published Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Greater Chattanooga area good-cause calendar

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 spierce@timesfree press.com. Include event name, location and who fundraiser benefited. Contact: Susan Pierce at 757-6284.

APRIL

TODAY BRA-VO!, Track 29, 1400 Market St., 2 p.m., $45 at the door, fashion show featuring local breast cancer survivors as models, benefits Breast Cancer Support Services. 423-629-2445.

11 RAISE THE ROOF, The Chattanoogan, 1201 Broad St., 7 p.m., $100 per person, $600 for table of eight, live and silent auctions at dinner-dance to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga. Joshua DuBois, spiritual adviser to President Barack Obama, author and former director of White House Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships, is featured speaker. 423-756-0507.

11 SPRING FASHION SHOW AND GOURMET LUNCHEON, Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St., 11:30 a.m., $50, fashions by Anna Ball White and Boutique Couture, benefits Performing Arts League Inc.’s youth scholarships. 423-622-2425.

12-13 BUG-A-PALUZA, Camp Jordan, East Ridge; gates open 8 a.m. both days, $4 ages 13 and up, Volkswagen car show sponsored by Scenic City Volks Folks; children’s activities, music, concessions to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga. www.bugapaluza.com.

17 SCHOLARSHIP DINNER, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 6 p.m., $50, Glenda Baskin Glover, president of Tennessee State University, is featured speaker at banquet benefiting TSU scholarship fund of Chattanooga alumni. 423-698-1125.

25 PALATE 2 PALETTE YOUTH GALLERY, Church on Main, 1601 Rossville Ave., 7-9 p.m., $5 adults, $2 students, artwork from area high school students show and sale to benefit Craniofacial Foundation. 423-778-9191.

26 PALATE 2 PALETTE GALLERY STROLL, studios of Southside neighborhood, 5-8 p.m. followed by Bubbles and Sweets after-party at Track 29, 1400 Market St., $75 includes stroll and party, benefits Craniofacial Foundation. 423-778-9191.

27 CHOCOLATE FLING, The Chattanoogan, 1201 Broad St., 2-4 p.m., $30, benefits Epilepsy Foundation. 423-634-1772.

29 WOMEN OF DISTINCTION LUNCHEON, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 11:30 a.m., $75, benefits American Lung Association of Tennessee. 423-629-1098.

MAY

1 SISKIN STYLEWORKS, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 10 a.m. marketplace, 11:30 p.m. lunch and fashion show by Belk. $65 per person, $500 table of eight, $1,000 Fashionista table for eight with admission to preview party, $25 to preview party only, benefits Siskin Children’s Hospital. 423-648-1730.

3 MOTOWN DOWNTOWN, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd., Motown-era muscle car show at 4:30 p.m., performance by Howard High School band at 6 p.m., both free; buffet dinner-dance at 7:30 p.m., $60 per person, $1,000 for table for eight; must be 21 or older to attend. Sponsored by Performing Arts League Inc. to raise funds for Howard High School band uniforms. 423-622-2425.

3 DODGEBALL CHALLENGE, Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road, 9 a.m. sign-ins, $150 per co-ed team of 8 players ages 16 and up, entry fee includes lunch, benefits Breakaway Outreach for at-risk youth. 423-400-1358.

10 BACKSTAGE BASH, Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St., 7:30 p.m., $75 and $125, entertainment, food and drink onstage, backstage and in the costume and scene shops to benefit the theater. 423-267-8534.

about Susan Pierce...

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 ...

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