TABLE HOPPING: Nationally known author Susan White-Bowden, who makes her home in Finksburg, will speak at a luncheon seminar at Corbi's Restaurant in Little Italy Feb. 3 on her experiences dealing with death, divorce, suicide and feelings of loss and despair.
If you'd like to spend the afternoon with someone who's "been there and back," call 837-2300 for reservations.
THE SINGLE LIFE: If you're single, you might be interested in hearing about S.A.S.S., or Socially Active Savvy Singles, which held its premier event at the H. J. Williams Gallery on Eutaw Street last month. The brainchild of Elaine McCloud and Frank Campbell, S.A.S.S. is "Baltimore's answer to busy singles who enjoy exquisite entertainment, but rarely have time to plan it." Call 727-0657 for info.
QUICK STUFF: WJZ-TV's Andrea Koppel, daughter of "Nightline" host Ted Koppel, has left Channel 13 to join WPLG-TV in Miami. . Actor Gavin "The Love Boat" MacLeod is slated to make an appearance in the Big Crab on March 13 to promote the Princess Cruise Lines. You can hear Captain Stubing live that morning on the "all new" WYST-FM with morning co-hosts Big Don O'Brien and Wendy Corey.
MUSIC MEN: "Crack the Sky" founder and lead member John Palumbo will perform at Max's on Broadway Wednesday as part of WIYY-FM's Unplugged Series. The show's dubbed "John Palumbo and Some Very Special Friends." . . .
Meanwhile, children's songwriter and performer Tom Chapin will give two family concerts today at Goucher College to benefit the Solomon Schechter Day School.
Chapin is the brother of the late Harry Chapin, known for his songs "Taxi" and "Cat's Cradle."
AROUND TOWN: Tickets are moving fast for "An Evening with Gregory Hines" Feb. 10 at the Meyerhoff, so if you don't want to be left out, call 547-9200 now. . . .
The Arlene Rosenbloom Wyman Guild's popular Sweetheart Dance will be held Saturday at Martin's West. This year's dance will honor Dr. Merrill Egorin as "Humanitarian of the Year" and Marcey Wyman Eisen as "Woman of the Year." Proceeds will benefit the University of Maryland Cancer Center. For info, call 486-9080.
PICTURE THIS: Dr. David Gens, attending trauma surgeon at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, is featured in the new book "The Power to Heal," produced by the publishers of the "Day in the Life" series of photography books.
The new book was photographed by 200 top photographers, who took photos throughout the world on the healing arts, from ancient to modern, during a one-week period.
BIRD TALK: The Orioles' fourth annual Winter Carnival is scheduled Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Omni Inner Harbor Hotel. Those attending will have a chance to take the first public tours of the construction site of the O's new stadium.
Autograph sessions and clinics conducted by Orioles manager Frank Robinson and players Ben McDonald, Randy Milligan, Dave Johnson and others will also be included in the day's activities.
There will also be a panel discussion featuring local sports personalities who'll rap about all aspects of the organization. Call the Orioles at 243-9800 for ticket info.
THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Exchange celebrated its five-year anniversary this week at the Engineering Center on Mount Vernon Place. Sponsored by the Baltimore Junior Association of Commerce, the group gets together monthly to network and make business contacts.
For info on future events, call Lori Milecki at 752-1325.
MORE QUICK STUFF: The interior design firm of Jesse Benesch & Associates has recently changed its name to Benesch Gasser in recognition of interior designer Keith Gasser, who's been a moving force in the firm for many years.
Norman Owen Taylor is the new president of the United Way System in Central Maryland and will assume the position Friday .
FINALLY, if you need an incentive to hunker down for the Super Bowl today, 25-cent hot dogs, free popcorn, 50 TV monitors and the chance to win a $1,500 car stereo system are being offered at Baltimore's Original Sports Bar downtown. Such a deal!