The Western Connecticut Health Network will host its annual gala Nov. 1 at the Waterview in Monroe.

Proceeds from the black-tie optional event will benefit patient programs and services at Danbury and New Milford hospitals.

Festivities will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, followed by dining and entertainment, silent and live auctions utilizing electronic bidding technology, and dancing and surprises until midnight.

Auction and grand prize items include vacation getaways, dining packages, spa services, and tickets to entertainment and sporting events.

Among the initiatives being supported by the gala is the new 11,000-square-foot Arnhold Emergency Department at New Milford Hospital, scheduled for completion in 2015.

Tickets range from $250 to $1,000.

For more information, visit www.wchn.org/gala or call the WCHN Foundation office at 203-739-7227.