The Datebook

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


NOTE: Even though the pandemic is easing, please check with presenting organizations for event changes.


Thru June 20, Thursday-Sunday

Cincinnati Boychoir, Summer Scavenger Hunt | Downtown Cincinnati. DETAILS: Participants purchase a game box and embark on interactive scavenger hunt visiting 12 stops in downtown Cincinnati along the streetcar route. Participants collect clues, and submit a final answer to the puzzle online. Successful game entries will be entered to win raffle prizes. Registration: $40/single, $100/family of 3.

https://cincinnatiboychoir.org/scavenger-hunt

June 18, Friday

Cincinnati Art Museum, A Happening | 6-10 p.m. 953 Eden Park Dr. DETAILS: Music by The Young Heirlooms and DJ Mowgli, live performances by Pones, and food and drinks. Held entirely outdoors and food will be served in individualized picnic style baskets. Guests must be 21+. Tickets: Members & YP (under age 40) $75, General Admission, $100, VIP $200.

www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/ahappening

June 19, Saturday

Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Race Across America | DETAILS: An eight man relay team riding.

http://ohiovalley.hdsa.org/raceacrossamerica

Pyramid Hill, Fishing Derby | 9:30 a.m.-noon. Pyramid Hill. DETAILS: Kids ages 5-13 are invited to participate in a catch and release tourney. Parents and guardians are encouraged to bring their own gear to fish alongside their children. Prizes awarded for biggest fish caught and most fish caught. Free and open to the public.

www.pyramidhill.org/events

June 20, Sunday

Juneteenth Cincinnati, Virtual Concert | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. WXIX/Fox 19. DETAILS: Musical performances including ZAPP & Ms. Jazz.

juneteenthcincinnati.org

June 21, Monday

Rosemary’s Babies, Fatherhood Panel Discussion | 6-7 p.m. Virtual. DETAILS: This intimate conversation focuses on the trauma teen parents face and how to triumphantly overcome those barriers. Special guests Eddie Koen, Ronald Bryant, Deon Mack, and Aswad Mack.

www.rosemarysbabies.co/fatherhoodcelebration2021 

June 22, Tuesday

Rosemary’s Babies, Fatherhood Resource Fair | 5:30-7:30 p.m. 4439 Reading Rd. DETAILS: Resource and supply giveaway for ALL Dads 13-19 years old. Register for free food, t-shirts, information, baby supplies, and more.

www.rosemarysbabies.co/fatherhoodcelebration2021

June 23, Wednesday

Impact 100, Meet the Finalists | noon-1 p.m. Zoom. DETAILS: Lunch hour announcing Impact 100’s 2021 Nonprofit Grant Finalists.

https://impact100.org/events/

June 24, Thursday

Right at Home, Summer Kick-Off Event | 4-6 p.m. Fretboard Brewing, 5800 Creek Rd., Cincinnati. DETAILS: Live Music by Tracy Walker. Two free drink tickets, prizes.

www.rightathome.net/cincinnati

June 25, Friday

Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati, PRIDE Middletown | 5-9 p.m. DETAILS: Self-guided Color Crawl through downtown with various stations to “bomb” guests’ white t-shirts with rainbow powder (this route doubles as a Rainbow Bar Crawl for those ages 21+), DJ and vendors at Governor’s Square Park, live music at White Dog and New Ales, 100-meter High-Heel Dash, drag show at The Slice.www.facebook.com/pridemiddletown

Cincinnati Zoo, Zoo La La | 7:30 p.m. DETAILS: Set throughout the entire zoo, this fun adults night out, titled “Wildly Entertaining,” will include up-close animal encounters, food and libations, and live entertainment. VIP event: 6:30 p.m. $100 general admission. $150 VIP.

cincinnatizoo.org

Visionaries + Voices, Double Vision Art Auction | 6:30-10:30 p.m. Pyramid Hill. DETAILS: In-person, outdoor and socially distanced live art auction. Silent auction, light bites, music and cash bar. Pam Kravetz on stage. Tickets are free; registration required.

