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Thru Sept. 12, Wednesday

Great Parks of Hamilton County | Native Tree & Shrub Sale DETAILS: Order locally grown trees and shrubs online at greatparks.org between 7/1–9/12 and pick up at three locations on 9/22. Sale made possible by a partnership with Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Sharon Woods & Woodland Mound greatparks.org/special-events/native-tree-and-shrub-sale

August 11, Saturday

Bethesda Foundation | Annual Gourmet Melodies, 7-11 p.m. Anderson Pavilion, 8 East Mehring Way, Cincinnati. DETAILS: Tickets $100, includes complimentary parking, drinks, live music, and food. Benefits Hospice of CIncinnati. www.BethesdaFoundation.com/events/Gourmet-Melodies

Cincinnati Museum Center | 1940s Day, Lunken Airport. DETAILS: Live jazz music, classic cars and vintage warbirds, costume contest, lectures and vendors. $10, adults; $5, children. Free for veterans and CMC members. cincymuseum.org/events/1940s-day

Hug the World Foundation | Third Annual Charity Golf Outing, registration: noon, shotgun start 1:30 p.m., Walden Ponds Golf Club, Hamilton. DETAILS: A portion of the proceeds benefit MYO Challenger League, which provides the opportunity for children with physical and developmental challenges to play Little League sport. Food, beverages, raffle and prizes. $80/golfer. Sarah Brothers, 513-492-9250 or facebook.com/events/266007837271993/

Aug. 11, Saturday-Aug. 19, Sunday

Western & Southern Open | Men’s and women’s tennis, Lindner Tennis Center, Mason. DETAILS: Top-ranked players from men’s ATP and guarantee of 7 of 10 top pros from Women’s Tennis Association. New $25 million facility for spectators. Tickets: WSOpen.com, Ticketmaster.com and 513-651-0303

Aug. 13, Monday

Easterseals | Military Appreciation Western & Southern Open, 4-10 p.m. 5460 Courseview Drive, Mason, OH. DETAILS: Complimentary food and drink, admission to first round tennis match at 7 p.m. Live performance by speed painter Mark Thesken, Keynote Speaker Colonel Gregory D. Gadson, U.S. Army, Retired, Emcee Jon Sanchez, retired Navy SEAL and founder of Team Performance Institute. facebook.com/events/297153234183932

Aug. 16, Thursday

United Way | Community United, 7:30-9 a.m. Rohs Street Cafe (Hamilton Co.). DETAILS: Pop-up events occur through Aug. 25. uwgc.org/news-events/blog/2018/07/30/community-united

Aug. 17, Friday-Sept. 2, Sunday

Stepping Stones | Makers’ Mark Exhibit, The Barn, 6980 Cambridge Ave. Mariemont. DETAILS: Works by acclaimed artists Eileen McConkey, Gina Stevenson, Jan Wiesner and Mark Wiesner. Opening reception: Aug. 17, 5-8 p.m. artatthebarn.org/events

Aug. 18, Saturday

Wave Pool Gallery| Pool party, 5-8 p.m., and drawing marathon, 6-11 p.m. 2940 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington. DETAILS: BBQ foods and brews, dunk tank, Putt-Putt course by artist collaborative SLAPface, SPA Salon mobile nail painting studio, Caravan’s traveling sound studio, prints by Pull Club, the Archive of Creative Culture’s Argosy Airstream, and local music groups. Donations split evenly between Wave Pool and artist participants, furthering Wave Pool’s mission to cultivate artistic development. wavepoolgallery.org

Aug. 18-19, Saturday-Sunday

Petco Foundation | My Furry Valentine Summer Pet Adoption Event, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center. DETAILS: Early-bird ticket holder hours, 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday. Adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and other small animals. Swag bags, raffle prizes, kids’ activities. $5, ages 5 and older. myfurryvalentine.com

Aug. 21, Tuesday

Legacy Leadership | Bourbon and Boards, 5:30-7 p.m. Metropolitan Club. DETAILS: Registration Fee $25. Learn about leadership positions, responsibilities, and networking with over 30 local nonprofit organizations. legacy@legacyleadership.org. legacyleadership.org/event/bourbon-and-boards

