Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport will hold "A View of the Harbor" fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Country Club of Fairfield, 936 Sasco Hill Road. The event features a cocktail party with live and silent auctions and a presentation about the center. Proceeds will benefit the center's literacy and life skills programs, which serve more than 500 women and 150 children each year.

Admission costs $150 for a "Sailboat" ticket, $250 for a "Schooner" ticket and $500 for a "Yacht" ticket. For information about sponsorship or program ad opportunities for "A View of the Harbor," buying tickets or Mercy Learning Center, call 203-334-6699.

The center, in its 25th year, focuses on educating and empowering low-income, under-educated women from the greater Bridgeport area. Its goal is to raise each woman's educational functioning level, and prepare women to earn a GED or high school diploma, enter college and secure employment.