Two for Two Hundred benefit on tap

The 20th annual Tea for Two Hundred event will take place Aug. 12 at a private home in Washington.

The event, which will run from 4 to 7 p.m. at the home of Gael Hammer and Gary Goodwin, will benefit the Gunn Historical Museum in Washington and the Interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury.

The honorary chairperson is Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films, author and resident of Litchfield County, who will sign and read excerpts from her new book “You Don’t Look Your Age and Other Fairy Tales.”

Special guest playwright Larry Kramer, author and public health advocate, will interview Nevins on stage and sign copies of his controversial satirical novel “Faggots.”

The event will include a silent auction, a traditional hat contest and music by Christine Ohlman, who will play live sets with her band, Rebel Montez, featuring Michale Colbath, Cliff Goodwin and Larry Donahue.

Tickets are $75 and may be purchased by calling 860-868-7756 or visiting

The party will be at 63 River Road, but parking will be at Washington Primary School on School Street. Shuttle buses will be available to transport guests.