The Datebook

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

March 21, Thursday

Behringer-Crawford Museum | Two-headed Calf Awards, 6 p.m., Votruba Student Union Ballroom, Northern Kentucky University. DETAILS: Honorees are Dennis R. Williams, Judi Gerding, Victor J. Canfield and Jon Draud. Cocktails, live music, silent auction and awards celebration. Tickets: $100/person or $800/table of eight. 859-491-4003 or,

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati | Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Benefit, 6-10 p.m. Snow’s Lakeside Tavern, Colerain Township. DETAILS: Cost $21 includes access to the event, endless appetizer buffet and raffles. 513-702-7072 or

LifeSpan | Spring Brew Review, 5-7 p.m. Courtyard by Marriott; 1 Riverfront Plaza, Hamilton 45011. DETAILS: Casual attire. Tickets $50 for all spirits (including nine tastings) or $25 for designated drivers. Wine and beer tastings, gift basket raffle, gourmet cheese samples.

OneSource Center | Building Blocks Seminar, 9 a.m.-noon. Park 42 Conference Center Training Room, 3640 Park 42 Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45241. DETAILS: “What to Expect When You’re Scaling a Program.” Practical tools to grow your organization. Presented by Tara Noland, executive director of GreenLight Fund. 513-554-4944 or

March 22, Friday

Visionaries + Voices Tri-County | Anniversary Party, 5-7:30 p.m. 225 Northland Blvd. Cincinnati, OH 45246. DETAILS: Artwork by every V&V Tri-County artist.. Exhibition with music, awards, food, and drink.. 513-771-2999.

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

People Working Cooperatively | ToolBelt Ball, Jack Casino. DETAILS: Co-chairs Chris and Misha Bell. Cocktail reception, art installation, entertainment and three-course dinner. Raffles, wine and bourbon cork pull, silent auction. Black tie. $150.

March 24, Sunday

AlivenArts & Cincy World Cinema | National Women’s History Month Festival II: LUNAFEST Film Festival, 4 p.m. Garfield Theatre; 719 Race St. DETAILS: Best-of-Fest multi-genre short films by women filmmakers. Talk-back discussions after screenings Tickets sold online in advance ($15)  and at the door ($20).

March 28, Thursday

Aviatra Accelerators | Annual Meeting, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Metropolitan Club. DETAILS: TBA.

March 30, Saturday

Glendale Fire Department | Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m.-noon. Glendale Fire Department, 80 E. Sharon Rd. Glendale, OH. DETAILS: Pancakes, sausages, fruit, coffee, and juice. Split the pot and silent auctions. $5/person, free for children 8 years or younger. 513-771-7200 or

March 31, Sunday

AlivenArts & Cincy World Cinema | National Women’s History Month Festival II: LUNAFEST Film Festival, 4 p.m. Garfield Theatre; 719 Race St. DETAILS: Best-of-Fest multi-genre short films by women filmmakers. Talk-back discussions after screenings Tickets sold online in advance ($15)  and at the door. ($20)

Caracole | Run/Walk for AIDS, 8 a.m. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum. DETAILS: Participants walk or run the 5K route (3.1 miles). 10K run available. The 5K and 10K are timed events using chip timing by Timing Spot. You can walk on your own or join a team. 8 a.m. Registration. 9 a.m. Run/Walk Begins.

Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame | Annual Induction Program and Jazz Concert, 6:30 p.m. Mount St. Joseph University Theatre, 5701 Delhi Pike, Cincinnati, OH. DETAILS: Nick Clooney, host. VIP Reception 5 p.m. for invited guests. Don Steins/Paul Hawthorne Quartet provide musical entertainment. Concert 7-9:30 p.m. with 30-minute intermission. Super Split-the-Pot, CJHOF jazz spirit wear, coffee mugs, license plate holders, John Von Ohlen estate items and jazz calendar. The musical entertainment during the evening Phil DeGreg, The Hank Mautner Sextet, The Wayne Yeager Trio with Pamela Mallory (vocalist), and the “Jazz at Dusk” combo/quintet.

