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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Holiday Celebration

1pm FREE Frisch Marionettes Show: Holiday Punch!

 

1:30-2:30pm FREE Santa Visits

1:45-2:30 pm Abrakadoodle: Family Art Workshop (fee: register by emailing: canderson@abrakadoodle.com)

12:30-3pm FREE Cookies & Cocoa; kids' crafts

 

2:30pm FREE Victorian Dance Performance: Forget Me Not Vintage Dancers

Open Board Meeting

Join us for a State of The Carnegie Center OPEN board meeting on Thursday, September 16, 6:30pm at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum. Enjoy free refreshments while hearing about the status of historic preservation, programming, projects, finances and the future! Questions from guest encouraged. Hope you can join us!

Self-Defense

Self Defense Workshop

FREE

October 17, 1pm

Taekwondo Master George Zebrecky will be conducting a FREE Self Defense workshop for ages 14 and up. Non-contact learning will take place in a spacious room where each guest will be widely separated.

Masks required. Wear comfortable clothes. Limited capacity for small, socially distanced group learning. Preregistration is required!

 

https://thecarnegiecenterofcolumbiatus.regfox.com/self-defense21-workshop

Abrakadoodle Art 

Art Classes by Abrakadoodle

 

Since 2002, Abrakadoodle has engaged kids with creative art classes for kids, fun themed summer art camps, holiday art camps, art parties and special events such as art activity days, school art assemblies and other programs. We bring our Academic Art Program to Charter Schools, Private Schools and Public Schools where we become the school's academic art program. Voted "Best Art Class to Inspire Your Child's Inner Picasso," we have inspired more than One Million Kids around the world.

 

Abrakadoodle

 

Questions about the classes?  Need a gift certificate? Contact Ceneetra Anderson: CAnderson@abrakadoodle.com

 CCCT-Session Information Winter 2022

 

 Below is information about the Winter 2021 session at the Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum: 

Times: 

Twoosy/Mini Doodler (Toddler/Preschool) ~ 20mos to 5yrs ~ 10:00-10:45am & 5:00-5:45pm (Wednesday) 

Doodler (School age) ~ 6 to12yrs ~ 6:00-7:00pm (Wednesday) 

Adult ~ 18yrs+ ~ 11:00-12:00pm (Wednesday) 

Dates: 

Four (4) Week Sessions for Classes 

January Session ~ 1/05 thru 1/26 

February Session ~ 2/02 thru 2/23 

Class Descriptions: 

January Session (Twoosy/Mini Doodler) - Kidtastic! Fun with Kid Artists I (W) 

Fantastic is the word to describe these Kidtastic artists! These kids from around the globe are using their art to make a difference. Feel the sand between your toes while exploring texture with American artist Autumn de Forest. Australian painter Aelita Andre encourages self-expression as you open and close doors to paint exploration. Filipino artist Hamzah Marbella introduces us to a balancing act of colorful people that inspire a rainbow of self-portraits. Follow your own path as you stamp your way to winning the game with American artist and activist Olivia Bouler. Be a Kidtastic artist with these fun and colorful projects! Materials included. Twoosy Doodlers (20mos to 3yrs) must be accompanied by a caregiver. 

February Session (Twoosy/Mini Doodler) - Kidtastic! Fun with Kid Artists II (W) 

Fantastic is the word to describe these Kidtastic artists! These kids from around the globe are using their art to make a difference. Feel the sand between your toes while exploring texture with American artist Autumn de Forest. Australian painter Aelita Andre encourages self-expression as you open and close doors to paint exploration. Filipino artist Hamzah Marbella introduces us to a balancing act of colorful people that inspire a rainbow of self-portraits. Follow your own path as you stamp your way to winning the game with American artist and activist Olivia Bouler. Be a Kidtastic artist with these fun and colorful projects! Materials included. Twoosy Doodlers (20mos to 3yrs) must be accompanied by a caregiver. 

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January (Doodler) - Kidtastic! Fantastic Kid Artists I (W) 

Kids are talented artists! Learn about young artists and their journeys to create fantastic artwork. Use watercolor resist and learn about Olivia Bouler’s artistic effort to save birds impacted by the Gulf Coast oil spill. Experiment with paint to create an abstract painting inspired by Australian artist Aelita Andre. Use leaves for intricate creations in the style of Polish artist Joanna Wirazka. Let young artists from around the world inspire your creations! Materials included. CCCT-Session Information Winter 2022 2 | P a g e 

 

February (Doodler) - Kidtastic! Fantastic Kid Artists II (W) 

Kids are talented artists! Learn about young artists and their journeys to create fantastic artwork. Use watercolor resist and learn about Olivia Bouler’s artistic effort to save birds impacted by the Gulf Coast oil spill. Experiment with paint to create an abstract painting inspired by Australian artist Aelita Andre. Use leaves for intricate creations in the style of Polish artist Joanna Wirazka. Let young artists from around the world inspire your creations! Materials included. 

