The Datebook

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

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, Thursday

Leadership Council for Nonprofits | Cintas Center, Xavier University. DETAILS: Conference, 7:30 a.m-noon.; luncheon,12:15 p.m., with keynote speaker Bob Johnson, futurist.

March 8-10, Thursday-Saturday

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

March 9, Friday

Civic Garden Center | Award dinner, 6 p.m. Anderson Center, 7815 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township. DETAILS: Honors Clara Berger with inaugural Building Community Award. 513-221-0981 x 18 or

Junior League | Bloom spring fashion show, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cincinnati Club. DETAILS: Lunch, raffle, silent auction, boutique and a runway show. $75 and up. 513-871-9339 or

Make a Wish | Big Wish Gala, 6 p.m., Hyatt Regency, downtown. DETAILS: Cocktails, silent auction, dinner and program.

West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance | Annual Celebration and Awards Dinner, 6 p.m., Cincinnati Marriott North, 6189 Muhlhauser Road, West Chester. DETAILS: Award winners: Emerging Leader, Daron Fender, SpotOn Productions; Businessperson of the Year, Ryan Minton, Cincinnati Marriott North; Beautification Award, Liberty Center; Chamber Member of the Year, Michelle Vondrell, White Board Solutions; Beautification Award, Butler Tech Bioscience Center; and a surprise award. $70. 513-777-3600 or

March 10, Saturday

Cincinnati Museum Center | Learning Through Play conference, Northern Kentucky University. DETAILS: Features childhood development experts and keynote address by Dr. Scott Sampson from PBS KIDS’ popular “Dinosaur Train.” Register by March 2.

Irish Heritage Center | St. Patrick’s Day parade, noon, Cincinnati Riverfront. DETAILS: Followed by food, drinks, kids parade, music, storytellers, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Men’s Glee Club, 8 p.m. concert by the Drowsy Lads, all at the center, 3905 Eastern Ave., Columbia-Tusculum. 513-533-0100

Linden Grove School | Signature Event, 6 p.m., Cincinnati Marriott Northeast, Mason. DETAILS: Casino games, dinner, raffle for Las Vegas weekend, wine pull, silent auction. Benefits co-op school’s programs for K-8 students on the autism spectrum. 513-984-2215 or

Young Professionals Choral Collective | Cin & Tonic gala, 6 p.m., Cincinnati Masonic Center. DETAILS: Cocktails, concert, after-party with dancing to Cincy Brass. $45. VIP ticketholders ($95) enjoy a cabaret dinner.

March 11, Sunday

Jewish Federation of Cincinnati | Super Sunday phone-a-thon, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, Amberley Village. DETAILS: Two hundred volunteers take to the phones to raise money for more than 50 Jewish agencies in Cincinnati. It’s the largest single day of fundraising during the $8.4 million annual campaign.

Ohio Alleycat Resource and Spay/Neuter Clinic | Yoga with Cats, Elemental Om, Montgomery. DETAILS: Fundraiser for OAR’s no-kill shelter and spay/neuter clinic in Madisonville. Additional yoga sessions, all led by Trisha Durham, are June 10, Sept. 9 and Dec. 9.

March 12, Monday

Cancer Support Community | Fundraising dinner, 5-9 p.m., National Exemplar, Mariemont. DETAILS: Dine in or carryout that evening and all net proceeds go to CSC. Reservations encouraged. 513-271-2103 or

Episcopal Retirement Services and Parish Health Ministry | Refresh Your Soul conference, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Cintas Center, Xavier University. DETAILS: Keynote speaker Dr. Gary Chapman, author of “The 5 Love Languages.” 513-979-2246 or

March 13, Tuesday

Girl Scouts of Southwestern Ohio | Women of Distinction program, Queen City Club. DETAILS:, 513-619-1376 or

