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Parties, Etc.: July 23, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

HONORING BLAIR AND CALE

Parties: Blair Bookman Patterson and Cale Patterson, both of Chicago, Illinois, were honorees at events in Chicago before their June 24 wedding in the Fourth Presbyterian Church on Michigan Ave. The reception was held at the Peninsula Hotel.

Friday night: The rehearsal dinner was held at the Chicago Yacht Club and was given by the groom's parents, Jennifer and Michael Patterson, of Kenilworth, Illinois. Individual cookies were at the table for each guest. An outdoor cocktail hour preceded the dinner.

Also Friday night: Immediately following the rehearsal dinner, the bride's parents, Kathy and Dr. Larry Bookman, of Oklahoma City, hosted a welcome party on a yacht to view the lights of Chicago, with guests departing at 10 p.m. and returning at midnight. Cocktails were served in personalized cups using a nautical theme.

IN MEMORY

Occasion: The late Dr. Joe F. Warriner was celebrated with a party at Artspace at Untitled. He died in 2016 and was the husband of Artspace founder and creative director Laura Warriner. He was a huge proponent of the organization and programming. Longtime friends were among the guests.

Music: Music was by members of the Red Dirt Rangers and Miss Brown To You.

Drinks/cake: Urban Johnnies served up the drinks and the birthday cake was decorated with big smiles to commemorate Joe's dentistry career and his own special grin.

PASSING THE CRYSTAL BELL

Luncheon: Joyce Stewart was hostess for the Oklahoma Art League joint board meeting of outgoing and incoming officers. Tables were decorated with bouquets of flowers.

New president: Following lunch, outgoing OAL president Ann Costello gave the president's crystal bell to incoming president Sue Francis.

ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE

Event: An open house was held in celebration of Calm Waters Center for Children and Families' 25th anniversary. It was held at the center, 4334 NW Expressway. Staff and board members gave guided tours and answered questions.

A word from the chairman: “We are excited to be able to open our doors to our community,” said Haley Moore, CW Board Chairman. “Calm Waters Center for Children and Families has served over 34,000 individuals over the last 25 years and we are excited to see how our programs expansion will touch the community.” Under the Big Top and Golf Classic, CW's fundraising events, raised $200,000.

Registering: Two families in attendance registered for the upcoming free family grief groups, which start in August. Barbara Butner is executive director.

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Taylor Mills Sanders, Lizzie Ferguson, Blair Bookman Patterson, Christal Miller, Kelly Cumpiano, Megan Swisher Rayle. PHOTO PROVIDED

Taylor Mills Sanders, Lizzie Ferguson, Blair Bookman Patterson, Christal Miller, Kelly Cumpiano, Megan Swisher Rayle. PHOTO PROVIDED

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Helen Ford Wallace

Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for... Read more ›

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