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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BINGO!

Community BINGO Night

9/24/22, 5:30pm 

Join us for our first ever community BINGO night at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum. Details forthcoming.

REGISTER HERE

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 

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

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!

 

Preregister Here

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

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.) 

Doodler 

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

Adult 

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

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 2/23/22, 3/23/22;  4/27/22, 5/18/22, 6/13/22, 8/22/22, 10am-7pm

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

THE LITTLE PRINCE

By Rick Cummins and John Scoullar

Adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Directed by Piper N. Davis

November 11, 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.

REGISTER HERE: 

https://thecarnegiecenterofcolumbiatus.regfox.com/fall-2022-programming-registration

STELLALUNA

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

NATE THE GREAT, 

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.

CT Historical Society

NEXT MEETING: 4/23 at 10am 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

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

Masterz@sdbalance.org

Domino Divas 

4th Mondays

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

RSVP to breannawilliams@55north.org

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 breannawilliams@55north.com

Monthly Crafts: 2nd Monday of the Month at 2pm; RSVP to breannawilliams@55north.org

Line Dancing, Tuesdays, 11am; RSVP to breannawilliams@55north.org

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. 

Registration:

https://thecarnegiecenterofcolumbiatus.regfox.com/summer-programming-registration​

Ladies' Night Painting Party

Ladies Painting Night

November 11, 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

Library Laptop Kiosk

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

Daring Pairings

Wine Tasting Classes

with Somolier, Michael Swartzman

Bi-Weekly

Sign up for One or the Entire Series!

https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/daring-pairings-wine-classes-spring-2022-136879

 

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  CANCELED 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