The Datebook

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

May 23, Tuesday

Fuel Cincinnati | Fuel the Fire presentations, 6:30 p.m. MadTree Brewing 2.0, Oakley. DETAILS: $20 in advance, $30 at the door for appetizers, a drink and a vote on which of 5 entrepreneurs making pitches gets funding. Part of YP group Giveback Cincinnati. (513) 651-6907,

Pregnancy Center West | “Damn Yankees” benefit performance, 7:30 p.m. Incline Theater. $20, with half of all proceeds donated. or (513) 244-5700

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).

May 31, Wednesday

German-American Citizens League | German Day Week kickoff, 7 p.m. Hofbrauhaus Newport. DETAILS: Includes keg tapping. Other German Day Week events: parade at Findlay Market, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 3; German Day Celebration, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday, June 4, Hofbrauhaus. Benefits German Heritage Museum.

June 1, Thursday 

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation | Cocktails for the Cause, 7-10 p.m. Bell Event Centre. DETAILS: Also, 6-7 p.m. cocktail tasting with Molly Wellmann for VIP-level supporters. or (513) 533-9300

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, Friday 

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society | Man and Woman of the Year finale, Jack Casino Cincinnati. DETAILS: Crowning of winners of 10-week fundraising competition, cocktails, food, music and silent auction. $125.

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, 

Middletown Arts Center | 60th Birthday Art Auction, 5:30 p.m. The Racino at Miami Valley Gaming. DETAILS: Live and silent auction with proceeds benefiting MAC. $60 per person.

June 5, Monday

CABVI and Foundation Fighting Blindness | Golf outing, Summit Hills Country Club, Crestview Hills, Kentucky. $140.

Cincinnati International Wine Festival | Russ Wiles Memorial Golf Tournament, TPC River’s Bend. DETAILS: Golf, fine wine, beer, food from Cincy’s finest chefs. Benefits 36 nonprofits.

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. Not a golfer? $50 for wine tasting and dinner.

June 6, Tuesday

Clermont Chamber of Commerce | Women’s Business Awards Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. RSVP Event Center, 453 Wards Corner Road, Loveland. DETAILS: Keynote speaker Molly Wellmann. $55 Chamber members, $75 others. Christa Davidson, (513) 576-5000 or

June 7, Wednesday

Muscular Dystrophy Association | Lock-Up, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fire Museum of Cincinnati. Business leaders are “jailed,” then must raise money for “bail.” Or “friends” can pay to extend their time behind bars. (513) 830-5291,

June 8, Thursday

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra | Cooking in Concert, 7 p.m. private condo, Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: Craft cocktails, live music, preview of CCO’s “Summer of Love” chamber crawl. or (513) 723-1182

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 9-10, Friday-Saturday

United Pet Fund | Garage sale, UPF Resource Center, 11336 Tamarco Drive, Blue Ash. DETAILS: Preview party 4-8 p.m. Friday; garage sale 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Benefits 85 regional animal shelters, rescues and advocacy groups. To donate household items, knick-knacks, sports equipment, tools, toys, art and collectibles, jewelry, CDs, books and new or gently used pet supplies: (513) 677-1852 or

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 15, Thursday

Mayerson JCC | Adams Classic, Losantiville Country Club. DETAILS: Two golf outings, men’s and women’s tennis, canasta and Course of Caterers dinner featuring dishes from chefs throughout Cincinnati. Afternoon tee times sold out. Proceeds benefit services such as Meals on Wheels, support for individuals with special needs. or 761-7500

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 17, Saturday

The Carnegie | Suits That Rock, 8 p.m. The Carnegie, Covington. DETAILS: “Suits” by day/rock musicians by night perform their greatest hits at the 10th annual event. Encore performance Saturday, June 24. $60-$85., (859) 957-1940

Covington-Cincinnati Suspension Bridge Committee | Roeblingfest, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. East Third Street and Court Avenue, Covington. DETAILS: Celebrates 150th anniversary of opening of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge. Tours, lectures, exhibits, presentations, vendors, entertainment, silent auction. Free.

June 18, Sunday

Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation | Golf outing, 11 a.m. Blue Ash Golf Course. Benefits free eye clinics staffed by CEI volunteer ophthalmologists. $200. Amy Jones, (513) 569-3643 or

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 20, Tuesday

Jewish Community Relations Council | Annual meeting, 7 p.m. Mayerson JCC. Honors outgoing JCRC president Michellle Kohn and former JCRC director Sarah Weiss. Vision for future by incoming JCRC president Walter Spiegel and JCRC director Jackie Congedo. Speaker Rabbi B. Elka Abrahamson, president of the Wexner Foundation. RSVP preferred.

June 23, Friday

JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes | Dinner, Voice of America Park, West Chester. DETAILS: Marks 20th anniversary of 100-mile bicycle ride that grew to  a series of seven destination rides. Features tribute to the original 17 riders.  Followed by 20th-anniversary ride Saturday, June 24, in Moraine, Ohio.

June 24, Saturday

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

The Carnegie | Suits That Rock, 8 p.m. The Carnegie, Covington. DETAILS: “Suits” by day/rock musicians by night perform their greatest hits at the 10th annual event. Second of two performances. $60-$85., (859) 957-1940

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.

CSC Philanthropy Board Associates | Late Night Revel, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Otto M. Budig Theater, OTR. The YP after-party follows Revel & Triumph. $40. or (513) 381.2273 x 3200

Little Sisters of the Poor | Spaghetti dinner, 3-7 p.m. Little Sisters of the Poor, 476 Riddle Road, Clifton. DETAILS: Carryouts available, starting at 2 p.m. Sauce and meatballs sold 1-7 p.m. Friday, June 23.

MS Society | Rock ’n Aspire, 50 West Production Works, 7605 Wooster Pike. DETAILS: Beach party, stage on the sand, 50 West beer and food, live music by Heavy Hinges, The Perfect Children, DJ Will Ross. $25.

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.

June 30, Friday

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 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,

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.

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.

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. 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.

Aug. 18, Friday

Family Nurturing Center | Blue Ribbon Bash, Jack Casino Cincinnati. DETAILS: Silent auction, music by Swampthang. $100. 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

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. 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’

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.

Sept. 15, Friday

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

Sept.16, Saturday

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., Nancy Stiefvater (859) 640-7262 or

Sept. 18, Monday

Boys & Girls Clubs | Golf outing, The Golf Club at Stonelick Hills, Batavia. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nov. 4, Saturday

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

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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