The Datebook

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

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Feb. 28, Wednesday

Salvation Army, A Conversation with Betty Daniels Rosemond | 1 p.m. Center Hill Corps Chapel. DETAILS: Presentation by Civil Rights Movement hero and Freedom Rider Betty Daniels Rosemond and Q&A session.

Feb. 29, Thursday

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Legacy and Promise: A Celebration of Leadership | 5-8:30 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Chamber’s premier business event, highlighted by newest class of Great Living Cincinnatians: John F. Barrett; Sally Duffy, SC; Delores Hargrove-Young and Donna Salyers. Tickets: $250-$2,500.

The Help Squad, Leap into March Fundraiser | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Bucketheads. DETAILS: Food and drink specials, raffles.

March 2, Saturday

Cincinnati Sports Club, Well-Being Day | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cincinnati Sports Club. DETAILS: Interactive kids activities, professional experts, local retailers, small break-out information sessions, games and raffles.

Life Learning Center, The Black Balloon Project | Noon-3 p.m. Life Learning Center, Covington. DETAILS: Speakers, remembrance tribute, free Narcan, free HIV testing, light appetizers, free giveaways, resources and recovery apparel.

March 5-6, Tuesday-Wednesday

Council on Aging, Forum on Aging | 7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center. DETAILS: Breakfast, round table, networking, workshops, buffet lunch and keynotes. One-day: $125; two-day: $195; annual meeting and awards: $30

March 5, Tuesday

Easterseals Redwood, Booze Breakfast | 8:30-10:30 a.m. PeeWee’s Place. DETAILS: Drop off a bottle of spirit in exchange for breakfast. All bottles will be used for raffles and auctions during the May 17 fundraiser. Those who donate receive $10 gift certificate for breakfast at PeeWee’s Place.

March 7-9, Thursday-Saturday

Cincinnati International Wine Festival | DETAILS: Winery Dinner Series on Thursday. Grand Tastings on Friday and Saturday. Charity Auction and Luncheon on Saturday. Proceeds benefit a variety of nonprofits.

March 7, Thursday

City Gospel Mission, Breakfast for Hope | 6:45-8:30 a.m. Sharonville Convention Center. DETAILS: Fellowship and food to support the JobsPlus Programs.

NeighborHub Health, Open House | 1-4 p.m. 40 E. McMicken Ave. DETAILS: Opening remarks, ribbon cutting and honoring Kate Bennett.

March 8, Friday

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Saturday Hoops 20th Anniversary | 6-10 p.m. North by Hotel Covington. DETAILS: Dinner-by-the-bite, bar and entertainment. Tickets: $125

Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Grand Opening Community Open House | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Clifton Cultural Arts Center. DETAILS: Ribbon cutting and speeches followed by free open-house-style sampler featuring demos, classes, performances, and opening reception for inaugural gallery show.

Leadership Council for Nonprofits, A Conversation with Dr. Judith Van Ginkel | 9-10:30 a.m. Digital Futures Building. DETAILS: Discussion and Q&A with nonprofit strategist and leadership author, Judy Van Ginkel. Tickets: $35.

March 9, Saturday

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Knockout Tournament | 9 a.m-12:30 p.m. Cincinnati State Arena, DETAILS: Breakfast, lunch, bracketed knockout games and prizes. Free.

The Cure Starts Now, Once in a Lifetime Gala | 5:30-10:30 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Three-course meal, open bar, silent/live auctions and entertainment. Tickets: $90.

Life Learning Center, Graduation Ceremony | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Life Learning Center. DETAILS: Speaker: Lawrence Chappel, First Financial Bank. Traditional graduation ceremony and luncheon celebration. RSVP by March 6.

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, 27th Anniversary Gala Speakeasy | 6 p.m. Newport Syndicate. DETAILS: Cocktails, dinner, music, live/silent auctions and basket raffles. Tickets start at $100; limited VIP tables available.

March 14, Thursday

Clovernook Center, Vision Over Sight | Nicola’s Ristorante. DETAILS: Five-course dinner and awards ceremony. VIP preview event. Patron tickets: $250; General Admission: $150.

