TO BE INCLUDED
• Calendar: Email items to Karen Nazor Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org and Susan Pierce at email@example.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.
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, 1150 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, 1150 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. www.chattzoo.org.
28 TRI-STATE HOME SHOW, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 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.
1 MARDI GRAS GALA, Loose Cannon Studio, 1800-A Rossville Ave., 7-11 p.m., $60 before Tuesday, $70 after that, benefits Chambliss Center for Children. 423-468-1130.
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 Monday: 423-902-9191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 FAT CAT TUESDAY, Chat’o Brasserie, 200 Manufacturers Road, 6-8 p.m., $30, Mardi Gras party to benefit Pet Placement Center. 423-877-0738.
6 TASTE, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 5:30-8:30 p.m., $35 includes free samples of specialties of 20 local restaurants and two drink tickets, benefits Kidney Foundation of Chattanooga. 423-265-0771.
13 ON POINT ANNUAL DINNER, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 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.
17 ST. PATRICK’S PURSE, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 7 p.m., $40, dinner catered by Louella Landreth, silent auction and music by CSO Youth Orchestra and The Ceilidh Band to benefit Chattanooga Music Club. 423-529-0315.
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 ...