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Oct. 17, Tuesday

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce | Eggs ’N Issues breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m., Receptions South, 1379 Donaldson Road, Erlanger. Breakfast, networking, program featuring Tri-ED & REDI Cincinnati regional partnership, with Dan Tobergte of Tri-ED and Johnna Reeder of REDI Cincinnati. $25 for Chamber members, $50 others. Advance payment required.

Oct. 18, Wednesday

Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund | Pink Ribbon Luncheon, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Features comedian Tom Papa, silent auction, pre-luncheon discussion, luncheon, awards. Cris Collinsworth emcee. $100. Proceeds benefit the fight against breast cancer through the fund’s Pink Ribbon Programs.

Holocaust and Humanity Center | Annual meeting, 7 p.m. Boymel Chapel, Rockwern Academy. DETAILS: Speaker Dr. Michael Berenbaum, who was project director for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, updates exhibit design for HHC’s move to Union Terminal.

WMKV 89.3 FM | Big Bands in the Ballroom concert and dance, 7-10 p.m., Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Features the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Proceeds benefit WMKV and WLHS. $30.  513-621-2787 or

Oct. 18-19, Wednesday-Thursday

Little Sisters of the Poor | Two talks by Amy Herman, author of “Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change your Life.” DETAILS: Training for first responders, 8-11 p.m. Wednesday at Cintas Center; presentation of new release and book signing 7-8:15 p.m. Cincinnati Art Museum. or (513) 281-8801

Oct. 19, Thursday

American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure | Q102 Bosom Ball for Breast Cancer, 7 p.m., Madison Theater, Covington. DETAILS: Music by LP, Lights, and The Revivalists. $35. Must be 21 or older. or

Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center | Information session, 6-7 p.m. at the center. DETAILS: Learn about the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts. 859-431-0020

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Light the Night Walk, 5:30 p.m.,Yeatman’s Cove. DETAILS: Join a team, form one, or walk as an individual.

Ohio Justice & Policy Center | 20th Anniversary Celebration – Growing Seeds of Justice, 5:30 p.m. The Westin. DETAILS: Hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, broadcast performances by three prison choirs and art created by OJPC clients. $75 at or 513-421-1108 x15

Over-the-Rhine Community Housing | Awards dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Music Hall Ballroom. $75.

Oct. 20, Friday

BBB Center for Ethics | 17th Annual Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics, noon-2:30 p.m. Renaissance Hotel. DETAILS: Lunch, awards presentation and speaker Paul Fiorelli, director of Cintas Institute for Business Ethics at Xavier University. $75. Proceeds fund ethics education for youth, military, refugees and people entering the workforce.

Behringer-Crawford Museum | Spirits With the Spirits, 6-9 p.m. at the museum. DETAILS: YP group ALIVE! hosts eerie evening, with bourbon and brews, appetizers, acoustic music, poltergeist lore. 21 and older. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Billie McDaniel, 859-663-6014 or

Envision Children | Red Carpet Casino Night, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, Prime Cincinnati, 580 Walnut Street., downtown. DETAILS: 15 gaming tables, street games, caricaturists, fire performer, live music, food, prizes. $65 and up. 513-772-KIDS (5437) or

Visiting Nurse Association | Annual meeting, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Cincinnati Woman’s Club, 330 Lafayette Avenue., Clifton. DETAILS: Keynote speaker Diane Shank, a nurse and attorney. Proceeds fund in-home health care services in Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky. $50, includes lunch.

Women’s Crisis Center | Toast for Hope, 6:30-11 p.m. Drees Pavilion, Devou Park, Covington. DETAILS: $75. Wine, craft beer and bourbon tasting. Open bar, live and silent auctions, dinner by the bite, DJ, dancing.

Oct. 21, Saturday

Beechwood Home | One Family, One Cause, 5:30 p.m. Cincinnati Country Club. DETAILS: Dinner, music by Soul Pocket. Honorees are Adele Craft, Mike McGraw and Marty Walsh. $150, $100 for YPs.

