It's that time of year again -- when I fill you in on the benefits, balls and bashes coming up in September and October.
Unfortunately, there's so much going on this fall, we're not able ,, to mention every event. We're going to try to run a list every couple of months, so fax your November and December information to me at (410) 783-2519.
Have fun, and with all that's going on, I'll see you soon!
THE JUNIOR LEAGUE of Baltimore is the beneficiary of a Nordstrom Towson Town Center opening celebration from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Wednesday. Dress is cocktail attire. Fashion shows, lavish buffets, good music and company highlight the opening. Tickets are $75. Call (410) 243-0772.
MARYLAND FOR CHOICE is the beneficiary of a $250-a-person cocktail party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Galerie Lareuse. Hosts for the evening are Mayor Kurt and Dr. Pat Schmoke, Tom Koch and Frances Reaves, and Ami and Mark Taubenfeld. Call (410) 633-5161 or (410) 547-1771.
DIONNE WARWICK'S coming to Baltimore Thursday to raise money for the House of Ruth. There are still a few tickets left in the $50, $25 and $10 lawn area. So call (410) 889-0861 if you'd like hear her 8 p.m. performance at Pier 6.
"DINNER FOR THE CHESAPEAKE," a benefit for the Chesapeake Bay Trust, will be held at the National Aquarium Pier from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 14. Tickets to the black-tie-optional feast will feature food prepared by 20 of the best chefs in the country. Tickets are $200 each and may be reserved by calling (410) 675-2080.
THE CELEBRITY WAITER A LA HEART fund-raiser will be held at Martin's West Sept. 16. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. celebs and business types will serve your meals, tell jokes or do whatever it takes to get tips from people at their tables. Tickets are $50 for the Heart Association benefit and may be reserved by calling Britt Schroeter at (410) 661-8000.
THE CARROLL COUNTY CHILDREN'S FUND will hold a dinner at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 16 at Martin's Westminster. The guest of honor is Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children Center. Tickets are $25 and may be reserved by calling (410) 549-7421.
A TRIBUTE TO DR. BENJAMIN HOOKS highlights the NAACP Unity Banquet Sept. 16 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Tickets to the 5 p.m. VIP reception-dinner are $150 a person, and tickets for the 6 p.m. public reception and dinner are $100. Call (410) 366-3300.
THE EXECUTIVE WOMEN'S NETWORK is celebrating its 15th anniversary Sept. 17 at Stouffer Harborplace Hotel. Kate Rand Lloyd, editor at large of Working Woman magazine, will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $30 for members and $38 for non-members and may be reserved by calling (410) 484-3480.
PROGRESSIVE HORIZONS, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the well-being of specialized needs people, will have Beverly Burke as its guest of honor Sept. 17. From 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., guests will be treated to dinner, dancing to the music of the Morgan State University band and an auction at Martin's Eastwind. Tickets are $40 each and may be purchased from Lenora Wilson, (410) 944-6166.
THE 23RD ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT WALKING TOUR to benefit the Historical Society of Kent County takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 19. Call (410) 778-3499 for tickets, which are $15. The tour includes 16 architecturally significant buildings in Chestertown.
FORMER BRITISH PRIME MINISTER MARGARET THATCHER is the guest of honor at the Jewish National Fund's annual Blue and White Ball Sept. 20. Tickets for this exciting black-tie-preferred event are $250 a person. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Call (410) 486-3317.
LIFESONGS '92 wants to fill the Baltimore Arena Sept. 20 for the Kenny "the Gambler" Rogers Concert at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $18 to $100 and can be purchased by calling the Arena, (410) 347-2010. Proceeds go to organizations engaged in the battle against AIDS.
BARRY LEVINSON is the star attraction at this year's Fall-De-Rol to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. A cocktail buffet begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Camden Yards Warehouse Sept. 23, followed by the Orioles/Blue Jays game. There are three prices for tickets: benefactor, $1,000; patron, $500; sponsor, $250, and all include two (very hard to get) tickets to the ballgame. Call the foundation at (410) 486-9501.
BOUND TO DANCE is a fund-raiser for CollegeBound Foundation, which helps city high school students go to college. From 7:30 p.m. till 1 a.m. Sept. 25, guests will be able to dance to a variety of music at Western High School. Dress is casual. Tickets are $50 each. Call (410) 783-2905.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE an engineer to attend the fifth annual SECRET ENGINEER'S BALL Sept. 26. Guests will don masks and black tie for the 9 p.m. party at the beautiful Engineering Center. Tickets are $50 and may be reserved by calling Brian Lyles at (410) 539-6914. Proceeds benefit the Engineering Society's Memorial Scholarship Fund.