The 5th annual Magic Moments fundraiser to benefit autism programs at the Kennedy Center will be held March 26 at Fairfield University's Quick Center.

The evening includes a silent auction, live music by the Merwin Mountain Band, performances by magician Bill Herz and mentalist Jon Stetson, hors d'oeuvres and an open bar.

The night begins with a VIP wine-tasting reception from 7 to 8 p.m., featuring food and a selection of wines and champagnes.

The Kennedy Center's Autism Project supports children with autism spectrum disorders and their families through specially designed programs, opportunities for inclusion, information and referral, support groups, workshops and training and new services for unaddressed needs.

It has developed programs for children with autism and their families, including 11 social activity groups, two respite groups and one sibling group.

Tickets start at $125 per person for the main event and $200 each for the VIP reception.

Call 203-365-8522, ext. 216, or visit