published Sunday, June 23rd, 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.

June

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.

July

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, chips and dessert. Bring lawn chair for concert seating. 267-8534.

7 Dogs on the Diamond, AT&T Field, 2:15 p.m., $5 pooch pass. $5 owner's ticket, benefits McKamey Animal Center. Bring your pet to the Lookouts baseball game for pre-game parade, giveaways. 305-6500.

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.

August

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 that; benefits Chattanooga's Kids on the Block. www.southernbrewersfestival.com.

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 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.

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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