Party: University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren and his wife, Molly Shi Boren, were hosts at a going away brunch at their private home, southwest of Norman, for a party honoring Doris Littrell, retired owner of the Oklahoma Indian Art Gallery in south Oklahoma City. She planned to move to the northeast part of the United States to be close to family.
Menu: Chicken Kiev, fresh lemonade, Arnold Palmers (half tea and half lemonade) and iced tea were served to the guests, friends and art clients, including Merlin Little Thunder, Tripp Hall, Bill Wiggins, Virginia Stroud, Robert Taylor, Ron White, Deborah and Bill Mas on, Dan Brackett, Tammy Polasek, Sally and Marshall Gettys and Ann Dubler.
The finale: She decided to stay. “I'm not moving,” the honoree noted. (Editor's note: She made that decision Wednesday, but everyone decided to go ahead with the party Saturday. The event celebrated her staying!).
STUDYING IN TAOS
Reception: Cat and Bill Thompson were hosts in their Taos, N.M., home for a reception for people who attended classes at Oklahoma State University's Doel Reed Center for the Arts. They invited the alumni, friends of OSU and OSU alumni, plus local residents.
Classes: The classes on New Mexico Modernism from 1898 to 1940 included excursions to sites in the area associated with the topic.
Guests: Dr. Ed Walkiewicz, Santa Fe, N.M., director of the DR Center, Ann and Burns Hargis, Lela and Mark Sullivan, Deb and David Engle and actress and model Lauren Hutton were among the guests.
Fact facts: The Doel Reed Center for the Arts was established as a part of OSU's College of Arts and Sciences in 2009 to offer summer programs in several a number of fields. It includes land and facilities donated to the university by the late Martha Reed, the daughter of the late Doel Reed, who was an acclaimed artist and the first head of the OSU art department.
DIAPERS FOR INFANT CRISIS CENTER
Event: Bobbie Miller's friends, Adrianna Iwasinski and Joleen Chaney, were hostesses for a baby shower at Sophabella's Restaurant. It was for Bobbie and Kendall Miller's third child scheduled to be born in September.
Need to know: Instead of asking for gifts for herself and her new baby, Miller teamed up with Infant Crisis Services for a diaper drive. She had asked the public to donate diapers as well. “It was the perfect opportunity to shower the Infant Crisis Center,” Miller said. “I love babies and this will be our third child to be blessed with, so it was time to shower others.”
The tally: A truck was set up outside the restaurant, and 5,500 diapers were collected for ICS babies up to 6 months.
Shower decor: There was a four-tier diaper cake decorated with pink baby accessories (the baby is a girl). Guests signed a mat which will go in a white Victorian frame for the baby's room; that was the hostesses' gift to the honoree. On the menu besides quiche and salad was a bright pink marble cake.
Open house: Oklahoma Breast Care Center staff and physicians hosted an open house to show the center's new breast tomosynthesis diagnosis and screening technology. Breast tomosynthesis is 3-D digital mammogram equipment for finding early cancer.
Menu: Cheever's Catering provided roasted artichoke hearts, fortune cookies, Brie and peach compote, pink glitter truffles, pink snowballs, pink lemonade and pink champagne. Guests were given pink ribbons to wear in support of breast cancer awareness.