published Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Chattanooga area good-cause calendar, upcoming fundraisers


• Calendar: Email items to Karen Nazor Hill at and Susan Pierce at 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 Include event name, location and who fundraiser benefited. Contact: Susan Pierce at 757-6284.


20 DINNER AND THE ARTS, Center for Creative Arts, 1301 Dallas Road, 5:30 p.m. silent auction, 6 p.m. dinner (sold out), 7:30 p.m. performances by CCA students, $5 at door. 209-5931.

21-23 ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, $15 ticket good for three days, benefits Houston Museum of Decorative Arts. Preview party is Thursday, 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 American Legion Post 95 Legionnaires, benefits scholarship fund of Performing Arts League of Greater Chattanooga Inc. 423-521-7477.

22 DENIM AND DIAMONDS, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St., 7-11 p.m., $100; Roaring ’20s is theme of fundraiser for Project Access, which provides health care to area’s working poor. 423-622-2872.

25 SPAY-GHETTI NO MEATBALLS, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6-9 p.m., $50, silent auction and dinner catered by 1885 Grill 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-winning newscaster 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 M.L. King Blvd., 7 p.m., $25, runway show where models raise awareness of the charity of their choice. 423-892-1251.

28 FRIENDS OF SCOUTING LUNCHEON, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St., 11:30 a.m., $300, Eagle Scout and wheelchair basketball World Champion Mike Schlappi is featured speaker at luncheon to benefit Cherokee Council of Boy Scouts. 423-892-8323.

28 COCKTAILS FOR CONSERVATION, Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave., 6-8 p.m., $20 in advance or $25 at door for zoo members, $30 nonmembers, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and animal encounters to benefit zoo’s conservation efforts. Must be 21 to attend.

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.


3 BACCHANALIA, Pre-party at Sheraton Read House Hotel, 6 p.m., followed by Chestnut Street Strut 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

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

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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