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

Thru June 30

Findlay Market | Feed the Piggy. DETAILS: Money raised will benefit beautification, programming, food education, and facilities & operations for Findlay Market.

June 19, Tuesday

Jewish Community Relations Council | Annual Meeting, 7 p.m., Mayerson JCC, Amberley Village. DETAILS: Keynote speaker is Christian Picciolini, an author, peace advocate and former violent extremist. Theme is “United Against Hate.”

June 20, Wednesday and June 22, Friday

Eisele Gallery | The Dougherty Collection private preview party, 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday; opening public reception, 5-8 p.m. on Friday; Eisele Gallery, Fairfax. DETAILS: Works from historically significant 19th and 20th century American painters, including Robert S. Duncanson and William L. Sonntag. A portion of sales benefits the Cincinnati Art Museum. Wednesday event: $100. Friday event: free admission

June 21, Thursday

New Life Furniture Bank | Summer Solstice Celebration, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Bell Event Centre, Pendleton. DETAILS: Salsa, bourbon tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live music, silent auction and wine raffle. $75.

St. Joseph Home | A Legacy of Memories: Let Your Love Grow,  5 p.m., 10722 Wyscarver Road, Sharonville. DETAILS: Debut of sustainable green space, with ribbon cutting, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, memorial planting and reception. RSVP: 513-563-2520 x124 or

June 22-23, Friday-Saturday

Little Sisters of the Poor | Spaghetti Supper, 476 Riddle Road. DETAILS: Special recipe sauce and meatballs available Friday, 1-7 p.m. Dinner options: carryout on Saturday, 2 p.m., and dine-in on Saturday, 3-7 p.m.

June 22-24, Friday-Sunday

Public Library of Cincinnati | Annual ATLA Used Book Sale. Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road. Friday, June 22, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, June 24, noon-3 p.m. DETAILS: Proceeds benefit Anderson Township and Mt. Washington branches.

June 23, Saturday

The Carnegie | Suits That Rock, 8 p.m., The Carnegie, Covington. DETAILS: Volunteer musicians/singers are local business leaders. Theme is “Toga Party.” Music, appetizers and commemorative mug. Proceeds benefit children’s arts education programming. $60-$85. 859-957-1940 or

Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio | World Refugee Day, P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Urban Youth Academy. DETAILS: Show solidarity for our newest neighbors at this family focused event featuring a potluck lunch.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company | Revel & Rhine Gala, 6-9:30 p.m., The Otto M. Budig Theater, Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: Black-tie gala, cocktail reception, dinner, awards and entertainment. Honoree is Jeanne Golliher, president/CEO of Cincinnati Development Fund. $250. After Party, 9:30 p.m.-midnight. DETAILS: DJ Kenneth Wright, raffles, cash bar, dancing; admission includes two complimentary beverages and late night bites. $40.

RefugeeConnect | World Refugee Day Cup, Xavier University. DETAILS: Soccer tournament and family activities.

June 23-24, Saturday-Sunday

OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society | Field Day, noon, Mitchell Memorial Forest, Miami Twp. DETAILS: Picnic on Saturday at 6 p.m. Competition, plus an exhibit of technologies, services and skills offered to the community free of charge.

June 24, Sunday

American Sign Museum | Signs and Steins, noon-4 p.m., American Sign Museum, Camp Washington. DETAILS: Bus tour includes background on faded, painted ads around Greater Cincinnati; tastings at two breweries; snacks. $60.

Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show | art and craft event, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Oasis Golf Club & Conference Center, Loveland. DETAILS: Woodwork, handmade apparel, bath and body products, home decor, jewelry and other items. Portion of the proceeds benefits Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank. $3.

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

Montgomery’s Beautification and Tree Commission | Tree and Garden Tour, 2-5 p.m., Montgomery. DETAILS: Garden tour maps available at Swaim Park or Pioneer Park. Special private gardens, tree species and public venues are showcased.

June 25, Monday

Wave Foundation | David Fulcher’s Putt for Penguins, 9 a.m., Wetherington Golf & Country Club, West Chester. DETAILS: Golf scramble with four-person teams plus celebrity, 18-hole round of golf with cart, food and beverages, hole contests, live animal encounters and dinner.

June 26, Tuesday

American Jewish Committee | National Human Relations Award dinner, 6 p.m., Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, downtown. DETAILS: Event honors DeDe and Anthony Muñoz.

June 29, Friday

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Heart Association and Pink Ribbon Girls | Red, Pink and Blue; 7-10 p.m.; Purple People Bridge, downtown. DETAILS: Party, shopping, drinks and fashion show. $10.

Public Allies Cincinnati | Leading, Learning, Living Our Values: 20 Year Celebration, 5:30-8 p.m., Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum. DETAILS: Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, music, networking and program.

June 30, Saturday

The Cure Starts Now | Hyde Park Blast, Hyde Park Square. DETAILS: Four-mile run/walk, cycling races/Criterium, afternoon block party. Benefits Cincinnati cancer charities.

Dress for Success | Barre on the Bridge, Purple People Bridge, downtown. DETAILS: Local celebrities and others aim to break the world record for the largest barre fitness class ever recorded. Barre classes available. Free. Women’s clothing, accessories and cash donations accepted.

July 5, Thursday

Renaissance Covington and The Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project at NKU | Pike Street Stroll, 5-8 p.m., Covington. DETAILS: First Thursdays through October. Live music, browse galleries, shops and businesses.

