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Celebrate Earth Day any day by donating eReaders to ATLA

04/18/2014 - 04/22/2015

Have you recently upgraded your eReader or received a new tablet as a gift? If you don’t know what to do with your used electronic devices, what better way to honor Earth Day (April 22) than to donate them!

The Anderson Township Library Association is seeking donations of used ? but still functioning ? Nooks, Kindles, iPads and other electronic reading devices.

Donations will be raffled off at future sales with the proceeds from the raffles going towards programs and resources at the Anderson and Mt. Washington branches of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

While donations of items, such as books, CDs and DVDs, can be left in the drop boxes at either branch, individuals wishing to donate electronic devices should give them to a librarian at the circulation desk. Donors will then receive a tax donation receipt.

Thanks to the support of the Anderson and Mt. Washington community, ATLA raised $11,600 at its annual Holiday Used Book Sale in November last year and $40,000 at the sale held at Nagel Middle School in June. For more information about ATLA or making donations, call 513-369-6030. Visit

The Anderson Township Branch is located at 7450 State Road. The Mt. Washington Branch is located at 2049 Beechmont Ave.

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

Chili Cook-Off



American Legion Post 72 497 B Old St. Rt. 74, Cincinnati, OH 45244

$10 per person/$5 children under 12 All you can eat chili & you be the judge!

Bake Sale, Split-the-Pot, Cash Bar & Raffles

*To enter your Famous Chili for the contest, contact Erin McDermott at or 859-240-8487

Big Tab Drop


We hope to see you at the 3rd annual Big Tab Drop!

Sunday, April 27
1 - 3:00 PM
Kenwood Towne Centre
(Kenwood Road parking lot)

Help a child while you help the Earth!  Bring your tabs, whole cans or even old electronics to recycle and join Ronald McDonald and Q102's Laura Powell for an afternoon of fun and games.

Proceeds from the event help ensure a "home away from home" for the families of seriously ill children being treated at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

View the list of accepted recyclables 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.

Hamilton County Fair 6th Annual Car & Bike Show


Come to the Hamilton County Fair 6th Annual Car & Bike Show!

Proceeds go to the Hamilton County Agricultural Society (not-for profit).

Sunday May 4th, 2014.  Doors open at 10AM for vehicle registration, show runs from 1PM - 5PM.  Door prizes, Major Raffle, DJ, Elvis Impersonator, Awards, Food, Drink, Music, and Fun!  For more information, visit, and like us on Facebook!

Donating Dudes & Divas


Please join this fun and awesome cause. Just a $10 donation. This month we're helping an awesome guy Michael Hamilton, who is suffering from ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease. They need help making his home more wheel chair accessible. Please join us for a good time and great cause. If you cannot make it to the event and would like to donate online, go to


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:

Love In the After Luncheon


The Butterfly Club, Inc. is a nonprofit organization for girls ages 8-18 years old  that focuses on three areas: Importance of Education, Etiquette & Empowerment.  The organization is just starting to gain momentum in the community.  My event is called, "Love in the Afternoon Luncheon" and it's specifically for Mothers/Daughters.  It will be on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from Noon - 2 p.m. at The New Evergreen Church at 702 Gholson Ave Cinti Oh 45229. I've asked the girls to write love letters to their mother or female that's is responsible for pouring into their life.  The girls will read the love letters to their female figure during the luncheon.  I'm funding this event out of my own pocket and would so appreciate the opportunity to get help and exposure for the organization which is really designed to aid girls from all over greater Cincinanti.

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.


2 Rivers Chrome Divas Annual Ride in Movie Nite


Come out as we celebrate 2014 as our chapter's 5yr Anniversary Summer and our 6th Ride In Movie Night Event for the NKY Women's Crisis Center!! This event has been tons of fun through out the years & provided huge donations to the NKY WCC! This year we are moving to the Campbell County FOP Lodge 10 in Silver Grove, KY .This is located at 5068 Mary Ingles Hwy; Silver Grove, KY 41085, We are very excited about this partnership this year & to celebrate our love of the FOP we will be showing "Porky's" as a feature film!! For most of us this movie should bring fond memories of life at a much younger age! We will also be showing a slide show / film pre-movie that celebrates this chapter's rich history, traditions, members, events & crazy fun times we've had as a sisterhood. We are in the process of getting some live music lined up, great food from our Diva grill & all kinds of other fun happening during "daylight" hours. Please check back as we update all our info!!!

