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Save the date: Houston's fall 2013 social calendar

Lindsey Lov, Houston Chronicle
Updated 2:48 pm, Monday, October 7, 2013

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  • J.J. Watt on the runway at the "Una Notte in Italia" event at the Omni Hotel Friday Nov. 02,2012.(Dave Rossman photo) Photo: Dave Rossman, Freelance / © 2012 Dave Rossman
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Social season has arrived. Save the date for these philanthropic and fun events:

 

BEST CELLARS CELEBRITY DINNER

Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: T.J. Martell Foundation: Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research

Chairs: Cathy and Gary Brock, Terrie and Mike Turner

Special Guest: performer Lorrie Morgan

Details: $250 individual or $2,500 tables, 713-850-2116

 

GIVE MS THE BOOT

Sept. 20, 7 p.m. at the House of Blues

Benefits: Band Against MS

Chairs: Susan Plank, Megan Sutton-Reed

Entertainment: performer Clay Walker

Details: $500 individual or $2,500 tables of 4, 615-297-8875

 

THE BRILLANT LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS EDVIN MARTAN

Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. at Wortham Center Brown Theatre

Benefits: Brillant Lecture Series

Entertainment: Stradivarius Show by violinist Edvin Martan

Details: $35 individual or $130 VIP, 713-974-1335

 

NEIMAN MARCUS STILETTO STRUT

Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m. at Neiman Marcus Houston Galleria

Benefits: Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine

Chairs: Jane Parker, Judy Smith

Details: $150 individual or $50 for ages 18 and under, 713-798-1999

 

SING FOR HOPE

Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. at Hobby Center-Sarofim Hall

Benefits: Bering Omega Community Services

Chairs: Jessica Rossman, Gordon Bethune, John Evatz; honorees The Cordúa Family

Entertainment: musical theater program

Note: Encore! after party starts at 10 p.m.; $50 individual only

Details: $1000 per couple or $5,000 tables, 713-341-3760

 

BIG BLACK TIE BALL

Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. at The Omni Houston

Benefits: Big Brothers Big Sisters Texas

Chairs: Mona & Arty Howard; honorees Maria & Neil Bush

Entertainment: performer Jewel

Details: $300 individual or $5,000 tables, www.bbbstx.org/houstonball

 

GREAT GREEN QUEST

Sept. 22, 4 p.m. at St. Arnold Brewing Company

Benefits: Houston Wilderness

Chairs: Shawn and Bill Jackson, Kelly and Michael Sklar

Details: $250 individual only, 713-524-7330 ext. 204

 

"PAR FOR THE CURE"

Sept. 23, 11 a.m. at Braeburn Country Club

Benefits: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Chairs: Sam Bravence, Art Ensley, Matt Leyden, Tige Soderberg, Paul Therrien

Details: from $500 individual or $2,000 foursome team, 713-621-0006

 

"HELP, HOPE, HEALING" LUNCHEON

Sept. 24, 12 p.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: DBSA Greater Houston

Chairs: Christine and Blake Williams; honorary chairs Susan and Will Penland; honoree Dr. Stuart Yudofsky

Speakers: actress Glenn Close, Jessie Close

Details: from $500 individual or $5,000 tables, 713-600-1131

 

GUARDIAN OF THE BAY AWARD LUNCHEON

Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: Galveston Bay Foundation

Chairs: Bailey Dalton-Binion and Greg R. Binion; honorees Bill King, Tom Tollett, Chambers-Liberty County Navigation District

Speaker: Laura Bush

Details: from $250 individual or $2,500 tables, 713-851-3540

 

CITIZENS FOR SCHOOL LUNCHEON

Sept. 27, 11:30 a.m. at Junior League of Houston

Benefits: Citizen Schools

Chair: Nicole Perdue

Details: from $125 individual or $1,500 tables, 713-529-4006

 

HOUSTON'S PREMIER SOMMELIER COMPETITION AND WINE TASTING

Sept. 26, 6 p.m. at the Houstonian Hotel

Benefits: Periwinkle Foundation

Competitors: sBen Roberts of Masraff's, Jason Sherman of Brennan's of Houston, Ron Brandani of Carrabba's Kirby, Evan Turner of Helen: Greek Food & Wine, Kevin Kenyon of the Houstonian Hotel, Cathy Nguyen of Mark's American Cuisine, Steven McDonald of Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Christian Varas of River Oaks Country Club, Adele Corrigan of 13 Celsius Wine Bar, James Watkins of Americas and Churrascos

Details: from $150 individual or $1,000 for two tickets with a case of hand selected wine, perwinklefoundation.org

 

SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION GALA

Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. at Hilton Americas-Houston

Benefits: Collaborative for Children

Chairs: Carol and Ken Simon, Julie and Bart Schouest; honorees Susan and Chip Carlisle

Details: from $350 individual or $3,500 tables, collabforchildren.org

 

BLUE CURE INAUGURAL LECTURESHIP SERIES AND LUNCHEON

Sept. 27, 11 a.m. at Hotel ZaZa

Benefits: Blue Cure Foundation

Chairs: Gabe Canales, Carolyn Farb; honoree Dr. Rod Paige

Speaker: author Dr. Margaret I. Cuomo

Details from: $250 individual or $2,500 tables, bluecure.org

 

SCHLUMBERGER SHOOT FOR THE CURE

Shoot Sept. 28, 8 a.m. at Greater Houston Gun Club; 7 p.m. dinner/dance at Bayou Club

Benefits: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Chairs: Barbara and Mike Caswell, Kristi and John Schiller

Entertainment: the Grateful Geezers

Details: from $200 individual shooter or $2,000 for two shooters and four dinner tickets, 713-621-0006

 

TACOS Y TACONES

1 Sept. 28, 7 p.m. at Hilton Americas-Houston

Benefits: Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans

Chairs: Martha and Demetrius Navarro; honorary chairs Linda Gonzalez, Roland Rodriguez

