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Celebrating Black History with Local Authors

Author Olivia Hill Author, Artist, Activist, and Playwright OliviaHillWrites.com @OliviaHillWrites Olivia Hill was born and raised in Kansas City. She is an author, artist, activist, and a playwright. Her memoir, Travel North Black Girl, is a story of self-discovery and empowerment. Set in the early 1980s, Olivia recounts her experiences of moving to the remote […]

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Kansas City Young Matrons – Mistletoe Party

Kansas City Young Matrons held its annual Mistletoe Party on December 9th. Members and their guests gathered at Blue Hills Country Club and enjoyed a festive evening filled with fellowship and fun.    Featured in the January 21, 2023 issue of The Independent.

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Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas – 72nd Annual Community Ball and Cotillion

Gina Brozenic, Lindsey Golubski, and Sara Willimon were the co-chairs, with Marsha Oyer serving as Cotillion chair, for the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas’ 72nd Annual Community Ball and Cotillion. The theme was “Old Hollywood.” The December 3rd event was held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. On the evening’s agenda […]

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Land of the Sweets Nutcracker Ball 2022

The Kansas City Ballet Guild hosted its 55th annual gala, Land of the Sweets Nutcracker Ball 2022, at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center on December 3rd. Barbara and Dr. Greg Storm were the honorary chairmen, and Angela and John Walker served as the chairmen. Barbara Nash was the recipient of the annual Pirouette […]

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Symphony League – Holiday Luncheon

Mission Hills Country Club was the site for the Symphony League’s  Holiday Luncheon on December 14th. President Katherine Schorgl recognized Johyne Hamra for her 25 years of membership. Ursula Terrasi, Symphony Ball co-chair, presented a check to Pat McCown, Kansas City Symphony board president. The concluding activity was the passing of the gavel to Linda […]

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Newhouse – Imagine a Day Gala

Dr. Kathy and Doug Gaumer and Molly and Reggie Britt were the honorary co-chairs, and Moira Holland and Jill Grace were the co-chairs for Newhouse’s Imagine a Day Gala. More than 1,100 Newhouse supporters gathered for the November 12th event, which was held at Loews Kansas City Hotel. Newhouse, Kansas City’s oldest domestic violence shelter, […]

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Lyric Opera Circle – Holiday Luncheon

Members of the Lyric Opera Circle celebrated the holiday season with a festive event at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Guests enjoyed a delectable menu and entertainment from resident artists of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Carolyn Price, Mary Leonida, and Pamela Bruce were the hosts for the December 7th event.    […]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City – Most Wanted Auction

December 10th was the date for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City’s Most Wanted Auction. Partygoers gathered at The Midland Theatre and enjoyed bidding on once-in-a-lifetime auction packages. Proceeds from the event support Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City’s commitment to making a life-changing, generational impact on our community by creating professionally supported, […]

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The Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker Ball Benefactor Party

A cocktail party to celebrate more than 200 Nutcracker Ball benefactors and their guests on November 17th. Randy Neal Floral Designs and Inspired Occasions transformed the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity into a confection-filled fairyland, accompanied by the music of Rich Hill. Benefactors enjoyed visiting with Kansas City Ballet Company dancers. The Kansas […]

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