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

Please click the Summer Programming tab under "Programming and Events" at the top of this page for a list of shows, programs and classes for the summer.

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Work Remotely 

Work Remotely at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum

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


Beginning September, 2020: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am-1pm

*Note that Open Hours will be suspended between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but will resume the first week in January.

More days may be added to meet demand.


Limited spots: You Must PreRegister!


One person per 6ft table, and tables are well distanced.

Masks required.

Children must be accompanied by and sit with an adult.

Free Coffee, wifi and use of laptops with public library card.

Social distancing is expected.

Virtual Beer Tasting

Virtual Beer Tasting……with Beer Dave

Friday, November 13th, 2020 7:30pm

Develop and expand your brew palate with Beer Dave as he takes you on a Beer Tasting adventure around the globe. 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, appetizers and dessert included- $35pp or $60 per couple.


A charcuterie board and dessert prepared by Jeff Thomas Catering will be delivered directly to your home along with beers presented for tasting. Tune in at 7:30pm for the live-streamed tasting by Beer Dave on Zoom! Register today!



Playhouse in the Park: Off the Hill Series

Playhouse in the Park virtual performance: A Snowy Day


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.

Wednesday Homeschool Enrichments

Wednesday Fall Enrichments 

at The Carnegie Center or Columbia Tusculum: 3738 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226;;


For six weeks, every Friday from 1-2:00pm your 5-7 year old will participate in rotating enrichments in Music and Movement, Kids' Fitness, and Arts and Crafts. Schooling at home is difficult for young children, especially when they are confined and missing their supplemental enrichments from school. Sign your child up for safe, out-of-home fun!


Safety protocols include class size of 10, masks required, students each get their own 6ft table for working as well as their own supplies, (and tables are well spaced,) outdoors drop off and pick up, no food or drink permitted, and heavy sanitation measures. The cost is $120 for six weeks of enrichment. No drop-in classes permitted. Classes start September 4. 


Register at


CT Historical Society


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

Pop-Up Produce FREE

The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum will be hosting an OUTDOOR Produce Pop-UP provided by the Freestore Foodbank on December 12 from 1:30-4pm, January 23 from 11-2:00, February 13, 11-2:00, and March 13, 11-2:00.


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


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:

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.

Self Defense Workshop

Self Defense Workshop

October 17, noon-1pm

Grand Master Roy Bushman, owner of Panthers' Lair Martial Arts 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!



Roy Bushman stated martial arts in 1972 and has been a black belt instructor

since 1976, teaching traditional Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido, as well as leading

numerous practical self defense classes over the years. Having trained along

side many law enforcement professionals, he has detailed practical tips for

your personal safety to share from the Cincinnati Police Department.  He

will instruct you in various techniques designed to simply and effectively

defeat a larger, stronger attacker. After outlining the goals, we will spend

time striking pads and working with a partner.  Please bring a mask or use

those provided when in close with a partner, or have a family

member/spouse/friend you are comfortable being in close range with. We will

focus on awareness, pressure points, getting the most power from your body,

and the strategies and tactics of personal self defense.


More information at or

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: 

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:

Winter Wine Tasting

8th Annual Wine Tasting


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

Bah Humbug!


Bah Humbug! A One Man Christmas Carol

Sunday, November 29, 2021


FREE admission

by Cincinnati Children's Theatre

Holiday Show at 1pm


Children will enjoy a holiday show, treat, craft and Santa visit while parents shop with local vendors. 

RSVP for  show:

Library Laptop Kiosk

The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum hosts open hours on Sundays from 12-4pm  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 

Ballroom & Latin with Jim Dennis


PRICE:  $5 per class, per person

*Open dancing included with lesson



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:

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

Sunday Ballroom Socials

2020/21 Ballroom Dance Socials  


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 or just drop in!


Admission $15 No experience necessary.


April 26, June 1, August 16, October 11

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