THE TALLY IS in for the World's Largest Office Party, the Hyatt Regency's annual bash held recently to benefit the WBAL Kid's Campaign and Santa Claus Anonymous. More than 2,000 partygoers raised about $15,000 for the charities. Celebrity bartenders from all over town filled 20 bars for several hours, vying for the most tips to help the cause. At our bar station, the Maryland State Lottery's Frank Kaufman and Don Royston urged the masses to dip into their pockets by giving out key chains that double as instant lottery ticket scrapers! Across the room, Attman Properties Lenny Attman and son Gary bartered to fill their tip jar by tempting all with cookies.
POST HOLIDAY BLAHS? Starting tomorrow, the Walters Art Gallery will offer four days of Roald Dahl films, puppetry and fun for the entire family with a "Candy Cane Carnival." Call the Walters at 547-9000, Ext. 237. . . . Meanwhile uptown, the Baltimore Museum of Art invites you to celebrate the African spirit with a new series of performances celebrating African traditions. The series kicks off Saturday night with a performance by Baltimorean singer/songwriter Diana Wharton, best known for her work on the Broadway hit, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf." Call 396-6314 for ticket info.
NAME DROPPING: Baltimore native Jack Goldenberg, who makes his home in Connecticut these days, is featured in People magazine this week. Seems Jack, whose company is called "Einstein, DaVinci and Goldenberg," has taken to promoting Russian beauty pageant winners in the United States and has appeared with them on national television, in addition to introducing them to such notables as Donald Trump and Bill Cosby.
TABLE HOPPING: Stouffer exec chef Guy Reinbold continues his First Fridays cooking demonstrations with the 1991 kickoff "Cooking With Game" at the Williams-Sonoma store in the Gallery at Harborplace on Jan. 4. Recipes and samples will be available, starting at 12:30 p.m. . . . La Fontaine Bleu's exec chef, Tony Talucci, recently won the "Best of Show" from the American Culinary Federation for his "Menu Gastronomique."
FINALLY, there are some real bargains to be had on Feb. 10 when the 14th WBAL Radio Auction for Center Stage gets under way.