March 15-16, Thursday-Friday

Jewish Family Services | Workshops: Addiction treatment alternatives, Cooper Creek Event Center, Blue Ash. DETAILS: Features addiction expert and TEDx speaker Adi Jaffe in free workshop 7 p.m. Thursday and professional development workshop 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. Cost Friday is $140. 513-985-1581 or

March 15, Thursday

Behringer-Crawford ALIVE! YPs | Trivia Night, 6 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Devou Park. DETAILS: Trivia starts at 6:30 p.m. First of four trivia nights, this one features the ’80s. Others: Kentucky trivia, April 19;  Star Wars, May 4; Harry Potter, June 8. All ages welcome. $8 per person, $25 for team of four. Cash bar. l 859-491-4003 or YP coordinator Billie McDaniel at

March 16, Friday

Life Learning Center | St. Patrick’s Gala, 6:30-9 p.m. Drees Pavilion, Devou Park, Covington. DETAILS: VIP reception, dinner, live auction, roast of honoree Chuck Scheper. YP After Party 9 p.m.-midnight, Devou Park Club House located at 1201 Park Drive, Covington. Live music by Naked Karate Girls, free drinks and appetizers, watch party for March Madness. $60 plus donation of men’s or women’s shoes.

March 17, Saturday

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Classics for a Cure, 6 p.m. SugarCreek, Washington Courthouse, Ohio. DETAILS: In the inaugural Labor Against Cancer fundraising event, LLS teams with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 75 and SugarCreek food manufacturing for a classic car show. Features cars from the John Richardson collection, top restoration experts, food, raffles including a car from the collection. Bus transportation available from Cincinnati. Casual attire, rubber-soled shoes preferred.

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 17-18, Saturday-Sunday

Irish Heritage Center | St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the center, 2905 Eastern Ave., Columbia-Tusculum. DETAILS: Food, drinks, entertainment Saturday. Concert 7 p.m. Sunday by Flat Out. 513-533-0100

March 22, Thursday

Behringer-Crawford Museum | Two-Headed Calf Awards banquet, Votruba Student Union Ballroom, Northern Kentucky University. DETAILS: Dinner, cocktails, live music,  silent auction and raffles. $100. Reservations due by March 10: 859-491-4003

Benjamin Carlson-Berne Scholarship Fund | Fundraising concert, 7 p.m. Mayerson Theater, School for Creative & Performing Arts, OTR. DETAILS: Internationally known flutist Demarre McGill performs in program that also includes BCB Fund Artistic Partner concert:nova. Proceeds help fund private lessons for students interested in classical music. $35. or Susan Carlson, 513-410-0618

March 23, Friday

Over-the-Rhine Foundation | Design Competition Awards Ceremony, 5-8 p.m., Union Hall, 1311 Vine St. DETAILS: RSVP: by March 19.

March 28, Wednesday

YWCA | Racial Justice Breakfast, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Music Hall. DETAILS: Honors Shakila Ahmad and Dr. Clarence Newsome. Keynote speaker: Fania Davis, social justice activist and civil rights trial attorney. $75 and up. 513-241-7090 or

March 30, Friday

Cincinnati Art Museum | Art After Dark, 5-9 p.m., at the museum. DETAILS: Dance Like an Egyptian. Silent disco in the Great Hall, live performances from Pones Inc., special feature is “Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death” exhibit with interactive tours from Playhouse in the Park Off the Grid program, cash bars, food for purchase and exclusive access to the museum after hours. Free admission.

Ohio Alleycat Resource and Spay/Neuter Clinic | Concert for Cats! Jammin’ for Whiskers, Leapin Lizard Event Space, 726 Main St., Covington. Feline-focused fun, music by 3 Piece Revival, cat-themed cocktails. $10.,

March 31, Saturday

BLDG and Renaissance Covington | Reds Opening Day exhibit and party, 6-10 p.m., Covington. DETAILS: Reds-focused art exhibit at BLDG Gallery, 30 W. Pike St. Party, with local bites and sips, games and more is on Pike Street between Madison and Washington.

