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The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum hosts a range of social, cultural and educational events all year long. See below, or email to sign up for our monthly e-newsletter.

Summer Classes and Shows

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Tour de France Wine Tasting

MARCH 24, 2023; 7:30-10PM


Join in a special wine tasting event that will include a wine tasting / brief education on 3 famous wine regions in France, and there clearly differentiated wine profiles… what differentiates them, how are they different, and why are they different?


We will explore the regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Côtes du Rhône. All famous “old world” wines with great histories, famous styles, and wonderful “food wines”! Both white and red versions from these regions will be offered along side delicious “lite bites”.

Admission includes tastings of 6 wines, lite bites, instruction, music and time to socialize!

Join to taste, learn, and experience these gems!


Book Club

February: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Grams

March: Vicious by VE Schwab

April: Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Zafron

May: Local Woman Missing by Mary Cubic 

June: What My Bones Know by Stephanie Foo

July: Every Summer After

August: Hunting Wildflowers by local author, Jeanette Jackson

September: Tomorrow, Tomorrow and Tomorrow


AUGUST 23: Author Talk by local author, Jeanette Jackson!


4th Wednesday of the Month, 7pm

2/22, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24,  8/23, 9/27

The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum

3738 Eastern Ave.


RSVP to:


Order your book from Bookery: 3704 Eastern Ave


Paint and Sip


Paint and Sip! February 10th, 7pm

Hosted by A Stroke of Art, this guided painting night will be fun, creative and interactive! A Stroke of Art’s DIY sessions are more than a night of fun - it's hands-on art activities where guests connect and overcome any fears about art, and leave feeling they have truly accomplished something extraordinary. $35pp for all supplies, wine and light snacks. 

Community BINGO Night

2/3/23, 4/14/23, 8/11/23, 6pm 

Join us for our  community BINGO night at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum.

Community BINGO at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum Friday, 2/3/22 at 6pm.

Join us for a night of BINGO fun! 15 games will be played, three cards per game. Admission is $20.


Art Workshops

Art Classes Hosted by The Collective

3738 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45226

Shibori Indigo Dye Class with Julie Amann 


In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of Shibori and Indigo dyeing. Shibori is a Japanese resist dye technique of folding and binding fabric in order to create beautiful patterns with indigo dye. You will be able to produce a beautiful and unique item! 


Shibori dyeing is truly an amazing craft, as every piece you dye is a little bit of a mystery. We promise you'll love the process of folding fabric, dyeing it, then unfolding it to reveal the organic results. Join us for an amazing afternoon of shibori magic!




There could be some drips, so wearing clothes that you wouldn’t mind getting stained is encouraged!

This workshop is open to ages 10 and over.

New Liberty Orchestra Concert and Dance

New Liberty Orchestra Concert and Dance 

April 23, July 22

Live 12 piece band! Bring your dancing shoes or just enjoy an afternoon of fabulous music from the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s. Whether you choose to whirl around the dance floor or take in the sights and sounds you’ll enjoy this event! $15pp at the door

Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum , 3738 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati

Bring your dancing shoes or just enjoy an afternoon of fabulous music from the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s. The Carnegie Center is hosting the NLDO and you're invited! Ragtime, hot jazz, and the roots of swing are what's on tap - enjoy a nice coda to your weekend, whether you choose to whirl around the dance floor or take in the sights and sounds for a Sunday afternoon concert, all are invited.

Admission is $15 cash or card to enjoy this 12 piece band. If you plan to dance, please bring dance shoes or leather-soled shoes only, at least on the floor. Carnegie Center has just restored and renovated their floor, so let's help keep it nice!

Sun, Apr 3, July 24, and October 9 @ 2:00PM

Preregister Here

Playhouse in the Park


Music & Lyrics: BRETT RYBACK Book & Lyrics: JOHN MACLAY

Nate the Great is on the case! When Annie tells Nate that her new painting has gone missing, the world’s greatest boy detective sets out to solve the mystery. He tracks down clues and puts suspects to the test — and then, another mystery unfolds. Nate finds himself facing the biggest challenge of his career. And worse yet, Mom is all out of pancakes! This fun-filled musical reminds us of the importance of friendship and opening our minds to new possibilities.

Recommended for kindergarten and up.

