published Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Good-cause calendar n upcoming fundraisers

August

11 Bill Sergeant Pack the Park for Polio, AT&T Field, 7:15 p.m., sales of $4 advance tickets benefit Rotary's International Polio Plus program, sponsored by local Rotary Clubs. 875-6322.

13 Hot Nights, Cool Jazz, The Arts Center in Athens, Tenn., 8 p.m., $15 (includes hors d'oeuvres), featuring Tim Hughes Quartet, Dexter Bell Trio and Corduroy Jazz Trio. www.athensartscouncil.org or 423-745-8781.

n StarNight 2011, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6 p.m., $250 per person for full black-tie gala featuring entertainment by Kenny Rogers; 8:45 p.m., $100 per person for Star Attraction only, which includes Loggins performance and after-party, benefits Siskin Children's Institute.www.siskin.org/starnight or call 648-1707.

20 Bessie Smith Heritage Festival, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L.King Blvd., 5 p.m.-midnight, food and crafts vendors, dancing to blues music performed by Avery and Tonya Dyson, Eric Essix, T-Ran Gilbert, Bobby Rush and headliner Chrisette Michele, $35. www.bessiesmithheritagefestival.com

n Chattanooga Mud Run, Greenway Farms, 9 a.m., $200 per team of up to five people, compete in muddy obstacle course to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga. To register: www.chattanoogamudrun.com or 756-0507, ext. 16.

n Summer in the City V, Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St.,7-10 p.m., $75; after-party at the Sheraton Read House, 10 p.m.to midnight, $25; silent auction, live music, dress as your favorite old Hollywood star, benefits American Cancer Society. chattanoogasummerinthecity.org.

22-Sept. 1, It's a Rockin' Auction, online auction to benefit Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House Charities, bidders may begin browsing Monday at www.rmhchattanooga.com. Auction closes Sept. 1.

27 Southern Brewers Festival, Chattanooga waterfront, 2 p.m.-midnight, $20, live music, sample 75 handcrafted ales from more than 30 regional brewers, benefits Chattanooga Kids on the Block. 757-5259 or www.southernbrewersfestival.com.

September

10 Downtown Chattanooga Gallery Hop, several galleries and artists' studios in Southside, North Shore and downtown locations, 2-9 p.m., free, maps will be available at participating galleries, sponsored by Association for Visual Arts. 265-4282 ext. 106.

16 Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee, Miller Plaza's Waterhouse Pavilion, corner of M.L.King and Market, 6-10 p.m., $55 per person, $85 couple includes barbecue meal, benefits Re:Start. www.chattanoogaspellingbee.com or 855-4443.

17 Bubbles, Bites and Bling, Loose Cannon Studio, 7 p.m., $55 per person, $1,000 for table for eight, new event with champagne, cupcakes, dancing and jewelry to benefit Medical Foundation of Chattanooga. 622-2872.

18 Taste of Hamilton Place, inside Hamilton Place mall, 7-9 p.m., sample specialties of area restaurants, $35 adults, $10 ages 5-12, benefits Children's Hospital at Erlanger. Restaurants wishing to participate should contact 778-8057.

24 Scrapblue -- Crop for a Cure, Hickory Valley Community Church, 2201 Hickory Valley Road, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., $50 includes all meals and snacks, scrapbooking event benefits American Cancer Society's Prostate Cancer Walk. To make reservations: 280-6202 or scrapblue2011a@gmail.com

October

1 Big Pig Roast, Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St., 6-10 p.m., barbecue sauce contest, pork and local food served, benefits Crabtree Farms educational projects. 493-9155.

14 Club Lib, Bicentennial Library, 1001 Broad St., 7-11 p.m., return of Here Come the Mummies, proceeds will help expand the library's ebooks. For tickets: 757-5310 or www.clublibevent.com

To be included

n Calendar: Email items to Karen Nazor Hill at khill@timesfreepress.com and Susan Pierce at spierce@timesfreepress.com by Monday before the Sunday it appears. Include event name, date, hours, location, ticket price and phone.

n Photo layouts: Email four to six photos with left to right identifications to Karen Nazor Hill at khill@timesfreepress.com or spierce@timesfree press.com. Include event name, location and who fundraiser benefited.

Contacts: Karen Hill at 757-6396 or Susan Pierce at 757-6284.

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