The Datebook

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

July 19-20, Friday-Saturday

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

July 20, Saturday

Cincinnati Observatory | Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Family Event, 1-4 p.m. Cincinnati Observatory, Hyde Park. DETAILS: Crafts, face painting, rocket launches, raffle prizes and safe viewing of sun through telescope (weather permitting). Apollo 11 talks and video experiences, astronaut food tasting, moon rocks on display from NASA. Tickets: $15 or $12 for members. 513-321-5186 or

Cincinnati Observatory | Celestial Sips: Moon Landing 50th Anniversary, 8-11 p.m. Cincinnati Observatory, Hyde Park. DETAILS: Three beer tickets/participant, Moon-themed goody bags, astronaut food tasting (plus heavy hors d’oeuvres), Apollo 11, 50th anniversary talks and video experiences, silent auction, prize drawings, photo booth, actual Moon rocks on display, viewing through telescopes (weather permitting), valet parking. Tickets: $75/person, $65/Observatory member. Space extremely limited. Ages 21+. 513-321-5186 or

Crayons to Computers | Push 4 Pencils, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Florence Mall. DETAILS: “Stuff the Van” collection provides students in need with tools to succeed in school. Teachers most need crayons, dry erase markers, filler paper, glue sticks, notebooks, pencils and pocket folders.

Rosemary’s Babies Co. | The RoastMary, 6-10 p.m. JL Columbia Center. DETAILS: Honoring Rosemary Oglesby-Henry.  Roastmaster: Ernest L. Thomas from Everybody Hates Chris & Malcolm X. Emcee: Tyrone Dubose, TV One. Other guests: Comedienne Yosef Yisrael & Sweet Biscutt, lite bites and music by DJ TSweet. All guests must RSVP. $20 Donation, or gift card or shop RBC Wishlist.

July 27, Saturday

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.

Marjorie Book Continuing Education I Movin’ For Inclusion 5K Walk. 9:15 a.m. Volpenhein Shelter – Devou Park, Covington.  DETAILS: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. No advance registration required. Free bananas and bottled water. Stroller, wheelchair, and dog-friendly 5K Walk. Wheelchairs provided as needed. Minimum donation of $15 is requested of each walker.

Pendleton Neighborhood | Adult Downhill Big-Wheel Race, noon-11 p.m. Intersection of 12th St. & Broadway. DETAILS: Crash-course racing, food trucks, burgers, and brews. Spectators encouraged to bring chairs. Registration for teams of three is $100.

July 29, Monday

Companions on a Journey | Annual Golf Outing, 11 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Glenview Golf Course, 10965 Springfield Pike. DETAILS: 11 a.m. Registration/Lunch, 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start, Best Ball Scramble. $150 single/$600 foursome, includes 18 holes with cart, lunch/beer garden, raffle tickets, 19th Hole Reception, Eli’s BBQ dinner, prizes and awards.

St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy | Prescription Fore Fun Golf Outing, 2 p.m. Clovernook Country Club. DETAILS: Hole sponsorship with foursome: $600, Individual golfer: $125, Reception only (5 p.m.): $45. Entry fee includes nine holes of golf, golf cart, post-outing wine and bourbon tasting with food pairings.

Aug. 1, Thursday

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra | Gold – Summermusik Fete, 6-10 p.m. Branch – 1535 Madison Rd, Walnut Hills, OH 45206. DETAILS: Cocktails 6-7 p.m. (complimentary cocktail hour and then cash bar after that), Food (dinner by the bite), and live music by Just Strange Brothers. Festive Gold Cocktail Attire. Host: $100; Toast: $65 YP ticket *Available for Guests Ages 40 and Younger; Single Ticket: $50; Early Access: $40 (limited quantity).

Aug. 2, Friday

St. Rita School for the Deaf | Annual Golf Classic, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Glenview Golf Course. DETAILS: Foursome fees are $500. Single golfers, $175. 513-771-7600 or

Aug. 3, Saturday

Adventure Crew | Annual Ohio River Paddlefest, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Schmidt Recreation Complex. DETAILS: Largest paddling celebration in U.S. Paddler’s Party (free admission) Aug. 2, 4-9 p.m.

