Center Stage

The Kansas City Young Matrons

Barbara Eiszner
The Kansas City Young Matrons’ new president is Barbara Eiszner. Barbara has been a member of KCYM since 1999. Founded in 1917, KCYM is beginning its 99th year.¬†This year, the KCYM Clubhouse, which is listed on the Kansas City Register of Historic Places, will be physically moved from its original Oak Street location to a new address on Cherry Street.

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Benefit Concert for Arts Education

Supporting The Arts 
Judy and Jim Heeter are the honorary chairmen of the Kansas City Young Audiences’ Benefit Concert for Arts Education. The October 3rd event will be held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will feature Tony and Emmy Award-winner Kristin Chenowith, who will perform with the Kansas City Symphony in Helzberg Hall.

Jim and Judy Heeter, honorary chairmen

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Prelude 2015

Building on the Past
The Harriman-Jewell Series’ Prelude 2015: Building on the Past. Imagining the Future will be held at the 1900 Building. Members of the Karbank family are the honorary chairmen, and Prudence and Robert True are serving as chairmen of the September 21st event that will celebrate the start of the Series’ 51st season. Guests will enjoy an elegant dinner, silent auction and a performance by violinist Simone Porter.

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Wine & Roses

Gorgeous Gardens
September 24th is the date for the Kansas City Rose Society’s Wine & Roses, a benefit for the Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden. Anita and Gerald Gorman are the honorary chairmen, and Cindy Lang is serving as the chairman of this year’s elegant garden party, to be held in the Rose Garden in Loose Park. Guests will enjoy delicious fare from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions and entertainment from the Mike White Quartet.

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Champions For Children

The 19th annual KidsTLC’s United For Kids Gala, “See a New Dimension of Hope,” will be held on November 6th at the Overland Park Convention Center. Guests will enjoy an exclusive Patrons’ Party, a gourmet dinner, photo booth, dancing, a mystery bottle pull, and a reverse happy hour. The Woodworth Family members are the honorary chairmen, and Julie and Rob Heise are serving as chairmen.

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