Subscribe Today

Save almost 50% off the newsstand price!

In addition to receiving 26 issues of The Independent Kansas City’s Journal of Society, your subscription will include our annual publication, the Charitable Events Calendar and a subscription to our e-newsletter, The Insider.

Questions about your current subscription? Contact Laura Gabriel at 816-471-2800.

Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Spring Luncheon

May 13th was the date for Kansas City Ballet Guild’s annual Spring Luncheon. Carol Marr and Jo Anne Dondlinger planned the festive event, which was held at the Carriage Club. Guild President Juliette Singer Spinks welcomed the guests, and Jeffrey J. Bentley and Devon Carney, both with Kansas City Ballet, gave an update on the upcoming Ballet season. Juliette passed the gavel to her successor, Incoming President Peggy Beal, who introduced the members of the 2021-2022 Guild board.


Nutcracker Ball Committee Members: Juliette Singer Spinks, 2020-2021 president; Jo Anne Dondlinger, Peggy Beal, 2021-2022 president; Tempe Ostergren Elsberry, Ball co-chairman; Karen Yungmeyer, Ball co-chairman; Angela and John Walker, Melissa Ford, and Carrie Kruse


(Front row) Julia Irene Kauffman, Karen Yungmeyer, and Tempe Ostergren Elsberry (back row) Jeffrey J. Bentley, Kansas City Ballet


 Felicia Bondi, Wendy Melland, Pauline Henne, Sunday Siragusa, Joyce Middendorf, Julia Steinberg, Marybeth Hershey, and Christine Waldschmidt


 George Langworthy


Additional photos featured in the June 12, 2021 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Paul Anderson


Truman Library Institute’s Wild About Harry

Happy 137th birthday to Harry S. Truman! The celebration at the 22nd annual Wild About Harry gala raised funds to support educational outreach and programming at the Harry S. Truman…

MOCSA’s Community Luncheon

May 7th was the date for Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault’s (MOCSA) Community Luncheon, which was a virtual event this year. Guests gathered at watch parties in Our Town…

The Kansas City Young Matrons – Installation Day Tea

The Kansas City Young Matrons clubhouse was the site for the Installation Day Tea, which was held on May 3rd. Julie Maggart is the incoming president, Anne Keil is the…

The Family Conservancy – Brew for Books

April 15th was the date for Brew for Books, a benefit for The Family Conservancy. The event was held in both virtual and in-person formats. Guests enjoyed a curated beer…