April 5, Thursday

Greater Cincinnati Foundation Women’s Fund | “A Conversation With Dr. Mae Jemison,” 5:30 p.m., Cintas Center, Xavier University. DETAILS: Jemison, an engineer, physician, STEM advocate and the first African-American woman in space, interviewed by Melanie Healey, former group president of Procter & Gamble. $50.

April 5-8, Thursday-Sunday

Urban Appalachian Community Coalition | Appalachian Studies Association Conference, Millennium and Hyatt hotels, downtown, plus educational tours throughout Greater Cincinnati. DETAILS: Geared to scholars, educators, advocates, artists, but also includes free community day April 7. Pre-registration required by March 26.

April 6, Friday

Cincinnati Horticultural Society | “Face the Sun” art opening, 5-9 p.m., Caza Sikes Gallery, 3078 Madison Road. DETAILS: New works by Cincinnati artists Susan Mahan and Mark Wiesner. Reception with the  artists 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Exhibit continues through April 29. Benefits CHS. 513-818-9527

Mount St. Joseph University | Jubilee Gala, 6-11 p.m., Music Hall. DETAILS: Chaired by Elaine Busch Billmire and Robyn Ruede Caponi. Benefits Mount St. Joseph scholarship fund.

Saturday, April 7

The Cure Starts Now | Once in a Lifetime Gala & Auction, 5 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center. Extensive silent and live auction and raffles, including Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon. Benefits pediatric brain cancer research. $100.

Ohio Valley Voices | 2018 OVV Superheroes Gala, Manor House, Mason. DETAILS: Honoring Susie Stierer. Benefits OVV’s tuition-assistance program.

People Working Cooperatively | ToolBelt Ball, Jack Casino, downtown. DETAILS: Cocktail reception, three-course meal, raffles, high-end wine and bourbon pull, silent auction and juried art exhibit, with works for sale. $150.

Sorg Opera House Revitalization Group | “Mini-season” kickoff, 8 p.m., Sorg Opera House, 63 S. Main St., Middletown. DETAILS: First of eight performances benefiting Sorg Opera building renovation fund.

April 11, Wednesday

Maple Knoll Public Radio Network | Harry James Orchestra concert and dance, 7-10 p.m., Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Benefits WMKV 89.3FM and 89.9FM WLHS. $30; $20 for students; $35 day of concert. 513-621-2787,

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

Little Sisters of the Poor | Dinner, 5 p.m., Powel Crosley Mansion, Mt. Airy. DETAILS: Hosted by St. Jeanne Jugan Legacy Society to honor major donors. Elegant dinner, tours of the home known as Pinecroft Mansion, awards and entertainment.  

University of Cincinnati Alumni Association | Alumni Celebration, 6-9 p.m. Music Hall. DETAILS: Presentation of awards to top alumni. $100. 513-556-2078,

April 13, Friday

Outdoor Adventure Clubs | Women’s Outdoor Fashion Show, 7 p.m. Roads Rivers and Trails, Milford. DETAILS: Fashion show, raffles, local bites, beer from Fifty West Brewing. or #runwaysriversandtrails

Santa Maria Community Services | The Sharing Table, 6-10 p.m., The Sanctuary, 2110 St. Michael St., Cincinnati 45204. DETAILS: Beer/wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, dinner (three soups and bread), and dessert. Live music, handcrafted bowls designed by local artists available for purchase. $30 general admission, $50 reserved seating. Contact: Brittany Robbins, 513-587-6959, or

April 14,  Saturday

The Art & Science of Healing | 6 p.m., The Transept at Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: Musical performances, art installations and exhibits on the latest advances in neuroscience. Food and cocktails. $125. Proceeds support the Mayfield Education & Research Foundation.

