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Stems: A Garden Soirée

Nectar of the Gods
June 28th is the date for the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park’s Stems: A Garden Soirée. Co-chairmen Linda and DeWayne Bridges recently opened their beautiful home to board members and committee members to preview a tasting from the two wineries that will be featured at Stems, Dos Puentes and Don Manuel Villafañe. Josh Mitchem is also serving as co-chairman of the event.

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Speaking of Women’s Health Conference

Mind Body Spirit
Join Shawnee Mission Medical Center and Co-Chairmen Mary Jo O’Byrne, Diane O’Byrne and Caitlin O’Byrne at the Speaking of Women’s Health Conference, to be held on October 3rd at the Overland Park Convention Center. As Our Town’s premier women’s health education program, the conference is designed to educate women to make informed decisions about the health and well-being of themselves and their families.

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ReDiscover

Festive Affair
November 14th is the date for ReDiscover’s 45th Celebration to be held at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Jo Ann Field and Judy and Doug Hall are the honorary co-chairmen, and Melinda Petet is serving as the chairman. The event will feature cocktails, a delectable dinner, silent and live auctions, and a performance by Jennifer Holliday, the original Dreamgirls star; who will share her story of recovery from clinical depression.

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Crescendo 2014

Crescendo 2014 will be held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on November 7th. Deanna and Greg Graves are the honorary chairmen, and Katherine and Jim Schorgl are serving as the chairmen. Proceeds from the event will benefit the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance.

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Putting Kids on the Right Course

Ozanam’s Golf Classic, “Putting Kids on the Right Course,” will take place at Ironhorse Golf Club on May 12th. Guests will enjoy a putting contest, a silent auction, a raffle, a delicious lunch from Panera Bread of Kansas, and a four-person scramble tournament. Brady Wombolt is the event chairman.

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