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.


Feb. 25, Wednesday • Season unveil, by Cincy Shakes, 719 Race St. 381-2273

Feb. 26, Thursday • Cincinnati’s Finest finale, by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6 p.m. Bell Event Centre. 533-9300

Feb. 26, Thursday • Trivia contest, by YPs for Cincinnati Youth Collaborative’s Brighter Futures, 6-8 p.m. Christian Moerlein Tap Room, 1621 Moore St., Over-the-Rhine.

Feb. 26, Thursday • Great Living Cincinnatians, by Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, 5:30 p.m. Duke Energy Center. 579-3111

Feb. 26, Thursday • Handbags for Hope, for Literacy Network, 5:30 p.m. Cincinnati Club.

Feb. 27, Friday • Art After Dark, 5-9 p.m. Cincinnati Art Museum.

Feb. 27-28, Friday-Saturday • Kickoff events for ReelAbilities Film Festival, various locations. Festival continues through March 7.

Feb. 28, Saturday • Equality Awards dinner, by Human Rights Campaign, 6 p.m. Horseshoe Casino. (800) 494-8497

Feb. 28, Saturday • Gala for Ohio Valley Voices, The Phoenix, downtown.

Feb. 28, Saturday • CinSation gala, by Junior League, 6:30 p.m. Cincinnati Masonic Center, downtown.

Feb. 28, Saturday • Finals for Overture Awards scholarships, by Cincinnati Arts Association, 1 p.m. Aronoff Center.

Feb. 28, Saturday • Bowling, by Kindervelt for Cincinnati Children’s, 3-5 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Axis Bowl, Newport on the Levee.


March 5-7, Thursday-Saturday • Cincinnati International Wine Festival, various venues and times., 723-9463 (WINE)

March 6, Friday • 100th anniversary Gala, Woman’s City Club, 5:30 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza.

March 6, Friday • Bourbon & Bluegrass, for Redwood, 7-11 p.m. New Riff Distillery, Newport. (859) 331-0880

March 6, Friday • Gala, for Make-A-Wish Foundation, 6:30 p.m. Music Hall. 297-4510

March 6-8, Friday-Sunday • Bockfest, for Brewery District CURC, multiple events and locations in OTR.

March 7, Saturday • Two-Headed Calf awards, by Behringer-Crawford Museum, 6 p.m. Student Union ballroom, NKU. (859) 491-4003

March 7, Saturday • CincinARTic shopping cart race, for Freestore Foodbank, 10:30-4, starts/ends at Fountain Square. Deadline: Feb. 27

March 7, Saturday • March Labness, for Cincinnati Lab Rescue, 6 p.m. A Touch of Elegance, 5959 Kellogg Ave.

March 7, Saturday • Cupcake Affair, for SOTENI, 7-10 p.m. Peterloon Estate.

March 7, Saturday • Gala and International trivia game, by World Affairs Council. 6 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza.

March 7, Saturday • Fashion event, for Opera’s “Morning Star” premiere, 8 p.m. Bertke Electric Warehouse, Northside.

March 7, Saturday • Karen’s Gift “Forever in Bloom,” for Wellington Foundation, 7-11 p.m. The Center, downtown.

March 10, Tuesday • Women of Distinction, by Girl Scouts, 5:30 p.m. Queen City Club.

March 14, Saturday • Gala, for Children Inc., 6 p.m. Newport Syndicate.

March 14, Saturday • Gala by Jack and Jill of America, for Boys & Girls Club of S. Avondale, 7 p.m. Horseshoe Casino.

March 14-15, Saturday-Sunday • Heart Mini for American Heart Association, pre-events Saturday, Duke Energy Center; races 7:30 a.m. Sunday, downtown.

March 17, Tuesday • Racial Justice breakfast, by YWCA, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Freedom Center. 361-2119

March 20-21, Friday-Saturday • Queen City Classic Chess Tournament. 6:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday.

March 21 Saturday • Art & Science of Healing, by Mayfield Education & Research Foundation, 6 p.m. 21c Museum Hotel.

March 26, Thursday • Eco-chic fashion show, for Cincinnati Zoo, 6-9 p.m. ADC, 310 Culvert St.

March 27, Friday • Luncheon, by Assistance League, 11:30 a.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza.

March 28, Saturday • Final Four FlyAway, for Starfire, 7-11 p.m. Mercedes-Benz, Fort Mitchell.

March 28, Saturday • Night and Day dinner/wine, by FRCH for Opera’s “Morning Star” premiere, 6:30 p.m. Corbett Opera Center, Music Hall. 768-5520

March 28, Saturday • Twangin’ Spring Jamboree, for Mercy Montessori, 6:30 p.m. Carnegie Center, Columbia Tusculum.


April 9, Thursday • April Affair, by Cincinnati Symphony Club, for CSO, 10 a.m. Kenwood Country Club. 774-0243

April 9, Thursday • Awards, by UC Alumni Association, Fifth Third Arena, UC medical campus.

April 11, Saturday • Dancing for the Stars, for CAA’s Overture Awards scholarships, 6 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. 977-4188

April 11, Saturday • Club B, for Cincinnati Ballet, 6:30 p.m. Ballet Center, 1555 Central Pkwy.

April 11, Saturday • Bowl for Kids Sake, for Big Brothers Big Sisters, noon-3 p.m. SuperBowl, Newport. 421-4120

April 14, Tuesday • Opening night dinner, Cincinnati Flower Show, 6-10 p.m. Yeatman’s Cove. 

