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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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Heart & Stroke Ball – Celebrating 25 Years

Committee members of the 2012 Heart & Stroke Ball are busy planning this year’s gala, set for February 18th at the Kansas City Convention Center.  To celebrate 25 years of saving lives, guests will enjoy an evening of entertainment with a cocktail reception, formal dinner, live & silent auctions and dancing to Lynne Jordan and […]

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Heart & Stroke Ball

The 25th annual Heart & Stroke Ball promises to be a fabulous evening on February 18th at the Kansas City Convention Center. Guests will enjoy a formal dinner and a special performance by Lynne Jordan and the Shivers. Tina and Paul Neidlein, Linda and David Gentile and Leigh and Tyler Nottberg are the co-chairmen. Proceeds […]

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Kansas City Young Audiences – Name Dropping

Katie and Clyde Wendel and Peggy and Bill Lyons are serving as the honorary co-chairmen for Kansas City Young Audiences‘50th Anniversary Celebration on November 12th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Idina Menzel will be the featured performer at the event, which is close to being sold out. Katie and Clyde are supporters of the arts, […]

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BOTAR President Carol Fryer – Name Dropping

Carol Massman Fryer’s enthusiasm for the American Royal is infectious. She is serving as BOTAR president this year and enjoying every minute of it. In addition to the Ball, Carol is especially excited about the American Royal Parade which coincides with the opening of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. “There is a lot of pride […]

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UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance – Crescendo

The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance will present a night of exquisite cuisine and captivating performances atCrescendo 2011 on October 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel. The enchanting evening will feature student and faculty performances, and all proceeds will support Conservatory student scholarships. Anne and Howard Elsberry will serve as the honorary chairmen, and Lisa […]

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Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association – Forever Families

Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association (MFCAA) will host Forever Families at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza on August 20th.  The event will include silent and live auctions and a delicious dinner.  Mayor Sly James and Nathan Ross will be the featured speakers.  Proceeds will help further MFCAA’s mission of providing children with loving families and […]

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Dr. Linda Hood Talbott

The American Biographical Institute in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England, are pleased to announce that Dr. Linda Hood Talbott of Our Town has been inducted into the International Hall of Fame in Cambridge.  She was recognized for her distinguished achievements in humanitarian and philanthropic leadership.  Linda is president of Talbott & […]

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The Kansas City Club – A Third Friday Art Event 

The Kansas City Club will present A Third Friday Art Event on August 19th featuring artists known as the KC BOYS – Allan Chow, Michael Duane, Jamie Lavin, and Preston McCall.  Guests can browse and purchase art items on the week days through August 31st at the Club’s location. Also featured in the August 6th issue of The […]

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KCYA Celebrates 50 Years

Kansas City Young Audiences (KCYA), the region’s largest provider of arts education, will present its 50th Anniversary Celebration on November 12th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. It will be one of the first events at the new Center. Idina Menzel, star of the hit television show Glee and Tony winner for her role as […]

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Sheffield Place – Off the Wall

Off the Wall, a gallery event and art auction, will be held on October 20th.  Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, wine, an art auction, and live music.  Steve Metzler and Brian Williams are the honorary chairmen, and Heather and Tom Moser are serving as the chairmen.  Proceeds support the Children’s Clinical Services […]

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Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey – Gala

November 19th is the night for the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey Gala 2011.  Signature Suppers will be held in homes and creative venues throughout Our Town.  Then guests will gather at the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts for a dynamic performance by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.  The After Party will provide an opportunity for guests […]

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Kansas City Zoo – Kids’ Jazzoo

Kids’ Jazzoo will be held on September 10th.  The event, designed for children ages three to 12, will feature opportunities to see the animals up close, create crafts, enjoy taste treats from local restaurants, and groove to live entertainment.  Robbin Reynolds is serving as the chairman.  Proceeds will benefit the Kansas City Zoo’s Zoo Learning Fund.   Also featured […]

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MOCSA – Young at Art

The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) will hold its seventh Young at Art Cocktail Party and Art Auction on August 26th at The Uptown Theater.  The event will feature music by The Elders, a silent auction and delicious refreshments.  Patty and Don Kincaid are serving as the honorary chairmen, and Amy Abrams and Erin Mos are […]

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First Downs for Down Syndrome – Huddle Time

Huddle Time will take place on June 9th at Paddy O’Quigley’s in Leawood and will feature live and silent sports auctions.  Masters of Ceremonies will be sports radio host Steven St. John, along with Chiefs players Rudy Niswanger and Ryan Lilja and the Kansas City Chiefs offensive line.  Proceeds will benefit First Downs for Down Syndrome (FDFDS), which […]

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