Fundraisers Datebook

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

April 15, Wednesday
Tulip luncheon | for Cincinnati Zoo’s botanical garden. 11 a.m. at the

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

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

April 20, Monday
Community connectedness forum | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Immanuel Presbyterian Church. 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.

April 21, Tuesday
Luncheon | Lindner Center of Hope auxiliary, 10:30 a.m. Cincinnati Country Club.

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,

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 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 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.

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. 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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

ArtWorks annual breakfast | 7:30 a.m. Duke Energy Convention Center.

St. Joseph Orphanage gala | 5:30 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza. 245-6995 or
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 2, Saturday
Hats, Horses & Hearts | Derby party, Kindervelt 50 for Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute, 5 p.m. Kenwood Country Club.
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:
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

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

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

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.

May 9, Saturday
Home tour | by Cincinnati Preservation Association, 1-5 p.m. Rose Hill Avenue, N. Avondale.
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.

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

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

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

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

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.
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 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.

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

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

May 30, Saturday
Music festival | Boys Hope Girls Hope, 6-10 p.m. Findlay Market Beer Garden. 721-3380 or
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 8-12, Monday-Friday
Munich Sister City events | various locations.

June 10, Wednesday
Apple Award | Architectural Foundation, Anderson Pavilion, Smale Park.

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.

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

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

June 17, Wednesday
Purses for a Purpose | Aubrey Rose Foundation.

June 20, Saturday
Suits That Rock | 8 p.m. The Carnegie. 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.
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.


Aug. 15, Saturday
Party in Plaid and Paisley | Caracole, at Masonic Center Ballroom. 761-1480 or

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


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.

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

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


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

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.

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