Robert Godwin has been covering the non-profit scene in Austin from the time of blue jeans and backyard barbeques to the black-tie galas of today. With over 20,000 events recorded by word and photo, Godwin leads the leagues in rubber chicken consumption. As a constant witness to the power of publicity, he now seeks to enlist a legion of assistants by sharing his knowledge of the publicity process.
Preludes & Accolades gives Preview of Toast of the Town
Preludes & Accolades is always a highly anticipated event as it offers guests a first “peek” at the Toast of the Town parties. Guests arrived on time at the Bauer House and headed straight to the tabletop displays. With 20 parties planned, there is again something for everyone. The collection this year, however, has everyone wanting to go to every one of the parties! Picking a favorite is like picking one of 20 diamonds. Imagine–dinner with the Austin Symphony conductor Peter Bay or a private tour of the Lonesome Dove archives with Bill Wittliff; dinner by Elmar Prambs in Larry Peel’s wine cellar or barbeque and Ray Benson at Sunrise Ranch (Bevo’s home); talking baseball with Augie Garrido or global geopolitics with Bobby Ray Inman? Such are the decisions when the Toast of the Town invitation arrives. As always, do not delay in responding as the parties fill up in a hurry.
Even better than the parties is that the proceeds go to the Neal Kocurek/St. David’s Foundation scholarships. High school students from Travis, Williamson and Hays county who plan on attending a Texas school and major in a medical science degree are eligible for the scholarship which can last up to eight years!
Calendar of Events
- Wimberley Arts Fest
The Waters Point13401 RR 12Wimberley, TX 78676 Saturday, April 22, 10am – Sunday, April 23, 2017, 5pm The Wimberley Valley Art League hosts its 9th annual Arts Fest at a new location directly on the B…
- Austin Food + Wine: Feast Under the Stars
Austin Food + Wine Festival800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, Texas 78704 Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30pm Join us Thursday night before the festival for our prelude event. We’re rolling out the tabletops an…
- UMLAUF Garden Party: "Under a Texas Sky"
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum605 Robert E. Lee RoadAustin TX 78704 Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30 – 9:30pm UMLAUF's Garden Party, this year on Thursday, April 27, and themed "Under a…
- 2017 Austin Food + Wine Festival
Austin Food + Wine Festival800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, Texas 78704 Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30, 2017 Get prepped for tastings, libations, hands-on grilling demos, and more from the world’s ris…
- Stand Up for CareBOX Program
Atlassian Austin303 Colorado Street, Austin, Texas Friday, April 28, 2017, 7 – 11pm The Second Annual Stand Up for CareBOX Program event features Austin's funniest comedians, locally crafted beer…