A framed vinyl LP and album cover of U2’s Under a Blood Red Sky, signed by the band’s members; a painting by award winning Heights artist Mark Crawford; and an antique sterling silver cocktail shaker are among the items that will be available at the silent auction (disclosure: your correspondent’s wife is in charge of the auction) and gala wine and hors d’ouvres reception that will conclude Grace Church’s annual Winterfair this Saturday, February 6.
The Fair begins at 10:00 a.m., with many items on sale at bargain prices, including baked goods, books, CDs and DVDs, children’s and women’s clothing, furniture, jewelry, plants, tchotchkes, toys, and sporting goods. A silhouette artist will be there. Luncheon will be served in the upstairs Guild Hall from 11:30 to 2:00, and a kids’ cafe will be open in the downstairs gym area from 11:30 to 1:30. The daytime portion of the Fair closes at 3:00 p.m.; there is no admission charge.
The silent auction and gala begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the event, which includes wine, beer, soft drinks, plentiful appetizers, and the right to bid on items in the auction (in addition to those mentioned above, these will include gift certificates from local merchants and restaurants, weekends in country or beach houses, tickets to sporting events, and many other unusual and valuable items) are $20 in advance (available through the Church office, located at 254 Hicks Street, between Grace Court and Joralemon, phone 718-624-1850), or $25 if purchased at the daytime portion of the Fair or at the door. If you wish, you may come to the free daytime event and view the items available at the auction before deciding whether to buy a ticket.