The Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior and Development, formerly the Baton Rouge Speech & Hearing Foundation, will host its second signature gala on May 14 at The Emerge Center, 7784 Innovation Park Drive.

This year’s presenter is The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation. Sponsorships and donations will raise funds for the center’s day-to-day operations.

With the theme “Emerge Into Dance,” the clinic’s facility will transform into a dance showcase headlined by The Village People. Also featured will be the 610 Stompers, Of Moving Colors Productions, The Michael Foster Project and a Silent Disco with DJ Otto.

The Emerge Center provides services for children with communication, behavior and developmental delays, as well as audiology services for all ages, a news release said.

For information, call Julie Chappell at (225) 663-6914 or email