To be included:

* Calendar: E-mail 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: E-mail 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.


3 Mark Harris Concert, Lee University, Conn Center, Cleveland, Tenn., 7 p.m., $10, Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter performs benefit for Samaritan's Place Children's Home in the Philippines.

16 Possibilities: Siskin Hospital Celebrates Life Beyond Disability, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:30 a.m., $75 per person, $1,000-$2,000 sponsor tables, benefits Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation. 634-1208 or

25 Mardi Gras Ball, Imperial Ballroom of Chattanooga Choo Choo, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $35 per person, benefits scholarship fund and other philanthropic projects of Chattanooga Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. 698-0029.


5 Runway for Hope, The Chattanoogan, 6:30 p.m., $125, food, cocktails, dancing, runway fashion show by Hair Benders Internationale, benefits Austin Hatcher Foundation. 894-2973.

* Gourmet Guys Food-Tasting Gala, Rivermont Presbyterian Church gym, 3319 Hixson Pike, 4-7 p.m., $10, 30 amateur chefs compete for best dishes, silent auction, benefits service projects of North River Rotary Club.

7 Bach Choir Mardi Gras, Walden Club, 7 p.m., $90,

entertainment by River City Red Hots Brass Band and Booker T. Scruggs. For reservations, call 510-0333 or e-mail

12 Boyd-Buchanan Spring Fundraiser, The Chattanoogan, 6:30 p.m., $100 per person, Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy is speaker. 508-2212 or

15 Chattanooga Shoe Shoe, The Chattanoogan, 11:30 a.m., $50 per person, $350 table for eight, $550 sponsor table, Cobbler's Row shopping market, luncheon and fashion show of shoes by Dillard's, benefits Chattanooga Room in the Inn. For tickets call 624-6144.

17 St. Patrick's Day Extravaganza, Lindsay Street Hall, corner of Lindsay Street and M.L. King Boulevard, 6 p.m., $40, dinner, bagpiper, string quartet, brass ensemble and harpist, benefits Chattanooga Music Club. Mail check made payable to Chattanooga Music Club to Clark Gross, 149 Cliff Top Lane, Chattanooga, TN 37419, and tickets will be mailed.

30 Hometown Heroes Luncheon, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:30 a.m., benefits Greater Chattanooga Area Chapter of the American Red Cross; featured speaker is Aron Ralston, the hiker portrayed by actor James Franco in the movie "127 Hours." March 1 is deadline to nominate a hometown hero; download application at 265-3455, ext. 134.


8 Night To Remember, Chattanooga Convention Center, 7 p.m., entertainment by Charlie Wilson, fundraiser for scholarships, cultural enrichment and intervention programs for the youth of Chattanooga. Tickets go on sale Feb. 15. 266-8658. For sponsorship information, e-mail or call 463-0687.

10 Chocolate Fling, The Mill, 1601 Gulf St., 2 p.m., $25 in advance, chocolate dessert sampling to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation. 634-1772.


10 Odyssey 2011 Luncheon, Chattanooga Convention Center, noon, speaker is CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien, benefits Young Women's Leadership Academy Foundation, tickets go on sale in March, corporate sponsorships that include meet-and-greet with O'Brien now available. Call 468-4105 or log onto