“Starr Women’s Hall of Fame”
The Starr Women’s Hall of Fame will induct its inaugural class of historical and contemporary women who have significant ties to the area. Named in honor of the late Martha Jane Phillips Starr, it will sponsor this luncheon, featuring Robin Roberts of Good Morning America as featured speaker, starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Swinney Recreation Center on the UMKC campus. Tickets are $50.
816.235.2452 | umkc.edu/starrhalloffame
“Absolutely Incredible Kid Day”
Camp Fire National Headquarters presents the 2015 Absolutely Incredible Kid Day, starting with a celebration breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the Bean Hangar at the Roasterie. Tickets are $50.
816.285.2029 | campfire.org
“Brews and BBQ”
The Young Advisory Board for The Children’s Place presents Brews and BBQ, with fare from Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue and suds from the host Boulevard Brewing Co., starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.
816.363.1898 | childrensplacekc.org
Connecting Hearts Gala”
The Independence School District Foundation presents its Connecting Hearts Gala, featuring gourmet food stations, live and silent auctions and entertainment, all starting at 6 p.m. in the Arrowhead North Club at Arrowhead Stadium. Tickets are $85.
816.521.5300 | ourisdf.org
“Kansas City Tip-Off”
Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet, operated by the Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation, provides short-term, emergency medical assistance for dental emergencies, plus diabetic supplies, durable medical equipment, prescription assistance, and vision care to low-income, uninsured and underinsured individuals. Its fund-raising Kansas City Tip-Off celebrate the best of what March has to offer—college basketball tournaments—with a cocktail reception, dinner buffet and concert at the Uptown Theater. It starts at 5:30 p.m., and tickets are $150.
816.276.7555 | kcmedicinecabinet.org
The National Parkinson Foundation Heartland rolls out its BasketBALL, a celebration of the NCAA Tournament and March Madness, with Elite Eight games playing on the giant screens at the College Basketball Experience. Live and silent auctions, games, food, and drinks—it all starts at 5 p.m. at Sprint Center, and tickets are $125.
913.341.8828 | parkinsonheartland.org
“Kids Night Out”
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City brings you Kids Night Out, featuring Grammy-winning musician Keith Urban, plus dinner, silent and live auctions, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Overland Park Convention Center. Tickets are $500.
816.361.3600 | helpkckids.org
The Lyric Opera Circle’s Champagne Ball, with cocktails, dinner, entertainment and a live auction highlighting arias of toasting and celebration from some of the world’s most beloved operas. Following dinner there will be dancing until midnight; Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center; 6 p.m.; $250.
816.361.5927 | kcopera.org
“St. Paul’s Auction: Dream Big”
St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School presents its largest annual fund-raising event, the 2015 St. Paul’s Auction: Dream Big, starting at 6 p.m. at Starlight Theatre.
816.268-6537 | speds.org
“Flights & Kites”
The Kansas City Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Foundation presents Flights & Kites, a benefit for CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties, Jackson County CASA and the foundation, featuring food and wine-tasting. It starts at 7 p.m. in the Signature Hangar at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. Tickets are $75.
816.582.465 | http://bit.do/flightskites
“Shooting Stars Gala”
The Arts Council of Johnson County presents its Shooting Stars Gala, celebrating finalists and scholarship recipients, starting at 3 p.m. in Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College. Tickets are $50.
913.894.2720 | artsjoco.org
“One Health Summit”
BioKansas will roll out the sixth annual One Health Summit starting Tuesday, March 31, at Union Station, exploring ways to accelerate drug development, strengthen public safety, and boost regional economic growth in human, animal and plant sciences. It starts with a STEAM initiative and reception (tickets for that are $50) on Wednesday. Advance 2-day registration for BioKansas members is $360; for non-members, $770. Student rates are $80 for each session.
913.888.6928 | Biokansas.org