For this Lenten Season, in the words of Pope Francis, “May the Holy Spirit lead us on a true journey of conversion, so that we can rediscover the gift of God’s word, be purified of the sin that blinds us, and serve Christ, [Who is] present in our brothers and sisters in need. The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift.” ~ Lenten Message by Pope Francis (Feb 2017). This Lenten Season, we see icons and imagery of what we believe are the many faces of Christ. Christ is present in the Eucharist, in ourselves, and in each other when we do corporal works of mercy. Christ is in us and among us. CHA’s own chaplain Father Anthony has captured four faces of Christ in this colored pencil drawing — both the lion and the lamb as well as other faces hidden in the lines. This artwork is a beautiful piece to adorn your family room or prayer space.
Feel the stress of every day slip away when you escape to the idyllic retreat that is Montage Laguna Beach. Take in the sunset from your ocean view room, lounge poolside or indulge in a morning yoga class. (Sunday -Thursday, expires December 20, 2018). You won’t be stressed from the drive down I-5 South because this package also includes a $350 Southwest Airlines gift card to get you from San Jose to John Wayne/Orange County airport. Upon arrival, avoid the hassles of Orange County traffic with car service to and from John Wayne airport and the Montage Laguna Beach Hotel. Walk to explore the art galleries of Laguna Beach then later visit Laguna Canyon Winery with a $50 gift certificate towards a tour, tasting and purchase of your favorite among their award-winning wines. Enjoy California comfort fare at Nick’s Laguna Beach with a $100 gift card. A trip this special calls for a special gift. Before the trip, stop by Blacy’s Jewelers in Los Gatos to use this $500 gift certificate towards a new piece of jewelry or a design of your dreams.
Those of you who search wine lists for something “delicate,” “light and fruity,” or “pairs well with hummingbird tongues,” should probably move on to other items in the catalog. But if you go straight to the bottom of the wine list, looking for words like “mouth painting,” “big and complex,” or maybe “brooding giant,” then you need to crack that checkbook and get your hands on this remarkable and collectible case of California Big Reds! This collection includes some of the very best that our state has to offer, including great vintages from Dalla Valle, Peter Michael, Beaulieu (Clone 4), Blankiet, and Amuse Bouche just to name just a few. Great scores and great wines so pull a few corks, grill a few steaks, and bring on the great times! These wines have been carefully cellared and are ready to rock tonight. So come on! What an awesome way to support the kids and CHA (and just maybe get a little something for yourself)!
Take date night to another level with a customized dinner for you and your date and up to three of your favorite couples! Michael Avila, a French Culinary Institute (NYC) graduate and former restaurant professional (Union Pacific in Manhattan and La Folie in San Francisco) will be at your service to delight your palates for one amazing night. The winning bidders, as a special treat, may request one specific ingredient and/or wine preference for each course, allowing for a truly bespoke gastronomic experience for everyone. The summer fun continues as the couples step outside into the beautiful Los Gatos night air. Enjoy libations, festivities and a great movie under the stars. Hosted at the beautiful home of Hillary and Matt Davis. For the best experience, a date in the summer is recommended, but timing is flexible. Expires March 25, 2018.
Whether you’re more Han Solo or Harrison Ford, this flight package is for you! You’ll be chauffeured from your home to a private air field by Mr. Michael Chang, flight instructor and friend of CHA family Clayton and Nancy Thompson. At the air field, because you are, quite frankly, a gifted and talented learner, you’ll master the basics of gravity defying with a 45 minute ground class. You’ll proceed to demonstrate your knowledge of aircraft design and maintenance by completing a pre-flight check with Mr. Chang on his Remos GX lightsport aircraft and learn the basics of controls and instrumentation. Once you and your aircraft are ready for take off, you’ll take to the skies for one hour where you will have the option to control the aircraft based on your desire and skill. Once you touch down, spend the evening weaving tales of flight at Alexander’s Steak House ($150 gift card included). As an added bonus, you can ask to be called Maverick throughout the day (cool aviator glasses not included).
You won’t have to say this for a whole year at CHA! You and your family will enjoy up to six front row seats, all reserved for every Canyon Heights Academy performance and official school gathering (excluding Masses). Bring the whole family and don’t miss a thing!
Imagine hosting an unforgettable dinner party where you and your guests (8 adults total) gather to prepare a Spanish Paella dinner under the guidance of a professional chef instructor Charles Vollmar. Learn how to make variations of Spain’s most famous dish. Paella takes on many forms and is the perfect "one-pot" meal for upcoming summer entertaining and festive family meals. Enjoy some refreshing Sangria (an amazing concoction Chef Charlie developed) with our elaborate preparations. Learn where to find the classic tools and specialty ingredients to make your paella truly authentic. Menu: Sangria Rojo, Spanish Cheese Flight; Spanish Seafood Paella with Mussels, Clams, Shrimp and Fish; Chicken and Chorizo Paella with Saffron; Orange - Polenta - Almond Cake with Dried Fruit - Port Syrup. Charles Vollmar is a celebrated chef, cooking teacher and friend of CHA. A graduate of California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, he trained at Chez Panisse and Wente Vineyards before establishing his own culinary instruction business. He also teaches in his private home-school and for leading cooking schools, including the French Culinary Institute, the California Culinary Academy, Ramekins-Sonoma, Whole Foods and Draeger’s Markets. Chef Charlie will provide all food, set-up and instruction. Guests will work together with the Chef to prepare the meal and sit down to enjoy the results together. Date to be mutually arranged between the Chef and winner. Expires November 15, 2018.
New World Wines are all the rage – and California is the capital of New World Wine! Dig deep and get your hands on this amazing collection of some of the best wines, from some of the best producers, from the very best varietals that our fair state has to offer! Pinot Noir from Peter Michael, Martinelli, William Selyem, and 2 vintages of Sea Smoke! Pahlmeyer Merlot and Chardonnay! How about the wildly popular summer sipping champion – Rose – from Amuse Bouche and Sine Qua Non! And we’ll throw in a Justin Isosceles Cabernet and Martinelli Jackass Zinfandel just to round out this case of highly collectible and delicious wines! Got your attention? Yeah, we thought so. What are you drinking with dinner tomorrow? Take this lot home with you tonight and imagine the possibilities!
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Canyon Heights believes the complete education of a child includes the development of the intellect, character and spirit–as well as inspiring the heart to make the world a better place.
Our strong academy curriculum allows students to discover the world around them and think critically about it. In parallel, the Character and Service programs foster growth of the person. Our goal is to educate, form and inspire today's youth to be the leaders who will transform the world of tomorrow.