Every year, the PTA runs a silent auction.  During pandemic times we continued the tradition using a new, online format.  With Spring Carnival, the silent auction is back and better than ever.  It will be a hybrid event, with bidding opening online a week before the carnival.  Bidding will continue during carnival where the goods will be on display.  Something catches your eye?  There will be a QR code, so you can bid right up until the rolling close of the auction.  A rolling close means not everything ends at once.  If you were outbid, take a second look at the items that are still open.  Don't miss out!  There is something for everyone.  
The carnival planning committee is currently reaching out to business for donations.  If you know anyone that would like to partner with MPE PTA, please email Jen Shorter at waysandmeans@millsparkpta.com



Take a sneak peak at the items that have been donated so far.  A short description of each business has been copied from their websites. Click on the links to learn more about each business.


Balance Martial Arts 

Birthday Party Package for up to 15 kids (valued at $250)

1 Month of Unlimited Classes (valued at $189) 

 Have you wondered if Karate was for you? Are you looking for a workout that engages your mind and strengthens your spirit? Are you curious what martial arts is all about? Then NOW is a great time to discover Balance Martial Arts! From the moment you begin, you will feel like part of our community.  Experience the Balance Martial Arts difference with challenging classes, character development, day camps, and fun monthly events. We have a full In-Person &  Zoom schedule for students of all ages, and skill levels 6 days a week. If you want to get in shape, learn something new, or just get involved in a vibrant new community – Balance Martial Arts is here for you! 




1 Month of Unlimited Classes

Barre3 is a full-body balanced workout combining strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness that will leave you feeling balanced in body and empowered from within. 





Bonefish Grill (Cary)

Gift card and gift basket (more details to come)






Charlotte Motor Speedway 

2 Tickets to Alsco Uniforms 300 - Saturday, May 28, 2022

 NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars take on NASCAR Cup Series superstars in the Alsco Uniforms 300, an afternoon showcase of speed! Kids 12 and under get in FREE! Practice and qualifying are BACK in 2022! Alsco Uniforms 300 practice and qualifying will take place on Saturday, May 28.



Duke Football

4 Tickets to a Home Game (Valued at $80)









Duke Lemur Center

6-Month Online Subscription to the Learning Lemurs Club (Valued at $75)

Club members will receive a monthly newsletter from the DLC education team with articles, activities, and video clips on fascinating topics, featuring plenty of cute lemur images to get your monthly lemur fix. Plus, join us on an exclusive YouTube Live stream hosted by our education team with LIVE lemur content just for you! 





Durham Bulls

4 Tickets to a Home Game (Valued at $50)






 Graceful Expressions Dance Education

$150 Gift Certificate can be redeemed towards classes or camps

We offer excellence in dance instruction for preschoolers through adults. Join us for ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, contemporary and more, whether you’re looking for a wonderful extracurricular experience or to take your skills to the next level through our pre-professional programs!
The benefits of dance extend beyond the studio — and that’s why we work to instill discipline, confidence, a strong work ethic and creativity in all of our students. We partner excellence in dance education with an encouraging and nurturing classroom experience.. Schedule your free trial class today: www.gracefuldance.com



Let's Roam and Adventures From Scratch

1 Family Scavenger Hunt 10 Pack ($70 Value)

1 Family Scavenger Hunt 10 Pack ($70 Value)

1 Adventures For Scratch: Family Edition Book ($40 Value)

1 Adventures For Scratch: Date Edition Book ($40 Value)

1 Date Night Scavenger Hunt 2 Pack ($50 Value)

1 Date Night Scavenger Hunt 2 Pack ($50 Value)

We've handcrafted your next scavenger hunt adventure. You’ll never forget your Let’s Roam adventure. Our team of explorers has carefully crafted exciting experiences in 400+ cities across the globe. With wanderers like you in mind, we’ve created digitally guided Scavenger Hunts, Bar Hunts, Ghost Tours and more. Each adventure is designed to help you explore, laugh, discover, and connect. Memory making at its funnest.

Adventures from Scratch includes 55+ scratch-off adventures, on-the-go challenges, in-home discoveries, tear-out surprises and so much more. For families and couples.




