Schedule of Salons
2014 Sunday Salon Series
3 CDC’s Man with a Plan
Stephen G. Leeper, President and CEO of Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC)
Hosted by 3CDC and A Taste of Belgium
January 26, 2014 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $65 Limited to 25.
What a difference nine years have made! Since Steve Leeper took charge at 3CDC, the looks, national reputation, and vitality of Cincinnati have been transformed. Consider the impact of these accomplishments: renovation of Fountain Square; a revitalized Over the Rhine with the excitement of Washington Park, new housing, a great mix of restaurants and unique retail; plus the Banks, Smale Park, the 21C Hotel, the ground breaking for DunnhumbyUSA headquarters, and more. Steve will discuss the dramatic changes in our city and what’s on the drawing board.
Come to the 3CDC Headquarters, enjoy brunch from a landmark restaurant in Over the Rhine, and share a champagne toast to renewal of our urban core.
Going Ape: Fostering a Gorilla Orphan
Ron Evans, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Hosted by Sara and John Neyer, Clifton
January 26, 2014 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. $65 Limited to 60.
One of Cincinnati’s most heartwarming stories of 2013 was the Gorilla Mamas project at the Cincinnati Zoo. Ron Evans led a team of ten human surrogates to provide 24/7 care for Gladys, an orphaned newborn gorilla from Texas. Wearing furry vests, the surrogates imitated gorilla behavior and sounds to acquaint Gladys with the world she would enter when introduced to her gorilla surrogate. Ron and some of his helpers will share their stories about this experience. Ron’s impeccable credentials and unique experiences in the conservation of endangered species, educational outreach, and inspirational programming have empowered others to help advance the causes he espouses.
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine, and assorted beverages in the Neyer’s stately Clifton home, Oakwood. Designed by renowned architect William Tinsley and built in 1865 for Henry Probasco, the house was added to the National Registry in 1972. Gladys herself will not be present, but urban legend has it that an elephant once occupied the living room during a birthday party while the Probasco family lived there.
Cheers! Salut! Applausi! L’Chaim! And Yum!
Molly Wellmann, Cincinnati’s Premier Mixologist
Hosted by Peggy Shannon, Queen City Cookies, Northside
February 9, 2014 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $65 Limited to 45
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, discover the history of champagne while sipping handcrafted champagne cocktails created by Cincinnati’s own award-winning mixologist, the author of Handcrafted Cocktails. Molly is a savvy business woman who owns and operates the Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar, The Famous Neon’s Unplugged, and Japp’s Since 1879. She uses cocktail recipes from the 1700′s to the 1950′s to create new and innovative drinks using simple syrups, bitters, liquors, and fresh juices she makes herself. Special Bonus: Recipes will be provided for your future festivities!
A light brunch with sweet and savory treats will be served by hostess Peggy Shannon, founder of Queen City Cookies, whose artisanal creations are small works of edible art. Listed among Oprah’s “favorite things” are Peggy’s Bacon Schnecken, 2012 Silver sofi TM winner for Outstanding New Product of the Year, and Rosemary Sesame Shortbread, 2012 Silver sofi TM Cookie of the Year. Peggy develops these products to support her philanthropic vision.
Nursing His Funny Side: From the ER to Stand-up
Terry Foster, Nurse Educator and the Tristate’s Funniest Nurse
Hosted by Tami Peters, Amberley Village
February 9, 2014 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. $65 Limited to 60
Humor can be found in unexpected places, often stressful situations where it serves as a coping mechanism. Just ask Terry Foster, a critical care and emergency room nurse, who is a published nursing educator. That’s his “day job.” Terry is also a part-time stand-up comic who mines his nursing experience for humor and shares stories that he describes as “funny, respectful, and touching.” Terry has performed at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Atlantic City’s Trump Tower, and local comedy venues. He recently taped five episodes of The Learning Channel’s (TLC) program “Untold Stories of the ER,” the first nurse to ever be featured on this physician-based show. This salon will leave you in stitches.
Tami Peters will welcome you to her stately, traditional home in Amberley Village for heavy hors d’oeurves and dessert. Wine, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served.
Food Memories: Taste and Aroma Trigger Journeys to Our Pasts
Sharon Butler, Co-Owner, The BonBonerie
Hosted by Brenda and Jim Tarbell, Over the Rhine
February 16, 2014 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. $65 Limited to 30
Sharon Butler’s long-term interest in theater and the arts has inspired her baking and her interest in exploring the stories people share about the foods they love. For the past six years, her “Art of Food” shows at the Carnegie Arts Center have used taste and aroma to jog memories and collect “food graffiti” which reveals amazing stories and poetic remembrances of special occasion meals, birthday cakes, and treasured gastronomic experiences.
The Tarbell’s welcome you to their 19th century Italianate brick row house, with the 13-foot ceilings, original floors, and woodwork which make it a perfect setting for their antiques and art. Lunch will be inspired by their own collective food memories, perhaps with echoes of Arnold’s, Grammer’s, and Sunday Dinners of the ’50′s through the ’70′s. Wine, sparkling cider, tea, and coffee will be served.
