Patriot Springs, Inc. Will hold its inaugural gala 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at the Higher Education Center in California. Cocktail hour will be folliwed by dinner, and the guest speaker will be Redmond Ramos. Attire is black tie cocktail. Tickets are $150. Call Patti Brady at 240-298-0488, or go to www.patriotsprings.org.