The Datebook

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


NOTE: Due to the emergence of the COVID-19 virus in Ohio and Kentucky, please check with presenting organizations in case of postponements, cancellations or other changes.

March 28, Saturday

NOW VIRTUAL (March 23-28): Learning Grove, Gala in the Grove | 6 p.m., East Club Lounge, Paul Brown Stadium. Rick Hulefeld, president of special projects for Learning Grove, will receive the 2020 Charity in Action Award. Program hosted by Bob Herzog, dinner, both live and silent auctions, tours of the stadium, and an after-party. Black tie optional. Tickets: $150 for gala and after party, $125, gala only.
Catie Turner, cturner@learning-grove.org or http://grovegala20.givesmart.com
www.learning-grove.org/page/events

CANCELED: 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/person
513-271-2606 or lindsay.bartsch@specialolympics-hc.org

March 30, Monday

POSTPONED UNTIL SEPT. 16: 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

March 31, Tuesday

POSTPONED: Cincinnati Boychoir, Breakfast with the Boys | 8-9:30 a.m. Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, 3 E. 4th St. DETAILS: Song, food, panel discussion by celebrated local arts leaders: Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director Victoria Morgan, School for the Creative and Performing Arts Artistic Director Angela Powell Walker, and Cincinnati Boychoir Artistic Director Jason Alexander Holmes, moderated by FOX19 Anchor Chris Riva. Suggested minimum donation of $25. Performance included.
www.eventbrite.com, search “Cincinnati Boychoir”

POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020: Social Venture Partners Cincinnati, Fast Pitch 2020 | 5:30-9 p.m. Hard Rock Cincinnati Casino, 1000 Broadway St. DETAILS: 21+ event. In addition to the pitch competition, Fast Pitch 2020 will feature a cash bar and small bites. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with representatives from nonprofits and learn even more about their programs. Valet parking available for a fee; free self-parking.
https://fastpitch2020.eventbrite.com

April 2, Thursday

POSTPONED: 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

CANCELED: 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

CANCELED: 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

POSTPONED: Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, Champions of Hope Gala | 6-9 p.m. Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Emcee: WCPO anchor Kristyn Hartman. Dinner, 2 drink tickets, silent auction, wine wall, and raffles. The gala will honor David Painter, Clermont County commissioner. Tickets start at $100.
gcbhs.com

POSTPONED: Healthy Moms & Babes, Fish Fry

April 4, Saturday

POSTPONED UNTIL JULY 25: 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 8, Wednesday

POSTPONED: LADD, Taking Flight Awards | 6 p.m. Great American Ballpark – Fox Sports Club. DETAILS: Hear stories of the accomplishments achieved by adults with developmental disabilities, and those who have supported them on their journey to independence. Emcee: Mike Dardis, WLWT 5. Tickets start at $40. 
www.laddinc.org/special_event/taking-flight-awards-dinner

April 9, Thursday

CANCELED: 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

CANCELED: Bethesda, LYCEUM | 6-9 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Guest speaker: Jon Dorenbos, magician and NFL two-time Pro Bowler. Dinner, drinks, complimentary parking and interactive performance. Tickets start at $300.513-865-1621 or Kristen_Sellan@TriHealth.com, www.bethesdafoundation.com/events/bethesda-LYCEUM

Jon Dorenbos

April 15, Wednesday

CANCELED: Cincinnati Zoo, Zootanical | 6-9 p.m. DETAILS: Walk in the zoo, speakers detailing plans for Avondale neighborhood, and farm-to-table dinner. Hosted by Katie Heekin and Jack Oliver. Tickets start at $1,000 for a half-table for 5.
cincinnatizoo.org/events, click “Zootanical”

April 17, Friday

POSTPONED: ArtsConnect, Quarter Auction Fundraiser | 6:30-10 p.m. Wyoming Civic Center. DETAILS: Purchase a bid paddle (or multiple paddles) for $10/each before April 16th (or) $12/each at the door. (Tables in advance for $80). www.theartsconnect.us/294/Quarter-Auction-Fundraiser