July 7, Friday

Forest Hills Foundation for Education | 9 Holes for 9 Schools, 6-10:30 p.m., Legendary Run Golf Course, Pierce Twp. DETAILS: Community golf outing benefits educational programming for Forest Hills School District students. $60-$75.

July 9-15, Monday-Sunday

Sons of the Desert | International Sons of the Desert Convention, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, downtown. DETAILS: Chimp tent meeting, parade of tents, Laurel & Hardy film screenings, collectibles  and memorabilia for purchase. Entertainment excursions. $445 plus excursion fees.

July 12, Thursday

Inter Parish Ministry |  Christmas in July Trivia Contest, 6:30-9 p.m., Mount Carmel Brewing Co., Amelia. DETAILS: Craft beer, food, friendly competition, raffle, toy drive. $15. 513-561-3932 or

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana | Walk for Wishes, 5 p.m. registration, 6:30 p.m. walk, Sawyer Point. DETAILS: Family-friendly 1-mile and 3-mile (5K) walks to raise funds for critically ill children, music and food. Registration:

July 13, Friday

ArtsConnect | Design My Arts Center kick-off party, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Springfield Twp. Arts Center. DETAILS: History presentation of ArtsConnect and building, self-guided tour. Refreshments, gelato tasting, alcohol-infused Madisono’s Gelato milkshakes, idea walls for design input. Kimberlee Flamm, 513-728-4262 or TheArtsConnect.Us/DesignMyArtsCenter

July 13, Friday

Elementz | Anniversary 10 Takeover, 6 p.m.-midnight, Prvlgd Lounge, downtown. DETAILS: National contemporary R&B artist, Vivian Green; VIP reception; after party; meet-and-greet with Vivian Green and Kwame Holland. A portion of the proceeds benefits Keyz2Life, Elementz and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. $30-$40.

Friars Club | Annual Golf Outing, 11 a.m. registration, 12:30 p.m. shotgun start, Glenview Golf Course. DETAILS: Golf, lunch, cocktails, dinner and silent auction. Proceeds support athletic, educational and enrichment opportunities for at-risk children. $100 per golfer.

July 14, Saturday

Crayons to Computers | Push for Pencils, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., main entrance, Kenwood Towne Center. DETAILS: Supply drive collects crayons, dry erase markers, filler paper, glue sticks, notebooks, pencils and pocket folders. To host a drive: Betsy Wilson, 513-483-3290, or

Leonidas Foundation | Polo for Babies, gates open 2 p.m., match at 4 p.m., 10355 Dallasburg Road, Loveland. DETAILS: Polo match and post-game celebration. $10 and up. Supports Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

July 14, Aug. 11 and Sept. 8, Saturdays

Westwood Works | Westwood Second Saturdays, 5-10 p.m., Westwood Historic Business District. DETAILS: Monthly street party with live performances, craft beer, shopping. Free.

July 15, Sunday

Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired | Yes You Can 5K Walk Run, 7 a.m., Spring Grove Cemetery. DETAILS: Walk to support services for people with vision loss. $30-$40.

Pets in Need of Greater Cincinnati | Community Ice Cream Social, noon-3 p.m., Pets in Need, Lockland. DETAILS: Ice cream, food, games, music and a visit with Lockland police and firefighters. Adoptable pets from SPCA. Free admission.

July 18, Wednesday

Learning Through Art | Macy’s Kids, Cultures, Critters and Crafts Festival; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cincinnati Zoo. DETAILS: festival performances, dance, music and hands-on interactive booths. $1.

July 21, Saturday

Urban League Guild | 50th Anniversary Celebration, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Marriott North. DETAILS: Luncheon to honor Juanita Adams and Clarisse White, plus presentation of inaugural community service awards., search “Urban League Guild of Greater Cincinnati”

July 24, Tuesday

Council on Child Abuse | 40th Birthday/BrewCause, 6-9 p.m., Streetside Brewery, Columbia Tusculum. DETAILS: A portion from each pint or half pint sold will benefit the Council on Child Abuse.

July 26, Thursday

UCAN | Spayghetti & No Balls dinner, 6-8 p.m., Carnegie Hall, Newport. DETAILS: Pasta buffet, cash bar, silent auction. Benefits free spay/neuter surgery for pets of low-income families. $50.

July 29, Sunday and Sept. 15, Saturday

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

Aug. 5, Sunday

Adath Israel and Child Poverty Collaborative | Cincinnati Kosher Barbeque Cook-Off & Festival, 3-7 p.m., Adath Israel, Amberley Village. DETAILS: Contest judged by a panel of Kansas City Barbeque Society certified judges. Food, drinks, raffle, Bluegrass band, kids’ zone.

August 11, Saturday

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.

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

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:, and 513-651-0303

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.

August 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.

August 24, Friday

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

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.

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.

August 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.

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. 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.

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.

Sept. 22, Saturday

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.

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.

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

Oct. 11, Thursday

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.

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.

Nov. 3, Saturday

Jewish Family Service | Dancing With Our Stars, Jack Cincinnati Casino. DETAILS: Dinner, professionally choreographed dance competition, live entertainment.

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.

Nov. 17, Saturday

Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati | Petcasso, The Summit Hotel, Madisonville.  DETAILS: Live and silent auctions, including Painted Pets art auction. Additional details TBA:

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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