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Celebrating Self

2014 / 2015 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 served by a variety of caterers and musical entertainment is provided by Treva Boardman.

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

Cost: $15 for members; $20 for non-members

For tickets call 513.863.8873 ext. 110.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Alpaca Corner

Feel the difference! Have you felt a garment made with alpaca fiber? It will be your pleasure to do so during this luncheon that will be presented by the Francis family (Mary, Sally and John) of Shandon, Ohio. Learn the intricacies of the alpaca. They have been raising registered huacaya alpacas at their Alpaca Corner Farm for over ten years and also own an antique gift shop (The Periwinkle House) where alpaca products are sold. Attend and view the many items of alpaca clothing that will be on display and feel the luxury of softness.

Visit the Alpaca Corner website here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cammy Dierking discusses
"Heart Health"

Cammy was eager to find a job in television and while she enjoyed her pioneering role as a Sports Anchor (the first female Sports Anchor in the state of Ohio), she eventually moved into a new arena...morning television. Cammy co-hosted a 3-hour show on WKRC-TV; 'Good Morning Cincinnati'. Known for her sunny disposition, boundless energy, and a big smile, Cammy was a big hit! Cammy is a highly sought-after Motivational Speaker who enjoys speaking about health and wellness issues and the importance of fitness, self-esteem and good sportsmanship.

EVENT SPONSORS: Kettering Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeons Inc.

Heart Hamilton/Ahmed M. Halal M.D.

EVENT CATERED BY: Richards Pizza

Visit the Cammy Dierking's website here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Getting to Hamilton 1825-2014, presented by the Cincinnati Railroad Club

Fr. Dale Peterka is the president of the Cincinnati Railroad Club. He has been interested in photography since the fifties and learned to make prints in his dad's darkroom. When the Freedom Train came to town in 1976, he caught the railfan bug and has been taking pictures of trains ever since. Fr. Dale has written over a dozen technical articles for railroad and travel publications over the years. He has two trips planned for 2014: Arizona and Montana. On the train, of course!

EVENT SPONSOR: CSX Transportation

Visit the Cincinnati Railroad Club website here.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Wildflower Cafe &
Coffee House

Todd Hudson opened the Wildflower Cafe and Coffee House in 2008. After a year of remodeling a 101-year-old farmhouse and a year of business, the Wildflower introduced Hudson as a "local" chef of great notice. It was the first restaurant to go all-in with the local and organic aspect in southwestern Ohio, and remains one of the few in Ohio. Hudson and the Wildflower were featured in more than 37 media insertions in 2009, outlets ranging from Cincinnati magazine to the local evening news. At Wildflower Cafe, diners will find an absolute commitment to sustainability in every aspect of his food. Almost every item on the menu is either local or organix, and often both.

Visit the Wildflower Cafe & Coffee House website here.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Servatii Pastry Shop & Deli

                      photo credit: David Sorcher

Gary Gottenbusch is president of Servatii Pastry Shop. Servatii Pastry Shop is a local Cincinnati Bakery with thirteen stores. The business has received numerous local and  national awards for their outstanding quality and standards. Cincinnati magazine placed Servatii in their "Hall of Fame" for consistently achieving the magazine's "best of Cincinnati" award. Gary is the fourth generation of their family to run the business. Under his tutelage, the business has added five new stores in the last five years, doubling sales with consistent double digit growth. As one of the largest full service bakeries in Cincinnati, Servatii Pastry Shop is Cincinnati's premier neighborhood bakery.

Visit the Servatii Pastry shop website here.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Contribution of Jerome Robbins to the American Musical, presented by Henry Cepluch

Henry Cepluch is the Fitton Center's outreach arts director (Arts in Common) and artistic director of the Mad Anthony Theatre Company. He was an elementary teacher for 32 years before retiring and joining the Fitton Center staff. His involvement in theater spans more than 50 years as an actor and director. Henry is a frequent lecturer on theater for local clubs and the Institute for Learning in Retirement program at Miami University.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Paradise Gardens Family
Nudist Resort

Tucked away on 35 lovely wooded acres right outside the I-275 loop in Northwestern Cincinnati, Paradise Gardens is the area's place to be to feel a complete sense of freedom. As an established nudist resort for over 40 years, the complex features an Olympic-sized swimming pool, fishing pond with paddle boats, hiking trails, sunning lawn and much more. A visit can be a check off your bucket list or just a place to relax and meet new like-minded friends. You just might get hooked on the experience!

Visit the Paradise Gardens Family Nudist Resort website here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Cincinnati BombShells

The BombShells of Cincinnati are an anonymous group of yarn bombers who strive to bring together the community through public works of fiber art. Since the summer of 2011 they have exploded onto the Cincinnati Art scene and became media darlings due to their large scale projects such as the Central Parkway Bombing "The Big Bomb" and antics as performers. They spread warmth, joy and friendship everywhere they go while creating amazing fetes de arte!

Enjoy Celebraing Self Lecture Series

Contact Us

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


Building Hours:

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

Information Desk Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 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.