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce | Eggs ‘N Issues: Why the Arts Matter, 7:30-9 a.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center – South, 1379 Donaldson Road, Erlanger. DETAILS: Breakfast, networking, panel discussion. Registration $25 for NKY Chamber members and $50 for future members. Pre-registration required online at NKYChamber.com/events

Aug. 24, Friday

Bacchanalian Society of Cincinnati | Bacchanalian Summer Pool Party, 7:30-11 p.m. Ziegler Park, 1322 Sycamore St. DETAILS: Tickets $20, 2 drink tickets for wine, cash bar, food samples. Proceeds benefit Ziegler’s Park Everybody In program.

Family Nurturing Center | Blue Ribbon Bash to End Child Abuse, Cincinnati Airport Marriott. DETAILS: Honoree Lisa Knutson of E.W. Scripps Co., “The Rapping Dad” Derek Clark, live music, dancing and silent auction. 859-538-1630 or familynurture.org

Healthy Moms & Babies | A Promised Moment, 6:30-11 p.m. Bell Event Centre. DETAILS: Honoring Jeanette Altenau (Dir. of Community Relations, TriHealth) and Denyse Adams Ferguson (VP of Community Partnerships & Impact, Mercy Health)

Aug. 25, Saturday

Brighton Center | Wine Over Water, 6:30-10 p.m., Purple People Bridge. Tasting event includes wine, beer and food. 21 or older. $40 in advance, $50 at the bridge. brightoncenter.com/wineoverwater

Greater Milford Area Historical Society | Annual Vintage Quilt Exhibit & Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 906 Main St., Milford. DETAILS: Nearly 50 quilts available for viewing, some with local connections. milfordhistory.net

Gorman Heritage Farm | Row by Row Farm Dinner, 6-10 p.m., United Aerospace Workers Hall, 10020 Reading Rd. DETAILS: Dinner of Gorman Heritage Farm chicken and produce with dessert provided by Tres Belle. Variety of wines, MadTree beers, coffee bar included. Live music by Jake Speed and the Freddies, silent and live auctions, wine ring toss, photo booth, VIP Happy Half Hour drinks and appetizers beginning at 5:30 p.m. Supports educational programs provided on the farm each day, to each about nutrition, sustainability, food sources and the environment.

Inter Parish Ministry | Stomp Out Hunger, 7:30 a.m. Armstrong Chapel, Indian Hill. DETAILS: 5K walk and run, family-friendly, dog-friendly, kids run, food, raffle, prizes and awards. bit.ly/2J4XZSE

Women’s Crisis Center | Farm to Fork, 7 p.m. Main Street, Old Washington Historic District, Maysville, Ky. DETAILS: Dinner, bluegrass and folk music by Harry Pedigo. wccky.org/event/farm-to-fork

Aug. 26, Sunday

Talbert House | Bang Bang in Paradise, 6-8:30 p.m., Bonefish Grill, Hyde Park. DETAILS: Live music, Bang Bang shrimp and Bonefish menu. talberthouse.org

Aug 28, Tuesday

Cincinnati Hebrew Day School | Annual Golf Tournament, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Maketewah Country Club, 5401 Reading Rd. DETAILS: Single player entry fee $200 includes Complimentary lunch, dinner, beverages, green fees, swag bags. chdsonline.org/events/golf-outing

Aug. 29, Wednesday

ProSeniors | Seniors Who Rock Award Ceremony, 4:30 p.m., Cooper Creek, Blue Ash. DETAILS: Heavy appetizers and light bites, open bar and inspirational awards presentation. Honorees: Marianna Brown Bettman, Dan Hurley, Don Neyer, Walter T. Oka. $48-$58. proseniors.org

The Standard | 2018 Volunteer Expo, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fountain Square. DETAILS: More than 40 nonprofit organizations offer a wide variety of service and donation opportunities. Organizations represent the arts, culture, humanities, the environment, animal welfare, health, human services and more. standard.com/volunteerexpo or contact Scott Gallagher 503-552-5003 or sgallagher@gardcommunications.com

Sept. 1, Saturday

Great Parks of Hamilton County | The Amazing Race, noon-3 p.m. Miami Whitewater Forest/Visitor Center. DETAILS: Decipher clues and solve challenges in this around-the-park family adventure. Free admission.

