published Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Chattanooga area good-cause calendar, 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.

FEBRUARY

11 ZUMBATHON, UTC Aquatic and Recreation Center, 601 E. Fifth St., 4-7 p.m., $5 UTC students, $10 all others. Dance to raise money for American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, with giveaways and DJ. 423-425-4213.

12 POSSIBILITIES, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St., 11:30 p.m., $75. Col. Greg Gadson, who lost both legs in an IED explosion in Iraq, is featured speaker at fundraiser for Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation. 423-634-1208.

14 BROKEN HEARTS BALL, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 8 p.m., $35 advance registration, $45 at door. Come single or with a date for music and dancing with Valentine’s entertainment such as “worst breakup line” or “best forever story”; benefits Partnership for Families, Children and Adults’ Rape Crisis Center. 423-697-3828.

21-23 ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 21-22, noon-4 p.m. Feb. 23, $15 ticket good for three days, benefits Houston Museum of Decorative Arts. Preview party is Thursday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., $75 ticket includes show admission. 423-267-7176.

21 BIG BAND DANCE, Fairyland Club, 1201 Fleetwood Drive, Lookout Mountain, 7:30 p.m., $50 per person includes hors d’oeuvres, dance to music of American Legion Post 95 Legionnaires, benefits scholarship fund of Performing Arts League of Greater Chattanooga Inc. 423-521-7477.

25 SPAY-GHETTI NO MEATBALLS, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6-9 p.m., $50, silent auction and dinner catered by 1885 to benefit Wally’s Friends spay/neuter program. 423-877-9966.

27 IMPACT LEADERSHIP DINNER, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St., 6:30 p.m., $65 per person, Table Host sponsorships are $1,200 for table of eight. Emmy Award-winner Connie Chung is featured speaker at fundraiser for Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute. 423-394-8173.

28 REMEMBERING VERSAILLES FASHION SHOW, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd., 7 p.m., $25, runway show where models raise awareness of the charity of their choice. 423-892-1251.

28 TRI-STATE HOME SHOW, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 2. Annual home show sponsored by Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga and EPB Fiber Optics. Admission: $7 ages 17 and older; $2 discount to senior adults on Friday, $1 discount to anyone bringing a canned good for donation to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank on Saturday or Sunday.

MARCH

3 BACCHANALIA, Pre-party at Sheraton Read House Hotel, 6 p.m., followed by strut down Chestnut Street to Walden Club at 7 p.m. for dinner and auction, Mardi Gras mask contest, dancing to music of Booker T. Scruggs, $100 per person, benefits Chattanooga Bach Choir. Reservations required by Friday, Feb. 24: 423-902-9191 or merilee.dgp@gmail.com.

13 ON POINT ANNUAL DINNER, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St., 6:30 p.m. dinner, $75 per person, $350 table of eight, featured speaker is Wess Stafford, Compassion International president; benefits teen advocacy organization On Point. liveonpoint.org.

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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