3 AUTHOR TALK, Cleveland-Bradley County Public Library, 795 Church St., Cleveland, Tenn., 6-9:30 p.m., $50 for meet-and-greet and program, $25 program only. Fundraiser for Friends of the Library features talk by the Rev. Joel Huffstetler on his work with United Kingdom clergyman Michael Mayne. 423-472-2163.
4 HUMANITARIAN HONORS GALA, Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View, 6-9 pm., $85 individual, $650 table of eight, McKamey Animal Center fundraiser includes dinner, live and silent auctions and recognition of those who have dedicated time and resources to well-being of animals. 423-305-6500.
4 BUNNY HOP, First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Carter St., 6-8:30 p.m., $35 adults, $15 children, $100 family pack for two adults and up to four children. Fundraiser for Chambliss Center for Children includes kids activities such as bunny petting station, balloon artists, magician, sports zone, photo booth and performance by Chattanooga Aerials. Silent auction, music and catered dinner for adults.www.chamblisscenter.org
5 RUNNING OF THE CHIHUAHUAS, First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Carter St., 3 p.m. music starts, 6 p.m. dog races begin, free. Register for VIP packages: www.hits96.com.
5 DERBY DE MAYO, 2 on the Roof, 313 Manufacturers Road, 4:30-8 p.m., $75, must be 21 or older to attend, mashup of Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby includes silent auction, margaritas, mint juleps, hors d'oeuvres, big hat contest and televised coverage of the 144th Run for the Roses to benefit Chattanooga Room in the Inn. 423-624-6144.
5-6 RISE AND SHINE WITH DAMON GILLESPIE, Center for Creative Arts, 1301 Dallas Road, CCA alum and star of the new NBC drama "Rise," Damon Gillespie returns to town for weekend of master class on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ($25) and VIP breakfast and talent show Sunday at 9 a.m. ($50 breakfast, $10 show only). Reservations: http://bit.ly/CCA-Rise-and-Shine.
10 PICNIC ON THE PLAYGROUND, Signal Centers, 109 N. Germantown Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $30, gourmet food and wine to benefit Signal Centers Children's Services. 423-698-8528.
11 JOY OF COOKING & WINE DINNER, Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View, 7-10 p.m., $200 individual, $1,500 table of eight, five-course wine dinner inspired by Irma Rombauer's Joy of Cooking paired with five wines from Rombauer family's Napa Valley vineyard. 423-267-0968.
12 UNCORKED, Renaissance Park, 200 River St., 6:30-9:30 p.m., $75, food, music and wine to benefit Chattanooga Symphony & Opera. 423-267-8583.
15 ENTREPRENEUR POWER LUNCHEON, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St., 11:30 a.m., Dr. Randall Pinkett, founder and CEO of BCT Partners in Newark, N.J., is featured speaker at Urban League of Greater Chattanooga fundraiser, contact Urban League for ticket pricing. 423-756-1762.
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