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Charity events — week of Sept. 16

This Week


College Club of Canton Fall Fete — 6-8 p.m. at The Barrel Room, 7901 Cleveland Ave. NW, North Canton. Wine, cheese and chocolate pairings with Diana Kindler from Diana’s Delectables. No reservations necessary.


Taste of the NFL — 5:30-9 p.m. at the Event Center at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Drive NW, Canton. Cuisine from local restaurants, wines. Benefits the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. $150, $250 for VIP including lounge access, early admittance, valet parking and gift. 330-535-6900 or

Magical Theatre Company’s Magical Wine Tasting — 6-8 p.m. at the Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Centre Drive, Wadsworth. Sample wines paired with small plates, and a few “Magical” touches. $35. 330-848-3708.


Canton Development Partnership presents Vintage Canton — 4:30-9:30 p.m. along Central Plaza North in downtown Canton. Music, art exhibits, wine. $25 if ordered by 5 p.m. Wednesday; $35 after and at the door. 330-458-2072 or

Medina County Red Cross Power of the Purse — 6-9 p.m. at Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina. Silent auction of themed purses, bling bazaar, hors d’oeuvres, wine, soft drinks and dessert. $50. Call Bath Kilchenman at 330-723-4565, 877-441-4565 or go to


Walk on the Wild Side — 8 to 10 a.m. at the Akron Zoo. Charity walk hosted by Bonyo’s Kenya Mission to support HIV/AIDS education and care for the impoverished people of Masara, Kenya. Walk through the zoo before it opens to the public. $25 adults and children over 14; children ages 3-14 $10; family rate $75 for four people. Register at or on Bonyo’s Kenya Mission Facebook page.

White Cane Walk — Registration at 9:30 a.m. at the Firestone Park Community Center, 1480 Girard St., Akron. Walk around the park blindfolded with a white cane; stations will be set up to experience some of the things that blind and visually impaired persons do every day. Food, entertainment, raffles. Benefits the Akron Blind Center. 330-253-2555.

PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron Gala — 6 p.m. at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. This year, Lorraine and Don Fair will be honored as Animal Heroes. $125, includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, drinks and dessert. Cash bar. Contact Heather Kinaitis at or 330-487-0333, ext. 232.

Summa Foundation Sapphire Ball — 6 p.m. at the John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron. Performance by Kool & the Gang, cocktails and gourmet dining. Proceeds benefit the Summa Center for Health Equity. Tickets start at $250. Call Erin Dickey at 330-375-4398 or go to


Walk for Babies — 9 a.m. at the Akron Zoo. One-mile family-friendly walk through the exhibits to benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Akron Children’s Hospital. Raffle, lunch and giveaways.

Sept. 23

Comedy Relief — 7-10 p.m. Brother’s Lounge, 11609 Detroit Ave., Cleveland. Comedians Ryan Dalton, Chad Zumock, Michael J Farrell, Joe Howard and Mike Polk. Benefits KEM Cancer Foundation, which provides cancer patients and their families with financial assistance, hospital visits, children’s programs and other activities. $25, includes food. Order tickets at and pick up at Will-Call the night of the event. Information: 440-382-0424.


Sweets & Treats Chocolate Celebration — 10 a.m. Sept. 25 at Raintree Country Club, 4350 Mayfair Road, Green. Ladies-only event to benefit Akron Children’s Services Holiday Toy Room. Vendors offer soaps, lotions, tea and tea items, candles, chocolates and more. Lunch at 12:15 p.m. followed by speaker Greg Dauphin, president of Arnold’s Candies, at 1:15 p.m. Reservation deadline today. $28. 33-644-3748 or

The Women’s Committee of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History “Footprints in Time” — 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and food by Zack Bruell Catering. Silent auction and music by Run Avril Run. $125-$500. Reservation deadline today. 216-231-4600, ext. 3265.

Golf Outings

Golf Outing to Benefit Michael Cantu — Tuesday at Mayfair Country Club, 2229 Raber Road, Green. Registration 7:30 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. $75, includes 18 holes, breakfast, lunch, dinner and beverages. To register or make a donation, call Bruce Wurgler at 330-388-3628 or email

Partners With Youth Golf Outing — Tuesday at Firestone Country Club, 452 E. Warner Road, Akron. Noon box lunch, 1 p.m. shotgun start, 6 p.m. dinner. $250. For registration, email

Magic City Kiwanis Year End Golf Outing — Friday at Chippewa Golf Club, 12147 Shank Road, Doylestown. 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. shotgun start. $80, includes golf and cart, continental breakfast, lunch, chicken or steak dinner. Call Chris Silva at 330-603-4506.

100 Hole Golf Challenge — Friday at Windmill Lakes Golf Club, 6544 state Route 14, Ravenna. 6:30 a.m. registration, with a 7 a.m. shotgun start. $150, includes 100 holes of golf, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner and prizes. Benefits Akron Pregnancy Services. Call Lindsay McMaster at 330-434-2221 or email

Mulligan Masters Golf Outing — Saturday at Deer Pass Golf Course, 5886 Greenwich Road, Seville. 7 a.m. registration followed by a 8 a.m. tee off. $75, includes 18 holes and cart, steak dinner and awards. Benefits Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Call Sonia Erhard at 330-410-3486.

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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