Around the Region



“KC Business Hall of Fame”
Junior Achievement of Middle America pays tribute to key business leaders with inductions into the Greater Kansas City Business Hall of Fame. This year’s honorees are David Fowler, formerly of KPMG, Jim Polsinelli, of the law firm
that bears his name, and Black & Veatch’s Len Rodman. It starts at 6 p.m. at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, and tickets are $250.
816.561.3558  |


“House Party in Hollywood”
House Party in Hollywood, a benefit for the Newhouse shelter, will feature dinner, silent and live auctions and musical entertainment. It starts at 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Crown Center. Tickets are $175.
816.432.0502  |

“Extravaganza 2013”
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School presents Extravaganza 2013, with hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live and silent auctions, dancing, and live music, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the school in Overland Park. Tickets are $125.
913.319.2475  |

“Audra McDonald”
Kansas City Young Audiences will sponsor Tony/Grammy-winning singer Audra McDonald in a performance that starts at 8 p.m. at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
816.531.4022  |


“Good Shepherd Dinner Dance”
Community of the Good Shepherd presents its 18th Annual Dinner Dance, featuring cocktails, dinner, entertainment and dancing. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Ritz Charles banquet facility in Overland Park, and tickets are $100.
816.595.6353  |

“Wine Flight”
Wine-lovers can sample top vintages and help raise funds for Angel Flight Central at Wine Flight 2013, including wines from Doug Frost’s Jefferson Cup International Wine Competition. Dinner, live music and live and silent auctions, all beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Starlight Theatre. Tickets are $150.
816.421.2300  |


“Evening for the Stars”
St. Teresa’s Academy presents An Evening for the Stars, a black-tie dinner with live and silent auctions. It starts at 5 p.m. at the academy, and tickets are $125.
816.822.7827  |

“Harvest Ball”
The Harvest Ball Society presents its annual black-tie gala, complete with dinner, dancing and the presentation of its VICTORY Honorees and Pages. It gets going at 5:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Bartle Hall, and tickets are $200.
816.587.3443  |  


“Human Relations Dinner”
The Jewish Community Relations Bureau | American Jewish Committee presents its 2013 Henry Bloch Human Relations Award, which this year goes to Jim Nutter, Sr. It starts at 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center.
913.327.8126  |


“Traveling Turkeys”
You can help the National MS Soc-
iety provide dinner for people with MS,
along with their families or caregivers, by donating food items or cash for Traveling Turkeys 2013. Deliveries will be made on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
913.432.3926  |



“Hollywood Holiday Gala”
The 30th Annual Hollywood Holiday Gala, a benefit for Ozanam, will feature dinner, silent and live auctions and entertainment from Ozanam’s young charges, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Tickets are $125.
816.508.3606  |

“Patron Preview”
The Kansas City Art Institute will present a first-ever Patron Preview party from 7 to 10 p.m., featuring appetizers, dinner, signature cocktails and more, a celebration of the college’s end-of-semester exhibition and sale of student work. Proceeds benefit student scholarships at the college, and tickets are $125.
816.802.3426  |


“Holidays in Crestwood”
The Crestwood Shops will help raise funds for the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired with a luncheon and breakfast with Santa. Tickets are $50 for the luncheon and $15 for breakfast.
816.841.2284  |