The Datebook

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


April 25, Tuesday

Angel Baby Network | Book release, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood. DETAILS: Meet authors Danielle and Christopher Lewis, Cincinnati authors of “As Sure as Tomorrow Comes” and founders of the Angel Baby Network, formed after the loss of their 10-day-old son.

CET | Action Auction fundraiser. DETAILS. Televised live April 25-29 with special auctions each day. Benefits public television.

April 26, Wednesday

Pregnancy Center East | Banquet for Life, 5:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Keynote speaker Lou Holtz. $75 or $50 for those under 25. (513) 321-3100

Pregnancy Center West | “My Fair Lady” preview, 7:30 p.m. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts. DETAILS: $20. Half of ticket proceeds benefit PCW. or (513) 244-5700

April 27, Thursday

Cincinnati Horticultural Society | Ladies Day luncheon, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Kenwood Country Club. DETAILS: Chef Maeve Rochford, a Food Network champion and executive chef/owner of Sugar & Scribe Bakery in San Diego, is keynote speaker. $100.

Literacy Network | Spelling bee, Holy Grail Banks. DETAILS: Teams of three from companies, nonprofits, schools and groups of friends compete. Prizes for winners, most spirited team. (513) 621-7323 or

Su Casa | Annual dinner, 6-9 p.m. Cintas Center, Xavier University. DETAILS: Honors eight advocates for the Hispanic/Latino immigrant community. $75. Ticket sales end April 7.

Women Helping Women | Light Up the Night – Back to the ‘80s, 5:30-9 p.m. Jack Casino, downtown. DETAILS: Dinner by the bite, silent auction, raffles, wine/bourbon pulls, cocktails by Molly Wellmann. WGRR’s Lunaman spinning ‘80s hits. $125.

April 28, Friday

PreventionFIRST! | Community Awards Luncheon, noon-1 p.m. Cintas Center, Xavier University. $50. 

Stepping Stones | Sporting Clays, 11 a.m. Elk Creek Hunt Club, Owenton, Kentucky. DETAILS: Novice and experienced shooters welcome. $250 includes ammunition, targets, meals, player gifts and cart fees.

April 29, Saturday

American Red Cross | Cause Day, Jack Casino, downtown. DETAILS: Volunteers install free smoke alarms in nine neighborhoods, then get together for food and fun. Choice of morning or afternoon shift.

Center for Closing the Health Gap | Health Expo, Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: Special guests ZAPP funk band.

Clifton Cultural Arts Center | Crafty Supermarket, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the center, 3711 Clifton Ave., Clifton. DETAILS: 50+ indie crafts makers, food, DJ, hands-on activities.

DePaul Cristo Rey | Rey of Light, 5:30 p.m., DePaul Cristo Rey Student Center, Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, dinner, live auction of trips and experiences. Benefits student scholarships. (513) 861-0600,

Harriet Beecher Stowe House | Songs of Resistance, Songs of Persistence concert, 7 p.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1528 Race St. DETAILS: Featuring musicians and storytellers Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, joined by Ma Crow and The Lady Slippers. $30.

Josh Cares | Care to Party Gala, 7 p.m. 21c Museum Hotel. DETAILS: Dinner by the bite, live music. $250.

Keep Covington Beautiful | Great American Cleanup. DETAILS: A one-day volunteer opportunity, planting trees, spreading mulch, picking up, followed by a party at Goebel Park. Cleanup held in partnership with Center for Great Neighborhoods and City of Covington. Shannon Ratterman, (859) 547-5541 or

Kindervelt 68 Westside | Fairy Tales Can Come True Cabaret, 6:30 p.m. Father Reardon Hall at St. William’s Church, Sunset and Elberon avenues. DETAILS: Performances by Elder High School and Seton High School ensembles, ventriloquist Denny Baker and the Starlight Band. $20, includes beer, wine, soft drinks and light snacks. Benefits Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division at Cincinnati Children’s. (513) 451-1750, (513) 922-5292 or

Lighthouse Youth Services | Beacon of Light Humanitarian Awards Gala, 6:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency, downtown. Honors retired Lighthouse CEO Bob Mecum. $150. (513) 487-7154 or

