published Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Chattanooga good-cause calendar and upcoming fundraisers

To be included

* Calendar: Email items to and 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 or spierce@timesfree Include event name, location and who fundraiser benefited.

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


14 National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:30 a.m., $40. Southeastern Tennessee chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals honors the Waldrop family, Clif and Ruzha Cleaveland and Starkey Printing Co. 468-1122 or

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.

* A Pink Carpet Country Celebration, Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St., 7:30 p.m., $50. Concert with Randy Owen and friends to benefit MaryEllen Locher Foundation. 757-5050 or

16 An Evening of Elegance, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd., 8 p.m.-midnight, $65 includes dinner by LeMont's Catering, benefits the Life Academy for Young Men. Entertainment by Angela Winbush and the Joe Johnson Band. 821-6700 or

17 I Smell Smoke, Rivermont Presbyterian Church, 3319 Hixson Pike, 8-10:30 a.m. Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club roasts 300 Boston butts overnight Nov. 16 to distribute Nov. 17. The meat is $30. Download order form at www.rotaryof or call 443-7110.

* Bluegrass Benefit, Harrison Ruritan Club, 5709 Tyner Lane, 6-10 p.m., $5, benefits Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Performances by The Hickory Wind, Randy & Friends, Grass Harpers, Scenic City Ramblers and The Itis Brothers.

29 Dinner and the Arts, Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts, 1301 Dallas Road, 5 p.m. silent auction, 6 p.m. dinner catered by Abuelo's, 6:30 p.m. live auction, 7:30 p.m. entertainment by students. Tickets $20 with dinner, $5 to showcase only. 209-5929.

30 FrockTail Party, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad Street, 6 p.m., $35, cocktail party, fashion show of designer cocktail attire and dancing to benefit Scenic City Sickle Cell Corp.


7 Mistletoe Ball, Sheraton Read House, Silver Ballroom, 6:30 p.m. cocktail hour, 8 p.m.-midnight dancing to The Beaters, black-tie optional attire, $125. Benefits Room in the Inn shelter for homeless women and their children. Reservations required by Nov. 28. 624-6144 or

* Yappy Meower, Mia Cucina, 345 Frazier Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m., $20 donation for food and wine, benefits McKamey Animal Center. 305-6500.

* John Michael Montgomery Concert, Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave., 8 p.m., $26, benefits Chattanooga Firefighters Association. 899-4990.

8 Corporate Dodgeball Competition, Maclellan Gym, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 9 a.m. Six-person team fee is $300. Benefits Cherokee Area Council of Boy Scouts of America.

about Karen Nazor Hill...

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 ...

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