The Circle of Friends is planning a Vegas Baby! themed Benefit on February 4, 2017 to support Kidspace Children’s Museum. For the second year, the benefit will be held at Annandale Country Club where guests will be treated to dinner, dancing and a live auction.


“This year, we are celebrating the city that never sleeps with Vegas Baby!” Circle of Friends President Tricia Nur said. “Every year we aim to celebrate Kidspace with an epic event and this year is no different. The benefit chairs, Kate Kohorst and Ellie Richardson, are working incredibly hard along with their committees to ensure everyone who walks in the door at Annandale feels like a high roller. We have wonderful live and silent auction items, one of a kind entertainment and incredible patron support. It will be a night to remember.”


“We are so incredibly excited to be hosting our guests for “Vegas Baby!” All the Ladies of the Circle of Friends have tirelessly worked to bring to our patrons an exceptional evening of dining and entertainment. It is our hope that we raise much needed funds to support the Museum in its goal to bring forth educational services and activities to all children in our community”, said event co-chairs, Kate Kohorst and Ellie Richardson. “There are fabulous auction items as well an amazing band for everyone to dance the night away.


“We can’t begin to express our gratitude to our committee chairs, Romina Arguedas, Stacy Armillei, Helena Danni, Anna Hasbun, Amy Hasquet, Neha Jesperson, Emily Karlekar, Erica Loewe, Katy Lukes, Debbie Merryman, Gay Lynn Moore, Kathryn Olaiz and Judy Lin Young. This benefit has only been possible due to all their hard work and dedication.” say, event co-chairs, Kate Kohorst and Ellie Richardson.


Live auction items include a week stay at a one-of-a-kind Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, an opportunity to be a fighter pilot for a day, and a 3-night stay for two at the Luxurious Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona!


Raffle tickets will be sold for two chances to win either Pave diamond earrings by Sigal Diamonds, or a 1-night stay for two at the Langham Hotel complete with Breakfast, dinner at the Royce, and a $500 Gift Certificate to Place Vendome.


The 2017 event sponsors are Annandale Golf Club, Bob Gail, Card Trick Designs, Jacob Maarse Florists, Marc Bosseman, Printefex, Quench Staffing, Sean Endicott, Sigal Diamonds, Town and Country, and Westcott Printers. Media sponsors include Outlook Newspapers, Pasadena Magazine, and


The Circle of Friends is a volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds for Kidspace. For more information about the benefit, visit Since 1991, the Circle of Friends has donated more than $4 million to Kidspace, providing critical financial resources for the operation of the museum.