Details: from $300 individual or $3,000 tables, 713-929-2316

 

ROCO ON THE ROCCS

Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

Honoree: Janet Moore

Details: from $500 individual or $5,000 tables, 713-665-2700

 

ART4LIFE

Sept. 28, 7 p.m. at Architecture Center Houston

Benefits: AIDS Foundation Houston

Chairs: Carrie and David Hardaker

Note: in remembrance of artist Daniel Kayne

Details: $100 individual only, 713-623-6796

 

THINK PINK LUNCHEON PRESENTED BY ZETA TAU ALPHA HOUSTON ALUMNAE

Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: UT-MD Anderson's Morgan Welch Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Program and Clinic

Chair: Kim Clarke; alumnae president Meredith Moore

Speaker: Zeta Tau Alpha alumnae and breast cancer survivor Jenee Jongbloed Bobbora

Entertainment: The Champion Sisters

Details: from $100 individual or $1,000 tables, thinkpinkhouston.org

 

CELEBRATION OF CHAMPIONS LUNCHEON

Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m. at Omni Houston

Benefits: Texas Children's Cancer Center

Chairs: Sidney Faust, Judi McGee, Elsie Eckert, Scott Basinger

Master of Ceremonies: Kevin Kline

Entertainment: fashion show by Tootsies

Details: from $300 individual or $3,000 tables, 832-824-0550

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT DINNER

Oct. 2, 6 p.m. at Hotel ZaZa

Benefits: Fund For Teachers

Chairs: Jo and Jim Furr

Speaker: author Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr.

Details: from $250 individual or $2,500 tables, 713-296-6127

 

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS: A TOAST TO LIFE CELEBRATION DINNER

Oct. 2, 6 p.m. at Omni Houston

Benefits: LifeHouse

Chairs: Laurence and Henry Bragg, Mary Clark and Christopher Granberry, Paige and Houston Lane, Kathryn and Adam Roark, Allison and Spencer Stasney, Ashley and John Stevens, Cecie and Kyle Turlington

Speaker: Mike Huckabee

Details: from $350 individual or $2,500 tables, 832-630-0296

 

MARY JO PECKHAM AWARD LUNCHEON AND FASHION SHOW

Oct. 3, 11 a.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: Assistance League of Houston

Chairs: Mary Jane Casimir, Josie Ochoa, Jenny Price; honoree Joan Schnitzer Levy

Entertainment: fashion show by Elizabeth Anthony/Esther Wolf

Details: from $150 individual or $2,000 tables, 713-526-7983

 

RAZZLE DAZZLE PINK! LUNCHEON

Oct. 3, 11 a.m. at Westin Houston Memorial City

Benefits: Bobetta Lindig Breast Center at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center

Chair: Robin K. Mueck

Speaker: author Marisa Acocella Marchetto

Details: from $125 individual or $1,250 tables, 713-242-4458

 

FRIENDS FOR LIFE GALA "TRUE COLORS: A NIGHT OF ART FOR THE ANIMALS"

Oct. 3, 7 p.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: Friends For Life

Chairs: Susan Bickley, Susan Pennebaker; honorary chair Milo Hamilton; underwriting chair Don Sanders

Entertainment: artist George Rodrigue will create a painting for the auction

Details: from $250 individual or $2,500 tables, 713-863-9835

 

DEC MY ROOM LUNCHEON

Oct. 4, 11:30 a.m. at Tony's

Benefits: Dec My Room

Chairs: Rosemary Schatzman, Vanessa Sendukas

Speaker: Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein

Details: from $250 individual or $2,500 tables, 832-538-1201

 

GRAND GALA BALL: INDIA!

Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Benefits: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Chairs: Wendy and David Grimes

Details: from $750 individual or $10,000 tables, 713-639-7523

 

ONE PEOPLE, ONE WORLD GALA

Oct. 5, 7 p.m. at Hilton Post Oak Hotel

Benefits: Medical Bridges

Chairs: Kelli Cohen Fein, Barbara Van Postman; honorary chair Margaret Alkek Williams; honorees Kim and Mike Weill, Christus Health, Caring Friends

Details: from $300 individual or $2,500 tables, 713-748-8131

 

SPA FALL LUNCHEON

Oct. 9, 11 a.m. at Jones Hall

Benefits: Society for the Performing Arts

Chairs: Melissa and Michael Mithoff; honoree Ginni Mithoff

Speaker: actress and author Molly Ringwald

Details: from $300 individual or $3,000 tables, 713-632-8103

 

"BAD PANTS OPEN" GOLF TOURNAMENT

Oct. 9, 11 a.m. shotgun start; 4 p.m. dinner at Clubs of Kingwood

Benefits: Texas Children's Hospital Newborn Center

Chair: Bill Spillman; underwriting chair Gary L. Whitlock

Details: $3,000 foursomes only, 832-824-0550

 

A COUTURE CAUSE 2013

Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m. at Tootsies

Benefits: Orange Show Center for Visionary Art and Youth Hope Association

Note: debut of photographer Rhonda Hunter's calendar featuring notable Houstonians

Details: $20 suggested donation, 713-926-6368

 

BPA "BORN ON THE BAYOU" GALA

Oct. 9, 7 p.m. at home of Ginni and Richard Mithoff

Benefits: Bayou Preservation Association

Chairs: Jana Arnoldy, Kim Tutcher

Hosts: Ginni and Richard Mithoff

Details: from $250 individual, 713-529-6443

 

CONSERVATION GALA: "FEED YOUR WILD LIFE"

Oct. 9, at Houston Zoo

Benefits: Houston Zoo's Save the Elephants Fund

Speaker: African elephant authority Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton

Details: from $500 individual or $5,000 tables, 713-533-6584

 

MOORES SCHOOL OF MUSIC SOCIETY "REV UP FOR MOORES"! LUNCHEON

Oct. 10, 11:30 a.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: University of Houston Moores School of Music