Aug. 4, Sunday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation | Guys Golf Experience, 1-3 p.m. Top Golf, 9568 Water Front Dr. West Chester OH 45069. DETAILS: Food & drinks provided. 18+ event. RSVP by July 31. 513-533-9300 or

Aug. 8, Thursday

Covington Business Council | Annual Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Madison Events Center. DETAILS: Emceed by mixologist Molly Wellmann, offering insights into bourbon. Tickets $150, $125 for council members.

Aug. 9, Friday

Melanoma Know More | Music for Melanoma, 6:30-11 p.m. Cooper Creek Event Center, 4040 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242. DETAILS: Food, drinks, live music, silent auction, raffle and wine wall.

Social Venture Partners | Application deadline, midnight. Nonprofit investees and Fast Pitch 2020.

Aug. 10, Saturday

Community Shares | Gourmet Grub for Good, 6-8:30 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral undercroft, 318 E. Fourth St. DETAILS: Honorary Chairs Joe Hoffecker & Yvette Simpson. Amateur chef cook-off, “by the bite: feast, silent auction, kids zone. You can purchase a “Pay It Forward” $35 ticket(s) that make it possible for families served by our member organizations to attend.

Aug. 13, Tuesday

NKY Chamber of Commerce | Annual Golf Outing, 7:30 a.m., Summit Hills Country Club. DETAILS: Morning flight 7:30 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m., afternoon flight 1 p.m., social event 5:30 p.m. with awards, appetizers, drinks and silent auction. $160 for individuals, $640 for foursomes, $25 social only. Registration ends Aug. 6, rain date Aug. 27.

Aug. 16, Friday

Black Family Reunion | Embracing our Excellence, 8:30 a.m. Aug. 16, 10 a.m. Aug. 17, 10 a.m. Aug. 18, Sawyer Point and other venues. DETAILS: Heritage Breakfast, job fair and Punching for Peace on Friday; parade, activities and entertainment on Saturday; church service and baptism, entertainment and activities.

Wave Pool Gallery | Drawing Marathon, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 2940 Colerain Ave. DETAILS: In total sports/running/swimming style with numbers on the artist’s back and seating and popcorn, each artist will draw continuously, creating an unknown number of works in the time allotted. Donations accrued will be split between Wave Pool and participants.

Aug. 17, Saturday

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.

Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati | Annual O’Bryon’s/ND Cincy Golf Scramble, noon, California Golf Course. DETAILS: Lunch, golf, and post-golf party at O’Bryon’s in O’Bryonville. Raffle prizes include two tickets for USC-Notre Dame football game. $95 fee includes lunch, greens fees, cart, door prizes and post-party. Non-golfing guests may attend for $10.

St. Vincent de Paul | Cincinnati Poverty Simulation, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Liz Carter Outreach Center, 1125 Bank St. Cincinnati, 45214. DETAILS: $10 or a donation of two personal hygiene items. Walk in the shoes of neighbors in need for an hour – to explore poverty experientially. Understand the realities of living in poverty, grow in solidarity and take action on behalf of neighbors in need. Limited to 50 participants. Tamara Thrasher, or Mo Kelly,

Weston Gallery | Exhibitionism: Carnivale, 9 p.m., Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center. DETAILS: Costume party with party master Joe Rigotti of Accent on Cincinnati, food by Jeff Thomas, roving band of costumed models and performers, Framester photo booth and more. Tickets $50-$150.

Aug. 18, Sunday

Wave Pool Gallery | Annual Pool Party, 4-8 p.m. 2940 Colerain Ave (along Rachel St). DETAILS: Free food served from LaSoupe’s community paella pan, cold drinks, Putt-Putt course designed by artist collaborative SLAPface, the SPA Salon mobile nail painting studio, T-shirts printed by Take A Moment Studio, interactive basketball activity by artist in resident Abigail Smithson. Local music groups including Blossom Hall. In the gallery we will feature the results from the drawing marathon, happening just two nights prior.

