Join us on Saturday, August 12, from 5 pm to 7 pm for our annual benefit!

Enjoy a fun and relaxed evening with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and good company in a gorgeous setting. Featuring a silent auction, and a fabulous raffle item... more info below!

The event will be held at Stephen and Cindy Mitchell's stunning 30-acre property, complete with wildflower gardens and a renovated barn. Proceeds benefit Chikaming Open Lands, dedicated to preserving the natural, rural character of our region. For more information, please contact Jen Thompson at (269) 405-1006 or

General tickets are $150 each.

Land protector tickets are $250 each. Land Protector ticket buyers will receive special recognition on signage at the event. 

Interested in sponsoring this event? More info about the different sponsorship levels is available on the ticket purchase webpage.



We're raffling off a fabulous evening at the Terrace Room! Get your tickets today!

This is your chance to win a Private Dinner for 10 at Terrace Room, New Buffalo's premier waterfront dining location!

Chef Alberto Ilescas has been trained in premier Napa Valley kitchens and brings his knowledge and experience of Italian cuisine. Terrace Room is passionate about simple dishes with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. All dishes are made in-house with the philosophy that fresh food made from scratch not only tastes better—it's also better for you.

The winner will enjoy a custom menu created just for them, including appetizers, salad, entrees, and dessert. Resident wine expert Jessica Ebert will pair fine Italian wine with dinner and discuss region, grape varieties, aroma, and flavor profiles with diners. The dinner can be scheduled on weekday evenings, excluding June - August, based on availability. Must be redeemed by May 31, 2024.

Raffle tickets are $100 each. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Drawing will occur at the annual benefit. You do not need to be present to win.

To purchase tickets, call (269) 405-1006 during normal business hours or stop by the Chikaming Open Lands office, located at 12291 Red Arrow Hwy, Sawyer, MI 49125. Normal business hours are Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm ET.

License #: R70953

Our Silent Auction is Now Open!

Click the photo below to start bidding.