Wine walk new to Port Ladies Night Out Sept. 17

Women will flock to downtown Port Washington next Tuesday for Ladies Night Out.

It’s a new time of year for the annual event sponsored by Port Washington Main Street Inc. — previous Ladies Night Outs have been held in spring.

That’s because Port Main Street didn’t have an executive director in place to run the event in spring, current Executive Director Melissa Alexander said.

Autumn also seemed to be a good time for the event with children going back to school, she said.

“Maybe moms want to get out and have a night of fun,” she said. “I think the weather’s going to be great.”

This year also marks the first time women will have a choice of events — a traditional Ladies Night Out with a Great Gatsby murder mystery theme or a wine walk with 18 stops.

About 200 women have already signed up for the event, Alexander said, many of them for the wine walk.

The walk allows women to visit 18 spots downtown where they will receive a tasting of different wines.

The traditional Ladies Night Out has women visiting a number of downtown businesses, where they will pick up clues to the murder mystery and often will also receive a special treat.

A site map will be given to the women when they check in beginning at 4 p.m. at the Lakeview Community Room at the corner of Main and Franklin streets. The cost is $15 for the traditional event and $25 for the wine walk.

Complementary tote bags with a variety of treats will also be given to the women when they check in.

A jazz trio will play big band and jazz music outside Sherper’s during the event, Alexander said.

“It’s the Roaring ’20s” she said.

Women may sign up for Ladies Night Out at Port Washington State Bank in downtown Port or online at visitportwashington.com.

They may also register at the Lakeview Community Room on the night of the event, although a tote bag is only guaranteed for the first 500 women registering.

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