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* Calendar: Email items to Karen Nazor Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org and Susan Pierce at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
5 Taste and Sound of Italy: Sopranos, Sinatra and Sauce, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Keys Hall, 305 E. Seventh St., 7 p.m., $50, benefits Chattanooga Girls Choir. Program by operatic soprano Stella Zambalis and Frank Sinatra songs by Michael Smith with three-piece combo. 296-1006.
7 BRA-VO!, Track 29, 1400 Market St., 2 p.m., $40, fashion show modeled by breast cancer survivors to benefit Breast Cancer Support Services. 629-2445.
11 Habitat for Humanity Spring Dinner, The Mill, 1601 Gulf St., 5:30 p.m., $65, $500 table of eight. Former Chicago Bulls and three-time NBA champ Dickey Simpkins is featured speaker at benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga. 933-2700.
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., $70, 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. 629-1098.
2 Tails at Twilight, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6-9 p.m., $50, 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, $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 buffets, 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, $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., bike from Hospice of Chattanooga office, 165 Hamm Road, 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 Strawberry Afternoon Tea, Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center, Reflection Riding's Humphreys House, 400 Garden Road. Scones, chocolate-dipped strawberries, tea and flute and harp music played by CSO conductor Kayoko Dan and Caroline Brown Hudson. Adults $35, children ages 8-13 $15. Saturday, May 11. 821-1160, ext. 0.
* 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.
Feature writer Karen Nazor Hill covers fashion, design, home and gardening, pets, entertainment, human interest features and more. She also is an occasional news reporter and the Town Talk columnist. She previously worked for the Catholic newspaper Tennessee Register and was a reporter at the Chattanooga Free Press from 1985 to 1999, when the newspaper merged with the Chattanooga Times. She won a Society of Professional Journalists Golden Press third-place award in feature writing for ...