The Datebook

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


Feb. 19, Wednesday

International Live Events Association, A Night at the Museum | 5-7:30 p.m. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr. DETAILS: Food, art, prizes, scavenger hunt, docent tours. Tickets start at $35. eventbrite.com, search for “A Night at the Museum”

Feb. 20, Thursday

Cincinnati Cares, Board Match | 4:30-7:30 p.m., American Modern Conference Center, 7000 Midland Blvd., Amelia, OH 45102. DETAILS: Connect one-on-one with leaders in the community seeking board positions. A small fee covers admission for up to three representatives from your organization, two drink tickets per person and light bites. Bring at least two representatives to talk to multiple candidates. Tickets: $40-$150. Carol@cincinnaticares.org or Eventbrite.com, search “Cincinnati Cares BoardConnect”

Musicians for Health, Benefit Dinner | 6 p.m., Orchids at Palm Court, Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: SOLD OUT. Cocktails, four-course dinner, jazz. A portion of proceeds benefit Cincinnati Cancer Advisors. Free valet parking. Tickets: $125. 513-479-5340 or jelkus24@aol.com

Feb. 21, Friday

The Carnegie, The Art of Food | DETAILS: Art made of or portraying food, five course meal, plus artful food presented by top Cincinnati-area chefs. Funds support Carnegie arts and education programs. Tickets start at $125. thecarnegie.com

Price Hill Will, Mardi Gras Ball | 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Sanctuary, 2110 St. Michael St. DETAILS: Cajun dinner catered by Mardi Gras on Madison; musical entertainment from MYCincinnati and the Price Hillharmonic; cash bar; games; raffle prizes. Prizes for most festive Mardi Gras wear. Top of the Hill Awards recognize community leaders. Tickets start at $125. pricehillwill.org/mardi-gras-ball

A scene from last year’s Mardi Gras Ball

Feb. 22, Saturday

American Heart Association, Heart Ball: It Takes a City | 6 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Black-tie gala, silent and live auctions, cocktails, healthy dinner and dancing. Chair: Jeff Hock. Valet parking. After-party: 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. 513-699-4222 or alicia.lehnert@heart.org. cincinnatiheartball.heart.org

Lawrence Griffith, CEO
of Digital Factory Inc.

Dragonfly, Grand Gala | 5:30-11 p.m., Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Formal, black tie optional. Dinner from Jeff Thomas Catering, dancing to Endless Summer Band, open bar, silent auction and grand raffle. Emcees: meteorologist Randi Rico and news anchor Kelly Rippin of WLWT. Tickets: $175. dragonfly.org

The Endless Summer Band will entertain at Dragonfly’s Grand Gala, which also features a dinner by Jeff Thomas Catering, a silent auction and a grand raffle.

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank, Mardi Gras Party | 7-11 p.m. 1400 State Ave. DETAILS: Mardi Gras cocktail attire, open bar, local food vendors, dancing, photo booth, raffles and auction. Free valet parking. sweetcheeksdiaperbank.org, click “Events & News”

Feb. 25, Tuesday

Brighton Center, Mardi Gras for Homeless Children | 6:30-10 p.m. Northern Kentucky Convention Center. DETAILS: MC: Bob Herzog of Local12 and Tiffany Porter of KISS107. Live and silent auctions, food, drinks. Beechwood Marching Band, Robin Lacy & DeZydeco. Tickets: $75; VIP: $95. 859-581-1111 or brightoncenter.com/mardigras

Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay / Neuter Clinic, Brewcause for Ohio Alleycat Rescue! | 6-9 p.m. Streetside Brewery, 4003 Eastern Ave. DETAILS: Games, raffles, beer. www.facebook.com/events/624951021614523

Feb. 27, Thursday

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Annual Dinner: A Celebration of Legacy & Leadership | 5-8:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Cocktail reception, dinner and program. Great Living Cincinnatian Awards presented to Uma R. Kotagal, Don Neyer, O’dell Moreno Owens and Harry H. Santen. 513-579-3111 or cincinnatichamber.com/annualdinner

