published Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Good-cause calendar

UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS

FEBRUARY

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

Monday A Decade of Decadence Masquerade, The Walden Club, 7-10 p.m., $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., followed by strut to Walden Club. 877-9767.

Thursday Leadership Address to the Community, Chattanooga Convention Center, 5:15 p.m. doors open, 6:30 p.m. dinner, $65 ($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. 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 ($1,000 table for eight), dinner, music, silent and live auctions, dancing to music of SoundForce. Guests encouraged to dress like their favorite TV or movie star. 622-2872.

* 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

28 Spay-ghetti No Meatballs dinner and silent auction, Warehouse Row Event Space, 1110 Market St., 5:30-9 p.m., $25, benefits Wally's Friends Spay Neuter Clinic. www.wallysfriends.com

MARCH

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

3 AmuseUm, Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St., 7 p.m., $85 ($125 VIP guest), "Cat in the Hat" is theme, benefits the children's museum. 648-6085.

* Arts Gala, The Arts Center, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn., 7 p.m., $80, performances by cast of "Guys and Dolls," silent and live auctions to fund school and community education in the arts. 423-745-8781.

6 WTCI Be More Awards, Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center, 11 a.m., $65 (tables of eight $520- $1,000). Purchase tickets by credit card at BeMoreAwards.com.

9 CaribbeanSEA Beach Blast, The Mill, 1601 Gulf St., 7-11 p.m., $50, benefits Chattanooga and Caribbean-area water-quality projects. 413-0471.

17 St. Patrick's Purse, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd., 6 p.m., $40, 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.

* Vintage on View, The Walden Club, 4-6 p.m., $50, fashion show of vintage clothing from private collections and retailers to benefit Children's Hospital. 778-8057.

APRIL

18 Odyssey 2012, Chattanooga Convention Center, noon, featured speakers are journalist Michele Norris and NASA astronaut Col. Eileen Collins, benefits Young Women's Leadership Academy Foundation. Tickets sold by tables: $800 nonprofits, $1,000 corporate tables, $1,500-$5,000 sponsorships. 468-4105.

27 Women of Distinction Awards, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11 a.m., $65 until March 30, after that $70, sponsorships available, benefits American Lung Association of Tennessee. 629-1098.

* 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.

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

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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