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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
pen focal point
of Freedom Center
Festival offers cutting-edge lineup
fest director immersed in work
isn't such a leap
era passes with Von Hoene
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
'Romeo & Juliet'
ballet demands acting, emotion
Mom' makes 'Nunsense'
Lines' brings short works alive
league, council to meet
present delicious taste of musical cabaret in 'Footlights'
awards: Inclusion Network
on the Rocks: Hearing Speech & Deaf Center
Roger P. Slagle Memorial Fund
history flavors her cookbooks
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