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Thru Sept. 12, Wednesday

Great Parks of Hamilton County | Native Tree & Shrub Sale DETAILS: Order locally grown trees and shrubs online at between 7/1–9/12 and pick up at three locations on 9/22. Sale made possible by a partnership with Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Sharon Woods & Woodland Mound

Sept. 7, Friday

Cincinnati Pride | Annual Pride Night, 6pm-midnight, Kings Island. DETAILS: Shangela and Ada Vox. Prices: $39 (online), $37 – group rate (must purchase 7 or more in same transaction), $43 day of event at the ticket gate. Free Parking included with ticket purchase.

Sept. 8, Saturday

Arthritis Foundation | Ferrari Cruise-In IV, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. James Free Jewelers, Montgomery. DETAILS: Examine Ferraris and other automobiles up close, lunch, raffle for one-hour ride in a Ferrari. RSVP 513-310-9126 or

City Gospel Mission | Annual CGM Golf Outing, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Belwood Country Club. Morrow, Ohio. DETAILS: $250/player or $1,000 per foursome.

Down Syndrome Association | Buddy Walk, Sawyer Point. DETAILS: One-mile walk, after-party with free food, drinks, family activities.

Film Cincinnati | Backlot 2018, Mehring Way Railroad District. DETAILS: Tickets start at $75 includes Red Carpet, food, entertainment, cash bar. Projected art, special effects, production design, props, and makeup.

Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation | Cincinnati Jazz & BBQ Festival, 4-8:30 p.m. Bramble Park. DETAILS: Live jazz, BBQ, craft beer, art mart and activities for kids. Proceeds benefit community-building initiatives in Madisonville.

Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation | Annual Madisonville 5K, 8:30 a.m. Madisonville Rec Center. DETAILS: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit community building initiatives in Madisonville.

Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic | Ice Cream Social, 1-4 p.m. 5619 Orlando Place, Cincinnati. DETAILS: Free. Family friendly activities, meet the kitties.

Stepping Stones | Annual Bloom Gala, 6:30 p.m. Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Rd. Cincinnati. DETAILS: Early Bird tickets $125. Price will later rise to $150. Presented by Huntington Bank, event is Stepping Stones’ signature fundraiser and supports year-round programs for people with disabilities. Live music, silent auction, cocktails, tapas and desserts.

Sept. 10, Monday

Addiction Services Council | Driving Away Addiction 2018, 8 a.m. Traditions Golf Club, Hebron, Ky. DETAILS: 18 holes of golf, breakfast, lunch, contests, prizes. Registration: 7 a.m. $150/Player. $560/Foursome (Save $10 Per Player). Contact Kevin Richardson 513-913-0580.

Sept. 12, Wednesday-Sept. 16, Sunday

Cincinnati Preservation Association | Everything But the House online auction. DETAILS: The auction will reach more than 1,000,000 registered bidders in more than 100 countries. Auction preview will be held at EBTH on Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-noon. Special auction kickoff party Sept. 13.

Sept. 13, Thursday

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

Sept. 14, Friday

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden | Zoofari, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, Cincinnati Zoo. DETAILS: Beverages, dinner by-the-bite, wild animal encounters, entertainment and dancing. $200.

Music Resource Center | Party Like a Rock Star, 7:30-11:30 p.m., 20th Century Theater, Oakley. DETAILS: Live music by Floyd and the Walkmen, live and silent auctions, free valet, craft beer and wine, dinner by the bite, and dessert.

Sept. 15, Saturday

Afrochine | Clean Up the King! 11 a.m.-2 p.m. King Records, 1540 Brewster Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45207. DETAILS: Free event, open to all ages. Picnic of Eli’s BBQ, games for the family. Giveaways include tickets to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of Cincinnati King. or

Alzheimer’s Association | Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 10 a.m. Voice of America Park – West Chester. DETAILS: Registration 8:30 a.m., ceremony 9:45 a.m., walk 10 a.m. 1.4 or 3.1 miles. 513-721-4284 or

City Gospel Mission | Ladies Tea, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave. DETAILS: Three-course “English Tea” and guests will hear how City Gospel Mission is helping to transform the lives of women. No charge to attend, but reservations required by Sept. 1 and there will be a request for donations.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation | Cycle for Life, 7:15 a.m. Lunken Playfield. DETAILS: Breakfast, route options of 15, 32 & 65 miles, themed rest stops, finish-line celebration, cycle post party. Riders ages 16 and up may participate. Bike helmets are required to ride.

