” offers brand-defining, industry-first features, including a half-acre of live green grass – The Lawn Club; Celebrity iLounge – Apple trained staff and the only Apple “Reseller at Sea”; Ice Martini Bar and Crush; CellarMasters – with Enomatic wine dispensers; Hot Glass Show developed in cooperation with The Corning Museum of Glass; 10 unrivaled dining venues and widely varied entertainment, including spectacular new shows in partnership with Poet Theatricals.

As an added benefit to purchasing this package, you and your guest will receive the following VIP privileges:

  • Priority tender and disembarkation services.
  • Invitation to Captain’s Club party where you will enjoy served beverages and casual entertainment.
  • One night seating at the Captain’s Table or with the Officers’ Table, subject to availability.
  • Special onboard Bridge Tour (tour the command control center and navigation center) or a Galley Tour (marvel at the size and efficiency of the galley where all meals are prepared), subject to availability.

Celebrity is the “world’s highest-rated premium cruise brand”, catering to adults and offering an exceptional supervised children’s program onboard. One of the most enjoyable aspects of Celebrity Cruises’ modern luxury is the authentic, personalized service.    It’s no wonder that Celebrity guests and the travel press, such as Travel+Leisure and Berlitz Guide to Cruising, consistently rate Celebrity ships among the finest in the world.

  • 2013 “All Celebrity Ships Ranked 4+ Stars” – Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships
  • 2013 “First Place Honor in World’s Best Awards List of Top Mega-Ship Cruise Lines” – Travel+Leisure
  • 2013 One of Top Three “Best Food Cruise Lines” and “Best Cruise Lines for Romance” – Prow’s Edge Cruise Magazine

Cruise certificate is based on double occupancy and is inclusive of cruise fare, non-discountable fees and taxes or any applicable fuel supplemental charges.  Gratuities are not included.  Your cruise includes all meals (except specialty restaurants), on-board entertainment, state-of-the-art fitness center and multiple destination choices from embarkation ports in North America and Puerto Rico.  Dining options include open seating for breakfast and lunch; casual dining in the Oceanview Cafe, two sittings for dinner in the main restaurant and specialty restaurant dining options.

These ULTRA Class certificates have no expiration date. You also have flexibility to book your cruise at anytime from months in advance, to just weeks prior. Certificates can be upgraded or applied to different sailings at time of redemption.

 Blackout dates:  Last two weeks of December (Christmas/New Year’s sailings).

*NOTE:  Itineraries, embarkation and destination ports, and ships are subject to change.
Purchaser must be age 21 or over.  This certificate is only valid to legal residents of Canada and the United States (excluding Puerto Rico). This certificate is not valid for sale to customers located in Quebec, Canada.

Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance.  Reservations are subject to availability.  Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed.  All purchases are non-refundable.  Packages cannot be resold.  Ground transportation is not included.