Frolicking at Turf Festival


THE WEATHER COULDN'T have been better for the prestigious International Turf Festival held last weekend at Laurel Race Course. After Saturday's day of racing, the board of directors of Laurel joined up with the director of the National Museum of American History in D.C. to host an elegant cocktail bash for the international horsy set and invited guests.

Celebs on hand included actress Mary Frann of the "Bob Newhart Show," who said she'd had a good day at the track; actor Robert Loggia, best known for his role in "Big" with Tom Hanks; former Dodger Steve Garvey; Washington Redskins' owner Jack Kent Cooke; and Lupita Jones, the current Miss Universe.

THE LOCAL CONTINGENT? Jean and Charlie Thomas, who'd won the daily double that day; Nancy and Lou Grasmick; John Paterakis; Frank and Martha Hopkins; King and Linda Leatherbury; Dawn and Blase Cooke; Pat and Willy Runyon; Debbie and John Toll; Mary Jo and Joe Pons; and Gloria Cinequani, who's one of the sweetest and hard-working women around.

LADIES HOME JOURNAL has chosen Baltimore's Kathy Levin as one of its American heroines for 1991. In the November issue, Levin is cited for creating the program "Magic Me," which pairs inner-city kids with nursing home residents.

On the home front, you can help support this innovative program by having your hair "done" at Studio 1612 in Mount Washington Nov. 10 in conjunction with Janice Altman's Bringing Up the Rear exercise studio. Proceeds from the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. event will benefit Magic Me.

FINALLY: Milehouse Records held a cocktail bash Monday night at its Owings Mills headquarters to celebrate the release of the debut album of local group Rob Fahey and the Pieces.

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