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i i " POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 23, 2010 Page 9 if'he Socially Set by J-Iilda M. Morrill Models wear Denise Hajjar designs from her Spring/ Summer Collection at "Eleanor's Affair," a benefit for the ALS Association of Massachusetts, held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. (Photo by Lou Goodman) "Eleanor's Affair" was held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel with a Denise Hajjar fashion runway show featur- ing the designer's 2010 Spring/Summer Collection. The fun soiree, a benefit the ALS Association of Massa- chusetts, was held in the elegant Oval Room. WCVB-TV Channel 5's morning anchor Bianca de la Garza was the emcee for the event, which included cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and a "Mystery Box." The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter is committed to fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease on all fronts. The organization of- fers more than a dozen free programs and services to persons living with ALS and their families, supports worldwide research efforts, and advocates for the entire ALS community on both a state and federal level. To learn more, visit www.als- ma.org, or call 888-CURE- ALS. Incidentally, Denise is on the committee of the upcom- ing "Big Dreams Start Small Wine Dinner Evening" fund- raiser being held this com- ing Monday, April 26 from 6 - 10 p.m. at Byblos Restau- rant in Norwood. Proceeds will benefit the life-saving work of St. Jude's Hospital for Children. We are all invited for an evening of traditional Leba- nese food and entertain- ment. Tickets include valet parking and a three-course meal with wine pairings. Other committee members include Maurice Daaboul, Marilyn Ganame, Elaine Hajjar, Lisa Miller, Starla Pathak, Linda Sternfelt, Ron Tello, George Yeomelakis and Kathy Yeomelakis. For further information about the fundraiser, con- tact John Martz at 617-956- 5262 or visitwww.stjude.org/ bigdreams. For information about Denise Hajjar fash- ions and events, please visit www.denisehaj]ar.com. ....... Boston University's Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center and the Friends of the Library recently hosted novelist Richard North Patterson at a reception and lecture in Metcalf Hall. Mr. Patterson, whose ar- chives are housed at the Goflieb Center, spoke on his career and successes as a best-selling author of legal and political thrillers. His first work, The Lasko Tangent (1979), won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for "Best First Mystery Novel" in 1980. Patterson's work has been characterized as "me- ticulous in style with a keen understanding of human nature." His novels Degree of Guilt (1993) and Eyes of a Child (1995) were combined into a miniseries for NBC-TV. He Noted author Richard North Patterson was the featured speaker at a recent meet- ing of Boston University's Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center and the Friends of the Library. (Photo by Allan Dines) also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Ohio and has been a partner in several presti- gious U.S. law firms. The Howard Gotlieb Archi- val Research Center at Bos- ton University seeks to cap- ture and document history by collecting the manu- scripts from individuals who play significant roles in the fields of journalism, poetry, literature and criticism, dance, music, theater, film, television, and political and religious movements. The Center strives to pre- serve the documents and make them readily available to researchers while admin- istering all legal copyrights and restrictions. The Center also presents extensive ex- hibitions, seminars and tours for students, parents, alumni, various visiting groups and members of the public. For more information about the Center or its upcoming events, please call 617-353-3696 or visit www. bu.edu/ archives. ....... "Art in Bloom at the MFA" takes place this weekend. This event brings together 50 New England garden clubs and profes- sional designers to create vibrant floral displays that interpret art from the Museum's collection. Activities include guided tours of the collection and its corresponding flower ar- rangements, lectures and floral demonstrations by well-known designers. The MFA will also host a family day of kids' activities on Saturday, April 24. Art in Bloom is free with museum admission although special events tick- ets vary. For information about Art in Bloom, call 617-369-3169 or visit www.mfa.org. Channel 5's Bianca de la Garza, left, and fashion designer Denise Hajjar smile for the camera at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. Incidentally, the Museum has announced that it will extend the dates of its popu- lar exhibition, The Secrets of Tomb I OA: Egypt 2000 BC, through June 27. Featured are masterworks from an Egyptian tomb of the Middle Kingdom (2040- 1640 BC) uncovered in Deir el-Bersha, a necropolis in central Egypt, including a finely painted coffin with magical spells, a mummified head, and objects thought necessary for the afterlife. This find represents the largest Middle Kingdom burial assemblage ever dis- covered and sheds light on the grand lifestyle en- joyed by local governor and priest Djehutynakht and his wife, Lady Djehutynakht, for whom the tomb was built. The exhibition will be open during free community days on April 26 (during the MFA's festival of flowers, Art in Bloom), Memorial Day (May 31), and Father's Day (June 20). To date, nearly 175,000 visitors have attended the Egyptian tomb exhibition. The attendance figure also includes a record number of school group visitors -- (Photo by Bill Brett) 14, 110 -- comprising those who have seen the exhibi- tion in addition to those who have reserved upcoming group visits. For more information about the extended dates and MFA hours and admissions, call 617-267-9300 or visit www.mfa.org. ....... On Saturday, May 22, the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton celebrates its 20 th anniversary. The occasion will be marked with a spe- cial "Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser" beginning at 6 p.m. featuring entertain- ment, food, dancing, award presentations, a historical look back at the last twenty years of the Centre, a silent auction and more. For tickets and more information, call the office of the Irish Cultural Centre at 781-821-8291. Proceeds from the evening's Silent Auction will (Continued on Page 13) i o,.o.os 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. 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