published Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Chattanooga good-cause calendar and upcoming fundraisers

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.

March

7 Taste, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 5:30-9 p.m., $40, sample specialties of more than 20 local restaurants at benefit for Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. 265-4396.

• Prison Prevention Ministries Annual Banquet, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6:30 p.m., table sponsorships from $300-$5,000. 622-5768.

• Live from Studio 45, WTCI, 7540 Bonnyshire Drive, 6:45 p.m., $145, $245 couples, includes hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Behind-the-scenes studio experience and attend taping of “The A List with Alison Lebovitz” as she interviews author Arthur Golden. 702-7822.

14 St. Patrick’s Purse, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6 p.m., $40. 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.

• Hometown Heroes Luncheon, The Chattanoogan, 11:30 a.m., $55, table sponsorships start at $1,000, benefits Chattanooga chapter of American Red Cross. Local volunteers honored; Keith Alvey, 17-year Red Cross volunteer and director for Hurricane Sandy Relief in New York and other major disasters, is featured speaker. 265-3455.

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.

22 Cumberland Trail Benefit, Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St., 7:30 p.m., $20 or VIP $100. Cumberland Trail Suite Appalachian Music Festival features a dozen performers and ensembles, hosted by Tim O’Brien and Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. 642-TIXS.

24 Strides of March, Renaissance Park on Manufacturer’s Road, noon pre-walk activities, 2 p.m. walk, free registration, pledges taken by runners/walkers benefit Chattanooga CARES. 648-9912.

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.

April

20 Amuseum, Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St., 7 p.m., $85 and $125, annual party for adults to benefit children’s museum. Live and silent auctions, dancing to SoundForce and catered by Lee Towery. 648-6085.

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.

27 Pancake Breakfast, Applebee’s on Brainerd Road, 8-10 a.m., $7, benefits 100 Black Men’s Life Academy for Young Men and scholarship fund.

30 Women of Distinction Awards, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:15 a.m., $65 until March 31, $70 after that, 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: 629-1098.

May

2 Tails at Twilight, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6-9 p.m., $50, benefits Tennessee Humane Animal League’s Pet Placement Center. www.thalppc.com.

4 Tell Me Something Derby, Republic Parking lot at Bluewater Grille, 3:30-8 p.m., $25, $45 couples in advance; $30 per person at the gate, benefits Chattanooga Room in the Inn. 624-6144.

• Poker Run, 8 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. first bike out from Hospice of Chattanooga office, 165 Hamm Road, ride through Sequatchie Valley and ends at Hospice office, 4411 Oakwood Drive off Highway 58, $25 entry fee includes breakfast and lunch, T-shirt and one hand; $10 passenger; $5 additional hand; entry fee prior to April 26 is $20. Honor Ride benefits hospice care to veterans provided by Hospice of Chattanooga. 892-1278.

7-8 StyleWorks, Chattanooga Convention Center, preview party 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, luncheon and fashion show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, $65 and up, benefits Siskin Children’s Institute. 648-1707.

11 A Night to Remember, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St., 8 p.m., $75 and $100, performances by Kool & The Gang and Monica, benefits urban youth organizations. www.anighttoremember.org.

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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