www.eventbrite.com/e/double-vision-xii-tickets-151542141625

June 26-27, Saturday-Sunday

Lebanon Council of Garden Clubs, Lebanon Garden Tour | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Lebanon Train Station, 198 S. Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036. DETAILS: 5 Private Gardens Plus gardens at Glendower Historic Mansion, Pines Pet Cemetery, Miller Ecological Park & The Lebanon Train Station. Tickets: $20. Children 12 and under Free.

www.facebook.com/LebanonGardenTour

June 26, Saturday

Cincinnati Nature Center, Garden Tour: Noteworthy Natives | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. DETAILS: Garden tour featuring 12 magnificent gardens in the region. From intimate suburban spaces to grand landscapes, the self-guided tour will feature a variety of creatively designed gardens including plants native to the area. Tickets: $40/person.

www.CincyNature.org

Dayton Art Institute, Backyard Ball | 7 p.m. DETAILS: Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner in museum galleries, live music, dancing, open bars, specialty martinis, cigars, liqueurs, and much more. Grand Draw Raffle and VIP cocktail reception. Grand Patron Party Packs are $395 each and Patron Party Packs are $295.

www.daytonartinstitute.org/artball

Santa Maria Community Services, Summer Safety Fest 2021 | 1-4 p.m. Swing Park and Aaron Raines Garden, 2121 Hatmaker St. Cincinnati. DETAILS: Free food and music, join the conversation to prevent violence and substance abuse in our community. Free bike repair, free locks, lights, and helmets. Individuals may bring a bike for maintenance or a tune-up and receive guidance for getting around Cincinnati by bike.

www.santamaria-cincy.org/summer-safety-fest-2021

June 27, Sunday

RAPTOR, Inc., Open House | 1-4 p.m. 961 Barg Salt Run Rd., Milford, OH. DETAILS: Events include opportunities to see birds of prey up close. Visitors can interact with educators to learn about these predators and their part in the ecosystem, and explore biofacts. Reservations: Free, needed only when there is a COVID mandate in place.

www.raptorinc.org

June 28, Monday

Wave Foundation, Putt for Penguins | 10:30 a.m. Wetherington Golf & Country Club. 7337 Country Club Ln. DETAILS: Continental breakfast, golf with cart, drinks and food, awards celebration. Former Cincinnati Bengal, David Fulcher and other local celebrities. Each foursome joined by a celebrity for a five person scramble. $300 per golfer.

https://wavefoundation.org/events/putt-penguins


July 5, Monday

Musicians for Health, 5 for 5: Live Streamed Concert Series | 8 p.m. YouTube. DETAILS: On the 5th of each month. Nora Germain will be hosting free live streamed concerts.

www.youtube.com/channel/UCAE5I5CzZqa8618900AWivw

July 8, Thursday

Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Braille Ale | 6-9 p.m. West Side Brewing. DETAILS: Small Silent Auction (West Side businesses) celebrity MC (TBD), Split the Pot, Blind Folded Beer Tasting Contest, light snacks.

www.cincyblind.org

Cincinnati Nature Center, Hoots & Hops | 6-10 p.m. Krippendorf Lodge, Cincinnati Nature Center. DETAILS: Beer and dessert samples from local craft brewers and area restaurants and caterers, food trucks, live music, and nature education stations along the hiking trails at Rowe Woods. Tickets: $45/person.

www.CincyNature.org

July 12, Monday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2021 CF Golf Classic | 11:30 a.m. Traditions Golf Club, Hebron KY. DETAILS: Boxed lunch, golfer gift, 18-holes with cart, beverages and snack, to-go dinner.

https://events.cff.org/cincygolfclassic

July 17, Saturday

FC Cincinnati Foundation, FCC3 Walk/Run | TBA.  DETAILS: The FCC3 will start with a 3-mile walk/run with the finish line at TQL Stadium.  Following the race there will be a Watch Party as FC Cincinnati takes on CF Montreal that night on the road.www.fccrace.com

