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After more than a year of isolation, streets and sidewalks are again beginning to fill up, and social calendars along with them. Events that were put off last year, or made virtual, are rebounding, and in many instances being reframed yet again as people seek the in-person social interactions lost in 2020.

The following is a roundup of more than 100 events benefiting local nonprofits over the coming year. And they need your support.

The Chattanooga Nonprofit Alliance Follow-Up COVID-19 Impact report from February 2021 reports that, "Despite the passage of time and relief programs from the federal government, nonprofit organizations are still experiencing the impact of COVID in a significant way," with 75% of the nearly 100 respondents listing budgetary worries as their primary concern.

So if you're looking for a good excuse to dust off that dress and get out of the house, while actually doing good by the community, get out your planner.

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AUGUST

CARIBBEAN MARKET

Aug. 4

In support of the American Haitian Foundation, this marketplace features a huge variety of gently loved goods from estates and 300 families — antiques, furniture, china, jewelry art, toys, tools, sporting goods. All proceeds feed and educate 1,000 students at AHF's school in Haiti.

No entry fee

americanhaitianfoundation.org; Betty Miles: 423-645-5103

 

BELIEVE BASH

Aug. 7

The gala benefiting Children's Hospital at Erlanger is back, with a theme of "Under the Big Top." This year will be a hybrid of both in-person and virtual options, but tickets are required for either option. Activities for the evening include red carpet festivities, cocktail and dinner hours, a live auction and live entertainment. Proceeds are designated for the new Pediatric Outpatient MRI and Procedure Center at Children's Hospital at Erlanger's Kennedy Outpatient Center.

$350 per person, $3,000 per table of 8

erlanger.org/bash; Rebecca Styles: rebecca.styles@erlanger.org

 

THE STATE OF TRUCK PARKING

Aug. 10

Since 2015, a lack of available truck parking has been consistently ranked as one of the top-five industry concerns among trucking stakeholders. Join Thrive Regional Partnership for this Freight Forum with Rebecca Brewster, president and COO of the American Transportation Research Institute, on the current state of truck parking in this region and across the country.

$20 suggested donation

thriveregionalpartnership.org; Shannon Millsaps: smillsaps@thriveregionalpartnership.org

 

CHATTANOOGA TECHNOLOGY EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Aug. 18

The Chattanooga Technology Excellence Awards (TechX) recognizes and celebrates the talented community of technology leaders, entrepreneurs, developers and professionals in all specialties at all levels with awards in 11 categories. Hosted by ChaTech, the bridge connecting the local tech community with the resources needed for growth.

Free (sponsorship opportunities available)

chatechcouncil.org; Jen LaRose: jen@chatechcouncil.org

 

BIG HAIR AFFAIR

Aug. 28

This rad night out celebrates the Kidney Foundation's founding in 1989. Come dressed in your favorite throwback outfit and enjoy food, drinks, dancing, a silent auction and more.

$60 per person

kidneyfoundation.com/big-hair-affair; Kirbee DeMatteo: 423-265-4397, kirbee@kidneyfoundation.com

 

SEPTEMBER

HUNGER ACTION MONTH

Sept. 1-30

Join the Chattanooga Area Food Bank to take action to fight hunger in this community by donating, volunteering or helping raise awareness. Sept. 17 is Hunger Action Day, when collective actions across the country are focused for greater impact to end hunger.

chattfoodbank.org; communications@chattfoodbank.org

 

CWLI IMPACT DINNER AND SYMPOSIUM

Sept. 9-10

To celebrate Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute's 25th anniversary, IMPACT is evolving into a two-day leadership symposium exploring topics related to attracting, retaining and elevating female talent throughout the region, focusing on the interplay between social, economic and policy factors. Women and men alike will benefit from keynote presentations, panels and breakout sessions geared toward advancing women in this region. Last day to register is Sept. 1.

