EVENT DATE : July 18, 6:30PM
The Spicy Olive

Learn to make refreshing summer drinks at The Spicy Olive on Wednesday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. Shrubs are drinks made with fruit and herbs that have been macerated in vinegar, then strained away, leaving a liquid that can be mixed with seltzer water for a delicious summer drink. Try a variety of flavors and food pairings. Cost: $45/person. TheSpicyOlive.com/cooking-classes

EVENT DATE : July 19, 6:00PM
Cincinnati Marriott North

The Everest Award, now in its seventh year, honors leaders and legends who have caused, through their actions, a significant, positive impact on business, the community and quality of life along the I-75 Growth Corridor. You're invited to the awards ceremony and dinner Thursday, July 19 at 6 p.m. at the Cincinnati Marriott North. Tickets: $125/person. TheChamberAlliance.com

EVENT DATE : July 20, 1:00PM
City of Mason Golf Center

Enjoy a day of golf and networking to benefit EDGE Teen Center. For $125, golfers can enjoy lunch, 18 holes of golf and cart, dinner and an after-party. Not a golfer? Register for $20 to join the dinner, after-party, silent auctions and raffles. The event is Friday, July 20, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Linkinnati.com

EVENT DATE : July 20, 4:00PM
Smith Park, Middletown

The 2018 Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival features a hot air balloon competition with up to 40 balloons from July 20-21. Come out to see sky divers, special shape balloons, firework displays, beautiful balloon glows and more. Visit the event website for an up-to-date schedule of events and parking information. OhioChallenge.com

EVENT DATE : July 22, 4:00PM
Butler County Fairgrounds

A family tradition since 1851, the Butler County Fair is the county's biggest festival and features rides, games, livestock exhibits and fair food. Gather the family for a day of fun. The fair runs July 22-28. For more details, hours and a schedule of events, visit the website. ButlerCountyOhFair.org

EVENT DATE : July 24, 9:00AM
Voice of America MetroPark

What better way to enjoy summer vacation days than meeting new friends and enjoying the great outdoors! On Tuesday, July 24, Paddling Camp is designed for teens who love water sports. Some of the activities that campers will explore are canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and more. Registration required by July 17. Cost: $40 for Butler County residents. YourMetroParks.net

EVENT DATE : July 24, 5:30PM
West Chester Hospital

Are you living with diabetes? With knowledge, comes control. West Chester Hospital provides the important education and helpful tools needed to manage or prevent diabetes. Join them Tuesday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m. for a variety of diabetes-related topics. Registration is free online. UCHealth.com/wchevents    

EVENT DATE : July 25, 7:00PM
West Chester Hospital

Attend a free educational seminar presented by physician specialists at West Chester Hospital on Wednesday, July 25 at 7 p.m. or Saturday, July 28 at 9 a.m. Learn about mental acuity and aging, memory disorders and stroke. Seating is limited, so register today. UCHealth.com/wchevents

EVENT DATE : July 26, 6:30PM
The Spicy Olive

Experience a class that focuses on wine, as well as foods to compliment the selected wins. The theme for the July 26 class is Great Wines for Summer BBQ. Class begins at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $35/person. The Wine Experience is ongoing, featured on the fourth Thursday of each month. TheSpicyOlive.com

EVENT DATE : July 27, 5:00PM
Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church

Go Greek for a day in Middletown! The Greek Fest is a celebration of the rich culture of Greece, including food, entertainment, dancing and more. Bring the whole family to this free event July 27-29 in Middletown. GetToTheBC.com

EVENT DATE : August 1, 8, 15, 22
Voice of America Park

The Hump Day Concert series continues on Wednesdays in August at VOA Park. August 1: The SunBurners; August 8: Dat Band; August 15: DV8; August 22: Stagger Lee. YourMetroParks.net

EVENT DATE : August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
The Square @ Union Centre

The Takeover on the Square concert series continues Thursdays at The Square @ Union Centre. August 2: Lt. Dan’s New Legs (LDNL); August 9: DV8; August 16: Matt Waters; August 23: Top This Band; August 30: Green Light Morning. WestChesterOH.org

EVENT DATE : August 2, 6:00PM
Liberty Center

The Liberty Center Foundation invites you to their inaugural Rooftop Rewind Signature event on the Rooftop Acropolis by Sabin Hall. On Thursday, August 2, break out your converse tennis shoes and funky patterned attire for a 90’s themed rooftop party benefiting the Anthony Munoz Foundation. Single tickets are $15 and couple tickets are $25. Liberty-Center.com/liberty-center-foundation

EVENT DATE : August 2, 6:00PM
Liberty Center

The Liberty Center Foundation invites you to their inaugural Rooftop Rewind Signature event on the Rooftop Acropolis by Sabin Hall. On Thursday, August 2, break out your converse tennis shoes and funky patterned attire for a 90’s themed rooftop party benefiting the Anthony Munoz Foundation. Single tickets are $15 and couple tickets are $25. Liberty-Center.com/liberty-center-foundation

EVENT DATE : August 4-5
Voice of America Park

USA Triathlon is headed back to West Chester for the seventh consecutive year. The 2018 Youth & Junior National Championships will take place on August 4-5 at VOA Park. Youth athletes of all experience levels are invited to participate in this fun and iconic event. No qualification is required for the Youth Age Group race on Sunday. WestChesterOH.org  