March 16, Saturday

Human Rights Campaign, 2024 Greater Cincinnati Dinner | 5:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Co-chairs: Reggie Harris, Elizabeth Kennedy and Chase Rickey. Dinner, dancing, silent and live auction. Honoring Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey with the David Crowley Award. Tickets start at $200.

March 19, Tuesday

NKY Chamber, Eggs ‘N Issues | 7:30-9 a.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center, Erlanger. DETAILS: Topic: “Northern Kentucky Bets – Diving into the Wins of Sports Betting” moderated by NKY Chamber President and CEO Brent Cooper. Tickets: $30 for members; $50 for future members.

Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio, Volunteer & Donor Appreciation Celebration | 5-7 p.m. Fifth Third Bank, Fountain Square. DETAILS: Awards ceremony.

March 20, Wednesday

Dan Beard Council, BSA, Good Scout Award Luncheon | 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Honoring Paul Verst, Chairman and CEO of Verst Logistics.

March 21, Thursday

Meals on Wheels, Meals Madness Gala | Hard Rock Casino. DETAILS: Honoring DJ Hodge, division president at iHeartMedia Markets Group. NCAA games on the screens, sports betting kiosks, and live music.

March 22, Friday

Woman’s City Club, National Speaker Forum and Fundraiser | 7-9 p.m. Memorial Hall. DETAILS: Presentation on “Truth in Journalism” by Jenn White, host of 1A on NPR, followed by VIP reception.

March 23, Saturday

Flight 88, Celebrate Her: Women’s History Month Concert | 5 p.m. Urban Artifact. DETAILS: Featuring spoken word artist and singer Siri Imani alongside singer/pianist Jess Lamb, women’s vocal ensemble Heri et Hodie and classical pianist Jooyoung Kim. Raffle baskets – proceeds benefit YWCA of Greater Cincinnati. Tickets: $20.

March 27, Wednesday

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Backstage @ ETC | 5:30 p.m. Ensemble Theatre. DETAILS: Behind-the-scenes tour, live entertainment, drinks, dinner-by-the-bite and announcement of 2024-2025 season. Tickets: $125.

April 6, Saturday

Caracole, AIDS Walk Pre-Race Spaghetti Dinner | 5 p.m. Hannaford Hall at Calvary Episcopal Church. DETAILS: Spaghetti dinner open to the entire community, not just race participants. Meal prices: $10/adult; $6/youth (ages 19 & younger).

April 7, Sunday

Caracole, AIDS Walk + 5K/10K | 9 a.m. Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. DETAILS: Opening ceremony, walk or run the 5K route or run the 10K course. Registration: $30 adult; $20 youth (19 & younger). All registrations include limited edition event t-shirt (while supplies last). Prices increase day of the event.

April 10, Wednesday

Urban League of Greater Southwest Ohio, Glorifying the Lions | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cintas Center. DETAILS: 2024 honorees: Karen Bankston, Calvin D. Buford, Michael Fisher, Delores Hargrove-Young, J. Phillip Holloman and John Pepper.

April 12, Friday

CISE, Party at the Point | 6-10 p.m. TQL Stadium. DETAILS: Food, open bar, complimentary parking, yard games, raffles, silent auction, DJ and dancing. Tickets: $70.

April 13, Saturday

Friends of White Water Shaker Village, Annual Gathering | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Miami Whitewater Community Church and the White Water Shaker Village North Family Site. DETAILS: Celebrating 250th anniversary of the Shaker’s arrival in America featuring Shaker scholars Jerry Grant and Sharon Koomlerk, lunch and tour of the village. Advanced reservations required. Tickets: $30/member; $35/non-member.

Junior League of Cincinnati, A Night in Monte Carlo | 7-11 p.m. Cincinnati Ballet Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance. DETAILS: Gaming night featuring Blackjack, Texas Hold’em, and Craps, with light bites and beverages and silent auction.

Karen Wellington Foundation, 17th Annual Karen’s Gift | 7-11 p.m. Hard Rock Casino. DETAILS: Open bar, food and music by Sly-Band. Tickets: $175.

Lighthouse Youth and Family Services, Beacon of Light | 6-10 p.m. 20th Century Theater, Oakley. DETAILS: 2024 Humanitarian Award recipients Yvette Simpson and Dr. Jeannette Taylor. Custom food stations, open bar, dessert bites and silent auction. Event chairs: Peter and Michelle Barrett, Valet parking. Smart casual attire.