A Stationary Walking Tour of Mt. Adams
Jim Steiner, Mt. Adams Historian
Hosted by Midge Selonick, Mt. Adams
February 16, 2014 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. $65 Limited to 30
Mt. Adams is the birthplace of the American wine industry, the U.S. Weather Bureau, and U.S. astronomy, as well as the home of Rookwood Pottery. Author and local historian Jim Steiner introduces you to Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel and his telescope, Nicholas Longworth and his granddaughter Maria, and others. You’ll also learn why the Immaculata Church is the site for Good Friday’s Praying of the Steps and hear other intriguing stories when Jim Steiner shares his knowledge of this still fascinating area, Cincinnati’s first suburb.
Giving a Voice to the Voiceless
Rosie Sansalone Alway, Award-Winning Holocaust Educator
Hosted by Amy and Scott Rubenstein, Amberley Village
February 23, 2014 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. $65 Limited to 40
Rosie Sansalone Alway teaches English to eighth grade students at Summit Country Day School. But her classroom is more than lessons in grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetry and literature. The lessons in the classroom of this nationally-recognized Holocaust educator include taking pain away from others, seeing with the heart, understanding different perspectives, refusing to be indifferent, and remembering that every person has a story. In 2013, her students published “Hear My Story – Be My Voice,” stories of 57 Greater Cincinnatians that put a face on the struggle against injustice. You’ll be inspired by the book, the video her students produced, and how she lives the lessons she teaches.
The Rubenstein’s traditional Colonial home was one of the first homes built in Amberley. You’ll enjoy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and a variety of beverages, and - weather permitting – be able to view the animals on their “urban” farm.
In Our Own Back Yard: Human Trafficking Today
Sr. Joan Krimm, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
Hosted by Sheila and Philip Cohen, Hyde Park
March 2, 2013 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. $65 Limited to 30
Human trafficking, second only to drug trafficking among the world’s largest businesses, claims many victims, principally women and children who are trafficked for sex and labor. Who are the victims, how are they ensnared, and what are the red flags that might alert us to this problem? Sr. Joan shares where Ohio stands on this issue, as well as statistics for the United States and the world, and helps us answer the question, “What can we do?”
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts, complemented by wine, beer, and assorted beverages in the Cohen’s gracious 1903 brick home with a unique, open interior plan.
Show Me a Story: Art Quilts and Their Inspiration
Jane Burch Cochran, Art Quilter
Hosted by Gerry Zembrodt, Kenton Hills in Covington
March 9, 2014 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. $65 Limited to 50
Jane Burch Cochran blends the traditional craft of quilting with the storyteller’s art to produce “narrative” quilts whose designs speak of contemporary issues. Jane, a native of Rabbit Hash and the proud owner of its former mayor (her dog), will “show and tell” her quilts, explaining how she got started, how she keeps going, and what stories inspire her art.
Enjoy stunning views of the river and the Cincinnati skyline through 270-degree wrap-around windows in this custom-designed contemporary home featuring art by Stobart, Dali, and local artists. Ms. Zembrodt will be serving brunch with wine and assorted beverages.
Moe Rouse, Renaissance Woman
Hosted by Shelby Wood, Bellevue
March 16, 2014 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $65 Limited to 50
After a career of being a college professor, a voice over actress, and a communications and trial consultant, Moe Rouse traded retirement for a Ph.D. in OTR. For two years, Moe and her charity boutique, Mannequin, were the only tenants on her block of redevelopment in Over the Rhine. Her neighbors were not the Huxtables or the Nelsons! Funny and touching, she shares with us the takeaways of a lifetime of reinventing herself.
Enjoy beautiful views of the river, downtown Cincinnati and Mt. Adams from Ms. Wood’s condo which sits on the Ohio River in Bellevue, Kentucky.
Cincinnati Art and Artist
Owen Findsen, Art Critic and Artist
Hosted by Aaron Betsky and Peter Haberkorn, Clifton
March 23, 2014 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. $65 Limited to 25
For 36 years, Owen Findsen was the Cincinnati Enquirer’s art critic and features writer. He began his career at the Enquirer as a staff artist, working late at night and spending his mornings at the Art Academy studying painting with Paul Chidlaw. In addition to working as a graphic and package designer, cartoonist, photographer, and architectural illustrator, he has taught design and art history. Owen will share his extensive knowledge of Cincinnati art and artists. You’re sure to come away with a new appreciation of the local art scene and some things you didn’t know, guaranteed!
The Carl Strauss-designed mid-century modern home of Art Museum Director Aaron Betskey and Peter Haberkorn contains a contemporary art collection highlighting Dutch design, including Haberkorn’s work. You’ll enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wines and beers.
Who Are Those Guys? Finding Out Who’s Who on Union Terminal’s Industrial Murals
Cliff Radel, Columnist, The Cincinnati Enquirer
Hosted by Jinny and John Berten, East Walnut Hills
March 30, 2014 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. $65 Limited to 25
For 80 years, the 35 workers depicted on the industrial mosaic murals created for Cincinnati’s Union Terminal labored in anonymity. It’s about time everyone knows who they are. The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Cliff Radel put months and months of research into uncovering their identities. In the end, his detective work revealed the workers’ names as well as the genius behind the murals creation and the reason for keeping these men nameless.
You’ll enjoy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and beverages, along with a spectacular river view, from the Berten’s Edgecliff Point condominium.