The Datebook

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

Feb. 21, Wednesday

Lindner Center of HOPE | Kickoff of Community Education series, 6 p.m. Manor House, Mason. DETAILS: Free; designed to increase awareness of mental health, substance use disorders, treatments and strategies for coping. Third Wednesday every other month. Register: Pricilla Gran, 513-536-0318 or lindnercenterofhope.org/education

Feb. 22, Thursday

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber | Annual dinner, 5 p.m., Duke Energy Center Grand Ballroom. DETAILS: Honors four Great Living Cincinnatians. 513-579-3111 or cincinnatichamber.com/annualdinner

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative | Trivia Night, 5-8 p.m. Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St., OTR. DETAILS: Food, fun and trivia, raffles, silent auction, split-the-pot. Q102’s Fritsch emcees. Benefits CYC’s Brighter Futures program. Individual $45, team of five $200. https://cycyouth.ejoinme.org/triviaregistration

Feb. 23, Friday

World Affairs Council | One World Gala, 6:30 p.m. The Phoenix, downtown. DETAILS: Dinner and global trivia challenge for teams of 8. (Tablemates make up each team.) $150 per person. globalcincinnati.org or oneworldgala.weebly.com/buy-tickets.html

Feb. 24, Saturday

American Heart Association | Heart Ball, 6:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Black-tie gala and after-party. $500. Pam Schramm, 513-842-8873, or pam.schramm@heart.org

Kindervelt | Bowling, 3-5 p.m. or 6-8 p.m., Axis Alley, Newport. DETAILS: $300 for team of six. Proceeds benefit Cincinnati Children’s Kindervelt Psychiatric Emergency Assessment Center.  kindervelt.org/bowl

Ohio Alleycat Resource and Spay/Neuter Clinic | A’cat’emy Awards gala, 6:30 p.m., The Phoenix, downtown. DETAILS: Dinner, games, auctions and A’cat’emy Awards video contest. $75. VIP preview party with open bar all evening, $125. ohioalleycat.org

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce | Pints & Perspectives: FC Cincinnati, 4:30-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, One Aquarium Way, Newport. DETAILS: Business networking, recognition of five Emerging 30 companies, and FC Cincinnati leaders discussing team’s rapid growth, successes and future plans. $25 for Chamber members, $35 for others. Pre-registration required. nkychamber.com/event

March 2, Friday

Redwood | Redwood Express Goes Retro, 7-11 p.m., The Newport Syndicate. DETAILS: Celebrates Redwood’s 65-year history, so attire is retro from any era during that time, say chairs Dan and Jill Cahill. Open bar, dinner by the bite, live and silent auctions, raffles. $65, or $75 at the door. https://redwood.ejoinme.org/Express2018 or Beth Moore, bmoore@redwoodnky.org, 859-331-0880 x297

March 2-3, Friday-Saturday

Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund | Queen City Chess Classic, Paul Brown Stadium. DETAILS: Starts 5:30 p.m. Friday with simultaneous play against masters and grandmasters and the honoring of Shining Knight recipient Jeff Ruby for his commitment to the community. Saturday, nearly 700 K-12 students from throughout the Midwest compete in five rounds of chess. ccpf.proscan.com/programs/queen-city-classic-chess-tournament

March 2-4, Friday-Sunday

Brewery District CURC | Bockfest, various locations in downtown and Over-the-Rhine. Infamous Bockfest Parade up Main Street to Christian Moerlein Brewery, starts 6 p.m. Friday; Bockfest 5K Saturday afternoon, plus Beer & Bygone Days events; Saturday night, rowdy Bockfest Beard Baron and Sausage Queen competitions at Bockfest Hall, plus Billygoat Ball. Sunday, family-friendly activities. bockfest.com

March 3, Saturday

Easterseals’ Building Value | Designer Challenge for ReUse-apalooza, 1 p.m. Building Value, 4040 Spring Grove Ave., Northside. DETAILS: First chance for contestants entering the ReUse-apalooza Designer Challenge to pick up info and $125 credit for materials to use in their entries. 513-386-6819, jsulfridge@easertsealsgc.org

Cincinnati Arts Association | Overture Awards, 1 p.m., Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center, downtown. DETAILS: Finals competition by high school-age students in six artistic disciplines. Afterward, scholarship presentations and announcement of Arts Educator Award. $10 and $15. 513-621-ARTS (2787), CincinnatiArts.org or Aronoff Center ticket office