$75-$85 for dinner, $50-$200 for symposium (bundles available)

cwli.org/impact; 423-394-8173; info@cwli.org

 

NATIONAL TREASURES: PARTY AT POINT PARK

Sept. 9

With the theme of "Come Back to YOUR Park," event proceeds will benefit the local National Park Partners and its mission to conserve the natural and cultural resources of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. Guests will enjoy a Southern-style dinner complete with favorite comfort food classics and plenty of plant-based options; a special program on Lookout Mountain history with "Chattanooga Landmarks" author Jennifer Crutchfield; and live music by The New Dismembered Tennesseans. Cap off the evening with the one time all year to have your picture made at Chattanooga's first tourist attraction, the iconic Umbrella Rock.

$100 per person, $175 per couple

partyatpointpark.com; Tricia Mims: tricia@nppcha.org

 

CHATTANOOGA AUTISM CONFERENCE

Sept. 10

Attendees can choose from 20 presentations at this in-person conference for parents, educators, clinicians and adults with autism. Over 40 autism-related vendors will be exhibiting. Lunch is included. The event supports the Chattanooga Autism Center. Deadline to register is Sept. 6, space permitting.

$40 (fee waivers available)

chattanoogaautismcenter.org/conference; 423-531-6961, opt. 4; info@chattanoogaautismcenter.org

 

GRANDPARENTS DAY

Sept. 12

Celebrate being a grandparent with your grandchildren, in support of the Creative Discovery Museum. Enjoy activities created to give you an afternoon of quality time with your grandchild while creating wonderful memories together.

$10 per member, $15 per non-member

cdmfun.org; Denise Karnes: dpk@cdmfun.org

 

BOWL FOR KIDS' SAKE

Sept. 16, 18

Bowl it out for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chattanooga youth and programming. All bowlers will receive a T-shirt and be eligible for door prizes to be given throughout the event, including restaurant gift certificates, tickets to local entertainment attractions, and more.

$400 per team of 4-6

bbbschatt.org; Shadrina Booker: shadrina@bbbschatt.org

 

DIFFERENT IS DIVINE ONLINE AUCTION

Sept. 17-26

Benefiting FACES: The National Craniofacial Association, this annual fundraising event features auction items from Chattanooga artists, businesses, locals and more, items as unique and beautiful as the children and adults FACES serves. Bid online from Sept. 17-26, or at the FACES Festival on Sept. 25, where auction items will be displayed. (See the separate entry for more on the festival.)

Pricing varies

32auctions.com/FACES2021; Emily McKay: emily@faces-cranio.org

 

KIDNEY KUP GOLF TOURNAMENT

Sept. 17

This tournament at Bear Trace benefits the Kidney Foundation. Lunch, dinner, drinks, prizes, contests and more included. All proceeds stay local to assist area dialysis and kidney transplant patients.

$500 per team of 4

kidneyfoundation.com/kidney-kup; Kirbee DeMatteo: 423-265-4397, kirbee@kidneyfoundation.com

 

VIM'S GOLF CLASSIC CHARITY TOURNAMENT

Sept. 17

Play a round at Brown Acres Golf Course in support of Volunteers in Medicine, helping to raise funds for the medically underserved in need of access to primary health care. Attendees will receive a light breakfast, golfer gift bag, hole activities including hole-in-one prize opportunities, a raffle, and entrance to post-play lunch reception and award ceremony.

$125 per individual, $500 per team of 4

vim-chatt.org; 423-855-8220, jhenderson@vim-chatt.org

 

LA PAZ GRAND OPENING BLOCK PARTY

Sept. 19

Join La Paz as they open the doors to the new community center. Tour the building, meet the new staff, help paint a mural by artist Alex Loza, and enjoy food and fun with Chattanooga's Latino community.

Free

lapazchattanooga.org; Lily Sanchez: lsanchez@lapazchattanooga.org

 

CELEBRATION OF VALOR LUNCHEON

Sept. 21

Medal of Honor recipient and keynote speaker Kyle Carpenter will share his inspirational story of courage, sacrifice and commitment at this luncheon benefiting the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center.