Imago | Annual Music in the Woods, 5-11 p.m. 700 Enright Ave. DETAILS: Music, beer, food, activities, artwork, and silent auction. 513-921-5124 or

Price Hill Will | Annual Incline District Lobsta Bake, 6 p.m.-midnight, Mt. Echo Park. DETAILS: $125/pp includes a dinner of lobster tail, filet and all the fixings, and 2 drink tickets. Proceeds benefit MYCincinnati.

Vent Haven Museum | Open house, 1-4 p.m., Vent Haven Museum, Ft. Mitchell. DETAILS: Ventriloquism museum houses more than 900 dummies and puppets. Free. Donations accepted.

Sept. 16 Sunday

Behringer-Crawford Museum | Annual Gala & Auction, 4-8 p.m. Devou Park, Covington. DETAILS: A portion of the sale price of each auctioned piece will go to the artist; the balance will be donated to the museum, benefiting area children through BCM’s educational programs. 859-491-4003,, or

Jewish Federation Of Cincinnati | Interfaith Basketball Tournament, 2-6 p.m. Sycamore High School Gymnasium. DETAILS: Christian, Muslim and Jewish teams compete. Free

Sept. 18, Tuesday

Clermont County Chamber of Commerce Foundation | Annual Partnership Celebration, 5-8 p.m. Oasis Conference Center, Loveland. DETAILS: Reception, cash bar, dinner, awards program.

Sept. 20, Thursday

Aeqai | Annual Fall Benefit & Art Auction, 5:30-8 p.m. Cincinnati Art Galleries. DETAILS: Silent auction, art donated by regional artists, light refreshments, and music. Tickets $50.

Episcopal Retirement Services | Great Gatsby Gala, 5:30-9 p.m., Marriott Renaissance Hotel. DETAILS: Speakeasies, dinner; 1920s costume or cocktail attire; live entertainment by artists from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. $175.

Lighthouse Youth & Family Services | Fall Fundraiser, noon, S.B. Allen home, Glendale. DETAILS: Lunch by-the-bite, wine by the glass, fashion and accessory boutiques, and a raffle. $125.

Sept. 22, Saturday

Bake Me Home | Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oasis Golf & Conference Center, Loveland. DETAILS: Artisans and crafters of woodwork, jewelry, spices, home décor. Tickets $3, children under 12 are free. or 440-227-8794.

Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center | Twilight in the Gardens, 7-10 p.m. Baker Hunt, Covington. DETAILS: Food, music, bourbon tasting, art demonstrations. $50-$75.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra | Gala d’Ouverture, 8-11 p.m. Music Hall. DETAILS: Bite-sized program of French masterworks followed by drinks and dancing in Music Hall’s Ballroom. French-inspired gala dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds support the Orchestra. Concert and After-Party: $25-75. Dinner, Concert, and After-Party: $275 • Guest Level, $375 • Host Level

Community Matters | Brunch & Art Show, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Sanctuary, 2110 Saint Michael Street, Cincinnati, OH 45204. DETAILS: Brunch, browse a variety of work on display. Free admission

Greater Milford Area Historical Society | Annual Art Affaire Set, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Main Street (U.S. Route 50) in historic Milford. DETAILS: Free and open to the public and will be held, rain or shine. Food, wine, beer, 120 juried local and regional artists exhibiting and selling original works, demonstrating artists, “strolling” musical entertainment, Community Cultural Tent featuring local and regional arts-related organizations.

Insuring the Children | Annual Hope Dash 5K, 9 a.m. 7000 Midland Blvd. Amelia. DETAILS: Cost: $25 includes t-shirt if registered by Sept. 1. Registration/Check-In 8-9 a.m. Walk/run begins at 9 a.m. Family Fun Zone begins at 10 a.m. Entertainers, a 5 in 1 bounce house, games.

