published Sunday, March 10th, 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 Karen Nazor Hill at khill@timesfreepress.com or spierce@timesfree press.com. Include event name, location and who fundraiser benefited. * Contacts: Karen Hill at 757-6396 or Susan Pierce at 757-6284.

March

12 Spirit of Achievement Luncheon, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St., 11:30 a.m., $75. ESPN radio personality and 1992 National Championship quarterback Jay Barker is featured speaker at fundraiser for Junior Achievement. 892-4488.

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

* Hometown Heroes Luncheon, The Chattanoogan, 11:30 a.m., $55, table sponsorships start at $1,000, benefits Chattanooga chapter of American Red Cross. Local volunteers honored; Keith Alvey, director for Hurricane Sandy Relief in New York, is featured speaker. 265-3455.

15 UnBought and UnBossed Awards, The Chattanoogan, 7:30-9 a.m., $40. Girls Inc.'s annual breakfast honoring female role models. 624-4757.

* Studiopendous, Highland Plaza United Methodist Church, 4226 Norcross Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $10. Church preschool hosts children's art gallery, live and silent auctions. 877-1544.

22 Cumberland Trail Benefit, Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St., 7:30 p.m., $20 or 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.

24 Strides of March, Renaissance Park on Manufacturer's Road, noon pre-walk activities, 2 p.m. walk, free registration, pledges taken by runners/walkers benefit Chattanooga CARES. 648-9912.

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

20 Amuseum, Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St., 7 p.m., $85 and $125, annual party for adults to benefit children's museum. Live and silent auctions, dancing to SoundForce, catered by Lee Towery. 648-6085.

* Wine and Shine, The Crash Pad, 7-11 p.m., $35 advance, $40 at door, sponsored by Downtown Sertoma Club to benefit Chattanooga Kids on the Block and Speech and Hearing Center. 757-5259.

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.

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., $65 until March 31, $70 after that, recognition of 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

2 Tails 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.

4 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.

* 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.

* Poker 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.

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.

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 Childrne's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County. www.cachc.org.

11 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.

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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