Social calendarAug. 15: Safari Sunset at the Baltimore...

August 09, 1998|By Sylvia Badger

Social calendar

Aug. 15: Safari Sunset at the Baltimore Zoo, Druid Hill ParkDance to the music of a Caribbean band in the picnic area. Hear behind-the-scenes stories about bears, big cats or other animals. Take a ride on a camel. Cool off in the Rain Room. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Regular zoo admission. Call 410-366-LION.

Aug. 15-16: Bring your beach chairs or a blanket to the Bayou Razz-Jazz Wine Festival at Berrywine Plantations, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy. Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole food, kids' activities, volleyball, wine tastings and winery tours (Linganore Winecellars). Noon to 6 p.m. both days. $6 admission (children under 21 free with an adult). Call 410-795-6432.

Aug. 21: Charles Village's "Third Friday" Block Party. Bring your own food, drink, lawn chairs and dancing shoes. Music by the blues band Pork Chop & the Top Dogs. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 3100 block of St. Paul St. Call 410-889-1558.

Around town

Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Lehman, a psychiatrist at the University of Maryland Medical Center, who recently was given the Distinguished Service Award by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Lehman was cited for research showing that fewer than half of all patients being treated for schizophrenia are receiving proper care.

"Guiding Light" hunk Grant Aleksander has a new role. With the dogs days of summer upon us, the Baltimore native is speaking out about the thousands of animals who die of heat exhaustion after being left in cars during the summer. These "Hot Dog" public service announcements were made by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a k a PETA.

If your children or grandchildren are looking for something fun to read this summer, have them check out "The Barn Cat, Sassy and a Guardian Angel" (Gateway Press, $6.95). This delightful book of tales about heroic animals is the latest work by Susan White-Bowden, former Channel 2 news anchor.

If you'd like to have your social event listed here, please fax the information to Sylvia Badger at 410-758-1654.

A celebration at Ravens stadium

The Modell family -- Pat, Art and sons David and John - rolled out the purple carpet to welcome nearly 500 people to a black-tie party at the new Ravens stadium.

Modell's friends and VIP box holders mingled during a cocktail party on the club level and then headed down to a huge tent on the parking lot, put up by Remsburg of Fredericksburg, Va.

The evening was a Pat Modell production, orchestrated by Ralph Rizzo, R&R Productions, and Michael Anthony, who made the divine green-and-pink-flowered tablecloths and matching chair-seat covers, as well as the fabulous rose centerpieces.

The Classic Catering People served a delicious dinner, and the Gene Donati Orchestra kept the dance floor filled with people.

Among those at the party were NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and his wife, Chan; Ravens coach Ted Marchibroda and his wife, Ann; former and present governors William Donald Schaefer and Parris Glendening; attorney George Beall and his wife, Carolyn; Suzanne and Bruce Hoffman (he's with the Maryland Stadium Authority); Realtor Wally Pinkard and his wife, Mary Ann; developer Jim Knott and his wife, Carroll.

Highlights of the evening were David and John Modell's singing of the Ravens' new fight song and the presentation of engraved prints of the stadium to each guest.

They came from as far away as Virginia to attend a fund-raiser so that others can travel even farther.

The event, a "Monte Carlo Night" held at Martin's West, raised money for a September trip to Disney World by clients of the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives. The nonprofit organization, founded in 1977, helps mentally and physically challenged people find places to live outside of institutions.

On hand to enjoy the night of fun were more than 100 people, including many from the various companies sponsoring the event. NCIA attendees included the group's founders, Herbert J. Hoelter, director, and Dr. Jerome G. Miller, president; Rick Valway, chief operating officer; and administrative assistant Carmen Alexander, who coordinated the event.

All enjoyed the casino, a fashion show (with clients and staff as models), magician's tricks, disc jockey music, crabs, roast beef and much more food. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of citations from the governor's office to seven clients for their outstanding accomplishments.

Ruth Hakulin

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