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October 16, 2021 Issue

REIMAGINING THE CLASSICAL: Kansas City Ballet opens season with precision, playfulness, and a modern turn

Oh, how George Balanchine’s teachers back in Russia must have chafed at the finale of his Serenade, in which three women assert themselves through the most startling of means: After 20 minutes of perfectly turned-out, bun-headed classicism, they let down their hair, literally. And how cataclysmic this revolutionary moment can feel when this chilly classic […]

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Kansas City Young Matrons – September Soirée Under The Stars

September 17th was the date for Kansas City Young Matrons’ September Soirée Under The Stars. Nancy and Jeffrey Brown hosted the festive event, which featured cocktails, an array of treats, and live music from Mikey Needleman. Julie Maggart is the organization’s president.   Perry and Joni Siplon, Mitch and Julie Maggart, KCYM president; and Joni […]

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 48th Annual Snow Ball

January 15th will be the night for the 48th Annual Snow Ball. Guests have a choice of attending virtually or at the Overland Park Convention Center, where the agenda will include a cocktail reception followed by dinner and dancing. Patti and Tom Schugel are the honorary presidents, with Donna and Mark Teahan serving as the […]

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HappyBottoms – 2021 Diaper Bowl

December Brammer and Kristal Ronnebaum served as co-chairmen of HappyBottoms’ inaugural Diaper Bowl. More than 400 guests enjoyed delicious sips and bites, live music, silent and live auctions, a reverse raffle, and a rock, paper, scissors tournament. Proceeds help to provide diapers to more than 13,000 children in need. Teresa Winfield, Andrea Babbit, Eddie Hatcher, […]

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The Farmer’s House – Peace, Love & Happiness Virtual Tour and Auction

August 28th was the date for The Farmer’s House’s Peace, Love & Happiness Virtual Tour and Auction. Guests sported their favorite groovy attire and gathered at fun watch parties around Our Town. Signature Party hosts included Peaches and David Cunningham, Dr. Michele Kilo and Blake Mathews at Chicken N Pickle, and Suzanne and Alan Zimmerman […]

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The Symphony Ball – 2021 Benefactors’ Party

The Symphony Ball Benefactors’ Party was held on September 9th at the beautiful home of Tennille and Jason Adkins. Guests enjoyed cocktails, delicious cuisine, and wonderful music from the Kansas City Symphony. The Symphony League’s Symphony Ball, “Stardust,” was held on September 11th. Marylou Turner was the Ball honorary chairman, and Melanie Fenske served as […]

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society & The Opes Charitable Foundation – 3rd Annual Green Tie Gala

The Kansas City Marriott Downtown was the site for the 3rd Annual Green Tie Gala, which was held on August 14th. This year’s honoree was the late Dan Dykstra. Guests enjoyed cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner, and music from Montage. The event was founded by Chuck Cuda in honor of his father, Ben Cuda. […]

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Culinary Curiosity – Scratch Gourmet Express and Catering

Contemporary comfort food with a creative flair, convenience in Prairie Village, and local owners – what’s not to love? Scratch Gourmet Express and Catering is the newest, and possibly most popular, neighbor in beloved PV. Occupying a space that has held everything from The Jones Store to Einstein Bagels, this adorable corner enclave is home […]

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The Kansas City Ballet Guild – 2021 Fall Luncheon

The Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Fall Luncheon was held on September 16th at the Hilton President Kansas City. Guild President Peggy Beal, Devon Carney, Kansas City Ballet, and Karen Yungmeyer, Nutcracker Ball co-chairman, shared remarks. Members and guests enjoyed a delicious luncheon and a performance by the KCB II dancers. Devon Carney, Kansas City Ballet […]

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