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Charity events — week of Feb. 3

This Week


Angel Art Auction — 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron. Angel-themed auction to benefit the establishment of an interactive art education area at the proposed Akron Children’s Museum. Silent, live and roaming bidding options. Hosted by the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation. $50; $40 young professionals; $100 VIP. 330-630-2243.


Friday@5 Silent & Oral Auction — 5-9 p.m. at Portage Country Club, 240 N. Portage Path, Akron. Bidding, “grazing” dinner and dessert buffet. Proceeds benefit the Akron Area YMCA’s annual campaign. 330-434-9622 or


The Akron Zoo Snow Bowl — 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m. at Stonehedge, 580 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron. Friendly, target score bowling competition for local companies and organizations. Each five-person team predicts its score; closest team to prediction wins. $300 per team, includes three games, company’s name displayed, shoe and ball rental and T-shirts. 330-375-2250, ext. 7230.

Main Street Kent presents: The Beatles 50th Anniversary Progressive Event — 5 p.m. at Venice Cafe, 163 W. Erie St., Kent. Cocktails, food, live music and dessert. Dinner at Laziza, 195 E. Erie St., Kent, followed by a performance by Hard Day’s Night at the Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., Kent. $75, $125 for two. 330-677-8000 or

Plain Township Rotary Reverse Raffle — 6 p.m. at Skyland Pines Lodge, 3550 Columbus Road NE, Canton. Reverse raffle, Chinese auction, live auction and musical entertainment. Proceeds benefit Plain Township Fire Department. 330-206-5428.

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Voices of Canton Sweet Sounds of Music Fundraiser — 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12 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. Feb. 13 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 for tastes, and benefits Arts in Stark. $40, $70 couple. 330-453-0685.

Akrodiziak: Champagne Experience — 7 p.m. Feb. 14 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. Feb. 14 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. Feb. 14 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

A Heart to Heart Celebration to benefit the Kaderly Foundation — 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Raintree Country Club. 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.

Safari! Valley Art Center Annual Fundraiser — 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in Margaret Bowen Gallery of Valley Art Center, 155 Bell St., Chagrin Falls. Food by Whole Foods Market and an African wine tasting by Chuck’s Fine Wines. $80. Reservations due by Feb. 11. 440-247-7507 or

One of A Kind Pet Rescue Annual 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.

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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