Pop-Up Produce FREE

The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum will be hosting an OUTDOOR Produce Pop-UP provided by the Freestore Foodbank on  3/14, 4/18, 5/9, 8/8, 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12; 10:30am-2pm or until food is gone


The current pandemic has had far reaching affects on the financial stability of many families across economic boundaries. Therefore there are no financial prerequisites to receive free produce. Bring a bag or box to select and carry your free produce. Please spread the word to your neighbors. If you or someone you know is in need of free produce but cannot attend in person, email us so we can drop a box of produce off:


We are also in need of volunteers that day to help set-up, serve clients. Shifts from 1:30-3pm, 3-5pm, 5-6:30pm and driver drop offs needed. Limited volunteers for efficient social distancing. Masks required.


Register to volunteer at


Playhouse in the Park: Off the Hill Series

CT Historical Society


By Rick Cummins and John Scoullar

Adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Directed by Piper N. Davis

November 6, 1pm

Beloved by readers the world over, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s enchanting story comes to life! A world-weary aviator crash-lands in the Sahara Desert, where he encounters an odd young boy who calls himself the Little Prince. The boy tells of his travels throughout the galaxy where he’s collected profound pearls of wisdom about human nature, love and the search for meaning. This charming and imaginative fairy tale will capture your heart, no matter your age.

Recommended for grades one and up.

Runtime: 60 minutes.



By Saskia Janse

Adapted from the book by Janell Cannon

Directed by Daunielle Rasmussen

Feb 26, 2023 at 1pm

Mother Bat loves her baby, Stellaluna, with all her heart. But when an owl knocks Stellaluna out of her nest one night, she finds herself in Mama Bird’s nest with all her baby birds. Stellaluna adopts the ways of her newfound family, but when she has an opportunity to show them what life is like as a bat, they’re reluctant to do so. This popular children’s story lifts up the powers of friendship and understanding.

Recommended for pre-k and up.

Runtime: 45 minutes


The Musical

Music & Lyrics: Brett Ryback

Book & Lyrics: John Maclay

Directed by Ariana Moses

April 30, 2023 at 1pm

Nate the Great is on the case! When Annie tells Nate that her new painting has gone missing, the world’s greatest boy detective sets out to solve the mystery. He tracks down clues and puts suspects to the test — and then, another mystery unfolds. Nate finds himself facing the biggest challenge of his career. And worse yet, Mom is all out of pancakes! This fun-filled musical reminds us of the importance of friendship and opening our minds to new possibilities.

Recommended for kindergarten and up.

Runtime: 60 minutes.

NEXT MEETING: 11/20 at 1pm at The Carnegie Center of CT-

Join the  Columbia Tusculum Historical Society, which is a club organized by The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum to preserve and pass on historical information about Columbia Tusculum- Cincinnati’s Oldest Neighborhood. Requirements to join include attendance of two meetings per year, documentation of one historical assignment, and volunteering at one society event. To join, email Dinese Young at

Agenda for 11/20:



Initiate the request for historical markers: Landing site of original pioneers, Baptist Church, and more


Opportunity for either 1788 event or Victorian Christmas 2023


Book status update and sharing of chapter 1


A treasure of old photos, documents, and antiques from Kellogg House on Eastern Ave. to look through and enjoy!!


Review Website Updates

55 North

55 North: Programming for ages 55 and up!

Our new programming partner for seniors, 55 North (formerly known as Hyde Park Center for Older Adults,) is offering programming at TCCCT! Over the next year, we will be adding classes, workshops and social gatherings to our programming offerings. Stay tuned!


55 North


Better Balance, Safer You 

Balance and Self Defense for Seniors: 

Tuesdays at 10AM


Through tai kwon do concepts, seniors will learn to improve their balance while learning self defense skills. Progress through levels/stages starting at any level. Taught by George Zabrecky

Domino Divas 

4th Mondays

Fun, FREE and social! Join our group for domino play!


Book Club:

FREE 4th Thursday of the Month at 1PM (3/24); bring your own lunch


July's Book: The Water Dancer by Ta-nehisi Coates

Group Games: 1st Monday of the Month at 2pm; RSVP to

Monthly Crafts: 2nd Monday of the Month at 2pm; RSVP to

Line Dancing, Tuesdays, 11am; RSVP to

FALL SPAGHETTI SOCIAL: November 15, 2022 at noon

Enjoy a pasta dinner from Maggianos while visiting and enjoying music! Bring your friends or meet new ones. For ages 55 and up. RSVP to

Frisch Marionettes

Saturday, 6/24 at 1pm

at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum

This abridged adaptation will combine original text and songs with some decidedly modern touches, and of course, CSC’s trademark interactive style. This is a FIRST TIME performance of OZ at The Carnegie Center! 


