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Main Library exhibit showcases students artwork from Cincinnati Public Schools

03/01/2014 - 04/20/2014

Visit the Main Library to view works by some of the city’s most talented young artists. The Cincinnati Public Schools City Wide Art Exhibition will showcase artwork, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and photographs, from Cincinnati Public School students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The exhibit is presented in partnership with Cincinnati Public Schools and will be on display in the Main Library’s Atrium from March 1 through April 20.

The City Wide Art Exhibit has a long tradition dating back to the early 1970s when it began at the Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company. Now displayed at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, each Cincinnati Public School art teacher is encouraged to submit four exemplary artworks created by their students during the current school year.

The show represents four grade level groups, K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Each piece of artwork submitted is entered into a media category. There are eight media categories including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, crafts and graphic design.

The student’s work is judged by artists, art educators and other professionals related to the field of art. The work is judged for its originality, unique presentation or use of materials and the skill demonstrated in creating the artwork.

Each student receives a certificate and blue ribbon for having their work chosen to hang in the atrium’s display cases. Special awards are presented to gold seal winners and best of show winners in each grade level division. These awards are presented during an evening ceremony by the Board of Education in May.

The Main Library is located at 800 Vine Street. Visit or call 513-369-6900.

Bowl for a Cure


Bowling Party – Strike Back Against Blood Cancer!

  • Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014

  • Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Details: Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for kids under 12 years. A 50/50 raffle will be held – $5 for one raffle ticket or five for $20. Bumper lanes will be available for the kids. Register on Facebook or by Email (

  • Venue: Madison Bowl – 4761 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

Questions? Call Shawn @ 513.655.6530 or email

Visit for more information about the LLS MWOY campaign.

City Barbeque Fundraising Drive


All day on April 21ts the City Barbeque in Eastgate has partnered up with the Civil Air Patrol Lunken Cadet Squadron based at the old Lunken Control Tower and will be donating 25% of your order to the local Civil Air Patrol squadron. To participate visit our website at to print off a flyer and take it in to City Barbeque. The donations will go to furthering Aerospace education as well as Cadet Programs such as setting up an Honor Guard.

The Cincinnati Scurry


The 5th Annual Cincinnati Scurry will take place on Friday, April 25, 2014! This exciting event based on the television show “The Amazing Race” is produced by TiER1 Performance Solutions for the benefit of the Marvin Lewis Community Fund and Learning Is Cool. Corporations have the ability to give back to the community by forming teams of four and racing throughout the city. Teams will perform tasks that challenge their speed, teamwork, problem-solving abilities, trivia skills and their embarrassment threshold. After the race, the participants are invited to the AfterScurry at the Holy Grail featuring food, music, and adult beverages where the Scurry Champions will be announced and other amazing prizes will be given out.

Visit for more information and to get signed up today! Be sure to like our Facebook page for updates and information. Remember, it’s for the kids!

5K for a Cause


This year Princeton High School is raising money to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. One event that is being held is 5K for a Cause, which will be held on April 26 at Winton Woods Park.

  • Both runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in the 5K.

  • The race will start by the Visitors Center at 10:00 am

  • There is a $15 entry fee and if participants do not have a Great Parks Parking Pass there will be a $3 parking fee

  • There are three ways to enter the race

  1. Online Entry at

  2. Flyers with entry forms at the bottom can be picked up from Princeton High School or Bob Ronker's Running Spot in Glendale. These entry forms then need to be filled out, put in an envelope with entry fees, then they can be dropped off at the main office of Princeton High School to the attention of Bob Fritz. Checks can be made out to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

  3. Registration tables will be set up by the Visitors Center the morning of the race starting at 8:00 am.

  • To find more information on the race those interested can

  1. Visit

  2. Pick up a flyer from Bob Ronker's Running Spot in Glendale

  3. Email the Princeton Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Event Coordinator, Nick DePeel, at

Preview Party and Plant Sale

05/02/2014 - 05/04/2014

The Civic Garden Center is a non-profit horticultural resource whose mission is building community through gardening, education and environmental stewardship.


