Fundraisers Datebook

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April

April 3, Friday
7 Words of Freedom | 6:30 p.m. Freedom Center. 333-7737. DETAILS: The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center teams with Legacy Pointe Church for a Good Friday service focusing on Jesus’ seven last words and designed to reach beyond race, age, gender and religious affiliation. Faith Daniels of Mojo 100.3 will emcee. Speakers from several churches.

April 8-9, Wednesday-Thursday
Town Hall Lecture | Montgomery Women’s Club. Speaker Clint Van Zandt. Two lectures Wednesday, one Thursday. montgomerywomansclub.org

April 9, Thursday
UC Alumni Association Awards | Fifth Third Arena, UC medical campus. uc.edu/alumni/dac

April Affair | Cincinnati Symphony Club, for CSO, 10 a.m. Kenwood Country Club. 774-0243.

April 11, Saturday
Club B | for Cincinnati Ballet, 6:30 p.m. Ballet Center, 1555 Central Pkwy. cballet.org/clubb

Steep Canyon Rangers concert | Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society, for Catholic education, 7:30 p.m. Martin Marietta Theater, Harrison High School. 570-0652 or gcparts.org

Dancing for the Stars | by Cincinnati Arts Association for Overture Awards scholarships, 6 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. Sold out. 977-4188. DETAILS: Popular dance competition featuring local “stars” paired with dance pros has been sold out for weeks.

April 12, Sunday
Scholarship gala | Envision Children, 4-7 p.m. Art Design Consultants, 310 Culvert St. 10thlightingtheway.eventbrite.com

April 14, Tuesday
Cincinnati Flower Show | Cincinnati Horticultural Society, opening night gala, 6-10 p.m. Yeatman’s Cove. cincyflowershow.com

April 15-19, Wednesday-Sunday
Cincinnati Flower Show | Cincinnati Horticultural Society. Various special events. cincyflowershow.com

April 15, Wednesday
Tulip luncheon | for Cincinnati Zoo’s botanical garden. 11 a.m. at the zoo.cincinnatizoo.org/events/tulipluncheon

Taste of Art and Wine | for Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, 5:30-8 p.m. Eisele Gallery. Tickets: $40. 751-2500 x204 or ashinkle@mnministries.org

April 18, Saturday
Spring Bling luncheon | I Have Wings. 10:30-2 Receptions, Erlanger. ihavewings.org. DETAILS: Annual luncheon, silent and Chinese auctions, the popular “Bling Bling” Jewelry Exchange and raffle for I Have Wings, a breast cancer support foundation. Winner of WINGS (With Inspiration No one Goes Solo) Award will be named. Tickets: $50.

Once in a Lifetime Gala | The Cure Starts Now. 5:30 p.m. Horseshoe Casino. thecurestartsnow.org/gala. DETAILS: The eighth annual gala will have a Las Vegas-themed auction and gourmet dinner. Tickets: $125. De Paul Cristo Rey School | Scholarship benefit, for, 5:30 p.m. in the student center. Lisa Muething, 861-0600.

April 19, Sunday
Ubi Caritas concert | for Chamber Music Network, 4 p.m. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Terrace Park. 379-7401 or CMN@MusicUnderConstruction.com 

April 20, Monday
Community connectedness forum | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Immanuel Presbyterian Church. cincyoasis.org. DETAILS: Speakers include Steve Chalke, Oasis founder, author Peter Block, pastor Damon Lynch III, and AMOS Project director Troy Jackson.

April 21, Tuesday
Action Auction | CET, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 3:30-11 p.m. Saturday. cetconnect.org/events

April 21, Tuesday
Luncheon | Lindner Center of Hope auxiliary, 10:30 a.m. Cincinnati Country Club. regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1688581

April 22, Wednesday
Awards dinner | for Su Casa Hispanic Center, 6 p.m. Cintas Center, Xavier. 672-3736. DETAILS: Dinner, silent auction and awards event, with keynote speaker Kevin Appelby, director of Office of Migration and Refugee Policy for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Tickets are $90. RSVP by April 1.

