The Datebook

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

Sept. 20, Friday

David Hu will speak at Starfire Breakfast

Starfire | Business at the Frontier of Social Connection, 7:30-9 a.m. 20th Century Theater in Oakley Square, 3021 Madison Rd. DETAILS: David Hsu, author of “Untethered: A Primer on Social Isolation,” will speak. Hsu, director of business innovation at Los Angeles’ Propper Daley, will discuss loneliness and how businesses can help address the issue. Coffee, networking, light breakfast. The breakfast is free, but attendees must register online.

Starfire | Annual Celebration, 6-9:30 p.m. 20th Century Theater in Oakley Square, 3021 Madison Rd. DETAILS: Dinner by the bite, drinks, dessert, entertainment. Tickets: $10 /Adult. Kids are free.

Women’s Crisis Center | Annual Denim & Diamonds, 6-11 p.m. Maysville Event Center. DETAILS: Dinner, auctions. Wear your favorite denim and best bling. Tickets: $55.

Sept. 21, Saturday

Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center | Twilight in the Gardens, 7-10 p.m. DETAILS: Music, art, food, in support of Baker Hunt programs. $50.

Center for Great Neighborhoods | Annual Celebration, 4-6 p.m. Hellmann Creative Center, 321 W. MLK Blvd. Covington KY. DETAILS: Free, family-friendly event – look back at Center’s accomplishments, a celebration of community leaders, and food by graduates of Center’s FreshLo Chef Fellowship program.

Cincinnati Children’s / Han’s White Tiger Tae Kwon Do | Annual Break-A-Thon and Carnival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Lakota East Freshman School Gymnasium, 7630 Bethany Road, Middletown, OH. DETAILS: Proceeds go to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Carnival games, raffles, high-flying kicks, board breaks and demonstrations. $12 at the door, $8 children 4-12. Carnival games: $10/person, $25/family. Pizza, snacks and beverages available for purchase. Cash-only event.

Cincinnati Zoo | Adult Sleepover at Zoo, 6 p.m.-9 a.m. DETAILS: 21+ event. Cost: $155/member, $165/non-member. Drinks, food, behind-the-scenes tours, special animal encounters.

Clifton Community Fund | Annual Dinner & Auction, 6:30 p.m. Cincinnati Woman’s Club, 330 Lafayette Ave. DETAILS: Cocktail attire. Cocktail hour, 3-course dinner, art, wine, gift auction. $110/person. 513-659-8819.

2019 Walk for Envision Ambassador Family, The Hursts: Andy, 16; dad Darren; Kate, 15, with the family dog Finn; and mom Lucinda. Not pictured: son Jack, an Indiana University student

Envision | Walk for Envision, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Winton Woods. DETAILS: 3-mile walk. Individuals who raise a minimum of $100 receive free T-shirt and lunch. All others will be changed $5 for lunch. Kids under 5 eat for free. The 2019 Ambassador Family, the Hursts, have a 16-year-old son who has participated in Envision’s CITE program. Envision, which last year served more than 600 individuals, offers four major programs to promote independence, healthy relationships, community inclusion and skills necessary for leading a full life.

Muscle Walk office personnel Ryan Wright, Heather Kelly, Allison Loechtenfeldt, Deneen Wolber, Rob Faingold and Rachel Means display this year’s goal.

Muscular Dystrophy Association of Southern Ohio | Muscle Walk, 9 a.m., Miami Whitewater Forest. DETAILS: Kids’ zone, food, music and fun. Participants sign up as individuals or teams, or create a team.

My Nose Turns Red | Circus Fun Run, Great Oaks Career Campus, 110 Great Oaks Dr. DETAILS: Family-friendly event. Runners and walkers follow 5K course. Learn circus skills. Demonstrations by My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus students.

Jay Adrick of Madeira and Melinda Zemper, Patti Alderson and Chris Wunnenberg of West Chester are National VOA Museum of Broadcasting fundraising committee members.

National VOA Museum | Bethany Station Anniversary Dinner, 5:30 p.m., National VOA Museum, 8070 Tylersville Road. DETAILS: Fundraiser commemorating 75th anniversary of VOA’s Bethany Station in West Chester. Dinner-by-the-bite, cocktails, wine and Cincinnati Liars Lager beer, museum tours, Trivial Pursuit games, live and silent auctions. Tickets/$125 per person. Dominic, 513-777-0027 or

Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence | Annual Shine the Light to End Sexual Violence, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Sanctuary, 2110 Saint Michael St., Price Hill DETAILS: Keynote: Kenyette Tisha Barnes. Tickets: $75 with sponsorship options available. Buffet-style brunch from The Delish Dish, two tickets for mimosa bar, raffles. or

Welcome Project dinners are a key part of Wave Pool’s program.

Wave Pool | High 5 Fiesta, 6-11 p.m., The Factory, Northside. DETAILS: Latin food, drink, live music, silent art auction, live auction. Over the next year, Wave Pool will open a food market and teaching kitchen for and by refugees and immigrants; host an artist group to do a soil remediation project; and continue programs to support artists and curators. All will further Wave Pool’s vision to connect experimental art to communities and create change. Tickets $100 for an individual, $150 for two and $50 for artists.

Sept. 22, Sunday

Cincinnati Parks/Greater Cincinnati Rose Association | Ault in Bloom, 1-4 p.m. Ault Park Pavilion. DETAILS: Family-friendly and free. Rose exhibits, flower arranging demonstration, kids’ crafts, gardening displays from A J Rahn’s. Ault Park garden tour, live music and ice cream treats.

