To be included
Calendar: Email items to Karen Nazor Hill at email@example.com and Susan Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 spierce@timesfree press.com. Include event name, location and who fundraiser benefited.
Contact: Susan Pierce at 757-6284.
10-11 Bessie Smith Heritage Festival, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 M.L. King Blvd., $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Hours: 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 7-11 p.m. Sunday. Nine musical performances benefit Bessie Smith Cultural Center. 423-266-8658
17 Chattanooga Mud Run, Greenway Farms, 5051 Gann Store Road, 9 a.m., $250 for team of five, benefits Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga. www.chattanoogamudrun.com.
24 Southern Brewers Festival, downtown Chattanooga/Ross’s Landing, 2 p.m. to midnight, $20 until Aug. 12, $30 after that; benefits Chattanooga’s Kids on the Block. www.southernbrewersfestival.com
7 StarNight, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6 p.m. cocktail reception followed by dinner, performance by Wilson Phillips and dancing to benefit Siskin Children’s Institute, $250 per person. www.siskin.org/starnight.
• Stein to Stem, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6:30 p.m. wine tastings, 7:45 p.m. chefs’ dinner and wine auction, 9:30 p.m. Uncorked after-party, $200 individual, $375 couples, benefits Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation. 892-8309.
19 Purse Auction, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 11 a.m., $40, benefits Salvation Army. Bid on purses filled with jewelry, cosmetics, gift certificates, trips and more. 756-1023.
29 Race for the Cure, Finley Stadium, 10 a.m. gates open, 2 p.m. 5K, 2:30 p.m. one-mile lrace. komenchattanooga.org.
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 ...