Time for working parents


PARENTHOOD: Baltimore civic leaders Bob and Sandy Hillman have been named co-chairs of the Maryland Committee for Children's 1991 Maryland Week of the Working Parent, which is slated May 6-10.

A feature of the week's festivities will be a presentation by pediatrician Dr. T. Berry Brazelton.

GOLD STAR WEEK continues Wednesday as the Fund for Educational Excellence holds its annual city school alumni awards at the Hyatt Regency.

Those being honored include H. Russell Frisby Jr., a partner in the law firm of Venable, Baetjer and Howard; Mark Ivan Gross, lead sax with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra; Arlene Jenkins, spokeswoman for the Baltimore City Police Department; Tonya Shari Cooper Johnson, an educator in the field of public health; Nancy Patz, a lecturer and author-illustrator of children's books; and Dr. Walker Lee Robinson, who heads the Pediatric Neurosurgical Unit in the University of Maryland Medical System. State's Attorney Stuart Simms will emcee.

BALTIMORE ATTORNEY, sports agent and television personality Ron Shapiro will officially kick off this weekend's Easter Seal telethon, hosted by WCAO-AM's Brenda Bissett and WBSB-FM's Gary Murphy, when he presents the Easter Seal sash to 3-year-old Jessica Butler, this year's local Easter Seal ambassador.

DRAMA CRITIC and director Richard Schechner will make an appearance at the world premiere of "Gilgamesh: Con/quest" Friday night at Towson State University. On Saturday, he'll give a free lecture, followed by an acting workshop, which is open to the public. Call 830-2786 for info. . . .

Comedian actor Steve Landesberg, best known as the deadpan Sergeant Dietrich on the sitcom "Barney Miller," will be in the Big Crab Tuesday to unveil his latest role as a spokesman for an advertising campaign for Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, which is headquartered in Owings Mills.

THE CUTTING EDGE: Guiseppi's Hair Studio at Taylor Avenue and Old Harford Road will donate all proceeds from haircuts today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to the Epilepsy Association of Maryland. . . .

The National Coalition of Black Women and United Cable of Baltimore will co-host an advance screening of the HBO special, "The Josephine Baker Story," Saturday at the Meyerhoff, preceded by a VIP reception. . . .

George B. Harvey, chairman, president and CEO of Pitney Bowes Inc., will be honored as Business Leader of the Year at the Joseph A. Sellinger School of Business and Management's award dinner March 27 at the Stouffer Harborplace Hotel. . . .

And pop jazz singer Maureen McGovern will highlight a gala evening to benefit the Chesapeake AIDS Foundation April 11 at the Meyerhoff, with a special post-concert reception for $100 ticket holders.

HAIR TRANSPLANT: If you've noticed something missing on Read Street and didn't quite know what was wrong with the picture, here's the scoop. The Hair Garage, one of the first unisex hair salons in town, occupying the same spot on Read Street for 20 years or so, moved uptown several weeks ago to more modern quarters in Owings Mills.

Owned by John, Michael and Rosemary Salconi -- who collectively have 80 years in the hair biz -- the salon is now called Salconi and Company.

Local artist Louise Seward Miller opens her watercolor exhibition, "City Notes," with a wine and cheese reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Katzenstein Gallery in Scarlett Place.

Louise is married to noted jazz musician Bing Miller, whose group plays regularly at Buddy's on North Charles.

Mrs. Miller will donate 20 percent of the sales of her show to the Peabody Conservatory of Music's Endowment Fund.

AND, FINALLY, a "Tribute to Elvis" is scheduled for Saturday at the Pikesville Hilton Inn to benefit the Children's Cancer Foundation. Patsy Andersen of Graceland will be on hand with artifacts from the museum at Graceland along with oodles of Elvis memorabilia and a performance by Hans Vige, who does a dynamic salute to the King. For ticket info, call 486-4744.

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