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On The Town with Jan Carson –
February 2017
On The Town with Jan Carson – </br>February 2017

Super Bowl LI fever has gripped the Bayou City, with multiple venues booked with superstar, star and plain “wanna be” star events. The MOST star-studded will be the February 1st “Luminaries of the Game,” an …

On The Town with Jan Carson –
January 2017
On The Town with Jan Carson – </br>January 2017

Happy New Year! When I began writing this column for Houston Lifestyles & Homes magazine 16 years ago this month, I never imagined the ways in which it would enrich my life, through the many …

On The Town with Jan Carson –
December 2016
On The Town with Jan Carson – </br>December 2016

In the midst of Christmas parties and holiday celebrations – an iconic moment occurs in Houston’s broadcast history this month. At 6 p.m. on Dec. 9, Dave Ward will deliver his trademark “Good Evening Friends” for the final time in his record 50-year tenure as news anchor and reporter at ABC/13.

On The Town with Jan Carson – November 2016 On The Town with Jan Carson – November 2016

The Trees of Hope Holiday Gala on Nov. 4 is considered Houston’s early kickoff to the holiday season. This much-anticipated event benefiting the Star of Hope is always a festive affair guaranteed to make you start planning your Christmas “to do” list. Lynn Wyatt again serves as Honorary Chair with Lisa and John Stoika as honorees with all proceeds benefiting the Star of Hope and its Children’s Programs. The auction of fabulous trees and wreaths is not to be missed, so be sure to make plans by calling 713-942-8733.

On The Town with Jan Carson – October 2016 On The Town with Jan Carson – October 2016

Two events to consider as you plan your busy October schedule – the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon on Oct. 18 and the Crime Stoppers gala set for Oct. 27. The Teen Health Foundation supports the important work of the Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinics.

On The Town with Jan Carson – September 2016 On The Town with Jan Carson – September 2016

The kids are back in school and thoughts are turning to fall events, especially for the11 community leaders who have been selected as 2017 “Women of Distinction” by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. The ladies …

On The Town with Jan Carson – August 2016 On The Town with Jan Carson – August 2016

Fashionistas will get a head start on fall at the wildly popular “re-New and re-Do” Fashion Show from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17 in the Wortham Grand Foyer. The fashion frenzy benefits The Women’s …

On The Town with Jan Carson – July 2016 On The Town with Jan Carson – July 2016

Summer fun is in full swing at Camp For All in Burton, Texas! Little campers and big campers – each with challenging illnesses or special needs – enjoy life-enhancing camping experiences at a 206-acre barrier-free …

On The Town with Jan Carson – June 2016 On The Town with Jan Carson – June 2016

On June 2, the Holocaust Museum Houston continues to celebrate its 20th anniversary with the 2016 Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award Dinner. Kelli Cohen Fein and Martin Fein join Rosalyn and Barry Margolis in …

On The Town with Jan Carson – May 2016 On The Town with Jan Carson – May 2016

Symphony Ball chairs Jana and Scotty Arnoldy love to have fun while doing good, so they hosted two evenings of lively salsa dance lessons at their River Oaks home to help guests get into the …

On The Town with Jan Carson – April 2016 On The Town with Jan Carson – April 2016

T­he Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of President George H.W. Bush will be the featured author at the April 21 “A Celebration of Reading” event at The Hobby Center. Jon Meacham’s Destiny of Power is based on …

On The Town with Jan Carson – March 2016 On The Town with Jan Carson – March 2016

T­hat magical, mesmerizing Motown sound comes alive again on April 8 as the Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine presents “A Tribute to the Magic of Motown.” A spectacular lineup of vocal talent, backed by …

On The Town with Jan Carson – February 2016 On The Town with Jan Carson – February 2016

It’s surprising how many couples I know who have a Valentine’s Day anniversary. My husband always jokes that the pre-Valentines hoopla ensures that he’ll never forget our anniversary on “Sweetheart Day.” He never has… and …

On The Town with Jan Carson January 2016 On The Town with Jan Carson January 2016

Each year I’m surprised by how quickly the New Year arrives, and here we are with fresh new 2016 calendars, and bright and shiny resolutions. One commitment that’s easy to keep is attending fun events …

On The Town with Jan Carson December 2015 On The Town with Jan Carson December 2015

Festive private parties will be filling social calendars this month, but there are still some wonderful fundraising events that have become a holiday tradition over the years. One is the Angels of Hope Luncheon and …

On The Town with Jan Carson November 2015 On The Town with Jan Carson November 2015

The holidays are sneaking up on us! Not only is November jam-packed with all sorts of socials and soirees… several of them are longtime traditions. One is the mega holiday shopping extravaganza The Houston Ballet …

On The Town with Jan Carson October 2015 On The Town with Jan Carson October 2015

Very few Houston fundraising events have the long history of the Assistance League of Houston’s Mary Jo Peckham Luncheon and Fashion Show, which is now in its 24th year!   This year’s event will be held …

On The Town with Jan Carson September 2015 On The Town with Jan Carson September 2015

The fall social season is ramping up after a long hot summer, and gals are switching from flip-flops to stilettos just in time for the Sept. 25 Neiman Marcus Stiletto Strut and Luncheon to fight …