Rotary Club of Covington, Centennial Celebration | 5:30-8:30 p.m. Radisson Hotel Covington, 668 W. 5th St. Covington, KY. DETAILS: Music from the 1920’s to the present, appetizers, full-service bar, silent auction. Tickets: buy one entry $20, get one entry free. covingtonkyrotary.com/events, click “Centennial Celebration”

Feb. 28-29, Friday-Saturday

Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund, Queen City Classic Chess Tournament | Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. Paul Brown Stadium Club West. DETAILS: Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Chess simul and tournaments. Honoring Shining Knight Award recipient Tani Adewumi. Free parking. Registration: $40 by Jan. 31. $50 by Feb. 21. 866-577-7465 or queencityclassic.org

Feb. 28, Friday

University of Cincinnati Advancement & Transition Services, Annual Red & Black Blast | 6:30-10:30 p.m. Fifth Third Arena. DETAILS: Dinner, entertainment from Melodic Connections and Swampthang, prizes and fun. Honoring Terri Hogan, Contemporary Cabinetry East CEO and Daniel Cummins, UC assistant dean of students. Emcee: Meghan Mongillo of Local12. Free valet parking. Tickets start at $100. 312-961-1030 or sadie.everett@uc.edu. cech.uc.edu/schools/education, search “Annual Red & Black Blast,” click first result.

Feb. 29, Saturday

St. Paul’s Home/Little Sisters of the Poor, Rock-A-Thon | 1-4 p.m. DETAILS: “Rockers” raise funds by gaining pledges to rock in a chair for three hours. Mystery Balloons available for $5 donation. Worthmore Chili coneys, chips, popcorn and drinks available to purchase. 513-281-8001 or prcincinnati@littlesistersofthepoor.org

Staffer Debbie Porterfield with St. Paul’s home resident Ruth Schnurr, who worked at the Price Hill Skyline for 52 years. Rock-A-Thon participants add to the fun by dressing up and decorating rocking chairs to reflect a theme of their choosing.

March 5, Thursday

Leadership Council for Nonprofits, Securing the Future Conference | 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Schiff Family Conference Center, Cintas Center, Xavier University. DETAILS: Keynote address: Barry Posner. Breakfast buffet, breakout sessions, networking. $50 Leadership Council members. $75 non-members. 513-554-3060 or leadershipcouncil.us/events, click “Securing the Future.”

Barry Posner

Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, OTR Made Awards | 5 p.m. Memorial Hall OTR. DETAILS: Keynote speaker: Candice Matthews Brackeen, founder and CEO of Lighthouse. Cocktail hour, awards program, post-party celebration. Tickets: $75 general admission; $60 OTR Chamber members. otrchamber.com/otrmadeawards

March 6, Friday

Dragonfly, Fashion for the Cure | 6-8:30 p.m. Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road. DETAILS: Student-made designs, various fashions from local retailers, basket raffle, silent auction. Tickets: $15-$50. dragonfly.org/fftc2020

The Sycamore High School Fashion for the Cure 2020 committee: (back) Maya Goldenberg, Kyra Mchugh, Grace Zhang, Zaynab Syed, Grace Mirande, Eva Armbruster and Gabby Guliants; (front) Ariana Silver, Maya Berry, Gaby Pereda, Chloe Gordon, Carly Sandow and Payton Hines. Missing: Alex Rohr and Asalya Samieva

Redwood, 2020 Redwood Express – An Evening of Celebration | 6-11 p.m., Paul Brown Stadium. DETAILS: Photo booth with Ben-Gals cheerleaders, music by Soul Pocket, dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles. Chair for the event is Bradley M. Howard. Hosts: JonJon and Toria, of Q102. Tickets start at $125.
redwood.ejoinme.org/RedwoodExpress2020