April 2, Tuesday

Maple Knoll Public Radio Network | Harry James Orchestra, 7-10 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Part of the “Big Bands in the Ballroom” series. Tickets $30 ($20 for students with ID) and $35 on the day of the concert. 513-621-2787.

April 3, Wednesday

Woman’s City Club | Annual National Speaker Forum & Fundraiser, 7 p.m. Memorial Hall. DETAILS: Helen Thorpe, Author of “The Newcomers” and nominee for the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Lecture $40; private reception with Ms. Thorpe, an additional $100. Underwriter tickets start at $280. 513-977-8838.

April 4, Thursday

Impact 100 | DE&I (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Mixer, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Blue Ash. DETAILS: TBA.

Interfaith Hospitality Network | Pawty Pawlooza, 6-8 p.m., 990 Nassau St., Cincinnati 45206. DETAILS: Tours, raffle, pet caricatures, appetizers and beverages. Free, but for humans only. 513-471-1100 x118 or

YWCA Greater Cincinnati | Annual Racial Justice Breakfast, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Music Hall. DETAILS: Keynote speaker: Roy L. Austin, a former deputy assistant to President Obama. YWCA Racial Justice honorees Iris Roley and Robert C. “Chip” Harrod will be recognized. Tickets $75 or $25 for students. 513-241-7090,

April 5, 2019, Friday

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services | Champions of Hope Gala, 6-9 p.m., Jack Casino. DETAILS: Honoree Judge Lisa C. Allen, Hamilton County Mental Health Court. Cocktails, appetizers, silent auction, raffles, dinner and program. $125 and YP $80. 513-207-3716,

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.

April 6, Saturday

1N5 | Annual Spring4Life, 7 p.m. Summit Hotel. DETAILS: Fare, live music, a keynote speaker, open bar, live and silent auction. Student tickets, $25. Individual tickets, $100. Table for 10, $2,500.

Mayfield Education and Research Foundation | The Art & Science of Healing, 6 p.m. Fueled Collective. DETAILS: Presentations, interactive exhibits, dancing, dinner by the bite.

April 7, Sunday

CCM Preparatory | Gino James DiMario Memorial Recital, 2:30 p.m. Church of Our Savior, 65 East Hollister St., Mt. Auburn. DETAILS: Recital followed by reception. Free admission; donations welcome to support Gino James DiMario Memorial Scholarship.

The Great Bridal Chase | Annual 5K, 9 a.m., W. Pike St., Covington. DETAILS: 3.1 mile course across the Ohio River and back. Runaway bride (individual), tethered partner (pairs) and team challenge. Teams may race for favorite charity. After-party, 9:30-noon. Awards, cake samples, bourbon cocktail or champagne, dancing. $40 and up.

April 9, Tuesday

Cincinnati Symphony Club | Annual April Affair “Swing Into Spring,” 10 a.m. Kenwood Country Club.  DETAILS: Reception, boutique shopping, raffles, fashion show and luncheon. Antoinette Asimus, chair; Suzanne Costandi, vice chair.

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. Seated luncheon and raffle. Patron: $125, general: $100 / patron table for ten: $1250. or

April 11, Thursday

Pregnancy Center East | Banquet for Life, 5:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Mike Huckabee, keynote speaker. Cocktails, dinner and program. 513-321-3100,

April 11-13, Thursday-Saturday

Rotary Club of Cincinnati | Rotary District Conference, Hilton Netherland Hotel. DETAILS: Visits to the Cincinnati Zoo, Newport Aquarium, Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Sign Museum. Guests: Rotary International representative Bob Gallagher of Windsor, Canada. Keynote speakers: Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), Elizabeth Pierce, President of Cincinnati Museum Center, and Dean Gregory, owner of Montgomery Inn. 513-421-1080.

April 12, 2019, Friday

Cincinnati Ballet | Sabor Cubano, Club B. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Waypoint Aviation. DETAILS: Baila Conmigo! Shannon Miller and Deb Schaefer co-chair a Cuban-themed dance party. Music by Tropicoso and DJ Toad, dance lessons from Salsannati, Cuban cuisine. $150 ticket, $75 YP ticket (ages 21-40). 513-621-5282.

