published Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Good-cause calendar and upcoming fundraisers

February

11 Fine Wine, Fine Art and Thou, Blue Ridge Art Center, 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga., 7 p.m., $25 members, $35 nonmembers, benefits Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. 706-632-2144.

n Mardi Gras Magic, The Car Barn, near Lee Highway at Highway 153, 7 p.m., $60 individual, $100 couple, $550 table of eight, benefits Chattanooga Room in the Inn. 624-6144.

14 Valentine's Day Performance: Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St., 7 p.m. hors d'oeuvres and beverages, 8 p.m. performance of "The Important of Being Earnest," $35 includes free parking, benefits CTC Annual Fund. 267-8538, ext. 223.

18 Chattanooga Heart Ball 25th anniversary, The Chattanoogan, 6 p.m. to midnight, $250 per person, music by Radio Daze Big Band of Nashville, benefits American Heart Association. 763-4407.

19 Tony O'Rear Bowl for Life Tournament, Holiday Bowl, 5518 Brainerd Road, $150 per team, benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 637-9358.

20 A Decade of Decadence Masquerade, The Walden Club, 7-10 p.m., $90 per person through today, then $100, annual Bach Choir Mardi Gras benefit with music by Booker T. Scruggs Ensemble and the River City Red Hots; warm-up party at Sheraton Read House, 5 p.m. 877-9767.

23 Leadership Address to the Community, Chattanooga Convention Center, 5:15 p.m. doors open, 6:30 p.m. dinner, $65 individual, $1,200 table of eight, benefits Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute. Stacy Allison, first American woman to climb Mount Everest is featured speaker. www.cwli.org

24-26 Houston Museum Antiques Show and Sale, Chattanooga Choo Choo Centennial Hall, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, $15. Special preview brunch with early buying privileges 8:30-10 a.m. Friday, $30. Benefits Houston Museum of Decorative Arts. 267-7176.

25 Denim & Diamonds: Starstruck, Chattanooga Convention Center, 7 p.m., $100 per person, $1,000 table for eight, dinner, musical entertainment, silent and live auctions, dancing to music of SoundForce. Guests encouraged to dress like their favorite TV or movie star. 622-2872.

n Flashback Prom: Loose Cannon Studio, 1800 Rossville Ave., 8 p.m.-midnight, $35 in advance, $45 at door, break out the taffeta prom dress and ruffled tux to dance to music of ToneHarm, sponsored by Chattanooga Friends to benefit The Speech and Hearing Center's Achieve Learning Center. www.chattfriends.com

March

1 On Point Dinner, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6:30 p.m., $75 individual, $375 for table; speaker is Wes Moore, author of "The Other Wes Moore." 899-9188 or www.liveonpoint.org.

17 St. Patrick's Purse, Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd., 6 p.m., $40 per person, dinner, silent auction and music by harp quartet, string and brass ensembles, bagpiper and Irish tenor; benefits Chattanooga Music Club's scholarship fund and Memorial Auditorium organ fund. 821-6040.

28 Unbought and Unbossed Awards Breakfast, The Chattanoogan, 7:30 a.m., benefits Girls Inc. of Chattanooga. www.UnboughtAndUnbossed.net or 624-4757.

April

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

May

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.

To be included

n 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.

n 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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