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Back in the Swing – 10th Anniversary

Back in the Swing will kick off its 10th anniversary year with a Summer Celebration featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Sheryl Crow on July 14th at the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College. This summer will also feature the release ofThe Back in the Swing Cookbook by Barbara C. Unell and Judith Fertig, which will be published on […]

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Kemper Museum of Art – UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN GALA

Michelle and Peter deSilva will serve as the honorary chairmen for the Kemper Museum of Art’s UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN GALA on October 13th. Guests will dine on an exquisite dinner, and enjoy live music both indoors and outdoors. Proceeds from the event will support the Museum’s free exhibitions and education programs. Also featured in the August 18th issue of […]

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Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City – Boulevard of Dreams

If you think the only way to make a dream come true is wishing on a star or throwing a penny in a wishing well, think again! Join the Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City for the third annual Boulevard of Dreams on August 5th. The night will bring Our Town together at the Boulevard […]

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Brandeis National Committee – High Tea

To celebrate its 60th Anniversary, the Brandeis National Committee; Greater Kansas City Chapter will host a Gala High Tea on April 10th at the Webster House. Shirley Bush Helzberg will host the Tea, and Michael Stern, director of the Kansas City Symphony; will be the guest speaker. The Tea will raise funds for scientific research at Brandeis University. Also featured […]

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Newhouse – Volunteer Appreciation

Newhouse celebrated the work of its volunteers on April 28th.  Flowers, certificates and a small gift item were given to those volunteers in attendance along with words that recognized those that give their time, talent and treasure.  Volunteer hand prints were captured to remind Newhouse of their “imprint” on its mission.  

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Girls Night In

What an honor to serve as the chairman of this year’s Girls Night In! For the past several years, I’ve written about the event by interviewing the featured guest speaker. That list has included the articulate (and attractive!) trainer-to-the-stars Bob Green or Lisa Lillian, the popular author of the Hungry Girls books. In each case, […]

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