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Sat
May
07

Urban Derby

03:00 pm

For the first time, Elementz will partner with Nation Kitchen and Grill to host “Urban Derby”, a Kentucky Derby watch party benefitting the youth arts center on Saturday May 7, 2016.
The Urban Derby experience will be Saturday May 7, 3-7pm at Nation, located at 1200 Broadway, in Pendleton. Those who join the Urban Derby will not only experience great music and simulcast races, but also enjoy a cash bar and menu from Nation, signature ‘Derby drinks from George Remus Bourbon, and prizes for Derby attire! Tax deductible tickets are $100 and available at: elementz.cincyregister.com/derby

This event will celebrate and leverage the organization’s role in the community- inviting stakeholders, patrons, and neighbors to dress up, hang out, eat well, and and have a great time- supporting Elementz.

Sat
May
07

Spring Pottery Fair

11:00 am

Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair Returns May 7

50 Area Clay Artists Showing You the Better Side of Mud Slinging

(Cincinnati, OH) – On Saturday, May 7, more than 50 of the area’s top clay artists will come together for the 16th Annual Spring Pottery Fair, presented by the Clay Alliance.

Held in East Walnut Hills on the corner of Woodburn Avenue and Madison Road, attendees will be able to shop a wide range and selection of pottery—everything from functional wares to decorative pieces to one-of-a-kind art. Hobbyists and amateur artists will also have the chance to browse and purchase tools and goods from local suppliers, and talk with clay and ceramic experts. Throughout the afternoon, members of the Clay Alliance will be conducting various wheel and hand-building demonstrations.

As part of the event, the Clay Alliance will also be giving away ceramic pieces created by participating Spring Pottery Fair artists. Each visitor will receive a program that could contain a winning prize ticket—patrons simply need to visit the Clay Alliance booth to see if they are a winner!

To add to the fun, festive atmosphere, two of Cincinnati’s favorite bands—Wild Carrot and Jake Speed and the Freddies—will be performing at various times all day, both on stage and strolling through the fair.

The 16th Annual Spring Pottery Fair takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at DeSales Corner, located on Woodburn Avenue at Madison Road in the revitalized East Walnut Hills area. The Spring Pottery Fair is free to attend and ample, free parking is available. The Fair will be held rain or shine. For additional information, visit www.clayalliance.org or find the Clay Alliance on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ClayAlliancePotteryFair.

About The Clay Alliance:

As a nurturing not-for-profit group, the Clay Alliance welcomes ceramic artists of all skill levels, encourages their further development and works to raise community awareness of the ceramic craft.

The Clay Alliance was conceived in 1997 by three local potters, Sandy Gantzer, Louise Jenks and Pam Korte, who wanted to create an organization that would be involved in community service, education and clay awareness, while at the same time providing a networking atmosphere for its members. The first meeting was held in January 1999. Since then, the group has organized the popular Empty Bowls event benefiting the Freestore Foodbank’s Kids Café, held member workshops and exhibitions, co-hosted workshops with other clay-oriented groups and businesses, and organized two annual art fairs—the Spring Pottery Fair and Holiday Art Show. Membership in the Clay Alliance is open to anyone interested in clay (e.g., teacher, professional, student, amateur, collector, gallery owner or supplier). Learn more at www.clayalliance.org.

Fri
May
13

Relay for Life of Campbell County

06:00 pm

Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature event, is a family-friendly environment for the entire county. Our event is held once again in Tower Park in Ft. Thomas, KY beginning May 13th at 6 pm and going all night until Saturday, May 14th at 6 am. The event is held throughout the night to represent the fact that cancer never sleeps.

*Relay For Life honors cancer survivors by recognizing them at the opening ceremony. Survivors & caretakers walk the first lap, while cheered on by other participants who line the path.

*During the night, individuals and members of each team will walk laps and enjoy the fun.
*Teams raise money by selling food, drinks, and gift baskets.
*Games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie.

*The Luminaria Ceremony takes place after dark – it is a time to remember people we have lost to cancer, honor people who have fought cancer in the past, and support those whose fight continues. Candles are lit inside of personalized bags and are placed around the walking path as glowing tributes to those who’ve been affected by cancer.

