NET RESULTS: Un-leased office space in the Candler Building downtown, all done up gloriously by p.r. whiz John Yuhanick, was the setting for Pam Shriver's black-tie dinner Monday night celebrating her sixth annual Charity Tennis Festival.
And what a creative setting it was for such a prestigious affair! The five-year history of Pam's tennis festival reads like a "Who's Who" in tennis and this year was no exception with the top-ranked Martina Navratilova and Jennifer Capriati on hand. (The actual tennis exhibition was held last night and featured celebrity doubles, Shriver and Jim Palmer, and former Blast goalie, Scott Manning, teamed with Elise Burgin -- all of whom attended the gala.)
The festival has been a real labor of love for Pam, who since 1986, has raised more than $865,000 for the Children's Hospital, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Greater Baltimore Tennis Patrons. Cystic Fibrosis President Larry Cohen couldn't have said it better when he referred to Pam as a true "champion of children."
ART LOVERS won't want to miss the Baltimore Choral ArtSociety's Art '91 Exhibition and Sale through Sunday at the Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt. The show, curated by interior designer Judy Morgan, features the works of 32 regional artists such as Henry Coe, Betsey Heuisler, Gladys Goldstein, Mary Ann Mears, Raoul Middleman and Bennard Perlman. A preview reception, hosted by Choral Arts' Music Director Tom Hall was held last Friday night. WJZ-TV's Denise Koch will narrate its Christmas concert on Dec. 22 at Goucher College.
THE ADVERTISING Association of Baltimore is holding its annuaholiday party on Dec. 6 at the Baltimore Grand Hotel. Entertainment will be provided by the Freddy Stevens Band with proceeds to benefit PATH (People Aiding Travelers and The Homeless.) Call 727-1578 for reservations.
AROUND TOWN: A belated congratulations to the HarboCourt's Michael Rork, and wife, Betsy, who became the proud parents of their first child recently -- a boy named Andrew Isaac.
PARTY LINE: Michael Todd, sales manager for the St. Jameswelcomed more than 200 guests to a preview reception for "A Holiday Perfect Setting," an exhibit featuring unusual holiday table settings designed by local celebs. Among those on hand were Bernard and Vivian Manekin; Fiola Blum; Councilman Melvin Mintz and wife, Lee; Nell Passano; John and Rosalie Bond; Joyce Kashima; Judy and Ron Hessanauer and Mary Beth Marsden.