The Datebook

CCM’s Moveable Feast 2016

Cincinnati’s guide to fundraisers, friend-raisers, community events, and more…

Jan. 13, Saturday

Women’s Crisis Center | 12th annual Sandmann toy drive, 7-11 p.m., Highlander Event Center, 90 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, Ky. DETAILS: Raffles, cash bar, light bites, photo booth, door prizes, silent auction. 21 and over. $10 cover, plus an unwrapped toy to donate to a child at a domestic violence shelter.

Jan. 18, Thursday

Rhinegeist | MOVE, 6-9 pm. at the brewery, 1910 Elm St. DETAILS: Features aerial acrobatics by Cincinnati Circus Company, performances by University of Cincinnati Dance Team, Pones Inc. and Atrevidos Dance Company. Free. Portion of taproom sales benefits Mission2Move, a nonprofit educating students in movement, meditation and nutrition.

Jan. 19, Friday

UC College-Conservatory of Music | Moveable Feast, 6:30 p.m., CCM Village on the UC campus. DETAILS: Choose from jazz, musical theater, piano, opera, acting, dance, choral and orchestra performances. Honoree: Peter Landgren, former CCM dean. Appearance by CCM alum Brian Newman, bandleader for Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Tickets available Nov. 27. 513-556-2100 or

Jan. 22, 2018, Monday

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber | Great Living Cincinnatians dinner | 5-8:30 p.m. Duke Energy Center. Details TBA.

Feb. 8-9, Thursday-Friday

The Carnegie | Art of Food, featuring top chefs and artists coming together to make culinary creations and culinary-inspired art. DETAILS: TBA.

Feb. 9, Friday

Urban League | Annual luncheon, 11 a.m. Hyatt Regency, downtown. DETAILS: Glorifying the Lions awards for longstanding commitment to Cincinnati and Dayton communities to Dan Groneck, Charley Milton, Gwen Wilder and Don G. Black. $65. Proceeds benefit job training, after-school and business programs. 513-281-9955 or

Feb. 10, Saturday

Brandon C Gromada Head and Neck Cancer Foundation | Mardi Gras MASKerade, 7:30 p.m., 20th Century Theater, Oakley. DETAILS: Mardi Gras party featuring music from Robin Lacy & DeZydeco, tarot card readers, silent auction, wine/beer booth. $75.

Good Samaritans | Gala, Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Benefits Good Samaritan Hospital’s Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program, free health center and medical education research fund.

Heritage Village Museum | Chocolate, Champagne & Candlelight, Raffel’s Catering, Evendale. DETAILS: Hors d’oeuvres, chocolate buffet, raffle baskets, silent auction, dancing to the Dave Sims Band, dance competition, photo booth. Event kicks off Heritage Village Museum’s 50th anniversary celebration. $35. Proceeds benefit museum education programs.

Feb. 10-11, Saturday and Sunday

My Furry Valentine | Pet adoption, Sharonville Convention Center. DETAILS: Hundreds of adoptable dogs and cats, adopter swag bags, raffles, vendor booths. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $5, children 5 and under free. Early-bird admission 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, $25. 513-509-7681.

Feb. 16, 2018

Community Shares | For the Love of the Community, 6 p.m. The Phoenix. DETAILS: TBA.

Feb. 21, Wednesday

Lindner Center of HOPE | Kickoff of Community Education series, 6 p.m. Manor House, Mason. DETAILS: Free; designed to increase awareness of mental health, substance use disorders, treatments and strategies for coping. Third Wednesday every other month. Register: Pricilla Gran, 513-536-0318 or

Feb. 23, Friday

World Affairs Council | One World Gala, 6:30 p.m. The Phoenix, downtown. DETAILS: Dinner and global trivia challenge for teams of 8. (Tablemates make up each team.) $150 per person. or

Feb. 24, Saturday

American Heart Association | Heart Ball, 6:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Black-tie gala and after-party. $500. Pam Schramm, 513-842-8873, or

Ohio Alleycat Resource and Spay/Neuter Clinic | A’cat’emy Awards gala, 6:30 p.m., The Phoenix, downtown. DETAILS: Dinner, games, auctions and A’cat’emy Awards video contest. $75. VIP preview party with open bar all evening, $125.

