Cincinnati’s guide to fundraisers, friend-raisers, community events, and more…
June 26, Monday
N.Ky. Chamber Women’s Initiative | Women’s networking event, 4:30-7 p.m. Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave., Covington. DETAILS: “Connecting Shore to Shore: What’s Your Networking Style?” features consultant Nanette Polito, who will share tips to help attendees identify their networking style. $25. Attendees are asked to take donations of linens, office and craft supplies, clothing for women and children or make cash donations to Women’s Crisis Center. nkychamber.com/events or (859) 578-6384.
June 28, Wednesday
Boy Scouts | Preparing America’s Patriots, 6-8 p.m., Jaguar-Land Rover dealership, 9115 Blue Ash Road. Patriotism, plus thrill rides on the test track. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, vintage Jaguars, silent auction, talk by former Navy Seal. Benefits scouting in Warren County. $120. danbeard.org/patriots
June 30, Friday
Cincinnati Art Museum | Art After Dark: CAM Carnival, 5-9 p.m. at the museum. DETAILS: CAM Carnival celebrates opening of special exhibition, “A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America,” with carnival games, live music from Well Seasoned, guided tours, specialty cocktails and food for purchase from U-Lucky Dawg food truck and Terrace Cafe. No RSVP needed. Free admission.
Oakley Community Council | Oakley After Hours, 6-10 p.m. Oakley Square. DETAILS: Free concert by Flipcup All-Stars. MadTree beer for sale. Free family entertainment (face painting, games, etc.).
July 14, Friday
UC Neuroscience Gardner Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders | Putting for Parkinson’s golf outing, Highland Country Club, Ft. Thomas. DETAILS: Morning and afternoon golf flights; breakfast, lunch and dinner or dinner-only; silent auction. putting4parkinsons.com/
July 15, Saturday
City Gospel Mission | Roar on the River motorcycle charity run, 8 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. start from City Gospel Mission, 1805 Dalton Ave. Route is about 130 miles, following Ky. 8 along Ohio River, crossing over to Rte. 52 on Ohio side. Benefits City Gospel Mission men’s homeless shelter. Rain date July 22. $45 per biker, $20 per passenger. Includes T-shirt, bandana, breakfast, lunch and five raffle tickets. Antonio Holliday, (513) 641-7616, citygospelmission.org/ROTR
Pierce Township Parks | Parkfest, 4-10 p.m. Pierce Township Park, 961 Locust Corner Road. DETAILS: Vintage baseball game between Moscow Monarchs and Hall of Fame Club 4 p.m., custom car and bike show, music by Steel Drum Dave and The Gamut band. Food vendors, craft beer, kids activities, nature hikes, dog games, Big 6 games benefiting Neediest Kids Fund, raffles.
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and the Cincy Blues Society | Blues, Brews & BBQ festival, 3-9 p.m. at the park, Hamilton-Cleves Road, near Hamilton. Regional blues bands, barbecue vendors, craft beer. $15. pyramidhill.org
July 16, Sunday
Pets in Need | Ice Cream Social, noon-3 p.m. Pets in Need, 520 Wyoming Ave., Lockland. DETAILS: Games, food, ice cream, visit from Lockland Fire Department truck, adoptable pets from SPCA. Well-behaved dogs on nonretractable leash welcome. pincincinnati.org
July 19, Wednesday
Learning Through Art | Macy’s Kis, Cultures and Crafts Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cincinnati Zoo. DETAILS: $1 admission to zoo includes a day of world music, art and entertainment. learningthroughart.com
July 26, Wednesday
Center for Independent Living Options | Dinner, 4:30 p.m. The Deck@Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: Dinner by the bite, cash bar, music. Preceded by the Disability Pride March at 4 p.m. The march leaves from the bandstand at Washington Park, to 12th, Race, 14th, Elm and back to the park for the celebration. RSVP: email@example.com
July 28, Friday
Cincinnati Art Museum | Art After Dark: Lei’d-Back Luau, 5-9 p.m. at the museum. DETAILS: Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts are perfect attire for this lei’d-back luau. Live music from the Cliftones, specialty cocktails, food for purchase from Eli’s BBQ and Terrace Cafe, and exclusive access to the museum. Free admission. No RSVP required.
