RAISING A GLASS
Event: Destination: ARTini.
Hosted by: Catalyst, Allied Arts young professional group.
To benefit: Allied Arts and the nonprofit arts organizations it supports.
Where: Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market.
The evening: Live entertainment by the SquadLive band, raffle prizes and a silent auction of works by local artists. Martini tastings and appetizers from local restaurants sated the guests' appetites. Original martini recipes were created and served by participating restaurants, which competed for the Best ARTini award nominated by “celebrity judges,'' or the People's Choice award voted on by the guests.
KEEPING THE BALL ROLLING
Event: Russell Westbrook third annual Celebrity Bowl
Presented by: Norman Motors.
Where: AMF Boulevard Lanes, Norman.
To benefit: The Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation's Scholarship Fund at the Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma County.
IN THE KNOW
Event: Literacy Live Luncheon.
Where: Will Rogers Theatre.
Guest speaker: The Community Literacy Center hosted Lisa Whelchel, actress, singer, author and speaker.
Recognitions: Individuals and organizations that have advanced literacy in the community, including Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Jack McDaniel, Kathy Lippert and Balon Corp.
Co-Chairmen: Leslie Wilkerson and Becky O'Dell.