May 2013 Events

1 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Kansas City Symphony Alliance; 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse; The house will feature dynamic designers, the latest design trends and the newest interior and exterior home design and decor products. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the designers; 1032 West 55th Street; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.; $18. Contact Tracey Hawkins: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-372-0939 or safetyandsecuritysource@gmail.com or www.showhouse.org.

2 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Kansas City Symphony Alliance; 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse; The house will feature dynamic designers, the latest design trends and the newest interior and exterior home design and decor products. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the designers; 1032 West 55th Street; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.; $18. Contact Tracey Hawkins: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-372-0939 or safetyandsecuritysource@gmail.com or www.showhouse.org.

2 Tables That Bloom: Inspiring Growth

Greater Kansas City Chapter of Delta Gamma Alumnae; Tables That Bloom benefits the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI), Alphapointe and The Delta Gamma Foundation; Tables That Bloom: Inspiring Growth; The ninth annual event will feature local designers who will decorate the tables where guests will dine. Famed author, Mary Bichelmeyer Lucas, will give a keynote address amid dazzling table displays that are sure to inspire creativity!; Indian Hills Country Club; 11 a.m.; $75; Contact Ashley Thurston: 4609 North Holly Court, Kansas City, MO 64116 or 913-735-0882 or tablesthatbloom@kcdg.org or www.tablesthatbloom.com.

2 10th Annual Event Benefitting Phoenix Family

Phoenix Family; Phoenix Family provides services to more than 5,200 low-income children, families and adults. For more than a decade, Phoenix Family has helped people living in low-income housing become self-sufficient and make lasting changes in their lives; 10th Annual Event; Ralph Reid will serve as the 2013 honorary chairman, and Ken Eidson will be honored with the 2013 Clifton R. Cohn Distinguished Community Leader Award. Guests will enjoy an unforgettable evening including a silent and live auction, dinner and entertainment; Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center; 5:30 p.m.; $125. Contact Laurel Groh: 2838 Warwick Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64108 or 816-616-8917 or lgroh@phoenixfamily.org or www.phoenixfamily.org.

2 Memories in the Making Art Auction

Alzheimer’s Association – Heart of America Chapter; We serve 66 counties in Kansas and Missouri. We are the trusted resource for vital information, education, training, support programs, and services to more than 50,000 individuals and nearly 200,000 family members and care partners suffering the challenges of Alzheimer’s;Memories in the Making Art Auction; The Auction celebrates the lives and voices of the Memories in the Making artists (individuals with Alzheimer’s), and showcases their paintings in a silent and live auction format. Guests delight in the entertainment of the Nigro Brothers auctioneering crew and enjoy drinks and appetizers; The Hobbs Building; 6 p.m.; $100. Contact Debra R. Brook: 3846 West 75th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66208 or 913-831-3888 or debra.brook@alz.org or www.alz.org/kansascity.

3 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Kansas City Symphony Alliance; 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse; The house will feature dynamic designers, the latest design trends and the newest interior and exterior home design and decor products. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the designers; 1032 West 55th Street; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.; $18. Contact Tracey Hawkins: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-372-0939 or safetyandsecuritysource@gmail.com or www.showhouse.org.

3 6th Annual Books & Boutiques

Saint Luke’s Foundation at Saint Luke’s South Hospital; Saint Luke’s South Hospital is a faith-based, non-profit community hospital proud to be ranked number one in patient satisfaction in Johnson County, Kansas. We’re an acute care hospital with 24-hour emergency services and a member of Saint Luke’s Health System; 6th Annual Books & Boutiques; Shop your favorite local boutiques, enjoy a gourmet lunch and fashion show, and meet the soon-to-be-announced best-selling author. All guests receive a signed copy of the featured novel. Honorary Chairmen are Jean and William H. Dunn. The event will benefit oncology patient care; Overland Park Convention Center; 10 a.m.; $75. Contact Michelle Lawrence: 12300 Metcalf Avenue, Suite 585, Overland Park, KS 66213 or 913-317-7559 or mlawrence1@saint-lukes.org or www.saintlukesgiving.org.