Collegium Cincinnati | Bourbon & Baroque, 4 p.m. Music on Pike, 16 Pike St. ​Covington, KY 41011. DETAILS: Bourbon blogger and Collegium board member Dr. Steve Stricker, bourbon tasting paired with vocal and instrumental selections. Wine will also be served. Advance tickets/$35. Week-of tickets/$40.

Sept. 23, Monday

Clermont Chamber of Commerce | Golf for Kids, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The Golf Club Stonelick Hills, 3155 Sherilyn Ln. Batavia, OH 45103. DETAILS: Practice Green & Driving Range, lunch, “Shot Gun” Start, dinner/social hour/awards. Proceeds support the Work Readiness Initiative.

DePaul Cristo Rey | Golf Classic, noon, Western Hills Country Club. DETAILS: Four-person scramble, skills contests. Lunch and cocktail reception with prizes following.

Talbert House | Annual Luncheon, noon, Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Awards include Ernest Talbert award: Susan Ingmire, senior advisor at Ignite Philanthropy; Agnes Seasongood Award: Gregory Johnson, CEO of Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority; Community Service Award: Dan Hurley, founder/principal at Applied History Associates. Tickets $50. 513-751-7747 x1095, or

Sept. 26, Thursday

HopeFest: Among the youth served by BHGH are Korynn, Calipride, Courage and Me’Yani.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati | 2019 HopeFest, 5:30-8 p.m. Cincinnati Zoo. DETAILS: Dinner by the bite, drinks, games, and music at Giraffe Ridge. Proceeds help Boys Hope Girls Hope Cincinnati provide a safe place to live year-round, food, a college preparatory education, tutoring, counseling, life skills training and more to motivated young people. Tickets $50. 513-721-3380, or

Live! on CET honoree Wes Cowen

CET | Live! On CET Gala, 5:30 p.m., Jack Casino. DETAILS: Fundraiser for public TV station CET honoring antiques expert Wes Cowan, owner of Cowan’s Auctions and frequent expert on “Antiques Roadshow” and “History Detectives.” Cocktail reception, dinner, silent and live auctions, and buy-a-box. Tickets/$200. 513-345-6579,

Over-the-Rhine Community Housing | Annual Celebrating Our Beloved Community, “Rooted,” 5:30-8 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Fundraising and awards dinner. Theme explores organization’s roots and the roots of people and businesses who have called OTR home for generations. Proceeds from the event help meet the housing needs of low-income individuals and families. $75/ticket.

Slice Night Pizza Tasting event for UC Cancer Institute

University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute | Slice Night Pizza Tasting Event, 5-9 p.m.  Yeatman’s Cove, 705 E. Pete Rose Way. DETAILS: Unlimited pizza from 16 pizzerias, local music and entertainment by Q102. Tickets $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets for children 10 and under are $5. VIP tickets $50.

Sept. 27, Friday

Dragonfly | Night of Courage, 6:30-10 p.m. The Phoenix. DETAILS: Dueling pianos, basket raffles, photo booth, food, drinks. Dr. Jen Chung and Megan Ossenbeck are co-chairs. Proceeds will help support the foundation’s mission to help pediatric cancer patients and their families. Early-bird tickets are $50, with two drink tickets, and VIP, $75, with four drink tickets. Starting Sept. 1, prices increase to $75 and $100.

Sew Valley co-founder Rosie Kovacs observes as pattern maker and sewer Caitlin McCall measures Cincinnati Pops conductor John Morris Russell for a new jacket.

Sew Valley | Annual Fundraiser + Party, 7-10 p.m. 1819 Freeman Ave. DETAILS: Members will showcase work through installations, interactive sustainable activities. Raffles, music, cash bar, snacks. Free entry (suggested donation at the door). Free street parking available on Freeman + Hulbert Avenues, and Hulbert Ave. Sew Valley is a community for fashion designers and entrepreneurs that aims to help them build their brands via access to production services, education and physical workspace. In a current project, Sew Valley is designing and manufacturing new jackets for Cincinnati Pops musicians in the signature Pops Red color. The new look will be revealed at the Pops holiday concerts in December.

West Chester Hospital | Fall Classic Golf Outing, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. City of Mason Golf Center, 6042 Fairway Drive, Mason, OH 45040. DETAILS: Four-person scramble; registration and breakfast at 8 a.m.; shotgun start at 9 a.m. Breakfast and lunch, contests, prizes, awards reception. Register by Sept. 13 at 513-556-6260.

Sept. 28, Saturday

Preston Bober of Team Preston, the top fundraiser at the 2018 Heart Walk

American Heart Association | Annual Butler/Warren County Heart Walk, 10 a.m., Atrium Medical Center campus, Middletown. DETAILS: Noncompetitive two-mile walk through gardens surrounding AMC. Registration free, but walkers encouraged to form teams and raise money. Health expo, featuring free health screenings and a variety of vendors. Same-day registration and health expo begin at 9 a.m. at Atrium Family YMCA.

Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship | Pulling for Hope: Sporting Clay Classic, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sycamore Pheasant Club, 6254 Lower Lewis Rd, Loveland, OH. DETAILS: Registration 9 a.m., safety review 10 a.m., shotgun start 10:30 a.m., lunch 1 p.m. including awards, raffle and auction. $1,000 per squad of four. Sponsorship opportunities available. Registration ends Sept. 21. Rain or shine.

