The Datebook

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


Jan. 16, Thursday

Jewish Fertility Foundation-Cincinnati | Girls Night Out – Bubbles & Bunco, 7-9 p.m. Mayerson JCC. DETAILS: Play Bunco, learn about Jewish Fertility Foundation, and enjoy kosher champagne and desserts, win raffle prizes. Tickets: $36. jewishfertilityfoundation.org/bunco

Jan. 17, Friday

Guest artist and CCM alumnus Brian Newman with CCM Jazz students at the 2018 Moveable Feast

UC College-Conservatory of Music | Moveable Feast, 6:30-10:30 p.m., CCM Village, University of Cincinnati. DETAILS: Performances showcasing a range of performing and media arts. Guests plan their schedules of 20-minute samplings of student and faculty presentations. Cocktails, appetizers and dinner by-the-bite. Tickets, available Dec. 13, $75-$600, $50 for CCM alumni and young professionals. ccm.uc.edu/support/events.html

UC Health, University of Cincinnati | Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, 10 a.m.-noon. Kresge Auditorium – UC Medical Sciences Building, 231 Albert Sabin Way. DETAILS: Keynote address by award-winning broadcast journalist Dorothy Tucker, president of National Association of Black Journalists. Performances by P&G Voices of Destiny Ensemble and the Rockdale Academy Choir. UC Health/UC College of Medicine Humanitarian Award to Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney, Esq., President, Sesh Communications; Courtis Fuller, Anchor & Reporter, WLWT-TV News 5; Lincoln Ware, Host, “The Lincoln Ware Show.” Recognition to Greater Cincinnati Association of Black Journalists. uchealth.com/events/47th-annual-rev-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-celebration-ceremony

Jan. 20, Monday

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center | King Legacy Awards Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. DETAILS: Breakfast & program, documentary screening of “Mandela: Prepared to Die,” MLK Coalition March. Tickets $40 for adults, $25 for children 17 and under. Limited seating. RSVP by Dec. 30: 513-333-7541 or freedomcenter.org/mlk2020

Jan. 23, Thursday

Cincinnati Museum Center | Museum on Tap – Space Gallery Puzzle Crawl. 6-9 p.m. DETAILS: 21+ event. Beer and wine and appetizers available for purchase. Free astronaut ice cream and a “buy one adult ticket, get one free” voucher for Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission. $10 CMC Member, $15 non-Member. cincymuseum.org/museum-on-tap

Impact 100 | The Big Reveal, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Carnegie Hall, Newport. DETAILS: 5:30 p.m. Grants Plus Grant Review Training. All tickets include 2 drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres. Registration closes Jan. 16, 2020. $18 Members/Guests. $28 late registration, walk-in fee.

Jan. 24, Friday

Gala committee: (back) Teresa Summe-Haas, Laura Proto, Colby Chapman, Jennifer Damiano, Jared McFee and Tim Cagle; (third row)  Pam Fellerhoff, Melissa Carlson, Tim Goldsmith, Karlz Ziesmann, Amy Banister, Amy Smith and Eliza Moffat; (second row) Susan Spaulding, Jo Ann Sanders, Christine Rhoads, Linda Rogowski, Mindy Rosen and Holly Brians Ragusa; (front) Rowan Miller, Delores Echeverria-Jimenez, Kay Geiger, Josie Flanigan and Tristen Ingram

School for Creative & Performing Arts | Future of the Arts Gala, 6:30 p.m. Music Hall. DETAILS: Honorary chair: Kay Geiger, emcee: John Morris Russell. Performances by SCPA students and members of Playhouse in the Park, May Festival, Cincinnati Ballet, Opera and CSO. Tickets $175. Teresa Summe-Haas, 513-363-8155 or haaster@cps-k12.org

Jan. 25, Saturday

Greater Cincinnati Human Rights Campaign | Color Ball 2020, 5-10 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: VIP reception, silent auction, dinner, after party. https://www.boxofficetickets.com/go/event?id=340153 

WAVE Foundation | Camp WAVE at Cincinnati Parent Discovery Day, noon-3 p.m. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Ct, West Chester. DETAILS: Free event for families: entertainment, face painting, balloon artists, activities, prizes, swag bags, booths… wavefoundation.org/education/campwave