Brighton Center | Diamonds & Denim gala, 6-11 p.m., Cincinnati Airport Marriott, Hebron. Ky. Cocktails, formal dinner, live music by The Leftovers, live and silent auctions, raffle. Also, bourbon tasting by Colonel De of Colonel De Herbs & Spices. Attire is denim and glam. $150. RSVP by March 30. 859-491-8303 or

Cincinnati Arts Association | Dancing for the Stars, 6 p.m., Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Local celebrities paired with dance pros perform 90-second swing routines. Also, a wine and cheese reception, silent auction, open dancing, dinner by the bite and cash bar. Tickets $150. 513-977-4188 or

I Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation | Spring Bling luncheon, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Receptions, Erlanger, Ky. DETAILS: Presentation of Wings award, Bling Bling jewelry sale.

St. Joseph Home | Incline to the Finish Line 5K Walk, Run,  Roll, 10722 Wyscarver Road, Sharonville. DETAILS: Kids Fun Run at 8:30 a.m.; 5K at 9 a.m. Gourmet breakfast afterward. $35 until April 1; $40 through April 13.

April 15, Sunday

The Great Bridal Chase | 5K, 8 a.m., West Pike Street (between Madison and Washington), Covington. DETAILS: Quirky new event for runners and walkers, with all the fun of a wedding reception, no commitment or significant other required. Participants raise funds for charity of choice. After-race party with champagne toast, DJ, photo booth, cake and massages, VIP lounge.

Pets in Need | Open house, noon-3 p.m., 520 Wyoming Ave., Lockland. DETAILS: Celebrating fifth anniversary, with light food, birthday cake, live music, split the pot raffle. Free.

April 16, Monday

Bethany House | Annual meeting, 5:30 p.m. Good Samaritan Hospital. DETAILS: Drinks and hors d’oeuvres, recognition of service, installation of directors, presentation of Bethany House Beacon Award. RSVP: 513-557-2403 or Lisa at

Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Foundation | Annual benefit, 5-9 p.m., National Exemplar, Mariemont. DETAILS: Dine-in or carryout; National Exemplar donates proceeds in honor of its former employee. Reservations encouraged. 513-271-2103 or

Woman’s City Club | National Speaker Forum, 7 p.m. Memorial Hall. DETAILS: Features Martha Raddatz, author, journalist and ABC News global affairs correspondent. $40, reception with Raddatz an additional $100. 513-977-8838 or

April 17, Tuesday

Lindner Center of Hope High Hopes Auxiliary | Day of High Hopes, 11 a.m., Kenwood Country Club. DETAILS: Features keynote by Cinda and Linea Johnson, co-authors of “Perfect Chaos: A Daughter’s Struggle to Survive Bipolar and a Mother’s Journey to Save Her.” Also, silent auction, raffle, lunch. $75. 513-791-8133,

April 18, Wednesday

Bethesda Foundation | Bethesda Lyceum, 6 p.m., Jack Casino, downtown. DETAILS: Reception, cocktails, program, with keynote speaker J.D. Vance, author of bestselling “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.” Benefits new Thomas Comprehensive Care Center at Bethesda North Hospital, featuring TriHealth’s Cancer Institute. $500 per couple.

April 19, Thursday

Christ Hospital Foundation Guild | Off the Wall, 6:30 p.m., Metropolitan Club, Covington. DETAILS: “Off the Wall: Transforming Cancer Care” features an evening of art, dinner by the bite, drinks, silent auction and lottery. Lottery participants choose pieces of donated art “off the wall” when their numbers are drawn. $125, or $75 for nonparticipants in the art drawing. Proceeds benefit The Christ Hospital Cancer Program.

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,

HOME | 50th anniversary celebration. DETAILS: Honors five champions of fair housing. Social hour, silent auction, dinner, entertainment, presentations, awards. $125.

Pregnancy Center East | Banquet for Life, 5:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency, downtown. DETAILS: Keynote speaker Michelle Malkin, conservative syndicated columnist, longtime Fox News commentator, senior editor at Conservative Review and a New York Times bestselling author. Tickets are $75, or $50 for guests under 25. 513-321-3100 or

April 20, Friday

Camp Joy | Dance for Joy, 6 p.m., Cintas Center, Xavier University. DETAILS: Dinner, silent auction, live music; Tickets $150.

