The Datebook

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

June 22, Thursday

Greenacres Arts Center | Music Under the Stars, 6-9 p.m. on the garden lawn at Greenacres, 8400 Blome Road, Indian Hill. Performances by Julie Spangler, CSO pianist. Bring lawn chair or blanket and a picnic. Cash bar available. No alcohol may be taken in. $15. 513-898-3256

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.

Polish-American Society | A Midsummer Night’s Dinner Party, 7 p.m.-midnight The Cabaj Home, 7036 Southampton Lane, West Chester 45069. DETAILS: Celebration of Polish cuisine, music, art. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres, dinner buffet and dessert, bottomless wines. $100. Benefits Polish Pediatric Trauma Center in collaboration with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Fanciful evening attire.

June 24, Saturday

Center for Addiction Treatment | Walk, 9:30 a.m. Veterans Park, 6239 Harrison Ave., Green Township. DETAILS: Family-friendly 5K  walk around paved half-mile loop. Gates open 8:30 a.m., closing ceremonies at noon. catwalkcincinnati.com

Deschutes Brewery | Street Pub, 2-10 p.m. Second and Vine, The Banks. DETAILS:  400-foot-long Street Pub, with Deschutes Brewery beers, along with beers from Moerlein Lager House and Blake’s Hard Cider. Live music by The Buzzard Kings, HEBDO. Benefits Starfire Council and Cincinnati Children’s.

Hyde Park Blast | Runs, bike and chariot races, block party, live music, 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Hyde Park Square. Benefits The Cure Starts Now and the Karen Wellington Foundation. hydeparkblast.org

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. Thecarnegie.com, (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. cincyshakes.com

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. cincyshakes.com/revel-triumph 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. littlesistersofthepoorcincinnati.org/spaghetti-supper-2/

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. rocknaspire.com

June 25, Sunday

Madeira Schools Foundation and JDRF| Madeira Criterium & 5K Run/Walk, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. downtown Madeira. DETAILS: 5K run/walk 8 a.m., registration at 7 a.m. Free pancake breakfast from First Watch afterward. Bike racing 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kids bike decorating and fun ride at 2 p.m. madeirabike.com

UCAN Spay Neuter Clinic | Shabby-to-Chic class, 1 p.m. Wags to Riches, 9697 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. DETAILS: Free class by Salvage Sisters from Salvage Sisters Restoration on creating chic and unique pieces by repurposing items. RSVP requested. 513-793-7387

June 26, Monday

N.Ky. Chamber Women’s Initiative | Women’s networking event, 4:30-7 p.m. Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave., Covington. DETAILS: “Connecting Shore to Shore: What’s Your Networking Style?” features consultant Nanette Polito, who will share tips to help attendees identify their networking style. $25. Attendees are asked to take donations of linens, office and craft supplies, clothing for women and children or make cash donations to Women’s Crisis Center. nkychamber.com/events or (859) 578-6384.

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.  danbeard.org/patriots

June 30, Friday

Cincinnati Art Museum | Art After Dark: CAM Carnival, 5-9 p.m. at the museum. DETAILS: CAM Carnival celebrates opening of special exhibition, “A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America,” with carnival games, live music from Well Seasoned, guided tours, specialty cocktails and food for purchase from U-Lucky Dawg food truck and Terrace Cafe. No RSVP needed. Free admission.

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 14, Friday

UC Neuroscience Gardner Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders | Putting for Parkinson’s golf outing, Highland Country Club, Ft. Thomas. DETAILS: Morning and afternoon golf flights; breakfast, lunch and dinner or dinner-only; silent auction. putting4parkinsons.com/

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, citygospelmission.org/ROTR

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.

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and the Cincy Blues Society | Blues, Brews & BBQ festival, 3-9 p.m. at the park, Hamilton-Cleves Road, near Hamilton. Regional blues bands, barbecue vendors, craft beer. $15. pyramidhill.org

July 16, Sunday

Pets in Need | Ice Cream Social, noon-3 p.m. Pets in Need, 520 Wyoming Ave., Lockland. DETAILS: Games, food, ice cream, visit from Lockland Fire Department truck, adoptable pets from SPCA. Well-behaved dogs on nonretractable leash welcome. pincincinnati.org

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. learningthroughart.com

July 26, Wednesday

Center for Independent Living Options | Dinner, 4:30 p.m. The Deck@Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: Dinner by the bite, cash bar, music. Preceded by the Disability Pride March at 4 p.m. The march leaves from the bandstand at Washington Park, to 12th, Race, 14th, Elm and back to the park for the celebration. RSVP: dmoorehous@cilo.net

July 28, Friday

Cincinnati Art Museum | Art After Dark: Lei’d-Back Luau, 5-9 p.m. at the museum. DETAILS: Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts are perfect attire for this lei’d-back luau. Live music from the Cliftones, specialty cocktails, food for purchase from Eli’s BBQ and Terrace Cafe, and exclusive access to the museum. Free admission. No RSVP required.

