WHHS Walnut Gatherings

Currently planning new parties for 2024!

Interested in throwing a party to support our school?
We are always looking for fabulous new ideas, involving more people, and reaching the entire Walnut community. Eastside, Westside, Central or wherever, we would love to hear your idea and have you host a Walnut Gathering! This year, we are looking to expand our offerings to include a Grade-Level Parents Gathering for each grade and also Neighborhood Meet & Greets - a more casual neighborhood gathering. Variety is the spice of life and we are open to your suggestions or we can help you with a theme, if you enjoy throwing a party and meeting new people. Please contact: WalnutGatherings@gmail.com if you are interested in learning more or in hosting/co-hosting a party.

2024 Walnut Gatherings coming soon! All 2023 parties are now closed.

Pilates Night Out!
Pilates Night Out! - Event Closed
Thursday, March 2 7:00 PM

Come together for a fun introduction to reformer pilates at Attune Movement. Engage your body and breath in thoughtful, effective movement that utilizes the entire body to improve your muscle tone, strength and posture. A one hour private class for all skill levels. Afterwards, enjoy wine, charcuterie and community.

Place: Attune Movement Pilate Studio | 3751 Eastern Ave - 2nd Floor above Daylily Deli (Columbia Tusculum)
Hosts: Perin Goodman | Christy Lefever | Andrea Tutt | Britta Weinrich
Menu: Charcuterie and wine
Entertainment: Innovative instructor, energized music (a killer playlist), and WHHS community
Price: $40 / person
7th & 8th Grade Parent Trivia Night
7th & 8th Grade Parent Trivia Night - Event Closed
Friday, April 28 | 7:00 PM

Finally, a chance to show off that useless information you have in your head! Come join us for a Trivia Night hosted by a professional trivia company - Questionable Company. Come with your friends as part of a team, assemble a team once you are here, or go it alone!

Place: Home of Erin & Todd Kelley | 2959 Alpine Terrace (Mt Lookout)
Hosts (7th & 8th Grade Parents): Marcelle Bobst | Erin & Todd Kelley
Menu: Heavy bar bites; mix your own drink station & beer
Entertainment: Questionable Company - a professional trivia company, their highly engaging host, prizes and music
Price: $40 / person
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo - Event Closed
Saturday, April 29 | 7:00 -11:00 PM

Join in a Cinco de Mayo celebration! It will be quite a FIESTA with traditional Mexican dishes, free-flowing cervezas and a special cocktail. Grab your dancing shoes and shake your maracas! After this fiesta, you'll need a siesta! Bienvenidos!

Place: Casa de Jilda y Brian Adams | 2343 Vista Place (Hyde Park)
Hosts: Brian & Jilda Adams | Nikki Kingery & Dave Caudill | Aaron & Beth Latto | Craig & Damariz Propst | Veronica & Ted Tollefson
Menu: Cervezas, special cocktail and traditional Mexican dishes.
Entertainment: Inspired dancing
Price: $40 / person
Bourbon Tasting
Bourbon Tasting - Event Closed
Saturday, May 13 | 7:00 - 11:00 PM

Please join us for a friendly soirée to celebrate all things bourbon: ranging from the familiar to the exotic, light bites and other beverages for the non-bourbon drinkers. This party will leave you with a deeper appreciation of the nuances of bourbon and a whole new set of friends!

Place: Home of Amy & Jim Kattman | 1314 Observatory Drive (Mt Lookout)
Hosts: Chris Koper-Almand | Maggie & Ben Anderson | Sarah & Jonathan Evans | Erin & Tyler Green | Amy & Jim Kattman | Angela & Jeff Monnin | Heather Quinley & Tom Polger | Grace & Tim Royalty | Sonia & Harish Sonecha
Menu: Bourbon & other sippers; inspired hors d'oeuvres
Entertainment: Swirl, sniff, taste and toast!
Price: $45 / person
The Amazing OTR Red Bike Race
The Amazing OTR Red Bike Race - Event Closed
Saturday, June 17 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Grab a partner (must be able to ride a bicycle) and join in this amazing race in which 10 teams of two race on Red Bikes around OTR (Over-the-Rhine) and downtown Cincinnati in competition. Contestants travel mostly by bike, sometimes by foot or streetcar. Clues provided in each leg lead the teams to the next destination or direct them to perform a task (either mental or physical). The team that arrives first in the final leg is awarded the grand prize of $100. Locations vary from parks, to businesses and restaurants.

