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Charity events — week of Nov. 25

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This Week

Wednesday

Young Black Professional Coalition “Strikes 4 Hunger” Bowling Outing — Riviera Lanes, 20 S. Miller Road, Fairlawn. Youths: 5-8 p.m., ages 5-17. $10, $7 with five canned goods; Adults: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $20, $15 with 10 canned goods. Unlimited bowling and shoe rental. All proceeds benefit OPEN M. Call 330-701-8327 or 614-668-2225.

Thursday

Gennesaret Inc.’s Home Run for the Homeless — Four-mile run at 9 a.m., beginning and finishing in front of Gennesaret’s Family Nutritional Center, 419 W. Exchange St., Akron. 1-mile fun run/walk at 8:30 a.m. Butch Reynolds, Olympic track gold medalist and former world-record holder, will do the fun run/walk and start the 4-mile race. Door prizes. Race-day registration is 7:15-8:45 a.m. $20. Registration available at www.gennesaret.net.

Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers Turkey Burner Family Wellness Run — 9 a.m. at the Hinckley Reservation in Hinckley Township. Family Turkey Hunt at 8:30 a.m., with scavenger hunt for prizes and hike around the lake. $20 per family. 5k run at 9 a.m.; registration $25 advance at www.active.com, $30 day of the event. 330-952-0342.

Saturday

The Northeast Ohio Blues Association Benefit Christmas Show — 5 p.m. at the Eagles, 6979 Sunset Strip Ave. NW, Jackson Township. Performers are the Rogues Hollow Blues Band, Big Daddy & The Hoodoo Men, The Juke Hounds, Memphis Cradle and Luther Trammel Band. Benefits the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and Toys for Tots. Cover charge is a new unwrapped toy, nonperishable food items or a $5 minimum donation. www.bluesneoba.org.

Plan Ahead

Akron Children’s Hospital 111th Charity Ball — Dec. 28 at E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St., University of Akron. $175. Reservations are due Dec. 1. Call Jessica Jones at 330-543-5019 or email jjones2@chmca.org.

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 lsherwin@thebeaconjournal.com 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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