2015 Benefit Dinner

The Friends of MSU Library are pleased to present their 22nd annual Benefit Dinner and Auction on Saturday, October 17 at the MSU Library in Bozeman. A silent auction and social hour with no-host bar will begin at 6:00 p.m. with dinner and a live auction to follow at 7:00 p.m. Pete Fromm, five-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Literary Award, will present the keynote address at 8:30 p.m.

Ticket prices:

$65 current Friends member
$75 non-Friends member
$20 Student
$525 for a table of 8

New this year! For an additional $15, enjoy complimentary refreshments at a VIP Reception as you meet and speak with award-winning author Pete Fromm. This reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in Special Collections at the MSU Library.

Fromm is the author of four novels, five short story collections, and one memoir.  Publishers Weekly called his most recent novel, If Not For This, “remarkable.” His other works include Indian Creek Chronicles and As Cool As I Am, now a major motion picture starring James Marsden and Claire Danes. He is on the faculty of Pacific University’s MFA program and lives in Montana.

Funds raised at this year’s event will support the MSU Library Trout and Salmonid Collection digitization project. Learn more here.

Reservations must be made in advance by calling 406-994-3119 or registering online at www.msuaf.org/FOLdinner15**Deadline Extended! RSVP by Thursday, October 15!**

This event is sponsored by Toyota of Bozeman, Ressler-Chevrolet, Dr. Marilyn “Sue” and Jim Hamilton, Allegra Printing, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Arlene Wylie, and First Interstate Bank.

**Due to the construction of a new parking garage, complimentary parking is available in the lot south of the pay parking lot on South 7th Avenue.**

Auction items at the event include:

Live Auction

Go Cats Go!
Tickets to the Brawl of the Wild Cat-Griz football game on Nov. 21 in Bozeman, front row reserved seats at Cat Chat with Coach Ash, and dinner at The Club Tavern & Grill.

A Fishing Experience with Bud Lilly
Fish in Logan, MT at the handicapped access on the Gallatin River with Bud Lilly and some of his fisherman friends. Everything is included – transportation, tackle, etc. Also included is a copy of A Trout’s Best Friend, the angling autobiography of Bud Lilly.

Silent Auction

Fisherman’s Dream
A guided fishing trip for two with Urbani Fisheries, LLC and A Trout’s Best Friend, signed by author Bud Lilly

Fruit of the Earth
A case of wine from Mahoney Estate Winery in Napa, Calif.

Bozeman by Night
Intermountain Opera tickets ($150 certificate), a $75 gift card to Blacksmith Italian, and a one-night stay in the new Element Hotel by Westin in downtown Bozeman

Gallatin Valley by Air
An airplane ride for three over the Gallatin Valley, provided by Dr. Rob Blake

Bozeman by Day
$25 Sola gift card (Kagy or Jake Jabs Building locations), Museum of the Rockies admission passes, and $25 in Downtown Dollars

Coffee & Cheesecake
Coffee for a year from Rockford Coffee and homemade cheesecake for a year

Dog Days
A dog bed from West Paw Design and one week of doggie day care and one pet grooming from the Pet Parlor

Kitchen Delight
Hand-carved wood cutting and serving boards by Chuck Bentz and a an Indian photograph

“The Blueberrie Wagon”
Edward J. Ray original oil painting (Gilford, New Hampshire, 1976)

Style & Spa
An original Swarovski crystal and metal button bracelet and hand-knitted cap by local artist Danette Long, 30-minute facial at Sage Spa Living

Knit Tonight
A private knitting or crocheting lesson (needles or hook included) at Stix, blue and gold yarn, men’s hand-knitted sweater

Winslow Studio and Gallery Photography
$300 Winslow Studio gift certificates sold at $100 each

Armchair Australia
Six Australian books (ranging from fiction to art exploration), and assortment of Australian foods (from mango coconut licorice to ginger beer), and a mix of Australian objects (from Victoria University gear to hand-crafted kangaroo trivets).

Invitation to a Book Discussion
All 10 titles that the Friends of MSU Library Book Group will read in the coming year: If Not For This, The Sixth Extinction, The Home Place, West with the Night, The Richest Hill on Earth, Ender’s Game, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, All the Light We Cannot See, Crow Fair, and H is for Hawk, along with a bottle of wine and a throw

Artwork by Angst
“Star Light,” an original hand-painted linocut, 15 greetin cards, and a poppies pendant, all by local artist Sarah Angst

Treat Yourself
Haircut, eyebrow wax, shellac manicure, and pedicure at Tresses Salon & Spa

Sparkle & Dine
Miller’s Jewelry $100 gift certificate and Copper Whiskey Bar & Grill $50 gift certificate

Trout Carving
Created by local woodworker Andrew Newman

Autumn Bundle
Women’s jacket, $50 Country Bookshelf gift certificate

Garden to Table
2 dozen iris rhizomes, 10-piece cookware set from Owenhouse Ace Hardware

Raffle Items

A collection of Pete Fromm’s books from the Friends of MSU Library Book Group

A one-night stay at the Huntley Lodge and two adult lift tickets at Big Sky

 

 

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