Magnified Giving, Magnify Your Run/Walk 5K | 9 a.m. Kestrel Point, Winton Woods. DETAILS: Family-friendly and dog-friendly event with 5K, 1 mile, and virtual race options available.

UpSpring, Benefit Bash | 6 p.m. Great American Ball Park. DETAILS: Open bar, dinner, silent/live auction. Tickets: $100.

April 14, Sunday

American Lung Association, Fight for Air Climb | 8 a.m. Great American Ballpark. DETAILS: Designed for every type of climber, from beginners to competitive climbers. Complimentary snack and water.

April 17, Wednesday

EquaSion, Compassion Through Action Dinner | 6 p.m. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. DETAILS: Reception, dinner and program.

April 18, Thursday

New Perceptions, Annual Ladies Night Out | 5:30-9 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center, Erlanger. DETAILS: Pampering services from local salons, spas, jewelers, psychics and more; hors d’oeuvres, desserts, silent auction and raffles. Tickets: $75.

April 19, Friday

Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, Building Bridges to Better Futures Inaugural Breakfast | 8-9:30 a.m. MegaCorp Pavilion, Newport. DETAILS: Proceeds benefit the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky. Jeff Thomas, longtime supporter and CHNK board member, will provide breakfast. Complimentary parking in on-site garage included. Free admission.

April 20, Saturday

Giving Voice Foundation, Mimosas for Memories | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Cincinnati Club. DETAILS: Bottomless mimosas, brunch-by-the-bite, silent auction, vendor pop-ups, photo booth and Pappy Van Winkle bourbon raffle. VIP experience available. Early Bird Tickets: $95 general; $140 VIP. After March 13, $125 general; $170 VIP.

The Nuxhall Foundation, Opening Day Parade | 10 a.m. Sacred Heart Church/Nuxhall Miracle League Fields. DETAILS: Parade and on-field ceremony. Tickets: Free.

April 25, Thursday

The Nuxhall Foundation, Leading Ladies Night Out | 4:30-7:30 p.m. Topgolf, West Chester. DETAILS: Dinner, drinks, gameplay, silent auction, live auction and celebrity appearances. Tickets: $150; $900 for Bay of 6 Attendees.

April 26, Friday

Leadership Council for Nonprofits, Securing the Future Conference | 7:30 a.m. Cintas Center. DETAILS: Half-day nonprofit conference. Keynote speaker Kishshana Palmer, international speaker, trainer and coach. Breakout sessions, exhibitor fair and networking. Tickets: $75-$100. Sponsorships from $1,500.

April 27, Saturday

DePaul Cristo Rey High School, Rey of Light Scholarship Benefit | DePaul Cristo Rey High School. DETAILS: Chairs: Lisa Ciccia and Tammy Silvestri. Cocktail hour, dinner, raffles, silent auction and live auction.

Dragonfly Foundation, Grand Gala | 6-11 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Dinner, music, entertainment, open bar, silent auction, grand raffle. Black tie optional. Tickets: $200. Sponsorship opportunities available.

Purcell Marian High School, Grand Event: Revelry in Red | Purcell Marian High School. DETAILS: Seated dinner, open bar, silent auction, Praestan Award presentation, raffles, and live auction. Cocktail attire, “best red” requested. Tickets on sale February.

May 2, Thursday

Green Umbrella, Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Keynote: Jacqueline Patterson, Founder and Executive Director of the Chisholm Legacy Project. Speakers, exhibitor expo, art show, breakfast, lunch and networking reception. Tickets: $175.

May 3-5, Friday-Sunday

Flying Pig Marathon | DETAILS: Races of varying lengths for diverse ages over the weekend, culminating in the full marathon Sunday morning. Proceeds benefit multiple charities.

May 5, Sunday

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, Carryout Italian Dinner and Open House | 3-6 p.m. 5530 Colerain Ave. DETAILS: Learn more about LBFE’s mission and vision, meet the team, and support by purchasing a dinner. Tickets on sale in March.

May 7, Tuesday

Assistance League, Books & Brunch Event | 10:30 a.m. Kenwood Country Club. DETAILS: Local Authors: Jenn Bishop, Rick Pender, Loren Long and Heather Webber. Brunch, silent auction, raffle, lottery tree and wine pull. Tickets: $95.

