WHHS Walnut Gatherings 2020

Burgers – Beers
Friday, February 21 | 5 - 7 PM (early arrivals encouraged)

Nine Giant Brewery + Kitchen constantly cranks out new awesomeness: new hand-crafted beers and scratch-made food, sourced from the highest quality ingredients. Nine Giant will provide the venue, food and drinks.

Place: Nine Giant Brewing | 6095 Montgomery Rd (Pleasant Ridge)
Hosts: Carrie & Jason Beidleman | David Knutson | Julia & Mat Pentecost | Marianne & Steve Quellhorst
Menu: 2 Craft beers (your choice) and either a Grass Fed Burger or a Drunken Grilled Cheese + Pommes Frites
Price: $30
Bier und Basketball
Thursday, March 19 | 6 - 9 PM

Kick off March Madness at Mecklenburg Gardens newly renovated Bier Hall with 7 TVs, 10 beers on tap, and yummy food. Your ticket includes two beers and a food buffet. Additional drinks and full bar are available for purchase. Prior to the event, you can fill out and return a Thursday NCAA Basketball Bracket. The top 3 winners receive a prize!

Place: Mecklenburg Gardens Bier Hall | 302 E. University Ave (Corryville)
Hosts: Tricia & Ted Renneker | Marybeth & Lou Flaspohler | Sara & Fred Kaufman | Hanne Larsen | Roury & Dylan Mosby | Jen & Dave Schureck | Vanessa & Dave Wong | Jennifer Howe & Tom Wright
Menu: Beers and food buffet
Entertainment: Brackets and basketball
Price: $25
Bourbon Tasting
Saturday, April 18 | 7 - 10 PM

Please join us for a friendly soirée to celebrate all things bourbon: ranging from the familiar to the exotic, inspired hors d'oeuvres and a variety of other sippers. This party will leave you with a deeper appreciation of the nuances of bourbon and a whole new set of friends!

Place: Home of Laura & David Ward | 3426 Berry Ave (Hyde Park)
Hosts: Chris Koper-Almand | Alan & Maria Cohen | Jen & Cesi DiBenedetto | Audra & Patrick Doyle | Tim & Michelle Schwiebert | Laura & David Ward
Menu: Bourbon & other sippers; inspired hors d'oeuvres
Entertainment: Swirl, sniff, taste and toast!
Price: $40
Margaritas for Moms!
Friday, May 1 | 6 - 10 PM

You had me at Margaritas! Meet other moms and enjoy some much needed R&R while sipping from your salt-rimmed glass. You'll be treated to a never-ending pitcher of margaritas and delicious appetizers. The pool is always open at Casa Goering!

Place: Goering's Backyard Oasis | 2665 Section Rd (Amberley Village)
Hosts: Shayne Byer | Susanna Goering | Melissa Lauer
Menu: Margaritas and light fare
Price: $30
Cinco de Mayo
Saturday, May 2 | 7:00 PM - until you can't feel your legs

Join a Cinco de Mayo fiesta with traditional Mexican dishes, free-flowing cervezas and a special cocktail. Grab your dancing shoes and shake your maracas! After this fiesta, you'll need a siesta! Bienvidos.

Place: Casa de Jilda y Brian Adams | 2343 Vista Place (Hyde Park)
Hosts: Jilda & Brian Adams | Nikki Kingery & Dave Claudil | Laura & Mark Heuer | Ilka & Bryce Lenox | Beth & Aaron Lotto | Damariz & Craig Propst | Alex & Silvano Quintaba | Veronica & Ted Tollefson
Menu: Cervezas, special cocktail and traditional Mexican dishes
Entertainment: Inspired dancing
Price: $40
Clifton Krewe's Cajun Fest
Saturday, May 9 | 7:00 PM

Clifton Krewe's Cajun Fest is an informal affair featuring traditional dishes and signature cocktails from New Orleans. Weather permitting, we'll be on our rear deck enjoying Spring, sipping a Hurricane and reveling in the happiness only a generous supply of rum and Gulf Coast shrimp can provide. Squeeze da tail and bite da head!

Place: Home of Andrea McBride & Jeff Craven | 227 Greendale Ave (Clifton)
Hosts: Andi McBride & Jeff Craven | Sarah Conlon & Michelle Hall | Beth Freemal & Ken Moore
Menu: Hurricanes, signature cocktails, New Orleans fare (dinner by the bite), and dessert
Price: $40
The Amazing OTR Red Bike Race
Saturday, June 6 | 11 AM - 2 PM
Saturday, June 13 * | 11 AM - 2 PM * Rain Date

Grab a partner (must be able to ride a bicycle) and join in this amazing race in which 10 teams of two race on Red Bikes around OTR (Over-the-Rhine) and downtown Cincinnati in competition. Contestants travel mostly by bike, sometimes by foot or streetcar. Clues provided in each leg lead the teams to the next destination or direct them to perform a task (either mental or physical). The team that arrives first in the final leg is awarded the grand prize of $100. Locations vary from parks, to businesses and restaurants.

