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Charity events — Week of April 14

This Week


Purses are Like Friends Luncheon — 11:30 a.m. at Fairlawn Country Club, 200 N. Wheaton Road, Akron. New and gently used purses, wallets, totes and beach bags will be sold, presented by the Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital. $20 per person. Call Joni Fitch at 330-543-0137 or email

Magical Theatre Company’s Purse Swap: In Pursuit of Fun — 6-8 p.m. at Zwisler Hall, 500 Mull Ave., Akron. Trade in a new or gently used purse for another; food and wine, mystery purse raffle. First 40 tickets sold get in early. Proceeds benefit Magical Theatre Company. $25. Advance sale only. 330-848-3708.

Golf Outings

East High Alumni Association Dragon Open — April 26 at Turkeyfoot Golf Links, 294 Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron. 1 p.m. shotgun start. $70 per golfer includes 18 holes and cart, lunch, dinner, five drink coupons, prizes and giveaways. Call Chuck Resinek at 330-815-1451, Eric Homa at 330-388-5588, John Stanley at 330-571-2981, George Tonies at 330-815-2001, or Chuck Malivuk at 216-244-3305.

Fairways to Fight Hunger — May 3 at Tam O’Shanter Dales Course, 5055 Hills and Dales Road NW, Canton. 9 a.m. Shotgun Start. $75 per golfer includes 18 holes with cart, coffee/doughnuts/fruit, hot dog at the turn, Old Carolina BBQ dinner, 50/50 and more. Supports the Stark County Hunger Task Force. Registration deadline April 21. www.stark­

Hospitality Scholarship Golf Tournament — May 9 at J.E. Good Park Golf Course, 530 Nome Ave., Akron. 10 a.m. shotgun start. $60 per golfer includes 18 holes of golf and cart, lunch and refreshments. Hosted by the Akron/Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau. Proceeds fund scholarships for students in the University of Akron Summit College Hospitality Management program. Reservation deadline April 25. 330-972-6601 or

Canton Country Day School’s Golf Outing Fundraiser — May 23 at The Legends of Massillon, 2100 Augusta Drive SE, Massillon. 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. $100 per golfer includes 18 holes of golf and cart, continental breakfast, lunch, steak dinner, prizes. Reservation deadline May 9.

Plan Ahead

The Women’s Board of the Summit County Juvenile Court Center Spring Fundraiser — 11 a.m. April 24 at Guy’s Party Center, 500 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. Lunch and fashion show of child and adult clothing by Dillard’s of Summit Mall. $18. Supports reading, tutoring and educational programs for youths involved with the court, emergency clothing and other special requests. For reservations, call Barbara Mattern at 330-633-7968 or emal Barb Jones at

Taste of Jackson — 6-9 p.m. April 24 at Shady Hollow Country Club, 4865 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon. Wine tasting and food from Jackson area restaurants. Proceeds benefit Jackson YMCA. Tickets available through Jackson Township Rotary, www.jackson­ For information, call 330-268-2353.

Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Foundation Dessert Extravaganza and Silent Auction — 7-9:30 p.m. April 24 at Roses Run Country Club, 2636 N. River Road, Stow. Tickets at the library’s circulation desk, $25; $30 at the door. or call Ann Malthaner at 330-688-3295, ext. 110.

The Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes — 5:30 p.m. April 25 at Lock 3 Park, 200 S. Main St., Akron. Walk , music, food, a resource center to raise awareness and funds to fight sexual violence. Call Paul Henry at 330-860-5629 or email

Zane’s Foundation Inc. Spring Fundraiser & Casino Night — 6 p.m. April 25 at Tangier, 532 W. Market St., Akron. Dinner, cash bar, DJ, dance floor, casino, live and silent auction, raffles and more. $40-$50. Proceeds support services for children and adults with special needs. 330-677-9263 or info@­

The Arc of Summit and Portage Counties Reverse Raffle & Auction — 6 p.m. April 25 at Guy’s Party Centre, 500 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. Dinner, $2,000 grand prize, reverse raffle, live and silent auction. $75. For tickets or to donate an auction item, call 330-836-5863.

The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum “A Diamond Soiree” — 6-7:30 p.m. April 30 at the museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton. “A Diamond Soiree” will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, behind-the-scenes tour, an appearance by William and Ida McKinley, and souvenir. 100 percent of sales will go toward the Ida McKinley Tiara Fund. $500. Reservation deadline is April 25. or 330-455-7043.

Send information about social and charity events to The Scene, c/o Lynne Sherwin, Features Department, Akron Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44309. Or email with “The Scene” in the subject line. Event notices should be sent at least two weeks in advance. Merits of all organizations have not been investigated by the Beacon Journal, so potential donors should verify the worthiness of a cause before committing.



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