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Explore the Mud: Obstacle Course/ 5K
Have fun and get muddy with over 20 OBSTACLES! Explore scenic, hilly Williamstown, KY while hurdling hay barrels, climbing an 8′ wall, and crawling through mud. Race day fun includes: music, concessions, vendor booths, and post-race recovery food. Costumes welcome!
For additional information or to register online for a FREE t-shrit, please visit https://explorethemud.eventbrite.com.
Northern Kentucky Fair Grounds
105 Baton Rouge Rd. Williamsown, KY 41097
Spooky Pooch Scares Up Fun, Philanthropy for People and Pets
Fourth annual charity event features grooming exhibition, lure and agility courses for your dog and a costume contest!
The Spooky Pooch is back for its fourth year on Saturday October 10th from 11am-5pm at Washington Park in Historic Glendale (not downtown!). (corner of Cole Ave and Washington Ave, Glendale, Ohio, 45246)
Spooky Pooch features fun events for humans and pups of all ages. The event is free of charge. There is a costume contest parade as well as other ticket-purchase opportunities throughout the day. All proceeds go to local animals shelters and welfare organizations including Recycled Doggies, SPCA and the Cincinnati Zoo.
Cincinnati was recently voted by WalletHub.com as the #1 city in America for Pet Lovers! See all the Pet Lovers come out and enjoy the activities with them – including:
• Spookiest Pooch Costume Contest – Dress your dog (& yourself if you want!) and join the pooches in a costume parade – over $300 in prizes will be awarded! ($10 registration fee covers entry, professional photo + swag bag, proceeds benefit charity)
• Kids Stuffed Animal Costume Contest – Don’t have a dog that is willing to dress up? Enter your favorite stuffed animal! Medals awarded!
• Creative Grooming Exhibition – Ever seen a dog groomed to look like a lion? Or a whole movie cast? Or an alligator? Well – this is the place! You vote for your favorites!
• Kids Coloring Contest – Print off the coloring page and have your kids create some great artwork. Prizes awarded for each grade K-6!
• Lure Course – Ever seen the Cheetah Run at the Zoo? We have that but for your dog! (small fee to run the course, all proceeds benefit charity)
• Agility Course – See if your pup can handle the course and navigate through it (with your help of course!)
• Great food & fun vendors!
There are so many fun things to participate in – you won’t know where to start! Even if you don’t have a dog – you’ll have a great time.
Schedule of Events:
• 11am – Registration begins for all contests
• Noon – Halloween costume parade begins
• Noon-230pm – Voting on all contests
• 245pm – Contest winners announced
• 415pm – Creative Grooming winner announced
• 5pm – End of event; see you next year!
The registration fees as well as all other proceeds from the event will benefit Barely Used Pets, Recycled Doggies, Clermont County Animal Shelter, Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue, The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and the Cincinnati SPCA, and other local animal welfare organizations.
Key sponsors are Wyoming Veterinary Clinic, Petsuites and Petco. Other sponsors include Frame USA, International Judges Association, Bark TV, Amanda Evans Photography and Dog Depot. The event is brought to you by the Glendale Harry Whiting Brown Community Center.
The event will take place at the corner of Cole Ave and Washington Ave, Glendale, Ohio, 45246. To register your pup in advance for this event, visit www.spookypooch.com. (You can also register at the event.)
For more information contact email@example.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/TheSpookyPooch
Congenital Heart Walk Cincinnati
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONGENITAL HEART WALK COMES TO EDEN PARK
Cincinnati, OH, Saturday, October 10, 2015, The Children’s Heart Foundation and Adult Congenital Heart Foundation (ACHA) will sponsor the annual Congenital Heart Walk at Eden Park in Cincinnati, OH. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m., and the walk begins at 11:00 a.m.
CHD is the #1 birth defect in the world, impacting millions of families each year. This family-friendly 1 mile walk and rally raises funds which will be split between The Children’s Heart Foundation and ACHA. Congenital Heart Walk supporters can sign up ahead of time to walk individually or in teams by registering at www.congenitalheartwalk.org or by calling (215) 856-4373.
