HUMOR COLUMNIST Art Buchwald is the keynote speaker at an evening lecture for alumni and friends of Sheppard Pratt at the Peabody Conservatory Auditorium Friday night. . . .
The Rev. Jesse Jackson made a surprise appearance at "Septemberfest," held by the Mid-Town Churches Community Association last Sunday afternoon on the grounds of Friends school. Jackson charmed all when he delivered an eloquent speech on homelessness.
QUICK TAKES: Baltimore biz whiz Ted Herget will be officially installed as chairman of the board of directors of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce tomorrow at Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn. . . . Hot-air balloon rides, a story-telling ceremony by John Unitas and Tom Matte, music by Zim Zemarel and loads of other stuff including wonderful food, of course, are all being planned for the 50th anniversary of Peerce's Plantation Oct. 17. . . . Philip Evans, editor and publisher of the Annapolitan, is hosting a reception for veteran newsman (and sailor) Walter Cronkite, tomorrow at the Marriott. . . . The staff of Denise Christenson Design, a full service salon on Pratt Street at the Inner Harbor, will be cutting hair at the Fells Point Fun Festival this weekend for a good cause. Cuts are $10 and proceeds benefit the Bea Gaddy House.