Little Sisters of the Poor | Rock-a-Thon, 1-4 p.m.,  St. Paul’s Home, Clifton. DETAILS: Teams of 1-3 people collect pledges, then rock in chair for three hours. littlesistersofthepoorcincinnati.org

MUSE Cincinnati Women’s Choir and AlivenArts | National Women’s History Month Festival. DETAILS: Concerts, art festival, Civil Rights lecture, film festival. alivenarts.org/national-women-s-history-month-festival-i.html

Newport on the Levee | Wine Walk, 3-6 p.m. DETAILS: Sample red and white wine at each booth, plus light appetizers. Wine raffles, giveaways, vendors. 21+ only. Benefits American Heart Association. newportonthelevee.com/events/2018/01/03/wine-walk-2018

March 6, Tuesday

Know Theatre | trueKNOW 20th anniversary celebration, 7 p.m., Know Theatre, Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: Behind-the-scenes tales, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, silent auction. 513-300-5669 or knowtheatre.com

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

March 7, Wednesday

Covington Ladies Home | Decorative Arts preview and appraisals, Cowan’s Auctions, 6270 Este Ave., Cincinnati 45232. DETAILS: Private preview of Cowan’s spring decorative arts auction, plus two small items appraised by Cowan’s expert. $25 admission. Pre-registration required. Paypal at www.covingtonladieshome.org or send check to Carrie VanDerzee, director, 702 Garrard St., Covington, KY 41011.

Social Venture Partners | Fast Pitch 2018, 5:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Ten worthy nonprofits make three-minute presentations about work they do, under banner of “Innovation that Matters.” Prize money totaling over $30,000 given to winners across several categories. Cash bar, small bites, and after-party. socialventurepartners.org/cincinnati/news-events

March 8, Thursday

Leadership Council for Nonprofits | Cintas Center, Xavier University. DETAILS: Conference, 7:30 a.m-noon.; luncheon,12:15 p.m., with keynote speaker Bob Johnson, futurist. leadershipcouncil.us

March 8-10, Thursday-Saturday

Cincinnati International Wine Festival | Winery dinners, tasting sessions, charity auction and luncheon, various days and locations. Benefits multiple local charities. winefestival.com

March 9, Friday

West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance | Annual Celebration and Awards Dinner, 6 p.m., Cincinnati Marriott North, 6189 Muhlhauser Road, West Chester. DETAILS: Award winners: Emerging Leader, Daron Fender, SpotOn Productions; Businessperson of the Year, Ryan Minton, Cincinnati Marriott North; Beautification Award, Liberty Center; Chamber Member of the Year, Michelle Vondrell, White Board Solutions; Beautification Award, Butler Tech Bioscience Center; and a surprise award. $70. 513-777-3600 or TheChamberAlliance.com

March 10, Saturday

Cincinnati Museum Center | Learning Through Play conference, Northern Kentucky University. DETAILS: Features childhood development experts and keynote address by Dr. Scott Sampson from PBS KIDS’ popular “Dinosaur Train.” Register by March 2. cincymuseum.org/learningthroughplay

Irish Heritage Center | St. Patrick’s Day parade, noon, Cincinnati Riverfront. DETAILS: Followed by food, drinks, kids parade, music, storytellers, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Men’s Glee Club, 8 p.m. concert by the Drowsy Lads, all at the center, 3905 Eastern Ave., Columbia-Tusculum. 513-533-0100

Linden Grove School Signature Event, 6 p.m., Cincinnati Marriott Northeast, Mason. DETAILS: Las Vegas-themed event with dinner, casino games, wine pull, raffle of long weekend in Las Vegas, silent auction with 100+ packages. Online bidding starts March 2. Tickets: $75. Cocktail attire requested. lindengroveschool.org or 513- 984-2215

Young Professionals Choral Collective | Cin & Tonic gala, 6 p.m., Cincinnati Masonic Center. DETAILS: Cocktails, concert, after-party with dancing to Cincy Brass. $45. VIP ticketholders ($95) enjoy a cabaret dinner. ypcclavieboheme.eventbrite.com

March 11, Sunday

Ohio Alleycat Resource and Spay/Neuter Clinic | Yoga with Cats, Elemental Om, Montgomery. DETAILS: Fundraiser for OAR’s no-kill shelter and spay/neuter clinic in Madisonville. Additional yoga sessions, all led by Trisha Durham, are June 10, Sept. 9 and Dec. 9. ohioalleycat.org