Muscular Dystrophy Association of Southern Ohio | Cincinnati Muscle Walk 11 a.m. Miami Whitewater Forest. DETAILS: Registration at 9 a.m. Sign up as an individual or with a team, or create your own team. Ask others to join you and support you with a donation. Contact: Deneen Wolber 513-231-2222 or

St. Joseph Orphanage | A Night Under the Stars Gala, 5:30 p.m. Home of Joe and Lorraine Mayernik. DETAILS: Scenic view of the Ohio River, cocktails, dinner by-the-bite, silent auction.  $200. or

Urban League Guild of Southwestern Ohio | Annual Gala & Silent Auction, 7 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Black tie preferred. Dinner; Journey Awards; and entertainment by ZAPP, Howard Hewett and The Deron Bell Band. 513-487-6532 or

The Urology Group | The Gentlemen Stakes 5K for Prostate Cancer, 8:30 a.m., Belterra Park Gaming. DETAILS: 11th annual run/walk to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer. Proceeds benefit ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer.

Sept. 22, Saturday-Sept. 30, Sunday

Great Parks of Hamilton County | Harper Quilt Show, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve/Ellenwood Nature Barn DETAILS: The local RiverCity Quilt Guild has created many quilts featuring Charley Harper’s designs. Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the guild created a quilt of Harper fabrics that you can win. Raffle tickets $1/each or $5 for 6. Free admission.

Sept. 23, Sunday

Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati | Bill Keating Jr. Great Ohio River Swim, 7 a.m. Serpentine Wall and Public Landing. DETAILS: Participants swim 900 meters across the Ohio River and back.

Pones | Brunch Cha Cha, noon-2:30 p.m. Home of Ryan Messer & Jimmy Musuraca. DETAILS: Food, cocktails, performances, and live jazz.

Sept. 24, Monday

Clermont Chamber of Commerce | Annual Golf for Kids, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Golf Club Stonelick Hills, Batavia. DETAILS: Lunch, dinner, awards. Supports Work Readiness Initiative of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

DePaul Cristo Rey High School | Annual Golf Classic, noon. Western Hills Country Club. DETAILS: Four-person scramble, skills contests, lunch, cocktail reception, prizes. Lisa Muething, 513-861-0600.

Sept. 25, Tuesday

Patty Brisben Foundation for Women’s Sexual Health (PBF) | #SexualHealthMatters, 6-8 p.m. DETAILS: Free and open to public. Each attendee will receive complimentary gift from Pure Romance. Topic is “Beyond the Bedroom- Sex and the Gender Gap.” Focusing on the sexual issues with men vs. women, and communication pertaining to these.

Sept. 26-30, Wednesday-Sunday

Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled | OTR International Film Festival. DETAILS: Over 35 feature length and short films by Hollywood and independent filmmakers from around the world.

Sept. 27, Thursday

CET | Live! On CET, 5:30 p.m. JACK Cincinnati Casino. DETAILS: Honoring Dianne Dunkelman, CEO & Founder of Clever Crazes For Kids. Tickets $200.

OneSource | A Celebration on the Hill, 6 p.m. The Monastery Event Center, 1055 St. Paul Pl. Mt. Adams, OH 45202. DETAILS: 6 p.m. Reception. 7 p.m. Call to dinner. 7:30 p.m. Program and recognition. Complimentary parking, business or cocktail attire.

Sept. 28-29, Friday-Saturday

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer | International Fair Trade Sale, 2944 Erie Ave., corner of Erie & Paxton. DETAILS: Sept. 28, 4-8 p.m. and Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Vendors include Bead for Life, It’s Only Fair, Ten Thousand Villages, and many more. Some proceeds benefit El Hogar Projects, four Episcopal schools which serve impoverished children in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Missy Darling 513-321-6700 or

Sept. 28, Friday

Talbert House Annual Luncheon | Annual Luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency, downtown. DETAILS: Celebrates achievements of the past year and honors individuals who have made an impact on the community and the Talbert House mission.

Sept. 29, Saturday

Dan Beard Council | Boy Scout 100 Kart Race, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Motorsports Country Club, Batavia. DETAILS: Lunch, dinner, raffle prizes and awards. Team cost $2,000. 513-889-8335 or,

League for Animal Welfare | Annual Pet Jam, noon-6 p.m. Grailville, Loveland. DETAILS: Live music by the Naked Karate Girls, food trucks, beer garden, vendor village, family zone and adoptable animals. Tickets $15/adult, $5/kids 5-17 and kids under 5 and pets are free; save $5 on adult tickets when purchased by Sept. 15.

