From galas to golf, there are many ways to support worthy causes while having fun in the coming year.

JANUARY

Jan. 15: The Jefferson Series: An Evening with Glenn Close
Benefiting: The New Albany Community Foundation
Location: Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10–$35
Attire: Business casual
Join The New Albany Community Foundation in welcoming actress and mental health advocate Glenn Close. 614-939-8152, newalbanyfoundation.org/events/the-jefferson-series/

Jan. 16: The CannonBall
Benefiting: Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation
Location: Express Live
Time: 6:30–10 p.m.
Tickets: $500
Attire: Cocktail
The CannonBall is an annual premier fundraiser supporting the health and wellness of youth in Central Ohio. The theme and venue change every year, but the guests are always amazed by this spectacular event. 614-246-4168, bluejacketscannonball.com 

Jan. 21: 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Breakfast
Benefiting: Morehouse College and King Arts Complex
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
Time: Doors 7 a.m., program 7:30–10 a.m.
Tickets: $60, $450 for a table of 10
Attire: Professional
Attend this memorable Columbus flagship Martin Luther King Day event to honor the memory of the iconic civil rights leader. Dr. John B. King Jr., former secretary of education under President Barack Obama, will deliver an inspiring keynote address. 614-863-6442, MLKjrBreakfast.com

Jan. 24: CELC Gala: Learning Through a Lifetime
Benefiting: Columbus Early Learning Centers
Location: Champion Avenue Center, 240 N. Champion Ave., Columbus
Time: 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Attire: Professional
Enjoy an incredible evening supporting the Columbus Early Learning Centers’ mission of providing high-quality early education to the children of Columbus. There will be a fabulous dinner, drinks, a silent auction and much more. 614-253-5525, columbusearlylearning.org 

Jan. 26: Wonderball
Benefiting: Columbus Museum of Art
Location: Columbus Museum of Art
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Attire: Formal/black-tie optional
Dress up, play and dance the night away at Wonderball. This imaginative evening features DJs, live music, bites from Columbus’ best eateries, artisan cocktails, creative experiences, artist performances and more. 614-221-6801, columbusmuseum.org

Jan. 26: Snowflake Gala
Benefiting: Dublin Womens Philanthropic Club
Location: Country Club at Muirfield Village, 8715 Muirfield Dr., Dublin
Time: 7–11 p.m.
Tickets: $75
Attire: Casual chic
The evening’s theme is “Boots, Bourbon and Beer,” featuring a live auction, tapas, a cash bourbon tasting and line dancing. Event proceeds benefit scholarship programs, including grants to women overcoming obstacles to pursue higher education. 614-256-6831, dublinwomensclub.com

Jan. 26: Stroll for Epilepsy
Benefiting: Epilepsy Alliance Ohio
Location: Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Pkwy., Polaris
Time: 9 a.m.
Tickets: $30
Attire: Athletic
Support the Epilepsy Alliance in this indoor walk through Polaris. Participants can win prizes while learning about epilepsy. 877-804-2241, epilepsy-ohio.org

FEBRUARY 

Date TBD: A Capital Valentine
Benefiting: Ohio Cancer Research
Location: Hilton Columbus at Easton
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $250
Attire: Business casual
A buffet dinner party with silent auction and live entertainment. 614-224-1127, ohiocancer.org

Feb. 2: Dancing with Our Stars Gala
Benefiting: Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO)
Location: Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, 50 N. Third St., Columbus
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $75
Attire: Cocktail
The Dancing with Our Stars Gala is unlike any other, featuring professionally choreographed dances performed by 36 adults with Down syndrome, all while raising funds and awareness for DSACO. 614-263-6020, dsaco.net/event/gala

Feb. 7: Columbus Chamber 2019 Annual Meeting
Benefiting: The Columbus Chamber of Commerce
Location: The Greater Columbus Convention Center
Time: TBD
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Business casual
The celebration will be attended by the thought leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. Guest will be treated to an interactive networking showcase as well as engaging presentations. 614-264-6475, columbus.org/resources/events

Feb. 8: Flavors of the Vine Wine Tasting and Auction
Benefiting: Recreation Unlimited Foundation
Location: Hilton Columbus/Polaris, 8700 Lyra Dr., Polaris
Time: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Attire: Business casual
Flavors of the Vine is the No. 1 charity wine-tasting event in Central Ohio, attracting wine distributors from throughout the area and beyond and introducing more than 150 wines from the finest American and international wineries. 740-747-2640, recreationunlimited.org

Feb. 8: Paws to Party
Benefiting: CHA Animal Shelter
Location: Columbus Athenaeum, 32 N. Fourth St., Downtown
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $95
Attire: Cocktail
A celebration of wine, food and four-legged friends. 614-891-5280, chaanimalshelter.org

Feb. 16: A Breakfast with Characters
Benefiting: Junior League of Columbus
Location: L Brands in the D3 Café,
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Tickets: $20 (children under 1 free)
Attire: Casual
Annual JLC event supporting the Adopt-a-Backpack Project, which provides thousands of children in Central Ohio with school supply-filled backpacks each school year. Children enjoy breakfast while mingling with some of their favorite characters and enjoying music, activities and more. This fun event features princesses, superheroes and other favorite characters. 614-464-2717, jlcolumbus.org

Feb. 16: Champagne and Diamonds Gala
Benefiting: Mount Carmel Outreach and Street Medicine
Location: Hilton Columbus Downtown
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $350
Attire: Formal
One of Central Ohio’s most engaging galas brings physicians, corporate leaders and community advocates together in support of the Mount Carmel Outreach and Street Medicine programs, with special tribute to the Sisters of the Cross. 614-546-4500, mountcarmelfoundation.org

Feb. 16: The Fight For Air Climb
Benefiting: The American Lung Association
Location: Rhodes Tower, 30 E. Broad St., Columbus
Time: 8 a.m.–noon
Tickets: $25 registration, $100 minimum fundraising
Attire: Athletic
When you participate in a Fight For Air Climb event, you are stepping up to make a positive impact for those affected by lung disease by raising funds to support the American Lung Association’s mission. 614-279-1700, climbcolumbus.org

Feb. 16: NOSH Gala
Benefiting: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Location: The Ivory Room, 2 Miranova Pl., Sixth Fl., Columbus
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $200
Attire: Black tie
A premier gala featuring a cocktail hour with unique tastings from six of Cameron Mitchell’s top chefs, a delicious sit-down dinner and an exciting auction, all followed by dancing. 614-890-6565, nosh.eventscff.org

Feb. 20: The Nationwide-Buckeye Ranch Bash
Benefiting: The Buckeye Ranch
Location: Eagle’s Nest, 1 Nationwide Plaza, Downtown
Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $500–$5,000
Attire: Business casual
Join The Buckeye Ranch for heavy appetizers and drinks in a relaxed setting before heading to the Cher concert at Nationwide Arena. The pre-concert VIP reception includes a silent auction. 614-539-6637, buckeyeranch.org

Feb. 22: Handbag Hullabaloo! Delaware Co.
Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Location: TBD
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $50
Attire: Casual chic
At this exclusive event, guests will have the opportunity to win authentic designer handbags simply by participating in event raffles, along with a silent auction and prize drawings. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and specialty drinks. 614-227-3700, rmhc-centralohio.org/events