March 12, Monday

Episcopal Retirement Services and Parish Health Ministry | Refresh Your Soul conference, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Cintas Center, Xavier University. DETAILS: Keynote speaker Dr. Gary Chapman, author of “The 5 Love Languages.” 513-979-2246 or Parishhealthministry.com/rys

March 13, Tuesday

Girl Scouts of Southwestern Ohio | Women of Distinction program, Queen City Club. DETAILS: gswo.org/wodcincy, 513-619-1376 or katsteiner@gswo.org

March 16, Friday

Life Learning Center | St. Patrick’s Gala, 6:30-9 p.m. Drees Pavilion, Devou Park, Covington. DETAILS: VIP reception, dinner, live auction, roast of honoree Chuck Scheper. YP After Party 9 p.m.-midnight, Devou Park Club House located at 1201 Park Drive, Covington. Live music by Naked Karate Girls, free drinks and appetizers, watch party for March Madness. $60 plus donation of men’s or women’s shoes. lifelearningcenter.us/gala

March 17, Saturday

Starfire | FCC Opening Day, all day at MadTree Brewing. DETAILS: Celebrates kickoff of soccer season. Kid-friendly event at 10 a.m. with craft stations, a human foosball tournament, CycleBar bike ride, live band and St. Patrick’s Day-inspired food. Evening is ticketed event for 21 and over, with showing of first game, special release beer, limited-release merchandise, auction and raffle. fccopeningday.com

March 17-18, Saturday-Sunday

Irish Heritage Center | St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the center, 2905 Eastern Ave., Columbia-Tusculum. DETAILS: Food, drinks, entertainment Saturday. Concert 7 p.m. Sunday by Flat Out. 513-533-0100

March 22, Thursday

Behringer-Crawford Museum | Two-Headed Calf Awards banquet, Votruba Student Union Ballroom, Northern Kentucky University. DETAILS: Dinner, cocktails, live music,  silent auction and raffles. $100. Reservations due by March 10: 859-491-4003

Benjamin Carlson-Berne Scholarship Fund | Fundraising concert, 7 p.m. Mayerson Theater, School for Creative & Performing Arts, OTR. DETAILS: Internationally known flutist Demarre McGill performs in program that also includes BCB Fund Artistic Partner concert:nova. Proceeds help fund private lessons for students interested in classical music. $35. http://bcbconcert@eventbrite.com or Susan Carlson, 513-410-0618

March 30, Friday

Cincinnati Art Museum | Art After Dark, 5-9 p.m., at the museum. DETAILS: Dance Like an Egyptian. Silent disco in the Great Hall, live performances from Pones Inc., special feature is “Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death” exhibit with interactive tours from Playhouse in the Park Off the Grid program, cash bars, food for purchase and exclusive access to the museum after hours. Free admission.

April 5, Thursday

Greater Cincinnati Foundation Women’s Fund | “A Conversation With Dr. Mae Jemison,” 5:30 p.m., Cintas Center, Xavier University. DETAILS: Jemison, an engineer, physician, STEM advocate and the first African-American woman in space, interviewed by Melanie Healey, former group president of Procter & Gamble. $50. Cincinnatiwomensfund.org

April 5-8, Thursday-Sunday

Urban Appalachian Community Coalition | Appalachian Studies Association Conference, Millennium and Hyatt hotels, downtown, plus educational tours throughout Greater Cincinnati. DETAILS: Geared to scholars, educators, advocates, artists, but also includes free community day April 7. Pre-registration required by March 26. http://uacvoice.org/asa2018/

April 6, Friday

Mount St. Joseph University | Jubilee Gala, 6-11 p.m., Music Hall. DETAILS: Chaired by Elaine Busch Billmire and Robyn Ruede Caponi. Benefits Mount St. Joseph scholarship fund. msj.edu/jubilee

Saturday, April 7

Ohio Valley Voices | 2018 OVV Superheroes Gala, Manor House, Mason. DETAILS: Honoring Susie Stierer. Benefits OVV’s tuition-assistance program. ohiovalleyvoices.org

People Working Cooperatively | ToolBelt Ball, Jack Casino, downtown. DETAILS: Cocktail reception, three-course meal, raffles, high-end wine and bourbon pull, silent auction and juried art exhibit, with works for sale. $150. bit.ly/ToolBeltBall2018