Sept. 29, Sunday

Healthy Homes | Rise & Shine Brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Western Hills Country Club. DETAILS: Inaugural awards brunch honoring Nancy Laird and Leslie Maloney for efforts to aid families, particularly in Price Hill, where Healthy Homes has a network to aid households with young children. Nancy Laird will receive the Nancy Laird Spirit of Service Award, named in her honor to recognize Laird’s 30-plus years of service to families in Price Hill. Leslie Maloney is the recipient of the Building Human Potential Award. Maloney oversees educational investments for the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, and she serves on many boards, committees and task forces.

Tickets/$50 and $100.

Sept. 30, Monday

Deaconess Foundation | Annual Golf Outing, 11:30 a.m., Maketewah Country Club. DETAILS: Lunch, golf, drinks, buffet dinner, awards and prizes.

Oct. 1, Tuesday

Cincinnati Cares | Board Match Event, 5-7 p.m. Cintas Center. DETAILS: “Speed-dating” style event in which nonprofit leaders and potential board candidates meet in-person.

Grazers at Please during the 2018 “WASTEd” event

LaSoupe | WASTEd and the City, 6-10 p.m. Downtown and OTR. DETAILS: Over 30 participating restaurants provide “dinner by the bite” and drink samples. All dishes prepared by chefs using “rescued” food. The 30 participating restaurants include such favorites as A Tavola, The Mercer, Via Vite, Nicola’s, Orchids, Bouquet, Boca, Metropole, Gomez and Boomtown. This event aims to show how local partners can help bridge the gap between food waste and hunger by rescuing food that otherwise not be consumed. Tickets $100/$60 YP (under 30).

Oct. 2, Wednesday

Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired | All-Accessible Night, Newport Aquarium, 6:30-10 p.m. DETAILS: Animal touch exhibits, animal encounters, artifact stations with exhibit interpreters. CABVI will be providing sighted guide volunteers to assist guests with vision loss, as needed. Mermaid Meet and Greet open until 8:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. Tickets $19.99 (+tax) for adults and $13.99(+ tax) for children (ages 2-12).

Over-The-Rhine International Film Festival | Opening Kick-Off Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Special guest Ryan O’Connell. TBA.

Oct. 3-6, Thursday-Sunday

Friends of the Public Library | Annual Fall Used Book Sale, 8456 Vine St. Cincinnati, 45216. DETAILS: Oct. 3-4, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 6, noon-5 p.m. Family friendly. High quality used books and media at nominal prices.

Oct. 3, Thursday

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra | Parties of Note: Women, Drugstores and the CSO, 5 p.m. Private home downtown. DETAILS: Cincinnati history lesson from mixologist Molly Wellmann. Party begins at Torey & Tom Torre’s condo at Adams Landing with hors d’eouvres and libations, then progresses to Karen Dunphy’s suite to tour her beautiful urban garden. Tickets: $100.

Dream Makers honorary chair John F. Barrett

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative | Dream Makers event, Thursday, 5-8:30 p.m., Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: CYC’s annual Dream Makers Event will shine a light on some of the work done by the agency and its supporters. It also will recognize Outstanding Student winners: Jose-Jonathan Arthur, Akira Fletcher, Elissa Mowery and Brianna Triblett. The evening opens with cocktails, followed by dinner and the program. Honorary chair is John F. Barrett, chairman, president and CEO of Western & Southern Financial Group. Event co-chairs are Joel Stone and Ellie Reiser. Regina Carswell Russo is emcee. Tickets are $150.

Invest in Neighborhoods | Night of the Neighborhoods, 6-9 p.m. MadTree Brewing, 3301 Madison Rd. DETAILS: Food, drinks, music, silent auction.

Junior Achievement of OKI Partners, Inc. | Greater Cincinnati Business Hall of Fame, 6-9 p.m. Cintas Center, Xavier University, 1624 Herald Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207. DETAILS: Courtis Fuller of WLWT will emcee. 2019 Laureates: Patty Brisben, J. Phillip Holloman, Maria Longworth, Alphonse Neyer, Mary Beth Price. 6 p.m. Reception. 7 p.m. Dinner. Registration ends Sept. 27.

Mercy McAuley High School | Women Who Inspire, 6 p.m. DETAILS: Cocktail reception, 6 p.m. Program, 7:15 p.m. Honorees: Dr. Robin Thompson Arthur, psychologist; Nikki Hudepohl, White Oak Coffee House; Joyce A. Kasee-Mills, Strategic Capacity Group; Pam McLaughlin,  pastoral associate; Tyra Patterson, Ohio Justice & Policy Center; Dr. Jane K. Sojka, University of Cincinnati.

Sprouting Change | Self-Care Cincy Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 520 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202. DETAILS: Meditation, yoga, stand-up comedy, therapy animals, workshops. 513-488-1016 or

Oct. 4, Friday

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati | Monster Bash, 5-9 p.m. 4015 Red Bank Rd. DETAILS: Food, desserts, dancing, trick-or-treating, face painting, costume contests, balloon sculptors, pumpkin painting, raffles, haunted theatre interactive experience. Early bird tickets through Sept. 26: $40 children, $65 adults. Family 4-pack available. Adult tickets include beer and wine.