$125 per person, $1,500 per table of 8

mohhc.org/celebration-of-valor-luncheon; Melinda Craft: 423-825-2525

 

ABC ONLINE AUCTION

Sept. 23-29

Friends of Special Children, in support of Signal Centers and the children it serves, is hosting this auction. Register with biddingowl.com and search for Friends of Special Children, Chattanooga.

Pricing varies

friendsofspecialchildren.org; angeline@friendsofspecialchildren.org

 

CHATTANOOGA AUTISM GOLF TOURNEY

Sept. 23

Benefiting the Chattanooga Autism Center, this tournament at Creeks Bend includes lunch, beer/water, snacks, team prizes and prizes for contests.

$400 per team of 4

chattanoogaautismcenter.org/golf; Dave Buck: 423-531-6961, opt. 4

 

DIAMOND SOIREE

Sept. 23

Join Girls Inc. in celebration of 60 years of service throughout the city of Chattanooga to more than 28,000 families and counting.

$100

girlsincofchatt.org

 

NNH'S NOT SO SILENT AUCTION

Sept. 23

Enjoy snacks from multiple restaurant sponsors during the first hour of the event, then bring plenty of energy and enthusiasm for the Not So Silent Auction benefiting Northside Neighborhood House, offering a hand up to those north of the river.

$800 per table of 8

nnhouse.org; Jenny Stripling: jstripling@nnhouse.org

 

FACES FESTIVAL

Sept. 25

FACES Festival brings together three events rolled into one: Ride It Forward Charity Day, Ride 4 Smiles Reunion, and Different is Divine Online Silent Auction. At the festival, the entire family can spend the afternoon seeing rescue opossums, birds and kittens, playing games for prizes, bidding on the silent auction, shopping local vendors, listening to acclaimed singer/songwriter Roger Alan Wade, and meeting the families served by FACES, a nonprofit that provides services for children and adults living with craniofacial conditions.

No entry fee

faces-cranio.org/faces-festival; Emily McKay: 423-266-1632

 

STARNIGHT

Sept. 25

A benefit for Siskin Children's Institute, this year's event will be in person, offering a cocktail reception, elegant dinner and a party with a live band and dancing, with one of Chattanooga's own tickling the piano keys. The evening will also celebrate the stars of the institute: the medical staff, therapist, teachers and administration that make SCI's mission to serve children with special needs a reality.

$300 per person (limited sponsorship opportunities)

siskin.org/starnight; Linda McReynolds: 423-240-4429, lindamcreynolds@siskin.org

 

TORCHLIGHT GALA

Sept. 25

At this benefit for the nonprofit Chattanooga Audubon Society, guests will be treated to hors d'oeuvres and desserts, drinks and tastings by Chattanooga Whiskey, live music by Crooked Wits, a Torchlight Nature Walk, raffle, and a silent auction featuring Havell-Audubon prints and other pieces of signed artwork.

$55-$75

chattanoogaaudubon.org/torchlight; Darlene Carlson: dcarlson@chattaudubon.org

 

ABC EVENT

Sept. 30

Dinner, live and silent auction hosted by Friends of Special Children and benefiting the children at Signal Centers.

$50 per person (many sponsorship levels available)

friendsofspecialchildren.org; Angeline Fairchild: 410-404-3310

 

OCTOBER

CLAY SHOOT

Oct. 1

Teams of four shooters will compete for prizes by shooting clay targets at Benton Sporting Clays in this family-friendly benefit for the Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center. Beginners welcome.

$2,000 per team of 4

MOHHC.org/events/clay-shoot; Melinda Craft: 423-877-2525

 

ADVENTURE COURSE AND 5K

Oct. 2

Support the Creative Discovery Museum by participating in a traditional 5K or tackling the 1-mile Adventure Course that combines a footrace with exciting team challenges.

