Lobster boil: Members of Gaillardia Golf & Country Club had the annual White Out and Lobster Boil in the ballroom, on the formal lawn and around the fire pit.
Tradition: The event featured members in white outfits and a seafood dinner, including lobsters, shrimp, clams, salmon, and crab.
Party: John Kennedy was host for a launch party for the Junior League of Oklahoma City’s new book “Goodnight OKC.” The book culminates the end of a 10-year literacy focus for the JLOC. The 32-page book was written by JL members and illustrated by local artist and past JL president Margaret Hoge.
Reader: Desmond Mason was special guest and read the book to children from the Boys and Girls Club, who received signed copies of the book.
Music: Jamie Bramble entertained.
Seen: Among the people at the event were Sara Sweet, Christy and Jim Everest, Polly Nichols, Patty Anthony, Karen Delaney, Mei Martin, Betsy Mantor, Ann Clore-Duncan, Ann Cameron, Kim Riley, Wendy Mounger, Nicole Dobbins, Jenifer Stehr, and Jill and Joe Strunk.
HAMMACK, HOKE, WOLFE
Opening reception: Beth Hammack, Doug Hoke and John Wolfe’s artwork was shown at JRB Art at the Elms and they were honorees at a reception during the First Friday Paseo Gallery Walk art exhibit. “Better Than Wallpaper” was Hammack’s work of large abstract paintings. Hoke’s exhibit was black and white photographs titled “North of Reno.” Wolfe presented “Sentinels,” which were mixed media sculptures.
Food/friends: On the menu were chicken salad profiteroles, hummus on toast points and cookies provided by Iguana Catering. At the event were Kim and Marty Dillon, Judy and Bill Phillips, Alyce and Ron Page, Judy and Bill Phillips, Nancy and Bob Anthony, Darlene and Larry Parman, Sue and Gary Homsey, Lori and Dodge Hill, Sally Bentley, Suzie Lillard, Carolyn and Richard Howell, Carol and Don Kaspereit, Patsy and Wes Lucas, Connie Ellison, David Hunt and Barbara Bates and John Bates.
Tea: Mother and daughter members at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club had a tea preceding Mother’s Day. Tea foods included Devonshire Cream, Lemon Curd, house-made jam, fresh fruit tartlets, macaroons, chocolate-covered strawberries, coconut cake, pastry swans, chicken salad on profiterole, smoked salmon mousse, cucumber on rye, brie and apple with watercress ham and herb butter on pumpernickel, aged cheddar and sweet onion scones, and an assortment of teas.
Who/where: Redbud Women’s Club members and guests met for a luncheon in the ballroom of the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.
Flowers/food: The centerpiece was a tall-stem crystal goblet filled with roses and spring flowers. Included on the menu were spinach salad, chicken cacciatore with whipped potatoes, asparagus and coconut cream pie.
Project: “WINGS” was selected as Redbud’s Project for 2014. The project is for adults with developmental disabilities. RWC Project Chairman Ret. Judge Eleanor T. Moser gave a check to Carey Hinchey, executive director of WINGS.
Entertainment: A performance was given by students from the Santa Fe High School Show Choir.
PAINTING IN THE COURTYARD
Event: A reception and art show was held at The Howell Gallery. Artists painted and sculpted in the courtyard during the show. Participating artists included Bennett Berry, Nick Berry, James J. Black, David Branch, Kelli Folsom, Kay Graff, Jennifer Greene, Burton Hands, Dennis Johnson, Gennie Johnson, Linda Kukuk, Kenny McKenna, Suzanne Mears, Ginger Myers, Wes Newton, Suzanne Randall, Linda Tuma Robertson, Andre Tutak, K.M. Walizer and Mark Yearwood.
Guests: At the party were Tina and Elby Beal, Darlene and Larry Parman, Barbara Watson, Joy and Jerry Richardson, Carol and Don Kaspereit, Elizabeth and Joe Waner, Beverly and Mike Ellis, Judy Jordan, D’Arline McCubbin, Carla and Dennis Bradford, Judy Mee, Carla and Dennis Brand, Nancy and Joe Bradley.
Occasion: The Oklahoma City Orchestra League opened the doors of the 2014 Symphony Show House to the media and neighbors at The Founders Tower 18th floor penthouse. Party chairman was Melina Parsons, and event hosts were Nancy and Charlie Newton. About 100 guests saw the work of 19 designers. The group enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and beverages in the Cafe Royale after touring the 7,000-square-foot property at 5900 Mosteller Drive in Oklahoma City.