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Stems: A Garden Soirée

Stems: A Garden Soirée will be held on June 25th at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.  The evening will feature food from 20 area restaurants and caterers, libations, jazz and rock music, caricature artists, and a huge display of Plein Air art.  The event benefits the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park and its mission to maintain the quality of life in our community.  Ben Craig is the honorary chairman, Kelly and Mitch Hoefer are the chairmen, and Marga Spangler is serving as the sponsorship chairman.

Also featured in the April 2nd issue of The Independent Magazine
Photo Credit: Stephanie Castellccio

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The Regnier Family Foundation will serve as the Presenting Sponsor of Stems for the 4th year. (From left to right) Bob and Ann Regnier with Vic Regnier

photo 2Hand-painted wine glasses by Trish Reed of Ten Talents Art will be passed out to guests

Photo3View and purchase Plein Air art at the event!

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Stems will feature food from 20 of Our Town’s finest restaurants and caterers — shown above are treats from 3 Women and an Oven.

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The beautiful Monet Garden at the Arboretum



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Rockhurst University – Leadership Series Luncheon

March 5th was the date for the annual Rockhurst University Leadership Series Luncheon. The annual event was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Carly Fiorina,…

Sherwood Autism Center – Beat The Blues

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The National World War I Museum and Memorial – Extraordinary Measures

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