Two for Two Hundred benefit on tap

The 20th annual Tea for Two Hundred event is set for Aug. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the home of Gael Hammer and Gary Goodwin, and will benefit the Gunn Historical Museum in Washington and the Interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury.

Honorary chairwoman 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 is American playwright Larry Kramer, who will interview Nevins on stage, as well as sign copies of his historic and controversial satirical novel, “Faggots.”

The event will also include a silent auction, a traditional hat contest and music by Christine Ohlman, who will play live sets with her band, Rebel Montez.

Guests are asked to wear summer white.

For tickets, $75, call 860-868-7756 or visit

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