March 3, Saturday

MUSE | Women’s History Month Festival, various venues. DETAILS:  Concert, lecture, celebration of women’s artists at events March 3, 4, 10, 17 and 19.

March 7-8, 2018, Wednesday-Thursday

Montgomery Woman’s Club | Town Hall Lecture Series. DETAILS: Speaker: Peter Greenberg, a travel reporter for shows on CBS, PBS, NBC, The Travel Channel and The History Channel. Choice of times: Wednesday: 8 p.m. at Sycamore Junior High School; Thursday: 11 a.m. Montgomery Assembly of God. $45. Proceeds fund scholarships.

March 8-10, 2018

Cincinnati International Wine Festival | Winery dinners, tasting sessions, charity auction and luncheon, various days and locations. Benefits multiple local charities.

March 17, Saturday

Starfire | FCC Opening Day, all day at MadTree Brewing. DETAILS: Celebrates kickoff of soccer season. Kid-friendly event at 10 a.m. with craft stations, a human foosball tournament, CycleBar bike ride, live band and St. Patrick’s Day-inspired food. Evening is ticketed event for 21 and over, with showing of first game, special release beer, limited-release merchandise, auction and raffle.

March 22, Thursday

Behringer-Crawford Museum | Two-Headed Calf Awards banquet, Votruba Student Union Ballroom, Northern Kentucky University. Reservations: 859-491-4003

April 11-12, 2018, Wednesday-Thursday

Montgomery Woman’s Club | Town Hall Lecture Series. DETAILS: Speaker: Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian who is former editor-in-chief of Newsweek. Choice of times: Wednesday: 8 p.m. at Sycamore Junior High School; Thursday: 11 a.m. Montgomery Assembly of God. $45. Proceeds fund scholarships.

April 12, Thursday

Cincinnati Symphony Club | April Affair, Kenwood Country Club. DETAILS: Luncheon, fashion show, raffles, silent auction, shopping. $65. 513-774-0243

April 19, Thursday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation | Cincinnati’s Finest Under Fifty finale, 7 p.m., The Phoenix, 812 Race St., downtown. DETAILS: Dishes by the bite, beer pairings, silent auction, and announcement of winner of 12-week fundraising competition among 19 professionals. 513-533-9300,

April 27, Friday

PreventionFIRST | Annual luncheon, Cintas Center. DETAILS: Keynote by Gen. Arthur T. Dean, chairman and CEO of CADCA. 513-751-8000

May 1, Tuesday

Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation | Salute to Leaders Awards, Oasis Conference Center, Loveland. DETAILS: Dinner and awards ceremony. $30. 513-576-5000 or Nominations for unsung volunteers and leaders to be honored at the event are due Feb. 15.

May 9, Wednesday

YWCA of Greater Cincinnati | Career Women of Achievement awards luncheon, Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Honors eight women at the pinnacle of their careers. Nominations accepted until Dec. 1. 513-241-7090 or

May 10, 2018, Saturday

Corbett Mayerson Awards | Competition and reception, 7 p.m. Corbett Theater, SPCA. DETAILS: SCPA juniors compete in multiple arts disciplines before panel of judges. Preceded by 5:30 p.m. cocktail hour at The Transept, 1205 Elm St. Followed by 9 p.m. dessert reception, Urban Curve SCPA. $50.

May 11, Friday

Envision | Emerald Gala, Anderson Pavilion, Smale Riverfront Park. DETAILS: Drinks, dinner by the bite, silent auction. $85.

June 2, Saturday

SCPA Alumni Association | Alumni & Friends Gala, 6 p.m., School for Creative and Performing Arts. DETAILS: Inaugural gala celebrates SCPA Alumni Association and Jack Louiao’s tenure as school’s first artistic director. Cocktails, dinner, program. Chaired by Dianne Dunkelman. $100.

June 10, Sunday

Anthony Munoz Foundation | Hall of Fame Experience dinner, followed by Golf Classic on Monday, June 11. DETAILS: TBA

Sept. 13, Thursday

Dress for Success Cincinnati | Annual Fashion Show luncheon, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jack Casino, downtown. DETAILS: TBA.

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