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

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Work Remotely 

Fine Art Sale

Abrakadoodle Art 

Pop-Up Produce FREE

Playhouse in the Park: Off the Hill Series

Work Remotely at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum

Tired of Working at Home? Need another quiet place to work?

Schedule a time to work at TCCCT for free: events@thecarnegiecenter.org

Fine Art Sale

FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021 1pm to 8pm

For nearly two decades Cindy Matyi, long-time Columbia Tusculum resident and community activist, delighted people with her Celtic themed paintings, Victorian scenes, whimsical artwork and music in the Cincinnati area. She passed away in 2014 leaving behind a large volume of work in her studio. Steve, her husband, will be moving out of state and is placing her legacy of oil paintings and other artwork (Prints, Books and Cards) up for sale. While she is best known for her Celtic artwork, she also painted Victorian streetscapes in her Columbia Tusculum neighborhood. Included in the works are her complete set of 
Oil paintings used in her book – Little Town of Spirals. Only Checks, Zelle and Venmo can only be accepted.

At-Home Family Art Kits

The Carnegie Center's new art partner, Abrakadoodle is offering at-home family art kits this winter and spring. For an affordable price, you will get a complete art kit for a family of 4. If you live in the 45226 zip code, it will be delivered for free. Others can pick up at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum!

 

Heather Galler Cup Doodle (February) 

Heather Galler is an American, professional abstract modern folk artist who does some truly amazing work. We are going to create a mug or a teacup that is decorated with colorful patterns! Materials included. 

Price: $16.00 per lesson kit, per family of four (4) 

Order By: February 19th 

Pick up Date: February 22nd 

 

 Winter Sky Doodle (March) 

Look at a winter night sky. Imagine a tree as a silhouette in a beautiful nighttime sky. We are going to create a winter sky using a silhouette of a tree and tints of paint. Materials included. 

Price: $16.00 per lesson kit, per family of four (4) 

Order By: March 19th 

Pick up Date: March 22nd 

Register:

https://thecarnegiecenterofcolumbiatus.regfox.com/february-at-home-family-art-kit

 

 

Family Doodles (in-person family art days) 

 

4/11/21, 2:00-3:00 pm Family Doodle Abrakadoodle Art at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum; 3738 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226 , all ages; $23 for family of 4

Birds on a Wire Doodle: In this class, your family will explore watercolor painting and drawing using shapes. You will work togetehr to make on epainting of birds on a wire showing balance and unity. Materials included. 

Covid safety protocols include mandatory masks, limited seating, sanitation stations and table distancing. 

Register: http://www.abrakadoodle.com/oh-greater-cincinnati-register/

 

 

5/16/21, 2:00-3:00 pm Family Doodle Abrakadoodle Art at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum; 3738 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226 , all ages; $23 for family of 4

VanGogh Group Bouquets Doodle: Create Van Gogh inspired sunflowers with interesting colors and textures as a family. Your sunflowers will be extra-large and you will create texture using beans! At the end of class, your family will have created a large bouquet using the wonderful varieties of flowers created by you all! Materials included. 

 

Covid safety protocols include mandatory masks, limited seating, sanitation stations and table distancing. 

Register: http://www.abrakadoodle.com/oh-greater-cincinnati-register/

 

 

Twoosy/Mimi Doodler (toddler/preschool) Mommy and Me Art Classes

 

 

Wednesdays, April 7-April 28, 10-10:45am

taught by Abrakadoodle at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum; 3738 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226

Around the World We Go! Birds sit on branches and pop out of clocks as we learn about Australian artist Kareem Rizk. Japanese culture comes to life as we learn about kimonos. Dutch windmills spin over brightly colored tulip fiels as we make movable art. “Ancient” greek columns are built in a day! Materials included. Covid safety protocols include mandatory masks, limited seating, sanitation stations and table distancing. 

