South Baltimore Learning Center (SBLC) will present its Cirque du Learning Gala, Saturday, Mar. 8, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m., at Montgomery Park Business Center (1800 Washington Blvd.).
With Fox 45 Chief Meteorologist Vytas Reid as emcee, the black-tie optional celebration will feature flavorful dishes, wine, beer and cocktails provided by Baltimore’s best restaurants and caterers, including: Banditos, Cowboys and Rednecks, Mother's Federal Hill Grille, Matsuri, John's Italian Deli and Nicks Inner Harbor Seafood Restaurant.
Adding to the fun, guests can enjoy Cirque-style entertainment, as well as dancing to the jazz, rock, R&B, funk, reggae, Top 40, swing, soul and pop sounds of Fifth Avenue.
Silent and live auctions will have a variety of items up for bid, including: a week’s stay in a Paris apartment, a long weekend’s cabin stay in the forest of West Virginia, Camden Yards skybox parties, premium Ravens and Orioles tickets, and signed Ravens’ memorabilia.
Co-chaired by SBLC Board Vice President Ian H. Neuman (principal, Abbey Drum Co.) and SBLC Board Secretary Darlene Davis (an attorney with Ober, Kaler Grimes & Shriver), the gala will honor Barry Blumberg, longtime board member and donor and Bank of America for its longtime commitment and support of South Baltimore Learning Center.
The Gala is intended to raise over $75,000 to support SBLC’s educational services and operations. Individual admission is $110/person. Additionally, corporate sponsorships are available. For registration or sponsorship details, call 410.625.4215 or visit www.southbaltimorelearns.org.
SBLC is a community-based nonprofit organization providing functional literacy and life skills training in addition to career preparation services to educationally disadvantaged adults in the Baltimore area. It has been in operation since 1990 and now serves over 1,000 adults annually.