Celebrating Self

Carruthers Signature Ballroom

Member $19 | Non-Member $25

Accompanied by a delicious buffet lunch and local live music, the Celebrating Self speaker series has become one of the region's most interesting and dynamic luncheon events. Each event plays host to a diverse array of engaging speakers who will enlighten, educate, and enthrall audiences.

 

Table reservations are also available for groups of eight or more, please call 513 863 8873, ext. 110

Live Local Musicians

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

Series Sponsor: Kathleen Klink

Series Media Partner TvHAMILTON

Celebrating Self Season Tickets
Price: $137 Full-series discounted price.
Only available for Fitton Center members.

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Oct. 5, 2022

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Debbie Harms & Dr. Ralph R. Gutowski

Daughters of Yalta

Price: Member $19 | Non-Member $25

National security! International espionage! Cold War missile defense! The Fitton Center partners with the Butler County Historical Society to feature local ties to global issues recounted in Hamilton’s One City One Book, The Daughters of Yalta by Catherine Grace Katz. Alfred R. Zugehoer’s daughter Debbie Harms speaks on her father’s experience as a WWII Ritchie Boy, while Dr. Ralph R. Gutowski - formerly of the National Air & Space Intelligence Center - offers the insight of an actual intelligence offer.

Exclusive Member Pre-Sale Opens August 15th

 

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Nov. 2, 2022

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Dr. Al Miller

Holocaust Survivor

Price: Member $19 | Non-Member $25

The New Life Out of the Ashes sculpture by artist Steffi Friedman in the Fitton Center lobby is a memorial to the Holocaust and a gift from the Miller family. Dr. Miller was bornin Berlin, survived under the Nazi regime until he left Germany alone at age 14. After making his way to the United States, Dr. Miller entered the U.S. Army in 1943 and served in Germany until the end of the war.

Exclusive Member Pre-Sale Opens August 15th

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Dec. 7, 2022

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Buckeye Santas

Christmas Lunch

Price: Member $19 | Non-Member $25

Santa Claus is coming to town! Enjoy a festive Christmas lunch with friends and members of Ohio’s own The Buckeye Santas. The Santas will give detailed insight on what it takes to become Santa. Much work goes into bringing such joy to so many, each and every year.

Exclusive Member Pre-Sale Opens August 15th

 

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Jan. 11, 2023

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Tisha Livingston

80 Acres Farms

Price: Member $19 | Non-Member $25

Tisha Livingston is the co-founder of 80 Acres Farms and CEO of Infinite Acres, the technology company that supports 80 Acres Farms. 80 Acres Farms and Infinite Acres are revolutionizing the way we grow fresh produce right here in Hamilton. Everything they grow is free from pesticides and picked and delivered within days, using far fewer resources than conventional farms.

Exclusive Member Pre-Sale Opens August 15th

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Feb. 1, 2023

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Price: Member $19 | Non-Member $25

Celebrate the start of Black History Month with Freedom Center President & Chief Operating Officer Woody Keown. He joined the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in November of 2019, building on a career as an entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, corporate executive, and community leader all over Greater Cincinnati.

Exclusive Member Pre-Sale Opens August 15th

 

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March 1, 2023

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Kari Gunter-Seymour

Ohio Poet Laureate

Price: Member $19 | Non-Member $25

Kari Gunter-Seymour is Poet Laureate of Ohio and a recipient of a 2021 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship. Her collections include A Place So Deep Inside America It Can’t Be Seen (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, 2020), winner of the 2020 Ohio Poet of the Year Award.

Exclusive Member Pre-Sale Opens August 15th

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April 5, 2023

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Local Stars of Reality TV

Price: Member $19 | Non-Member $25

One of the great sensations of modern entertainment has been the rise of reality television. We have had some fantastic local talent to support these shows. TVHamilton’s Jeff Archiable hosts a panel discussion featuring local reality TV stars Brad Baker (Shark Tank) and Susan Vaughn (The Amazing Race) to find out more about how they auditioned, made the cut, and what really goes on behind the scenes of your favorite reality shows.

Exclusive Member Pre-Sale Opens August 15th

 

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