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My Furry Valentine Mega Adoption Event, February 9-10.

Cincinnati’s guide to fundraisers, friend-

Thru March 8, Friday-Monday

Cincinnati Zoo | Penguin Days, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. DETAILS: Weather permitting – must be below 50 degrees for the penguins to walk in the parade. store.cincinnatizoo.org/webstore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=1&C=pd19

Jan. 17-20, Thursday-Saturday

The Friends’ Used Book Store | 8456 Vine St. Cincinnati, 45216. DETAILS: Books, -DVDs, CDs, vinyl, VHS, audiobooks, and Playaways. 513-369-3035. cincylibraryfriends.org/winterwarehousesale

Jan. 23, Wednesday

Impact 100 | BIG Reveal, 6:30-8:30 p.m. St. Anthony Center, 1615 Republic St. DETAILS: $15 (includes 2 drink tickets & hors d’oeuvres). After Jan. 16, late registration and walk in is $25. 513-554-3065 or administration@impact100.org

Jan. 25, Friday

School for Creative & Performing Arts | The Future of the Arts Gala, 6:15 p.m. Music Hall. DETAILS: Includes performances by Cincinnati Ballet, Opera, Symphony and Pops, May Festival and SCPA students. Honorary chair: Otto M. Budig Jr. Cocktail reception, program, dinner. Black-tie optional. Complimentary valet parking. Tickets $150; Table of 10 $1,500. 513-363-8155 or haaster@cps-k12.org

Jan. 26-27, Saturday-Sunday

Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center | Grand opening events at new home in  Cincinnati Union Terminal. DETAILS: Gala on Saturday includes preview of museum, cocktails, dinner. Public ceremonies Sunday coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the date Auschwitz was liberated. Public event features ribbon cutting, museum previews, survivor testimonies, Holocaust film series and showcase of student art and writing. Additional details TBA.

Jan. 26, Saturday

Holocaust & Humanity Center | Grand Opening Gala, Union Terminal. DETAILS: Preview of the new museum, cocktail hour, dinner and celebration of HHC’s future. SOLD OUT. Those interested may join the wait list.
holocaustandhumanity.org/grand-opening-gala-wait-list

Jan. 26-27, Saturday-Sunday

Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center | Grand opening events at new home in  Cincinnati Union Terminal. DETAILS: Gala on Saturday includes preview of museum, cocktails, dinner. Public ceremonies Sunday coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the date Auschwitz was liberated. Public event features ribbon cutting, museum previews, survivor testimonies, Holocaust film series and showcase of student art and writing. holocaustandhumanity.brownpapertickets.com

Jan. 31, Thursday

Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired | All-Accessible Night, 6-10 p.m. Newport Aquarium. 513-221-8558. cincyblind.org

Feb. 1, Friday

Mission2Move | Annual Move Fundraiser, 6-9 p.m. Rhinegeist. DETAILS: Special guests include DJ Alex and the UC Dance Team. TBA

Feb. 5, Tuesday

Stepping Stones | Annual Open Your Heart Dinner, 6 p.m. Eddie Merlot’s, 10808 Montgomery Rd. DETAILS: Valentine-themed, hors d’oeuvres reception, three-course dinner with wine or beer, raffle, and sale of one-of-a-kind items. Tickets $185/person (young professionals $140). Valet parking included. 513-965-5103.or CincyOpenYourHeart.org

Feb. 7, Thursday

Musicians for Health | Special Evening Benefit, 6 p.m. Orchids, Hilton Netherland. DETAILS: Five-course dinner, music by Musicians for Health. Business attire, complimentary valet parking. Ticket validation at event. $100/person. RSVP 513-564-6424. 513-479-5340 or jelkus24@aol.com

Feb. 8, Friday

Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio | 70th Anniversary Luncheon, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Hotel. DETAILS: CEO Roundtable Intercontinental Breakfast: 7:30-9:30 a.m. $30/person. Ceremony: noon-1:30 p.m. Reservations $70 per person. Table of ten $700. President’s Circle Table $1700. 513-487-6519 or development@ulgso.org