Melodic Connections | Charity Jazz Show, 6 p.m. Withrow High School. DETAILS: Local jazz trumpeter Mike Wade will lead a big band of musicians including Terry Twitty, Ricardo Wilkins, George Simon, Marc Fields, and Eli Gonzalez as they play jazz tunes from the soundtrack of the seminal anime, Cowboy Bebop. Tickets $25 in advance, $35 at the door.

Sept. 30, Sunday

Northside Community Council | Northside House Tour, noon-5 p.m. DETAILS: Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 day of the tour. At least 10 homes from elegant Victorians to mid-century moderns to cutting-edge LEED-certified. One third of ticket sales will be donated back to participating nonprofits.

Oct. 1-31

American Cancer Society | Real Men Wear Pink. DETAILS: Community leaders will wear pink every day in October to raise awareness and money to support the American Cancer Society’s mission and save lives from breast cancer.

Oct. 3-7, Wednesday-Sunday

Imperial Sovereign Queen City Court of the Buckeye Empire | Queen City Gala Coronation. DETAILS:

Oct. 3, Wednesday

Chris Collinsworth ProScan Fund | 17th Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon, starring Andy Grammer. 10:30 a.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Celebrates breast cancer survivors. Funds raised empower ProScan Fund in fight against breast cancer. 866-557-PINK or

Oct. 4, Thursday

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative | 2018 Dream Makers Celebration, 6-8:30 p.m. Music Hall. DETAILS: Honorary Chair: Kent Wellington, Master of Ceremonies: Regina Carswell Russo.

Community Shares | Margaret Fuller Giving Circle Appreciation, Cincinnati Observatory, 7-8:30 p.m. DETAILS: Light appetizers, drinks, speakers Jorge and Pancha Martinez discuss immigration policy and experiences volunteering at a family detention center in South Texas. Guided tour of the Observatory by astronomer Dean Regas.

Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio | Annual Pours for PBPO Happy Hour, 5-7 p.m. Via Vite Terrace, 520 Vine St., Downtown Cincinnati. DETAILS: Tickets: $30 in advance / $35 at the door. Includes drink ticket, light bites and a PBPO pint glass. 513-977-0304 or

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank | Seinfeld Guy Fundraiser, 7 p.m. Woodward Theater. DETAILS: Jonathan Wolff, composer of the “Seinfeld” TV show theme, offers performance/lecture about his musical journey. Bring a pack of diapers to donate. Presented by Isaac M. Wise Temple Sisterhood. $25-$40.

Oct. 4-7, Thursday-Sunday

Inclusion Companies | Wellness Your Way Festival, Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Panel discussions, workshops, group health activities, product demos, educational sessions, holistic health expo.

Oct. 5, Friday

Great Parks Forever | Root Ball, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Rhinegeist. DETAILS: Cocktails, dinner, live auction, complimentary valet. $75.

WAVE Foundation | Annual Nauti Nite: The Blue Party Fundraiser, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Newport Aquarium. DETAILS: Food, drink, live entertainment, silent auction, aquarium tour.

Oct. 6-13, Saturday-Saturday

Patty Brisben Foundation for Women’s Sexual Health | Annual Queen Bee Virtual 4 Miler. DETAILS: Virtual 4 mile walk/run. $45/person to register.

Oct. 6, Saturday

Alzheimer’s Association | Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 10 a.m. Sawyer Point. DETAILS: Registration 8:30 a.m., ceremony 9:40 a.m., walk 10 a.m. Approximately three-mile length. 513-721-4284 x127 or

Chatfield College | Annual ChatField of Dreams Celebration, 6 p.m. DETAILS: Jazz music, food, drink, live and silent auctions. 513-875-3344, x117 or

Comboni Missionaries | Taste of Mission 2018, 4-9 p.m. Comboni Mission Center 1318 Nagel Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45255. DETAILS: Authentic food from Europe, Latin America, and Africa. Live entertainment, games, dancing and singing, international beers and wines, shop at Mission Market, and tour the Mission Museum. Parking and admission is free.

DevouGrass | Music & Arts Festival, noon-dusk. Devou Park Bandshell, Covington. DETAILS: Music, food, live bluegrass music, children’s activities, a kids run and bike ride, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, DevouCycle rentals. Proceeds benefit Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky.