Price TBD

cdmfun.org; Denise Karnes: dpk@cdmfun.org

 

ARTS IN THE ALLEY

Oct. 2

Arts activities, performances and fun in Cooper's Alley in a benefit for ArtsBuild.

$60

artsbuild.com; kathryn@artsbuild.com

 

AUTUMN CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL

Oct. 2

One of the largest and longest-running children's festivals in the Tennessee Valley, this benefits Ronald McDonald House of Greater Chattanooga. Festival-goers can enjoy "Star Wars" characters, princesses, superheroes, inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting, kiddie train, carnival games with prizes, arts and crafts, as well as health and wellness and educational programs.

50 cents to $3 for activities (free entry)

rmhchattanooga.com/news-events/autumn-childrens-festival; Mary Pike: mary.pike@rmhchattanooga.com

 

TENNESSEE VALLEY HEART WALK

Oct. 2

Join together with friends, family and colleagues to get moving and focus on improved health, while helping to defeat heart disease and stroke by raising funds for innovative research that leads to new treatments and cures.

No entry fee (personal fundraising expected)

chattanoogaheartwalk.org; greaterchattanooga@heart.org

 

VOICES

Oct. 6

Networking, champagne, Power of the Purse silent auction, lunch, and program with the theme "The Power of One," highlighting how championing one cause — one voice, one volunteer, one donation — can have a huge ripple effect on the lives and overall status of women and girls in the community. Moderated panel discussion will feature four local female leaders representing different impact areas, all in support of the Women's Fund of Greater Chattanooga.

$75 per person, $600 per table of 8

chattanoogawomensfund.org/events; Katie McCallie: 423-315-6100

 

CONNECTHER

Oct. 7

Celebrating connecting 5,000 individuals with access to free birth control and providing education to tens of thousands more, A Step Ahead Chattanooga invites the community to join in celebrating this milestone and hear about plans to reach even more individuals in more counties. The event features live entertainment, food, drinks and a silent auction.

No entry fee

astepaheadchattanooga.org; info@astepaheadchattanooga.org

 

DARE TO DRAG

Oct. 9

Local Chattanoogans and professional drag queens will take to the catwalk to raise funds for area dialysis and kidney transplant patients in this benefit for the Kidney Foundation.

$40 general admission, $75 VIP

kidneyfoundation.com/dare-to-drag; Kirbee DeMatteo: 423-265-4397, kirbee@kidneyfoundation.com

 

NAMI NARRATIVES: FINDING COURAGE IN MENTAL ILLNESS

Oct. 9

In support of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Chattanooga, this event will include food and stories of hope and resilience told by those impacted by mental illness in the Greater Chattanooga region.

$20 per person

namichattanooga.org; namichattanooga@gmail.com

 

HTS GOLF CLASSIC

Oct. 11

Held at Black Creek Club, this four-person Scramble benefits Honoring the Sacrifice, which provides needed financial and material resources to help severely injured veterans and their immediate families.

$1,000 per team of 4

honoringthesacrifice.org; info@honoringthesacrifice.org

 

DRINK AND DISCOVER

Oct. 15

The Creative Discovery Museum is closing to kids and letting adults age 21 and up explore the museum with a drink in hand. Event theme and special activities will be released closer to event date.

$15 per person, $5 per drink and activity ticket

cdmfun.org; Denise Karnes: dpk@cdmfun.org

 

BETWEEN THE BRIDGES

Oct. 16

This new arts festival, hosted by the Association for Visual Arts and the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, highlights artists from the Chattanooga area. Up to 50 local artists will be set up with work of all kinds to sell, a biergarten will offer drinks, and a stage on the Theatre Centre lawn will welcome the sounds of local student bands.

No entry fee

avarts.org; Sarah Moore: sarah@avarts.org

 

GLOW: FALL BALL

Oct. 16

The Medical Society & Foundation's largest annual fundraising event, the Fall Ball is back with dinner, auctions, live entertainment and dancing at this luminescent, black-tie optional event. Proceeds support life-saving programs like Project Access and LifeBridge.

