Ladies’ Soirée is back with new kinds of fun

UPDATE: Oct. 1 — This event is sold out. No tickets will be sold at the door.
A long-standing tradition for the women of Wilton comes around on Thursday, Oct. 1.
That’s the night for Wilton Library’s 16th Annual Ladies’ Soirée, from 7:30 to 9:30, which this year will feature hors d’oeuvres provided by Marly’s Bar & Bistro and sparkling wine to start off the evening. In addition to a silent auction and a drawing for JetBlue tickets, this year’s fund-raiser will feature fun from a different perspective with palm readings, Tarot cards and crystal ball readings. The proceeds benefit Wilton Library’s programs and services, along with support from event sponsors Caraluzzi’s, Moments by Andrea, Wilton Meadows Health Care & The Greens at Cannondale, and Wilton Magazine as the media sponsor.
Priscilla Thors, a co-chair from seven previous Soirées is mentor this year to a new group of committed women: Charlie Albers, Amy Cooper, Suzanne Lishnoff, Sarah McCall, Sarah Taylor, Tara Thompson, and Jessica White.
“This event is always so much fun to host,” she said. “It’s so satisfying to see women enjoying themselves, catching up from the summer, comparing notes about their kids’ teachers, classes, and just having a relaxing night out designed just for them.”
Robin Axness, development director for Wilton Library, spoke of the “many items in the silent auction that are tailor-made for our audience — items for pampering, healthy living, and kids’ parties. We have a few women’s parties that sound like a lot of fun, too! The best part is that the library benefits from all of it.”   
Some of the silent auction items include an eight-person cooking class by Heather Priest in  one’s home, a Ladies’ Night Out in the library underwritten by Priscilla and Tyler Thors, sipping wine and munching on cheese while doing crafts with 10 friends, a child’s painting party at Happy Hands Art & Pottery, a gift certificate to Batter & Cream, the New York City-based bakery specializing in artisanal whoopie pies, and an American Girl Doll tea party for eight little girls and their dolls.
Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased online at or by calling Jennifer Wallace at 203-762-3950, ext. 239.