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On The Town with Jan Carson January 2014 On The Town with Jan Carson January 2014

Happy healthy 2014! Here’s hoping your New Year is off to a fantastic start. I’m not big into making a lot of new resolutions, but there is one important commitment we all should make — …

On The Town with Jan Carson Dec 2013 On The Town with Jan Carson Dec 2013

We’ve been seeing the decorations for quite a while, but now it’s time to get serious about the holidays! Why not start some new traditions with family and friends? Go ice skating at Discovery Green. …

On The Town with Jan Carson Nov 2013 On The Town with Jan Carson Nov 2013

Legendary singing sensation Diana Ross is drawing a capacity crowd for her Nov. 2 performance to benefit Houston Children’s Charity. The 17th annual Gala at the Imperial Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Houston honors Leticia …

On The Town with Jan Carson Oct 2013 On The Town with Jan Carson Oct 2013

October is prime time for fundraising in Houston and I’m pleased to be emceeing a couple of wonderful events. The Assistance League’s Mary Jo Peckham Award Luncheon & Fashion Show on Oct. 3 honors philanthropist …

On The Town with Jan Carson Sept 2013 On The Town with Jan Carson Sept 2013

The fall social season launches like a rocket with back to back major events the very first weekend after Labor day. The white-tie Audrey Hepburn Society Ball for UNICEF, honoring Margaret Alkek Williams, is Friday, …

On The Town with Jan Carson Aug 2013 On The Town with Jan Carson Aug 2013

Lots of summer social planning and strategizing percolating behind the scenes for upcoming events – including the process of selecting the 2014 “Women of Distinction”. Announcements will be made soon, winners surprised, flowers presented and …

On The Town with Jan Carson July 2013 On The Town with Jan Carson July 2013

The fall social calendar features two of Houston’s most dynamic fundraisers – Rosemary Schatzman and Vanessa Sendukas – who will be honored as Community Volunteers on October 25 at the 2013 Signature Chefs Gala. The …

On The Town with Jan Carson June 2013 On The Town with Jan Carson June 2013

Audrey Hepburn’s son, Sean Hepburn Ferrer, will be in Houston on Sept. 6 for the inaugural UNICEF Audrey Hepburn Society Ball. It’s a white-tie celebration honoring Margaret Alkek Williams, the first person in the U.S. …

On The Town with Jan Carson May 2013 On The Town with Jan Carson May 2013

Don’t put away the tux and gowns just yet! It may be final month of the spring social season before everyone heads out of town for the summer — or hunkers down in air-conditioned comfort …

On The Town with Jan Carson April 2013 On The Town with Jan Carson April 2013

I love springtime social events because they are infused with the freshness and energy of a new season. They are as colorful as the spring blooms, because those bright hues are reflected in the vibrant …

On The Town with Jan Carson Mar 2013 On The Town with Jan Carson Mar 2013

A couple of important family-oriented fundraisers this month… on March 6, Family Services of Greater Houston holds its 18th annual Celebration of Families Luncheon with humorist Louise Parsley as featured speaker (Details: 713-802-7860), and on …

On The Town with Jan Carson Feb 2013 On The Town with Jan Carson Feb 2013

Dig out the beads and dust off your boots!  It’s time for that unique blend of February/March festivities – the outrageous parties, parades and performances celebrating the 2013 Galveston Mardi Gras ( Feb. 1 – …

On The Town with Jan Carson January 2013 On The Town with Jan Carson January 2013

Here’s hoping that 2013 will be a “lucky” year for you, filled with peace and prosperity, health and happiness. And while you’re thinking about New Year’s resolutions, why not resolve to have more FUN this …

On The Town with Jan Carson Dec 2012 On The Town with Jan Carson Dec 2012

I love the holidays with family and friends, because it’s all about celebrating our blessings. And this year is EXTRA special because our family has expanded! Our daughter Meagan and our son Sean recently got …

On The Town with Jan Carson Nov 2012 On The Town with Jan Carson Nov 2012

We’re rushing headlong into a holiday season packed with special event and festive occasions, not only for family and friends, but also for nonprofits who depend on our generosity. Houston Children’s Charity features Olivia Newton …

On The Town with Jan Carson Oct 2012 On The Town with Jan Carson Oct 2012

October will be “glowing pink” once again this year with a growing number of events promoting breast cancer awareness and research. As in past years, thousands of women, and men, will participate in the Susan …

On The Town with Jan Carson Sept. 2012 On The Town with Jan Carson Sept. 2012

Music lovers are anticipating Maestro Han Graf’s grand finale season with the Houston Symphony, which kicks off September 8 at “Opening Night with Bolero.” After enjoying the captivating sounds of Ravel’s Bolero at Jones Hall, …

On The Town with Jan Carson May 2012 On The Town with Jan Carson May 2012

On Sunday, May 6, if you see kids selling drinks from a lemonade stand, be sure to stop and buy a few glasses, or even a pitcher! It’s “Lemonade Day,” founded by Houstonian Michael Holthouse, …

On The Town with Jan Carson April 2012 On The Town with Jan Carson April 2012

The stunning new $48.4 million Asia Society Texas Center in the Museum District will open its doors this month in a four-day Grand Opening Celebration which kicks off with the fabulous “Tiger Ball” on April …