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JANUARY | PAGE 29 | 2015 RSVP TRUST PAPERCITY TO BRING YOU ALL THE VIDS (VERY IMPORTANT DATES) FOR THE SEASON'S TOP CHARITY EVENTS — WHICH MAKES THIS MUST-SAVE SECTION THE EQUIVALENT OF A PERSONAL SOCIAL SECRETARY. PRODUCED BY ERIN OPPENHEIM. EDITED BY CATHERINE D. ANSPON. SPRING SOCIAL DATEBOOK # VPC "THE BAR IS IN FULL SWING, AND FLOATING ROUNDS OF COCKTAILS PERMEATE THE GARDEN OUTSIDE, UNTIL THE AIR IS ALIVE WITH CHATTER AND LAUGHTER, AND CASUAL INNUENDO AND INTRODUCTIONS FORGOTTEN ON THE SPOT, AND ENTHUSIASTIC MEETINGS BETWEEN WOMEN WHO NEVER KNEW EACH OTHER'S NAMES." — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby JANUARY TRI DELTA HOUSTON PRESENTS THE SALE: SHOP TO CURE CHILDHOOD CANCER When: Saturday, January 10, 10 am VIP Preview Brunch; open to public noon – 6 pm; Sunday, January 11, noon – 6 pm Where: Bayou City Event Center Note: Benefitting University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital; Preview Brunch with early-access shopping, mimosas, all-day pass; merchandise from boutiques such as À Bientôt, Cheeky Vintage, Elaine Turner, Muse, Queen of Heirs, Tootsies, Tariff: Brunch $100; general admission $15 in advance; $20 at door Contact: thesalehouston@, AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION'S PAUL "BEAR" BRYANT AWARDS When: Wednesday, January 14, 6 pm Where: Hilton Americas-Houston Who: Chairs Doug Dawson, Jay Graham Note: Jimmy Johnson to receive Lifetime Achievement Award; Coach of the Year announced Tariff: From $500; tables from $5,000 Contact: Jimmy Comerota, 713.610.5026, jimmy.comerota@, BIRTHDAY ROAST AND TOAST OF BILL HOBBY When: Wednesday, January 21, 6:30 pm Where: River Oaks Country Club Who: Chairs Lynne Bentsen, Beth Robertson; honorary chairs Senator Rodney Ellis, Joe Jamail, Herb Kelleher Note: Benefitting The Hobby Center for Public Policy at U of H; reception; dinner Tariff: Tables from $5,000 Contact: Ellen Happe Phillips, 713.743.4016, ehphilli@central. GREAT GROWN-UP SPELLING BEE When: Thursday, January 22, 6:30 pm Where: River Oaks Country Club Who: Chairs Kathleen and James Jennings; honoree Katy Hays Note: Benefitting Houston Center for Literacy; cocktails; seated dinner; adult bee, with teams of two competing for championship Tariff: $500; tables from $5,000 Contact: Emily Glassel, 713.640.8230, emily.glassel@ MARTINI MADNESS! BOSSA NOVA BASH When: Thursday, January 22, 7 pm Where: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Who: Chairs Paula Arnold, Ted Pinson; honorary chairs Betsy and Chuck Powell Note: Benefitting Houston Center for Contemporary Craft; mid- century-themed Brazilian cocktail; artisan glasses by local artists; bottomless martinis; big-board auction; dancing to Trio Forte; media sponsor PaperCity; mid- century cocktail attire Tariff: $150; HCCC members $125; sponsorships from $500 Contact: Mary Headrick, 713.529.4848, ext. 107, CRISTO REY JESUIT'S ¡VIVA! GALA When: Friday, January 23, 6:30 pm Where: Hilton Americas–Houston Who: Chairs Mary Tere and Ricardo Perusquia, Beth and Schuyler Tilney Note: Honoring the late Father TJ Martinez, SJ, founding school president; celebrating school's first two graduating senior classes; cocktails; dinner; dancing to Hector Tirado Tariff: Tables from $5,000; underwriting from $25,000 Contact: Bee Dickenson, 