Sunday Yoga

TriYoga helps you build strength and flexibility, and experience "flow" that comes from releasing energy. TriYoga unites body, mind and breath for the ultimate yoga experience. Breathing techniques and hand mudras are incorporated, utilizing props like blocks and straps for maximum comfort and alignment. Appropriate for any age or fitness level.


TriYoga $50 per 4 week session or $120 for 12 weeks

Drop-in rate: $15

Session 1: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5

Session 2: 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5

Session 3: 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2

Session 4: 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30

Register Here

Laure Quinlivan will lead students in the gentle stretch and strength building of TriYoga, a flowing yoga style appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.  TriYoga, the art and science of yogaflow, unites dynamic and sustained postures, breath and focus to create greater flow of energy.

The hour-long class begins with focus on breathing and ends with deep relaxation.  Wear comfortable clothes and bring your own yoga mat, straps, blocks, towel or pillow and any other “accessories” you may like to use.  Laure is happy to answer questions about the class, 513-520-4809 cell, or

 This ten-week series starts Sundays@9:30 am on Sep. 18 and ends the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Art Workshops with The Collective

Art Classes at The Carnegie Center Hosted by The Collective

We started an  amazing to partnership with The Collective on Eastern Ave. to offer up a variety of classes taught by our beloved artists for the community. ❤️ 

Please join us for one or more of theses awesome classes offered below.

May 28th @ 1 PM ~ Shibori Dye Class with Julie Amann

July 9th @ 1 PM ~ Beginner Watercolors with Lauren Connolly

July 16th @ 1 PM ~ Block Printmaking with Kaitlin Moon

July 30th @ 1 PM ~ Alcohol Ink Planters with Abby Chavez

August 13th @ 1 PM ~ Beginner Watercolors with Lauren Connolly

August 27th @ 1 PM ~ Glass Etching with Abby Chavez

September 10th @ 1 PM ~ Alcohol Ink Tumblers with Abby Chavez

October 15th @ 1 PM ~ Alcohol Ink Coasters with Abby Chavez

Daring Pairings

Daring Pairings: Wine Tasting Classes

with Somolier, Michael Swartzman

Daring Pairings Classes Spring 2023

March 13 - Que Syrah Syrah


Let's explore the wide range of profiles for this interesting Varietal from various regions of the world.

March 27 -Sicilian Wines - So Distinctive…Why?


What makes the wine from this Volcanic Island so interesting and differentiated? So great with foods!

April 3 -Movies and the Wine 


(At Jungle Jims Eastgate JXC)


Explore segments from famous movies based on the Wine industry and discuss the details behind.

April 17 - Global Warming is Changing Wines


Discussion and examples of how wineries and regions are changing/evolving with climate change.


April 24 - Washington State vs California Wines


Comparing like varietals and growing areas to see how these great producing areas compare...both Reds and Whites!


May 8 - Really Old World - Eastern Europe Wines


(At Jungle Jims Eastgate JXC)


Considered the “Cradle of Wine” explore wines with unknown varietals and unique production methods.

May 15 - Australian Wines beyond Shiraz


Australia produces many wonderful wines from varietals other than Shiraz - we will explore 

 May 22 - A Trip through Burgundy 


Travel through Burgundy's varied (and storied) appellations exploring the differences. 


June 5 - Alto Adige Italy - Wines of the Alp Culture


This unique area at altitude and influence of cultures produces stunning and unique wines.

Tickets $50 single, $90 couples


New for this Semester…


Ticket “Bundles” Package of 3 Tickets (any 3 classes)  $125 single, $250 for couples 


Contact Michael directly for “Package” options @513 550 3691 or

Upcoming Shows


Frisch Marionettes: Variety Show: January 29th at 1pm

Marionette Variety Show! A lively upbeat show for all ages featuring handmade puppets and trick marionettes performing in songs, dances and comical routines! FREE Admission

Madcap Puppets: Christmas Carol, 12/18, 1PM

Madcap Puppets presents the classic Dickens story if a fun, child-friendly way with their zany handmade puppets! FREE Admission

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