published Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Good-cause calendar


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. 757-5425.

-- Magic for Moms, The Chattanoogan, 6 p.m., $75, 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 program and live auction followed by dancing, benefits March of Dimes. For tickets: 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. 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: 629-1098 to be included

To be included

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

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

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

about Susan Pierce...

Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...

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