Everyone knows it is next to impossible to get Orioles tickets, but I know someone who has about 100 tickets for Tuesday's evening game with another hot team in baseball, the Milwaukee Brewers. Seems the Orioles donated 500 tickets to the Children's Guild to be used as a fund-raiser for this therapeutic day school for emotionally disturbed children.
If you'd like to "Take the O Train," tickets are $50, a bargain considering that you begin your evening at 5 p.m. with pre-game baseball dinner and drinks at the Mount Washington Tavern. At 6:30 p.m., guests will board the light rail and cruise to Oriole Park for the 7:35 game. Call (410) 444-3800 to reserve your tickets.
It takes a lot of parties to elect a new governor or any politician. Just imagine how many there will be if all the non-candidates whose names are being bandied about decide to try the waters.
On that list are Democrats Lt. Gov. Mickey Steinberg, State Superintendent of Schools Nancy Grasmick, Speaker of the House Clay Mitchell and Secretary of State Winfield Kelly as well as Anne Arundel County Executive Bobby Neal, Parris Glendening and Larry Hogan on the Republican side.
Kelly, to my knowledge, was the first one out of the fund-raising starting gate. His "do" in Annapolis several months ago attracted about 800 people who paid $100 a pop. Guests included the governor and what seemed like most of his staff, cabinet and closest friends.
Last week, Steinberg packed the ballroom at $100- and $500-a-head soirees held back-to-back at Stouffer Harborplace Hotel.
The governor et al. were not there, but I did spot Alan Rifkin, Judge Edgar and Ann Silver, Joe De Francis, Larry Gibson, John Paterakis, Sens. Mike Miller and Nancy Murphy, Dels. Gary Alexander and Tim Maloney, Harford County Executive Eileen Rehrmann, plus hundreds of people who try to attend all the political parties.
I bumped into City Councilman Mike Curran, who said his Attorney General brother, Joe, is also considering a run for governor. Should be an interesting couple of years on the political treadmill.
Dr. Steve Goodman was delighted to land the role of King Gama in "Princess Ida," the Young Victorian production that is playing at the Bryn Mawr School Saturday and five other dates in July.
However, Dr. Goodman had to attend a medical conference in Paris and Amsterdam before opening night last Saturday, so Brian Goodman (no relation), general manager of the Young Vics, stepped in to play King Gama opening night.
And since Brian is a lawyer, it gave many of his peers a chance to see what he can do on stage since this performance was a benefit for the Baltimore Bar Foundation. Steve's fans will see him in the remaining performances.
How does an old-fashioned summer lawn concert sound to you? If it's been so long you've forgotten, pack a picnic basket and grab a blanket and drive to College Manor, 300 W. Seminary Ave. in Lutherville from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The Hunt Valley Jazz Band will entertain.
Administrator Jane Moore Banks decided this was a perfect way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the retirement home, which her father, William H. "Dinty" Moore, founded on the former site of the 99-year-old Maryland College for Women. Two of her children work at College Manor: John Horine is business manager and her daughter, Bunny Renaud, is director of nursing.
Among those invited to enjoy the concert are College Manor residents with their families, staff, elected officials, doctors and even some of the college alums. Sounds like a nice way to spend the evening.