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Watching Garden Grow at Huntington

April 27, 1986|MARY LOU LOPER | Times Staff Writer

Chicken salad and papaya will be served Saturday on the loggia of the Virginia Steele Scott Gallery for American Art for trustees, overseers and fellows of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. After all, it's spring, and everyone wants the perfect view of the spring-blooming Shakespeare garden, redesigned and replanted a year-and-a-half ago. Now, the Huntington knows how to plant a garden!

Kathy Wilson tells us the garden has new signs featuring Shakespearean quotations. For example, by the roses, expect to see "I have seen roses damask'd, red and white, But no such roses see I in her cheeks. . . " (Sonnet CXXX).

There have been more than 250 acceptances: the John W. Austins Jr., the F. Templeton Galbraiths, Dr. and Mrs. John J. Estrada, Louis and Marie Jones, Dr. and Mrs. John R. F. Penido, Lloyd E. Rigler, Dr. and Mrs. Charles F. Sharp Jr. and the Hugh A. Langfords.

The Green and White Select, the corporate support group for the Angeles Girl Scout Council, is revving for its fourth annual Green and White Select Dinner on May 12 in the California Ballroom of the Bonaventure. We're informed by chairman Susan M. Fernau (the hotel's director of public relations) that Tova Borgnine will receive the Grace Award; and Richard G. Eils, Thrifty Corp. president, will be given the Good Scout Salute Award. Security Pacific's George F. Moody is honorary dinner chairman, and Margie Eddy-Forbes heads the dinner.

Best wishes are going to actress Pat Crowley ("Dynasty") and television producer Andy Friendly. The handsome and popular couple were married in a family ceremony at the Regency Club.

Fiftieth birthdays are always exciting. Chadwick School's 50th will see 500 dining on Cornish hens and dancing to New Yorker Mike Carney's music Friday evening at the Torrance Marriott. Alumni, faculty, parents and friends will celebrate.

Hillsides' 17-acre campus in Pasadena will be transformed into the scene of an Elizabethan Festival on Saturday evening for the first major fund-raiser for Hillsides Home for Children, a residential treatment center for abused and abandoned children. It's to be a rollicking Renaissance affair, says Sylvia Bartlett, chairman. She's planning "musik, sumptuous feasting and good tymes." Abetting are Sally Boyle, Herb and Shirley Botsford, Don and Sally Clark, Peggy Ebright, Beth Gertmenian, Donna Harrison, Kay Malloy, Jeanette Mamakos, Margaret Campbell, Nancy Payne, Mary Ann Rush, Patsy Spitta, Doris Ann Williams and Rosemary Whitney. Wizards, jugglers, dancers will abound.

The 200 Associates headed by Dolores Hope (that's Mrs. Bob) have no meetings, no offices, no committees. They just give $200 annually to support babies born and unborn. On May 13, they join for High Tea at the Hancock Park home of the Frank Vodhanels.

At the end of June, Dr. Sherman M. Mellinkoff steps down after 24 years as dean of the UCLA School of Medicine. The woman behind the man--June Mellinkoff, his wife--will be spotlighted Tuesday at Le Bel Age Hotel by the UCLA Medical Faculty Wives. Guests are supposed to be entertained by a skit, which cleverly rewrites the deanship years, with Mrs. Mellinkoff as dean and her husband as "the bulwark of strength, who backed her all the way." Scene I is a "Chocolate Dependency Clinic." (June is a chocoholic.) Actress Audrey Trotter Fred is directing. Luncheon guests will include Judith Murphy, Jean Stone, Virginia Ramo, Mrs. William Longmire, Mrs. Charles Speroni, Mrs. Leonard Straus, Mrs. Donald MacKisson, Mrs. James Pollak, Eleanor Wasson. Denise Friedman is president of the Wives.

The Foundation for the Joffrey Ballet board of directors hosts an invitation-only champagne reception following the opening night performance of "Romeo and Juliet" Wednesday. Joffrey Dinners . . . Act II hosts and guest celebrities will join Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino for the dessert buffet.

Catch-up: Kaholyn McKissick organized the traveling dinner party so that 70 friends of the Pasadena Chamber Orchestra could support the orchestra's debut at UCLA's Royce Hall. In the crowd: Mrs. Homer Crotty, Peggy Phelps, Betye and Gene Burton, the Malcolm Glovers, Gladys Jones, Dr. and Mrs. Eldridge Lasell. The orchestra's next concert is May 13 at Ambassador Auditorium, and the party circuit is buzzing again. . . .

With Actress Lindsay Wagner at the helm, Holy Family Services' Adoption Guild took over the Sheraton Premiere for its 13th benefit gala Monte Carlo evening. Dancing and dining, bidding and viewing the Somper Fur collection were David and Dottie Broderick, J. J. and Susan Coneys, John and Yvonne Everson, Thomas and Claire Henning, Mark and Tillie Newgard, George and Marino Plato, Michael and Linda Ryan, James and Pat Tierney, Tom and Lynne Roberto and John and Kim Leonetti, just a few.

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