Place: Starts & ends in Washington Park | 1230 Elm St (Over-the-Rhine)
Hosts: Kara and John Twachtman
Menu: After race picnic lunch
Entertainment: Experience Cincinnati from a different perspective
Price: $60** / team of 2 ** plus $10/person Red Bike rental day of
Bring: Credit card for $10 day pass rental | Bicycle helmet
80's Dance Party
Saturday, September 12 | 7:30 PM - until cops arrive

Forget Netflix - we want our MTV! Walnut parents are going "old school," so pull on your parachute pants for a night of 80's music and fun. Party hardy with cool jams, rad drinks and gnarly noshes. Betsy & Brian are the consummate hosts - this will be a remarkable evening. Just remember: No parking on the dance floor!

Place: Home of Betsy & Brian Peerless | 3211 Fairhaven Lane (Amberley Village)
Hosts: Jilda & Brian Adams | Carrie & Michael Barron | Julie Anne & Jeff Baur | Nikki Kingery & Dave Caudill | Megan & Chris Fryburger | Jen & Lyle Horvath | Liz Foreman & Erik Laursen | Betsy & Brian Peerless | Damariz & Craig Propst | Melanie & Dan Provost | Alex & Silvano Quintaba | Veronica & Ted Tollefson
Menu: Rad drinks and gnarly gnoshes
Entertainment: Great music, dancing and people watching
Price: $30
Tequila, Tostadas & Tres Leches - ¡Olé!
Saturday, September 19 | 6 - 9 PM

Enjoy a lovely, early fall evening sipping tequilas, munching on real tostadas, and finishing with Mexican desserts. Learn about different tequilas and understand their nuances; crisp, flavorful and versatile. Crunchy tostadas, layered with your choice of toppings, make an excellent pairing with your tequila. For dessert, try a slice of authentic Tres Leches cake.

Place: Home of Abi Astrada-Bey & Lionel Bey | 3257 Observatory Ave (Hyde Park)
Hosts: Alma & Jim Bartos | Abi Astrada-Bey & Lionel Bey | Marian Espinosa & Felipe Carranza | Tania Carreon & Javier Ortega
Menu: A trifecta: tequila, tostadas bar, & tres leches
Price: $30
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Mystery, Moonlight and Murder at the Manor
Saturday, September 26 | 6:30 PM - until the murderer is revealed

Join us for a bloody good evening of murderous mayhem and killer cuisine! This will be an unforgettable evening where events are guaranteed to take a turn for the deadly. Will you be able to figure out who dunnit?

Crime Scene: The Jenkins Manor | 2917 Werk Rd (Westwood)
Suspects: Jenkins Family | Roell Family | Brennan Family | Francis Family | Linn Family | Starrett Family | Walro Family | Whealer Family
Murder on the Menu: Mystery-inspired cocktails, killer cuisine, and a bloody good dessert
Price: $30
Bollywood Night - Jai Ho!
Saturday, October 3 | 7 - 11:30 PM

Sunsets in Kashmir, moonrise in Jaipur, exotic enchantments await...at this extravaganza, Bollywood style! Join the hosts for great food, fabulous music and company. Get ready to bhangra dance - no experience needed. Come dressed as you are or Indian attire welcomed.

Place: Columbia-Tusculum
Hosts: Priya & Yash Dhuru | Holly & Rick Finn | Christy & Rick Lefever | Leigh & John Radford | Marnie & Chris Renda | Mary & Chris Ward
Menu: Delicious Indian food (vegetarian too!)
Bring: BYOB (soft drinks provided)
Dress: Relaxed casual | Indian attire encouraged
Entertainment: Great Music | Dancing
Price: $30
MACball Family Tournament
Sunday, October 4 | 2 - 5 PM

Bring your highly competitive Walnut Hills nature to a family game, the up and coming new sport - MACball. Play against your friends for bragging rights and trophies. A combination of baseball and kickball makes it possible for everyone to play ... but only one family will WIN. Each team consists of four plus players (ages 6+), three innings and oodles of fun. LET'S PLAY MACball !!!

Place: Bellevue Park | 2191 Ohio Ave (Clifton Heights)
Hosts: Corinne, Charlotte, Jilda & Brian Adams | Claire, Dylan, Christy & Rick Lefever | Sisa, Ami, Damariz & Craig Propst | Beck, Carolina, Sofia, Veronica & Ted Tollefson
Menu: Heavy snacks and beverages for young and old
Price: $50 / family
 
 
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