HERE ON GILLIGAN'S ISLAND: What a world! Did we ever think we'd be invited on a three-hour cruise with the stars of one of our all-time fave shows, "Gilligan's Island"?
Yes, folks, three of television's most well-known castaways, Bob (Gilligan) Denver, Russell (the Professor) Johnson and Dawn (Mary Ann) Wells, are all being rescued this Wednesday as WYST-FM presents the Gilligan's Island Reunion on board the Lady Baltimore in the Inner Harbor.
Tickets are free and are being made available through the radio station and participating sponsors. What a world!
TIM CONWAY, the super comedian whom we remember best from the old Carol Burnett shows, will be on tap for this year's Triple Crown Ball on May 16 at the Hyatt, as will -- get this -- Miss America, also known as Marjorie Vincent.
The black-tie "U.S.A. Revue" is a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the committee list includes Jim Palmer, Pam Shriver, Jim McKay and Representative Helen Delich Bentley, R-Md.
Honorary chairman is Bob Hope, and organizers are still hoping he will make an appearance. If you'd like to attend, call CF at 771-9000.
SPEAKING OF OUR buddy Jim Palmer, he'll be joined by writer Tom Clancy and Gov. William Donald Schaefer this Friday morning at Catonsville Middle School for a breakfast in support of D.A.R.E. -- Drug Abuse Resistance Education.
If you'd like to attend, call Debby Butcher at 998-5911. Tickets are $25.
AROUND TOWN: A speedy recovery to bandleade extraordinaire -- Zim Zemarel -- who's recuperating from a triple bypass at St. Joseph's Hospital. . . . A bunch of the original "Diner" guys, including Boogie Weinglass, came out to roast local lawyer and all-American lacrosse star Ray Altman on the occasion of his 50th birthday recently at Sabatino's. . . . Local actor Dave Klein will play the part of a judge on an episode of "America's Most Wanted" slated for May 10. In the meantime, the talented artisan is busily readying his custom furniture for a show at Knight Gomez in November.
EYE OPENERS: Les Kinsolving, the controversial radio talkster a WCBM-AM, brings his show to Danny's Restaurant on Charles Street tomorrow night from 7 until 10. If it doesn't upset your stomach, drop by for din-din and chatter. . . . Artie Donovan and James Earl Jones are teaming up in the near future, we hear, to tout the airwaves with good messages about C&P. Has a certain ring to it, huh? The televison commercial's to be shot by Bonner Films.
TICKETS ARE SELLING like hotcakes for the May 6 benefit for Meals on Wheels, to be held at the Harbor Court.
This exclusive bash, which is being covered by Town and Country magazine, is the brainchild of Steve Weinstein of Dahne and Weinstein fame, with support from Harbor Court chef Michael Rork, who'll not only cook the gourmet dinner but give a demonstration of his culinary techniques.
Seating is limited. If you're interested, call 321-5465.
BOOK ENDS: Gwynn and Bob Willis, who are marketing and public relations professionals in town, have co-authored a new book entitled "Day Trips from Baltimore: Getaways Less Than 2 Hours Away." The paperback, which sells for $10.95 and is available at area bookstores, includes 28 itineraries within two hours of Baltimore, complete with recommendations on where to go and what to see.
TABLE HOPPING: First there was Hooters. Now comes Johnny Rockets, a 1940s-style hamburger shop which just opened in Harborplace's Light Street Pavilion, the first of its kind on the East Coast. We hear employees are hired on the basis of their "friendliness, spunk and outrageous attitudes."
A benefit cabaret show entitled "Soup's On," featuring Russ Margo, will take place this Tuesday night at Harborlights Dinner Theatre.
Tickets are $7 and benefit the Beans & Bread Soup Kitchen in Fells Point.
AND FINALLY, the highlight of last weekend's "Evening at th Copa" at the Stouffer Harborplace Hotel was the torch-singing routine by former Miss Maryland Tammy Walker. The event was chaired by Betsy and Allen Robinson and was a benefit for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.