Summer's living is easy, and the parties plentiful

Summertime and the livin' is easy, and so is the summer sampler of activities that follows. Whether it's a concert, golf game or wine festival, the key is to have fun and stay cool.



7: Tenth annual Golf Classic to benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Wakefield Valley Golf and Conference Center. (410) 840-9203.

7: Legends Radio Network's Big Band Bash, Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, Sentimental Journey Orchestra, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (410) 433-2427.


8: The Young Victorian Theatre Company opens its 25th season with "The Mikado" at 8:15 p.m., the Bryn Mawr School's Centennial Hall. (410) 323-3077 for information about performance dates, times and cost of tickets.

8-9: Baltimore County's first wine festival, Fine Wine Time '95, at Oregon Ridge Park, noon-8 p.m. Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Sunday. $13. Baltimore Association for Retarded Citizens benefit. (410) 296-2272.

17: "Beau Jest," an evening to benefit the Pikes Theater Renaissance, at the Pikesville Hilton Inn Grand Ballroom, 8 p.m. $25. (410) 653-2787.

22: SoBo Q 4, a denim and dancing fund-raiser for South Baltimore Learning Center, Baltimore Museum of Industry, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Country-western barbecue, dance lessons, auctions. $25 advance or $30 at door. (410) 625-4215.

23: Fort McHenry Tattoo Ceremony naming John Arminger an honorary colonel of Fort McHenry Guard, 6:30 p.m., performances by fife and drum corps, Fort McHenry Guard and U. S. Navy Band. Free. (410) 962-4290.


6: Fort McHenry Tattoo Ceremony naming Ed Hale an honorary colonel of Fort McHenry Guard, 6:30 p.m. performance by fife and drum corps, Fort McHenry Guard and U. S. Marine Corps Band. Free.

6: Eighth Annual Canoe Jousting Tournament. 8 a.m., Sturgis Park, Snow Hill. $21 in advance, $30 Aug. 6 to register three-person team; canoes supplied. (410) 632-2080.


7: The Epilepsy Association of Maryland's Golf Marathon, Piney Branch Golf & Country Club in Hampstead. (410) 828-7700.

11-13: Eighth annual Mid-Atlantic Wine Festival, Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, (410) 280-3306.

25: Eighth annual Hard Travelers/Ryan Homes Benefit Concert for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Kenny Rogers, Baltimore Arena, 7:30 p.m. $12.50 to $125. (410) 771-9000.


8-10: World War II veterans celebrate the 50th anniversary of victory. Activities include a victory dinner dance Saturday, $75, to benefit the Baltimore Maritime Museum. (410) 396-3453.

9: "Magic and the Maestro" is the theme of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 13th Anniversary Gala. Black-tie. $350, $500 and $1,000. 6:45 p.m. concert, followed by cocktails and dinner, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. (410) 783-8016.


12: Comedian Robert Klein performs at Goucher College for Sheppard Pratt's Care for Kids event. $125 show-reception; $75 and $25. (410) 938-3136.

16: The 26th annual Candlelight Walking Tour of the Historic District of Chestertown, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., benefits the Historical Society of Kent County. $15. (410) 778-3499.

18: Fifth Jockey International Jim Palmer CF Celebrity Golf Classic, Turf Valley Hotel and Country Club. (410) 771-9000.

22: Second Annual Players Ball to benefit Children's Hospital, 7 p.m. at Boumi Temple. $150. (410) 462-6800.

22: Community Birthday Party, noon, Inner Harbor, given by the Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. Free. (410) 727-4828, Ext. 309.

22: Baltimore Hebrew Congregation celebrates grand opening of its new addition, 2 p.m. Free. (410) 764-1587.


28-30: 31st annual Hopkins Best Dressed Sale and Boutique, "gently used" designer and vintage clothes, Evergreen Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St. (410) 955-9341 for hours.

30: Coalition of 100 Black Women Annual Awards Breakfast, Martin's West in Woodlawn, 8:30 a.m. $25. (410) 669-4974.