Feb. 22: T’s For Tees Wine Tasting
Benefiting: The First Tee of Central Ohio
Location: Grange Insurance Audubon Center , 505 W. Whittier St., Columbus
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $150
Attire: Casual chic
A casual evening of wine tasting, food pairings and live entertainment, all to benefit the youth of Central Ohio. Admission includes a complimentary event T-shirt and bottle of wine. 614-751-8227, tsfortees.com

Feb. 23: Buddy Up Tennis, Serving Up Our Future
Benefiting: Buddy Up Tennis, Inc.
Location: Express Live
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $95
Attire: Cocktail
Enjoy a special evening including cocktails, dinner and live music with The Conspiracy Band. Celebrate the program’s successes and help support its future goals of impacting lives of Buddy Up Tennis athletes through tennis, fitness and fun. 614-579-8808, BuddyUpTennis.com

Feb. 23: Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus Annual Gala
Benefiting: Gallery Players
Location: Jewish Community Center, 1125 College Ave., Columbus
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $75–$500
Attire: Business casual
This year, the JCC is combining forces with its gala and the Gallery Players, the JCC’s theater program, to celebrate 70 years of outstanding production in the community. 614-559-6225, columbusjcc.org/gala-celebrates-gallery-players-70th

Feb. 23: ProMusica Soirée
Benefiting: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
Location: The Westin Great Southern Columbus, 310 S. High St., and Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St., Columbus
Time: 6 p.m. reception, 8 p.m. concert
Tickets: Starting at $200
Attire: Cocktail
Mix and mingle with friends at a pre-concert party in the historic ballroom of the Westin, then head to the Southern Theatre for a collaborative concert. Guest artist details to be announced. 614-464-0066, promusicacolumbus.org/event/promusica-soiree-2019

Feb. 23–28: Buckeye Cruise for Cancer
Benefiting: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Grand Cayman, Bahamas
Tickets: Starting at $799
Attire: Casual
The 12th annual Buckeye Cruise for Cancer brings together former Buckeye athletes, thousands of fans and cancer survivors to spend five nights raising funds in support of the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at the OSUCCC – The James. 614-792-6204, buckeyecruise.com

MARCH

March 1: Central Ohio Big Wish Gala
Benefiting: Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
Location: Hilton Columbus at Easton
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Cocktail
The Big Wish Gala provides guests the opportunity to experience the Make-A-Wish mission firsthand. The gala includes dinner, live and silent auctions and a few surprises. Guests meet inspiring children and families whose lives have been changed by a wish. 614-869-4396, oki.wish.org

March 1: Off The Wall
Benefiting: Heinzerling Community
Location: Grange Insurance, 671 S. High St., Columbus
Time: 6–10 p.m.
Tickets: $75, $125 per couple
Attire: Semiformal
Live and silent auction to raise funds for Heinzerling Community residents. Proceeds from the Off The Wall event will go toward educational and recreational field trips for Heinzerling residents and therapy equipment. 614-272-8888, heinzerling.org

March 2: Bowl for Kids’ Sake
Benefiting: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
Location: Columbus Square Bowling Palace, 5707 Forest Hills Blvd., Columbus
Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tickets: $36
Attire: Casual
Come bowl, raise funds and help provide life-changing mentoring relationships for thousands of disadvantaged children in Central Ohio. Register and find more information at the website. 614-839-2447, bowl-big.org

March 2: CMA Comes Alive!
Benefiting: Columbus Museum of Art
Location: Columbus Museum of Art
Time: 5 p.m.
Tickets: $100, $40 for children
Attire: Casual chic
CMA comes alive with whimsical and playful experiences for the whole family including art-making, gallery tours, a Lego build, a DJ and dancing and a delicious dinner buffet. Get dressed up and bring the whole family. 614-221-6801, columbusmuseum.org

March 2: McCoy Celebration
Benefiting: McCoy Center for the Arts
Location: Jeanne B. McCoy Center for the Arts
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $125
Attire: Casual chic
Join the McCoy Center Board for a fun evening to support the educational programming and the home for arts in New Albany. 614-719-6614, mccoycenter.org

March 2: Spirit of Hope Gala
Benefiting: Catholic Social Services
Location: St. Charles Preparatory School, Walter Commons
Time: 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Tickets: Sponsorship opportunities available
Attire: Formal/black-tie optional
Each year, proceeds from the Spirit of Hope Gala help reduce poverty, lift up lonely seniors and create opportunity for those in need. 614-857-1236, colscss.org/upcoming-events

March 7: Opera Columbus Gala
Benefiting: Opera Columbus
Location: Vue Columbus, 95 S. Liberty St., Downtown
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $350
Attire: Casual chic
Opera Columbus presents an evening of high fashion and dramatic music accompanied by hand-crafted cocktails and sumptuous food. 614-719-6614, operacolumbus.org

March 9: Eat Up! Columbus
Benefiting: Freedom a la Cart
Location: St. Charles Preparatory School, Walter Commons
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $150
Attire: Cocktail
Eat Up! Columbus is a collaborative dinner party that gathers the community for a six-course culinary adventure prepared by a team of top local chefs, led this year by chef Jack Moore of Watershed. Proceeds empower and employ local survivors of human trafficking. 614-992-3252, eatupcolumbus.org

March 9: Off the Grid
Benefiting: Wexner Center education programs
Location: Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., Campus
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $60–$125
Attire: Cocktail
Dress creatively and prepare to dance at the contemporary art party of the season. The annual fundraiser for the Wex’s education programs features open galleries, cocktails, nibbles from local restaurants, world-class DJs and more. 614-292-3535, wexarts.org

March 30: BRAVO!
Benefiting: Bexley Education Foundation
Location: St. Charles Preparatory School
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $60 in advance, $75 at the door
Attire: Attire: Casual chic
BRAVO! is where the Bexley community gathers to celebrate and support its outstanding public schools. The event features tasting stations from a variety of local restaurants and a silent auction filled with unique items, including artwork created by Bexley students. 614-338-2093, bexleyeducationfoundation.org

APRIL

Date TBD: Capes and Crowns 5K
Benefiting: A Kid Again
Location: New Albany
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Athletic
At the annual A Kid Again 5K, participants run or walk to provide year-round memories for families raising children with life-threatening illnesses. Families can also enjoy fun activities following the race, such as face painting and bounce houses. 614-797-9500, akidagain.org/event/capesandcrowns2019

Date TBD: Give Mom the Mic
Benefiting: Mental Health America of Franklin County
Location: TBD
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $50
Attire: Casual chic
Give Mom the Mic is the ultimate girls’ night out featuring hilarious and heartwarming entertainment, exciting raffle items and delicious desserts and drinks. All proceeds benefit the only maternal mental health program in Ohio, POEM. 614-221-1441, mhafc.org/gmtm

April 3: Women of Achievement Event
Benefiting: YWCA Columbus
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Battelle Grand Ballroom
Time: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Business casual
For more than 30 years, the YWCA Columbus and its stakeholders have gathered over lunch to honor a select group of Columbus women who have made extraordinary contributions to their families, workplaces, and communities. 614-253-3916, ywcacolumbus.org

April 4: 2019 LTA Gala
Benefiting: Lincoln Theatre Association
Location: Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St., Columbus
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $200
Attire: Cocktail
The 2019 LTA Gala will celebrate the Lincoln Theatre’s 10th anniversary as an economic catalyst in the King-Lincoln District, showcasing artist graduates of the Lincoln Theatre Association’s signature arts education programs. 614-719-6676, lincolntheatrecolumbus.com

