Center Stage

Books and Boutiques

Time to Shop!

Have a delightful time shopping, watching a fashion show, enjoying a delicious lunch and listening to a fascinating writer atBooks and Boutiques, a benefit for Saint Luke’s South Hospital’s new infusion center. It will take place on May 3rd at the Overland Park Convention Center. Alex George, best-selling author of A Good American; will be the speaker.

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In the Spotlight

KCAI Auction

Bill and Meg Zahner, honorary chairmen

“Innovation” is the theme of the Kansas City Art Institute’s 2013 Art and Design Auction on June 1st at the school. Guests will enjoy special live and silent auctions, delicious fare from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions and entertainment by DJ Ashton Martin. Meg and Bill Zahner are the honorary chairmen, and Kathy and Mark Donovan and Mary and Richard Wetzel are serving as the co-chairmen.

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Gilda’s Club

Giggle with Gilda
April 20th is the date for Giggle with Gilda. Kimberly Winter Stern is the chairman, and Elizabeth Alex is serving as the co-chairman of the event which will be held at The Midland. The evening of comedy-improv will feature Jason Sudeikis, Saturday Night Live; performing with the Second City National Touring Company of Chicago. Missy Koonce will serve as the emcee. Guests will enjoy Lonnie McFadden performing with his band, a live auction and a raffle.

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Vignoble Wine Tasting

Wonderful World of Wine
April 12th is the date for the Vignoble Wine Tasting at the Courtyard by Marriott at Briarcliff. Dr. Gina Lawson, Dr. Melinda Estes and Dr. Michelle Dew are the co-chairmen. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a chance to win unique raffle items, a champagne reception, and an exclusive wine tasting with Maximilian Riedel, an 11th generation member of the Riedel family.

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St. Teresa’s Academy

Golf Classic
May 6th is the date for the 14th annual St. Teresa’s Academy Golf Classic at Leawood South Country Club. Joe Mandacina and Pat Coppinger are the co-chairmen. The day will include a shotgun start, continental breakfast, special event, team prizes, and an individual player gift. 
Also featured in the March 9th issue of The Independent

Joe Mandacina and Pat Coppinger, co-chairmen

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