EVENT DATE : August 4-5
Butler County Regional Airport

For two days only, the world's largest and most exciting Model Air Show will fly high in Butler County. Join in on the fun at this Model Aeronautics Extravaganza, great for the entire family, August 4-5 at the Butler County Regional Airport. Gcrcc.net/RCFlyingCircus    

EVENT DATE : August 4, 11, 18
Keehner Park

West Chester's summer concert series continues at Keehner Park on Saturdays in August from 7-9 p.m. August 4: Big Trouple Blues Band; August 11: Naz Jazz-West Chester Nazarene; August 18: The J Carl Smith Project; August 25: no concert (Shakespeare in the Park); September 3: West Chester Symphony. WestChesterOH.org

EVENT DATE : August 5, 1:00PM
Liberty Center

The Back to School Block Party at Liberty Center will feature entertainment, face painting, free haircuts, prizes, cooking demonstrations, health screenings and more. Take the family to Liberty Center on Sunday, August 5 from 1-4 p.m. This event coincides with tax-free weekend. Liberty-Center.com

EVENT DATE : August 9, 6:00PM
Sibcy Cline Mason

Dining for Women (DFW) is an international organization dedicated to transforming lives and eradicating poverty among women and girls in developing nations. On Thursday, August 9 at 6 p.m., all women are invited to dine and socialize, hear the program speaker and contribute if you can. For more information, contact Diane Bray: 541.484.4288, dianekbray@gmail.com. DiningForWomen.org

EVENT DATE : August 10-11
Rentschler Forest, Fairfield

Two days of muddy fun means two opportunities to slide, climb and crawl your way through a mud obstacle course. Join the fun August 10-11. At the 12th annual Mud Mania, participate in mud volleyball tournaments, giant water slide, slimy obstacle course, muddy pools, event merchandise, vendors and more. Shoes are required, no flip-flops. YourMetroParks.net

EVENT DATE : August 10, 11:30AM
The Square @ Union Centre

The Union Centre Boulevard Merchant Association (UCBMA) welcomes you to its annual Food Truck Rally on Friday, August 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Snack your way through more than 30 food trucks and enjoy bands and beer. Proceeds from the event benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County. UCBMA.com

EVENT DATE : August 11, 11:00AM
The Fetchington Pet Hotel

Don't miss the grand opening celebration of Olde West Chester's newest resident: The Fetchingon Pet Hotel. Tour the new luxury hotel, snack from food trucks, enjoy entertainment, games and more. Learn more about The Fetchington on page XX. Fetchington.com

EVENT DATE : August 12, 11:00AM
Liberty Center

Football season is officially among us! Kick off the season with a Liberty Center tailgate in The Square on Sunday, August 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tailgate includes free family activities as well as a few special surprise appearances. Liberty-Center.com

EVENT DATE : August 18, 8:30AM
Voice of America Park

The 2nd Annual Chick-fil-A Let’s Get Moovin 5K and "Lap the Lake" Fun Run, hosted by Chick-fil-A Voice of America and Deerfield Crossing, will be held Saturday, August 18 at VOA Park. The event consists of a chip-timed 5K and Kids Dash, kids activities, and fun for the whole family. The race will benefit Hope House Mission. RunSignUp.com

EVENT DATE : August 19, 1:00PM
West Chester Academy

You're invited to the annual West Chester Academy Open House on Sunday, August 19 from 1-4 p.m. Youngsters can try out the wide array of classes offered all in one afternoon. Enjoy food, games, prizes, live music, a bounce house and more. Plus, meet the teachers of West Chester Academy. WestChesterAcademy.com

EVENT DATE : August 21, 6:00PM
Liberty Center

You're invited to the Black & White Summer Extravaganza on Tuesday, August 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Liberty Center's Sabin Hall. Hosted by Power of the Purse, this fun evening features dinner, drinks, a designer purse raffle and more. Catered by Troy's Cafe, tickets are $25/person. PowerofPurse.WCF@gmail.com

EVENT DATE : August 25 & 29
West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital invites you to a free seminar on back pain Saturday, August 25 from 9-10:30 a.m. and Wednesday, August 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. The educational seminar will feature UC Health spine and physician specialists who will discuss a variety of topics about back and neck pain. The seminars are free and open to the community. UCHealth.com/westchesterhospital

EVENT DATE : August 25, 7:00PM
Keehner Park

The Arts Council of West Chester & Liberty presents William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," performed under the stars by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. On Saturday, August 25, families are encouraged to pack a picnic-style meal and bring chairs or a blanket to Keehner Park. The free show begins at 7 p.m. WestChesterOH.org

EVENT DATE : August 26, 1:00PM
Liberty Center

Meet and greet with some local superheroes at Liberty Center's Superhero Day on Sunday, August 26 from 1-4 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite superhero and enjoy family-friendly activities at the park at Liberty Center. Liberty-Center.com

EVENT DATE : August 27, 8:30AM
Wetherington Golf & Country Club

Play golf and make great connections at the annual West Chester Liberty Chamber Golf Classic on Monday, August 27 at the Wetherington Golf & Country Club. Presented by UC Health West Chester Hospital, shotgun start is at 10:30 a.m. Check-in and breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. Go online to learn more and register. TheChamberAlliance.com