Party season is starting!

Black tie or blue jeans, sports events or concerts, there's something for every taste and pocketbook coming up on our social calendar. There are so many events planned over the next six months that we decided to run three months today. April, May, June events will be listed in March.



9: 10th annual Fillmore Frolic, Sheraton Baltimore North in

Towson, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., speaker Alan Walden, WBAL-radio. Voluntary contributions benefit the Women's Housing Coalition's literacy program. Call (410) 655-3222.


10: Induction dinner of the Baltimore Chapter of LeChaine des Rotisseurs at the Belvedere Hotel. Lavish black-tie dinner. Call (410) 363-1629 or (410) 486-8300.

14: 41st Tops in Sports Banquet, 6:15 p.m., Towson State University. Honoring baseball greats Juan Gonzales, Tony Perez, Tom Lasorda, Rick Sutcliffe, Fernando Valenzuela and Johnny Oates. Tickets $45. Call (410) 321-5772 or (410) 242-3552.

15: Fourth annual HeartFest for the Johns Hopkins Hospital's Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, 7 p.m., Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. Heart-healthy gourmet dining. Tickets $50. Call (410) 879-1759.

16: The Snow Ball to benefit the Patrick Hart Foundation for genetic research for tuberous sclerosis, Harford Mall, 7 p.m. Black tie optional. Tickets $25. Call (410) 838-3972.

16: Fourth Rockers Against Hunger for the Maryland Food Committee, Christopher's nightclub, Padonia Village Shopping Center. Fourteen Baltimore musicians and bands perform from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Advance tickets $5; $7 at the door. Call (410) 366-0600 or (410) 252-8181.

20: Women's Professional Billiards Association Classic Tour, the Baltimore Billiards-Eastpoint location, through Jan. 23. Call (410) 22: "A Basting and Lambasting" of Howard County Councilman C. Vernon Gray, 6 p.m., the Speer Center in Columbia. Black-tie benefit for Maryland Museum of African Art's community outreach programs. Tickets $50. Call (410) 730-7105.

22: Eighth Annual Madhatters Ball to benefit United Cerebral Palsy, the Camden Club, B&O; Warehouse. 9 p.m. $90 a ticket. Call (410) 528-9020.

22: Hoopla '94, to benefit the Epilepsy Association of Maryland, Essex Community College gym, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost per team of four players, $100. Deadline to enter: Jan. 13. Call (410) 828-7700.


22: Dr. David Levering Lewis, Martin Luther King Commemorative program speaker. Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street, 2 p.m. Call Averil Kadis, (410) 396-5494.

25: Fourth Annual Stair Climb to benefit cystic fibrosis. Climbers can participate as part of a five-person corporate team, a three-person relay or as individuals to ascend to the top of the Legg Mason Tower. "Survivor Party" follows. Climbers must collect minimum of $35 in pledges. Call (410) 771-9000.

27: Linc Night at Sisson's, 36 E. Cross St., 5 p.m. until closing. Sisson's donates a percentage of the food and spirits consumed and all raffle proceeds to LINC, Learning Independence Through Computers. Call (410) 659-5462

29: The Arlene Rosenbloom Wyman Guild's annual Sweetheart Dance to benefit University of Maryland Cancer Center and Hope Lodge. Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn. Tickets are $85. Call (410) 486-2121.

29: Baltimore County NAACP's first annual Community Service Awards Dinner at Stouffer's Harborplace Hotel. Dr. Morton I. Rapoport will be honored. Tickets $75. Call (410) 383-1306.

30: The Krieger Schecter Day School is sponsoring "Trout


Fishing in America," a concert for young concert-goers at Goucher College's Kraushaar auditorium. 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. performances. Tickets $8. Call (410) 486-8640.


1: Gloria Naylor, luncheon speaker at the Enoch Pratt Library's annual Black History Luncheon, Omni Inner Harbor Hotel. Tickets $25. Call Averil Kadis, (410) 396-5494

3: Hugs for the Homeless: A Chocolate Affair, to benefit Action for the Homeless, at the Belvedere Hotel, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets $25. Call (410) 659-0300.

5: A benefit dinner for Our Daily Bread at Our Daily Bread, 411 Cathedral St. Tickets $150. Milton Inn chef Mark Henry and his wife, Barbara, will prepare dinner. Call (410) 821-6812 or (410) 377-9677 for reservations.

5: A Roast of Rex Barney at Martin's West, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. 'D Proceeds benefit the Amputee Association of Maryland. Call Donna Zaccagnini, (410) 583-8934, for tickets.


5: The Heart Ball to benefit the American Heart Association, Hyatt Regency. Black tie. Tickets $250. Call Traci Linthicum at (410) 296-2491.