Jan. 26, Sunday

Red Hot Dancing Queens | Australia Day Bikkie & Bevvie Bushfire Fundraiser, 1-5 p.m. Below Zero, 1120 Walnut St. DETAILS: Attire is your Best Summer Beach Gear. Treats, drinks, and raising money to support firefighters, rescue workers, and animals. *Bikkie is the Australian term for cookie. fb.com/events/s/australia-day-bikkies-bevvies-/3114716958541377

Jan. 30, Thursday

Reset | Mindset Conference, 9 a.m.-noon, Sharonville Hotel & Event Center, 11320 Chester Rd.  DETAILS: Speakers and facilitators: R.T. Stokes-Speaker, Coach and Author; Mike Woodring-Coach and Facilitator; Tarita Preston-Speaker and Coach; Kendra Ramirez-Reset Founder. All attendees get access to Private Facebook Reset Community, journal, free wifi, free parking and exclusive offers from sponsors. thereset.co

Feb. 1, Saturday

Brighton Center, 80s Throwback Party 2020 | 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Highland Country Club, Ft. Thomas. DETAILS: Meet and greet, free valet, food. DJ Mark McFadden plus The Leftovers. Special guest: Tommy Tutone.
Tickets: $25. brightoncenter.com/80sparty

Feb. 2, Sunday

Lindner Center of HOPE, Touchdown for HOPE Super Bowl | 5 p.m., Great American Ballpark Champions Club. DETAILS: Tailgating, big screen televisions, plush seating, and signature Cincinnati food favorites and other upscale tailgate-style treats – overlooking baseball field. Free parking. Tickets: $125; 35-and-under: $85. 513-536-0328 or lindnercenterofhope.org, click “Touchdown for HOPE” at bottom.

Feb. 4, Tuesday

Event chair Patti Zesch

Stepping Stones, Open Your Heart Dinner | 6 p.m., Eddie Merlot’s, Montgomery. DETAILS: Hors d’oeuvres reception, three-course dinner, premium wine and beer selections, and luxury raffle packages. Event chair: Patti Zesch. Event planning committee members: Debbie Alf, Claire Elson, Gigi Hiedt, Terri Hogan, Mary McGraw and Dina Taylor. Tickets: $185; young professionals: $140. 513-965-5103 or cincyopenyourheart.org

Feb. 6, Thursday

Literacy Network, Annual Handbags for Hope | 5:15 p.m., Newport Syndicate. DETAILS: Cocktails, dinner, raffles, live and silent auctions. Emcee: News anchor Carol Williams. Honorary chairs: Angela and Mark Ginty. Free parking. Reservations required. Tickets: $65. 513-621-READ (7323) or LNGC.org, click “Events”

Feb. 7, Friday

Clermont Chamber of Commerce | Annual Meeting and Small Business Development Center Business Excellence Awards Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Holiday Inn & Suites, 4501 Eastgate Blvd. DETAILS: Awards recognize area businesses and individuals for customer service, innovation, impact and volunteerism. clermontchamber.com

Feb. 8, Saturday

Good Samaritans gala volunteers: Lesley-Ann Gracey, Lisa Martin, Nancy Carley, Shiva Ghazi, Renita Homan and Felicia Burger

Good Samaritan Foundation, Annual Gala: Roaring Into the Twenties | 6-11:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Black tie theme, cocktails, dinner, and dancing. Proceeds benefit TriHealth Neuroscience Institute with support for Good Samaritan Free Health Center and Medical Education Research Fund. Free valet parking. Tickets start at $250. gshfoundation.com/gala

Heritage Village, Chocolate, Champagne, and Candlelight Gala | 7-10 p.m., Raffel’s Banquet Center, 10160 Reading Rd. DETAILS: Roaring ’20s theme. MC: “Babe Ruth.” Jazz music by Matt Tolentino Trio, talk on brewery industry and Prohibition, magician, photo booth with Model T car, chocolate buffet, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, raffle prizes. Tickets: $40. 513-563-9484 or heritagevillagecincinnati.org, click “Events and Exhibits > Events”

National MS Society, Dinner of Champions | 6-9 p.m., Jack Casino. DETAILS: Cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, program. Attendees encouraged to wear orange. Tickets: $125. 248-936-0351 or dinnerofchampionscincy.org

St. Joseph Orphanage, Monte Carlo Night | 7-11 p.m. The Sanctuary, 2110 St. Michael St. DETAILS: Craps, blackjack, roulette and raffles. Food, open bar and desserts. Music and dancing. VIP upgrade available. Free valet parking and security. Tickets start at $75. stjosephorphanage.org/monte-carlo-night

Feb. 9, Sunday

Dan Klocke has participated in every Fight For Air Climb since 2006.