3 ArtistsMATTER 

Charlotte Street Foundation; Charlotte Street’s mission is to challenge, nurture and empower artists of exceptional vision. Charlotte Street, with its community of artists, strives to be a primary catalyst in making Kansas City a vibrant, creative metropolis alive with collaboration, passion, ideas, and surprise; ArtistsMATTER; Show you believe artists matter to our city and our greater community; Event Space at 1814 Oak Street; 11:30 a.m.; freeadmission. Contact Jen Vogrin: P.O. Box 10263, Kansas City, MO 64171 or 816-221-5115 or jen@charlottestreet.org or www.charlottestreet.org.

3 Community Luncheon

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA); MOCSA exists to lessen the ill effects of sexual assault and abuse through prevention, education, intervention, treatment, and advocacy;Community Luncheon; Come be a part of this compelling, educational, community event to learn how we can band together to stop sexual violence in the Kansas City area; Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown; 11:30 a.m.; $75. Contact June Anne Chalfant: 3100 Broadway, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64111 or 816-285-1340 or jchalfant@mocsa.org or www.mocsa.org.

3 Expressions Art Show

The Whole Person; Assisting people with disabilities to be integrated into community life and to live independently by working to ensure that they have the same rights and opportunities as people without disabilities;Expressions Art Show; First Fridays art show featuring the work of artists with disabilities. Join us for live entertainment, raffle prizes, wine and cheese, and an opportunity to meet local artists. This event is free and open to the public; Jones Gallery; 5 p.m. Contact Elizabeth Wheeler: 3420 Broadway, Suite 105, Kansas City, MO  64111 or 816-561-0304 or ewheeler@thewholeperson.org or www.thewholeperson.org.

3 ArtBraKC

The University of Kansas Hospital; The region’s premier academic medical center, providing a full range of care. The constantly growing facility contains 652 staffed beds and serves more than 28,000 inpatients annually. Ten of its specialties are ranked nationally by the US News & World ReportArtBraKC; A unique and fun fashion show and art auction that celebrates the bra as an empowering symbol of triumph over breast cancer. The cancer program is part of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designated organization. Adrienne Helvey and Cindy Wittman are the event co-chairmen; Signature Flight Support at the Downtown Airport; 6 p.m.; $75. Contact Jennifer Laubinger: 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 302, Mailstop 5004, Westwood, KS 66205 or 913-945-5717 or jlaubinger@kumc.edu or www.kumed.com.

3 Alvin Brooks 81st Birthday and 4th Annual Community Guardian Awards Celebration

AdHoc Group Against Crime; Started in 1976 by Alvin Brooks in response to the murders of nine area women in our urban core, AdHoc serves as a trusted bridge between law enforcement and our Kansas City community; Alvin Brooks 81st Birthday and 4th Annual Community Guardian Awards Celebration; An evening of celebration honoring Alvin on his birthday and recognizing his passion for justice and compassion for his fellow man. Awards will be presented to an individual, business and non-profit agency, that, like Alvin, care about our community and take action to ensure safe neighborhoods; InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza; 6 p.m.; $181. Contact Gayle Krigel: 1040 West 57th Street, Kansas City, MO 64113 or 816-363-5438 or gkrigel@kc.rr.com or www.adhocgroupkc.com.

3 Cinco de Cabot

Cabot Westside Medical and Dental Center; We strive to create healthier families and a stronger community. We provide a full range of dental and health services to more than 7,800 patients through 16,000 visits each year. Nearly half of these patients are children. As a non-profit clinic, we treat anyone who comes to our facility, regardless of ability to pay. For those without adequate insurance, services are provided on a sliding fee scale. Cabot is unique among area community health clinics in that it is one of the few that offers dental care;Cinco de Cabot;  A private VIP Reception & Party for patrons who will enjoy food, beverages and entertainment before KC Live! opens to guests for the live concert; KC Live! Block of the Power & Light District; 6 p.m.; $100. Contact Laura Willeke: 2121 Summit Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 or 816-471-0900 or lwilleke@saint-lukes.org or www.cabotcares.org.

