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.

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Upcoming Shows


Frisch Marionettes: Variety Show      TBA

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

Fall Community Party


10/30, 3:30-6:30PM: FREE


Chili Potluck

Halloween Costume Contest for Kids

Jackolantern Contest

Dessert Contest

Live Music



FREE appetizers and beverages

Paint and Sip

Paint and Sip!

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 first ever community BINGO night at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum. Details forthcoming.


Euchre Night

The Rotary Club of Cincinnati is hosting a Eucher tournament.


Rotarians, Friends, Family Members, Columbia Tusculum neighbors, etc. are all welcome as well as all levels of playing ability!


Date: Tuesday October 25th 2022


Arrive at 6:30 PM, play begins at 7:00 PM.


Bring an appetizer/snack/dessert to share,


$5.00 entrance, and quarters in case you get euchred.


Please RSVP no later than Thursday October 20th by 12:00 noon.



New Liberty Orchestra Concert and Dance

New Liberty Orchestra Concert and Dance 


Live 12 piece band! Bring your dancing shoes or just enjoy an afternoon of fabulous music from the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s. Enjoy Christmas tunes of old. 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

Wee Wednesdays

Rotating Enrichments each Wednesday at 10am, ages 3-5

Drop-in or sign up for the series! $15pp per day 


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Melody Making with Ms. Barbara; 1st Wednesday of each month @10am

Come join Ms. Barbara for fun mornings as we move and groove in dance and song.  Children with have opportunities to use Orff instruments, explore rhythms and of course sing, sing, sing!  Parents are welcome to join us.

Abrakadoodle Art; 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10am

Engage and expand your preschooler's creativity with a different art project each week! Taught by Abrakadoodle staff, this hands-on, multimodal class is sure to stimulate your child's brain! Parents can drop off or stay for class.

Science Buddies; 3rd Wednesday of each month @10am

Children love to interact with their world.  Each week, we'll do a different science activity where children can explore, observe and experiment through play.  Parents are welcome to stay and join in the fun.


Music and Math sessions led by Barbara James, M.Ed., NBCT.  Barbara has worked as science specialist and teacher in both public and private sectors.  She loves teaching and children.  Barbara is both a national award winning teacher and a national award winning song writer.

Pop-Up Produce FREE

The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum will be hosting an OUTDOOR Produce Pop-UP provided by the Freestore Foodbank on 2/23/22, 3/23/22;  4/27/22, 5/18/22, 6/13/22, 8/22/22, 9/14/22, 10/19/22, 11/16/22; 12/16, 1/17/23, 2/21/23, 3/13/23 10am-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 5, 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 23, 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

Community Pasta Dinner! Friday, September 30, $15pp Pasta dinner, music and visiting from 5:30-7pm. 

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

Cincinnati Shakespeare Co.

Twelfth Night
Saturday, August 20, 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. We’ll bring the audience right into the middle of the action, taking them on a music-filled, whirlwind tour of the wacky town of Illyria, and the even wackier characters who inhabit it. 


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 $60 per 4 week session or $120 for 12 weeks

Drop-in rate: $15

Session 1: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9

Session 2: 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6

Session 3: 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11

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.

Daring Pairings

Daring Pairings: Wine Tasting Classes

with Somolier, Michael Swartzman

Sign up for One or the Entire Series!

Daring Pairings Classes Fall 2022

Sept 12 - Deductive Tasting Process

learn the steps and characteristics to look for in understanding in developing your wine pallete.

Sept. 19 - Same Grape Different Flavor...Why? what makes a wine from the same grape, taste so different from varied places?

Oct 3 - Piedmont Italy and Nebbiolo

Famed and varied - the Nebbiolo grape is royalty, but again varied in tastes and profiles...explore!

Oct 24 - Natural, Organic Wines...New World/Old World - some of it is Tradition, some new stewardship of vineyards, and some new taste preferences.

Nov 7 - Spain’s Great Array of Unique Wines From Tempranillo to Albarino, Garnacha to Txakolina... Spain has beautiful and unique, great food wines.

Nov 14 - Bubbles - the celebratory wine can also be a great food companion...and not always Champagne!


Nov 21 - Michael’s Thanksgiving Favorites... Whites that stand up to big meals, reds that accentuate the foods, and even some for dessert!

Dec. 5 - Italy’s Super Tuscans’ vs France’s Bordeaux...same grape do the finished wines compare??

Dec 19 - HO HO HO - What Is It?

Unique Lesser known) wines to surprise and delight when bringing a gift or share for the Holidays!

Tickets $50 single, $90 couples

New for this Semester...Ticket “Bundles” - Package of 4 Tickets (for any 4 classes) $175 single, $350 couples...

Further Details, Tickets, and Information will be available on Eventbrite.