Chair: Nancy Strohmer; honorees Rose Cullen, Kelli Cohen Fein, Susan Krohn, Rhonda and Donald Sweeney, Rob Smith

Entertainment: performance by Moores School of Music students

Details: from $150 individual or $1,500 tables, 713-743-1304

 

THE JUBILEE OF CARING

Oct. 10, 6 p.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: Harris County Hospital District Foundation

Chairs: Lavonne Cox, Debby Leighton, Mary Ann McKeithan; honorees Sidney and Don Faust

Details: from $2,000 per couple or $3,500 tables, 713-566-6409

 

BE BOLD MARGARITA COMPETITION

Oct. 10, 6 p.m. at Cottonwood bar (3422 N. Shepherd)

Benefits: Girls Inc. of Greater Houston

Emcee: Deborah Duncan

Details: $50 individual only, 713-802-2260

 

HOLD 'EM FOR HEROES CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT

Oct. 10, 6 p.m at Houston Country Club

Benefits: Heroes For Children

Chairs: Jen and Britt Sudduth

Entertainment: poker tournament and dinner

Details: $100 per spectator or $250 per player, 713-401-9930

 

TEXAS CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. at George R. Brown Convention Center

Benefits: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Details: $100 individual only, txcontemporary.com

 

"IN THE PINK OF HEALTH" LUNCHEON

Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott

Benefits: Memorial Hermann

Chairs: Carrie Hyman and Melissa Preston

Entertainment: Henry Winkler, Marlee Matlin

Details: $2,000 tables only, 713-897-PINK

 

DRESS FOR DINNER: HIGH TEA AND HIGH HEELS WITH GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI

Oct. 11, 2 p.m. at Saks Fifth Avenue

Benefits: Recipe For Success Foundation

Chairs: Leisa Holland-Nelson, Laura Max Nelson

Celebrity guest: shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti

Details: $50 individual only, 713-520-0043

 

45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATE LIFE GALA

Oct. 11, 7 p.m. at Junior League

Benefits: Living Bank

Honoree: Margaret Alkek Williams

Entertainment: Earthen Vessels, The Three Sopranos, Luxury Trio Jazz

Details: from $350 individual or $3,500 tables, 713-961-9431

 

HOUSTON STARS "DANCING FOR A CAUSE" GALA

Oct. 12, 6:15 p.m. at Bayou City Event Center

Benefits: Halo House Foundation

Entertainment: dance competition featuring Sonia Azad, Andy Cerota, Katherine Whaley, Sarah Pepper, Uchenna Agu, Gina Spagnola, Ray Salti, Marty McVey and Hossein Zolfaghari

Details: from $150 individual or $2,500 tables, halohousefoundation.org

 

HOUSTON CONSULAR BALL

Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. at George R. Brown Convention Center

Host: Mayor Annise Parker

Note: white tie

Details: from $420 individual or $5,000 tables of 8, 832-393-0700

 

BICYCLE BALL

Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Houston Hotel

Benefits: Elves & More

Chairs: Tracy and Harry Faulkner

Entertainment: Asleep at the Wheel

Details: from $500 individual or $5,000 tables, elvesandmore.org

 

STRETCH FOR A CAUSE

Oct. 13, 3 p.m. at the Houstonian Hotel

Benefits: Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation

Entertainment: on-site yoga classes, raw food snacks, and outdoor shopping boutique

Details: $20 for ages 12 and under or $55 for adults, holly-rose-ribbon-yoga.eventbrite.com

PINK ANGEL CELEBRATION LUNCHEON & FASHION SHOW

Oct. 13, 1 p.m. at Westin Galleria

Benefits: Sisters Network, Inc.

Chairs: Arvia and Jason Few

Entertainment: fashion show by Elizabeth Anthony/Esther Wolf

Details: from $150 individual or $2,000 tables, 713-781-0255

"HOPE FOR THE FUTURE" LUNCHEON

Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinics

Chair: Michael McSpadden; honorees Shelby Hodge, Corbin Robertson Jr., the Spirit Golf Association

Details: from $150 individual or $1,500 tables, 713-256-6593

 

MERCHANDISING STAR AWARDS "SALUTE TO RETAIL" LUNCHEON

Oct. 16, 11 a.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: University of Houston College of Technology

Chair: Soraya McClelland; honorary chair Dancie Perugini Ware

Details: from $250 individual or $2,500 tables, 713-743-4886

 

KEY TO THE CURE KICKOFF

Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m. at Saks Fifth Avenue

Benefits: CancerForward

Chairs: Sydney Ealand and Robert Eifler, Kristin and Jason Kaminsky, Brittany Sakowitz and Kevin Kushner, Will and Kate Stukenberg

Details: $25 in advance or $50 at the door, 713-840-0988

 

CRIME STOPPERS OF HOUSTON "A BRIGHTER TOMORROW" GALA

Oct. 17, 6 p.m. at Omni Houston Hotel

Benefits: Domestic Violence Initiative of Crime Stoppers of Houston

Chairs: Melissa Davis, John Crapitto

Speaker: actor Ben Stein

Details: from $500 individual or $5,500 tables, 713-521-4600

 

HOUSTON AUDUBON "FOR THE BIRDS" GALA

Oct. 17, 6 p.m. at Houston Country Club

Benefits: Houston Audubon

Chairs: Katherine and Jeff Mundy, Nancy Powell Moore; honorees Gene Graham, George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, Steve Smith

Details: from $100 individual or $1,000 tables, 713-932-1639 ext. 103

 

BULLS AND BLACKJACK CELEBRITY CASINO NIGHT

Oct. 17, 6 p.m. at The Marque CityCentre

Benefits: Wade Smith Foundation

Host: Wade Smith

Entertainment: evening of gaming, live music, and cigar lounge

Details: from $74 per spectator or $500 per player, 469-744-0705

 

SOTTO LE STELLE ITALIANE

Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. at home of Stephanie and Mark Deverka