This event is also sponsored by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Heart Institute, Mended Little Hearts, The Kidz Club of NKY and Dr. Headlight.
Approximately 40,000 babies are born with a congenital heart defect every year in the United States alone. These conditions often result in multiple surgical procedures, life-long disabilities, and all too often, death.
I am a mother of a child with a Congenital Heart Defect also known as CHD. It is scary to know that your child needs to have open heart surgery and that the odds are stacked against them. We need awareness raised to help raise funds to increase the research of CHD’s. Knowing that your child may not make it through surgery and then if they do will have to spend the rest of their lives being monitored by a cardiologist is overwhelming. There are many Congenital Heart Defects, some are more common than others but they are there and we need more research to help save these children. Please help up spread the word about this event. My daughter would not be here today had there not been research into Congenital Heart Defects.
Thank you for your time.
2015 Congenital Heart Walk Committee Member
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We would like to tell you Aiden Ellerbrock’s story. He is the son of Victoria Ellerbrock and the late Trevor Ellerbrock. On July 1, 2015, Aiden was being a typical 11 year old boy, playing with neighborhood friends. While riding on his rip stick, he had an accident and suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. Aiden was transported to Van Wert County Hospital then life-flighted to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana with a subdural hemtoma. In attempts to save his life he immediately underwent a craniotomy. Having beat all odds he did pull through, and was kept in their pediatric intensive care unit for about approximately a month before he was transferred to Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital for extensive rehabilitation. We are asking for help in funding for said expenses by hosting two events. The first event will be a Quarter Auction occurring on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 located at Trinity Friends Church 605 N. Franklin St. in Van Wert. The second event will be a Corn Hole/Poker Tournament on Saturday, October 10, 2015 located at the Moose Lodge 740 W. Ervin Rd.
Your contribution will help fund these events, which in return helps Aiden progress in his long road of recovery. Any monetary amount or item(s) will be greatly appreciated and used accordingly.
Thank you so much for your generosity in helping us help Aiden’s meet his goals, of his long road to recovery. Please accept our sincerest thanks, on behalf of Aiden and his family, Thank-you
Northern Kentucky Walk To Remember
This is a 1.3 mile memorial walk for anyone whose life has been touched by the loss of a baby through miscarriage, molar or ectopic pregnancy, prematurity, stillbirth, S.I.D.S. or any other form of antenatal or neonatal death. The Walk is designed to honor and remember those babies taken from their families far too soon. The Walk is free to all participants, but donations are welcome and encouraged to St. Elizabeth Hospital, and earmarked for the Infant Loss/Bereavement Fund. The Walk will be held on Sunday, October 11th at the Boone County Arboretum at Central Park in Union, Kentucky. Please visit www.missingalexis.org for more details about how to register for the walk.
Books by the Banks book festival
The ninth annual Books by the Banks book festival, a free event presented by Ohio Humanities, is one of the biggest and most prestigious events of its kind in the Midwest. Meet local, regional and national best-selling national authors, visit the Kids’ Corner and the Teen Scene, and attend panel discussions and writing workshops.
Our non profit no kill cat shelter is having a silent auction and dinner to benefit The Scratching Post! The event will go from 5-9! Unable to make the event we have adoption hours for cats and kittens 12-8 Thursday or 12-4 Saturday and Sunday!
Tri State Firefighter Chili Cook Off
Come support our Firefighters as Brock Restoration presents: the first annual Tri State Firefighter Chili Cook Off Saturday, October 17th from 11am-4pm at Yeatman’s Cove!
Join Fire Departments from the Tri State as they build their custom booths and cook the best chili.
Rhinegeist will be serving brew and the band My Sister Sarah will be playing on the main stage!
fun for the entire family featuring a large Kids Zone with obstacle course, bouncy house, climbing wall, stilt walking balloon animal man, living firefighter statue and face painting!
Awards for the best chili, best booth and most money raised for the Red Cross.
Monroe Hornets Fighting Childhood cancer
Monroe Hornets Fighting Childhood cancer is planning a Golf Outing, 100% of the proceeds raised by this event will go to two of our Monroe families whose children have recently been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer. We are asking for your support, come out and golf, stop by and participate in our raffle or split the pot. Help us make this a huge success for Dominic Watkins and Madison Smallwood. Please reserve your spot by September 26, 2015.