Sept. 2, Sunday

Cancer Support Community | Hope is Here, Metropolitan Club, Covington. DETAILS: Beverages, dinner, entertainment, fireworks, live auction. cancersupportcincinnati.ejoinme.org/2018fireworks

Dan Beard Council | Annual Festival of Fireworks, 5-10 p.m. Mount Adams. DETAILS: Silent auction, basket raffle, games, bounce house, face painting, caricature and balloon artists, pig roast, coneys. Free parking near I-71, parking shuttle. 513-577-7733, angela.holman@scouting.org or danbeard.org/fireworks.

Gateway Community & Technical College Foundation | Annual RiverBlast Fundraiser, 5-10 p.m. Champions Club at Great American Ball Park. DETAILS: Stadium tour, full beverage service, appetizers, buffet dinner, fireworks, silent auction, and raffle. Sandy Ortman-Tomlin, 859-442-4122, sandra.ortman-tomlin@kctcs.edu or e.givesmart.com/events/7wV

Hispanic Cultural Society of Cincinnati | Cincinnati Hispanic Festival, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Hamilton County Fairgrounds. DETAILS: Food, music, dancing. cincinnatihispanicfest.org

Rubber Duck Regatta | Purple People Bridge. DETAILS: Nearly 200,000 rubber ducks swim in the Ohio River for a chance at winning prizes. Ducks, $5 or six for $25. Proceeds benefit the Freestore Foodbank. rubberduckregatta.org

Sept. 5, Wednesday

Learning Through Art | Cincy Reads, noon, Fountain Square. DETAILS: Kickoff event for month-long city literacy challenge. Community leaders take the stage for the Readers Theater presentation. learningthroughart.com/cincy-reads

Sept. 6, Thursday

Children’s Hunger Alliance | Annual Taste to Remember, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Rhinegeist Brewery. DETAILS: Food; desserts; complimentary beer, wine and soda; DJ entertainment; live and silent auctions. Free valet parking. childrenshungeralliance.org/tastecincy

Sept. 7, Friday

Cincinnati Pride | Annual Pride Night, 6pm-midnight, Kings Island. DETAILS: Shangela and Ada Vox. Prices: $39 (online), $37 – group rate (must purchase 7 or more in same transaction), $43 day of event at the ticket gate. Free Parking included with ticket purchase. https://www.cincinnatipride.org/pridenight.html

Sept. 8, Saturday

City Gospel Mission | Annual CGM Golf Outing, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Belwood Country Club. Morrow, Ohio. DETAILS: $250/player or $1,000 per foursome. citygospelmission.org/golf-outing

Down Syndrome Association | Buddy Walk, Sawyer Point. DETAILS: One-mile walk, after-party with free food, drinks, family activities. buddywalkcincy.org

Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation | Cincinnati Jazz & BBQ Festival, 4-8:30 p.m. Bramble Park. DETAILS: Live jazz, BBQ, craft beer, art mart and activities for kids. Proceeds benefit community-building initiatives in Madisonville. facebook.com/CincyJazzandBBQFest

Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation | Annual Madisonville 5K, 8:30 a.m. Madisonville Rec Center. DETAILS: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit community building initiatives in Madisonville. madisonville5k.com

Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic | Ice Cream Social, 1-4 p.m. 5619 Orlando Place, Cincinnati. DETAILS: Free. Family friendly activities, meet the kitties. ohioalleycat.org

Stepping Stones | Annual Bloom Gala, 6:30 p.m. Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Rd. Cincinnati. DETAILS: Early Bird tickets $125. Price will later rise to $150. Presented by Huntington Bank, event is Stepping Stones’ signature fundraiser and supports year-round programs for people with disabilities. Live music, silent auction, cocktails, tapas and desserts. CincyBloom.org