Feb. 9-10, Saturday-Sunday

PhoDOGrapher | My Furry Valentine Mega Adoption Event, Sharonville Convention Center. DETAILS: Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 10, noon-6 p.m. Adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and other small animals. Swag bags, raffle prizes, vendor booths and free kids activities. myfurryvalentine.com

Feb. 9, Saturday

Good Samaritans | Annual Gala, Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Black-tie event with cocktails, dinner and dancing to the music of the Number One Party Band. Chair is Joyce Lehmann, with Melody Weil as co-chair. Physician Champion is Dr. James Maher. Proceeds benefit new TriHealth Cancer Institute Personalized Medicine Program at Good Samaritan Hospital, the Good Samaritan Free Health Center and Medical Education Research Fund. trihealth.com/foundations/good-samaritan-hospital-foundation/events/The-Good-Samaritans–Gala.aspx

Feb. 10, Sunday

American Lung Association | Fight For Air Climb, Carew Tower. DETAILS: Registration fee and minimum fundraising requirement of $100/person. Amy.Ullman@Lung.org or climbthecarew.org

Blossoms of Love | Charity Fashion Show for Children, 4:30 p.m. Mount St. Joseph University Theater, 5701 Delhi Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45233. DETAILS: Fashion show, local vendors. Benefits local non-profit charities. eventbrite.com/e/blossoms-of-love-pre-spring-charity-fashion-show-for-kids-tickets-54473582953

Women Helping Women | Sunday Salon Series: Rural Roots, Urban Treats. 10 a.m.-noon. Urban Stead’s cheesemaking process featuring brunch. 513-271-8210/513-604-8181 or claudrh@outlook.com. $65. Registration begins Jan. 10. womenhelpingwomen.org/events

Women Helping Women | Sunday Salon Series: Records Set; A Dream Came True, 2-4:30 p.m. Bryce Carlson discusses his record-breaking, solo row across the North Atlantic. 513-271-8210/513-604-8181 or claudrh@outlook.com. $65. Registration begins Jan. 10. womenhelpingwomen.org/events

Feb. 14-18, Saturday-Monday

Hog Bristle Painters | Coming Together: Community and Art, Woman’s Art Cultural Center, Mariemont. DETAILS: Free portions of homemade soup, cheeses and breads. More than 50 original oil paintings for viewing or sale. Exhibition runs Feb. 13-19. Weekdays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., weekend: 2-4 p.m. Reception Feb. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. artatthebarn.org

Feb. 15, Friday

Community Shares | Annual For the Love of the Community, 6-9 p.m. The Phoenix, 812 Race St. DETAILS: Music by Rabbit Hash String Band, dinner buffet, raffles and auction prizes. Tickets $75/person. cintishares.org or secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=dcf033

The Dragonfly Foundation | Annual FFTC Fashion Show, 6:30 p.m. Sycamore High School Auditorium. DETAILS: Fashion show with student-made designs and local retailers, silent auction, basket raffle. Tickets can be purchased the week of Feb. 11 at Sycamore High School. Tickets $15 in advance or $20 at door. Preferred blue tickets are sold online for $25 and VIP (pick your seat) for $50. dragonfly.org/FFTC

Feb. 16, Saturday

Mercy McAuley High School | Fire & Ice: Eat, Drink and Be Charitable Auction Gala, 5:30-10 p.m. Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Tickets: $125, includes valet parking. Semi-formal attire. Cocktail reception, games, silent auction, dinner and live auction. www.mercymcauley.org/fireandice

World Affairs Council | Annual OneWorld Gala & Global Trivia Game, 6 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Tickets $175. 859-448-8984. globalcincinnati.org

Feb. 17, Sunday

Women Helping Women | Sunday Salon Series: Girl Walking, 2-4:30 p.m. How Annette Januzzi Wick got to know Cincinnati by walking its 52 neighborhoods. 513-271-8210/513-604-8181 or claudrh@outlook.com. $65. Registration begins Jan. 10. womenhelpingwomen.org/events

Feb. 20, Wednesday

Little Sisters of the Poor | “Sports of All Sorts” Breakfast Buffet with Paul Daugherty, 7:30 a.m. 476 Riddle Rd. DETAILS: Coffee and Breakfast, Q&A. No fee; charitable donations accepted. Book Signing of “Living an Uncomplicated Life” $15. RSVP by Feb. 15. 513-281-8001 or devcincinnati@littlesistersofthepoor.org