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

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

POSTPONED: Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, A Very Artsy and Mostly French Evening | 6-8 p.m. The Barn, 6980 Cambridge Ave. Mariemont, OH. DETAILS: Interactive evening with “Claude Monet,” auction of paintings “a la Monet,” performance by can-can dancers. Wine, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert. Impressionism scholar Dr. Richard Brettell, guest of honor. Tickets: $50.
artatthebarn.org

April 18, Saturday

POSTPONED UNTIL SEPT. 12: American Sign Museum, Hobby Pig 2020 | 1330 Monmouth Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45225.
513-541-6366 or www.americansignmuseum.org

CANCELED: 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

POSTPONED: 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 or https://www.depaulcristorey.org/giving/events/rey-of-light

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.

CANCELED: Lighthouse Youth & Family Services, Beacon of Light Humanitarian Awards Gala | 6:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency, Downtown. Honorees: Darqueze Dennard and Dr. Monica Newby. President’s Award recipients: Steven Campbell, Ken Feldmann, Robert E. Rich and Robert C. Zepf. Chair: Lisa O’Brien. Cocktail hour, dinner, program, live music and dancing with the Ultra Sonics. Black tie optional. Tickets begin at $175.
https://www.lys.org/2020beacongala

POSTPONED: 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 | 5:30-10:30 p.m. DETAILS: Viewers can call in and bid on donated items to support local public broadcasting stations. Dr. O’Dell Owens returns for a 10th year as the CET Action Auction chair.
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

POSTPONED TO SEPT. 17: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,Cincinnati’s Finest Finale | 7-10:30 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 $80.
finest.cff.org/cincy2020

April 24, Friday

POSTPONED TO AUG. 28: 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 | 7-10 p.m. Manor House, Mason. DETAILS: Dinner by-the-bite, drinks, silent auction and games of chance. Honoree: Dr. Robert Shapiro of Cincinnati Children’s. Tickets start at $50. www.cocachild.org/events.html

Su Casa Hispanic Center, Annual Awards Dinner “Opening Hearts for All” | 6-9 p.m. Cintas Center – Xavier University. DETAILS: 2020 Honorees: P&G Fund, Supporting Foundation Award; Leyla Peña, Latino Education Advocate Award; UC Physician and Society Students, Latino Health Advocate Award; Lilleana Cavanaugh, Latino Leadership Excellence Award; Community Action Agency, Welcoming Organization Award; Ted Bergh, Lifetime Achievement Award. Dinner features an auction. Emcee is Diana Maria Lara. Tickets start at $75.
www.ccswoh.org/sucasaawardsdinner

Women Helping Women, Annual Light Up the Night Gala “Zoo Do 2” | 7-10 p.m. Cincinnati Zoo. DETAILS: Cocktail attire recommended. Appetizers and hors d’oeuvres. Food, drink, silent auction, dancing. Co-chairs: WHW board member Lisa Allgood and WHW champion Meredith Comin. Gala auction chair: WHW board vice chair, Thomas Hankinson. Tickets start at $125.
www.womenhelpingwomen.org/home/events, click “Light Up the Night”

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 

POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 9: Karen Wellington Foundation, Annual “Karen’s Gifts” FUNdraiser Bash | 7 p.m. Renaissance Hotel, Downtown. DETAILS: Cirque du Chic theme, music by DJ JonJon, open bar, dinner by the bite, and dancing.
www.karenwellingtonfoundation.org/kg.html 

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Bourbon Barrel Ball | 6:30-11:30 p.m., Old C&O Roundhouse, 1301 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011. DETAILS: Four select bourbon tastings, cocktails, silent auction, live entertainment, and a full 3-course duo-entree’ dinner with wine. KSO Boogie Band performs seven decades of pop hits. Event funds KSO’s free park and school concerts. Black tie optional. Tickets: $125.
859-431-6216 or www.kyso.org/event/bourbon-barrel-ball-3

April 26, Sunday

Northern KY Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Medical Association, 2020 Northern KY Charity Dog Walkathon | 11 a.m. Boone County Arboretum in Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Rd., Union, KY. DETAILS: Gift bags, cookout, prizes are awarded for most money collected, first across the finish line, etc. Anyone donating over $50 will be eligible to win a VIP Back Rubs massage.
www.nkydogwalkathon.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

