Members of Baltimore's hospitality industry were among the first guests invited to attend a party at the newest addition to the Baltimore International Culinary College -- a state-of-the-art cooking demonstration theater at 206 Water St.
Chef Dan Lundberg, the college's full-time chef instructor, will conduct weekday cooking demonstrations there at 9:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. There will be an additional class at 3 p.m., which will be taught by revolving chefs. Call Kate Armor, (410) 752-4983, if you'd like more information on the classes, which cost $10.
While Lundberg was preparing a divine flounder imperial, the school's charming president, Roger Chylinski, a k a Prince Chylinski, was beaming from all the compliments the guests were dishing out.
Among the guests I saw were Judy Brewster, Walker Wilson Travel, who arrived with Betty Ann Howard; Bob Swindell and Shirley Martinez, Mollett Travel; Ann Clapp, Cafe des Artistes; Joanna Cox, Roeder Travel; Ruth Fader, Baltimore Rent-a-Tour; Thaddeus Logan, Logan Enterprises; Sandy Martel and Jim Osborne, USAir; and Meg Rich, Hersheypark.
Cooking enthusiasts, mark your calendars: On July 16, Perla Meyers, seasonal cook and award-winning author, will offer a class from 3 p.m to 6 p.m. Tickets are $48. On Oct. 24, Sarah Leah Chase will tell you about the latest in fall feasts from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $46.
Nuptial News . . . Fredye Murphy, Enterprise Foundation, and Adam Gross, Ayers-Saint-Gross architect, will be flying to Santa Fe, N.M., for their July wedding.
One of Baltimore's most eligible bachelors, Bart Harvey III, co-CEO of the Enterprise Foundation, has proposed to Janet Marie Smith, Orioles vice president for planning and development.
Charley Weirauch, Metro Traffic Control, and Janice Anne Little, Ryland Homes, were married June 19 and honeymooned in Barbados.
And, finally, rumors are rampant about former Baltimore Sun columnist Laura Charles and her legal-beagle beau from
Weinberg and Green, Craig Peyton. I hear it could be a July wedding in Jamaica.
Breakfast at Bare Hills Tennis Club is scheduled from 10 a.m. t4 p.m. today, and it's a great deal if you've been debating whether to take up the game of tennis. Why not join my favorite tennis instructor, Maury Schwartzman, and a host of other pros at an all-day beginners clinic for $25? It will certainly give you an idea of whether you have any potential. Plus you may bring one child, age 7 to 16, whose lessons are free. So are the strawberries and cream. You can buy other food at the snack bar.
Who says you can't go back? Jim Williams did and had even more fun. For his 50th birthday, he rented the Fells Point Recreation Pier gym and re-created his senior prom.
The entertainment included the Virginia State jitterbug champs dancing to the music of the Sevilles, and Jim's son, Jamie, played electric guitar with the band, while Bob Grover, U.S. News & World Report editor, sang.
Michael Hoover, the Elvis look-a-like who was still beaming from his CBS television appearance where he introduced the new Elvis stamp, had everyone dancing when he sang, "You ain't nothing but a hound dog" -- except for Liz Chuday, who feigned a faint, much to the surprise of her lawyer husband, David Musgrave.
Williams, who left VanSant & Dugdale to become the associate director for strategic planning for the Center for Communications at Johns Hopkins University, even invited the gals he'd taken to his proms in East Stroudsburg, Pa..
Other guests included Martha Glidden, once nicknamed Motown Martha by Stevie Wonder; former WBAL-TV anchor Camilla Carr and Dr. Eric Fisher; Bob Watson, creative director for the Leo Burnett advertising firm, who recently won a gold Effie for his Tropicana Twister campaign; and who could forget Tommy "the Geek" Nagle, Gray, Kirk and Evans vice president, who looked like Pee Wee Herman in his outlandish plaid outfit, while his wife, Tracy, dressed as Sister Prudence Ann Proper, traveled the dance floor with her ruler to make sure everyone kept their distance while dancing.
Boaters beware . . . more than 600 athletes are scheduled to compete in the great Chesapeake Bay Swim Event today. According to Charles J. Nabit, chair of the event, the 4.4-mile swim from the shores of Sandy Point Park to Hemingway's Restaurant on the Eastern Shore has the blessings of U.S. Coast Guard commanders Bill Shamel and Brian Hadler.
To make sure the swim, which is a fund-raiser for the March of Dimes, operates in a safe manner, they've enlisted the help of Lyn Brooks of L. Brooks Productions Inc, a professional sports management company, to be the race director. Plus, the course will be monitored by members of the Chesapeake Bay Power Boat Association.