Revel and Applause | Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 7 p.m. Memorial Hall, cincyshakes.com

April 23, Thursday  
Woman’s City Club | speaker forum with Mariel Hemingway, 7:30 p.m. Music Hall. 751-0100

April 24-26, Friday-Sunday
American Girl fashion show | for Aubrey Rose Foundation, various times at Music Hall. 265-5801 or agfs.aubreyrose.org. DETAILS: Several fashion shows, featuring local girls, are scheduled throughout the weekend. Tickets start at $40. Cincinnati’s Livvy Stubenrauch, the voice of young Anna in Disney’s movie “Frozen,” will be one of the models. A VIP After Party with Livvy will be held in June.

April 24, Friday
Pissarro party | by Woman’s Art Club, 6:30 p.m. The Barn, Mariemont. 272-3700 or artatthebarn.org. DETAILS: Lecture by art scholar Richard Brettell the following day at Taft Museum is sold out.

Eve Center’s Cupcakes & Cocktails | 6:30 p.m. Cintas Center.
DETAILS: Girls’ night out, with fashion show, vendors, cupcake judging, tablescapes.

Wine and cheese reception | Tender Mercies, 5-8 p.m. Mannequin Boutique, 1311 Main St., OTR. tendermerciesinc.org

April 24, Friday
Banquet For Life | for Pregnancy Center East, 5:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Hotel. 321-3100

Champions of Hope | for Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health, 6 p.m. Taft Museum of Art. 354-7005. DETAILS: Honoree is philanthropist and longtime supporter Susan Geier. Tickets: $85.

April 25, Saturday
Health Expo | by the Health Gap, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Washington Park. closingthehealthgap.org. DETAILS: Health screenings, demonstrations, live music by Bootsy Collins and the Funk Unity Band.

Discovery Ball | American Cancer Society, 7-11 p.m., Horseshoe Casino. (888) 227-6446, x 8551 or cincinnatidiscoveryball.org

Beacon of Light gala | Lighthouse Youth Services, 6:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Hotel. lys.org 

Fur Ball | SPCA. Sharonville Convention Center. 541-6100. DETAILS: “Tonight Show” themed, with entertainment, open bar, dinner, silent and live auctions. Tickets: $150.

Cincinnati Nature Center gala | 6 p.m., Krippendorf Lodge at Rowe Woods. cincynature.org

Josh Cares Fire and Ice | Greenacres Arts Center, Indian Hill. joshcares.org

April 26, Sunday
1 Night 12 Kitchens | for Midwest Culinary Institute scholarships, 6-9 p.m. MCI on Cincinnati State campus. cincinnatistate.edu/mci. DETAILS: Guests will mingle with the region’s top chefs, sample gourmet fare, explore the institute’s state-of-the-art kitchens, and peruse silent and live auctions. Patron tickets are $200, and include early access to an exclusive hors d’oeuvres reception with chefs at the Summit Restaurant and entry to the Top Chef Lounge. General admission tickets: $125. The event typically sells out. rsvpbook.com/event.php?406401

April 26, Sunday
Inter Parish Ministry | Supper Celebration, 5-8 p.m. Oasis Center, Loveland. interparish.org

Premiere of “Unexpected Journey” | Musicians for Health/UC Cancer Institute, 4 p.m. The Redmoor, 
Mt. Lookout. 558-9879

April 29, Wednesday
Wine Down Wednesday | 6-9 p.m. Greenacres Arts Center, for Oyler School, Price Hill. Beer and wine tastings. WineDownForOyler@yahoo.com

Bethesda Lyceum | for Women’s Cancer Center at Bethesda North Hospital, 6 p.m. Horseshoe Casino. 865-1621

April 30, Thursday
Light Up the Night gala | Women Helping Women, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Horseshoe Casino. womenhelpingwomen.org

ArtWorks annual breakfast | 7:30 a.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. Sara@ArtWorksCincinnati.org

St. Joseph Orphanage gala | 5:30 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza. 245-6995 or SJOkids.org
DETAILS: Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner, plus live music and special guest emcee DJ Jon Jon from Q102. Luxurious prizes in live and silent auctions round out the Spring for the Stars gala.

