THE DATEBOOK IN SUNDAY STYLE LISTED AN INCORRECT PHONE NUMBER FOR THE JUNE 19 GALA OF THE POTOMAC CHAPTER OF MEETING PROFESSIONAL INTERNATIONAL. FOR TICKETS TO THE EVENT, WHICH BENEFITS GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND, CALL 703-821-0211. (PUBLISHED 06/08/99)
More June parties.
The Afghan Student Association offers hors d'oeuvres and refreshments at an exhibition of Afghan art and culture at the Johnson Center Ballroom of George Mason University in Fairfax. Event proceeds will be donated to a charity that works on behalf of Afghan children. Tickets are $10. Call 703-448-3125.
Very Special Arts 25th International Night Gala at the National Museum of Women in the Arts honors its founder, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith. Tickets: $250. Call 202-628-2800, ext. 503.
The White House Social Secretaries Luncheon with Letitia Baldrige, Ann Stock and guest of honor Capricia Marshall, social secretary to the Clintons, at the Woodrow Wilson House benefits the historic property. Tickets start at $125. Call 202-387-4062, ext. 21.
Joseph Gildenhorn and Alma Gildenhorn are the honorees at the Washington Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values dinner at the Park Hyatt. Tickets start at $150. Call 301-770-5070, ext. 213.
Doris Kearns Goodwin is the guest speaker at the National Partnership for Women & Families luncheon at the Washington Hilton. Tickets: $150. Call 202-986-2600.
The Friends of the National Arboretum's 1999 Cookout at the arboretum offers a New Jersey Shore dinner. Tickets start at $160. Call 202-544-8733.
The D.C. Rape Crisis Center's eighth annual Visionary Awards Gala at the Galleria at Lafayette Center offers cuisine from more than 35 area restaurants and a silent auction. Tickets: $50. Call 202-232-0789.
Wolf Trap's annual gala at Wolf Trap Farm Park offers cocktails, a seated dinner, performances by Michael Feinstein and Linda Eder and a post-performance reception. Tickets: $400-$2,000 per person. Call 703-255-4030.
Paul Anka in Concert--a tribute to Frank Sinatra is featured--at Baltimore's Lyric Opera House benefits the Save-A-Heart Foundation. Tickets: $25--$250. Call 410-247-8728.
The Herb Gordon Foundation for Gastrointestinal Cancers cocktail reception and gala dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel establishes a foundation at the Washington Hospital Center's Cancer Institute. Entertainment by the Capitol Steps. Tickets start at $250. Call 202-833-4456.
An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre begins with performances by Charlotte Church, Nathan Lane, Kathleen Battle, Debbie Allen, Diana Krall and others at Ford's and is followed by a supper at the OAS building. Tickets start at $2,500 per couple. Call 202-434-9523.
The National Housing Conference 1999 Housing Person of the Year Award Dinner at the Washington Hilton honors Hugh L. McColl Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Bank of America. Tickets start at $275. Call 202-393-5772.
The National Building Museum's 13th annual Honor Award will be presented to Harold W. McGraw Jr., Harold McGraw III and the McGraw-Hill Companies at a gala at the museum. Tickets start at $250. Call 202-272-2448, ext. 3454.
The Leukemia Society's "1999 Rock-N-Roll Around D.C. Limo Scavenger Hunt" to benefit the Leukemia Society of America starts at the Rock, where guests will depart in limousines to follow clues in search of answers and prizes. An open bar and awards ceremony follows. Tickets: $75. Call 703-960-1100.
Sample pastries by Washington's premier pastry chefs at Art to Taste, a benefit at the Great Hall at Fannie Mae by and for Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the legal needs of low-income artists and nonprofit arts organizations. Tickets: $100. Call 202-393-2826, ext. 23.
Americans for Democratic Action's 52nd annual banquet, honoring Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.); Heidi Hartmann, president of the Institute for Women's Policy Research; and Cecil Roberts, president of the United Mine Workers of America, is at the Hotel Washington. Tickets start at $100. Call 202-833-4456.
The Virginia Opera Gala is at the home of George Mason University President Alan Merten and Sally Merten. Tickets: $200. Call 703-352-7515.
The Potomac Chapter of Meeting Planners International's gala at the Embassy of France benefits Guide Dogs for the Blind. Tickets: $75. Call 703-778-8780.
The Maryland Science Center's Solstice '99 celebration at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baltimore offers dancing to the Mahoney Brothers. Tickets start at $250. Call 410-545-5916.
The Baltimore Opera Guild Swing Gala with Raggs and his All-Star Swing Society is at the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club. Tickets: $85. Call 410-625-1600, ext. 314.
The National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America's Thoth Awards Dinner at the J.W. Marriott honors Mike McCurry, President Clinton's former press secretary, and benefits a scholarship fund for American and Egyptian public relations students. Tickets start at $75. Call 202-414-0801.
Tyne Daly, Tippi Hedren, Sheila Brooks, J.C. Hayward and Linda Ross are the honorees at Women in Film & Video's Women of Vision Awards Gala benefit at the J.W. Marriott. Tickets: $150 ($125 for WIFV members). Call 202-333-1557.
The Contemporaries of the Phillips Collection's annual Boating Party--Summer Swing on the Seine--at the Embassy of France features the Eric Felton Jazz Orchestra. Tickets: $70 ($60 for Contemporaries members). VIP tickets (a wine tasting before the party is included): $80. Call 202-387-2151, ext. 266.
The Friends of Pakistan 40th anniversary gala banquet and auction at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner benefits Layton-Rahimtoolah Eye Hospitals in Pakistan and Meals on Wheels in Washington. Tickets start at $100. Call 301-320-3973.
B'nai B'rith International's inaugural Commitment to Justice Award dinner honors Richard E. Wiley and Jacob A. Stein. Tickets: $250. Call 202-333-8228.