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Otter Ball


Otter Ball, Friday May 19, 2017

Time: 6pm – 10pm

Come celebrate the Virginia Living Museum! Enjoy an elegant evening of tantalizing cocktails, aerial feats, inspiring animals, fabulous entertainment, fine dining, and a live auction! Formal attire, black tie suggested. Tickets are now on sale!

Featuring Chef John Patrick Telfer, protégé for the 1st Master Chef in the United States, Milos Cihelka. Chef Telfer has created an exclusive mouth-watering menu of sustainable seafood and local products to highlight the museum’s conservation mission.

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Presenting Sponsor:




Supporting Sponsors:

MAIHS Foundation

Harry & Judy Wason





Live Auction Items


Lady Gaga LIVE Tour Destination Package

Lady Gaga Live 2017 two lower box seat tickets to see Lady Gaga at your choice of Chicago, Boston or New York, 2-Night Stay with Airfare for 2.

Value: Priceless

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This unique experience includes:

  • 2 lower level tickets to Lady Gaga in concert
  • 2-night stay in a standard room at the Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton or comparable hotel
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2
  • Winspire booking & concierge service
  • Click here for more information

Choose from a concert from the following dates and venues:

  • Chicago: Friday, August 25 at Wrigley Field (Field Box Sections 2-142)
  • New York: Monday, August 28 or Tuesday, August 29 at Citi Field, Flushing, NY (Field Box Sections 1-19; 102-132)
  • Boston: Friday, September 1 or Saturday, September 2 at Fenway Park (Field Box Sections 1-82; Loge Box Sections 90-165)


Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Distillery Tours and Tastings at Stitzel-Weller, Maker’s Mark,  and Jim Beam distilleries.  Private chauffeur, Lunch, 3-Night Stay with Airfare for 2.

Value: $7,125

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  • Stitzel-Weller Distillery Private Tour and Tasting of Bulleit Bourbon for 2
  • Maker’s Mark Distillery Tour and Tasting for 2
  • Lunch for 2 in Bardstown
  • Jim Beam Distillery Tour and Tasting for 2
  • 8-hour chauffeured Escalade private service for 2
  • 3-night stay in a standard guest room at the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, or comparable
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2
  • Winspire booking & concierge service
  • Click here for more information

Cult Winemakers VIP Access

Private VIP Tours & Tastings at 3 Winemakers’ Vineyards in Napa Valley. Signed barrel head , chauffeur, Westin Verasa 3-night stay with airfare for 2

Value: Priceless

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  • Private VIP tour and tasting at Fantesca Estate & Winery (Winemaker Heidi Barrett)
  • Private VIP tour and tasting at Cardinale Estate (Winemaker Christopher Carpenter)
  • Private VIP tour and tasting at Corra Wines (Winemaker & Owner Celia Welch)
  • A souvenir barrel head signed by all 3 cult winemakers
  • 8 consecutive hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service
  • 3-night stay in a 1-bedroom suite at the Westin Verasa Napa Hotel in downtown Napa
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2
  • Winspire booking & concierge service
  • Click here for more information

Camp Twin Creeks Package

Count down to summer camp with an exclusive trip to Camp Twin Creeks in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia.

Value: $3,260

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  • 2 week session at Camp Twin Creeks for child or grandchild
  • Land sports, watersports, arts and adventure and exploring nature during camp stay
  • 1-night stay at National Historic Landmark and world-class resort, The Greenbrier, after dropping child or grandchild off at camp
  • The Greenbrier amenities include championship golf, fine dining, mineral spa and more!
  • Click here for more information

Camp Twin Creeks package is open to any of the following sessions with availability:

  • Session 1 – Sunday, June 25 – Saturday, July 8
  • Session 2 – Sunday, July 9 – Saturday, July 22
  • Session 3- Sunday, July 23 – Saturday, August 5
  • Session 4 – Sunday, August 6 – Saturday, August 19

Party Under the Stars

Get Lost Under the Stars at your private party on the Virginia Living Museum observatory deck.

Value: $1,000

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  • Private party for 10
  • Heavenly hors d’oeuvres and refreshing cocktails
  • Stargazing and celestial happening discussions led by Dr. Kelly Herbst, Museum Astronomy Curator
  • Starry program in the full dome Abbitt Planetarium
  • Click here for more information

R&R at the OBX Sanderling Resort

Visit the Sanderling Resort and enjoy dinner and a 2-night stay in a deluxe guestroom for 2 at the renovated resort.

Value: $2,250

  • 2-night stay in deluxe guest room for 2
  • Elegant dinner
  • First-class amenities to include acclaimed spa and tranquility pool and the family friendly resort pool
  • Click here for more information

Amazing Boat Trip for 6 aboard the 60' Saga

Offshore Boat Trip for 6 aboard the 60’ Saga. Built for Randy Abbitt by Ricky Scarborough Jr., the Saga was featured in Marlin Magazine!

Value: $2,000

This superior vessel will create a special day with friends, shoving off from Pirates Cove in Manteo, NC. The beautiful Saga combines a traditional Carolina look with classic touches like the extravagant use of teak and custom gold-leaf legend and blue marlin artwork.  Saga sits low on the water, level with no significant bow rise for a beautifully smooth and comfortable ride. Click here for more information.

Corolla Family Fun Getaway

Family Fun Getaway in the Outer Banks for 4 with a 2-night stay on the relaxing beachside haven of Hampton Inn & Suites. Lounge on the tranquil, white sand beach or relax with an afternoon of fishing.

Value: $1,500

  • 2-night stay for 4
  • Gift certificate for dinner at a local restaurant
  • Free breakfast, tea, and coffee
  • Relaxing amenities such as outdoor pool, lazy river, and heated indoor pool
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Join us for a most memorable evening! Sponsorship opportunities & tables are available. Contact Assistant Development Director, Rehn West, at 757-534-7481 or

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