The 15th Annual Claremont Middle School Auction draws to a close tonight at 9 pm. Be sure to log in now to browse the catalog, check on your bids, bid on whatever’s left that you want, nab your limited-edition Knight In T-shirts, and score Instant Wine cellar raffle tickets. We had fewer opportunities to sell raffle tickets this year, so your chances of winning are much more favorable than usual! Winners will receive a minimum of four cases of wine, including every grape varietal from California and all around the world! Total retail value of each wine prize is estimated at around $400.

ALSO: There is a special dining event today from 11 am to 9 pm at the Golden Squirrel Pub, as well as a CMS Happy Hour from 5 to 7 pm. If you can’t attend the happy hour in person, log in at 6:30 pm to a special live Zoom event featuring Mr. Mayer (Zoom link was sent to grade-level email lists). Check out the Squirrel’s lunch and dinner menu, then call in your order and indulge your craving for fried chicken sandwiches, fish and chips, or (our personal favorite) charred corn salad.

  • There are only a few dozen limited-edition Knight In T-shirts available through the end of the auction on Thursday, Oct. 29. Once they’re gone they’ll become collector’s items!

  • If you want to stock up your wine cellar for the holidays, be sure to get your Instant Wine Cellar raffle tickets today! (We’ll draw the lucky winners’ names on Friday, Oct. 30, and notify winners via email.)

  • If you already have too much stuff and would like to help fund specific needs at Claremont, check out the many Fund A Need options.

You can pick up your winnings starting tomorrow, Oct. 30, between 3 – 6 pm, at 6360 Brookside Ave. in Oakland. Please settle your bill online before picking up your items. If you can’t pick up your items on Friday, email or call or text (415) 505-0444‬ to arrange a day/time to pick up your items. Items will be available for pickup through Sunday, Nov. 8.