Cincinnati Ballet | Club B, 7-11 p.m., American Sign Museum. DETAILS: Hot ’80s dance party with the Rusty Griswolds, light bites, cocktails, surprise performances. Co-chairs Christine Lippert and Halle Quinn. Vice chairs Shannon Miller and Deb Schaefer.  $150, $75 for YPs ages 21-40.

April 21, Saturday

1N5 | Spring4Life, new Summit Hotel, Madisonville. DETAILS: Light bites and libations; silent, live and paddle auctions; music and inspirational guest speakers. Amy Tobin emcees. Benefits mental health and mindfulness programming in schools.

American Cancer Society | Cincinnati Discovery Ball, 7 p.m., Fueled Collective, Rookwood. DETAILS: Cocktails and dinner by the bite, live and silent auctions, program. After-party begins at 9:30 p.m. $150 (includes after-party). $75 (after-party only). 888-227-6446 x4211,,

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra | Bourbon Barrel Ball, 6:30 p.m., Newport on the Levee. DETAILS: Cocktails, silent auction, IMAX tours, bourbon tasting in the former IMAX Theater; seated dinner/buffet by Brio; live music, dancing and bourbon tasting; live auction and raffle drawings for sets of rare bourbon. Entertainment: KSO’s SouthBank Mariachi Band; Jimmy Lee Hook with a tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John; the KSO’s Covington Devou-Doo Daddies and ’90s Swing Revival; the KSO’s Flood Wall Jazz Quartet. Black tie optional.

April 22, Sunday

Musicians for Health | Benefit performance for UC Health’s Barrett Cancer Center, 4:30 p.m., Memorial Hall. DETAILS: Features composer Zac Greenberg, dancer/choreographer Charlotte Smith and concert:nova. $100. or Joyce Elkus at

April 24, Tuesday

Central Clinic Behavioral Health | 95th anniversary celebration, noon, Hilton Netherland Plaza, downtown. DETAILS: Honors Dena Cranley. Keynote speaker: UC President Neville Pinto. Jane Lentz, 513-558-5840 or (as soon as site is live)

April 24-28, Tuesday-Saturday

CET | Action Auction, live, televised auction various times each day.  DETAILS: More than 2,500 items will be included. To volunteer, 513-345-6552 or To donate, 513-345-6579. To preview items:

April 26, Thursday

Su Casa Hispanic Center | Awards dinner, Cintas Center, Xavier University. DETAILS: $75.

Women Helping Women | Light Up the Night – Superhero Soiree, 5:30-9 p.m., Jack Casino, downtown. DETAILS: Food, silent auction, costume contest, dancing. 21+. $100 or two for price of one for under-30 attendees. Sadie Healy, 513-317-2203 or

April 27, Friday

Center for Addiction Treatment | Annual pancake breakfast, 8-9:15 a.m., conference center, Spaulding Recovery & Family Care Building, 834 Ezzard Charles Drive. DETAILS: Honors and thanks Southwest Ohio delegates and supporters. Free.

Council on Child Abuse | Reach for the Stars, The Summit, 5345 Medpace Way, Madisonville. DETAILS: Honors Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap, an anti-bullying advocate. Wine reception, dinner by the bite at new hotel. $75, $125 for couples.

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services | Champions of Hope Gala, 6 p.m., Jack Casino, downtown. DETAILS: Honors Sue Scherer. Silent auction, drinks, appetizers, dinner and program. $100 or $85 for YPs, includes parking. Emcee: Jen Dalton of Local 12’s Good Morning Cincinnati. Proceeds benefit adults, families and youth facing severe and persistent mental illness, homelessness and substance abuse.

Kindervelt 50 | UP!, 7-11 p.m., The Summit, 5345 Medpace Way, Madisonville. DETAILS: Dinner, music, casino games, raffle, silent auction at new hotel. $150, $275 for couples.

