Sampling the next two month's benefits

THE BALTIMORE SUN

There's something for every taste and pocketbook happening in and around Baltimore over the next two months. The following is only a sample of what's going on, so take a look and make your plans.

OCTOBER:

1: Taste of Howard County benefits Hospice Services of Howard County, specialties of 20 chefs and caterers, entertainment, live and silent auctions, 5 p.m., Spear Center Rouse Co. Building, 10275 Little Patuxent Parkway, $35. (410) 730-5072

1: Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation benefit performance of "Damn Yankees" with Jerry Lewis, 7:30 p.m., Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., $50. (410) 486-5517

1: Chesapeake Wheelman "Tour De Harbor" benefits Baltimore Zoo, three-hour cruise on Bay Lady, 301 Light St., music by the Admirals, beer from Sisson's, 4:30 p.m., $20. (410) 247-4064

2: Fall-De-Rol '95, cocktail buffet honors Harvey Meyerhoff, for Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, 5:30 p.m., Sheraton Inner Harbor, 300 S. Charles St., $125. (410) 435-3300

2: St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation's Golf and Tennis Tournaments to benefit Franciscan Mission and Ministry Endowment Fund, Towson Golf & Country Club, 12801 Stone Hill Road, golfers 10:30 a.m., $250 fee, tennis, 11:30 a.m., $100 fee. (410) 337-1397

5: "A Night of Jazz and Chocolate" for the restoration of Gallagher Mansion, jazz by Carl Grubbs, gourmet desserts, coffees and champagne, 7:30 p.m., Evergreen Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St., $40. (410) 433-2442

6: Maryland's 1995-1996 Teachers of the Year honored, semi-formal, 5:30 p.m., Martin's West, Beltway and Security Blvd., $50. (410) 269-0642

7: Silent/live auction benefits Hearing and Speech Agency, beer, wine and dinner, cash bar, 7 p.m., Boumi Temple, 4900 N. Charles St., $40. (410) 243-3800

7: Splash '95: Rock 'n' Rescue, beach party, resort dress, benefiting the Marine Animal Rescue program, food prepared by 25 restaurants, 7:30 p.m., National Aquarium, 501 E. Pratt St., $75. (410) 659-4204

8: Nancy and Tom Stuehler open their home and gardens to raise funds for Maryland's AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, 3 p.m., $50, reservations required. (410) 433-1109

10: Visions for America Golf Classic benefits Sarah's House, Anne Arundel County's homeless shelter, noon shotgun start, lunch, barbecue dinner, prizes, Queenstown Harbor Golf Links, Queenstown, $100. (410) 437-6975

10: Maryland Service Classic Competition benefits Maryland Hospitality Education Foundation and the United Way of Central Maryland, gourmet dinner and wines, business attire, 6 p.m., Timonium Holiday Inn, 2004 Greenspring Drive, $50. (410) 298-0011

11: C.A.N. Golf Classic benefits Community Assistance Network, a.m., Diamond Ridge Golf Course, 2309 Ridge Road, $65. (410) 285-4674

12: Dockside reception benefits Pride II and Maryland Historical Society, talk by historian Scott Sheads in period costume, 5 p.m., Pride II, Inner Harbor Finger Piers, $50. (410) 539-151

13: Friday the 13th Gala for Baltimore Clayworks, dinner and auction of contemporary handcrafts and artwork, elegantly casual dress, 7 p.m., Oregon Ridge Park, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, $40. (410) 578-1919

13: Women's Civic League Fall "Ladies" Luncheon, hats and gloves optional, 11 a.m., Boumi Temple, $18. (410) 837-5424

13: Morgan State University Gala, black tie, 7 p.m., Martin's West, $75, or $125 to attend pre-gala reception. (410) 319-3040

14: Mercy Magic, gala fund-raiser for Mercy Medical Center with Las Vegas theme, black tie, 6:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency, 300 Light St., $250. (410) 332-9874

14: Bohager's annual Brew Review for Maryland Lupus Foundation, 50 regional specialty micro brews, food, live music, 1 p.m.-6 p.m., 515 S. Eden Street, $10 advance, $12 at door. (800) 777-0934

15: 1995 Columbus Day Banquet Dinner Dance, business attire, 7 p.m., Martin's West, $50. (410) 744-1973

15: Luncheon sail on Pride II with historian Scott Sheads benefits Pride II and Maryland Historical Society, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Inner Harbor Finger Piers, $150. (410) 539-1151

15: Annual Associated Managers scholarship fund-raiser, 12:30 p.m., Martin's West, $40. (410) 922-8808

17: St. Anthony's Ladies of Charity Bingo and Ham Luncheon, 11:45 a.m., 4400 Frankford Ave., $4.50. (410) 488-7857 or 488-6821

18: Baltimore Regional Burn Center Luncheon and Fashion Show, noon, Towson Golf & Country Club, $25. (410) 550-0895

