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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Diamond Ball

Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Diamond Ball kicked off Kansas City Ballet’s 60th anniversary season on October 7th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Loren and Tom Whittaker were the honorary chairmen, and Melanie and Mike Fenske served as the chairmen. More than 450 guests enjoyed a cocktail party, delicious cuisine, breathtaking decor by […]

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National World War I Museum and Memorial – Night at the Tower

More than 400 guests enjoyed the National World War I Museum and Memorial’s third annual Night at the Tower on September 16th. Jeanette and Kevin Prenger were the chairmen, and members of the Hall family served as the honorary chairmen. Partygoers were treated to eclectic food and beverages, an exclusive auction and an all new […]

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Powell Gardens – Under a Harvest Moon: A Farm-to-Table Dinner

The ninth annual Under a Harvest Moon: A Farm-to-Table Dinner was held at Powell Gardens on September 24th. Debbie and Eric Tschanz served as honorary chairmen, and Beth Bader and Kurt Becker were the chairmen. More than 130 guests attended, and the evening began with cocktails in the Heartland Harvest Garden. Chef Vaughn Good of […]

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Lyric Opera Circle – Lyric Opera Ball Kick-off Party

Hallbrook Country Club was the lovely setting for the Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball Kick-off Party, “Apéritifs and Arias,” on September 21st. Ball Chairman Monica Mitchell-Werp and Paul Werp and Sharon and Lou Smith were the hosts. Guests enjoyed entertainment from the Lyric Opera Resident Artists: Lauren Auge, Marlen Nahhas, Tim Murray, and pianist […]

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Prelude 2017 – Benefactors’ Party

The beautiful home of Laura Robinson was the perfect setting for a Benefactors’ Party for Prelude 2017, a benefit for the Harriman-Jewell Series. Guests enjoyed a night of celebration, complete with stunning views of the West Bottoms and a September sunset. Dr. Loretta Britton, Robert True, Harriman Council chairman; and Prudence True   Ed Milbank […]

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Sisters First: An Evening with Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush

Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri, in partnership with Rainy Day Books and The Independent, will present Sisters First: An Evening with Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush reception and book event on November 2nd. It will begin with an exclusive meet and greet at CBIZ and continue at Unity Temple with […]

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BOTAR – Royal Welcome

The 2017 BOTAR Royal Welcome was held on September 7th at The American Royal Center. BOTARs, Escorts and Royal Escorts gathered with their families to learn more about BOTAR while watching a youth open practice in the arena. Guests enjoyed delicious fare from Relish Catering. The 68th BOTAR Ball will be held on October 21st […]

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