Feb. 21, Thursday

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative | Annual Trivia Night, Rhinegeist Brewery. DETAILS: Teams of 4 are $200; individual tickets are $50. Standing room only tickets are $25. trivianight.cycyouth.org

Feb. 22-23, Friday-Saturday

ArtsConnect | Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance, 6:15-9 p.m. The Grove Banquet & Event Center, 9150 Winton Rd. DETAILS: Theme “To the Moon and Back.” Pizza, keepsake photo keychain, sundae bar and carnation for all the girls. Dads, grandfathers, uncles, caregivers are all welcome to bring their special little girl(s)! Best for ages 3-13. $35 per couple, Additional daughters $8 each. theartsconnect.us

Feb. 22, Friday

The Carnegie | Art of Food: Lucky 13, 6-10 p.m. DETAILS: Local fare prepared by local chefs and art from local artists. VIP: $100; General Admission: $50; Member General Admission: $35. Valet parking available. 859-491-2030 or thecarnegie.com

Kindervelt 50 | Cabin Fever, Mad Tree Brewing Company (Oakley). DETAILS: TBA. candacecioffi@gmail.com

School for Creative & Performing Arts | Dean Z In Concert, 5:30 p.m. Corbett Theater at School for Creative & Performing Arts. DETAILS: Tickets $125 includes dinner, drinks, and performance by Dean Z. Silent auction. scpacpsk12.weshareonline.org/ws/opportunities/DeanZInConcert2019

Feb. 23, Saturday

Kindervelt Psychiatric Emergency Assessment Center | Annual Let the Good Times Bowl, 2:30-5 p.m. Stone Lanes in Norwood. DETAILS: Silent auction, prizes, games, pizza. $300/team. 610-308-9615 or 513-207-1879. kvbowl19.givesmart.com

Feb. 24, Sunday

Women Helping Women | Sunday Salon Series: To See the World, 2-4:30 p.m. Peace Stamps Founder Katelyn Jarvis’ transformational journey to 123 countries, so far. 513-271-8210/513-604-8181 or claudrh@outlook.com. $65. Registration begins Jan. 10. womenhelpingwomen.org/events

March 1, Friday

Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired | Ohio Regional Braille Challenge, Clovernook Center, North College Hill. DETAILS: Students in grades 1-12 from across the state will compete in a Braille skills demonstration. Daylong event includes pep rally, awards ceremony, workshops and celebration. 513-702-4878 or braillechallenge@clovernook.org

Price Hill Will | Mardi Gras Ball, 6:30 p.m. The Sanctuary. 2110 Saint Michael St. Cincinnati, OH 45204. DETAILS: Catered Cajun dinner by New Orleans to Go/Mardi Gras on Madison, musical entertainment from MYCincinnati, cash bar, silent auction, raffle prizes. Prizes for most festive Mardi Gras wear. 9:30 p.m. AfterParty with music by The Hot Magnolias, drinks, and light bites. eventbrite.com/e/price-hill-will-mardi-gras-ball-tickets-52498902631

UC Advancement & Transition Services | Annual Red & Black Blast, Nippert Pavilion. DETAILS: Gourmet food, entertainment from Melodic Connections, prizes and fun. Honoring Donna Mayerson, UC Distinguished Alumni: Champions for Inclusion Award. Sue Radabaugh, local civic activist: Chuck Altenau Outstanding Service Award. cech.uc.edu/education/ats/events.html

March 2, Saturday

American Heart Association | Annual Heart Ball, Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Live and silent auctions, dinner, live entertainment, dancing at a Young Professionals’ After Party. Tickets: $500/person. 513-699-4214, pam.schramm@heart.org or cincinnatiheartball.heart.org

Dragonfly Foundation | Dragonfly Grand Gala, 5:30-11:30 p.m. Music Hall. DETAILS: Individual tickets: $200. Masquerade ball, cocktails, formal dinner, silent auction, prizes including trips. Live music by Endless Summer Band. Dress: black tie optional. Wear your finest masquerade mask. dragonflygala.org

Human Rights Campaign | Annual Cincinnati Ball, Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: TBA

March 4, Monday

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati | Women Conquer ALZ, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Cintas Center at Xavier University. DETAILS: Free luncheon with speaker Dr. Maria Carrillo. Registration at 11:30 a.m. Lunch at 11:45 a.m. Free admission. Limited seating. Registration required. alzwomen.eventbrite.com or 513-721-4284. Deadline: February 22.

