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  • August 1, 2014

Ladue News: Society Photos

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Eleventh Annual Benefit for Mercy Kids

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  • Mercy Health Foundation held its eleventh annual Benefit for Mercy Kids, which raises much needed funds for pediatric programs and services at Mercy. This year’s special Fund-A-Need cause is Mercy Autism Center. Guests mingled while sipping on cocktails and bidding on silent auction items. Then it was on to a delightful dinner in the Ritz Carlton Ballroom. Event co-chairs were John Mozeliak and Greg Twardowski. Auction co-chairs were Janice Bruns Mantovani and Karen Kahn. Mercy’s exceptional health care and compassionate, faith-based environment would not be possible without the community’s generous support at the annual Benefit for Mercy Kids. The Benefit for Mercy Kids dinner auction and golf tournament has raised more than $4.3 million for kids in the community.
  • 7/29/2014
  • Album ID: 1828584
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Jammin’ at the Zoo: Lions and Tigers and Beers and Wine

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  • The Young Zoo Friends held its first of the year Jammin’ at the Zoo celebration at the Saint Louis Zoo. Guests enjoyed music, beer and wine tasting. Wines were available from 13 wineries featuring 85 different wines and beer tasting was offered by several St. Louis microbreweries. Proceeds benefit the Saint Louis Zoo and its efforts to save endangered species at home and around the world. Co-chairs for the evening were Brandon Hentze and Hope Hunt.
  • 7/25/2014
  • Album ID: 1827508
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Mike Shannon’s 75th Birthday Celebration

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  • This month, it was Mike Shannon’s turn to celebrate the big 7-5! As he made the rounds among family and friends at his namesake restaurant, the legendary Cardinals broadcaster was overheard saying, “The dear Lord only gives you so many days, so might as well live each day to the fullest!” Spotted in the crowd were Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, the Cardinals’ Bill DeWitt III, Whitey Herzog and his wife, Mary Lou, Hall-of-Famer Red Schoendienst, longtime broadcaster Jay Randolph, the St. Louis Sports Commission’s Frank Viverito and former Sauget Mayor Rich Sauget.
  • 7/17/2014
  • Album ID: 1826144
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

The Arts and Education Council Hosts a Night at the Opera

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  • The Arts and Education Council, the St. Louis region’s United Arts Fund, hosted an event at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for members of the Arts and Education Council’s Chairman’s Circle and special guests. The evening included a wine reception and dinner on the East Lawn Pavilion at the Loretto-Hilton Center before guests experienced The Magic Flute, Mozart’s most enchanting masterpiece, directed and designed by fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi and conducted by Jane Glover. The fifth annual Night at the Opera event was generously underwritten by Barbara B. Goodman, A&E board member. Remarks were made by Cynthia A. Prost, president of the Arts and Education Council; Terry Good, A&E board chair; and Timothy O’Leary, general director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, gave a behind-the-scenes overview of Opera Theatre’s 2014 production of The Magic Flute.
  • 7/1/2014
  • Album ID: 1819784
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Craft on Tap

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  • Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, hosted CRAFT ON TAP, its 50th birthday bash. The event took place at its Delmar Loop Gallery. The event included crafting stations, and several food trucks including Katie Keller and Cherish Patterson operator’s of’2 Girls, 4 Wheels’, a renowned St. Louis foodie favorite. Inside the exhibition, select art from students and artists were on display with many of the artists on site to explain their works of art. Local artist, Sandy Kaplan featured her piece, ‘Chance Encounters’; a clay fired 3-D picture portraying bus riders from the 1930s. Artist, Katie Bensky was featured with her piece 'Lila'; a clay and bronze sculpted image of her daughter. Executive Director, Boo McLoughlin, Board Chair Tim Flynn, and Director of Exhibitions, Stefanie Kirkland were on site to assist with the artists and their exhibitions. At the Craft Alliance, classes and workshops are offered throughout the year, providing a welcoming environment for creation of and education about contemporary craft in the St. Louis region to both the beginner as well as the advanced.
  • 6/27/2014
  • Album ID: 1819602
  • Photos by David Anderson


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