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Charity events — week of Feb. 10

This Week


Voices of Canton Sweet Sounds of Music Fundraiser — 5:30 p.m. at Skyland Pines, 3550 Columbus Road NE, Canton. Dinner, entertainment, silent auction, and dancing to Friq & Fraq. $55, $75 VIP. 330-455-1000.


Law, Love and Chocolate — 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Canton Club Event Center, 101 Central Plaza S., Canton. Sponsored by the Akron Law Alumni Association and the Stark County Bar Association, the event features chocolate in all forms, and benefits Arts in Stark. $40, $70 couple. 330-453-0685.

East High Alumni Association Reverse Raffle — 6 p.m. at Guy’s Party Center, 500 E Waterloo Road, Akron. Benefits scholarships, sports teams, teacher and counselor initiatives, and academic recognition programs. $60, includes buffet dinner, open bar, live music and $2,000 grand prize. Call George Tonies at 330-815-2001.


Akrodiziak: Champagne Experience — 7 p.m. at Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., Akron. Champagne-sipping, chocolate-nibbling Valentine’s dance party with John Morton and Friends and DJ Brad Petty. Food by Taste of Excellence. $125. 330-376-9185, ext. 210.

Western Reserve PBS Downton Abbey-Inspired Valentine’s Day Dinner-Dance — 6 p.m. at Sheraton Suites, 1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. Five-course Edwardian feast, dance performance and instruction, dancing to live music and a silent auction. Attendees are encouraged to dress in the attire of the 1920s. Dinner for two begins at $250, single dinners start at $125. 800-554-4549 or

Canton Ballet Red Velvet Party — 7 p.m. at Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography, 520 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton. Wines and beers, cash champagne bar, a Red Velvet martini, food stations, entertainment and dancing to Don DiSantis and Backstage Productions. $60, $50 for ArtsinStark donor, $100 VIP. 330-455-7220 or


Heart to Heart Celebration for the Kaderly Foundation — 5:30 p.m. at Raintree Country Club in Green. Buffet dinner, open bar, entertainment, silent auction, rose sale and 50/50 raffle. $45, $80 for two. Call Joy Luckenbaugh at 330-671-1729 or Jamie Kaderly at 330-671-4029.

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One of A Kind Pet Rescue Spayghetti Event — 6-9 p.m. Feb. 15 at St. Thomas Eastern Orthodox Church, 555 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Fairlawn. $40. Proceeds benefit the Spay & Neuter Clinic. Reservations required.

Dance Evolution Night at the Races — 6-10 p.m. Feb. 22 at Emidio’s Banquet Center, 48 E. Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls. To help the 2014 Dance Evolution team compete at nationals. $30. For more information, email

Safari! Valley Art Center Annual Fundraiser — 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Margaret Bowen Gallery of Valley Art Center, 155 Bell St., Chagrin Falls. Food by Whole Foods Market and African wine tasting by Chuck’s Fine Wines. $80. Reservations due Tuesday. 440-247-7507 or

Pastries with the Princesses — 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at Redeemer Family Life Center, 2141 Fifth St., Cuyahoga Falls. Dress up as a favorite princess, or prince, and meet royalty from fairy tales. Music, crafts, games with tea and pastries to benefit the Dane Foundation. $14 for all ages. Advance reservations required. 330-703-1183 or

Canton Regional Chamber’s 100th Anniversary Dinner Gala — 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Canton Memorial Civic Center, 1101 Market Ave. N., Canton. Black-tie optional gala with cocktails, dinner, dancing and live entertainment from Rumplestiltskin. $100. 330-458-2070 or

Feeding Medina County’s Breaking Bread on Bourbon Street — 6 p.m. March 1 at Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina. Art, jazz music, fortune telling, street artists, Cajun-style dinner. $50. 330-421-4816 or go to

Victim Assistance Program Mardi Gras Gala — 6 p.m. March 1 at Todaro’s Party Center, 1820 Akron-Peninsula Road, Akron. Open bar, sit-down dinner, auctions, raffles, band, dancing, auction and raffle. $85 before Feb. 14; $95 after. Call Shelley Koch at 330-376-0040, ext. 201 or go to

Christ Child Society of Akron Reverse Raffle — 6 p.m. March 1 at St. George Fellowship Center, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Copley Township. Silent auction, cocktails, dinner and raffles. $135 for 2 dinners and 1 raffle ticket; $100 for 1 dinner and 1 raffle ticket; $45 dinner only and $65 raffle ticket only. Call Lisa DiSabato-Moore at 330-697-7536.

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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