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January 02, 2000|By Sloane Brown

Jan. 6: Harford County WalkAmerica 2000 Executive Dinner. Benefits Central Maryland Chapter for the March of Dimes. Cocktails, dinner, speakers including Harford County Executive Jim Harkins. Maryland Golf and Country Club, 1335 E. MacPhail Road, Bel Air. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets $50. Call by Jan. 4, 410-638-8019.

Jan. 8: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast. Proceeds go to a scholarship program sponsored by Howard L. Cornish Metropolitan Baltimore Chapter of Morgan State University Alumni Association. Breakfast, speech by NAACP President Kweisi Mfume, scholarship awards program. Martin's West. Tickets $32. Call 410-461-3931.

Around town

With another holiday season now history, all that's left to do is write those thank-you notes. Some may be an exercise in creative writing. But other "thank yous" come easily for a favorite present. We asked several folks what their top gift was.

* Dr. Nancy Grasmick, Maryland superintendent of schools: "My favorite holiday gift was a beautiful porcelain bowl from [H&S Bakery president] John Paterakis. It's white and gold, and is so compatible with our home. [He] is such a generous person. ... You not only appreciate the gift, but the amount of attention and time he puts into it."

* Joyce Scott, internationally known visual and performing Baltimore artist: "Honestly? It was my mom. She's 83, and she's been sick. We went to a holiday party, and she was back to her old, irascible, satirical, lascivious self."

* Tom Matte, former Colt and Baltimore businessman: "[My wife] Judy and I bought ourselves a new kitchen, and I like its gas fireplace. We click the thing on in the morning, and it warms up the whole kitchen."

* Tom Hall, Baltimore Choral Arts Society music director: "That's an easy one. It's the new biography, `In Love With Night: The American Romance with Robert Kennedy.' I'm a big fan of Robert Kennedy, and Ronald Steel is a great author."

* William H. "Billy" Murphy, Baltimore attorney: "Being with my family, and seeing all my grandchildren. I was blessed to have three grandchildren in six months, and now they're all over a year old and they're all starting to talk. Consistent with family tradition, they all have something important to say."

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