Event Extras

57th Season Launch Party

Kansas City Ballet
The Kansas City Ballet held its annual Season Launch Party on October 10th. Artistic Director Devon Carney and Executive Director Jeffrey J. Bentley welcomed guests to the fabulous 57th season. Members of the Ballet’s Patrons Society enjoyed a quirky but elegant event reflective of the artistic themes of the season. Following the fete, patrons enjoyed the opening night of Alice (in wonderland) at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

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Saint Luke’s East Hospital

Boo Ball
Saint Luke’s East Hospital’s Boo Ball was a hip party with a cause. The fifth annual event was held at The Pavilion at John Knox Village. Guests enjoyed a fabulous 1960s-themed party and grooved to the tunes of Liverpool – A Beatles Tribute Band. Proceeds from the event support cardiovascular services at Saint Luke’s East Hospital.
Also featured in the November 29th issue of The Independent 
Photo credit:  Roy Inman

Co-chairmen Will and J.J.

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Purr Gamma Bark

Purrfect Pledges 
Purr Gamma Bark, a special sorority created for Wayside Waifs,  hosted an evening of fun at Carriage Club recently. Members enjoyed the Houndstooth & Purrls Pinning Ceremony and fabulous paw-tinies. One hundred percent of this year’s Purr Gamma Bark membership dues support Wayside Waifs unique and innovative Vet Preceptorship program.

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H&R Block Artspace

Kansas City Art Institute
September 26th was the date for the 15th anniversary celebration of the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute. Kansas City artist and musician Mark Southerland curated the celebratory event. Since the Artspace opened in the fall of 1999, the gallery has welcomed thousands of visitors, presented more than 100 exhibitions and public art projects and hosted numerous educational programs.

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A Toast for the Children

Building Foundations for Brighter Tomorrows
Crittenton Children’s Center held its 11th annual A Toast for the Children, “Building Foundations for Brighter Tomorrows” on October 9th at Starlight Theatre. Ellen Hockaday was honored for her extraordinary service and dedication to Crittenton. Proceeds from the event support mental health services and programs for area youth.

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