Event Extras

Kansas City Museum – The Derby Party

The Derby Party, hosted by the Kansas City Museum Foundation to benefit the Kansas City Museum, will be held on May 6th. On the Museum’s historic grounds and Carriage House, enjoy music by Victor & Penny, southern food created by The Westside Local, southern beverage creations made with local Kansas City distillery labels, yard games, and Best-dressed and Best-hat competitions with special guest judges. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com.

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The Barstow School – Barstow on Bourbon Street

Barstow on Bourbon Street, a New Orleans-themed auction, was held on February 25th at The Ritz Charles. Parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends of The Barstow School enjoyed silent auctions, live music, dinner, and a Social Club. Jann Stevens-Moore and Heidi Whitehill served as the co-chairmen. Proceeds support Barstow’s Annual Fund.

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HALO ArtReach Auction

Jody and Bryan Albers and Sarah Strnad were the honorary co-chairmen for the 12th Annual HALO ArtReach Auction, “This is my story. Will you listen?” The February 24th event featured orphan artwork from around the world and artwork from nationally-recognized artists. 

Artist William Buchina’s “Reaching Summits” was inspired by HALO Child Gerald. HALO volunteers Amy Van Drunen, Sara Barati and Julianne Delessio displayed artwork during the live auction.

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Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey – INSPIRE Benefit

March 4th was the date for Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey’s INSPIRE Benefit. Lindsey Heinz and Tim McCoy served as the co-chairmen. The annual event featured an evocative performance by world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College, followed by drinks, dancing and access to the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art Galleries.

Allan S.

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