6: Babe Ruth's 99th birthday at the Babe Ruth Museum. Free admission, birthday cake and champagne from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call (410) 727-1539 for information.

6: Freddie Roman, star of "Catskills on Broadway," will entertain at the Baltimore Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem at the Beth Tfiloh Congregation, 7 p.m. Call (410) 486-9303.

6: The National Theatre of the Deaf will perform "Under Milk Wood" at Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium, 4 p.m., to benefit the Hearing and Speech Agency. General admission $15; students and seniors $13. Call (410) 243-3800 (voice) or (410) 243-2672 (TTY).

11: Multiple Sclerosis Society Dinner of Champions, Hyatt Regency. Black tie. Tickets are $200. Call (410) 821-8626.

12: LeCirque de Fantaisie, North Arundel Hospital's annual black-tie fund-raiser, Hyatt Regency Hotel. Tickets $175. Call Pat Nichols, (410) 787-4401.


12: "A Tribute to Chuck Thompson" Stouffer Harborplace Hotel, 7 p.m. Benefit for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. Tickets $150. Call (410) 377-6270.

12: A Valentine's Day Concert to benefit the Young Victorian Theatre Company, 8 p.m., at Bryn Mawr School. All seating $25. Call (410) 659-1308 for tickets.

19: 'Reach for the Gold," the Maryland Olympic Committee's kick-off party at WBAL studios on Television Hill.7:30 p.m. Tickets $150. Call (410) 332-2626.

19: Sixth Annual Crystal Ball benefits Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation at Martin's West and honors Dr. Lauren Schnaper, director of the Breast Evaluation Program at the University of Maryland Cancer Center. Tickets $100. Call (410) 328-4400.

20: An Evening with Gladys Knight at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall benefits Advocates for Children and Youth and Court Appointed Special Advocates. Tickets $100 and $60. Call (410) 547-9200.

24: Women's Committee of the Baltimore Museum of Art presents "A Breath of Spring," in museum auditorium, 10 a.m., featuring landscape architect John Donofrio, and floral designer Robert Zimmerman. Lunch and spring boutique follow. Lecture tickets $15 museum members and $20 non-members; lecture and lunch for members are $25; $30 for non-members. Make checks payable to the BMA and send to Pamela Meyer, 4205 Somerset Place, Baltimore, Md. 21210.


26: Best in Baltimore Advertising Awards Banquet, Hyatt Regency. Contact Chick Davis, (410) 727-1578.

26: The Barbie Ball, to benefit Lifesongs for AIDS, takes place at the Baltimore Museum of Art. This event will feature 125 Barbie Dolls, in designer outfits. Dress is Barbie or Ken attire or black tie. Tickets $150, supper and sneak preview; $50 light fare. Proceeds benefit pediatric AIDS service providers in Maryland. Call (410) 825-8756.


3: "The Event," after-work party to benefit Baltimore's homeless and hungry. 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Scarlett Place. Tickets $30 advance; $35 at door. Call (410) 789-3326.

4: Fund-raising breakfast to benefit Echco House at the Red Fox Restaurant in Bel Air. Tickets are $50. Call (410) 836-1688.

5: Expressions '94, to benefit School for the Arts, 7:30 p.m at the school, 712 Cathedral St. Guests are invited to become actors, dancers, musicians and artists. Call (410) 396-1185.


5: "Saturday Night Fever," party to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Harbor View Marina & Yacht Club, 8 p.m. Tickets $45. Call (410) 771-9000.

12: All-American Garage Sale to benefit recreation centers in public-housing communities operated by Maryland Boys and Girls Clubs. Museum of Industry on Key Highway. Tickets $25. Dress is tacky black tie. Call (410) 276-5521.

12: The Bridesmaids Ball to benefit adult leukemia research at Johns Hopkins. Call Amy Cook at (410) 832-7200 or (410) 592-8404.

12: Bowl for Kids Sake, sponsored by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Maryland, will be held at 10 Baltimore Fairlanes Centers, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. and from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Call (410) 243-4000.

12: "Texas Carroll Corral" sponsored by the John Carroll School in Bel Air, 8 p.m. until midnight. Learn the achy breaky and chow down on Tex-Mex. $50 a couple. Call (410) 879-5053.

12: Dance on the Edge auction to benefit the dance series, 6 p.m., at Martha's on Osler Drive in Towson. Tickets $10. Call (410) 830-3369.


13: "Going for a Song," live and silent auction to benefit the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, 2 p.m. at Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College. Admission $5. Call (410) 523-7070.

19: The YMCA of Greater Baltimore celebrates its 140th anniversary at the B&O; Railroad Museum, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $40 tickets include buffet dinner and silent auction. Beer and wine cash bar. Call (410) 837-9622.