Pendleton Art Center | Final Friday, 6-10 p.m., Pendleton Art Center, 1310 Pendleton St. DETAILS: Ten percent of sales by 40 local artists, plus sales of refreshments benefit Community Shares.

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

April 28, Saturday

DePaul Cristo Rey High School | Rey of Light, 5:30 p.m., DePaul Cristo Rey Student Center. DETAILS: Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, dinner and live auction. Lisa Muething at 513-861-0600 or

Lighthouse Youth & Family Services | Beacon of Light, Hyatt Regency, downtown. DETAILS: Honors Humanitarian Award recipients Dr. P. Eric Abercrumbie, Elaine Fink, Allison Kropp and Dr. Robert Shapiro. $150.

SPCA Cincinnati | Fur Ball, 5:30 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center, Sharonville. DETAILS: Themed “Emerald City & The Wizard of Paws.” Cocktails, silent auction, dinner and program. 21 and over. 513-489-7392

April 29, Sunday

Jeff Ruby Foundation | “Vegas Comes to Cincinnati” birthday gala, 6 p.m., Jack Casino. DETAILS: Birthday bash for Jeff Ruby’s 70th and inaugural event for the Jeff Ruby Foundation. Live performance by Kool & The Gang. Open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, sushi and more. Celebrity appearances by Lee Greenwood, Kix Brooks, John Calipari, Cris Collinsworth, Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Mack, Mick Cronin, Bob Huggins. $100;  $500 for VIP tickets. Proceeds benefit childhood hunger, poverty and foster/adoptive care system.

Midwest Culinary Institute | 1 Night 12 Kitchens, 6 p.m. (5 p.m. VIP), MCI Cincinnati State campus. DETAILS: Mingle with chefs, explore the kitchens, sample wine, craft beer, gourmet fare. $125, VIP $200.

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

May 3, Thursday

Alzheimer’s Association | Art of Making Memories, 6-9:30 p.m., Jack Casino, downtown. DETAILS: Auction of artwork by participants in the Memories in the Making art program, with celebrity auctioneer Bob Herzog of Local 12 and emcee Bob Goen, formerly of “Entertainment Tonight” and current host of “Bob and Marianne in the Morning” on WARM 98 radio. Tapas-style dinner, wine, beer, cash bar, auction, raffle, live entertainment.

Taft Museum of Art | An Evening of Art in the Garden, 6-10 p.m., Taft Museum, 316 Pike St., downtown. DETAILS: Inspired by “Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection” exhibit. Drinks, canapes, music, docent raffle, and light installation.

May 4-6, Friday-Sunday

Flying Pig Marathon | 20th anniversary, downtown. DETAILS: Full marathon May 6 is sold out. Other options: Friday, Little Kings Mile; Saturday, 10K, 5K, Kids Races, PigAbilities and Flying Fur; Sunday, 4-person relay and half marathon.

May 5, Saturday

Great Parks of Hamilton County | Up With the Birds Walk, 7 a.m., Sharon Woods. Meet at Harbor Parking Lot for hike around lake. Take binoculars and kids 8 and up. Other hikes: scavenger hunt walk, May 6, 1-3 p.m. Woodland Mound/Seasongood Nature Center; bird behavior hike, Sunday 20, 9 a.m., Woodland Mound/Seasongood Nature Center. Free, but vehicle permits required in parks. 513-521-7275 or

Greenacres Foundation | Spring bird hike, 8-10 a.m., Greenacres Old Church, 8680 Spooky Hollow Road, Indian Hill. DETAILS: Geared to beginners and intermediate birders, with tips on identifying common birds by sight or sounds. Adults and children 12 and up. $4. Take binoculars if you have them.

