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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 …

On The Town with Jan Carson June 2014 On The Town with Jan Carson June 2014

 
There are some terrific surprises coming up to celebrate Susan G. Komen Houston in its fight against breast cancer. Comedienne Joan Rivers will provide a healthy dose of humor while sharing her secrets for overcoming …

On The Town with Jan Carson May 2014 On The Town with Jan Carson May 2014

Houston’s own Dr. Brené Brown, who shot to worldwide fame through her TEDx talk on vulnerability and shame, will participate in a fascinating conversation with Mariel Hemingway about her family’s history of addiction and suicide …

On The Town with Jan Carson April 2014 On The Town with Jan Carson April 2014

If you’re a fan of Downton Abbey you won’t want to miss “A Masterpiece Evening” on April 8. Rebecca Eaton, executive producer of Masterpiece, will be sharing insider insights. Series fan Lynn Wyatt and Houston …

On The Town with Jan Carson March 2014 On The Town with Jan Carson March 2014

The latest spring fashions will be on display at the annual Houston Chronicle Best Dressed Luncheon on March 28 benefiting the March of Dimes. The title of this luncheon is a bit outdated, as the …

On The Town with Jan Carson Feb 2014 On The Town with Jan Carson Feb 2014

As a lead up to Valentine’s Day, join us as we “Ignite the Night” at the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball on Feb. 8. This annual gala reminds us all of how extremely important it …

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 …