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Back to Nature

Saturday, May 12, 2018
6-11 pm

Please join us for an Enchanted Evening in the Woods as we hold our annual Back to Nature gala. This 24th annual event at the historic Krippendorf Lodge will raise funds for important educational programming for children.

Back to Nature promises to be a fabulous evening with 400 guests under the stars, featuring signature cocktails, gourmet dinner by Elegant Fare, live music, original nature-themed fine art, and spectacular, one-of-a-kind silent and live auction packages.  Emcee will be Q102’s Jeff Thomas. An exclusive highlight of the event will be your chance to meet famed artist John Ruthven as he sketches on the terrace, and the chance to own his finished wildlife sketch.

Valet parking is available. Tickets are $175, and tables of 8 are also available.

For further details, please contact Doris Marks Rodier at, or at (513) 831-1711, ext. 412.                                           



This year’s featured artists include:
Charley Harper, Brett Harper, Ann Geise, Kate Albert, John Ruthven, Denise Strasser, DeVere Burt, Trish Weeks, Les LeFevre, Joanne Sloneker, Marc Wavra, Linnea Head, Carol MacConnell, Mary Jo McClain, Sara Caswell-Pearce, Mary Louise Holt, Sarah Rocheleau, Nancy Nordloh Neville, Kent Krugh, Chris Rowlands, Cecily Harness, Chris Zenger, Marcia Shortt, LJ Franklin, Julie Kippins, LuAnna Klote, Nancy Achberger, Doug Welsh, Bobbi Thies, Judy Stewart, Don Stephan, Steven Woodruff, Rick Koehler, Brian Truono, Christopher Walden, Jen True, Peggy Grosser and more!


CLICK HERE to view some of the pieces of artwork that will be available at Back to Nature!

Auction Items:

Dazzling silent and live auction packages include:

  • A private river cruise for 30 guests
  • Dinner party in your home with custom menu from the chef at Mazunte
  • A stay in a romantic Paris apartment
  • A getaway to a martini-themed house with pool in Palm Springs
  • A stay in an upscale condo in Sanibel
  • Extravagant date night package with jewelry from Paolo A Modern Jeweler and many more surprises!