15 BETHEL COUNTRY CONNECTION, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 6-11 p.m., $125 per person, barbecue dinner, live and silent auctions and showcase of country music singer/songwriters featuring Kelley Lovelace and friends Craig Morgan, Neil Thrasher and Love & Theft; benefits Bethel Bible Village. 423-842-5757, ext. 233.
17 CHATTANOOGA TOUR DE CURE — First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd., 7 a.m., $15-$200; bicycle ride to benefit American Diabetes Association offers 10-, 25-, 40-, 68- or 101-mile routes. 423-266-4041.
23-24 OUTLAW RODEO, Tri-State Exhibition Center, Cleveland, Tenn., 6 p.m. gates open, 8 p.m. rodeo, $12 adults, $7 children 12 and younger; annual Pro-Rodeo gives $1 of each ticket sold to Refuge Community Center. 423-584-5211.
21 DANCING WITH THE CHATTANOOGA STARS, Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St., 8 p.m., $25-$150, local amateurs compete for mirror-ball trophy, benefits Partnership for Families, Children and Adults. 423-697-3829.
28 THE 100 DINNER, Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St., 6 p.m., $100, dinner features local food from within 100 miles of Chattanooga prepared on-site by local chefs, music by Lou Wamp and Swing Shift; silent auction to benefit educational and outreach programs of Crabtree Farms. Make reservation online at crabtreefarms.org.
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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 ...