Event: Glamour, Glitz, Gatsby.
What: Canterbury Choral Society’s 45th Anniversary.
Where: Skirvin Hilton Hotel.
Details: Guests flaunting decadent attire from the flapper era, drank a specialty drink (The Gatsby), dispensed from an ice sculpture, and nibbled on glittery chocolate bon bons. Dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment by the Dallas-based Time Machine, and a performance by the children of Canterbury Youth Choruses, also were on the evening’s agenda.
Committee members: Joe Phillips, Lisa Love, Cindi Shelby, Cynthia Archiniaco, Nina Shaded, David Stinson, Newt Brown, Randy Clayton, Julie Oseland and Robert Lintner.
To benefit: Canterbury Choral Society.
Event: Allied Arts Celebration Reception and Community Thank You Concert.
Where: Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall and Bicentennial Park.
What: About 175 Circle Club and Catalyst members, campaign volunteers and member agency representatives attended the reception prior to the concert, and were acknowledged for their contributions. More than 600 people attended the free Community Thank You Concert that ran in conjunction with the Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s Twilight Concert Series, presented by Devon.
Need to know: Allied Arts celebrated a record-breaking fundraising year, surpassing its goal of $3.2 million to raise $3,510,498 this year to support nonprofit arts organizations throughout central Oklahoma. The campaign was co-chaired by Judy Love and Mike Turpen.
TAKING A RUN AT IT
Event: Breakfast at Bellini’s.
What: The thank you breakfast at this popular restaurant was attended by the Redbud 2014 sponsors and Redbud board members to thank the sponsors for their support of the annual Redbud Race.
To benefit: A proceeds check for $25,000 was presented to The Anna’s House Foundation.
A fact: Kyla Turner is Redbud Board President.
KEEPIN’ ON GOING!
What: Northwest Classen 1950, ’51, ’52 Year Reunion.
Where: Quail Creek Golf & Country Club.
Attendance: More than 200 fellow graduates, some traveling from New York City, Texas, Chicago, Florida and Las Vegas, reminisced, celebrated and had a darn good time.
Details: The Classen Jazz Group, students directed by Reginald Irons, entertained and received a resounding ovation. Tables were covered with the school’s colors, gold cloths and blue napkins, centered with vases of summer flowers.
Keeping things moving: Arnold Fagin was the master of ceremonies and Nan Buxton was the reservation chairman. Some of the “schoolmates” were Sue and Bill Hood, Lola Hall Gadd, Jim and Julie Grissom, Janie Cotton, Shirley Christenson, Charles and Mary Carol Foreman, Elizabeth Hines, George and Nancy Records, Geraldine Raupe, D’Arline McCubbin, Judy Jordan, David Wilson, Margaret and Bill Wells, Poppy Hock, Don Bobzien and Shirley and Larry Cassil.
Event: Quarterly meeting of Sallie Peacheater Tent 18, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
Where: Oklahoma History Center.
Featured speaker: Jeff L. Fortney Jr., History Department professor, University of Oklahoma. Fortney spoke on “Between Two Fires: The Choctaw Cause in the American Civil War.”