Spring Event – Flannel, Fur & Fizz

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Ticket sales close May 1st. Tickets will not be sold at the door.


Event Details

Please join us for the biggest in-person SPARK Spring Fundraising Event of the year!

Flannel, Fur & Fizz
Friday, May 5, 6:30-midnight
The Junction, Mill Valley

Cozy up under the stars near Mt Tam and join us for an evening together with great music, food and fun! This community event is for parents, guardians, faculty and staff and will feature indoor and outdoor spaces.  Enjoy the hosted bar, passed appetizers, food stations, live music and tasty desserts. Open seating.


  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Cocktail hour & Passed Appetizers
  • 7:30pm-9pm  Buffet-style dinner, Paddle Raise & Live Auction
  • 9pm-midnight Dancing to live music Mercy & The Heartbeats & Dancing

Live Auction

Check out our live auction preview here.

Paddle Raise

This year, SPARK revenues to date are trailing last year’s at this time. This means financial gifts from this essential fundraiser are crucial to helping us hit $1.5M and we are counting on our community to come together to reach our goal. With your help, we can raise $200k in order to sustain SPARK-funded programs – music, art, science, technology and wellness. All tax-deductible donations to the Paddle Raise will be counted towards your family’s Annual Giving contribution for the 2022-2023 year.


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Meet our MC

District Parent Shannon Hughes from Enlivened Studios will be our Flannel, Fur & Fizz MC. As the CEO of Enlivened Studios, Shannon brings strategic business mentorship and experiential teaching practices to guide her team training experiences, coaching, and interactive keynote speaking. Learn more about how Enlivened Studios can help you ignite your personal genius and energize your teams![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”7388″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Meet our Auctioneer

Johan Graham started her career working at her parents’ cattle and horse auction and quickly ascended to the top of the field in every auction specialty she entered—especially fundraising/benefits. She is the first female California Bid Calling Champion, the first Female National Auto Auction Champion runner up, and an International Bid Calling Finalist. Johan is a graduate of The Western College of Auctioneering in Billings, MT and has earned her 3-year degree from Certified Auctioneers Institute. She was also the lead auctioneer for a season of the A&E hit television show, Storage Wars.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Spring Event?

Flannel, Fur & Fizz will be held on Friday, May 5th at The Junction in Mill Valley. Featuring Mercy & the Heartbeats, food, fun, live auction and paddle raise, this fundraising event is not to be missed! Food provided by Pizza Hacker – Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten free options will be offered!

Why does SPARK host this event?

The Spring Event is the biggest fundraising event of the year with the purpose of reaching our $1.5M fundraising goal for the 2022-2023 school year.

How do I purchase tickets and where is the event?

Tickets will be available starting April 2nd. You must register and create an account in order to purchase tickets. Ticket sales end May 1st and will not be sold at the door.

What do I wear?

Anything you want! We intentionally select themes that allow for flexibility when it comes to attire. Whether you want to go throw on your best fur (faux or otherwise) or add a flannel for fun, anything goes! We will be outside for part of the evening so please bring a coat!

How much do tickets cost?

Early bird tickets are $145 per person and a limit of 4 tickets per person; after April 18 tickets are $160 per person. Please note, ticket sales will close on May 1st.

What does my ticket include?

Your ticket includes access to Live Auction, Paddle Raise, plus cocktails, beer/wine, buffet dinner, live music and dancing.

Are there reserved tables?

This year our venue has flexible indoor and outdoor space which makes it fun to mingle and we are not offering reserved tables this year.

Will this event sell out?

Yes! This event has sold out in the past, so don’t wait to get your tickets.

What will be available to bid on at the event?

The Live Auction will feature swoon-worthy items from once in a lifetime trips to special experiences. Closer to the event, we’ll give you a sneak peek so you can be ready to bid!

What is the Paddle Raise?

Every year at our event, we ask guests to raise their paddles to fund the gap so we can reach our fundraising goal. This is a critical component of our fundraising and you can participate whether you attend the event or not!

Is there a raffle?

Yes! Each year we curate a small selection of items that appeal to everyone and this year is no different – from wine, jewelry, art, grade level baskets and more! We will be selling raffle tickets at the event.

Can I bring my kids?

Flannel, Fur & Fiz is an event for adults only.

What if I can’t attend the event but still want to support? 

We are incredibly grateful to families who want to support SPARK. We invite you to support the Paddle Raise to fund the gap with a financial tax-dediutible donation. Link will be available soon.

What if I have more questions?

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Live Auction Preview

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