April 11, Wednesday

Maple Knoll Public Radio Network | Harry James Orchestra concert and dance, 7-10 p.m., Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Benefits WMKV 89.3FM and 89.9FM WLHS. $30; $20 for students; $35 day of concert. 513-621-2787, cincinnatiarts.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

April 12, Thursday

Cincinnati Symphony Club | April Affair, Kenwood Country Club. DETAILS: Luncheon, fashion show, raffles, silent auction, shopping. $65. 513-774-0243

University of Cincinnati Alumni Association | Alumni Celebration, 6-9 p.m. Music Hall. DETAILS: Presentation of awards to top alumni. $100. 513-556-2078, sarah.dillon@uc.edu

April 14,  Saturday

The Art & Science of Healing | 6 p.m., The Transept at Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: Musical performances, art installations and exhibits on the latest advances in neuroscience. Food and cocktails. $125. Proceeds support the Mayfield Education & Research Foundation. mayfieldfoundation.org

Cincinnati Arts Association | Dancing for the Stars, 6 p.m., Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Local celebrities paired with dance pros perform 90-second swing routines. Also, a wine and cheese reception, silent auction, open dancing, dinner by the bite and cash bar. Tickets $150. 513-977-4188 or CincinnatiArts.org

April 16, Monday

Woman’s City Club | National Speaker Forum, 7 p.m. Memorial Hall. DETAILS: Features Martha Raddatz, author, journalist and ABC News global affairs correspondent. $40, reception with Raddatz an additional $100. 513-977-8838 or womanscityclub.org

April 18, Wednesday

Bethesda Foundation | Bethesda Lyceum, 6 p.m., Jack Casino, downtown. DETAILS: Reception, cocktails, program, with keynote speaker J.D. Vance, author of bestselling “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.” Benefits new Thomas Comprehensive Care Center at Bethesda North Hospital, featuring TriHealth’s Cancer Institute. $500 per couple. bethesdafoundation.com/events

April 19, Thursday

Christ Hospital Foundation Guild | Off the Wall, 6:30 p.m., Metropolitan Club, Covington. DETAILS: “Off the Wall: Transforming Cancer Care” features an evening of art, dinner by the bite, drinks, silent auction and lottery. Lottery participants choose pieces of donated art “off the wall” when their numbers are drawn. $125, or $75 for nonparticipants in the art drawing. Proceeds benefit The Christ Hospital Cancer Program. TheChristHospital.com/offthewall

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation | Cincinnati’s Finest Under Fifty finale, 7 p.m., The Phoenix, 812 Race St., downtown. DETAILS: Dishes by the bite, beer pairings, silent auction, and announcement of winner of 12-week fundraising competition among 19 professionals. 513-533-9300, cincyfinest.finestcff.org

HOME | 50th anniversary celebration. DETAILS: Honors five champions of fair housing. Social hour, silent auction, dinner, entertainment, presentations, awards. $125. homecincy.org/anniversary

Pregnancy Center East | Banquet for Life, 5:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency, downtown. DETAILS: Keynote speaker Michelle Malkin, conservative syndicated columnist, longtime Fox News commentator, senior editor at Conservative Review and a New York Times bestselling author. Tickets are $75, or $50 for guests under 25. 513-321-3100 or supportpce.com

April 21, Saturday

1N5 | Spring4Life, new Summit Hotel, Madisonville. DETAILS: Light bites and libations; silent, live and paddle auctions; music and inspirational guest speakers. Amy Tobin emcees. Benefits mental health and mindfulness programming in schools. #1n5.org

American Cancer Society | Cincinnati Discovery Ball, 7 p.m., Fueled Collective, Rookwood. DETAILS: Cocktails and dinner by the bite, live and silent auctions, program. After-party begins at 9:30 p.m. $150 (includes after-party). $75 (after-party only). 888-227-6446 x4211, jennifer.karpanty@cancer.org, cincinnatidiscoveryball.org

April 22, Sunday

Musicians for Health | Benefit performance for UC Health’s Barrett Cancer Center, 4:30 p.m., Memorial Hall. DETAILS: Features composer Zac Greenberg, dancer/choreographer Charlotte Smith and concert:nova. $100. memorialhallotr.com or Joyce Elkus at jelkus24@aol.com

April 24, Tuesday

Central Clinic Behavioral Health | 95th anniversary celebration, noon, Hilton Netherland Plaza, downtown. DETAILS: Honors Dena Cranley. Keynote speaker: UC President Neville Pinto. Jane Lentz, 513-558-5840 or centralclinic.org (as soon as site is live)