Redwood Express chair Bradley M. Howard

World Affairs Council, Annual ONE WORLD Gala & Global Trivia Game | 6:30 p.m., Hilton Netherland Plaza, 35 W 5th St. DETAILS: Cocktail reception and dinner. Teams compete for prizes in globally themed rounds of questions. Tickets: $185. oneworldgala.com

March 7, Saturday

4C for Children, Champions Gala | 6 p.m. Jack Casino. DETAILS: 21+ event. Cocktail reception, dinner, live music, silent auction, after party. Black tie optional. Honorees: Steve Richey of Thompson Hine and Kathy Wade, jazz singer, education advocate and community leader. Tickets start at $150. 4cforchildren.org/gala

Adia Molloy, 4C for Children gala co-chair; Brian Judkins, board vice chair; Kathy Wade; Steve Richey; Vanessa Freytag, 4C president/CEO and Mindy McLaughlin, board chair

Animal Adoption Foundation, Waggin’ Tails Charity Auction | 6-10 p.m., Receptions in Fairfield, 5975 Boymel Drive. DETAILS: Dinner, beer, wine, silent and live auctions, raffles, entertainment. Tickets: $55. pamela.daniels@aafpets.org or aafpets.org

Junior League of Cincinnati, Centennial Gala | 6:30 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Dinner, music by Sly Band. Emerald Dance Party includes open bar and light bites, and a raffle from Krombholz Jewelers. Tickets start at $100. jlcincinnati.org/centennial-gala

The Junior League Centennial Gala Committee: (back row) Jenny Walker MacManus, Patricia Stahl, Vicki Carrol, Kate Molinsky, Kathy Schertzinger, Kerry Mongelluzzo and Priscilla Ungers; (third row) Jessica Helton, Megan Moulder, Carol Marsh, Annie Carrol and Jen Schuster; (second row) Sloan Thacker, co-chair Missy Byrne, Melissa Barclay, co-chair Alicia Taylor and co-hair Kathryn Harsh; (front) co-chair Samantha Evans. (not pictured) Kellie Voelpel, Carolyn Fovel, Ellen Miller, Anne Shanahan, Kathryne Gardette, Lisa Dye, Buffie Rixey, Mary Lynn Sunderman, Laura Jane Hinkel, Heather Krombholz, Jane Schmerge, Carol Philpott, Maggie Brown and Gina Martin 

Make-A-Wish OKI, Big Wish Gala | 6:30-9:30 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions, and transformational mission moments. Powerful stories from wish kids and families. Title sponsor: ProLink Staffing. okiwish.me/SOHBWG

March 10, Tuesday

Cancer Support Community, Great Food for a Great Cause | 5-9 p.m. The National Exemplar, 6880 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, OH. DETAILS: There’s no program, no speeches — just great food for a great cause. 513-271-2103 or nationalexemplar.com

March 12-14, Thursday-Saturday

Cincinnati International Wine Festival | Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Wine tastings, gourmet dining, education sessions, silent auctions. More than 700 wines from 250 wineries around the world. Charity auction and luncheon. Tickets begin at $70. winefestival.com

Wine Festival honorary chair Suzanne Groth, CEO and president of Groth Vineyards & Winery

March 14, Saturday

NKY International Festival | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Northern Kentucky Convention Center. DETAILS: Free and open to public. Family-friendly celebration of cultural diversity of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. Dance and musical performances, marketplace bazaar with global cuisine and items available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Covington Rotary International Youth Exchange Program, the Rotary International Foundation, Polio Plus, Uganda Water Project, the Point Arc, GO Pantry and other local charities. nkyinternationalfestival.com

A student from Boone County Schools participates in last year’s International Festival, which celebrates diverse cultural traditions.

