Cystic Fibrosis Foundation serves media personalities

The Houston Chronicle – Wednesday 2 STAR EDITION

Houston’s radio legends will be the honorees at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s celebrity waiters event June 8 at the Metropolitan, 1801 Main Street. Moby, Paul Berlin, Lanny Griffith, Stevens and Pruett and Crash will join emcee Sam Malone of KRBE-FM and other TV, radio and print personalities in serving as waiters. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions. Tickets are $ 125, with tables of 10 beginning at $ 1,250. For more information, call 713-621-0006.

Children’s charity

The Houston Children Charity’s fifth annual spring society soiree is set for May 6 at Tony’s restaurant, 1801 Post Oak Boulevard. Cocktails will be served at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the fund-raiser are $ 300 per person. Music will be by the Kit Reid Band and Bobby Bane will present the Sounds of Sinatra. Live auction items include floor tickets to a Houston Comets and a Houston Rockets game, a deluxe Aspen condo for five nights and an exotic trip created by designer Gregory Patrick of Tours of Enchantment. Proceeds will benefit the children’s charity, which helps support more than 50 agencies in the Houston area that provide assistance to handicapped and underprivileged children. For tickets, call 713-524-2878.

Festival auditions

Two audition weekends have been set for the 27th annual Texas Renaissance Festival Saturday and Sunday and May 12 and 13. The auditions will take place at the festival grounds, located on FM 1774 between Magnolia and Plantersville. Noblemen, ladies in waiting, dancers, wenches, pirates, jugglers, fools, fairies, goblins and other period characters are needed. Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition, call 1-800-458-3435. For more information, visit the website at and click on employment. The festival, which will run from 9 a.m. to dusk on Saturdays and Sundays from Oct. 6 through Nov. 18, recreates a 16th-century English village, complete with music, drama, games, rides, gardens, artisan and craft shops and food and drink.

Playhouse auditions

The Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury in Town and Country Village, is hosting auditions for Dale Wasserman’s Man of La Mancha from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday. A multi-cultural cast of men and women between the ages of 20 and 60 will be needed.

Wildlife charity event

Zulu, a Russian Steppe eagle, will greet guests at a May 9 charity event hosted by Barney and Ellen Kogen and benefiting the Lone Star Wildlife Rescue Inc. Connie and Clayton Cooke are co-chairs, and Lucille Melcher is honorary chair. LSWR is a group of state and federally permitted rehabilitators who care for injured and orphaned native Texas wildlife for the purpose of releasing the creatures back into the wild. Brian Black will perform at the event. Mama Ninfas will provide food. Tickets are $ 100 per person. Call 713-626-0570 for more information.

Shakespeare Pub

Big Roger Collins & the Highway Blues Band will perform May 11 at The Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial Drive. John McVey & the Stumble will play May 12. Featured on Mothers Day, May 13, will be Murphey Richard & the Zydeco Kings of Lafayette, La., who will play from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Theres a $ 1 cover charge for women and a $ 3 charge for men for that performance. The regular lineup at the pub includes Steve the Chiefs C&W Revue on Tuesdays, The Texas Destroyers Blues Band on Wednesdays, The Sonny Boy Terry Clues Quartet on Thursdays, and Spare Times Open Mike Blues Jam on Sundays.

Food drive

Chick-fil-A at Pavilion Village and West Houston Assistance Ministries are teaming up to host a food drive this month. Bring three canned goods to WHAM or Chick-fil-A at Pavilion Village, and receive a coupon good for a free Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich.

International luncheon

Houston philanthropist Eleanor McCullum, 92, will be the honoree at a May 10 international luncheon sponsored by the Consular Ladies Club of Houston. The event, to be held at the Lakeside Country Club, 100 Wilcrest, will feature a fashion show by A. Taghi, a boutique adjacent to the Galleria. Miriam Sera, honorary consul of Panama, is the event chairman.

German society

The Harris County Chapter of the Texas German Society will meet at 6:45 p.m. May 10 at the Spring Branch Community Center, 1721 Pech Road. Ann Loutfi, born in Germany and currently an international teacher and Christian counselor in the Houston area, will be the featured speaker. Her topic will be Surviving the Darkest Storms: From Bondage to Freedom. For more information, call 281-531-0822.

Diabetes gala

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will host a black-tie gala, Legacies and Legends, May 12 at the Westin Galleria Hotel. The evening will feature silent and live auctions and special guest lecturer Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. The event will honor community leaders Sue Sue and Don Aron and Judy and Bobby Shackouls. Ticket prices start at $ 500. For more information, call 713-334-4400.

Wine tasting

Mortons of Chicago, The Steakhouse, 5000 Westheimer, will showcase the Single Vineyard wines of Chateau Ste. Michelle at a wine-tasting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 15. Mortons will serve a selection of hors doeuvres with tastings of 1998 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Single Vineyard merlot and 1999 Chateau Ste. Michelle Horse Heaven Single Vineyard sauvignon blanc. Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington state. The cost of the wine-tasting is $ 15 per person. For more information, call 713-629-1946.

