Center Stage

Message in a Bottle

A Celebration of Recovery

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial will be the site of First Call’s 2nd Annual Message in a Bottle: A Celebration of Recovery on September 12th. The featured speaker at the event will be William C. Moyers, New York Times bestselling author of Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption. Ali and Tim Dunn will serve as the honorary chairmen.

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Sheffield Place

Off the Wall

Sheffield Place, will celebrate its annual Off the Wall art event on October 25th at Drexel Hall. Guests will enjoy a delicious buffet and a silent auction of original art by local artists. Jarene and Lee Stanford are the honorary chairmen, and Skyler Phelps is serving as the chairman. Sheffield Place is a treatment and transitional living program for homeless mothers and their children.  Proceeds benefit the children’s program.

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Paint the Town

A Benefit for Saint Luke’s Hospital

Paint the Town 2012 will be held poolside at the InterContinental Kansas City Hotel overlooking the Plaza Art Fair on September 22nd. Guests will enjoy a retro vibe of professional swing dancers and dance the night away to three different bands throughout the evening. The event is presented by the Saint Luke’s Foundation and proceeds benefit Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute.

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Johnson County Community College Foundation

Enchanted Evening

                  Pat and Beth McCown, chairmen

The 26th annual Johnson County Community College Foundation’s Some Enchanted Evening gala will be held on November 10th at the Overland Park Marriott. Beth and Pat McCown will serve as the chairmen of the event. Guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner, entertainment and dancing throughout the evening.

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The 13th Annual Genevieve Byrne Speaker Series

Political Fun

The 13th annual Genevieve Byrne Speaker Series will be held on October 23rd at the Folly Theater. Debbie Kennedy and Ellen Merriman will serve as the co-chairmen for the event, which benefits the American Red Cross of Greater Kansas City. Mary Matalin and James Carville are the featured speakers, and Steve Kraske will serve as the moderator.

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