$150 per person, $1,200 per table of 8

chattmd.org; alex@chattmd.org

 

MONSTER BASH

Oct. 16

Monster Bash combines the thrill of Halloween along with the fun of harvest festivals to create a safe, kid-friendly environment perfect for the fall season.

$15 per member, $20 per non-member

cdmfun.org; Denise Karnes: dpk@cdmfun.org

 

CHOICES BANQUET

Oct. 21

Choices' annual fundraising banquet features keynote speaker Pam Tebow, in support of the Christian nonprofit's free pregnancy services and options counseling for women and men facing unplanned pregnancies.

Free

team.choiceschattanooga.org/banquet; Jennie Landreth: jlandreth@choiceschattanooga.org, 423-713-7480

 

WITCHES AND WINE

Oct. 21

Kickstart the most spook-tacular time of year by putting on your most creative pointy hats and flying over to this event in support of Downside Up Inc., serving and celebrating those of all abilities, and its new Training Wheels space. Sample a variety of wines, hors d'oeuvres and sweets, bid on the silent auction, enjoy spooky games and contests, and dance the night away. (Ages 21+ only.)

$40

downsideupinc.org

 

DARE TO DANCE

Oct. 23

Based on the popular television show "Dancing with the Stars," this dance-off for the Kidney Foundation features local celebrities alongside professional dancers. Attendees can enjoy the show in person or virtually.

Price TBD

kidneyfoundation.com/dare-to-dance; Kirbee DeMatteo: 423-265-4397, kirbee@kidneyfoundation.com

 

WALK A MILE WITH PARTNERSHIP

Oct. 24

This 1-mile walk supports the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults in its efforts to combat the effects of domestic violence.

$35 per adult, $20 per child/student/military

partnershipfca.com; Sharon Love: slove@partnershipfca.com, 423-697-3827

 

WOMEN OF DISTINCTION OF GREATER CHATTANOOGA

Oct. 27

Honoring 10 local "Women of Distinction," this year's awards luncheon also benefits the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

$75 per person

womenofdistinctiongc.com; Lynda Hood: lhood@chattanoogabar.org

 

DINNER OF FIRSTS

Oct. 28

Celebrating and supporting first-generation college students, Chattanooga State's signature "FUNdraising" event toasts and roasts a community leader who is the first in their family to attend college — this year, Chattanooga State's own president, Rebecca Ashford.

$200 per person, $1,700-$6,000 per table of 8

chattanoogastate.edu/alumni-donors/initiatives/dinner-of-firsts; Tammy Sawyers: 423-697-3359, tammy.sawyers@chattanoogastate.edu

 

RMHC 30TH ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON

Oct. 29

The Heart of the House Luncheon will celebrate those who help make the Ronald McDonald House a home away from home and support the families seeking care at Children's Hospital at Erlanger.

Price TBD

rmhchattanooga.com; Jane Kaylor: jane.kaylor@rmhchattanooga.com

 

NOVEMBER

GOWNS FOR GOOD

Nov. 3

This inaugural luncheon, fashion show and live charity auction benefits Volunteers in Medicine Chattanooga, and offers an opportunity to clear out your closet while supporting access to medical care. Donate a gown or cocktail dress that has been otherwise hanging in your closet, and 100% of the proceeds will directly provide access to a primary care appointment for a patient in need. Already Marie Kondo'd your closet? Sponsor and/or attend the luncheon festivities, helping to raise awareness and crucial funding.

$75 per person, $500 per table of 8

vim-chatt.org; 423-855-8220; jhenderson@vim-chatt.org

 

BIG HAPPIER HOUR

Nov. 4

This virtual event celebrates the promise of youth through mentoring with Big Brothers Big Sisters. The event will be held in different homes around the city where each host will stream their own segment, from cocktail demonstrations to entertainment to demonstrations of the impact of mentoring. A catered meal will be delivered to your door, and a silent auction will offer unique items.

