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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 email@example.com. Include event name, location and who fundraiser benefited. Contact: Susan Pierce at 757-6284.
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 to attend. wwwgoodwillchatt.org.
27 Civil War Banquet, lawn of 850 Fort Wood St., 6:30 p.m. appetizers followed by three-course dinner at 7:15 p.m., $75 per person, 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 of the neighborhood; 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 Inc. historic preservation. Must be 21 or older to attend. www.wineoverwater.org.
28 Project Kickball Tournament, Warner Park softball fields, McCallie Avenue at Holtzclaw Avenue, $250 team entry fee includes T-shirt for all team members, every team guaranteed two games. 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 in tournament; to register: 622-2872.
28 Walker County Gala, Sheraton Read House, 827 Broad St., $115 per person, $850 and $1,075 for tables of eight. Benefits Walker County Chamber of Commerce. 706-375-7702.
29 Race for the Cure, Finley Stadium, 10 a.m. gates open, 2 p.m. 5K, 2:30 p.m. one-mile race, race fees $20-$25. komenchattanooga.org.
5 Champagne and Chocolate, Southern Belle Riverboat, 201 Riverfront Parkway, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $25 includes hors d'oeuvres, beverage, silent auction, dancing, benefits Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. 423-529-0758.
5 Zombie Walk, south side of Walnut Street Bridge to Big River Grille, 1 p.m. zombie makeovers, 4 p.m. walk, $13 until Oct. 4, $25 day of walk, plus canned goods for donation to Chattanooga Area Food Bank. Register online: redtowersentertainment.com.
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.
2 Party Like a Rock Star in the 1980s, The Chattanoogan, 1201 Broad St., 6:30 p.m., $75 until Oct. 1, $100 after; live and silent auctions and gourmet dinner to benefit American Lung Association. 423-629-1098.
6 History Makers Luncheon, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11 a.m., honoring the McCallie family, benefits Chattanooga History Center. 265-3247.
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 ...