Relay For Life is a place where people connect with others and build hope for a future where cancer no longer threatens the lives of the people we love. Please join us!!

Fri
May
13

Hospice of Cincinnati & Fernside Summertime Classic

06:30 pm

The Summertime Classic is a 2 day event featuring a dinner and live/silent auction on Friday evening at Kenwood Country Club and golf on Monday afternoon. All proceeds benefit Fernside-A Center for Grieving Children.
Fernside is a non profit organization offering support and advocacy to grieving children and families who have experienced a death. Fernside provides all services free of charge with the help of generous donors who support our mission.

Sat
May
14

Energy for Life Walkathon – Cincinnati

10:00 am

Join us for the 2nd annual Energy for Life Walkathon at Eden Park, Cincinnati. The Energy for Life Walkathon: Cincinnati Committee is excited and energized to be able to reach out to the community to raise funds and awareness for those who are fighting mitochondrial disease in our area. Whether you, someone you love, or someone you know is fighting this disease, we can all come together to spread the word and raise money for research toward a cure.

Registration will be set up at Mirror Lake Pavilion 9:00 am, the 1 mile walk route will start at 10:00 am. Meet us back at the registration area for fun and fellowship after the walk!

Parking is free and available around Eden Park.

For more information, please contact, Nicole McCaslin at 412-793-8077 or email nicole@umdf.org and for information on our corporate partnership, please contact Kristi Strawser at cincyenergyforlifewalk@gmail.com.

Sat
May
14

Blue Ribbon 5k/10k Race: Racing to End Child Abuse

09:00 am

Location: Lunken Airport Playfields Trail Wilmer Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226 Spirit of ‘76 Shelter
Registration: 8:00am
Kids Fun Run: 8:30am
5k/10k begins: 9:00am

Entries on Race Day- 5k: $35/ 10k: $40. DISCOUNT pricing for early registration! Registration is NOW OPEN (www.familynurture.org)

Great course for serious runners and for families! Proceeds benefit the Family Nurturing Center.
Chip timed, level course, handicap accessible. Awards given for top runners and walkers all age divisions. Early packet pickup available.

Sat
May
14

Inaugural Butler County Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk

08:00 am

Saturday May 14, 2016
Inaugural Butler County Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk
VOA Park
7850 VOA Park Drive,
West Chester, OH 45069
Check-in starts at 8 am
Walk Starts at 9 am
for more information click the more info link

Fri
May
20

Play On concert to benefit GIVEHOPE Pancreatic Cancer Research Alliance

Play On concert to benefit GIVEHOPE Pancreatic Cancer Research Alliance

Sharonville Convention Center

The highly successful first-year “Play On” Concert, inspired by musician Chuck Reed’s fight against Pancreatic Cancer, returns for an encore performance Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Sharonville Convention Center.  The concert benefits GIVEHOPE Pancreatic Cancer Research Alliance.   Since GIVEHOPE and corporate partner BSI Engineering teamed up in 2010, over $215,000 has been raised for pancreatic cancer research at the University of Cincinnati.  The “Play On” concert and GIVEHOPE are volunteer-driven organizations with no overhead or administrative costs. All proceeds stay in Greater Cincinnati to support local cancer patients, their families and local pancreatic research. The “Play On” Concert debut in 2015 was immensely successful drawing close to one-thousand attendees, and raising over $20,000.  This year’s event will be even more dynamic.  Several prominent bands/artists from throughout the region will volunteer their time and talent to this one-of-a-kind concert/event.  Featured bands and artists include; DV8 with special guest Todd Pettigrove of Shooting Star, the Rusty Griswold’s, Shut Up and Drive, the Danny Frazier Band, and Brent James and the Vintage Youth.  Gold Star Chili is returning as Presenting Sponsor.  Tickets are available now at www.rwatickets.com.  The evening will also include live and silent auctions and a raffle. To recognize the significance of this event, the Governors of Ohio and Kentucky, the Mayors  of Cincinnati, Newport, Ft. Thomas, Covington, and Florence, and the Judge Executives representing Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties have declared Friday, May 20, 2016 “Play On Day” in honor of Chuck Reed’s battle with Pancreatic Cancer.  This is an unprecedented regional and state official declaration. Please contact Susan Pavlech Hunt from GIVEHOPE Pancreatic Cancer Research Alliance at 513-532-5360 for additional information.

