THE PORT OF Baltimore is planning a royal welcome for the Princess Cruises' newest luxury "Love Boat" -- the Regal Princess -- when it sails into Dundalk Marine Terminal tomorrow afternoon after being christened in New York by Margaret Thatcher. On hand for the celebration will be "Love Boat" star Gavin MacLeod and members of the H. Chambers Company here in town, who are responsible for the concept of the ship's elegant interior design.
PARTY MAVENS Bob Ludwig, Michael Wettach, Nelson Schreter and Elane Stein are hosting a "moo-o-ve to the rhythms of the islands" bash at Wettach's fabulous Andor Farm on Sept. 1 to benefit Lifesong '91, HERO and the fight against AIDS. Dress? Why, cow-sual, natch! By the way, Joel Grey will not be appearing at the fall Lifesong gala as previously mentioned, and so far no word on his replacement. Stay tuned.
MUSIC MEN: Congrats are in order to local singer-songwriter Lloyd Marcus. Three more of Marcus' songs have placed in Billboard's Annual Song Contest. Look for his new album "Life & Love" in December. . . . The powerful harmonies of Three Dog Night come to Hammerjacks Tuesday night. . . . Super sax player (and a real looker, ladies) Dave Koz, who's appeared on numerous television shows including the "Tonight" show, will be teaming up this Thursday at Max's on Broadway with super vocalist Phil Perry, who's recorded with such greats as Quincy Jones and Barbra Streisand. . . . And finally, the magical duo Air Supply will appear this Friday night at the Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown.
THE BALTIMORE CHALLENGE, which features Oriole reps, area media and business leaders in a blindfolded driving contest against blind golfer Worth Dalton, will be staged this Wednesday at Eagles Nest in Towson. The afternoon's festivities are a kickoff for the Sept. 26 First National Bank of Maryland Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit the RP Foundation Fighting Blindness. Chairman of this year's tourney is Bond Distributing's Bob Pinkner, and honorary chair is Orioles pitcher Jeff Ballard. For info on how you can participate, call Laura Stees at 225-9400.
THE MARYLAND SOCIETY for the Prevention of Blindness invited Eyes Only to be a guest judge at the finals of the 1991
Maryland's Most Beautiful Eyes Contest last weekend in Columbia. The winners? Eighteen-year-old Towsonite Anita Narvtowicz and 3-year-old Stephanie Edwards, also of Towson. Ms. Narvtowicz won an eight-day cruise on the QE2, courtesy of World Travel, while little Stephanie won a color TV from Selnick & Sons.
Representative Helen Bentley, R-Md., and yours truly got locked up in a mock jail during last Sunday's four-hour Leukemia Televent on Channel 11, hosted by the statuesque Texan Carolyn McEnrue and sports vet Vince Bagli. Others put "behind bars" by Officer Rosalind Brown included WBAL's "Detour" Dave Sandler, BG&E's Bert Gebhardt and Leukemia Poster Child Monica Willats.
OUR FAVORITE CONCIERGE, Carolyn Mollenkopf of the Hyatt, tells us about a fun event that will take place Tuesday at the waterway between the National Aquarium and the Chart House restaurant. The event, a paddle polo match, is sponsored by the Baltimore Area Concierge Association to benefit Baltimore's homeless. Drop by.
LEGAL BEAGLE Rick Schaeffer, the newly appointed counsel for the U.S. Gymnastic Trials, which will come to Baltimore next year, has been super busy this summer. Rick spent the latter part of July helping out his pal, Patti Davis, daughter of Ron and Nancy Reagan, promote her new roman a clef, "House of Secrets," in D.C. Last week he was on Evening Sun columnist Dan Rodrick's WBAL-AM radio show chatting about his participation on a peace mission to the Middle East last year with former U.S. Senator Charles Percy and actor/activist Mike Farrell. The attorney is in the process of putting together a new major sports management company.
YOU'RE INVITED to join the Orioles wives and players at their annual black-tie, $100-a-plate cruise on board the Lady Baltimore on Sept. 5. Chaired by O's wives Lori Williamson and Jill Olson, the evening of dinner and dancing will benefit the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. For ticket info, call 547-6140.