Benefits: Texas Center for the Missing

Chairs: Stephanie Deverka, Tiffany Wong; honorees Christine and Ty Hoffer

Details: from $150 individual or $500 per couple, 713-599-0235

 

30TH ANNIVERSARY "PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE" GALA

Oct. 17, 7 p.m. at Houston Zoo

Benefits: Epilepsy Foundation Texas

Chairs: Rosanna and Myron Blalock, Liz and Jimmy Burke; honoree Donna Stahlhut

Details: from $300 individual or $5,000 tables, 713-789-6295

 

ACCOLADES LUNCHEON

Oct. 18, 11 a.m. at Hotel ZaZa

Benefits: Children At Risk

Chairs: Ginni and Richard Mithoff; honorees Bill White, David Thompson, Senator Eddie Lucio Jr., Senfronia Thompson

Details: from $350 individual or $3,500 tables, 713-869-7740

 

LESTER AND SUE SMITH LUNCHEON SERIES FEATURING AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS

Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m. at the Houstonian Hotel

Benefits: The Women's Home

Speaker: author Augusten Burroughs

Details: from $55 general seating or $75 VIP seating, thewomenshome.org

 

BLUE BIRD CIRCLE GALA

Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology and Clinical Research Center at Texas Children's Hospital

Chairs: Rhonda Jones, Jan Rhodes; honoree Dr. Mark Kline

Entertainment: the Grateful Geezers

Details: from $350 individual or $3,000 tables, bluebirdcircle.com

 

HGO OPENING NIGHT DINNER: "AIDA"

Oct. 18, 10:30 p.m. at Ray C. Fish Plaza, Wortham Theater Center

Benefits: Houston Grand Opera

Chair: Frances Marzio; honoree Beth Madison

Note: does not include performance tickets

Details: from $600 individual or $6,000 tables, 713-546-0242

 

ART LEAGUE HOUSTON'S 65TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

Oct. 18, 7 p.m. at Hotel ZaZa

Benefits: Art League Houston

Chairs: Jennifer and Steve Dolman; honorees Rachel Hecker, Leigh and Reggie Smith, Kermit Oliver

Entertainment: the Dolls

Details: from $250 individual or $2,500 tables, 713-523-9530

 

ROCKIN' RESILIENCY LUNCHEON

Oct. 19, 10 a.m. at Hotel ZaZa

Benefits: The Women's Fund for Health Education and Research

Chairs: Sofia Androgue, Michele Fraga, Amy Pierce

Speaker: U.S. Olympic Boxer Marlen Esparza

Details: from $250 mother and daughter or $2,500 tables, 713-623-6543

 

"RUFFLE SOME FEATHERS" GALA

Oct. 19, 6 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Houston

Benefits: Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast

Chairs: Doe Florsheim, Sallie Morian; honoree Karen Ostrum George

Speaker: actress Stephanie March

Note: young professionals after-party at 9 p.m.; tickets from $50

Details: from $500 individual or $5,000 tables, 713-831-6660

 

DRESS FOR SUCCESS 15TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. at Dress For Success Houston

Benefits: Dress For Success Houston

Chairs: Berthica Fitzsimons, Lindsay Holstead, Courtney Hopson; honorees Sharon Bush, Sylvie Crum, Susie Cunningham, Flo Crady Newton, Sukey Fenoglio, Berthica Fitzsimons, Ethel Hutcheson, Nancy Levicki, Kirby McCool, Trish Morille, Roseann Rogers

Entertainment: Kristine Mills, DJ Kalkutta

Details: from $500 individual or $10,000 tables, 713-957-3779

 

JEANS AND JEWELS GALA

Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. at Woodlands Waterway Marriott

Benefits: Northwest Assistance Ministries

Chairs: Margie Crump, Jackie Riley; honorees Judy and Glenn Smith

Details: from $175 individual or $1,750 tables, 281-885-4608

 

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM GALA: "A NIGHT AT STUDIO 54"

Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. at the Corinthian

Benefits: Children's Museum Houston

Chairs: Kathryn and Ian Fay, Liz and Tom Glanville

Details: from $500 individual or $5,000 tables, 713-535-7269

 

CHRISTUS STEHLIN FOUNDATION GALA: "STAYIN' ALIVE"

1 Oct. 19, 7 p.m. at Westin Houston Galleria Hotel

Benefits: Christus Stehlin Foundation

Chairs: Denise and Philip Bahr, Cora Sue and Harry Mach, Beth Madison, Trini Mendenhall Sosa and Frank Sosa; honorees Marianne and Dr. Robert Ivany

Entertainment: Stayin' Alive Canada and the Company Men

Details: from $300 individual or $3,500 tables, 713-659-1336

 

2013 FRANK BILLINGSLEY GOLF CLASSIC

Oct. 21, 8 a.m. at Redstone Golf Club

Benefits: Legacy Community Health Services

Details: from $500 individual or $1,500 sponsorship, 832-548-5123

 

DRESS FOR DINNER: FASHION IN FOUR COURSES WITH ELIZABETH ANTHONY/ESTHER WOLF

Oct. 22 6 p.m. at Elizabeth Anthony/Esther Wolf

Benefits: Recipe For Success Foundation

Chairs: Leisa Holland-Nelson, Laura Max Nelson

Entertainment: fashion show by Elizabeth Anthony/Esther Wolf

Details: $50 individual only, 713-520-0043

 

TOSS FOR TEXAS CHILDREN'S

Oct. 23, 4:30 p.m. at Houston Polo Club

Benefits: Texas Children's Heart Center

Chairs: Leslie and Michael Fertitta, Carolyn and David Anderson

Entertainment: bag toss tournament

Note: adults only

Details: $50 spectator or $300 team of two, 832-824-6917

 

CENTER FOR HOUSTON'S FUTURE DINNER

Oct. 23, 6 p.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: Center For Houston's Future

Chairs: Barbara and Tom Gros

Speaker: Futurist Dr. Michio Kaku interviewed by Ellen Ochoa

Details: from $250 individual or $3,000 tables, 713-844-9331

 

