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Powell Gardens – Fifth annual Under a Harvest Moon

September 22nd was the date for Powell Gardens’ fifth annual Under a Harvest Moon, “A Farm to Table Dinner.” Lory and Kevin Childress served as chairmen of the event which will benefit the youth education programs at Powell Gardens. Chef Alex Pope, Local Pig and Pigwich; prepared a multi-course feast for guests.  Also featured in […]

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The Kansas City Ballet Guild – Fall Luncheon

The Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Fall Luncheon was held at Brio Tuscan Grille on September 26th. Jeffrey Bentley, Kansas City Ballet; was the featured speaker. Guests enjoyed a delicious Italian lunch and the tables were adorned with fabulous floral arrangements by Craig Sole. Also featured in the November 2nd issue of The Independent Photo Credit: […]

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The REACH Healthcare Foundation – A Decade of REACH

On September 27th, The REACH Healthcare Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary with a community event at the Regnier Center at Johnson County Community College. Former Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson and Bob Regnier were the featured speakers. On October 2nd, guests enjoyed a community luncheon at The Gallery, in celebration of “A Decade of Reach.” Brenda […]

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – The Gathering

September 24th was the date for The Gathering, a new event launched by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. More than 100 guests attended, and Lon Lane and Stewart Lane, both with Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions; demonstrated a variety of unique techniques for preserving and pickling. A new book, Serving Kansas City…New Roots, was released in […]

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William Jewell College – Opening Convocation Ceremony

On September 6th, William Jewell College celebrated the beginning of its academic year with an Opening Convocation Ceremony on the campus quad. Jill and Marshall Dean, Jr. and Jean and Don Wagner were awarded the William F. Yates Medallion for Distinguished Service. The event concluded with the dedication of the Pryor Learning Commons, a $15 […]

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Kansas City Ballet – KC Dance Day

On August 24th, the Kansas City Ballet presented its third annual KC Dance Day at the Todd Bolender Center. The day featured performances, classes, giveaways, and food trucks.  Also featured in the October 19th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Brett Pruitt and East Market Studios The Creative Movement class was a hit with the […]

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The University of Kansas Hospital – 12th Annual Treads & Threads

On September 6th, The University of Kansas Hospital’s 12th annual Treads & Threads gala came roaring into the Kansas Speedway. Proceeds from the event support personalized cancer care at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated center.  Also featured in the October 19th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Mark […]

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WIN for KC Youth Advisory Board

The WIN for KC Youth Advisory Board met at Sunnyside Park on September 29th for a Yoga class hosted by lululemon athletic Leawood and lululemon athletica Country Club Plaza. Also featured in the October 19th issue of The Independent  Eliza Little, Erin Parra, Allie Jones, Katie Hornbeck, Emily Green, Chiarra Franklin, Grace Li-Haug, Claire Vedock, […]

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The Lyric Opera Circle – Annual Fall Luncheon

The Lyric Opera Circle’s Annual Fall Luncheon was held at The Carriage Club. Members enjoyed a fascinating talk by Don Dagenais about women’s roles in opera. Bonne and Cliff Illig are the honorary chairmen of the 2014 Lyric Opera Ball, and Jeanette Prenger is serving as the chairman. Also featured in the October 19th issue of The Independent Photo […]

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