THERE's STILL TIME to get a ticket to what promises to be a "hot" luncheon at the Hyatt Regency on Sept. 25. The Advertising and Professional Club of Baltimore, which celebrates its 82nd birthday on Oct. 27, is roasting its Distinguished Marylander of the Year, Herb Fried.
It was in 1955 that Brod Doner picked Fried to open a W.B. Doner Baltimore office, and under his expertise that office has grown into one of the largest advertising agencies outside of New York. Fried, who has never been seen without a great suntan, was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame of the Advertising Association of Baltimore in 1987. He lives with his wife, Nikki, in Velvet Valley and is a member of the Suburban Club and the Center Club. Call Paula Leard at the Ad Club at 750-2974 to reserve your tickets. Proceeds from Ad Club functions go to scholarships for deserving students.
KUDOS to the Kennedy Institute's Board of Directors, which is meeting today to discuss how to handle the public relations angle of changing the institute's name to The Kennedy-Krieger Institute. Krieger is Zanvyl Krieger, attorney and former owner of the Orioles and Colts, who has given so much money to help so many in our community.
SURPRISING A POL: Last Sunday, State Sen. Julian "Jack" Lapides was invited to a surprise baby shower, but when he arrived at the Museum of Industry, the surprise was for him. Rikki Fleisher invited friends and family to celebrate Lapides' 60th birthday. Fellow senators Charles Smelser and Howard Denis stopped by for a toast, along with Judge Tom Ward and Kathy Hawker, Lapides' long-time assistant. The Jeff Wilson Duo, joined by Jack's harmonica-playing brother Jerry, provided the entertainment. Julian Fleisher, Jack's godson and namesake, belted out a rendition of "I've Got You Under My Skin," worthy of any Manhattan nightclub. And there were lots of presents, including two copies of the best-selling book, "Chutzpah," obviously from those who know Jack best.
AIN'T THE BEER COLD: Hank Linz of Coldwell Banker and his nephew, Greg, decided on an old-fashioned Maryland crab feast to celebrate Frank Cashen's 65th birthday at Rockaway Beach on Middle River. The party was held at the family beach house for Cashen, their old friend (and general manager of the New York Mets), and Cashen's wife, Jean. Some of Cashen's friends who stopped by were Jerry and Alice Hoffberger, former owner of the Orioles; Hank and Dot Peters, he's general manager of the Cleveland Indians; Roland Hemond, general manager of the Orioles; Joe Hamper, retired treasurer of the Orioles; and Jay and Bob Brown, Orioles publications director.
Others enjoying old and new baseball war stories were former Oriole Mark Belanger and his wife, Dee; Pat O'Donnell, widow of former Oriole announcer Bill O'Donnell; Kathleen Beres, teacher/astronaut, and her husband, Miller Einzel; Mike and Rosemary Maas, he's an attorney with Ron Shapiro's firm and she's the youngest sister of Connie Robinson; and last, but certainly not least, Cashen's four sons, Gregg, Brian, Timothy and Sean, and their wives, joined in the festivities.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: "Septemberfest" sounds like a lot of fun. It will be held on the grounds of Friend's School on North Charles Street on Sept. 29 and is sponsored by The Mid-town Churches Community Associations, who want to raise enough money to open a 30-bed shelter for older, ailing men and women who have no place to go when they are discharged from the hospital. For $25, you'll be treated to a gourmet box lunch, music by Tony Berry and New Money and Water Street Swing Society, games, prizes, jugglers and clowns. Evening Sun columnist Dan Rodricks and WBAL radio celebrities Ron Smith and Alan Prell will be there to chat with you. Call 889-3001 for tickets.
Our Guy Friday
WORK LIFE: Attorney with Fedder and Garten.
HOME LIFE: Married to Sue Dagurt, director of fund-raising development for the American Heart Association.
PASSIONS: Golf and music.
CLAIM TO FAME: New president of the Advertising and Professional Club of Baltimore.
HEROES: Jack Nicklaus.