published Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Greater Chattanooga area good-cause calendar

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.

APRIL

2 UNBOUGHT & UNBOSSED AWARDS, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 11:30 a.m., $60 per person, Girls Inc. members honor 10 female role models, benefits Girls Inc. unboughtandunbossed.net.

2 VINTAGE ON VIEW, The Walden Club, 633 Chestnut St., 4-6 p.m., $75, afternoon tea served while enjoying decorations and clothing from the 1920s-1960s, benefits T. C. Thompson Children's Hospital at Erlanger. 423-778-7373.

3 CATHOLIC CHARITIES DINNER, The Chattanoogan, 1201 Broad St., 6 p.m., $100, Bishop Richard Stika and Sister Mary Christine Cremin are speakers, Memorial Health Care System will be honored, benefits programs of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee. 423-267-1297.

5 AMUSEUM, Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St. 7 p.m., $85 per person, $125 VIP ticket, raffle tickets $50 each, "Go to Xtremes" is theme of party for adults in children's museum. 423-648-6085.

5 ZOMBIE RUNDOWN, McDonald Farm, 16705 Coulterville Road, Sale Creek, Tenn., 8 a.m. until dusk, family event with one-mile FunWalk free of zombies, 5K obstacle mud run with zombies, and post-race party with music by Aaron Tippin; $5 from every online registration donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga. Entry fees: $5 FunWalk (entire fee donated), $55 runner, $45 for military personnel, $20 zombie, $25 after-party only, ages 10 and under free. redtowersentertainment.com.

11 RAISE THE ROOF, The Chattanoogan, 1201 Broad St., 7 p.m., $100 per person, $600 for table of eight, live and silent auctions at dinner-dance to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga. Joshua DuBois, spiritual adviser to President Barack Obama, author and former director of White House Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships, is featured speaker. 423-756-0507.

11 SPRING FASHION SHOW AND GOURMET LUNCHEON, Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St., 11:30 a.m., $50, fashions by Anna Ball White and Boutique Couture, benefits Performing Arts League Inc.'s youth scholarships. 423-622-2425.

12-13 BUG-A-PALUZA, Camp Jordan, East Ridge, gates open 8 a.m. both days, $4 ages 13 and up, Volkswagen car show sponsored by Scenic City Volks Folks; children's activities, music, concessions to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga. www.bugapaluza.com

25 PALATE 2 PALETTE YOUTH GALLERY, Church on Main, 1601 Rossville Ave., 7-9 p.m., $5 adults, $2 students, artwork from area high school students show and sale to benefit Craniofacial Foundation. 423-778-9191.

26 PALATE 2 PALETTE GALLERY STROLL, studios of Southside neighborhood, 5-8 p.m. followed by Bubbles and Sweets after-party at Track 29, 1400 Market St., $75 includes stroll and party, benefits Craniofacial Foundation. 423-778-9191.

27 CHOCOLATE FLING, The Chattanoogan, 1201 Broad St., 2-4 p.m., $30, benefits Epilepsy Foundation. 423-634-1772.

29 WOMEN OF DISTINCTION LUNCHEON, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 11:30 a.m., $70 until Tuesday, $75 after that, benefits American Lung Association of Tennessee. 423-629-1098.

MAY

1 SISKIN STYLEWORKS, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 10 a.m. marketplace, 11:30 p.m. lunch and fashion show by Belk. $65 per person, $500 table of eight, $1,000 Fashionista table for eight with admission to preview party, $25 to preview party only, benefits Siskin Children's Hospital. 423-648-1730.

3 MOTOWN DOWNTOWN, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L King Blvd., Motown-era muscle car show at 4:30 p.m., performance by Howard High School band at 6 p.m., both free; buffet dinner-dance at 7:30 p.m., $60 per person, $1,000 for table for eight; must be 21 or older to attend. Sponsored by Performing Arts League Inc. to raise funds for Howard High School band uniforms. 423-622-2425.

3 DODGEBALL CHALLENGE, Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road, 9 a.m. sign-ins, $150 per co-ed team of 8 players ages 16 and up, entry fee includes lunch, benefits Breakaway Outreach for at-risk youth. 423-400-1358.

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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