Mad Hatter Ball committee members Sarah Meyer, Kim Moscarino, Kim Harrison, Vivian Kline, Pat Donaldson, Fran Christensen, Nikki Waterman, Debbie Fredette and Joy Blang

Episcopal Retirement Services | 2019 Mad Hatter Ball, 6:30-10 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Cocktails, dinner, live entertainment and silent auction. “Alice in Wonderland”-themed event. Fox19’s Maytal Levi will emcee. The gala will benefit Good Samaritan Mission, which supports ERS ministry programs and services for older adults. Tickets start at $175.

Wave Foundation | Nauti Nite, 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Newport Aquarium. DETAILS: 21+ event. Blue cocktail attire. Expanded Oktoberfest area, dinner by the bite and cocktails, desserts and wines, exotic animal encounters, dive shows and silent auction. Aquarium exploration. Tickets $90 for singles or $165 for couples. Newport Aquarium passholders pay $75.

Oct. 5, Saturday

Warrior Run

1N5 | Warrior Run 5K, 5:15 p.m. Dogwood Park, Pike & Pleasant St., Mariemont, OH 45227. DETAILS: 5K Run /1-mile walk, after party with free food, games, music, and movie. Funds local schools to implement mental health education programs.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Sawyer Point

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati | Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 8:30 a.m. Sawyer Point. DETAILS: Food, beverages, music and vendor booths after the walk. No cost to register but donations and/or fundraising encouraged. The 3-mile annual fundraiser brings together those affected by Alzheimer’s disease, family members and the community. Proceeds directly benefit local programs and services. Last year’s event had more than 5,000 participants and raised $1.2 million, making it the 10th largest in the nation. 800-272-3900 or

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County | Annual Big Event: The Night Carnival, 8-11 p.m. Butler County Fairgrounds, 1715 Fairgrove Ave., Hamilton, OH. DETAILS: Cincinnati Circus Company exhibits of at the Living Mermaid, Mystical Fortune Teller, Cabaret of Curiosities. Classic carnival games, carnival treats from la Puf Sweets, Freddy’s, and Municipal Brew Works. Tickets $50.

Colorectal Cancer Alliance | 2019 Cincinnati Undy RunWalk, 7:30 a.m. Lunken Airport Playfields, 4740 Playfield Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45226. DETAILS: 5K Run /1-mile walk,  family-friendly undy-themed RunWalk to support colorectal cancer patients, families, caregivers, and survivors, and fund critical research. All fitness levels, and dogs are welcome. All participants receive a pair of Undy RunWalk boxer shorts, light food and beverage and for our 5K participants, timing services.

Community Program for Recovery | Serenity Jam 2019, Seasongood Pavilion, Eden Park.  DETAILS: Family and dog friendly music and art fair, featuring local and regional live music, arts and crafts, a variety of food and refreshments, fun for all ages, and prize giveaways. 859-814-7408 or

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. After-dinner program features mother of child with cystic fibrosis and a doctor – deeper look into life with CF and the path to a cure. Event chair is Cathy Drescher. Tickets $230, includes after-party. After-party tickets can be purchased separately for $50. Deadline Sept. 20.

Ronald McDonald House | Red Tie Gala, 6 p.m. Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Auction, cocktails, dinner, live auction, adopt-a-family, dancing. Red tie/black tie optional. Bring cell phone for mobile bidding.

Women Writing for (a) Change | Wine, Art & Words, 7-9:30 p.m. Lindner Event Center – Kennedy Heights Arts Center Annex, 6620 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati OH 45213. DETAILS: Wine tasting, food bites, silent auction, music, art exhibit, readings 8:45-9:05. Tickets $30 until 10/4; $35 on 10/5 at door.

Oct. 7, Monday

Cincinnati Cares | Lunch and Learn, noon-1 p.m. Hamilton County Business Center, 1776 Mentor Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45212. DETAILS: Lunch and conversation, volunteer opportunities for nonprofits. and search for Cincinnati Cares.

St. Joseph Home | Annual Golf Outing, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Maketewah Country Club, 10722 Wyscarver Rd. DETAILS: Registration at 10:30 a.m. day of golf, games, food, drinks, music. Tickets $250/individual, $200/young professional. 513-563-2520,

Oct. 8, Tuesday

People Working Cooperatively | Annual Recognition Celebration,11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Drees Pavilion, 790 Park Lane, Covington. DETAILS: Keynote: Daniel Kalubi, City of Dallas Department of Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization. $40 each and table of 10, $500. 513-482-5175. RSVP by Oct. 1.

Oct. 9, Wednesday

Oct. 9, WednesdayAdvanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center | “Studio” A Launch Party, 5-8 p.m. Rookwood Commons Shopping Center, 3805 Edwards Rd. #100, Cincinnati, OH. DETAILS: Free event benefiting The Karama Connection. First 100 people receive gift incentive worth $1,000, including special $7.99 per unit Botox pricing when you bring a friend along. Jeff Thomas from Q-102 will also be there to keep things lively and “live stream” from Advanced’s new Studio A Media Center.

Oct. 10-12, Thursday-Saturday

National Consortium for Creative Placemaking | Midwest Leadership Summit, Renaissance Hotel, downtown. DETAILS: Three days of workshops, panel discussions and peer exchanges.

