A fund-raiser for Phil Sharlach, the Democratic candidate challenging Toni Boucher for her state senate seat in the 26th District, will take place Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the home of Deborah and Jack McFadden, 109 Westport Road, Wilton. Mr. Sharlach is participating in Connecticut\u2019s Citizen\u2019s Election Program, through which candidates may receive a public grant of $6 for every $1 they raise. The 26th District includes Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport and Wilton. RSVP is requested: email@example.com. Information: sharlachforsenate.com.