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* Calendar: Email items to Karen Nazor Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org (757-6396) and Susan Pierce at email@example.com (757-6284) by Monday. Include event name, date, hours, location, ticket price and phone.
* Photo layouts: Email four to six photos with left to right identifications. Include event name, location and who fundraiser benefited.
8 Cocktails for Conservation, Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave., 6-8 p.m., $30. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and animal encounters to raise funds for zoo's conservation efforts. 697-1319.
9 Mix It Up, Loose Cannon Studio, 1800 Rossville Ave., 7-11 p.m., $60, $115 couples, $220 for four tickets. Dinner, auction, comedy show, art exhibit to benefit Girls Inc. www.MixItUpChatt.com.
• Mid-Day Masquerade, Car Barn, 6721 Heritage Business Court, 3-6 p.m., $35 adults, $15 children ages 2 and older. New Mardi Gras family party is fundraiser for Junior League of Chattanooga. www.jlchatt.org.
11 Bach on the Bayou, The Walden Club, 7 p.m., $100, reservations required by Feb. 4. Mardi Gras masquerade dinner-dance and auction to benefit Chattanooga Bach Choir. Pre-Mardi Gras Party at 6 p.m. at Sheraton Read House followed by parade down Chestnut Street to Walden Club. 877-9767.
12 Odyssey 2013, Chattanooga Convention Center, noon, $75, benefits Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy. Country singer-songwriter Jimmy Wayne is featured. 468-4105.
13 Possibilities Luncheon, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:30 a.m., $75, benefits Siskin Hospital. Trisha Meili is guest speaker. 634-1208.
15 Mardi Gras Ball, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Imperial Ballroom, 1400 Market St., 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $40, formal dance benefits Chattanooga chapter of National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. 698-0029.
16 Flashback Prom, DoubleTree Hotel, 407 Chestnut St., 8 p.m.-midnight, $25 individual, $40 couple in advance; $30 per person at the door. Chattanooga Friends sponsors third 1980s-themed dance to benefit Speech and Hearing Center's Achieve Learning Center. http://flashbackpromchatt.eventbrite.com.
21-22 Sons of the Pioneers concert, Hullander Barn, 10944 London Lane, 6:30 p.m. both nights, $85, $300 table of four, $550 table of eight. Legendary Western singing group performs benefit for Ooltewah High School Band. 553-0561.
22-24 Houston Antiques Show & Sale, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., times to be announced, benefits Houston Museum of Decorative Arts. 267-7176.
23 Denim & Diamonds, Chattanooga Convention Center, 7-11 p.m., $100 individuals, table sponsorships from $1,000-$7,500. "Saturday Night Fever" is theme of dinner-dance with live and silent auctions benefits Project Access and other community health initiatives. www.chattdenim.org.
26 Spay-Ghetti No Meatballs, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6-9 p.m., $35. Dinner catered by Carrabba's with silent auction to benefit Wally's Friends spay/neuter clinic. 877-9966.
27 Friends of Scouting Luncheon, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:30 a.m., $300 (supports one Boy Scout), $2,500 for event sponsor. Col. Mark Tillman, pilot of Air Force One for former President George Bush on Sept. 11, 2001, is featured speaker. 892-8323.
28 On Point Annual Dinner, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6:30 p.m., $75, $750 VIP/corporate tables; $400 table of eight. Program by On Point students and Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family. 899-9188.
• FCA Home Team Banquet, The Colonnade, Ringgold, Ga., 6 p.m., Lookout Mountain Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosts University of Georgia football coach Mark Richt. For tickets, call 322-2158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
14 St. Patrick's Purse, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6 p.m., $40. No tickets at door. Dinner, silent auction, entertainment help Chattanooga Music Club's upkeep of Memorial Auditorium's Austin pipe organ. 899-9818.
15 UnBought and UnBossed Awards, The Chattanoogan, 7:30-9 a.m., Girls Inc.'s annual breakfast honoring female role models. For tickets: 624-4757.
30 Dance Benefit, Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road, 7-10 p.m., admission by donation. Silent auction and square, round and line dancing to benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Center. 706-375-1088.
21 Chocolate Fling, Southern Belle at Pier 2, 209 Riverfront Parkway, 2-4 p.m., $25 in advance, chocolate dessert sampling to benefit Epilepsy Foundation. 634-1772.
30 Women of Distinction Awards, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:15 a.m., $70, recognition of the Tennessee Woman of the Year, 10 Chattanooga Women of Distinction and three Young Women of Distinction, benefits American Lung Association of Tennessee. 629-1098.
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 ...