$175 per couple (sponsorships and group packages available)

bbbschatt.org; Shadrina Booker: shadrina@bbbschatt.org

 

ARTS & CRAFTS ONLINE AUCTION

Nov. 8-11

This auction, hosted by Friends of Special Children, benefits Signal Centers' summer Chatter Camp for children with communication challenges. Register to bid at biddingowl.com. Art donations for the auction will be accepted through Nov. 1. Send photo, value and description of art as an attachment to angeline@friendsofspecialchildren.org.

Pricing varies

friendsofspecialchildren.org; Angeline Fairchild: angeline@friendsofspecialchildren.org, 410-404-3310

 

ORANGE GROVE ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Nov. 9

Both seasoned players and amateur enthusiasts are invited for a lively afternoon of play during this four-person scramble at Council Fire Golf Club. Prizes will be awarded for hole-in-one, longest drive, putting and closest to the pin. Special celebrity guest is Amy Bockerstette, a collegiate athlete and disabilities advocate.

$1,500 per team of 4 (sponsorship opportunities available)

orangegrovecenter.org/golf; Windy Brooks: wbrooks@orangegrove.org, 423-664-4804

 

SPECTRUM SILENT AUCTION COCKTAIL PARTY

Nov. 11

This silent auction hosted by the Hunter Museum of American Art will feature a diverse selection of artworks from across the country, followed by an after-party on the museum's riverfront terrace with a DJ.

Price TBD

huntermuseum.org/spectrum; ahaugland@huntermuseum.org

 

PAL HOLIDAY FASHION SHOW

Nov. 12

Beyond the fashion show, this luncheon will feature performances by young artists in a benefit for the Performing Arts League's grants and scholarships supporting youth involvement in the performing arts.

$70 per person

palchattanooga.org; palchat16@gmail.com

 

SPECTRUM GALA AND LIVE AUCTION

Nov. 13

Celebrating the Hunter Museum and the arts in Chattanooga, this gala promises stunning art and unique opportunities available for bidding. Always charming and entertaining, father and son duo Jim and Dan Kennedy will serve as auctioneers. Gala attendees will receive an invitation to the Silent Auction Cocktail Party, as well.

Price TBD

huntermuseum.org/spectrum; ahaugland@huntermuseum.org

 

PIONEER DAYS

Nov. 18

Journey back in time to the 1800s, when life was much simpler. Or was it? See for yourself through demonstrations of old-time wood tools, butter churning, an apple cider press, corn shucking, corn husk doll making and more. And historic Spring Frog Cabin will be open for tours. The event benefits the Chattanooga Audubon Society and its nature preserve.

$7.50 per person

chattanoogaaudubon.org; Darlene Carlson: 423-892-1499

 

GRATEFUL GOBBLER

Nov. 25

This 5K walk/run is a Thanksgiving tradition for many, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Maclellan Shelter for Families. Featuring 13 units for families experiencing homelessness, the shelter provides a stable environment where they can remain together as they search for permanent housing solutions. If you can't walk that morning, you can register as a "Sleepwalker," or donate.

$15-$30

gratefulgobblerwalk.org; info@gratefulgobblerwalk.org

 

SPORTSBARN TURKEY TROT

Nov. 25

Billed as Chattanooga's longest-standing Thanksgiving road race, this event benefits the Chattanooga Track Club and the Chattanooga Kidney Foundation. There will be a race or walk for everyone. Even leashed dogs are welcome.

Price TBD

kidneyfoundation.com/turkey-trot; 423-265-4397

DECEMBER

 

16 STRONG

Dec. 2

Thrive Regional Partnership's annual event celebrates collaboration and innovation across the 16 counties that comprise the Greater Chattanooga region and the champions that make this work happen.

$50 suggested donation

thriveregionalpartnership.org; smillsaps@thriveregionalpartnership.org

 

SHARE YOUR CHRISTMAS

Dec. 10

Participate in Chattanooga's largest food drive with WRCB Channel 3, helping the community by donating food or funds from November to the end of January.

