Presented by Francophone Charter School of Oakland

Francofête des Fleurs

3rd Annual Gala
April 22, 2017 | 5:30–10:00 pm
Elks Lodge, Alameda

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Celebrate and support the students and teachers at Oakland’s only French immersion public school. Enjoy a seated dinner, open bar, and silent & live auctions with a wide variety of items to bid on. Music, mingling, and fun with friends new and old throughout the night! All proceeds benefit the growth of the school.


Cost: $145 per person
At the door: $175

Online Auction

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Featured Auction Items

Bid on exciting items including the ones below:

One Week in a 2-bedroom Condo in the Dominican Republic

Value: $800
Six nights in a 2-bedroom luxury condo at Ocean Dream Resort, Cabarete Bay, Dominican Republic. Known throughout the world as one of the best spots for surfing, windsurfing, and kite surfing, Cabarete is the perfect place for people who seek relaxation combined with many outdoors activities.

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Admission for Four to the California Academy of Science in San Francisco

Value: $120
California Academy of Sciences is home to engaging exhibits and shows, charismatic live animals from around the world, and a fascinating team of scientists and presenters working to explore, explain, and sustain the diversity of life.


One Night Stay at the Andrews Hotel, Including Dinner for Two at Fino Ristorante and Tickets to the San Francisco Ballet

Value: $650
The Andrews Hotel is a charming, European-style hotel centrally located in San Francisco’s renowned theater and shopping districts. Fino is a popular gathering place, their menu features Italian classics along with an assortment of innovative daily specials including fresh fish.

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Family Photoshoot Session with Benedicte Lasalle Photography

Value: $300
A photoshoot at the location of your choice in Oakland, for the whole family by an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in many publications.

More Silent Auction Items

Look for these in either the online auction, opening April 1, or at the gala on Saturday, April 22.

  • Gingerbread Cookie Making with Baker Cynthia (Priceless)
  • $25 Gift Certificate to La Note Restaurant (Value $25)
  • Four General Admission Tickets to Children’s Fairyland (Value $40)
  • $50 Gift Certificate to True Burger (Value $50)
  • Homemade Lasagna Dinner for Four ($50)
  • VIP Pass for Four to Legion of Honor OR De Young Museum (Value $60)
  • Two Tickets to Sonoma Raceway GoPro Grand Prix (Value $70)
  • An Afternoon of Games, Reading, and Gouter with Madame Mathilde (Priceless)
  • Two Tickets to see the Oakland A’s vs. Detroit Tigers (Value $108)
  • Two Tickets to California Shakespeare Theater (Value $108)
  • Admission for Two to Gilroy Gardens ($110)
  • 2-Hour GoCar Tour for Two, Departing from Fisherman’s Wharf (Value $115)
  • $200 Off a Week of Camp Galileo Summer Camp (Value $200)
  • 1-Hour Massage with One Initial Exam and Adjustment ($255Chiropractic Consultation, Examination, and Follow Up (Value $270)
  • One Month of Fencing Classes with Guillaume (Value $300)
  • $300 Gift Certificate to Pavé Fine Jewelry (Value $300)
  • Gourmet Homemade Moroccan Dinner for Eight People (Value $400)

Norwegian Air raffle

Win Two (2) roundtrip Economy tickets from the U.S.A. to any nonstop European destination, via Norwegian Air. $20 per ticket, only 400 tickets available. Winner will be drawn on May 12, 2017. Full details here. 

Dinner and Drinks

Wine will be provided throughout the evening by DeNovo Winery.

Dinner is seated will include a New York steak, roasted potatoes, and a seasonal salad. A vegetarian option with roasted stuffed squash will also be available.


Wobbly World, a group of internationally recognized musicians in a powerful and unique collaboration, will perform live throughout the event. We all know that our environment is tenuous and international politics are fragile; it’s a Wobbly World out there. But the unity of music speaks to the unity of life. The freedom to enjoy music without borders leads us to enjoy people without borders.

More Information

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