Fundraisers Datebook

To add events to this datebook, email the editor, with DATEBOOK as the subject line. This page is updated with each new issue of Express. Publication dates and deadlines.

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Aug. 26, Wednesday

Boys & Girls Clubs | Open house at new Larry and Rhonda Sheakley club building, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 4100 Glenway Ave.

Aug. 27, Thursday

ArtWorks | Big Pitch, 6 p.m. Cincinnati Masonic Center, 317 E. Fifth St.

Aug. 28-29, Friday-Saturday

The Cure Starts Now | Beer, Wine and Food Festival in downtown park at 400 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.

Aug. 29, Saturday

Brighton Center | Wine Over Water wine and food tasting, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Purple People Bridge.

JDRF | Accelerate car show, Washington Court House, Ohio. Transportation leaves Indian Hill High School 4 p.m., return at 9 p.m. $125.

Music Resource Center | “Party Like a Rock Star” gala, 7:30 p.m. The Redmoor, Mt. Lookout. $65.

Tender Mercies | Taste of OTR, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Washington Park. 639-7047 or

Aug. 30, Sunday | Pique-nique in the park, 12:30 p.m. Piatt Park, Garfield Place and Vine Street. RSVP: 621-4777

Sept. 1, Tuesday

Social Enterprise Cincy | Summit and reception, 2:30-7 p.m. Cincinnati Museum Center.

Sept. 2, Wednesday

Social Enterprise Cincy | Showcase, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fountain Square, booths of businesses that exist to give back to society.

Sept. 3, Thursday

Catholic Inner-City Schools Education | campaign kickoff at Great American Ball Park. 421-3131, x2751 or

Cincinnati Parks Foundation | Gentlemen of Style and Substance reception, Carol Ann’s Carousel, Smale Riverfront Park. 861-0023

Sept. 4, Friday

Health Gap | Bootsy Collins concert, rescheduled after rainout during spring Health Expo, 7 p.m. Washington Park, OTR.

Sept. 6, Sunday

Children’s Home | Rockin’ Ribs party during Riverfest, 5-10 p.m. Montgomery Inn Boathouse. 527-7261

Freestore Foodbank | Rubber Duck Regatta, 3 p.m. Purple People Bridge.

Sept. 9, Wednesday

Ohio Justice & Policy Center | An evening with Piper Kerman, The Phoenix.

Sept. 10, Thursday

Dress for Success | Fashion show. Horseshoe Casino.

People Working Cooperatively | Ramp It Up for Veterans, 8:30-11 a.m. Citi, Florence.

Sept. 11-13, Friday-Sunday

Food + Wine Classic | Washington Park.

Sept. 11, Friday

People Working Cooperatively | 40th anniversary, 6-10 p.m. Drees Pavilion, Covington., 482-5112

Sept. 12, Saturday

Behringer-Crawford Museum | freshART,

Cornerstone Corp. for Shared Equity | gala, 6:30 p.m. Montgomery Inn Boathouse.

Stepping Stones | Bloom, 7 p.m. Greenacres.

Urban League | Gala featuring singer Rachelle Ferrell, 7 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. 281-9955 or

Sept. 13, Sunday

Dayton Street Historical Foundation | Walking tour, 1-4 p.m. Start at 900 Dayton St., home of Hauck Museum.

Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Series | Concert, 7:30 p.m. McAuley Performing Arts Center.

Sept. 15, Tuesday

Literacy Network | Spelling Bee for adults, 4:30 p.m. Holy Grail Banks. 621-7323

Sept. 17, Thursday

Lighthouse Youth Services | “Fashion, Food, Friends & Fun” at private home in Indian Hill.

Sept. 18, Friday

Art Beyond Boundaries | Jazzed About Art jazz/dinner/art, 6-10 p.m. Belterra

Cincinnati Zoo | Zoofari, 6:30 p.m.-midnight. Cincinnati Zoo.

Sept. 19, Saturday

Beads of Courage | artists competition benefiting hospitalized children, 10-4 p.m. Brazee Street Studios, Oakley.

Healthy Roots | Bluegrass for Babies benefit concert for Cincinnati Children’s and Cradle Cincinnati, 3-9 p.m. Sawyer Point.

Sept. 20, Sunday

Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks Foundation | Children’s Tea. Mt. Echo Park. Details TBA.

Sept. 21, Monday

Salvation Army | Estate planning conference, Savannah Center, West Chester.

Sept. 23, Wednesday

Visiting Nurse Association | annual meeting, 11:30 a.m. Hyatt Regency downtown. 345-8038 or

Sept. 24, Thursday

CET | Live on CET! gala honoring 3CDC, 5:30-9 p.m. Music Hall. Auction broadcast live from 7-9 p.m. on CET. 345-6579 or

Sept. 25, Friday

Envision | ‘Much Ado at the Zoo’ cocktail party, 7 p.m. Cincinnati Zoo base camp. 619-2989 or

Episcopal Retirement Homes | Gala, 6-10 p.m. Kenwood Country Club. 272-5555 x4283 or

UC Memory Disorders Center | Forget Me Not gala, The Phoenix. 558-6769

Sept. 26, Saturday

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra | “Fantastique” opening night gala, 5:30 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom.

Cincy Summer Streets | Pleasant Street in OTR closes from Washington Park to Findlay Market 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for day of fun.

People Working Cooperatively | Build and Brew, 4-7 p.m. Rhinegeist Brewery.

