B6 • CCF RECORDER • FEBRUARY 20, 2014
These models turn heads. CINCINNATI
Three from NKY up for Overture Awards The Cincinnati Arts Association is sponsoring this year’s Overture Awards Scholarship Competition – the largest locally-run arts scholarship competition in the country. The Overture Awards annually provides a $3,500 scholarship to six area high school students for education and training expenses, with 18 finalists each winning a $750 scholarship. The finals competition and awards ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater. Winners will be announced immediately following the competition. This year, 466 students
were nominated by their schools to compete in one of six artistic disciplines: creative writing, dance, instrumental music, theater, visual art, and vocal music. The awards were developed to recognize, encourage, and reward excellence in the arts among Tristate students in grades nine-12. It also provides students an opportunity to share their talents and interests among their peers in a supportive environment outside of their individual schools. There are three levels of competition: regionals, semifinals, and finals. The Overture Awards Regional Competitions were held Jan. 11. The top
20 percent of competitors in each discipline advanced to the semifinals on Jan. 17 and 18. Twentyfour finalists (four in each discipline) will compete in the finals at the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater on March 1. Northern Kentuckians who are Overture Awards finalists: Creative Writing » Bridget Nichols – Scott High School, grade 12 Vocal Music • Natalie Sheppard – Dixie Heights High School, grade 12. For more information, go to www.cincinnatiarts.org or call 513-621-ARTS (2787).
Express helps Redwood
February 19-23 DUKE ENERGY CONVENTION CENTER
SNEAK PREVIEW NIGHT
Wednesday, February 19 • 5pm - 9pm
Beneﬁting CCHMC Child Passenger Safety Program
Danny Frazier Band $ 3 Draft Beer • $1 Hot Dogs & $1 Soft Drinks
MATINEE SPECIALS - 2 for 1 Adult Tickets Thursday and Friday 11am - 6pm
SAVE 3 $
on regular priced adult tickets at any area Kroger
Kids 13 and Under FREE with paying adult Thursday & Friday $2 Saturday & Sunday
SAFE TRAVEL FAMILY ZONE FRIDAY EVENING, SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Family fun entertainment with Giant Slot Car Racing • Arcade Face painting • Caricature artist Clowns • Balloons • Free goody bag to the ﬁrst 1,500 kids 8 and under • Classic Vehicle Display Forum Car Contest Winners • Giveaways • Spa Day for Mom Tailgate Package for Dad Benefiting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Child Passenger Safety Program
The 2014 Redwood Express: Destination The Big Apple sponsored by Bilz Insurance will be leaving the station on Friday, March 7. The event will be 7-11:30 p.m. at Receptions in Erlanger. The celebrity emcees for the night are WLWT-TV Channel 5 co-anchor Sheree Paolello and Jon Jon from Q102. More than 800 friends and supporters of Redwood are expected to attend the New York Citythemed evening featuring an open bar, spirit tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions, raffles in addition to a shot at $5,000 cash.
Last year the Redwood Express raised more than $100,000 to help support the programs that serve more than 800 children and adults with disabilities. Local media personalities will be serving wine to guests from 7-11 p.m. Admission to the Redwood Express is $60 per person in advance and $65 at the station. To order raffle and admission tickets call 859-331-0880 or visit www.redwoodnky.org. Proceeds from the event will directly support enriching educational, therapeutic, and vocational programs that empower individuals with
disabilities to achieve independence and reach their full potential – individuals like Cale. Cale enrolled in Redwood’s Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care program, which specializes in stabilizing health conditions for children with complex health needs and medical fragility. Cale’s mother has noticed the benefits, seeing Cale develop and progress just as she always believed she could. Cale now enjoys things she struggled with prior to Redwood, like dancing to music, making crafts, and playing with other children.