Sept. 10, Monday

Addiction Services Council | Driving Away Addiction 2018, 8 a.m. Traditions Golf Club, Hebron, Ky. DETAILS: 18 holes of golf, breakfast, lunch, contests, prizes. Registration: 7 a.m. $150/Player. $560/Foursome (Save $10 Per Player). Contact Kevin Richardson 513-913-0580. DrivingAwayAddiction.com

Sept. 12, Wednesday-Sept. 16, Sunday

Cincinnati Preservation Association | Everything But the House online auction. DETAILS: The auction will reach more than 1,000,000 registered bidders in more than 100 countries. Auction preview will be held at EBTH on Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-noon. Special auction kickoff party Sept. 13. info@cincinnatipreservation.org

Sept. 13, Thursday

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

Sept. 14, Friday

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden | Zoofari, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, Cincinnati Zoo. DETAILS: Beverages, dinner by-the-bite, wild animal encounters, entertainment and dancing. $200. cincinnatizoo.org

Sept. 15, Saturday

City Gospel Mission | Ladies Tea, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave. DETAILS: Three-course “English Tea” and guests will hear how City Gospel Mission is helping to transform the lives of women. No charge to attend, but reservations required by Sept. 1 and there will be a request for donations. https://www.citygospelmission.org/ladies-tea/

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation | Cycle for Life, 7:15 a.m. Lunken Playfield. DETAILS: Breakfast, route options of 15, 32 & 65 miles, themed rest stops, finish-line celebration, cycle post party. Riders ages 16 and up may participate. Bike helmets are required to ride. http://fightcf.cff.org/site/TR?fr_id=7007&pg=entry

Imago | Annual Music in the Woods, 5-11 p.m. 700 Enright Ave. DETAILS: Music, beer, food, activities, artwork, and silent auction. 513-921-5124 or office@imagoearth.org imagoearth.org/organizer/imago

Price Hill Will | Annual Incline District Lobsta Bake, 6 p.m.-midnight, Mt. Echo Park. DETAILS: $125/pp includes a dinner of lobster tail, filet and all the fixings, and 2 drink tickets. Proceeds benefit MYCincinnati. eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-incline-district-lobsta-bake-tickets-48207655395#tickets

Vent Haven Museum | Open house, 1-4 p.m., Vent Haven Museum, Ft. Mitchell. DETAILS: Ventriloquism museum houses more than 900 dummies and puppets. Free. Donations accepted. venthaven.org

Sept. 16 Sunday

Behringer-Crawford Museum | Annual Gala & Auction, 4-8 p.m. Devou Park, Covington. DETAILS: A portion of the sale price of each auctioned piece will go to the artist; the balance will be donated to the museum, benefiting area children through BCM’s educational programs. 859-491-4003, info@bcmuseum.org, or bcmuseum.org.

Sept. 20, Thursday

Episcopal Retirement Services | Great Gatsby Gala, 5:30-9 p.m., Marriott Renaissance Hotel. DETAILS: Speakeasies, dinner; 1920s costume or cocktail attire; live entertainment by artists from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. $175. episcopalretirement.com/episcopal-retirement/annual-gala-information-2018

Lighthouse Youth & Family Services | Fall Fundraiser, noon, S.B. Allen home, Glendale. DETAILS: Lunch by-the-bite, wine by the glass, fashion and accessory boutiques, and a raffle. $125. lys.org

Sept. 22, Saturday

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra | Gala d’Ouverture, 8-11 p.m. Music Hall. DETAILS: Bite-sized program of French masterworks followed by drinks and dancing in Music Hall’s Ballroom. French-inspired gala dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds support the Orchestra. Concert and After-Party: $25-75. Dinner, Concert, and After-Party: $275 • Guest Level, $375 • Host Level

