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Celebrating Self series announced

Updated: Jun 28

Hamilton (OH) – The Fitton Center for Creative Arts announces its 2024-2025 Celebrating Self season.

The region's premiere luncheon speaker series – complete with a fabulous buffet by Two Women in a Kitchen – serves up tasty talks on the first Wednesday of each month, discussing a dizzying array of subjects both familiar and esoteric.

The new Celebrating Self series includes:

-        PICKLEBALL BBQ! – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2024 Our friends from Pickle Lodge in West Chester hold court in our parking lot to tell the tale, complete with live demos and a stadium-style cookout. - ONE CITY, ONE BOOK  - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2024 Ohio native Erin Dietrick is a Programs and Podcast Assistant at the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. She’ll shed light on 1C1B’s A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II and share the skinny on the shadowy machinations that create secret agents.

-        CHARLEY HARPER STUDIOS - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 6, 2024 From his groundbreaking mid-century magazine and children’s book illustrations, to posters for National Parks, to his whimsical prints, Charley Harper’s work inspired generations of artists and designers. His son Brett Harper keeps his father’s legacy alive with Charley Harper Studios in nearby Sharonville.

-        DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2024 So many questions for decorating your Christmas tree, let alone decking the halls from top to bottom. Fear not. Expert designer Karen Sacksteder of Sacksteder’s Interiors has all the tips, tricks and trends to make your house look merry and bright.

-        CLASSIC TV - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2025 West Chester resident Randy Turner – esteemed author and lecturer - dials up his love of classic TV and takes us on a trip down memory lane to the days of three channels and no DVRs. Whistle a familiar tune as you walk down that road to yesteryear with Randy.

-        SOUL FOOD - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2025 Big flavors. Big smiles. Big love. Mz Jade’s Soul Food in Middletown is more than just a restaurant; it’s a place where the soul is nourished and hearts are warmed. Mz. Jade has a knack for lifting people’s spirits and has become a community institution.

-        A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2025 No entity has been more vital to Hamilton’s industrial past, an integral part of its present and a key to its future as the Great Miami River. Mary Lynn Lodor, General Manager of the Miami Conservancy District, discusses how we can protect and preserve it for generations to come.

-         JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2025 John Symmes Jr. believed the world had an empty, inhabitable center. Local historian and educator Chris Maraschiello traces his bizarre idea and the equally strange story of how the monument to it got to - and stayed in - Hamilton.

The Fitton Center announced its Showstoppers Series and Fitton Family Fridays series earlier this week and reveals its Jazz & Cabaret series and exhibition season in the days ahead. Keep an eye on the website and social media channels for the news.

The Fitton Center Season Brochure is in production and arrives in member mailboxes in early August. Tickets for the 2024-2025 season go on sale to Fitton Center members at 9 a.m. Monday, August 12 and to the general public during the Season Launch event, 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 17.

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is located at 101 S. Monument Avenue on the Riverfront in downtown Hamilton, Ohio.


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