Oct. 10, Thursday

Design Cincinnati featured speaker Thom Filicia

Association of Volunteers of Cincinnati Children’s | Annual Design Cincinnati, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Anderson Pavilion, Smale Riverfront Park. DETAILS: Home decor lecture and luncheon, acclaimed interior designer Thom Filicia as featured speaker, with latest books available for purchase. Filicia available before for meet and greet and book signing. Marianne Miller, Arleen Hoeweler and Peggy Johns are honorary chairs. Tickets $125.

Cincinnati Zoo | Zoo Brew, 6:30-9:30 p.m. DETAILS: Food available to purchase, complimentary food samples available to VIP guests, opened a larger layout of the zoo with more animals Discounts available for Zoo Members and Toast to the Wild Series purchasers.

Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund | Pink Ribbon Luncheon, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Honorary chair: Beverly Erschell, Power of Pink: Dr. Karen Columbus, M.D. pre-luncheon speaker: Dr. Chris Tuell, keynote speaker: TBA. Performances by Rachel Platten. Complimentary parking available. 866-577-PINK or

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Greater Cincinnati Chapter | Bourbon & Bubbles, 6 p.m. Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011. DETAILS: Food and drinks from local Kentucky distilleries, breweries and vineyards. Live music and auctions.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Light The Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Yeatman’s Cove. DETAILS: Glowing lanterns in gold, white and red. Walkers choose lantern that best matches their reason for lighting the night. Family-friendly event, 2-mile route to Newport and back; ends with fireworks. This year’s honored hero is Blake Hegner, 10, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2015. He completed treatment in 2018. Event chair is Tony Stollings of First Financial Bank. Presenting sponsors are First Financial Bank and the Hatton Foundation.

The after-party for Illuminate the Night will be on the Belle of Cincinnati riverboat

OneSource Center | Illuminate the Night. River’s Edge, Newport Landing. DETAILS: After-dinner cruise on the Belle of Cincinnati to view the lighting of the Roebling Suspension Bridge during BLINK. Honorees include Standard Textile, Greater Cincinnati Foundation and Cincinnati Cares. OneSource Center serves as a resource for nonprofits in the area. Duke Energy is the event sponsor. Tickets are $150 for the gala and cruise, or $50 for the cruise only.

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.

Oct. 12, Saturday

Decadence Productions | Boo Bash, 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 8241 Althaus Rd. DETAILS: 21+ event, drinking, dancing, costume content, food trucks, bonfire. Benefitting Warren County Rape and Crisis Center. $25/person cash at door.

Huntington’s Disease Society of America | Ohio Valley Team Hope Walk, 10 a.m.-noon. 7850 VOA Park Dr. West Chester Township, OH 45069. DETAILS: Registration 9 a.m.

Patty Brisben Foundation | All that Glitters is Glam! 8 p.m. Greenacres Arts Center, Indian Hill. DETAILS: VIP cocktail reception, 7 p.m. Individual tickets: $200. Couples: $350. 513-697-5934 or

Ray Rusche Oxford Physical Therapy Centers | Running Scared 5k, 6 p.m. 1600 West Street, Reading OH 45215. DETAILS: Flat, fast course through the graveyard. Live band in the beer garden, food and drinks, costume contest and door prizes. Kids Fun Run at 4:30 p.m. Post-race party 6:30-10 p.m.

Oct. 13, Sunday

Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati | Free Health Fair, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. DETAILS: Free and open to the public. Flu Sshots ages 7+, screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and vision, consultations with primary care physicians, specialists, dentists, pharmacists and dieticians, EKG and Echocardiograms for high risk patients, initial consultation for living wills with a lawyer. Free gifts, raffle. 8-hours fasting recommended for blood testing. Please bring health records and medications for evaluations. 513-512-5802 or

Oct. 17–20, Thursday-Sunday

Cincinnati Art Museum | Art in Bloom 2019, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. DETAILS: Flowers paired with items from museum’s collection. Special events, family friendly activities, docent-led tours, plus conversations and demonstrations by curators and floral arrangers. Free and open to the public.

Oct. 17, Thursday

The Carnegie | ART OF SHE “Girl Power”, 6-9 p.m. 1310 Pendleton St. Cincinnati, OH 45202. DETAILS: Cuban-inspired cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and discussion with Artist Osy Milian and curator Yudith Vargas Riveron of Havana. Pieces available for purchase. “ART OF SHE memberships is $500 and includes admission for member and a guest. Portion is tax-deductible. Limited individual tickets available: $75.

Cincinnati Right to Life | Evening for Life Gala, 5:30 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center. DETAILS: Emceed by Anna Mitchell, news director for Son Rise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio. Guest speakers: Aly & Josh Taylor of TLC’s “Rattled.” Tickets $55.

Public Library | Books & Brunch, 10:30 a.m. Kenwood Country Club. DETAILS: Authors Jessica Strawser, Lauren McDuffie, Michelle Houts, Kerrie Hollihan to speak. Meet authors and purchase signed copies. Event proceeds and 20% of book purchases benefit women and children in need through Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati. Reservations: $65. 

St. Vincent DePaul | RetroFittings Fashion for Good, 6 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Fashion show featuring designs of University of Cincinnati’s Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) program. On-site boutique, silent and live auctions, and raffles.

Oct. 18, Friday

Guiding Light Mentoring | Annual Gala and Fundraising Event, 6-10 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom, 1241 Elm St. DETAILS: Keynote speaker is Terrence ‘J’ Jenkins – national spokesperson for Thurgood Marshall Foundation, philanthropist, author, actor, radio/television host. Platinum VIP Meet and Greet: 6:30-7 p.m. Musical guest: Natural Progression with performance by Bi-Okoto. Hosted by ‘Ask Ashlee.’ Black-tie event. Tickets $65.