April 5: Campfire Columbus
Benefiting: Flying Horse Farms
Location: Vue Columbus
Time: 7–10 p.m.
Tickets: $200
Attire: Casual chic
Flying Horse Farms’ annual Campfire event will transport guests to an upscale night at camp after the sun goes down. The evening offers signature cocktails, camp bites, live music and life-changing stories that inspire. 419-751-7077, flyinghorsefarms.org

April 5: Bouquet of Flavours
Benefiting: Creative Living
Location: Huntington Club at Ohio Stadium
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Tickets: $75
Attire: Business casual
This is the 30th year of A Bouquet of Flavours, an evening of fine wine-tasting, hors d’oeuvres and music at The Huntington Club at Ohio Stadium. 614-421-1226, creative-living.com/a-bouquet-of-flavours

April 5: Handbag Hullabaloo! Spring Event
Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Location: Crown Mercedes Benz, 6500 Perimeter Loop Rd., Dublin
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Attire: Casual chic
At this exclusive event, guests are given the opportunity to win designer handbags simply by participating in event raffles. In addition to the festivities, guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and specialty drinks, as well as a silent auction and prizes. 614-227-3729, rmhc-centralohio.org/event

April 6: Relay For Life of The Ohio State University
Benefiting: American Cancer Society
Location: Legacy Park, 460 W. 10th Ave., Columbus
Time: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
Tickets: $15
Attire: Athletic
This event brings communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. 888-227-6446, RelayForLife.org/OSU

April 6: Breath of Hope
Benefiting: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Location: L Brands
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $150, sponsorships $1,000–$20,000
Attire: Casual chic
Evening with a mission to fund a future without lung cancer by supporting the Blue Beautiful Skies Fund at OSUCCC – The James. The evening will feature music, food and cocktails as well as an auction and remarks from The James’ Thoracic Oncology Center director, Dr. David Carbone. breathofhopeohio.com

April 6: CCAD Art Fair
Benefiting: Student programming at CCAD
Location: Columbus College of Art & Design
Time: TBD
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Casual
Meet the makers changing the face of art and design at the semiannual CCAD Art Fair. Proceeds from the art go directly to the artists. Ticket sales benefit student programming. 614-222-3238, ccad.edu/artfair

April 6: Evening in Support of Excellence
Benefiting: Worthington Education Foundation
Location: Shops at Worthington Place, 7227 N. High St., Worthington
Time: 7–10 p.m.
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Casual chic
Raise money for innovative grants for the students and staff in the Worthington School District. 614-579-1843, TheWEF.org

April 11: Breakthrough Benefit
Benefiting: Alzheimer’s Association
Location: Express Live
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $200
Attire: Cocktail
It only takes one breakthrough to change a life. Enjoy an evening of music by local artists and inspiring stories from those impacted as Alzheimer’s Association strives to make breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s awareness and research. 614-442-2011, alz.org/centralohio 

April 11: CATCO 2019 Gala
Benefiting: CATCO Artistic and Education Endeavors
Location: TBD
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $250
Attire: Casual chic
An annual celebration of CATCO and a sneak peek at the next season. 614-719-6702, catco.org/support/catco-gala

April 11: Women of Promise
Benefiting: New Directions Career Center
Location: St. Charles Preparatory School
Time: 6–8 p.m.
Tickets: $75
Attire: Cocktail
NDCC’s signature fundraising event is an unforgettable evening filled with food, drinks, auctions and celebration, all in the name of supporting the exceptional career guidance, development and counseling services at New Directions. 614-849-0028, newdirectionscc.org

April 13: AIDS Walk Ohio
Benefiting: Equitas Health
Location: McFerson Commons Park
Time: 10 a.m.
Tickets: Registration TBD
Attire: Athletic
All funds raised through AIDS Walk Ohio will specifically benefit HIV/AIDS prevention and health care through Equitas Health education, programs and services. 614-340-6715, aidswalkohio.com

April 13: Blast
Benefiting: COSI
Location: COSI, 333 W. Broad St.
Time: 7–11 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Attire: Cocktail
Blast, COSI’s big science bash, features food from 20 of Columbus’ best restaurants, an open bar with beer and wine, live music, a mystery raffle and silent auction, plus all of COSI open to explore. It’s a party you won’t want to miss! 614-629-3228, cosi.org/blast

April 13: Ignite Heart Ball
Benefiting: American Heart Association
Location: Hilton Columbus Downtown
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $500
Attire: Cocktail
The Ignite Heart Ball is a celebration of the American Heart Association’s research at work in Central Ohio. 614-396-4411, heart.org

April 13: Marburn Academy’s 37th Annual Gala
Benefiting: Marburn Academy
Location: TBD
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $300
Attire: Cocktail
Marburn Academy’s Annual Gala raises essential funds to support need-based student scholarships. The event will feature auctions and musical entertainment in celebration of Marburn students. 614-433-0822, marburnacademy.org/invest/annual-gala

April 19–May 19: Decorators Showcase
Benefiting: Columbus Museum of Art
Location: Columbus Museum of Art
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tickets: $25
Attire: Casual
Decorators Showcase features local designers transforming CMA’s Walter Wing into creative living spaces. Find ideas for your living room, family room, master bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, nursery and more. 614-221-6801, columbusmuseum.org

April 20: Run to Erase Epilepsy
Benefiting: Epilepsy Alliance Ohio
Location: Genoa Park
Time: 9 a.m.
Tickets: $30
Attire: Athletic
Run or walk a beautiful 3-mile course in support of people living with epilepsy. Start and finish along the riverfront near COSI. Food, drinks, awards, shirts and more for all participants. 877-804-2241, epilepsy-ohio.org

April 26: Evening of Light
Benefiting: Alvis Family and Children’s Program
Location: Hollywood Casino Columbus
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $180
Attire: Cocktail
An inspiring and enjoyable evening that spotlights the success of children and families of the Alvis community and demonstrates how lives are turned around by 180 degrees. 614-252-8402, alvis180.org

April 26: Raise Your Glass to Raise Awareness
Benefiting: Bridgeway Academy
Location: Mid-Ohio Foodbank, 3960 Brookham Dr., Grove City
Time: 7-10:30 p.m.
Tickets: Early bird $90–$170, general admission $100–$190, table of 10 $1,200
Attire: Cocktail
Join Bridgeway Academy for an evening of food, drink and fun to raise funds in support of the school’s students, families and staff. 614-262-7520, bridgewayohio.org/raise-your-glass

April 27: Romancing the Grape
Benefiting: Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohio
Location: The Huntington Club at Ohio Stadium
Time: 6–10 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Attire: Cocktail
Held at the exclusive Huntington Club of Ohio Stadium, guests enjoy more than 100 varieties of fine wines, locally crafted beer, cheeses and hors d’oeuvres from Columbus’ finest restaurants. The event also features an impressive silent auction and live entertainment. 614-228-5523, romancingthegrape.org

April 28: Central Ohio March for Babies
Benefiting: March of Dimes
Location: COSI and Genoa Park
Time: 9 a.m.–1 pm
Tickets: Free; donations accepted
Attire: Athletic
The March for Babies community bands together to fight for the health of all moms and babies, raising funds and awareness to solve even the toughest problems. 614-392-6041, marchforbabies.org/event/centralohio

April 28: Short North Gala
Benefiting: Short North Alliance
Location: Hilton Columbus Downtown
Time: TBD
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Cocktail
Celebrate and support the artistry, diversity, community and spirit of the Short North Arts District in one deliciously unforgettable evening. 614-299-8050, shortnorth.org

