New hotels, new groups, new presidents, new celebrations--mix it all up with the traditional openings and tributes--and the social schedule is extraordinarily heavy for June. A star night on the horizon is June 23, the grand opening evening of the 17-story California deco JW Marriott Hotel in Century City.
That morning, J. Willard Marriott will be in stardust in the hotel for the opening ceremony and a luncheon for invited guests with a surprise spectacular. That evening Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles and Children's Miracle Network host a "Salute to J. Willard Marriott" fund-raiser in the hotel's new Grand Salon. Celebrities Rich Little, Marie Osmond, the Osmond Brothers, Merlin Olsen, Mary Hart, Cristina Ferrare and Steve Edwards have accepted.
The schedule of charity galas for opening week is impressive. The City of Hope hosts a bachelor/bachelorette auction (dates with celebrities and young professionals will be auctioned) on June 20.
On June 22, the National Associates for Youth stages its annual Youth Mentor Awards Media Dinner to recognize and encourage positive life styles, role models and values for youth in entertainment media. Sharyl Mendez is chairman, and co-chairs include Carolyn Felger, Lois Caldiero, Lori Singman and Diane Frome.
The Associates of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Dinner honors contributors to the Cedars-Sinai endowment fund on June 24.
On June 25, Los Angeles Arts Council members will present "Catch a Rising Artist," an art auction of "names of tomorrow" among Los Angeles artists. Proceeds are for art scholarships.
On the same day, the hotel and the Beverly Hills Medical Center co-sponsor a 10K/5K Run for the Beverly Hills Family Y.
NEW ON THE SCENE: Welcome the arrival of two new groups.
The Muses 100, a support group for the Bob Hope Cultural Center in Palm Desert, filled its invitational membership of 100 to overflowing and started a waiting list immediately after its first meeting, according to president Erna Schulhofer. The response was so tremendous that the executive board announced it will also form an additional Honorary Muses 100 to be dubbed "The Patroness Circle." Marilyn Tennity, Robin Ceriale, Sue Rose, Lee Penkhus, Sharon Spiegels are all involved . . .
And this week, with "Miracle from Marrs" T-shirts, cakes and a carnival and luncheon, Dr. Richard Marrs saluted 200 of his "miracle babies" born to infertile couples and announced the establishment of the Institute for Reproductive Medicine at The Hospital of the Good Samaritan. Kate Regan, institute board member, was among those stirring up party mime, music and magic.
DIAMONDS: That Beverly Hills 75th Diamond Jubilee (1914-1989) begins July 3 and will feature highlights of events planned during a 14-month international celebration. A fudgy cupcake was delivered with ribbons to say so.
The preview is Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Will Rogers Park at Sunset Boulevard and Crescent Drive across from the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Merv Griffin is chairman of the Diamond Committee. Beverly Hills Mayor Robert K. Tanenbaum and the Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows are hosting the preview. Plans include the Jubilee Musical Extravaganza produced by Radio City Music Hall Productions, an ABC network television special produced by George Schlatter Productions, the "World's Largest Fashion Show" and cake.
Addenda: The opening ceremonies are July 3 in Roxbury Park, a holiday pageant is set for Nov. 25. And there will be a Rose Parade Float, the 75th Anniversary Tri-Gala (ABC) Jan. 29 and the fashion show on Labor Day Weekend 1989.
SPEAKING OF CAKE: The Four Seasons Hotel has announced it will produce the birthday cake for the Beverly Hills Diamond Jubilee--300 square feet replicating City Hall and the city's streets including Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard. Executive chef Pascal Gode heads 12 chefs who will converge for two days to crack 6,300 eggs, mix 350 pounds of white chocolate, 910 pounds of butter and 750 pounds of sugar. Diet now.
DAISY DELL: Originally dubbed the Daisy Dell in the 1920s, the Hollywood Bowl officially opens with fanfare July 12. For 40 years, the Hollywood Bowl Patroness Committee, major box holders and ticket buyers, has been saluting the opening. Members do it again June 26 with an elegant alfresco soiree in the Fremont Place gardens of Ragnar and Mollie Qvale. President Jeanne Johnson has revealed that proceeds will be used for the Bowl's backstage dressing rooms.
Chairman Colette Witt and Mary Frances Cox have party details note-perfect: Rococo Catering, Joe and Ray Moshay for music. Daniel Lewis, chairman of the conducting department, USC School of Music, and a Bowl guest conductor this summer, will be honored guest.