Indian Hill Foundation | Alumni Award honorees, 6:30-8 p.m. Kenwood Country Club. DETAILS: Business casual attire, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Honorees: Dean Kereiakes, M.D. (’71), Buffie Rixey (’72), Adhrucia Apana (’01). 513-272-5932 or

Red & White Club | A Night for Red and White Auction-Gala, 5-11 p.m. Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cincinnati. DETAILS: Online auction items. Online bidding available for anyone regardless of attendance. Cost: $250/seat, tables: $2,000. Includes appetizers, dinner, drinks, interaction with student-athletes and coaches, live & silent auctions, raffles, games.

April 13, Saturday

Cincinnati Arts Association | Dancing for the Stars, 6 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Online silent auction, dance music by DJ “Rockin’ Ron” Schumacher, 103.5 WGRR-FM, pre-event reception and wine tasting, open dancing, lite bites, cash bar. $150 Patron, $1,500 Corporate Table, $2,000 Celebrity Circle Table. 513-977-4188.

Lighthouse Youth & Family Services | Annual Beacon of Light Humanitarian Awards Gala, Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. DETAILS: Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, gourmet dinner. Tickets start at $150. 513-487-7154.

UpSpring | UpSpring Benefit Bash, 6 p.m. Cincinnati Zoo. DETAILS: Dinner, dessert, open bar, music by DJ Re-Run, silent and live auctions, raffle tickets.

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.

April 16, Tuesday

Anthony Muñoz Foundation | Straight “A” Luncheon, Jeff Ruby’s. DETAILS: Eighteen Tri-State students, nine male and nine female, will be recognized. 513-772-4900 or

April 17, Wednesday

Clermont Chamber of Commerce | Economic Forecast Breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m. Holiday Inn Cincinnati East. DETAILS: Featuring Brian Beaulieu. Networking, breakfast, Q&A.

LADD | Taking Flight Awards, 6-8 p.m. Fox Sports Ohio Champions Club, Great American Ballpark. DETAILS: $40/person includes dinner. Tables of 8: $300, VIP Table: $500. Free on-street parking.

Lindner Center of HOPE Manor House | Free Community Education Series, 6-7:45 p.m. 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd. Mason, OH 45040. DETAILS: What is OCD and How is It Treated. 513-536-0318

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.” Cocktail attire. Tickets are required, but are free.

April 20, Saturday

Vent Haven Museum | Double Talk 2019, 3 p.m. Notre Dame Academy, 1699 Hilton Dr., Park Hills, KY. DETAILS: Family-friendly show with three professional ventriloquists: David Turner, Mike Hemmelgarn and Jeff Goltz. 859-341-0461, or

April 23, Tuesday

Great Parks of Hamilton County | Winton Woods Cleanup, 9 a.m.-noon. Kestrel Point Picnic Shelter. DETAILS: High school contest planned. Grilled lunch following cleanup. Walk-up registration welcome. Register:

April 24, Wednesday

Bethesda Foundation | Annual Bethesda Lyceum, 6 p.m. Jack Cincinnati Casino. DETAILS: Tickets $300 or $500/couple which includes dinner, drinks, complimentary parking and access to presentation by graffiti artist and forensic creativity scientist, Erik Wahl.

Greenacres Foundation | Great Gatsby Gala, 6 p.m. 8400 Blome Rd. DETAILS: Wine tasting, meal by the bite, live music, silent auction. Tickets $70-90, VIP $120-140.

April 25, Thursday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Greater Cincinnati Chapter | Cincinnati’s Finest Under Fifty, 7 p.m. Newport Aquarium. DETAILS: Honoring area’s most accomplished men and women. By-the-bite dishes, silent auction, wine and beer pairings. Tickets start at $80.

Easterseals | AMORÉ (Art Made of Reusable Elements), 6-10 p.m., Rhinegeist Brewery, Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: Exhibition and auction, art and home decor created from reusable and recyclable materials by Cincinnati artists. Event chair: Barbara Scull, president of Alleen Co. Beer pairings with food from OTR restaurants. Performances by Anna and the Deeper Well. Tickets $75.

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

April 26, Friday

Council on Child Abuse | Reach for the Stars, 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Summit.

