Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Social Calendar

It's Wednesday, and we're workin' for the weekend.

So, how about we cook up some plans for the weekend in question?

Friday, if you can swing it, you should hop on the bus and get to the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Zoofari (routes 1, 46 and 78 can get you there, FYI).

Yours Truly at a Zoofari Preview Party

I know, I know. The tickets are really pricey, but $160 of the $250 is tax deductible, according to my sources in the inner circle at the Zoo. So, essentially, for 90 bucks, you can nosh on bites from the city's best restaurants, enjoy open bar, and dance to a kick ass band, all while supporting one of the city's greatest treasures.

This will be my fourth Zoofari, and I can honestly say it is always one of the best parties I attend each year. This night's not just for the glitterati; several of my friends and I go every year and make a fantastic evening of dancing, chatting with our favorite chefs and watching the beatiful people.

If you'll be there, look for me - I'll be hanging on a Cincinnati Bengal's arm and selling Zooloons for the first hour or so.

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A week and a half ago, I was on the Purple People Bridge for Cincy Beer Fest's Labor Day fireworks party. I'm returning to the bridge on Saturday Night, but this time for Wine Over Water.

A fundraiser for the Newport Citizens Advisory Council, this event allows you to sample a variety of international and locally made wines while strolling along the Purple People Bridge.

For $20, you can also enjoy hors d'oeuvres and live music.

I imagine the crowd will be a little different than it was over Labor Day. Hey, I'm taking a little literary liberty here, but I think it's fair to say wine hath charms to soothe the savage beast.

Consider me charmed.

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