The Hartnell College Foundation will host a gala event on Saturday, April 25, 2009, to benefit the people and programs of Hartnell College. Its “Party in the Library 2009, The Art of Learning” will take place in the Library & Learning Resource Center on the main campus in Salinas from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
The evening will feature a strolling dinner, dancing, art by Hartnell students, and a brief performance by the Hartnell College Chamber Singers. The live auction with Butch Lindley, auctioneer, will be followed by a “Party Lounge” with musician Orlando Castro.
The evening also will feature the presentation of the Hartnell College Foundation Leadership Award, which is awarded to a community member who has shown extraordinary leadership and commitment to Hartnell and its students. This year’s honoree is Margaret D’Arrigo Martin.
The benefit is co-chaired by Susan Gill and Kathy Moser.
Tickets for the benefit are $100 per person and must be purchased in advance by calling 831-755-6810 or by visiting the college’s website at www.hartnell.edu/party.