MAY

Date TBD: Columbus Chamber Foundation Golf & Tennis Invitational
Benefiting: The Columbus Chamber of Commerce
Location: New Albany Country Club, 1 Club Ln., New Albany
Time: TBD
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Golf
All proceeds will benefit the education and workforce development efforts of the Columbus Chamber Foundation. The Foundation strives to create greater opportunity for the Columbus region’s workforce through job readiness and preparation. 614-225-6950, columbus.org/resources/events

May 1: The Jefferson Series: An Evening with Noah Feldman and Jeffrey Toobin
Benefiting: The New Albany Community Foundation
Location: Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10–$35
Attire: Business casual
Join The New Albany Community Foundation in welcoming Harvard law professor and Bloomberg columnist Noah Feldman and CNN senior analyst and bestselling author Jeffrey Toobin. 614-939-8152, newalbanyfoundation.org/events/the-jefferson-series

May 3: Les Chapeaux Dans le Jardin (Hat Day)
Benefiting: The Conservatory’s pre-K and K-12 education and outreach programs
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Time: 11 a.m.
Tickets: $350
Attire: Cocktail
Hat Day is a premier social tradition and the Conservatory’s signature spring fundraising event, welcoming more than 550 guests to the gardens for lunch and a spring style show in a day of celebration, camaraderie and philanthropy. 614-715-8044, fpconservatory.org/hatday

May 3: Garden Party Fundraiser
Benefiting: Dublin Arts Council
Location: The Conference Center at OCLC, 6600 Kilgour Pl., Dublin
Time: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $100 (group packages available)
Attire: Cocktail
Shake off the winter blues and support the arts. Enjoy a variety of culinary offerings from some of Central Ohio’s top restaurants, a silent auction, wine and craft beer bars, live music and more. 614-889-7444, dublinarts.org

May 4: A Taste of Class for Kids
Benefiting: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
Location: Hilton Columbus Downtown
Time: 6–10 p.m.
Tickets: $400
Attire: Formal/black-tie optional
A Taste of Class for Kids is a gala event featuring an elegant multicourse dinner, innovative cocktails and desserts, unique live and silent auction items, raffles, networking and more. 614-839-2447, bbbscentralohio.org 

May 4: 2019 Bed Race
Benefiting: Furniture Bank of Columbus
Location: Hollywood Casino Columbus
Time: 10 a.m.
Tickets: $175 per team
Attire: Athletic
Help local families in poverty by racing in the 2019 Bed Race. In this unique, family-friendly event, teams raise funds by pushing twin beds on wheels. Rent a bed or bring your own, and get creative with your team’s costumes and themes. 614-272-9544, furniturebankcoh.org/bedrace

May 4: Ovarian Cancer Survivor Celebration Brunch
Benefiting: Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Ohio
Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Business casual
A brunch to celebrate ovarian cancer survivors. 614-546-9498. ocao.org

May 4: Walk to Cure Arthritis
Benefiting: Arthritis Foundation
Location: Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St., Columbus
Time: 9 a.m.
Tickets: no registration fee
Attire: Athletic
Walk to Cure Arthritis is part of national movement to help find a cure for America’s number one cause of disability. Participants are encouraged to form teams and raise money to support the Arthritis Foundation’s efforts to cure arthritis. 614-954-0708. arthritis.org

May 8: Chroma: Best of CCAD
Benefiting: Columbus College of Art & Design scholarships
Location: Columbus College of Art & Design
Time: TBD
Tickets: Free
Attire: Casual
Chroma: Best of CCAD is an annual exhibition, now in its 140th year, showcasing the top student work at Columbus College of Art & Design. The event is free and open to the public, but donations benefit student scholarships. 614-222-3230, ccad.edu/chroma

May 8: State of the Child Luncheon
Benefiting: Directions for Youth & Families
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Time: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Tickets: $75
Attire: Business casual
The State of the Child Luncheon is Directions for Youth & Families’ signature event. This 30th anniversary luncheon will feature music and dance performances by youth in DFYF’s after-school programs, as well as the sharing of heartfelt stories. 614-294-2661, dfyf.org

May 9: Breathe the Story
Benefiting: The Breathing Association
Location: Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Rd., North Side
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Tickets: $45
Attire: Business casual
Be inspired by patients who have overcome barriers to success with the generosity of donors to The Breathing Association’s Mobile Medical Unit, HEAP and senior lung health education. 614-329-7887, breathingassociation.org

May 9: Taste of Dine Originals
Benefiting: The Buckeye Ranch and Dine Originals Columbus
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Tickets: $125, VIP $150
Attire: Business casual
More than 40 local restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries come together for a night of incredible culinary tastings, fellowship and exploration at Franklin Park Conservatory. VIP tickets include reserved seating. 614-539-6637, buckeyeranch.instagift.com

May 10: 2019 CCAD Fashion Show
Benefiting: Columbus College of Art & Design scholarships
Location: Columbus College of Art & Design
Time: TBD
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Semiformal
Fundraising is fashionable at the 2019 CCAD Fashion Show. This annual event showcases the latest looks from CCAD’s top student designers, all while supporting the future of art and design education. Proceeds benefit CCAD scholarships. 614-222-3238, ccad.edu/fashionshow

May 10: SOS Pops the Cork Wine Tasting
Benefiting: Scholarship Opportunities for Success
Location: York Golf Club, 7459 N. High St., North Side
Time: 6:30–9 p.m.
Tickets: $40
Attire: Business casual
SOS hosts an evening of fabulous food, wine, cash bar and fun to raise money to support scholarships for deserving, low-income women of Central Ohio. There will be a silent auction, wine bottle ring toss and more. 614-436-2244, SOSgrants.org

May 10: Raise the Roof!
Benefiting: Upper Arlington Community Foundation
Location: Amelita Mirolo Barn, 4395 Carriage Hill Ln., Upper Arlington
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Attire: Casual chic
Enjoy amazing food by Steven’s Catering, cocktails and music to support the UACF. Be a part of the good they do, and have fun doing it. 614-451-0700, uacommunityfoundation.com

May 10: Sporting Clays for Food
Benefiting: The Salvation Army in Central Ohio
Location: Cardinal Shooting Center, 616 OH-61, Marengo
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Athletic
Come shoot clays and help raise money for the Salvation Army’s feeding programs. Lunch is included, and there will be an auction. 614-358-2627, salvationarmycentralohio.org

May 11: Walk MS: Columbus
Benefiting: National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Time: 7 a.m. check-in, 8:30 a.m. walk
Tickets: Raise $100 to receive an official shirt
Attire: Athletic
Walk MS: Columbus benefits the National MS Society. 855-372-1331, walkms.org

May 11: Wine for Wildlife
Benefiting: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s conservation efforts
Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Tickets: $325
Attire: Cocktail
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Wine for Wildlife, the premier fundraising event supporting conservation at the Columbus Zoo and around the world. Mingle with some of the zoo’s animal ambassadors as you take in the sights of the Heart of Africa savanna. 614-645-3558, columbuszoo.org

May 16: Celebrity Chef
Benefiting: Columbus Humane
Location: St. Charles Preparatory School
Time: 6–8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $75
Attire: Business casual
Please join Columbus Humane for an evening of great food from some of Columbus’ best restaurants, mixing and mingling with local celebrities and adorable, adoptable animals. All proceeds benefit Columbus Humane. 614-777-7387, ext. 221, columbushumane.org