Geological society

The Houston Geological Society has scheduled the following activities and programs for June: June 1, tennis tournament, 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Drive. For details, call 713-659-3131. June 16, HGS guest night, 6 to 10 p.m., Houston Museum of Natural Science: special showing of the IMAX film Galapagos. For details, call 713-785-6402. June 18, HGS international dinner meeting, social time 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Westchase Hilton, 9999 Westheimer. For information, call 713-785-6402. June 19, HGS 2001 Short Course on Applied Biostratigraphy, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., UNOCAL Building, 14141 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land. For details, call 713-669-2944 or 281-287-7641.

‘Snoopy’ onstage

Memorial/Spring Branch residents Crystal Cowart, Kirby Gilbert, Becky Moyes, Laura and Sarah Payne, and Cassidy Schiltz will perform in Snoopy, a Humphrey’s School of Musical Theater matinee performance for schools, day-cares and small groups.

The Humphrey’s School students are part of a 40-member cast in a musical to be on stage from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday and Friday, at the Arena Theater as part of the Theater Under The Stars youth performance schedule. Humphrey’s School is the training wing for TUTS.

Also performing with the students are television star Charnele Brown, best known for her role in A Different World and Houston-area actor/director/flimmaker J.D. Hawkins.

Tickets are $ 7. Reservations may be made by calling 713-558-8833.

Star Wars storytelling

The Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Public Library, Harris County Library and the Houston Storytellers Guild are presenting free storytelling sessions to celebrate Star Wars: The Magic of Myth at the MFAH. The sessions will highlight themes of adventure and heroism and will feature a cast of unusual characters traveling to mystical, magical lands and galaxies. Children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Star Wars character. The storytelling schedule is as follows: May 15, with Sally Goodroe. Spring Branch Memorial Library, 4 p.m. May 29, with Linda Befeld. Collier Regional Library, 2 p.m. June 13, with Linda Befeld. The Star Wars exhibit at MFAH will be on display through June 24. Timed tickets are required. Call 888-733-6324 for information.

Fashion show

Boys & Girls Harbor will host the fourth annual children’s fashion show and luncheon at River Oaks Country Club Saturday. A reception will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the show and luncheon at noon. Single tickets run from $ 125 to $ 300, and tables for 10 from $ 1,250 to $ 3,000. For reservations or for sponsorship information, call 713-688-6262.

Post Oak YMCA

Free hearing screenings are offered at the Post Oak YMCA, 1331 Augusta Drive, between San Felipe and Woodway, from 9 a.m. to noon the last Monday of every month. The screenings are done by Jackie Allen, a certified audiologist. To make an appointment, or for more information, call 713-781-1061, Ext. 45.

The Post Oak YMCA presents War Stories, memoirs from service men and women, from noon to 1 p.m. on the third Friday of every month. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy this free program.

An Enchanted Evening

The Society for the Performing Arts will host its 2001 ball, Saturday, at the Doubletree Hotel on Post Oak Boulevard. All proceeds from the annual gala will benefit SPA. Cocktails will be served at 7 p.m. Entertainment will feature a cabaret-style performance by blues and jazz singer Sandra Reaves Phillips, followed by dancing to the Sensations from New Orleans. For more information, call 713-227-3389.

Singles dance

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church TGIS invites single adults to an evening of dancing at the Houston Racquet Club from 8 p.m. to midnight May 10. The cost is $ 8. There will be a DJ and a cash bar. Coat and tie are required for men. The club is located at 10709 Memorial Drive.

SAVVY Awards

The 29th annual SAVVY Awards will be presented at a cocktail reception and awards dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Doubletree Post Oak. Recipients are chosen for their contributions and dedication to the betterment of life in the Houston community. This year’s honorees are Jerry D. Bartee, who will receive the award posthumously; Kathleen J. Motil and Ezekiel Perez. The evening is underwritten by Foley’s and the Houston Chronicle, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting charities selected by the honorees. Scholarship tables are available for $ 5,000, $ 2,500, and $ 1,500. Individual tickets are $ 50. For tickets, call 713-405-6975.

Sponsors sought

H.A.T.C.H., the Houston Area Teen Coalition of Homosexuals, will sponsor Prom 2001 from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Magnolia Ballroom. Sponsors are being sought for the annual event, which is one of H.A.T.C.H’s main fund-raisers. Sponsorship levels are $ 100 for teacher, $ 250 for assistant principal, $ 500 for principal, $ 1,000 for superintendent and $ 5,000 for secretary of education. Youths and sponsors receive free admission to the prom. A $ 25 donation is requested at the door for other adults who attend. For more information, call 713-942-7002.

Copyright 2001 The Houston Chronicle Publishing Company

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