Place: Starts & ends in Washington Park | 1230 Elm St (Over-the-Rhine)
Hosts: Kara and John Twachtman
Menu: After race picnic lunch
Entertainment: Experience Cincinnati from a unique perspective
Price: $60** / team of 2 ** plus $10/person Red Bike rental day of (no E-Bikes please)
Bring: Credit card for $10 day pass rental | Bicycle helmet
Its a New England Style Clambake!
It's a New England Style Clambake! - SOLD OUT
Saturday, August 12 | 6:30 - 11:00 PM

Join us as we say goodbye to summer. We're serving up a traditional New England clambake (minus the sand, seaweed and hot rocks) along with kegs and cocktails. By the end of this "spe-shell" night, you will be happy as a clam — oh shuck yeah!

Place: The Curps' backyard | 216 Greendale (Clifton)
Hosts: Liza & John Curp | Grace & Tim Royalty
Menu: Traditional clambake, beer and cocktails
Price: $45 / person
80s Dance Party
80's Dance Party - Event Closed
Saturday, September 23 | 7:30 PM - until cops arrive

Forget Netflix - we want our MTV! Walnut parents are going "old school," so pull on your parachute pants for a night of 80's music and fun. Party hardy with cool jams, rad drinks and gnarly noshes. Betsy & Brian are the consummate hosts - this will be a remarkable evening. Just remember: No parking on the dance floor!

Place: Home of Betsy & Brian Peerless | 3211 Fairhaven Lane (Amberley Village)
Hosts: Jilda & Brian Adams | Nikki Kingery & Dave Caudill | Liz Foreman & Erik Laursen | Karen Floyd & Glenn Leggett | Betsy & Brian Peerless | Damariz & Craig Propst | Melanie & Dan Prevost | Gayle Warm & Brian Swift | Veronica & Ted Tollefson | Laura & Michael Whitman
Menu: Rad drinks and gnarly gnoshes
Entertainment: Great music, dancing and people watching
Price: $40 / person
Who Dey vs Sourdough Sam: Cincinnati at San Francisco
Who Dey vs Sourdough Sam: Cincinnati at San Francisco - Event Closed
Sunday, October 29 | 4:00 PM - 8 PM

This couple throws a party like Joe Burrow throws a football — like no other! "Welcome to this Jungle" as the Bengals pursue a road win against the 49ers in what could be a preview of Super Bowl LVIII! Catch Burrow vs Purdy/Lance/Darnold on large screen televisions (4:25pm game start time). Nowhere else can a pigskin fan watch this game alongside a full sized pig — that's right, Bixo, their pet pig! Plenty of drinks and delicious fare provided (see menu below).

Place: Home of Craig & Damariz Propst | 3541 Herschel View (Mt Lookout)
Hosts: Lady & Stephen Crockett | Craig & Damariz Propst | Michele Kay & Karl Siemsen
Menu: Local beers, international wines, soft drinks | Frisco burgers, brats and Texas chili (vegetarian options too) | Killer desserts (fan favorite Bengal pretzel bites too)
Entertainment: Bengals & 49ers on large screen televisions, Bixo - their pet pig, foosball, football pool betting (optional)
Price: $25 / person
What are Walnut Gatherings?
Walnut Gatherings are parties/special events hosted by parents at WHHS with the goal of celebrating community, meeting new friends, and raising funds in support of our school. Each of these events (12-15 throughout the year) features a variety of venues, cuisine, and entertainment and are open to the entire Walnut community. 100% of ticket sales are donated to the Walnut Parent Association. These events build and strengthen our Walnut Hills community, while raising money for our school.

Some examples of past Walnut Gatherings are:
  • 80’s Dance Party
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Party
  • Cinco De Mayo Celebration
  • March Madness Bier und Basketball
…..and many more!

How can I attend a Walnut Gathering?
Parties will be first available during the 2022 WalnutFest online auction. Any parties that aren’t sold out, will be listed on the Walnut Gatherings page, and will also be publicized in Under the Dome throughout the year. Some parties sell out quickly, so don't wait to purchase your tickets! New parties may be added during the year, so check back on this page to see what’s new.

Interested in throwing a party to support our school?
We are always looking for fabulous new ideas, involving more people, and reaching the entire Walnut community. Eastside, Westside, Central or wherever, we would love to hear your idea! Variety is the spice of life, and we would like to include new party ideas and locations. We have some ideas too, if you enjoy organizing and throwing parties. Please contact: WalnutGatherings@gmail.com
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