By Mona L. Bronson-Fuqua
Pucks-n-Tux Casino Night, benefiting Ruth Lyons Children's Fund and Cyclones Fan Club. 5-9:30 p.m., Radisson Hotel, 668 W. Fifth St., Covington. $25-$30. (859) 635-4944. www.cyclonesfanclub.com
National Exemplar Restaurant Fund-raising Dinner, benefiting the Wellness Community. 5-10 p.m., 6880 Wooster Pike, Mariemont. Reservations recommended. 271-2103.
James Beard Dinner, benefiting the James Beard Foundation. 6 p.m., Cincinnatian Hotel, Palace Restaurant, Reservations required by Monday. $200. 381-6006.
Cincinnati FunRaisers Singles St. Patrick's Day Party, benefiting Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Cancer Research Department. 6-10 p.m., Clarion Hotel and Suites, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash.
Experience the World, wine tasting and silent auction benefiting the Pediatric Heart Research Association. 7 p.m., Four Bridges Country Club, 6801 Butler-Warren Road. Driveway that leads to the clubhouse is on 8300 Four Bridges Drive, Liberty Township. $75. 759-0250 or www.HeartKids .us.
Brushes with Greatness, celebrity art auction and gala benefiting the American Diabetes Association. 6 p.m., Westin Hotel, downtown. $150 or $1,500 for a corporate table. Reservations required. 759-9330, Ext. 6669.
Garden of Fashions, Kindervelt #77 fashion show and silent auction benefiting Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. 11 a.m., Union Center Marriott , 6189 Mulhauser Road, West Chester Township. $27 Reservation deadline March 9. 755-3518.
PAWS Luncheon/Auction, proceeds to the organization's operating expenses. Noon, Manchester Inn, 1027 Manchester Road, Middletown. $15. Reservations required. 422-8192.
Salsa for Steven, Latin dance workshop and benefit for the Steven Spriggs account at the Marrow Registry. 6-11 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison, Covington. $20 cover, $65 for National Marrow Donor Program Registry or an additional tax deductible donation. (859)231-2900.
X-Travaganza Dinner and Auction, benefits St. Xavier High School, 5:30 p.m., 600 W. North Bend Road, $115 per person. Reservation deadline March 10. 922-5108.
Jungle Book Family Gala, celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Children's Theatre benefiting the organization. 5 p.m. production of the Jungle Book followed by the gala. Taft Theatre and Ballroom, corner of Fifth and Sycamore streets, downtown. Party clothes encouraged. $75 adults, $50 children. 569-8080.
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