published Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Good-cause calendar & upcoming fundraisers

February

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 www.SiskinRehab.org.

19 Flashback Prom, Doubletree Hotel, 8 p.m. to midnight, $20 in advance, $30 at door, 1980s and '90s music by DJ Tone Harm, sponsored by Friends of the Ronald McDonald House, benefits the Ronald McDonald House. Buy tickets online at www.rmhchattanooga.com, click the Flashback Prom button at the bottom left.

24 Women's Leadership Institute Dinner, Chattanooga Convention Center, FDIC chairman Sheila Bair will speak on "Leadership through Challenging Economic Times." For tickets, check the website at www.cwli.org or call 902-9393.

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.

* Scrapbook for Children of Haiti, Clear Creek Church of Christ gymnasium, 5612 Hixson Pike, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., $40 includes lunch, dinner, snacks, drinks and prizes. To register, 227-2517.

25-27 Houston Museum Antiques Show, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, $15 ticket reusable all three days. 267-7176.

26 Denim & Diamonds, Chattanooga Convention Center, 7 p.m., benefits Project Access, which provides health care to working poor and uninsured. 622-2872.

March

5 AmuseUm 2011: Time Warp, Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St., 7 p.m., $85 and $125, casual dress, adults' party to benefit the children's museum includes Roaring '20s speakeasy, '50s dinner, '60s beach party, silent and live auctions; online auction Monday to March 2 at www.cdmfun.org. 648-6085.

* 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.

www.RotaryGourmetGuys.org.

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 mardigrasmonday@yahoo.com

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

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.

24 Prison Prevention Ministries Banquet, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Imperial Ballroom, 6:30 p.m., $25, Judge Robert Alexander, formerly with the New York State Department of Correctional Services and Attica State Prison and author of "Half Heaven, Half Heartache," will be guest speaker. 622-5768 or www.prisonprevention.org.

29-30 ArtWorks and StyleWorks, Chattanooga Convention Center, 5-8 p.m. Tuesday ArtWorks with silent art auction, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday StyleWorks luncheon and fashion show, benefits Siskin Children's Institute. 648-1707 or siskin.org/styleworks.

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 www.chattanoogaredcross.org/heroes. 265-3455, ext. 134.

April

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 Tuesday. 266-8658. For sponsorship information, e-mail ANTR.info@gmail.com 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.

May

10 Odyssey 2011 Luncheon, Chattanooga Convention Center, noon, luncheon 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 www.cglaonline.com

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