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Music Center's First Fall Event to Spotlight Adolfo

August 28, 1986|MARY LOU LOPER | Times Staff Writer

Keith Kieschnick will put a lot of style into the Blue Ribbon of the Music Center's first fall event, the champagne reception and premiere of Adolfo's entire fall line at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills Tuesday. Adolfo devotees within the group (they're abundant) are among Angelenos arranging for personal fittings with the designer during his weeklong visit at Saks. Blue Ribbon Event Committee Chairman Harriet Deutsch is coordinating with Saks, and we hear that reservations are pouring in for the limited space, so far, from some of the city's best-dressed--Hannah Carter, Jane Eisner, Marion Jorgensen, Nancy Livingston, Virginia Oppenheimer, Patti Skouras, Fran Stark, Abigail Van Buren. Others in the crowd will be Iris Cantor, Frances Franklin, Wendy Goldberg, Gale Hayman, Monica Lewis Lang, Jean Smith, Toni Webb, Lilly Lee, Barbara Marcussen, Giney Milner, Ingrid Mitchell, Beverly Morsey, Marcia Weisman, Joan Weiss and Rosemary Willson.

The Harold Voegelins on Harbor Island at Newport Beach are capturing the last of those summer ocean breezes. They'll honor the Los Angeles consular corps Sunday with their 10th annual lawn party and bay cruise. Hosts, too, will be the International Commerce Council of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Orange County Office of Protocol.

Meanwhile, the Peninsula Committee of the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles is corraling everyone for its Portuguese Bend National Horse Show on Sept. 12-14 at the Empty Saddle Club in Rolling Hills Estates. President Mrs. Donald L. Hanley is dreaming big for the 29th annual affair: Already the committee has tallied more than $1 million from this and previous horse shows, translating dollars directly to research projects and medical care at the Los Angeles medical center.

Another dream accomplished this year has been the attainment of an "A" rating from the American Horse Show Assn. Says Mrs. Harold Murdock, exhibitor chairman, "Having an 'A' assures us that we will be seeing competition among some of the best horses and riders in Southern California."

While many of the committee members are skilled equestrians, others admit to unfamiliarity, as well as ignorance, with the semantics of horsiness. But they all share a charitable commitment, which extends to families. From the tiniest tots to the most senior of elders, they've logged 14,000 hours whitewashing fences, driving tractors, planning for booths--led by chairman Mrs. Ken Kazarian. Events all three days begin at 8 a.m. Two rings are scheduled continuously.

Also coordinating are Mrs. James Lee, Mrs. Chadwick Smith, Mrs. William Cullen and Mrs. James Gamble.

A juke box filled with favorites will set the mood for "An Endless Summer," the celebration Sept. 13 to benefit Kidspace Museum in Pasadena. Proceeds are intended to install new exhibits at the institution, which served more than 100,000 visitors last year. Chairman Mrs. Danford Baker is transforming Lawry's California Center into a tropical garden with al fresco dinner and drinks and an auction designed to create a summer feeling all year long. To wit, a 1954 MG convertible, a stay at the Kapalua Bay Hotel on Maui, jaunts to Silverado Country Club, La Quinta, Catalina. Also signed beach art, a breakfast cruise. On the imaginative committee: Ann Barrett, Pam Boswell, Cece Horne, Kathy LeRoy, Margot Milias, Cathie Partridge, Jane Popovich, Marilyn Roberts and Katie Tuerk.

Kate Regan gets it from her mother: Nancy Banning Call has been the consummate originator and supporter par excellence for Friends of Banning Park, who all adore Banning Residence Museum. Now Kate is helping to organize the cocktail buffet catered by Mary Rood at the museum the evening of Oct. 4. The affair is designed to involve "the younger generation" with the museum and its history. Individuals involved include Mrs. Donald Gibbs, chairman of special events; Mrs. Robert Howard Brant, chairman of the cocktail party, and Mrs. Walter Rose, Mrs. John Boyt, Lauren Gibbs, Mrs. James Anawalt, Mrs. John Thomas Logan II, Mrs. Cary Parton, Mrs. Daniel Munzer, Mrs. Guy Strickland, Mrs. Ray T. McCullough (she's another Call daughter), Mrs. Terry Perucca, Mrs. Anton C. Garnier, Mrs. F. Otis Booth III and Mrs. Stephen Chandler. Patronesses will be treated to a private tour of the museum and a picnic lunch Sept. 16.

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