American Lung Association, Fight For Air Climb Cincinnati | 9 a.m., Carew Tower, Downtown. DETAILS: Climb solo or with a team the 804 stairs of skyscraper Carew Tower to raise funds to end lung disease. Participants required to raise $100 minimum in order to climb. Climbers receive free t-shirt and food. 513-985-3990, Amy.Ullman@lung.org or Lung.org, search “Fight For Air Climb Cincinnati”

Feb. 15-16, Saturday-Sunday

PhoDOGrapher, My Furry Valentine | 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center. DETAILS: Hundreds of adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and other small animals. Adopter swag bags, raffle prizes, vendor booths and free kids’ activities. Adoption fees vary, all animals spayed or neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations. No outside animals are permitted. Tickets: $5, ages 5+. Early bird tickets: $25, includes exclusive entry on Saturday 10 a.m.-noon. myfurryvalentine.ticketleap.com/mfv2020

Feb. 20, Thursday

Cincinnati Cares, Board Match | 4:30-7:30 p.m., American Modern Conference Center, 7000 Midland Blvd., Amelia, OH 45102. DETAILS: Connect one-on-one with leaders in the community seeking board positions. A small fee covers admission for up to three representatives from your organization, two drink tickets per person and light bites. Bring at least two representatives to talk to multiple candidates. Tickets: $40-$150. Carol@cincinnaticares.org or Eventbrite.com, search “Cincinnati Cares BoardConnect”

Musicians for Health, Benefit Dinner | 6 p.m., Orchids at Palm Court, Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Cocktails, four-course dinner, jazz. A portion of proceeds benefit Cincinnati Cancer Advisors. Free valet parking. Tickets: $125. 513-479-5340 or jelkus24@aol.com

Feb. 21, Friday

The Carnegie, The Art of Food | DETAILS: Art made of or portraying food, plus artful food presented by top Cincinnati-area chefs. Funds support Carnegie arts and education programs. thecarnegie.org

A scene from last year’s Mardi Gras Ball

Price Hill Will, Mardi Gras Ball | 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Sanctuary, 2110 St. Michael St. DETAILS: Cajun dinner catered by Mardi Gras on Madison; musical entertainment from MYCincinnati and the Price Hillharmonic; cash bar; games; raffle prizes. Prizes for most festive Mardi Gras wear. Top of the Hill Awards recognize community leaders. Tickets start at $125. pricehillwill.org/mardi-gras-ball

Feb. 22, Saturday

American Heart Association, Heart Ball: It Takes a City | 6 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Black-tie gala, silent and live auctions, cocktails, healthy dinner and dancing. Chair: Jeff Hock. Valet parking. After-party: 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. 513-699-4222 or alicia.lehnert@heart.org. cincinnatiheartball.heart.org

Dragonfly, Grand Gala | 5:30-11 p.m., Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Formal, black tie optional. Dinner from Jeff Thomas Catering, dancing to Endless Summer Band, open bar, silent auction and grand raffle. Emcees: meteorologist Randi Rico and news anchor Kelly Rippin of WLWT. Tickets: $175. dragonfly.org

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank, Mardi Gras Party | 7-11 p.m. 1400 State Ave. DETAILS: Mardi Gras cocktail attire, open bar, local food vendors, dancing, photo booth, raffles and auction. Free valet parking. sweetcheeksdiaperbank.org, click “Events & News”

Feb. 25, Tuesday

Brighton Center, Mardi Gras for Homeless Children | 6:30-10 p.m. Northern Kentucky Convention Center. DETAILS: MC: Bob Herzog of Local12 and Tiffany Porter of KISS107. Live and silent auctions, food, drinks. Beechwood Marching Band, Robin Lacy & DeZydeco. Tickets: $75; VIP: $95. 859-581-1111 or brightoncenter.com/mardigras

Feb. 27, Thursday

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Annual Dinner: A Celebration of Legacy & Leadership | 5-8:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Cocktail reception, dinner and program. Great Living Cincinnatian Awards presented to Uma R. Kotagal, Don Neyer, O’dell Moreno Owens and Harry H. Santen. 513-579-3111 or cincinnatichamber.com/annualdinner

