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!

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

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

More Information and Ticket Purchase Here

We Couldn’t Disco Without Our Groovy Community Supporters!

Thank You 2023 Supporters: 


Spaghetti Disco Planning Committee 


Johns Hopkins University


Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen


Guilford Hall Brewing

Insomnia Cookies

Spaghetti Disco Planning Committee


Thank You 2020 Supporters:

Spaghetti Disco Planning Committee

32nd Street Farmers Market

Acme Happenings

Annie E. Casey Foundation

P-B Health


Eastern Savings Bank

Eddie’s Market of Charles Village

Falkenhan’s Hardware

Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen


Insomnia Cookies

Johns Hopkins University

Motzi Bread

Peabody Heights Brewery

Union Memorial Hospital


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.

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.