May 16: Sole Celebration Ohio Event 2019
Benefiting: In Christy’s Shoes
Location: TBD
Time: 6–9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Attire: Cocktail
A fashion show event with a focus on connecting women to resources and programs. Women wear fabulous shoes and men wear fabulous socks to get into the spirit of the evening, which includes a silent auction, live auction and music. 614-441-9665, inchristysshoes.org 

May 18: CAPA 50th Anniversary Celebration
Benefiting: CAPA Education Endowment
Location: Ohio Theatre
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $500
Attire: Cocktail
This celebration of CAPA’s 50th anniversary includes special performances throughout the evening. 614-719-6702, capa.com/support-us/capa-gala

May 18: Celebration for Life
Benefiting: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Location: Smith & Wollensky, 4145 The Strand W, Easton
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $2,500
Attire: Cocktail
Celebration for Life is an annual event chaired by Judy and Steve Tuckerman to benefit The James Fund for Life, an annual fund established by Abigail and Les Wexner. 614-293-3752, cancer.osu.edu

May 18: Komen Columbus Race for the Cure
Benefiting: Komen Columbus
Location: Throughout Downtown Columbus
Time: 9:45 a.m.
Tickets: Starting at $35
Attire: Athletic
More than 20,000 walkers and runners are expected to participate and raise dollars for underserved and underinsured women in Komen Columbus’ 30-county service area, as well as for national breast cancer research. 614-297-8155, komencolumbus.org

May 20: Charity Golf Classic
Benefiting: Cancer Support Community Central Ohio
Location: Medallion Club, 5000 Club Dr., Westerville
Time: 9:30 a.m. registration; 11 a.m. shotgun start
Tickets: $400
Attire: Athletic
The Charity Golf Classic, one of Cancer Support Community Central Ohio’s signature fundraising events, is held at The Medallion Club. There, more than 100 golfers gather for a great day of golf and a wonderful cause. 614-884-4673, cancersupportohio.org

JUNE

Date TBD: Skate It Forward
Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Location: OhioHealth Ice Haus, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus
Time: TBD
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Casual
Champion figure skaters take to the ice alongside local ice skaters of all ages in an exciting ice show benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. A fun-filled event for the whole family. 614-246-3380, www.skateitforward.co

Date TBD: Under One Roof
Benefiting: Community Shelter Board
Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Tickets: $50
Attire: Business casual
Under One Roof is Community Shelter Board’s signature fundraising event to spark discussion about critical social problems and shed light on innovative solutions so that everyone has a place to call home. 614-715-2546, csb.org

June 1: Muscles for Myeloma 5K and 1-Mile Race 2019
Benefiting: Myeloma Crowd and Ohio State University
Location: Wolfe Park, 105 Park Dr., Columbus
Time: 5K 8:30 a.m., 1-Mile 9 a.m.
Tickets: $35
Attire: Athletic
The second annual Muscles for Myeloma 5K and 1-Mile Walk in Columbus honors the Move MMORE Legacy. MMORE created a well-loved event at beautiful Wolfe Park in support of multiple myeloma research. 801-310-5598, myelomacrowd.org/muscles-for-myeloma

June 2: 2019 Bexley Women’s Club House & Garden Tour
Benefiting: Bexley Women’s Club
Location: Throughout Bexley
Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at door
Attire: Casual
The 12th Bexley House & Garden Tour features homes and gardens throughout Bexley. Artists, musicians, free shuttle, food trucks, water and music at tour headquarters, 65 S. Drexel Ave. Proceeds support Bexley Women’s Club missions—community, scholarship and social service. 614-398-4292, bexleywomen.org

June 6: Bash at the Barn: A Tasting Event at the Wells Barn
Benefiting: The Conservatory’s adult learning initiatives
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $75
Attire: Business casual
Bash at the Barn is the Conservatory’s 16th annual tasting event, bringing together top executives and emerging professionals for an evening of great music, signature cocktails, craft beers and delicious tastings from local restaurants. 614-715-8044, fpconservatory.org/bash

June 6: Cooking with the Stars
Benefiting: National Kidney Foundation
Location: The Grand Event Center, 820 Goodale Blvd., Grandview Heights
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $150
Attire: Cocktail
Cooking with the Stars is an evening uniting local chefs, restaurants and celebrities in the fight to raise awareness about kidney disease. Chefs will create small dishes to be sampled by guests at the event. A live and silent auction will be provided. 614-882-6184, kidney.org/offices/nkf-serving-central-ohio

June 7: Lung Force Gala: The Fire and Ice Ball
Benefiting: The American Lung Association
Location: Station 67, 379 W. Broad St., Columbus
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Tickets: $100, $1,000 per table
Attire: Formal/black-tie optional
The Lung Force Gala is a passionate and intimate community gathering celebrating the collective power of breath and voice to stand up against lung cancer and for lung health. alaturquoiseball.org

June 8: Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions
Benefiting: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Location: Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center, 1145 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus
Time: 8 a.m.
Tickets: Starting at $36
Attire: Athletic
This is a family-friendly 4-mile/1-mile walk or run benefiting the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at OSUCCC – The James. Prior to the start, a program celebrates champions in the lives of survivors. 614-293-9340, go.osu.edu/stepup

June 9: Jack Roth 5K Rock ’n’ Run/Walk
Benefiting: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Jack Roth Camp Netaim
Location: Cassingham Elementary, 250 S. Cassingham Rd., Bexley
Time: 7:30–11 a.m.
Tickets: $25 until May 1, $30 after May 1, $35 day of race
Attire: Athletic
The race will take runners and walkers through central Bexley’s beautiful neighborhoods to support the Jack Roth Fund for Lung Cancer Research, which was created to promote the vital research necessary to combat lung cancer through the OSUCCC – James and to support Jack Roth Camp Netaim. 614-561-1807, jackrothfund.org

June 15: Zoofari
Benefiting: The Columbus Zoo’s conservation and education programs
Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $125
Attire: Casual chic
Zoofari is the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s signature, adults-only fundraising celebration and is one of Central Ohio’s hottest summer parties. This is the 49th annual “party with a purpose,” with proceeds benefiting the zoo’s conservation education programs. 614-645-3490, columbuszoo.org

June 17: Full Throttle Open
Benefiting: A Kid Again
Location: Heritage Golf Club, 3525 Heritage Club Dr., Hilliard
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Golf
Join the Central Ohio construction community to provide hope, happiness and healing for families raising children who are battling life-threatening illnesses. Enjoy a day on the course supporting A Kid Again families. 614-797-9500, akidagain.org/event/full-throttle-open-2 

June 17: Junior Golf Classic
Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Location: Mt. Vernon Country Club, 8927 Martinsburg Rd., Mt. Vernon
Time: 11 a.m.
Tickets: Suggested fundraising goal of $500 per team
Attire: Golf
Each team will consist of two adult golfers and two junior golfers (age 16 or under). You may register as a twosome (one adult and one junior) to be randomly paired with another adult/junior twosome, or you may register as a foursome (two adults and two juniors). 614-227-3700, rmhc-centralohio.org/event

June 22: Central Ohio Take Steps
Benefiting: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
Location: Dublin Coffman Park, 5568 Coffman Park Dr., Dublin
Time: 4 p.m.
Tickets: Free, donations accepted
Attire: Athletic
The Take Steps Walk is one of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s largest events committed to finding cures for digestive diseases. The walk offers an incredible day for family, friends and the community to come together in celebration of all their hard work. 614-889-6060 ext. 2, cctakesteps.org/Columbus2019

