• School Carnival: Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, 1800 Bailey Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free admission with small fee for game tickets, carnival games, petting zoo, arts and crafts, food vendors to raise funds for school. 423-309-7464.
• Soddy-Daisy Distinguished Young Woman Program: Soddy Elementary School, 260 School St., 6:30 p.m., $10, high school juniors compete in program formerly known as Junior Miss. 423-867-2454.
• MacDowell Music Club: Brainerd Baptist Church, 300 Brookfield Ave., 10:30 a.m., visitors welcome, business meeting followed by performances by club members Allen Davis, Martha King, Steven Hollingsworth, Ann Rylands, Jay Craven, Margaret Ann Randolph and Walt Jenison. email@example.com
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 ...