Donation-based

chattfoodbank.org; communications@chattfoodbank.org

 

JANUARY 2022

DINNER OF DISTINCTION

Jan. 14

This awards dinner recognizes distinguished physicians and Gordon Street Distinguished Community Leaders in a benefit for the Erlanger Foundation, which funds new equipment, enhancement of facilities and growth in programs that invest in the community's health.

$150 per person, $1,500 per table

erlanger.org/dinnerofdistinction; Rebecca Styles: rebecca.styles@erlanger.org

 

PINK!

Jan. 22

This gala is a celebration of life for breast cancer patients and survivors. All proceeds stay in the local community to ensure the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial has the latest equipment and technology available and can provide the highest quality care to women in need.

$500 per person (sponsorships with tables available)

memorial.org/pink; christine_willingham@memorial.org

FEBRUARY 2022

HEART BALL

Feb. 19

Through the Heart Ball campaign, the local chapter of the American Heart Association will celebrate the collective success in driving change, funding science and improving behaviors, no matter where, or how, we gather.

Price TBD

heart.org/en/affiliates/tennessee/chattanooga; greaterchattanooga@heart.org

 

MARDI GRAS MASKED GALA

Feb. 25

Stay tuned for more details on this fun fundraiser for Chambliss Center for Children.

Price TBD

chamblisscenter.org; Lesley Berryhill: lrberryhill@chamblisscenter.org

 

MARCH 2022

ALL THAT JAZZ!

March 5

This evening of gourmet food, wine tastings, live jazz and a silent auction celebrates and supports the Chattanooga Bach Choir.

Price TBD

chattanoogabachchoir.org; chattanoogabachchoir@gmail.com

 

AMUSEUM

March 5

Featuring cultural cuisine, awe-inspiring activities, delightful drinks and more, AmuseUm is known for being the grown-up party benefiting kids through the Creative Discovery Museum's mission to offer educational fun for all.

$125 per person

cdmfun.org; Denise Karnes: dpk@cdmfun.org

 

JOURNEY 2022

March 12

This Hospice of Chattanooga fundraiser features cocktails, a silent auction, four-course dinner and program, and an after-party including dancing, casino games and more.

$300 per person (tables and sponsorships available)

hospiceofchattanooga.org/hoc-foundation; susan_day@alleohealth.org

 

HUNTER UNDERGROUND

March 18

This art-centric cocktail party, silent auction and dance party is held in the rarely seen basement of the Hunter Museum and raises critical funds for the art museum.

Price TBD

huntermuseum.org/hunter-underground; ahaugland@huntermuseum.org

 

RUMP RUN

March 26

The signature fundraiser for the Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation, this family-friendly event includes kids' activities, a timed 5K and fun run/walk, as well as a ceremony honoring those affected by the disease.

Entry fee varies

rumprun.com; info@gcccf.org

 

SAVE WATER, DRINK WINE

March 26

This festive wine (and beer) tasting event features live music and tapas cooked on-site at Crabtree Farms, with proceeds supporting local nonprofit WaterWays' mission of protecting and restoring the water where we all live, work and play. Guests can also learn about creeks and watersheds around the area and who is doing good work to protect them.

$50 in advance, $60 day of

mywaterways.org

 

APRIL 2022

4 BRIDGES ARTS FESTIVAL AND PREVIEW PARTY

April 8-10

Ranked in the top 15 arts festivals in the country, 4 Bridges brings the best visual artists from around the country to Chattanooga for a weekend of art and entertainment. Corporate and patron sponsors, as well as those with a Preview Party ticket, can enjoy a catered dinner and live music on April 8, surrounded by artists selling work in a huge variety of media and price ranges. The festival is April 9-10, with more live music, food trucks and, of course, art.

