Good-cause calendar and upcoming fundraisers

Good-cause calendar and upcoming fundraisers

April 15th, 2012 in Life Entertainment

To be included

• 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 Karen Nazor Hill at or spierce@timesfree Include event name, location and who fundraiser benefited. * Contacts: Karen Hill at 757-6396 or Susan Pierce at 757-6284.


TODAY Move for Uganda, Coolidge Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. live music and African village setup, 2 p.m. 5K race; $25 race entry fee if preregistered, $30 on-site.

• Get Your Game On, Heritage High School auditorium, 3960 Poplar Springs Road, 3 p.m., $10. Catoosa County Special Olympics' fundraiser includes fashion show and silent auction. Tickets at Catoosa County schools, Gateway Bank, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union. 706-965-4052.

WEDNESDAY Odyssey 2012, Chattanooga Convention Center, noon, featured speakers are journalist Michele Norris and NASA astronaut Col. Eileen Collins, benefits Young Women's Leadership Academy Foundation. Tickets sold by tables: $800 nonprofits, $1,000 corporate, $1,500-$5,000 sponsorships. 468-4105.

THURSDAY Habitat for Humanity Spring Dinner, The Mill, 1601 Gulf St., 5-8 p.m., sponsorships for tables of eight start at $500, benefits Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga. Call: 756-0507, ext. 15.

FRIDAY Go Red Luncheon, Chattanooga Convention Center, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., benefits American Heart Association. For tickets: 763-4403.

• Chattanooga Girls Choir 25th Anniversary Party, Ridgedale Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 1831 Hickory Valley Road, 7 p.m. dinner and auction, 7:30 p.m. music program, $25 ($200 table of eight). Advance tickets required: 296-1006.

21-22 Bug-a-Paluza, Camp Jordan in East Ridge, 8 a.m-5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, $4 ages 12 and older. Scenic City Volks Folks car club hosts car show to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Chattanooga. More than 250 show cars and 100 vendors, children's activities and music.

21 Bike to Build, Bradley Central High School, Cleveland, Tenn., 13-, 30- and 60-mile bike rides to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland, $55 entry fee until April 19, $75 on April 20-21. Check-in Friday, April 20, at Toyota of Cleveland on I-75, 5-7 p.m.

• Dancing Stars of Dalton, Northwest Georgia Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga., 6 p.m., $100 (tables $700-$10,000); 10 celebrity dancers compete to benefit Georgia chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

27 Women of Distinction Awards, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11 a.m., $65 until March 30, after that $70, sponsorships available, benefits American Lung Association of Tennessee. 629-1098.

• Wine and Pearls, The Mill, 1601 Gulf St., 6-9 p.m., $75, benefits The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation/Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Parkridge Medical Center.

29 Chocolate Fling, Pier 2, 209 Riverfront Parkway, 2 p.m., $25 in advance, chocolate dessert sampling to benefit Epilepsy Foundation. 634-1772.


1 Vision-Idea-Reality, The Chattanoogan, 11 a.m., $30 (sponsorship levels $300, $500 and $1,000); benefits American Society of Women Accountants' scholarship program. Deadline for reservation is Tuesday. Mail reservations with payment to ASWA, c/o Carol Drinnon, TWH Architects Inc., 651 E. Fourth St., Suite 500, Chattanooga, TN 37403; call 756-5046, ext. 207; or email

3 StyleWorks, Chattanooga Convention Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., fashion show, luncheon and marketplace benefits Siskin Children's Institute. Preview party with Marketplace shopping May 2, 5-8 p.m. For tickets: 648-1707.

4 Bunny Hop, First Tennessee Pavilion, 6-8:30 p.m., $35, $15 children ages 2 and older, $100 family ticket, benefits Children's Home Chambliss Shelter. Peter Rabbit-themed event includes dinner, music, silent auction, live bunnies, children's activities.

• Legends and Leaders Dinner, Chattanooga Golf and Country Club, 6 p.m., UTC alumni awards dinner. Reservations required, limited seating. 425-4785.

5 Do The Derby Chattanooga Style, AT&T Field, 4:30-11 p.m., $75 per couple, $125 VIP couple, $25 after 8 p.m., benefits Kids on the Block; Kentucky Derby televised, bagpipe band, bourbon and cigar tent, celebrity impersonators. 757-5259.

• Tell Me Something Derby, Republic Parking next to Bluewater Grille, 3:30-8 p.m., $25 in advance, $30 at gate, $45 per couple; 6 p.m. watch Kentucky Derby on big screens, 7 p.m. best hat contest. Benefits Chattanooga Room in the Inn. 624-6144.

• Gospel benefit, Walmart, 2020 Gunbarrel Road, 10 a.m., country/gospel singing to benefit Children's Hospital at Erlanger, eight acts, children's activities.

11 Fish & Chips Mayberry Style, The Car Barn, 7-11 p.m., $75 ($125 VIP), benefits Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County. Old-fashioned fish fry includes dinner, casino games and silent auction. 266-6918.

12 Zombie Stomp Race, Silver Shoe Ranch, 1400 Prosser Drive, Dalton, Ga., race start times staggered from 8 to 11 a.m., obstacle course/mud race/fun run to benefit Georgia chapter of Alzheimer's Association. Entry fee is $40 for 5K, $50 for 10K, $150 four-person teams; $25 one-mile fun run for ages 5-13. zombie

15 Tuesday Night Live, Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St., 5:30-7:30 p.m., $100 ($175 VIP). Local parody of NBC's late-night comedy show to benefit CTC, hosted by Emmy winner Leslie Jordan. 267-8534.