July 29, Saturday

Armstrong Chapel Vertical Impact Group | Stomp Out Hunger 5K race, 7:30-10 a.m., Indian Hill. Benefits Inter Parish Ministry food pantry. Registration: 7:30 a.m., run/walk 8:30 p.m. $30 or $15 without T-shirt. www.registrationspot.com  

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). OhioRiverPaddlefest.org or outdooradventureclubs.org

Aug. 6-7, Sunday-Monday

University of Cincinnati neuroscience / Gardner Center for Parkinson’s | Jerry Wuest dinner and golf outing. DETAILS: Dinner: 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. Receptions, 3302 Westbourne Drive. Dinner, live/silent auctions, basket raffle. Golf 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, Legendary Run. Check-in 10:30 a.m., shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. $160. 451-1750

Aug. 10, Thursday

Melanoma Know More | Music for Melanoma, 6-10 p.m. Kenwood Country Club. DETAILS: Live entertainment by blues, jazz and rock ’n’ roll artists. Food, drinks, silent auction, raffle and a wine wall featuring 200-plus bottles. $125. (513) 364-6653 or leanne@melanomaknowmore.com

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. thecolorrun.com/locations/cincinnati

Aug. 14, Monday

Easterseals | Military Appreciation Day, 5-10 p.m. Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason. DETAILS: VIP experience at the Western & Southern Open. Proceeds to veteran services. Speaker: Col. Danny R. McKnight, Army retiree and author of “Black Hawk Down.” $250, includes admission to 7 p.m. tennis match, plus food and drink in VIP hospitality tent. ebusch@eastersealsgc.org or (513) 386-6819; bit.ly/OurServe

Aug. 18, Friday

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

Aug. 26, Saturday

Brighton Center | Wine Over Water, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Purple People Bridge, Newport. DETAILS: Local and international wine tastings along with Braxton Brewing’s craft beer, food, live music. $35/$40 at the door. Extra $20 for 30-minute VIP wine tasting with sommelier Shannon Depenbrock. brightoncenter.com/wineoverwater

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. talberthouse.org

Aug. 29, Tuesday

Northern Kentucky Chamber Foundation | Leadership Breakfast, 7:30-9:30 a.m. St. Elizabeth Technology Education Center, 3861 Olympic Blvd., Erlanger. DETAILS: $30 before Aug. 1, $40 after. Keynote speaker Jon Sanchez, former Navy SEAL. Proceeds support Regional Youth Leadership. nkychamber.com/events

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’shomecinti.org

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. e.gesture.com/vents/6nU/

Sept. 6, Wednesday

Pregnancy Center West | “Miracle Worker” benefit performance, 7:30 p.m. Covedale Theater. DETAILS: Half of all proceeds to PCW. pcwest.org or 513-244-5700.

Sept. 9, Saturday

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati | Walk to End Alzheimer’s, VOA Park, West Chester. DETAILS: This is walk for Butler, Warren and Clinton counties. Registration 8:30 a.m.; walk begins at 10 a.m. alz.org/walk or (800) 272-3900.

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries | Ripple Effect performance, 6:30 p.m. Cincinnati Woman’s Club, Clifton. DETAILS: Through story and song, Broadway singer-actress Susan Emerson tells how one person can make a difference through small meaningful acts. Proceeds benefit senior services and charitable home health care programs. $75. Aimee Shinkle at (513) 751-2500 x 204

Sept. 13, Wednesday

The Standard | Volunteer expo, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fountain Square. DETAILS: Booths by 40 nonprofits, with opportunities for volunteers in the arts, culture, humanities, environment, animal welfare, health and human services. Free. standard.com/volunteerexpo

Sept. 15, Friday

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden | Zoofari, at the zoo. DETAILS: Party for 2,300 guests under a 60,000-square-foot tent. High-energy entertainment, food and drinks, and 30 exotic animal encounters. Ticket details TBA. cincinnatizoo.org

Pregnancy Center West | Golf outing, Pebble Creek. DETAILS: Registration at 11 a.m., lunch, shotgun start at 12:30 pm. Chicken and rib dinner follows golf. $130 per golfer. (513) 244-5700 or pcwest@fuse.net

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. www.victorygivesback.com, Nancy Stiefvater (859) 640-7262 or nancs2023@gmail.com

Sept. 17, Sunday

Behringer-Crawford Museum | freshART, 4-8 p.m. Drees Pavilion, Devou Park. Painters start Saturday morning, Sept. 16, in Devou Park. Completed works sell Sunday at the gala. A new silent auction of local artists’ works is Aug. 5-Sept. 16 at the museum. (859) 491-4003

