The eighth annual Ballroom Dance Marathon benefiting the Exceptional Foundation will be Nov. 4 and 5.
The weekend kicks off Friday with the Big Band Ballroom Dance at the Exceptional Foundation in Homewood from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The Classics Band will provide entertainment, and the event includes food and beverages.
On Saturday, dance classes will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church’s Family Life Center. Lunch will be available at the Exceptional Foundation, where a consignment shop and vendors will be set up.
Those who attend can park at both locations, and a shuttle service will be available.
The weekend wraps up Saturday night at the Exceptional Foundation with a “Dancing with the Stars” event. Exhibition presentations will feature professional dancers, along with Dancing with the Channel 6 Foxes, Janet Hall and J.J. Pruitt.
Tradewinds will perform at the semiformal event. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.
The Exceptional Foundation, a nonprofit organization, began 16 years ago with five mentally challenged individuals. It now has year-round programs with hundreds of participants each year.
Call the foundation at 229-7317 or visit www.exceptionalfoundation.org for more information.