3 Slammin’ & Jammin’ for Genesis

Genesis School; Slammin’ & Jammin’ for Genesis; A tennis-themed event featuring auctions, dinner and cocktails; Pro Tennis Tournament will be held on May 4th; Carriage Club; 7 p.m.; $75. Contact Ann Spivak: 3800 East 44th Street, Kansas City, MO 64130 or 913-484-2240 or annspivak@genesisschool.org or www.promiseacademykc.org.

3 8th Annual HALO ArtReach Auction

The HALO Foundation; We empower youth in the greatest need to become contributing members of their communities by providing food, water, shelter, clothing, education, and art therapy. The Foundation supports two domestic learning centers located in Kansas City and Jefferson City, Missouri and 11 international programs in five countries; 8th Annual HALO ArtReach Auction; The event features artwork by nationally-known artists and HALO-supported orphans around the world. Dinner, cocktails, live entertainment, and silent and live auctions; formal attire; Pennway Place at Studio Dan Meiners; 7 p.m.; $100. Contact Nicole Gerken: 1600 Genessee, Suite 528, Kansas City, MO 64102 or 816-472-4256 or nicolegerken@haloworldwide.org or www.haloworldwide.org.

4 Days of Wine and Rotary

Olathe Rotary Club; The Olathe Rotary Club has a long tradition of serving the community both locally and around the world. Currently the club supports Deb’s House (a Romanian orphanage), the Olathe Schools’ AVID Program, a Guatemalan health project, and KidsTLC; Days of Wine and Rotary; Guests can expect a fabulous array of fine wines, local food tasting and live and silent auctions; Ritz Charles; time to be determined; $50. Contact Dana Lambert: 4720 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-932-0746 or dlambertq@gmail.com or www.olatherotary.org.

4 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Kansas City Symphony Alliance; 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse; The house will feature dynamic designers, the latest design trends and the newest interior and exterior home design and decor products. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the designers; 1032 West 55th Street; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.; $18. Contact Tracey Hawkins: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-372-0939 or safetyandsecuritysource@gmail.com or www.showhouse.org.

4 6th Annual Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby

The Mission Project; Helping young adults with disabilities like Down syndrome and autism live and work on their own with minimal support. Currently, participants live in Mission, Kansas, and there are plans to expand and replicate the program in other communities; 6th Annual Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby; Join us at the starting gate and enjoy live and silent auctions, “betting” on favorite horses by buying raffle tickets in the horse’s name, Derby fare, signature drinks, prizes for best dressed and best hat, and the televised race; Carriage Club; 2:30 p.m.; $100. Contact Kara Cowie: 10017 Juniper Lane, Overland Park, KS 66207 or 816-813-2350 or karacowie@gmail.com or www.themissionproject.org.

4 2013 JDRF Dream Gala

JDRF; The leading organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Since 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion on research to cure, treat and prevent T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered; 2013 JDRF Dream Gala; Cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, live auction, and fund-a-cure; Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown; 5:30 p.m.; $300. Contact Lauren Cunningham: 920 Main, Suite 280, Kansas City, MO 64105 or 816-472-7997 or lcunningham@jdrf.org or www.jdrf.org/kansascity.

4 Blue Tie Affair

Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA); The Child Abuse Prevention Association provides counseling, family support, and education services to decrease the incidents of child abuse in Kansas City. Everyday CAPA continues their work of “healing hearts and homes”; Blue Tie Affair; Guests will enjoy cocktails and conversation, dinner, silent and live auctions, and live music for dancing the night away. The Blue Tie Affair is hosted in April in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month, and guests are encouraged to wear blue; Pointe of Hope Event Center; 6:30 p.m.; $75. Contact Jody McCready: 503 East 23rd Street, Independence, MO 64055 or 816-252-8388 or jmccready@childabuseprevention.org or www.childabuseprevention.org.

5 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Kansas City Symphony Alliance; 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse; The house will feature dynamic designers, the latest design trends and the newest interior and exterior home design and decor products. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the designers; 1032 West 55th Street; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.; $18. Contact Tracey Hawkins: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-372-0939 or safetyandsecuritysource@gmail.com or www.showhouse.org.

