Center Stage


Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art 

The UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN Kemper Gala is sure to be an exciting evening. The Gala will take place on October 13th at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and features an Uptown and a Downtown experience. Guests will begin the Uptown evening in the Kemper Museum with glamorous decor and dinner by Cafe Sebastienne, and then end the evening in the Downtown party tent, where they will enjoy performers, a grafitti artist and surprise entertainment.

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Ozanam’s Annual Hollywood Holiday Gala

Hollywood Happening

(Seated) Kathy Nordhus, chairman; and Sharon Greenwood, honorary chairman (standing) Matt Nordhus, chairman; Don Greenwood, honorary chairman; and Larry Moore, emcee

Ozanam’s Annual Hollywood Holiday Gala began 29 years ago as a small movie premier and has grown to host more than 800 guests. This year, the Gala will be held on December 6th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center.

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Healthy U

Helping Hands

Healthy U is a signature program through the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, that focuses on building a healthier Kansas City through programs on nutrition and undernourishment, healthy choices, eating on a budget and fitness programming. The Junior League of Kansas City’s Holiday Mart will provide proceeds for Healthy U and other children’s fitness and nutrition programs. Erika Brant and Susan Wilper are serving as the co-chairmen.

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Urban Rendezvous III

Urban Ranger Corps

Urban Rendezvous III will be held on October 26th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Joanne and John Bluford are the honorary chairmen, and Chris Hernandez is serving as the emcee. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner and a live auction. The Urban Ranger Corps is hosting the event which will benefit at-risk inner city youth.

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In the Spotlight

Hope Takes Flight

On October 20th, help HOPE take flight at the Spofford Butterfly Gala at the Doubletree Hotel. Christi and Joe Pribula, board member; and Janine and Doug Nickerson, board member; will serve as the co-chairmen. All proceeds will help Spofford provide the direct treatment needed for the children with emotional and behavioral disorders attributed to physical and sexual abuse, neglect and childhood mental illness.

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