published Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Chattanooga good-cause calendar and upcoming fundraisers

December

6 Women Against MS, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 11:30 a.m., $60. Ronda Giangreco, author of "The Gathering Table: Defying Multiple Sclerosis with a Year of Pasta, Wine & Friends," is guest speaker. 615-690-5323.

7 Mistletoe Ball, Sheraton Read House, Silver Ballroom, 6:30 p.m. cocktail hour, 8 p.m.-midnight dancing to The Beaters, black-tie optional attire, $125. Benefits Room in the Inn shelter for homeless women and their children. 624-6144 or ww.chattanoogaroomintheinn.com

* Yappy Meower, Mia Cucina, 345 Frazier Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m., $20 donation for food and wines, benefits McKamey Animal Center. 305-6500.

* John Michael Montgomery Concert, Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave., 8 p.m., $26, benefits Chattanooga Firefighters Association. 899-4990.

8 Corporate Dodgeball Competition, Maclellan Gym, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 9 a.m. Six-person team fee is $300. Proceeds benefit Cherokee Area Council of Boy Scouts of America. www.chattdodgeball.org.

9 Holiday English Tea, Houston Museum of Decorative Arts, 201 High St., 1-4 p.m., $20, ($5 children younger than 17), ticket includes museum tour. English tea and open house to benefit the museum. 267-7176.

15-16 'Noog Amazing Race, teams of two or more complete challenges in downtown Chattanooga, 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $20-$40, benefits Operation Secret Santa. 693-1355.

20 Christmas Show and Toy Drive, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd., 6-9 p.m. Admission is $15 and a new, unwrapped toy or $20 with no toy. Show by Jacquie Ramsey to collect toys for delivery to Children's Hospital at Erlanger. 619-0611.

January

24 The Moth Ball, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 7-9 p.m., $35 per woman, $50 patrons. Must be 21 or older to attend. Benefits Partnership for Families, Children and Adults. themothball.org

February

2 PINK! Chattanooga Convention Center, 6:30 p.m., $200, $350 patrons, sponsorships start at $3,500. Benefits MaryEllen Locher Breast Center's expansion of surgical services for cancer patients at Memorial. 495-PINK.

28 FCA Home Team Banquet, The Colonnade, Ringgold, Ga., 6 p.m., Lookout Mountain Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosts University of Georgia football coach Mark Richt. For tickets, call 322-2158 or email lookoutmountainfca@fca.org.

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.

about Karen Nazor Hill...

Feature writer Karen Nazor Hill covers fashion, design, home and gardening, pets, entertainment, human interest features and more. She also is an occasional news reporter and the Town Talk columnist. She previously worked for the Catholic newspaper Tennessee Register and was a reporter at the Chattanooga Free Press from 1985 to 1999, when the newspaper merged with the Chattanooga Times. She won a Society of Professional Journalists Golden Press third-place award in feature writing for ...

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