We are holding our annual plant sale fundraising event May 2-4, 2014 located at our beautiful botanical garden campus on Reading Road. We have been hosting this fun and popular gathering for a good cause for over 53 years! 

Event Name: Civic Garden Center Plant Sale Preview Party

Event Date: Friday, May 2, 2014

Event Time: 6:00 - 9:30 PM

Event Description: It’s called “the best little plant party in town” for a reason! Come on down for some southern bar-b-que and first dibs on an astounding variety of plants before the public sale on Saturday and Sunday. There will be tasty Southern appetizers, bbq for both meat lovers and vegetarians, beer, wine, and plenty of desserts. Party on the Patio with live music provided by MC Blues. You’ll want to bid early and often on the wide variety of items in our Silent Auction.  And for the true plant aficionados – the Rare Plant Live Auction will give you an opportunity to acquire that specimen for which you’ve been searching.

Event Venue Name: The Civic Garden Center

Event Venue Address: 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Event/Organization/Company Website:

Website to Buy Ticket:

Ticket Price:

$45 per person in advance

$55 per person the day of the event which includes two drink tickets and free valet parking.

$60 per person to be a Host and automatically be entered in a drawing for a fabulous entertainment package – valued at $250.

Special Olympics Golf Event


2014 Golf Outing - Battle of the Businesses

Benefiting Special Olympics

 When – Saturday, May 3rd  1:00pm

Where– Shaker Run Golf Club, Lebanon, OH

 Who – Any 4 person team or single is welcome

Cost - $80 per person

 18 holes of golf with cart

Range Balls

 Dinner catered by Montgomery Inn!

  Prizes – There will be prizes available for:

 Hole in One - Closest to the Pin -Longest Drive

 50/50 Raffle & Door Prizes

If you have questions, contact: Michael Gelm -

Free Concert


This is a free concert to help raise the awareness of addiction problems facing teenagers and adults alike in this area.  NKY Hates Heroin will be presenting, as well as other groups several other groups.  We want people to know that addiction doesn't have to be the answer and we want to help those facing this problem.  We will be accepting donations and sellling things to help with the cost of the event and to go towards helping people get off thier addictions and back on their feet.  This event is being held at 1028 Scott Blvd. Covington, KY 41011.  Doors open at 5:00 PM and the concert starts at 6:00 PM.

JDRF’s 30th Annual Cincinnatians of the Year Gala


Duke Energy Convention Center
Honoring Kim and George Vincent
Chairs are Larry and Mara Wolf

Gala Dress Code - Black Tie
Cocktails and Silent Auction – 6:00 PM
Dinner, Program, Live Auction, Fund a Cure – 7:00 PM
After Party – 10:00 PM


Ticket: $250 per person

More information and to purchase tickets:

Girls on the Run 10th Anniversry 5K


Please join 1300 area girls for this fun walk/run event starting and ending at Paul Brown Stadium. All race proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati -a nonprofit organization that inspires girls to be healthy and confident using a fun curriculum that integrates running. Event begins at 10:00 a.m., but come early for all the pre-race festivities! For more info:

Register here:

Princess Run/Walk 5k & Carnival



Paige’s Princess Foundation is pleased to announce that its annual Princess Run/Walk 5k will be held on May 17, 2014 at Wyandot Elementary in Liberty Township.

This upcoming event marks the third year that Paige’s Princess Foundation, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Occupational and Physical Therapy Dept and the Lakota community will work together to help raise funds for Cincinnati area disabled children in need of additional therapeutic services or equipment.

The event is chip-timed which is perfect for runners and walkers of all ages the run will be followed by an awesome carnival with food, music, games, a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, raffles, auctions and an amazing spirit of fun!!