Aug. 23, Friday

Contemporary Arts Center | Opening Minds 2019 Gala, 6-10 p.m. 44 E. Sixth St. DETAILS: Art sale and silent auction, complimentary food and drink, entertainment from Ben Sloan, Eddy Kwon and MYCincinnati Youth Orchestra Student Quartet.

Family Nurturing Center | Annual Blue Ribbon Bash, 7-11 p.m. St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center (SETEC) Erlanger, KY. DETAILS: Host bar, food stations, late night snack, auction, live music by Swampthang. $100/person or $175/couple.

Musicians for Health | Art Appraisal and Sale, 5-8 p.m. Caza Sikes Gallery, 3078 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209. DETAILS: Music by Zac Greenberg and Elizabeth Walters, wine and appetizers, silent auction, art appraisal of one item, percentage of sales to MFH. $49/person. Joyce Elkus, 513-479-5340 or

Aug. 24, Saturday

May We Help | Million Dreams Gala, 6:30 p.m., Joe and Lorraine Mayernik home, Coldstream. DETAILS: Music by the Just Strange Brothers, food by Funky’s, keynote speaker Aron Ralston. Tickets $200., click Events.

Aug. 25, Sunday

Cancer Family Care Young Professional Group | Annual Dig Deep Sand Volleyball Tournament, Grand Sands Volleyball. DETAILS: Admission $25/player before Aug. 18. Ticket prices increase to $30/player starting Aug. 19. Snacks, lunch, entertainment and drink specials. When registering include name of team captain for quicker check-in. No requirement for number of players per team, however recommended teams of six. Teams must have at least one female on the court.

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, 40th Anniversary of Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979) Directed by Allan Arkush. Themed drinks and snacks. Tickets: $25.

Talbert House | Bang Bang in Paradise, 6-8:30 p.m. Bonefish Grill – Hyde Park. DETAILS: Bonefish fare, including Bang Bang Shrimp, drinks, dessert by Nothing Bundt Cakes, and live music by Nick Tuttle.

Aug. 26, Monday

Cincinnati Cares | Open House, 2-3 p.m. 1776 Mentor Ave. Cincinnati, OH, 45212. DETAILS: Informal open house with a look into their work — what’s working, what’s not in the Greater Cincinnati volunteer ecosystem, as well as how they plan to make an impact.

Aug. 28, Wednesday

Pro Seniors | Seniors Who Rock, 4:30 p.m. Cooper Creek Event Center, 4040 Cooper Rd.  DETAILS: Honoring Tom Cuni, William Deimling, Maralyn Itzkowitz, and Dolores J. Lindsay; dinner-by-the-bite and open bar. $48/person for early registration. 513-458-5525

The Standard | Volunteer Expo, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45202. DETAILS: Free event. Connect with nonprofits and learn about volunteer and donation opportunities. Participating organizations represent the arts, culture, humanities, the environment, animal welfare, health, human services and more. 503-552-5003 or

Sept. 1, Sunday

Freestore Foodbank | Rubber Duck Regatta, 3 p.m., Serpentine Wall, Riverfront. DETAILS: Around 200,000 rubber ducks will be released to float down the Ohio River. The ducks that cross the finish line first win prizes for those who buy them to support Freestore Foodbank’s efforts to feed families in need. Buy ducks ($5 each) at area Krogers or

The Children’s Home | Rockin’ at Riverfest, 5 p.m., Smale Riverfront Park. Fundraiser with a dinner, raffle, auction and deck party at Carol Ann’s Carousel, plus fireworks viewing. Tickets are $100.

Cancer Support Community | Ignite Hope, 5:30 p.m., Metropolitan Club, Covington. DETAILS: Fundraiser with a progressive dinner, beverages, entertainment, a live auction and a high-rise view of the fireworks. Tickets are $175. 513-791-4060, or

Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts | 29th Annual Festival of Fireworks, 5 p.m. Adjacent to Highland Tower, Mt. Adams. Shuttle buses. Catered dinner with open bar. Children’s activity area, with dinner from the Gold Star Chilimobile. Children/$25 or $50. Singles/$300. Couples/$500. Sponsorship opportunities available.