Young Professionals Choral Collective, Radio Revelry Gala Concert | 6-11 p.m. Cincinnati Museum Center. DETAILS: 21+ event, VIP dinner, entertainment, happy hour, concert, after party. Tickets start at $50. ypccgala2020.eventbrite.com

Monday, March 16

Parish Health Ministries, Annual Refresh Your Soul Conference | 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Cintas Center. DETAILS: Keynote: “Blue Zones” researcher Nick Buettner. Others include Dr. Jennifer Molano, author Dave Caperton and Kelly Rogan. Continental breakfast. Limited seats available for VIP luncheons featuring conversations with featured speakers. No registrations accepted the day of the event. Tickets start at $69. episcopalretirement.com/parish-health-ministry/refresh-your-soul-conference

March 17, Tuesday

Horizon Community Funds, Northern Kentucky Philanthropy Symposium | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. St. Elizabeth Training & Education Center, 3861 Olympic Blvd. Hebron, KY. DETAILS: Discussion topics include: 1NKY, a new intelligence unit housed at Northern Kentucky University, regional health initiatives, site readiness in Northern Kentucky, and workforce development. Plus, Horizon Nonprofit Awards. Tickets: $50 includes breakfast and lunch.
www.horizonfunds.org/events/2020-nky-philanthropy-symposium

March 20, Friday

Jovante Woods Foundation, Breath of Life Gala | 6-11 p.m. Madison Event Center, Covington. DETAILS: Live entertainment, silent auction, dinner, drinks. VIP reception: 5-7 p.m. Hotel Covington packages available. Tickets start at $125. 859-JOV-ANTE (569-2683) or jovantewoodsfoundation.org/gala

March 21, Saturday

CircleTail, Annual Dinner, Art, & Wine for Canines | 6-10 p.m. Receptions Loveland, 10681 Loveland-Madeira Rd. DETAILS: 21+ event. Dress is smart casual. Wine tasting, buffet dinner, open beer and wine bar, mystery boxes, silent art auction, live, and raffle prizes. Tickets start at $70. circletail.org/events/Dinner-2020

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, Annual Hoops & Hops | 6 p.m. Purcell Marian High School. DETAILS: 21+ event. Watch NCAA tournament games on large screen televisions, food, beer, and raffles. $10,000 half-court shot contest. Tickets: $10. 513-751-2500 or mercyneighborhoodministries.org

Ben Suer and Tim Reilly, co-chairs for the Mercy Neighborhood Ministries fundraiser at Purcell Marian High School that features a $10,000 half-court shot contest

People Working Cooperatively, Annual ToolBelt Ball | 6 p.m. JACK Cincinnati Casino, 1000 Broadway St. DETAILS: Black-tie event, cocktail reception, entertainment and three-course dinner. Raffles, wine and bourbon cork pull, and silent auction. Tickets: $150, beginning Jan. 28. pwchomerepairs.org

ToolBelt Ball committee: (back) Teresa Huxel, Matt Buddenberg, Rick Zoller,
Mike Viox (event co-chair), Jamie Glavic, Mike McDonald and Mike Hall; (middle) Julie Vorholt, Anne McKinney, Jeanne Houck, Gail Viox (event co-chair), Cynthia Blocksom, David Denny and Kelsey Eilers; (front) Martha Miele, Susan Johnson and Maureen France

March 22, Sunday

American Heart Association, Annual Heart Mini | 7:30 a.m. Downtown Cincinnati. DETAILS: 5k and 15k run, 1/2 marathon; 5k walk; Kid’s Fun Run; 1k Steps for Stroke; and Health and Fitness Expo. After party at the Extra Mile Celebration Zone on Broadway after Kroger Eat Street. 513-699-4237 or heartmini.org

Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame, Celebration and Concert – Sixth Induction Class | 3-5 p.m. Mount St. Joseph University Auditorium. DETAILS: Jazz-studies scholarships awarded to local high school senior musicians. Entertainment by local jazz musicians. Online $25, plus service fee; $30 at door. Tickets: 800-838-3006 or brownpapertickets.com/event/4475478

