Chattanooga good-cause calendar and upcoming fundraisers

Chattanooga good-cause calendar and upcoming fundraisers

March 3rd, 2013 by Karen Nazor Hill in Life Entertainment

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 Karen Nazor Hill at khill@timesfreepress.com or spierce@timesfree press.com. Include event name, location and who fundraiser benefited.

Contacts: Karen Hill at 757-6396 or Susan Pierce at 757-6284.

March

7 Taste, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 5:30-9 p.m., $40, sample specialties of more than 20 local restaurants at benefit for Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. 265-4396.

• Prison Prevention Ministries Annual Banquet, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6:30 p.m., table sponsorships from $300-$5,000. 622-5768.

• Live from Studio 45, WTCI, 7540 Bonnyshire Drive, 6:45 p.m., $145, $245 couples, includes hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Behind-the-scenes studio experience and attend taping of "The A List with Alison Lebovitz" as she interviews author Arthur Golden. 702-7822.

14 St. Patrick's Purse, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6 p.m., $40. No tickets sold at door. Dinner, silent auction and entertainment to benefit Chattanooga Music Club's upkeep of Memorial Auditorium's Austin pipe organ. 899-9818.

• Hometown Heroes Luncheon, The Chattanoogan, 11:30 a.m., $55, table sponsorships start at $1,000, benefits Chattanooga chapter of American Red Cross. Local volunteers honored; Keith Alvey, 17-year Red Cross volunteer and director for Hurricane Sandy Relief in New York and other major disasters, is featured speaker. 265-3455.

15 UnBought and UnBossed Awards, The Chattanoogan, 7:30-9 a.m., Girls Inc.'s annual breakfast honoring female role models. For tickets: 624-4757.

22 Cumberland Trail Benefit, Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St., 7:30 p.m., $20 or VIP $100. Cumberland Trail Suite Appalachian Music Festival features a dozen performers and ensembles, hosted by Tim O'Brien and Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. 642-TIXS.

24 Strides of March, Renaissance Park on Manufacturer's Road, noon pre-walk activities, 2 p.m. walk, free registration, pledges taken by runners/walkers benefit Chattanooga CARES. 648-9912.

30 Dance Benefit, Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road, 7-10 p.m., admission by donation. Silent auction and square, round and line dancing to benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Center. 706-375-1088.

April

20 Amuseum, Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St., 7 p.m., $85 and $125, annual party for adults to benefit children's museum. Live and silent auctions, dancing to SoundForce and catered by Lee Towery. 648-6085.

21 Chocolate Fling, Southern Belle at Pier 2, 209 Riverfront Parkway, 2-4 p.m., $25 in advance, chocolate dessert sampling to benefit Epilepsy Foundation. 634-1772.

27 Pancake Breakfast, Applebee's on Brainerd Road, 8-10 a.m., $7, benefits 100 Black Men's Life Academy for Young Men and scholarship fund.

30 Women of Distinction Awards, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:15 a.m., $65 until March 31, $70 after that, recognition of the Tennessee Woman of the Year, 10 Chattanooga Women of Distinction and three Young Women of Distinction, benefits American Lung Association of Tennessee. For tickets: 629-1098.

May

2 Tails at Twilight, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6-9 p.m., $50, benefits Tennessee Humane Animal League's Pet Placement Center. www.thalppc.com.

4 Tell Me Something Derby, Republic Parking lot at Bluewater Grille, 3:30-8 p.m., $25, $45 couples in advance; $30 per person at the gate, benefits Chattanooga Room in the Inn. 624-6144.

• Poker Run, 8 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. first bike out from Hospice of Chattanooga office, 165 Hamm Road, ride through Sequatchie Valley and ends at Hospice office, 4411 Oakwood Drive off Highway 58, $25 entry fee includes breakfast and lunch, T-shirt and one hand; $10 passenger; $5 additional hand; entry fee prior to April 26 is $20. Honor Ride benefits hospice care to veterans provided by Hospice of Chattanooga. 892-1278.

7-8 StyleWorks, Chattanooga Convention Center, preview party 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, luncheon and fashion show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, $65 and up, benefits Siskin Children's Institute. 648-1707.

11 A Night to Remember, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St., 8 p.m., $75 and $100, performances by Kool & The Gang and Monica, benefits urban youth organizations. www.anighttoremember.org.