19: The Nightingala, music, cocktails and buffet, benefits Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing, business attire, 6 p.m., Peabody Library, 1 E. Mount Vernon Place, $75. (410) 955-7552

19: Naval Academy Women's Club Arts and Crafts Show, 133 crafters and artisans, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Dahlgren Hall, the Naval Academy, $2, stadium parking $3, free shuttle to show, no

strollers before 1 p.m. (410) 268-4438

20: Middle Atlantic Writers Association banquet features poet Nikki Giovanni. 8 p.m., Sheraton Baltimore North, 903 Dulaney Valley Road, $35. (410) 319-3165

21: St. Joseph's Home School Association's Harvest Moon bull roast with silent auction, raffles, 6 p.m., Calvert Hall College, 8102 LaSalle Road, $23. (410) 584-8268

21: Halloween Ball: Nightmare on the Harbor, costumes, dine on haunted fare, 8 p.m., Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, $45 each or $80 a couple. (410) 727-4808, Ext. 105

22: Chi Omega Champagne Sunday Brunch and Craft Auction to benefit children of Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, noon, Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, 1708 W. Rogers Ave., $5 advance or $6 at door. (410) 665-5894 or (410) 315-8380

22: St. Joseph Medical Center Auxiliary fashion show and luncheon, 12:30 p.m., Sheraton Baltimore North, 903 Dulaney Valley Road, $30. (410) 823-0295

23: Shannon Wollman concert and post-show reception benefits the Chase-Brexton Clinic, 8 p.m., Essex Community College Theatre, 7201 Rossville Blvd., $25. (410) 780-6369

25: Pam Shriver's Charity Tennis Challenge to benefit Baltimore Community Foundation features tennis stars Mary Pierce, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Tracy Austin, Ilie Nastase, Johan Kriek and Pam Shriver, 7 p.m., Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., $9 to $75. (410) 347-2010

26: Youth Enrichment Services' Awards Ceremony, 6 p.m., Martin's West, $45. (410) 780-7950, Ext. 236

28: 100 Years of Broadway to benefit Minds Across Maryland, Maryland Sings with Joseph Eubanks and Alice Mack, 7:30 p.m., Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, $20. (410) 325-9663 or (410) 767-0369

28: The Chimes Annual Hall of Fame honors the Rouse Co.'s Matt DeVito, black tie, 6:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency, $150. (410) 602-4019

28: Magic Me's Magic Castle benefits Maryland's Magic Me programs. Black tie, 7 p.m., Maryvale Castle, Falls Road, Lutherville, $150. (410) 243-9066, Ext. 151

29: Crab Feast and Buffet benefits Manna House Soup Kitchen, 1 p.m., Jimmy's Famous Seafood, 6526 Holabird Ave., $38. (410) 889-3001

29: The American Heart Association's Fine Wine Auction, tastings of Opus One, Bordeaux, Perrier-Jouet champagne, 10:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency, $50 each or $75 couple. Live auction noon-4 p.m., free, open to public. (410) 296-2491

29: Book Bash '95, 50 authors and experts, light fare, silent auction items, 10 percent of sales benefit Literacy Works, 6 p.m., Bibelot, 1819 Reisterstown Road, $25 advance or $30 at the door. (410) 887-2001

30: Halloween Macbeth, an evening with Stacy Keach, benefits historic Tudor Hall in Harford County, 7:30 p.m., Chesapeake Theater, Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, $15 and $10 for ages 21 and under. (410) 836-4211

NOVEMBER:

2: Gala multicourse dinner for cooking instructor Madeleine Kamman, prepared by former pupils, benefits American Institute Wine and Food, 6:30 p.m., Caves Valley Country Club, 11745 Park Heights Ave., $175. (410) 244-0044

2-4: 40th annual St. John's Episcopal Church Antiques Show and Sale, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 2-3 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 4, Parish House, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, $3.50, food available, call for times. (410) 461-7793

3: Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Friends All-Star Event, Tom Clancy and actors from "Homicide," celebrity reception, dinner-dance and auction, 7 p.m., Omni Inner Harbor Hotel, 101 W. Fayette St., $150 or $100 if not attending reception. (410) 955-2583

3: Ladew Topiary Gardens black-tie dinner and auction, 6 p.m., 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, $100. (301) 557-9570, Ext. 15

4: Art show and auction by Heisman Fine Arts Gallery, St. James Episcopal Church, 3100 Monkton Road, contemporary and traditional art, gourmet foods and wines, 6 p.m. preview, 7 p.m. sale, $15 each or $25 a couple. Angus Finney at (410) 823-1277

4: Union Memorial Hospital's TriUMHph Ball, 7 p.m., black tie, Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road, $175. (410) 554-2662

4: Walters Art Gallery opening night of "Pandora's Box: Women in Classical Greece" exhibit, black tie, 6 p.m., 600 N. Charles St., $250. (410) 547-9000, Ext. 212

