Chattanooga City Lights — Winter 2017

November 

18
Run to Remember

This annual run encourages participants to raise funds to help put an end to Alzheimer’s disease. New this year, you have the opportunity to fundraise your registration fee! Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Tennessee Riverpark.
act.alz.org/chattanoogarun, 423.265.3600

20
1TABLE

Join Causeway for its annual city-wide Thanksgiving potluck held the Monday before Thanksgiving. This event will shut down the 200 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard in front of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center and is an open invitation for you to share a meal with and get to know your neighbors. Bring a dish and a friend!
causeway.org/1table, 423.521.5554

23
Grateful Gobbler Walk

The 18th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk/Run will be held at Coolidge Park on Thanksgiving morning. Bring your whole family to this event that helps  build community support and provide funding for the Maclellan Shelter for Families. gratefulgobblerwalk.org, 423.847.5844

23
Sportsbarn Turkey Trot

The Sportsbarn Turkey Trot 2017 is presented by Chattanooga Kidney Centers and is a family tradition on Thanksgiving morning! Choose between an 8K, 3-mile walk (dogs invited!), 1-mile fun run, or a Kiddie K. Proceeds benefit the Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga.
kidneyfoundation.com/events, 423.265.4397

December

8
Share Your Christmas

WRCB Channel 3 is teaming up with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank for the 33rd annual Share Your Christmas™ food drive. Donate money and shelf-stable food at the First Tennessee Pavilion in Chattanooga, First Baptist Church in Dalton, and Life Care Centers of America Campbell Campus in Cleveland between 4:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. chattfoodbank.org/events, 423.622.1800

January

20
String Theory Annual Family Concert

Join String Theory and the Hunter Museum for a special family concert featuring WINDSYNC as they present Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” through an interactive and educational program. The concert is included with a regular museum admission. stringtheorymusic.org, 423.414.2525

26
IgniteRed at Southern Surgical Arts

Join Southern Surgical Arts and the American Heart Association at this fourth annual networking opportunity for Chattanooga area women. Enjoy appetizers and wine and hear area civic leaders, executives, and philanthropists dis­cuss ways our community can con­tinue to fight heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S.
southernsurgicalarts.com

27
Pink! Gala

Support the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial with A Night in Old Havana at the 13th annual Pink! Gala. Attendees will enjoy cocktails, a four-course dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing with music by Party on the Moon, back by popular demand. memorial.org/pink, 423.495.7465


February

2
National Wear Red Day

Celebrate the American Heart Association’s 15th annual National Wear Red Day®. The event is held on the first Friday in February every year to raise awareness about heart disease being the number one killer of women. The American Heart Association encourages everyone to wear red, raise their voices, know their cardiovascular risk, and take action to live longer, healthier lives.
goredforwomen.org/wearredday

14
One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising is a global campaign held on Valentine’s Day to raise awareness about violence against women and girls. Join the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults on the lawn of Bessie Smith Cultural Center for a crash dance party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy food trucks and live music, and raise your voice in the international movement. partnershipfca.com/3/events

24
Heart Ball

Join the American Heart and American Stroke Associations for an unforgettable evening as they celebrate the work being done to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The “Queen of Hearts” invites you to a magical evening at The Chattanoogan Hotel from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Enjoy a gourmet meal, bid on unique auction experiences, and dance the night away to the Young Hearts Band. chattanoogaheartball.heart.org, 423.763.4407

27
Possibilities Luncheon

Siskin Hospital’s 2018 Possibilities Luncheon will feature Will Reeve, Christopher Reeve’s son. Every year, “Possibilities” celebrates hope and courage in the face of adversity. All proceeds go to Siskin Hospital’s charity care patients.
siskinrehab.org, 423.634.1208


March
 

2
CELLARbration

This fun evening benefits the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. Nibble on hors d’oeuvres, sample wines, and vote for your favorite with a chance to go home with your own wine cellar valued at over $500.
hatcherfoundation.org/wine, 423.243.3471

3
Denim & Diamonds

This informal evening of entertainment, dancing, and auctions is organized by the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, Medical Foundation of Chattanooga, and Medical Alliance. This year’s theme is Once Upon a Time.  All proceeds benefit the Project Access community health partnership and other community health initiatives. chattdenim.net, 423.622.2872

8
Mark Your Calendar!

The Moth Ball® by CityScope® will be returning in 2018 on March 8! Pull out your prom, bridesmaid or any old dress, and join us for an evening of food, fun, and fashions from the past. Tickets include drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. Each year, proceeds benefit one nonprofit that directly supports or cares for area women. The 2018 beneficiary will be Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build.
themothball.org