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

Houston’s favorite gastronomical evening is coming up on Thursday, November 16 – the annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala and Wine Fest. Rescheduled due to Hurricane Harvey, this 20th anniversary culinary feast features more …

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

Nobody was in the mood to party after Harvey struck. People were either dealing with devastating flood waters in their own homes… or helping friends and neighbors. Events and fundraisers were re-scheduled, or cancelled outright, …

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

Rob Lowe never seems to age, and he is always re-inventing himself! Actor… author… producer – and a recovering alcoholic with over 25 years sobriety. The multi-talented star will share his struggles, his inspiration and his …

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

If you’d like a “first look” at fall fashions, the place to be is The Woman’s Hospital of Texas Labor Day Luncheon & Style show. The 14th annual fashion-fest is set for Saturday, Aug. 26 …

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

Happy July 4th! If you’re heading to Galveston for some beach time, don’t forget the kid-friendly attractions at Moody Gardens. The newly renovated Aquarium Pyramid will fascinate as you explore the 1.5 million-gallon home to …

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

Big summer kick-off this month with several exciting events for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society… the first is the Man and Woman of The Year Finale on June 2 as enthusiastic millennials compete for the …

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

ABC News’ Elizabeth Vargas has been very open about her long, and often public, struggle with alcohol abuse. The 20/20 News anchor detailed her struggle in her book Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and …

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

The focus of this year’s UNICEF Audrey Hepburn Society Ball is an issue that hits our community hard. The May 24 gala at the Marriott Marquis will benefit Houston’s End Trafficking Initiative. The evening honors …

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

The Glamorous Gilded Age will be re-imagined at the April 7th “Café Society Soiree” benefiting the Baylor College of Medicine’s Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Briar Club will be transformed into the “Stork …

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 …