March 25, Wednesday

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati, Women Inspiring Women Happy Hour | 6-7:30 p.m. Wooden Cask Brewing Company, 629 York St. Newport, KY. DETAILS: Lite bites, networking, discussion panel about women in leadership including a Habitat homeowner.habitatcincinnati.org/womenbuild

March 28, Saturday

Special Olympics Hamilton County, Bourbon and Basketball | 7-10 p.m. Cintas Center. DETAILS: Live music by Crash Davis, Bourbon tastings, bourbon drinks made by mixologist Molly Wellmann, Heavy hors d’oeuvres, basketball on multiple TV’s. Special Happy Hour at Listerman’s Brewing prior to event for VIP ticket holders. Tickets: Start at $35; VIP tickets additional $25.00/person513-271-2606 or lindsay.bartsch@specialolympics-hc.org

March 30, Monday

Woman’s City Club, Annual National Speaker Forum and Fundraiser | 7 p.m. Memorial Hall. DETAILS: Keynote: Denise Kiernan, best-selling author and journalist. Tickets start at $40. womanscityclub.org/programs/national-speaker-forum

April 2, Thursday

Little Sisters of the Poor, Legacy Dinner | 5:30 p.m. The View, Mt. Adams. DETAILS: Humanitarians of the Year: Mary Rahrig and the late Luke Rahrig. Volunteers of the Year: Katy Riehle and her sister Nancy Bohlander.513-281-8001 or devcincinnati@littlesistersofthepoor.org

UC Alumni Association, Alumni Celebration | 6 p.m. Campus Recreation Center, 2820 Bearcat Way. DETAILS: Reception, awards, after party. Tickets: $100, tables start at $1,500. 513-556-2078, sarah.barnard@uc.edu or alumni.uc.edu/dac

April 3, Friday

Ensemble Theatre Company, Backstage @ ETC | 5:30-7:30 p.m. DETAILS: Explore usually nonpublic areas of ETC. Sneak peek at artistic elements of “Photograph 51.” Dinner-by-the-bite. Tickets $100/person, includes drink voucher and dinner-by-the-bite. www.ensemblecincinnati.org

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, Champions of Hope Gala | 6-9 p.m. Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. DETAILS: Dinner, 2 drink tickets, silent auction, wine wall, and raffles. Tickets: $125; 35-and-under: $100. gcbhs.com

April 4, Saturday

The Cure Starts Now, 2020 Once in a Lifetime Gala and Auction | 5 p.m.-midnight, Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Auction, dinner and program; free beer, wine and soft drinks. Tickets start at $110. 513-772-4888, events@thecurestartsnow.org or csnevents.thecurestartsnow.org/once-in-a-lifetime-gala-auction

April 9, Thursday

Behringer-Crawford Museum, 2020 Two-Headed Calf Awards | 6 p.m., NKU Votruba Student Union Ballroom. DETAILS: Dinner, cocktails, live music, silent auction, raffles, free parking and awards celebration. Tickets: $100, $800 for table of eight. 859-491-4003, lrisch@bcmuseum.org or bcmuseum.org

April 15, Wednesday

Cincinnati Zoo, Zootanical | 6-9 p.m. DETAILS: Walk in the zoo, speakers detailing plans for Avondale neighborhood, and farm-to-table dinner. Tickets go on sale in February. cincinnatizoo.org/events, click “Zootanical”

April 17, Friday

Cincinnati Ballet, Club B “A Spiffy Speakeasy” | DETAILS: Chairs: Paula Comisar & Anne R. Ilyinsky. Nightcap Host: Alexa Oliver. cballet.org/club-b

Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, An Evening with Impressionism Scholar, Dr. Richard Brettell | 6-8 p.m. The Barn, 6980 Cambridge Ave. Mariemont, OH. DETAILS: Interactive evening with “Claude Monet,” auction of paintings “a la Monet”. Wine, Hors d’oeuvres, and dessert. Special appearance by Dayton’s sensational Madam Gigi’s CanCan dancers. Tickets: $50. artatthebarn.org

