published Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Chattanooga area good-cause calendar, upcoming fundraisers


• Calendar: Email items to Karen Nazor Hill at and Susan Pierce at 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 Include event name, location and who fundraiser benefited. Contact: Susan Pierce at 757-6284.


25 SPIRIT OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St. 11:30 p.m., $75 per person, $750 for table of eight, former Atlanta Brave standout Dale Murphy is featured speaker at fundraiser for Junior Achievement of Chattanooga.

26 ENTREPRENEUR POWER LUNCHEON, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 11:30 a.m., $50, featured speaker is Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter bath and beauty products, benefits Urban League of Chattanooga. 423-756-1762.

29 FIBERWORKS FASHION SHOW AND MARKET, Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn., noon fashion show and lunch, shopping exhibiting textile artists 10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free admission to marketplace only; lunch tickets $40.


2 UNBOUGHT & UNBOSSED AWARDS, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 11:30 a.m., $60 per person, Girls Inc. members honor 10 female role models, benefits Girls Inc.

5 ZOMBIE RUNDOWN, McDonald Farm, 16705 Coulterville Road, Sale Creek, Tenn., 8 a.m. until dusk, family event with one-mile FunWalk free of zombies, 5K obstacle mud run with zombies and post-race party with music by Aaron Tippin; $5 from every online registration donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga. Entry fees: $5 FunWalk (entire fee donated), $55 runner, $45 for military personnel, $20 zombie, $25 after party only, ages 10 and under free.

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 with children’s activities, music, concessions; benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga.

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., $70 until April 1, $75 after that, benefits American Lung Association of Tennessee. 423-629-1098.

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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