Benefit to aid food bank


November 04, 1990|By LAURA CHARLES

AREA RESTAURANTS and hotels have teamed up, once again, for the third annual "Food for All" to benefit the Maryland Food Bank and Maryland Food Committee Nov. 25 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Stouffer Harborplace Hotel.

Sponsored by the Hotel and Motel Association of Greater Baltimore headed by Stouffer GM Alan Villaverde, the benefit will feature a fantastic array of Maryland harvest food prepared by Baltimore's premier chefs along with dancing to the Ed Williams Orchestra. Tickets are $40 and can be charged by calling Ticketron at (800) 543-3041.

FORMER COLT'S STAR Artie Donovan has been tapped to be this year's grand marshal of the Mayor's Christmas Parade. The parade will be held Dec. 2 and will also feature the Colt's Marching Band.

CARRYING THE TORCH: The oldest living Olympic medalist, 98-year-old Abel Kiviat, who in 1912 won in the track and field category, visited Baltimore this week to announce that the Maccabi Games, Olympics featuring Jewish athletes from around the world, will be held here in 1992. Kiviat, by the by, roomed with the famous track star Jim Thorpe.

BALTIMORE-OPOLY, a board game featuring local attractions that is played like Monopoly, will have its Baltimore debut at a fund-raiser to benefit Baltimore Reads Inc. Nov. 14 on board the Bay Lady.

Sponsored by WCAO-AM, WXYV-FM, WJZ-TV and Harbor Cruises, the bash will kick off with a dockside party at 7 p.m. followed by a cruise around the harbor. Tickets, which include refreshments and a copy of the game (which retails for $24.95), are $35 per person and can be reserved by calling Heather Campbell at 752-3595.

ACTRESS, SINGER and dancer Rita Moreno will perform an evening of popular music from Broadway to the blues Saturday night at the Meyerhoff. . . . WJZ-TV'S John Buren and Bob Turk will emcee tonight's third annual Sugar Ball at Stouffer's Harborplace hotel to benefit the American Diabetes Association and assist in picking the winning ticket for a brand new Mercedes 190E.

AROUND TOWN: New works by Baltimore artists Debra Fetters and Brett Wilson will be installed on Wednesday at the 8x10 club with a reception for the artists from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. . . . Actress Tonja Walker, who plays the character Alex on "One Life to Live," was expected to be in town this weekend to appear at the Miss Teen Pageant for the Harford County Parks and Recreation. A former Miss Maryland America, Ms. Walker is originally from Kingsville and is sister to Tammy Walker, a former Miss Maryland.

CONCERT PROMOTER Don Wehner tells us he's bringing jazz great Wynton Marsalis to Shriver Hall for a concert Dec. 9 along with local musician Carl Filipiak, who'll be making his concert debut. "He's one of the most influential jazz artists ever to come out of Baltimore," said Wehner. For tickets, call 481-6000. . . . Yuks for bucks? Local stand-up comic Larry Silver has gotten together with WGRX-FM and Slapstix Comedy Club to sponsor a night of comedy to benefit the victims of the recent tornado in Reisterstown. Silver will be joined on stage by comics Andre Brown, Tony Woods and Chip Franklin. The benefit performance will be held Nov. 12 and tickets are $7 plus a can of food.

PARTY CIRCUIT: David Gaines, a Baltimore businessman and member of HERO's Associates Team, hosted a reception and performance of "The Orange Earth" at the Theatre Project this week. . . . Dr. Sylvan Goldberg tells us the Center for Infant Study at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (he's chairman of the planning council of the program) held its first annual fund-raising dinner last Monday at Jeannier's restaurant honoring Dr. John Dennis, the recently retired dean of the School of Medicine.

The center provides psychiatric services for infants up to 3 years old.

APOLOGIES TO Harbor Court chef Michael Rork for teaming him up with the wrong lady for the Celebrities Celebrate Table Settings bash at the BMA Nov. 15. Rork will be decorating a festive picnic table with his Harbor Court partner in crime, Betsy Goldfeder -- not Betsy Ferguson as previously reported . . . The Restaurant Association of Maryland has selected Billy King Sr. and Billy King Jr. of the Crab Shanty in Ellicott City as winners of the prestigious Restaurateur of the Year award for 1990. The father-son team will receive the award at the Gala Awards banquet at the Stouffer Harborplace Hotel Nov. 26.

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