Reset | Women’s Mindset Conference, 8:30-11:30 a.m. 7850 VOA Park Dr. West Chester, OH. DETAILS: Save the date.

Women’s Crisis Center | Annual Toast for Hope, 6:30-10 p.m. The Grand Ballroom, 6 E. Fifth St., Covington, KY 41011. DETAILS: Dinner, open bar, auctions, games. 2019 Beacon of Hope Recipient: Terri Vietor. 1920’s attire encouraged. Tickets start at $75.

Oct. 19, Saturday

Arthritis Foundation Ohio | Annual Bone Bash, 6:30-11 p.m. Newport Syndicate, 18 E. 5th St., Newport, KY. DETAILS: Costumed affair with spooky decorations, themed dinner, costume contest, silent and live auctions, games, spirits, and live music by Snidely Whiplash. Honorees: Heather and Peter Kopf, and Daniel J. Lovell, MD. Spellbinding Table: $1,500. Magical Seats: $150/person; $300/couple.

Cooperative for Education | Fall Fiesta: Day of the Dead, Music Hall. 6-10 pm. DETAILS: silent & live auctions, luxury raffle, games, dinner, and drinks. Individual tickets $125.

JDRF Southwest Ohio | Annual Bourbon & BowTie Bash, 6:30-11:30 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Bourbon and bourbon cocktail tastings, beer and wine tastings, light bites from local eateries, fashion show, live and silent auctions, Framester, VIP Bar.

Melodic Connections | MUSIC. HERE. NOW! 6:30-10:30 p.m. MadTree Brewing in Oakley. DETAILS: Dinner, open bar, musical collaborations from Melodic Connections and community musicians, and dancing to the music of The Remains. Tickets: $95.

Planned Parenthood | Claim the Future Gala, Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: TBA. Tickets and sponsorship information: Molly Goldberg, 513-824-7834 or

The Victorian (formerly Covington Ladies Home) | Annual Gala, 6 p.m., call for location. DETAILS: Sabrina Smith, finance and operations manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters Cincinnati; Erin Peterson, founder of Cinderella’s Closet; and Barbara Baxter, longtime volunteer – recognized with Ellen Battelle Dietrick Award. Tickets $125. 859-431-6913 or

Oct. 20 & 27, Sunday

The Mini Microcinema | The Anniversary Show, 7 p.m. 1329 Main St. DETAILS: Monthly fundraiser celebrating films with significant milestones, 60th Anniversary of “House on Haunted Hill” (1959) and “The Tingler” (1959), directed by William Castle. Themed drinks and snacks. Tickets: $25.

Oct. 20, Sunday

University of Cincinnati Brain Tumor Center | Annual Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure, 9 a.m. Yeatman’s Cove, 705 E. Pete Rose Way. DETAILS: 2K Walk, 5K Walk/Run.

Oct. 22, Tuesday

Delores Hargrove-Young, 2019 Metropolitan Award recipient.

Metropolitan Club | Annual Award Dinner, 6-9 p.m. DETAILS: Delores Hargrove-Young, the 2019 Metropolitan Award recipient, will be honored at the Metropolitan Club’s 22nd annual award dinner. Hargrove-Young serves as vice chair of the board of the d.e. Foxx group of companies, and she has served as board chair on an extensive list of area organizations, including the American Red Cross, ArtsWave, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Urban League of Greater Southwest Ohio and YWCA of Greater Cincinnati. 859-491-2400, or

Oct. 24, Thursday

The Dragonfly Foundation | Cirque: A Night to Scare Cancer, 7-11 p.m. 20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209. DETAILS: Pump Salon hair and fashion show, music, silent auction. Cocktail hour, 7 p.m. Hair show, 8 p.m. To volunteer, please email us at Tickets/$25 online; $35/at door.

Pink Ribbon Girls Cincy/NKY | Ignite the Fight, 5:30-10 p.m. NOAH’S 10627 Techwood Circle, Blue Ash, OH 45242. DETAILS: DETAILS: Food, drink, live music, silent auction, inspiring stories from local cancer survivors. Tickets: $125.

The Sisters of Charity leadership team: (back) Sister Joanne Burrows, councilor; Sister Monica Gundler, councilor; (front) Sister Marge Kloos, councilor; Sister Teresa Dutcher, councilor; Sister Patricia Hayden, president

St. Joseph Orphanage | “A Night Under the Stars” Fall Gala, 5:30-10 p.m. Anderson Pavilion, Smale Riverfront Park. DETAILS: Celebrating 190 years of community service. Cocktail hour, dinner-by-the-bite, auction, music. Attire is dressy casual. Tickets $200. Founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1829, St. Joseph Orphanage is one of the oldest child and family service agencies in the nation. No longer a traditional orphanage, it now provides behavioral health and foster care services and specialized education.

Oct. 25, Friday

Cincinnati Preservation Association | Fall Forum, 11:45 a.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Author/architectural historian Gabrielle Esperdy presents Women, Architecture and “The Most Modern Building in America.” 513-721-4506.

Design Build Cincy | TasteMakers 2019, 6-8 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Gourmet food, served from displays of creative companies in design.