FASHION FÊTE: ART OF THE RUNWAY

Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. at DiverseWorks Artspace

Benefits: DiverseWorks

Chairs: Liz Gorman, Tiffany Halik, Alton LaDay

Entertainment: fashion show that includes international and local artists' pieces

Details: $100 individual, diverseworks.org

 

PICNIC IN THE PARK

Oct. 24, 6 p.m. at Discovery Green

Benefits: SEARCH Homeless Services

Chairs: Lori and Chip Johnson; honorees Linda and Steve Webster

Entertainment: Klockwork band

Details: $100 individual, 713-276-3083

 

BONE BASH

Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. at Hotel ZaZa

Benefits: Arthritis Foundation South Texas

Chairs: Lara Bell, Cindi Rose

Note: talent show and costume contest

Details: from $250 individual or $3,000 tables, 713-942-9063

 

SIGNATURE CHEFS GALA

Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m. at Hilton Americas-Houston

Benefits: March of Dimes

Chairs: Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia, Susan and Mike Plank; honorees Rosemary Schatzman, Vanessa Sendukas, Franco Valobra, Robert Del Grande, Stephanie and Bill Perkins

Details: from $350 individual or $3,500 tables, 713-964-5415

 

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS RETABLO GALA

Oct. 25, 7 p.m. at Lawndale Art Center

Benefits: Lawndale Art Center

Entertainment: art auction

Details: $50 individual or $35 for Lawndale members, 713-528-5858

 

TRUE BLUE GALA

Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m. at the Fertittas' home

Benefits: Houston Police Foundation

Chairs: Paige and Tilman Fertitta; honoree Mayor Annise Parker

Entertainment: David Caceres Band

Details: from $500 individual or $3,000 tables, 713-651-3122

 

THE BASH: A HALLOWEEN HAPPENING

Oct. 26, 8 p.m. at the Corinthian

Benefits: Cerebral Palsy Fund of Easter Seals Greater Houston

Chairs: Newie and Dr. Mark Brinker, Cathy and Dr. Gary Brock

Entertainment: Skyrocket, Disco Expressions

Details: from $150 individual or $2,500 tables, houstonbash.com

 

"WHO R U?" CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY

Oct. 27, 3 p.m. at Menil Park

Benefits: the Menil Collection

Chairs: Kelli Blanton, Patricia Dewhurst, Michelle Foutch, Millette Sherman

Entertainment: four-quad bungee jumper, train and camel rides, petting zoo

Details: from $75 individual or $2,500 tables, 713-525-9451

 

CPA SOCIETY GOLF TOURNAMENT AND AUCTION

Oct. 28, 9 a.m. registration 5 p.m. dinner at Sweetwater Country Club

Benefits: Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana

Hosts: Wish Child Brooke, Larry Dierker

Details: from $250 individual or $1,000 foursome, houstoncpa.org

 

30th ANNUAL HOLIDAY HAPPENING: ANGELS AMONG US

Oct. 28, 10 a.m. at the Omni Houston Hotel

Benefits: Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Ronald McDonald House, Texas Children's Cancer Center

Chair: Debbie Wassell

Entertainment: fashion show by Elizabeth Anthony/Esther Wolf

Details: from $150 individual or $1,500 tables, 713-789-5676

 

MUSEUM OF PRINTING HISTORY GALA

Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. at Houston Country Club

Benefits: Museum of Printing History

Chairs: Sandra Johnson, Cynthia Harper; honorees John Beddow, Wea Lee, Joseph Samuels, Jeanne Samuels

Speaker: Phil Snyder

Details: from $250 individual or $2,500 tables, 713-522-4652

 

SPIRIT AWARD DINNER

Oct. 29, 7 p.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: Houston Hospice

Chairs: Harriet and Joe Foster; honorary chairs Ginger and Jack Blanton; honorees Kelli and Eddy Blanton

Entertainment: Divisi Strings

Details: from $250 individual or $2,500 tables, 713-677-7123

 

HERITAGE AWARD DINNER

Oct. 30, 6 p.m. at Hilton Americas-Houston

Benefits: Boys and Girls Country

Chairs: Jeremy Thigpen, Scott Wegmann; honoree Johnie Schulte

Entertainment: comedian George Lopez

Details: from $5,000 tables only, 281-351-4976

 

A SAMARITAN CELEBRATION

Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: Krist Samaritan Center's Counseling Assistance Fund

Chairs: Marsha Braniff, Lu Caltagirone, Jan Carson; honorees Carol Sawyer, Franco Valobra, Jenny and David Moore

Details: from $250 individual or $3,000 tables, 281-480-7554

 

"HOME SAFE HOME" GALA

Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. at the home of Marie and Dr. Ed Bosarge

Benefits: Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse

Chairs: Julie Hardin, Leisa Holland-Nelson

Entertainment: dinner by chefs David Cordúa, Mark Cox, Neal Cox, Stacy Crowe-Simonson, Robert Del Grande, David Denis, Randy Evans, Dominic Juarez, John Sheely, Danny Trace, Kiran Verma

Details: from $250 individual or $2,500 tables, 713-715-6921

 

PRAYER INSTITUTE LUNCHEON

Nov. 1, 11 a.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: The Prayer Institute

Chairs: Kirbyjon and Suzette Caldwell, Jason and Arvia Few, and Bill and Andrea White; honorees Rev. Bill and Audrey Lawson, Glenn Bauguss and Martha Turner, Drs. Michael O'Reilly and Valarae Lewis, Pastor Dave and Terri Peterson, and Jim and Linda McIngvale

Details: from $150 individual $1,500 tables, 713-726-2522

 

FEAST WITH THE BEASTS PRESENTED BY BBVA COMPASS

Nov. 1, 7 p.m. at Houston Zoo

Benefits: Houston Zoo

Entertainment: Smash Mouth

Details: $96 per zoo member or $105 per non-member, houstonzoo.org

 