281.501.1298, bdickenson@ UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON DOWNTOWN 40TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT When: Friday, January 23, 7 pm Where: JW Marriott Houston Downtown Who: Chairs Deanna and Gilbert Garcia, Clarease and Cary Yates; honorary chairs Mayor Annise Parker and Kathy Hubbard Note: Reception; dinner; dancing Tariff: $250; tables from $2,500 Contact: Johanna Wolfe, 713.221.8909, WINTER BALL: A NIGHT ON THE NILE When: Saturday, January 24, 7 pm Where: Hilton Americas–Houston Who: Chairs Patti Murphy, Elizabeth Stein; honorary chairs Terrie and Mike Turner; honoring 2015 Women of Distinction Carol Beck, Suzan Deison, Lesha Elsenbrook, Gayla Gardner, Carol Linn, Kim Moody, Leisa Holland- Nelson, Susan Osterberg, Cynthia Petrello, Roberta Schwartz; Queen of the Nile Award recipient Pat Breen; 2015 Ambassador Trini Mendenhall Note: Benefitting Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Tariff: Tables from $5,000 Contact: Michelle Stoddard, 713.572.2232, mstoddard@ SEVEN ACRES JEWISH SENIOR CARE SERVICES' MAGIC AND MIRACLES GALA When: Sunday, January 25, 6 pm Where: Hilton Americas–Houston Who: Chairs Denise and Steve Estrin, Suzy and Jack Schaffer Note: Silent auction; dinner; dancing; Spirit of Life Award presentation to Punkin and Walter Hecht, Barbara and Raymond Kalmans, Richard Leibman Tariff: $375; tables from $3,750 Contact: Seth Malin, 713.778.5781, smalin@seven ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD GALA When: Friday, January 30, 7 pm Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Who: Executive committee Rania Daniel, Zeina Fares, Vahid Kooros, Sima Ladjevardian, Sultana Mangalji, Franci Neely, Cenk Ozdogan, Sabiha Rehmatulla, Aliyya Stude, Monsour Taghdisi Note: Benefitting MFAH; seated dinner; music; dancing; voting for museum acquisitions; black tie. Tariff: From $500; tables from $5,000 Contact: Ashley Dillard, 713.639.7523, islamicgala@ EYE BALL: CELEBRATING MARDI GRAS When: Friday, January 30, 7 pm Where: Hilton Post Oak Who: Sponsorship chairs Lynn and David Rizzo; honoree Christina Ibrahim Note: Benefitting Houston Eye Associates Foundation and Prevent Blindness Texas; auction; Mardi Gras attire or black tie optional Tariff: $300; tables from $3,000 Contact: Claudia McCabe, 713.558.8740, CAMP FOR ALL: SUPER BALL When: Saturday, January 31, 7 pm Where: Bayou City Event Center Who: Chairs Kathy Johnson, Laurie Vander Ploeg; honoree Jay Munisteri Note: Reception; dinner; live and big board auctions; raffle; Campmart Tariff: Sponsorship couple $1,500; tables from $5,000 Contact: Belina Munsell, 713.686.5666, bmunsell@ FEBRUARY RIENZI SOCIETY ANNUAL DINNER When: Tuesday, February 3, 7 pm Where: Rienzi Who: Honorary committee of chairmen Note: Members select objects for permanent collection; black tie Tariff: Rienzi Society membership $2,500 Contact: Julia Oettinger, 713.639.7572, rienzisociety@ AUDUBON TEXAS WOMEN IN CONSERVATION LUNCHEON When: Thursday, February 5, 11:30 am Where: River Oaks Country Club Who: Honorees Carol Dinkins, Mary Anne Piacentini, Susan Rieff, Ellen Temple Note: Keynote speaker Allison Whipple Rockefeller Tariff: $250; tables from $2,500 Contact: Jennifer Cate, 713.206.5505, jennifer@ HOUSTON GRAND OPERA CONCERT OF ARIAS When: Thursday, February 5, 6 pm Where: Wortham Theater Center Who: Chairs Jana and Scott