Author Patricia Aburdene will be in Baltimore for a 7:30 a.m. breakfast-book signing at Camden Yards on March 18.
In 1980, Aburdene collaborated with her husband, John Naisbitt, on the publishing phenomenon "Megatrends," which was on the New York Times best seller list for two years and sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.
Since that time, they have co-authored "Reinventing the Corporation," "Megatrends 2000" and "Megatrends for Women." The latter will be the topic of Aburdene's talk with members and guests of Network 2000, a group of Maryland women in leadership positions within their professions.
If you'd like to attend, breakfast tickets are $15, or breakfast and an autographed copy of "Megatrends for Women" cost $30. Call (410) 539-1344.
The race is on. During the next six weeks, 14 people will be competing to see who can raise the most money for the Leukemia Society and win the title of Jos. A. Bank "Man and Woman of the Year."
Ed Hale of the Bank of Baltimore and Marc Dubin of J. Brown Jewelers co-chaired the nominating committee, composed of Jon Levinson, Glen Christenson, Carla Pifer, Gretchen Ellis, Dr. Kim Hammond, Bonnie Dubin and Jonathan Legg, whose job it was to find the contestants.
Brian Brennan of the Bank of Baltimore, Brian Davis of McCafferty's restaurant, Richard Wies of Alex Cooper Auctioneers, Paul Eckert of the First National Bank and Kevin Hoffman of the Elkridge National Bank are among those who have accepted the challenge.
A gala party is planned for April 25 at the Colonnade, where the winners will receive a $1,000 Jos. A. Bank clothing gift certificate. Later in the year, their photos and accomplishments will be displayed on five area billboards.
The city's first lady, Dr. Patricia Schmoke, is the honorary chairwoman of "For Sisters Only," a two-day event celebrating women of color Saturday and next Sunday at Festival Hall.
The event, produced by radio stations WXYV-FM V103 and Heaven 600 AM, will feature appearances by celebrities Danny ("Lethal Weapon," "The Color Purple" and "Queen") Glover and Lonette ("Queen," "Sparkle" and "Jungle Fever") McKee.
More than 100 businesses will have displays, along with fashion shows and gospel singing. Admission is $5, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Maryland Lupus Foundation and the Minority Esthetics Foundation. Call (410) 653-2200.
Lt. Guv Mickey Steinberg is a most happy fella because of the results of a poll conducted in December by Cooper & Secrest Associates, a national Democratic polling firm in Alexandria, Va.
The poll, sponsored by the Melvin A. Steinberg Committee, was conducted among 857 likely voters in the '94 Democratic primary and concluded that Steinberg has not been hurt by Governor Schaefer's negative political status and is "the horse to beat."
Men aren't the only ones who will be conducting business on the golf course. The Executive Women's Golf League has established chapters in 70 cities. Membership perks include golf clinics, reduced greens fees, newsletters and an array of golf outings.
The first order of business for attorney Chris Owens, Baltimore chapter organizer, is an introductory membership dinner at 5:45 p.m. March 23 at Turf Valley Country Club in Ellicott City. Guest speaker is Reg Murphy, vice president of the U.S. Golf Association and past chairman of the 1988 U.S. Women's open at Baltimore Country Club.
If you're interested in playing golf or learning how to play golf, you might want to join me for an eight-week clinic for beginners and intermediates beginning at 6 p.m. April 6 at Turf Valley. Call (410) 494-9744.
Special congratulations to WPOC-FM radio morning personality Laurie DeYoung and her husband, Ed, on the birth of their third child and first daughter, Parris Chapin DeYoung. The Chapin is for Laurie's dear friend, country singing star Mary-Chapin Carpenter.