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Contact: Susan Pierce at 757-6284.
22 Gourmet Guys Competition, First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd., 4-7 p.m., $15. Three area Rotary Clubs present food-tasting in which more than 60 club members compete. Proceeds support Rotary programs for needy children. 266-4041.
22 Dancing With The Stars Chattanooga, Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St., 8 p.m., $20-$150, benefits Partnership for Families, Children and Adults. Eight local dancers compete for trophy; special appearance by Tony Dovolani of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." 697-3828.
Gospel Singing Benefit, Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church, 90 Nick-a-Jack Lane, Flintstone, Ga., 5:30-8 p.m., free admission but donations taken. Six choirs perform and silent auction held to raise funds for Stocking Full of Love, Walker County's Christmas fund for needy children. 718-7651.
25 Paws at the Third Deck, Pier 2 at Ross's Landing, 201 Riverfront Parkway, 6-8 p.m., $20 includes half-pound Black Angus burger or veggie burger, one beverage and poker, benefits Wally's Friends. 877-9966.
27 Scenic City Women's Praise Breakfast, Chattanooga Convention Center, 7-9 a.m., $20, author Mary Whelchel is guest speaker, benefits Scenic City Women's Network. 423-698-6262.
3 Star-Spangled Supper, Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St., dinner served 5:30-7 p.m. followed by CSO pops concert and fireworks. Tickets are $50 adults, which includes Sugar's barbecue and all the trimmings, dessert and two drink tickets. Tickets are $10 for ages 12 and under, which includes hot dogs and chips and dessert. Bring lawn chair for concert seating. 267-8534.
9 Ron Clark Training, Brainerd BX, corner of North Terrace and Belvoir Avenue, 9 a.m.-noon, free but reservations required. Ron Clark, Disney Teacher of the Year and author of "The Essential 55," leads seminar for parents, teachers and nonprofits on how to get kids excited about learning. Sponsored by On Point and the I-Zone. Register at www.liveonpoint.org or call 899-9188, ext. 110.
17 Chattanooga Mud Run, Greenway Farms, 5051 Gann Store Road, 9 a.m., $250 for team of five, benefits Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga. www.chattanoogamudrun.com.
24 Southern Brewers Festival, downtown Chattanooga/Ross's Landing, 2 p.m. to midnight, $20 until Aug. 12, $30 after; benefits Chattanooga's Kids on the Block. www.southernbrewersfestival.com
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 per person. www.siskin.org/starnight.
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.
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 ...