5 3rd Annual Teal Tea for Ovarian Cancer

Spelman Medical Foundation; Our mission is to support, assist and improve the total health care of the individual, family and community through various health care programs including those related to breast cancer, ovarian cancer and Alzheimer’s disease; 3rd Annual Teal Tea for Ovarian Cancer; A special invitation to those whose lives have been touched by ovarian cancer. We invite you to spend an afternoon among friends sampling tea and enjoying lunch. Proceeds benefit the Carolyn’s Pennies Ovarian Cancer Fund, a project of Spelman Medical Foundation; Courtyard by Marriott at Briarcliff; 1 p.m.; $25. Contact: 4000 North Mulberry Drive, Kansas City, MO 64116 or 816-880-6257 or spelmanmedfoundation@saint-lukes.org or www.spelmanfoundation.org.

6 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Kansas City Symphony Alliance; 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse; The house will feature dynamic designers, the latest design trends and the newest interior and exterior home design and decor products. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the designers; 1032 West 55th Street; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.; $18. Contact Tracey Hawkins: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-372-0939 or safetyandsecuritysource@gmail.com or www.showhouse.org.

6 St. Teresa’s Academy Golf Classic 2013

St. Teresa’s Academy; Committed to the education of young women, we are a Catholic, college preparatory high school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Rooted in the Christian values, we promote excellence in education through a challenging curriculum and personal responsibility; St. Teresa’s Academy Golf Classic 2013; Shotgun start, continental breakfast, lunch, individual and team prizes, and complimentary beverages; Leawood South Country Club; 8:30 a.m.; $150. Contact Terry Egelhoff: 5600 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64113 or 816-822-7827 or tegelhoff@aol.com or www.stteresasacademy.org.

6 Sounds In Kansas City Golf Classic

Saint Luke’s Midwest Ear Institute; Since 1980, Midwest Ear Institute (MEI) has been dedicated to enhancing or improving the quality of life by restoring or improving hearing. There have been more than 1,100 cochlear implants surgeries performed by the surgeons and clinical staff of MEI; Sounds In Kansas City Golf Classic; Enjoy a fun morning with friends for an 18-hole, four-person scramble which includes green fees, cart, beverages, lunch, gifts for golfers plus individual contests and flight awards; The Deuce at The National; 8:30 a.m.; $200; Contact Irwin Herrero: 4200 Pennsylvania, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64111 or 816-932-1664 oriherrero@saint-lukes.org or www.saintlukesgiving.org.

7 Park University Fundraising Gala

Park University; Established in 1875, Park University offers accredited online, undergraduate and graduate degrees at 40 campuses and military bases nationwide. Park University has been selected as one of less than 300 colleges and universities across the country to the 2012-13 Colleges of Distinction list; Park University Fundraising Gala; An exclusive experience including great food and entertainment; event details to be determined. Contact Alisha Blackwelder: 8700 Northwest River Park Drive, Parkville, MO 64152 or 816-584-6420 or alisha.blackwelder@park.edu or www.park.edu.

7 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Kansas City Symphony Alliance; 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse; The house will feature dynamic designers, the latest design trends and the newest interior and exterior home design and decor products. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the designers; 1032 West 55th Street; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.; $18. Contact Tracey Hawkins: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-372-0939 or safetyandsecuritysource@gmail.com or www.showhouse.org.

8 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Kansas City Symphony Alliance; 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse; The house will feature dynamic designers, the latest design trends and the newest interior and exterior home design and decor products. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the designers; 1032 West 55th Street; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.; $18. Contact Tracey Hawkins: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-372-0939 or safetyandsecuritysource@gmail.com or www.showhouse.org.

8 Annual Civic Lunch

The Salvation Army; Annual Civic Lunch; Annual event honoring United States Veterans; Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center; noon; $125. Contact Alexandra Kuebler: 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111 or 816-968-0395 or alexandra_kuebler@usc.salvationarmy.org or www.salarmymokan.org 

9 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Kansas City Symphony Alliance; 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse; The house will feature dynamic designers, the latest design trends and the newest interior and exterior home design and decor products. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the designers; 1032 West 55th Street; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.; $18. Contact Tracey Hawkins: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-372-0939 or safetyandsecuritysource@gmail.com or www.showhouse.org.

