THURSday: The Taste of North Shore -- Sample of Southside, Track 29 on grounds of Chattanooga Choo Choo, 6-7 p.m. food tasting, 7-9 p.m. auction, $50 ($450 table of 10), sample specialties of area restaurants, benefits Northside Neighborhood House. www.nnhouse.org.
Tasting on the Bluff, Bluff View Sculpture Garden, 411 E. Second St., 6-8 p.m., $45, benefits Chattanooga Area Food Bank's community garden program. www.chattfoodbank.org.
Three Blind Wines, The Mill, 1601 Gulf St., 6-9 p.m., $60 per team of one or two, plus three bottles of same-label wine, silent auction and wine-tasting benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 615-255-1167.
FRIday: Motown Concert, Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St., 7 p.m., $16, $21 and $25, featuring former Impression Willie Kitchens Jr. and the Tri-Octaves, benefits Bethlehem Center. www.thebeth.org
SATURday: Two Friends Tour, Memorial Auditorium, 7 p.m., $49.25, concert by Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith benefits YMCA Community Action Project. 642-TIXS.
- A Tale of Four Souls: A Haunting Spirit Ball, Delta Queen riverboat, 7 p.m.-midnight, $65 ($125 couple), costume contest, dancing, beverages and buffet to benefit Kids on the Block; one couple will win a night's stay in haunted room 109. 757-5259.
31 Midnight Mayhem Halloween Cruise, Southern Belle riverboat, boarding at 10 p.m., return about 1 a.m., benefits Chattanooga Friends. For tickets: 778-4300.
3 Chattanooga Public Library annual meeting-luncheon, Oak Street Center of First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 408 Oak St., 11:30 a.m., $10, featured speaker is author Susan Gregg Gilmore. Reservations required by Oct. 31. 757-5425.
- Magic for Moms, The Chattanoogan, 6 p.m., $75 per person, featuring former LA Laker Magic Johnson, benefits Helene DiStefano Fund's Miracles for Moms, which provides financial aid to mothers with cancer. 760-2003.
5 Princess Presto Tea Party, The Tea Cottage, 2233 Hickory Valley Road, 2 p.m., $20, princess party for children ages 4 and older with photos, take-home gifts, lesson with Princess Presto, benefits WTCI Channel 45, reservations required. 702-7814.
11 A Song for the Children, Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St., 8 p.m., Vince Gill in concert to benefit Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County, $35 and $50. A $175 VIP ticket includes cocktail reception and dinner catered by Carrabba's at Loose Cannon Studio, reserved concert seating, post-concert dessert reception at the Tivoli and transportation to and from Loose Cannon. 266-6918.
Holiday Hearts, Chattanooga Convention Center, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., merchant marketplace, cooking demonstrations, silent auction, Belk fashion show and luncheon, $50 ($400 corporate table), benefits Hospice of Chattanooga. 892-4289.
Greek Pastry Sale, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Glenwood Drive, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., sale of Greek pastries benefits Chattanooga Community Kitchen, Chattanooga Room in the Inn, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Times Free Press Neediest Cases. 629-2364.
12 Gatsby Gala Signature Chef's Auction, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner by chefs from 11 Chattanooga restaurants, 8:30 p.m. program and live auction followed by dancing, benefits March of Dimes. For ticket packages, call 267-7172.
- Spectrum, Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View, 6 p.m., dinner gala with live and silent auctions to benefit Hunter Museum, $175 per person. 267-0968.
16 History Makers Luncheon, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:30 a.m., honoring Mai Bell Hurley and Mayor Ron Littlefield for Chattanooga Venture, benefits Chattanooga History Center. For tickets: 265-3247.
18 Party Like a Rock Star, DoubleTree Hotel, 7 p.m., $100, cocktails and silent auction, followed by dinner, karaoke and live auction. Guests encouraged to dress like rock stars; benefits American Lung Association of Tennessee. For tickets, call 629-1098.
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n Calendar: Email items to Karen Nazor Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org (423-757-6396) and Susan Pierce at email@example.com (423-757-6284) by Monday. Include event name, date, hours, location, ticket price and phone.
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n Contacts: Karen Hill at 757-6396 or Susan Pierce at 757-6284.