Gabriel’s Place | Harvest Festival, noon-5 p.m. 3618 Reading Road. DETAILS: Arts and crafts, health screenings, healthy food samples, chili cook-off, raffles and silent auction.

Montgomery Woman’s Club | Inaugural Vendor and Artisan Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sycamore Presbyterian Church, 11800 Mason Road. DETAILS: Features select vendors and artisans, plus baked goods and raffles. Proceeds to local charities. Lisa Houser at 513-205-8216 or

Spirit of Construction Foundation | Awards gala, 5:30 p.m. Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington. DETAILS: Black tie optional. Reception, silent auction, dinner, awards. After-party in Spirit Jazz Club. Lifetime achievement awards to Timothy Beischel, Howard Mayers, Evans N. Nwankwo and (posthumously) Robert J. Henderson. $200. Tony Brunsman, 513-382-4315 or

Oct. 22, Sunday

UC Brain Tumor Institute at Gardner Neuroscience Institute | Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure, 8:30 a.m. Sawyer Point, downtown. DETAILS: 5K walk begins at 9 a.m. Route is wheelchair-accessible. or

Oct. 23, Monday

American Jewish Committee | Human relations reception, 5:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC. DETAILS: Honors Anne P. Heldman. Speaker: Yonah Jeremy Bob, intelligence, terrorism and legal analyst for the Jerusalem Post. Admission: $500 and up. 513-621-4020 or

Greater Cincinnati Foundation | Women of the Year luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Presented in partnership with Cincinnati Enquirer. Additional details TBA.

Oct. 24, Tuesday

Metropolitan Club | Metropolitan Award, at the club, Covington. DETAILS: Sold-out event honors Kay Geiger, regional president of PNC Bank.

Oct. 25, Wednesday

Mannequin | “Rent” fundraiser, 6:30-10 p.m. Rhinegeist Brewery special event space. DETAILS: Raises money to run the charity boutique that benefits eight charities. Silent auction, music by Lagniappe, $100 or $65 ages 21-35. Food from Eli’s, Bakersfield, LaSoupe, and Holtman’s donuts. Charities are Caracole, First Step Home, Wesley Chapel Mission Center, Lighthouse Youth Services, Freestore Foodbank, Tender Mercies, LaSoupe and UCAN. Attire: Russian operative (mustache, large overcoat, fedora.

Oct. 26, Thursday

Hyde Park Center for Older Adults | Celebrity Genealogy, 6:30 p.m. Reds Hall of Fame and Great American Ball Park. DETAILS: Features live genealogy reveal of Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman and Reds Hall of Fame second baseman Tommy Helms. Plus cocktails and light bites, ballpark food, silent auction. $75. 513-321-6816 or

Oct. 26-29, Thursday-Sunday

Cincinnati Art Museum | Art in Bloom, Cincinnati Art Museum. DETAILS: Displays of floral arrangements paired with works from museum collection. Also, tours and special events. or 513-721-ARTS

Oct. 27, Friday

Cincinnati Art Museum | Art After Dark: Flower Power, 5-9 p.m. at the museum. DETAILS: Experience the grooviness of fresh flowers paired with the CAM’s permanent collection. Live music, specialty cocktails, food for purchase and exclusive access to the entire museum.

Cincinnati Preservation Association | Fall Forum, noon. Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Speaker: James Crawford, publishing and research grants operational manager at historic Environment Scotland and author of “Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History’s Greatest Buildings.” $50.

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.

Dada Rafiki | A Celebration of Sisterhood | 7 p.m. Aronoff Center, Procter & Gamble Hall. DETAILS: Showcase of music, song, dance, visual art, spoken word. Doors open at 6 p.m. $25 in advance, $35 at the door. or 513-621-2787

Oct. 28, Saturday

American Cancer Society | Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, Yeatman’s Cove, 705 E. Pete Rose Way. DETAILS: Registration and opening ceremony: 8 a.m., walk 9 a.m.