Feb. 28-29, Friday-Saturday

Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund, Queen City Classic Chess Tournament | Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. Paul Brown Stadium Club West. DETAILS: Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Chess simul and tournaments. Honoring Shining Knight Award recipient Tani Adewumi. Free parking. Registration: $40 by Jan. 31. $50 by Feb. 21. 866-577-7465 or queencityclassic.org

Feb. 28, Friday

University of Cincinnati Advancement & Transition Services, Annual Red & BlackBlast | 6:30-10:30 p.m. Fifth Third Arena. DETAILS: Dinner, entertainment from Melodic Connections and Swampthang, prizes and fun. Honoring Terri Hogan, Contemporary Cabinetry East CEO and Daniel Cummins, UC assistant dean of students. Emcee: Meghan Mongillo of Local12. Free valet parking. Tickets start at $100. 312-961-1030 or sadie.everett@uc.edu. cech.uc.edu/schools/education, search “Annual Red & Black Blast,” click first result.

Feb. 29, Saturday

St. Paul’s Home/Little Sisters of the Poor, Rock-A-Thon | 1-4 p.m. DETAILS: “Rockers” raise funds by gaining pledges to rock in a chair for three hours. Mystery Balloons available for $5 donation. Worthmore Chili coneys, chips, popcorn and drinks available to purchase. 513-281-8001 or prcincinnati@littlesistersofthepoor.org

March 5, Thursday

Leadership Council for Nonprofits, Securing the Future Conference | 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Schiff Family Conference Center, Cintas Center, Xavier University. DETAILS: Keynote address: Barry Posner. Breakfast buffet, breakout sessions, networking. $50 Leadership Council members. $75 non-members. 513-554-3060 or leadershipcouncil.us/events, click “Securing the Future.”

March 6, Friday

Dragonfly, Fashion for the Cure | 6-8:30 p.m. Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road. DETAILS: Student-made designs, various fashions from local retailers, basket raffle, silent auction. Tickets: $15-$50. dragonfly.org/fftc2020

Redwood, 2020 Redwood Express – An Evening of Celebration | 6-11 p.m., Paul Brown Stadium. DETAILS: Photo booth with Ben-Gals cheerleaders, music by Soul Pocket, dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles. Hosts: JonJon and Toria, of Q102. Tickets start at $125.
redwood.ejoinme.org/RedwoodExpress2020

World Affairs Council, Annual ONE WORLD Gala & Global Trivia Game | 6:30 p.m., Hilton Netherland Plaza, 35 W 5th St. DETAILS: Cocktail reception and dinner. Teams compete for prizes in globally themed rounds of questions. Tickets: $185. oneworldgala.com

March 7, Saturday

Adia Molloy, gala co-chair; Brian Judkins, board vice chair; Kathy Wade; Steve Richey; Vanessa Freytag, 4C president/CEO and Mindy McLaughlin, board chair

4C for Children, Champions Gala | 6 p.m. Jack Casino. DETAILS: 21+ event. Cocktail reception, dinner, live music, silent auction, after party. Black tie optional. Honorees: Steve Richey of Thompson Hine and Kathy Wade, jazz singer, education advocate and community leader. Tickets start at $150. 4cforchildren.org/gala

Animal Adoption Foundation, Waggin’ Tails Charity Auction | 6-10 p.m., Receptions in Fairfield, 5975 Boymel Drive. DETAILS: Dinner, beer, wine, silent and live auctions, raffles, entertainment. Tickets: $55. pamela.daniels@aafpets.org or aafpets.org

Junior League of Cincinnati, Centennial Gala | 6:30 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Dinner, music by Sly Band. Emerald Dance Party includes open bar and light bites, and a raffle from Krombholz Jewelers. Tickets start at $100. jlcincinnati.org/centennial-gala

March 12-14, Thursday-Saturday

Cincinnati International Wine Festival | Duke Energy Convention Center. winefestival.com

March 14, Saturday

NKY International Festival | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Northern Kentucky Convention Center. DETAILS: Free and open to public. Family-friendly celebration of cultural diversity of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. Dance and musical performances, marketplace bazaar with global cuisine and items available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Covington Rotary International Youth Exchange Program, the Rotary International Foundation, Polio Plus, Uganda Water Project, the Point Arc, GO Pantry and other local charities. nkyinternationalfestival.com