July 29, Saturday
Armstrong Chapel Vertical Impact Group | Stomp Out Hunger 5K race, 7:30-10 a.m., Indian Hill. Benefits Inter Parish Ministry food pantry. Registration: 7:30 a.m., run/walk 8:30 p.m. $30 or $15 without T-shirt. www.registrationspot.com
Aug. 5, Saturday
Outdoor Adventure Clubs | Ohio River Paddlefest, Schmidt Recreation Complex. DETAILS: 9-mile float trip, 4.2-mile stand-up paddleboard race, Halfway Celebration at Covington Landing (music, refreshments, exhibits and Licking River tours). OhioRiverPaddlefest.org or outdooradventureclubs.org
Aug. 6-7, Sunday-Monday
University of Cincinnati neuroscience / Gardner Center for Parkinson’s | Jerry Wuest dinner and golf outing. DETAILS: Dinner: 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. Receptions, 3302 Westbourne Drive. Dinner, live/silent auctions, basket raffle. Golf 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, Legendary Run. Check-in 10:30 a.m., shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. $160. 451-1750
Aug. 10, Thursday
Melanoma Know More | Music for Melanoma, 6-10 p.m. Kenwood Country Club. DETAILS: Live entertainment by blues, jazz and rock ’n’ roll artists. Food, drinks, silent auction, raffle and a wine wall featuring 200-plus bottles. $125. (513) 364-6653 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 12, Saturday
Tri-State Bleeding Disorders Foundation | The Color Run, 9 a.m. Cincinnati riverfront. DETAILS: 5K run through Color Zones, Foam Zone. After-party with music, dancing, color throws, unicorns. $34.99 for individuals, $29.99 as part of team. thecolorrun.com/locations/cincinnati
Aug. 14, Monday
Easterseals | Military Appreciation Day, 5-10 p.m. Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason. DETAILS: VIP experience at the Western & Southern Open. Proceeds to veteran services. Speaker: Col. Danny R. McKnight, Army retiree and author of “Black Hawk Down.” $250, includes admission to 7 p.m. tennis match, plus food and drink in VIP hospitality tent. email@example.com or (513) 386-6819; bit.ly/OurServe
Aug. 18, Friday
Family Nurturing Center | Blue Ribbon Bash, Jack Casino Cincinnati. DETAILS: Silent auction, music by Swampthang. $100. Familynurture.org or (859) 538-1630
Aug. 23, Wednesday
Pro Seniors | Seniors Who Rock, 4:30 p.m. Cooper Creek, 4040 Cooper Road. DETAILS: Honors Kathleen M. Brinkman, Dr. Alvin Crawford, Marilyn Harris and Ronald Pfleghaar. Light bites and open bar. $46. (513) 458-5525 or proseniors.org
Aug. 26, Saturday
Brighton Center | Wine Over Water, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Purple People Bridge, Newport. DETAILS: Local and international wine tastings along with Braxton Brewing’s craft beer, food, live music. $35/$40 at the door. Extra $20 for 30-minute VIP wine tasting with sommelier Shannon Depenbrock. brightoncenter.com/wineoverwater
Aug. 27, Sunday
Talbert House | Bang Bang in Paradise, 6-8:30 p.m., Bonefish Grill Hyde Park. DETAILS: Throw on your Bermuda shorts or sundress and join Talbert House outside Bonefish Grill for food, drinks, and live music. talberthouse.org
Aug. 29, Tuesday
Northern Kentucky Chamber Foundation | Leadership Breakfast, 7:30-9:30 a.m. St. Elizabeth Technology Education Center, 3861 Olympic Blvd., Erlanger. DETAILS: $30 before Aug. 1, $40 after. Keynote speaker Jon Sanchez, former Navy SEAL. Proceeds support Regional Youth Leadership. nkychamber.com/events
Sept. 3, Sunday
Children’s Home | Rockin’ Riverfest party, 5-11 p.m., Anderson Pavilion, Smale Riverfront Park. DETAILS: Silent and live auctions, dinner, cocktails, VIP setting for watching the Riverfest fireworks. Ticket details TBA: thechldren’shomecinti.org
Gateway Community and Technical College Foundation | Grand Slam for Gateway, 5 p.m. Great American Ball Park. DETAILS: Tours of the ballpark, open bar, dinner, private seating for the Riverfest fireworks. $200 tickets, $20 parking. e.gesture.com/vents/6nU/
Sept. 6, Wednesday
Pregnancy Center West | “Miracle Worker” benefit performance, 7:30 p.m. Covedale Theater. DETAILS: Half of all proceeds to PCW. pcwest.org or 513-244-5700.
