It's not too soon to think about spring events

Sylvia Badger

January 15, 1991|By Sylvia Badger

LAST TUESDAY, I told you about January and February events around town. Now, here's a sample of some of the March, April and May happenings, hopefully something for everyone.


GBMC's annual fund-raising ball sponsored by the Volunteer Auxiliary will feature the excitement of the Gay Nineties as its theme on March 2. Guests are asked to dress Gay Nineties style, and Gene Donati will provide the music for the evening. Tickets for the gala are $150 each and will be held at Stouffer Harborplace Hotel. For more information call 828-2050 . . . On March 2, the music of Cole Porter and "Anything Goes" will highlight Expressions '91, the annual party to benefit the Baltimore School for the Arts. Guests are invited to become students and attend classes to become actors, dancers, musicians and artists. The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. at the School, 712 Cathedral St. Highlights include cocktails, dinner and a performance by students at the School. Call 396-1185 for ticket information.

Waterfowl USA Greater Baltimore Chapter has scheduled its 4th Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction for March 8 from 6-11 p.m. at Holiday Inn Timonium. If you'd like a nice game dinner and a chance to bid on an array of auction items like hunting trips, hunting dogs, paintings, fishing trips, dinner packages, guns and decoys, then mark your calendar. For ticket information, call A. Gordon Boone III at 527-1370 or Denny Wedekind at 661-4044.

The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation will honor one player from each of the 28 National Football League teams at its 13th annual awards dinner at Martin's West on March 12. These players are selected by their teammates and each is supposed to personify the Ed Block model of courage, strength and leadership.

Block was head trainer for the Baltimore Colts for 23 years, served in a U.S. Army tank division and worked with children who needed therapy at Kernan Hospital. Proceeds from the dinner benefits the Courage House at St. Vincent's Center in Timonium. Call Maria Velleggia for ticket information, 377-2222.


The first "Base Ball Gala" will take place at the Hyatt Regency on Sunday night, April 7, the night before the Orioles' opening day game at Memorial Stadium. Attire is black tie/baseball uniforms and tickets are $125 each. Julie Wagner is chairing this first, which will begin at 6:30 p.m.. Music is by Harvey and the Hubcaps and there will be a silent auction featuring trips and baseball memorabilia. The gala will benefit the Babe Ruth Foundation and the Baltimore Orioles Foundation. For more information contact Wagner at 547-6140.

On April 13, an "Evening at the Copa" promises to be another festive fund-raiser for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center at Stouffer Harborplace Hotel. The fun begins at 7 p.m. and $175 per person tickets can be reserved by calling 955-8767.

The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Rainbow Gala will be held at the Hyatt Regency on April 20. This year's gala will honor George McGowan as JDF Man of the Year in recognition of his contributions to the community. The theme of the evening is "Escape to Casablanca." For more information, call 356-4555.

The Cloister's Children's Museum has scheduled another Storybook Ball on April 20. "'Go Hollywood' is the theme, and guests are asked to wear costumes or black tie. Tickets are $100 and may be reserved by calling 823-2551.

Not too many details on the Medical Eye Bank's Eye Ball scheduled for Scarlett Place on April 27. For more details, call 752-2020.


The Cathedral Ball will be held on May 4 at Scarlett Place from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Catered by the Brass Elephant, the 1991 Gala features Larry Whitaker & Spellbound. Tickets are $100, and proceeds benefit the Cathedral School. Call 532-7664 for more information.

The Walters Art Gallery will celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Hackerman House under a tent at the foot of the Washington Monument. On May 4, there will be a black-tie celebration, which costs $250 a person. For more details, call 547-9200 Ext. 212.

The Towson Center is the place to be on May 11 for the Shock Trauma Ball. Again, all I have is the date, so call 328-8778 for more info.

May 31 is the date of the fifth annual fund-raising gala for Center Stage. Split Decision and the comedy duo of Daugherty and Field will entertain. Gala tickets are $200 for orchestra seats and $150 for balcony, which of course includes cocktails and dinner. Call 685-3200 for more information.

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