1N5 | The Warrior Run: The Race for Life 5K Walk/Run, 5:15 p.m. Mariemont Village. DETAILS: Music, Bid-n-Buy auction, carnival-style kid’s games, food and desserts, family movie in the center of the Bell Tower Park. Benefits Surviving the Teens, a Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center program that funds in-school mental health programs in the area.

Tender Mercies | Opening Doors Gala, 6 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Cocktail hour, wine pull, silent/live auction, food and beverage, entertainment. Attire is semi-formal. $150/ticket or a table (8 tickets) for $1,500.

Oct. 7, Sunday

Mayerson JCC & Holocaust & Humanity Center | Great Human Race 5k run/walk, 10 a.m. Mayerson JCC. DETAILS: Registration 8:30 a.m. Race 10 a.m. Cost: $35, includes shirt, timing chip, racing bib, and race packet.

Oct. 9, Tuesday

La Soupe | Wasted and the City, OTR/Downtown. DETAILS: Two or three small bites/plates made from “wasted” food and signature drinks from restaurants throughout OTR and downtown.

Oct. 10-11, Wednesday-Thursday

Montgomery Woman’s Club | Return to “Happy Days” Town Hall Lecture Series. Wed. 8 p.m. Sycamore Junior High School Auditorium, 5757 Cooper Rd, Blue Ash. Thu. 11 a.m. Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Rd, Montgomery. DETAILS: Presentation by Donny Most and Anson Williams of the hit series “Happy Days.” Their stories and anecdotes will bring us back to one of the most popular shows in television history. Proceeds fund scholarships and other educational projects. 513-684-1632 or

Oct. 11, Thursday

Assistance League | Annual Books and Brunch, Kenwood Country Club. DETAILS: Local authors, Paul Daugherty An Uncomplicated Life; Dr. John S. Hutton, Fiona’s Friends Zzzookeeper; Matt Rapposelli, A Taste of Hocking Hills; Holly Schlaack, Buddy: A View from the Pumpkin Seat Invisible Kids-Marcus Fiesel’s Legacy. 513-221-4447.

Center for Respite Care | Annual Transformation Award Dinner, 6 p.m. Cintas Center. DETAILS: Awards ceremony, dinner and entertainment.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Light The Night Walk, 5:30 p.m., Yeatman’s Cove. DETAILS: Participants carry lanterns symbolizing those affected by blood cancers and raise funds for LLS.

Over-the-Rhine Community Housing | 11th Annual Celebrating our Beloved Community, 5:30pm, Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: “OTR’s Got Talent!” featuring MUSE, SCPA’s Meridian 8 a cappella ensemble, OTRCH resident artists and more to celebrate the neighborhood’s artistic talent and to strengthen the community. $75.

Oct. 12, Friday

Center for Independent Living Options, Inc. | Annual Jazzed About Art, 6 p.m. Belterra Park Gaming. DETAILS: Cocktail hour, dinner buffet, live jazz from Art Gore and the Jazz Knights, raffle, wine pull, $10 Players Card for gaming area, complimentary valet parking. Debbie Moorehous, 513-241-2600 x123 or

Life Enriching Communities Foundation | A Musical Feast, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Gulden Community Center at Twin Towers Senior Living Community. DETAILS: Musical performances by CCM students, cocktails, bites, silent auction. or (513) 719-3540.

Women’s Crisis Center | Annual Toast for Hope, 6:30-10 p.m. Drees Pavilion, 790 Park Ln. Covington KY. DETAILS: $75/ticket, wine, craft beer, bourbon tastings, open bar, dinner, live and silent auction.

Oct. 13, Saturday

Center for Addiction Treatment | CAT Fest – Reach for Recovery, 5:30-10 p.m. Purple People Bridge. DETAILS: Live music, food trucks, games, activities, face painting and basket raffles. Family-friendly event. Entrance is from the Ohio side only. Tickets $35 until Oct. 3. $50 after Oct. 3.

Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. | Downtown Tour of Living, noon-5 p.m. DETAILS: Self-guided, walkable tour of downtown living at more than a dozen apartment and condo buildings.

Habitat for Humanity | Rock the Block, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Crutchfield Park, 6434 Simpson Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45224. DETAILS: Neighborhood clean-up day, exterior home repair, maintenance projects, painting and landscaping.

