Encore Club slates events for fall

Encore Club of Wilton has many opportunities in which Wilton women and those from surrounding towns may participate.

September includes a luncheon at Arezzo in Westport, a coffee at a member's home, a lively book group that will be discussing The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, a lunch group going to Rive Bistro in Westport, mah jongg and bridge played every week at Comstock Community Center, and trips to New York theaters, the John Jay Homestead State Historic Site in Katonah, N.Y., and Kykuit in Pocantico Hills., N.Y. Members also go out to dinner and a movie once a month.

The club’s annual fundraiser luncheon and fashion show will be held on Friday, Oct. 21, at the Shore and Country Club in Norwalk. Featuring the latest fashions from Lynn Evans Potpourri Designs of New Canaan this annual event will benefit Wilton Social Services with help for the Wilton Interfaith Council. There will also be a silent auction with several gift certificates. Reservations are required.

Those interested in any of the events listed above or in becoming a member may call membership chair Maryann Grierson at 203-438-1943 for more information or visit wiltonencore.org.

There will be a prospective member coffee on Oct. 7 at the home of club president Nancy Helmig, who may be reached at 203-762-3187. Those interested in joining are welcome to attend the coffee.

The Encore Club was founded in 1970 by a group of women who were “graduates” of the Wilton Newcomers Club. Encore was started in the spirit of fun and friendship and included commitment to the community through an annual fundraiser. These are the hallmarks of the Encore Club, now in its 47th year. Members come from Wilton and surrounding towns. Membership is open to women in the greater Wilton area.