Monday, March 16

Parish Health Ministries, Annual Refresh Your Soul Conference | 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Cintas Center. DETAILS: Keynote: “Blue Zones” researcher Nick Buettner. Others include Dr. Jennifer Molano, author Dave Caperton and Kelly Rogan. Continental breakfast. Limited seats available for VIP luncheons featuring conversations with featured speakers. No registrations accepted the day of the event. Tickets start at $69. episcopalretirement.com/parish-health-ministry/refresh-your-soul-conference

March 20, Friday

Jovante Woods Foundation, Breath of Life Gala | 6-11 p.m. Madison Event Center, Covington. DETAILS: Live entertainment, silent auction, dinner, drinks. VIP reception: 5-7 p.m. Hotel Covington packages available. Tickets start at $125. 859-JOV-ANTE (569-2683) or jovantewoodsfoundation.org/gala

March 21, Saturday

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, Annual Hoops & Hops | 6 p.m. Purcell Marian High School. DETAILS: 21+ event. Watch NCAA tournament games on large screen televisions, food, beer, and raffles. $10,000 half-court shot contest. Tickets: $10. 513-751-2500 or mercyneighborhoodministries.org

People Working Cooperatively, Annual ToolBelt Ball | 6 p.m. JACK Cincinnati Casino, 1000 Broadway St. DETAILS: Black-tie event, cocktail reception, entertainment and three-course dinner. Raffles, wine and bourbon cork pull, and silent auction. Tickets: $150, beginning Jan. 28. pwchomerepairs.org

March 22, Sunday

American Heart Association, Annual Heart Mini | 7:30 a.m. Downtown Cincinnati. DETAILS: 5k and 15k run, 1/2 marathon; 5k walk; Kid’s Fun Run; 1k Steps for Stroke; and Health and Fitness Expo. After party at the Extra Mile Celebration Zone on Broadway after Kroger Eat Street. 513-699-4237 or heartmini.org

Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame, Celebration and Concert – Sixth Induction Class | 3-5 p.m. Mount St. Joseph University Auditorium. DETAILS: Jazz-studies scholarships awarded to local high school senior musicians. Entertainment by local jazz musicians. $27.24 ahead (Online $25 plus service fee); $30 (at door the day of the event). Tickets: 800-838-3006 or brownpapertickets.com/event/4475478 General info: 513-207-0476 or kaycaseycinti@aol.com 

April 2, Thursday

UC Alumni Association, Alumni Celebration | 6 p.m. Campus Recreation Center, 2820 Bearcat Way. DETAILS: Reception, awards, after party. Tickets: $100, tables start at $1,500. 513-556-2078, sarah.barnard@uc.edu or alumni.uc.edu/dac

April 4, Saturday

The Cure Starts Now, 2020 Once in a Lifetime Gala and Auction | 5 p.m.-midnight, Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Auction, dinner and program; free beer, wine and soft drinks. Tickets start at $110. 513-772-4888, events@thecurestartsnow.org or csnevents.thecurestartsnow.org/once-in-a-lifetime-gala-auction

April 9, Thursday

Behringer-Crawford Museum, 2020 Two-Headed Calf Awards | 6 p.m., NKU Votruba Student Union Ballroom. DETAILS: Dinner, cocktails, live music, silent auction, raffles, free parking and awards celebration. Tickets: $100, $800 for table of eight. 859-491-4003, lrisch@bcmuseum.org or bcmuseum.org

April 15, Wednesday

Cincinnati Zoo, Zootanical | 6-9 p.m. DETAILS: Walk in the zoo, speakers detailing plans for Avondale neighborhood, and farm-to-table dinner. Tickets go on sale in February. cincinnatizoo.org/events, click “Zootanical”

April 18, Saturday

DePaul Cristo Rey High School, Rey of Light Scholarship Benefit | St. Xavier High School. DETAILS: Co-Chairs: Cindy & Andrew Howell and Barb & Joe Rohs. Cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions. 513-861-0600

St. Joseph Home, Incline to the Finish Line 5K | 9 a.m., 10722 Wyscarver Rd. DETAILS: Breakfast from local vendors, live music, annual race through Evendale and Sharonville. Registration starts at $10. impact.stjosephhome.org/Incline2020

April 24, Friday

Camp Joy, Dance for Joy | Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Event proceeds support life-changing programming and camp experiences for underserved youth, kids in foster care, and children with medical and special needs. camp-joy.org/dance

