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South Baltimore Learning Center to Hold 2012 Gala: Tip Your Hat to Learning Cabaret, March 31

The South Baltimore Learning Center (SBLC) will present its 2012 Gala: Tip Your Hat To Learning Cabaret, Saturday, Mar. 31, from 7:00 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: Baba’s Mediterranean Kitchen, Brewer’s Cask, Cheeses Galore & More, Cowboys & Rednecks, The Hill, MaGerks Pub & Grill, Matsuri Japanese Restaurant & Catering Service, Mother’s Federal Hill Grille, Nick’s Seafood, Panache Fine Catering, Phillips Seafood, Republic Noodle, Ropewalk Tavern, Top Notch Wedding and Event Management, Trattoria AnnaMaria Italian Deli, Tremont Plaza Hotel and many more!

A jazz duo will entertain guests during the cocktail hour. During and after dinner, The New Monopoly, Baltimore’s premier show/dance band, will get the crowd movin’ and groovin’ with dance hits, as well as a special Cabaret show.

Throughout the evening, guests can bid in silent and live auctions on such items as: a week’s stay in a Paris apartment, a long weekend’s cabin stay in the forest of West Virginia, a week’s stay in an Ocean City condo, 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 Member Robin Davidov (a business consultant, recently retired from Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority), the gala will honor long-time SBLC supporters, Shelly Abrams (executive director, Special Counsel) and Venable, LLP. Abrams has volunteered and supported SBLC since 1992, and is currently a member of the Advisory Council. Venable LLP has been a major corporate sponsor since 2003.


The 2012 Gala is intended to raise over $75,000 to support SBLC’s educational services and operations. Individual admission is $100/person in advance and $110/person at the door. Tables of 10 are being offered for $900, a 10 percent discount. Corporate sponsorships are also available. For registration or sponsorship information, call 410.625.4215 or visit

About SBLC

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.

Author: shayna


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