The Carnegie | “Miscast” fundraiser,  8 p.m., The Carnegie, Covington. DETAILS: Local performers do musical theater hits from roles they would never get, plus dessert reception and dance party. 859-957-1940 or

Cincinnati Community Toolbank | Hammers & Ales, 7-11 p.m. MadTree 2.0, Oakley. DETAILS: Honors winner of Brewers Philanthropy Award. Adult beverages and light bites, photo booth, virtual reality experience, interactive games, live entertainment and silent auction.

City of Montgomery | Lantern and Landmarks Historic Tour, 6:30-9 p.m., Universalist Church, downtown Montgomery. DETAILS: Walking tour starts at church, Montgomery and Remington roads. Reception, with appetizers and wine, follows. $20 for residents, $25 others. Must be 21 or over. by Oct. 20. 792-8316 or

Oct. 29, Sunday

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion | Tribute Dinner, Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Cocktails, dinner and program.  Honors John E. Pepper Jr., Shakila T. Ahmad and Daniel J. Hoffheimer. $200. Loria Carter, 513-487-3098, or

UC College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Program | Gino James DiMario Memorial Student Recital, 2 p.m., Werner Recital Hall, UC. DETAILS: Fundraiser for CCM Prep scholarships. Free, donations welcome. 513-556-2595

Oct. 31, Tuesday

Tender Mercies | Annual meeting, 8:30-10 a.m., Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, 3 E. Fourth St., downtown. DETAILS: Free breakfast. Guest speaker Liz Carter, president and CEO of Scripps Howard Foundation. Honors Misrach, Connors & Schuermann; First Financial Bank; Over-the-Rhine Community Housing. RSVP: Crystal Wimzie, 513-639-7047 or

Nov. 3, Friday

Talbert House | Make Camp Possible, 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.

Nov. 4, Saturday

Bethany House Services | Ales to Zinfandels, 7 p.m., Mercy Health Home Office. DETAILS: Beer and wine tastings, appetizers, desserts, music by The Mistics, live auction. $75. 513-557-2214 or

Black and White Cancer Survivors Foundation | Gala, 5:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Black-tie celebration founded by Dr. Keith Melvin and Bill Mabrey. Reception, dinner, music by Muzic Company and DJ Perry Simmons. $70. 513-585-9500 or

Catholic Charities | Champions of Mercy gala, 6-9 p.m. Centre Park of West Chester. DETAILS:  Honors 24 for care of the sick and protection of the vulnerable. DETAILS: Tickets are $75.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation | The 65 Roses Gala, Hilton Netherland Plaza. Details TBA.

Irish Heritage Center | Green Tie Gala, 6 p.m., Irish Heritage Center, 3905 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati. DETAILS: Food, drink, silent and live auctions, entertainment. 513-533-0100

Kindervelt | Kindervelt Krafts, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., second-floor balcony of auditorium at 150 Viking Way, Glendale, Ohio. DETAILS: Formerly known as Kinderklaus Markt/Market, put on by Kindervelt chapters citywide. Features handcrafted items, baked goods, raffles, games. Benefits KV PEACe (Psychiatric Emergency Assessment Center) at Cincinnati Children’s. Libby Baker, (859) 331-4108 or

Mercantile Library | Niehoff Lecture, 7 p.m. Westin Hotel. DETAILS: Features novelist, essayist and short story writer Zadie Smith. $175 for members, $200 others. (513) 621-0717 or

Salvation Army Toy Shop Auxiliary | Doll auction, 10:30 a.m., Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, Indian Hill. DETAILS: Live and silent auctions, plus boutique. Silent auctions, 10:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Live auction of American Girl dolls and accessories at 12:30 p.m. Funds toy and book giveaways at Christmas. or

Tender Mercies | Glitz and Glamour Gala of Giving, Jack Casino. DETAILS: Cocktails, dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions. or Briana Stiner,

Nov. 5, Sunday

JDRF | TypeOneNation Summit, 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center. Two keynotes and 12 breakout sessions on type 1 diabetes, plus performance by singer Crystal Bowersox.

