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The Jewel Ball Chairmen’s Coffee

The Jewel Ball Chairmen’s Coffee was held on September 30th at The Kansas City Country Club. Susie Heddens served as chairman of The Jewel Ball, which was held on November 27th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.           Read more from the December 11, 2021 issue of The Independent Photo Credit: […]

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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art – ARTBEAT

Helen and Frank Wewers were the honorary chairmen for ARTBEAT, which was held on October 9th at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Emily Uhlmann Fehsenfeld and Damian Lair served as the co-chairmen. Two current exhibitions, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse Topology and Aliza Nisenbaum: Aquí Se Puede (Here You Can), provided the inspiration for the festivities. […]

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The 48th Annual Snow Ball – St. Martin of Tours Mass and Reception

January 15th is the date for The 48th Annual Snow Ball. The event, a benefit for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, will be both live at the Overland Park Convention Center and virtual. Leading up to that, supporters gathered on November 5th for the annual St. Martin of Tours Mass and Reception. Archbishop Joseph F. […]

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BOTAR Ball – Red Kingdom Party

November 5th was the date when BOTARs and Escorts gathered for a Red Kingdom Party at No Other Pub in the Power & Light District. After the BOTAR Ball festivities, casual fun was had by all as they celebrated with bowling, table tennis, shuffleboard, and other games while watching the Chiefs’ historic championship Super Bowl […]

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AdventHealth Foundation Shawnee Mission – Tiny Tim Holiday Fantasy Sponsor Celebration and Chiefs Watch Party

The Tiny Tim Holiday Fantasy Sponsor Celebration and Chiefs Watch Party, hosted by AdventHealth Foundation Shawnee Mission, was held on November 7th at the Overland Park Convention Center. Tracie and Kevin Baker were the chairmen. Speakers included Michael Knecht, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission; Amy Milroy, B.E. Smith Family Center; and Laurie McCormick, AdventHealth Foundation Shawnee Mission. […]

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Newhouse – Imagine A Day Gala

As difficult as it is to believe, 1971 was 50 years ago. That’s when Newhouse was founded. It is now Kansas City’s oldest domestic violence shelter. More than 660 guests gathered at the Loews Kansas City Hotel on November 13th for the organization’s Imagine A Day Gala. Terri and Phil Thomas were the honorary chairmen, […]

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Kansas City Ballet – Season Launch Party

One Park Place was the site for the Kansas City Ballet’s annual Season Launch Party. Angela and John Walker hosted the event, which was held on October 15th. Devon Carney and Jeffrey J. Bentley of Kansas City Ballet welcomed members of The Bolender Society. Afterward, everyone gathered at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts […]

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Sheffield Place – Off the Wall

Nearly 400 guests gathered at The LEX at Municipal Auditorium for Off the Wall, a benefit for Sheffield Place. Peter Sunderman and Curt Thomas were the honorary chairmen, and Missy Andeel served as the chairman. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, and dancing. Proceeds support Sheffield Place’s mission of healing and self-sufficiency for […]

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The University of Central Missouri – 150 Years

The University of Central Missouri marked its sesquicentennial during Homecoming, which was held on October 22nd and 23rd. The fun featured a ribbon cutting, an endowment-signing ceremony, a dinner in honor of seven Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, a donor-appreciation breakfast, a party in the park, and even a parade with mules!       Read […]

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