Even if you can't take part in the Festival Board of Governors Fundraising Gala July 10, you can be part of the action—and bid on some fantastic bargains. One exciting part of the gala is an online auction now until July 12. And it's open to everyone!

It includes a wide range of items to bid on, from vacation packages and artwork to concerts and fabulous dining. For instance, you can bid on six suite tickets to the “Smoke + Mirrors” Concert of Imagine Dragons, along with dinner at Flemings Prime Steakhouse in Las Vegas. Or, if something quieter is more to your liking, you can try your luck at a two-night stay in Zion National Park, including dinner and gas. Or you can purchase an opportunity to sit in the control booth during South Pacific and watch the stage manager and light and sound operators do their work.

All told, you can bid on 40 different items. So, visit our auction website at www.biddingforgood.com/bard and see all the great items available. Then make a bid or two for your favorites. But hurry. The auction ends July 12, and these great bargains are going once, going twice . . .