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Preview Party, Gala, Luncheon
By Peggy Gandy pagandy@opubco.com Published: February 19, 2012
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Hosts: Margaret Keith and Lacy McLarry.

Where: Home of Karma and Brett Robinson.

What: The Stradivari Quartet, based in Zurich, performed in concert at Christ the King Catholic Church. Following the concert, the musicians, along with prospective new members of Chamber Music in Oklahoma were treated to a dinner party. The concert was one of a series of five sponsored by the chamber music group.

Of interest: The musicians all play Stradivari instruments owned by a Swiss foundation.

SAFE HAVEN

What: YWCA Capital Campaign press luncheon.

Where: Jordan Advertising.

What: The YWCA Capital Campaign Committee, Oklahoma City YWCA CEO Jan Peery and other community leaders gathered for the unveiling of a $15 million capital campaign to build a new shelter and renovate existing facilities for women and children suffering from domestic violence.

Of note: Oklahoma ranks 11th in the nation for the number of women killed by men, averaging 84 domestic violence homicides per year for the past 12 years, according to information provided by YWCA. In Oklahoma, it is a felony to beat a dog under animal cruelty laws but it's a misdemeanor to beat your spouse for a first-time offense.