published Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Good cause calendar and upcoming fundraisers

August

22 - Sept. 1 It's A Rockin' Auction, benefits Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House Charities, bidders may browse at www.rmhchattanooga.com. Auction closes Sept. 1.

22 "All aBout Children" Auction, Signal Centers, 109 N. Germantown Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $50, corporate tickets available, sponsored by Friends of Special Education. 648-8103.

25 Faces UnMasked, The Car Barn, 6721 Heritage Business Court, 5:30 p.m., masks decorated by local artists, celebrities, sports figures and personalities, proceeds from auction help fund travel, expenses for Faces patients. 266-1632 or www.facesunmasked.ettend.com

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

September

10 Downtown Chattanooga Gallery Hop, galleries and artists' studios in Southside, North Shore and downtown locations, 2-9 p.m., free, maps available at participating galleries, sponsored by Association for Visual Arts. New this year: AfterHop, 9 p.m. Good Dog, Frazier Avenue, $20. 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 single, $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 single, $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. Reservations: 280-6202 or scrapblue2011@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.

7-8 Camp Out To Stamp Out Family Homelessness, First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd. 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, through 7 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9; $25 per person up to four people, $10 each additional person; participants experience homelessness by bringing their own tent or cardboard box, spending the night outdoors and eating from a soup kitchen; benefits Interfaith Homeless Network. 756-3891.

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. 757-5310 or www.clublibevent.com

To be included

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

  • Photo layouts: Email photos with left to right identifications to 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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