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Cincinnati’s Labor Day celebrations, deals & events

Cincinnati’s Labor Day celebrations, deals & events

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Labor Day weekend events are in-the-works for the Queen City as many businesses and communities organize a plethora of things to do for the holiday weekend.

“Name Your Price” Adoption Event with Cincinnati Animal CARE

Cincinnati Animal CARE has been at over capacity since April and are looking to find these dogs homes.

The “Name Your Price” adoption event will be held Saturday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their pet adoption center in Pleasant Ridge.

The shelter in Northside will be open Sunday from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. for adoptions as well.

Hamilton’s Octoberfest 2022

The city of Hamilton is hosting their annual Octoberfest Sept. 2 to Sept. 4 this year at 2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd. The event has been around since 1968 where people can enjoy homemade German foods, listen to live music and play games while drinking Warstiner beer.

  • Sept. 2: 5-11 p.m.
  • Sept. 3: 1-11 p.m.
  • Sept. 4: 1-8 p.m.

Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks & Riverfest

Since 1977, Cincinnati has held an annual end-of-summer event with a WEBN firework show, one of the biggest firework shows in the Midwest.

During the day, enjoy an all-day celebration with music, food and various entertainment starting at noon.

Watch the firework show from both sides of the Ohio River at Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove, Mt. Echo Park and Newport on the Levee starting at 9 p.m.

Cincinnati Metro Bussing

Cincinnati Metro is offering free rides Sept. 3 and Sept 4. for all metro busses and access routes.

West Chester Township Symphony Orchestra Concert

West Chester Township is celebrating the end of summer with their annual Labor Day concert at Keehner Park Amphitheater on Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Tri-State Antique Market

Celebrate Labor Day at the Tri-State Antique Market, Indiana’s largest vintage market on Sept. 4 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In the past, over 200 vendors have attended, selling their antique and vintage items.

The event will be held at the Lawrenceburg, Indiana Fairgrounds.

Adult admission is $4, and pets and children are free to attend.

Lunken Airport Days

Lunken Airport is giving warbird and helicopter rides on Sept. 3-4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition, they will also be hosting a color guard ceremony each day at noon with a special patriotic presentation by UC’s ROTC on Sept. 3.

Admission and parking are free for this event.

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Commonwealth Games 2022, Day 11: India Schedule, Events List On August 8, Live Streaming, IST Time, TV Channel

CWG 2022, Day 11: India Schedule

India will be chasing five gold medals on Day 11 of CWG 2022 and three of them will be in Badminton — women’s singles, men’s single and men’s doubles.

It will be safe to assume that India are in with a good chance to win all three of those gold medals as they will field PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen in singles.

In the doubles, India have on their ranks Chirag Shetty and Satwik Sairaj Renkireddy, and they too are in a good space to win the yellow metal.

In table tennis also, India will pursue a gold in men’s singles. In hockey, India men will face their Australian counterparts in the gold medal match, and which will also be India’s final competitive event in CWG 2022.

India will certainly want a gold in the hockey as women team ended up with a bronze after that controversial penalty shootout against Australia in their semifinals.

However, the task — winning the gold and extracting some vengeance on Australia — will not be easy for the Indians as the Aussies are quite the formidable side.

The closing ceremony is scheduled for 12 AM midnight, bringing curtains down on a sporting event that gave us some thrills and disappointments over the last fortnight.

Here we are giving India’s Day 11 schedule at the Commonwealth Games. The matches can be accessed on Sony Sports Networks and live streaming will be on Sony LIV.


Women’s Singles Finals: PV Sindhu vs Michelle Li – 1:20 pm

Men’s Singles Finals: Lakshya Sen vs Ng Tze Yong – 2:10 pm

Men’s Doubles Finals: Chirag/Satwik vs Sean Vendy and Ben Lane – 3:00 pm.

Table Tennis

Men’s Bronze Medal Match: G Sathiyan vs Paul Drinkhal – 3:35 pm

Men’s Gold Medal Match: Achanta Sharath Kamal vs Liam Pitchford- 4:25 pm


India vs Australia: 5 pm

Closing Ceremony: 12 am

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Evolving look to downtown Santa Barbara brings fresh opportunities and events to business owners and visitors | News Channel 3-12

Evolving look to downtown Santa Barbara brings fresh opportunities and events to business owners and visitors | News Channel 3-12

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The look of Santa Barbara’s downtown has been evolving since before the pandemic, but some of the most creative changes are taking place in real time.

They were started during the pandemic with the quickly laid out design to the promenade featuring open-air restaurant areas and outside bars, live music and creative lighting.

In an area between Haley St. and Sola St. cars were eliminated but the increase in bikes and pedestrians has jumped tremendously.

Next up will be an infusion of city and government funds for new lighting strands in about 40 locations and other festive design features, some by the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization,  and some by business owners.