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January (Adult) - Painting Step by Step I (W) 

Step into painting with Abrakadoodle and learn that you can create amazing artwork! These step by step projects will build confidence and offer the opportunity to create beautiful art beginning-to-end to take home or share with loved ones. Create colorful landscapes, delicate floral compositions, acrylic and watercolor paintings to hang on your walls, and home décor to brighten any room! Materials included. 

February (Adult) - Painting Step by Step II (W) 

Step into painting with Abrakadoodle and learn that you can create amazing artwork! These step by step projects will build confidence and offer the opportunity to create beautiful art beginning-to-end to take home or share with loved ones. Create colorful landscapes, delicate floral compositions, acrylic and watercolor paintings to hang on your walls, and home décor to brighten any room! Materials included. 

Enrollment Fees (to be paid to Abrakadoodle): 

Twoosy/Mini Doodler 

There will be a charge of $43.00 per class session, per child. (This cost includes the materials fee.) 

Minimum: 4 

Maximum: 8 

Doodler 

There will be a charge of $49.00 per class session, per participant. (This cost includes the materials fee.) 

Minimum: 4 

Maximum: 12 

Adult 

There will be a charge of $49.00 per class session, per participant. (This cost includes the materials fee.) 

Minimum: 4 

Maximum: 12 

Registration: 

Registration is to be completed by participants online at http://www.abrakadoodle.com/oh-greater-cincinnati-register/. Each class/session will be listed individually. 

 

Pop-Up Produce FREE

The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum will be hosting an OUTDOOR Produce Pop-UP provided by the Freestore Foodbank on 9/28/21, 10/26/21 11am-2pm, 11/17/21 from 10:30-1:30pm.

 

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: Off the Hill Series

Snow White

By Greg Banks

Ages six and up

Virtual Show: 10/22/21 – 10/24

 

This is not your usual “Once Upon a Time.” It’s a wild, hilarious two-person play. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves are portrayed by two extraordinary, whip-smart, super-fast actors who play Snow White, the huntsman, the prince and all seven dwarves. Join the fun and expect the unexpected in this fabulous fairy tale with a you-won’t-see-it-coming twist!

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 the scheduled weekend.

REGISTER HERE: 

https://thecarnegiecenterofcolumbiatus.regfox.com/playhouse-in-the-park-tortoise-and-hare

Hare and Tortoise

By Brendan Murray

Ages 3 and up

In Person: 2/13/22 at 1pm

 

Meet two competing friends in this fantastic adaptation of Aesop’s fable. Hare and Tortoise tells the sweet story of opposites and friendship. From sun-shining spring to snow-falling winter, this much- loved tale is brimming with ideas, characters, live music and wonderful physicality – all leading up to their famous race and its nail-biting, medal-winning end.

 

 

The Little Mermaid

Based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen

By Mike Kenny

Ages 5 and up 

In Person : 4/10/22 at 1pm

 

Far below the crashing waves of the ocean’s surface lives a young mermaid. Enthralled by the unknown world above the sea, the Little Mermaid finds herself falling in love with a mysterious human. After a vicious storm throws him from his ship, she saves him but must make a deal with the evil sea witch. Will she break the spell and find true happiness? Young theatregoers will delight in this magical, charming adaptation.

Register Here:

https://thecarnegiecenterofcolumbiatus.regfox.com/playhouse-in-the-park-tortoise-and-hare

CT Historical Society

NEXT MEETING: 9/23 at 6:30pm at The Carnegie Center of CT- events@thecarnegiecenter.org

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 events@thecarnegiecenter.org

How To Research Your Home's History, Zoom presentation to be posted.

 

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

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

 

Masterz@sdbalance.org

Tai Chi Flow

 

Wednesdays at 12:30pm

 

Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion. 

 kristindietsche@gmail.com

Domino Divas 

Mondays, 10am-2pm 

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

RSVP to breannawilliams@55north.org

Book Club:

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

The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson; RSVP to breannawilliams@55north.org

Cincinnati Shakespeare Co.

