Make plans for Beauty Buzz, a spring beauty party to benefit THE PRESS CLUB OF METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS. This year’s event will feature light bites, giveaways and six beauty bars staffed with experts from Chanel, Christian Dior, Bobbi Brown, Sisley, ReVive and others. Co-chaired by KSDK Newschannel 5’s LEISA ZIGMAN and her daughter, MICAILA EDLIN, the event will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Neiman Marcus. Proceeds will benefit media scholarships for area students. For tickets, visit

Let’s hear it for Parkway North High School junior ABBY LAMMERS, who recently scored a perfect 36 on her ACT test! In addition to her academic aptitude, Abby participates in the marching band (marimba), mock trial, the academic challenge contest, Mu Alpha Theta (the national math honors society), and the envirothon ecology competition. She also is involved in the Lexus Eco Challenge, and is the team leader of Parkway North’s Lexus Eco team. This year, her team’s project focused on reducing landfill waste, which was accomplished through the composting program that Parkway expanded district-wide.

“I’m really passionate about doing my part to leave the planet a little bit better than when I found it, whether it be through recycling, composting, solar or whatever else comes my way,” she says.

Abby lives in Creve Coeur. Proud parents are VICKI PLATKE and JAMES LAMMERS. She also has a younger sister, AERIN.

The region’s first all-girls STEM charter school is set to open in St. Louis in August 2015. Pending approval from the Missouri Department of Secondary and Elementary Education, HAWTHORN LEADERSHIP SCHOOL FOR GIRLS will launch with a sixth- and seventh-grade class and will add a class each year. The plan is to serve 500 girls grades six through 12 by 2020. Enrollment at Hawthorn will be open and tuition will be free. The school, which has yet to announce a location, is founded by MARY DANFORTH STILLMAN, daughter of SEN. JOHN DANFORTH and niece of former Washington University chancellor WILLIAM H. DANFORTH. The school is affiliated with the Young Women’s Leadership Network, which supports high-performing all-girls’ public schools in New York City, and nine affiliate schools in Illinois, Texas, Maryland and New York. Washington University is serving as institutional sponsor for the school.

University of Missouri professor and biographer STEVEN WATTS will appear at the discussion and book-signing of his full-scale biography of DALE CARNEGIE. Watts’ Self-Help Messiah offers insight into the man who taught Americans ‘how to win friends and influence people.’ A rural Missouri native, Carnegie was a writer/lecturer known for his self-improvement courses. Life magazine named him one of the most important Americans of the 20th century. Watts will appear Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. at St. Louis County Library headquarters.

French photographer BERNARD PUISSESSEAU, described by his mentor and famed photographer ROBERT DOISNEAU as having ‘the golden eye,’ is bringing his work to St. Louis. Known for his photographs depicting the interaction between children and their families, Puissesseau’s exhibit, Coeur de Paris, will capture the romance and essence of his work. A Feb. 7 reception, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., will be held at Vin de Set. For tickets, call 241-8989 or visit