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Do you have your Easter outfit ready?

orchid print sleeveless dress

Stuart Weitzman
Nearlynude Metallic 55mm Sandal, Cava


Good Eats and More!


Whether you're looking for a festive affair to celebrate with family, or an afternoon spent sipping mimosas and feasting on indulgent buffets, you're sure to find the perfect place for an Easter Sunday.

1010 Prairie
For those looking to make this year’s Easter Sunday easy as well as memorable, Conservatory, downtown’s underground beer garden and food hall, aims to please with special offerings, an egg hunt and a visit from Peter Cottontail. The festive event will be from 11 am – 1:30 pm and includes a photo op with the Easter bunny, an egg hunt for all ages (BYOB, bring your own basket), crafts, coloring and face painting. Conservatory will also offer adults “Sip n’ Seek” drink specials throughout the event.

Le Mistral
1400 Eldridge Parkway
Le Mistral invites you to join them for a three-course, prix-fixe, Easter brunch menu. Executive Chef David Denis will offer items Ravioli Ouvert de Canard Confit, and open-faced wild mushroom and duck confit ravioli with truffle au jus; Filet de Vivaneau Cuit A L’unilaterale, a red snapper filet a la plancha with smashed olive oil Peruvian potatoes and topped with Provencal basil sauce; and Nougat Glace au Chocolat, chilled double chocolate nougat bar with toasted hazelnuts, almonds, crunchy caramel and Grand Marnier sauce. The brunch is from 11am – 4pm and is priced at $55 per person.

Prohibition Theatre
1008 Prairie

Bring the whole family and welcome in spring with Prohibition Theatre and Terrible Enfants Theatre Company, who will showcase a one-of-kind theatrical Easter Sunday Brunch show featuring the family friendly adaptation of the classic children’s story, Alice in Wonderland. After the show, all children in the audience are invited to meet some of their favorite characters to take pictures and receive an Easter treat. Tickets are priced at $17 - $45 per person. A $20 food and beverage minimum is required for adults, there is no minimum for children 12 and under. The special Easter brunch show will be on Sunday, April 16 at 11 am and 1:30 pm.

Radio Milano
800 Sorella Court

Radio Milano, the critically acclaimed CITYCENTRE restaurant and bar, will offer an Easter brunch buffet from 10 am until 3 pm. Feast on offerings from pasta, omelette, carving and salad stations, as well as hot station dishes like Eggplant Cannoli, Chicken Parmesan and Beef Cheeks with mushrooms. Complete your dining experience with dessert offerings like Cheesecake, Chocolate Mouse, Crème Brulee and Biscotti. The cost is $35 for adults and $18 for children.

Royal Sonesta - ARA Restaurant
2222 West Loop South

Uptown’s Royal Sonesta Hotel will offer a special three-course, prix-fixe, Easter lunch menu, developed by Executive Chef Robert Graham. Enjoy dishes like Red and Yellow Beet Carpaccio with arugula, goat cheese, candied pecans and Dijon vinaigrette; Truffled Potato and Egg Wellington with confit tomato, asparagus and béarnaise; and Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch with caramel and coffee ice cream. The lunch will be served in ARA and is priced $39 per person, $35 for seniors (65+) and $29 for children (up to 11 years old). The price will also include a mimosa or bloody mary upon arrival.


Houston Philanthrophy

Supporters of ESCAPE Family Resource Center gathered at Saks Fifth Avenue for a kickoff event for ESCAPE’s 36th Annual Celebrity Serve Benefit. Kickoff co-chairs, Varda Dror Fields and Christine Johnson, facilitated the festivities and mingled with fellow supporters in the fashionable atmosphere, and guests enjoyed light bites and refreshments courtesy of 51fifteen. The kickoff event held in honor of Houston icon and dedicated ESCAPE volunteer, Bob Allen, included a heartfelt speech from Lidya Osadchey, ESCAPE CEO for the past 17 years, and the organization presented Allen’s family with a beautiful glass momento as a token of their deep gratitude for his years of service. A Bob Allen Memorial Scholarship was also created in honor of the late anchor, so that supporters could donate to sponsor a family for the 2017-2018 year in his memory.

