The Commodores, the hit Motown band of the '70s and '80s, will take to the stage Saturday, Oct. 16, for the Darien Technology & Community Foundation's annual fundraising gala.

"Motown Magic" will bring back such hits as "Brick House," "Easy" and "Nightshift," as guests enjoy an open bar and sit-down dinner, followed by a night of dancing to the funk and soul of this classic disco band. The DT&CF thanks the Chilton Foundation for generously underwriting the cost of The Commodores.

Offered for the first time this year are two ticket options. A $250-per-person ticket includes cocktails, seated dinner and live auction prior to the concert. A $150-per-person ticket allows entry to the tent at 9 p.m for open bar, snacks, silent auction and the concert. Those attending the dinner will have the opportunity to bid on several exciting items during the live auction.

Among the enticing packages is an exclusive getaway to a private home in Montana complete with a fishing guide for a day, a private party at the "Filling Station" in New Canaan, a Napa Valley vineyard trip and a photo session with Megan Dey of Darien -- to name just a few.

The mission of the Darien Technology & Community Foundation is to provide funding for technology and community capital projects that benefit the citizens of Darien. Some of the recent projects they have funded include the YWCA Technology Training Lab, audio visual equipment for the Darien Historical Society's newly renovated Scofield Barn, accident investigation hardware and software for the Darien Police Department, Playground by the Sound at Weed Beach, mapping and dispatching equipment and software for Post 53 and an iMac Lab at Middlesex Middle school.

Motown Magic will be held at The Meadowlands (Darien Community Association) from 6 p.m. until midnight on Saturday, Oct. 16. For tickets and more information, visit www.darienTCfoundation.org or e-mail the Foundation at pam.dysenchuk@darienTCfoundation.org.