Jack and Laura Dangermond have once again graciously opened their orange grove off Citrus Avenue for Dinner in the Grove! As you walk the lighted road through the grove, you will find yourself transported to a time when life was simpler. Before dinner enjoy a drink, take in the fabulous view and rustic setting, and bid on the amazing items at our Silent Auction.

17th Annual Dinner in the Grove


Saturday, October 2, 2021 


Please consider carpooling as parking is limited. The orange grove is located on East Citrus Avenue.  Take Citrus Avenue east and cross Crafton Avenue.  The entrance to dinner location site is on the right hand side about 1/4 mile down the road.  Please park along Citrus Avenue.  A trumpet player will be there to greet you.  We will have golf carts taking people to the location or you are free to walk.

This enchanting outdoor setting brings old and new friends together.

Dress Code: Nice but Casual Attire.  Please wear “grove” shoes- flat closed toe shoes are best.  The grove does tend to be quite dusty.

Parking:  Please consider carpooling as parking is limited.  Park along Citrus Avenue and take private usage road (on the south side of citrus) to the event location. Lighted walk is less than 1/4 mile, but transportation will be available.

A trumpet player will be there to greet you.  We will have golf carts taking people to the location or you are free to walk.

A word about dinner seating: Only guests purchasing Patron tickets will be assigned reserved seats. If you have purchased Patron Tickets and would like to sit with a particular party, also purchasing patron tickets, please list these guests.

Seating is open for all guests not purchasing Patron tickets. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate reserved seats for standard ticket holders.

This year we are using The Gavel Group to help with our auction.  All bidding will be done with barcode bid stickers.  You can also participate in the Wine Pull by using your bid stickers.  They will be asking for your credit card when you check in.  Nothing will be charged to your credit card unless you win an item at the silent auction or participate in the Wine Pull.  At the end of the evening you will receive a text message with the total amount you owe.  This total will be paid automatically with the credit card they have on file for you.  We anticipate a much smoother check out with this system.

All proceeds from the dinner and auction will benefit families in need from Redlands and the surrounding area.

For more information, please contact Family Service Association at 909.793.2673 ext. 112 or redlandsfamilyservice.org


All proceeds from the dinner and auction will benefit families in need from Redlands and surrounding areas. We can't wait to see YOU there!

2019 Silent Auction Sneak Peek

The Dinner in the Grove Silent Auction offers a wonderful variety of packages at all price points each year – this year is no different!

Special Dinner Experiences – don’t miss this opportunity to get your friends together to bid on these memorable dinners including:

Patsy Oppenheim’s “Dinner on the Titanic”, an elegant dining      experience from one of our very creative party planners and        chefs!  You will believe you are on the Titanic (without the    ending!) and you won’t believe what a great time you will have  while at sea!!  Dinner for 8-10. 

An Organic Farm to Table Dinner for 8 with Chef Ted Burns at the beautiful home of Ellen and Stan Weisser. The dinner will include a lecture on the archaeology and history of Redlands from Dr. Donn Grenda

Wine and Hors d’oeuvres for 22 in the newly created Burrage Bistro and Dinner in the elegant dining room catered by Chef Lee Burton and featuring music to dine by. A dinner just as Alice Burrage would have done it and that was “beyond elegant’ even at the turn of the century! 

 A private “Dinner in the Grove” for 10 in Larry and Char Burgess’ orange grove with Chef Chris Alvarez curating offerings from the Malibu Farm Cookbook preceded by hors d’oeuvres and drinks in one of Redlands’ very historic homes.

 An Artisan pizza party for 20 at a location not to be beat!

 A 3 hour boat excursion for 8 on Big Bear Lake with Assistant Police Chief Travis Martinez and a lunch stop at the Pines Lakefront Restaurant.

 A tour of Lake Arrowhead for 6-8 on a party boat with beverages, appetizers and a $100 restaurant gift certificate

 A Cheesewalla party for 10 with alcohol provided in the Alley!

