Redwood Special Events

Bean Bash

The Bean Bash is a two-day festival at Turfway Park in Florence, KY, that benefits four organizations that serve children and adults with disabilities: Redwood, Bawac, New Perceptions, and Special Olympics. The event started in 1974 by a group of businessmen and continues to this day.  The first day, Friday, consists of a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament  while the second day, Saturday, begins with a 5-K run and later hundreds of people gather inside of Turfway Park to bid on silent & live auction items, listen to music,  and partake in a delicious meal of bean soup, slaw, and corn bread which is cooked on site. There’s even a kids’ zone to keep the little ones entertained.

The 2015 Bean Bash will be held Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10. Additionally, the Bean Bash will be hosting a Skeet Shoot on Saturday, October 24th. Stay tuned for more information.

We are in need of items for our live and silent auction. Click here to view our wish list. If you have any questions or would like to make a monetary donation to cover the purchase of any of the items on our wish list, please contact Beth Moore or visit our Bean Bash event page.

Raffle tickets are available for purchase on our Bean Bash event page. See below for your raffle ticket options:

The Bean Bash Schedule of Events: If you would like to register on-line for any of the following events, please visit the Bean Bash website.

Friday, October 9th:  Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament registration form

6:00 p.m.   Registration begins for Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament
7:00 p.m.   Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament begins

Saturday, October 10th:

10:00 a.m. The Bean Bash Dash 5K Registration opens, Bean Bash Dash registration form
11:30 a.m. The Bean Bash Dash 5K begins
1:00 p.m.   The Bean Bash begins, admission $5.00 (kids 12 & under FREE)
1:00 p.m.   Silent Auctions begin / All Charities have items for auction
2:00 p.m.   Live Music begins
4:15 p.m.   First Silent Auction table closes (BAWAC)
4:30 p.m.   Second Silent Auction table closes (Redwood)
4:45 p.m.   Third Silent Auction table closes (Special Olympics of NKY)
5:00 p.m.   Fourth Silent Auction table closes (New Perceptions)
5:00 p.m.   Remarks and Presentations
5:30 p.m.   Live Auction begins

Saturday, October 24th:  BB Skeet Shoot registration form

9:00 p.m.   Practice Shooting
11:30 a.m. BB Skeet Shoot Begins

You can also stay up-to-date with Bean Bash news at

Redwood Express

The Redwood Express is Redwood's Signature fundraiser held annually the first weekend of March. Based on the theme, guests are magically transported to a destination full of entertainment, delicious food and tantalizing drinks, auctions that include both live and silent, and various raffles.  All proceeds from the event help support Redwood’s programs and services.

Save the date: Friday, March 4, 2016. Stay tuned for more information.

Bang Bang Night for Redwood

Bang Bang Night for Redwood is a tropical fun event at Bonefish Grill in Crescent Springs, KY.  Guests enjoy Bonefish Grill signature dishes at various food stations while sipping on refreshing cocktails, listening to great music, and taking their chance on raffles and silent auction items.

The 2015 Bang Bang Night for Redwood was held Sunday, August 2. Thank you for those who attended and supported the event. Click here for see photos of the evening.

Derby Club Tickets

Derby Club tickets are available!  The Derby Club is a great way to support Redwood and its programs and services.  For only $50, Derby Club members enter into a monthly drawing for a chance to win $100. If you could like to purchase a raffle ticket, click here or please contact a Derby Broker or Beth Moore at (859) 331-0880.  KY. Charitable Gaming Lic. #0588.

Redwood News

Redwood Hosts International Visitors

On Tuesday, July 7th, Redwood played host to a two-member Romania group participating in a project entitled “Advocacy on Behalf of People with Disabilities.”  The international visitors, along with their interpreter, visited Redwood on their way through the greater Cincinnati area before heading to Phoenix, Arizona and Seattle, Washington.

Raluca Popescu and Erika Garnier partnered with the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and Northern Kentucky University’s Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council to tour the United States this summer as part of an advocacy project to advance civil and human rights of people with disabilities.  A team of representatives from Redwood gave an agency tour, and then the group met for a lively discussion to exchange ideas, share information, and hear how developing countries are advancing their efforts in helping individuals with disabilities achieve greater independence for a better quality of life.  


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