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

Santa Maria Community Services | The Sharing Table, 6-9 p.m. Union Hall OTR. DETAILS: Drinks, appetizers, soups, and desserts.. Live music, grand raffle, opportunity to purchase hand-crafted bowls courtesy of Cincinnati Clay Alliance. Tickets $50. VIP $75.

Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation | Corner of Paradise, 6:30 p.m. The Barn, Mariemont. DETAILS: Music, French wine, light bites, silent auction. Proceeds benefit Celebration of Impressionism Lecture Series and outreach of The Barn. 513-272-3700.

Women Helping Women | ZooDo, 13th Annual Light Up the Night Spring Gala, 7-10 p.m. Peacock Pavilion, Cincinnati Zoo. DETAILS: Food, drink, dancing, silent auction, and zoo-related surprises.

April 27, Saturday

DePaul Cristo Rey High School | Rey of Light Scholarship Benefit, St. Xavier High School. DETAILS: Cocktail hour, dinner, silent and live auctions. Linda Holthaus and Richard Zinicola, chairs. 513-861-0600,, click “Give to DPCR”

Kindervelt of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center | Cabaret, St. Williams Church Msg. Reardon Hall, corner of Sunset & W. 8th Streets. DETAILS: Denny Baker, ventriloquist, Elder and Seton High School’s vocal ensembles, major awards, silent auction, raffles, hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Admission $25. Reservations required. 513-235-1122 or

SORG | Annual Duke Ellington Birthday Celebration & Fundraiser, 8-11 p.m. Sorg Opera House, Middletown. DETAILS: Tribute to Duke Ellington; Blue Wisp Big Band performs.

SPCA Cincinnati | Annual Fur Ball Gala, 6:30 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246. DETAILS: Tickets $200 includes: heavy appetizers, dinner, open bar, silent and live auctions.

April 28, Sunday

Beyond the Curb | Urban Living Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lisse Steakhuis, 530 Main St., Covington, KY 41011. DETAILS: Self-guided tour of homes and businesses with a central registration area at Lisse. Tour goers check in and receive their ticket, information packet, and other day-of information and materials. Opportunity to win prizes. Free parking at nearby locations. 859-757-0519 or

Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State | 1 Night, 12 Kitchens, 6-8:30 p.m. Cincinnati State Midwest Culinary Institute. DETAILS: Professional kitchen tours, food, beer and wine. Mingle with the region’s top chefs, live entertainment. 513-569-1236,,, click “Midwest Culinary Institute”

April 30, Tuesday

Andy & JJ Dalton Foundation and Ken Anderson Alliance | Legends: Past and Present, 6:30-10 p.m. West Club Lounge, Paul Brown Stadium. DETAILS: Dinner, panel with past and current Bengals players sharing NFL stories. $150.

Talbert House | YP Network and Learn, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Graydon. DETAILS:

May 2, Thursday

American Jewish Committee | 75th Anniversary Celebration, 5:30 p.m., Cincinnati Country Club. DETAILS: Cocktail reception, dinner and program. Lauren and Jimmy Miller and Susie and Bob Castellini are co-chairs. Featured speaker: David Harris, AJC chief executive officer. Tickets start at $1,250 for two seats. 513-621-4020 or

ArtWorks | Annual Breakfast, Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Jenny Powell and Jamie Smith are co-chairs.

Cincinnati Sexual Health Consortium | Geering Lecture, 6-8 p.m. Queen City Club, downtown. DETAILS: Lecture by Lauren Streicher, M.D., plus expert panel discussion. Register by April 18.

Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired | Annual Five Courses for Clovernook, 5:30 p.m. Nicola’s, 1420 Sycamore St. DETAILS: Five-course meals by Nicola Pietoso, paired with wines. Tickets $150, include valet parking. or 513-728-6288

Springer School & Center | A Springer Celebration! 2019: Springer-opoly, Cincinnati Music Hall. DETAILS: Event chair: Springer trustee Peter Frey. Guest speaker: Michael Schulte. Cocktails, dinner and live and silent auctions. Emcee: FOX19 Sports Director Joe Danneman.