Step Out Walk
This year’s Step Out Walk for diabetes is being held October 17th, 2015 at 8:00 @ Summit Park in Blue Ash, Ohio. Previously, this event has been held downtown at the Great American Ballpark, but this year we have switched up the day and location!
During this event there will be a 5K walk/run OR a 1-2 mile family friendly walk!
To register you can go online and fill out the necessary information, or you could even come the morning of and register there! The 5K registration fee is $25 and will ensure you get a medal at the end of the race. There is NO FEE for the walk, but you must register in order to get a bib number!
After both races end, there will be a Health Fair going on until 12:00!
Parking for this event is FREE and will be clearly marked on the morning of the event.
Want to walk/run, but you cannot make the event? Not a problem! You can become a Virtual Walker!
Day of event timeline:
8:00am – Registration
9:00am- Program Begins
10:00am – 5K Begins
10:15am – 1-2 mile Walk Begins
12:00pm- Health Fair Starts
2:00pm – Event ends
We hope to see you all out there October 17th, 8:00am @ Summit Park!
Help us find a cure, prevent, and manage diabetes!
Paw Joggers Rescue Run
Chip-timed 5K run/walk for serious and casual runners and walkers of all ages or relaxing 2K walk both with or without a well-behaved dog. Benefits 42 local animal welfare groups. Sharon Woods Park 11450 Lebanon Rd. Sharonville OH 45241. Register online at http://pawjoggersrescuerun.com. $25 – $35 per person, $15 dog, kids under 8 free with paid adult (bib only); rates increase by $10 on 10/3/15. Parking included. Prize categories and wag bags for all paid runners and walkers (including T-shirt).
This is a family- and pet-friendly event. Contact us through the website contact page.
A Wicked Affair
The 4th Annual A Wicked Affair will be held at Receptions Eastgate to raise money for The National Kidney Foundation of Cincinnati. This is an adult only Halloween costume party. Costume contest with prizes, silent auctions, raffle for cash. $40 a person includes dinner, dancing, beer, wine, and free costume contest. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets advance sales only. Visit our fb page for more info at www.facebook.com/awickedaffair. We are an independent event not affiliated with The National Kidney Foundation. Call Krista 937.763.0474
Moeller Band Antique Show
Moeller High School’s Band Boosters will hold their annual antique show and sale on Saturday only on October 24th from 9-4pm at Moeller High School. There will be around 80 dealers offering art, books, furniture, and collectibles – and GREAT food, including the famous Moeller potato soup! Admission is $5, and all proceeds benefit the Moeller Band Program. Like us on Facebook!
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Bob Browning – 513-791-1680
Flip Fun Fight Bootcamp
Please join Anytime Fitness Cold Spring in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by coming to our bootcamp! 2 hours of fitness, fun, and sweat!! $10 donations. All proceeds benefit the Chicks & Chucks Foundation.
Back the Blue for Child Safety
FREE child safety event sponsored by Remke Markets with local police departments and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. FREE food, fun, activities, prizes, Child ID kit, and important cyber tips to keep children safer online and offline. Come to any Remke for this great event.
2% of customers purchases on 10/24/15 will be donated back to their local police department’s charity (with coupon available in ad). Remke will match donations up to $2000!
Remke Markets – eleven locations
• 2501 Dixie Hwy, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
• 5016 Old Taylor Mill Rd, Taylor Mill, KY 41015
• 560 Clock Tower Way, Crescent Springs, KY 41017
• 3960 Turkeyfoot Rd, Independence, KY 41018
• 6920 Burlington Pike, Florence, KY 41042
• 1952 North Bend Rd, Hebron, KY 41048
• 5025 Delhi Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45238
• 3240 Highland Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45213
• 3872 Paxton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45209
• 5218 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45230
• 10501 New Haven Rd, Harrison, OH 45030
10th Annual Wine & Whiskers tasting and auction at Bell Event Centre, 444 Reading Road, Cincinnati
Join us for an elegantly casual evening of wine, craft beer and signature cocktail tastings, heavy hors d’oeuvres and live jazz music. What started as a small gathering of pet owners and advocates has evolved into the League for Animal Welfare’s biggest fundraiser – raising more than $70,000 last year to support the area’s oldest non-profit no-kill animal shelter!
