The Datebook

Cincinnati’s Guide to Fundraisers, Friend-Raisers and Community Events

NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please check with presenting organizations for postponements or cancellations – especially if the event appears to be “in-person.”

April 16, Friday

Women’s Crisis Center, Drive In to Make a Difference | 6:30 p.m. US Bank Parking Lot. DETAILS: Auction, split-the-pot, games, celebrity servers. Music by Russ Curtis.

April 18, Sunday

Jewish Federation Cincinnati, Super Sunday | 7:30 a.m.-noon. Virtual and 8485 Ridge Rd. DETAILS: Complimentary bagels, cream cheese, coffee, and a tzedakah box activity for the kids, community conversations, fun activities. RSVP by April 4.

April 19-23, Monday-Friday

Santa Maria Community Services, Setting the Table | Virtual. DETAILS: Daily videos highlighting program participants and sharing favorite recipes. Raffle.

April 20-25, Tuesday-Sunday

DCCH Center for Children & Families, Swing Into Spring | Virtual. DETAILS: Online silent auction culminates with a live/online program, raffle drawing, live auction, and Gift of Hope on Sunday, April 25, 7 p.m. St. Elizabeth is presenting sponsor. Proceeds to support victims of child abuse and neglect.

April 22, Thursday

1N5, Annual Spring4Life | 7 p.m. Virtual. DETAILS: Host: Local 12’s Jen Dalton. Guest speaker: Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former lieutenant governor of Maryland and eldest daughter of Robert F. and Ethel Kennedy; testimonials, silent auction. Tickets $100; students $25.

Art Academy, Lions, Tigers, and Sustainability, OH MY Exhibit and Auction | 6-8 p.m. Cincinnati Zoo. DETAILS: The Red Door Project powered by the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Artwork will be sold in silent auction format. Admission and reception are free and open to the public, masks are required.

YWCA Greater Cincinnati, Career Women of Achievement | 7-8 p.m. Broadcast on WCPO. DETAILS: Eight Cincinnati-area women will be profiled and honored in a special television and streaming broadcast, instead of the typical annual luncheon. Co-chairs: Cathy Bernadino Bailey and Stacey Browning.

April 23, Friday

Think Regional, Summit on DEI Collaboration | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Virtual. DETAILS: Keynote Speaker: Wendy Waters-Connell, Executive Director, YWCA, Hamilton. Key community leaders discuss current Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs. Event fee: $20.

Women Helping Women, Virtual Wine & Cheese Tasting | 5:30 p.m. Virtual. DETAILS: Wine and cheese delivered right to your door. Special guest: Elisabetta Fagiuoli. Cost: $100.

April 24, Saturday

DePaul Cristo Rey High School, Rey of Light | Virtual. DETAILS: Online silent auction and Fund-A-Need paddle raise for scholarships will open several days ahead. Live auction with several trips and one-of-a-kind experiences. Co-chairs: Cathy Ramstetter, DPCR Board member; Julie Ross, past member of the Board. Free event.

Oxford Community Arts Center, Art and Nature: Together Again, Virtual Gala | 6:30 p.m. Online. DETAILS: Gala at home with musical performances, virtual art exhibit with artist interviews, wine-tasting, online auction.

513-524-0856, or 

Santa Maria Community Services, Spring Health Fair | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 959 Hawthorne Ave., Cincinnati, OH. DETAILS: Drive-through event with food and personal protective equipment distribution. Free COVID-19 antigens and antibodies testing for adults. Free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment. Free mammograms by appointment. Healthy Moms and Babes will be distributing prenatal vitamins and diapers. 513-557-7249 for appointments.

April 25, Sunday

Heritage Acres Memorial Sanctuary, Anniversary Open House/Earth Day Celebration | 1-8 p.m. 796 Locust Corner Rd., Pierce Township. DETAILS: Ribbon-cutting ceremony, specially curated natural art exhibit from local artists, seed-scattering ceremony, guided tours of the grounds, and more.  Parking is available just inside the entrance, but please consider carpooling. Parking attendants will be available to direct traffic. Free event.

April 26-May 3, Monday-Monday

Cancer Support Community, Spring Auction for Hope | Virtual. DETAILS: From unique experiences and staycation packages to gourmet meals and luxury goods, 100% of funds raised provide critical funding for powerful programs and services for local families and individuals affected by cancer. All winning items available for delivery (within 275 loop) or porch pickup May 5-7.

April 27, Tuesday

Children’s Law Center, Inc., Jockeying for Justice. | 5 p.m. Zoom. DETAILS: Join CLC Board of Directors, staff, and special guests for tips on your Derby bets, making the perfect Mint Julep, and more about CLC’s work.

Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati, Networking Meeting | 5 p.m. Virtual. DETAILS: TBA 

April 29, Thursday

ArtsWave, Arts4Wellness: Managing Stress: A Look Behind Cincinnati’s Film Industry | 7 p.m. Virtual. DETAILS: Look behind-the-scenes of films shot here in Cincinnati. Take away stress relief techniques used by the pros. Guests include Film Cincinnati’s Executive Director Kristen Scholtman, local casting director and Producing Artistic Director of Ensemble Theatre D., Lynn Meyers, actor Brian Bentley from “The Public,” Cincinnati Magazine Editor-in-Chief John Fox, and area TriHealth medical experts, Doug Harris and Dr. Matthew Daggy. $15 access.

OneSource, Building Blocks: Facilities Management | noon-1 p.m. Online. DETAILS: Presenters: Joe Hartman, Cushman & Wakefield; Maryanne McGowan, The Utilities Group. Nonprofit leaders make decisions on suppliers, building maintenance and day-to-day physical management. Whether renting or owning, learn information and money-saving tips for managing your property.

May 4, Tuesday

Cancer Family Care, Joslin Haggart Yeiser Unsung Hero Awards | 6-9 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza Pavilion. DETAILS: Cocktails, dinner, and awards program. Tickets start at $45. Children’s tickets $15.

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May 5, Wednesday

May 5, Wednesday

First Step Home, Hope, Help, Healing | 7:30 p.m. WCPO-TV. DETAILS: First Step Home Awards Celebration recognizing supporters and celebrating client success. Honorees are Dr. Kathy Wedig Stevie: Outstanding Individual, Dr. O’dell Moreno Owens for Interact For Health: Outstanding Organization, and Bill and Polly Molony: Outstanding Family. Rebroadcast: May 8, 7 p.m.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Cincy-Cinco Festival | 5 p.m. Virtual. DETAILS: This one-hour program will re-live some of the greatest moments in the 17 years of this event: Longest Taco in the World, Guinness award-winning Largest Piñata in the world, plus Latino dancing and food offered over the years.

Musicians for Health, 5 for 5: Live Streamed Concert Series | 8 p.m. YouTube. DETAILS: On the 5th of each month. Christian DeMarco will be hosting free live streamed concerts.

May 6, Thursday

Boys Hope Girls Hope Cincinnati, Hopefest | 5:30-8 p.m. Cincinnati Zoo’s Giraffe Ridge. DETAILS: Free zoo parking, zoo admission starting at 3:30 p.m. (after-hours entry is only for Giraffe Ridge), train rides, a light dinner and 2 drink tickets. Raffle and games. Tickets: 1 for $50 or 2 for $75.

NEW Cincinnati, Stepping Up & Stepping Forward | 2-4 p.m. Virtual. DETAILS: Keynote: Carolyn Tastad, Procter & Gamble North America Group President, Chief Sales Officer and Gender Equality Executive Sponsor. Carolyn will explore how the disruptions of the past year can be a setback – or lead to new breakthroughs. She’ll share some examples of how P&G is responding, and the steps we can take as individuals and companies to accelerate progress. Registration: $30/member; $45/non-member

May 7, Friday

Redwood Rehabilitation Center, Night at the Race | 6-10 p.m. The Gardens of Park Hills, 622 Dixie Highway, Park Hills, KY. DETAILS: Fun night of pre-recorded horse racing, dinner, raffles and more. All CDC safety guidelines will be followed to ensure guests safety.

May 8, Saturday

JDRF of Southern & Central Ohio, Cincinnatian of the Year Gala | 6 p.m. Virtual. DETAILS: Celebrate at home with wine tastings, a catered meal from Jeff Thomas Catering, goodies from favorite local restaurants and supporters, and surprises. “An immersive 80s experience at home with great food, drinks, and entertainment.”

May 10, Monday

USA Cares Inc., Charity Golf Open | TPC River’s Bend, 316 Winding River Boulevard, Maineville, OH 45039. DETAILS: Funds provide emergency aid to veterans and military families during COVID-19 and raise awareness of rising veteran suicide epidemic. Shamble format of 4-person teams, with individual registrations paired to form full foursomes. Carts, lunches, swag packets, and more are included with each registration.

May 12, Wednesday

Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, 125th Annual Meeting | 7 p.m. Virtual. DETAILS: There is no cost to attend.

May 13-16, Thursday-Sunday

Sarah House CIncinnati, Reach for the Stars | DETAILS: Bidding opens May 13, at noon and closes May 16, at 5 p.m.

May 13, Thursday

Alzheimer’s Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter, The Art of Making Memories: A Celebration of Hope | 7 p.m. Virtual. DETAILS: Gather with family and friends at home (packages include heart and head-healthy light dinner and curated wine pairings). Hosted by Local 12’s Bob Herzog. Guest of honor Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Conductor Louis Langrée. Packages include tickets to preview auction artwork created by participants in our Memories in the Making program May 7-9 at Kennedy Heights Art Center.

