How to party and do good for the next three months

March 27, 1994|By SYLVIA BADGER

For those of you wondering what to do the next few months, here are some parties and benefits planned for April, May and June.

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7: Rites of Spring preview party, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., kicks off three days of garden exhibits, plants, demonstrations at Timonium State Fairgrounds. Party tickets are $75. Call (410) 554-2662. Admission to the show and sale is $5; $4 seniors; children under 12 free.

10: First Alzheimer's Gala, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Polo Grill Restaurant. Wines from Pinehurst Gourmet and Spirit Shoppe, auctions and dinner. Tickets are $150. Call (410) 435-4933.

12: National Council of Jewish Women, Baltimore section, sponsoring an opening night of "The Sisters Rosensweig" at the Morris Mechanic Theatre. Pre-theater dinner at the Radisson Plaza, Lord Baltimore Hotel, will recognize local women. Dinner and show are $100. Call (410) 358-0707.

13: Art Blooms at the Walters opening night party at the gallery, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Preview tickets $50; Thursday and Friday day tickets $45 include lunch as well as the exhibit of 35 paintings and sculptures with interpretive floral arrangements. Call (410) 547-9000, Ext. 305.

16: The fourth annual BaseBall Gala, Ball IV, club level of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 8 p.m. to midnight. Black tie or baseball attire. Tickets are $125. Call (410) 727-1539.

16: The Winner's Circle, annual black-tie fund-raiser for the League: Serving People with Physical Disabilities Inc., Stouffer Harborplace Hotel, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets $175. Call (410) 323-0500.

16: Harbor Hospital Center's HarborNights on the Rio Grande gala at the Hyatt Regency, 7 p.m. to midnight. Call (410) 347-3625 to reserve $150 tickets.

16: The 1994 Montessori Benefit Dinner & Auction, Hunt Valley Golf Club, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tickets $40. Call (410) 321-8555.

16: The Friends of the Baltimore Regional Burn Center is having its annual black-tie Baltimore Burn Ball, Harbor Court Hotel, 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Call (410) 550-0895 to reserve $140 tickets.

16: The Children's Cancer Foundation's annual Soap Opera Benefit, Pikesville Hilton, 7 p.m. to midnight. Black-tie optional dinner and auction. Call (410) 486-4744 to reserve $110 tickets.

17: An evening at the Maryland Science Center to benefit Franklin Square Hospital Center. Buffet dinner and exhibits, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., for $75. Call (410) 682-7980.

17: The second annual Restaurant Rally to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, noon to 6 p.m. Ride trolleys to 15 downtown restaurants and sample the food for $35. Call (410) 494-7106.

17: The 23rd Annual Historic Harbor House Tour, noon to 5:30 p.m., highlights 15 houses in the Federal Hill and Fells Point communities. Call (410) 675-6750.

19: The Baltimore Association for Retarded Citizens kicks off its capital campaign at a party at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. James P. O'Conor, chairman of O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors, will be honored. Tickets $60. Call (410) 323-5600, Ext. 15.

20: The Greater Baltimore Committee's 1994 lunch with the Orioles at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 11:30 a.m.; $50 for members and $65 for non-members. Call Sharon Cooper at (410) 727-2820 for tickets.

21: Grant-A-Wish Foundation's benefit honors Tom Selleck, Peter Angelos and Tom Clancy at Martin's West. 5 p.m. VIP reception for holders of $200 tickets; 6 p.m. reception for $100 ticket-holders. Call (410) 242-1549.

22: The 18th annual Symphony Decorators' Show House (black tie optional) Preview Party, 7:30 p.m.; $85 ticket includes house tour and reception at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Public tour days, April 24 through May 22. Call (410) 366-5200.

23: Empty Bowls '94, a benefit for the Maryland Food Committee, Boumi Temple, 4900 N. Charles St., 7 p.m. Tickets are $100. Call (410) 366-0600.

23: A Sweet Deal at the Evergreen Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St., benefits the Epilepsy Association of Maryland. Desserts prepared by 30 Baltimore chefs. Tickets $60. Call (410) 828-7700.

23: Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos will emcee the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation's gala at the Hyatt Regency. Tickets $175. Call (410) 337-1397.

23: The Chimes Second Country Western Festival at Timonium Fairgrounds has Tex-Mex menu, auctions and dancing lessons. Call (410) 521-1555 for $25 tickets.

23: The 1994 Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair opens with a preview party at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets $25. Call (410) 396-6345.

23: The Baltimore Children's Museum's annual gala, the Big Event, will be held at the Brokerage. Tickets are $75, and dress is black tie or big costume. Call (410) 823-2551.

25: Taste of the Nation hunger relief benefit, Baltimore Convention Center, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For $45, guests sample foods and wines from 50 of Maryland's leading restaurants and wineries. Call (410) 547-8480.

27: The Girl Scouts of Central Maryland honors Nancy S. Grasmick, state superintendent of schools, as its 1994 Most Distinguished Woman, at Martin's West. Breakfast tickets are $25. Call (800) 492-2521.

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