Sat
May
21

Spring Fling

10:00 am

Guardians of Hope, Inc. will be hosting our SPRING FLING at The Kenton County Library Erlanger Branch on Kenton Lands Road.
It will be held on Saturday May 21, 2015 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission is free but we are asking for a donation to the Kenton County Animal Shelter (bedding, toys and cleaning supplies)
This family friendly event is open to all ages!

Our event will include, craft vendors. food vendors, crafting workshops, raffles, games for the kids and more! (All raffle proceeds will benefit the Guardians Of Hope Christmas Fund).

Sat
May
21

Walk To Defeat ALS

10:00 am

More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about. The Walk to Defeat ALS® is The ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow our local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year.

WALK CHECK IN: Begins at 8:30 AM
WALK: Starts at 10:00 AM

Have questions or want to get more involved? Please contact Jennifer Houston.
Jennifer@alsaky.org
859-331-1384

Thu
May
26

Dancing with the CLC Stars

06:00 pm

Covington, KY – Children’s Law Center (CLC) presents its fourth annual Dancing with the CLC Stars fundraiser and dance competition. Inspired by the ABC-TV’s sensational show Dancing with the Stars, Dancing with the CLC Stars pairs eight local celebrities with professional dancers from Arthur Murray Dance Center to benefit the Children’s Law Center; a non-profit serving Greater Cincinnati’s disadvantaged and vulnerable youth.

Which Dancing Star has the “chops” to win the Talent Competition? Which of our Stars can gain the most support from their fans to become Fundraising Champion? Which Dancing Star has the talent and fundraising skills to be crowned Grand Champion? Your donations, combined with judges’ scores will directly determine the winners of the 2016 Dancing with the CLC Stars.

This year’s Dancing Stars are:
• Jennifer Kinsley – Associate Professor of Law – Salmon P. Chase College of Law
• Elizabeth Knight – Senior Counsel – Toyota
• Leisa Mulcahy – Program Director – Leadership Northern Kentucky
• Leah Zipperstein – Managing Editor – Cincinnati Refined
• David Armstrong – President Thomas More College
• Joe Bayer – Engineer – Turner Construction Company
• Brent Cooper – President – C-Forward
• Jamie Ramsey – Partner – Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Dancing with the CLC Stars, takes place Thursday May 26, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. at Receptions Event Center, 1379 Donaldson Hwy, Erlanger, KY. Reservations are required and are being accepted now.

Tickets are $50, Priority Seating tickets are $100, Tables of ten are $1,000 and sponsorships are available from $250 to $5,000.

Tickets, tables, sponsorships and votes for your favorite dancer are available online at the CLC website http://www.childrenslawky.org/ or by contacting John Vissman, CLC Development Director at jvissman@childrenslawky.org or 859-431-3313.

Guest judges will score the dancers on a scale of 1-10 but EVERYONE can influence the outcome of the competition by purchasing votes for their favorite dancer. Every dollar purchase or donated equals one vote for your favorite dancer, $1 = 1 vote and $5,000 = 5,000 votes.

In addition to the competition, your ticket to attend Dancing with the CLC Stars includes:
• Dinner by the bite, Beer and Wine. Cocktails are available at the cash bar.
• Open dancing before and after the competition.
• One free dance lesson at the Arthur Murray Dance studio in Blue Ash, Ohio.
• Confidence that your contribution benefits the transition of troubled youth, into adulthood.

This event benefits this region’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children by supporting the Children Law Center’s Legal Representation and Education Advocacy programs that result in better outcomes for children and youth in our communities. By providing individual representation to more than 500 children and youth every year, the CLC helps those who have experienced poverty, childhood maltreatment and/or trauma exposure or those who lack stable supports within their families and communities. Children’s Law Center (CLC) does not charge any fees to its child clients or their families.

Months of dance lessons, preparation and creativity from the dancers made last year’s event a huge success, bringing in more than 400 attendees and raising over $85,000 for the Children’s Law Center. We are excited to host this event once again to raise money for a good cause and to celebrate 25 years of advocacy the Children’s Law Center has brought to our communities!