9 Shave to Save

American Cancer Society; We save lives and create more birthdays by helping people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back. As of 2011, 10 cancer research grants were funded in Kansas City totaling $5.13 million and more than 1,600 guests had stayed at our Kansas City Hope Lodge; Shave to Save; For more than a decade, men and women have volunteered to shave their heads to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge. A fantastic night, including silent and live auctions and great entertaiment; Midland Theater; 6 p.m.; $50. Contact Jonnae Hill: 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64105 or 816-218-7278 or jonnae.hill@cancer.org or www.shavetosave.org.

10 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Kansas City Symphony Alliance; 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse; The house will feature dynamic designers, the latest design trends and the newest interior and exterior home design and decor products. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the designers; 1032 West 55th Street; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.; $18. Contact Tracey Hawkins: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-372-0939 or safetyandsecuritysource@gmail.com or www.showhouse.org.

10 Hats Off to Mothers

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Kansas City; UCP provides services to individuals with disabilities in homes and apartments, information and assistance to more than 2,000 children and families per year and help to seniors who can stay in their own homes through a program called SeniorLink. UCP’s goal is to provide each person a “life without limits”; Hats Off to Mothers; The 10th anniversary celebration includes a silent auction, reception and luncheon honoring these outstanding women: Kay Barnes, Lynne Brown, Erin Crapser, Peggy Dunn, Dr. Carol Fabian, Mary Lou Jaramillo, Dr. Brenda Smith, Barbara Spilker, Dr. Michella M. Stiles, and Ursula Terrasi; Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown; 11:30 a.m.; $85. Contact Patricia Scott: 5304 West 116th Street, Leawood, KS 66211 or 913-338-2551 or ascott@socket.net or www.ucpkc.org.

10 An Evening of Infinite Possibilities

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre; At it’s heart, MET is committed to the art of story. We claim the great stories of our heritage as the birthright for all people. We work to encourage the creation of new stories and new artists whose voices speak to the rich totality of our community and whose perspectives deepen our understanding of each other and of ourselves. We believe that exploration of personal creativity and opportunity for engagement in life-long learning is critical to the health and happiness of people and our world; An Evening of Infinite Possibilities; Celebrate the MET’s eighth birthday with cocktails, silent auction, dinner, and dancing entertainment by the cast of Ragtime; location to be determined; 6:30 p.m.; $95. Contact Liz Golson: 3614 Main, Kansas City, MO 64111 or 816-569-3226 or boxoffice@metkc.org or www.metkc.org.

10 Pour for More

KidsTLC; Pour for More; A fun evening featuring great food, drink, a silent auction, and entertainment by The Dueling Piano Guys; The Guild; 7 p.m.; $100. Contact Blair Tyson: 480 South Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062 or 913-324-3621 or btyson@kidstlc.org or www.kidstlc.org.

11 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Kansas City Symphony Alliance; 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse; The house will feature dynamic designers, the latest design trends and the newest interior and exterior home design and decor products. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the designers; 1032 West 55th Street; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.; $18. Contact Tracey Hawkins: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-372-0939 or safetyandsecuritysource@gmail.com or www.showhouse.org.

11 Kansas City Great Strides Walk

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Heart of America Chapter; Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening, genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). More than 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CD gene; Kansas City Great Strides Walk; Theis Park; 9 a.m. Contact Gloria Zamora Kahler: 6950 Squibb Road, Suite 310, Mission, KS 66202 or 913-384-8997 or gkahler@cff.org or www.cff.org.

11 Pink Promise Brunch

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Kansas City; The Greater Kansas City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is addressing breast health care gaps through education, screening and treatment. Seventy-five percent of net proceeds from events stay in Greater Kansas City to fund local health programs and 25 percent goes to national research; Pink Promise Brunch; A half-day event celebrating life and women’s health. The celebration brunch features shopping from a variety of vendors, a health partner expo, prize drawings, and the sharing of powerful stories; Overland Park Convention Center; 9 a.m.; $35. Contact Michael Levine: 1111 Main Street, Suite 450, Kansas City, MO 64105 or 816-842-0410 or mlevine@komenkansascity.org or www.komenkansascity.org.