Many more plans are in motion along with a long term master plan.

A full schedule of deep cleaning and power washing on a regular basis will be taking place.

The area normally gets a full cleaning after the impacts from the Old Spanish Days Fiesta taking place in early August.

The urgency to capitalize on the summer crowds is apparent as part of the post-COVID recovery efforts.
Every first Thursday there is a specially curated night of events, open houses at art galleries and live performances.Tonight’s lineup can be found at:

Downtown Organization Operations Manager Erik Krueger said, “this is community. This is everyone supporting each other downtown.”
He says the First Thursday events involve businesses over multiple blocks.

“We have 30 venues, a great local  band,  a market with over 15-20 local vendors,” he said.

A visitor from Boulder, Colorado says in her town, live music  in downtown open spaces is a big draw

Patti Miller said, “they have it in one spot. There’s a stage over here all the bands and people dancing and all of that  and over here will be your buskers.”

One mom who had a son in the band Glenn Annie says they would love more music in downtown.

Allison Blix said,  “he plays a lot around town a lot of venues don’t have stages.  So if  De la Guerra had a stage he would be here in a heart beat. They have a huge following.”

In anticipation for Old Spanish Days in August,  Krueger said  “the Downtown Organization will install 120 Fiesta flags up and down State Street.   It is a beautiful, beautiful sight to see. ” 

He says the downtown members are enthusiastic,  “you name it our entire downtown core celebrates with everything they got.”

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Fourth of July events planned across the Central Coast | News Channel 3-12

Fourth of July events planned across the Central Coast | News Channel 3-12

CENTRAL COAST, Calif. – Central Coast residents are getting out their red, white, and blue gear in preparation for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.

While you may be headed to a pool party or family barbeque on Independence Day, organizations across the Central Coast are planning Fourth of July festivities to bring communities together in celebration.

Southern Santa Barbara County:

  • Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks Show at Stearns Wharf. Celebrations start at 12 p.m., with the grand finale firework show kicking off at 9 p.m. Click here for more information.
  • Free Star Spangled Fourth of July Concert at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse’s Sunken Gardens featuring the Prime Time Band with News Channel 3-12’s very own morning weather anchor, Anikka Abbott, and Gary Smith as special guests. Concert begins at 5 p.m. Click here for more information.
  • The Lark Independence Day Barbeque. Barbeque celebration lasts from 12 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

Northern Santa Barbara County:

  • Solvang Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks Show at Old Mission Santa Inés. Celebrations start at 2 p.m. and the firework show kicks off at 9 p.m. Click here for more information.
  • Lompoc Fourth of July Family Fun Day at Ryon Park. Kicks off with a patriotic bike parade at 11 a.m., with picnic in the park activities running from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Click here for more information.
  • Santa Maria “Red, White, and Boom” Fourth of July Fireworks Show and Concert at the Elks Event Center. Live music begins at 5:30 p.m., and the firework show is expected to blast off at 8:45 p.m. Admission is free, parking is $10 per vehicle. Click here for more information.

Southern San Luis Obispo County:

Northern San Luis Obispo County

  • Free Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show at Barney Schwartz Park in Paso Robles. Celebrations begin at 2 p.m. and last until 10 p.m. Click here for more information.
  • Templeton Fourth of July Celebration. Starting with the Templeton Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m. with activities continuing until 3 p.m. Click here for more information.
  • Annual Atascadero Fourth of July Music Festival at Atascadero Lake Park. Free admission, starts at 4 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Click here for more information.

If you would like to add your Fourth of July event to this list, please email with information.

Click here for details about where Safe and Sane fireworks are legally allowed across the Central Coast.

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Top 50 Technology Events and Conferences: Are They Back for 2022-2023? – ChannelE2E: Technology News for MSPs & Channel Partners

Top 50 Technology Events and Conferences: Are They Back for 2022-2023? - ChannelE2E: Technology News for MSPs & Channel Partners

Loyal readers will recall our Top 50 Technology Event list for 2020. COVID-19 concerns derailed many of those events in 2020 and 2021. But are those specific events back for 2022 and 2023? ChannelE2E went hunting for answers. Here’s a look at our list of 2020 events — and whether they’re scheduled to resume as in-person technology conferences for 2022/2023.

Five quick points before you navigate the list:

  1. The rankings: The list below is sorted alphabetically.
  2. The scope: Only one event per company qualified for the Top 50 list from 2020.
  3. The 2022-2023 dates (so far): We’ve shared the event dates that we’ve seen so far. But readers should contact the conference organizer to fully confirm event dates and locations for 2022 and 2023.
  4. Our own conferences: We’ve also moved into the in-person conference business — preparing MSSP Alert Live 2022 for September. And our parent — CyberRisk Alliance — runs such events as Identiverse and InfoSec World.
  5. All tech & cyber conferences: Our expansive ChannelE2E Technology Event Calendar lists hundreds of events by month for 2022 and beyond. Also, find cybersecurity conferences on the MSSP Alert Event Calendar.

