Liberty Hill Fund-Raiser Tops Smorgasbord of Social Events

There are leftovers--like the little Tupperware container with peas that works its way first to the back of the refrigerator, then to the front again. And then there are leftovers like the luscious piece of lasagna that is better for breakfast than it was for dinner.

Here are some luscious leftovers that for some reason did not make the column the past few weeks:

The Liberty Hill Foundation, at its 10th annual fund-raising dinner, honored Harry Belafonte and netted $60,000. Liberty Hill supports organizations in Los Angeles and San Diego that work to promote civil liberties and economic justice. In a decade of service, Liberty Hill has provided more than $1 million to 500 community groups. Kudos to Sarah Pillsbury, Mary Jo von Mach and the other spark plugs of this unique group.

LADIES WHO LUNCH--And work too, since the Cedars-Sinai Women's Guild annual raises a ton of money for the Medical Center. So kudos to Marcia Koch, Women's Guild president, and to Margery Tyre, Vivian Lantin, Pat Mendel, Sue Wilstein, Carol Goldsmith, Cookie Kates, Jean Bachelis, Loraine Sloan, Marilyn Gersten, Anne Geller, Cathy Louchheim, Ruth March, Wanda McDaniel Ruddy, Ruth Fox and Sarah Edwards for such a great job at the luncheon. Now, on to the premiere--and the planning for that sparkly autumn event will begin July 15, at a meeting at the home of Judy Ovitz. New board members expected to attend are Raffaella De Laurentiis, Nancy Davis Zarif and Abby Levy.

MORE KUDOS--Louise and Thomas Jones hosted a preview of the 100th anniversary of Five Acres, the Boys' and Girls' Aid Society of L.A. Merlin Olsen and William E. Leonhard presented an overview of the work at the private, nonprofit, non-sectarian residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed and abused children. . . . Councilman John Ferraro receives the Good Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America L.A. Area Council at a reception Monday at the Bonaventure. . . . July 28 the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus opens at the Sports Arena. Corporate sponsors, under the leadership of the Mayor's Corporate Challenge for Youth program, will make sure that 12,000 kids get to see their first circus. It's the second year this terrific evening has taken place. . . . Wednesday is the annual Men's Day Party by the Hollywood Women's Press Club. And, for sure, they're honoring one of Hollywood's favorite men (ours too). It's Daily Variety columnist Army Archerd and it all takes place at dinner at the Wilshire Country Club. . . . The L.A. Free Clinic hosts a fund-raiser at the Women Only Health Club June 24. The money raised provides legal crisis aid for battered women and their children.

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