July 19, Monday

New Life Furniture Bank, Golf Classic | 10 a.m. Oasis Golf Club in Loveland. DETAILS: Outdoors with food, drinks, raffle, silent auction, hole challenges and more. Following the tournament, golfers will enjoy a cocktail reception and awards ceremony in the clubhouse.

https://nlfurniture.org/upcoming-events/golf-classic

July 21, Wednesday

Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 2021 Salute to Leaders Awards | Oasis Conference Center in Loveland. DETAILS: Honorees will be recognized with a dinner and awards ceremony. Tickets: $30 for individuals, $700 for sponsored table of 8.

www.ClermontChamber.com

July 25, Sunday

Ken Anderson Alliance, Annual Ride for Autism | 1-4 p.m. Queen City Harley-Davidson, 5960 Dixie Hwy, Fairfield. DETAILS: Steve Miller, Fairfield Mayor, will give the official call to start. Music by Sweet Sister Mercy. $20/single riders; $25/double rider. Early bird prices until July 15.

www.kenandersonalliance.org/rockin-ridin-for-autism-8

RAPTOR, Inc., Open House | 1-4 p.m. 961 Barg Salt Run Rd., Milford, OH. DETAILS: Events include opportunities to see birds of prey up close. Visitors can interact with educators to learn about these predators and their part in the ecosystem, and explore biofacts. Reservations: Free, needed only when there is a COVID mandate in place.

www.raptorinc.org

July 29, Thursday

Jewish Community Relations Council, Annual Meeting “The Crisis of Extremism” | 7 p.m. Virtual. DETAILS: Celebrate outgoing President Ronna Greff Schneider, and meet incoming President Mark Barsman. Speakers: Integrity First for America Executive Director Amy Spitalnick and Lead Counsel Robbie Kaplan.

https://jewishcincinnati.ticketspice.com/jcrc-annual-meeting

July 30-Aug. 1, Friday-Sunday

Talbert House, Bang Bang in Paradise (To-Go) | 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Bonefish Grill in Hyde Park. DETAILS: Raffle, online auction. $50 Paradise Party Pack includes a three-course meal for one from Bonefish Grill and a donation to Talbert House. Kids Meals available for $7. Pick up is at the Bonefish. Orders must be placed by July 25.

www.talberthouse.org

July 31, Saturday

Danger Wheel 6 | noon-8:30 p.m. Intersection of 12th Street and Broadway in Cincinnati’s Pendleton neighborhood. DETAILS: The outdoor event, held rain or shine, will go downhill fast on a two-block course, as racers compete for the much-coveted title of “Danger Champion!” Free event. Registration is $100 for a team of 3 racerswww.dangerwheel.com


Aug. 5, Thursday

Musicians for Health, 5 for 5: Live Streamed Concert Series | 8 p.m. YouTube. DETAILS: On the 5th of each month. Dark Sky Hustlers will be hosting free live streamed concerts.

www.youtube.com/channel/UCAE5I5CzZqa8618900AWivw

Aug. 6, Friday

St. Rita School for the Deaf, Annual Golf Outing | 9:30 a.m. Glenview Golf Course, 10965 Springfield Pike. DETAILS: Hors d’oeuvres and Awards. Honoring and Remembering Mike Cappel (1947-2020).

https://www.srsdeaf.org/Golf.aspx

Aug. 7, Saturday

Paddlefest | 7 a.m. Schmidt Recreation Complex, East End. DETAILS: Nation’s largest paddling celebration attracts 2,000 paddlers for 9-mile float down the Ohio River, bookended by Friday night pre-party (4-9:30 p.m., Schmidt Recreation Complex) and Saturday post-paddle Finish Line Festival at Gilday Recreation Complex in Riverside. This year will feature a half-distance paddle. Cost for 9-mile paddle: $65 adult, $25 youth 17 and under; 4.5-mile paddle: $60 adult, $20 youth. Prices increase Aug. 1. Use your boat, or rent kayak or canoe. Proceeds benefit Adventure Crew.