June 22: Central Ohio Walk for Wishes
Benefiting: Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Casual
Walk for Wishes is a nationwide Make-A-Wish fundraiser that celebrates the more than 285,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. It’s a family-friendly event powered by wish families, volunteers, donors and friends. 614-362-1870, oki.wish.org

June 22: Kelton House Gala
Benefiting: Educational programs of the Kelton House Museum & Garden
Location: Kelton House Museum & Garden, 586 E. Town St., Columbus
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Attire: Cocktail
The Kelton House Gala is an annual fundraising celebration benefiting the educational programs of the Kelton House Museum & Garden. The gala features live music and dancing, faux gaming, a silent auction, great food, signature cocktails and wine. 614-464-2717, jlcolumbus.org/support/annual-events/kelton-house-gala

JULY

July 13: Bravo! For the Children
Benefiting: St. Stephen’s Community House
Location: St. Charles Preparatory School
Time: TBD
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Semiformal
An evening to celebrate St. Stephen’s Community House programming. Guests will enjoy live entertainment, silent and live auction and dinner. 614-294-6347, saintstephensch.org

July 15: DSACO’s Annual Golf Classic
Benefiting: Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio
Location: The Country Club at Muirfield Village
Time: 12:30 p.m. shotgun start
Tickets: $150
Attire: Golf
Join the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio for the 2019 DSACO Golf Classic. Golfers play on a beautiful course while helping to raise funds and awareness for the Down syndrome community. 614-263-6020, dsaco.net/event/golf

July 15: RMHC Joe Mortellaro Golf Classic
Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Location: Wedgewood Golf & Country Club, 9600 Wedgewood Blvd., Powell
Time: 9 a.m.
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Athletic
Features three primary golf courses; attendees enjoy dinner, celebrity guest speakers, a silent auction and celebrity coach remarks. 614-227-3700, rmhc-centralohio.org/event

July 25: The 2019 Rally for the Ranch Banquet
Benefiting: The Buckeye Ranch
Location: Hollywood Casino Columbus
Time: 5:30–10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $625–$5,000
Attire: Cocktail
The Buckeye Ranch and the Bobby Rahal Foundation celebrate the love and history of cars and their drivers. The evening features a lavish banquet and honors an IndyCar racing legend. 614-539-6637, rallyfortheranch.org

July 27: Epilepsy Alliance Sand Volleyball Tournament
Benefiting: Epilepsy Alliance Ohio
Location: Flannagan’s Pub, 6835 Caine Rd., Dublin
Time: 9 a.m.
Tickets: Early registration is $150 per team
Attire: Athletic
Play volleyball at some of the best courts in town while supporting people who live with seizures. Teams play throughout the morning and then advance to a tournament in the afternoon. 877-804-2241, epilepsy-ohio.org

July 28: The 2019 Rally for the Ranch
Benefiting: The Buckeye Ranch
Location: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 7721 Steam Corners Rd., Lexington
Time: TBD
Tickets: $500 (two tickets)
Attire: Casual chic
Join The Buckeye Ranch and Team Rahal to watch the Honda Indy200 inside of Turn 1 in style. Hospitality includes a privately catered lunch, drinks and appetizers throughout the day, as well as air-conditioned and shaded seating to see the race. 614-539-6637, rallyfortheranch.org

AUGUST

Aug. 2–4: Pelotonia
Benefiting: Pelotonia
Location: Throughout Central Ohio
Time: All day
Tickets: Fundraising minimum
Attire: Athletic
Pelotonia is a three-day experience that includes a weekend of cycling, entertainment and volunteerism. It was established with the objective to fund life-saving cancer research and has raised millions for cancer research in the first 10 years. 614-221-6100, pelotonia.org

Aug. 3: Pirates & Princesses
Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Location: The Ronald McDonald House, 711 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus
Time: 11 a.m.
Tickets: $30 (one adult and one child)
Attire: Athletic
Venture to a far-off place right here at The Ronald McDonald House, where the play area is transformed into a fairy-tale fantasy land. Children of all ages will enjoy playing dress-up as a swashbuckler or royal highness with kid-friendly activities and food. 614-227-3700, rmhc-centralohio.org/event

Aug. 5: Give 18 Charity Pro-Am
Benefiting: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Location: The Lakes Golf & Country Club, 6740 Worthington Rd., Westerville
Time: 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Tickets: Sponsorship and golf opportunities $350–$10,000
Attire: Golf
Give 18 supports and funds research targeting all types of cancers. Since its inception in 2006, Give 18 has supported projects targeting melanoma, plus lung, colorectal, sarcoma, ovarian, prostate and breast cancers. 800-295-4572, give18.org

Aug. 13: Taste the Future
Benefiting: Columbus State Foundation
Location: Columbus State Community College, 550 E. Spring St., Columbus
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Attire: Business casual
Attendees enjoy hundreds of incredible flavors from 50-plus Central Ohio restaurants, clubs and caterers, as well as live music, award-winning food artists and the company of 1,300-plus Central Ohioans gathering in support of education and opportunity. 614-287-5101, tastethefuture.com

Aug. 17: The Ohio Eggfest
Benefiting: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Location: Giant Eagle Market District at Grandview Yard, 840 W. Third Ave., Fifth by Northwest
Time: TBD
Tickets: $25
Attire: Casual
Central Ohio-based fundraising event featuring a grilling, smoking, barbecue and cooking competition that features the Big Green Egg. Donations and 100 percent of the profit of every egg, beverage and ticket sale is donated to cancer research at the OSUCCC – James through the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research. 614-261-0824, theohioeggfest.com

Aug. 23: Field to Table
Benefiting: The Conservatory’s community garden outreach programs
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $350
Attire: Casual chic
Presented by the Conservatory’s Women’s Board, this signature event welcomes more than 700 guests for an evening of garden-inspired appetizers, herb-infused cocktails and a magical dinner under the stars, set in the beauty of the Conservatory’s gardens. 614-715-8044, fpconservatory.org/fieldtotable

SEPTEMBER

Date TBD: Helping Horses Help Kids
Benefiting: PBJ Connections
Location: TBD
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Attire: Business casual
Helping Horses Help Kids is an annual charity event to support PBJ Connections. Now in its 12th year, the event features wine and food pairings, an extensive silent auction, a fun photo booth and new additions every year. 740-924-7543, helpinghorseshelpkids.org

Date TBD: Harvest Ball
Benefiting: Local Matters
Location: High Line Car House, 550 S. High St., Brewery District
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $125
Attire: Casual chic
This event is one of the best parties of the year, featuring seasonal creations by Two Caterers, custom cocktails and live music—all in support of fresh and affordable food for everyone in the community. 614-263-5662, local-matters.org

Date TBD: Catalyst
Benefiting: COSI
Location: COSI
Time: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Tickets: $125
Attire: Professional
Catalyst is a luncheon unlike any other, featuring elements of COSI’s live shows, hands-on science activities, an inspiring COSI conversation and fun-filled chances for guests to leave feeling smarter than they came. 614-629-3228, cosi.org/catalyst

