published Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Chattanooga good-cause calendar and upcoming fundraisers

To be included

Calendar: Email items to 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.

MAY

Today. AutoCross and Cruise-In, Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road, gates open 10 a.m., free to spectators, $30 entry fee to show or drive car in competition. Chattanooga chapter of Sports Car Club of America hosts timed obstacle course and cruise-in to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga. 778-4146.

Thursday. Chattanooga's Voice, Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St., 6 p.m. silent auction and hors d'oeuvres, 7 p.m. competition with 10 singers; $100 full event, $25 show only, benefits Chattanooga Theatre Centre. 267-8534.

23 Paws at Poblanos, 551 River St., 6-8 p.m., $20 per person includes Mexican cuisine and music by Bluesfrog & the Georgia Rhythm Crickets, benefits Wally's Friends spay/neuter program. 877-9966.

30 Bethany Christian Services dinner, The Chattanoogan, 1201 Broad St., 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner. Free dinner for adults only, donations will be taken. Speaker is Johnny Carr, author of "Orphan Justice: How to Care for Orphans Beyond Adopting." For reservations, call 423-622-7360.

June

1 Rock N Ride Festival, Mystery Dog Ranch, 975 Wooten Road, Ringgold, Ga., 3-11 p.m., $5 per person, $20 family of four or more. Horse and pony rides, Old West Town, children's games, gospel music at fundraiser for Hozho Therapeutic Equestrian Services Inc. www.hozhotherapeutic.org.

5 Pancake Breakfast, Applebee's, 2219 Battlefield Parkway, 8-10 a.m., $5, benefits 100 Black Men's support of scholarships and leadership development programs at Ridgeland High School. eoglesbyjr@bellsouth.net.

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 mirror ball trophy; special appearance by Tony Dovolani of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." 697-3828.

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.

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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