MUSE | Fundraiser/friendraiser. 4-5:30 p.m., National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, downtown. DETAILS: Dr. Catherine Roma, MUSE founder and conductor emerita, is guest conductor.

Nov. 8, Wednesday

Center for Great Neighborhoods | Annual celebration, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Madison, 700 Madison Ave., Covington. DETAILS: Free. Complimentary appetizers and cash bar.

Easterseals | Awards gala, 5:30 p.m., Jack Casino. DETAILS: Honors Kalvac Cleaning Systems. $125. 513-386-6819

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.

Nov. 9, Thursday

Association of Fundraising Professionals | National Philanthropy Day luncheon, 11 a.m. Music Hall. DETAILS: Honors philanthropists and volunteers. $55 through Oct. 15, then $65 until registration closes Oct. 30.

CancerFree KIDS | Annual dinner/auction,  6 p.m., The Manor House, Mason. DETAILS: Silent and live auctions, wine and purse raffles and celebration of cancer survivors. Emcees: Local 12’s Brad Johansen and Bob Herzog. $95, includes cocktail hour, dinner and drinks.

Cincinnati USA Sports Commission | CSPN Awards banquet, 5:30-8 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Reception and silent auction, dinner, program, Q&A with former Bengals Jim Breech, Jim McNally, Dave Lapham, Bruce Kozerski and emcee Louis Breeden. Proceeds: Lauren Hill Scholarship Award. $35 for students, $75 adults.

Clermont Chamber | Pacesetter Awards Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Oasis Conference Center. 513-576-5000 or

Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA | 6-9:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. Features Carlos Pareja, Peru’s ambassador to the United States. $125 until Sept. 15. Ticket prices increase as event nears. 513-979-6999 or

Nov. 10, Friday

USO | Rockin’ the USO, A Salute to Service, 7:30 p.m. Manor House, Mason. DETAILS: Music and dancing. More TBA.

Nov. 11, Saturday

Disabled American Veterans | 5K run/walk/roll/motorcycle ride, 9 a.m. Sawyer Point. DETAILS: $30 adults, $15 for ages 6-17.

Memorial Hall | Veterans Salute, daylong, beginning at 9 a.m.,  Memorial Hall, Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: Installation at officers by Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 9 a.m.;  lecture by Dr. Richard Davis; exhibition and reception of military attire, noon; performance by Queen City Concert Band, 2 p.m. 513-977-8838

People Working Cooperatively | Prepare Affair. Volunteers will help prepare over 900 homes of the low-income elderly and disabled for winter.

Nov. 11, Saturday-Nov. 20, Monday

Cincinnati Opera | Auction on Everything But the House. Items valued at $150 or more donated by Opera supporters.

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.

Nov. 15, Wednesday

Melanoma Know More | Melanoma Warrior Fall Feast, 5:30-8 p.m. Fifty West Production Works. 513-364-6653

Nov. 16, Thursday

Children’s Law | Kim Brooks Tandy roast, 6-8 p.m., Smoke Justis, 302 Court St., Covington. Roast and toast of departing executive director. Benefits Access to Justice Fund. $50.

Nov. 17, Friday

ArtWorks | Bestseller Bash, 6-9 p.m. Rookwood Pottery Co. Studio & Showroom, 1920 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: Celebrates launch of “Transforming Cincinnati,” a book that chronicles a decade of murals. $250.

Cincinnati Union Bethel, Styles & Steps for OTS, 6-10 p.m., Macy’s Fountain Place. DETAILS: Private shopping with up to 60 percent off storewide; hors d’oeuvres, wine and champagne, celebrity fashion show. Benefits female victims of human trafficking. $45. cubcincyorg

Companions on a Journey | Gala, 6 p.m. Savannah Center, West Chester. DETAILS: Cocktails, program, dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, raffles. Black tie optional. Benefits programs for grieving children, teens and their families. $125.

