special events

  Imagine if Carl Lindner never tried an ice cream cone. That intriguing thought is put forth by Starfire, a local organization working to build better lives for people with disabilities, as it invites people to its third-annual Starfire 3-Day “"un"”-conference. The free event starts off August 26 with a blank schedule, which is filled by guests offering classes and presentations on a variety of topics.

You can expect to see plenty of police officers and more volunteers at special events in and around downtown following several incidents at this year's Taste of Cincinnati.  

Assistant Police Chief James Whalen recounted those activities Monday during a city council committee meeting.

"Primarily youth 14 to probably 23-year-old people that were moving up out of the event venue," Whalen said.  "Up into the Central Business District, up in to Over-the-Rhine and to a smaller extent over into the Westend, and engaging in disorderly behavior, sometimes violent behavior."

September brings to Cincinnati the 70th Anniversary celebration of the historic King Records. Brian Powers from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County talks with Lee Hay about the events being scheduled during the month, both at the library and other locations around the area. (Lee Hay will rebroadcast her acclaimed 4-part King Records special each Saturday night in September on her Blues show at 11pm).

There is a lot going on in all the Hamilton County Parks. Kimberly Whitton from Great Parks of Hamilton County joins our Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to talk about some great upcoming events, including a performance by the U.S. Air Force Band, and the new branding of the district.

Starting March 7, the annual Cincinnati International Wine Festival will begin three days of tastings, wine dinners, auctions and grand tastings at the Duke Energy Convention Center. This year’s Honorary Chairman is Donald Patz, founder of Patz and Hall, one of California’s premier single vineyard wineries. Mr. Patz spends a few minutes before coming to town to talk with Mark Perzel about his winery, the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines they specialize in, and being part of the Cincinnati International Wine Festival.

The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center in Covington is host to a myriad of classes, performances, and special events, and with the holidays fast approaching, they have an exciting schedule coming up. Lee Hay welcomes in the center’s executive director, Ray Kingsbury, to talk about the center’s mission and what all is coming up in the next couple of months.