May 8, Wednesday

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Partners in Action Luncheon | Noon-1 p.m. Cintas Center. DETAILS: Lunch and learn how the Sisters are making a difference around the globe. Tickets free; donations accepted.

YWCA, Annual Career Women of Achievement Luncheon | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Hard Rock Casino. DETAILS: Keynote: Yvette R. Simpson. Lunch, networking and after-party. Awardees: Tracey Artis, Bridgit Chayt, Chara Fisher Jackson, Christie Kuhns, Kimm M. Lauterbach, Jill Miller, Alicia Reece, Kristen Schlotman, Alicia Townsend and Kelly Wittich.Tickets: $125.

May 10, Friday

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Project Role Model | 6 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Honorary event chairs, Deni Tato and Rico Grant, VIP Happy Hour, fashion show, food, specialty drinks, silent auction, designer handbag raffles, take-home goody bag and photo opportunities. Tickets: $125.

May 11, Saturday

Young Professionals Choral Collective, Pure Imagination Gala | Cincinnati Masonic Center. DETAILS: Headlined by John Morris Russell.

May 14, Tuesday

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Fore Youth Golf Outing | Vineyard Golf Course. DETAILS: Morning and afternoon rounds, contest holes, raffles, split-the-pot, swag bags, lunch and dinner followed by celebrity sports Q&A session.

May 15, Wednesday

OTR Chamber of Commerce, OTR Awards | 5-8 p.m. Woodward Theater. DETAILS: Awards honoring top performers in OTR business community. Tickets: $55.

May 16, Thursday

Alzheimer’s Association, An Era of Hope Gala | 5:30-9:30 p.m. Music Hall. DETAILS: Courage and Hope Award recipient, Bob McEwan. Gatsby-themed with cocktail reception, bourbon pull, wine ring toss, raffle, auction and dinner. Tickets start at $300.

Hearing Speech + Deaf Center, Service Award Gala | 6-9 p.m. Bell Event Centre. DETAILS: Honoring Dr. Roy M. Kulick, with recognition of Shining Star Isaiah Williams. Open bar, dinner, awards, auction and complimentary valet parking. Tickets: $150.

May 17, Friday

Cancer Support Community, Par-tee for Hope | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Topgolf West Chester. DETAILS: Gameplay, food, drinks, contests and prizes.

May 18, Saturday

ChangingGears, Grand Prix Fundraiser | 6-10 p.m. Hanger 2, Lunken Airport. DETAILS: Pedal kart, relay race tournament in indoor track and obstacles. Tickets: spectators $40; teams $300.

May 20, Monday

Bayley, Golf Classic | 9:30 a.m. Western Hills Country Club. DETAILS: An afternoon of golf honoring Adrienne Walsh, retiring CEO and President.

June 1, Saturday

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Take Steps Charity Walk | 10 a.m. T.M. Berry International Friendship Park. DETAILS: Dedication ribbon ceremony and 2-mile walk route.

June 2, Sunday

Holocaust & Humanity Center, 2024 Cincinnati Upstander Awards | 6-10 p.m. Union Terminal. DETAILS: Three-course meal, live music, art and awards ceremony. Tickets: $100.

June 8, Saturday

Cancer Support Community, Backyard Bash: Blue Ash | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CSC in Blue Ash, OH. DETAILS: Free family-friendly event including fire truck, attractions, games, crafts, entertainment, food, drinks and giveaways.

46th Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance, Countryside Tour | Noon. Mariemont Square. DETAILS: scenic tour of region, with visit to view private car collection. Benefits Juvenile Arthritis. $50 per car; Student drivers: $15.

46th Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance, Hangar Party | 5-9 p.m. Executive Jet Management, Lunken Airport. DETAILS: Red carpet greeting, gourmet dinner by-the-bite and silent auction. Peruse exotic cars, motorcycles and private jets. Benefits Juvenile Arthritis. Tickets: $150.