11 Fur Ball Gala

Wayside Waifs; Committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets, Wayside Waifs is the largest no-kill pet adoption center in Kansas City, placing more than 6,500 each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no limits for animals in our care; Fur Ball Gala “Boneanza” Dogs, Cats & Cowboy Hats!; Purr-pare for a tail waggin’ time at the 2013 Fur Ball Gala. Cowboy cocktails, live and silent auctions, dancing, and gourmet food will make this a night you won’t furr-get; Overland Park Convention Center; 5:30 p.m.; $175. Contact Anne Dykes: 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64137 or 816-986-4401 or adykes@waysidewaifs.org or www.waysidewaifs.org.

11 Soiree

The Friends of Chamber Music; For 37 years The Friends of Chamber Music has presented the world’s finest chamber music ensembles and soloists, performing the most challenging and inspiring works of the chamber music literature. The Friends brings 15 concerts to Kansas City each year; Soirèe; An evening of fine dining, a wine auction and chamber music; The Kansas City Country Club; 6 p.m.; $250. Contact Mary Corneil: 4635 Wyandotte, Suite 201, Kansas City, MO 64112 or 816-522-1668 or development@chambermusic.org or www.chambermusic.org.

12 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Kansas City Symphony Alliance; 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse; The house will feature dynamic designers, the latest design trends and the newest interior and exterior home design and decor products. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the designers; 1032 West 55th Street; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.; $18. Contact Tracey Hawkins: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-372-0939 or safetyandsecuritysource@gmail.com or www.showhouse.org.

13 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Kansas City Symphony Alliance; 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse; The house will feature dynamic designers, the latest design trends and the newest interior and exterior home design and decor products. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the designers; 1032 West 55th Street; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.; $18. Contact Tracey Hawkins: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-372-0939 or safetyandsecuritysource@gmail.com or www.showhouse.org.

13  The 32nd Annual Golf Classic

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas; Founded in 1956, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is a non-profit health and human services agency that assists annually more than 85,000 people of all faiths. Catholic Charities serves 21 counties in Northeast Kansas; The Ben and Betty Zarda Family 32nd Annual Golf Classic;The annual Classic is a day of fellowship on the course; Lake Quivira Country Club; 11 a.m.; $500. Contact Kerry Gentry: 9720 West 87th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212 or 913-433-2046 or kgentry@catholiccharitiesks.org or www.catholiccharitiesks.org.

13 5th Annual Shadow Buddies Golf Classic – Birdies, Bogeys & Buddies!

The Shadow Buddies Foundation; The Foundation provides condition-specific dolls designed to be a friend “just like me” for hundreds of thousands of medically-challenged children around the world. Our Buddies represent more than 27 different medical conditions, and since 1995 we have distributed more than 900,000 buddies!; 5th Annual Shadow Buddies Golf Classic – Birdies, Bogeys & Buddies!; This tournament includes a day of golf, lunch and dinner, drinks, and a silent auction, all while mingling with favorite Kansas City Chiefs players; lron Horse Golf Course; 11:30 a.m.; $125. Contact Marty Postlethwait: 14700 West 107th Street, Suite 100, Lenexa, KS  66215 or 913-642-4646 or buddies@shadowbuddies.org or www.shadowbuddies.org.

13 A Celebration of Women Publication Party

The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City; The only local organization working to enhance and improve economic self-sufficiency for women and girls in Kansas City. We invest in the success of women and girls by uniting money, ideas and action to create lasting change for their families and communities; “A Celebration of Women” Publication Party; The commemorative journal is published annually to honor and celebrate area women. At the party, the book is released to the public and many women see their tributes for the first time. The evening concludes with an open microphone session; Unit Temple; 5 p.m.; $20. Contact Patt Papenfuhs: 6950 Squibb Road, Suite 220, Mission, KS 66202 or 913-831-0711 or patt@wfgkc.org or www.wfgkc.org.

14 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Kansas City Symphony Alliance; 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse; The house will feature dynamic designers, the latest design trends and the newest interior and exterior home design and decor products. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the designers; 1032 West 55th Street; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.; $18. Contact Tracey Hawkins: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-372-0939 or safetyandsecuritysource@gmail.com or www.showhouse.org.

15 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Kansas City Symphony Alliance; 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse; The house will feature dynamic designers, the latest design trends and the newest interior and exterior home design and decor products. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the designers; 1032 West 55th Street; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.; $18. Contact Tracey Hawkins: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-372-0939 or safetyandsecuritysource@gmail.com or www.showhouse.org.