Mercy Health Foundation | Angels Among Us gala, 6 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Keynote speaker: author Sam Quinones. After-party musical guest Martina McBride. Proceeds go to Mercy Health Opiate Addiction Initiative. $150. or (513) 952-5300

Parental Hope Inc. | Journey to Parenthood: A Cocktail Expedition to Battle Infertility; 7-11 p.m. Centennial Barn. DETAILS: Cocktails from around the world designed and mixed by Molly Wellmann of Wellmann’s Brands. Five 2-oz signature cocktail tastings, 2 drink tickets (wine, beer, mixed drinks, soda, mocktails, water), heavy appetizers, souvenir cocktail glass, silent auction and raffles. $50. Signature raffle: one round of standard in vitro fertilization plus medication. IVF raffle ticket $100.

SPCA | Fur Ball Gala, 6-10 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center. DETAILS: “Hollywoof” party, black tie or Hollywood glam, cocktails, fine dining, live and silent auctions, wine wall, red carpet Pet Parade of adoptable animals. $200.

Visionaries + Voices | Double Vision, 6:30-10 p.m. Memorial Hall, Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: Live and silent art auctions of works by regional artists paired with V+V studio artists, pop-up shops. Complimentary beer and wine, food by Catch-a-Fire Pizza, live steel drum music. $65 through April 20.

April 30, Sunday

Catalytic Fund | Beyond the Curb Urban Living Tour, various locations, Covington. $15 until April 29, $20 at Hotel Covington check-in point day of tour. DETAILS: Self-guided tour of historic homes, luxury condos, modern apartments in heart of the city.

Inter Parish Ministry | Circle of Hope celebration, 4:30 p.m. Oasis Conference Center, Loveland. DETAILS: Sip and sample wines, craft beers, bourbon; tastes from restaurants; awards ceremony; silent and live auctions, wine pull. $55.

March of Dimes | March for Babies, 9 a.m. Paul Brown Stadium. DETAILS: Also, Fifth Third Bank 5.3K Run for Babies, 7:30 a.m. at PBS. Post-event celebrations at Sawyer Point.

Midwest Culinary Institute | 1 Night 12 Kitchens, 6 p.m. MCI on Cincinnati State campus. DETAILS: Guests sample gourmet fare from 40 restaurants, explore MCI kitchens, mingle with chefs. $125, or $200 for extras, including hors d’oeuvres reception with chefs and entry to Top Chef Lounge.

Pilot Dogs Inc. | Charity Dog 5K Walkathon, noon, Boone County Arboretum at Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union, Kentucky. DETAILS: Registration at 11 a.m. Cookout, prizes for top fundraisers. Helps fund guide dogs for the visually impaired. Sponsored by N.Ky. Veterinary Technicians and N.Ky. Veterinary Medical Association.

May 2, Tuesday

ArtWorks | Complimentary breakfast, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Inspiring stories, networking, reception and meet-and-greet with apprentices.

May 3, Wednesday

Springer School and Center | Springer Celebration, Renaissance Hotel, downtown. DETAILS: Roaring ’20s theme, with cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, raffle and entertainment.

May 4, Thursday

Alzheimer’s Association | Art of Making Memories, 6-9:30 p.m. Jack Casino, downtown. DETAILS: Dinner by the bite, live entertainment and auction of framed artwork by participants in Association’s Memories in the Making program. Honorees: Drs. Jeff and Liz Schlaudecker. (513) 721-4284 or

American Heart Association | Go Red for Women, Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Luncheon, free health screenings, five-time Grammy winner gospel artist Yolanda Adams. $250.

Taft Museum of Art | Deco in the Garden gala, 6-10 p.m. Taft Museum. DETAILS: Wine and cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, extravagant raffle, live music. $175.

May 5, Friday

Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati | Aspire Cincinnati Award Luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: John and Eileen Barrett and Chris Bochenek will be honored. Contact: Meier Bauer, (513) 221-4447 or

Kindervelt | “PEACe Framed” photography show reception, 7-10 p.m. Kennedy Heights Art Center-Lindner Annex, 6820 Montgomery Road. $25. Benefits Psychiatric Emergency Assessment Center at Cincinnati Children’s.

