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Thursday

Inclusion Leadership Awards, benefiting the Inclusion Network. 5 p.m., Albert B. Sabin Cincinnati Convention Center, downtown. Actor Danny Woodburn of Seinfeld fame is the featured speaker. $45 per person. Reservations required. 345-1330.

Friday

A Moveable Feast, benefiting Friends of CCM (College-Conservatory of Music). 7 p.m., various venues in the CCM Village at the University of Cincinnati. Reservations required. 556-2100.

Feb. 6

Valentine's Benefit for Social Health Education, raffle, silent auction and guest speaker Dr. Jill Bley, psychologist and certified sex therapist. 6-10:30 p.m., Waterfront Restaurant, Rumba Room, 14 Pete Rose Pier, Covington. 924-1444.

Feb. 7

Good Samaritans 20th Annual Gala, benefiting Fetal Therapeutics Collaborative. 7 p.m., Millenium Hotel, downtown. $200; $5,000-$12,000 corporate sponsors. 872-3786.

Mercy Gras XV, dinner auction benefiting Mother of Mercy High School. 5:30 p.m., Mother of Mercy gym, 3036 Werk Road, Westwood. Reservations required. 661-2740.

North College Hill Mayor's Ball, benefiting Shriners Burns Institute. 8 p.m.-midnight. Clovernook Country Club, 2035 W. Galbraith Road, North College Hill. $30 per couple. 521-7413 or 729-0608.

Feb. 8

Have a Heart Valentine Fund-raiser, benefiting Northern Kentucky Interfaith Commission. 12:30 p.m., Point Pavilion, 620 Scott St., Covington. Reservations by Feb. 4. (859) 581-2237.

Feb. 12

Flirting For Disaster, happy hour benefiting American Red Cross. 6-8 p.m., Havana Martini Club, 580 Walnut St., downtown. $10.

Feb. 13

Cheesecake Factory A Very Grand Opening, benefiting Dress for Success Cincinnati. 7-10 p.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road. $50. Limited tickets. (513) 651-3372 or www.dfscincy.org.

Heart to Heart Racial Justice Breakfast, benefiting the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati. 7:30-9:30 a.m., Montgomery Inn Banquet Center, 601 E. Pete Rose Way, downtown. $40, $20 students, $400 per table of 10. Reservations by Feb. 9. 699-1401.

Wine Tasting, benefiting Sorg Opera. 5-8:30 p.m., Feb. 13. Forest Hills Country Club, Middletown. $25 per person in advance; $30 at the door. (513) 425-0180.




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