Event Extras

Opus 3875

Strike A Chord
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts held a World Premiere of a documentary film about the making of the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ, Opus 3875. Nearly 600 guests attended the March 1st event that included live organ selections by Jan Kraybill, organ conservator.

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Civic Service Awards Celebration

Seeding the Future
March 29th was the date for the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy’s Civic Service Awards Celebration, “Seeding the Future.” Ann and Kenneth Baum were the honorary chairmen, and Renana and Michael Abrams served as chairmen of the 42nd annual event that was held at the Overland Park Convention Center. Guests enjoyed cocktails, an auction, dinner, awards, entertainment, and a video.

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Annual Luncheon

Women’s Employment Network 
Nearly 1,200 guests gathered on April 8th for the Women’s Employment Network  Annual Luncheon. Dianne and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II were the honorary chairmen, and Katie Van Luchene and Beth Zollars served as co-chairmen of the event that celebrates and honors women in Our Town who have overcome great obstacles to achieve economic stability for themselves and their families. Alice Ellison received the 2015 Beth K. Smith Award.

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Once Upon A Time

Family Fun
The Children’s SPOT at Saint Luke’s Hospital’s 18th annual Once Upon A Time was held on March 1st at Starlight Theatre. Amy and Eric Graham and Lisa and Curt Chase were the co-chairmen, and Pembroke Hill Freshman Bradley Chapin served as the live auctioneer. More than 360 children and adults enjoyed dazzling table décor, dancing, dinner, games, great family entertainment, and costumed characters, including an army of Star Wars characters.

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Brews & BBQ

The Children’s Place
The Young Advisory Board of The Children’s Place’s Brews & BBQ  was held on March 19th at Boulevard Brewery.  The third annual event featured Boulevard  beers and delicious Jack Stack Barbecue. Proceeds support The Children’s Place and its efforts to heal the youngest survivors of abuse, neglect and trauma.

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