Gateway Community & Technical College Foundation | RiverBlast, 5 p.m. Great American Ball Park – FOX Sports Club. DETAILS: Meet Reds characters, behind-the-scenes stadium tour, full beverage service, appetizers, buffet dinner, and dessert, silent auction and raffle. Early bird tickets are $185/person or $1,450/table. Child rate $100. Early bird pricing ends June 30. Original ticket prices $200/person or $1500/table of eight. Private parking available for additional fee. 859-442-1176 or

Sept. 2, Sunday

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

Sept. 5, Thursday

Northern Kentucky Chamber | Annual Dinner, 5 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center. DETAILS: Networking event, dinner and award ceremony. $95 a person, $950 table of 10.

Sept. 7, Saturday

Cincinnati Children’s | Kaleidoscope: An Evening with Leon Bridges, 9 p.m. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati. DETAILS: Cincinnati Children’s welcomes Grammy Award-winning performer Leon Bridges for a special performance. Tickets start at $49.99

Price Hill Will / Santa Maria Community Services | PH Pacer 5K, 7 a.m. Elder High School. DETAILS: Family-friendly, 5K run/walk through Price Hill, food, entertainment, participant goody-bags. Early-bird pricing: $5 off all registration fees now through June 28; Adult Registration (19+): 5K: $30; Student Registration (18 and under): 5K: $25; Group Registration (5-10 people): 5K: $25/person; Race T-shirt: $15 each.

Stepping Stones | Bloom Gala, 7 p.m. Greenacres Art Center, 8400 Blome Road, Cincinnati, OH. DETAILS: Tapas and desserts, cocktails, silent auction, live-music by Stays in Vegas. Short program emceed by WCPO’s Steve Raleigh and a fabulous silent auction. Exclusive “Art from the Heart” Art Auction for VIP Guests.

Turner Farm | Unveiling of Meshewa House, 7550 Given Rd. DETAILS: Honoring Susan & John M. Tew, Jr. M.D. Benefiting UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness. 513-520-2981.

Sept. 8, Sunday

Bridges of Faith Trialogue | Festival of Faiths, noon-5 p.m. Cintas Center. DETAILS: Cultural appreciation and learning, food, music and entertainment, compassionate conversations, youth activities, community service, merchandise vendors, meditation, interfaith devotional observance.

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.

University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute | 2019 Sunflower Rev It Up for Parkinson’s Walk/Ride/Run, 8:15 a.m. Yeatman’s Cove. DETAILS:  60K Bike Ride 7:15 a.m. 30K bike Ride 8:15 a.m. Family Bike Ride 8:45 a.m. 5K Walk/Run 9 a.m. 3K Walk 9:05 a.m. $10-$60, children under 5/free.

Village Home Health and Hospice | Annual Walk to Remember, 12:30-3 p.m. Maple Knoll Village. DETAILS: Silent auction, split the pot raffle, music and games for kids. Adults/$25, includes Walk to Remember t-shirt. 12 and under/free with paying adult. 513-782-2475. or

Sept. 9, Monday

Mental Health America of NKY | Introduction to Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FIVE Labs Midwest, Erlanger. DETAILS: Training regarding issues of sexual minorities and skills for recognizing and working with this population. 859-431-1077 or

Sept. 10, Tuesday

Starfire | Annual Celebration, 6-9:30 p.m. 20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209. DETAILS: $10 /Adult. Kids are free. Short films featuring community building projects and stories of inclusion for people with disabilities, dessert.

Sept. 11, Wednesday

Bayley | Understanding Dementia Care, 1-8:30 p.m. Mount St. Joseph University Theater, 5701 Delhi Pike. DETAILS: Teepa Snow, one of America’s leading educators on dementia, will present two programs. Free and open to public. Caregivers will be available, at no charge, to stay with your family member so you can attend the evening presentation. 513-347-4040

Sept. 12, Thursday

Cincinnati Cares | Digital Board Bootcamp Webinar, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. DETAILS: Learn the essentials of serving on a nonprofit board with comprehensive 90-minute webinar.