May 5-7, Friday-Sunday

Flying Pig Marathon | Multiple runs, walks, events throughout the weekend benefit numerous charities.

Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati | Cincy Cinco, Fountain Square. DETAILS: Latin music, dance and food 6-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, and noon-7 p.m. Sunday.

May 6, Saturday

Clay Alliance | Spring pottery fair, corner of Woodburn Avenue and Madison Road, East Walnut Hills. DETAILS: Original and decorative pottery by 60 clay artists, demonstrations, music by Jake Speed and the Freddies. Rain or shine.

The Cure Starts Now Cancer Foundation | Once in a Lifetime Gala & Auction, Duke Energy Convention Center, downtown. Features appearance by Grammy Award winning singer TobyMac, plus after-party concert. (513) 462-6025 or

Elementz | Urban Derby, 4-7 p.m. Nation Kitchen and Bar, 1200 Broadway, Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: Evening of fashion, art and entertainment to benefit Elementz Youth Art Center. Prizes for best urban Derby attire. $100.

Great Parks Foundation | Derby party, 3:30-7:30 p.m. taproom and outdoor patio at Parkers Blue Ash Tavern, 4200 Cooper Road, Blue Ash. DETAILS: Benefits scholarships to Great Parks’ Winton Woods Riding Center, home of the Special Olympics Hamilton County Equestrian Team. $15 admission. Food, drinks, Derby-themed contests and raffles. Prizes for best Derby hats and outfits.

InRETURN | Derby party, Greenacres Art Center, Indian Hill. Drinks in the garden, dinner by Jeff Thomas Catering, silent and live auctions, Kentucky Derby broadcast, live entertainment. Prizes for best Derby hat and bow tie. $150 and up.

Lindner Center | Education Day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Manor House, Mason. DETAILS: Brunch; information resource center; keynote speaker Suzy Favor Hamilton, a former Olympic runner; breakout sessions on eating disorders, addiction, mood disorder, anxiety and other topics. RSVP by May 4., (513) 536-0328

Montgomery Woman’s Club | Fashion show and luncheon, 11 a.m. Manor House, Mason. Basket raffle, silent auction, cupcake raffle, photo opportunities, as well as other activities, $35. MWC has raised more than $440,000 for local nonprofits. This year’s beneficiary: Building Blocks 4 Kids in Mason. 

Partners for Krabbe Research | Derby Day gala, 5-10:30 p.m. Madison Event Center, Covington. DETAILS: Live music, dinner, auction and open bar. Benefits research into rare pediatric neurological disease. $65. (859) 640-1633 or

UC Higher Education Mentoring Initiative | Derby party, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Metropolitan Club, Covington. DETAILS: Benefits Hamilton County foster youth in pursuit of higher education. DETAILS: Food, entertainment, drinks, games, raffles. Run for the Roses on TV. Derby attire encouraged. $65. or call (513) 556-1414.

May 7, Sunday

Cincinnati Camerata | “Amore, Amour, Liebe, Love” concert and fundraiser, 4 p.m. Urban Artifact, Northside. DETAILS: Love songs in four languages, plus silent auction and wine tasting in the tap room downstairs. $15 at the door. (513) 941-5088 or

May 8, Monday

Cincinnati Zoo | Golf outing, Maketewah Country Club, 5401 Reading Road. DETAILS: 8:30 a.m. registration/breakfast. 10 a.m. shotgun start. Also lunch, dinner. $450.

May 9, Tuesday

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative | United “Fore” Golf Classic, 11 a.m. registration, The Vineyard. Shotgun start at noon. Boxed lunches, cookout-style dinner, Q&A over dinner with Tyler Eifert, Dave Lapham and Byron Larkin.

The HealthCare Connection | 50th anniversary preview party, The HealthCare Connection Lincoln Heights HealthCenter, 1401 Steffen Ave. DETAILS: Preview of the October gala. Free. Refreshments, tours of the health center and entertainment by the Princeton High School Jazz Ensemble. RSVP: (513) 483-3081 or

May 10, Wednesday

ProKids | Friends of Children breakfast, 8-9 a.m. Cintas Center, Xavier University. Free, but RSVP needed.