March 5, Tuesday

Mardi Gras for Homeless Children | Annual Culinary Celebration, 6:30-10 p.m. Northern Kentucky Convention Center. DETAILS: Benefitting Bethany House Services, Welcome House, and the Brighton Center. mardigras2019.org

March 6, Wednesday

Leadership Council for Nonprofits | Securing the Future Conference, 7:30 a.m.-noon. Schiff Family Conference Center, Cintas Center (Xavier University). DETAILS: Keynote speaker Alton Fitzgerald White, plus breakout sessions.

March 7-9, 2019, Thursday-Saturday

Cincinnati International Wine Festival DETAILS: Wine tastings, gourmet dining, education sessions, silent auctions. March 7: Winery dinners. March 8-9: Tastings of over 700 wines from around the world. March 9: Charity auction and luncheon. winefestival.com

March 7, Thursday

Jewish Federation of Cincinnati | “THE Jewish Women’s Event of the Year,” 7-9 p.m. Amberley Room, Mayerson JCC. DETAILS: Meryl Goldsmith, producer of the film “Love, Gilda.”

March 9, Saturday

Young Professionals Choral Collective | Annual Gala ”Truth, Justice & the American Way,” 6-11 p.m. Cincinnati Masonic Center, Downtown. DETAILS: 21 and older. VIP cabaret dinner, dance party. Black and red cocktail attire. Tickets: $45, general admission; $95, VIP. ypccsing.org

March 10, Sunday

Ohio Alleycat Resource | Yoga with Cats, 2 p.m. Elemental Om, 9510 Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45242. DETAILS: Class led by Trisha Durham, RYT 500. Tickets $20 plus $1.99 processing fee. Please bring your own mat. 1:30-2 p.m. Meet & Greet with cats. 2-3 p.m. Yoga class. ohioalleycat.org

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, music by 2nd Wind, after-party, photo booth, black-tie optional. Gala.4cforchildren.org

Life Learning Center | St. Patrick’s Gala, Drees Pavilion, Covington. DETAILS: VIP reception, dinner, live auction, honoree Candace McGraw, CEO of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. After party at Devou Golf and Event Center, with music, complimentary drink tickets and appetizers. lifelearningcenter.us/gala

March 18, Monday

Episcopal Retirement Services | Refresh Your Soul Conference, 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Xavier University. DETAILS: Annual event for caregivers is presented by Parish Health Ministry. Keynote speaker will be author Kathryn Spink. parishhealthministry.com/rys

March 23, Saturday

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries | Annual Hoops & Hops, 6 p.m. Purcell Marian High School. DETAILS: Watch NCAA tournament games, food bites, local beers, raffles, $10,000 Half-Court Shot contest. Admission: $10 at the door; must be 21 years old. 513-751-2500 x204 or ashinkle@mnministries.org

April 5, 2019, Friday

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

Mount St. Joseph University | Mount Jubilee Gala, 6-11 p.m. Music Hall. DETAILS: Mary Mazza Clement ’76 and Elaine Busch Billmire, M.D., ’72, co-chairs. Reception, dinner, awards, dancing, and after party. msj.edu/jubilee

April 10, Wednesday

Cincinnati Horticultural Society | Annual Ladies Day Lecture and Luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Kenwood Country Club. DETAILS: Featured speaker Jack Barnwell, award-winning garden and landscape designer. Tickets are limited and by reservation only. Patron: $125, general: $100 / patron table for ten: $1250. cyn5151@gmail.com or cincinnatihorticulturalsociety.com

April 11, Thursday

Pregnancy Center East | Annual Banquet for Life [need location & time]. DETAILS: Mike Huckabee, keynote speaker. Cocktails. 513-321-3100. supportpce.com

