Friends of the Akron School of the Arts 4th Annual A Celebration of the Arts — 6 p.m. at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. Includes heavy hor d’oeuvres, desserts, coffee, punch, cash bar, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and performances and displays by students. $50 each, or $80 for couples. For tickets, call 330-865-6975.
38th Annual Sugartown Express — 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron. The event includes a silent auction, raffles, a wide assortment of craft beer and wine sampling and entertainment. Funds raised will benefit critical research, educational programs and services, and advocacy efforts for the 25.6 million people living with diabetes — type 1 and type 2 — including more than 330,000 individuals in Northeast Ohio. Tickets are $30. For more information, go to www.diabetes.org/sugartownexpress.
American Red Cross 17th Annual For the Love of Chocolate — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Medina Performing Arts Center at Medina High School, 851 Weymouth Road. Chocolate sampling from more than 30 chocolatiers, CandyLand for the kids, baking contests, bake sale, Valentine’s Day gifts. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 877-441-4565 or go to www.redcross.org/medinacounty.
Springtime of Hope 2014 Iron Chef Competition — 5-9:30 p.m. at Queen of Heaven church, 1800 Steese Road, Green. $50 per person. For tickets, call Karen McNeill at 330-814-4320 or email Karen@springtimeofhope.com.
Women of WITAN’s the Imagine Ball — 6 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel, Fairlawn. An evening of dining and dancing with a silent auction and the opportunity to bid on two getaways. The event benefits WITAN’s Community Project Fund, which provides grant money and allocations for numerous nonprofit organizations and services. Tickets range from $125 to $1,000 per person or $3,000 for a table of 10. For more information on tickets, call Carol Null at 330-352-683, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Beth Fink at 330-958-1972, email email@example.com.
Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County — Recruiting volunteers who are committed and consistent and willing to serve at least a year. For more information, call 330-296-6655 or go to www.bbsportage.org.
Hospice of the Western Reserve — Holding volunteer training classes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 3 and 10 at Akron-Summit County Main Library, 60 S. High St., Akron. Teens and nonclinical volunteers attend the first four hours of class on Feb. 3 while most other volunteers attend both classes. To register and for more information, call 800-707-8922, ext. 6881.
Angel Art Auction — 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron. An angel-themed auction to benefit the establishment of an interactive art education area at the proposed Akron Children’s Museum. The Nagel Art Auction will include silent, live and roaming bidding options. Presented by the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation. Tickets are $40 for young professionals, $50 general admission, $100 for VIP. For more information, call 330-630-2243.
19th Annual Friday@5 Silent & Oral Auction — 5-9 p.m. Feb. 7 at Portage Country Club, 240 N Portage Path, Akron. Event will include bidding, a “grazing” dinner and dessert buffet. Proceeds benefit the Akron Area YMCA’s Annual Campaign. For more information and reservations, call 330-434-9622 or go to http://akronymca.org/universitypark.
The Akron Zoo 27th Annual Snow Bowl — 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Feb. 8 at Stonehedge, 580 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron. Snow Bowl is a friendly, target-score bowling competition for local companies and organizations. Each five-person team will predict its score prior to the event. The team with an ending score closest to its predicted score will win. The cost per team is $300 and includes three games of bowling, the company’s name at Stonehedge, shoe and ball rental and T-shirts for each team member. For more information, call 330-375-2250, ext. 7230.
Main Street Kent presents the Beatles 50th Anniversary Progressive Event — 5 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Venice Cafe, 163 W. Erie St., Kent. An evening of cocktails, food, live music and dessert. A full dinner will be served at Laziza Mediterranean Restaurant, 195 E. Erie St., Kent, followed by a performance by Hard Day’s Night at the Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., Kent. Tickets are $75 per person or $125 for two. For tickets and information, call 330-677-8000 or go to www.mainstreetkent.org.
Plain Township Rotary Reverse Raffle — 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at Skyland Pines Lodge, 3550 Columbus Road NE, Canton. Reverse raffle, live auction, musical entertainment and more. Proceeds benefit Plain Township Fire Department. For information, call 330-206-5428.