Ladies Night Out to benefit Signal schools May 12

Ladies Night Out to benefit Signal schools May 12

May 4th, 2011 by Emily Crisman in Community Signal mountain

Women will get the red carpet treatment May 12 at the first Signal Mountain Ladies Night Out event, featuring experts in the fields of fashion, food, health and skin care, jewelry, home decorating and more in a fun environment, with proceeds benefiting the Mountain Education Foundation.

IF YOU GO

Valet, champagne and hors d' oeurves included with ticket purchase.

Sample Menu

Smoked Salmon Display

Bruschetta Bar

Mashed Potato Bar

Fresh Baked Brie & Berries

Roasted Vegetable Skewers

Assorted Tortilla Wraps

Smoked Tomato Penne Marinara

Chocolate Fountain

Mini Cupcakes

Visit these Businesses

American Laser Skincare

Bath Fitter

Blue Ribbon Foods

Boutique Couture

EPB Fiber Optics

Essentially Belgian

Heirloom Catering

Kelly Subaru

Lia Sophia Jewelry

Memorial Health Care System

National Dance Clubs of Chattanooga

Oreck Vacuums

Plastic Surgery Group

Rebath of Chattanooga

Rhinoceros

Rodan + Fields Dermotologists

Rone Regency Jewelers

Sam Edwards Jewelers

Shabo Dental Center & Spa

Slender Wrap/Express Weight Loss

Southern Surgical Arts

The Allergy & Asthma Group

"It's a great way for ladies to come out and have a good time and help support our schools at the same time," said MEF Executive Director Mike Taylor.

The event, presented by the Chattanooga Times Free Press and sponsored by Memorial Health Care System and Kelly Subaru, features a party-style atmosphere on the grounds of the Signal Mountain Athletic Club Thursday, May 12 from 4 to 9 p.m.

"I think everyone will be amazed at all we are doing to transform the old middle school gymnasium, including red carpet, state-of-the-art lighting and free valet parking," said Chattanooga Times Free Press events manager Angela Doggett. "We want attendees to feel pampered and have a fun night of laughs and memories."

Taylor said MEF will use funds from the $25 tickets for books, computers and classroom materials. Last year's Ladies Night Out event was held in Dalton, Ga., and drew more than 1,500 attendees, according to Doggett.

"This event is a great chance for ladies to hang out with their girlfriends while checking out fashion, health and skin care items," said Doggett. "There's no guys there, so it's a comfortable atmosphere for women to get out and enjoy themselves."

She said guests will be greeted at the door with a complimentary glass of champagne and high-end hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout the night.

Special guest celebrity mixologist Ryan Magarian, whose bartending skills have been featured in more than 20 national magazines including US Weekly and People, will create a signature Signal Mountain cocktail exclusively for the event. Magarian has received a coveted Tastemaker Award from Food and Wine magazine and his recipes and signature cocktail programs have garnered notice in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Seattle Magazine, Gary Regan's Joy of Mixology, the Food and Wine Cocktail Books, Epicurious.com, and have been featured on both the Food Network and Women's Entertainment Channel.

Area businesses and service providers focusing on health, beauty, home and style will have demonstrations, discounts and product samples.

Free health screenings will be provided by title sponsor Memorial Health Care System and Slender Wrap/Express Weight Loss will offer complimentary ion foot cleanses.

"The ion foot cleanse detoxifies the liver, gall bladder and kidneys for whole-body cleansing," said Andi Burnham of Slender Wrap, which is offering half-priced services for appointments booked at the event.

Among other exclusive offers for event attendees include a free dance lesson at National Dance Clubs of Chattanooga and 10 percent off products from Rebath of Chattanooga.

Attendees can also register for giveaways, such as an 18-karat sterling silver and 18-karat gold piece of Lorenzo jewelry from Sam Edwards Jewelers.