Patty Brisben Foundation for Women’s Sexual Health | Annual Gala: New York State of Mind, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Greenacres Arts Center. DETAILS: Bites, fine wine and cocktails, and celebrate women’s sexual health. $200/person or $350/couple.

Oct. 14, Sunday

Circle Tail Service Dogs | Classic Car Cruise-In & Coney Dogs, 1-5 p.m. Community Park, Milford. DETAILS: Classic cars, Circle Tail service dogs-in-training, cheese coneys, two- three- four- and five-ways, ice cream and waffle cones, craft beer, raffles, split-the-pot, scratch-off lottery tree, door prizes. 513-877-3325 or

Oct. 16, Tuesday

People Working Cooperatively | Annual Recognition Celebration, 5:30-7:30 p.m. PWC Whole Home Innovation Center. DETAILS: Sneak peek at new showroom and education space. Acknowledging individuals and organizations who made an impact on PWC’s mission.

Oct. 17, Wednesday

NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative | Regional Summit, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cintas Center, Xavier University. DETAILS: $159 for NKY Chamber members. $179 for Future NKY members. At the door price is $179 for NKY Chamber members & $199 for Future NKY members. Continental breakfast, lunch, four different breakout sessions, and a closing reception. Featured speakers Priya Klocek and Beth Silvers.

Oct. 18, Thursday

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank | Annual Diaper Dash 5K, Devou Park, Covington. DETAILS: Participation will keep some parents in the community from having to choose between diapers and food or rent or some other basic necessity. Awards to overall Male and Female winners as well as Top 15 Men and Top 15 Women. or

GreenLight Fund | Cinnovation, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St. DETAILS: Dinner, drinks, innovation, and inspiration.

Oct. 19, Friday

Association of Volunteers | Design Cincinnati, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Anderson Pavilion, Smale Riverside Park. DETAILS: Coffee and mimosa reception, home decor lecture from interior designer, Susanna Salk; gourmet luncheon; book signing. $125 and up.

A Kid Again | Annual All Out, 7 p.m. Mercedes-Benz of West Chester, 5897 Muhlhauser Rd. DETAILS: Wine Ring Toss, Silent Auction and other All Out Adventure Challenge events

BBB Center for Ethics | Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Northern Lights Ballroom – Sharonville Convention Center. DETAILS: Acknowledge seven local businesses and nonprofits. Keynote speakers: daytime radio host Brian Thomas of 55KRC and legal counsel Paulette M. Thomas of BakerHostetler. or

Oct. 20, Saturday

CCMpower | Saints and Sinners Bash, 6 p.m. UC College-Conservatory of Music. DETAILS: 50th anniversary of CCM’s musical theater program. Champagne toast, performance of “Guys and Dolls.” Gala begins at 9:30 p.m. 513-556-2100 or

Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship | Boots & Boogie, 6 p.m. the Big Red Barn. DETAILS: Live music, dancing, cocktails and dinner, rides’ demonstration and meet some of our CTRH Special Olympic riders. Boots and casual attire highly recommended. Cost $125/person. Table of 10 also available. 513-561-7050, or

Cooperative for Education | Fall Fiesta: Day of the Dead, 6-10 p.m. Music Hall. DETAILS: Live and silent auction, dinner, drinks, special Guatemalan guest. $125.

JDRF | Annual Bourbon & BowTie Bash, 6:30 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Bourbon, beer and wine tastings; light bites; fashion show; live and silent auctions; framester, VIP Bar and valet parking.

Little Sisters of the Poor | 150th Anniversary Celebration, 11 a.m. St. Monica-St. George Parish, 328 W. McMillan St. Cincinnati, OH 45219. DETAILS: Mass at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Celebrant: Most Reverend Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr.

Montgomery Woman’s Club | Vendor Show, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Quality Hotel, Blue Ash. DETAILS: Free admission. First 100 visitors get a shopping bag. Over 40 vendors with direct sales to the public.

Oct. 21, Sunday

Cincinnati Associates of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion | Annual Cincinnati Associates Tribute Dinner, 5:15 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Proceeds benefit the Rabbinical School and the Joan and Phillip Pines School of Graduate Studies on the campus. Cost of dinner $200/person. Loria Carter, 513-487-3047 or

De Cavel Family SIDS Foundation | Annual Friends and Family SIDS Brunch, 11 a.m. Midwest Culinary Institute, Cincinnati State. DETAILS: Food, drinks, sweets, live music, kid-friendly activities, silent auction.