Now, here are the Top 50 Technology Conferences from 2020 — and their status for 2022 and 2023.

1. Amazon re:Inforce 2022 (July 26-27 Boston). If you can only attend one Amazon-related conference in 2022, we recommend skipping the mainstream AWS re:Invent 2022 and instead head to AWS re:Inforce 2022. Why? Because re:Inforce is focused 100 percent on cloud security services. Dozens of Top 250 MSSPs will likely be on hand for the conference.

2. Auvik Networks Frankly MSP: This was a new event back in January 2020. We haven’t heard if the company plans to continue the event as an annual series. Auvik, back by Great Hill Partners, continues to engage MSP partners while also supporting IT departments.

3. ASCII IT Success Summits (Multiple Dates, Cities): These have since been re-branded as ASCII MSP Success Summits and they are confirmed for multiple cities in 2022.

4. Black Hat USA 2022 (August 6-11) This conference typically attracts InfoSec professionals. But if you poke around, you’ll find MSPs and MSSPs in the hallways.

5. Build IT Live 2022  (July 27-29): This MSP-focused event had a strong showing even in 2021 during the pandemic. The conference is hosted by IT By Design, a well-known provider of MSP talent, NOC (network operations center) and help desk services.

6. Channel Partners Conference and Expo 2023 (May 1-4): Designed for telecom agents, VARs, MSPs, integrators and service providers.

7. ChannelPro SMB  Forum 2022 (Multiple Dates): Catch events in Newark; Chicago; Dallas; Charlotte; Washington, D.C./Dulles and Los Angels.

8. CompTIA ChannelCon 2022 (August 2-4): CompTIA’s flagship conference returns to an in-person format after a virtual format in 2021. The event for channel partners typically attracts VARs and MSPs in the SMB sector. Also, CompTIA has been working more closely with SaaS, cloud and ISV-centric partners in recent years.

9. Cisco Partner Summit 2022 (November 1-3): Cisco’s in-person partner event returns as an invitation-only conference.

10. ConnectWise IT Nation Connect 2022 (November 9-11): Even during the pandemic in 2021, this was one of the top year-end conferences for technology solutions providers and MSPs.

Go to page two for conferences 11 through 20, sorted alphabetically

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Overcoming uncertainty in your event marketing channel

Overcoming uncertainty in your event marketing channel

The dramatic shift in the meetings and events industry put even the most seasoned marketers on their heels. It’s a new landscape, but one with much more potential. So, if your marketing mix doesn’t include meetings or events, you’re missing a more complete channel to deliver deep engagement while also reaching large audiences. Still, with uncertainty comes challenges. From in-person, virtual, and hybrid events—the key to success is to have a marketing game plan to take advantage of all these event types, and that requires a new way of thinking.

Uncertainty continues but with it new comes opportunities

The new events landscape continues to have the word “uncertainty” attached to it. A fact of life due to the pandemic, and the variants that continue to surface. However, this means the events channel has expanded for marketers and another word is surfacing alongside the “U Word,” and that is: asynchronous. Or, simply put, an “always on event.”

The digital boom, driven by the need for virtual and hybrid experiences, drove this concept. Thinking of events like a 24-hour news channel is a seismic shift in thinking for marketers—but not a bad one. Event technology now provides an opportunity for marketers to extend and deepen the in-person and virtual attendee experience and engage attendees with more fluidity before, during, and after events. No more one-and-done, move onto the next. Your events can now deliver for you weeks, and even months after they’re “over.”

Break down silos & strengthen internal partnerships

When it comes to events, perhaps no other marketing channel was more impacted by the pandemic than events. When in-person events suddenly stopped, organizations were forced to innovate to survive. It was survival of the fittest, with evolution taking place in real time. Not only did organizations adapt brilliantly, they arguably changed the face of event marketing forever. And the days of planners and marketers working in silos, is over.

Here are a few reasons why:

  • More organizations say that demand marketing is responsible for setting event strategy
  • In-person events are now more digitally connected
  • Successful events are now the result of marketers and planners working hand-in-hand to deliver dynamic, engaging event experiences

Taking advantage of the new event marketing opportunity demands marketers align strategy, technology, and teams to deliver the right event format (virtual, in- person, hybrid) for the right event type (events, conferences, meetings, seminars, training, etc.) for the right audience, at the right stage along the customer journey. And that means collaboration.

A new way of thinking

With uncertainly comes the reflexive action to doing things “the way we’ve always done them.” For marketers in 2022 and beyond, this is no longer a strategy for success. In fact, for many it’s likely a recipe for failure. To thrive, marketers must fold virtual and hybrid experiences into the existing in-person event marketing channel.