Taft Museum of Art | Twisted at the Taft Gala, 6-10 p.m. DETAILS: Dinner by the bite, cocktails, music by DJ ETrayn, raffles. Event co-chairs: Ron Bates and Randy Lasley. Tickets start at $175 ($140 for under-40).

May 2-3, Thursday-Friday

Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky & SW Ohio | Education Summit, Cincinnati Freedom Center. DETAILS: TBA. 

May 3, Friday

American Sign Museum | Hobby Pig Annual Fundraiser. 1330 Monmouth Ave. DETAILS: Cincinnati spin on the classic Kentucky Derby. Watch teams compete in races for the Win, Place & Show trophies. $40/ticket, $25 for members.

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

May 3-5, Friday-Sunday

Cincinnati Flying Pig | Weekend of runs, walks, related activities and raffle, culminating with the marathon on Sunday.

May 4-5, Saturday-Sunday

Cincinnati Mineral Society & Cincinnati Dry Dredgers | GeoFair, Sharonville Convention Center. DETAILS: Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. DETAILS: Merit badge assistance, earth science games, educational and museum displays, geode cracking, free mineral collections and free fossils (for kids under 12), and free identification of fossils, meteorites, minerals and gemstones. Admission: $9, adults; $3, children. Two-day adult pass: $12. Scouts in uniform get free admission (as do teachers with identification) when accompanied by a paying adult. Free parking.

May 5, Sunday

Lindner Center of HOPE | Annual Community Education Day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Manor House Banquet & Conference Center. DETAILS: Facts of mental illness and addiction. Keynote speaker, Kevin Hines.

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: Recognizes outstanding women at the pinnacle of their careers. Renowned educator and author Erin Gruwell is keynote speaker. Tickets $95 or $1,750 for a table of 10. 513-241-7090 or

May 9, Thursday

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur | Partners in Action Luncheon, Cintas Center – Xavier University. DETAILS: No cost to attend, but donations requested / encouraged. Corryville Catholic Elementary School Chorus to perform. Reservations required. RSVP: or 513-679-8106.

May 10, Friday

Cincinnati Parks Foundation | Hats Off Luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. John G. & Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park. DETAILS: Champagne toast, award presentation, gourmet luncheon. Co-chairs Carrie Carothers and Jennifer Buchholz.

Stepping Stones | Sporting Clays Tournament, noon. Sycamore Pheasant Club. DETAILS: Thirty-station course, lunch, training and post-event reception with live music, dinner and bourbon tasting. Tickets: $250 for single shooters; $1,000 for foursome. 513-965-5103 or

May 10-12, Friday-Sunday

Little Sisters of the Poor | Bake Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 476 Riddle Rd. DETAILS: Cakes, pies, cookies, breads and other baked goods from Sr. Mary Imelda.

May 11, Saturday

Addiction Services Council | Annual Dialing in on Addiction Car Show, 7 a.m. Crossroads Church, 828 Heights Blvd. Florence, KY 41042. DETAILS: Registration: 7 a.m. Awards: 12:30 p.m. Food, silent auction, raffle. 513-913-0580.

Cincinnati Nature Center | Back to Nature-For All Seasons Annual Gala, Cincinnati Nature Center. DETAILS: Dinner, art show, silent and live auctions. Honoring Bill Hopple, executive director, as he retires after 23 years of service. $175.

First Step Home | Celebration Dinner, 6-8:45 p.m. Private location. DETAILS: Honoring Denise Driehaus, Ed and Joann Hubert, and bi3. $150.

Montgomery Woman’s Club | 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, cupcake raffle.

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.

May 14, Tuesday

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative | Annual Golf Classic, 11 a.m. Vineyard Golf Course, 600 Nordyke Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45255. DETAILS: Event chairs: Chuck Ackerman, Tom Marth, Joel Stone. Boxed lunches, cookout-style dinner during sports panel featuring Anthony Muñoz, Dave Lapham and Byron Larkin. 513-363-5223,

May 15, Wednesday

NKU Friends of Steely Library | Good Food • Good Drinks • Good Books Scholarship Fundraiser, 7-10 p.m. Devou Park Golf & Event Center, 1201 Park Dr., Covington, KY. DETAILS: Tickets start at $100, which includes food, beverages, a silent auction and live entertainment. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Registration ends May 8.