www.ohioriverpaddlefest.org

Rotary Club of Cincinnati, Believe 2 Achieve Summer Party | 7-9:30 p.m. Brain Brew Distillery in Newtown. DETAILS: MC: Bob Herzog, Local 12. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, live and silent auctions. Pre-party for sponsors at 6 p.m., where sponsors will create their own custom bourbon blend with mixologist Molly Wellmann.www.cincinnatirotary.org

Aug. 11, Wednesday

Pro Seniors, Inc., Seniors Who Rock 2021 | DETAILS: TBA

www.proseniors.org

Aug. 12, Thursday

Companions on a Journey, Annual Celebrity Classic | 10:30 a.m. Glenview Golf Course. DETAILS: 10 a.m. registration/lunch, 11:30 p.m. shotgun start, 4:30 p.m. dinner/awards.  Non-golfers may attend reception and dinner.

https://cojclassic.eventbrite.com

Aug. 13, Friday

Cincinnati Nature Center, Hoots & Hops | 6-10 p.m. Krippendorf Lodge, Cincinnati Nature Center. DETAILS: Beer and dessert samples from local craft brewers and area restaurants and caterers, food trucks, live music, and nature education stations along the hiking trails at Rowe Woods. Tickets: $45/person.

www.CincyNature.org

Aug. 21, Saturday

Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, Teal Power 5K Run & Walk | 8 a.m. Blue Ash Summit Park. DETAILS: Raffle, vendor booths, fastest time winners

www.runsignup.com/tealpower5k

Aug. 22-29, Sunday

EquaSion, Annual Cincinnati Festival of Faiths | DETAILS: Serving as this year’s Festival Co-Chairs are Afreen Asif, Penny Pensak, Jaipal Singh and Bishop Marvin F. Thomas, Sr.

www.equasion.org/festival-of-faiths/interfaith-celebration

Aug. 24, Tuesday

Cancer Family Care, Joslin Haggart Yeiser Unsung Hero Awards | 6-9 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza Pavilion. DETAILS: Cocktails, dinner, and awards program. Tickets start at $45. Children’s tickets $15.

513-731-3346 or http://bit.ly/cfcunsung

Aug. 28, Saturday

Easterseals, Honor Ride | DETAILS: Show your support for America’s veterans by participating in a 6-mile or 22-mile bike ride. Can be completed in person with a group led by the Wyoming Ohio Cycling Foundation or on a route of your choice. Non-riders may also purchase honor ribbons dedicated to someone who served, which will be carried by a ride participant.

http://EastersealsHonorRide.com

May We Help, “Reach Beyond” | 6:30 p.m. 7967 Ayers Road, Cincinnati OH 45255. DETAILS: Held outside at the home of Joe and Lorraine Mayernik, with social media personality Grace Anna as keynote speaker. Supports team of volunteer makers design, build and deliver custom devices, at no cost, to hundreds of clients every year. Evening features music by Just Strange Brothers, food and beer by Big Ash Brewing. Tickets: $150 per person. 

www.maywehelp.org

Aug. 29, Sunday

RAPTOR, Inc., Open House | 1-4 p.m. 961 Barg Salt Run Rd., Milford, OH. DETAILS: Events include opportunities to see birds of prey up close. Visitors can interact with educators to learn about these predators and their part in the ecosystem, and explore biofacts. Reservations: Free, needed only when there is a COVID mandate in place.

www.raptorinc.org


Sept. 9, Thursday

Findlay Market, Flavor of Findlay | 6:30 p.m. DETAILS: Top local chefs paired with market merchants to create delicious, one-of-a-kind dishes. Each tasting station has a wine pairing. Silent auction.

findlaymarket.org

Sept. 11, Saturday

The Cure Starts Now, Once in a Lifetime Gala | Duke Convention Center. DETAILS: Auction, dinner and program. Includes complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks. Tickets: $100.

https://csnevents.regfox.com/2021-gala-tables

Stepping Stones, Bloom: Boots & Bourbon | 7 p.m. Valley View Foundation, 790 Garfield Ave., Milford, OH. DETAILS: Bourbon tastings, silent auction, dinner, live music by Catalina Wine Mixer. Tickets $150/person.

