Center Stage

Nutcracker Ball

Kansas City Ballet Guild
Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley is the chairman, and Ann Dickinson will serve as the honorary chairman of the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Ball on December 4th at Union Station Kansas City. The evening will feature cocktails, dinner, dancing, and the presentation of the Pirouette Award. All proceeds benefit the Kansas City Ballet and the Kansas City Ballet School.

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Hot Summer Nights

Summer Delight
The 12th Street Bridge will be transformed into Paris, Venice, New Orleans, China, Mexico, and an Irish pub at Hot Summer Nights, a benefit for Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing. The June 27th event will feature signature cocktails, delicious fare from local restaurants and unique entertainment. Marlys and Michael Haverty are the honorary chairmen, and Suzanne and Joe Donnelly and Liz and Perry Brandt are the co-chairmen.

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Celebrity Golf Tournament Ft. Willie Wilson

First Call
June 8th is the date for First Call’s Celebrity Golf Tournament Featuring Willie Wilson at Swope Memorial Golf Course. The 22nd annual event will feature lunch, a four-person scramble, a silent auction, dinner, and an awards ceremony. Proceeds will support the programs of First Call Alcohol/Drug Prevention & Recovery.

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Living in Vitality Conference

Empowering Women 
Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s Living in Vitality Conference, formerly Speaking of Women’s Health, will be held on October 2nd at the Overland Park Convention Center. More than 1,200 women will enjoy a day of education and fun, featuring a continental breakfast, elegant lunch, keynote and breakout speakers, health screenings, and great gifts. Mary Jo O’Byrne, Diane O’Byrne and Caitlin O’Byrne are co-chairmen of the 18th annual event.

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Treads & Threads

Under The Stars And Inside The Oval
The 14th annual Treads & Threads will be held on September 11th at Kansas Speedway. Michelle and Peter deSilva are the chairmen of the event that will feature gourmet restaurant fare, specialty beverages, a special performance by a leading musical entertainer, and dancing to the Emerald City Band. Candice and Mark A. Uhlig are the honorary chairmen, and John Holt will serve as the emcee.

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