Chattanooga area good-cause calendar, upcoming fundraisers

Chattanooga area good-cause calendar, upcoming fundraisers

February 23rd, 2014 by Susan Pierce 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 spierce@timesfree press.com. Include event name, location and who fundraiser benefited. Contact: Susan Pierce at 757-6284.

FEBRUARY

25 SPAY-GHETTI NO MEATBALLS, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6-9 p.m., $50, silent auction and dinner catered by 1885 to benefit Wally's Friends spay/neuter program. 423-877-9966.

27 IMPACT LEADERSHIP DINNER, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 6:30 p.m., $65 per person, Table Host sponsorships are $1,200 for table of eight. Emmy Award-winning newscaster Connie Chung is featured speaker at fundraiser for Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute. 423-394-8173.

28 REMEMBERING VERSAILLES FASHION SHOW, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 M.L. King Blvd., 7 p.m., $25, runway show where models raise awareness of the charity of their choice. 423-892-1251.

28 FRIENDS OF SCOUTING LUNCHEON, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 11:30 a.m., $300, Eagle Scout and wheelchair basketball world champion Mike Schlappi is featured speaker at luncheon to benefit Cherokee Council of Boy Scouts. 423-892-8323.

28 COCKTAILS FOR CONSERVATION, Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave., 6-8 p.m., $20 in advance or $25 at door for zoo members, $30 nonmembers, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and animal encounters to benefit zoo's conservation efforts. Must be 21 to attend. www.chattzoo.org.

28 TRI-STATE HOME SHOW, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 2. Annual home show sponsored by Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga and EPB Fiber Optics. Admission $7 ages 17 and older; $2 discount to senior adults on Friday, $1 discount to anyone bringing a canned good for donation to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank on Saturday or Sunday.

MARCH

1 MARDI GRAS GALA, Loose Cannon Studio, 1800-A Rossville Ave., 7-11 p.m., $60 before Tuesday, $70 after that, benefits Chambliss Center for Children. 423-468-1130.

3 BACCHANALIA, Pre-party at Sheraton Read House Hotel, 6 p.m., followed by Chestnut Street Strut to Walden Club at 7 p.m. for dinner and auction, Mardi Gras mask contest, dancing to music of Booker T. Scruggs, $100 per person, benefits Chattanooga Bach Choir. Reservations required by Monday: 423-902-9191 or merilee.dgp@gmail.com.

4 FAT CAT TUESDAY, Chat'o Brasserie, 200 Manufacturers Road, 6-8 p.m., $30, Mardi Gras party to benefit Pet Placement Center. 423-877-0738.

6 TASTE, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 5:30-8:30 p.m., $35 includes free samples of specialties of 20 local restaurants and two drink tickets, benefits Kidney Foundation of Chattanooga. 423-265-0771.

13 ON POINT ANNUAL DINNER, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 6:30 p.m. dinner, $75 per person, $350 table of eight, featured speaker is Wess Stafford, Compassion International president, benefits teen advocacy organization On Point. liveonpoint.org.

17 ST. PATRICK'S PURSE, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 7 p.m., $40, dinner catered by Louella Landreth, silent auction and music by CSO Youth Orchestra and The Ceilidh Band to benefit Chattanooga Music Club. 423-529-0315.