Gates Open at 5pmCost is $5 Donation per person; all proceeds go to the NKY Women's Crisis Center

Cincinnati Walk to Cure Arthritis


Be a part of the Arthritis Foundation’s mission to transform lives! Join the Cincinnati Walk to Cure Arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation’s signature event to raise funds to prevent, control and cure the nation’s leading cause of disability. Participants will fundraise and to bring a voice to the more than 50 million Americans living with arthritis. Funds raised through the Walk to Cure Arthritis will help create programs, research and advocacy initiatives to remove the burden of this crippling disease both locally and across the country.

To register for the Cincinnati Walk to Cure Arthritis, visit

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!


05/31/2014 - 06/01/2014





Guardians of Hope, Inc.                                                              Contact:  Donna Wallace

3417 Bottomwood Drive                                                            Email:

Erlanger, KY  41018                                                                      Cell: (859)803-2424

(859) 803-2424



Guardians of Hope, Inc. will be hosting our first fundraising event, an arts and crafts show, at Scream Acres Ct, in Latonia behind Johnny’s Toys on Boron Ave. It will be held on Saturday May 31st and Sunday June 1st.

Admission is a donation of any non-perishable item, old blankets, or personal care products.

Admission without a donation is only $2.00 per person.


This family friendly event is open to all ages!


Our two day event will include, craft vendors and raffles with all proceeds benefitting:


  • Guardians of Hope, Inc.’s annual Christmas Yule Time event for needy families in Northern Ky

  • The Welcome House

  • Be Concerned of Covington

  • Kenton County Animal Shelter


On Sunday, June 1st, meet award-winning, best-selling, children’s book author Meaghan Fisher.

In addition to book signing, Meaghan will also raffle one of her newest books!


Guardians of Hope, Inc. was formed by a small group of friends that wanted to help the community so as many families as possible could have a cheerful holiday season. They also feel if they can assist other charities in reaching their goals, everyone wins!  Our mission statement says it all, “We give to those that feel like giving up; and give not because we have too much but because we know what it’s like not to have”.  All members are volunteers!!!

Stay tuned for other events this year including a costume ball at the Thompson House in October!


Donna Wallace, president of Guardians of Hope, Inc. is available for interview at your convenience. She may be reached via cell (859-803-2424) or email



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.

Throw Paint Like Pollock Fundraiser (may be changed)


Tri-State Artisans is an art gallery representing the art and crafts of over 70 artists in the small town of Batesville IN. One of our passions is helping non-profit organizations raise money to continue doing great things in and around our communities. With the help of Zanesville, Ohio artist and chief firefighter Allen Deaver, we have put together a fun, creative event for your organization to partner with Tri-State Artisans to raise funds for your cause.

On July 26th we are inviting your organization to create an original piece of art to be auctioned, raffled or sold to generate funds for YOUR non profit! This event will take place in downtown Batesville, IN. We will have various activities going on for children and adults including live music, artist demonstrations, an art with a twist session, a community paint out and much more.

You will also have the opportunity to set up a booth on behalf of your organization which can be utilized to offer information about your charity, sell merchandise for your organization or even baked goods to raise money for your cause, all while having fun creating your masterpiece and enjoying the various art festivities!

What you need to know:

* Organize a team of 3-5 individuals to represent your organization; Return registration by June 15, 2014.

* Have your team meet at Tri-State Artisans in downtown Batesville, SouthEast IN at 2:30pm.

 * Your team will be given a canvas, paints, and instructions on creating Pollock-style art. Your team will then create a 30x40 painting with the assistance of our artist. The finished canvas will be given to your organization to utilize for fundraising efforts.

 * You will also have the opportunity to set up a booth near the event in downtown to sell pre-approved goods  or services (merchandise, baked goods, etc.).

 * The more teams participitating the better opportunity we have to expose our community to the hard work of non profit organizations. Learning about art is just a bonus!

* All paintings will be put to a vote using $1 bills. The painting with the most votes will receive every dollar donated.

For more information visit

Or email us at :


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.