May 16, Thursday

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati | The Art of Making Memories, 6-9:30 p.m. JACK Cincinnati Casino. DETAILS: Cocktail reception, dinner, raffles, silent and live auction. Tickets $125.

Life Enriching Communities Foundation | Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life, 6 p.m. Twin Lakes Senior Living Community Center, 9840 Montgomery Rd. DETAILS: Featured speaker: Nick Buettner, director of community and corporate programs for Blue Zones. Proceeds benefit senior resident needs and Benevolent Care Fund. Tickets: $35 includes reception and conversation. 513-247-1357 or

May 17, Friday

Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati | Annual Aspire Cincinnati Award luncheon, Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel. DETAILS: Keynote speaker is Dr. Mary Greiner. Honorees are Kevin and Michelle Jones. 513-221-4447,,

May 18, Saturday

Boys Hope Girls Hope | Hearts for Hope Gala, 6 p.m. Summit Hotel. DETAILS: Heart of Gold Honoree is Western & Southern Financial Group. Cocktails, dinner and entertainment by the Soul Pocket band. $175/person. 513-721-3380 or

Community Matters | Annual Bend in the River Art & Music Festival, noon-10 p.m. DETAILS: Local music, artists and other vendors, food, craft beers. Headlining performance by the Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle. Free admission.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Greater Cincinnati Chapter | Great Strides, 9 a.m. Sawyer Point. DETAILS: Free registration. Walkers encouraged to raise funds.

Rosemary’s Babies Co. | “Sneaker Ball” Legends Showcase & Benefit Gala, 6-10 p.m. Cincinnati Zoo. DETAILS: Tour of zoo babies at 3 p.m. Dinner, auction and performances by Makenzie Thomas, Grammy-nominated blues artist Stacy Mitchhart and The Deele. Event chair: Laurie Stevens. Tickets: $65, with special rates for nonprofits and businesses.

May 20, Monday

Bayley | George Knittle Memorial Bayley Golf Classic, Western Hills Country Club. DETAILS: TBA.

May 24, Friday

Friends of Twin Lakes | Bingo with a Bling, 11:30 a.m. Twin Lakes Senior Living Community Center, 9840 Montgomery Rd. DETAILS: Lunch and bingo gaming. Tickets $35/person. 513-247-1919.

May 30, Thursday

Children’s Law Center | Annual Dancing with the CLC Stars, 6-9:30 p.m. Receptions Event Center, 1379 Donaldson Hwy., Erlanger, KY. DETAILS: Pairs eight local celebrities with professionals from Arthur Murray Dance Center. Reservations required. events.childrenslawky.orgCenter. Reservations required. 

May 31-June 2, Friday-Sunday

Summerfair Cincinnati | Coney Island. DETAILS: Annual arts & crafts fair featuring photography, painting, drawing/printmaking, wood, metal, sculpture, glass, ceramics, fibers, leather, jewelry and 2D/3D mixed media, as well as food, drink and entertainment. Proceeds benefit a wide range of area nonprofits.

June 1, Saturday

Women’s Crisis Center | Blue Jean Ball, Three Silos, Hillsboro, KY. DETAILS: Hors d’oeuvres, dinner, Avery Glenn Crabtree Band.

June 1-2, Saturday-Sunday

East Row Garden Club | Annual Garden Walk, East Row Newport. DETAILS: Tour urban gardens and preserved historic homes with landscape features, plants and flowers. Tickets on sale April 1.

June 3, Monday

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

Tender Mercies | Tee Up for Tender Mercies, 11 a.m. Wetherington Golf and Country Club. DETAILS: Eighteen holes of golf, lunch, dinner, contests, raffles.

June 7-9, Friday-Sunday

Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance | Ault Park and other venues. Nationally recognized car show showcased prized automobiles and motorcycles of the past. A weekend of social functions and a casual road tour precede Sunday’s Concours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free shuttle available. Proceeds benefit Arthritis Foundation, which combats juvenile arthritis. Tickets: $30, adults; $15, Students; free for children 12 and under.