Findlay Market | Flavor of Findlay, 6:30 p.m. at the market. DETAILS: Top local chefs paired with market merchants. Tasting stations with wine pairings, plus open bar and silent auction. Proceeds benefit food education programs and beautification at/around the market. $75/person, $125/VIP.

WordPlay Cincy | Nicola’s Legendary Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Nicola’s Italian Restaurant, 1420 Sycamore St. DETAILS: Dinner with five courses by Nicola’s chef, paired with wines. Proceeds help purchase a building for WordPlay’s efforts to encourage reading and writing. Tickets $150. 513-541-0930, or

Sept. 13, Friday

MORTAR | 5th Anniversary Celebration, Longworth Hall Event Center, 700 W Pete Rose Way #137. DETAILS: Food, drink and music. TBA.

Sept. 14, Saturday

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

Cincinnati Children’s | Go the Distance for Cincinnati Children’s, 9 a.m. Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati. DETAILS: Family friendly 5K and 1 mile. Food, games and entertainment to follow. Registration required.

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

Habitat for Humanity | Made It! Market and Upcycle Craft Competition, 3-9 p.m. 611 Shepherd Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45215. DETAILS: Shop local artists and businesses, watch master crafters create art, crafter competition upcycled furniture pieces. Free general admission. VIP tickets & sponsorship opportunities beginning at $50. Sponsorship includes entry to exclusive 4-course Made It! Dinner on Sept. 13 at La Terza Coffee.

Ride Cincinnati | Kick-off party, 4-7 p.m., location TBA. DETAILS: Music, food and beverages and special guest speakers.

Sept. 15, Sunday

Ride Cincinnati | Ride to beat cancer, downtown Cincinnati. DETAILS: Riders begin at 6 a.m. and complete routes ranging from eight to 100 miles. Rider celebration at Yeatman’s Cove until 1:30 p.m., with exclusive location for 100-mile riders open until 3 p.m.

Sept. 21, Saturday

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.

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.

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

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.

Sept. 26, Thursday

CET | Live! On CET Gala, 5:30 p.m., Jack Casino. DETAILS: Fundraiser for public TV station CET honoring antiques expert Wes Cowan. Cocktail reception, dinner, silent and live auctions, and buy-a-box. Tickets/$200. 513-345-6579,

Sept. 27, Friday

Dragonfly | Night of Courage, The Phoenix. DETAILS: TBA. Fun, community and entertainment.

Sept. 29, Sunday

Healthy Homes | Rise & Shine Brunch, 11 a.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. Tickets/$50 and $100.

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.

Oct. 2, Wednesday

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, Thursday

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: 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.

Oct. 5, Saturday

1N5 | Warrior Run 5K, 5:15 p.m. Dogwood Park – corner of Wooster 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.

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

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

Oct. 10, Thursday

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. Filicia’s latest books available for purchase, American Beauty: Renovating & Decorating a Beloved Retreat and Thom Filicia Style. Filicia will be available before luncheon for meet and greet and book signing with coffee and small bites.

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. 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.

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

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

Oct. 19, Saturday

Planned Parenthood | Claim the Future Gala, Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: TBA. Tickets and sponsorship information: Molly Goldberg, 513-824-7834 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. 24, Tuesday

Pink Ribbon Girls Cincy/NKY | Ignite the Fight, 5:30-10 p.m. NOAH’S 10627 Techwood Circle, Blue Ash, OH 45242. DETAILS: TBA.

St. Joseph Orphanage | “A Night Under the Stars” Fall Gala, 8 East Mehring Way. DETAILS: Cocktail hour, dinner-by-the-bite, auction, music.

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.

Bethany House Services | Ales to Zinfandels, 7-11 p.m. Glendale Lyceum. DETAILS: Wine and beer tastings, dinner and a performance by the Mistics. 513-557-2411.

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

Nov. 2, Saturday

Cancer Family Care | Annual Wine Tasting & Auction, 6 p.m. The 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.

Nov. 7, Thursday

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

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. 16, Saturday

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

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.

Nov. 23, Saturday

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

Dec. 8, Sunday

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

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, 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. 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. 22, Saturday

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

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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