If one of your big presents this week was a diary or a personal organizer it's none too early to start jotting down some significant dates for 1986.
Jan. 26 for the first of the Sunday Night Supper Club's dinner dances in the New Year. This one's in the Beverly Wilshire's Le Grand Trianon with Mrs. Robert Burns Coleman Jr. as chairman and Mrs. Chandler Harris and Mrs. Alec R. Jack as co-chairmen. The series benefits the Emphysema Foundation.
Jan. 30 when the Crittenton Center presents its First International Humanitarian Award to Madame Jihan Sadat, widow of the Egyptian leader, at a dinner at the Century Plaza. Sidney Poitier explains that Crittenton "mends broken children." It deserves a lot of support.
Also on Jan. 30 Armand Hammer hosts a luncheon at the Century Plaza where the Hammer Prize Foundation will award its fourth $100,000 Cancer Prize to Dr. Steven Rosenberg of the National Cancer Institute and Dr. Tadatsuga Taniguchi of Osaka University.
Feb. 9 for the Marymount High School Alumnae Assn.'s sixth Loretta Wu Wong Scholarship Banquet helping to usher in the Chinese New Year at Madame Wu's Garden. There'll be a dragon parade and much clanging of the drums. The honorary chairs are members of the Harmon family--Tom, Elyse, daughters Kris and Kelly, both Marymount alumnae, and son Mark. And the dinner committee is headed by Alumnae Assn. president Susan Pellem Grody, Julie Pinckert and Marymount's Sister Charles McAuley.
Feb. 15 for Frank Sinatra's Valentine Love-In III in Palm Springs, a benefit for the Desert Hospital Foundation. The former Mrs. Carleton Coveny who married Santa Cruz attorney Stephen Wyckoff on Nov. 8 is the evening's special events chairman.
March 20 when Vidal Sassoon is dinner chairman and producer-composer-arranger Quincy Jones the honoree for the 13th Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Award Dinner at the Century Plaza. Sidney Poitier, Vidal says, will preside.
May 2 when the Americana Associates have the Baroness Edmond de Rothschild as the honoree at their Orchid Ball with Mrs. George Bales as chairman. As usual the Beverly Wilshire's Ballroom will be blooming with cymbidiums from Associates founder Marion Malouf's garden.
May 31 when the Luminaires Juniors of the Estelle Doheny Eye Foundation stage their annual round-up. This year Luminaires' new president Mrs. Donald J. Hromadka says it will be a Cattleman's Barbecue Bonanza.
The Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Los Angeles and its manager of consumer relations, Lucy Boswell, made it possible for 1,400 disadvantaged children to formally adopt Cabbage Patch Kids for Christmas.
Bears are Doug Hiatt's thing at the moment. The interior designer arrived at Norman and Eileen Kreiss' new Kreiss Collection showroom in a stretch limo, carrying a bear and wearing bear slippers. "Best shod feet in town," host Norman commented. After lunch Doug and his bears (he donated one of them to Toys for Tots) set off followed by a caravan of Rolls-Royces to do his Christmas shopping on Rodeo Drive.
The Kreisses and their three sons--Mike, Bobbie and Tom--were launching their new space (built before the turn of the century, it originally housed a large marketplace for West Hollywood) with the first of a series of luncheons. Upstairs in the penthouse the tables were set with unfilled travertine candlesticks and bowls filled with curly cabbage and tall white lilies. Le St. Germain To Go laid out the feast--cold veal, an assortment of salads and dessert tarts. And the crowd checking out the new merchandise before they sat down to lunch included some of Southern California's best-known taste makers--Jim Northcutt, who with partner Lou Cataffo will be redecorating the Beverly Hills Hotel; Phyllis Morris; Bea Korshak; Suzanne Turman and partner Harriet Stewart; Barbara Heyman; Pat Vazzana (he helped Nancy Reagan with the decor of the California ranch house); J. J. Fox; Lee Poll; Mark Hite; Irwin Stroll; Don Robinson; Hank Morgan (he wore a Christmas red sweater vest); Bill Lane; Ann McCulley; Sherri Schlesinger and a few more.