4 week Session, $41 per session; ages 20mo-5yr

Register: http://www.abrakadoodle.com/oh-greater-cincinnati-register/

 

 

Wednesdays, May 5-5/26, 10-10:45am

taught by Abrakadoodle at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum; 3738 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226

Creative Inspiration! Art comes from all types of inspiration. Look up at grand trees reaching for the sky! Look down at tiny crawling bugs! Look all around at flowing water, bright colors, mouth-watering fruit and more! These things will inspire us to construct miniature trees of life and draw Mondrian-style trees-with a twist! We examine ladybugs and other bus in their leafy habitats; and create fruity, patterned mixed media masterpieces inspired by masters like Paul Gauguin. We learn about Outsider Art- creative works by people who have head little or no formal training in art but inspire us nonetheless. Materials included. Materials included. Covid safety protocols include mandatory masks, limited seating, sanitation stations and table distancing. 

4 week Session, $41 per session; ages 20mo-5yr

Register: http://www.abrakadoodle.com/oh-greater-cincinnati-register/

The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum will be hosting an OUTDOOR Produce Pop-UP provided by the Freestore Foodbank on April 10, May 1 from noon-3pm, June 5 1-4pm and July 10,  11-2:00pm.

 

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: events@thecarnegiecenter.org

 

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

https://thecarnegiecenterofcolumbiatus.regfox.com/produce-pop-up-volunteers

 

Playhouse in the Park virtual performance: A Snowy Day

FEBRUARY 19-21

Sign up to stream this professionally filmed theatrical performance by Playhouse in the Park for FREE and view anytime between February 19-21 in the comfort of your own home! Up to 150 guests can register for a free link to stream this performance anytime between October 7 and November 8, 2020. Sign up here to receive your link: 

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats
Script by Jerome Hairston
Based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats
Music by Victor Zupanc

The artistic world of beloved author Ezra Jack Keats unfolds onstage! Follow the adventures of Peter and his friends through heartwarming stories about the wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure and the excitement of sending the perfect letter to a friend. Written with whimsical spirit, this imaginative play with music celebrates the tiny moments of joy within a child’s world. 

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

This professionally filmed performance will be available virtually on weekends, in partnership with various community centers.

Playhouse in the Park virtual performance: Dragons Love Tacos!

April 30-May 2

By Ernie Nolan 
Adapted from the book by Adam Rubin 
April 16 - May 16, 2021

Do you know what dragons really love? Tacos, of course! 
Chicken tacos, beef tacos, big tacos and tiny tacos. As a boy and his dog watch a television show about dragons, they unexpectedly get caught up in the “Dos and Don’ts” of what to feed them. But if they accidentally eat spicy salsa, watch out!

Register Here: 

https://ticketing.cincyplay.com/24865/carnegiecenter

Sign up to stream this professionally filmed theatrical performance by Playhouse in the Park for FREE and view anytime between April 30-May 2 in the comfort of your own home! Up to 150 guests can register for a free link to stream this performance anytime between April 30-May2. . Sign up here to receive your link: 

CT Historical Society

NEXT MEETING: 6/10 at 7pm via Zoom- events@thecarnegiecenter.org

Join the newly formed 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 events@thecarnegiecenter.org

How To Research Your Home's History, May 19 at 6:30 pm

 

Presented by Columbia Tusculum resident, CT Historical Society member,  and history buff, Courtney Pegan.

No matter how long you have lived in your historic home, you're not likely to know all of the history about your property. This informative online session will show you how to access free and available information about your home and its many occupants! 

May 19 at 6:30pm via Zoom

Register: https://thecarnegiecenterofcolumbiatus.regfox.com/how-to-research-your-homes-history

College Admissions Myth Busters

College Admissions Myth Busters: How to Get Into and Pay for College

Are you new to the college admissions process, have limited access to college counseling at your school, or just need a brush-up on current admissions practices? This workshop is deigned to walk students ages 13-18 and/or their parents through the college admissions process. Find out tips, strategies, and processes involved in not only getting accepted to college, but paying for college! We can help you achieve your college goals! Each month, we will cover a different topic in person and send you home with to-do lists to keep you motivated and on the right schedule. You're never too early to start thinking about college!