Greater Milford Area Historical Society | Annual Art Affaire Set, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Main Street (U.S. Route 50) in historic Milford. DETAILS: Free and open to the public and will be held, rain or shine. Food, wine, beer, 120 juried local and regional artists exhibiting and selling original works, demonstrating artists, “strolling” musical entertainment, Community Cultural Tent featuring local and regional arts-related organizations. facebook.com/artaffaire

Insuring the Children | Annual Hope Dash 5K, 9 a.m. 7000 Midland Blvd. Amelia. DETAILS: Cost: $25 includes t-shirt if registered by Sept. 1. Registration/Check-In 8-9 a.m. Walk/run begins at 9 a.m. Family Fun Zone begins at 10 a.m. Entertainers, a 5 in 1 bounce house, games. https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Amelia/TheHopeDash

Muscular Dystrophy Association of Southern Ohio | Cincinnati Muscle Walk 11 a.m. Miami Whitewater Forest. DETAILS: Registration at 9 a.m. Sign up as an individual or with a team, or create your own team. Ask others to join you and support you with a donation. Contact: Deneen Wolber 513-231-2222 or dwolber@mdausa.org. musclewalkmda.org/cincinnati

St. Joseph Orphanage | A Night Under the Stars Gala, 5:30 p.m. Home of Joe and Lorraine Mayernik. DETAILS: Scenic view of the Ohio River, cocktails, dinner by-the-bite, silent auction.  $200. carrie.allison@sjokids.org or stjosephorphanage.org/2018-stars

The Urology Group | The Gentlemen Stakes 5K for Prostate Cancer, 8:30 a.m., Belterra Park Gaming. DETAILS: 11th annual run/walk to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer. Proceeds benefit ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer. urologygroup.com/gentlemen-stakes

Sept. 22, Saturday-Sept. 30, Sunday

Great Parks of Hamilton County | Harper Quilt Show, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve/Ellenwood Nature Barn DETAILS: The local RiverCity Quilt Guild has created many quilts featuring Charley Harper’s designs. Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the guild created a quilt of Harper fabrics that you can win. Raffle tickets $1/each or $5 for 6. Free admission.

Sept. 23, Sunday

Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati | Bill Keating Jr. Great Ohio River Swim, 7 a.m. Serpentine Wall and Public Landing. DETAILS: Participants swim 900 meters across the Ohio River and back. greatohioriverswim.com

Pones | Brunch Cha Cha, noon-2:30 p.m. Home of Ryan Messer & Jimmy Musuraca. DETAILS: Food, cocktails, performances, and live jazz. facebook.com/events/216780968982213

Sept. 24, Monday

Clermont Chamber of Commerce | Annual Golf for Kids, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Golf Club Stonelick Hills, 3155 Sherilyn Ln. Batavia. DETAILS: Supports Work Readiness Initiative of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a collaborative of business and community leaders who partner with educators to prepare students to be “work ready” through Signature Programs developed by Clermont County business community.

DePaul Cristo Rey High School | Annual Golf Classic, noon. Western Hills Country Club. DETAILS: Four-person scramble, skills contests, lunch, cocktail reception, prizes. Lisa Muething, 513-861-0600. www.depaulcristorey.org

Sept. 26-30, Wednesday-Sunday

Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled | OTR International Film Festival. DETAILS: Over 35 feature length and short films by Hollywood and independent filmmakers from around the world. otrfilmfest.org

Sept. 27, Thursday

CET | Live! On CET, 5:30 p.m. JACK Cincinnati Casino. DETAILS: Honoring Dianne Dunkelman, CEO & Founder of Clever Crazes For Kids. Tickets $200. events.cetconnect.org/live-on-cet

Sept. 28-29, Friday-Saturday

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer | International Fair Trade Sale, 2944 Erie Ave., corner of Erie & Paxton. DETAILS: Sept. 28, 4-8 p.m. and Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Vendors include Bead for Life, It’s Only Fair, Ten Thousand Villages, and many more. Some proceeds benefit El Hogar Projects, four Episcopal schools which serve impoverished children in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Missy Darling 513-321-6700 or missy@redeemer-cincy.org

