TODAY: Strides of March, Renaissance Park, noon, 17th annual walk to benefit Chattanooga CARES. Register online: www.chattanooga or at walk.

TUESDAY: JA Spirit of Achievement, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:30 a.m., $75 ($600 table of eight), featuring former Atlanta quarterback Steve Bartkowski, benefits Junior Achievement. 892-4488.

WEDNESDAY: Unbought and Unbossed Awards Breakfast, The Chattanoogan, 7:30 a.m., benefits Girls Inc. of Chattanooga. or 624-4757.

  • Vintage on View, The Walden Club, 4-6 p.m., $50, fashion show of vintage clothing from private collections and retailers to benefit Children's Hospital. 778-8057.

THURSDAY: Cam Busch Endowed Art for Health Lecture Series, Hunter Museum of American Art, 6-8 p.m., $25, $15 students, featuring stage actress Megan Cole. 495-4438.

31 Bluegrass and Blue Jeans, Bright School, 6 p.m., $50, auction and music by Dismembered Tennesseans at school fundraiser.


14 Palate 2 Palette, Southside Gallery stroll, 5-8 p.m., visitors served wine with food by local restaurants; Bubbles and Sweets at Track 29, 8-10 p.m. for desserts and dancing; $75.

15 Get Your Game On, Heritage High School auditorium, 3960 Poplar Springs Road, 3 p.m. $10. Catoosa County Special Olympics fundraiser includes fashion show and silent auction. Tickets at Catoosa County schools, Gateway Bank, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union. 706-965-4052.

18 Odyssey 2012, Chattanooga Convention Center, noon, featured speakers are journalist Michele Norris and NASA astronaut Col. Eileen Collins, benefits Young Women's Leadership Academy Foundation. Tickets sold by tables: $800 nonprofits, $1,000 corporate, $1,500-$5,000 sponsorships. 468-4105.

20 Go Red Luncheon, Chattanooga Convention Center, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., benefits American Heart Association. For tickets: 763-4403.

21 Dancing Stars of Dalton, Northwest Georgia Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga., 6 p.m., $100, tables $700-$10,000; 10 celebrity dancers compete to benefit Georgia chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

27 Women of Distinction Awards, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11 a.m., $65 until Friday, after that $70, sponsorships available, benefits American Lung Association of Tennessee. 629-1098.

  • Wine and Pearls, The Mill, 1601 Gulf St., 6-9 p.m., $75, benefits The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation/Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Parkridge Medical Center.

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


3 StyleWorks, Chattanooga Convention Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., fashion show, luncheon and marketplace benefits Siskin Children's Institute. Preview party with Marketplace shopping May 2, 5-8 p.m. For tickets to either: 648-1707.

4 Legends and Leaders Dinner, Chattanooga Golf and Country Club, 6 p.m., UTC alumni awards dinner. Reservations required due to limited seating. 425-4785.

5 Do The Derby Chattanooga Style, AT&T Field, 4:30-11 p.m., $75 per couple, $125 VIP couple, $25 per person after 8 p.m., benefits Kids on the Block; Kentucky Derby televised, bagpipe band, bourbon and cigar tent, celebrity impersonators. 757-5259.

11 Fish & Chips Mayberry Style, The Car Barn, 7-11 p.m., $75, $125 VIP, benefits Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County. Old-fashioned fish fry includes dinner, casino games and silent auction. 266-6918.

to be included

  • Calendar: Email 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: Email 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.