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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 …

On The Town with Jan Carson August 2015 On The Town with Jan Carson August 2015

Margaret Alkek Williams is undoubtedly the most honored philanthropist in the history of Houston, and for good reason. She has a Heart of Gold… and she touches countless lives through her contributions. That’s why The …

On The Town with Jan Carson June 2015 On The Town with Jan Carson June 2015

As we head into the dog days of summer, the event calendar dries up, and social swells pack for cooler climes. But if you’re hanging out in Houston with “man’s best friend,” you may want …

On The Town with Jan Carson May 2015 On The Town with Jan Carson May 2015

Each year, The Menninger Clinic brings in a well-known personality to headline its Signature Luncheon and share personal stories of how they overcame, or continue to cope with, mental health issues. This year’s luncheon on …

On The Town with Jan Carson April 2015 On The Town with Jan Carson April 2015

April is the month for spring flowers, Easter celebrations and a couple of my favorite events. One is the annual “Go Red for Women” luncheon to raise awareness and funds to fight heart disease, the …

On The Town with Jan Carson March 2015 On The Town with Jan Carson March 2015

The social scene this month is dominated by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the umpteen events that call for your best boots, snappy hat and sassy fringe. But there’s also a ton of …

On The Town with Jan Carson Feb 2015 On The Town with Jan Carson Feb 2015

A sell-out crowd is anticipated for Texas Children’s Cancer Center’s 10th anniversary “An Evening with a Legend” honoring President George W. Bush. Chaired by Lynn Baird, Flo Crady, Emily Crosswell and Ned Torian, the event …

On The Town with Jan Carson January 2015 On The Town with Jan Carson January 2015

Happy 2015! I wish you all good things in this New Year, especially lots of fun times with family and friends! There are so many upcoming events where you can mix and mingle, including the …

On The Town with Jan Carson December 2014 On The Town with Jan Carson December 2014

Over the past 25 years, more than 50,000 Christmas toys have been delivered to bright-eyed children through the efforts of the Joyful Toyful Fiesta, founded by the late Carmen and David Bridges. In addition to …

On The Town with Jan Carson November 2014 On The Town with Jan Carson November 2014

Playing on the popularity of the PBS series Downton Abbey, the co-chairs of the Nov. 14 Women’s Home Annual Gala — Cindy Burns, Harriet Hart and Martha Turner, along with honoree Trini Mendenhall — decided …

On The Town with Jan Carson October 2014 On The Town with Jan Carson October 2014

The 2015 ABC/13 Women of Distinction have just been announced! They are Carol Beck, Carol Linn, Lesha Elsenbrook, Leisa Holland-Nelson, Gayla Gardner, Kim Moody, Cynthia Petrello, Roberta Schwartz, Susan Osterberg and Suzan Deison, with Trini …

On The Town with Jan Carson September 2014 On The Town with Jan Carson September 2014

Among the stars winging to Houston this fall to help local organizations raise funds is NFL legend Terry Bradshaw. Bradshaw, who has spoken openly about his personal struggle with depression, will share his story at …

On The Town with Jan Carson August 2014 On The Town with Jan Carson August 2014

 
Better enjoy the summer slowdown before it ends!  The fall social season is set to blast off with a myriad of events filling busy calendars. The Women’s Home has the perfect event Wednesday, August 20, …

On The Town with Jan Carson July 2014 On The Town with Jan Carson July 2014

Happy Fourth of July to you! I hope you have lots of fun with family and friends not only during the holiday weekend, but also your summer vacation. Though the social pace slows down at …