May 15, Saturday

Brighton Center, Hope Grows Here Gala | 6 p.m. Virtual. DETAILS: Emcee: Jay Kruz of 94.9 Cincinnati’s Best Mix. Tasting experience and online auction.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Great Strides | Virtual walk. DETAILS: TBA

Joseph House, Annual Golf Outing | 8 a.m., Fairfield Greens South Trace. DETAILS: 18 holes of golf, continental breakfast, lunch and prizes. Registration: $90 for individuals or $350 for a foursome. 

May 16, Sunday

A Kid Again, World’s Largest Birthday Party on the Ohio River | 3-5 p.m. BB Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY. DETAILS: TBA

May 17-23, Monday-Sunday

Caracole, Cincinnati AIDS Walk + 5K Run | Virtual. DETAILS: Register and take a short quiz to determine which Greater Cincinnati 5K course fits your personality. Discover your route when it’s unveiled in your 5K packet days before racing week. You can sign up for more than one course—even doing a 5K every day.

May 17, Monday

The High Hopes Auxiliary, HOPE on the Green | 8 a.m. Hyde Park Country Club. DETAILS: Women’s golf shamble, benefiting telehealth services at Lindner Center of HOPE. Price includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, breakfast, lunch, 19th Hole happy hour and awards ceremony, art auction and raffle. Lunch only: $50. $200/golfer – $800/foursome.

May 18, Tuesday

Woman’s City Club, Annual National Speaker Forum and Fundraiser | 7 p.m. Memorial Hall. DETAILS: Keynote: Denise Kiernan, best-selling author and journalist. Tickets start at $40. 

May 24, Monday

St. Joseph Orphanage, Golf Outing | 9:30 a.m. Aston Oaks Golf Club. DETAILS: Shotgun, dinner awards.

June 2-3, Wednesday-Thursday

Taft Museum of Art, Tables of the Taft | 11 a.m.–7:30 p.m.  DETAILS: Two-hour seating featuring imaginative tablescapes created by local designers and artists, light bites at your private table, viewing of “Walk This Way” exhibition. Virtual tour and take-away light bites available for those who do not wish to join in person. Tickets start at $125.

June 3, Thursday

Goodwill, Golf Outing | Glenview Golf Club. DETAILS: Celebrity Host: Former Cincinnati Bengal Joe Walter. click About Us > Events

June 4-5, Friday-Sunday

Summerfair Cincinnati | Friday: noon to 7 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Coney Island. DETAILS: Large, outdoor arts and crafts fair draws creatives from across the country. Celebrating its 54th year. Tickets: $10 (cash only at the gate), with children 12 and under admitted free. Advance tickets available online.

June 4, Friday

Redwood Rehabilitation Center, Redwood Express Event: Evening of Celebration | 6-11 p.m. DCCH Festival Area, 75 Orphanage Rd., Ft. Mitchell, KY. DETAILS: Valet parking available. Live entertainment, performance by The Sly Band, food stations, live and silent auctions, raffles and more. All CDC safety guidelines will be followed to ensure guests safety.

June 5, Saturday

Dragonfly Foundation, Grand Gala Summer Nights | 5:30-11 p.m. Renaissance Hotel, 36 E. 4th St., Cincinnati, OH. DETAILS: Join in celebrating brave Dragonfly Families. Guest capacity is limited to ensure social distancing to protect guests. All CDC guidelines will be followed as well to ensure guest safety.

Good Samaritan Foundation, Annual Gala: Dancing Through the Decades | 6-11:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Black tie gala with cocktails, dinner and dancing. Proceeds benefit the creation of Cellular Therapy Program at TriHealth Cancer Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Musicians for Health, 5 for 5: Live Streamed Concert Series | 8 p.m. YouTube. DETAILS: On the 5th of each month. Casey Abrams will be hosting free live streamed concerts.

UpSpring, Benefit Bash & Dash to the Bash | 7 p.m. Virtual. DETAILS: Socially distanced scavenger hunt in OTR (June 3-5); silent auction, raffle, and paddle raiser all via a free live stream (June 5). Tickets: $25/person or $100/Team of 4.

June 7, Monday

Stepping Stones, Golf Classic | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. O’Bannon Creek Golf Club (6842 Oakland Rd., Loveland). DETAILS: Event chair Steve Mennen. Food, drinks, hole challenges, raffle prizes. Tickets: $200/Single; $800/Foursome

Tender Mercies, Annual Tee Up for Tender Mercies | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wetherington Golf & Country Club, 7337 Country Club Ln., West Chester, OH. DETAILS: Welcomes former voice of Cincinnati Reds, Marty Brennaman. Four-player scramble format. Lunch, dinner, and on-course snacks and beverages included.

