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Charity events — Week of March 17

This Week


ArtsinStark Genius Awards — 6-8:30 p.m. at Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. Company teams competing in Genius Challenge, music from Hey Monea, pizza. $25. Reservations required. 330-453-1075 or


Alzheimer’s Association’s Blondes vs. Brunettes Flag Football Season Kickoff — 7 p.m. at Gone Country Bar, 370 Paul Williams St., Akron. Line dancing, bull riding, raffles. Contribute $10 for all-you-can-eat pizza donated by Papa John’s. Players will serve as celebrity bartenders with a portion of sales donated. Contact Lori McCleese, 330-650-0552 or, or visit

Get Down for Down Syndrome ’70s Disco Party — 7:30 p.m. at the Fairlawn Country Club, 200 N. Wheaton Road, Akron. Silent auction, raffle, open bar, hors d’oeuvres and dancing to benefit Stand Up for Downs. $75.


Stark County Farm Bureau’s Farmers Care Breakfast — 8-11 a.m. at R.G. Drage Career Technical Center, 6805 Richville Drive SW, Massillon. Breakfast $2. Free gardening seminars at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Bring a canned good donation for a raffle ticket to win a container of Smith’s ice cream every month for one year. Benefits the Stark County Hunger Task Force.

Spring Garden Waldorf School’s Coming Together Auction Gala — 5 p.m. at Greystone Hall, 103 S. High St., Akron. Silent and live auction, tapas, cocktails, dessert, raffle games, entertainment and alumni presentation. $75.

Community AIDS Network Race at the Raffle — 6-10 p.m. at Tangier, 532 W. Market St., Akron. Main and second chance raffles, 50/50 and Night at the Races to support Community AIDS Network. Horse sponsorships $20; purchasers may name their horses. $100, includes raffle ticket, buffet, Night at the Races and open bar. Call Rebecca at 330-252-1559 or see

Medina Creative Housing “Raising the Roof” — 6-11 p.m. at Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina. Dancing to Phil Dirt and the Dozers, food stations, live and silent auction. Dress in beach chic attire and/or California style fashion. “Ms. Santa Monica” and “Mr. Venice Beach” will be chosen and prizes awarded. $110. 330-591-4434 or

“Go With the Flow” Watershed Awareness Local Brew and Wine Tasting — 7-10 p.m. at North Water Street Gallery, 257 N. Water St., Kent. Local food and drinks, organic pies, music, short environmental films, raffle and silent art auction. Suggested donation $20 and up. Benefits the “Who’s Your Mama?” Earth Day and Environmental Film Festival. 330-673-4970 or email


Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Dinner in the Valley: Springtime in Rome — 6 p.m. March 26 at Happy Days Lodge, 500 W. Streetsboro Road, Boston Heights. $35, $32 members of the Conservancy, children ages 5-10 are $10. Reservations due Wednesday. 330-657-2909, ext. 119, 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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