Free Christmas Concert

Classical Music & French Horn Christmas Concert

Friday, December 2 7:00 – 9:00pm

Carthage Christian Church

All are welcome to join us in a FREE concert sponsored by Carthage Christian Church and the Carthage Civic League. We’ll host dozens of musicians from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, performing brilliant pieces for the community.

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Carthage Community Thanksgiving Service

Carthage Community Thanksgiving Service

San Carlos Church

Tuesday, November 22 7:00pm

All are welcome to participate in this worship service sponsored by all the Carthage community congregations! Community meal to follow. Free and open to everyone!




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Carthage Blitz Clean Up Reminder


Carthage Blitz Clean Up

 Monday, September 26th - Friday, September 30th

The week of September 26th, the Department of Public Services Neighborhood Operations Division will be in Carthage for the neighborhood blitz clean up.  Below is a quick overview of the blitz.

Greenspace Crew: Will mow, trim, & edge all DPS owned properties during the week.

Dumpster:  One (20yd.) dumpster will be delivered on Monday, September 26th by 9:00am and removed Friday, September 30th by 9:00am. If dumpster becomes full before Friday, staff will empty and bring it back.

Street Sweeping:  Staff will post “No Parking” signs, so sweeper can sweep.

Friday, September 30th Only:  There will be a roving trash truck circulating through Carthage to service all corner cans, collect excessive trash and illegal dumping. Also, staff will be on foot litter picking.

Studies have shown that litter encourages crime and lawlessness. Keep Cincinnati Beautiful did a survey recently that found it also costs homeowners and businesses. Here are there findings:

  • 36% of business development officials say that litter impacts a decision to locate to a community.
  • 93% of homeowners say that littered neighborhood would decrease their assessment of a home’s value and influences their decision to purchase a property.
  • More than half of realtors think litter reduces property values by 9%.
  • 60% of property appraisers would reduce a home’s value if it was littered.
  • The presence of litter in a community decreases property values by a little over 7%.

Councilman Smitherman believes in picking up trash and has started the One Bag of Trash Challenge. He said, “One of the things I believe we gotta do is clean up own own neighborhoods.” Anyone in Cincinnati can accept the challenge. Pick up a bag of trash and challenge your friends! Complete the challenge, use #onebagoftrash to share your story on social media.

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Community Clean-Up Day

If he can do it, so can you!

Community Clean-Up Day

Community Center

Saturday, September 24 9am – 12pm

Join your neighbors at the next community clean-up day to help beautify our neighborhood. We meet at the Community Center at 9am and pick up litter until around 12:00. Be a part of making Carthage great!

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Carthage Night Out Survey

Did you visit or participate in this year’s Carthage Night Out? We’d love to get your feedback! Please take a moment to fill out this short survey. Thanks!


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Native American Tales by the Campfire II

Native American Tales by the Campfire II

Caldwell Nature Preserve

Friday, August 19 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Enjoy the full moon and some Native American tales around a crackling campfire. Audience participation will make the stories come to life. The program includes a short break to toast marshmallows (provided). In case of rain, we’ll gather ’round the indoor fireplace. Meet at the amphitheater. Free, but reservations required. Call 513-761-4313 by August 13.

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Back to School Carnival

Back to School Carnival

New Jerusalem Community Center

Saturday, August 13 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Come for a fun, free event for all kids and families! There will be food, prizes, music, games, face painting, and raffles!

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Hamilton County Fair

Hamilton County Fair

Hamilton County Fairgrounds

August 10 – August 14

  • Wed. – Fri. 4pm – 11pm
  • Saturday 11am – 11pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 10pm

General Admission $7, Parking $5 (Seniors – Reduced admission and FREE parking with Golden Buckeye Card.)

2 Showings daily of Big Top Circus, FREE with admission!

Grandstand Events:

  • Wednesday: Celebrity Derby  7:30pm
  • Thursday: Demolition Derby  7:30pm
  • Friday: 1st Annual Variety and Talent Show 7:00pm
  • Saturday: Demolition Derby 7:30pm
  • Sunday: Choir Competition 4:00pm
For more information visit the Fair’s website or call the office at 513-761-4224.,-84.4751838,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88404d2577816cd1:0x1bde79cff7be09a2!8m2!3d39.2024582!4d-84.4729951

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Human Trafficking

On March 29, 2016 a town hall meeting was held by Councilwoman Yvette Simpson and State Rep. Denise Driehaus to discuss the issues of prostitution, human trafficking, and homelessness. A task force was formed with residents of Carthage, Hartwell, and Roselawn. The initial phase of the program has begun. Support is coming from the police, the City, and other support organizations such as the Salvation Army and Off the Streets Now. We are asked to continue calling in what we see in the neighborhood: District Police 513-569-8600. Officers Campbell or Edwards would be great to speak with.

Helpful things to report when observing trafficking:

  • ID of the people involved (hair color, skin color, height, age, etc.)
  • Location & activity (what happened and where)
  • License plates (if possible)

The City’s Human Trafficking Hotline is 513-800-1863.


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Carthage Night Out Success!

Carthage Night Out 2016

Thanks to all of our friends and neighbors who came out to enjoy some great food, music, dancing and games at last night’s Carthage Night Out! We love getting together with our neighborhood! Check out more photos here!

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