Signature Events

Each year, the Village Learning Place hosts multiple signature events to support the innovative and powerful work done within the organization. All proceeds made at these events go directly to supporting the operations of the VLP and the multiple community and educational programming provided throughout the year.

Spaghetti Disco

The Spaghetti Disco is a treasured wacky neighborhood tradition. This community party brings together delicious food, entertainment for all ages, and friends, new and old. Not too many parties can say they combine spaghetti with literacy or the Bee-Gees with the ABC's!

Attendees feast on a delicious spaghetti dinner and locally made desserts from 5:30 to 8:00pm while they catch up with neighbors, enjoy beer & wine at the cash bar, and engage their kids in crafts and games. Then, everyone does ""The Hustle" over to the dance floor until 11:00pm.

The 23rd Spaghetti Disco was held at R-House on Saturday, March 11, 2023.  


We Couldn’t Disco Without Our Groovy Community Supporters!

Thank You 2023 Supporters: 



Johns Hopkins University

32nd Street Farmers Market

Acme Happenings

Charles Village Pub


Eddie's Liquors

Falkenhan’s Hardware

Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen


Guilford Hall Brewing

Insomnia Cookies

Peabody Heights Brewery

Spaghetti Disco Planning Committee

Union Memorial Hospital


Whole Foods - Mt. Washington

All proceeds benefit the Village Learning Place and our educational programs.

Read Between the Wines

Read Between the Wines is the Village Learning Place's extraordinary annual fundraising event. Held each April in our beautifully renovated historic library and garden, this gala event brings together great food, live music, silent and live auctions, and a fantastic atmosphere of community.

Read Between the Wines is a fabulous springtime gala that serves as a strong source of support for the VLP library and youth programs. This annual event is a can’t miss party with silent and live auctions, decadent food and wine menu, and live music.

Each year, over 200 people from within and outside of the community gather to support the blossoming educational and cultural programs at the VLP. It is a valued community tradition that provides an exciting opportunity for our neighbors and friends to reconnect with the organization and other stakeholders.

This year's gala took place Saturday, April 22nd from 7 pm - 10 pm.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Johns Hopkins University

B-MORE Pasta

Falkenhans hardware

Guilford hall brewery

The Verandah kitchen

The Wine Source

Thank you to our kind auction donors!

Ayana Martin
B-MORE Pasta
Babe Ruth Museum
Balance the Salon
Baltimore Center Stage
Baltimore Coffee and Tea Company
Baltimore Museum of Industry
Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Spirit Company
Beth & David Tohn
Charm City Meadworks
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
Danielle Leisten
Debra Mathews
Devra Kitterman
Dillon Tate
Dinah Winnick
Ed Hargadon
Falkenhan’s Hardware
Greg Bowden
Guilford Hall Brewery
Jean Zachariasiewicz

Kisling’s Tavern
Kristen Bowden
Kristin Wiebe, the Baltimore Art Gallery
Liesje Gantert
Luray Caverns
Maryland Center for History and Culture
Maxi Cif Designs
Motzi Bread
Movement Gyms
Paige Gantert
Parent's Choice Foundation
Peabody Heights Brewery
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel
Rhadika Sule, The Verandah
Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
Sarah Wehner, Maryland Community Acupuncture
Tapas Teatro
Tee-Kay McDonald
The Helmand
The Stierhoff Collection
The Wine Source
Under Armour
Union Brewery

Charles Village Festival & Rum and Reggae

Rum & Reggae kicks off the Charles Village Festival weekend every year in the Village Learning Place Garden. The event includes live music, refreshing rum cocktails, and delicious Caribbean food. All proceeds from the event benefit the Village Learning Place.

The rest of the weekend is a two-day festival with live music, arts, crafts, food vendors, activities for kids, and the Charles Village Garden Walk. All proceeds benefit the surrounding neighborhood organizations.