To be included
• Calendar: Email items to Susan Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 spierce@timesfree press.com. Include event name, location and who fundraiser benefited.
• Contact: Susan Pierce at 757-6284.
21 Chocolate Fling, Southern Belle at Pier 2, 209 Riverfront Parkway, 2-4 p.m., $30, $10 ages 3-12, chocolate dessert sampling to benefit Epilepsy Foundation. 634-1772.
26-27 Palate 2 Palette, Youth Art Gallery 7-9 p.m. Friday and 5-8 p.m. Saturday in Church on Main, 1601 Rossville Ave. Gallery stroll and Bubbles & Sweets After Party are Saturday afternoon and evening. Friday tickets: $5 adults, $2 students; Saturday tickets: $75 per person or $150 VIP. Benefits Craniofacial Foundation. www.p2pchattanooga.com.
27 Pancake Breakfast, Applebee’s on Brainerd Road, 8-10 a.m., $7, benefits 100 Black Men’s Life Academy for Young Men and scholarship fund.
30 Women of Distinction Awards, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:15 a.m., $70, recognition of the Tennessee Woman of the Year, 10 Chattanooga Women of Distinction and three Young Women of Distinction, benefits American Lung Association of Tennessee. For tickets: 629-1098.
2Tails at Twilight, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6-9 p.m., $50 per person, benefits Tennessee Humane Animal League’s Pet Placement Center. www.thalppc.com.
• Let’s Save Our Sons and Daughters banquet, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6 p.m., $50 per person, benefits Chattanooga chapter, National Coalition of 100 Black Women. Featured speaker is Deborah Houston, author of “Father Knows Best.” 698-0029.
4Poker Run, 8 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. first bike out from Hospice of Chattanooga office, 165 Hamm Road, ride through Sequatchie Valley and end at Hospice office, 4411 Oakwood Drive off Highway 58, $25 entry fee includes breakfast and lunch, T-shirt and one hand; $10 passenger; $5 additional hand; entry fee prior to April 26 is $20. Honor Ride benefits hospice care to veterans provided by Hospice of Chattanooga. 892-1278.
• Running of the Chihuahuas, First Tennessee Pavilion, 1 p.m. Cinco de Mayo party opens, 2 p.m. music starts, 6 p.m. dog races. Free to spectators, register a dog at www.hits96.com. Benefits Goodwill Assistance Dog Academy.
• Tell Me Something Derby, Republic Parking lot at Bluewater Grille, 3:30-8 p.m., $25 individual, $45 couples in advance; $30 per person at the gate, benefits Chattanooga Room in the Inn. 624-6144.
• Do the Derby, AT&T Field, 4:30-11 p.m., $45 individual, $80 couple, $130 VIP couple, $25 per person for ticket to enter after 8 p.m. Chattanooga Kids on the Block fundraiser includes afternoon and evening buffet and beverages, live and silent auctions, celebrity stick-horse race, Kentucky Derby broadcast on Jumbotron. 757-5259.
6The Art of Dining, St. John’s Restaurant, 1278 Market St., 6 p.m. cocktails, 6:30 p.m. dinner, $150 per person, $275 Chef’s Table per person, multicourse wine dinner to benefit WTCI-TV 45. 702-7804.
7-8 StyleWorks, Chattanooga Convention Center, preview party 5-8 p.m. May 7, luncheon and fashion show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 8, $65 and up, benefits Siskin Children’s Institute. 648-1707.
10 Casino Royale: A Fish & Chips Event, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6 p.m. VIP party, 7 p.m. event, $150 VIP ticket, $75 general admission. Casino games, food and drinks to benefit Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County. www.cachc.org.
11 Strawberry Afternoon Tea, Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center, Reflection Riding’s Humphreys House, 400 Garden Road, 11:30 a.m. Adults $35, children ages 8-13 $15. Scones, chocolate-dipped strawberries, tea and flute and harp music played by CSO conductor Kayoko Dan and Caroline Brown Hudson. Reservations: 821-1160, ext. 0.
• A Night to Remember, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St., 8 p.m., $75 and $100, performances by Kool & The Gang and Monica, benefits urban youth organizations. www.anighttoremember.org.
Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...