Time to wrap up the gifts, December's party plans

November 27, 1994|By SYLVIA BADGER

December has become one of the busiest months of the year for movers and shakers, so get your shopping done early and plan to enjoy some of these events.

1: An Evening with Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of "No Ordinary Times: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt," 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., at the Enoch Pratt Central Library. Benefits programs of Network 2000 and the Margot and Diane Dippold Collection at the Enoch Pratt. Tickets are $25 for reception and lecture; $45 for reception, lecture and book. Call (410) 783-8225.

1: The Maryland International Center's Governor's International Forum, 5:30 p.m., in the Constellation Room, World Trade Center. Salutes the outgoing governor, William Donald Schaefer, and welcomes the incoming governor, Parris N. Glendening. Tickets are $40. Call (410) 837-7150.

1: Baltimore Committee for the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, to honor former Gov. William Donald Schaefer, developer Richard A. Swirnow and artist Reuben Kramer, the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. Tickets for this black-tie-optional dinner are a $1,000 donation. Call (410) 486-9303.

1: The Homeless Persons Representation Project's first benefit, at the Walters Art Gallery, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tickets, $50, include reception and "Gauguin and the School of Pont-Aven" exhibit. Call (410) 685-6589.

2: The Baltimore Junior Association of Commerce's first annual SnowBall, at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Dress is semi-formal. Tickets, $35, include music, cocktail food, and beer and wine. Tickets are available at the door, and everyone is asked to bring a new toy.

2-3: Six distinctive homes will be on the Guilford walking tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All are decorated by floral designers. The Baltimore Symphony Associates sponsor this event, which will benefit BSO Youth Programs. Tickets are $15. Call (410) 783-8000.

3: The 14th annual KinderGala to benefit the Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Hyatt Regency, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Dress is black tie; tickets are $275. Call (410) 550-9460.

3: Holiday memories for the whole family, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Maryland Historical Society. Children should bring their wish list to share with Father Christmas. Admission is $4 a person.

3: The Jane Austen Society of North America, Baltimore Chapter, Harbor Court Hotel, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Call (410) 284-6344.

3: Shoppers are asked to shop at Toys-R-Us, Towson Market Place, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Objective is to buy an extra toy for children at the House of Ruth. Call (410) 889-0840.

3: The Arthritis Foundation's sixth annual Baltimore Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Church Hospital. Call (410) 602-0160.

4: Santa Claus Anonymous Ice Skating Party, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., at the Northwest Family Sports Center. Call Nick D'Alesandro, (410) 887-0272.

4: The Jewish Community Center Jazz Ensemble performs big band jazz, 3 p.m., at the center. Tickets are $2 for members; $3 for non-members. Call (410) 542-4900, Ext. 239.

4: Baltimore Zionist District's 51st annual Brandeis Banquet, the Hyatt Regency, 6 p.m. Honors Israeli Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich and the Jewish Times. Call (410) 602-1200.

4: Holiday fund-raiser for the Don Miller House and AIDS Interfaith Residential Services expansion, 5 p.m. at Kernewood, the home of Jacqueline and Robert Smelkinson. Tickets, $45, may be reserved by calling (410) 433-1109 by Nov. 21.

5: Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood's annual Donor Luncheon, with Trillium fashions and Dahne and Weinstein jewels, 11:30 a.m., Stanley Sagner auditorium. Call (410) 486-6569.

6: Annual meeting of Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland, with Baltimore Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier as guest speaker, 6 p.m., the Tremont Plaza Hotel. Tickets for dinner and program are $35. Call (410) 669-9000.

6: Annual Christmas Party, Baltimore County Retired Employees Association, noon-4 p.m., Crystal Chandelier Room. Tickets $19. Call (410) 592-8648.

6: Christmas Bazaar, noon-6 p.m., Mount DeSales Academy. Arts, crafts, silent auction and a spaghetti dinner. Call (410) 744-8498.

7-9: Yuletide at Hampton: Georgian mansion is decorated by local garden clubs to reflect 19th-century style. Free of charge, but tickets must be requested before Dec. 2. Call (410) 962-0688.

8: The Advertising & Professional Club of Baltimore honors Jim Robinson, CEO of Morgan Creek Productions, with its Distinguished Marylander Award, noon lunch, Stouffer Harborplace Hotel. Call (410) 938-2230 to reserve $30 tickets.

8: Santa Claus Anonymous Wine Tasting, the Peabody Library on Mount Vernon Place, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets, $15 a person or $25 a couple, may be bought at area wine stores or by calling (410) 685-4830.

10: The Charles Carroll Candlelight Open House, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., in Annapolis. Admission $4. Tour is followed by a 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mozart Musicale by the Annapolis Opera. Tickets are $22; reservations are a must. Call (410) 269-1737.

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