Sat
Jun
04

Beast of the East Fork

09:00 am

Whether you’re a competitive solo athlete or a family of four, The Beast will match your intensity. It’s an all-out adventure through the woods and fields of beautiful East Fork State Park. Run, jump, and climb your way along trails and hillsides as you encounter a multitude of natural and man-made beastly obstacles.

The 3-mile course will take you through terrain and obstacles for adventurers of all skill levels, testing the beast in all of us. We designed the course to be run at your pace and each obstacle to be conquered by anyone willing to take it on. Fast, Slow, Easy, Hard…Decide for yourself or with your teammates.

Because of our generous corporate sponsors, 100% of every registration fee will be donated to support Southeast Cincinnati Young Life’s Camp Scholarship Fund. These funds go specifically and solely to assisting local adolescents experience Young Life summer camp. Southeast Cincinnati Young Life is a youth ministry serving the Forest Hills, West Clermont, New Richmond, and Batavia School Districts. Young Life volunteers invest 100’s of hours every year into building relationships with and mentoring adolescents in our communities.

Sat
Jun
11

Step Out Against Heroin And Addiction 5K Run/Walk

08:30 am

$15 online registration until May 20 @ https://sojourner5krunwalk.itsyourrace.com/register/
$10 online registration ages 13-17
$20 event day registration
Timing & Scoring provided by Key Sports
The route is a scenic out and back along the Miami River in Hamilton, Ohio
Bikes not allowed BUT , leashed dogs are welcome. No retractable leashes
Free Kids 1K
Day of event registration begins at 7:00am Run/Walk starts at 8:30am
Awards: Top male and female runners and walkers. Age group awards to top of each male and female run and walk division.

Sat
Jun
11

Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis!

09:00 am

This annual high-energy, fun, & educational walk for CCFA brings together families, friends, and patients to raise money for research to cure these painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. The walk features music and entertainment throughout the course, plenty of food for everyone to enjoy afterward, and Plenty of activities for adults and kids to enjoy! A brief program recognizes our Honored Hero and top fundraising teams!

Walk Location is at Summit Park in Blue Ash:
4335 Glendale-Milford Road
Blue Ash, OH 45242

9:00-Registration begins
10:00-Walk Begins
11:15-Walk ends, recognition and thank you program begins
12:00-Event ends

Sat
Jul
09

The ILYMTYK Project’s First Annual Softball Tournament

“The I Love You More Than You Know Project” is a new local non-profit organization. Our goal is to bring the community together to raise awareness to addiction, share our stories, and help each other through this battle. One of our biggest goals is to raise enough money, through our fundraisers, to send someone suffering from addiction to get the help they need and want to get. An ideal candidate would be someone who recognizes they have a problem and want to get help, but may not be able to afford it.
Hopefully, our softball tournament that we have planned for July 9 will be the biggest fundraiser we host. The tournament is for anyone who wants to play 18+. We will have two separate brackets for those who play competitively and those who just want to have fun. There will be fun all day long like softball, split the pot, silent raffles, concessions and music. The buy in is $250 per team with up to 11 team members (must have at least 10 players). There will be prizes for winners of each bracket.
I am so passionate about this because I lost someone close to me from addiction, and if I could help prevent this from happening to someone else I will do everything in my power to do so.

Our Facebook page is Facebook.com/theilymtykproject

Sat
Jul
23

Chatfield’s Hustle For Hope 5k Run/Walk

09:00 am

Come join us at 20918 St Rt 251 St Martin Ohio 45118 for our annual 5k run/walk on July 23 2016 at 9am! Registration tables are open that day, registration will be $10 for students (17 and under) and $18 for adults (18 and over). Check out our website for registration online updates at www.chatfield.edu/events.
Please contact Brianna Houchens at 513-875-3344 ext.140 if you have any questions!

Sun
Jul
24

Think Pink Cure

05:30 pm

This is a two day event to raise money for breast cancer research at the Mary Jo Cropper Center which is located on the Bethesda North Campus. The Dinner and Auction are July 24th at the Manor House in Mason and the Golf Tournament is July 25th at the TPC River’s Bend Golf Club. To become a sponsor, donate or make a reservation please contact us at ThinkPinkCure2016@gmail.com