 Lunch for 10 in the Zen room at Esri

Wine, wine, and more wine at the Wine pull—each pull $40!!

We also have gift certificates from local restaurants –Olive and Citrus, Caprice, Joe Greensleeves, and Citrone are already on board as well as many others including Carolyn’s Café, La Volata, Escape Brewery, Ritual Brewery, Hangar 24, Darby’s  and a very creative offering from In ‘N Out!

A couple of historic items that will strike your fancy: A Bjorn Wiinblad large jughead vase centerpiece and a 1995 Steiff replica 1901 Blond 65 Teddy Bear!!

Awesome Art From many local artists, including a metal orange tree sculpture by Michael Neuendorff , Redlands favorite artists Diana McLaughlin, Tomi Olson, Joann Mersereau  and many more.

Other unique experiences include a pizza dinner for 10 on a Gondola Getaway cruise in the Long Beach Naples canals, golf for 4 at Stone Eagle Golf Club, a women’s self-defense class offered by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, a 4X4 Jeep Adventure with Chris Boatman, City Director of Quality of Life.

A very fine Seiko man’s watch from Wilson Jewelers, a Swarovski watch, an offering from Emerson and Farrar, succulent planters, a Coach purse, smudge pots-decorated or just rusty-you choose!!,  Movie tickets, Channel Island kayaking for 2,  beautiful florals from JD Myers and Black Orchid, Paws dog and cat baskets,  Six Diamond Club tickets to an Angel Baseball Game for 2020,  Parliament Chocolate, Pilates classes and massages, Maui Jim sunglasses, and much more!

A beautiful 3 foot high Aqua oil jar hand crafted at Bauer Pottery in Highland

For your home, four hours of a handyman, a granite scrub and repolish from Paradise Stone and Carpet Care,  and an extraordinary offering from Redlands Plumbing-a Halo Whole House Water Treatment System fully installed and worth $5,400!!! 

A variety of themed baskets, and much more at all price points will be represented.  You won’t want to go away empty-handed.

Mohonk Mountain House is being offered again this year.  It is uniquely tied to Redlands’ patron saints – the Smiley brothers – and still operated by the Smiley family.   A spectacular Victorian castle overlooking Lake Mohonk in upstate New York.  A trip there is a truly unique experience. We offer two nights, all meals and activities included, as well as a generous spa package.

Start thinking about your bids now!


Auction List for 2019

“Rub a Dub” Orangeman Sculpture by Tim Sullivan

Orange Tree Scupture by Michael Neuendorff

2 Nights at Mohonk Mountain House

A True Redlands Experience

Dinner in the Burgess Grove for 10

Patsy Oppenheim “Dinner on the Titanic” (2)

Zen Room Brunch or Lunch for 12 at Esri

Caprice with Wine Package

Citrone with Wine Package

Olive & Citrus with Wine Package

Burrage Mansion Bistro Dinner for 22

Cheesewalla Party for 10

Mar Vista 4 Season Sunday Dinner for 6 Includes Limo

Gondola Getaway with Dinner #2 For 10 People

Artisan Wood Fired Pizza and Beer Party for 20

Greensleeves Steakhouse with Wine Package

Fun for 4- Pizza and Beer

“If You Like Pina Coladas” Outdoor Bar Cart

Jack Osborne Wine Package (2)

State Street Winery Package

Escape Brewery Basket

2015 Opus One Napa Valley Wine

Joseph Phelps Insignia 2010 Wine

Joseph Phelps Insignia 2010 Wine

Starbucks Basket

Weekly Fresh Bread

Coffee Basket

Cheat Day/Martha Greens

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Mission Inn Dinner & Wine

Make a Day of It!