May

May 2, Saturday
Hats, Horses & Hearts | Derby party, Kindervelt 50 for Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute, 5 p.m. Kenwood Country Club. kindervelt.org/HatsHorsesHearts
DETAILS: Drinks, eats, music, dancing, silent auction, split the pot, and the Kentucky Derby. Tickets $125 per person, $225 a couple. Hats and chic attire encouraged. Daphne Jurgensen, Jessica Levine, Heather Joseph and Jessica Cicchinelli are co-chairs.

Derby Day Party | CHCURC fundraiser, 5-9 p.m. Historic Laurel Court. Tickets: chcurc@gmail.com
DETAILS: Derby-themed fundraiser for College Hill’s urban redevelopment group includes split the pot, silent auction, a hat contest, dinner by the bite, live music and dancing.

May 3, Sunday
Mental illness education day | by Lindner Center of Hope employees, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Manor House, Mason. 536-0328

May 4, Monday
Benefit dinner | by National Exemplar, for Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Foundation, any time 5-9 p.m. 271-2103 or nationalexemplar.com

May 5, Tuesday
United Pet Fund Open house | 5-7 p.m. UPF Resource Center, 11336 Tamarco Road, Blue Ash. unitedpetfund.org

Taste of Duveneck Patron’s Party | for Cincinnati Art Museum, 6-8 p.m. private home. 639-2962

Toast for Hope | Women’s Crisis Center, 5:30 p.m. Drees Pavilion, Devou Park, Covington. (859) 372-3571

May 7, Thursday
Art of Making Memories gala | Alzheimer’s Association | 5:30 p.m. Horseshoe Casino. 721-4284

Go Red luncheon | for women’s heart health, 9:30-1:30 Duke Energy Convention Center. 842-8877

Caring Celebration | Visiting Nurse Association, Westin, downtown.

May 8, Friday
Hope for Camp Swoneky dinner | Salvation Army ARC Auxiliary, 6:30 p.m. Kenwood Country Club. 248-0033 or skoehler22@hotmail.com

May 9-16, Saturday-Saturday
Charley Harper Quilt exhibit | by Milford Historical Society, at Promont. Opening 10 a.m. May 9, tours each day 1-4 p.m. milfordhistory.net

May 9, Saturday
Home tour | by Cincinnati Preservation Association, 1-5 p.m. Rose Hill Avenue, N. Avondale. cincinnatipreservation.org
DETAILS: Tickets are $35 in advance for CPA members, $35 for others. On tour day, all tickets $35.

JDRF Gala | 6 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. swo.jdrf.org

May 9, Saturday
Pecs Balls & Jollies Pub Crawl | Testicular Cancer Society and Protect the Pecs. Noon-6 p.m. The Banks. Details TBA. www.pbj.social

Cornerstone | Dinner/auction 6 p.m. private home. Sold out. 328-9653. cornerstone-equity.org

Hit Men concert | Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society, for Catholic education, 7:30 p.m. McAuley High School. 570-0652 or gcparts.org

May 13, Wednesday
YWCA Career Women luncheon | noon Duke Energy Convention Center.
241-7090

May 14, Thursday
Cowboys in the Garden | Taft Museum of Art, 6 p.m. at the museum. 352-5145

May 16-17, Saturday-Sunday
Used book sale | Hamilton-Fairfield Friends of Lane Libraries, 9-5 Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Queen of Peace Parish gym, 2550 Millville Ave., Hamilton. lanepl.org
DETAILS: Special Friends-only preview 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 15, with memberships available at the door. Fill a bag with books for $5 on Sunday (bags provided.)

May 16, Saturday
Denim & Diamonds | Valley Temple, 6:30-10 p.m. 761-3555
DETAILS: Dinner, trivia and a silent auction, with Jeff Schlaeger and Aron Schneider as emcees. Part of proceeds go to HelpHOPELive.org and help Ethan Kadish, the 14-year-old with brain injury caused by a lightning strike.

May 17, Sunday
Price Hill art tour | by Weston Art Gallery. Tours 2-5 p.m., reception 5-7 p.m. Dunham Arts Center. 977-4165

May 19, Tuesday
Taste of Duveneck Benefactors Party | for Cincinnati Art Museum, private home. 639-2962

May 21, Thursday
Hats Off! luncheon | for Smale Riverfront Park, by Women’s Committee, 11 a.m. at the park.

