published Sunday, September 8th, 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.

September

10-11 Basket Affair, Hutcheson Medical Center lobby, 100 Gross Crescent, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, $10 for five tickets, $20 for 10, benefits Hutcheson Medical Center Auxiliary. 706-858-2134.

12 Barnyard Auction, Chattanooga Choo Choo, 5:30 p.m. doors open, 6:30 dinner followed by auction, $40, benefits Executive Women International's scholarship fund for single mothers. 265-0187.

13 Pearl White Gala, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. show starts featuring Andre Ward and Johnny Gill with opener Mocha Renaissance Band, $65 and $85. 855-To-MOCHA.

14 Dare to Dance, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St., 7 p.m., $55, $75, $125 per person, $600 VIP table of four, benefits Kidney Foundation. 423-265-4397.

19 Purse Auction, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St., 11 a.m., $40, benefits Salvation Army. Bid on purses filled with jewelry, cosmetics, gift certificates, trips and more. 423-756-1023.

• Cabaret, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 M.L. King Blvd., 7 p.m., $50, $85 couples, silent auction and entertainment to benefit Choral Arts of Chattanooga. www.choralartsofchattanooga.org.

20 Stein to Stem, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6:30 p.m. wine tastings, 7:45 p.m. chefs' dinner and wine auction, 9:30 p.m. Uncorked after-party, $200, $375 couples, benefits Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation. 892-8309.

21 Taster's Luncheon, St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 7111 Lee Highway, 10 a.m. doors open, 11:30 a.m. buffet luncheon with fashion show by Coldwater Creek and Catherine's, $15, sponsored by Alpha Beta Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha to benefit Walter Boehm Birth Defect Center. 266-5215 or 778-2222.

• Tennessee Whiskey Festival, First Tennessee Pavilion, 6-11 p.m., new event to benefit Hart Gallery. 423-521-4707.

24 First Things First Fall Banquet, Chattanooga Convention Center, 6 p.m., $75. Guest speakers are Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, the couple who inspired the film "The Vow." 423-267-5383.

26 Pickin' For the Pups, Lindsay Street Hall, 901 Lindsay St., 6-10 p.m., $20 in advance, $25 at door. Beer, barbecue and bluegrass to benefit Goodwill Assistance Dog Academy; must be 21 or older. wwwgoodwillchatt.org.

27 Civil War Banquet, 850 Fort Wood St., 6:30 p.m. appetizers, three-course dinner at 7:15 p.m., $75, attendance limited to 150. Daryl Black, director of Chattanooga History Center, will speak on Fort Wood's role in the Civil War, followed by self-guided walking tours; benefits Fort Wood Neighborhood Association. 423-265-0771. ext. 100

28 Wine Over Water, Walnut Street Bridge, 5-8 p.m. rain or shine, $65 includes wine goblet to sample from 100 wines, benefits Cornerstones historic preservation. Must be 21 or older. www.wineoverwater.org.

• Project Kickball Tournament, Warner Park softball fields, McCallie at Holtzclaw avenues, $250 team entry fee includes T-shirts. Teams may have nine to 15 members, minimum of three females on field at all times. Proceeds benefit Hamilton County Project Access, which provides free health care to the working poor. Maximum of 20 teams. 622-2872.

28 Walker County Gala, Sheraton Read House, 827 Broad St., $115 per person, $850 and $1,075 for tables of eight, registration deadline due Sept. 11. Benefits Walker County Chamber of Commerce. 706-375-7702.

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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