Highlights of upcoming events in Greater Cincinnati sponsored by not-for-profit, charitable and business organizations.

MAY
1 – Begin the month of May and support Women Helping Women as they “Light Up the Night” at their special event “Thursday Night Fever,” which includes dinner by the bite, dancing and an auction. Contemporary Arts Center, 6-9 p.m.. Cost: $75 per person. Information: 513-977-5555 or www.womenhelpingwomen.org.

1 – Hear Tim Russert as the keynote speaker at Plum Street Temple, benefitting the Plum Street Temple Historic Renovation Fund. The event begins at 7:15 p.m. Tickets: $75 per person. Information: 513-793-2556.

6 – Join Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services at its annual Champions of Home benefit at the Drees Pavillion in Devou Park. The benefit includes dinner by the bite, desserts, silent auction and a presentation by author Pete Earley. Information: Rusty Sheehan at 513-354-7005 or www.gcbhs.com. Cost: $75.00 per person.

10 – Plan to be at the Contemporary Arts Center for its Annual Silk+Spice Gala, and honor Jay Chatterjee as the CAC’s Visionary Honoree. The gala dinner and auction begins at 8 p.m., including an art auction. The Built/Stacked After Party starts at 10 p.m. and continues until 1 a.m. Dinner price begins at $175 per person; after party $20 each. Tickets: go to www.contemporaryartscenter.org/gala or call Tammy at 513-345-8438.

10 – The Cincinnatians of the Year Gala honoring Cincinnati Bell and Jack Cassidy benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The annual dinner, auction and dancing take place at the Duke Energy Center, beginning at 6 p.m.. Information: Jennifer Trokhan at 513-793-3223, e-mail jtrokhan@jdrf.org or go to www.jdrf.org/cincinnati. Cost begins at $175 per person.

13 – The Bethesda Foundation is holding its annual Bethesda Lyceum dinner at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. Hear guest speakers Christiane Amanpour and James Rubin. Proceeds support equipment purchases for the Bethesda North Hospital Special Care Nursery. VIP reception at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m.. Cost: $400 per person. Information: Diana Fogel, Diana_fogel@trihealth.com or 513-745-1617.

17 – Sign up for the Stop AIDS Golf Outing at Hickory Woods Golf Course in Milford, which includes dinner, silent auction and raffle. The shotgun start is at 1 p.m.. Cost: $95 per golfer or $25 for dinner only. Reservations and information: 513-287-7116.

20 – Hear featured guest, Ambassador Angelos Pangraatis, deputy head of the European Commission to the United States, at the European American Chamber of Commerce’s Gala Dinner in the Hall of Mirrors at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel. EEAC Members: $110 per person. Non-members: $125 per person. Information: Anne Cappel, 513-852-6510, or e-mail eacc@europe-cincinnati.com or visit www.europe-cincinnati.com.

LOOKING AHEAD
June 15: Father’s Day Brunch to benefit 7 Days for SIDS
June 22-23: Dinner and Golf Outing for Fernside
June 6-7-8: Concours d’Elegance to benefit the Arthritis Foundation