UNA NOTTE IN ITALIA

Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. at Omni Hotel Houston

Benefits: Bo's Place

Chairs: Diane Caplan, Megan Sutton-Reed

Entertainment: runway show featuring Texans players Brian Cushing, Owen Daniels, Antonio Smith, Matt Schaub and J.J. Watt, as well as other Houston notables

Details: from $250 individual or $2,500 tables, 713-942-8339 ext. 12

 

HOUSTON CHILDREN'S CHARITY gala

Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Houston

Benefits: Houston Children's Charity

Chairs: Penny and Paul Lloyd Jr.; honorees Leticia and Stephen Trauber

Entertainment: singer Diana Ross

Details: from $1,000 individual or $10,000 tables, houstonchildrenscharity.org

 

ORANGE SHOW GALA

Nov. 2, 7 p.m. at Heritage Center at Crowne Plaza Reliant

Benefits: Orange Show Center for the Visionary Arts

Chairs: Holly Moore, Molly Hipp Hubbard

Note: costumes encouraged

Details: from $600 individual or $6,000 tables, 713-926-6358

 

HIGHLAND VILLAGE FERRARI FESTIVAL

Nov. 3, 10 a.m. at Highland Village

Benefits: Texas Children's Cancer Center

Hosts: Franco Valobra, Paul Cox

Entertainment: exhibition of Ferraris and rare automobiles

Details: $10 suggested donation, 713-419-0000

 

CHEF SURPRISE WITH RONNIE KILLEN

Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m. at RecipeHouse (4400 Yupon Street)

Benefits: Recipe For Success Foundation

Chairs: Leisa Holland-Nelson, Laura Max Nelson

Entertainment: dinner by chef Ronnie Killen of Killen's Steakhouse

Details: $99 individual with limited space of 18 guests, 713-520-0043

 

TASTE OF THE TEXANS

Nov. 5, 7 p.m. at Verizon West Club in Reliant Stadium

Benefits: Houston Texans Foundation, Houston Food Bank, Methodist Hospital

Chair: Jamey Rootes

Entertainment: mingle with Texans players and cheerleaders while dining on food by 25 top Houston restaurants

Details: sold-out, 832-667-2027

 

GLASSTIRE AUCTION

Nov. 6, 6 p.m. at Carol Piper Rugs

Benefits: Glasstire

Chairs: Leslie and Mark Hull, Karen and Harry Susman

Auctioneers: The Art Guys

Details: $100 individual, 713-850-0939

 

TREASURES OF TEXAS GALA

Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: Mental Health America of Greater Houston

Chairs: Lavonne Cox, Dennis DeBakey; honorees Judge Ed and Mrs. Gwen Emmett

Entertainment: actor Jeffrey Tambor presenting "Performing Your Life"

Details: from $250 individual or $5,000 tables, 713-520-3478

 

NUTCRACKER MARKET "CANDY CANE LANE"

Nov. 6, 6 p.m. preview party

Nov. 7-8, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. or Nov. 9-10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. market

Nov. 7, 9 a.m. Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show and luncheon

Nov. 8, 9 a.m. Macy's fashion show and holiday brunch

Location: all events at Reliant Center

Benefits: Houston Ballet Foundation

Chairs: Lynda Transier (preview party); Cynthia Brown (market); Debra Hovnatanian, Joella Mach (Saks lunch); Shawn Stephens, Kimberly Van Belle-Ebel (Macy's brunch)

Details: $75 individual for the preview party; $14 individual or $40 four-day pass for the market; Saks luncheon from $135 individual or $1,350 tables; Macy's brunch from $125 individual or $1,250 tables, 713-535-3231

 

5th ANNUAL HOUSTON CINEMA ARTS FESTIVAL

Nov. 6-10 screenings at downtown and Museum District venues

Benefits: Houston Cinema Arts Society

Hosts: Franci Crane, Bill White

Details: $12 individual per screening or $600 per all-access pass, cinemartsociety.org

 

RENDEZVOUS IN BLUE

Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m. at Hilton Americas-Houston

Benefits: Houston Methodist

Chairs: Emily and Holcombe Crosswell, Loretta and Bob Moses; honorees Ginger and Jack Blanton, Carolyn and John Bookout, Janet and Ernie Cockrell, Anne and Charles Duncan, Lyda and David Underwood, Paula and Rusty Walter

Emcee: "Today Show" correspondent Jenna Bush Hager, voice of Houston Texans Marc Vandermeer

Details: from $500 individual or $3,000 tables, rendezvousinblue.com

 

BUFFALO BAYOU BALL: "GREEN & GROWING"

Nov. 7, 7 p.m. at Sabine Street Bridge

Benefits: Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Chairs: Kelty Crain, Verlinde Doubleday; honorees Garden Club of Houston, River Oaks Garden Club

Details: from $500 individual or $5,000 tables, 713-752-0314 ext. 3

 

25TH ANNIVERSARY CRYSTAL BALL

Nov. 7, 7 p.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: Huffington Center on Aging

Chairs: Donatella and Fred Benckenstein, Mehrnaz and Ned Gill, Betty and John Hrncir Jr., John and Bain Pearson Pitts; honorary chairs Terry Huffington, Ralph Dittman, M.D.; honorees Joan Lyons, Stacey and Ted Lyons, Greg and Linda Lyons Brown, Jaleh and Bruce Sallee, Margaret Alkek Williams, Randa and Charles Williams

Details: from $500 individual or $5,000 tables, 713-798-3837

 

CATWALK FOR THE CURE

Nov. 7, 7 p.m. at Hotel ZaZa

Benefits: Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation

Chairs: Laura and Mark Dalton, Aynsley and Palmer Letzerich; honorees Stinelli and Tim O'Leary, Dr. Rex Marco

Entertainment: Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show featuring Elie Tahari

Special Guest: designer Elie Tahari

Details: from $300 individual or $5,000 tables, sarcomacancer.org

 