University of Cincinnati Foundation | Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure Run/Walk, 8:30 a.m. Sawyer Point. DETAILS: Registration at 7:30 a.m. in bridge tunnels. Benefits the UC Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute.

Oct. 23, Tuesday

Life Enriching Communities Foundation | Fashion with a Flair!, Doors open 11 a.m. Kenwood Country Club.. DETAILS: TBA.

Oct. 24, Wednesday

Mannequin Boutique | RENT Fundraiser, 6:30-10 p.m. Rhinegeist. DETAILS: Supports eight local charities. $100.

Oct. 25, Thursday

The Sound of Quisqueya | 2nd Annual Gala De La Diversidad, 6 p.m. Oscar Event Center, Jungle Jim’s Fairfield. DETAILS: Proceeds benefit Operation Smile. Contact Angel Lombart

Oct. 25, Thursday

Grant Us Hope | Butterfly Bash, 6-8 p.m. Cooper Creek Event Center. DETAILS: VIP reception, 5-6 p.m. Cocktails, dinner stations, raffle, live auction. $85, $160 per couple. 513-615-9281 or

Oct. 26, Friday

Cincinnati Preservation Association | Annual Fall Forum Luncheon, noon, Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Terry Stewart, former president and CEO of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be keynote speaker.

Greater Cincinnati Foundation | Annual Women of the Year Awards Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. DETAILS: Tickets $65, Host/hostess tickets $165.

Kindervelt | Let the Mask Fall Ball, 7-10:30 p.m. Newport Aquarium’s Riverside Room. DETAILS: Buffet, music, games, silent auctions, animal appearances, and a grand raffle. Tickets $100/person until Oct. 1; after that, tickets are $125. Admission includes two complimentary cocktails.

Oct. 27, Saturday

American Cancer Society | Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, 8 a.m. Yeatman’s Cove. DETAILS: 8-9 a.m. Check-in, 8 a.m. Opening ceremony. 9 a.m. Walk begins. 5k walk to unite the community to support each other by honoring those touched by the disease and raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer.

Bake Me Home | Annual Cookie Connector Streetcar Tour, 12:30-5 p.m. Downtown. DETAILS: Ages 21+. Tour Downtown on a private streetcar. Local food and drinks. All proceeds support programming for local families in crisis and veterans.

Christ Hospital Foundation | “Unmasking the Future of Cancer Care” A Masquerade Gala, 6:30 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Proceeds benefit Christ Hospital Cancer Program. Moonlight Masquerade Party following Gala, live music by The Party Crashers. Kerry, 513-585-2904 or

Nov. 1, Thursday

Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA | Annual Dinner Gala, 6 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Dinner Cincinnati JACK Casino. DETAILS: Presided over by Jeff Berding, president and GM of FC Cincinnati. $100-$125. 

Nov. 3, Saturday

Jewish Family Service | Dancing With Our Stars, Jack Cincinnati Casino. DETAILS: Dinner, professionally choreographed dance competition, live entertainment.

The Mercantile Library | Niehoff XXXI: Margaret Atwood, 7-10 p.m. Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. DETAILS: Black-tie gala. Margaret Atwood and novelist Curtis Sittenfeld discuss writing, imagination, and how to tell a story.

New Life Furniture Bank | Annual Party in the House, Cincinnati Masonic Center. DETAILS: Evening of celebration, music, dance and fun. Design Challenge with Cincinnati’s top interior designers.

Cancer Family Care | 39th Annual Wine Tasting & Auction, 6 p.m., The Manor House, Mason. DETAILS: Honorary Chairs Meredythe & Clayt Daley. Wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. Three-course gourmet dinner with wine pairings and live auction. $175.

Nov. 8, Thursday

AJC | Human Relations Reception, 5:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC. DETAILS: AJC will present its 2018 Community Service Award to Abby and David Schwartz. 513-621-4020 or

Association of Fundraising Professionals | National Philanthropy Day, 11:30 a.m. Music Hall. DETAILS: Luncheon with recognition of volunteers and donors. Tickets are $65 through Oct. 15, $75 until Oct. 30. Sponsorships available.

