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Charity events — week of July 29

This Week


Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital Harness Race Rally — 7 p.m. at Northfield Park, 10705 Northfield Road, Northfield. Raffle tickets on sale around the area for $1 each. Winners are drawn during the harness races at Northfield Park. Proceeds will benefit the School & Community Oncology Outreach Program (S.C.O.O.P.). 330-543-0137.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream — 8 p.m. at the University of Akron Martin Center, 105 Fir Hill Road. Sponsored by the Kappa Foundation and the Zeta Theta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., to benefit the DOVE program of Summa Health Systems, addressing domestic violence. Attendees are encouraged to wear all-white semiformal attire. Jazz band and a DJ, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres. $40. Call Cameron Mack at 330-573-3481 or Treva Mathews at 216-323-4101.

Saturday and Sunday

Bike MS Pedal to the Point Ride — Departing from Brunswick High School, 3581 Center Road, Brunswick, from 6:30-8:30 a.m. Saturday. Fully supported bike ride with route options of 30, 75, 100 and 150 miles. Registration fee is $75 and a minimum of $300 in contributions. 216-503-4183 or

Golf Outings

OB Open for the ALS Foundation — Aug. 10 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

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 per golfer includes: 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch at the turn and a steak dinner. For more information, call 440-944-0635. To register, go to

Manchester Youth Football Association — Aug. 18 at Mayfair Country Club, 2229 Raber Road, Green. Noon tee times. $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 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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