CANCELED: Lindner Center of HOPE, “HOPE Is Blooming” Spring Fundraiser | 10:30 a.m. Kenwood Country Club. DETAILS: Keynote: Nyna Giles, author of “The Bridesmaid’s Daughter.” Silent auction, raffle, lunch, program. “The Bridesmaid’s Daughter” will be available for purchase at the event, where Nyna Giles will be available for signing. Tickets: $75/individual, or $750 for a patron table of 10. 
www.myhighhopes.com

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 1, Friday

The Barn, The Hog Bristle Painters Benefit Charity | 6:30 p.m. 6980 Cambridge Ave. DETAILS: Light appetizers and wine. Admission is free. Wall of Giving features 15 10-inch square original oil paintings. Each painting is for sale at $120, which the artists will give in its entirety to the charity of the buyers’ choices.
www.artatthebarn.org

May 2-3, Saturday-Sunday

CANCELED: Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Cinci-Cinco Festival |

May 2, Saturday

The LAM Foundation, Breath of Hope Gala and 25th Anniversary Celebration | The Summit Hotel, Madisonville. DETAILS: Dinner, drinks, silent auction, Fund-A-Cure, dancing, Derby theme. Raising funds for LAM research, a rare lung disease affecting women. Tickets: $250/person
513-777-6889 or www.thelamfoundation.org/Events-Conference-Gala

May 3, Sunday

POSTPONED UNTIL OCT. 9-11: Flying Pig Marathon | Downtown Cincinnati

Holocaust & Humanity Center, Liberation Ball | 5:30-9 p.m. Union Terminal. DETAILS: 1940s extravaganza with swing dancing, musical performances by Holocaust Survivor Band, Queen City Sisters and P&G Big Band, themed cocktails and dinner, vintage car display. 40s attire and costumes. Tickets start at $150.
www.liberationball.com

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

POSTPONED UNTIL JULY 17: 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

Springer School and Center, A Springer Celebration! The Giving Tree | 6:30-9 p.m. Cincinnati’s Music Hall. DETAILS: Springer alumnus and owner of Lefke Tree Experts Nick Lefke will speak at this event emceed by FOX19 NOW Sports Director Joe Danneman. Event co-chairs are Cecily Fassler and Peter Frey. Cocktails, dinner and silent & live auctions. Tickets: $125.
www.bidpal.net/givingtree

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, batting cages, Mascot Ninja competition, silent auction, light bites, beer & wine, music, magic. 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 www.mostvaluablekids.org/mvk_ninja_warrior

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 9, Saturday

CANCELED: First Step Home, Award Celebration Dinner | 6-9 p.m. DETAILS: The women’s-only substance abuse disorder treatment center will recognize supporters and celebrate successes. Emcee: Mona Morrow from WCPO-TV. Honorees: David Mann, Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco, and the Scripps Howard Foundation. Live jazz, dinner and a program. Special guest: former Cincinnati Bengals kicker Jim Breech. Call for location. Tickets: $175.
513-961-4663 x107 or www.firststephome.org

First Step Home gala committee: (standing) Cathy Cooke, Dave Nuscher, Sara Breiel, President/CEO Margo Spence and Rachel Lyon; (seated) board chair Mary Schwaderer and M. Maureen Heekin

JDRF, Cincinnatians of the Year Gala | Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Liza & Albert Smitherman are being honored as 2020 Cincinnatians of the Year. Black-tie-optional event incorporating various elements of the ’80s, including arcade games, live music, and a replica of the DeLorean from “Back to the Future.” The event also includes live and silent auctions, live auction. Tickets are $250 and sponsorships start at $2,500.
513-793-3223 or www.jdrfcincinnatian.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

POSTPONED UNTIL AUG. 12: 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/child
cancerfamilycare.org/support-us/unsung-hero-awards-nomination

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Annual Golf Classic | 11 a.m. Vineyard Golf Course, 600 Nordyke Rd. DETAILS: Anthony Muñoz, Dave Lapham, and Byron Larkin chat about local sports teams. Boxed lunches start the day, with a cookout-style dinner during the sports panel.
www.cycyouth.org