Sept. 9, Saturday
Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati | Walk to End Alzheimer’s, VOA Park, West Chester. DETAILS: This is walk for Butler, Warren and Clinton counties. Registration 8:30 a.m.; walk begins at 10 a.m. alz.org/walk or (800) 272-3900.
Mercy Neighborhood Ministries | Ripple Effect performance, 6:30 p.m. Cincinnati Woman’s Club, Clifton. DETAILS: Through story and song, Broadway singer-actress Susan Emerson tells how one person can make a difference through small meaningful acts. Proceeds benefit senior services and charitable home health care programs. $75. Aimee Shinkle at (513) 751-2500 x 204
Sept. 13, Wednesday
The Standard | Volunteer expo, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fountain Square. DETAILS: Booths by 40 nonprofits, with opportunities for volunteers in the arts, culture, humanities, environment, animal welfare, health and human services. Free. standard.com/volunteerexpo
Sept. 15, Friday
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden | Zoofari, at the zoo. DETAILS: Party for 2,300 guests under a 60,000-square-foot tent. High-energy entertainment, food and drinks, and 30 exotic animal encounters. Ticket details TBA. cincinnatizoo.org
Pregnancy Center West | Golf outing, Pebble Creek. DETAILS: Registration at 11 a.m., lunch, shotgun start at 12:30 pm. Chicken and rib dinner follows golf. $130 per golfer. (513) 244-5700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Integrative Care Division, Cincinnati Children’s | Unleash Your Sparkle Gala, 6:30 p.m. Kenwood Country Club. DETAILS: Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, dinner, dancing to Fun Size Band. Keynote speaker: Dr. Stephen Brewer, medical director, Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa, Tucson, Arizona. Black-tie optional. $175. www.victorygivesback.com, Nancy Stiefvater (859) 640-7262 or email@example.com
Sept. 17, Sunday
Behringer-Crawford Museum | freshART, 4-8 p.m. Drees Pavilion, Devou Park. Painters start Saturday morning, Sept. 16, in Devou Park. Completed works sell Sunday at the gala. A new silent auction of local artists’ works is Aug. 5-Sept. 16 at the museum. (859) 491-4003
Sept. 18, Monday
Boys & Girls Clubs | Golf outing, The Golf Club at Stonelick Hills, Batavia. Details TBA. bgca.org
Sep. 19, Tuesday
Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation | Partnership Celebration. 5 p.m. Holiday Inn & Suites Eastgate. DETAILS: Honoring the partnerships of businesses, organizations and individuals with school districts, administrators and teachers. $40. clermontchamber.com/registrationcalendar/
NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative| Regional Women’s Summit, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington. Theme: “Igniting Bold Leadership in Established and Emerged Leaders.” Keynote speaker: Executive coaching consultant Libby Gill. $159. Gina Bath, (859) 578-6384, or nkychamber.com/events
Sept. 22, Friday
Episcopal Retirement Services | Good Samaritan Awards, Cooper Creek Event Center, Blue Ash DETAILS: TBA
Sept. 23, Saturday
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation | CF Cycle for Life, 8 a.m. Lunken Airport Playfield. Routes of 15, 32 and 65 miles. Check-in at 7:15 a.m. Fundraising minimum $150. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sep. 25, Monday
Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation | Gather on the Green golf outing, 10 a.m. Oasis Golf Club. DETAILS: Supports the Work Readiness Initiative through the chamber. $225 individual or $875 per foursome. clermontchamber.com/registrationcalendar/
Talbert House | Annual Luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Celebrates the achievements of the past year and honors individuals. talberthouse.org
Sept. 28, Thursday
Lighthouse Youth & Family Services | Fashion, Food, Friends & Fun fall fundraiser, North Avondale. DETAILS: Hosted by Ryan Messer and Jimmy Musuraca-Messer at their home, a mansion built in 1897. Lunch by the bite, wine by the glass, and shopping at fashion and accessory boutiques. WLWT News 5 anchor Sheree Paolello is emcee. https://www.lys.org/2017-fall-event/
Sept. 30, Saturday
League for Animal Welfare | Pet Jam, 2-10 p.m. Grailville, Loveland. DETAILS: Live music, food trucks, vendor village, craft beer. Adoptable cats and dogs. Proceeds help house animals until adopted and also fund wellness and spay/neuter programs. $10 adults, $5 kids ages 5-17. LFAW.org/PetJam.
