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Kansas City Art Institute

A Patron Preview will take place on December 5th at the Kansas City Art Institute, the evening before its much-anticipated end-of-semester exhibition and sale of student artwork. Pam and Gary Gradinger are the chairmen.
Also featured in the November 2nd issue of The Independent 

Pam and Gary Gradinger, chairmen

 
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The Lyric Opera Circle

Be Our Guest
The Lyric Opera Circle welcomed five new members recently with a dinner at Brio Tuscan Grille. Members enjoyed conversation and delicious food and spirits. 
Also featured in the November 2nd issue of The Independent

Abby McCaffree, membership co-chairman; Amy Graham and Felicia Bondi

Felicia Bondi, Amy Graham and Elaine Mann

Francie Mayer, Abby McCaffree, Christine Meuten, Natalie Kohrs, and Annette Sherrow

 
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Under a Harvest Moon

Abundant Harvest
September 22nd was the date for Powell Gardens’ fifth annual Under a Harvest Moon, “A Farm to Table Dinner.” Lory and Kevin Childress served as chairmen of the event which will benefit the youth education programs at Powell Gardens. Chef Alex Pope, Local Pig and Pigwich; prepared a multi-course feast for guests.

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The Kansas City Ballet Guild

Let’s Do Lunch
The Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Fall Luncheon was held at Brio Tuscan Grille on September 26th. Jeffrey Bentley, Kansas City Ballet; was the featured speaker. Guests enjoyed a delicious Italian lunch and the tables were adorned with fabulous floral arrangements by Craig Sole.
Also featured in the November 2nd issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Larry F.

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The REACH Healthcare Foundation

A Decade of REACH 
On September 27th, The REACH Healthcare Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary with a community event at the Regnier Center at Johnson County Community College. Former Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson and Bob Regnier were the featured speakers. On October 2nd, guests enjoyed a community luncheon at The Gallery, in celebration of “A Decade of Reach.” Brenda Sharpe served as the chairman.

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