Colts' glory days return


Nostalgic sports buffs, take note. There will be "A Celebration of Memories" Nov. 3 at the Senator Theatre, where they plan to roll the clock back 35 years to the glory days of the Baltimore Colts. The lobby will be decorated with Colts memorabilia; the Colts Marching Band, which never disbanded, will play; and former team members will be there.

This will set the mood for the Maryland premiere of "Father's Daze," a 25-minute film about former Colt Bill Pellington and his struggle with Alzheimer's disease. The film was directed by Pellington's son, Mark, and aired nationally on PBS in July.

The evening is sponsored by McCafferty's Restaurant in Mount Washington and the Alzheimer's Association. Call (410) 254-0471 for tickets, which are $35.


"An Evening of Glitterati and Literati" will star, so to speak, Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Parting of the Waters: America in the King Years." Branch is the honorary chair of "Book Bash" at Borders Book Shop in Towson Commons, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. next Sunday, which will benefit the Baltimore County Literacy Works.

He'll be joined by sportscaster and author Rex Barney, culinary expert Anne Grieves, children's book author Nancy Patz, BSO conductor Ann Harrigan, Baltimore Museum director Arnold Lehman and many others.

Tickets are $25 and may be reserved by calling (410) 887-2001.


Maryland crabs are on the move. I hear Faidley's Seafood shipped more than 12 bushels of our numero uno blues to London for a little Baltimore-on-the-Thames crab feast for clients of our own Alex. Brown & Sons. Then, for a "Halloween Desert Crab Feast," Faidley's will ship 3,000 pounds of Maryland crabs to Scottsdale, Ariz., for an industrial developer's convention . . .

But there's still lots of seafood left at Obrycki's. Just ask Robin Williams, John Lithgow, Governor Schaefer or members of "Reckless Heart," all of whom were seen eating there a couple of weeks ago.

Williams was in town filming one of four episodes of "Homicide," scheduled to air on NBC in January. Be sure to check out the Williams' show because Channel 2's Beverly Burke has a small )) speaking part as, what else, a reporter . . .

While I'm thinking of WMAR-TV, a few changes will take place tomorrow. Stan Stovall and Mary Beth Marsden will continue to anchor the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. news. Burke will also continue to co-anchor the 6 p.m. news, only now she'll be joined by Keith Cate, who came on board in July to anchor WMAR's weekend news.


The tormented genius of Edgar Allan Poe will be brought to life by Emmy Award-winning actor Will Stutts Nov. 1 in the Meyerhoff Auditorium of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Tickets are $30, and proceeds go to STEP, a nonprofit organization that provides training and vocational rehabilitation for people with psychiatric disabilities. Call (410) 625-1877.


Around town: Best wishes for a speedy recovery to City Councilman Mike Curran, who is recuperating from heart surgery . . .

Mark your calendar. Tickets go on sale Oct. 30 for country singer Billy Ray Cyrus' concert at the Baltimore Arena Dec. 5. This is a fund-raiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Association. On Feb. 20, Gladys Knight will perform at the Meyerhoff to raise money for the Advocates for Children & Youth and the Court Appointed Special Advocate program.

Congratulations to Sheila Bertoldi, president and owner of IMPRINT Inc., an advertising specialty company in Towson. She has been named the Towsontowne Business & Professional Women's Club Woman of the Year. . .


It's time to pull the old winter coats out of your closet to see if they still fit your children. If not, please take them to any dry cleaner that has a "Coats for Kids" poster in the window.

All coats will be cleaned and taken by the Maryland National Guard to Baltimore City Fire Department station houses, where they will be given to needy children the week of Nov. 22-28. This is the seventh year for the WBAL Coats for Kids project.

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