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Nonprofits calendar, March 24

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Published: March 24, 2013


April 20: Women of the South 3rd Annual Magnolia Brunch, Petroleum Club, 100 N Broadway, silent auction, fashion show, Lou Kerr honored, hats Kentucky Derby style suggested; $60; 691-4770.

Lyric Understudies Broadway & Brew, 7 p.m. April 12, Myriad Botanical Gardens; $55; 524-9210.

Downtown Oklahoma City Starlight Supper, downtown Bicentennial Park, 500 Couch Drive, 7 p.m. April 12; $40; 235-3500.


Hospitality club to honor 10 women who make a difference

A local club is celebrating 90 years of service to the community by honoring 10 women who have made a difference in the lives of others through their careers and community service. The Oklahoma Hospitality Club, which formed in 1923, will host is 47th Ladies in the News luncheon and style show from Ruth Meyers at noon April 12 at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, 7000 NW Grand Blvd. The theme is “Reclaiming the Past, Rewriting the Future.”

Honorees, who are also the style show models, are Victoria Ann Bartlett, Tulsa; Janie Kimball Comstock, Marsha Funk, Lu Garrison, all of Oklahoma City; Samia Harroz, Norman; Darcie Henderson, Yukon; Jonna D. Kauger Kirschner, Nichols Hills; and Pat McFall, Cindi Shelby and Dr. Jeanetta Sims, all of Edmond. Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Yvonne Kauger is honorary honoree and Estela Hernandez is mistress of ceremony. Proceeds fund grants for nonprofit agencies that are chosen by a membership vote.

This year's grants will go to The Children's Center of Bethany and the Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled, Inc.

For information about the club, call Becky Barr, membership committee chairman at 850-5380 or email her at

Central Oklahoma Hope Gala to honor former U.S. Rep. Dan Boren

Dan Boren, former congressman for the state of Oklahoma, will be honored as the JDRF Central Oklahoma Hope Gala Honoree at the Hope Gala on April 27 at the Renaissance Hotel/Cox Convention Center.

Individual tickets are $150 each and table sponsorships are available. More information on event details; sponsorship, donation and ticket options; an auction preview; advance registration and volunteer sign-up forms, is available at For additional information, contact Andrea Flowers, Branch Manager of JDRF Central Oklahoma at 810-0040 or

OKC Metro Alliance to celebrate 40 years with luncheon

OKC Metro Alliance Inc. is celebrating 40 years of service in the recovery community. The organization will host a fundraising luncheon at noon on April 25 at the Christian Life Center at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 222 NW 15 Street. The keynote speaker for the event will be Rita A. Aragon, Major General (retired); she is the current Secretary of Military and Veterans Affairs for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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