June 9, Wednesday

American Heart Association, Greater Cincinnati Heart Ball Digital Experience | 4-5 p.m. Virtual. DETAILS: This online version of the Heart Ball will celebrate the work of the American Heart Association. Hosted by Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz, the event will feature a live auction, heartfelt messages, and opportunities to support the AHA. Presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

June 12-13, Saturday-Sunday

Cincinnati Concours D’Elegance, An Exhibition of Motorsports Excellence | Various times and locations. DETAILS: classic car show benefiting juvenile diabetes. Advance-purchase discounted car show tickets are available through May 31.

June 12, Saturday

Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Virtual Yes You Can 5K | Virtual. DETAILS: Early Bird Registration ends April 13: $30. Register by April 13 and enter to win a $50 Target gift card. Registration includes race t-shirt (while supplies last), Yes You Can 5K Guide and a surprise gift. Registration: $35

June 13, Sunday

Munoz Foundation, Hall of Fame Dinner | DETAILS: Silent auction and program celebrating Scholarship Fund and Straight ‘A’ recipients. 

June 14, Monday

Munoz Foundation, Hall of Fame Golf Classic | TPC River’s Bend. DETAILS: Features dozens of celebrity golfers paired with golf foursomes. Complimentary spectator hole for military veterans. Tee prize packages, hole contests and a catered awards dinner.

June 23, Wednesday

Impact 100, Meet the Finalists | DETAILS: TBA

June 28, Monday

Wave Foundation, Putt for Penguins | 10:30 a.m. Wetherington Golf & Country Club. 7337 Country Club Ln. DETAILS: Continental breakfast, golf with cart, drinks and food, awards celebration. Former Cincinnati Bengal, David Fulcher and other local celebrities. Each foursome joined by a celebrity for a five person scramble. $300 per golfer.

July 5, Monday

Musicians for Health, 5 for 5: Live Streamed Concert Series | 8 p.m. YouTube. DETAILS: On the 5th of each month. Nora Germain will be hosting free live streamed concerts.

July 12, Monday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2021 CF Golf Classic | 11:30 a.m. Traditions Golf Club, Hebron KY. DETAILS: Boxed lunch, golfer gift, 18-holes with cart, beverages and snack, to-go dinner.

Aug. 5, Thursday

Musicians for Health, 5 for 5: Live Streamed Concert Series | 8 p.m. YouTube. DETAILS: On the 5th of each month. Dark Sky Hustlers will be hosting free live streamed concerts.

Aug. 11, Wednesday

Pro Seniors, Inc., Seniors Who Rock 2021 | DETAILS: TBA

Aug. 12, Thursday

Companions on a Journey, Annual Celebrity Classic | 10:30 a.m. Glenview Golf Course. DETAILS: 10 a.m. registration/lunch, 11:30 p.m. shotgun start, 4:30 p.m. dinner/awards.  Non-golfers may attend reception and dinner.

Sept. 5, Sunday

Musicians for Health, 5 for 5: Live Streamed Concert Series | 8 p.m. YouTube. DETAILS: On the 5th of each month. Dark Sky Hustlers will be hosting free live streamed concerts.

Sept. 11, Saturday

The Cure Starts Now, Once in a Lifetime Gala | Duke Convention Center. DETAILS: Auction, dinner and program. Includes complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks. Tickets: $100.

Sept. 23, Thursday

Impact 100, Annual Awards Celebration | DETAILS: TBA

Oct. 2, Saturday

Alzheimer’s Association, Walk to End Alzheimer’s | DETAILS: TBA

Christ Hospital, 2021 Gala | 6:30 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Black tie gala with cocktails, dinner and dancing.

513-585-0657 or

Oct. 5, Tuesday

Musicians for Health, 5 for 5: Live Streamed Concert Series | 8 p.m. YouTube. DETAILS: On the 5th of each month. Chris Scianni will be hosting free live streamed concerts.

Oct. 12, Tuesday

Metropolitan Club, 2021 Metropolitan Award | DETAILS: Honoring Candace McGraw, CEO of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

859-491-2400 or

Oct. 23, Saturday

Spirit of Construction, Celebration of Construction Gala | 5:30 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Honoring eminent constructors and their achievements, as well as promoting civic and educational ventures benefiting the construction industry. 

513-382-4315 or

Nov. 6, Saturday

Cancer Family Care, 42nd Annual Wine Tasting & Auction | 6 p.m. Manor House. DETAILS: Wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction, three-course gourmet dinner with wine pairings and live auction

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