www.CincyBloom.org

Sept. 15, Wednesday

Comboni Missionaries, Love Thy Neighbor: Immigration Talk with Su Casa | 6 p.m. Cincinnati Mission Center, 1318 Nagel Rd. DETAILS: Lite bites and drinks. Experts from Su Casa discuss important issues surrounding immigration, both locally and nationally. RSVP nolan@combonimissionaries.org or 513-474-4997

www.combonimissionaries.org/event/love-thy-neighbor-immigration-talk-with-su-casa

Sept 16, Thursday

Horizon Community Funds, Give Where You Live NKY | 6-7 p.m. Wooden Cask Brewery. DETAILS: A fun, casual way for community members to give back to nonprofits that serve Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties. Participating members nominate a nonprofit, and three names are randomly selected and briefly discussed. Members then vote on their favorite, and each member contributes $100 for the grant to the winning organization.

www.horizonfunds.org

Sept. 20, Monday

Clermont Chamber of Commerce, Golf for Kids | 10 a.m. Oasis Golf Club, 902 Loveland Miamiville Rd. DETAILS: Contest holes, raffles, bottle pull. Lunch, dinner, awards.

https://clermontchamber.com/registrationcalendar/#id=1704&cid=243&wid=301

Sept. 23, Thursday

Impact 100, Annual Awards Celebration | DETAILS: TBA

https://impact100.org/events/

Hearing Speech + Deaf Center, Annual Laura and Richard Kretschmer Service Award Gala | 6 p.m. Bell Event Centre, 444 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH. DETAILS: Honoring Donna Mayerson, Ph.D.

https://hearingspeechdeaf.org

Sept. 24, Friday

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, 3rd annual The BIG Breakfast | 7:30 a.m. Hyatt Regency, 151 W. Fifth Street, downtown. DETAILS: Keynote speakers for “Together We Are Defenders of Potential” are Procter & Gamble Chairman, President and CEO David Taylor and Kroger Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen, sharing their personal insight into the importance of mentoring. Sponsors include Kraft Heinz, Sycamore Capital, EY, Kroger and P&G.

www.bigsforkids.org

Sept. 26, Sunday

RAPTOR, Inc., Open House | 1-4 p.m. 961 Barg Salt Run Rd., Milford, OH. DETAILS: Events include opportunities to see birds of prey up close. Visitors can interact with educators to learn about these predators and their part in the ecosystem, and explore biofacts. Reservations: Free, needed only when there is a COVID mandate in place.

www.raptorinc.org


Sept. 30, Thursday

Center for Respite Care, Transformation Awards | 7 p.m. Virtual. DETAILS: Hour-long program, hosted by Local 12’s Liz Bonis, will highlight this year’s honorees, who have contributed to the betterment and quality of life in our region: Impact 100, Our Daily Bread, The Chertock Family, Mary Ellen-Tobe Roberts.

www.centerforrespitecare.org

Santa Maria Community Services, The Sharing Table | ARCO/Price Hill Will, 3301 Price Ave. DETAILS: TBA

Oct. 1, Friday

Cincinnati Parks Foundation, Hats Off Luncheon | DETAILS: Take a small group of friends or family to your favorite neighborhood Cincinnati Park to partake in a community picnic. Donors received a collapsible, insulated picnic basket which includes picnic essentials.

 www.cincinnatiparksfoundation.org

Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, Jeans & Jewels Gala | 6-10 p.m. Fairfield Receptions. DETAILS: Hors d’oeuvres, open bar during cocktail hour, dinner, dessert, wine with dinner, silent and live auction, wine pull, bourbon pull, jewelry raffle.www.cincyovariancancer.org/events

Oct. 2, Saturday

Alzheimer’s Association, Walk to End Alzheimer’s | DETAILS: TBA

https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2021/OH-GreaterCincinnati?fr_id=14690&pg=entry

Christ Hospital, 2021 Gala | 6:30 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Black tie gala with cocktails, dinner and dancing.

