Stonewall Jackson Elementary School’s annual auction is a legendary neighborhood event. I went to one a few years ago, and the raucous live auction about bowled me over.

This year’s fundraiser is at Hotel Palomar. It starts at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $50, and that includes valet, a cocktail and snacks. Nothing Bundt Cakes is providing desserts.

Auction items include children’s summer camps, jewelry, landscape and architecture services, vacation packages, restaurant gift cards and art.

To purchase tickets, email

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