TREES OF HOPE GALA

Nov. 8, 7 p.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: Star of Hope

Chairs: Carol Buckley, Michelle Stewart; honorary chair Lynn Wyatt; honorees Robin and Danny Klaes

Entertainment: DJ Don Vaughn

Details: from $1,000 individual or $5,000 tables, 713-942-8733

 

5TH ANNUAL CASINO NIGHT

Nov. 8, 8 p.m. at Wynn Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Benefits: Texas Children's Cancer Center

Chair: Kolja Rockov

Host: LINN Energy

Entertainment: an evening of poker, craps, and black jack

Details: from $500 per player, 832-824-6823

 

LATIN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE GALA

Nov. 9, 7 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Benefits: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Chairs: Eugenia and Eduardo Grüneisen; honorary chair Nelly Arrieta de Blaquier

Details: from $500 individual or $5,000 tables, 713-639-7523

 

RICE DESIGN ALLIANCE GALA

Nov. 9, 7 p.m. at Hilton Americas

Benefits: Rice Design Alliance

Chairs: Betsy Strauch, Lonnie Hoogeboom; honoree OKRA

Details: from $500 individual or $3,500 tables, 713-348-4876

 

WILD THINGS EVENING

Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. at Coronado Club

Benefits: Alley Theatre

Chair: Jonathan Finger

Note: men only

Details: from $1,000 individual or $10,000 tables, 713-315-3370

 

NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY "CHANGE THE WORLD WITH A GIVING HEART" LUNCHEON

Nov. 13, 11:30 a.m. at Hilton Americas-Houston

Benefits: Association of Fundraising Professionals, Houston Chapter

Chair: Judy Howell

Details: from $125 individual or $2,500 tables, 713-266-2800

 

4TH ANNUAL FASHION HOUSTON

Nov. 12-15, 6:30 p.m. at Wortham Theater Center

Entertainment: nightly runway shows featuring fashion designers such as Nicole Miller, Catherine Deane, Bibhu Mohapatra, Yigal Azrouel, Rebecca Taylor, Sophie Theallet, Chloe Dao and David Peck

Details: from $24, fashionhouston.net

 

TOUCHDOWN FOR KNOWLEDGE ARTS FOUNDATION

Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. at Hotel ZaZa

Benefits: Knowledge Arts Foundation

Chairs: Susan Krohn, DeeDee and Wallis Marsh

Speaker: Archie Manning

Details: from $250 individual or $2,500 tables, knowledgearts.net

 

"WE CAN GO FORWARD" LUNCHEON

Nov. 14, 11 a.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: CancerForward

Chairs: Tena and Tyson Faust, Rosemarie and Matt Johnson, Lindsey Love; honorary chairs Arvia and Jason Few, Brenda Love and Ed Jones, Jane and Ed Parker

Speaker: Ted Kennedy Jr.

Details: from $250 individual or $2,500 tables, 713-840-0988

 

ART OF CONVERSATION LUNCHEON

Nov. 14, 11 a.m. at Junior League of Houston

Benefits: City ArtWorks

Chairs: Mady Kades, Cindi Rose

Entertainment: table conversations lead by well-known Houston personalities

Details: from $125 individual or $1,500 tables, 713-681-1331

 

1ST ANNUAL "A LEGACY LASTS FOREVER" DINNER

Nov. 14, 6 p.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: Bo Porter S.E.L.F. Foundation

Honoree: Coach Hayden Fry

Speaker: Andre "Hawk" Dawson

Details: from $500 individual or $5,000 tables, 713-851-3540

 

WAGGONERS FOUNDATION SPEAKER SERIES LUNCHEON

Nov. 15, 11:15 a.m. at Hilton Americas-Houston

Benefits: the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston

Chairs: Ike and Chandos Dodson Epley, Miriam Westmoreland

Speaker: broadcaster David Feherty

Details: from $150 individual or $3,000 tables, 281-200-9335

 

NEW HORIZONS LUNCHEON

Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m. at Junior League of Houston

Benefits: Chinese Community Center

Chairs: Michael Pearson, Frank Chao; honorees Welcome Wilson, Jr., Tammy Tran

Entertainment: Houston Symphony Quartet

Details: for ticket information call 713-271-6100

 

MEN OF STYLE: "DARE TO DREAM"

Nov. 15, 6 p.m. at Hotel ZaZa

Benefits: Texas Children's Hospital Sickle Cell Center and Sickle Cell patients

Chairs: Linda Wischenewsky, Constance Charles, Vanessa Hall

Details: from $250 individual or $2,500 tables, letthefashionbegin.com

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS TEAMING UP FOR CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH

Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. at Reliant Park

Benefits: DePelchin Children's Center

Chairs: Abbi and Rob Antablin, Hannah and Cal McNair; honorary chairs Janice and Bob McNair

Details: from $250 individual or $2,500 tables, 713-853-2363

 

PINK DOOR'S "A FAIRYTALE ENDING" GALA

Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. at Four Seasons Hotel

Benefits: Pink Door's "My Pink Wish" Program

Chair: Jared Lang; honorees Dr. Eric Haas, Courtney Zubowski Haas, Paula McDonald

Details: from $250 individual or $2,500 tables, 713-412-3537

 

"A STORY OF LOVE" GALA

Nov. 16, 7 p.m. at the Houstonian Hotel

Benefits: Zina Garrison Tennis Academy

Chair: Kim Davis; honoree tennis legend Billie Jean King

Special Guests: Olympian Carl Lewis, Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, World Heavyweight Champion George Foreman

Details: from $300 individual or $3,000 tables, zinagarrison.org

 

BLUE PLATE SPECIAL CAFE HARVEST MARKET AND AWARDS LUNCH

Nov. 19, 11 a.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: Recipe For Success Foundation

Chairs: Leisa Holland-Nelson, Laura Max Nelson

Details: from $150 individual or $3,000 tables, 713-520-0443

 