Cincinnati Observatory | 175th Anniversary Fundraiser, Monastery Event Center. DETAILS: Open to the public. Tickets $75. 513-321-5186 or

March of Dimes | Signature Chefs Auction, 5:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Local chefs compete for Top Signature Chef Award. Cocktail-party atmosphere, tastings, live auction.

Nov. 9, Friday

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation | Kick for Crohn’s & Colitis, 6 p.m. Paul Brown Stadium. DETAILS: Food, cocktails, auctions and raffles. Kick field goals, punt and pass with some Cincinnati Bengals players. $100-$250.

Nov. 9-10, Friday-Saturday

ArtsConnect | ArtLocal Art Show, The Centennial Barn. DETAILS: Nov. 9, 7-10 p.m. & Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Live music, wine tasting, complimentary appetizers, silent auction, raffle, art show. Free admission. 513-522-2108 or

Nov. 9-11, Friday-Sunday

Ohio River Foundation | Cincinnati Coffee Festival, Music Hall. DETAILS: Tastings, samplings, live music, latte art, demos and products for purchase.

Nov. 10, Saturday

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center | Kindervelt Krafts Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Princeton High School | DETAILS: Handcrafted items, homemade food. Free, handicap accessible

Partners For Krabbe Research | P4KR Masquerade Gala, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Receptions, Loveland. DETAILS: Dinner, mystery-themed beverages, dancing and entertainment by DAT BAND, silent and live auctions. Tickets need to be purchased in advance.

Nov. 15, Thursday

European American Chamber of Commerce | 2018 Beaujolais Nouveau Premiere, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Pavilion Ballroom – Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Wine, silent auction, food and music.

Tandana Foundation | Friends and Funds Raiser, Bell Event Centre. DETAILS: Learn about Tandana’s programs and volunteer excursions. Appetizers, cash bar, auction, raffle for a seven-day, Victoria Falls African Adventure.

Nov. 16, Friday

ArtWorks | Secret ArtWorks reveal. DETAILS: TBA

Talbert House | Make Camp Possible, 7-10 p.m. The Phoenix. DETAILS: Food, drinks, music. Tickets include dinner and two drinks.

Nov. 17, Saturday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation | Annual 65 Roses Gala, Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Cocktail hour, silent auction, gourmet dinner with wine pairings from Tramonte & Sons and live auction. Live music from The Mistics. Laura Morgan, 513-533-9300, or

People Working Cooperatively | Annual Prepare Affair. DETAILS: Volunteer event to help low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners prepare their homes for winter by performing winter preparation activities.

Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati | Petcasso, the new Summit Hotel, Madisonville. DETAILS: Cocktail buffet, open bar, live music, travel raffle, bourbon pull, live and silent auctions, including Painted Pets art auction.

St. Rita School for the Deaf | Annual Dream Makers Scholarship Benefit, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Evendale Recreation Center. DETAILS: Cocktails, dinner, music, silent auction. Business casual attire.

Nov. 22, Thursday

Western & Southern | Thanksgiving Day 10K Walk & Run, 9 a.m. Paul Brown Stadium. DETAILS:

Nov. 30, Friday

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra | Magic of Musik Gala, 6:30 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Cocktails, dinner and music performances. Festive black tie. Guest ticket: $150. Host/Hostess ticket: $250. RSVP by Nov. 15. 513-723-1182 x101 or

Dec. 2, Sunday

Irish Heritage Center | An Irish Christmas Gala: The Green Tie Affair, 5-10 p.m. DETAILS: Storyteller Tomáseen Foley from the West of Ireland, pipers, singers, dancers. Cocktail hour, dinner, shopping, silent and live auctions. Keynote speaker is Consul General of Ireland, Brian O’Brien. 513-533-0100

March 7-9, 2019, Thursday-Saturday

Cincinnati International Wine Festival DETAILS:

March 16, Saturday

4C for Children | Annual Champions for Children Gala, 6 p.m. JACK Casino. DETAILS: Must be 21+ to attend. Drinks, hors d’oeuvres, three-course meal, dancing, after-party, photo booth, black-tie optional.

April 5, 2019, Friday

Karen Wellington Foundation | 12th annual Karen’s Give bash. DETAILS: TBA.

April 12, 2019, Friday

Cincinnati Ballet | Club B. DETAILS: TBA

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