Friends of Sheba Medical Center will give Leah Rabin the Rabin Award and mark the establishment of the Yitzhak Rabin International Wall of Peace at Sheba Medical Center in Tel-Aviv at a gala Saturday at the Beverly Hilton.
Sharon Stone, Natalie Cole, Carol Connors, Angela Lansbury and CNN's Larry King are only a few who will participate at the black-tie affair feting Rabin.
Rod Steiger will deliver the tribute and Cole will be headline artist. Connors will perform a song she wrote in memory of the slain Israeli prime minister called "Violence Has No Color." Jocelyne Jocya & Hadas also will perform.
This marks the first time Rabin has been to the United States since the funeral of her husband in early November. The sculpture award she's to receive is called "The Eternal Journey . . . Man's Quest for Peace." The artist is Joe Rosenthal.
Looking Ahead: The YWCA of Greater Los Angeles recognized Harvey Lehman, vice president, Sony Pictures Entertainment, at its Board of Counsellors' black-tie dinner Tuesday evening at Hotel Bel-Air. He was cited for the "YWCA Week Without Violence" program. Co-chairing the affair were Georgia Ricci Nelson, David A. Nelson, Meredith MacRae-Neal and Philip M. Neal.
Top Secret: By long-standing tradition, the theme of the Bachelors Ball is a closely guarded secret, never revealed until guests arrive that evening. Ball chairman Thomas J. Blumenthal isn't breaking tradition this year for the 91st event in a succession of fancy dress costume dinner-dances. More than 600 invited guests are expected Feb. 2 in the Beverly Hilton ballroom. Bachelors President Steven William Leland will serve as official host.
Five prominent women will serve in the role of patroness and be honored for leadership and philanthropic contributions to the community. Named recently were Chickie Byrne, Janice Carpenter, Peggy Galbraith, Louise Griffith and Bonnie McClure.
The Bachelors is an organization of 75 unmarried men active in Southern California philanthropic, business and social communities.
Save the Date: Comedian Phyllis Diller and the sounds of the Lettermen will add heartbeats to the American Heart Assn.'s 19th annual Heart Ball on March 1 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. Constance Towers Gavin is ball chairwoman, Sandra McNutt Comrie auction chairwoman and Meredith MacRae-Neal heads entertainment.
Chairing the event will be Mike Bowlin, Arco chairman, and Sam Bell, managing partner at Ernst & Young.
The goal is $555,000. Individual tickets are $400, and tables of 10 will be priced from $4,000 to $30,000. Proceeds will benefit heart research and community education programs.
Twelfth Night: Warner and Carol Henry celebrated their joyous Twelfth Night party at the California Club with all their children--Will Henry with his wife, Jane, Michael Henry, and daughter Katy Gray with her husband, Andrew. The Henry clan recently returned from Paris, where the family and first grandchild, Cameron Henry, observed Christmas.
John Welborne found the bean in his chocolate dessert and was named king; Marty Coffey discovered the pea in her white cake and was named queen. Amid giggles, they promptly were endowed with red velvet crowns. Welborne, whose wife Martha looked on, recalled that his own late father was king during the Twelfth Night reign of Warner's late father, Pops.
Aspen's Loss: Nancy Davis has announced the fourth annual Chrysler Pro-Celebrity Sports Spectacular and gala and her fourth RACE to Erase MS. "MS for MS--Multiple Sports for Multiple Sclerosis"--will leave Aspen, Colo., and be held for the first time in Los Angeles.
Davis enjoined friends at a big luncheon this week to take on assignments--the auction, corporate underwriting, decorations, gala and MS Roundtable, imploring them to help her reach her goals and "find a cure for MS."
Kudos: To Pam Mullen and all the hard-working fund-raisers at Puente Center who accepted a $300,000 gift Jan. 31, and thus qualified for the $450,000 Kresge matching grant to close the $9-million capital campaign and provide funds for literacy.
Elsewhere on the Social Circuit
* The Pasadena Guild of Childrens Hospital introduced 15 debutantes at its annual Christmas tea and gave them nosegays at the home of Kathy Rose in San Marino. They were welcomed by guild President June Banta, ball chairwoman Joan Bolton and debutante chairwoman Cynthia Coleman. Debutantes to be presented at the June Ball at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington: Kelley Barker, Marisa Chandler, Susannah Clark, Katherine Kirwan, Virginia Mielke, Emily Miller and Leigh Winter, all of Pasadena; Jessica Harley, Elizabeth Stevens, Jessica Sullivan and Robin Weir of San Marino; Allison Dalbeck of Flintridge; Jennifer Heintz of San Gabriel and Courtney Rader and Kimberly Sherman of South Pasadena.
* "New to L.A.," an Art Center College of Design Williamson Gallery series of exhibitions introducing emerging artists, is debuting the work of German artist Dagmar Demming through March 24 after an opening reception Saturday.
* Keeping Up: More than 150 guests joined Tiffany & Co. Vice President Mary Swanby for "Breakfast at Tiffany's" to honor the Los Angeles chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and announce a Los Angeles County "Race for the Cure" on Feb. 18 at the Rose Bowl. The event will include a women's 5K run/walk, Jazzercise, one-mile fun run, a wheelchair 5K and a coed 5K run/walk. The foundation networks in 66 cities . . . Friends of Wellness, benefiting the Wellness Community-Foothills, sponsored a pre-theater cocktail party and opening night performance of "Kiss of the Spider Woman" at Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Roger Barkley was honorary chairman.