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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 in the July 23rd issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Darren Kennedy

Kids Jazzoo Committee Photo

Committee Members: (Front row) Shelly Summar, Gina Penner, Robbin Reynolds, chairman; Ann Fasel, Ann Long, and Libby Blair (back row) Kathy Smith, Heather Wong, Kisa White, Kristen Schotte, Mary Weed, Emily Clark, Jan Rowe, Diane Johnson, Sarah Decoursey Griggs, Susan Wilper, and Sally Ehrich



The Whole Person – Carnival! Night of Independence Gala

Lindsey and Ian Denny are serving as chairmen of The Whole Person’s CARNIVAL! Night of Independence Gala. The September 28th event will be held at Harrah’s North Kansas City. A…

Spotlight On Centurions – Lydia Allen

Lydia Allen spent seven years in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she studied at Butler University and worked for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Four years ago, she moved back to Kansas City. Lydia…

UMKC’s Crescendo – Laurel Weir

Soprano Laurel Weir is a native of Canton, Ohio. She is the face of UMKC’s Crescendo, a scholarship fundraising event for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, which will…

Spotlight On Centurions – Matthew Schulte

Matthew Schulte describes his job (coordinator – marketing) this way: he is part of the team that handles giveaways, special events, theme nights, promotions, and advertising for the Kansas City…