Live Auction

You won’t want to miss our live auction (and auctioneer) this year!  

We are excited for our community to meet professional benefit auctioneer and toastmaster, Kevin Rutter. Kevin is going to ignite some excitement within our community! He is incredibly engaging and a lot of fun!  He is passionate about his work with nonprofits and has great respect for Waldorf education. He is dedicated to help us succeed in meeting our goals. His energy, charisma and enthusiasm are contagious!

Let the Bidding Begin!

This year’s live auction items embody the joyful celebration of family, community, beauty, and quality that we cherish here at Shining Mountain!


Macbook Pro | Linus Dutchi 3 Commuter BIke

Stand up!  It’s Heads or Tails!  This year $35 gives you the incredible opportunity to take home a brand new state-of-the-art 15” Macbook Pro-Silver OR a Linus Dutchi 3 touring bike (with basket). The last person standing will get their choice the MacBook Pro or the beautiful Linus Dutchi 3 commuter bike. The runner-up will receive the item not chosen. Win-win for the last two lucky winners standing!  Join the fun and it might be you!

Look at these amazing items!  Heads or Tails doesn’t get better than this folks!


15 ‘Macbook Pro-Silver

  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
  • 16GB 2133MHz memory
  • 256GB PCIe-based SSD
  • Radeon Pro 450 with 2GB memory
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Backlit Keyboard

It is such a thing of beauty, you need to go look at it yourself!

$35 to play | Value $2399.00

Courtesy Doug and Audrey Wiebe

Linus Dutchi 3 Touring Bike (with Basket)

Inspired by French bicycle design of the 50s and 60s, the Linus Dutchi 3 design preserves the simple elegance and pure form of the golden era.  Linus is the utilitarian city bike—simple and reliable, but with big personality and style! This bike could be yours for only $35, if you win!  Bike features Linus lunch rack and Linus oval basket. If you aren’t familiar with the model check it out here!

$35 to play | Value: $750.00

Courtesy Perry and Jennifer Towle


” Four Seasons” Tapestry with Christine Summerfield

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(Felting Workshop & Catered Lunch by Fresh Thymes)

Grab a few of your closest friends and raise your paddle to be a part of one of Christine’s beloved felting circles!

Bring your inner artist out to play as you discover the fun of felting with natural wool fibers. On September 16th, 2017 come celebrate the upcoming Fall Equinox by creating your own Four Seasons Tapestry. You will go home with a finished tapestry for your child’s room, your home, or to give as a beautiful gift.

Participants will also be treated to a fabulous lunch catered by Fresh Thymes where “Whole foods are an obsession, gluten-free is a given and everyone with taste buds has a reason to put on their party pants”.

So put on those party pants and come have some fun while creating in the circle of community. And, remember your generous contribution supports our children!

Date:   Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Time:  10:00am-5pm

Place:  High School Math Room

Supplies Provided

(Limited to 10 spaces)

Value:  Priceless

Courtesy Christine Summerfield and Perry & Jennifer Towle

Summer’s Harvest Garden Party:  Dinner for 10

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Gather 9 of your friends and come enjoy a family-style dinner at Mulberry Farm in sweet, downtown Niwot.  Be wined and dined by six 8th grade mothers as you enjoy savory and sweet selections based on what is fresh from the local Farmers Market!
After dinner, feel free to grab an after-dinner drink and stroll through the enchanting garden, say hello to the farm critters and even visit the treehouse for a special take-home gift grown at Mulberry Farm. Come share in a beautiful evening that supports our school and our children.

Choose from the following dates:  July 27th, July 28th, August 17th or August 27th, 2017

(limited to 10 spaces)

Value:  Priceless

Courtesy 8th Grade Moms

Pura Vida! One Week Stay at “Casa Perezoso” Ojochal, Costa Rica

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Spend a leisurely week in beautiful Costa Rica at the breathtaking  “Casa Perezoso”. This elegant home is located in the small village of Ojochal along the beautiful protected Bellena coastline on the South Pacific coast.

The home sits on a hilltop surrounded by 10 acres with ocean and jungle views and is extremely private. It has great WiFi and phone service (that can be turned off if unwanted!), triple filtered drinking water, a pool, and is walking distance to great restaurants, a little market and a delicious bakery! You feel very secluded but you’re actually close to everything you need.  There is an incredible waterfall and swimming hole and dazzling beach only 4 minutes away. There is also a kind and knowledgeable property caretaker, Mario, (Spanish-speaking only) to assist you during your visit.

The house has three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms and sleeps eight. There is a nice kitchen with everything one could need: a loungy living room and a wide outdoor terrazza that creates an extended outdoor living space.