April 24-28, Tuesday-Saturday

CET | Action Auction, live, televised auction various times each day.  DETAILS: More than 2,500 items will be included. To volunteer, 513-345-6552 or ppennington@cetconnect.org. To donate, 513-345-6579. To preview items: http://events.cetconnect.org/cet-action-auction/items

April 26, Thursday

Su Casa Hispanic Center | Awards dinner, Cintas Center, Xavier University. DETAILS: $75. ccswoh.org/sucasa/dinner

Women Helping Women | Light Up the Night – Superhero Soiree, 5:30-9 p.m., Jack Casino, downtown. DETAILS: Food, silent auction, costume contest, dancing. 21+. $100 or two for price of one for under-30 attendees. Sadie Healy, 513-317-2203 or womenhelpingwomen.org

April 27, Friday

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services | Champions of Hope Gala, 6 p.m., Jack Casino, downtown. DETAILS: Honors Sue Scherer. Silent auction, drinks, appetizers, dinner and program. $100 or $85 for YPs, includes parking. Emcee: Jen Dalton of Local 12’s Good Morning Cincinnati. Proceeds benefit adults, families and youth facing severe and persistent mental illness, homelessness and substance abuse.

PreventionFIRST | Annual luncheon, Cintas Center. DETAILS: Keynote by Gen. Arthur T. Dean, chairman and CEO of CADCA. 513-751-8000

April 28, Saturday

Lighthouse Youth & Family Services | Beacon of Light, Hyatt Regency, downtown. DETAILS: Honors Humanitarian Award recipients Dr. P. Eric Abercrumbie, Elaine Fink, Allison Kropp and Dr. Robert Shapiro. $150. lys.org/2018beacongala

SPCA Cincinnati | Fur Ball, 5:30 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center, Sharonville. DETAILS: Themed “Emerald City & The Wizard of Paws.” Cocktails, silent auction, dinner and program. 21 and over. 513-489-7392

April 29, Sunday

Midwest Culinary Institute | 1 Night 12 Kitchens, 6 p.m. (5 p.m. VIP), MCI Cincinnati State campus. DETAILS: Mingle with chefs, explore the kitchens, sample wine, craft beer, gourmet fare. $125, VIP $200. rsvpbook.com/event.php?425755

May 1, Tuesday

Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation | Salute to Leaders Awards, Oasis Conference Center, Loveland. DETAILS: Dinner and awards ceremony. $30. 513-576-5000 or ClermontChamber.com. Nominations for unsung volunteers and leaders to be honored at the event are due Feb. 15. www.clermontchamber.com/award-nominations

May 3, Thursday

Alzheimer’s Association | Art of Making Memories, 6-9:30 p.m., Jack Casino, downtown. DETAILS: Auction of artwork by participants in the Memories in the Making art program, with celebrity auctioneer Bob Herzog of Local 12 and emcee Bob Goen, formerly of “Entertainment Tonight” and current host of “Bob and Marianne in the Morning” on WARM 98 radio. Tapas-style dinner, wine, beer, cash bar, auction, raffle, live entertainment. alz.org/cincinnati

May 9, Wednesday

YWCA of Greater Cincinnati | Career Women of Achievement awards luncheon, Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Honors eight women at the pinnacle of their careers. Keynote speaker: Actress/activist Ashley Judd. $85. 513-241-7090 or ywcacincinnati.org/careerwomen

May 10, 2018, Saturday

Corbett Mayerson Awards | Competition and reception, 7 p.m. Corbett Theater, SCPA. DETAILS: SCPA juniors compete in multiple arts disciplines before panel of judges. Preceded by 5:30 p.m. cocktail hour at The Transept, 1205 Elm St. Followed by 9 p.m. dessert reception, Urban Curve SCPA. $50.