Bobby Dees with Varda Dror
Photos by Bob Bowlin

The Celebrity Serve Benefit, “Champions for Children”, is a unique sports-themed event that provides a place where influential local and national celebrities and individuals committed to supporting the prevention of child abuse and neglect come together for a fun, intimate dining experience while supporting an important cause. Held at Tony’s Restaurant on Sunday, April 23rd, guests can sip on cocktails and enjoy a delicious dinner along with an exciting live auction, limited edition raffles, and mystery bags.

Spirit of Spring Kickoff Reception at DeBoulle Jewelers

Spirit of Spring 2017 Event Chairs Diane Caplan, Ericka Bagwell and Ursaline Hamilton
Photo by Kim Coffman.

Thank you to de Boulle for generously hosting the 18th Annual Spirit of Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show Kick-Off Party and donating an amazing piece for the Live Auction!

From now until March 26th when shopping at de Boulle mention
The CAC and de Boulle will donate 10% of your purchase to The CAC.

River Oaks District
4444 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77027


Space Center Houston’s 25th Anniversary
Galaxy Gala Is Star-Studded Night

Pat and Susie Cunningham, Dan and Kim Tutcher, Gary Sinise,
Alice and Keith Mosing,Betty and Fred Griffin and William Harris

Space Center Houston’s spectacular gala raised $850,000 for the Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Friday night at the Hilton Americas - Houston. The star-studded Galaxy Gala was led by chairs Keith and Alice Mosing and Kim and Dan Tutcher and honorary co-chairs astronaut Scott Kelly and Amiko Kauderer along with astronaut Mark Kelly and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. The stellar evening celebrated the nonprofit’s 25th anniversary year and its dedication to inspiring people with hands-on science learning and to reaching underserved students. “We have a powerful opportunity to bring science to life and provide access to experts in space exploration through our educational programs,” said William T. Harris, president and CEO of the science and space learning center. “Thank you to our generous sponsors and donors whose contributions help us provide exceptional learning experiences to current and future explorers.” The gala honored longtime supporters Susie and Pat Cunningham for their significant contributions to the center, including leadership as co-chairs of the capital campaign to fund the one-of-a-kind Independence Plaza multi-exhibit complex.

The dance floor was packed as the Lt. Dan Band rocked the stage, led by award-winning actor Gary Sinise, who starred in the film “Apollo 13.” Supernova NASA appearances were made by Johnson Space Center Director and astronaut Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman to go into space; honorary co-chair astronaut Scott Kelly, retired Gemini and Apollo Flight Director Gene Kranz and commercial crew astronaut Bob Behnken. Star-studded guests included Betsy and Fred Griffin, Dot and Walt Cunningham, Lisa and Jerry Simon, Gena and Chuck Norris, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Joan and Larry Del Papa, Leslie and Adam Schneider, Joy and Stewart Morris Jr., Lorrie Foreman, Bob and Gracie Cavnar, Walter Johnson, Ann Parks Stallings and John Pointdexter.