Spirit of Construction Foundation | Spring Fling, 5-7 p.m. Maketewah Country Club. DETAILS: Features announcement of 2017 Celebration of Construction industry honorees, awards funding to 2017 grant recipients; kicks off the foundation’s Oct. 21 gala. Private event.

YWCA | Career Women of Achievement luncheon, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center Grand Ballroom. Honors eight outstanding women. Keynote speaker, Robin Givens. $85. (513) 241-7090 or

May 11, Thursday

A Kid Again | Grand Slam Benefiting A Kid Again, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Green Diamond Gallery, Montgomery, 9366 Montgomery Road. DETAILS: A Kid Again board member Lance Busdeker hosts benefit at the members-only gallery featuring extensive private collection of baseball memorabilia. Auction features Reds season tickets and parking pass; baseballs autographed by Barry Larkin, Ted Williams and Ivan Rodriguez; jersey autographed by Ken Griffey. $70 includes hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets. or

City Gospel Mission | Investing in Youth Banquet, 6 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza, downtown. DETAILS: Silent auction/reception and dinner. Free, but register by May 5. or DeLynn Coppoletti, (513) 345-1045

School for Creative & Performing Arts | Corbett Mayerson Awards Competition, SCPA, 108 W. Central Pkwy. DETAILS: SCPA junior class members compete. (513) 363-8100 or

May 12-14, Friday-Sunday

Little Sisters of the Poor | Bake sale, St. Paul’s Home for the Aged, 476 Riddle Road, Clifton. DETAILS: Cakes, cookies, pies, breads and Sister Imelda’s spaghetti sauce.

May 13, Saturday

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati | Blue Door Bash dinner and auction, 6:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency, downtown. DETAILS: Cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner program. Cocktail attire. $250.

Cincinnati Nature Center | Back to Nature Gala, 6 p.m. Krippendorf Lodge. DETAILS: Celebrates 50th anniversary of the nature center. $175. Doris Marks Callis at or

Cincinnati Preservation Association and Wyoming Historical SocietyHouse tour, 1-5 p.m. Wyoming Historic District. DETAILS: Tour of Wyoming Historic District in the heart of the village, which includes 300 buildings and is on National Register of Historic Places. Advance tickets $30 for CPA and WHS members, $35 for nonmembers. $40 on tour day. (513) 721-4506 x 2 or

Girls on the Run | End of season 5K and party, Paul Brown Stadium. DETAILS: Friends, families and supporters join all 124 teams of girls who have taken part in 10-week spring GOTR program.

JDRF | Cincinnatian of the Year Gala, Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Live entertainment, silent and live auction, Fund A Cure.

National Council of Negro Women | Bethune-Height Recognition Prayer Breakfast, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Greater Emanuel Apostolic Temple, 1150 W. Galbraith Road.  $30; $15 for children under 12. (513) 242-7897

May 13-14, Saturday-Sunday

Asian American Cultural Association | Asian Food Fest, noon-9 p.m. Washington Park. DETAILS: Celebrates culture, cuisine, entertainment and beer of 11 Asian countries. Small plates, $2-$6 each.

May 17, Wednesday

Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation | Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet, 5:30 p.m. Holiday Inn & Suites Eastgate. DETAILS: $75 to attend or to sponsor an officer’s attendance at the banquet.

May 18, Thursday

Cincinnati Opera | Back to the Zoo, 6 p.m. Wings of Wonder Theater, Cincinnati Zoo. DETAILS: Reception 6 p.m., concert 7 p.m. Free tickets available 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, from Opera box office: (513) 241-2742. Fair warning: Don’t wait until 10:05 a.m.

Women’s Committee of Smale Riverfront Park | Hats Off Luncheon, 11 a.m. Great Lawn, Smale Riverfront Park. DETAILS: Champagne reception, entertainment, awards presentation, gourmet meal.

May 19, Friday

Cincinnati Zoo | Zoo La La, at the zoo. DETAILS: Adults-only party in the zoo’s Africa area. Cocktails, dinner by the bite, raffle of zoo experiences, up-close time with animals and a cheetah encounter. $75 by April 28 or $100 after.