Date TBD: Portraits of Recovery Luncheon
Benefiting: Amethyst Recovery Program of Alvis
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Short North Ballroom
Time: Noon
Tickets: $65
Attire: Professional
This luncheon celebrates the inspiring stories of recovery, hope and healing in the Amethyst Recovery Program. Proceeds go to help women improve their health, build healthy relationships and achieve lifelong recovery and economic independence. 614-252-8402, alvis180.org

Sept. 6: Breakfast With the Bishop
Benefiting: Catholic Social Services
Location: Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Time: 7–9 a.m.
Tickets: Sponsorship opportunities available
Attire: Professional
Each year, proceeds from Breakfast With the Bishop are used to reduce poverty, lift up lonely seniors and provide a bridge for poor people. 614-857-1236, colscss.org/upcoming-events

Sept. 6: Chix with Stix
Benefiting: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Location: Raymond Memorial Golf Course, 3860 Trabue Rd.
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Golf
An annual “fun-raising” golf outing for the Columbus architectural and design community; proceeds will benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at OSUCCC – The James. 614-561-1807, facebook.com/Chix-With-Stix-Columbus-Ohio-115819653448/

Sept. 6: Paint the Town Center Red
Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Location: Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center
Time: 9 a.m.
Tickets: $200
Attire: Casual chic
Enjoy the most luxurious social event of the year. Regain some balance with a day of pampering at Easton Town Center. 614-227-6034, rmhc-centralohio.org/event 

Sept. 8: Moving Day Columbus
Benefiting: Parkinson’s Foundation Ohio
Location: Wolfe Park, 105 Park Drive
Time: 12:30–4 p.m.
Tickets: Free
Attire: Athletic
Moving Day is a celebration of movement that features a family-friendly walking course, a kids’ area and a special Movement Pavilion. Participants raise funds to support the mission of the Parkinson’s Foundation. 614-918-7308, movingdaycolumbus.org

Sept. 9: Annual Heinzerling Golf Classic
Benefiting: Heinzerling Community
Location: Heritage Golf Club
Time: 1–7 p.m.
Tickets: $350 per golfer, $1,400 per foursome
Attire: Golf
Traditional golf scramble to raise funds for Heinzerling Community residents. Proceeds from the 33rd annual Heinzerling Golf Classic event will go toward educational and recreational field trips for Heinzerling residents and therapy equipment. 614-272-8888, heinzerling.org 

Sept. 15: New Albany Walking Classic
Benefiting: Healthy New Albany
Location: Throughout New Albany
Time: 8 a.m.
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Athletic
The New Albany Walking Classic is the premier walking event in the United States, bringing national status and attention to Healthy New Albany’s community health programming. 100 percent of proceeds are donated to provide health programming for Central Ohio. 614-685-6344, newalbanywalkingclassic.com

Sept. 15: Strides for Hope 5K Walk/Run
Benefiting: Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Ohio
Location: COSI/Genoa Park
Time: 8 a.m.–noon
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Casual
Come to COSI for the annual Strides for Hope 5K. This race aims to bring awareness and education to ovarian cancer. Enjoy the scenic views of Downtown Columbus as you wind your way through Genoa Park and back to COSI. 614-546-9498, ocao.org

Sept. 19: Night of Chocolate
Benefiting: Cancer Support Community Central Ohio
Location: Hollywood Casino Columbus
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $200
Attire: Cocktail
Indulge in an evening of elegance and decadence benefiting cancer survivors, caregivers and loved ones—so that no one faces cancer alone. 614-884-4673, cancersupportohio.org/signature-fundraising-events/night-of-chocolate

Sept. 21: Rwandan Fête
Benefiting: Partners in Conservation
Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $85
Attire: Cocktail
The Rwandan Fête aids Partners in Conservation’s core mission: to protect animals—particularly critically endangered gorillas, whose populations are threatened by the bushmeat trade and deforestation—while simultaneously improving the lives of people in central Africa. 614-724-3540, columbuszoo.org

Sept. 26: Runway to Awearness Fashion Show
Benefiting: Patricia A. DiNunzio Ovarian Cancer Fund
Location: The Ivory Room
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Casual chic
An evening of fun, fashion, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres benefiting the Patricia A. DiNunzio Ovarian Cancer Fund. Enjoy a fashion show of beautiful styles for fall. 614-312-2111, patdinunzio.org

Sept. 29: Columbus Buddy Walk
Benefiting: Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio
Location: Fortress Obetz, 2050 Recreation Trail, Obetz
Time: 9 a.m.
Tickets: $21
Attire: Casual
Join DSACO to unite for a common cause and raise funds at the Columbus Buddy Walk. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does or just want to show your support, take the first step and donate or register today. 614-263-6020, columbusbuddywalk.org

OCTOBER 

Date TBD: HighBall Halloween
Benefiting: Short North Alliance
Location: Throughout the Short North Arts District
Time: 6 p.m.–1 a.m. Friday, 4 p.m.–1 a.m. Saturday
Tickets: $7.50–$150
Attire: Casual
HighBall Halloween is the nation’s most elaborate costume party. Staged in the fashion capital of Columbus, this yearly event for the Halloween season bridges runway style with the culture of the Short North Arts District. 614-299-8050, shortnorth.org

Date TBD: Need Knows No Season 13th Annual Luncheon
Benefiting: The Salvation Army in Central Ohio
Location: TBD
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Professional
A fundraising luncheon to learn more about how The Salvation Army helps serve in the community. Every year has a special keynote speaker. 614-437-2145, salvationarmycentralohio.org 

Date TBD: Wine Women & Shoes
Benefiting: Community Shelter Board
Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Tickets: $175–$300
Attire: Cocktail
Wine Women & Shoes, launched in Columbus in 2017, combines wine tasting, designer shopping and auctions with a meaningful cause to make sure everyone in the community has a place to call home. 614-715-2546, winewomenandshoes.com/event/columbusoh

Oct. 10: March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction – Columbus
Benefiting: March of Dimes
Location: St. Charles Preparatory School, Walter Commons
Time: 5:30–9 p.m.
Tickets: $250
Attire: Cocktail
March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction brings Columbus’ top restaurants together in support of all moms and babies. Experience a night of fabulous food and company while supporting the health of all moms and babies. 614-392-6041, signaturechefs.org/Columbus

Oct. 11: A Toast to Tinseltown
Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Location: TBD
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Attire: Cocktail
Come dressed to impress in your finest cocktail attire or costume and experience a night out on the town while you sample some of the most exquisite and creatively prepared cuisine around, wonderful drinks and a red-carpet experience! 614-227-3700, rmhc-centralohio.org/event

Oct. 12: James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute Fundraiser
Benefiting: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Black-tie
Fundraising gala benefiting OSUCCC – James. 614-293-9340, cancer.osu.edu/giving-back/ 

Oct. 17: Activists and Agitators
Benefiting: YWCA Columbus
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Time: TBD
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Business casual
YWCA Columbus is proud to present Activists and Agitators, a night dedicated to uniting the Columbus community and inspiring attendees to pursue greater social change than anyone can achieve alone. 614-253-3916, ywcacolumbus.org

Oct. 20: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
Benefiting: Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Location: Throughout Downtown Columbus
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Tickets: $75 marathon, $60 1/2 marathon (early bird pricing)
Attire: Athletic
The 40th anniversary Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. In its 14th year, the 1/2 Marathon is the largest in Columbus. Approximately $7 million has been raised to date for NCH. columbusmarathon.com