June 9, Sunday

46th Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance, Car Show and Brunch | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ault Park. DETAILS: Exotic cars and motorcycles highlighting milestones of famed Italian marques, Ford Mustang and Auburn/Cord/Duesenberg classics. Plus, VIP brunch, craft beer garden and automotive art show. Benefits Juvenile Arthritis. Shuttle from 5/3 Bank operations center in Madisonville. Tickets: $45; students: $15; 12 and under: free. VIP brunch: $60.

June 30, Sunday

Holocaust & Humanity Center, Upstander 5K and Family Day & Volunteer Expo | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. DETAILS: Live music, family activities, breakfast, FC Cincinnati activations and pick-up pickleball tournament. Registration: $35.

The Nuxhall Foundation, Annual Cruise In For Kids Car Show | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields, Fairfield. DETAILS: Car, truck and bike show with awards, concessions, food trucks, raffle, door prizes, mini-golf and live music from Fifth Crow. Tickets: Free; $20/vehicle in show.

July 18, Thursday

Cincinnati Opera, To Sir, With Love | 6-9 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: VIP pre-performance cocktail, opening night performance of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio and post-show party. Black-tie optional. Tickets start at $500.

July 27, Saturday

Cancer Support Community, Backyard Bash & Car Show: Eastgate | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Eastgate, location TBA. DETAILS: Free family-friendly event including car show, games, crafts, entertainment, food, drinks and giveaways.

The Nuxhall Foundation, The Nuxy Bash | 7 p.m. Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields, Fairfield. DETAILS: Celebrity softball game, concessions and fireworks show. Tickets: Free.

Aug. 14, Wednesday

Pro Seniors, 2024 Seniors Who Rock | 8 a.m. The Summit Hotel, Madisonville. DETAILS: Awards presentation honoring Ohio seniors who impact the community.

Aug. 15, Thursday

The Nuxhall Foundation, Annual Joe Nuxhall Memorial Golf Outing | 10 a.m. The Elks Golf Club, Hamilton. DETAILS: Golfing. Tickets: $1,200/foursome, Sponsorship opportunities available.

Aug. 17, Saturday

Cancer Support Community, Backyard Bash & Car Show: NKY | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Northern Kentucky, location TBA. DETAILS: Free family-friendly event including attractions, games & crafts, entertainment, food, drinks and giveaways.

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, 27th Annual Tom Wess Memorial Golf Outing | Glenview Golf Course. DETAILS: Afternoon of golf, food, and fun.

Sept. 13, Friday

Ride Cincinnati, Kickoff Party | 5-8 p.m. TBA. DETAILS: Music, food and drinks.

Sept. 14, Saturday

Alzheimer’s Association, Walk to End Alzheimer’s (Butler & Warren Counties) | 8:30 a.m.-noon. The Square @ Union Centre. DETAILS: Walk to raise funds and awareness in the fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Ride Cincinnati, Annual Ride | Sawyer Point Park. DETAILS: Riders utilize designated bicycle lanes with 10, 15, 24, 36 and 64 mile routes.

Sept. 28, Saturday

People Working Cooperatively, Annual ToolBelt Ball | 5:30 p.m. Manor House, Mason. DETAILS: Black-tie affair with cocktail reception, auctions, raffles, booze pull, entertainment and dinner. Tickets: $175.

Oct. 5, Saturday

Alzheimer’s Association, Walk to End Alzheimer’s (Cincinnati Tri-State) | 8:30 a.m.-noon. Sawyer Point Park. DETAILS: Walk to raise funds and awareness in the fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Christ Hospital Health Network, 2024 Gala | Northern Kentucky Convention Center. DETAILS: Benefitting Comprehensive Oncology Program. Tickets start at $300.

Oct. 10, Thursday

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, She Leads: A Celebration of Changemakers | 8-9:30 a.m. Kenwood Country Club. DETAILS: Breakfast and awards ceremony. Tickets: $50; Table: $500.

Oct. 25, Friday

The Nuxhall Foundation, The Miracle Ball | 6 p.m. The Oscar Event Center, Jungle Jim’s Fairfield. DETAILS: Gala fundraiser honoring 2024 winner of the Joe Nuxhall Humanitarian Award. Dinner, silent auction, live auction and after party. Tickets: $150; $1,200/table of 8; $75/individual after party ticket, sponsorship opportunities available.

Nov. 1, Friday

The Grail, 80th Anniversary Event | The Grail. DETAILS: TBA

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