Dos Madres Press | 10th anniversary celebration, 7-10 p.m. BonBonerie Cafe, O’Bryonville. DETAILS: Food, drinks, poetry and fellowship. $60.

Easterseals | ReUse-apalooza, 7-11 p.m. Building Value retail store, Northside. DETAILS: Party plus Designer Challenge competition that features repurposed or reused salvage items made by either amateur or professional designers. Erica Busch, or (513) 386-6819

May 20, Saturday

African American Chamber | 20th anniversary gala, 7-11 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center. DETAILS: 500 expected for black-tie event. Begins with VIP sponsor reception, followed by program, dinner, award presentation to four inductees in Black Business Hall of Fame, keynote speaker and live entertainment.

Behringer-Crawford Museum | Play in the Dirt, 9 a.m.-noon at the museum. DETAILS: Volunteers will get NaturePlay@BCM ready by picking up, pulling weeds, planting and pruning. Tools supplied. or (859) 491-4003

Cincinnati Horticultural Society | Plant sale, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Deer Park Community Center. DETAILS: CHS teams with Glassmeyer family in benefit for Starshine Hospice at Cincinnati Children’s. Features everything from flower pots to wind chimes, bird feeders. Donations of sale items welcome. or (513) 374-8252

Tender Mercies | Opening Doors, hosted by Joe and Lorraine Mayernik at their home. DETAILS: Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres by Funky’s Catering and live music by Fathead Davis Trio.

Weston Art Gallery | Warhol-inspired Disco Ball, 7 p.m. Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center. Cocktails, ’70s-themed dinner, dancing in recreation of Studio 54 in Procter & Gamble Hall.

May 21, Sunday

Children’s Tumor Foundation | NF Walk, 10:30 a.m. start, Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash. DETAILS: Proceeds benefit research into the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis. Registration required.

Marvin Lewis Community Fund | Golf Classic, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Topgolf West Chester. DETAILS: Games and contests followed by party and awards. VIP party Saturday at Montgomery Inn Boathouse.

May 25, Thursday

AJC | Human Relations Award gala, 6 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Honors Tom and Francie Hiltz. $250., (513) 621-4020

Children’s Law Center | Dancing With the CLC Stars, 6-9:30 p.m. Receptions, Erlanger. DETAILS: Eight local celebs paired with professional dancers. Finger food, beer, wine, open dancing before and after the show. $50 ($100 for priority seating).

June 1, Thursday 

Equality Ohio | Cincinnati Allies for Equality reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. DETAILS: Honors Patty Beggs, CEO and general manager of Cincinnati Opera. Beer, wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres. $100.

Talbert House | Fatherhood Celebration Luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Presented by the Hatton Foundation. Celebrates fathers and supports Talbert House’s Fatherhood Project, a program that assists men in their efforts to become the responsible, committed and nurturing dads they want to be.

June 2-4, Friday-Sunday

Summerfair Cincinnati | 50th anniversary of art fair, Coney Island. DETAILS: 300 artists representing 12 art categories.

June 3, Saturday

Brighton Center | Bohemian Bash gala, 6-11 p.m. Drees Pavilion, Devou Park, Covington. $150 and up.

Greater Cincinnati Rose Association & Cincinnati Rose Society | Cincinnati Rose Show, 1-3 p.m. Eastgate Mall. Public can enter. Judging starts at 11 a.m. Details on entering: or Carolyn, (513) 262-7466

JDRF | One Walk Kings Island, 8 a.m. Kings Island. DETAILS: 5,000 walk 4K through Soak City and Kings Island park to raise funds for type 1 diabetes research. Check in at 7 a.m. No fundraising minimum required, but at least $100 suggested. (513) 793-3223, 

June 5, Monday

Tender Mercies | 25th annual Tee Up for Tender Mercies golf outing, 1 p.m. shotgun start Clovernook Country Club, North College Hill. DETAILS: Registration begins at 11 a.m. Lunch, buffet dinner, course games, raffles. $250 for singles or $900 for foursome.

June 9, Friday

Friends of Longworth-Anderson Series | Concert, 6:30 p.m. Memorial Hall. DETAILS: Features Sarah Jarosz, 2017 Grammy winner for folk and American roots performance. $35-$50, includes pre- and post-concert receptions.