Pones Inc. | Place Setting, 5-8 p.m. Dick Waller’s Art Place, 130 W. Court St., downtown. DETAILS: Reception and small performance from “Place/Setting,” created by Pam Kravetz and Ian Forsgren for the Fringe Festival. Place settings from the show will be for sale.  

Talbert House | YP Ambassadors holiday party, 7-11 p.m. Woodward Theater, Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: RSVP:

Nov. 18, Saturday

Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired | Dining in the Dark, Manor House, Mason. DETAILS: Cocktails, entertainment, fine French cuisine, silent auction, jewelry raffle, opportunity to experience the challenges faced by those with severe vision loss. $125. RSVP by Nov. 10.

Covington Ladies Home | Gala, 6-11 p.m., The Grand Ballroom, Covington. DETAILS: Cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, dancing. $125. 513-448-7212 or 859-431-6913

Pets in Need | Petcasso, The Center, downtown. DETAILS: Cocktail buffet, open bar, tequila and bourbon pulls, silent auction featuring 20 painted pet sculptures, live music. $85.

Nov. 22, Wednesday

Cincinnati Art Museum | Art After Dark: Transforming Fashion, 5-9 p.m. at the museum. DETAILS: Celebrates the opening of exhibition “Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion” with live music from Black Signal and DJ Mowgli, specialty cocktails, food for purchase and exclusive access to the entire museum.

Nov. 23, Thursday

Western & Southern Thanksgiving Day Race | 10K run and walk, plus McDonald’s Kids Run, 9 a.m. Paul Brown Stadium.

Nov. 25, Saturday

The Carnegie | Holiday Artisan Market, 1-6 p.m., the Carnegie, Covington. DETAILS: Gifts made by local artists; crafts, games and singing for children. $5 individual, $15 family of four.

Nov. 26, Sunday

Children’s Law Center | “Dancing Princesses” preview performance, 1 p.m. Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: Dress rehearsal, chance to meet the cast. $20 children 13 and under, $30 others.

Nov. 28, Tuesday-Dec. 4, Monday

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation | Benefit auction on Everything But the House auction site. DETAILS: Donations valued at $150 or more accepted through Oct. 20, 2-5 p.m., 4650 Wilmer Ave., 45226. Complete form on EBTH site first. Sixty-five percent of proceeds benefit Crohn’s & Colitis.

Nov. 30, Thursday

Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation | Feast for the Eyes gala, 6:30 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Honors Dr. Michael R. Petersen and Dr. Hisham H. Arar. Entertainment by Tom Sullivan, a recording artist, author, composer and actor who has been blind since birth. $175 per person, $325 per couple. RSVP by Nov. 13. or 513-569-3725

Dec. 1, Friday

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra | (Not So) Silent Night gala, 6:30 p.m. Carnegie Center of Columbia-Tusculum. Honoree: Barbara Bushman. Holiday feast and surprise entertainment. $150 and $200. 513-723-1182 x102,

Dec. 2, Saturday

SPCA | Book signing and gallery show, 4:30-7:30 p.m. SPCA Sharonville, 11900 Conrey Road. DETAILS: Author/photographer Thomas R. Schiff launches 20th anniversary edition of “Cincinnati Panorama” book. Limited number of books at $39.95. Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, tours of the shelters, meet adoptable animals. All proceeds from book being donated to SPCA Cincinnati. RSVP: or 513-489-7392

Dec. 3, Sunday

Santa Maria Community Services | Birthday brunch, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.,  private venue in Clifton. DETAILS: Food, drinks, raffles, live and silent auctions, music in celebration of 120th anniversary.

Dec. 10, Sunday

Ohio Alleycat Resource and Spay/Neuter Clinic | Holiday open house at the shelter, 5619 Orlando Place, Cincinnati 45227. DETAILS: Free admission. Refreshments, shopping at OAR store, raffles. Take gifts for the kitties.

Dec. 20, Wednesday

Council on Child Abuse | Charitable Suds,5-8 p.m. Rhinegeist Brewery, Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: Portion of proceeds benefit COCA’s efforts to prevent child abuse and bullying.

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.

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 8-12, 2018

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

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

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.

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