NOVEMBER

Date TBD: A Place to Become
Benefiting: Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus
Location: The Exchange at Bridge Park
Time: TBD
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Business casual
An inspirational and interactive evening to give hope for a brighter future to the kids who need it most. 614-221-8830 ext. 231, bgccolumbus.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/APlacetoBecome/tabid/990383/Default.aspx

Date TBD: Martinis and Magic
Benefiting: A Kid Again
Location: TBD
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Cocktail
Martinis and Magic is a unique experience that allows guests to be part of the magic and provide ongoing hope for families raising children with life-threatening illnesses. 614-797-9500, akidagain.org/event/martinis-and-magic-2018

Nov. 1: 2019 Celebration of Learning
Benefiting: Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation
Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: TBD
Attire: Formal/black-tie optional
Celebration of Learning is Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year and one of the most anticipated evenings on the city’s cultural calendar. foundation.columbuslibrary.org/celebration-of-learning 

Nov. 1: Ohio Nurse of the Year Awards
Benefiting: March of Dimes
Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N. High St., Columbus
Time: 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Tickets: $150
Attire: Professional
It’s time to say “thank you” to Ohio caregivers. March of Dimes will honor exceptional nurses this fall at its annual Nurse of the Year Awards Gala. Nominate a nurse you know or attend the event. 614-392-6042, nurseoftheyear.org/ohio

Nov. 4: Spin for Camp Bridgeway
Benefiting: Bridgeway Academy
Location: Lifetime Fitness, 3825 Hard Rd., Dublin
Time: 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30
Attire: Athletic
Spin has moved to November. Attend one or more fitness classes while supporting Bridgeway Academy’s six-week summer camp program. Contact cargiro@bridgewayohio.org to register. 614-262-7520, bridgewayohio.org/spin-for-camp-bridgeway

Nov. 7: Handbag Hullabaloo! Columbus
Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Location: TBD
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Attire: Cocktail
At this exclusive event, guests will have the opportunity to win authentic designer handbags simply by participating in event raffles, along with a silent auction and prize drawings. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and specialty drinks. 614-227-3700, rmhc-centralohio.org/events

Nov. 8: One Night Only
Benefiting: Jazz Arts Group
Location: The Bluestone, 583 E. Broad St., Columbus
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $200
Attire: Cocktail
This event is the Jazz Arts Group’s annual fundraiser. 614-294-5200 ext. 109, jazzartsgroup.org

Nov. 22: The Ronald McDonald House Bake Sale
Benefiting: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Location: The Ronald McDonald House, 711 E. Livingston Ave.
Time: 10 a.m.
Tickets: FREE
Attire: Casual
Come get the best cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pies, fudge, candy, brownies, and other delicious goodies, including RMHC’s famous pumpkin rolls! There will also be craft vendors, new children’s apparel, holiday gift baskets, books and more. 614-227-3700, rmhc-centralohio.org/event 

Nov. 28: Thanks For Giving 4 Miler
Benefiting: Lifecare Alliance, Mid-Ohio Foodbank and the New Albany Community Foundation
Location: Throughout New Albany
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Tickets: Donation-based entry
Attire: Athletic
The Thanks For Giving 4 Miler is all about family, fun and giving back. 100 percent of proceeds go to three beneficiaries to help those in need. 614-312-0647, narun.org

DECEMBER

Date TBD: Rocky’s Olde Fashioned Christmas Party
Benefiting: PBJ Connections
Location: Otterbein University’s Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science, 600 N. Spring Rd., Westerville
Time: TBD
Tickets: Free
Attire: Casual
Come meet Rocky the Therapy Horse, visit Santa’s Secret Shoppe and enjoy fun crafts. Kids can shop for gifts for their family and friends for free. Donations support mental health services for local families. 740-924-7543, pbjconnections.org

Dec. 7: Holiday Tour of Homes
Benefiting: Projects and programs of the Junior League of Columbus
Location: Throughout Columbus
Time: Noon–5 p.m.
Tickets: $25
Attire: Casual
Get in the holiday spirit and see how local residents deck their halls. The 15th annual Holiday Tour of Homes, presented by the Junior League of Columbus, is a tour of multiple incredibly decorated homes providing small bites by local eateries. 614-464-2717, jlcolumbus.org/support/annual-events/holiday-tour-of-homes

Dec. 14: Christine’s Christmas
Benefiting: Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
Location: Davidson Theater, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus
Time: 5:45 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Attire: Professional
Christine’s Christmas is an annual concert held in memory of Christine Wilson. This year’s event promises to be the best yet, with music from accomplished pianist Mark King, as well as local vocalists, an orchestra and a youth choir. 614-495-3719, christineschristmas.org

Dec. 14: Santa Speedo Dash
Benefiting: Central Ohio Diabetes Association
Location: McFerson Commons
Time: 10 a.m.
Tickets: $25
Attire: Athletic
Join the fun—this 5k run/1-mile fun walk is best enjoyed in your favorite Speedo or holiday athletic wear. 614-437-2916, lifecarealliance.org/programs/coda/santa-speedo-dash

Dec. 14–16: CD1025 For The Kids Andyman-O-Thon
Benefiting: CD1025 For The Kids
Time: 7 p.m. Fri to 7 p.m. Sun
Tickets: Free
Attire: Casual
This is the 26th annual fundraiser for CD 102.5, which has raised more than $1,000,000 for children’s charities in Central Ohio. 614-221-9923, cd1025.com/about/in-the-community/cd1025-for-the-kids

DATE TBD

Clays for Kids Sporting Clay Shoot
Benefiting: The Buckeye Ranch
Location: Eagle’s Nest Sporting Grounds, 3918 County Rd. 172, Mount Gilead
Time: TBD
Tickets: $600–$3,000
Attire: Athletic
Team members set out to tackle 15 shooting stations with different traps and targets at a state-of-the-art, members-only facility. Catered lunch and prizes follow the competition. Appropriate for all skill levels. 614-539-6637, buckeyeranch.org

Spring TBD

Eddie’s Memorial Mini Golf Classic
Benefiting: PBJ Connections
Location: Glow Putt Mini Golf, 161 Granville St., Gahanna
Time: TBD
Tickets: Free to attend event; mini golf as priced
Attire: Casual
A mini golf fundraiser to celebrate therapy animals. Free and fun for the whole family. Indoor mini golf is rain or shine. Proceeds from a raffle and golfing fees benefit families seeking mental health services at PBJ Connections. 740-924-7543, pbjconnections.org

Keyholder
Benefiting: The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio
Location: The Ohio Theatre
Time: 5 p.m.
Tickets: $65
Attire: Casual chic
The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio’s Keyholder is one of the biggest nights of the year, where 2,500 women gather to be on the front lines of social change for the sake of gender equality. 614-225-9926, womensfundcentralohio.org

SUMMER TBD

LemonAiD Campaign
Benefiting: The Salvation Army in Central Ohio
Location: Throughout Central Ohio
Time: Varies
Tickets: Free
Attire: Athletic
LemonAiD is a Kids Helping Kids service project where kids hold special lemonade stands and donate the proceeds to help kids in need here in Central Ohio. 614-358-2627, salvationarmycentralohio.org

FALL TBD

Golf Classic
Benefiting: Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation
Location: Double Eagle Golf Course, 6025 Cheshire Rd., Galena
Time: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Tickets: $2,500
Attire: Golf
This exclusive outing gives guests a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a day of golf with their favorite Blue Jackets celebrities in addition to playing one of the best courses in the country—Double Eagle Club. 614-246-4168, nhl.com/bluejackets/community/golf-classic 

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