April 18, Saturday

American Sign Museum, Hobby Pig 2020 | www.americansignmuseum.org

Cincinnati Arts Association, Dancing for the Stars 2020 | 6 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Wine and cheese, meet-and-greet reception, dancing, dinner by the bite, cash bar, celebrity dance competition. Tickets start at $150.www.cincinnatiarts.org/dfts2020

American Sign Museum, Hobby Pig 2020 | 1330 Monmouth Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45225. 513-541-6366. www.americansignmuseum.org

Cincinnati Arts Association, Dancing for the Stars 2020 | 6 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Wine and cheese, meet-and-greet reception, dancing, dinner by the bite, cash bar, celebrity dance competition. Tickets start at $150. www.cincinnatiarts.org/dfts2020

Cincinnati Arts Association, Dancing for the Stars 2020 | 6 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Wine and cheese, meet-and-greet reception, dancing, dinner by the bite, cash bar, celebrity dance competition. Tickets start at $150.www.cincinnatiarts.org/dfts2020

DePaul Cristo Rey High School, Rey of Light Scholarship Benefit | St. Xavier High School. DETAILS: Co-Chairs: Cindy & Andrew Howell and Barb & Joe Rohs. Cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions. 513-861-0600

Joe Rohs, Barb Rohs, Cindy Howell and Andrew Howell are co-chairs for DePaul Cristo Rey High School’s Rey of Light gala, which helps fund financial aid for every student attending the school.

St. Joseph Home, Incline to the Finish Line 5K | 9 a.m., 10722 Wyscarver Rd. DETAILS: Breakfast from local vendors, live music, annual race through Evendale and Sharonville. Registration starts at $10. impact.stjosephhome.org/Incline2020

April 20-25, Monday-Friday

CET/ThinkTV, Action Auction | DETAILS: Proceeds support CET/ThinkTV programs and services. 513-345-6579 or auction@CETconnect.org. https://events.cetconnect.org/action-auction

April 22, Wednesday

Cincinnati Cares, BoardConnect Event | DETAILS: Networking experience – meet and talk with board candidates. cincinnaticares.org, click “Events”

April 23, Thursday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Cincinnati’s Finest Finale | 7 p.m. DETAILS: Honoring area’s best and brightest young professionals. By-the-bite dishes, vote for favorite dish, silent auction, wine and beer pairings, and awards: 2020 Cincinnati’s Finest Restaurant and the 2020 Cincinnati’s Finest Professional. Tickets start at $70. finest.cff.org/cincy2020

April 24, Friday

Camp Joy, Dance for Joy | Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Drew Lachey, emcee. Proceeds support life-changing programming and camp experiences for underserved youth, kids in foster care, and children with medical and special needs. camp-joy.org/dance

Center for Addiction Treatment, Golden Anniversary Breakfast Celebration | Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Guest speaker: J.D. Vance, author of “Hillbilly Elegy. Co-chairs: Chrissey Barrett Haslam, Annie Barrett, Eileen Barrett and Dianne Dunkelman. Lead sponsor: Western & Southern. Tickets: www.catfifty.com Info. www.catsober.org

Council on Child Abuse, Reach for the Stars | Manor House, Mason. DETAILS: Dinner by-the-bite, silent auction and games of chance. Honoree: Dr. Robert Shapiro of Cincinnati Children’s. www.cocachild.org/events.html

Women Helping Women, Annual Light Up the Night Gala “Zoo Do 2” | Cincinnati Zoo. womenhelpingwomen.org

April 25, Saturday

Christ Hospital, Mimosas for Memories | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. University Club, downtown Cincinnati. DETAILS: Brunch event, light bites, full mimosa bar, silent auction, raffle, photo booth. Tickets start at $49. MimosasForMemories.com 

April 27, Monday

Pregnancy Center East, Annual Banquet For Life | Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Cocktails and dinner. Keynote speakers: the Benham Brothers. 513-321-3100 or supportpce.com