April 15, Wednesday • Taste of Art and Wine, for Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, 5:30-8 p.m. Eisele Gallery. 751-2500 x 204

April 15-19, Wednesday-Sunday • Various special events, for Cincinnati Flower Show, by Cincinnati Horticultural Society.

April 18, Saturday • Spring Bling luncheon for I Have Wings. 10:30-2 Receptions, Erlanger.

April 18, Saturday • Scholarship benefit, for De Paul Cristo Rey School, 5:30 p.m. in the student center. Lisa Muething, 861-0600

April 18, Saturday • Gala for Cure Starts Now, 5:30 p.m. Horseshoe Casino.

April 18, Saturday • 5K run/walk for St. Joseph Home, Sharonville.

April 22, Wednesday • Cincinnati Shakespeare’s Revel and Applause event, 7 p.m. Memorial Hall,

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

April 23, Thursday • Banquet For Life, by Pregnancy Center East, 5:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Hotel. 321-3100

April 24, Friday • Champions of Hope, by Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health, 6 p.m. Taft Museum of Art. 354-7005

April 24-26, Friday-Sunday • American Girl fashion show, for Aubrey Rose Foundation, various times at Music Hall. 265-5801

April 25, Saturday • Beacon of Light gala for Lighthouse Youth Services, 6:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Hotel. 

April 25, Saturday • Fur Ball, for SPCA. Sharonville Convention Center. 541-6100

April 25, Saturday • Gala for Cincinnati Nature Center, 6 p.m., Krippendorf Lodge at Rowe Woods.

April 25, Saturday • Fire and Ice, for Josh Cares, Greenacres Arts Center, Indian Hill.

April 26, Sunday • Dog walk, for Pilot Dogs Inc. by N.Ky. Veterinary Techs and Veterinary Medical Association, 11 a.m. Boone County Arboretum, Central Park, Union, Ky.

April 26, Sunday • Premiere of “Unexpected Journey,” by Musicians for Health/UC Cancer Institute, 4 p.m. The Redmoor, Mt. Lookout. 558-9879

April 26, Sunday • Supper Celebration, by Inter Parish Ministry, 5-8 p.m. Oasis Center, Loveland.

April 26, Sunday • 1 Night 12 Kitchens, by Midwest Culinary Institute, for scholarships, 6-9 p.m. MCI on Cincinnati State campus.

April 29, Wednesday • Bethesda Lyceum, for Women’s Cancer Center at Bethesda North Hospital, 6 p.m. Horseshoe Casino. 865-1621

April 30, Thursday • Gala for St. Joseph Orphanage, 5:30 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza., 245-6995

April 30, Thursday • Annual Breakfast, by ArtWorks, 7:30 a.m. Duke Energy Convention Center.

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


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

May 5, Tuesday • Patrons Party for CAM’s Taste of Duveneck, 6-8 p.m. private home. 639-2962

May 7, Thursday • Caring Celebration, by Visiting Nurse Association, Westin, downtown. Details TBA.

May 7, Thursday • Go Red luncheon, for women’s heart health, 9:30-1:30 Duke Energy Convention Center. 842-8877

May 7, Thursday • Gala, for Alzheimer’s Association, 5:30 p.m. Horseshoe Casino. 721-4284

May 9, Saturday • Dinner/auction, for Cornerstone, 6 p.m. private home. 328-9653

May 12, Tuesday • Golf, for Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, 11 a.m. The Vineyard golf course. 363-5253

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

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

May 16-17, Saturday-Sunday • Golf Classic, for Marvin Lewis Community Fund. VIP party Saturday, Montgomery Inn Boathouse; golf and party Sunday, Shaker Run. 632-5426

May 19, Tuesday • Benefactors Party, for CAM’s Taste of Duveneck, private home. 639-2962

May 28, Thursday • Dancing with the CLC Stars, for Children’s Law Center, at Receptions, Erlanger.


June 14, Sunday • Ault Park Concours, for Arthritis Foundation, Ault Park.

June 15, Monday • Golf outing, for Tender Mercies, 11:30 a.m. Clovernook Country Club. or 639-7047

June 18, Thursday • Purses for a Purpose, for Aubrey Rose Foundation.

June 22, Monday • Golf outing, for Big Brothers Big Sisters, noon start. 421-4120

June 27, Saturday • Hyde Park Blast, for Cure Starts Now and Shemenski Foundation, bike races, runs, music, all day. Hyde Park Square.


Aug. 20, Thursday • Golf outing, for Cedar Village, Blue Ash Golf Course.

Aug. 29, Saturday • Taste of OTR, for Tender Mercies, 11-11 Washington Park. 639-7047 or


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

Sept. 11-13, Friday-Sunday • Food + Wine Classic, Washington Park. Tickets on sale June 1. Details TBA

Sept. 12, Saturday • Bloom, for Stepping Stones, 7 p.m. Greenacres.

Sept. 26, Saturday • Art Affaire, for Milford Area Historical Society, 11-5 Main Street, Milford.


Oct. 11, Sunday • Chai Ball, for Cedar Village, Cooper Creek, Blue Ash. Details TBA.

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

Oct. 23-25, Thursday-Saturday • Art & Antiques Festival at Music Hall Ballroom, for Convalescent Home for Children. Details TBA.

Oct. 24, Friday • Wine tasting/auction for League for Animal Welfare. Details TBA.

Oct. 25, Saturday • Gala for Cancer Support Community, Kenwood Country Club. 791-4060