A SPORTING CROWD is expected to turn out tomorrow night at Martin's West for the annual Sports Boosters Banquet honoring Marylanders who've excelled in sports.
Among the attendees sharing the honors are Billy Ripken and Dave Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles; the Oakland A's Harold Baines; the Cleveland Browns' Ernie Accorsi; Toots Barger, the top womens duckpin bowler; and former Pimlico Race Course owner Ben Cohen. Veteran sportscaster Tom Davis will emcee, and tickets (at $50) are still available by calling 561-0065.
EYE DO'S: Wally Orlinsky, the Department of Natural Resources tree czar (sometimes known affectionately among friends as "Wally Appleseed"), married his long-time love, Judy Taylor, a lobbyist with the Department of Human Resources, on Sunday at the Prince Hall Mason's Grand Lodge, site of the former Eutaw Place temple, Oheb Shalom.
About 200 of the couple's close friends and politicos turned out for the nuptials. Our very best to the newlyweds.
THE CAFE DES ARTISTES sparkled Thursday night as owners Ann and Harvey Clapp III played host to a kick-off bash for the 1990 Christmas Seal Ball.
Newlyweds Helen and Norman Rockwell, the ball co-chairs, held forth looking marvelously tanned from their recent Bermuda honeymoon. The ball, which will benefit the American Lung Association of Maryland, will be held Nov. 30 at Charles Levine's Scarlett Place digs. For ticket info, call 560-2120.
ALL THAT JAZZ: Because it sold out quickly last year, we're urging you to get your tickets ASAP for the second annual Winter Jazz Extravaganza on December 2 at 8 p.m. at Bryn Mawr School. For the second year in a row, the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble will present a concert for Baltimore jazz lovers and will be joined by jazz pianists Ellis Larkins and Mel Spears. Tickets are $12. For info, call 484-5200.
AROUND TOWN: Dr. Benjamin Carson is the keynote speaker tonight at the Baltimore Council for Self-Esteem's kick-off campaign at the Sheraton Inner Harbor from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The purpose of the cam
paign is to raise self-esteem in the children of Maryland . . . Tickets are still available for tomorrow night's "Celebrities Celebrate Festive Table Settings by Baltimore Pacesetters" at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The preview cocktail bash will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Call Marge Lee at 396-6310 for information.
MASH BASH: The Visiting Nurse Association of Baltimore's "MASH Bash" Saturday night had a sell-out crowd of close to 450 VTC at the Enoch Pratt Central Library made to look like a military compound.
Among the notables were Mayor Schmoke, Donna Felling and Paula Hollinger with special guest, actor McLean Stevenson, who made it known to all during his stand-up routine that he was not a member of the Alan Alda Fan Club. The VNA's Ann Jackson tells us more fund-raising events are planned this year in honor of the 95th anniversary of the organization. Stay tuned.