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Kansas City Ballet Guild – 50th Annual Gala

October 7th is the date for the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s 50th Annual Gala, “The Diamond Ball,” at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. The event will kick off the Kansas City Ballet’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee season. Melanie and Michael Fenske are serving as the chairmen. The Ballet Guild is a group of more than 200 women and men whose purpose is to serve as advocates for dance and ballet in Our Town.

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26th Annual DeLaSalle Movie Benefit

February 23rd was the date for the 26th Annual DeLaSalle Movie Benefit at B&B Theatres, Overland Park 16. Guests enjoyed an evening of drinks, a strolling buffet featuring many of Our Town’s best restaurants, Mystery Boxes designed by art students, and a surprise screening of the movie, Hidden Figures. Tim Donahue was the honorary chairman.

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Park University – Grand Reopening

On March 14th, alumni, guests and members of the faculty and board of trustees celebrated Park University’s grand reopening of its downtown campus center at 911 Main Street, Suite 300, Kansas City, Missouri.

Guests enjoyed a demonstration of Park University Pirate Patch classroom technology.

Cathy Smith addressed the crowd.

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Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet – DOSE OF FUN

On February 17th, Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet’s DOSE OF FUN took place at the Uptown Theater. The sold-out crowd enjoyed music by headliners, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, with the Ozark Mountain Daredevils as the special guests.

Spokespersons Frank and Teresa White enjoyed the Patrons’ Party.

Mary Sargent, Gail Tucker, Jodi Wilson, Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet; and Steve Garner raffled off an autographed guitar from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

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Benedictine College – Scholarship Ball

More than 800 alumni, friends and students attended Benedictine College’s annual Scholarship Ball. The February 25th event was held at the Overland Park Convention Center. Lené Westerman and Kate and Patrick Carr were the co-chairmen, and John Holt served as the emcee. The evening featured a 50th anniversary celebration of the college’s 1967 NAIA national basketball championship, with all 10 players from the storied team in attendance.

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