May 28, Thursday
Dancing with the CLC Stars | Children’s Law Center, 6 p.m. Receptions, Erlanger. childrenslawky.org

May 29-31, Friday-Sunday
Summerfair | Arts fair, Coney Island. Continues through Sunday, May 31. summerfair.org

May 29, Friday
Zoo La La | 7-11 p.m. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. cincinnatizoo.org/events

May 30, Saturday
Music festival | Boys Hope Girls Hope, 6-10 p.m. Findlay Market Beer Garden. 721-3380 or bhghcincinnati.org
DETAILS: Besides music, Hope Fest, sponsored by Eli’s BBQ and My Life Vs. Your Vacation, offers silent auction, food, beer and dancing. Band lineup TBA.

June

June 8-12, Monday-Friday
Munich Sister City events | various locations. Emilys937@gmail.com

June 10, Wednesday
Apple Award | Architectural Foundation, Anderson Pavilion, Smale Park. archcincy@architecture.cincy.org

June 11, Thursday
Taste of Duveneck | 6-9 p.m. Cincinnati Art Museum. 639-2964

June 12, Friday
Cruisin’ for a Cure | Ault Park Concours pre-party, for Arthritis Foundation, 
7 p.m. Anderson Pavilion, Smale Park. 321-1951

June 13, Saturday
Countryside Car Tour | pre-event for Ault Park Concours, departs from Mariemont Square at noon. www.ohioconcours.com

Hangar Party | pre-event for Ault Park Concours, 5 p.m. Executive Jet Management, Lunken Airport. www.ohioconcours.com

June 14, Sunday
Ault Park Concours d’Elegance | Arthritis Foundation, Ault Park. ohioconcours.com

June 17, Wednesday
Purses for a Purpose | Aubrey Rose Foundation. purses4apurpose1@gmail.com

June 20, Saturday
Suits That Rock | 8 p.m. The Carnegie. www.thecarnegie.com or (859) 957-1940
DETAILS: More than 40 “suits by day” trade their business attire and briefcases and take the stage for the annual all-star dance party. Tickets start at $60 and go on sale April 28 for Carnegie members, May 1 for others. Second performance on Saturday, June 27.

June 24, Wednesday
Food Truckin’ | for Josh Cares, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fountain Square. joshcares.org
DETAILS: Eats from 15 Cincinnati’s most popular food. trucks, with proceeds helping ensure critically or chronically ill children aren’t alone in the hospital.

June 26, Friday
Luncheon | Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, 11 a.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza.

August

Aug. 15, Saturday
Party in Plaid and Paisley | Caracole, at Masonic Center Ballroom. 761-1480 or www.caracole.org/party-in-plaid

Aug. 15, Saturday
Opening night gala | Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s Summermusik festival. Music Hall Ballroom. Details TBA.

Aug. 29, Saturday
Tender Mercies Taste of OTR |11 a.m.-11 p.m. Washington Park. 639-7047 or tasteofotr.com

September

Sept. 10, Thursday
Dress for Success Fashion show | Horseshoe Casino. Details TBA.

Sept. 11-13, Friday-Sunday
Food + Wine Classic | Washington Park. Tickets on sale June 1. cincinnatifoodandwineclassic.com

Sept. 12, Saturday
Stepping Stones Bloom | 7 p.m. Greenacres.cincybloom.org

Sept. 26, Saturday
Art Affaire | Milford Area Historical Society, 11-5 Main Street, Milford. MilfordHistory.net

October

Oct. 11, Sunday
Cedar Village Chai Ball | Cooper Creek, Blue Ash. Details TBA. cedarvillage.org

Oct. 17, Saturday
Spirit of Construction gala | Duke Energy Convention Center. Details TBA.

Oct, 22, Thursday
Art in Bloom | Cincinnati Art Museum. Tours, special events, floral interpretations of museum’s collection. Details TBA. cincinnatiartmuseum.org/art-in-bloom

Oct. 23-25, Friday-Sunday
Art & Antiques Festival | for Convalescent Home for Children, Music Hall Ballroom. Details TBA.

Oct. 24, Saturday
Cancer Support Community gala | Kenwood Country Club. 791-4060