Event Extras

Pawtini Gala

Forever Friends 
Great Plains SPCA’s Pawtini Gala, “Seeing Spots,” was held on March 29th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Ann Jandl and Debbie Ward served as co-chairmen of the event that featured cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, and dancing.

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Books & Boutiques

Saint Luke’s Foundation
Deanna and Greg Graves were the honorary chairmen, and Dr. Patricia Martin and Kim Madden served as co-chairmen of the Saint Luke’s Foundation’s seventh annual Books & Boutiques. Marlo Thomas was the featured speaker, and each guest received a signed copy of her new book, It Ain’t Over. Proceeds from the event support the Emergency Department at Saint Luke’s South Hospital.
Also featured in the May 17th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit:  J.

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The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky exhibit opened in Paris at musée du quai Branly on April 7th. To celebrate this milestone exhibit, The Nelson-Atkins Board Chairman Shirley Bush Helzberg and Julián Zugazagoitia attended the Paris opening with a group of patrons from Our Town, as well as collectors from other cities.

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Kids Night Out

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City
Lorrie and Rick Miles were the honorary chairmen, and Andy Burczyk served as the chairman of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s Kids Night Out on March 28th at the Overland Park Convention Center.

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Kansas City Tip-Off

Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet
April 3rd proved to be the perfect day for the rescheduled Kansas City Tip-Off benefit concert for Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet. The March 1st snow had kept the two-time Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Duo of the Year winners Thompson Square from their date at the Uptown Theater.

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