Oct. 26, Saturday

Bake Me Home | Annual Cookie Connector, noon-6 p.m. Downtown (venues TBA). DETAILS: 21+ event. Explore local hotspots on private streetcar. Stops will feature lite bites, drink specials, and cookies.  Proceeds support local families experiencing homelessness, survivors of domestic violence, our military overseas, local veterans, and pediatric cancer survivors.

The Beechwood Home | Ghost and Goblin Gala, 5:30 p.m. Cincinnati Country Club. DETAILS: Honors Dr. Robert & Mrs. Julia Heidt, Jr., and Heidt Family Foundation. After-dinner party, 8:30 p.m. 513-321-2924 or

Bethany House Services | Ales to Zinfandels, 7-11 p.m. Glendale Lyceum. DETAILS: Wine and beer tastings, dinner, live auction, raffle, and a performance by the Mistics. Tickets $70 until Sept. 1, $75 afterward. A “party pack” of six tickets is $375. 513-557-2411.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati | Monster Bash, 5-9 p.m. 4015 Red Bank Rd. DETAILS: Halloween costume party, food, pumpkin decorating, face painting, trick-or-treating, dancing, prize raffles, costume contests, new haunted theater interactive experience. Tickets start at $40 for children; $65 for adults. Family packages (2 adults, 2 children) available for a limited time starting at $175, with additional child tickets starting at $25 and adult tickets $35. Prices increase after Sept. 26 to $50 for children and $75 for adults. All adult tickets include wine and beer. Free parking.

Spirit of Construction Foundation | Annual Celebration of Construction Gala, Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: TBA

Oct. 27, Sunday

Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion | Inauguration of Andrew Rehfeld, PhD as president of HUC, 10:30 a.m. Plum Street Temple. DETAILS: Reception at Westin Hotel.

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion | Annual Associates Tribute Dinner, 5:15 p.m. Hyatt Regency Hotel. DETAILS: Reception followed by dinner and program. Honors inauguration of Dr. Andrew Rehfeld and benefits the students of the Rabbinical School and Pines School of Graduate Studies. $200/person. 513-487-3047 or

Nov. 1, Friday

Cincinnati Museum Center | Layers of Wonder. DETAILS: Cocktails, culinary delights, live music and explosive spectacles. Early bird pricing available until Oct. 1.

Hyde Park Center | 45th Anniversary Sapphire Gala, 6-9:30 p.m. Summit Hotel, Madisonville. DETAILS: Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a live auction and a presentation by Dr. Richard Warm, Director of the Center for Wisdom and Leadership. Chair: Terri Hogan. Host and Hostess Chair: Molly Prues. Shelley Goering, Host and Hostess Tickets: $150. Guest Tickets: $100. 513-321-6816 or–1-2019

Nov. 2, Saturday

Art Academy of Cincinnati | 2019 Beaux Arts Ball, 7 p.m.-midnight. DETAILS: Registration at 6 p.m. Cocktails and food by the bite. Musical performances by DJ Nils Illoken, Moonbeau, and MultiMagic. Crystal Tubes: Android of Ceremonies. Palm readers, space-age belly dancers, and collaborative sensory installation. Remarks by new Art Academy President Joe Girandola. Costumes encouraged.

Cancer Family Care | Annual Wine Tasting & Auction, 6-10 p.m., Manor House, 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd. 45040. DETAILS: Wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live & silent auctions, three-course gourmet dinner with wine pairings. $175/person.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra | Parties of Note: Behind the Bricks with Thea and JMR, 12:30 p.m. Symphony Hotel. DETAILS: John Morris Russell and Thea Tjepkema invite you to a light lunch and conversation before behind-the-scenes, private tour of Music Hall. Thea will guide you on a curatorial journey that explores the architecture and many unique features of this national historic landmark. Tickets: $80.

Tender Mercies | Opening Doors Gala, 6 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Auction, personal stories, dinner, dancing, entertainment.

Nov. 7, Thursday

Association of Fundraising Professionals | National Philanthropy Day 2019, 11:30 a.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: 11 a.m. registration, 11:30 a.m. lunch. Tickets $65 through Oct. 15 ($75 until Oct. 30). Sponsorships from $750 to $10,000.

Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati | Dinner Gala, 5:30 p.m. JACK Casino, 1000 Broadway St. DETAILS: 21+ event. 5:30 p.m. Reception; 7 p.m. Program/Dinner. Guest Speaker: Jill P. Meyer, President/CEO of CIncinnati USA Regional Chamber. Tickets: $100 (Aug 1-31); $125 (Sept. 1-30); $150 (Oct.1-Nov. 1). 513-979-6999 or

Peaslee Neighborhood Center | Annual Dinner and Community Awards, Peaslee Presents, 6-9 p.m. Belle Event Centre, 444 Reading Rd. DETAILS: Social hour, dinner, music, silent auction. 513-621-5514.

Nov. 9, Saturday

Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired | Dining in the Dark, 6-10 p.m. Jack Casino Event Center. DETAILS: Fun, food and entertainment while experiencing challenges faced by those with severe vision loss, by donning blindfolds during the main course. Tickets $150, includes dinner, entertainment, beer and wine (cash bar available). Registration deadline Nov. 1.

