Sunday, February 8, 2004

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Mona L. Bronson-Fuqua

Thursday

Flirting for Disaster, happy hour benefiting American Red Cross. 6-8 p.m., Havana Martini Club, 580 Walnut St., downtown. $10. 651-2800.

Messages of the Heart, An Evening of Heart Health and Well-Being, dessert and book signing features Margo Howard (Ann Landers' daughter). Benefiting American Heart Association. 5:30 p.m., Rockdale Temple, 8501 Ridge Road, Amberley Village. $15. 281-4048.

Cincinnati FunRaisers Valentine's Party, benefiting Cincinnati Children's Hospital Cancer Research. 6-10 p.m. Jim & Jack's Riverside Sports Bar, 3456 River Road, $8 members, $10 nonmembers. 636-8900 or www.cincifunraisers.org.

Friday

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 Monday. 699-1401.

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

Saturday

Beta Sigma Phi Valentine Luncheon and Fashion Show, benefiting American Heart Association. 11:30 a.m. 453 Wards Corner Road, Loveland. $25. 731-5887.

Catholic Social Services 90th Anniversary Gala, benefiting Catholic Social Services of Southwestern Ohio. 7-11 p.m., Cincinnati Museum Center, Queensgate. Reservations required. $100 per person. Corporate or patron tables $1,000 for 10 people. 241-7745.

It's Valentine's Day, brunch benefiting Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. J's Fresh Seafood Restaurant, 2444 Madison Road, Hyde Park. $20 ages 10 and older. Reservation deadline Thursday. 248-0622.

Feb. 15

Cat Pet-a-thon, benefiting the League for Animal Welfare. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 4193 Taylor Road, Batavia. $10 person, $20 family registration fee. 735-2299.

Feb. 21

Masquerade, benefiting Villa Madonna Academy. 6-11 p.m. Receptions Banquet Center, Erlanger. $50 in advance, $60 at the door, $75 patron tickets. (859) 331-8062.

Waggin' Tails Auction and Dinner, benefiting the Animal Adoption Foundation. 6-10 p.m. Pebble Creek Golf Course, 9799 Prechtel Road, Colerain Township. $25. (513) 738-0020 or www.aafpets.org.

Winter's Eve, modified progressive dinner benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County. 6 p.m.-midnight, Oxford Community Arts Center, 10 S. College Ave. $140 couple, $70 individual. Reservations by Feb. 16. (513) 867-1227.




TEMPO HEADLINES
Slave pen focal point of Freedom Center
Fringe Festival offers cutting-edge lineup
Local fest director immersed in work
Fringe festival performers
Grammy isn't such a leap

TV era passes with Von Hoene

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
'Romeo & Juliet' ballet demands acting, emotion
'Reverend Mom' makes 'Nunsense'

'Dead Lines' brings short works alive
Theater league, council to meet
Students present delicious taste of musical cabaret in 'Footlights'

SEEN
Leadership awards: Inclusion Network

Fashion on the Rocks: Hearing Speech & Deaf Center
Benefit: Roger P. Slagle Memorial Fund
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