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Center Stage

Jewel Ball Chairman – Margaret Hall Pence

The fifty-ninth Jewel Ball, a benefit for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kansas City Symphony, was held on June 15th at The Museum. Margaret Hall Pence (Mrs. William Keith Pence) served as the chairman. She wore an exclusive couture gown designed by Carlos Ramirez of Liancarlo. Procured through Halls Kansas City, the gown […]

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MOCSA – Johnson County Fall Forum

MOCSA’s 10th annual Johnson County Fall Forum will be held on October 8th at the Overland Park Marriott. Kay and Tom Martin are the honorary chairmen, and Michele Snyder and Vince Sabia are serving as the co-chairmen. Dr. David Lisak is the featured speaker.   Also featured in the July 27th issue of The Independent […]

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In the Spotlight – Janice Fischer

Janice Fischer has been a member of the Kansas City Young Matrons since 2003 and was recently named its president. She has held many positions with KCYM, including director of membership, director of programs, director of associate sustaining members, new members chairman, and ways and means chairman. Janice is honored to be part of an […]

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First Call – Message in a Bottle 

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial will be the site of First Call Alcohol/Drug Prevention & Recovery’s third annual Message in a Bottle event on September 17th. The keynote speakers are David Sheff and Nic Sheff, bestselling authors of A Beautiful Boy and We All Fall Down.  Lena Price and Tom Cohen […]

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The Belles of the American Royal – Kim Manka Mann

The Belles of the American Royal are pleased to announce to selection of Kim Manka Mann as their 2013 president. The 64th BOTAR Ball will be held on October 19th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Kim is a BOTAR, class of 1990. She served as recording secretary in 1999, vice […]

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Harriman-Jewell Series – Arias and Encores

September 30th is the date for Prelude, a benefit for the Harriman-Jewell Series. Maureen and Richard Durwood are the honorary chairmen, and Pati Chasnoff, Merry Prostic and Susan Spaulding are serving as the co-chairmen. The event will be held at Indian Hills Country Club and will feature special guest artist, baritone Daniel Belcher. Proceeds will […]

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Dig In, KC!

September 22nd is the date for Cultivate Kansas City’s second annual Dig In, KC! at the City Market. Tiffany Lynch and Allison Harding are the co-chairmen. Chef Michael Foust, The Farmhouse; Chef Renee Kelly, Harvest; and Chef Charles D’Ablaing, Hotel Raphael; will prepare 600 pounds of fresh vegetables all grown by local farmers. The dinner […]

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