June 10, Saturday

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation | Cincinnati Take Steps Walk, 9 a.m. check-in, 10 a.m. walk Summit Park, Blue Ash. DETAILS: Music, food, kids activities, entertainment.

Give Back Cincinnati | 17th annual Paint the Town, Bellevue and Dayton, Kentucky. DETAILS: TBA.

June 9-11, Friday-Sunday

Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance | Car show and pre-events. Cocktail party Friday at American Sign Museum. Open house Saturday at Metalkraft Coachwerkes, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Countryside Tour noon, departs from Voice of America Park, West Chester. Hangar party 5 p.m., Executive Jet Management, Lunken Airport. Car show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Ault Park. Proceeds benefit Arthritis Foundation.,

June 11, Sunday

Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance | Car show, Ault Park, Cincinnati. Details: TBA.

Ride Cincinnati | Family-friendly bicycle rides, Yeatman’s Cove. Benefits cancer research at the Barrett Cancer Center of UC Cancer Institute. New this year: a 100-mile ride, 5k run and 5k brick (cycle and run) event join its 8-, 18-, 26-, 45- and 63-mile rides.

June 11-12, Sunday-Monday

Anthony Munoz Foundation | Hall of Fame Experience dinner, Manor House, Mason. Followed by Golf Classic on Monday. Golf registration 7:30 a.m. Shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Football camps for youth June 13-15. (513) 772-4900 or

June 12, Monday

Stepping Stones | Golf Classic, 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. O’Bannon Creek Golf Club, Loveland. DETAILS: Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. $200. or Mary Ellen Lintner (513) 965-5103

June 16, Friday

Cincinnati Art Museum | Taste of Duveneck Art of Wine, 6-9 p.m. at CAM. DETAILS: New twist on summer favorite puts emphasis on wine. Plus craft beer, gourmet food, music by Naked Karate Girls. Benefits Family First Saturday programs. $55 through April 16; $85 after. or (513) 639-2962

June 18, Sunday

Talbert House | Fatherhood Community Celebration, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sawyer Point. DETAILS: Communitywide celebration for fathers and their families to enjoy a day of free food, beverages and activities on Father’s Day.

June 19, Monday

Ronald McDonald House | You Play. Kids Win! Golf Classic, Kenwood Country Club. DETAILS: Tee times at 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. Breakfast, golf and lunch for morning round. Lunch, golf, cocktails, dinner, and a live auction for afternoon round. or Carrie Schroder at

St. Joseph Orphanage | Golf Fore the Kids outing, Glenview Golf Course. DETAILS: Check-in and silent auction at 10:30 a.m.; lunch and speaker at 11 a.m.; scramble at noon; dinner and awards 4:30 p.m. $175.

June 24, Saturday

Hyde Park Blast | Runs, bike and chariot races, block party, live music, Hyde Park Square.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company | Revel & Triumph, Otto M. Budig Theater, Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: First event in Cincy Shakes’ new home at 12th and Elm honors major supporter Otto Budig, a teacher and a student. Cocktails, four-course dinner, performances, auction, after-party.

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,

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). or

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

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.

Sept. 25, Monday

Sept. 15, Friday

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden | Zoofari, at the zoo. DETAILS: TBA.

Sept.16, Saturday

Integrative Care and Wellness, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute, Cincinnati Children’s | Unleash Your Sparkle Gala, 6:30 p.m. Kenwood Country Club. DETAILS: Keynote speaker: Dr. Stephen Brewer, medical director, Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa, Tucson, Arizona. Black-tie optional. $175. After-party for YPs $95. More details TBA.

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.

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.

Talbert House | Annual Luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Celebrates the achievements of the past year and honors individuals.

Oct. 7, Saturday

Ronald McDonald House | Red Tie Gala, 6 p.m. Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. Dinner and dancing, live and silent auctions. $175. or Carrie Schroder, (513) 636-5551 or

St. Joseph Orphanage | A Night under the Stars Gala. DETAILS: Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction. Event moves from traditional spring date to fall.

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.

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.

Jan. 22, 2018, Monday

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

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