Spring ushers in events like tours, balls and races

March 26, 1995|By SYLVIA BADGER

Social lions have a plethora of spring activities from which to choose. In fact, April and May are such busy months on the social scene -- luncheons, dinners, black-tie galas -- that I'll have to fill you in on June events later.

APRIL:

1: Baltimore Burn Ball to benefit the Baltimore Regional Burn Center Foundation, tickets $150, 7:30 p.m., Harbor Court Hotel, black tie, (410) 550-0895.

1: Mildred Mindell Foundation's Crystal Ball to benefit the University of Maryland Cancer Center, $100, 7:30 p.m., Martin's West, black tie, (410) 338-3398.

2: A Spring Splurge benefit for Downtown Baltimore Child Care, food, wine and silent auction, tickets $20, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Evergreen Carriage House on North Charles Street, (410) 669-1010.

4: Executive Women's Golf League dinner, $27 for members and $32 for non-members, 6 p.m., Turf Valley Country Club in Howard County, (410) 494-9744.

5: Parents Anonymous of Maryland 20th anniversary dinner, $100, 6 p.m., Stouffer Harbor Place Hotel, business attire, (410) 889-2300.

6: Rites of Spring Preview Party to benefit National Center for the Treatment of the Hand and Upper Extremity at the Union Memorial Hospital, $75, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Maryland State Fairgrounds, (410) 554-2662.

7-9: Rites of Spring Show and Sale opens at 10 a.m. at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, $5, (410) 554-2662.

8: Elkridge Harford Point to Point Races, tickets: patron finish-line parking and two party tickets $100, subscriber $50, general admission $10. First race 1:30 p.m., Atlanta Hall Farm, Monkton. Write to Elkridge Harford Hunt Club, 2950 Pocock Road, Monkton, Md., 21111.

8: Baltimore Choral Arts Society third annual Benefit Auction with cheese, dessert, cappuccino and cash bar, $10, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Towson State University Student Union, black tie optional, (410) 523-7070.

8: Concert Artists of Baltimore Gala with buffet dinner, silent and live auctions, champagne dessert, music by Concert Artists, $65, 7 p.m., Ward Center for the Arts, St. Paul's School, (410) 235-2138.

12: Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland celebrates 145 years with an exhibit of materials collected during those years, buffet supper, $50, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., George Peabody Library, (410) 669-9000.

14-16: Annual Ocean City Flower Show, tickets $3 for adults and $1.50 for children 6-12, Ocean City Convention Center, (410) 543-4637 for hours.

15: "A Taste of the Shore" benefits the Grant-A-Wish Foundation and includes a flower show, a celebrity auction and Eastern Shore specialties prepared by local restaurants and caterers, $25 advance or $30 at the door, 8 p.m.-midnight, Ocean City Convention Center, (410) 543-4637.

15: My Lady's Manor Steeplechase with a champagne reception at Ladew Topiary Gardens after the races, $150, $75 and $25, first race 3:30 p.m., (410) 557-9570.

18: Baltimore City Commission on Aging and Retirement Education and the Waxter Center Foundation Open House at the Waxter Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., will showcase services available, (410) 396-7274.

19: 16th annual Ocean City Character Bowl Party benefit for the Ocean City Paramedics Foundation and the Worcester County Humane Society, $5, 6 p.m., Sheraton Hotel, call Dick Pairo at (410) 213-0022.

22: Grand National Steeplechase, Butler, first race 3:15 p.m., prerace luncheon to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at noon, $25, (410) 771-9000 for luncheon reservations. In addition, parking tickets include paddock $140, subscriber $75, general admission $30 day of race or $20 before race day.

22: The Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage Dorchester County Tour, day tickets may be bought for $20 at first house visited or by calling the Pilgrimage headquarters, (410) 821-6933.

22: St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation's Gala '95 Rendezvous in Paris, benefit for Cardiac Catheterization Lab at St. Joseph Medical Center, $175, 7 p.m., Hyatt Regency Hotel, black tie, (410) 337-1397.

22: 1995 Shock Trauma Gala, $200, 7 p.m.-midnight, Towson Center, black tie or dress uniform, (410) 328-8778.

22: The Baltimore Symphony Associates Decorator Showhouse Preview Party at the Cloisters, garden tented for a seated dinner, 7:30 p.m., $100, black tie optional, (410) 561-8781 or (410) 828-9561.

23: The Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage Caroline County Tour, day tickets may be bought for $20 at first house visited or by calling the Pilgrimage headquarters, (410) 821-6933.

23: Villa Assumpta Auxiliary 17th annual Luncheon and Fashion Show benefit for School Sisters of Notre Dame in residence at Villa Assumpta, $23, 11:30 a.m., LaFontaine Bleu, (410) 252-8310.

28: Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Catholic Charities, $75, 7:30 a.m., Pine Ridge Golf Course, bull roast after tournament, (410) 592-3162 or (410) 477-3511.

29: Lifesongs for AIDS 1995 Beaux Arts Ball, $75, 8 p.m., Baltimore Museum of Art, black tie with mask or outrageous costume, (410) 243-7787.

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