North Carolina Museum of Art

Family Membership (Valued at $75) 

At the North Carolina Museum of Art, we believe in the transformative power of art. Through the People’s Collection, the state art collection that belongs to the citizens of North Carolina, and our 164-acre Park, we strive to create a sense of welcome and belonging. Our collection spans more than 5,000 years, from antiquity to the present, and provides countless cultural experiences for the people of our state and beyond. The Museum Park showcases the connection between art and nature through site-specific works of art and notable programming. We also offer changing special exhibitions, classes, lectures, family activities, films, dance performances, and concerts.



Nascar Hall of Fame

4 Tickets








02 Fitness (Morrisville)

6-Month Membership

2 Free PT Sessions

O2 Fitness Morrisville - Cary Parkway is a new Signature fitness club and gym serving the Morrisville & Cary area. Features include:

  • new high-tech equipment with the latest technology such as assault bikes and rowers as well as treadmills with self-powering capabilities, flex deck shock absorbers and single touch intervals for HIIT training
  • multiple functional training turf areas, including all 4,300 square feet of “The Field,” perfect for personal training sessions and individual free weight workouts. O2 Fitness Signature also features a space dedicated to Olympic lifting with Hammer Strength platforms.
  • hundreds of virtual group fitness classes thanks to Fitness On Demand. Members have access to over 200 virtual and live group fitness classes per week across the expansive Group FitnessMind~Body, and cycling studios.

O2 Fitness Signature will take your fitness experience to the next level.




Old Salem Museum and Gardens

2 Tickets

Old Salem Museums & Gardens is a historic site and museum combating food insecurity and exploring the stories of people, including Moravian, Black, and Indigenous peoples, in the American South. As one of America’s most comprehensive history attractions, our museums—the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), and the Gardens at Old Salem—engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience. The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) contains the finest collection of its kind in the nation, featuring architecture, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, needlework, paintings, prints, and other decorative arts made and used in the early American South.




Our State


Each month, Our State magazine celebrates the very best of North Carolina through authentic storytelling and stunning photography. Since 1933, Our State has been the trusted resource for all things North Carolina. It’s the perfect source of information for those who’ve lived in North Carolina all their lives, those just becoming acquainted with the state, or those looking to visit or relocate. Discover new places to visit. Try new recipes. Uncover the history, culture, and beauty of North Carolina. 



Piedmont Wildlife Center

Birds of Prey Tour

Piedmont Wildlife Center provides a variety of educational experiences for kids and adults from all walks of life. We believe that a strong connection to nature is a pivotal part of any person’s happiness and well being. Our programs are designed to teach people how to contribute and communicate the need to preserve the natural world around us.  







Retro Rhythm

Swing Dancing Lessons (details to come)

We are Retro Rhythm, an online source for all things that Swing! 
Currently located in the Triangle area of North Carolina but always available for online lessons & travel. We are passionate about all of the dances from the 1920s through the 1950s and have provided you with the history, music and moves of that exciting time period of Jazz and Swing. Retro Rhythm was created to help ensure that these exhilarating dances are not forgotten. Of course as each new generation learns they will make the dances their own, but we feel it's important to remember where they came from and how they were originally danced. Travel through time as you explore our website...sit back and relax as we take you from the One-Step of the early 20th century to the Jitterbug of the 1950s and into the current day Swing Dance scene.



Sitting Made Simple

Date Night Package: Membership, Scheduling Fee+ 3 hours of Baby-sitting (Valued at $100); BONUS Swag Basket

Sitting Made Simple® connects area families with the SMS® Sitters! Whether you need a last minute babysitter, help with before and after school care, part-time, full-time, evenings and weekends - SMS® has you covered! The SMS® Sitters are interviewed, screened (background check & driving record) and CPR certified. 






World of Coca-Cola Museum

4 Tickets










2 Weeks of Summer Camp

Traditional YMCA Summer Day Camps are full-day summer camps held at YMCAs and community locations around the Triangle. These summer camps include a wide variety of activities such as swimming, games, arts and crafts and sports. Each week of summer camp features a different theme and activities. 








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