April 12, 2019, Friday

Cincinnati Ballet | Club B. DETAILS: TBA

April 18, Thursday

Scripps Howard Foundation | 66th Scripps Howard Awards, Memorial Hall. DETAILS: Honoring 2018’s most impactful journalism. Hosted by Michelle Miller, co-host of “CBS This Morning: Saturday.” shawards.org

April 23, Tuesday

Great Parks of Hamilton County | Winton Woods Cleanup. DETAILS: TBA. greatparks.org

Zonta Club of Cincinnati | Centennial Celebration, 6 p.m. Clovernook Country Club, 2035 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239. DETAILS: Dinner, dessert, silent auction, games, cash raffle. Recognize 2019 scholarship recipients and honoree Dianne Dunkleman. $100/person. zonta-cinti.org/centennial-celebration

April 25, Thursday

Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati | A Conversation with Soledad O’Brien, Cintas Center. DETAILS: Award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. cincinnatiwomensfund.org

April 26, Friday

PreventionFIRST! | Annual Community Awards Luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m. Xavier University – Cintas Center. DETAILS: TBA

May 3, Friday

Visionaries & Voices | Double Vision, 6:30-11 p.m. Memorial Hall. DETAILS: Live auction, pop-up shop, silent auction, food, drink, live music. visionariesandvoices.com

May 8, Wednesday

YWCA Greater Cincinnati | 40th Anniversary Career Women of Achievement Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Individual Tickets: $95. Table of 10 Sponsorship: $1,500 (until Dec. 31). The Career Women of Achievement Awards recognize outstanding women at the pinnacle of their careers. An independent panel of community leaders will judge nominees based on career achievements, leadership qualities, and ability to serve as role models. Nomination deadline: Nov. 30. 513-361-7090. ywcacincinnati.org/careerwomen

May 10, Friday

Cincinnati Parks Foundation | Annual Hats Off Luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. John G. & Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park. DETAILS: TBA

May 11, Saturday

Montgomery Woman’s Club | Annual Fashion Show “Passport to Fashion: Italy,” Manor House in Mason DETAILS: Fashions by J. Jill from Kenwood Towne Centre. Door prizes, raffle baskets, silent auction along with a cupcake raffle. Registration details on Facebook page soon.

May 13, Monday

Dragonfly Foundation | Golf Classic, The Heritage Club, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. DETAILS: Emceed by WLW Host Scott Sloan. Golf, silent auction, lunch, refreshments, entertainment, dinner, awards banquet. golf@dragonfly.org. dragonfly.org/Golf

May 16, Thursday

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati | The Art of Making Memories, 6-9:30 p.m. JACK Cincinnati Casino. DETAILS: Dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions. 513-721-4284. alz.org/cincinnati

May 20, Monday

Bayley | Annual Golf Event. DETAILS TBA.

June 3, Monday

Bethany House Services | Annual Golf Classic: Legendary Run Golf Club. DETAILS: info@bhsinc.org for sponsorship information and levels. 

June 9, Sunday

Ohio Alleycat Resource | Yoga with Cats, 2 p.m. Elemental Om, 9510 Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45242. DETAILS: Class led by Trisha Durham, RYT 500. Tickets $20 plus $1.99 processing fee. Please bring your own mat. 1:30-2 p.m. Meet & Greet with cats. 2-3 p.m. Yoga class. ohioalleycat.org

Sept. 2, Sunday

The Children’s Home | Rockin’ at Riverfest. DETAILS: TBA

Sept. 8, Sunday

Ohio Alleycat Resource | Yoga with Cats, 2 p.m. Elemental Om, 9510 Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45242. DETAILS: Class led by Trisha Durham, RYT 500. Tickets $20 plus $1.99 processing fee. Please bring your own mat. 1:30-2 p.m. Meet & Greet with cats. 2-3 p.m. Yoga class. ohioalleycat.org

Nov. 16, Saturday

Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati, Inc | Petcasso 2019. DETAILS: TBA

Dec. 8, Sunday

Ohio Alleycat Resource | Yoga with Cats, 2 p.m. Elemental Om, 9510 Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45242. DETAILS: Class led by Trisha Durham, RYT 500. Tickets $20 plus $1.99 processing fee. Please bring your own mat. 1:30-2 p.m. Meet & Greet with cats. 2-3 p.m. Yoga class. ohioalleycat.org


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