The Benham Brothers, authors, entrepreneurs and former pro baseball players, are keynote speakers for Banquet For Life

April 28, Tuesday

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Women’s Initiative, Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky Awards Luncheon | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center, 3861 Olympic Blvd. Erlanger, KY. DETAILS: Honoring women who exemplify notable achievement, outstanding service and qualities of personal integrity, perseverance and leadership. Tickets start at $40. nkychamber.com/events

April 30, Thursday

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati, The Art of Making Memories | 6-9:30 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Drinks, dinner, entertainment, silent and live auctions. alz.org/2020aomm

May 7, Thursday

Christ Hospital, Off The Wall: Big Support for Little Lives | 6:30 p.m., The View – Mt. Adams. DETAILS: Drinks, light fare, silent auction, bourbon tasting. Guests receive lottery number entitling them to quickly select a piece of art right “off the wall” when his/her number is called. Free parking. Ticket sales begin March. thechristhospital.com/offthewall

Elder’s Altiora Fund, Kyle Rudolph Charity Concert | 7 p.m., Elder High School. DETAILS: Darius Rucker, hosted by Kyle Rudolph and featuring The Bronson Arroyo Band. SOLD OUT. kylerudolphcharityconcert.com

GRAD Cincinnati, Founders Award Banquet | 6 p.m. The Summit Hotel, downtown Cincinnati. gradcincinnati.org

Most Valuable Kids, 15th Anniversary Ninja Warrior Event | 7-10 p.m. Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy, 2026 Seymour Ave. DETAILS: Adults-only event. Ninja Warrior obstacle course, batting cages, Mascot Ninja competition, silent auction, light bites, beer & wine, music, magic. mostvaluablekids.org/mvk_ninja_warrior

May 7-8, Thursday-Friday

Most Valuable Kids, Ninja Event | Reds Youth Academy, 2026 E Seymour Ave. DETAILS: May 7: Adults-only Ninja Warrior Dance Party includes obstacle course, dinner by the bite, dj. May 8: Family-friendly Ninja Event includes obstacle course, dodgeball, Mascots, food, fun. Both events feature Cincinnati’s own American Ninja Warrior, James Wilson. 513-484-3017 or sherri@mostvaluablekids.org

May 8, Friday

Junior Achievement of OKI Partners, Inc., Ladies Sporting Clays and Wine Tasting | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Elk Creek Hunt Club and Winery, Owenton, KY. DETAILS: Committee Chairs: Michelle Sullivan and Deb Buden. Lunch followed by competition. Hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, basket raffle.
JAPartners.org

May 11, Monday

Dragonfly, Annual Golf Classic | 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Heritage Club, Mason, OH. DETAILS: Golf, silent auction/raffles, on-course games, lunch, dinner and awards banquet. Emcee: Scott Sloan of 700WLW. dragonfly.org

Thomas More University, Scholarship Golf Classic | 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Summit Hills Country Club, 236 Dudley Pike, Crestview Hills, KY. DETAILS: Lunch, shotgun start (scramble format), cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, awards, player gift, lunch, on-course refreshments.
www.fb.com/events/185584972667492

May 12, Tuesday

Cancer Family Care, Annual Joslin Haggart Yeiser Unsung Hero Awards | 6 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Registration 6:30 p.m. Dinner and Awards. Tickets: $45/adult; $15/childcancerfamilycare.org/support-us/unsung-hero-awards-nomination

May 15, Friday

Visionaries and Voices, Double Vision XI | 6:30-11 p.m. Memorial Hall, Over-the-Rhine. DETAILS: Annual fundraising art auction benefit featuring more than 40 collaborations. Pop-up shop, silent auction, food, drink, and live music by Ricky Nye. On-Stage: Pam Kravetz, Mike Brown and Associates. Tickets: $75
www.visionariesandvoices.com/dvx

