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Celebrating Self

2013 / 2014 Season Series


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Who doesn't enjoy good food and great conversation? These luncheons are a wonderful way to celebrate - you! Our Celebrating Self luncheon series features an assortment of regional speakers presenting on anything from modern-day issues and health to gardening and cooking. The buffet lunch is catered by Coach House Catering and musical entertainment is provided by Treva Boardman.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. in the Carruthers Signature Ballroom.

The cost for members is $15; non-members $20.

For tickets call 513.863.8873 ext. 110.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Conversation with
Ambassador John E. Dolibois

Ambassador John E. Dolibois graduated from Miami University in 1942, in time for service as an Armored Force officer and then in Military Intelligence. In this latter station he assisted in the interrogation of the Nazi war criminals prior to the Nuremberg trials. In 1981, Ambassador Dolibois was called by President Ronald Reagan to become U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg. While Ambassador he met Fitton Center supporter Dr. Jim Baden and they have remained friends ever since. Dr. Baden will be interviewing him during this presentation.

EVENT SPONSORS: Robert and Nancy Cottrell

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

History of the Arts in Hamilton 1865-2015

Presented by Rick H. Jones - Executive Director of the Fitton Center for Creative Arts

Our Executive Director will take you on a journey through Hamilton’s history in the arts---visual, music, theatre, and literary---from 1865-2015. As we celebrate the Fitton Center’s 20th Anniversary in 2013, this look back will demonstrate why this organization had a strong tradition of the arts as a foundation for its success.

EVENT SPONSORS: James K. and Susan A. Fitton

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Blake Robison,
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Celebrate the season with us as Blake Robison, the new Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, discusses current and future programming of the region’s largest professional theatre. Blake will be in his second year at the Playhouse and was most recently Producing Artistic Director of the Round House Theatre outside Washington, D.C.

Visit the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park website here.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Archaeology of Ohio with Andrew Sawyer

Andrew Sawyer is the Site Manager/Site Anthropologist at SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park in Dayton. He holds degrees in Anthropology from Miami University and the University of Denver. He has been at SunWatch since September of 2002 and is also an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at the University of Dayton. Andrew’s field experience includes projects in the Midwest, Southwest, Rocky Mountains, Great Basin, and Plains.

Visit the SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park website here.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

At Rest in Beauty - the history, art, architecture and landscape of Spring Grove and Greenwood Cemeteries

Presented by Phil Nuxhall – author, historian and docent trainer for the Spring Grove Heritage Foundation

Join Mr. Nuxhall on a virtual tour of two significant historic cemeteries with ties to landscape genius, Adolph Strauch. Beautiful photographs from Phil’s book, Beauty in the Grove, and vintage photographs of Greenwood Cemetery will chase away any thoughts of creepy old cemeteries forever!

EVENT SPONSORS: James K. and Susan A. Fitton

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Enjoying Native Wildflowers in the Home Landscape with Mary Harrison and Sherri Berger

Wildflowers are not just for woodlands. Learn where to plant native wildflowers and which ones to plant in the landscape so that you can have wildflower varieties blooming from spring to fall. Mary and her daughter Sherri established Mary’s Plant Farm & Landscaping in 1976. A niche’ garden where rare and hard to find plants, plus native varieties are field grown for hardiness in our Butler County soil and climate conditions.

Visit the Mary's Plant Farm website here.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Brenda Pennix, Greyhound Adoption of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.

Greyhound Adoption of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. is an organization dedicated to finding good homes for retired racing greyhounds. They are also dedicated to encouraging community awareness of the availability of racing greyhounds for adoption, the suitability of greyhounds as companions, and the consequences that may befall racing greyhounds who are unable to find homes upon retirement. A few greyhounds will be joining us as well! .

Visit the Greyhound Adoption of Greater Cincinnati website here.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Enjoy the KitchenAid Experience with Gloria Keller-Brinley! Presented by Ohio Magazine

Join us as we celebrate the products, people, culture and history, which have made KitchenAid brand the icon it is today! Gloria Keller-Brinley with KitchenAid will be here to share the KitchenAid Experience with a presentation including the KitchenAid history, demonstrations, samples, recipes and giveaways! You will not want to miss this!

Visit the KitchenAid Experience website here.

EVENT SPONSOR: Ohio Magazine

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Contact Us

  • Phone: (513) 863-8873 ext. 110
  • Fax: (513) 863-8865
  • 101 South Monument Avenue
  • Hamilton, OH 45011 - directions


Building Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday - 9:00 am - noon
  • Sunday - Closed

Information Desk Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - noon
  • Sunday: Closed

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed, except for special events

Box Office Hours:

  • Open one hour before each performance
  • To place an order over the phone, call (513) 863-8873 ext. 110.