Companions on a Journey Grief Support | Annual All Star Gala… with a Twist! 6-11 p.m. Savannah Center, 5533 Chappell Crossing Blvd. West Chester OH 45069. DETAILS: Celebrating stars of heaven and those among us, while honoring Children’s Grief Awareness. Red Carpet reception, children’s art gallery, dinner-by-the-bite, live & silent auctions, games, raffles, dancing.

New Life Furniture | Party in the House, 6:30 p.m. Masonic Center Ballroom, 317 E. Fifth St. DETAILS: Food, music, dance, design challenge.

Nov. 10, Sunday

The Mini Microcinema | The Anniversary Show, 7 p.m. 1329 Main St. Cincinnati, OH 45202. DETAILS: Monthly fundraiser celebrating films that reach significant historical milestones in 2019, 10th Anniversary of Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Directed by Wes Anderson. Themed drinks and snacks. Tickets: $25.

Nov. 14, Thursday

Aeqai | Annual Silent Art Auction and Benefit, 5:30-8 p.m. Pendleton Street Photography, Pendleton Studio Annex in Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: $50. Regional artists showcase work in wide range of media. Silverglades provides light refreshments. Sending check payable to aeqai, Inc., 810 Matson Place, Unit 1505, Cincinnati, OH 45204, or pay at the door. Patron level available: $125.

Women Walking West | Annual Gala, 6-9 p.m. Manor House, 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd. Mason, OH 45040. DETAILS: $75/person. Black-tie optional event with auction, raffles, dinner and speakers. Master of Ceremonies: Mrs. Norma Rashid. Keynote: Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco, Hamilton County Coroner.  Guests will hear from Dr. George Sehi, other board members and a mentor and mentee from the W3 program.

Nov. 15, Friday

StarShine Hospice of Cincinnati Children’s | Spirits of the Holiday Season, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Madison Event Center. DETAILS: Live music, DJ, dancing, photo booth, fabulous live and silent auction items, appetizers, food stations, cocktails. Tickets: $75/person.

Nov. 16, Saturday

Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati | Petcasso 2019, 7-10:30 p.m. Cincinnati Masonic Center – Grand Ballroom, 317 E. 5th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202. DETAILS: Dinner by the bite, open bar, bourbon pull, live music, travel raffle and silent auction of “Painted Pets” by local artisans. Emcees: Local 12’s Paula Toti and Kyle Inskeep.

Nov. 22, Friday

ArtWorks | Secret ArtWorks. DETAILS: TBA.

Faith Community Pharmacy | Bourbon Tasting, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Elizabeth Training and Education Center. 3861 Olympic Blvd, Erlanger, KY 41018. DETAILS: Dinner-by-the-bite, silent & live auctions. RSVP Nov. 15. $75 each.  859-426-7837.

Talbert House | Make Camp Possible, 7-10 p.m. The Phoenix. DETAILS: Benefits Camp Possible. Music. Tickets include dinner by the bite and two drinks.

Nov. 23, Saturday

Cincinnati Opera | Love Letters to Patty. Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Gala: celebrating 35 years of service by retiring CEO Patricia Beggs. 513-768-5524 or

Nov. 28, Thursday

Western & Southern | Thanksgiving Day 10K Run and Walk, 9 a.m., Paul Brown Stadium. DETAILS: Race registration includes soft-style long-sleeve shirt. Gifts, including a secret gift from Secret® for women. Free Tide PODS®, gift cards.

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.

Dec. 15, Sunday

The Mini Microcinema | The Anniversary Show, 7 p.m. 1329 Main St. Cincinnati, OH 45202. DETAILS: Monthly fundraiser celebrating films that reach significant historical milestones in 2019, 70th Anniversary of The Third Man (1949) Directed by Carol Reed. Themed drinks and snacks. Tickets: $25.

Jan. 11, 2020, Saturday

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra | CSO TImeless, 125th anniversary gala, 7 p.m. concert, 8:30 p.m. gala. Music Hall Ballroom. Details: TBA. Tickets: $250-$350.

Jan. 12, Sunday

Ben Carlson-Berne Scholarship Fund | Annual fundraising concert, 7 p.m. School for Creative & Performing Arts, 108 W. Central Pkwy. DETAILS: Guest artist Terrence Wilson, piano,with concert:nova. Reception to follow. Tickets $35. 513-410-0681.

Jan. 17, Friday

UC College-Conservatory of Music | Moveable Feast, at CCM. DETAILS: TBA

Jan. 24, Friday

School for Creative & Performing Arts | Future of the Arts Gala, Music Hall. DETAILS: Honorary chair: Kay Geiger, emcee: John Morris Russell. Performances by SCPA students and members of Playhouse in the Park, May Festival, Cincinnati Ballet, Opera and CSO. Teresa Summe-Haas, 513-363-8155 or

Feb. 9, Sunday

American Lung Association | Fight For Air Climb Cincinnati. Carew Tower, Downtown Cincinnati, 9 a.m. DETAILS: Climb solo or with a team the 804 stairs of skyscraper Carew Tower to raise funds to end lung disease. Participants are required to fundraise a minimum of $100.00 in order to climb. Each climber receives a free t-shirt and complimentary food. or

Feb. 22, Saturday

Dragonfly | Grand Gala, Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: TBA.

April 18, Saturday

St. Joseph Home | Incline to the Finish Line 5K – Save the Date

June 18, Thursday

Cincinnati Opera | 100th Anniversary Gala, Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: TBA

Nov. 13, 2020, Friday

Cincinnati Art Museum | Gala. DETAILS: TBA/Save the Date

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