MacBeth
Sunday, September, 1pm

at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum

When the noble Scottish Lord Macbeth sees a path to power open up before him, he is determined to trod that path to its bloody end, consequences (and maybe himself) be damned. With his ruthless wife at his side, the two plot a Machiavellian course to put and to keep Macbeth on the Scottish throne. Shakespeare’s heart-pounding thrill ride of a play is a harrowing exploration of ambition, morality, tyranny and corruption

 

Registration

https://thecarnegiecenterofcolumbiatus.regfox.com/summer-sunday-shows

Ladies' Night Painting Party

Ladies Painting Night

SEPTMEBER 24, 7PM

 

Sip wine and snack appetizers while recreating a painting guided by artist teachers. Grab a gal pal and join us for a fun ladies night out! 

 

A Stroke of Art's, painting classes, craft socials or DIY sessions are more than a night of fun - it's hands-on art activities where guests connect and overcome any fears about arts and crafts, and leave feeling they have truly accomplished something extraordinary. 

Register Here

Winter Beer Tasting

Thinking of Brew in 2022

Beer Tasting Event with Beer Dave

2/19/22

 

Develop and expand your brew palate with Beer Dave as he takes you on a Beer Tasting adventure. Beer Dave is a connoisseur of beers and will teach you how to taste and savor a wide variety of beers in new ways! 

 

6 BEERS PRESENTED plus Dinner by the Bite presented by Jeff Thomas Catering

 

    Pork Tenderloin on Goat Cheese Crostini with Bacon Onion Bourbon Jam

    Cheeseburger Wontons with Three Pepper Ketchup

    Parmesan Truffle Risotto Cakes with Creme Fraiche and Fried Leeks

    Charchuterie Cups with Cheese, Olives and Bread Stick

    Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Pinwheels

    Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

 

$40pp or $75 per couple.

Makes a great Valentine's Gift! Ask for a Gift Certificate with registration.

REGISTER HERE

Library Laptop Kiosk

Daring Pairings

Historical Dance

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

Wine Tasting Classes

with Somolier, Michael Swartzman

Bi-Weekly

Sign up for One or the Entire Series!

 

DARING PAIRINGS SPRING CLASSES

CARNEGIE CENTER OF COLUMBIA TUSCULUM

FEBRUARY 7 6:30 - 8:30 UP THE LOIRE WITHOUT A BOAT

UNDERSTANDING THE HISTORY, TERROIR, GEOGRAPHY, AND FOOD OF THE LOIRE

VALLEY AND ITS FAMOUS WINES!

FEBRUARY 21 6:30 - 8:30 DISTANT RELATIVES

A OVERVIEW OF SOME ANCESTRY FOR FAMOUS VARIETALS AND THE IMPACTS OF

LINEAGE ON THE RESULTING GRAPE

MARCH 7 6:30 - 8:30 COMPARING SAME VARIETAL - NEW WORLD VS OLD WORLD

WHAT DO WE MEAN “OLD WORLD” VS “NEW WORLD”…AN EXPLORATION OF HOW AND

WHY IT MIGHT CHANGE THE TASTE OF THE SAME VARIETAL OF THOSE WINES.

 

MARCH 21 6:30 - 8:30 ALL THINGS NEBBIOLO!

A REVIEW OF THE DISTINCTLY PIEDMONTESE VARIETAL THAT IS SO FAMOUS, MAKES

SOME OF ITALYS GREATEST WINES, AND GOES BY A WIDE VARIETY OF NAMES!

 

APRIL 4 6:30 - 8:30 NATURALLY, I’M UNIQUE

AN EXPLORATION OF TRADITIONAL TO CURRENT VITICULTURE AND WINEMAKING -

AND VARIOUS APPROACHES TO MAKE WINE AS “NATURALLY” AS POSSIBLE

 

APRIL 18 6:30 - 8:30 SPAIN’S MOST FAMOUS VARIETAL - TEMPRANILLO

IN ITS MANY FORMS KNOWN BY MANY NAMES…AND SHOWS ITSELF IN MANY

EXPRESSIONS - WE WILL EXPLORE SEVERAL

Forget Me Not Historical Dance Co.

Tuesdays, 6-7pm

 

Founded in 1992, Forget-Me-Not researches, teaches, and performs social dances from America's past. If you're interested in an introductory session, please reach out to Steve Percer: steven.percer@gmail.com