• JFK Club: The Chattanoogan, 1201 Broad St., noon, $13; reservations: JFKClub@comcast.net.
• Chattanooga Herbies: UT Extension Office, 6183 Adamson Circle off Bonny Oaks Drive, 6:30 p.m., visitors welcome, program on cilantro. 423-875-9689.
• Executive Women International: Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St., 11:30 a.m., lunch fee is $20 for all EWI member firms and their executives, $25 all others, speaker is UTC football coach Russ Huesman. ewichattanooga.com.
• Greater Chattanooga Democratic Women’s Club: IBEW Hall, 3922 Volunteer Drive, 6 p.m., visitors welcome. firstname.lastname@example.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 ...