Sunday, January 11, 2004

Sunday Salons attract speakers on food, fashion, arts and more



The Cincinnati Enquirer

[IMAGE] Bette Sherman shows her collection of vintage "stuff" that decorates her Wyoming home, where she will speak March 7.
(Enquirer file photo)
Escape the winter blahs with Sunday Salons, a series of brunches, lunches, teas and suppers featuring speakers on timely and inspiring local and national topics.

The series, hosted Feb. 8-March 28 in Greater Cincinnati homes, will benefit the Rape Crisis & Abuse Center of Hamilton County (formerly Women Helping Women), a nonprofit provider of crisis intervention and support services for direct and indirect victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.

The schedule:

Feb. 8: Sweet Success: Tales - and Tastes - of the Bonbonerie, Sharon Butler and Mary Pat Pace, owners of the Bonbonerie bakery, 1-3 p.m., home of Tamara Harkavy, Norwood. Cost: $45 (limited to 25 guests).

Feb. 8: Rounding Third and Heading for Home, Greg Rhodes, author and Cincinnati Reds historian, 1-3 p.m., home of Jan and Owen Wrassman, Western Hills. Cost: $45 (limited to 25 guests).

Feb. 15: Islam and Women: Myth and Reality, Shakila Ahmad, tours and talks coordinator for Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, 4-6 p.m., home of Cathy and Tom Crain, Adams Landing, downtown. Cost: $50 (limited to 40 guests).

Feb. 15: A Fine Romance: The Magic of Music, Kathy Wade, entertainer and jazz vocalist, 2-4 p.m., home of Susan Burns, Mariemont. Cost: $45 (limited to 30 guests).

Feb. 22: Saving Spaces: Preserving the Probasco Home, Walter E. Langsam, author and historic preservation expert, 2-4 p.m., home of Ruthann and Jim Sammarco, Clifton. Cost: $45 (limited to 25 guests).

Feb. 22: Live from Marilyn's Kitchen, Marilyn Harris, cookbook author, radio talk show host and Enquirer contributor, 4-6 p.m., home of Dr. and Mrs. Adel M. Tawadros, River's Bend, Maineville. Cost: $65 (limited to 35 guests).

Feb. 29: Move over, Ernest & Julio, David Schildknecht, wine import director for Vintner Select, 2-4 p.m., home of Barbara and Pat Ryan, rural Clermont County. Cost: $50 (limited to 35 guests).

Feb. 29: The envelope, please..., Jackie Demaline, Enquirer arts writer, and Ed Stern, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 4-6 p.m., home of Iris and Jim Bush, Anderson Township. Cost: $65 (limited to 35 guests).

March 7: We Are What We Wear: A Century in Fashion, Bette Sherman, collector and fashion stylist, 2-4 p.m., hosted by Sara Shell and Sherman at Sherman's home, Wyoming. Cost: $50 (limited to 25 guests).

March 7: Pictures Worth a Thousand Words, Loren Long, illustrator, 2-4 p.m., home of Mary and William Moran, Mount Adams. Cost: $45 (limited to 30 guests).

March 14: Moving On - Thoughts on Starting a New Chapter, Laura Pulfer, writer and commentator, 1-3 p.m., home of Peggy and Bruce Greenberg, Indian Hill. Cost: $45 (limited to 50 guests).

March 14: Exposing Art in a Buttoned Up Town, Thom Collins, senior curator at Contemporary Arts Center, 2-4 p.m., home of Sara M. Vance and Michelle Waddell, Indian Hill. Cost: $50 (limited to 25 guests).

March 21: Building Bridges: Reflections on the Queen City's Crown, Roxanne Qualls, former Cincinnati mayor and visiting professor at Northern Kentucky University, 1-3 p.m., home of John Dallman and Katie Whelan, Amberley Village. Cost: $50 (limited to 40 guests).

March 21: Can You Hear Me Now? Conversation with a Psychic, Mary Lou Ackermann, counselor, teacher and lecturer, 2-4 p.m., home of Kay French, East Walnut Hills. Cost: $50 (limited to 25 guests).

March 28: Color in Your Garden, Steve Foltz, director of horticulture for Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 12:30-2:30 p.m., home of Chris and Laurie Steuri, Indian Hill. Cost: $45 (limited to 25 guests).

March 28: Woman Reinvented, Carol Sherman Jones, author and former owner of Carol's On Main, 2-4 p.m., home of Lisa Lybrook, Loveland. Cost: $45 (limited to 25 guests).

Sunday Salon Reservation Line: 765-5991. Reservations are taken in order payment is received. To guarantee your place, confirm with Master Card or Visa. Call the same number to receive a Sunday Salon brochure.




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