Event Extras

Harriman-Jewell Series – Prelude 2017

Mary Leonida served as chairman of Harriman-Jewell Series’ Prelude 2017: Theme and Improvisations. The September 25th event was held at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Pianist, composer and improviser Charlie Albright was the featured performer. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, beautiful décor, and a silent auction.

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Under a Harvest Moon: A Farm-to-Table Dinner

More than 130 guests attended the ninth annual Under a Harvest Moon: A Farm-to-Table Dinner, which was held at Powell Gardens on September 24th. Debbie and Eric Tschanz were the honorary chairmen, with Beth Bader and Kurt Becker serving as chairmen. The festivities began with cocktails in the Heartland Harvest Garden. Produce from the Garden was featured in the sumptuous dinner that was prepared by Chef Vaughn Good of Hank Charcuterie in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – 2017-2018 Season’s Fall Luncheon

September 28th was the date for Kansas City Ballet Guild’s 2017-2018 Season’s Fall Luncheon at Café Sebastienne. Gigi Rose is serving as the Guild president.

Guild President Gigi Rose, Craig Sole and Susan Meehan-Mizer

Francie Mayer, Sara Bower Youngblood and Mark McNeal

Carolyn Price and Lisa Merrill Hickok

Additional photos featured in the October 28, 2017 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Larry F.

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Lyric Opera Circle – Lyric Opera Ball Kick-off Party

Monica Mitchell-Werp and Paul Werp and Sharon and Lou Smith were the hosts of the Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball Kick-off Party, “Apéritifs and Arias,” on September 21st at Hallbrook Country Club. Guests enjoyed entertainment from the Lyric Opera Resident Artists: Lauren Auge, Marlen Nahhas, Tim Murray, and pianist James Maverick. The 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Ball will be held on April 14th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center.

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C. Stephen Metzler Hall at the Folly Theater

On September 16th, the performance hall at the Folly Theater was renamed the “C. Stephen Metzler Hall at the Folly Theater.” Steve was a dedicated volunteer for more than 35 years, doing everything from raising funds for the renovation in the 1970s to serving as chairman for the Light the Lights gala in 2012. Steve died unexpectedly in 2015.

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