Sept. 28, Friday

Talbert House Annual Luncheon | Annual Luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency, downtown. DETAILS: Celebrates achievements of the past year and honors individuals who have made an impact on the community and the Talbert House mission. talberthouse.org

Sept. 29, Saturday

League for Animal Welfare | Annual Pet Jam, noon-6 p.m. Grailville, Loveland. DETAILS: Live music by the Naked Karate Girls, food trucks, beer garden, vendor village, family zone and adoptable animals. Tickets $15/adult, $5/kids 5-17 and kids under 5 and pets are free; save $5 on adult tickets when purchased by Sept. 15. LFAW.ticketleap.com/PetJam

Sept. 30, Sunday

Northside Community Council | Northside House Tour, noon-5 p.m. DETAILS: Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 day of the tour. At least 10 homes from elegant Victorians to mid-century moderns to cutting-edge LEED-certified. One third of ticket sales will be donated back to participating nonprofits. Northside.net/HouseTour

Oct. 3-7, Wednesday-Sunday

Imperial Sovereign Queen City Court of the Buckeye Empire | Queen City Gala Coronation. DETAILS: http://www.isqccbe.org/coronation/

Oct. 3, Wednesday

Chris Collinsworth ProScan Fund | 17th Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon, starring Andy Grammer. 10:30 a.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Celebrates breast cancer survivors. Funds raised empower ProScan Fund in fight against breast cancer. 866-557-PINK or pinkribbonluncheon.org

Oct. 4, Thursday

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative | 2018 Dream Makers Celebration, 6-8:30 p.m. Music Hall. DETAILS: Honorary Chair: Kent Wellington, Master of Ceremonies: Regina Carswell Russo. cycyouth.org/category/dream-makers-celebration

Community Shares | Margaret Fuller Giving Circle Appreciation, Cincinnati Observatory, 7-8:30 p.m. DETAILS: Light appetizers, drinks, speakers Jorge and Pancha Martinez discuss immigration policy and experiences volunteering at a family detention center in South Texas. Guided tour of the Observatory by astronomer Dean Regas. cintishares.org

Ohio Valley Voices | 3rd Annual Love Amplified Fashion Show, Manor House. DETAILS: Incredible New York Style Fashion Show produced by DAAP, unique shopping boutique, dinner by the bite, and silent auction featuring a chance to win tickets to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. ohiovalleyvoices.org

Oct. 5, Friday

WAVE Foundation | Annual Nauti Nite: The Blue Party Fundraiser, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Newport Aquarium. DETAILS: Food, drink, live entertainment, silent auction, aquarium tour. wavefoundation.org/events/nauti-nite

Oct. 6, Saturday

DevouGrass | Music & Arts Festival, noon-dusk. Devou Park Bandshell, Covington. DETAILS: Music, food, live bluegrass music, children’s activities, a kids run and bike ride, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, DevouCycle rentals. Proceeds benefit Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky. devougrass.com

1N5 | The Warrior Run: The Race for Life 5K Walk/Run, 5:15 p.m. Mariemont Village. DETAILS: Music, Bid-n-Buy auction, carnival-style kid’s games, food and desserts, family movie in the center of the Bell Tower Park. Benefits Surviving the Teens, a Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center program that funds in-school mental health programs in the area. cincywarriorrun.org

Tender Mercies | Opening Doors Gala, 6 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Cocktail hour, wine pull, silent/live auction, food and beverage, entertainment. Attire is semi-formal. $150/ticket or a table (8 tickets) for $1,500. tendermerciesinc.org/opening-doors-gala

Oct. 10-11, Wednesday-Thursday

Montgomery Woman’s Club | Return to “Happy Days” Town Hall Lecture Series. Wed. 8 p.m. Sycamore Junior High School Auditorium, 5757 Cooper Rd, Blue Ash. Thu. 11 a.m. Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Rd, Montgomery. DETAILS: Presentation by Donny Most and Anson Williams of the hit series “Happy Days.” Their stories and anecdotes will bring us back to one of the most popular shows in television history. Proceeds fund scholarships and other educational projects. 513-684-1632 or montgomerywomansclub.org