The 10th annual Wine & Whiskers event will be held at the beautiful Bell Event Centre in downtown Cincinnati. The venue’s vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows, and hand-painted murals provide a unique setting for this fun affair. FOX19 meteorologist and anchor Frank Marzullo will be our master of ceremonies and auctioneer.
The flurry of silent and live auction bidding will be even more fierce this year due to the introduction of mobile bidding. Even if you are unable to join us that evening, you can still be part of the action by placing your bid from the convenience of your own home. And pre-bidding will start about a week in advance of the event. Back by popular demand, the League’s most talented canine and feline artists will be creating one-of-a-kind framed artwork for the silent auction.
The cost to attend is $100 per person. To register online please visit LFAW.myab.co. Event proceeds provide loving care and shelter for homeless cats and dogs in the Greater Cincinnati area. Last year, the League found homes for more than 900 pets and we hope to exceed 1,000 adoptions this year.
Mark your calendar now and join us for a fantastic event for a great cause!
Scare up some Halloween fun this year with a benefit for a local charity, Children’s Dyslexia Centers of Cincinnati, a nonprofit dedicated to literacy. This Halloween Gala at the Cincinnati Masonic Center has all the f-right stuff: the Naked Karate Girls, a four-man party group united by three-piece suits, and a mastery of mustache grooming skills, and complimentary Rhinegeist beer and Biltmore wine. Food provided by the Midwest Culinary Institute.
There will also be a cash bar for cocktails and spirits, and a free pre-Halloween Gala concert by the Cincinnati Civic Orchestra, one of the oldest all-volunteer groups in the U.S.
Mason Half Marathon and 5K run/walk
Annual Half Marathon and 5K run/walk benefitting the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Columbus and the services offered to our local communities. Relatively flat course starting and finishing at Mason High School. Event fee includes music, event shirt, refreshments and awards–finisher medals to the first 425 finishers of the half marathon and the first 425 finishers of the 5K run/walk; first place trophy to the top male and female of each event and medals to the top male and female in each age division.
Visit www.epilepsy-ohio.org for all of the details and registration information
Join Cooperative for Education (CoEd) at Great American Ball Park for an evening of Silent and Live Auctions, Piñata Raffle, a special Guatemalan guest, and more!
Fall Fiesta is CoEd’s premier annual event to raise funds and create awareness about its vital educational programs in Guatemala.
Tickets: $75/person; includes dinner by the bite, an open bar, dessert, and on-site parking.
79th Annual Charity Ball – Passport to Paris
Join the Junior Board of CHNK for an evening of vintage romance with an international flair. The 79th Annual Charity Ball takes place at the Cincinnati Airport Marriott in Hebron, KY. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, open bar, auction tables, and raffles. Dinner is served promptly at 7:30 p.m., followed by a live auction, gaming, complimentary photo booth, music, and perhaps even a few surprises! Tickets are $100 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Backstage Treasures Online Auction for Arts Education
Join the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) as we raise funds for Arts Education Programs through our annual online auction, “Backstage Treasures”! The auction will be live from November 20th at 10 am through December 3rd at 10 pm and will be full of unique and fun items you won’t find elsewhere…great for Holiday gift-giving or to treat yourself!
CAA’s Education Programs include: Artists on Tour, sending teaching artists into classrooms to enhance learning ; SchoolTime, funding transportation and tickets for school children to experience an entertaining and educational performance at the Aronoff; and The Overture Awards, a scholarship awards program open to Tri-state high school students. Last year, our auction helped bring these programs to nearly 60,000 students in the Tri-state area.
Logon to www.cincinnatiarts.org/BackstageTreasures Nov. 20 – Dec. 3 to find a treasure for yourself and also to help introduce Tri-state students to the arts!
If you would like to donate an item to our auction, please contact Gina at (513) 977-4135. Your donation is tax-deductible.