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

August 4
Channel 9’s Dennis Janson hosts the Bethany House Services Annual Golf Outing at Maketewah Country Club. The scramble format will have a shotgun start at 12:15 p.m. $225 per person, including greens fee, cart, lunch and dinner. Information: Debbie McGarry at dmcgarry@bhsinc.org, or (513) 921-1131, ext. 105.
 
August 9
Rock ‘n’ Bowl for Caracole, Cincinnati’s only black tie bowling extravaganza, promises an evening of fun at Madison Bowl. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, silent auction and bowling for $150 per person.Information: MaryJo McClain at (513) 761-1480, or mjmcclain@caracole.org.
August 11
The Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati will host its23rd Annual Kidney Classic Golf Tournament at Clovernook Country Club.Registration for the two-man scramble event is at 10 a.m. $225 per person, including lunch, greens fee, cart and dinner. Information: Julie Poux at (513) 961-8105, or Julie@kidneycincinnati.org.

August 18
Support the 31,000 youths who benefit from the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America at the2008 Boy Scout Golf Classic, held at TCP at River’s Bend, Maineville. Hosted by Gene Fugate, city president of KeyBank, the event starts with lunch, followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m., dinner and an awards program. Cost: $2,500 per foursome. Information: Matt Rowan at (513) 961-2336, ext. 240, or mrowan@danbeard.org.

August 22
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Annual Wines & Chimes event is at the Verdin Bell Event Centre. This wine tasting includes hors d’oeuvres, pasta bar, music and a silent auction from 6-10 p.m.$50 per person, $90 per couple. Information: Rachel Spradlin at (513) 772-3550, or rspradlin@ccfa.org. Or visit August 23
The 5th Annual Rockin’ Lobster Party
to benefit the Children’s Home of Cincinnati features a dinner of a whole Maine lobster and filet mignon, dancing to Kelly Red and the Hammerheads, a live auction and more. The party begins at 6:30 p.m. on the Madisonville campus. Dress is casual and tickets are $130 per person. Register at
www.thechildrenshomecinti.org, or call (513) 527 7247.

August 25
Enjoy friends, fun and faster play at the Miller Brewing Urban League’s 12th Annual Golf Classic, held at challenging Legendary Run Golf Course. To register for the 18-hole scramble with foursome play, call (513) 281-9955 or visit www.gcul.org.
August 31
Buy a duck and cheer at the Rubber Duck Regatta downtown on the Ohio River, benefitting the FreeStore/FoodBank. $5 /one duck, $25/six. For more information, visit www.freestorefoodbank.org. ■ WatchRiverfest from The Buckhead Mountain Grill during theIlluminations Accenture Labor Day Fireworks benefit for The Christ Hospital. The party starts at 5 p.m. Information and tickets ($200 per person): Kitty Beck at (513) 585-3394 or Katherine.beck@thechristhospital.com ■ The Wellness Community invites you to watch Riverfest fireworks as you cruise the mighty Ohio and enjoy cocktails, dinner and entertainment. $175/adult; $125/child under 17. For reservations or information: Betty Cookendorfer at (513) 791-4060, or bcookendorfer@cancer-support.org. Or visit www.thewellnesscommunity.org/cincinnati.317This nine-hole charity golf outing is aptly namedPrescription for Fun. Benefiting St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy, the event is at Elks Run Golf Course in Batavia. Shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m. $80 per person, or $300 a foursome; includes dinner. Reservations: Julie Rack at (513) 562-8841, ext. 225, or visit www.svdpcincinnati.org.