TODAY Celebrity Softball Jam, Park Properties field on Cloud Springs Road in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., 1 p.m., free but donations taken for Hunter Worley Foundation, local celebrities vs. Roger Alan Wade, Danny Shirley and Confederate Railroad. Concert and raffle follow game. www.hunterworleyfoundation.org
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. 778-8057.
TUESDAY First Things First Fall Banquet, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6:30 p.m., Dr. Gary Chapman, author of "The Five Love Languages," is speaker. For tickets: 267-5383 or firstthings.org.
WEDNESDAY Prohibition and All That Jazz, WTCI station, 5:30-7:30 p.m., PBS station's fall preview with jazz, wine and cheese. Register by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"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.
FRIDAY Doyle Dykes concert, Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 E. Brainerd Road, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. concert by finger-style guitarist, free but donations taken to benefit Prison Prevention Ministries. 622-5748.
24 Celebration of Life and Hope, Space at Warehouse Row, 6:30-11:30 p.m., $100, must be 21 or older to attend, auction and dance benefits Austin Hatcher Foundation for Childhood Cancer. www.hatcherfoundation.org/celebrate.
Dare To Dance, Alhambra Shrine,1000 Alhambra Drive off East Brainerd Road, 7 p.m., black tie/cocktail attire, dancing competition benefits Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. Tickets online at kidneyfoundation.com.
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. For reservations: 280-6202 or email@example.com.
Hunger Wipeout, Chattanooga Area Food Bank, 2009 Curtain Pole Road, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $15 family, $8 individual, silly obstacle course of messy challenges, carnival booths, benefits Food Bank's children's feeding program. www.chattfoodbank.org or 622-1800.
Accessories Are Necessities, Oak Street Center of First-Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Oak and Houston streets, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., sale of gently used women's and men's jewelry, handbags, gloves, hats and other accessories to fund mission trips. 756-2021.
1 Banana Ball, Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park, 7:30-10:30 p.m., $80 members, $100 nonmembers. www.chatt zoo.org.
Eagle Classic Sporting Clays and Auctions, Montlake Classic Clays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. shoot; 6 p.m. reception and auction at Land Rover of Chattanooga dealership; benefits Cherokee Council, Boy Scouts of America's Shooting Sports and character/leadership development programs; $200 individual or $750 team of four, includes ammunition for 100-shot course, goody bag, lunch from Sticky Fingers and dinner catered by Outback Steakhouse. 892-8323, ext. 111, or Auction4Scouting.org.
Summerset Concert, Northwest Georgia Bank Amphitheater, Ringgold, Ga., 7:30 p.m., $25 online in advance, $35 at door, concert by Charlie Daniels Band to benefit Evitt Foundation. www.summersetconcert.com
Wine Over Water, Walnut Street Bridge, 5-8 p.m., $60, sample more than 100 wines with food by local restaurants, benefits historic preservation by Cornerstones. www.wineoverwater.org.
2 Low Country Boil, Table 2, 6:30 p.m., $75 per person, $50 under age 30; golf tournament Monday at noon at Chattanooga Golf and Country Club. Benefits Jordan Thomas Foundation. 622-9006.
8 Pig Roast, Crabtree Farms, 6 p.m., barbecue, sauce contest, entertainment. www.crabtreefarms.org
8-9 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. For tickets: 757-5310 or www.clublibevent.com.
- Pure Gold celebrating Girls Inc. of Chattanooga's 50th anniversary, The Chattanoogan, 6 p.m., $100, entertainment by The Malemen. www.girlsincofchatt.org.
20 Rhythm and Blues -- Hosanna Harvest for Hope, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd., 6 p.m., $60, music by Kathy Tugman Quartet and food from Cafe LaMont, benefits Hosanna Community. 870-6880.
29 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.
31 Midnight Mayhem Halloween Cruise, Southern Belle riverboat, boarding at 10 p.m., return about 1 a.m., benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chattanooga. For tickets: 778-4300.
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Calendar: Email items to Karen Nazor Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org and Susan Pierce at email@example.com by Monday before the Sunday it appears. Include event name, date, hours, location, ticket price and phone.
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Contacts: Karen Hill at 757-6396 or Susan Pierce at 757-6284.