published Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Chattanooga good-cause calendar and upcoming fundraisers

February

26 Spay-Ghetti No Meatballs, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6-9 p.m., $35. Dinner catered by Carrabba's with silent auction to benefit Wally's Friends spay/neuter clinic. 877-9966.

27 Friends of Scouting Luncheon, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:30 a.m., $300 (supports one Boy Scout), $2,500 for event sponsor. Col. Mark Tillman, pilot of Air Force One for former President George Bush on Sept. 11, 2001, is featured speaker. 892-8323.

28 On Point Annual Dinner, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6:30 p.m., $75, $750 VIP/corporate tables; $400 table of eight. Program by On Point students and Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family. 899-9188.

• FCA Home Team Banquet, The Colonnade, Ringgold, Ga., 6 p.m., Lookout Mountain Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosts University of Georgia football coach Mark Richt. For tickets, call 322-2158 or email lookoutmountainfca@fca.org.

• Women's Leadership Institute Leadership Address to the Community, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St., 5:30 p.m. registration, 6:30 p.m. dinner, $65. Dr. Mae Jemison, first black woman in space, is featured speaker. 394-8173 or www.cwli.org.

March

1 Caribbean Beach Party, The Mill, 1601 Gulf St., 7-11 p.m., $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Theme party includes salsa dip contest, Caribbean food, live and silent auctions, Tacky Island Shirt contest and music to benefit Caribbean SEA and TenneSEA clean water initiatives. 413-0471.

2 Distinguished Physicians Brunch, Chattanooga Golf and Country Club, 10 a.m., $60, Baroness Erlanger Foundation honors Dr. Millard Perrin, Dr. Harry Lawrence and Robert Main. 778-7373.

7 Taste, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 5:30-9 p.m., $40, sample specialties of more than 20 local restaurants at benefit for Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. 265-4396.

• Prison Prevention Ministries Annual Banquet, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6:30 p.m., table sponsorships from $300-$5,000. Reservations due by March 1. 622-5768.

• Live from Studio 45, WTCI-TV, 7540 Bonnyshire Drive, 6:45 p.m., $145, $245 couples, includes hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Behind-the-scenes studio experience and attend taping of "The A List with Alison Lebovitz" as she interviews author Arthur Golden. 702-7822.

14 St. Patrick's Purse, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6 p.m., $40. No tickets sold at door. Dinner, silent auction and entertainment to benefit Chattanooga Music Club's upkeep of Memorial Auditorium's Austin pipe organ. 899-9818.

15 UnBought and UnBossed Awards, The Chattanoogan, 7:30-9 a.m., Girls Inc.'s annual breakfast honoring female role models. For tickets: 624-4757.

22 Cumberland Trail Benefit, Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St., 7:30 p.m., $20, VIP $100. Cumberland Trail Suite Appalachian Music Festival features a dozen performers and ensembles, hosted by Tim O'Brien and Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. 642-TIXS.

30 Dance Benefit, Allemande Hall, 7400 Standifer Gap Road, 7-10 p.m., admission by donation. Silent auction and square, round and line dancing to benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Center. 706-375-1088.

April

21 Chocolate Fling, Southern Belle at Pier 2, 209 Riverfront Parkway, 2-4 p.m., $25 in advance, chocolate dessert sampling to benefit Epilepsy Foundation. 634-1772.

30 Women of Distinction Awards, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:15 a.m., $65 until March 31, $70 after that, 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.

May

4 Tell Me Something Derby, Republic Parking lot at Bluewater Grille, 3:30-8 p.m., $25, $45 couples in advance; $30 per person at the gate, benefits Chattanooga Room in the Inn. 624-6144.

7-8 StyleWorks, Chattanooga Convention Center, preview party 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, luncheon and fashion show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, $65 and up, benefits Siskin Children's Institute. 648-1707.

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