June 9, Sunday

Anthony Muñoz Foundation | Hall of Fame Dinner, 5 p.m. Manor House Banquet & Conference Center. DETAILS: Silent Auction 5 p.m. Dinner and Program 6:30 p.m.

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.

June 10, Monday

St. Joseph Orphanage | Annual Golf Outing, Glenview Golf Course, 10965 Springfield Pike. DETAILS: Golf, lunch, cookout dinner, contests, raffles, two drink tickets, awards ceremony, on-course refreshments every two holes. 513-741-3100 or 

June 15, Saturday

Dragonfly | Ride for Dragonfly, 9:30 a.m. Queen City Harley-Davidson, Fairfield. DETAILS Emceed by Brian Thomas, 55WKRC. Live music by the Interns, a DJ, food trucks, raffles, split-the-pot, silent auction and sales of t-shirts and merchandise.

June 29, Saturday

Cure Starts Now | Hyde Park Blast, 7:30 a.m.-noon. Hyde Park Square. DETAILS: Four-mile run through Hyde Park, kids’ fun runs, cycling races, block party with live music.

July 8, Monday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Greater Cincinnati Chapter | Golf Event, Traditions Golf Club. DETAILS: TBA.

July 13, Saturday

FC Cincinnati Foundation & Flying Pig Marathon | FCC3, 7 p.m. Downtown Cincinnati, DETAILS: 3-mile course through Cincinnati, along riverfront, ending at The Banks where the FC Cincinnati at Chicago Fire game will be shown on giant screen. Early registration thru April 7: $30. Fee increases to $35 on April 8. Last-minute registrants, July 1-11:$40.

July 19-20, Friday-Saturday

MYCincinnati | Price Hill Creative Community Festival, TBD. DETAILS: Musicians, artists, activists, makers and neighbors of all ages. Free admission.

Sept. 2, Sunday

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

Sept. 7, Saturday

Turner Farm | Unveiling of Meshewa House, 7550 Given Rd. DETAILS: Honoring Susan & John M. Tew, Jr. M.D. Benefiting UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness.

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.

Sept. 14, Saturday

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati | Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 10 a.m. Voice of America Park, 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH 45069. DETAILS: Food, beverages, music and vendor booths after the walk. No cost to register, but donations and/or fundraising encouraged. Registration: 8:30 a.m.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Greater Cincinnati Chapter | Cycle for Life, 7:15 a.m. Lunken Playfield, Cincinnati. DETAILS: Breakfast, cycle post party, fully stocked rest stops, bike mechanics for maintenance and repair. Bike helmets are required to ride. 513-533-9300 or

Sept. 21, Saturday

Victory Wellness Foundation | Unleash Your Sparkle Gala, TBA. DETAILS: Food, music by The Fun Size band, silent and live auctions, entertainment by “Sparklers Have Talent” featuring Cincinnati’s QKIDZ Dance Team.

Oct. 5, Saturday

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati | Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 10 a.m. Sawyer Point, 720 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202. DETAILS: Food, beverages, music and vendor booths after the walk. No cost to register but donations and/or fundraising encouraged. Registration: 8:30 a.m.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Greater Cincinnati Chapter | 65 Roses Gala, 6 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, three-course dinner accompanied by wine pairings, live music, and dancing.

Oct. 10, Thursday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Greater Cincinnati Chapter | Bourbon & Bubbles, 6 p.m. Hotel Covington. DETAILS: Food and drinks from local Kentucky distilleries, breweries and vineyards. Live music and auctions.

Oct. 11-13, Friday-Sunday

Ohio River Foundation | Annual Cincinnati Coffee Festival, Duke Energy Convention Center (Grand Ballroom), 525 Elm St. Cincinnati. DETAILS: Variety of local and regional coffee roasters, coffee and tea shops, bakers, pastry shops, chocolatiers, demonstrations, live music.

Nov. 16, Saturday

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

Nov. 22, Friday

ArtWorks | Secret ArtWorks. DETAILS: TBA.

Nov. 23, Saturday

Cincinnati Opera | Gala: A Tribute to Patty Beggs. Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Celebrating 35 years of service by retiring CEO. 513-768-5524 or

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.

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