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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.
* Photo layouts: Email four to six photos with left to right identifications to Karen Nazor Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
2 PINK! Chattanooga Convention Center, 6:30 p.m., $200 each, $350 patrons, sponsorships start at $3,500. Benefits MaryEllen Locher Breast Center's expansion of surgical services for cancer patients at Memorial. 495-PINK (7465).
* Valentine Market, Hamilton County Education Association Building, 4655 Shallowford Road, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., admission is one canned good or nonperishable food item. HCEA sponsors gift market with vendors ranging from Mary Kay to Scentsy to American Girl doll clothing and accessories. 485-9535.
9 Mix It Up, Loose Cannon Studio, 1800 Rossville Ave., 7-11 p.m., $60 per person, $115 couples, $220 for four tickets. Dinner, auction, comedy show, art exhibit to benefit Girls Inc. www.MixItUpChatt.com.
11 Bach on the Bayou, The Walden Club, 7 p.m., $100 per person, 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.
13 Possibilities Luncheon, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:30 a.m., $75 per person, 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 per person, 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 per person, $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 per person (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 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 email@example.com.
* On Point Annual Dinner, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6:30 p.m., $75 individual, $750 VIP/Corporate tables; $350 table of eight until Jan. 23, $400 after. Program by On Point students and Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family. 899-9188.
14 St. Patrick's Purse, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6 p.m., $40 per person. No tickets sold at door. Dinner, silent auction and entertainment to benefit 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, call 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., 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. For tickets, call 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 ...