May 16, Saturday

Brighton Center, Roaring 20s Gala | Cincinnati Airport Marriott. DETAILS: TBA. brightoncenter.com

Cincinnati Nature Center, “Back to Nature” Signature Gala | 6 p.m. DETAILS: Co-chairs: Alli Parlin and Katherine Jarnigo. Upscale garden party attire. Nature-themed art offered for silent auction, cocktail reception, dinner, dessert on the patio, and live music. Meet famed artist John Ruthven as he sketches on the lodge’s terrace, and chance to own his finished wildlife sketch. Free valet parking. Tickets: $175, tables of 8 available.
ptierney@cincynature.org or 513-965-3346

Rosemary’s Babies Company, Legends Showcase “A Sneaker Gala” | 6-10 p.m. Cincinnati Zoo. DETAILS: Visit zoo babies at 3 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 for cocktails, games and auction. Dinner buffet inside the Pavilion and Lodge, while enjoying a performance by Scherrie & Susaye (formerly of The Supremes). Emcee: Alexis Rogers, WLWT. Tickets start at $25. eventbrite.com, search “A Sneaker Gala”

May 18, Monday

Bayley, Annual George Knittle Memorial Bayley Golf Classic | Western Hills Country Club. DETAILS: Honorary Chair: Bill Hemmer of Fox News. 513-347-4040 or BayleyLife.org, click “Events”

May 21, Thursday

Cincinnati Parks Foundation, Annual Hats Off Luncheon | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Smale Riverfront Park. DETAILS: Champagne toast, gourmet lunch, After Party, Pop-up Boutique. Co-chairs: Lindsay Wilhelm and Pat Hinkley.
 cincinnatiparksfoundation.org/events, click “Hats Off Luncheon”

May 30, Saturday

Global Music & Wellness, An Evening of Wellness through Music | 6:30-10 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral. DETAILS: Mike Garson and violinist Drew Tretick in a benefit concert. Proceeds provide active music-making for children, at-risk youth, older adults, refugees, and individuals recovering from mental illness in our community. Hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. cincinnaticathedral.com/event/wellness-through-music 

June 1, Monday

Community Action Agency, Community Action Classic I 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Maketewah Country Club DETAILS: Golf, raffle, on-course games, lunch, dinner, and awards banquet.
www.cincy-caa.org/news-events/2020communityactionclassic.html

June 13, Saturday

Dragonfly, Annual Ride for Dragonfly | Queen City Harley-Davidson. DETAILS: Motorcycle ride, live entertainment, raffles and retail. Emcee: Brian Thomas, WKRC. dragonfly.org

June 18, Thursday

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

Aug. 29, Saturday

Cancer Family Care, Annual “Dig Deep for Cancer Family Care” Sand Volleyball Tournament | 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Grand Sands, 10750 Loveland Madeira Rd, Loveland, OH. DETAILS: Volleyball and Lunch provided. Tickets: $25/player; $8/spectator.
cancerfamilycare.org/support-us/young-professional-team

Sept. 12, Saturday

Brighton Center, Wine Over Water | Purple People Bridge. DETAILS: TBA

Oct. 9, Friday

Episcopal Retirement Services, Annual gala | DETAILS: TBA

Oct. 10, Saturday

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, International Freedom Conductor Awards | DETAILS: TBA

Oct. 17, Saturday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 65 Roses Gala | JACK Casino

Nov. 7, Saturday

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

Christ Hospital, 2020 Gala |6:30 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Black tie gala with cocktails, dinner and dancing. 513-585-0657 or Roseann.Hayes@TheChristHospital.com

Nov. 13, Friday

Cincinnati Art Museum, Gala | 6-9 p.m., Music Hall. DETAILS: “Much Ado About Duveneck” theme with cocktails, dinner, entertainment and auction. “Duveneck Deux” After Party 9-11 p.m. with desserts, cocktails and entertainment. Tickets: $225/museum members, $250/non-members, $100/After Party only.
www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/events-programs


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