April 25, Saturday

Christ Hospital, Mimosas for Memories | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. University Club, downtown Cincinnati. DETAILS: Brunch event, light bites, full mimosa bar, silent auction, raffle, photo booth. Tickets start at $49. MimosasForMemories.com 

April 27, Monday

Pregnancy Center East, Annual Banquet For Life | Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Cocktails and dinner. Keynote speakers: the Benham Brothers. 513-321-3100 or supportpce.com

April 30, Thursday

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati, The Art of Making Memories | 6-9:30 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Drinks, dinner, entertainment, silent and live auctions. alz.org/2020aomm

May 7, Thursday

Christ Hospital, Off The Wall: Big Support for Little Lives | 6:30 p.m., The View – Mt. Adams. DETAILS: Drinks, light fare, silent auction, bourbon tasting. Guests receive lottery number entitling them to quickly select a piece of art right “off the wall” when his/her number is called. Free parking. Ticket sales begin March. thechristhospital.com/offthewall

Elder’s Altiora Fund, Kyle Rudolph Charity Concert | 7 p.m., Elder High School. DETAILS: Darius Rucker, hosted by Kyle Rudolph and featuring The Bronson Arroyo Band. SOLD OUT. kylerudolphcharityconcert.com

GRAD Cincinnati, Founders Award Banquet | 6 p.m. The Summit Hotel, downtown Cincinnati. gradcincinnati.org

May 7-8, Thursday-Friday

Most Valuable Kids, Ninja Event | Reds Youth Academy, 2026 E Seymour Ave. DETAILS: May 7: Adults-only Ninja Warrior Dance Party includes obstacle course, dinner by the bite, dj. May 8: Family-friendly Ninja Event includes obstacle course, dodgeball, Mascots, food, fun. Both events feature Cincinnati’s own American Ninja Warrior, James Wilson. 513-484-3017 or sherri@mostvaluablekids.org

May 8, Friday

Junior Achievement of OKI Partners, Inc., Ladies Sporting Clays and Wine Tasting | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Elk Creek Hunt Club and Winery, Owenton, KY. DETAILS: Committee Chairs: Michelle Sullivan and Deb Buden. Lunch followed by competition. Hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, basket raffle.
JAPartners.org

May 11, Monday

Dragonfly, Annual Golf Classic | 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Heritage Club, Mason, OH. DETAILS: Golf, silent auction/raffles, on-course games, lunch, dinner and awards banquet. Emcee: Scott Sloan of 700WLW. dragonfly.org

May 16, Saturday

Brighton Center, Roaring 20s Gala | Cincinnati Airport Marriott. DETAILS: TBA. brightoncenter.com

Rosemary’s Babies Company, Legends Showcase “A Sneaker Gala” | 6-10 p.m. Cincinnati Zoo. DETAILS: Visit zoo babies at 3 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 for cocktails, games and auction. Dinner buffet inside the Pavilion and Lodge, while enjoying a performance by Scherrie & Susaye (formerly of The Supremes). Emcee: Alexis Rogers, WLWT. Tickets start at $25. eventbrite.com, search “A Sneaker Gala”

May 30, Saturday

Global Music & Wellness, An Evening of Wellness through Music | 6:30-10 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral. DETAILS: Mike Garson and violinist Drew Tretick in a benefit concert. Proceeds provide active music-making for children, at-risk youth, older adults, refugees, and individuals recovering from mental illness in our community. Hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. cincinnaticathedral.com/event/wellness-through-music 

June 13, Saturday

Dragonfly, Annual Ride for Dragonfly | Queen City Harley-Davidson. DETAILS: Motorcycle ride, live entertainment, raffles and retail. Emcee: Brian Thomas, WKRC. dragonfly.org

June 18, Thursday

Cincinnati Opera, 100th Anniversary Gala | Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: TBA. cincinnatiopera.org

Sept. 12, Saturday

Brighton Center, Wine Over Water | Purple People Bridge. DETAILS: TBA

Oct. 9, Friday

Episcopal Retirement Services, Annual gala | DETAILS: TBA

Oct. 10, Saturday

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, International Freedom Conductor Awards | DETAILS: TBA

Oct. 17, Saturday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 65 Roses Gala | JACK Casino

Nov. 6, Friday

Cincinnati Art Museum, Gala | DETAILS: TBA

Nov. 7, Saturday

Christ Hospital, 2020 Gala |6:30 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Black tie gala with cocktails, dinner and dancing. 513-585-0657 or Roseann.Hayes@TheChristHospital.com


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