Sept. 18, Monday

Boys & Girls Clubs | Golf outing, The Golf Club at Stonelick Hills, Batavia. Details TBA. bgca.org

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. clermontchamber.com/registrationcalendar/

NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative| Regional Women’s Summit, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington. Theme: “Igniting Bold Leadership in Established and Emerged Leaders.” Keynote speaker: Executive coaching consultant Libby Gill. $159. Gina Bath, (859) 578-6384, or nkychamber.com/events

Sept. 22, Friday

Episcopal Retirement Services | Good Samaritan Awards, Cooper Creek Event Center, Blue Ash DETAILS: TBA

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. krmcallister@cff.org

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. clermontchamber.com/registrationcalendar/

Talbert House | Annual Luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Celebrates the achievements of the past year and honors individuals. talberthouse.org

Sept. 28, Thursday

Lighthouse Youth & Family Services | Fashion, Food, Friends & Fun fall fundraiser, North Avondale. DETAILS: Hosted by Ryan Messer and Jimmy Musuraca-Messer at their home, a mansion built in 1897.  Lunch by the bite, wine by the glass, and shopping at fashion and accessory boutiques. WLWT News 5 anchor Sheree Paolello is emcee. https://www.lys.org/2017-fall-event/

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. LFAW.org/PetJam.

Oct. 7, Saturday

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati | Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Sawyer Point, 720 E. Pete Rose Way, downtown Cincinnati. DETAILS: This is Cincinnati/ Tri-State walk. Registration at 8:30 a.m. Walk begins at 10 a.m. alz.org/walk or (800) 272-3900.

Ronald McDonald House | Red Tie Gala, 6 p.m. Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. Dinner and dancing, live and silent auctions. $175. rmhcincinnati.org/events or Carrie Schroder, (513) 636-5551 or cschroder@rmhouse.org

St. Joseph Orphanage | A Night under the Stars Gala. DETAILS: Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction. Event moves from traditional spring date to fall. SJOkids.org

Oct. 11-12, Wednesday-Thursday

Montgomery Woman’s Club | Town Hall Lecture Series. DETAILS: Speaker: Ann Compton, first female TV news correspondent assigned to the White House. Choice of times: Wednesday: 8 p.m. at Sycamore Junior High School; Thursday: 11 a.m. Montgomery Assembly of God. $45 or $140 for series of four talks. Proceeds fund scholarships. montgomerywomansclub.org

Oct. 13, Friday

A Kid Again | All Out annual fundraiser, The Cincinnati Club. DETAILS: Entertainment by Johnny Clueless. $70. akidagain.org

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. lmorgan@cff.org

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. www.talberthouse.org

Nov. 4, Saturday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation | The 65 Roses Gala, Hilton Netherland Plaza. Details TBA. lmorgan@cff.org

Nov. 8-9, Wednesday-Thursday

Montgomery Woman’s Club | Town Hall Lecture Series. DETAILS: Speaker: Robert Wittman, who investigated art fraud, forgeries and fakes for the FBI.  Choice of times: Wednesday: 8 p.m. at Sycamore Junior High School; Thursday: 11 a.m. Montgomery Assembly of God. $45 or buy series of four talks. Proceeds fund scholarships. montgomerywomansclub.org

Nov. 11, Saturday

People Working Cooperatively | Prepare Affair. Volunteers will help prepare over 900 homes of the low-income elderly and disabled for winter. Details TBA.

Nov. 13, Sunday

Music for Food | Benefit concert for Freestore Foodbank, 2 p.m. University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Dieterle Vocal Arts Center. DETAILS: CCM students and faculty perform. No admission charge. Attendees are asked to take  nonperishable food items or cash to help feed the hungry during holidays. musicforfood.net

Jan. 22, 2018, Monday

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber | Great Living Cincinnatians dinner | 5-8:30 p.m. Duke Energy Center. Details TBA.

March 7-8, 2018, Wednesday-Thursday

Montgomery Woman’s Club | Town Hall Lecture Series. DETAILS: Speaker: Peter Greenberg, a travel reporter for shows on CBS, PBS, NBC, The Travel Channel and The History Channel. Choice of times: Wednesday: 8 p.m. at Sycamore Junior High School; Thursday: 11 a.m. Montgomery Assembly of God. $45. Proceeds fund scholarships. montgomerywomansclub.org

April 11-12, 2018, Wednesday-Thursday

Montgomery Woman’s Club | Town Hall Lecture Series. DETAILS: Speaker: Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian who is former editor-in-chief of Newsweek. Choice of times: Wednesday: 8 p.m. at Sycamore Junior High School; Thursday: 11 a.m. Montgomery Assembly of God. $45. Proceeds fund scholarships. montgomerywomansclub.org


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