published Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Good-cause calendar

  • TODAY Celebrity Softball Jam, Park Properties field on Cloud Springs Road in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., 1 p.m., free but donations taken for Hunter Worley Foundation, local celebrities vs. Roger Alan Wade, Danny Shirley and Confederate Railroad. Concert and raffle follow game.

  • Taste of Hamilton Place, inside Hamilton Place mall, 7-9 p.m., sample specialties of area restaurants, $35 adults, $10 ages 5-12, benefits Children's Hospital at Erlanger. 778-8057.

  • TUESDAY First Things First Fall Banquet, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6:30 p.m., Dr. Gary Chapman, author of "The Five Love Languages," is speaker. For tickets: 267-5383 or

  • WEDNESDAY Prohibition and All That Jazz, WTCI station, 5:30-7:30 p.m., PBS station's fall preview with jazz, wine and cheese. Register by sending email to

  • "All aBout Children" Auction, Signal Centers, 109 N. Germantown Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $50, corporate tickets available, sponsored by Friends of Special Education. 648-8103.

  • FRIDAY Doyle Dykes concert, Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 E. Brainerd Road, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. concert by finger-style guitarist, free but donations taken to benefit Prison Prevention Ministries. 622-5748.

24 Celebration of Life and Hope, Space at Warehouse Row, 6:30-11:30 p.m., $100, must be 21 or older to attend, auction and dance benefits Austin Hatcher Foundation for Childhood Cancer.

  • Dare To Dance, Alhambra Shrine,1000 Alhambra Drive off East Brainerd Road, 7 p.m., black tie/cocktail attire, dancing competition benefits Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. Tickets online at

  • Scrapblue -- Crop for a Cure, Hickory Valley Community Church, 2201 Hickory Valley Road, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., $50 includes all meals and snacks, scrapbooking event benefits American Cancer Society's Prostate Cancer Walk. For reservations: 280-6202 or

  • Hunger Wipeout, Chattanooga Area Food Bank, 2009 Curtain Pole Road, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $15 family, $8 individual, silly obstacle course of messy challenges, carnival booths, benefits Food Bank's children's feeding program. or 622-1800.

  • Accessories Are Necessities, Oak Street Center of First-Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Oak and Houston streets, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., sale of gently used women's and men's jewelry, handbags, gloves, hats and other accessories to fund mission trips. 756-2021.


1 Banana Ball, Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park, 7:30-10:30 p.m., $80 members, $100 nonmembers. www.chatt

  • Eagle Classic Sporting Clays and Auctions, Montlake Classic Clays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. shoot; 6 p.m. reception and auction at Land Rover of Chattanooga dealership; benefits Cherokee Council, Boy Scouts of America's Shooting Sports and character/leadership development programs; $200 individual or $750 team of four, includes ammunition for 100-shot course, goody bag, lunch from Sticky Fingers and dinner catered by Outback Steakhouse. 892-8323, ext. 111, or

  • Summerset Concert, Northwest Georgia Bank Amphitheater, Ringgold, Ga., 7:30 p.m., $25 online in advance, $35 at door, concert by Charlie Daniels Band to benefit Evitt Foundation.

  • Wine Over Water, Walnut Street Bridge, 5-8 p.m., $60, sample more than 100 wines with food by local restaurants, benefits historic preservation by Cornerstones.

2 Low Country Boil, Table 2, 6:30 p.m., $75 per person, $50 under age 30; golf tournament Monday at noon at Chattanooga Golf and Country Club. Benefits Jordan Thomas Foundation. 622-9006.

8 Pig Roast, Crabtree Farms, 6 p.m., barbecue, sauce contest, entertainment.

8-9 Camp Out To Stamp Out Family Homelessness, First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd. 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, through 7 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9; $25 per person up to four people, $10 each additional person; participants experience homelessness by bringing their own tent or cardboard box, spending the night outdoors and eating from a soup kitchen; benefits Interfaith Homeless Network. 756-3891.

14 Club Lib, Bicentennial Library, 1001 Broad St., 7-11 p.m., return of Here Come the Mummies, proceeds will help expand the library's ebooks. For tickets: 757-5310 or

  • Pure Gold celebrating Girls Inc. of Chattanooga's 50th anniversary, The Chattanoogan, 6 p.m., $100, entertainment by The Malemen.

20 Rhythm and Blues -- Hosanna Harvest for Hope, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd., 6 p.m., $60, music by Kathy Tugman Quartet and food from Cafe LaMont, benefits Hosanna Community. 870-6880.

29 Two Friends Tour, Memorial Auditorium, 7 p.m., $49.25, concert by Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith benefits YMCA Community Action Project. 642-TIXS.

31 Midnight Mayhem Halloween Cruise, Southern Belle riverboat, boarding at 10 p.m., return about 1 a.m., benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chattanooga. For tickets: 778-4300.

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.

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