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Vino Scholastico to “Raise a Glass, Raise a Scholarship” for Students April 29

glasses of wine at vino scholastico

Columbia, MD – Raise a glass and help raise funds for Howard Community College (HCC) student scholarships at the tenth annual Vino Scholastico Friday, April 29, 2016. This special fundraising event will take place in the Health Sciences Building located on the HCC campus, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Vino Scholastico begins with a special presentation and select tastings by the Italian vineyard Marramiero. Attendees will learn from experts direct from the vineyard, who will share the secrets and passion behind the wines. The special presentation runs will take place 6:30–7:30 p.m.

The presentation is followed by the main tasting festival, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., where participants can sample wines, beers, and spirits from more than 20 different wineries, breweries, and distilleries, while enjoying a selection of gourmet hors d’oeuvres created by several local restaurants and delectable deserts made by students in HCC’s culinary program. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment, raffle prizes, and discount prices for on-site wine orders. This fundraiser brings the community together to support and celebrate education.

Vino Scholastico tickets are $125, and include the exclusive vineyard presentation and main tasting. Tickets for the main tasting are $75. For tickets and additional information, visit or call 410-518-1970.

All proceeds benefit student scholarships through the HCC Educational Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

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