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Purchase a one of a kind experience and support Library resources for lifelong learning!
Limited spots are still available for these exclusive, one of a kind experiences offered by the JCL Foundation. Perfect for treating yourself, or holiday gift giving!

A Conversation with Kevin Willmott and Steve Kraske

$125 per person/30 spots
February 9, 2020, 3-5 p.m.

Kevin Willmott is a screenwriter and director who won an Academy Award for BlacKkKlansman.
Steve Kraske is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist locally known for his work 89.3 KCUR host of “Up to Date” and longtime career with The Kansas City Star.
Appetizers, wine and beer will be provided.
Hosted at the home of Chris Anderson and Lyn Buckley.
All donations support the Race Project KC, a metro-wide social justice program.

Live Fire Grill and Brew!

$100 per person/30 spots
April 26, 2020, 4-6 p.m.

Bring your appetite for food, drinks and fun! Our Grill Master is none other than Craig Jones, a live-fire cooking expert and the Grill Mayor for The Food Network (2012). Beverage expert and author Pete Dulin is partnering up with beer pairings! Together, these two will fire up a multi-course demonstration and hearty tasting. They’ll surprise and delight you with their wit and knowledge!
Hosted at the home of Vickie and Dale Trott.

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art:
Private exhibit and behind the scenes tour

$50 per person/16 spots
November 23, 2019, 10 a.m.

Marvel at your private curator-led tour of Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt and a special behind-the-scenes architecture tour of the Bloch Building. Learn more about the Bloch Building and explore areas usually off-limits the general public. The Nefertari exhibit is from the world-renowned Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy, and brings together works that present the richness of life in ancient Egypt, focusing on the role of women—goddesses, queens, and commoners.

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