DANNY GLOVER, the actor who was so terrific in "The Color Purple" as well as "Lethal Weapon" I and II, will be in town today to promote his newest film, "To Sleep With Anger." The talented Glover, by the way, will visit the campus of Morgan State University to discuss his career as an actor with the students there.
The "Danny Glover" program, as it's called, is free and open to the public and will be held at 2 p.m. at the McKeldin Center Ballroom.
TREK ALERT: Gates McFadden, the actress who plays Dr. Beverly Crusher on the TV series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (which airs on Fox 45) will be in town Saturday and Sunday along with DeForest Kelley, the distinguished actor who played Doctor "Bones" in the original "Star Trek" TV series and movies.
The new and the old will both be appearing at Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn as part of "October Trek," a convention at the hotel. All you Trekkies should beam right over.
LETTER PERFECTION: "Wheel of Fortune's" Vanna White will highlight the "October Celebration" festivities at the St. Charles Towne Center beginning tomorrow and running through Sunday. The center, which is Southern Maryland's first enclosed regional mall, is staging a "Lunch With Vanna," offering one lucky registrant the opportunity to "do lunch" with the curvaceous co-host of the nationally syndicated game show.
On Saturday, Vanna will spin a wheel to determine the winner, but don't fret if you're a, er, Vanna fan and you don't win. Ms. White will also be holding autograph sessions at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m! St. Charles Towne Center is at the intersection of Smallwood Drive on U.S. 301. Vowel to be there!
RADIO ACTIVITY: Pretty Jennifer Steele, who holds down the afternoon shift at WYST-AM, has begun a "Celebrity Hour" between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. featuring local celebs picking their favorite songs of the '50s and '60s.
Steele asked us to be "on" with our favorite songs, so we've decided to ask our readers for help. Help! Send us your favorite oldie that you'd like us to play and we'll dedicate it to you. Stay tuned for our debut as DJ!
EYE OPENERS: The Maryland Temporary Association will hold a Dockside Party tonight at 5:30 on board the Lady Baltimore at Harborplace to benefit Baltimore Reads Inc. Tickets are $10 and can be obtained by calling Stacey Taylor at 752-7863.