Arnoldy; honoree Mariquita Masterson Note: Champagne reception; Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers; dinner by Jackson and Company; guests vote for Audience Choice Award; black tie Tariff: From $600; tables from $6,000 Contact: Clare Greene, 713.546.0277, specialevents@ YOUNG LIFE GALA When: Thursday, February 5, 6 pm Where: River Oaks Country Club Who: Chairs Kim and Chuck Watson; honorary chairs Doris and Terry Looper Note: Benefitting Young Life's Houston Urban Multicultural Ministry; speaker Dr. Eugene Alford Tariff: $250; tables from $5,000 Contact: 713.464.8117, GREEN GALA: "LASSO YOUR HEART FOR THE PARK" When: Thursday, February 5, 6:30 pm Where: Running Trails Center in Memorial Park Who: Co-chairs Tammy Jenkins, Camille Patton; honoree Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Note: Benefitting Memorial Park Conservancy; Ima Hogg Volunteer Service Award presentation; cocktails; seated dinner; entertainment Wood and Wire; media sponsor PaperCity Tariff: From $500; tables from $5,000 Contact: Ann Chai Dick, 832.673.0860, ann@annsevents. com, THE JUNIOR LEAGUE'S ANNUAL CHARITY BALL: 1925 — AN EPIC ERA When: Thursday – Saturday, February 5 – 7, 7 pm Where: Junior League of Houston Who: Ball chair Rachel Podsednik Regan; underwriting chair Megan Coody Hotze Note: Benefitting local charities; dinner and dancing; black tie or 1920s attire for Friday and Saturday Tariff: Tickets TBA; tables from $5,000 Contact: Rachel Regan, 713.871.6670, BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART GALA: OFF THE WALL When: Saturday, February 7, 6 pm Where: Blanton's Rapoport Atrium at Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin Who: Chairs Janet and Wilson Allen, Jeanne Klein, Kathleen Irvin Loughlin and Christopher Loughlin, Andrea McWilliams, Ellen and Mark Bivins, Sally and Tom Dunning, Mike A. Myers, Kit Moncrief, Sylvie and Gary Crum, Leila and Walt Mischer, Jenny and Trey Laird, Darren Walker, David Beitzel; honorary chairs Judy and Charles Tate; honoree Bill Power Note: Cocktails; seated dinner; festive after-party; black tie Tariff: $1,500; tables from $15,000 Contact: Karen Sumner, 512.232.2327, karen.sumner@ INPRINT POETS & WRITERS BALL When: Saturday, February 7, 6:30 pm Where: Houston Country Club Who: Chairs Joan and Stanford Alexander, Jeff Fort, Andrea and Bill White Note: Guest speaker Salman Rushdie; cocktails; readings by Nina McConigley, Kimberly Meyer, Tiphanie Yanique; entertainment Latin Carnaval Tariff: From $500; tables from $5,000 Contact: Lee Herrick, 713.521.2026, info@inprint DRESS FOR DINNER: ROCK YOUR SOX OFF WITH THE MEN WE LOVE FASHION SHOW & DINNER WITH DESIGNER VIVEK NAGRANI When: Tuesday, February 10, 6 pm Where: M Penner and Tasting Room in Uptown Park Who: Chairs Leisa Holland-Nelson, Laura Max Nelson; The Men We Love Scott Bayley, Alberto Cardenas Jr., Stephen Chen, Charles Clark, John Guess Jr., Ben Harwood Rose, Michael Pearce, Jeff Shell, Randy Sim Note: Benefitting Recipe for Success Foundation; guest Vivek Nagrani, sock designer (custom Recipe for Success socks for purchase); fashion show at M Penner; dinner at The Tasting Room; media sponsor PaperCity Tariff: $50 fashion show; $350 show and dinner with designer Contact: Stephanie Hill, 713.520.0443, events@ Continued on page 32

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