Mrs. Peter Gallagher of the Garden Club of America and Susan Cochrane, coordinator of the California endangered plant program, spoke on rare and endangered plants for the Junior League of Pasadena Garden Club. . . . Former Ambassador to Mexico John Gavin, now Arco vice president, federal and international relations, addressed Phi Beta Kappa Alumni at the UCLA Faculty Center. . . . "Family Ties" stars Justine Bateman and Tina Yothers and Olympic gold medalist Cheryl Miller were honored by the Girls Clubs of America. . . . Sister Mary Lucille Desmond, St. Mary Medical Center's administrator, was presented a $119,150 check from St. Mary's Hospital Guild by president Rose Lozano. . . .
Shirley MacLaine hosted a private reception for Bella Abzug to preview a master crystal exhibit at Dyansen Gallery of Beverly Hills. . . . Peggie and Bob Bales entertained at a fun dinner at the Bistro Gardens honoring Joyce and Ray Watt on their half-year wedding anniversary. . . . The Los Angeles chapter of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation gave George Sidney (director of "Anchors Aweigh" and "Showboat") its Humanitarian of the Year award at a dinner at the Beverly Hilton. Sidney is a myasthenic (a neuro-muscular disorder).
ON THE TOWN: Rusty Chandler conducts the Auxiliary of the Hospital of the Good Samaritan spring general meeting and luncheon Monday. Dr. Alexandra Levine will speak on AIDS. . . . Composer/conductor Pierre Boulez will be honored next Sunday when Friends of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute of the USC School of Music celebrate the institute's 10th anniversary with an afternoon concert in collaboration with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Japan America Theater and a dinner following in the Biltmore Gold Room. . . . India's ambassador to Washington, Hon. P. K. Kaul, and Mrs. Kaul will be the center of attention at a dinner this evening at Gaylord India restaurant in Beverly Hills. . . .
Barnard College Alumnae stage two fund-raising theater parties at Stages Theater in Hollywood--a matinee next Sunday and an evening event March 20. Chairmen are Hilma Carter, Donna Salem and Felice Dresner, president. . . . Ardath Priddy heads the Los Angeles Alumnae Panhellenic Assn. scholarship luncheon Wednesday at the Wilshire Country Club. . . . Luis Monreal of the Getty Conservation Institute speaks at La Coterie's Russian dinner March 19. . . .
Marilyn and Harry Lewis are off to Hawaii before the opening of their newest restaurant, Kate Mantilini, at the corner of Doheny and Wilshire. First to get a look will be the AFI Film Fest crowd, on Wednesday with a tribute to Hal Wallis. . . . Junior Mannequin Assisteens present their Carousel Fashion Show Saturday at the Wilshire Country Club. Mrs. Stephen Flaherty and Mrs. Lawrence W. Farmer are co-chairmen.
WEARIN' O' THE GREEN: The Liver Association for Research and Education hosts a St. Patrick's Day party next Sunday at Chippendales in West Los Angeles. . . . Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital supporters cut up with a "Shamrock 'n' Roll" dinner dance Saturday at the Santa Monica Pier Carousel.