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Charity events — week of Dec. 23

This Week


Frosty 5 Mile & Mistletoe Mile Fun Run Holiday Race — Tuesday at First and Main in downtown Hudson. The Mistletoe Mile starts at 8 a.m. ($10) and the Frosty 5 Mile starts at 8:30 a.m. ($30). Benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland and Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Register at

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Medina County Commissioners Charity Ball — 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina. Black-tie optional event featuring a social hour, sit-down dinner and dancing. $60. 330-722-9208 or

Arc of Stark County Grape Possibilities Wine Tasting and Auction — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Canton Memorial Civic Center’s McKinley Room, 1101 Market Ave. N., Canton. $45, $60 platinum ticket includes at 5:30 p.m. pre-tasting. 330-492-5225 or

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Let Your Light Shine “Las Vegas Lights” — 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Brookside County Club, 1800 Canton Ave. NW, Canton. Fundraiser to promote resiliency and support programs that give children a better future. $60. 330-823-5335, ext. 207 or


Hospice of the Western Reserve — Volunteer training classes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10 at Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron. Teens and nonclinical volunteers attend only the first four hours of class Feb. 3; most other volunteers attend both classes. To register, call 800-707-8922, ext. 6881.

Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County — Recruiting volunteers who are committed and consistent and willing to serve at least a year. 330-296-6655 or go to

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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