Event Extras

The Kansas City Ballet Guild

Let’s Do Lunch
The Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Fall Luncheon was held at Brio Tuscan Grille on September 26th. Jeffrey Bentley, Kansas City Ballet; was the featured speaker. Guests enjoyed a delicious Italian lunch and the tables were adorned with fabulous floral arrangements by Craig Sole.
Also featured in the November 2nd issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Larry F.

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The REACH Healthcare Foundation

A Decade of REACH 
On September 27th, The REACH Healthcare Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary with a community event at the Regnier Center at Johnson County Community College. Former Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson and Bob Regnier were the featured speakers. On October 2nd, guests enjoyed a community luncheon at The Gallery, in celebration of “A Decade of Reach.” Brenda Sharpe served as the chairman.

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas

Helping Others
September 24th was the date for The Gathering, a new event launched by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. More than 100 guests attended, and Lon Lane and Stewart Lane, both with Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions; demonstrated a variety of unique techniques for preserving and pickling. A new book, Serving Kansas City…New Roots, was released in conjunction with the event, and more than $10,000 was raised for the featured program, New Roots for Refugees.

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Brilliant Jewell

Opening Convocation Ceremony
On September 6th, William Jewell College celebrated the beginning of its academic year with an Opening Convocation Ceremony on the campus quad. Jill and Marshall Dean, Jr. and Jean and Don Wagner were awarded the William F. Yates Medallion for Distinguished Service. The event concluded with the dedication of the Pryor Learning Commons, a $15 million collaborative learning center that opened for students in August.

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KC Dance Day

Dance Fever
On August 24th, the Kansas City Ballet presented its third annual KC Dance Day at the Todd Bolender Center. The day featured performances, classes, giveaways, and food trucks. 
Also featured in the October 19th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Brett Pruitt and East Market Studios

The Creative Movement class was a hit with the children.

Chinese dancers performed for the guests.

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