published Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Good-cause calendar and upcoming fundraisers in the Chattanooga area

To be included

• Calendar: Email items to Karen Nazor Hill at khill@timesfreepress.com and Susan Pierce at spierce@timesfreepress.com 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 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.

August

Thursday. National Treasures, Point Park on Lookout Mountain, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $75, $130 couple, benefits Friends of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. "Blues, Views and Barbecue" theme includes blues music by Dr. Clark White and his band from Atlanta, Deaconbluz and the Holy Smoke Band. www.chickchatt.org.

• Christmas in August, One-Eleven on the Square, 111 E. LaFayette Square, LaFayette, Ga., 5:30-8 p.m., $15 individual, $25 couple, children 12 and younger free. Wine and cheese, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction and photos with Santa to benefit LaFayette-Walker County Library. 706-638-0288.

September

8 Champagne and Chocolate Rhoyal Affair, Southern Belle riverboat at Pier 2, 9 a.m.-1 a.m., $20. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority fundraiser for Gamma Theta Sigma chapter's philanthropic events. 987-3356.

• Doggie Paddle Pool Party, Warner Park Pool, McCallie Avenue at Holtzclaw, noon-3 p.m., $10 per pooch includes goody bag while supplies last. Benefit for McKamey Animal Center allows dogs to swim in Olympic-size pool before it is drained for the winter. www.mckameyanimalcenter.org.

8-9 Polo Matches, Bendabout Farm, U.S. Highway 11, McDonald, Tenn., 10 a.m. Sept. 8, 2 p.m. Sept. 9. Free, donations accepted for 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Bring folding chair for seating.

15 ESA Taster's Luncheon, St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 7111 Lee Highway, 10 a.m., $15. Benefit for Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects Center includes auction, buffet lunch, fashion show. 266-5215.

• Low Country Shrimp Boil, Hart Gallery, 10 E. Main St., 6-9 p.m., $50. Benefits outreach to help homeless and other nontraditional artists create and sell their artwork. 521-4707.

25 First Things First banquet, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6:30 p.m., $75. Fifteenth anniversary celebration featuring Sean Astin, actor and son of Patty Duke. 267-5358.

27 Cabaret, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd., 7 p.m., $50, $85 couple. Fundraiser for Choral Arts of Chattanooga. 255-2195.

29-30 Family Promise Campout, First Tennessee Pavilion, 5 p.m. Sept. 29 to 7 a.m. Sept. 30. Participants bring their own tent or cardboard box, eat from a soup kitchen and spend the night outdoors to experience what it's like to be homeless. Benefits Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga. 756-3891.

October

5 Spaghetti Supper, Red Bank Lions Club, 3704 Dayton Blvd., 5-7 p.m., ticket price to be announced, benefits The Fisher House. 876-4411.

6 Greater Than Myself benefit concert, Boys and Girls Club of America, 385 Third St., Cleveland, Tenn., 2-6 p.m., free, donations accepted for Destiny Community Fellowship. www.destinycommunityfellowship.com.

November

3 Party Like a Rock Star at American Bandstand, Marriott Convention Center ballroom, 2 Carter Plaza, come dressed as a rock star. Tickets are $75 before Oct. 1, $100 after that. Shopping, dinner, rock-star parade, live and silent auctions to benefit American Lung Association of Tennessee. 629-1098.

15 Three Blind Wines, The Mill, 1601 Gulf St., 6 p.m., $30. Dinner, wine-tasting with live and silent auctions to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 615-255-1167.

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