4: The Raven Ball, sponsored by the 1844 Committee and Maryland Historical Society, Uptown Rhythm Kings, open bar, light hors d'oeuvres, black tie, 9 p.m., Center Club, 100 Light St., $55 advance or $65 at door. (410) 685-3750, Ext. 326

4: Grand Opera Ball featuring Ira Siff of New York's La Gran Scena Opera Company benefits Baltimore Opera Company, black tie, 6 p.m., Omni Hotel, $225. (410) 625-1600

7: Auxiliary Board of St. Vincent's Center's fashion show-luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Martin's Eudowood, 28 Towson Marketplace, $25. (410) 821-7293

9: Women's Division of Israel Bonds of Maryland and Merchants of the Village of Cross Keys sponsor annual Israel Bonds Fashion Extravaganza, buy a $1,000 State of Israel Bond to be invited to show, 11:45 a.m., Beth Tfiloh Synagogue, 3300 Old Court Road. (410) 484-6670

9: Novemberfest, Young Lawyers of the Maryland Bar Association, for the League: Serving People With Physical Disabilities, celebrity auction, buffet, Maryland micro brewers, wine, dress casual, 6:30 p.m., Westminster Hall, Fayette and Greene streets, $25. Art Gilbert at (410) 685-7878

9: Preview Party for Maryland Historical Society Antique Show, 6 p.m., Boumi Temple, $90, show continues through Nov. 12. (410) 685-3750, Ext. 372

10: A Class Act V benefits Young Audiences of Maryland, reception, gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, black tie optional, 6:30 p.m., Peabody Library, $100. (410) 837-7577

10-12: 25th Waterfowl Festival in Easton, paintings, carvings, decoys, demonstrations, Eastern Shore food and hospitality, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 10-11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 12, $12 before Nov. 1 and $15 after. (410) 822-4567

10: Preview party for Art '95: Art Exhibit and Sale showcasing works of 30 regional artists and artisans to benefit Baltimore Choral Arts Society, 6 p.m., Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, 6501 N. Charles St., $50, sale continues through Nov. 19, free admission. (410) 523-7070

11: The Greater Baltimore Medical Center's 30th anniversary celebration benefits Hospice of Baltimore, black tie, 6:30 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St., $150. (410) 828-2050

11: Harvest Gold Benefit Buffet for Maryland Chapter Hemophilia Foundation, 6 p.m., Fire Officer's Hall, O'Donnell Street and Linwood Avenue, $15. (410) 288-3955

11: Children's Cancer Foundation Celebrity Ball features Crystal Gayle in concert, 7 p.m., Towson Center, Osler and Auburn drives, $150. (410) 486-4744

11: National Kidney Foundation of Maryland Ball, black tie, 8 p.m., B&O; Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., $135. (410) 494-8545

11: Annual dinner dance of Howard County General Hospital's ** professional staff, black tie or island attire optional, 6:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency, $175. (410) 740-7544

11: "Make a Little Room" to benefit Corner House Shelter for homeless families, sponsored by the YWCA of Greater Baltimore, 5 p.m., Gaines McHale Antiques, 836 Leadenhall St., $25. (410) 685-1460, Ext. 264

11: Preview party at the Carriage House for the Women's Board of the Johns Hopkins Hospital's 1995 Carriage House Collection Sale, 7 p.m., 4545 N. Charles St., $90. Show continues noon-6 p.m. Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14, tickets $8. (410) 955-9341

12: Loyola Mothers' Club fashion show, 1 p.m., auctions and gourmet bake table, Martin's West, $30. (410) 879-9822

14: St. George's Garden Club benefit luncheon featuring New Yorkers Sean Driscoll of Glorious Food and party planner J. Barry Ferguson, who will share ideas for "Puttin' on the Ritz," 9 a.m., Boumi Temple. (410) 363-3110

16: 50th reunion of Sheriff's Boys baseball teams, 6 p.m., Sparrows Point Country Club, 919 Wise Ave., $20. (410) 732-7494

16: Central Maryland March of Dimes Dinner by Candlelight honors Dr. Phillip Goldstein, business attire, 6 p.m., Harbor Court Hotel, 550 Light St., $150. (410) 752-8179

17: '60s Bash to benefit Maryland Friends of Foster Children Foundation, dress hip, mod or flowery, 8 p.m., Columbus Center, 111 Market Place, $35. (410) 653-8701

18: The Jewish Convalescent & Nursing Home's "An Evening of Magic & Masquerade," black tie, 8 p.m., Hyatt Regency, $125. (410) 521-3600

19: WJHU-FM Fall Wine Festival and All That Jazz, 2:30 p.m., Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., $40- $50. (410) 516-9548

21: 15th annual KinderGala dinner dance for Kennedy Krieger Institute, black tie, 7 p.m., Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2220 York Road, $275. (410) 550-9460. KinderGala kicks off Festival of Trees 1995, which opens to public Nov. 22, and runs through Nov. 26, $6 adults, $3 children. (410) 550-TREE for hours

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