513-585-0657 or Dianne.Fisk@thechristhospital.com

Oct. 4, Monday

Dragonfly, Golf Classic | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The Heritage Club Golf Course, Mason, OH. DETAILS: Emcee: Scott Sloan, WLW Radio Host. Golf, food, cocktail hour, entertainment, silent auction, awards ceremony.https://dragonfly.org/events/golf

Oct. 7, Thursday

Junior Achievement of OKI Partners, 2021 Hall of Fame Laureates | Cintas Center. DETAILS: Honoring John W. Hayden, Ralph Lazarus, Joseph Mayernik, Edwin J. Rigaud, Pauline Strayhorn, Peg Wyant.

www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-oki-cincinnati

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Light The Night | Yeatman’s Cove. DETAILS: In-person and virtual options available. Register a team or as an individual.

www.lightthenight.org/events/cincinnati-n-ky

Oct. 12, Tuesday

Metropolitan Club, 2021 Metropolitan Award | DETAILS: Honoring Candace McGraw, CEO of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

859-491-2400 or reception@metropolitanclub.net

Oct. 17, Sunday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 65 Roses: LIVE! | 5 p.m. Virtual. DETAILS: Virtual cooking class, inspiring messages from cystic fibrosis community

https://events.cff.org/65RosesGalaOH

Oct. 20, Wednesday

AJC Cincinnati, Human Relations Award Dinner | 5:30 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Honoring William Barrett, M.D., director, UC Cancer Institute. Cocktail reception, dinner and program. Featured speaker: David Harris, AJC chief executive officer

www.ajc.org

Oct. 23, Saturday

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Dream Makers 2021: Answering the Call | 7:30 p.m. WKRC Local 12 Channel 12. DETAILS: 30-minute televised experience, honoring students, mentors, donors, sponsors, and pay tribute to Founder and Hero, Judge Nathaniel Jones.

https://dreammakerscyc.org

Spirit of Construction, Celebration of Construction Gala | 5:30 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Honoring eminent constructors and their achievements, as well as promoting civic and educational ventures benefiting the construction industry. 

513-382-4315 or TBrunsman@spiritofconstruction.org

Valley View, Run for the Bottoms! 5K and 10K | DETAILS: Choose the 5K or single loop 10K for a tour of our trails through forest, field and streamside. Post race party at the finish line by the old Tobacco Barn.

www.valleyviewcampus.org


Nov. 6, Saturday

Cancer Family Care, 42nd Annual Wine Tasting & Auction | 6 p.m. Manor House. DETAILS: Wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction, three-course gourmet dinner with wine pairings and live auction

513-731-3346 or http://bit.ly/winetasting42 

Nov. 13, Saturday

Learning Grove, Gala in the Grove | 6 p.m. Paul Brown Stadium East Club Lounge. DETAILS: Cocktails, dinner, silent and live auction, after party. Charity in Action Awardee- Shannon Jones, Executive Director Groundwork Ohio

cturner@learning-grove.org

Nov. 30, Tuesday

Easterseals, Brighter Futures Celebration | 7:30 p.m. WCPO 9 and streaming on WCPO App. DETAILS: Join us for a half-hour of #breakthroughmoments! Meet three of your neighbors who overcame significant challenges on their journey to employment and an outstanding community partner committed to inclusive employment in Greater Cincinnati. 

www.eastersealsgc.org/brighter


Dec. 9, Thursday

Horizon Community Funds, Give Where You Live NKY | 6-7 p.m. Molly Malone’s. DETAILS: A fun, casual way for community members to give back to nonprofits that serve Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties. Participating members nominate a nonprofit, and three names are randomly selected and briefly discussed. Members then vote on their favorite, and each member contributes $100 for the grant to the winning organization.

www.horizonfunds.org

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Feb, 5, 2022

Good Samaritan Foundation, Annual Gala: Dancing Through the Decades | 6-11:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Black tie gala with cocktails, dinner and dancing. Proceeds benefit the creation of Cellular Therapy Program at TriHealth Cancer Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital.

gshfoundation.com/gala


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