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An Evening with Good Morning America Meteorologist & Storm Chaser Ginger Zee

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Ginger Zee

A fundraiser to benefit the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory, An Evening with Ginger Zee will offer an intimate look at the world of storm chasing through the eyes of America's favorite meteorologist.

Recently replacing Sam Champion as Good Morning America's Chief Meteorologist and Senior Meteorologist for ABC News, Zee is an Emmy award-winning meteorologist and a former member of storm chaser Reed Timmer's team of experts.

Zee will share the trials and triumphs of her ascension to stardom on Good Morning America, then offer an inside look at the world of storm chasing. Through heart-pounding video and first-person narration, she'll detail some of her most challenging and frightening experiences, including the devastating loss of fellow storm chaser Tim Samaras and his crew in 2013.

The evening will also feature a meet and greet with members of the WMTW News 8 Weather Team and a live video connection with the Observatory's famous mountaintop weather station for an inside look at life and work in the Home of the World's Worst Weather.

The evening will kick off with a cash bar cocktail hour and heavy hors d'oeuvres at 5:30pm, complimented by a silent auction featuring vacation packages, national travel and more. The program will begin at 6:30pm with a live connection with the Observatory weather station, followed by the feature presentation at 7:30pm.

Date:Friday, April 4, 2014
Time:5:30—9:00pm
Location:Port City Music Hall, Portland, Maine
Cost:$79 for Mount Washington Observatory members
$89 for non-members
$99 for preferred seating

Tickets for sale at the Port City Music Hall ticket office and by phone at (603) 356-2137, ext. 231. All proceeds from this special fundraiser will benefit the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory, helping to support our work in weather observation, research and education on Mount Washington.

In the event that there is severe weather elsewhere in the country and Zee is called upon to follow the storm, her presentation will be given by supporting meteorologists.

Presented by
WMTW8 Residence Inn North Conway Cog Railway

Gold Level SponsorWith Support from
Vigilant Capital Management, LLC Long's Board Shop


Silent Auction Guide

NEW ENGLAND TRAVEL & ADVENTURE

Mount Washington Observatory V.I.P. Winter Snowcat Day Trip for Two
Includes round-trip transportation to the summit in our deluxe, heated snow cat, a private Observatory guide, a V.I.P. tour of our mountaintop weather station, a hot lunch and all the legendary winter weather and stunning alpine scenery you can handle.
Value: $508
Sunday River Resort Deluxe Ski Vacation
Includes a three-night mid-week, non-holiday stay at the slopeside Jordan Hotel, two three-day lift tickets, dinner for two at Sliders Restaurant, and a snowcat ride.
Value: $2,320
Mt. Washington Cog Railway & Residence Inn by Marriott Stay and Ride Package
Includes a two-night stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott North Conway, NH in a studio king suite or a family king/queen suite with breakfast (based on availability; not valid in August; expires May 1, 2015) and two tickets to the Mt. Washington Cog Railway.
Value: $507
Eastern Slope Inn Escape
Includes a two-night, mid-week, non-holiday stay in deluxe accommodations at the Eastern Slope Inn in the heart of downtown North Conway, NH (expires May 1, 2015).
Value: $250
Mt. Washington Cog Railway Tickets for Two
Includes two tickets for a three-hour round trip adventure to the summit of Mt. Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway and approximately one hour at the summit to explore the alpine zone and the Observatory's new Extreme Mount Washington museum. Valid for entire 2014 season (late April through November).
Value: $132
Cranmore Mountain Adventure and Aerial Adventure Park Package
Includes two all-day tickets to the aerial adventure park ropes course, mountain coaster, giant swing, summer tubing, bungy trampoline, spider mountain, soaring eagle zip line and a scenic chairlift ride.
Value: $130

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

Sonoma Wine Country Exclusive Access
Includes a three-night stay for two at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa in Santa Rosa, V.I.P. tours and tastings at four wineries of your choice in Sonoma, chauffeured luxury sedan service and round-trip airfare for two to San Francisco, CA.
Value: Priceless
America's Cup "Stars & Stripes" Sailing Experience
Includes a four-night stay for two at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, a hands-on sailing experience on Dennis Conner's famous America's Cup yacht "Stars & Stripes" and round-trip airfare for two.
Value: $5,625
Colorado Rocky Mountain Elegance
Includes a five-night stay for two in a deluxe room at the Hotel Madeline Telluride, $300 in gift certificates for spa treatments and dining at Restaurant Rev, SMAK Lounge and The Spa at Hotel Madeline.
Value: $3,750
Costa Rica All-Inclusive Escape
Includes a five-night stay for two in an ocean view bungalow at the Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa, a lush tropical paradise with a private beach, secluded hiking trails, and dining options to suit the most discerning tastes. All food and drinks are included, along with round-trip airfare for two to Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Value: $7,406
Fighter Pilot Experience
Includes a full-day fighter pilot experience for one in a light attack fighter at your choice of participating locations in the contiguous U.S., a three-night stay at participating Hyatt Place hotels and round-trip airfare for two.
Value: $5,480

GIFT CERTIFICATES, MEMBERSHIPS & TICKETS

$250 Gift Certificate to Settlers' Green Outlet Village
Valid for all stores in North Conway, NH's famous tax-free outlet center.
Value: $250
Mount Washington Observatory One-Year Family Membership
Includes many exclusive and valuable benefits.
Value: $75
YMCA of Southern Maine One-Year Membership
Includes a one-year adult membership to the YMCA in Biddeford, ME. Value: $732
Women's Complete Winter Outfitting Package from Long's Board Shop
Includes a woman's snowboard jacket, helmet, wireless bluetooth helmet earphones, gloves, hat, neck warmer and backpack.
Value: $640
Stone Mountain Arts Center Comedy Show Tickets
Includes two tickets to each of two upcoming comedy shows at the beautiful Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, ME: Bob Marley on May 8, 2014 and Paula Poundstone on June 19, 2014.
Value: $160

ART

"Observing the Northern Lights"
20x30" gallery-wrapped canvas print from the Mount Washington Observatory collection.
Value: $375
"Star Trails Over the Presidential Range"
20x30" gallery-wrapped canvas print from the Mount Washington Observatory collection..
Value: $375
"Northern Lights from the Summit of Mount Washington"
20x30" gallery-wrapped canvas print from the Mount Washington Observatory collection..
Value: $375
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