15 29th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon

Nonprofit Connect; We link the non-profit community to education, resources and networking so organizations can more effectively achieve their missions. In June 2012, we moved into our new home in the KCPT building at 31st & Main. Members enjoy access to free and discounted training, resources and networking; 29th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon; Kansas City’s oldest and largest celebration of giving honors to the Philanthropist, Business Philanthropist, Volunteer, and Non-profit Professional of the Year and introduces our fifth class of Rising Stars of Philanthropy; Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown; 11:30 a.m.; $100. Contact Nancy McGuire: 125 East 31st Street, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64108 or 816-888-5604 or nancemcguire@kc.rr.com or www.npconnect.org.

16 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Kansas City Symphony Alliance; 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse; The house will feature dynamic designers, the latest design trends and the newest interior and exterior home design and decor products. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the designers; 1032 West 55th Street; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.; $18. Contact Tracey Hawkins: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-372-0939 or safetyandsecuritysource@gmail.com or www.showhouse.org.

17 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Kansas City Symphony Alliance; 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse; The house will feature dynamic designers, the latest design trends and the newest interior and exterior home design and decor products. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the designers; 1032 West 55th Street; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.; $18. Contact Tracey Hawkins: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-372-0939 or safetyandsecuritysource@gmail.com or www.showhouse.org.

18 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Kansas City Symphony Alliance; 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse; The house will feature dynamic designers, the latest design trends and the newest interior and exterior home design and decor products. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the designers; 1032 West 55th Street; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.; $18. Contact Tracey Hawkins: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-372-0939 or safetyandsecuritysource@gmail.com or www.showhouse.org.

18 Kansas City Heart Walk

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association; Devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s number one and number four killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools to prevent and treat these diseases; Kansas City Heart Walk; The event promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living and features a festival-like atmosphere that attracts individuals, families and corporate teams for an event full of fun and camaraderie; Theis Park; 7:30 a.m. Contact Angie Galindo: 6800 West 93rd Street, Overland Park, KS  66212 or 913-652-1905 or angie.galindo@heart.org or www.kcheartwalk.org.

18 Girl Scout Gala

Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri; Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place; Girl Scout Gala; This year’s Gala will help support the innovative Girl Scout STEM program which introduces girls to inspiring role models in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The Pearl Award will recognize outstanding women in STEM fields who are exemplary role models for today’s girls; Overland Park Convention Center; 6 p.m.; $125. Contact Meredith Suarez: 8383 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64133 or 816-759-3038 or meredithsuarez@gsksmo.org or www.gsksmo.org.

18 Starlight Theatre Annual Benefit Gala

Starlight Theatre Association of Kansas City; Presenting live Broadway entertainment since 1951, the non-profit is Kansas City’s oldest and largest performing arts organization. Starlight also provides education and outreach programming reaching young people throughout the community. The 8,000 seat outdoor theatre is located in Swope Park; Starlight Theatre Annual Benefit Gala ; Gala Chairmen Diane Canaday Hesse and Dan Hesse will host this unique black-tie gala, where guests enjoy cocktails, fine dining and outstanding entertainment. The annual Star Award will be presented to Deanna and Greg Graves. Proceeds benefit the Theatre’s education and outreach efforts, Broadway programming and operations; Starlight Theatre; 7 p.m.; $300. Contact Kelli Jenkins: 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132 or 816-997-1127 or kelli.jenkins@kcstarlight.com or www.kcstarlight.com.

19 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse

Kansas City Symphony Alliance; 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse; The house will feature dynamic designers, the latest design trends and the newest interior and exterior home design and decor products. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the designers; 1032 West 55th Street; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.; $18. Contact Tracey Hawkins: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64114 or 816-372-0939 or safetyandsecuritysource@gmail.com or www.showhouse.org.

19 Tee It Up for SIDS Golf Tournament

SIDS Resources; Tee It Up for SIDS Golf Tournament; Golfers will delight in the four-person scramble tournament featuring burgers, brats, prizes, and raffle tickets; Swope Memorial Golf Course; 8 a.m.; $100. Contact Melissa Merriam: 4051 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111 or 816-569-6956 or mmerriam@sidsresources.org or www.sidsresources.org.