Oct. 11, Thursday

Assistance League | Annual Books and Brunch, Kenwood Country Club. DETAILS: Local authors, Paul Daugherty An Uncomplicated Life; Dr. John S. Hutton, Fiona’s Friends Zzzookeeper; Matt Rapposelli, A Taste of Hocking Hills; Holly Schlaack, Buddy: A View from the Pumpkin Seat Invisible Kids-Marcus Fiesel’s Legacy. 513-221-4447. AssistanceLeagueCincinnati.org

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Light The Night Walk, 5:30 p.m., Yeatman’s Cove. DETAILS: Participants carry lanterns symbolizing those affected by blood cancers and raise funds for LLS. lightthenight.org

Over-the-Rhine Community Housing | 11th Annual Celebrating our Beloved Community, 5:30pm, Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: “OTR’s Got Talent!” featuring MUSE, SCPA’s Meridian 8 a cappella ensemble, OTRCH resident artists and more to celebrate the neighborhood’s artistic talent and to strengthen the community. $75. otrch.org/news/celebrating-our-beloved-community

Oct. 12, Friday

Center for Independent Living Options, Inc. | Annual Jazzed About Art, 6 p.m. Belterra Park Gaming. DETAILS: Cocktail hour, dinner buffet, live jazz from Art Gore and the Jazz Knights, raffle, wine pull, complimentary valet parking. Debbie Moorehous, 513-241-2600 x123 or dmoorehous@cilo.net

Women’s Crisis Center | Annual Toast for Hope, 6:30-10 p.m. Drees Pavilion, 790 Park Ln. Covington KY. DETAILS: $75/ticket, wine, craft beer, bourbon tastings, open bar, dinner, live and silent auction. wccky.org

Oct. 18, Thursday

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank | Annual Diaper Dash 5K, Devou Park, Covington. DETAILS: Participation will keep some parents in the community from having to choose between diapers and food or rent or some other basic necessity. Awards to overall Male and Female winners as well as Top 15 Men and Top 15 Women. sweetcheeksdiaperbanks.org or runsignup.com/Race/KY/Covington/DiaperDash

Oct. 19, Friday

Association of Volunteers | Design Cincinnati, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Anderson Pavilion, Smale Riverside Park. DETAILS: Coffee and mimosa reception, home decor lecture from interior designer, Susanna Salk; gourmet luncheon; book signing. $125 and up. designcincinnati.org

A Kid Again | Annual All Out, 7 p.m. Mercedes-Benz of West Chester, 5897 Muhlhauser Rd. DETAILS: Wine Ring Toss, Silent Auction and other All Out Adventure Challenge events my.akidagain.org/event/all-out-2018/e179849

Oct. 20, Saturday

CCMpower | Saints and Sinners Bash, 6 p.m. UC College-Conservatory of Music. DETAILS: 50th anniversary of CCM’s musical theater program. Champagne toast, performance of “Guys and Dolls.” Gala begins at 9:30 p.m. 513-556-2100 or ccm.uc.edu/support

Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship | Boots & Boogie, 6 p.m. the Big Red Barn. DETAILS: Live music, dancing, cocktails and dinner, rides’ demonstration and meet some of our CTRH Special Olympic riders. Boots and casual attire highly recommended. Cost $125/person. Table of 10 also available. 513-561-7050, info@ctrh-online.org or ctrh-online.org

Oct. 21, Sunday

Cincinnati Associates of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion | Annual Cincinnati Associates Tribute Dinner, 5:15 p.m. Netherland Hilton Plaza. DETAILS: Proceeds benefit the Rabbinical School and the Joan and Phillip Pines School of Graduate Studies on the campus. Cost of dinner $200/person. Loria Carter, 513-487-3047 or cn-devevents@huc.edu

De Cavel Family SIDS Foundation | Annual Friends and Family SIDS Brunch, 11 a.m. Midwest Culinary Institute, Cincinnati State. DETAILS: Food, drinks, sweets, live music, kid-friendly activities, silent auction. eatplaygive.net/family-day-brunch

