3 Taste: Warehouse Row, 5-10 p.m., $30, new fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation offers free samplings of local cuisine from many restaurants, plus one drink ticket.www.TasteChatt.com.
5 AmuseUm 2011: Time Warp, Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St., 7 p.m., $85 and $125, casual dress, adults' party to benefit the children's museum includes Roaring '20s speakeasy, '50s dinner, '60s beach party, silent and live auctions; online auction until Wednesday at www.cdmfun.org. 648-6085.
• Gourmet Guys Food-Tasting Gala: Rivermont Presbyterian Church gym, 3319 Hixson Pike, 4-7 p.m., $10, 30 amateur chefs compete for best dishes, silent auction, benefits service projects of North River Rotary Club. www.Rotary GourmetGuys.org.
• Runway for Hope: The Chattanoogan, 6:30 p.m., $125, food, cocktails, dancing, runway fashion show by Hair Benders Internationale, benefits Austin Hatcher Foundation. 894-2973
7 Bach Choir Mardi Gras: Walden Club, 7 p.m., $90, entertainment by River City Red Hots Brass Band and Booker T. Scruggs. For reservations, call 510-0333 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
12 Boyd-Buchanan Spring Fundraiser: The Chattanoogan, 6:30 p.m., $100 per person, Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy is speaker. 508-2212 or www.bbschool.org.
15 Chattanooga Shoe Shoe: The Chattanoogan, 11:30 a.m., $50 per person, $350 table for eight, $550 sponsor table, Cobbler's Row shopping market, luncheon and fashion show of shoes by Dillard's, benefits Chattanooga Room in the Inn. For tickets call 624-6144.
17 St. Patrick's Day Extravaganza: Lindsay Street Hall, corner of Lindsay Street and M.L. King Boulevard, 6 p.m., $40, dinner, bagpiper, string quartet, brass ensemble and harpist, benefits Chattanooga Music Club. Mail check made payable to Chattanooga Music Club to Clark Gross, 149 Cliff Top Lane, Chattanooga, TN 37419, and tickets will be mailed.
29 Spirit of Achievement awards luncheon: Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:30 a.m., $75 per person, $600 table of eight, benefits Junior Achievement programs in grades K-12; honorees are Fischer-Evans Jewelers, IBM and Top Flight; Barbara Dooley, wife of coach Vince Dooley is speaker. 892-4488 or www.jachatt.org.
29-30: ArtWorks and StyleWorks, Chattanooga Convention Center, 5-8 p.m. Tuesday ArtWorks with silent art auction, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday StyleWorks luncheon and fashion show, benefits Siskin Children's Institute. 648-1707 or siskin.org/styleworks.
30 Hometown Heroes Luncheon: Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:30 a.m., benefits Greater Chattanooga Area Chapter of the American Red Cross; featured speaker is Aron Ralston, the hiker portrayed by actor James Franco in the movie "127 Hours." Tuesday is deadline to nominate a hometown hero; download application at www.chattanoogaredcross.org/heroes. 265-3455, ext. 134.
31 The Changing Face of Brain Injury: The Mill, 1607 Gulf St., 6-8 p.m., dinner catered by Carrabba's, Bobby Woods will be the speaker, benefits Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association. 634-1572.
8 Night To Remember: Chattanooga Convention Center, 7 p.m., entertainment by Charlie Wilson, fundraiser for scholarships, cultural enrichment and intervention programs for the youth of Chattanooga. Tickets are $75 and $100. 266-8658. For sponsorship information, e-mail ANTR.email@example.com or call 463-0687.
10 Chocolate Fling: The Mill, 1601 Gulf St., 2 p.m., $25 in advance, chocolate dessert sampling to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation. 634-1772.
30 Houston Museum of Decorative Arts 50th anniversary luncheon: Mountain City Club, 11:30 a.m. social hour, 12:30 p.m. luncheon, $50 per person, reservations required, event also marks 135th birthday of Anna Safley Houston, program features hats from collections of six prominent Chattanoogans with commentary by Carol Schaffeld of Peaches Fine Millinery. 267-7176
3 Women of Distinction Luncheon: Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:15 a.m., $65 until April 12, $70 after that date, benefits American Lung Association of Tennessee. 629-1098.
10 Odyssey 2011 Luncheon: Chattanooga Convention Center, noon, luncheon speaker is CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien, benefits Young Women's Leadership Academy Foundation, tickets go on sale in March, corporate sponsorships that include meet-and-greet with O'Brien now available. Call 468-4105 or log onto www.cglaonline.com
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• Contacts: Karen Hill at 757-6396 or Susan Pierce at 757-6284.
Feature writer Karen Nazor Hill covers fashion, design, home and gardening, pets, entertainment, human interest features and more. She also is an occasional news reporter and the Town Talk columnist. She previously worked for the Catholic newspaper Tennessee Register and was a reporter at the Chattanooga Free Press from 1985 to 1999, when the newspaper merged with the Chattanooga Times. She won a Society of Professional Journalists Golden Press third-place award in feature writing for ...