May 11, Friday

Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati | Aspire Cincinnati Award Luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m., Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Honors Heidi B. Jark, senior vice president and managing director of the foundation office at Fifth Third Bank. $75. 513-221-4447, algc@fuse.net

Envision | Emerald Gala, Anderson Pavilion, Smale Riverfront Park. DETAILS: Drinks, dinner by the bite, silent auction. $85. envisiongala.org

Stepping Stones | Sporting Clays Tournament, Sycamore Pheasant Club, Loveland. DETAILS: A 25-station clay shoot, with 100 targets. Food, drinks and awards at lodge afterward. Limited to 120 shooters. http://CincySportingClays.org

May 12, Saturday

Cincinnati Nature Center | 25th Back to Nature gala, 6 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford. DETAILS: Themed “Enchanted Evening in the Woods,” includes dinner, signature cocktail, desserts, live music and nature-themed art auction. 513-831-1711 or www.cincynature.org

Cincinnati Preservation Association and Westwood Historical Society | Spring House Tour, 1-5 p.m., Westwood. DETAILS: Seven homes and a church open as part of Westwood’s 150th anniversary celebration. $20 in advance, $25 day of tour. Volunteer docents needed. Additional details TBA.

Montgomery Woman’s Club | Passport to Fashion: Japan, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Manor House, Mason. Fashion show, chicken marsala lunch, raffle baskets, photo booth, split the pot. Benefits the Dragonfly Foundation. Fashions by clothier J. Jill. $40. imhqueenie@gmail.com

May 12, Saturday

JDRF | Cincinnatian of the Year gala, 6 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Carnivale for the Cure, honoring Rich Boehne, chaired by Petra Vester. Contact Becky Gaible at rsusmangaible@jdrf.org

May 18, Friday

Easterseals’ Building Value | ReUse-apalooza, 7-11 p.m., Building Value, 4040 Spring Grove Ave., Northside. DETAILS: Designer Challenge, food by the bite, live DJ, magician, jugglers, origami artists, Lip Sync Battle. Entrants in Designer Challenge begin registering March 3. Early-bird tickets $35 until April 15. www.buildingvalue.org

May 31, Thursday

Children’s Law Center | Dancing with the CLC Stars, 6-9:30 p.m., Receptions Event Center, 1379 Donaldson Hwy., Erlanger, KY. DETAILS: Eight local celebrities paired with pros from Arthur Murray Dance Center. Additional details TBA.

June 2, Saturday

JDRF | One Walk Kings Island, Kings Island, Mason Ohio. DETAILS: Check-in starts at 7 a.m.; walk begins at 8 a.m. walk.jdrf.org/kingsisland, Contact Nick at nwagner@jdrf.org

SCPA Alumni Association | Alumni & Friends Gala, 6 p.m., School for Creative and Performing Arts. DETAILS: Inaugural gala celebrates SCPA Alumni Association and Jack Louiao’s tenure as school’s first artistic director. Cocktails, dinner, program. Chaired by Dianne Dunkelman. $100.

June 4, Monday

Tender Mercies | Tee Up for Tender Mercies Golf outing, 11 a.m. Clovernook Country Club. TenderMercies.org/TeeUp

June 9-10, Saturday-Sunday

Ride Cincinnati | Charity bike rides, downtown. DETAILS: Event expanded for 2018 to include more rides, bigger fundraising goals. Benefits UC Health Barrett Cancer Center. Details TBA. ridecincinnati.org

June 10, Sunday

Anthony Munoz Foundation | Hall of Fame Experience dinner, followed by Golf Classic on Monday, June 11. DETAILS: TBA

June 11, Monday

Stepping Stones | Golf Classic, O’Bannon Creek Golf Club, Loveland. DETAILS: Morning or afternoon flight. Awards banquet afterward in the clubhouse. Single: $200. Foursome: $1,000. http://www.SteppingStonesOhio.org

June 16, Saturday

Rotary Club of Cincinnati | Believe 2 Achieve, Anderson Pavilion, Smale Riverfront Park. Cocktails, food, silent auction and program emceed by Cincinnati Reds’ Teddy Kremer and mixologist Molly Wellmann. Benefits Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati, Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati and Stepping Stones Camp Allyn. cincinnatirotary.org/events-news/signature-fundraiser/

June 24, Sunday

Bridges of Faith Trialogue | Festival of Faiths, Cintas Center, Xavier University. DETAILS: Inaugural event will celebrate the area’s religious diversity. Faith-based exhibits, dialogues, workshops, art, music and activities for all ages. Free. cincifestivaloffaiths@gmail.com

Sept. 13, Thursday

Dress for Success Cincinnati | Annual Fashion Show luncheon, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jack Casino, downtown. DETAILS: TBA.

Nov. 17, Saturday

Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati | Petcasso, the new Summit Hotel, Madisonville.  DETAILS: Live and silent auctions, including Painted Pets art auction. Additional details TBA: pincincinnati.org/petcasso/


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