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

POSTPONED: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Great Strides | 9 a.m. Sawyer Point, Cincinnati, OH. DETAILS: 5K walk provides an opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together and make a difference. Registration is free, but walkers are encouraged to raise funds.
https://fightcf.cff.org/, click “Great Stride”

Joseph House, Annual Golf Outing | 7 a.m., Fairfield Greens South Trace. DETAILS: 18-hole scramble, continental breakfast, lunch and a cash prize. Registration is $100 for individuals or $350 for a foursome.
www.josephhouse.com/golf-outing

Mindful Music Moments, Leadership Forum | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wilks Studio at Music Hall. DETAILS: Professional development for current and prospective schools and partners. Attendees will come away with practical tools to share with peers, parents and community as well as professional development credits for teachers. This forum will encourage students and teachers to be the voice they need for better health and academic outcome. The event is free with reservations. 
www.thewell.world

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 19, Tuesday

POSTPONED FROM MARCH 14: 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

Megan Boyd, YPCC associate director, and KellyAnn Nelson, founding artistic director

May 20, Wednesday

Mindful Music Remix, Classical Covers Fundraiser | 6:30 p.m. Woodward Theater. DETAILS: The concert will feature innovative takes by local musical acts Blossom Hall, Turtledoves, MRC performers including Spirit, Cincy Steel quartet, Brianna Kelly and more plus meet students inspired by Mindful Music. Tickets start at $20.
www.thewell.world

May 21, Thursday

POSTPONED TO OCT. 2: 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”

Hats Off Luncheon co-chairs Lindsay Wilhelm and Pat Hinkley

CANCELED: European American Chamber of Commerce, Gala Dinner

May 28, Thursday

POSTPONED: Children’s Law Center, Dancing with the CLC Stars | childrenslawky.org

May 30, Saturday

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati, Annual Hearts for Hope Gala | 5:30 p.m. The Summit Hotel. DETAILS: Honoring longtime supporters, Dave & LeAnne Conway. Cocktails, dinner, music & dancing, and live & silent auctions. Proceeds from the event will provide academically motivated students in need with the tools to rise above disadvantaged backgrounds and earn a high school degree, succeed to and through higher education, and build a career as a life-long learner. Tickets: $175. www.bhghcincinnati.org

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 6, Saturday

Cancer Support Community, Backyard Bash | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. DETAILS: Free and open to the public and to community members of all ages. Fun activities for the whole family. Food, craft activities, face painting.
513-791-4060 or www.cancersupportcommunity.org

June 11-13, Thursday-Saturday

Habitat for Humanity, Greater Cincinnati, Women Build | DETAILS: Individuals may participate by donating or raising $250 or more to support women in homeownership. Participants receive a Women Build t-shirt and opportunity to work on build site with fellow volunteers. Groups of up to 15 participants must raise $2,500 or more. anna.brandt@habitatcincinnati.org or 513-482-5607
https://www.habitatcincinnati.org/what-we-do/women-build.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 14, Sunday

CANCELED: Cincinnati Concours D’Elegance

June 16, Tuesday 

Giving USA Breakfast | 7:30-10 a.m. Cincinnati Museum Center. DETAILS: Annual report on charitable giving across the nation. Speaker: Melissa Brown.
www.theyunkergroup.com

June 17, Wednesday

Cincinnati Concours D’Elegance, Lincoln of Cincinnati, Exclusive Private Collection & Tasting | 6:30 p.m. The Kroger Estate. DETAILS: On-site valet service, an unmatched collection of race automobiles, a diverse set of business and community leaders, and a unique culinary experience. Reservations are limited. Tickets $225; must be purchased by Tuesday, June 2, 8 p.m.
info@ohioconcours.com or 513-321-1951. fb.com/events/468386954042955

June 18, Thursday

Cincinnati Opera, The Ball of the Century & A Toast to the Future | 5 p.m., Music Hall Ballroom. Cocktails, followed by dinner by Mita’s and Eat Well. Music by CCM jazz musicians, flamenco dancers and fortune tellers. Opening night tickets to “Barber of Seville” sold separately. Following the opera, the celebration returns to the ballroom for A Toast to the Future featuring desserts and dancing. Patron tickets: $500.
513-768-5524, mmills@cincinnatiopera.org or www.cincinnatiopera.org

