Celebrating Self

Carruthers Signature Ballroom

Member $18 | Non-Member $23

Please give us a call at (513) 863 - 8873 ext. 110 to purchase discounted Member Season Tickets (all 8 shows - 10% off.)

Accompanied by a delicious lunch and local live music, the Celebrating Self series has become one of the region's most interesting and dynamic luncheon events, playing host to a diverse array of engaging speakers who will enlighten, educate and enthrall audiences. Table reservations are available for groups of eight or more.

Series Media Sponsor: TvHAMILTON


Live Local Musicians

At every Celebrating Self event a local live musician is invited to perform during the lunch prior to the speaker.

Sponsor: First Financial Bank

Ramona Cheek

Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital

December 4, 2019 | 11:30am

Ramona Cheek is the Chief Nursing Officer at Mercy Health. She is the first staff nurse to chair a hospital-wide committee, the first African American Medical Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist, and the first African American Chief Nursing Officer at Mercy.

Event Sponsor:

Mercy Health — Fairfield Hospital


Jeannette’s Delicacies

Candace McGraw

International Airport

March 4, 2020 | 11:30am

Candace McGraw is the CEO of the Cincinnati/NKY International Airport. She has served in a number of positions at the Cleveland Airport System, General Counsel for Cleveland City Council and Legal Counsel for the Ohio Lottery Commission.


A Catered Affair

John Morris Russell

Cincinnati Pops

January 8, 2020 | 11:30am

John Morris Russell, Conductor of the Cincinnati Pops since 2011, has brought diverse programming and his electric stage presence, infused with new creativity and energy, into one of the world’s most iconic orchestras.

Event Sponsor:

Judge John (Jack) & Shirley Moser


Tano Catering

Tisha Livingston

80 Acres Farms

April 1, 2020 | 11:30am

Tisha Livingston is the President of 80 Acres Farms, which is revolutionizing the way we eat food grown right here in Hamilton. Everything they grow is free from pesticides and is picked and delivered within days, using far less resources than conventional farms.

Event Sponsor:

Kathleen Klink


Two Women in a Kitchen

Steve Timmer

Hamilton Parks Conservancy

February 5, 2020 | 11:30am

Steve Timmer is the Director of the Hamilton Parks Conservancy. Their mission is to create a clean, safe, and fun outdoor environment for Hamilton by providing management, maintenance and programming for over 1,000 acres of parkland.

Event Sponsors:

Kathleen Klink


Tano Catering


Tickets for events and performances can be purchased:

  • In person at the front desk during business hours

  • By phone at 513 863 8873, ext. 110

  • By mail, with a ticket order form to 101 S. Monument Avenue, Hamilton OH, 45011

  • Online at fittoncenter.org

  • At the Fitton Center Box Office one hour prior to each performance

  • If accessible seating accommodations are needed, please call the front office when ordering tickets.


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Mon - Thur: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: Closed


Mon - Thur: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

The Fitton Center galleries are always open prior to performances and public events. All exhibitions are free and open to the whole community.


Phone: 513 863 8873, ext. 110
Email: frontdesk@fittoncenter.org

101 S Monument Ave, Hamilton, OH 45011


Matt Rucker

Phone: 513 863 8873, ext. 118
Email: matt@fittoncenter.org