In yesterday's Arts & Society section, an incorrect date...

May 10, 1998|By SYLVIA BADGER

In yesterday's Arts & Society section, an incorrect date was listed for the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland's 1998 Distinguished Women's Awards. The event will be from 5: 30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at the Glass Pavilion at the Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore. Admission is $50. Information: 358-9711, Ext. 246.

The Sun regrets the error.

Social calendar

May 11: Cardinal William H. Keeler, archbishop of Baltimore, will present the Distinguished International Catholic Award to Archbishop Renato R. Martino, Pope John Paul II's representative to the United States, at a black-tie event at the Belvedere Hotel. 6 p.m. $125. Call 410-547-5518.

May 12: The Sixth Annual Culinary Extravaganza. Area chefs donate talent and food. Benefits Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. Harbor Court Hotel, 550 Light St. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Business attire. $125. Call 410-558-0932.


May 12: Girl Scouts of Central Maryland honors the winners of its 1998 Distinguished Women's Awards. Glass Pavilion, the Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St. 5:30 p.m. to

8 p.m. $50. Call 410-358-9711,

Ext. 246.

May 13: Miriam Lodge's 61st Donor Luncheon, Beth El Synagogue, 8101 Park Heights Ave. 11:30 a.m. $50. Call 410-653-1683.

May 14: A Preakness celebration event, the Triple Crown Ball benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Hyatt Regency Baltimore, Light and Conway streets. Black tie. 6:30 p.m. $275. Call 410-771-9000.

If you'd like to have your social event listed here, fax the information to Sylvia Badger at 410-758-1654 or mail it to her at The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278.

Heroes of Hannah More School are treated to toast and roast

Builder Henry H. Lewis and Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Jim Smith were hailed as "Hannah's Heroes" at a recent dinner to benefit the Hannah More School. Lewis and Smith retired from the school's board last year, after logging more than 22 years of combined service. This Reisterstown school, founded 19 years ago, educates children with emotional disabilities.

Friends and family of the honorees turned out for a gala evening of toasting and roasting. Among those who spoke were the Rev. Fred Hanna; Brenda Crabbs, chairwoman of Hannah's Heroes; Baltimore County Executive Dutch Ruppersberger; Bobby Knatz Jr., Lewis' roaster; Judge Joe Murphy, Smith's roaster; Eleanor Carey, senior counsel to Gov. Parris Glendening; Melanie Heacock, chairwoman of the school's board; Mark Waldman, the school's president; and Sun columnist Dan Rodricks.

Also present were retired Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Bucky Buchanan and his wife, Ella Mae; Lois Baldwin; Bebe Kernan; Judy Sussman; Judge Edward A. DeWaters Jr.; Bobby Zirkin; and the honoree's wives, Janet Lewis and Sandy Smith.

By the way, Simply Elegant Catering did a simply delightful job with the food. Twice named a "Top Doc" by Baltimore magazine, Dr. Neil B. Friedman has picked up another honor - as the Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation's Humanitarian of the Year.

Friedman, director of the Breast Center at Mercy Medical Center, was recognized for "the tremendous strides he and the Mercy Breast Center have made in the ongoing battle against breast disease and breast cancer." He was given a check for $50,000 at the cancer foundation's 10th annual Crystal Ball. The money will benefit Mercy's Center for Women's Health & Medicine.

The Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation has been around 41 years and has always donated money to cancer-related projects. More than 475 people attended this year's Ball at Martin's West, which was co-chaired by Eileen Chiat, Revanne Aronoff, Phyllis Aarons and Linda Kreshtool. Honorary chairwoman was Nancy Grasmick, state superintendent of schools.

Among those spotted at the event were Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Friedman, Neil's parents; Marty and Thalia Resnick; Michael Angelos; John Paterakis; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Higgins; Carmella Piunti; Mr. and Mrs. Rick Harmon; and Sister Helen Amos, president of Mercy Medical Center. - S. B. Irish music, step dancing and fiddle fun highlighted a lively performance by the group Leahy and earned members a standing ovation at Center Stage Presents, the annual black-tie fund-raiser for the Baltimore theater.

This talented Irish-Canadian group consists of nine brothers and sisters, who say there are four more siblings at home.

This year's fund-raiser was beautifully orchestrated by Amy Elias, Jay Jenkins and Drew and Rebecca Krimski. Before Leahy's performance began, guests gathered in the Pearlstone Lobby for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and the sleight-of-hand magic of master illusionist J. B. Benn. Guests also bid on silent-auction items and enjoyed a buffet supper by the Classic Catering People.

Faces in the crowd included Jackie and Freeman Hrabowski, Molly and Mayo Shattuck, Jim and Fran Brady, Lynn and Tony Deering, Terry Morgenthaler and Patrick Kerns, Joanne Hickey, Carol Goldberg, Jed and Julia Deitz, Mark and Pat Joseph, Suzanne Cohen and Nancy Roche.

Funds from this year's event will be used for Center Stage's Theater for a New Generation and other programs geared toward the 14-to-30 age group. - S.B.

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