Baltimore Sun’s BEST party in 2 weeks

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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