Jaden’s Ladder, a New Hampshire nonprofit that helps domestic violence survivors with post-shelter programs, had its 8th annual Gala Royale the other night at the Wentworth Hotel in Newcastle. Among the 170 guests at the benefit were NFL free agent Kevin Faulk, Celtics legend Jo Jo White, New Hampshire X Games athlete Tucker Perkins, Russ Rousseau and Sean Evans of the Portsmouth Police Department, Jaden’s Ladder co-founder Kristi Bartlett, Jaden’s Ladder honorary board member Nicole Jones and board member Pat Kane, ABC News’s Jay Schadler, and New Orleans Hornets assistant coach Randy Ayers. . . . Patrick Ewing was spotted in the lobby of the Four Seasons on Thursday. . . . Actress Liv Ullmann and husband Donald Saunders and “On Golden Pond” writer Ernest Thompson were in the audience at the Gloucester Stage Company the other night.