published Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Good-cause calendar and upcoming fundraisers

APRIL

FRIDAY Women of Distinction Awards, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:15 a.m., $70, benefits American Lung Association of Tennessee. 629-1098.

27 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. minniepearl.org/events.

28 Sophisticated Ladies & Gentlemen's Hat Gala, River City Event Center, 3201 Wilcox Blvd., 4 p.m., $20. 521-7744.

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

MAY

1 Vision-Idea-Reality, The Chattanoogan, 11 a.m., $30, sponsorship levels $300, $500 and $1,000; benefits American Society of Women Accountants' scholarship program. Call 756-5046, ext. 207, or email cdrinnon@twharch.com for space availability.

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 on May 2, 5-8 p.m. For tickets to either: 648-1707.

4 Bunny Hop, First Tennessee Pavilion, 6-8:30 p.m., $35 adults, $15 children ages 2 and older, $100 family ticket, benefits Children's Home/Chambliss Shelter. Peter Rabbit-themed event includes dinner, music, silent auction, live bunnies, children's activities. www.bunny-hop.org.

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.

5 Tell Me Something Derby, Republic Parking next to Bluewater Grille, 3:30-8 p.m., $25 in advance, $30 at gate, $45 per couple; 6 p.m. watch Kentucky Derby on big screens, 7 p.m. best hat contest. Derby party benefits Chattanooga Room in the Inn. 624-6144.

5 Running of the Chihuahuas, First Tennessee Pavilion, 2 p.m. Cinco de Mayo party starts, 6 p.m. race, free to spectators. Race to find Chattanooga's fastest chihuahua sponsored by Hits 96 WDOD-FM. Benefits Goodwill Assistance Dog Academy. Register dogs at www.hits96.com.

5 Gospel benefit, Walmart, 2020 Gunbarrel Road, 10 a.m., country/gospel singing to benefit Children's Hospital at Erlanger, eight acts, children's activities.

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.

12 Another Gorgeous Evening, Tennessee RiverPlace, 5:30 p.m. cocktails, 7:15 dinner and live auction, $150, benefits Tennessee River Gorge Trust. 266-0314.

12 Zombie Stomp Race, Silver Shoe Ranch, 1400 Prosser Drive, Dalton, Ga., race start times staggered from 8 to 11 a.m., obstacle course/mud race/fun run to benefit Georgia chapter of Alzheimer's Association. Entry fee is $40 per person for 5K, $50 for 10K, $150 four-person teams; $25 one-mile fun run for ages 5-13. zombiestomprace.com.

15 Tuesday Night Live, Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St., 5:30-7:30 p.m., $100, $175 VIP. Local parody of NBC's late-night comedy show to benefit CTC, hosted by Emmy winner Leslie Jordan. 267-8534.

TO BE INCLUDED

Calendar: Email items to Karen Nazor Hill at khill@timesfreepress.com and Susan Pierce at spierce@timesfreepress.com 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 khill@timesfreepress.com or spierce@timesfree press.com. Include event name, location and who fundraiser benefited. Contacts: Karen Hill at 757-6396 or Susan Pierce at 757-6284.

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