It’s all about disco at this year’s “Rockin’ Around the Decades III: A Night at Studio 54,” March 27, featuring the sounds of Band Together CT.

The night begins at 7 p.m., at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn, 1070 Main St. Band Together CT, a group founded by Rob Fried and Jerry Vigorito, unites a network of talented musicians with people and organizations that are raising funds for families in need. The Center is the lifeline for those suffering from domestic and sexual abuse in six towns: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.

Forgot how to hustle? Never fear: Marissa Lundquist and Emily Lessard, two professional dance instructors/performers, will lead participants in a variety of line dances – and of course the hustle. Candy from the Studio 54 era will be available in pre-weighted bags or sold by the pound for those who want to pick their own treats. Auction items include a Sunday dinner for 10 from chef Pasquale of Trattoria A Vucchella in Bridgeport, cooked in your home and a cooking class for four. A photographer will be on hand to snap pictures of participants with Studio 54 “bouncers.”

Tri-chairs of the event are board member Nancy Lessard of Shelton, Sofia Goncalves of Trumbull and Laura Maresca of Southport.

Tickets cost $75 each, and include dinner. There is a cash bar. For more information contact Pam Dougherty at 203-334-6154, ext. 21 or


The Center for Family Justice (formerly The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County Inc.) brings all domestic and sexual assault services – police, prosecutors, civil/legal providers, community advocates – under one roof. Although our name has changed, we will continue with the work we have provided for almost 120 years, helping those touched by domestic and sexual violence and child abuse obtain free, confidential, bilingual crisis services in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull. Additionally, each year, The Center teaches more than 7,000 children and teens about how to build healthy relationships, the dangers of bullying and how to prevent dating violence; answers more than 2,000 calls on its 24-hour crisis hotline; assists with the civil and criminal court processes for more than 3,000 survivors of domestic violence; responds to more than 300 survivors of sexual assault and their families; provides a safe home for more than 100 women and children fleeing domestic abuse; and coordinates the investigations of more than 100 cases of child sexual and severe physical abuse, developing service plans for the young survivors and their families. For more information, visit