June 19, Friday

Taft Museum of Art, Light Up the Night Gala | DETAILS: Event Co-Chairs: Michelle and Dudley Taft, Jr., and Tina and Dudley Taft. Tickets start at $125.
www.taftmuseum.org/gala

June 25, Thursday

Companions on a Journey, Annual COJ Celebrity Classic | 11 a.m. Glenview Golf Course. DETAILS: 11 a.m. Registration/Lunch, 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start, 5 p.m. Reception/Dinner. Non-golfers can join the fun by attending the 19th hole reception and dinner.
513-479-3834 or www.companionsonajourney.org

July 13, Monday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Golf Classic | Traditions Golf Club, Hebron. DETAILS: Produced by CFF Tomorrow’s Leaders Young Professional group
https://www.cff.org/PDF-Archive/Chapter-PDFs/GCOO-Event-Calendar.pdf

July 17, Friday

POSTPONED FROM MAY: 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

July 25, Saturday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Bourbon and Bubbles | 5-9 p.m. Madison Event Center, Covington. DETAILS: Assortment of tastings, food and drinks from Kentucky distilleries, breweries, restaurants and vineyards. Music, auctions and more. Regular ticket: $110. Top Shelf ticket: $150. Info: Victoria Molin, 513-533-9300 or vmolin@cff.org. events.cff.org/BourbonAndBubbles

Aug. 12, Wednesday

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

Aug. 22, Saturday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Cycle for Life | 116 Dayton St., Hamilton, OH. DETAILS: Riders ages 16 and up may participate. Helmets required. Ride starts and ends at Marcum Park in Hamilton, OH. 15, 32 and 65 mile routes available. Breakfast, cycle post party.
http://fightcf.cff.org/cincycycle

Aug. 28, 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

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

POSTPONED FROM MARCH: 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 and raffle prizes. Tickets start at $70. circletail.org/events/Dinner-2020

Sept. 6, Sunday

Cancer Support Community, Ignite Hope | 5:30-11 p.m. DETAILS: Unique event offering VIP experience for the Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks at Riverfest, including silent auction, raffles, entertainment.
www.mycancersupportcommunity.org

Sept. 12-13, Saturday-Sunday

Ohio River Foundation, Cincinnati Coffee Festival | Cincinnati Music Hall DETAILS: The midwest’s premier coffee event, celebrating artisan coffee, fine teas, pastry, savory food. Guests will enjoy free tastings, samplings, live music, engaging demonstrations, and the opportunity to purchase products.
www.cincinnaticoffeefestival.com

Sept. 12, Saturday

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

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

Sept. 16, Wednesday

POSTPONED FROM MARCH: 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

Sept. 17, Thursday

POSTPONED FROM APRIL: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,Cincinnati’s Finest Finale | 7-10:30 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 $80.
finest.cff.org/cincy2020

Oct. 2, Friday

POSTPONED FROM MAY: 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”

Oct. 9-11, Friday-Sunday

Flying Pig Marathon | Downtown Cincinnati

Oct. 9, Friday

Episcopal Retirement Services, Annual gala | DETAILS: TBA

POSTPONED FROM APRIL: Karen Wellington Foundation, Annual “Karen’s Gifts” FUNdraiser Bash | 7 p.m. Renaissance Hotel, Downtown. DETAILS: Cirque du Chic theme, music by DJ JonJon, open bar, dinner by the bite, and dancing.
www.karenwellingtonfoundation.org/kg.html 

Oct. 10, Saturday

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

Oct. 15, Thursday

St. Vincent de Paul, Retrofittings | Music Hall Ballroom

Oct. 17, Saturday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 65 Roses Gala | Hard Rock Casino

Oct. 20, Tuesday

POSTPONED FROM MAY: YWCA, Career Women of Achievement | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center

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

May 1-2, Saturday-Sunday, 2021

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Cinci-Cinco Festival | Fountain Square

June 13, Sunday, 2021

Cincinnati Concours D’Elegance


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