May 6, Sunday

Inter Parish Ministry | Sunday Supper Celebration, 5-8 p.m., Oasis Conference Center, Loveland. DETAILS: Farm-to-table fare, plus wine and craft beer, bourbon tastings. Music by Dan Varner, live and silent auctions. Honors volunteers Sharon Brummett, Amy Faught, John Schraut and Dick Simpson. Benefits food and clothing pantries. $55. 513-561-3932 or

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. Keynote speaker: Actress/activist Ashley Judd. $85. 513-241-7090 or

May 10, 2018, Saturday

Corbett Mayerson Awards | Competition and reception, 7 p.m. Corbett Theater, SCPA. 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.

St. Elizabeth Foundation | Grant Golf Classic, Eagle Creek Country Club 990 Crittenden-Mount Zion Road Crittenden, Kentucky. DETAILS: Morning flight at 8 a.m., afternoon play at 1:30 p.m. RSVP: Emily Cahill, 850-301-6190 or

May 11, Friday

Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati | Aspire Cincinnati Award Luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m., Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Honors Heidi B. Jark, senior vice president and managing director of the foundation office at Fifth Third Bank. $75. 513-221-4447,

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

Stepping Stones | Sporting Clays Tournament, Sycamore Pheasant Club, Loveland. DETAILS: A 25-station clay shoot, with 100 targets. Food, drinks and awards at lodge afterward. Limited to 120 shooters.

May 12, Saturday

Cincinnati Nature Center | 25th Back to Nature gala, 6 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford. DETAILS: Themed “Enchanted Evening in the Woods,” includes dinner, signature cocktail, desserts, live music and nature-themed art auction. 513-831-1711 or

Cincinnati Preservation Association and Westwood Historical Society | Spring House Tour, 1-5 p.m., Westwood. DETAILS: Seven homes and a church open as part of Westwood’s 150th anniversary celebration. $20 in advance, $25 day of tour. Volunteer docents needed. Additional details TBA.

Montgomery Woman’s Club | Passport to Fashion: Japan, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Manor House, Mason. Fashion show, chicken marsala lunch, raffle baskets, photo booth, split the pot. Benefits the Dragonfly Foundation. Fashions by clothier J. Jill. $40.

JDRF | Cincinnatian of the Year gala, 6 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Carnivale for the Cure, honoring Rich Boehne, chaired by Petra Vester. Contact Becky Gaible at

TEDx Cincinnati | Main Stage Event, 4-6 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m., with reception between. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: Local, national and international presenters share their stories and ideas based in technology, entertainment, design and more.

May 18, Friday

Easterseals’ Building Value | ReUse-apalooza, 7-11 p.m., Building Value, 4040 Spring Grove Ave., Northside. DETAILS: Designer Challenge, food by the bite, live DJ, magician, jugglers, origami artists, Lip Sync Battle. Entrants in Designer Challenge begin registering March 3. Early-bird tickets $35 until April 15.

May 19, Saturday

Addiction Services Council | Dialing In on Addiction Car Show, Crossroads Church, 828 Heights Blvd., Florence. DETAILS: Cars, trucks and bikes welcome. Trophies to top 100 vehicles. $20 pre-registration, $25 at the door. Registration starts 7 a.m. Food, silent auction, raffles.

First Step Home | Rose Award celebration, 6 p.m. Cincinnati Woman’s Club, 330 Lafayette Ave, Clifton. DETAILS: Reception, dinner and program $150. Rachel Lyon, 513-961-4663 x107 or

May 20, Sunday

Wyoming Art Show | Juried art show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., along Worthing Avenue, Wyoming. DETAILS: Over 125 tented displays along the street, free children’s activities, music, food vendors, free parking.

May 31, Thursday

Children’s Law Center | Dancing with the CLC Stars, 6-9:30 p.m., Receptions Event Center, 1379 Donaldson Hwy., Erlanger, KY. DETAILS: Eight local celebrities paired with pros from Arthur Murray Dance Center. Additional details TBA.