Register Online at


5th Annual CCAT-Walk 4K Family-Friendly Walk


Lace up your walking shoes and help "stomp out the stigma" of drug and alcohol addiction!  CCAT-Walk features a fun and leisurely 4K walk, plenty of games & activities for the kids plus food, refreshments, free t-shirt, fantastic raffles and more!  All proceeds go to pay for detox services for those who otherwise couldn't afford it.  Strollers and leashed pets welcome.  A fundraiser for all ages and fitness levels!  Go to to register now!  Individuals only $25; Family Four-Pack $75.  Groups of 10 or more receive a 25% discount. For more information about the Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment (CCAT), visit our agency website

Mascot Madness Mini-Golf Fundraiser benefiting The Dragonfly Foundation



When:    May 17, 2014; 2:00 – 7:00 PM

Where:   World of Golf in Florence, Kentucky

Price: $10 / person (age 3+)

Special Guests: Bengal’s Who-Dey, Xavier’s Blue Blob, Rosie Red, Mr. Red, Charlie Brown & Snoopy, Mr. Snappy, Big Boy (and more)

Don't miss this family-friendly putt putting event benefiting The Dragonfly Foundation, a non-profit that brings comfort and joy to kids and young adults enduring cancer and bone marrow transplants!

Tell your friends, family, and Moms Group about this unique experience to play putt putt, watch Mascots in a friendly competition and enjoy kid-friendly activities.

Here's our promise: TONS OF FUN!

Spirited mini-golf, a fun atmosphere and wonderful camaraderie with others who CARE while we are waiting for a cure!

Event Schedule

2:00 pm: Miniature Golf Course opens

3:00 pm: Mascots arrive & play in a friendly competition

3:30 pm: Meet & Greet with the Mascots

4:30 pm: Kids games

5:00 pm: Adult game – longest drive on simulator

To sponsor or donate a prize, please contact Kristin Siegel at

Net proceeds benefit The Dragonfly Foundation, a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit under IRS regulations. Donations will be acknowledged in writing and are tax-deductible as allowable by law. Contact your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of your donation. Thank you in advance for helping us fulfill our mission.

Our sponsorship packages offer businesses, clubs, and individuals an opportunity to gain exposure as outstanding members and supporters of our community.


St. Jude Festival

05/30/2014 - 06/01/2014

St Jude Festival

May 30th, 7 pm-12 Midnight

May 31st, 5 pm-12 Midnight

June 1st, 4 pm-10 pm

Live music all three days!!!

Friday - "GenX"

Saturday - "My Sister Sarah"

Sunday - "Jamison Road"

Bulldog Cash

Purchase a $100 ticket for a chance to win $7,500 in cash. Only 150 tickets will be sold.

Major Award

Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25. This year's Major Award Cash Prize is $10,000.00. Tickets may be dropped off at the church office, put in the collection basket (marked BULLDOG CASH or MAJOR AWARD), or bring them to the Major Award Tent at the Festival.

Amusement Rides all 3 Days!!!

Enjoy one price unlimited rides on Sunday.

Bracelets will be available for $15 per child, good for all you can ride.

St. Jude Festival Chicken Dinner

June 1, 2014 from 5 to 7 pm

Dark and Light Meat Meals Available

Dinner will include dessert

St. Jude Festival Bulldog Auction


Silent Auction Times

Friday, May 30 - 10:30 pm

Saturday, May 31 - 7:30 and 10:30 pm

Sunday, June 1 - 6:00 and 8:00 pm

Live Auction Saturday, May 31 at 9:45 pm

Rain or Shine!!!



April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time set aside to recognize our collective responsibility to prevent and confront child abuse and neglect. The blue ribbon represents the blue coloring of a child's bruise. Even though the race takes place this year in May, we believe every month should be child abuse prevention month.

All proceeds from the Blue Ribbon 5K Race support the child abuse treatment, prevention and education programs provided by Family Nurturing Center to thousands of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati children and families.

Registration for the race begins at 9:00 am and then the Run/Walk begins at 10:00 am.

The race begins and ends at General Cable, 4 Tesseneer Drive, Highland Heights 41076  and winds through the campus at Northern Kentucky University. Intermediate level course with hills.