19 Saint Luke’s Hospice 10th Annual Golf Tournament

Saint Luke’s Home Care & Hospice; A member of Saint Luke’s Health System, we are a faith-based organization dedicated to providing patient and family-focused care to those facing the end of life. The tournament will assist with costs associated with building a new Saint Luke’s Hospice House; Saint Luke’s Hospice 10th Annual Golf Tournament; The Tournament is a four-person scramble with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Golfers may sign up as individuals, a team of two or a team of four. In addition to the round of golf, players will receive breakfast, lunch and a complimentary gift; Staley Farm Golf Club; 7:30 a.m.; $150. Contact Melissa Tinklepaugh: 3100 Broadway, Suite 1000, Kansas City, MO 64111 or 816-756-2596 or mtinklepaugh@saint-lukes.org or www.saintlukesgiving.org/hospicegolf.

20 Legacy Invitational

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City; Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children facing adversity with adult mentors in one-to-one, life-changing friendships. Kids with “Bigs” are more likely to graduate high school and college, less likely to use drugs and alcohol and get along better with their families; Legacy Invitational; Designed for business leaders as the premier client entertainment golf event in our area, golfers enjoy an extraordinary gift salon including top golf apparel and gear and unmatched player amenities like hot towel shaves, car detailing, massages, and more; The National Golf Club; 8 a.m.; $1,250. Contact Erica Ostroski: 3908 Washington Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 or 816-777-2880 or erica@bbbskc.org or www.bbbskc.org.

20 The Joe McGuff ALS Golf Classic

The ALS Association- Keith Worthington Chapter; The only non-profit, voluntary health organization dedicated solely to the fight to cure and treat ALS, leading the way in research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy. Its mission is to find a cure and better treatments while providing care to those living with ALS; The Joe McGuff ALS Golf Classic; Individuals and companies are invited to join Kansas City community leaders and sports celebrities, such as Tom Watson and George Brett, in honoring the memory of Joe McGuff at the 30th anniversary event; Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate; noon; $4,000/team. Contact Lyndy Elmore: 6950 Squibb Road, Suite 210, Mission, KS 66202 or 913-648-2062 or lelmore@alsa-midwest.org or www.alsa-midwest.org.

21 Marjorie Durwood Grant Speaker Series

DeLaSalle Education Center; An innovative high school serving urban students in need of an alternative to the traditional school. Students find success at DeLaSalle because of personalized education, holistic services and workforce development through experiential learning; Marjorie Durwood Grant Speaker Series; A community event featuring a best selling author offering a message that supports the mission of DeLaSalle; Burns & McDonnell Auditorium; 5:30 p.m.; $45. Contact Anne Harper: 3740 Forest Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64109 or 816-561-4445 or harpera@delasallecenter.org or www.delasallecenter.org.

23 Man & Woman of the Year

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Every four minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every 10 minutes someone loses their life. There are nearly one million Americans living with a blood cancer. The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and families; Man & Woman of the Year; Join the 2013 candidates for an exciting evening that includes dinner, drinks, silent and live auctions, and the announcement of the 2013 Man & Woman of the Year; 6 p.m.; location to be determined; free admission. Contact Megan Clemens: 6811 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 202, Shawnee Mission, KS 66202 or 913-262-1515 or megan.clemens@lls.org or www.mwoy.org/kc.

27 Amy Thompson Run for Brain Injury

Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City; Our mission is to be the voice of brain injury. We hope to improve the quality of life through prevention, education, support, and advocacy; Amy Thompson Run for Brain Injury; Welcome to a Kansas City Memorial Day tradition! Runners, walkers and wheelchair participants can compete in an 8K or 5K (timed) or one-mile walking course (not timed). There is also aKiddie Dash for children ages one through eight. Food and music is part of the fun!; Jacob L. Loose Park; 8 a.m.; $25. Contact Kate Kershaw: 6701 West 64th Street, Suite 120, Overland Park, KS 66202 or 913-754-8883 or kkershaw@biaks.org or www.amythompsonrun.org.