This workshop is FREE, but advanced registration is required due to limited capacity: 

https://thecarnegiecenterofcolumbiatus.regfox.com/college-admissions-myth-busters-how-to-get-into-and-pay-for-college

We will meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum: 3738 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226. Our first meeting is October 21 at 5:00pm.

The Children's Theatre

Rapanzel's Hairy Fairy Tale

Sunday, April 18, 1pm; FREE

The Children's Theatre at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum

3738 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226

https://thecarnegiecenterofcolumbiatus.regfox.com/rapunzels-hairy-fairy-tale

 

LIVE performance! Limited seating. Guests are seated by family group and away from other groups. Masks required. 

The classic fairy tale of “Rapunzel” comes to life in an exciting world-premiere musical adaptation adventure featuring everyone’s favorite long-locked lady in a tower. But don’t forget the array of other characters braided in this hairy fairy tale, comically played by only two actors! Yes, your read that correctly. ONLY TWO ACTORS! This fresh new adaptation will make your audiences throw their heads of hair back in laughter and delight as two incredibly talented and versatile actors untangle this hairy fairy tale like you’ve never seen it before!

Family Art Sundays

Family Art Fun: Pull Club Studio

Once per month, join us for some Sunday Family Art! Your family will be assigned a socially distanced table to cooperatively create family crafts! Masks required and admissions are quite limited. $20 per family. This is a nice way to get the family out of the house for some creative togetherness. Visit our website for each month's project type: www.thecarnegiecenter.org

1pm on 9/27/20, 10/25/20, 11/15/20, 12/13/20

September- Paper Marbling and Leaf Garlands

October - Tote bags with pumpkin face or haunted house silhouettes - families would decorate the pumpkin or draw inside the houses with fabric paint

November -  Creating Card Sets with scented inks and stamps OR kraft wrapping paper using stamps

December - Tea towel with repeating pattern OR 8" fabric scrap wreath

Reservations required: https://thecarnegiecenterofcolumbiatus.regfox.com/family-art-sundays

Winter Wine Tasting

8th Annual Wine Tasting

TBD


6 Wines Presented

$30 admit one

$50 admit two

Wine tasting presented by DEP’s Fine Wine
Complementary Hors d’oeuvres by Jeff Thomas Catering
Art Show presented by the Cincinnati Art Club

Library Laptop Kiosk

Ballroom & Latin with Jim Dennis

Sunday Ballroom Socials

The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum hosts open hours on  to provide access to the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's laptop kiosk. Library card holders can check out and borrow a new laptop computer for up to four hours of use for free at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum. Community members can also arrange check check out a laptop during the week by emailing events@thecarnegiecenter.org

ACTIVITY CURRENTLY ON HOLD

PRICE:  $5 per class, per person

*Open dancing included with lesson

7-9pm

 

Group instruction for adults in ballroom (smooth and rhythm), swing, Latin and Salsa. No registration necessary; new students always welcome.  Jim Dennis is a dance instructor and enthusiast with over 15 years of experience and has taught on cruise ships and in local Cincinnati venues. Contact Jim: jimdennis@twc.com

January: 8, 15, 22, 29
7PM: East Coast Swing
8PM: Foxtrot (Silver)
9PM: Open dancing

February: 5, 12, 19, 26
7PM: Cha Cha
8PM: Foxtrot (Silver)
9PM: Open dancing

March: 5, 12, 19, 26
7PM: Cha Cha
8PM: Hustle
9PM: Open dancing

April: 2, 9. 16. 23, 30
7PM: Night Club Two Step
8PM: Hustle
9PM: Open dancing

2020/21 Ballroom Dance Socials  

THIS ACTIVITY IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19

Group class from 6-7, general dancing from 7-8:30pm

Get up and dance! Learn from international dance instructor and competitor, Jozsef Parragh. Preregister by emailing youcandancecincy@gmail.com or just drop in!

 

Admission $15 No experience necessary.

 

April 26, June 1, August 16, October 11