GUARDIAN OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT LUNCHEON

Nov. 18, 11 a.m. at Hilton Americas-Houston

Benefits: Holocaust Museum Houston

Chairs: Marc Shapiro, Michael Morgan; honorees Bill Morgan, Murry Bowden

Details: from $200 individual or $2,000 tables, 713-527-1621

 

ONE GREAT NIGHT IN NOVEMBER 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Benefits: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Honorees: past chairmen of One Great Night

Note: men only

Details: from $1,000 individual or $10,000 tables, 713-639-7523

 

ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT IN NOVEMBER

Nov. 19, 7 p.m. at the home of Terri and John Havens

Benefits: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Chairs: Francine Ballard, Isabel David, Elizabeth Satel Young

Entertainment: art-centric treasure hunt with prizes from Louis Vuitton

Note: women only

Details: from $750 individual or $7,500 tables, 713-284-8260

 

THETA CHARITY ANTIQUES SHOW "GARDENS AND GRANDEUR" PREVIEW PARTY

Nov. 20, 7 p.m. at George R. Brown Convention Center

Benefits: Houston area medical, cultural, and educational organizations

Chairs: Elizabeth Rigney, Cynthia Adkins

Details: from $200 individual or $35 for Theta alumni age 35 and under, 713-622-3560

 

ADVOCATE THROUGH ART PARTY

Nov. 20, 7 p.m. at Winter Street Studios

Benefits: Children's Assessment Center

Entertainment: DJ Sun, bites by chef Monica Pope

Details: $150 individual only, 713-986-3370

 

SALVATION ARMY LUNCHEON

Nov. 21, 11:30 a.m. at Hilton Americas-Houston

Benefits: Salvation Army

Chairs: Margaret Wheless, Kim Wheless; honorees the Blanton Family, the Wareing Family

Speaker: former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush

Details: $6,000 tables, 832-201-8026

 

HOUSTON AWARE FAMILY PORTRAIT LUNCHEON

Nov. 21, 11:30 a.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: Houston AWARE

Chairs: Judy Harding, Beverly Jackson

Speaker: author Raymond Benson

Details: from $200 individual or $1,500 tables, 713-314-1331

 

"A LEGACY OF STYLE" LUNCHEON

Nov. 22, 11 a.m. at Hilton Houston Post Oak

Benefits: Spring Branch Education Foundation

Chairs: Debbie Slack, Susan Griffin

Entertainment: runway show featuring Tory Burch collection

Details: from $100 individual or $800 tables, 713-251-2381

 

IRISH GALA

Nov. 22, 6:30 p.m. at the Houstonian Hotel

Benefits: University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies

Chairs: Janet and Randy Gilmore, Laura and Rev. Charles Millikan; honorary chairs His Eminence Daniel N. Cardinal DiNardo, Bishop Janice Riggle Huie; honorees Rev. and Mrs. Harold Good

Details: from $275 individual or $2,750 tables only, 713-525-3592

 

CELEBRITY PAWS GALA: "WE'VE COME A LONG WAY BABY"

Nov. 23, 6:30 p.m. at Hilton Americas-Houston

Benefits: Citizens For Animal Protection

Chairs: Diane Mattly and Kim Padgett; honorary chairs Kim and Dan Tutcher; honorees Leslie Alexander, Greg Miller, Carol and Bill Simmons, Beverly Wren; featured honorees and their pets Jana and Scotty Arnoldy, Frank Billingsley and Kevin Gilliard, Dominic Cellitti, Patricia Cornelius, Bobby Dees, Lauren Haize, Michelle Maresh, Shelley Reeves, Dr. Angela Sturm

Note: pets welcome

Details: from $300 individual or $3,000 tables, cap4pets.org

 

TUTS VINE AND DINE CHARITY DINNER

Nov. 24, 6:30 p.m. at Reef restaurant

Benefits: Theatre Under the Stars education programs

Chairs: Paulina and Jim McGrath

Entertainment: dinner by Houston chef Bryan Caswell and other top chefs

Details: from $500 individual or $4,000 tables, tuts.com/winedinner

 

MAGICAL MUSICAL MORNING

Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: Houston Symphony's educational and community engagement

Chairs: Mary Ann and David McKeithan, Mary Lynn McKeithan Khater, Missy McKeithan Burke, Megan McKeithan Rosell

Entertainment: instrument petting zoo, arts and crafts, holiday shopping bazaar

Details: from $125 individual or $1,000 tables, 713-238-1485

 

ANGELS OF HOPE LUNCHEON AND FASHION SHOW

Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m. at Westin Galleria

Benefits: Child Advocates

Chairs: Joy Posoli, Nancy Thorington, Lynda Transier; honoree Hildegarde Ballard

Entertainment: Neiman Marcus presents Roland Mouret's Spring 2014 Collection

Details: from $300 individual or $3,000 tables, 713-529-1396

 

HOLIDAY SCHMOOZE

Dec. 4, 6 p.m. at the home of Rosemarie and Matt Johnson

Benefits: Legacy Community Health Services' HIV/AIDS programs

Hosts: Rosemarie and Matt Johnson

Details: $350 individual only, 832-548-5257

 

GREATER HOUSTON WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME GALA

Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m. at Royal Sonesta Hotel

Benefits: Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce

Chairs: Leisa Holland-Nelson, Roxann Neumann; honorary Chairs: Kelli Cohen Fein, Winell Herron; honorees Sue Burnett, Nancy Chang, Jan Duncan, Shara Fryer, Dr. Ellen Gritz, Dr. Mae Jemison, Kathy Lehne, Carol Linn, Janiece Longoria, Beth Madison, Bobbie Nau, Mayor Annise Parker, Betty Tutor

Details: from $250 individual or $3,000 tables, 713-782-3777

 

A CARDINAL'S CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

Dec. 14, 11 a.m. at River Oaks Country Club

Benefits: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Chair: Dr. Michelle Herrera; underwriting chair Deana Blackburn

Speaker: Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo

Details: from $125 individual or $1,000 tables, 713-874-6624