published Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Good-cause calendar

upcoming fundraisers

February

* Tuesday: Celebrate Life Beyond Disabilities Possibilities luncheon, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:30 a.m., $65 individuals, corporate tables start at $1,000, featured speaker is Roger Crawford, disabled NCAA Division I tennis champ and author, benefits Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation. 634-1208.

* Spay-ghetti No Meatballs dinner and silent auction, Lindsay Street Hall, 901 Lindsay St., 6 p.m., $25, advance ticket purchase required, benefits Wally's Friends Spay/Neuter Clinic, 877-9966

* Thursday: Art for Health, Hunter Museum of American Art, $25, Memorial Health Care System and Hunter present musician and actress Ysaye Maria Barnwell in benefit for the Cam Busch Endowment. 495-4141.

* Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute's Leadership Dinner, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6 p.m., featuring author and columnist Lisa Earle McLeod. 266-0382.

* Love Your Body: A Celebration of Healthy Body Image and Positive Self-Esteem, Loose Cannon Studio, 1800 Rossville Ave., 6 p.m., $40 per person, $75 couple, benefits the Mary Cameron Robinson Foundation, Kim Wamp honorary chairman, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, screening of "America the Beautiful," make reservations online at www.mcrfoundation.com.

26-28: Houston Museum Antiques Show, Warehouse Row, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, $15. 267-7176 or www.thehoustonmuseum.com.

27: Pancake breakfast, Applebee's on Brainerd Road, 7:15-9:30 a.m., $5, benefit for 7-year-old cancer patient, proceeds help his medical expenses. 763-4521.

* Denim and Diamonds, The Chattanoogan, 8 p.m., table sponsorships start $1,000, individual tickets are $75 for Medical Society member physicians, $40 for house staff residents, $125 other individuals; benefits Project Access, which provides health care to the working poor and uninsured, sponsored by Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, Medical Foundation of Chattanooga, and Medical Alliance. 622-2872 or visit www.chattdenim.org.

* Scenic City Half Marathon and 5K Charity Challenge benefiting eight participating charities, 8 a.m., First Tennessee Pavilion; a portion of each race participant's entry fee will be donated to the charity selected by the participant, entry fee is $50; 5K fee is $25.

* Masquerade in the Mountains, Mardi Gras wine-tasting and casino night, 224 Dalton St., Ellijay, Ga., 6:30 p.m. wine-tasting; 8 p.m. party moves to 202 Dalton St. for casino games, $25 wine-tasting tickets, $50 casino tickets, $60 combo ticket if purchased by Feb. 14, $75 combo ticket if purchased after that date; benefits Gilmer Arts & Heritage. 706-635-5605.

March

3 Be More Awards luncheon, The Chattanoogan, Judy Woodruff is featured speaker at awards ceremony sponsored by WTCI-TV. For tickets log onto wtciTV.org or call 702-7814.

5 The Time of Your Life with Sweet Potato Queen Jill Conner Browne, Chattanooga Convention Center, 5-8 p.m., for ages 21 and older, $35 in advance, $45 at door, tickets online at www.erlanger.org/TOYL or call 778-LINK.

6 Amuse'Um 2010: Where the Wild Things Play, Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St., 7 p.m., $85, $135 or $250, benefits children's museum. 648-6085 or www.amuse-um.org.

8 Red Cross Hometown Heroes luncheon, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:30 a.m., featured speaker is Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher, benefits Greater Chattanooga Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. 265-3455.

11 StyleWorks, Chattanooga Convention Center, 10 a.m. marketplace opens, 11:30 a.m. lunch followed by Belk fashion show; ArtWorks preview party and silent auction on March 10, Chattanooga Convention Center, 5-8 p.m., benefits Siskin Children's Institute, for ticket information log onto www.siskin.org/styleworks.

16 On Point dinner, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6 p.m., featuring author Ron Hall, $50 per person, $350 for table of eight. 899-9188.

* Roast/Toast of Champions roasts Gary Haskew, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6 p.m., $25, benefits Classic 150. 756-2211.

19 A Night to Remember, Chattanooga Convention Center, $75, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds is featured performer, Kevon Edmonds will open for his brother, benefits scholarships, cultural enrichment and intervention programs for urban youth. 266-8658.

20 Palate 2 Palette, Loose Cannon Studio and other galleries on the Southside, 5-8 p.m. followed by Bubbles and Sweets, 8-10 p.m., $75, benefits Craniofacial Foundation of America. craniofacialfoundation.org.

April

10 Chattanooga Oral Cancer Awareness Walk, Tennessee Riverpark, raffle and silent auction to raise money for the Oral Cancer.Foundationwww.caringbridge.org/visit/jeannarichelson

11 Chocolate Fling, The Mill, 1601 Gulf St., 2 p.m., $25 in advance, chocolate dessert sampling to benefit Epilepsy Foundation. 634-1772

20 UnBought and UnBossed awards breakfast to benefit Girls Inc., 10 female community leaders to be honored. www.UnBoughtandUnBossed.net or 624-4757.

24 Oh, What a Night! CSO Guild Gala, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6 p.m., $150 per person, dinner, auction, entertainment by CSO musicians and Broadway Pops International, dancing to Broad Street Exit, benefits Chattanooga Symphony & Opera. 267-8583

May

4 Women of Distinction, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11 a.m., $60 until April 12, $65 after that, table sponsorships start at $1,000, benefits American Lung Association of Tennessee. 629-1098.

May

13 Re:Start -- Center for Adult Education's 50th anniversary benefit, Tivoli Theatre, educator Erin Gruwell, author of "The Freedom Writers Diary." will be the featured speaker. www.restartchattanooga.org or 855-4443.

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