Scene & Snapped: This Week In Parties

| July 5, 2012
Emily Reed, Kathy Reiss-Miller, Kelly McDonald and Meggie McMahon of Cellar Door Chocolates.

Emily Reed, Kathy Reiss-Miller, Kelly McDonald and Meggie McMahon of Cellar Door Chocolates.

Ladies Night At Volare

Delicious treats from Cellar Door Chocolates and a fashion show with apparel provided by Clodhoppers boutique were featured at the Ladies Night event hosted by Volare on June 27. Female phenomenon Robbie Bartlett performed live music, while ladies enjoyed signature cocktails made using Brown Forman’s first fully female brand, Little Black Dress Vodka. A portion of the proceeds from the night benefited the March of Dimes.

Volare hosts Ladies Night every Wednesday night and chooses a special partner one Wednesday each month to highlight.

Photos by TIM VALENTINO | Contributing Photographer
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DeVone Holt, Ratna Omidvar, Mayor Greg Fischer and Jack Will.

DeVone Holt, Ratna Omidvar, Mayor Greg Fischer and Jack Will.

Reception for Ratna Omidvar

A welcome reception was held for diversity guru Ratna Omidvar on June 27 at Brown-Forman’s Conference Center.

Ratna Omidvar is president of Maytree, a private foundation that promotes equity and prosperity through its policy insights, grants and programs. Omidvar also serves as a director of the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance and is the chair of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council.

Photos By JAMES EATON | Contributing Photographer
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Jockey Fabio Arguello with Carl Williams.

Jockey Fabio Arguello with Carl Williams.

Jockey Visit To Kosair Children’s Hospital

As part of a long-time spring meet tradition, jockeys and Churchill Downs team members visited Kosair Children’s Hospital on June 29 to deliver toys to young patients.

Calvin Borel, Corey Lanerie, Shaun Bridgmohan and Shane Sellers were among the jockeys who visited kids at the hospital.

Photos by LIAM SPRADLIN | Contributing Photographer
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Amy Cimba, Douglas Riddle and Lois Androit.

Amy Cimba, Douglas Riddle and Lois Androit.

Whitehall House & Gardens Summer Celebration

Whitehall House & Gardens held its second annual Summer Celebration on June 29 to honor The Owsley Brown Frazier Family Foundation, represented by Owsley Brown Frazier, Laura Frazier and Catherine Frazier Joy.

The festivities began with a cocktail reception inside the stately Whitehall mansion, where guests enjoyed an elegant dinner prepared by Chef Dean Corbett, a live auction and a special commemorative presentation to the Frazier family under a tent in the Whitehall garden.

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Molly Burba, Kristin Dennis and Miranda Puckett.

Molly Burba, Kristin Dennis and Miranda Puckett.

Downs After dark

Churchill Downs hosted the second annual White Party June 30 during Downs After Dark presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka.

Trinity, a group from Orlando, kicked off the evening’s entertainment by combining drumming with a DJ. Popular band Burning Las Vegas closed out the night’s festivities.

The Bet or No Bet sweepstakes presented by Thorntons also took place during the final night racing event of the spring meet. Four lucky fans received the chance to choose between placing a $1,000 win wager on the horse of his/her choice or walking away with a $100 Thorntons gift card.

Photos by BILL WINE | Contributing Photographer
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Rich "Hutch"Hutchings and Chuck Kaiser.

Rich “Hutch”Hutchings and Chuck Kaiser.

Smokin’ Barrels

TG&G and J Shepherd hosted “Smokin Barrels” on June 30.

Attendees toured the indoor gun range and training center at TG&G and its brand new 10,000 square foot Airsoft Arena. Samples of cigars from Tatuaje cigars by Pete Johnson along with brews and bourbons from KY Bourbon Barrel Ale and Willett Bourbon were provided throughout the evening. Boombozz and Dish on Market prepared food for guests.

The event also featured a performance from Ballista. Proceeds from the evening benefited The Academy of St. Andrews, a school for children with developmental disabilities.

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Bill Fletcher with his painting, “Cumberland Falls.”

Bill Fletcher with his painting, “Cumberland Falls.”

Bill Fletcher Exhibit at the Gallery at the Brown

The Gallery at the Brown is featuring an exhibit by landscape artist Bill Fletcher titled “For Love of Kentucky.” A reception was held on June 22, at the Brown Hotel.

Photos by JOHN HARRALSON | Contributing Photographer
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Devin Payne, Anna Roeder and Meredith Pass.

Devin Payne, Anna Roeder and Meredith Pass.

Waterfront Wednesday

Music-lovers braved the heat June 27 to see their favorite bands play at WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday concert, held on the Big Four Lawn.

Those attending enjoyed a relaxed festival atmosphere, laid out on blankets, lounged in lawn chairs or danced in front of the stage. Various food and drink booths were kept busy all night, including a bottled water tent that was so popular, the vendors had to call in for reinforcements!

The concert kicked off at 5 p.m. with fast-paced, exuberant folk music by These United States, followed by a mix of old favorites and new releases from indie-rock veterans, The Walkmen. Trampled by Turtles headlined, treating the crowd of fans to their own unique blend of original, bluegrass and folk melodies.

Waterfront Wednesday is held on the Big Four Lawn the last Wednesday of every month, April through September.

Photos By Liam Spradlin | Contributing Photographer
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