Pre registration is $ 25 and the price will go up on race day.  So don’t forget to sign up early!

Race will have chip timed with awards for top runners, walkers and strollers, by age group.

There will be free food, drinks and entertainment provided including fun activities for families and kids to participate in!

Below is the website to get registered at:

Please email for any additional questions!

Kings Island Walk to Cure Diabetes


Kings Island Walk to Cure Diabetes

June 7, 2014
Kings Island Drive, Kings Mills, OH, United States


Free to register

Registration time: 7:00 AM

Walk start time: 7:00 AM

'Guate-Gala: A Night to Raise the Roof in Santiago'


The 'Guate-Gala: A Night to Raise the Roof in Santiago' is a local fundraiser being hosted by TEN FE, a non profit organization that sends poor children to school in Guatemala.  The social dinner gathering will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 from 6-10 p.m. at the Arbor Room in The Gardens of Park Hills in Park Hills, KY.  Tickets are $45 per person and must be purchased in advance.  Event includes a seated meal, music, games, raffles, etc.  Proceeds from this event go towards building a school/youth community center in Santiago, Guatemala.  Visit to purchase tickets.

Liver Life Walk Cincinnati


The Liver Life Walk unites families and friends, patients with liver disease and the medical community, corporations and the broader community in the fight against liver disease and the campaign for all Americans to have a healthy liver. All proceeds benefit the American Liver Foundation. There is no registration fee, but teams sign up to recruit participants and raise funds and awareness in the fight against liver disease. The Liver Life Walk event serves as a celebration of those efforts. The event is open to the public, and includes a two-mile, family-friendly course through Sawyer Point park. A raffle, refreshments, and entertainment for all ages help make the Liver Life Walk a memorable experience! Come join us on Saturday, June 21, 2014. For more information and registration visit:

Get 2 It Hueston Woods Triathlon/Duathlon/5K and kids run


Our 6th annual fundraising event will be held on Sunday June 22 at Hueston Woods State Park.  Events start at 8am.  Registration for all events is online at 

Proceeds go to local chapters of the Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Events include sprint and olympic distance triathlon/duathlon, also includes a 5k run/walk.  Kids (14 and under) can sign up the day of the event for a free kids run of various distances through the finish line. 

We can be contacted through our website:

Bryan Stevenson Invitational Weekend

06/27/2014 - 06/28/2014

The 4th Annual Bryan Stevenson Invitational weekend starts Friday night @ 8pm, June 27th on the 3rd floor of Molly Malone's in Covington with the "Tee Off Party". Sponsors, participants, and guests gather for a night of good food, drinks, music, and conversation while raising money for the Bryan Stevenson Memorial Scholarship Fund. The party features silent auction, raffles, and split the pots.

Saturday, June 28th will be our 4th Annual BSI Golf Outing on the fairways of Fox Run at Kenton County Golf Club in Independence.

Team Entry Fee is $320
18 holes w/cart
Beverages throughout Course
Golfer Gift Bag
Various Awards & Prizes

Registration: 12 pm
Shotgun Start: 1 pm
Awards Banquet: 5:30 pm

Sign-ups or inquiries can be emailed to
Check us out at:
FB Event Page:

***Team Fee Deadline is June 7***

Please make checks payable to: Bryan Stevenson Invitational

Be sure to mail payments/forms to: P.O. Box 18256, Erlanger, KY 41018

All donations are welcome and greatly appreciated.

Follow us on twitter: @4thAnnualBSI
100% of the PROCEEDS are donated to the Bryan Stevenson Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Race for Global Water 5K Run Walk


Nearly 6,000 people around the world, mainly children, die every day because they don't have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene education. This statistic is what Water For People is trying to change and you can be involved in helping the effort by participating in this year's 5K fundraiser.

The Race For Global Water 5K Run Walk will take place on August 2nd, 2014 at 9:00am at Water Works Park in Fairfield. All proceeds from the event benefit Water for People.

Visit: to register, for information on the 5K or to find out how you can help make a difference.