Center Stage

The Children’s SPOT at Saint Luke’s Hospital

Land of Enchantment
Once Upon a Time, a fundraiser for The Children’s SPOT at Saint Luke’s Hospital, will be held on February 23rd at Starlight Theatre. Connie and Anthony Mendolia and Stephanie and Mike Moustakas are the honorary co-chairmen, and Amy and Eric Graham and Elizabeth and Dr. Michael LeBlanc are serving as the co-chairmen of the 17th annual event. A Patrons’ Party will be held on February 20th at the beautiful home of Kristin and Donald Trigg.

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Special Repast
February 27th is the date for Alphapointe’s Dining in the Dark event to be held at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Judi and Dr. Joseph Tauber are the chairmen.
Also featured in the January 11th issue of The Independent 

Judi and Dr. Joseph Tauber, chairmen

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In the Spotlight

Debbie Ward and Ann Jandl are the co-chairmen for Great Plains SPCA’s Pawtini. The event will be held on March 29th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown and will feature a “Seeing Spots” theme. Guests will celebrate the tremendous growth that the no-kill animal welfare agency has achieved during the past year and help build a brighter future for thousands of pets and the people whose lives they enrich.

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Ellen Zimmer Darling

Jewel Ball 
Ellen Zimmer Darling (Mrs. Albert Darling, Jr.) will serve as chairman of the 60th anniversary jubilee of The Jewel Ball, which will be held on June 21st at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Ellen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Joseph Zimmer. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Bartlett and the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert William Zimmer. Ellen was a page in The Jewel Ball in 1968 and was a debutante in 1978. Her mother, Mrs.

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Störling Dance Theater

Inspire Freedom Gala
February 8th is the date for Störling Dance Theater’s Inspire Freedom Gala at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Christopher Miller, Underground Railroad Museum Freedom Center; will be the featured speaker. Guests will enjoy a performance of the Theater’s acclaimed production of Underground. Leisa and Ralph Reid and Beth and Pat McCown are the co-chairmen.

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