Sunday, December 14, 2003

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By Mona L. Bronson-Fuqua

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Evening in Rome, gala unveiling the St. Peter and the Vatican exhibit and benefiting Cincinnati Museum Center. 6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Reservations required. 287-7078.

Thursday, Dec. 18

World's Largest Office Party, benefiting American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge. 5-10 pm. Thursday, Hyatt Regency, 151 W. Fifth St., downtown. 579-1234.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Bethany House Services Shelter Guests Christmas Party, benefiting Bethany House residents. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Westwood Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave. 921-1131.

Children's Nutcracker Luncheon, benefiting Cincinnati Ballet. Noon-1:45 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $20 with matinee ticket; $30 for luncheon only. 621-5219, Ext. 113.

Monday, Dec. 22

Ninth Annual Children's Christmas Celebration, benefiting Kicks for Kids. 6-9 p.m. Cincinnati Zoo. Reservations required. (859) 331-8484 or e-mail ted@kicksforkids.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 31

Countdown 2004 New Year's Eve Party, benefiting the American Cancer Society. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. Black tie optional. $75. Payment deadline Monday. www.cincynewyear .com.

New Year's Eve Grand Voyage Concert and Ball, benefiting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Music Hall and Ballroom, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing. Reservations required for dinner and dancing. 381-3300




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