In-N-Out Burger Bundle

Panera “You Pick Two for a Year”

Children’s Reading Corner

Valentine’s Basket

Seiko Watch

Smudge Pot #1

Smudge Pot #2

Smudge Pot #3 painted by Sheri Greene

Tiffany Necklace

Emerson & Farrar Necklace

Paws Basket for Cats

HALO Water System- Valued at $5400- Installation Included

U of R Basket

Kitchen Décor Galore

Succulent Planter by Sherry Walsh

Succulent Planter by Myra Patterson

Citrus Splendor Patio Décor

A Gem From Jules- Afghan

Ava Chain Tote by Coach

Women’s Swarovski Watch

Maui Jim Sunglasses

Knitworks Basket-For all your knitting needs

Italian Leather handbag made in Florence Italy

Redlands Basket

Two in One Purse and Bracelet

Bjorn Wiinblad Large Jughead Vase Centerpiece

1995 Steiff replica 1901 Blond 65 Teddy Bear

Hair products from the Joey Fernandez Salon

Aqua Oil Jar from Bauer Pottery

Hanger 24 Basket

Paws Basket for Dogs

Panama Basket

Love for Your Large Dog

Orange Themed Basket

Kids in the Kitchen at Christmas

Botanicals Centerpiece

“Crazy Palms” Cutter Board

“Circles of Citrus” 6 x 8 Tile

3 Hour Boat Tour for 8 on Big Bear Lake

Warm Winter Wonderland Holiday Table

Beautiful Vase with $20 Swoon Gift Card

8 Bracelets by Rona

Macrame Party for 8

4 Horse Riding Lessons

Three Hour Photograph Class

Black Orchid Florist Package

Stephen Wormser Family Portrait Session

All About You Package

Self-Care Basket from Pur Grace

Defensive Driving Class for 1

Women’s Self Defense Class for Two

Biofeedback Package

Granite Scrub & Repolish

$500 off Orthodontic Care from Dr. Bryon Diehl

Circus Runaway Photography Package

Christmas Tree Decorating

Stone Eagle Golf for 4

Redlands Country Club Golf and Lunch for 4

Take me out to the 66ers

Golfer’s Dream Package

Angel’s Baseball – Diamond Club for 6

Signed Harlem Globetrotters Basketball

Gondola Getaway  #1 For Six People

Boat Tour for 6 to 8 on Lake Arrowhead

Explore Southern California

Family Fun

Channel Island Package

Afternoon with Paleontologist Dr. Stuart Sumida

Garner Holt Productions Basket & Tour for 10

Big Bear Off Road Jeep Adventure for 6

Redlands Event Bundle

Date Package

Double Date Package

2 Nights in DTLA & Ahmanson Theater or Mark Taper Forum Tickets for Two

Reagan Library Package

Studio Movie Grill Package


“Leaf” by D. A. Penney

“Mythical Landscape” by Jean Kumi

Black & White Untitled Lithograph by Paul Klee

“Abstraction of wood near rushing water” by Thomas Eastman of Baltimore, MD

“Fireworks at the Bowl” by Holly Wagner

“Pretty Way Home” by Holly Wagner

“Tres bon” by Tomi Olson

Painting by Mikiko Flynn (2)

“Let’s Get Together” by Diana McLaughlin

“Empty Reflections” by Anthony Radcliffe

“Cayucos Pier” by Casey Rideout

“California Winter” by Janet Edwards

“Olive Branch” by Caroline McAllister

“Summer Bliss”- Unknown

Redlands Foothill Grove Crate of Oranges on Canvas by Marge Beasley

“A Hike at Sunset” by Trudy Wood

“Pacific Grove Sunset” by Chick Curtis

“Redlands Train Station” by Joseph Stoddard

“Ozark Hay Bales” by Jan Harvey

“Not Forgotten” Hillside Cemetery by Martha Cowan

“Smudge Pot Sketch” original by Brad Faegre

“Redlands Blvd” by Fariad Ali

“Angels in the Rain” – unknown

Framed Parliament Print by James McClung

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