KEEPING UP: They've raised $6.5 million to date, but the Cedars-Sinai United Hostesses' Charities headed by Patti Finkel, Marilyn Gilfenbain and Nancy Nebenzahl, who's president, were raising more this week at their membership luncheon in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton. I. Magnin presented the show. . . . Friends of Vieilles Maisons Francaises lunched at Jimmy's in Beverly Hills to hear director Luis Monreal of the Getty Conservation Institute talk on art conservation and preservation. Edie Frere, chairman, Southern California chapter, announces the next event is April 22 at the Bel-Air Bay Club. Angels Attic will co-host the lecture and slide show by Dan Ohlmann, French miniature cabinet maker. He's bringing a reproduction of "Chez Maxim's" with him from Paris.
CIRCLE RED: Mrs. Henry Elder chairs Marlborough Alumnae Assn.'s 12th annual Spring Perspectives on April 8. Psychic Linda McCallum will tackle the practical application of working on the intuitive level "to help people to get in touch with their inner resources." More on the committee are Mrs. George Stoneman, Alumnae Council president, and Mrs. Dennis Healy, Mrs. Michael McCarty, Joann Reno, Mrs. Ray Sutton, Mrs. Calvin Walters Jr. and Mrs. John Zaro Jr.
Table hostesses for the Loyola High School Mother's Guild 56th annual birthday luncheon include Anne Murphy, Jayne Sullivan, Marcia Hayden, Claire Shea, Chickie Byrne, Cheryl Baker and Caryl Underwood. Marion Napier, guild president, and Diana Curran and Mimi O'Keefe will be at the reception line.
Concern II, the young crowd funding children's cancer immunology research, hosts "Fashion Splash" show Saturday featuring "Growing Pains" cast members. Nordstrom will show spring finery at the Century Plaza. Tickets are $45. According to Nancy Paul, the group has raised $625,000 since 1981.
"Celebracion del Centenario" is on the minds of Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae in Southern California. Federation president Pat Finley and benefit chairman Judith Epley are arranging a dinner-dance Saturday at Lawry's California Center.
The 50th running of the $500,000 Santa Anita Derby on Saturday at Santa Anita Park is creating a flurry of luncheons. Keeping the tradition of the president of Churchill Downs (home of the Kentucky Derby) coming for the Derby here, president Thomas Meeker and his wife, Carol, will come in from Lexington, Ky. More about will be the Robert P. Strubs, the Robert Burkholders of San Francisco, Betty and Hal Ramser of Bel-Air, Virginia and Mike Sandler of Brentwood, and Marta and Ignacio Lozano of Newport Beach. Rolls-Royce Owners Club members will picnic with the ponies in the flower-splashed infield. Club president John Foster and his wife, Bunny, will motor over from Topanga, and Bentley owner George Vernon Russell will be on the scene.
World-famous chefs from around the country will stage an epicurean evening next Sunday at the Four Seasons Hotel. It's a benefit, "The Art of Dining," for Newport Harbor Art Museum. Sam Goldstein is chairman.