Event Extras

The Kansas City Zoo – Jazzoo “Peacocks and Plumage”

Guests celebrated “Peacocks and Plumage” at Jazzoo, which was held at the Kansas City Zoo on June 2nd. Trish and John Dorsey served as chairmen of the event, which featured entertainment by Disco Dick and the Mirror Balls, D.J. Kirby and other great bands from Our Town. Partygoers clad in feathers and animal prints enjoyed specialty cocktails (including Peacock Punch!), cuisine from more than 70 local restaurants and rides on the Train and the Endangered Species Carousel.

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AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City – AIDS WALK Kansas City

Hundreds of people gathered for AIDS WALK Kansas City, a benefit for the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City. The 29th annual event was held on April 29th in Theis Park. Due to thunder and the lightening, the walk portion of the event was canceled, for everyone’s safety. Despite that, fundraising actually increased by $140,000 from last year, bringing the total to $529,000 earmarked for those living with HIV/AIDS.

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Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey – Misty Copeland

July 31st was the date when Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey welcomed Kansas City native Misty Copeland home. Misty was the special guest at two private receptions and a public event, A Conversation with Misty Copeland, with Vivien Jennings, Rainy Day Books; at Unity Temple on the Plaza. Misty shared her journey and discussed her New York Times bestseller, Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger and More Graceful You.

Roger C. Williams, Jr.

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Kansas City Symphony League – Invitation Mailing Day

Members of the Kansas City Symphony League met at the Sulgrave on July 12th for Invitation Mailing Day, when they assembled the exquisite invitations to “An Evening in Vienna,” the 2017 Symphony Ball. Guests enjoyed a delicious lunch, hosted by Kathy Scaglia. Suzanne Shank and Pam Bruce are serving as co-chairman of the Ball, which will be held on September 9th in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center.

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