• Fairy Garden Class: Signal Mountain Nursery, 1100 Hubbard Road, Signal Mountain, 10 a.m., free if not building a garden, $50 for materials to build miniature garden, space is limited. 423-886-3174.
• Mardi Gras Gala: Loose Cannon Studio, 1800 Rossville Ave., 7-11 p.m., $70, benefits Chambliss Center for Children. 423-468-1130.
• MEDROCK: Battle of the Physician Bands: The Hush Hush, 2001 N. Chamberlain Ave., 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. first act, $25 per person, $1 per audience vote for winner, benefits Alliance College Scholarship fund for children of healthcare professionals. www.chattmd.org.
• Read Across America: Hamilton Place, 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Dr. Seuss story hour; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 8, Dr. Seuss birthday party with free children's activities. wwwliveunitedchattajooga.org
• MacDowell Music Club: Brainerd Baptist Church sanctuary, 300 Brookfield Ave., 10:30 a.m. business meeting followed by musical program by Janet Sump, Margaret Ann Randolph, Jim Martin, Martha King, Sarah Glenn and Sandy Morris, visitors welcome. 423-624-2606.
SATURDAY, MARCH 8
• Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss: Cleveland State Community College library, Cleveland, Tenn., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free, theme is "Seuss' ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book," each child receives a hardback book and goody bag; also includes children's activities, costumed Dr. Seuss characters onsite, every child must be accompanied by an adult. 423-472-7141.