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Parties, Etc.: Nov. 19, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

LET'S DANCE

Occasion: A reception honored former board members of the Oklahoma City Ballet. It was at the Susan B. Brackett Dance Center, 6800 N Classen Blvd. Chairmen were Elaine Levy and Scott Davis. Elaine wore a silk blouse with colorful ballet dancers on it.

Private rehearsal: Guests got to watch a private rehearsal of "The Nutcracker." Food was catered by Mickey Mantel's Restaurant.

Seen: 80 guests attended the party, including David Kallenberger, Susan McPherson, Eric Groves, John Seward, Joan Gilmore, Michael Laird and Carolyn Barnes.

CELEBRATING 25

Dance: Members of the Alliance Singles Dinner Dance Club celebrated the 25th anniversary at the Vast. Past presidents and charter members were introduced at the black tie event. Talk of the Town Orchestra played for dancing.

PREVIEWING MISTLETOE MARKET

Party: Shoppers got an early start by attending the Junior League's Mistletoe Market's “ Sip, Shop and Mingle” preview party the night before the market opened. The main event was Nov. 8 to 11 at the Cox Convention Center, and featured 100 vendors.

Entertainment: Born in November and C-Plus played. There were swag bags and exclusive auction items for the raffle. Alex Butts Brady was Mistletoe Market chairman.

LAUNCH PARTY

Event: Jan Barrick was hostess for a party at Quail Creek Golf & Country Club to celebrate the publishing of textbooks, "Success with OAS Mathematics," written by Oklahoma teachers for Oklahoma teachers. Barrick is Alpha Plus Educational Systems CEO and has been working with Dr. Edna Manning and Dr. Frank Wang from the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics to develop this teaching and learning resource.

On a mission: “We found successful Oklahoma teachers to write the books, relied on our own assessment experts to edit them, and the cover artwork was provided by Oklahoma artist Joy Richardson,” Barrick explained. “'Success with OAS' is being printed and bound in Oklahoma City and books are being shipped from the Alpha Plus offices as well.”

Success story: More than 7,000 students in kindergarten through 8th grade are using these new math books in class today.

NINTH ANNUAL PARTY

Reception: Barbara and Ralph Thompson were hosts at a reception in their home for the visiting Franco-American Fellows from France, their host teacher and school, and host families.

Hosts: Stillwater High School is the host school this year. The French students conducted their research and stayed with families. Joanna Gibson is the Stillwater High School French teacher. Cyndy Shaw is the Alliance Francaise Franco-American Fellows chairman.

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