Fund-raiders Fun Despite Woes Of The Economy

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January 05, 1992|By LAURA CHARLES

The date of a benefit concert by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre was incorrect in Laura Charles' column Sunday. The event takes place Feb. 13.

The Sun regrets the error.

PARTY TIME!: OK, so maybe the state of the economy has put a dent in your pocketbook. Is that any reason to sit home alone and brood? Don't fret if you can't afford to buy a new dress for the ball. Do what we do. Recycle!

Trade your tired threads for different ones from friends and relatives -- too bad we're not buddies with Ivana Trump-- and save your money to buy a ticket to help out one of your favorite charities. You'll feel much better for it, and you probably won't mind as much when somebody accidentally dribbles crab fondue on you.

FOR THE RECORD - CORRECTION

Here's a sampling of some of the fund-raisers that are coming your way. Something's sure to strike your fancy. Dance on.

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THE SOCIETY TO PROMOTE Respect and Recognition of Millard Fillmore kicks off its eighth annual Fillmore Frolic today at the Sheraton Towson. Admission's free but donations are requested for literacy programs of the Mars Estates Elementary School. The Evening Sun's Dan Rodricks will present "Little Known Facts About a Little Known Leader" at the afternoon bash. Call Rae Rossen at (410) 655-3222.

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THE BALTIMORE ZOO invites you to surrender to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber -- he's the guy who did the memorable "Cats," "Phantom," "Evita," etc. -- Tuesday at the Lyric Opera House with guest Michael Crawford. There's a post-concert cast reception that's included in the $100 ticket price, and we hear tickets are going fast. Call (410) 396-7102.

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KEEP THIS UNDER your hat! The annual Madhatters Ball is happening once again Jan. 18 at the Governors Club to benefit United Cerebral Palsy. Guests, sporting their favorite chapeaus, will gather to dance to the Waller Family at this black-tie affair, which coincides with the United Cerebral Palsy Telethon's "Weekend with the Stars" on Channel 13. Call (410) 484-4540.

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THE CLOSING CELEBRATION for the Roland Park Centennial Year to benefit the Roland Park Community Foundation will be held Jan. 18 at the Baltimore Country Club. Call (410) 889-1752.

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THE MUSEUM AFFILIATES of The Baltimore Museum of Art are staging their ninth annual Casino Ball, called "A Winter Wonderland," Jan. 25. The gala black-tie affair will feature music and dancing, light fare and games. Tickets are $85 for BMA members, $90 for non-members. A pre-ball dinner will also be held at $250 per person. For tickets, call (410) 396-6363.

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A HEARTY CROWD is expected for this year's "Heart Ball" Feb. at the Hyatt Regency. Co-chairs for this annual event are Joanne Pollak and Dave Wolf. Call (410) 661-8000.

THE ALVIN AILEY DANCE Theatre Foundation's opening benefit concert will be held Feb. 6 at the Morris Mechanic Theatre. Tickets are $250 per person for a pre-VIP reception and post performance bash, or $100 for the post performance party only. Call (410) 962-5340.

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THE ARLENE ROSENBLOOM WYMAN Guild "Sweetheart Dance" is planned for Feb. 8 at the Omni Inner Harbor Hotel. The event benefits the University of Maryland Cancer Center, Hope Lodge and other area cancer programs. Honorees are Dr. Jim Wade and Jude Harrison. Tickets are $75. Call (410) 328-5770.

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THE 1992 KING OF HEARTS Ball will be held Feb. 15 at the Wakefield Valley Golf & Conference Center in Westminster to benefit the American Heart Association. It's black tie optional and music is by the Romanos. Tickets are $50. Call (410) 876-1029.

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THE MARDIS GRAS Ball for the North Arundel Hospital takes place Feb. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown. The black-tie affair features cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a sit-down dinner with music by Gene Donati. Tickets are $175, which includes valet parking. Call (410) 787-4405. Joel Fedder is chairman.

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THE MARYLAND BOYS and Girls Clubs, who are currently reopening Recreation Centers at the Public Housing Communities, are sponsoring a "Garage Sale Gala" Feb. 22 at the Pat Hayes Buick Building at Biddle and Cathedral streets. It's black tie or backyard attire, and tickets are $50. Kip Mandris and Koula Savvakis are chairing the event. Call (410) 539-1344 for tickets.

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THE 1992 BARTENDER CHARITY BALL returns to the Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn Feb. 22. Chaired by the Bay Cafe's Bud Craven, this year's bash is a benefit for United Cerebral Palsy. It's black tie and tickets are $85. Call (410) 484-4540.

THE FIRST ANNUAL LOVE for Sight Valentine Dance is being staged by the Medical Eye Bank of Maryland Feb. 22 at the Michael's Eighth Avenue Hall featuring music by Jr. Cline and the Recliners. Tickets are $17.50 in advance. Call (410) 752-2020.

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THE LEUKEMIA SOCIETY OF AMERICA is working cooperatively with Jos. A. Bank on the "Man and Woman of the Year" competition to determine who can raise the most money for the cause. A Grand Finale Party is planned for Feb. 23 to announce the winners at the Jos. A. Bank store in Kenilworth Park. Chairman is Ed Hale. Tickets are $25. Call (410) 825-2500.

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