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Charity events — week of Aug. 5

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Thursday

Cleveland Indians Law Enforcement Appreciation Night — 7:05 p.m. at Progressive Field, 2401 Ontario St., Cleveland. Honoring the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers and their families. $5 from each ticket sold will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. $23 mezzanine, $29 lower reserved, $47 field box reserved. Call Emily Warnick at 216-420-4279 or go to www.lawmemorial.org/sports.

Friday

Christmas in August — 5-8 p.m. at the Arcadia Grille, 321 Court Ave., Canton. Guest bartending event with all bar tips and 20 percent of food sales benefiting the Stark County Hunger Task Force. Music by Ryan Humbert.

Akron Zoo Summer Safari — 7-10 p.m. at the Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron. Animal encounters, music, drinks and food provided by area restaurants and caterers, silent auction and raffle. 21 and over only. Patron, $500; donor, $250; general admission, $90. Call Donna Anderson at 330-375-2550, ext. 7249, or email dmanderson@akronzoo.org.

Saturday

“Walk a Mile in Their Shoes” Walkathon — 10 a.m. at the Kent State Student Recreation Center of Kent State University. Benefits the Independence Foundation for those with developmental disabilities. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and is $25. Call Michelle Madden at 330-296-2851.

Pav’s Creamery Ice Cream Eating Competition — 1-4 p.m. at Nicoletti’s Park Place, 530 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron. Age groups: 8 to 12, 12 to 18, and 18 and older. Eat as many 4 oz. containers of Pav’s ice cream as you can in 5 minutes. Winners get free ice cream for a year at Pav’s. All proceeds go to the March of Dimes. Preregistration is required for the competition, $20. To register, email spinter@marchofdimes.com. $5 for spectators.

Pajama Party Night Ride on the Towpath Trail — 7 p.m. at Century Cycles, 1621 Main St., Peninsula. Nighttime ride in bedtime clothes is free with no preregistration necessary, suitable for all levels of bicyclists. Riders are asked to bring a new children’s book, stuffed animal or small flannel blanket for Project Night Night, which provides comfort packages to homeless children. www.centurycycles.com/for/NightRides or 330-657-2209.

Golf Outings

OB Open for the ALS Foundation — Saturday at Mud Run Golf Course, 2000 S. Hawkins Ave., Akron. $78, $28 for dinner only. Music from the Cover Band Akron from 4-7 p.m. Call Scott or Maureen at 330-628-4816.

Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County — Aug. 16 at Chippewa Golf Club, 12147 Shank Road, Doylestown. 9 a.m. shotgun start. $85, includes 18 holes of golf with cart, breakfast, lunch and dinner, contests and prizes. Benefits Catholic Charities’ Programs for Persons with Developmental Disabilities in Summit County. 330-762-2961, ext. 220, or go to www.ccsummitcounty.org.

Cleveland Performing Arts Ministries — Aug. 17 at Skyland Golf Course, 2085 Center Road, Hinckley. Registration at 10 a.m. with a noon shotgun start. $95, includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch and steak dinner. For information, call 440-944-0635. To register, go to www.livethepassion.org.

Manchester Youth Football Association — Aug. 18 at Mayfair Country Club, 2229 Raber Road, Green. Noon tee time. $60, includes lunch buffet and 18 holes of golf. Proceeds will help purchase new equipment for Manchester Youth Football players and cheerleaders. 330-697-5029.

Burn Victim Charity Golf Outing benefiting Ariel Clark — Sept. 14 at Sable Creek Golf Course, Hartville. 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. $75. Dinner only $25. Call Nick DeWalt at 330-495-8369 or Hallie DeWalt at 330-309-9002.

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 e-mail lsherwin@thebeaconjournal.com 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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