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Trips, spa day, classes on the table at MEL Silent Auction

Merida English Library's biggest fundraiser of the year presents an opportunity for bidders

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Lunch and massage for two at Rosas y Xocolate Spa are among the items up for bid at the Merida English Library Silent Auction on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Eager to get to Phase 2 of its expansion, the Merida English Library‘s most important fundraiser of the year is coming up next week.

Organizers have sweetened the pot at next Tuesday’s Silent Auction and are eager to meet a goal of selling 33 percent more tickets this year.

Proceeds will add two classrooms, a cafe and three additional bathrooms at the Centro library, which is expanding not just its space, but its scope, with lectures, yoga and events aimed at children and teenagers.

Tickets are 300 pesos, and available at the library. The event begins 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at a location that will be disclosed to ticket holders.

Bidders will have a chance to get good deals on a variety of items and services.

  • Lunch and massage for two at Rosas y Xocolate Spa
  • A Persian dinner for 10 people
  • Sunday brunch with concertmaster Christopher Collins
  • Vietnamese lunch or dinner for six in your home
  • Traditional mole dinner for six with serenade by Mari Carmen
  • Four hour cruise for two with lunch aboard a 41-foot yacht
  • Day trip to Izamal with driver and lunch
  • Secret cenote day trip
  • Day trip to Baca Henequen desfibrador to learn how to dye and weave
  • Ranch Haltun Xiki BBQ, horseback riding and tour for four
  • Car and driver for a day
  • One week of pet boarding plus dog grooming
  • Cocktail party for 30 catered in your home
  • Have your portrait painted
  • Magic show performed at your party
  • Interior design consultation services
  • A day of home maintenance services
  • Novice sommelier course for six
  • Cooking class at Hotel Boutique by the Museo
  • Glass fusion class for four
  • One month (60 hours) of Spanish language classes
  • Computer classes
  • Origami class
  • Pasta making class for six
  • Six-session course for group of four on light and shadow as determinants of form
  • Cuttlefish casting in pewter class for four
  • Creative writing classes
  • Ek Balam tour and night at an ecolodge
  • One-night stay at the Pickled Onion in Santa Elena
  • Weekend for six at Kaxil Kiuic Biocultural Reserve
  • Weekend stay in Mexico City, including round-trip airfare for two
  • Stay at Casa Sirena on Isla Mujeres
  • Weekday stay for two at a BnB in Tepakan including breakfast and village tour
  • Weekend stay at house in Puerto Morelos
  • Three-night stay in Tulum
  • Four-night stay in Canyon Lake, Texas
  • Three-night stay in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

To contribute to the MEL expansion fund, which has so far raised 600,000 pesos toward a 1.5 million-peso goal, visit their donation page.

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