Preview Party: $100, festival: $5 per adult (free for children under 18)

4bridgesartsfestival.org; Sarah Moore: sarah@avarts.org

 

DRINK AND DISCOVER

April 8

The Creative Discovery Museum is closing to kids and letting adults age 21 and up explore the museum with a drink in hand. Event theme and special activities will be released closer to event date.

$20 per person, $5 per drink and activity ticket

cdmfun.org; Denise Karnes: dpk@cdmfun.org

 

FUND THE FUTURE

April 11-12

This benefit for Boyd Buchanan School begins with an auction and pre-party on April 11 and continues with golf tournament at Council Fire on April 12.

$1,500 per team

bbschool.org/golf; Eddie Grant egrant@bbschool.org, 423-208-5440

 

CHATTANOOGA AUTISM CELEBRATION WALK

April 23

Join the Chattanooga Autism Center and raise funds through the walk, vendors, kids' activities and more.

$15-$30

chattautismwalk.com; amber@chattanoogaautismcenter.org

 

FURBALL

April 29

Benefiting The Alice Fund, this stay-at-home virtual fundraising event occurs on National Hairball Day, with proceeds helping to provide medical treatment for cats whose owners and caregivers would otherwise lack the resources to access such care.

Donation-based

thealicefund.org; Kathy Allison: kathy@thealicefund.org

 

ELIZABETH'S OUT RUN MELANOMA 5K

April 30

The proceeds from this 5K benefit the Elizabeth R. Smith Melanoma Fund at CHI Memorial, which supports the prevention, awareness and research of melanoma, a serious form of skin cancer.

$30 per runner

memorial.org/race; christine_willingham@memorial.org

 

NATIONAL REBUILDING DAY

April 30

Highlighting the connection between our homes and our health, and to encourage everyone to take steps to be safer and healthier at home, National Rebuilding Month is an annual monthlong call to service, culminating with National Rebuilding Day on the last Saturday in April. Volunteer and donation opportunities will be available in Chattanooga.

Donation-based

rtchattanooga.org; Rebuilding Together Chattanooga: 423-250-3152

MAY 2022

 

BUNNY HOP!

May 6

At this family-friendly fundraiser for Chambliss Center for Children, parents can enjoy festivities and an evening with friends while their kids take advantage of the numerous activities for children. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend, including grandparents and adults without children.

Price TBD

chamblisscenter.org; Lesley Berryhill: lrberryhill@chamblisscenter.org

 

GATHER GRADUATION GALA

May 12

The MOMentum Network will celebrate single moms and mentors making a difference in their lives by recognizing graduates and member moms as well as community members who are pouring into the lives of other women.

$50

momentumnetwork.org/gather; 423-521-0071, info@momentumnetwork.org

 

JUNE 2022

SPRING GARDEN TOUR

June 4

Visit a selection of unique home gardens displaying both creativity and expertise, while supporting the Master Gardeners of Hamilton County's scholarship program and community garden projects.

$20 per person

mghc.org; info@mghc.org

 

JULY 2022

DRINK AND DISCOVER

July 1

The Creative Discovery Museum is closing to kids and letting adults age 21 and up explore the museum with a drink in hand. Event theme and special activities will be released closer to event date.

$20 per person, $5 per drink and activity ticket

cdmfun.org; Denise Karnes: dpk@cdmfun.org

 

AMERICAN HEROES DINNER

July 15

This fundraising dinner benefits Honoring the Sacrifice, which provides needed financial and material resources to help severely injured veterans and their immediate families.

$125 per person, $1,250 per table of 8

honoringthesacrifice.org; info@honoringthesacrifice.org

 

OCTOBER 2022

MILES FOR MEMORIES

Oct. 11

Walk/run/bike/hike/swim at your own pace, location and time in celebration of the life and memory of those no longer with us. You can participate on your neighborhood streets, trails, elliptical, community pool, or by walking with your pup.

$10 per adult participant (sponsorships available)

hospiceofchattanooga.org/hoc-foundation; Susan Day: susan_day@alleohealth.org

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