Event Extras

Crittenton Children’s Center

Champions for Children
A Toast for the Children, an annual benefit for Crittenton Children’s Center, was held held on October 10th at Starlight Theatre. Dr. Gary D. Baker was honored for his extraordinary service and dedication to Crittenton. Proceeds from the event support mental health services and programs for area youth.

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Committee of 100
October 8th was the date for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s Committee of 100’s Celebratory Luncheon at the Museum. Mary Atterbury and Liz Uhlmann were the honorary co-chairmen, and Caroline McCallister and Stephanie Seigfreid were the chairmen of the event which featured guest speaker Charlotte Moss. 
Also featured in the November 3oth issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit:  Mary S.

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The Kansas City Ballet

Pointe the Way
October 11th was the date for The Kansas City Ballet’s Opening Night Party to kick off the 56th season. The event was held at the Belger Arts Center, and guests enjoyed delicious fare before being transported to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts for The Kansas City Ballet’s fall performance.
Also featured in the November 30th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit:  Larry F.

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Truman Medical Centers

Eat Your Art Out
On November 4th, Truman Medical Centers held its first-ever Eat Your Art Out event at Webster House. Terri and Doug Curran served as the honorary chairmen. More than 300 guests enjoyed sumptuous fare, cocktails, live entertainment, and a biennial juried art exhibit of works created by local artists living with mental illness.

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Fabulous Fellows

The Society of Fellows of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The Society of Fellows of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art held its Annual Dinner on October 17th in Kirkwood Hall. Guests enjoyed the grand opening of the featured exhibition, Impressionist France; Visions of Nation Le Grey to Monet, followed by a delightful French-inspired culinary feast presented by Executive Chef Jonathan Pye.

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