University of Cincinnati Foundation | Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure Run/Walk, 8:30 a.m. Sawyer Point. DETAILS: Registration at 7:30 a.m. in bridge tunnels. Benefits the UC Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute. walkahead.org

Oct. 24, Wednesday

Mannequin Boutique | RENT Fundraiser, 6:30-10 p.m. Rhinegeist. DETAILS: Supports eight local charities. $100. facebook.com/mannequinboutiqueOTR

Oct. 25, Thursday

The Sound of Quisqueya | 2nd Annual Gala De La Diversidad, 6 p.m. Oscar Event Center, Jungle Jim’s Fairfield. DETAILS: Proceeds benefit Operation Smile. Contact Angel Lombart angel@TSQorg.com

Oct. 26, Friday

Cincinnati Preservation Association | Annual Fall Forum Luncheon, noon, Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Terry Stewart, former president and CEO of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be keynote speaker.

Oct. 27, Saturday

Christ Hospital Foundation | “Unmasking the Future of Cancer Care” A Masquerade Gala, 6:30 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Proceeds benefit Christ Hospital Cancer Program. Moonlight Masquerade Party following Gala, live music by The Party Crashers. Kerry, 513-585-2904 or TheChristHospital.com/Gala

Nov. 1, Thursday

Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA | Annual Dinner Gala, 6 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Dinner Cincinnati JACK Casino. DETAILS: Presided over by Jeff Berding, president and GM of FC Cincinnati.

Nov. 3, Saturday

Jewish Family Service | Dancing With Our Stars, Jack Cincinnati Casino. DETAILS: Dinner, professionally choreographed dance competition, live entertainment. jfscinti.org/dwos-sponsor

The Mercantile Library | Niehoff XXXI: Margaret Atwood, 7-10 p.m. Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. DETAILS: Black-tie gala. Margaret Atwood and novelist Curtis Sittenfeld discuss writing, imagination, and how to tell a story.

New Life Furniture Bank | Annual Party in the House, Cincinnati Masonic Center. DETAILS: Evening of celebration, music, dance and fun. Design Challenge with Cincinnati’s top interior designers. nlfurniture.org/first-annual-party-in-the-house

Cancer Family Care | 39th Annual Wine Tasting & Auction, 6 p.m., The Manor House, Mason. DETAILS: Honorary Chairs Meredythe & Clayt Daley. Wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. Three-course gourmet dinner with wine pairings and live auction. $175. cancerfamilycare.org/support-us/wine-tasting-and-auction

Nov. 9-11, Friday-Sunday

Ohio River Foundation | Cincinnati Coffee Festival, Music Hall. DETAILS: Tastings, samplings, live music, latte art, demos and products for purchase. CincinnatiCoffeeFestival.com

Nov. 15, Thursday

Tandana Foundation | Friends and Funds Raiser, Bell Event Centre. DETAILS: Learn about Tandana’s programs and volunteer excursions. Appetizers, cash bar, auction, raffle for a seven-day, Victoria Falls African Adventure. tandanafoundation.org

Nov. 16, Friday

ArtWorks | Secret ArtWorks reveal. DETAILS: TBA

Nov. 17, Saturday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation | Annual 65 Roses Gala, Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Cocktail hour, silent auction, gourmet dinner with wine pairings from Tramonte & Sons and live auction. Live music from The Mistics. Laura Morgan, 513-533-9300, lmorgan@cff.org or 65rosesgalaoh.eventscff.org

Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati | Petcasso, the new Summit Hotel, Madisonville. DETAILS: Cocktail buffet, open bar, live music, travel raffle, bourbon pull, live and silent auctions, including Painted Pets art auction. pincincinnati.org/petcasso

St. Rita School for the Deaf | Annual Dream Makers Scholarship Benefit, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Evendale Recreation Center. DETAILS: Cocktails, dinner, music, silent auction. Business casual attire. srsdeaf.org/ScholarshipBenefit.aspx

April 5, 2019, Friday

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

April 12, 2019, Friday

Cincinnati Ballet | Club B. DETAILS: TBA


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