This shouldn’t be viewed as a burden, but as a benefit; virtual and hybrid events enhance marketers’ opportunity to reach and engage new and larger audiences, increase brand awareness and engagement, deliver more insights and, ultimately, drive revenue. Building a programmatic events channel requires reimagining traditional roles, removing silos, standardizing processes, incorporating dynamic data, and streamlining technology across the entire marketing function.

The result? Year-round engagement

Marketers spend a lot of time preparing for their events, and with this new digital landscape, planners and marketers have a great way to extend the conversation beyond a single event. All the hard work they have invested isn’t just condensed into two or three days. While nothing can beat in-person, increasingly, marketers should strive for creating communities around events. Before, during, and after. Tech makes that happen.

From pre-event conversation huddles to post-event experiences, like watching sessions they may have missed on-demand or re-watching and sharing their favorite keynotes and educational sessions—”always on” is boon to marketers from a lead generation standpoint. It greatly extends reach.  Sure, pre and post-event engagement isn’t necessarily new, but is now both easier and more impactful.

To learn more about this topic, we encourage you to visit Cvent’s interactive hub on the New Event Marketing Opportunity.

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Flying Pig schedule of events, road closures

Flying Pig schedule of events, road closures

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Flying Pig week is in full swing. Road closures begin Thursday, with the events starting Friday morning.

The 24th Flying Pig Marathon is back this weekend, April 29-May 1.


  • P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center is 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The Fifty West Mile goes off at 7 p.m. along Mehring Way. The Post Race Party goes until 10 p.m. at Smale Park.


  • The Toyota 10K at 7 a.m. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 a.m. at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9 a.m.


  • The Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 a.m. along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

For more information, visit


Roads around downtown Cincinnati will close the weekend of the Flying Pig. Organizers are encouraging those participating or attending to download Waze to implement road closures and provide more accurate directions.

The app is free to download and is available in Google Play or the App Store.

You can also see a full list of road closures here.

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Santa Barbara Music Events hosts Songwriters Showcase for youth scholarships | News Channel 3-12

Santa Barbara Music Events hosts Songwriters Showcase for youth scholarships | News Channel 3-12

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. –  Santa Barbara Music Events opened up a Songwriters Showcase on Sunday with entries from all over the nation, according to event director Joseph D’Arezzo Natale.

PC: Kyle Dent / KEYT

The festival was free to the public, and the winners will have their songs professionally produced, mastered and presented to industry professionals with the opportunity of their songs being used for series and movies.

Event organizers said all proceeds from the showcase will go towards youth scholarships for tutoring in academics and enrichment in music, art, theater and fitness.

PC: Kyle Dent / KEYT

For more information, click here to visit the Santa Barbara Music Events website.

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Watch the Sky: From Meteor Showers to Planet Conjunctions — Best Sky Events to Catch in April 2022 | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel |

Watch the Sky: From Meteor Showers to Planet Conjunctions — Best Sky Events to Catch in April 2022 | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel |
Sky chart showing the close conjunction of Mars and Saturn before sunrise on April 4. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Sky chart showing the close conjunction of Mars and Saturn before sunrise on April 4.


If you can tolerate the scorching temperatures, there’s a bright side to April’s summer days, especially if you are a star-gazer: stunning, clear skies.

They provide an impeccable chance to cherish the beauty of our cosmic neighbourhood, and this April has some big astronomical events in store — ranging from meteor showers to the conjunction of planets.

Here’s a complete list, so you can clear your calendars in advance and pin down the dates:

April 1

On this day, planets Mars, Saturn, and Venus will be positioned in a straight line in the southeastern sky.

Also, this day marks the New Moon phase, making it the ideal time to capture faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters with no interference from moonlight.

April 4

Saturn and Mars will make a close approach during the dawn and be visible in the same field of the telescope. The pair can be spotted in the constellation Capricornus before sunrise.

April 16

This would be the night of a fully illuminated Moon. Depending on which part of the world you live in, this particular Full Moon is also referred to as the Pink Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, the Growing Moon, Fish Moon and the Egg Moon.

April 21-22

Sky-watchers can witness peak Lyrid meteor shower on these nights. Named after the constellation Lyra, it is regarded as one of the oldest recorded meteor showers.

The annual meteor shower is usually active between April 16 to 25, and produces over 20 meteors per hour on peak nights.

All you need to watch them is a clear sky, away from city lights.

April 25

Early risers will be able to spot Saturn, Mars, Venus, Jupiter and the Moon in the morning sky. The alignment can be spotted on the eastern horizon.

April 29

Planet Mercury will reach its Greatest Eastern Elongation of 20.6 degrees from the Sun. The planet can be spotted in the western sky just after sunset.

April 30

A partial solar eclipse will gaze the sky, but it will only be visible from southern South America, parts of Antarctica, and over the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.


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