Around the Region

Ingram’s Monthly Calendar of Significant Events

“Attitude of Gratitude”
HappyBottoms, which bills itself as Kansas City’s Diaper Bank, will hold its third annual Attitude of Gratitude: A Thanks Giving Event, at the Roasterie’s Bean Hangar event space from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. It starts with a happy hour, and includes both silent and live auctions. Tickets are $40.

“JA Hall of Fame”
Junior Achievement of Middle America will celebrate the achievements of prominent business leaders with its annual Greater Kansas City Hall of Fame event, starting at 6 p.m. at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The agenda includes dinner, awards program and entertainment, and tickets are $250.
816.561.3558 |

“Holiday Harvest Celebration”
Calvary Community Outreach Network presents its annual Holiday Harvest Celebration, a fundraiser for its efforts to provide health and wellness programs for families and children in the area. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Monarch Room.
816.531.4683 |

“45th Celebration”
ReDiscover, a non-profit local agency that supports mental-health programming, will hold its 45th Celebration with Jennifer Holliday, a Grammy and Tony award-winning actress and singer, starting at 6 p.m. at the InterContinental
Kansas City at the Plaza. Tickets are $250.
816.347.3262 |

“American Girl Fashion Show”
The Junior League of Wyandotte & Johnson Counties presents its American Girl Fashion Show to help raise funds that benefit children 12 and under. The show starts at 4 p.m. at Deer Creek Country Club.
Tickets are $25. 913.371.2303 |

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park presents its annual Extravaganza, featuring dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the school. Tickets are $125.
913.319.2405 |

“Harvest Ball”
The Harvest Ball Society’s annual black-tie gala will include a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and introduction of the V.I.C.T.O.R.Y. Honorees for 2014. It starts at 6 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at Bartle Hall, and tickets are $200
816.587.3443 |

“Holiday Homes Tour”
The Johnson County Young Matrons will conduct their 23rd Annual Home for the Holidays Tour, a benefit for six non-profit groups—SAFEHOME, KidsTLC, Johnson County Christmas Bureau, Fri-ends of Shawnee Indian Mission, Evergreen Living Innovations, and Head Start
of Shawnee Mission. This year’s tour of four Overland Park homes starts at 9:30 a.m., followed by shopping in the boutique at Ritz Charles. Tickets are $25.
913-515-0594 |

“Ages of Excellence”
Village Shalom’s Ages of Excellence Celebration, including cocktail reception,
buffet dinner and a champagne dessert reception, starts at 5:15 at the Overland Park Convention Center. Tickets $250.
913.266.8469 |

“KVC Health Systems’ Gala on Fire”
KVC Health Systems’ Gala on Fire will include live music, food and drinks, starting at 7 p.m. in the Firestone Building. Tickets are $150, with special pricing of $85 for those under 30.
913.322.4944 |

“Evening for the Stars”
St. Teresa’s Academy’s annual fundraiser, An Evening for the Stars, is a black-tie gala featuring dinner and live and silent auctions. This year’s event at the Brookside campus starts at 5 p.m., and tickets are $125.
816.822.7827 |

“Human Relations Dinner”
The Jewish Community Relations Bureau/American Jewish Committee presents its 2014 Human Relations Dinner, including presentation of the Henry W. Bloch Human Relations Award to Burns & McDonnell CEO Greg Graves. It starts at 5 p.m. at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.
913.327.8126 |

“Plaza Lights”
Kansas City’s biggest night out of the year will bring an estimated 200,000 people
to the Country Club Plaza for the 85th annual Plaza Lighting Ceremony on Thanksgiving night. The show starts at 5 p.m., with ground zero for the celebration at Nichols Road and Pennsylvania Avenue. The high point will be the 6:54 p.m. flip of the switch to illuminate more than 80 miles of mostly LED stringed lights.

Event Submissions: To submit non-profit events for consideration in this monthly calendar, please e-mail to or send to Ingram’s, 2049 Wyandotte, KCMO 64108.