This Just In – July/August 2014 Issue

CABVI 5K race is for every body

The Know You Can 5K – a walk/run/roll – goes all out to be welcoming to anyone who would like to take part. This fundraiser for the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is Sunday, Aug. 10. The roadway at Spring Grove Cemetery is paved, the slope is gentle, and support staff will be there for people with vision loss. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded in multiple divisions – including visually impaired and wheelchair participants. A free Kids Fun Run follows the 5K race. Details: www.sprunning.com or Victoria House at 487-4519.

Easy way to support ALS: Go to Reds game

Buying a ticket to the Cincinnati Reds game for the Sunday, July 27, game against the Washington Nationals boosts the efforts of the ALS Association to raise awareness of Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Representatives will take part in pre-game ceremonies at 12:30 p.m. and throw out the first pitch at 1:10 p.m. Party Deck tickets are sold out. View level tickets are $20. Information: webcsoh.alsa.org

CAM goes French for ‘Art After Dark’ party

The next “Art After Dark!” at the Cincinnati Art Museum is a Parisian party. “Art After Dark: Ooh La La” on Friday, July 25, 5-9 p.m., will include performances from 6-8 p.m. by The Faux Frenchmen and Madame Gigi’s Outrageous French Cancan Dancers. Docent-led tours of the Art Museum’s French collection meet in the Great Hall at 5:30 pm (members only), 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. “Art After Dark” is free; drinks and appetizers are available for purchase. Reservations aren’t required for “Art After Dark.” CAM members get perks: free VIP access to the Macy’s Members Lounge, free food, cash bar, additional VIP tours and free parking at the museum lot. 

Summer wine tasting at Winton Woods

“Passport to Wine” at Winton Woods offers the chance to unwind from work with refreshing red, white and blush wines from around the world. The party is 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the Mill Race Banquet Center and on the patio overlooking the golf course at The Mill Course, 1515 West Sharon Road. Along with wine samples will be appetizer stations and live music by The Chris Comer Trio. Advance registration is required. Tickets are $29.50 per person or $16.95 per designated driver. Must be 21 or older. RSVP: 521-7275 or greatparks.org/events/beer-and-wine-tastings.

Event an attention-getter for gynecological cancers

Panties Across the Bridge is an attention-getter for the fight against gynecological cancers. The Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope will hang thousands of pairs of donated panties on the Purple People Bridge for the event, 11a.m.-dark. Each pair represents a life lost to gynecological cancers. Also on the bridge will be faces of women who have battled, are battling, or have lost their life to gynecological cancer. The day includes a health fair from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and live music from 4 p.m. until dark. Information: shelton@jaymiejamisonfoundation.org or www.jaymiejamisonfoundation.org

Parks’ seed nursery open for free tours

The Great Parks’ Shaker Trace Nursery is hosting a free open house Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m.−2 p.m. Guides will lead tours of the 51-acre nursery. Visitors will see where seeds are grown, harvested, processed and stored and learn about other natural resource stewardship activities. Also on the tour are the aquaculture ponds where hybrid bluegill are raised for lake stocking.