Butterfly Luncheon for Houston Hospice

Gaylon Cunnigham, Gail Caldwel, Jim Faucett, Cynthia Nordt

Over 250 guests gathered at The Houstonian Hotel on Thursday, March 30, in support of Houston Hospice and its Butterfly Program. The room was light and bright with floral arrangements provided The Garden Club of Houston, organized by Sue White in memory of June Stobaugh. Butterfly Luncheon Chairman Gaylon Cunningham was thrilled with the $200,000 raised, including a lively raffle. Melanie Lawson of ABC Channel 13, emceed the day commenting this is one of the events she enjoys the most leading with all the compassion that is felt and it is uplifting. The featured speaker was Gail Caldwell, who is New York Times best selling author of “Let’s Take the Long Way Home”. Her remarks were about the book, the subject of her friendship with Caroline Knapp who died of cancer at a young age. The guests gave her a standing ovation for the heartfelt comments about dealing with life and grief.Houston Hospice provides uncompromising, compassionate end-of-life care for its patients and their families. The Butterfly Program, which was developed in 1996, is recognized as a national leader for the advancement of pediatric hospice care. Seen in the crowd: President & CEO Jim Faucett, Sally Thomas, Rich Walton, Dr. Michele Sabino, Art Smith, Kay and Paul Mansfield, Marsha and Bill Hyslop and Ann and Stuart James.


Ellen and Bob Sanborn

Partygoers donned their best pirate costumes and accents for the CHILDREN AT RISK and Main Street Theater Spring Party. More than 250 guests “walked the plank” at the MATCH in Midtown, to raise money for Houston’s children. Party chairs Heidi Dugan, Jennifer and Lance Gilliam, Kara Greenberg Gross and Adam Gross, Karen and Bill Shields, Suzanne Starley, Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Steves, and Dr. Hilary Suzawa and Dr. Daniel Lemke, along with guests, raised over $225,000.

Soraya and Scott McClellan
Photography by Roswitha Vogler

The breezeway at MATCH was transformed into a pirate-themed magical world, with red & white flags, a 6’ ship’s wheel and a 5’ wooden cannon. Party-goers were treated to the “Taste of the Chef’s Competition” in which they dined on food prepared by notable Houston chefs David Cordúa, Américas; Jean-Philippe Gaston, Izakaya; Teddy Lopez, Killen’s STQ; Alex Padilla, the Original Ninfa’s on Navigation; and Danny Trace, Brennan’s; then cast their votes for the most delicious gourmet cuisine. David Cordúa received the prestigious Surf & Turf throw-down award. The entertainment for the evening was a star-studded play written exclusively for Spring Party by Main Street Theater.

Annise Parker with Andrea Bonner

Among the local celebrities that preformed in the play were Hon. Annise Parker, former Houston mayor; Scott McClelland, president of HEB; Chip Brewster, KPRC-2 Lifestyle reporter; and Houston image consultant Andrea Bonner. The Live Auction featured several vacation getaways. A Photo Safari Trip for Two to Zulu Nyala in South Africa was such a big hit that it sold seven times!

Check our calendar to plan
your social and shopping schedule!

April 20

The Immunization Partnership’s Community Immunity Spring Luncheon
Event chairs: Selby Devault, Catherine Mitchell, and Shannan Sturgis
River Oaks Country Club

The Immunization Partnership will host the 8th annual Community Immunity Spring Luncheon. Hundreds of community leaders, vaccine advocates and supporters will come together to honor leaders who help to advance immunizations and immunization rates, while raising funds to support programs. KPRC anchor/reporter Syan Rhodes will serve as this year’s luncheon host.
The Ralph D. Feigin, MD Award for Excellence will be awarded to Dr. Julie Boom, director of the Texas Children's Hospital Immunization Project and director of Infant and Childhood Immunization for the Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research. MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Dr. Ronald A. DePinho, president, will accept the John R. Boettiger, Jr. Award for Community Partnership.
Prices: Individual Tickets - $250; Tables: $2500-$25,000
Contact: Julie Comiskey 281.400.3689



18th Annual Spirit of Spring
Luncheon and Fashion Show

The Children’s Assessment Center is excited to announce that Ericka Bagwell, Diane Caplan and Ursaline Hamilton are the Event Chairs, and Rhonda and Mike Graff are the Underwriting Chairs for the 18th Annual Spirit of Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show presented by Signature Underwriter Neiman Marcus on April 20, 2017 at the Royal Sonesta. We invite you to join us as an underwriter of this premier event and to help us raise funds for programs that are critical to the healing of child victims of sexual abuse.