May 23, Wednesday

NKY University Friends of Steely Library | Good Food, Good Drinks, Good Books, 7-10 p.m., New Riff Distilling, Newport. DETAILS: Features local culinary specialists and beverage experts. Food, beverages, silent auction, live entertainment by Brad Myer and Michael Sharfe. Special guest: NKU coach Kenney Shields. Ticket sales end May 18. $100 and up. Ken Gunkel, 513-703-1123 or

May 31, Thursday

Children’s Law Center | Dancing with the CLC Stars, 6-9:30 p.m., Receptions, 1379 Donaldson Hwy., Erlanger, Ky. DETAILS: Dance competition featuring local celebrities paired with pros, dinner by the bite, beer and wine, cash bar, open dancing before and after the competition, and a free dance lesson at Arthur Murray Dance Studio. $50 or $100 for priority seating. Dance champion and fundraising champ will be crowned, with each dollar worth a vote. 859-431-3313 or

June 2, Saturday

JDRF | One Walk Kings Island, Kings Island, Mason Ohio. DETAILS: Check-in starts at 7 a.m.; walk begins at 8 a.m., Contact Nick at

Price Hill Pacer | 5K/10K race, 7-11 a.m., Elder High School, Vincent Avenue. DETAILS: Walk starts at Elder; pre- and post-race celebrations at Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Price Hill. Benefits Santa Maria Community Services and Price Hill Will.

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 4, Monday

Tender Mercies | Golf outing, 11 a.m., Clovernook Country Club. DETAILS: Lunch/registration at 11 o’clock, shotgun start at 1 p.m., dinner and awards afterward. $250 per golfer, $900 per foursome. 513-639-7021 or

June 9-10, Saturday-Sunday

Ride Cincinnati | Charity bike rides, downtown. DETAILS: Event expanded for 2018 to include more rides, bigger fundraising goals. Benefits UC Health Barrett Cancer Center. Details TBA.

June 10, Sunday

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

June 11, Monday

Stepping Stones | Golf Classic, O’Bannon Creek Golf Club, Loveland. DETAILS: Morning or afternoon flight. Awards banquet afterward in the clubhouse. Single: $200. Foursome: $1,000.

June 16, Saturday

Rotary Club of Cincinnati | Believe 2 Achieve, Anderson Pavilion, Smale Riverfront Park. Cocktails, food, silent auction and program emceed by Cincinnati Reds’ Teddy Kremer and mixologist Molly Wellmann. Benefits Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati, Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati and Stepping Stones Camp Allyn.

June 12, Tuesday

NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative | Women’s golf outing and clinic, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Summit Hills Country Club, Crestview Hills, Ky. DETAILS: Lunch, 9-hole shotgun start 12:30 p.m.; lessons from a golf pro, 19th hole social at 3 p.m. $90 per golfer.

June 16, Saturday

Rotary Club of Cincinnati | Believe 2 Achieve, Anderson Pavilion, Smale Riverfront Park. Cocktails, food, silent auction and program emceed by Cincinnati Reds’ Teddy Kremer and mixologist Molly Wellmann. Benefits Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati, Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati and Stepping Stones Camp Allyn.

June 18, Monday

Bethany House | 25th annual Golf Classic, 11 a.m. The Heritage Club, Mason. DETAILS: Lunch, shotgun start at noon, cocktails, dinner and awards. $250.

June 24, Sunday

Bridges of Faith Trialogue | Festival of Faiths, Cintas Center, Xavier University. DETAILS: Inaugural event will celebrate the area’s religious diversity. Faith-based exhibits, dialogues, workshops, art, music and activities for all ages. Free.

Aug. 11, Saturday-Aug. 19, Sunday

Western & Southern Open | Men’s and women’s tennis, Lindner Tennis Center, Mason. DETAILS: Top-ranked players from men’s ATP and guarantee of 7 of 10 top pros from Women’s Tennis Association. New $25 million facility for spectators. Tickets:, and 513-651-0303

Sept. 13, Thursday

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

Nov. 17, Saturday

Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati | Petcasso, The Summit Hotel, Madisonville.  DETAILS: Live and silent auctions, including Painted Pets art auction. Additional details TBA:

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