Event Extras

Kansas City Jazz Orchestra – Gala 2017, “Celebrating KC Jazz Legends”

May 13th was the date for Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s Gala 2017, “Celebrating KC Jazz Legends.” The event kicked off with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at The American. Following that, the orchestra, led by Clint Ashlock, artistic director and conductor; gave a concert at Helzberg Hall in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Millie Edwards Nottingham, Bobby Watson and Will Matthews were the guest artists.

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Indian Hills Country Club – Pow Wow Tournament

Indian Hills Country Club’s Pow Wow Tournament was held June 14th through the 17th. This year was the 57th anniversary of the Club’s great golf tradition. The tournament featured three days of competitive golf, followed by a gourmet dinner and dancing at the club.

Michelle Chiu and Julia Galvani

Kevin and Brenda Harden with Ann and Jim Clinkscales

Additional photos featured in the August 5, 2017 issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Taylor M.

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Park University – Night at the Helm

June 6th was the date for Park University’s Night at the Helm at the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Edith and Benny Lee and Lieutenant General (retired) Richard Keller served as honorary co-chairmen. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dessert and many special performances. Proceeds support the International Center for Music and the Global Warrior Center.

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Powell Gardens – Under A Blue Moon: Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction

Ashley Broockerd and Anne Riker Powell were the co-chairmen for Under A Blue Moon: Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction, which was held at Powell Gardens on June 11th. The honorary chairman was Alan Branhagen, the former director of horticulture. A Fund-A-Need in Alan’s honor supported the expansion, and care and maintenance of the plant collections. Guests dined al fresco and enjoyed sumptuous views and a wonderful auction. Dick Wilson served as the master of ceremonies.

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