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Calendar: Email items to Karen Nazor Hill at email@example.com and Susan Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
29 Equal Opportunity Day Breakfast, Chattanooga Convention Center, 7:30 a.m., $100 per person, benefits Urban League of Greater Chattanooga. Gale King, executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Nationwide Insurance, is speaker. 423-756-1762.
1 Spectrum Preview Cocktail Party, Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View, 7 p.m., $30. 267-0968.
2 Gems for Hope, Chattanooga Golf and Country Club, 6:30 p.m., $100 per person, $150 couples, live and silent auctions of fine jewelry and gemstones, artwork and gift packages to benefit Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects Center. www.boehmbdc.com/
• Party Like a Rock Star in the 1980s, The Chattanoogan, 1201 Broad St., 6:30 p.m., $100, live and silent auctions and gourmet dinner to benefit American Lung Association. 423-629-1098.
3 Spectrum Brunch, Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View, time to be announced, $15 for Avant Art members, $20 nonmembers. 267-0968.
6 History Makers Luncheon, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:30 a.m., $65, honoring the McCallie family, benefits Chattanooga History Center. 265-3247.
7 Greek Bake Sale, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Glenwood Drive, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or when food runs out, pastry sale by women of the church with foods at a variety of prices. 423-629-2364.
9 Spectrum Gala, Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View, 7 p.m., $200 includes tickets to preview cocktail party and brunch, live art auction and gala. 267-0968.
14 Three Blind Wines, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6 p.m. reception and silent auction, 7 p.m. tasting, $75 per couple, each guest brings two bottles of wine for tasting, 10 p.m. wine cellar awarded, benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. tennessee.cff.org/threeblindwines
16 Junior League Tour du Jour Kitchen Tours, six homes in Fort Wood, downtown and Black Creek, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $30 depending on package of either Nov. 15 cocktail party or Nov. 17 wrap-up party. www.jlchatt.org.
19 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, The Chattanoogan, Broad St., 11:30 a.m., $40 per person, $400 table of eight. Southeast Tennessee chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals honors Jim and Amy Jo Osborn, Dr. Bill Stacy, Zan Guerry, Pete Cooper, Anna Carroll and the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
22 Loose Cannon Studio, 1800-A Rossville Ave., 9 p.m., either $10 or five canned goods for donation to Chattanooga Area Food Bank, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and disc jockey at “Arabian Nights … An Egyptian Escapade” sponsored by the Prince Hall Shriners. 423-505-5985.
22-23 I Smell Smoke, Rivermont Presbyterian Church, 3319 Hixson Pike, benefits Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club. Rotarians will smoke 300 Boston butts, $30 each, and spiral-cut hams, $50 each, overnight Nov. 22 at the church, with distribution on Nov. 23 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Orders required by Nov. 13. Download order form at www.Ismellsmokebbq.com.
23 Prince Hall Shriners’ black-tie charity ball, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St., 9 p.m., gala includes music by Sol Factor Band of Atlanta and DJ Mixx, benefits the Reuben Strickland Memorial Scholarship Fund and other Shrine charities. For tickets: 423-653-5555
30 A Song for Children, Tivoli Theater, 709 Broad St., 8 p.m., $35 and $50 general admission, $175 VIP seating. Annual Vince Gill concert to benefit Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County, Dale Ann Bradley is opening act. 423-266-6918.
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 ...