Sept. 27, Sunday

Ault Park Advisory Committee and Greater Cincinnati Rose Association | Ault in Bloom rose show, 1-4 p.m. Ault Park Pavilion.

Sept. 28, Monday

Forum | “Legalizing Marijuana – Is It Responsible for Ohio?” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Red Cross auditorium, 2111 Dana Ave.

Oct. 1, Thursday

Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education | annual meeting/celebration, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. program, 8401 Montgomery Road.

Oct. 2, Friday

CityLink MashUp | 6:30-10:30 p.m. CityLink Center.

WAVE Foundation | Nauti Nite, 7:30 p.m. Newport Aquarium.

Women Helping Women | Purple Light Walk, Washington Park. Resource fair 5:30 p.m., 1.5-mile walk looping through downtown at 7 p.m.

Oct. 3, Saturday

Our Daily Bread | Grand Slam Gala, 6 p.m. Great American Ball Park. 621-6364 x13 or

Zonta Club | Wine & Dine Scholarship Fundraiser, 6 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center. 616-5696 or

Oct. 8, Thursday

Center for Respite Care | Transformation awards dinner, 6 p.m. Cintas Center, Xavier. $75. 621-1868

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative | Dream Makers celebration, 5:30 p.m. Music Hall.

Cris Collinsworth ProScan Foundation | Pink Ribbon Luncheon, Duke Energy Center.

Oct. 9, Friday

UCAN benefit | Singer / actress / impressionist Christina Bianco, 8 p.m. The Carnegie. (859) 957-1940

Oct. 10, Saturday

Patty Brisben Foundation | gala, 6 p.m.-midnight. Greenacres Arts Center, Indian Hill. 697-5929

Covington Ladies Home | “Night of Fortunes” costume party, 7:30 p.m.-midnight at Molly Malone’s, Covington. (859) 431-6913 or

Oct. 11, Sunday

Cedar Village | Chai Ball. Cooper Creek, Blue Ash. Details TBA.

Oct. 12, Monday

Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA | Annual gala, 6 p.m. Hyatt Regency. 979-6999,

Oct. 14-15, Wednesday-Thursday

Montgomery Woman’s Club | Town Hall Lecture, Steve Hartman. 684-1632 or

Oct. 15, Thursday

Ohio Cancer Research | Star Award gala with Mary Wilson of the Supremes, 6:30 p.m. Westin at Fountain Square.

Oct. 16, Friday

A Kid Again | All Out Adventure featuring the Rusty Griswolds, 7 p.m. at the Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave. 232-5104 or Liz Flynn,

Oct. 17, Saturday

Children’s Theatre | “Under the Sea” family gala, 5-9 p.m. Taft Theater, 569-8080

Spirit of Construction | Celebration of Construction Gala. Duke Energy Convention Center.

Oct. 17, Saturday

YWCA | Bark Out Against Battering Pet Fest, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Washington Park. 241-7090

Oct. 18, Sunday

de Cavel Family SIDS Foundation | Friends and Family brunch, 11:30 a.m., Midwest Culinary Institute, Cincinnati State campus.

Oct. 21, Wednesday

Mannequin Charity Boutique | “RENT, the fundraiser,” 6-9 p.m. Rhinegeist Brewery.

Oct. 22, Thursday

Cincinnati Art Museum | Art in Bloom.

Oct. 23-25, Friday-Sunday

Art & Antiques Festival | by Association of Volunteers, benefiting Convalescent Home for Children. Music Hall Ballroom.

Oct. 23, Friday

Autism Society | The Event to Connect dinner, 7 p.m. at The Transept on Washington Park. 561-2300 or

Brewery District CURC | Beer Baron Ball, Horseshoe Casino.

Cincinnati Preservation Association | Fall forum, noon Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.

Oct. 24, Saturday

Cancer Support Community | Celebration of Life Gala, Kenwood Country Club. 791-4060

Mercantile Library | Niehoff Lecture, featuring author/columnist David Brooks, and dinner, 7 p.m. Westin Presidential Ballroom. 621-0717

Wine & Whiskers Tasting and Auction | 6-10 p.m. Bell Event Centre, 444 Reading Road.

Oct. 29, Thursday

Better Business Bureau | ethics awards gala, Pavilion Ballroom, Horseshoe Casino.

Nov. 6, Friday

Bethany House Services | Ales to Zinfandels wine and beer tasting, 6 p.m. Carnegie Center, Columbia-Tusculum. 557-2411 or

Nov. 7, Saturday

Cancer Family Care | Wine Tasting and Auction, 6-10 p.m. Manor House, Mason.

Knights of Peter Claver | Sickle cell gala for Cincinnati Children’s, 7 p.m. Crowne Plaza, Blue Ash.

Nov. 12, Thursday

Association of Fundraising Professionals | National Philanthropy Day luncheon, 11 a.m. Duke Energy Convention Center, Ballroom B. Details TBA.

Nov. 14, Saturday

Salvation Army Top Shop Auxiliary | Fundraiser and Doll Auction, 11 a.m. doors open, 12:45 p.m. auction, Armstrong Chapel, Indian Hill.

Nov. 20, Friday

ArtWorks | Lovefest featuring Cincinnati’s best, the successor to Secret ArtWorks. Details TBA

2016 —

Feb. 13, 2016, Saturday

Dragonfly Foundation | Love Rocks gala, Savannah Center, West Chester.

Feb. 24 and 26, Wednesday and Friday

The Carnegie | “Art of Food” | opening party of exhibit expands to two days for 10th anniversary. Details TBA