Gateway is a nonprofit that provides transitional living and alternative treatment for adults with chronic mental illness. NAMI-CVA is an advocacy group that also helps families of those who suffer from chronic long-term mental illness. In addition to the auction, the event will feature a fall fashion show modeled by members of local community services boards, makeup and beauty tips from Hecht's experts, food by A Sharper Palate and entertainment by Jonathan the Juggler and the Dixieland Strutters. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Advance tickets: Mail checks to NAMI-CVA/Gateway, PO Box 11303, Richmond, Va. 23230. Questions, 285-4389. brandon
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