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4th Annual Fall Luncheon with Guest Speaker Louise Parsley

October 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Sip and Shop 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Luncheon  11:00AM – 1:00 PM

4th Annual Fall Luncheon

Featuring Guest Speaker Louise Parsley

St. Dominic Village Auditorium

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Past Speakers:

KPRC Investigative Reporter Amy Davis

Houston Legend and restauranteur, Johnny Carrabba

Neighbor’s Table Sarah Harmeyer

Amy Shields with Johnny Carraba and his mom | St. Dominic Village
4th Annual Fall Luncheon featuring guest speaker Louise Parsley at St. Dominic Village auditorium.
Amy Shields - CEO and Administrator at St. Dominic Village and Sarah Harmeyer - the owner of Neighbors Table.

About Louise Bayless Parsley

Louise Bayless Parsley, native Houstonian, wife, mother, community volunteer and award-winning writer, has entertained readers with her columns in the Houston area for the last decade. Managing to put into words what we all experience in our daily lives, Louise helps us to realize we are not alone and to be ever mindful of the importance of knowing when to laugh … and sometimes, when to cry. A graduate of the University of Texas, Louise is an “accidental writer.”

Having never taken a journalism course or read the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written, Louise fell into the world of writing quite unexpectedly penning her column, To Wit, for ten years. She has won awards for Excellence in Journalism from the Houston Press Club and Texas Assn. of Newspapers. May 2009 brought the launch of her book, Revelations in the Rearview Mirror: One Mother’s Hard-won and Hilarious Epiphanies on the Road to the Empty Nest. A compilation of a portion of her columns, the book leads its readers through the miasma and hilarity of motherhood, from the Holding On years to Letting Go … illustrating that, in the end, it is unclear exactly who raised whom. Louise remains active in the community through organizations including the University of Texas Fine Arts Council and MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Children’s Art Project and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory. Mother of two twenty-somethings and a chick who’s flown the coop to the University of Virginia, Louise is married to Bob Parsley, better known to her readers as “The Bob.” “Family,” says Louise, “is the best fodder.” In October, 2009, Louise was asked at the last minute to “sub in” for Mary Tyler Moore who had taken ill for the Bush Celebration of Reading held in Dallas, Texas. “Fortunately,” Louise says, “I did not throw up in front of the crowd of 2,500 people. Although, recalling how former President Bush lost his dinner on the lap of the Japanese Prime Minister a while back, I would have been in pretty steadfast company.” Former First Lady Barbara Bush wrote: “The combination of [Parsley’s] wit, wisdom and warmth makes me put her up there with the best … Erma Bombeck.


October 12, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


St. Dominic Village Auditorium
2401 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77021 United States
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