Come experience the natural beauty, the lifestyle, the beaches, the amazing fresh food and the warmth of the Costa Rican people!

Recommended Mid December through August


Beds: 5

  • 1 King bed
  • 2 Queen beds
  • 2 Twin beds (bunk beds)

Sleeps 8  Bedroom 1: King bed. Bedroom 2: Queen bed.  Bedroom 3: Queen bed. Bedroom 4: 2 Twin

Bathrooms: 3.5


2 year expiration (May 2018)

Reservation based on availability  

No smoking

Value:  priceless

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Courtesy Bud Thompson and Rachel Solt

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Stop circling the Shining Mountain Parking lot!  Your perils in parking are over!

Here is your opportunity to be the envy of all of your friends. Your own private parking space is like daily valet parking for an entire year. No need to worry about traffic jams, those snowy days, or those days when, well, you know those days! Your children will always know right where to find you and you and you will always remember right where to find your car. The 2017-18 school year is your year for the ultimate parking space experience!

Value:  Priceless

Paradise Awaits!

Bahamas Norwegian Cruise & First Class Roundtrip Airfare to Miami for Two

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Get ready for the most fun you will have Monday through Friday!

Fly first class to Miami and then cruise to the Bahamas for 4-days, aboard Norwegian Sky. Norwegian Sky offers the flexibility of Freestyle Cruising;  you get more choices of what to do and see on your vacation! The cruise is all inclusive, OPEN BAR, food and drinks included.


  • Premium first class roundtrip airfare Denver to Miami
  • CRUISE PORTS EMBARK Miami (Florida); Grand Bahama Island(Bahamas); Nassau (Bahamas); Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas); DISEMBARK Miami (Florida)
  • Winner will receive certificate from Club Wyndham Travel for either a 3 or 4 day cruise (your choice)
  • Interior Cabin (package can be upgraded)


  • All travel must be completed within 12 months of receipt of certificate.
  • Reservations must be made at least 30 days in advance and are subject to availability.
  • Certificate not valid for during major holidays
  • Winner is responsible for all required travel documents, such as passports or travel visas. Government taxes, fees and service charges ranging from $105-$130 per passenger, transportation to and from the ship, transfers, port parking, excursions and incidental expenses are not included.

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Courtesy Pagosa Wyndham Vacation Ownership

8 Dads for a Day!

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(It doesn’t get better than this!)

8 dads will be all yours for a day (8 hours) to help with yard work or other tasks at your home. That is 64 hardcore man-hours to help you get things DONE!

The band of merry men will come with hand tools appropriate to the requisite task(s) and get to business!  Don’t put off painting that fence or deck, clearing that scrub, mulching those beds, and beautifying your yard any longer!

Wow, what an opportunity and what a deal… priceless!

Be sure and bid HIGH so you will be able to learn the identity of the 8th “mystery” dad!

Cheerful banter, lots of laughter AND red suspenders included!

Value:  Priceless

Courtesy SMWS “The Steinerdales”

Experience the Magic of Africa: South Africa Photo Safari for Two

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Immerse yourself and a loved one in the heart of one of Africa’s richest wildlife conservation regions!  Experience the majesty of African wildlife up close and personal: elephant, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hippo, zebra, Nyala cheetah, buffalo, kuda and more. Photo Safari trips with your personal game ranger are offered twice daily (when the animals are the most active).  The Zulu Nyala Game Lodge is situated in Hluhluwe, Southern Maputaland in Zululand, South Africa and is rated 4.5 on Tripadvisor.

Please visit the video describing the Zulu Nyala experience here.

Each Photo Safari Package includes:

6 day and 6 nights luxury accommodations for two at Luxury Hemingway-style tents, Heritage Safari Lodge, or Zulu Nyala Lodge. The facilities and grounds are beautiful and are in the middle of the St. Lucis/Sodwana Bay Marine reserve/Lubombo corridor- a truly rich wildlife region in Africa.

Full board includes:  3 delicious meals per day prepared by the finest International chef- with an African flair.

Two Game Viewing activities per day guided by your own professional game ranger in open game viewing vehicles in Zulu Nyala private game reserve.


  • The donation is valid for the period of 2 years, expiring March 25th, 2019.
  • Bookings can be made for any period in the year.
  • Package does NOT include airfare, transfers, side trips, personal beverages, or phone calls.
  • The Zulu Nyala package is non-refundable and may not be given to any other person or organization.  (Transfers may be approved with written permission of Zulu Nyala)
  • Additional Family members can be added for a fee.
  • 50% of proceeds raised goes to SMWS

Value:  priceless

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Courtesy of Zulu Nyala (owners dedicated to supporting non-profit organizations and their admirable causes)

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