published Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Chattanooga good-cause calendar and upcoming fundraisers

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 spierce@timesfree press.com. Include event name, location and who fundraiser benefited.

Contact: Susan Pierce at 757-6284.

August

Today. Stuff the Bus, Chattanooga Market, First Tennessee Pavilion, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., school supplies accepted for the Hamilton County PTA Teacher Supply Depot. www.liveunitedchattanooga.org

Wednesday. Pups on the Patio,Terra Nostra Tapas and Wine Bar, 105 Frazier Ave., 6-8 p.m., $30, sangria and tapas tasting to benefit Pet Placement Center. Reservations required, limited to 60. 423-877-0738.

Thursday Paws for the Cause, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6-10 p.m., $65, $120 couples; live and silent auctions, catered dinner, music by Danny Boy Patnode of Nashville and flamenco dancers from Atlanta, benefits Humane Educational Society. 624-5302.

24 Southern Brewers Festival, downtown Chattanooga/Ross's Landing, 2 p.m. to midnight, $30, benefits Chattanooga's Kids on the Block. www.southernbrewersfestival.com.

24-25 Strike for Education Retro Bowl, Holiday Bowl, 5518 Brainerd Road, 2-4 p.m. or 5-7 p.m. Saturday, 5-7 p.m. Sunday, $150 per team of six, benefits Junior Achievement. jachatt.org.

29 Paws at Community Pie, 850 Market St., 6-8 p.m., $20 includes 12-inch margherita pizza, salad, beer; benefits Wally's Friends Spay/Neuter program. 877-9966.

September

7 StarNight, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6 p.m. cocktail reception followed by dinner, performance by Wilson Phillips and dancing to benefit Siskin Children's Institute, $250. www.siskin.org/starnight.

• Gallery Hop, 20 studios and galleries throughout downtown Chattanooga, 2-8 p.m., free, benefits Association for Visual Arts and its members. 265-4282.

• Doggie Paddle, Warner Park pool, 1254 E. Third St., noon-3 p.m., $10 per pooch, includes goody bags while supplies last, benefits McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center. 423-305-6500.

13 Pearl White Gala, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. concert, featuring Andre Ward and Johnny Gill with opener Mocha Renaissance Band, $65 and $85. 1-855-To-MOCHA.

19 Purse Auction, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 11 a.m., $40, benefits Salvation Army. Bid on purses filled with jewelry, cosmetics, gift certificates, trips and more. 756-1023.

20 Stein to Stem, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6:30 p.m. wine tastings, 7:45 p.m. chefs' dinner and wine auction, 9:30 p.m. Uncorked after-party, $200, $375 couples, benefits Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation. 892-8309.

28 Wine Over Water, Walnut Street Bridge, 5-8 p.m. rain or shine, $65 includes wine goblet to sample from 100 wines, benefits Cornerstones Inc. historic preservation. Must be 21 or older to attend. www.wineoverwater.org.

28 Project Kickball Tournament, Warner Park softball fields, McCallie Avenue at Holtzclaw Avenue, $250 team entry fee, includes T-shirt for all team members, every team guaranteed two games. Teams may have nine to 15 members, minimum of three females on field at all times. Proceeds benefit Hamilton County Project Access, which provides free health care to the working poor. Maximum of 20 teams in tournament; to register: 622-2872.

29 Race for the Cure, Finley Stadium, 10 a.m. gates open; 2 p.m. 5K; 2:30 p.m. one-mile race; race fees $20-$25. komenchattanooga.org.

29 Low Country Boil, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6:30-10 p.m., $40 ages 30 and under, $85 over age 30, $1,000 table for eight, benefits Jordan Thomas Foundation.Reservations required: 622-9006.

OCTOBER

3 SunTrust Bank, 736 Market St., Boy Scouts take pledges and donations to rappel down 20 floors of bank building in fundraiser for local Scouting programs. 892-8323.

NOVEMBER

6 History Makers Luncheon, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:30 a.m., honoring the McCallie family, benefits Chattanooga History Center. 265-3247

about Susan Pierce...

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 ...

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