published Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Good-cause calendar and upcoming fundraisers

MARCH

SATURDAY Gourmet Guys Food Tasting, First Tennessee Pavilion, 1825 Reggie White Blvd., 4-7 p.m., $15, $50 family ticket, ages 10 and younger free; 60-90 Rotary Club members from three area clubs compete for best chef. 718-9033

26 Hometown Heroes, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:30 a.m., honors five local heroes for community service, benefits Greater Chattanooga Area chapter of American Red Cross. For tickets: 265-3455.

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

28 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 at Erlanger. 778-8057.

29 Cam Busch Endowed Art for Health Lecture Series, Hunter Museum of American Art, 6-8 p.m., $25, $15 students, featuring stage actress Megan Cole. 495-4438.

APRIL

14 Palate 2 Palette, Southside Gallery stroll, 5-8 p.m., visitors served wine with food by local restaurants; Bubbles and Sweets at Track 29, 8-10 p.m. for desserts and dancing; $75 per person. www.p2pchattanooga.com.

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, $1,500-$5,000 sponsorships. 468-4105.

20 Go Red Luncheon, Chattanooga Convention Center, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., benefits American Heart Association. For tickets: 763-4403.

21 Dancing Stars of Dalton, Northwest Georgia Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga., 6 p.m., $100, tables $700-$10,000; 10 celebrity dancers compete to benefit Georgia chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. www.dancingstarsofdalton.com.

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.

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.

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

MAY

3 StyleWorks, Chattanooga Convention Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., fashion show, luncheon and marketplace benefits Siskin Children's Institute. For tickets: 648-1707.

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

Email Karen Nazor Hill at khill@timesfreepress.com and Susan Pierce at spierce@timesfreepress.com by Monday.

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