The YWCA Darien/Norwalk's Masquerade Ball tickets are selling fast. Ticket sales end March 15. The Masquerade Ball will take place at the Country Club of Darien on March 24 and will feature dinner, cocktails and dancing in addition to silent and live auction items.

The Masquerade Ball auction features unique luxury travel experiences including the Ritz Carlton's Explore Europe week-long suite stay with air fare for two; Sonoma VIP wine experience for two with chauffeur, winery tours and a three-night stay; and a spa getaway that includes $1,000 in spa treatments, three-night Hyatt stay and airfare for two. Food and wine connoisseurs can bid on a seasonal dinner for eight prepared by a private chef at SBD's Kitchen Studio or a wine tasting for 10 at AOC Fine Wines in Old Greenwich. The movie buff will enjoy a year of movie tickets for themselves and three guests as well as a dozen recent DVD releases compliments of SONY Pictures Entertainment.

Proceeds from the Masquerade Ball's auction will benefit the YWCA Darien/Norwalk and its programs for women and children in lower Fairfield County. These include Parent Awareness which encourages the positive development of Darien youth by providing education to families and Job Search Support which provides women with the skills and tools required to become employed and support their families.

The YWCA thanks sponsors Allstate Insurance, In-Site Communications, Rucci Law Group and William Pitt Sotheby's.

Tickets for the Masquerade Ball spring benefit are now on sale on the YWCA Darien/Norwalk's website at To advertise in the program or contribute an item to the silent or live auction contact

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