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Charity events — week of Jan. 13

This Week


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


Winter Walk for Epilepsy — 8 a.m. at Great Lakes Mall in Mentor and SouthPark Mall in Strongsville. 2-mile walk. $30 includes walker entry for an adult (and up to four children under age 16), T-shirt, breakfast, vendor tables, and 10 raffle tickets. To preregister, go to For information, call Colleen Saunier at 216-579-1330, ext. 28 or email

Medina County Commissioners Charity Ball — 6 p.m. at Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina. Black tie optional event with social hour, sit-down dinner and dancing. $60. Benefits five Medina County agencies. 330-722-9208 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. 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Brookside County Club, 1800 Canton Ave. NW, Canton. Las Vegas-style fundraiser to promote resiliency and support programs for children. $60. 330-823-5335, ext. 207 or

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Red & White on Thursday Night — 5:30-9 p.m. Jan. 23 at Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron. Presented by Akron General Medical Center to benefit the Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeastern Ohio. Food from more than 20 local restaurants, wines from 70 wineries, bottle raffle, silent and live auctions. $85 in advance, $95 at the door, $125 VIP. Call Courtney at 216-285-2829 or go to

Firestone High Aquatic Association Golden Anniversary Bash — 6-11 p.m. Jan. 25 at St. George’s Fellowship Hall, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Copley. Reverse raffle, silent and live auctions, dinner, appetizers, open bar. $75, additional dinners $25. Proceeds support the Firestone High School swim team. Email Joanna at

Friends of the Akron School of the Arts “A Celebration of the Arts” — 6 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, coffee, punch, cash bar, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and performances and displays by students from the Akron School for the Arts. $50, $80 couple. 330-865-6975.

Sugartown Express — 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron. Silent auction, raffles, craft beer and wine sampling and entertainment. Benefits research, educational programs and services, and advocacy efforts for individuals living with diabetes.

American Red Cross “For the Love of Chocolate” — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Medina Performing Arts Center at Medina High School, 851 Weymouth Road, Medina. Chocolate sampling from more than 30 chocolatiers, Candy Land for kids, baking contests, bake sale, gifts for Valentine’s Day. $10. 877-441-4565 or

Angel Art Auction — 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron. Benefits 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. $40 young professionals, $50 general admission, $100 VIP. 330-630-2243.

Western Reserve PBS, Downton Abbey-Inspired Valentine’s Day Dinner-Dance — 6 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Sheraton Suites, 1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. Five-course Edwardian feast, dance performance and instruction, dancing and a silent auction. Attendees are encouraged to dress in 1920s attire. Tickets start at $125. 800-554-4549 or

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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