April 28-May 7

April 29

Houston Parks Board hosts free, family festival to celebrate
city-wide Bayou Greenways 2020 Project

Join Houston Parks Board for its third annual Bayou Greenway Day, a free outdoor festival on the bayou for the whole family. Experience the beauty of Brays Bayou Greenway while enjoying free activities in MacGregor Park. Bayou Greenway Day is a celebration of Houston’s parks, trails and bayou greenways. One of the most ambitious parks projects in the country, Bayou Greenways 2020 is creating a 150-mile network of connected parks and trails along Houston’s major waterways. The Bayou Greenways connect Houstonians to parks and greenspaces – and one another. All are invited to this event presented by Noble Energy. During the festival, families can enjoy their bayou by walking, biking, running, strolling, playing and even paddling along Brays Bayou Greenway. Event programming provided by nonprofits, neighborhood organizations and local businesses will include an obstacle course, kayaking, face painting, a guided children’s bike ride, music, food trucks and much more.
Visit www.bayougreenwayday.org for event updates

May 3

Houston Interior Designer to Create Stunning Window Displays for a Good Cause

11:00 - 2:00
The public is invited to join well-known Houston designer, Ginger Barber, and revel in the marvelous window displays she will create while enjoying shop specials at Memorial Antiques & Interiors to benefit Habitat for Horses, a 501-3c nonprofit that promotes and secures the safety, well-being and health of horses and establishes connections with humans who can benefit emotionally from involvement with horses. With teaser windows revealed on April 10, the premier windows will display on May 3 through the beginning of June and a percentage of proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Horses when customers special order a Kathy Oliver photograph during this time. On Wednesday, May 3, supporters will meet Mr. Munchie, Habitat for Horses’ own miniature horse, sip and shop the special trunk shows by Fig Tree Jewelry, Page Gregory Matthews Designs, Sydney Claire Home, Gretchen Carr Candles and more, while enjoying delicious food from The Waffle Bus food truck with a portion of proceeds benefiting Habitat for Horses.

May 12


For more information about this event and how to reserve your seat, please visit our website at http://houstongored.heart.org.
Unable to attend? You can still help! OPEN YOUR HEART with a donation today.
If you have any questions about our luncheon or if you would like more information on sponsorship, please contact Leslie Robinett at Leslie.Robinett@heart.org.

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May 11-14

Ready, set, DASH! DASH Spring Market will take place over Mother’s Day weekend, May 11-14, at Silver Street Studios, at 2000 Edwards Street in the Washington Arts District. Kicking off the weekend, Thursday’s First DASH guests get a sneak preview of the latest products and hottest design trends while supporting a philanthropic cause – a percentage of ticket sales benefit CAPs, Citizens for Animal Protection. Dealers and bloggers have teamed up for the “Coffee Table Craze” to showcase trending coffee tables capes. Throughout the weekend, shoppers can browse over 80 dealer booths and special guests and enlightening speakers will share their insights on 2017 design trends, DIY projects, and how-to’s. On Sunday, DASH celebrates Mother’s Day with live music, mimosas and brunch options.

May 15

Let's drive change for children at the Annual Golf Classic!

Event Details and Schedule:
- Hosted by Melissa Wilson of Fox 26
- Show off your skills at the putting contest
- Challenge yourself with a round of golf
- Finish the day off with cocktails and dinner

Check out the event Facebook page here where you can like, share, and attend the event! For more information on individual tickets and sponsorships, please click here.

17th Annual Golf Classic
Monday May 15, 2017
11:30 Registration and Lunch
The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course

If you can't make it to the tournament or are not a golfer, Don't worry!
You can still be a big part of our event this year with the purchase of a raffle ticket. Click here to learn more about the fabulous items that make up this great package, including a coveted Green Egg Grill and a $1,000 selection of steaks from B&B Butchers!

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