Oct. 7, Saturday
Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati | Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Sawyer Point, 720 E. Pete Rose Way, downtown Cincinnati. DETAILS: This is Cincinnati/ Tri-State walk. Registration at 8:30 a.m. Walk begins at 10 a.m. alz.org/walk or (800) 272-3900.
Ronald McDonald House | Red Tie Gala, 6 p.m. Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. Dinner and dancing, live and silent auctions. $175. rmhcincinnati.org/events or Carrie Schroder, (513) 636-5551 or email@example.com
St. Joseph Orphanage | A Night under the Stars Gala. DETAILS: Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction. Event moves from traditional spring date to fall. SJOkids.org
Oct. 11-12, Wednesday-Thursday
Montgomery Woman’s Club | Town Hall Lecture Series. DETAILS: Speaker: Ann Compton, first female TV news correspondent assigned to the White House. Choice of times: Wednesday: 8 p.m. at Sycamore Junior High School; Thursday: 11 a.m. Montgomery Assembly of God. $45 or $140 for series of four talks. Proceeds fund scholarships. montgomerywomansclub.org
Oct. 13, Friday
A Kid Again | All Out annual fundraiser, The Cincinnati Club. DETAILS: Entertainment by Johnny Clueless. $70. akidagain.org
Oct. 21, Saturday
Spirit of Construction | Gala, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington. DETAILS: Black tie-optional event for 1,000 features awards, music by The Remains band. $2,000 for table of 10.
Oct. 27, Friday
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation | Run Like Hell costumed run, 7 p.m. Xavier University campus (off of Dana and Woodburn). Check-in starts at 5 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 3, Friday
Talbert House | Step Up to the Plate, 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Phoenix. DETAILS: Sample cuisine from local restaurants while supporting Talbert House’s Camp Possible, a therapeutic-based summer program for children who struggle with behavioral health issues. www.talberthouse.org
Nov. 4, Saturday
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation | The 65 Roses Gala, Hilton Netherland Plaza. Details TBA. email@example.com
Nov. 8-9, Wednesday-Thursday
Montgomery Woman’s Club | Town Hall Lecture Series. DETAILS: Speaker: Robert Wittman, who investigated art fraud, forgeries and fakes for the FBI. Choice of times: Wednesday: 8 p.m. at Sycamore Junior High School; Thursday: 11 a.m. Montgomery Assembly of God. $45 or buy series of four talks. Proceeds fund scholarships. montgomerywomansclub.org
Nov. 11, Saturday
People Working Cooperatively | Prepare Affair. Volunteers will help prepare over 900 homes of the low-income elderly and disabled for winter. Details TBA.
Nov. 13, Sunday
Music for Food | Benefit concert for Freestore Foodbank, 2 p.m. University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Dieterle Vocal Arts Center. DETAILS: CCM students and faculty perform. No admission charge. Attendees are asked to take nonperishable food items or cash to help feed the hungry during holidays. musicforfood.net
Jan. 22, 2018, Monday
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber | Great Living Cincinnatians dinner | 5-8:30 p.m. Duke Energy Center. Details TBA.
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. montgomerywomansclub.org
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. montgomerywomansclub.org
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