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Charity and social events — week of Feb. 17

This Week


Jewish Community Board of Akron 100th Anniversary — 5-7 p.m. at the Shaw JCC, 750 White Pond Drive, Akron. Champagne, cake and ice cream to honor the history and accomplishments of the Jewish community. Free; baby-sitting available. To RSVP, call 330-869-2424 or email ­


Jackson School for the Arts All District Art Extravaganza — 5-10 p.m. at Jackson High School, 7600 Fulton Road NW, Jackson Township. Showcase of more than 200 fine and performing arts students to benefit the Jackson School for the Arts. Silent and live auctions, gift basket raffle. Casual dinner $5, dessert with coffee $2.

Dance Evolution Night at the Races — 6-10 p.m. at Emidio & Son’s Banquet Center, 48 E. Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls. To help the 2014 Dance Evolution team compete at nationals. $30. Email


Pastries with the Princesses — 2 p.m. at Redeemer Family Life Center, 2141 Fifth St., Cuyahoga Falls. Dress up as a favorite princess or prince, and meet royalty from fairy tales. Music, crafts, games with tea and pastries to benefit the Dane Foundation. $14 for all ages. Advance reservations required. 330-703-1183 or

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Magic City Kiwanis Esther Ryan Shoe Fund Spaghetti Dinner — 4-7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Prince of Peace Social Hall, 1263 Shannon Ave., Barberton. Spaghetti dinner with meat or meatless sauce includes salad and dessert. $6 adults, $3 children 10 and younger. Raffle of baskets donated by local business and community members. Call Esther Ryan at 330-825-4943.

Canton Regional Chamber’s 100th Anniversary Dinner Gala — 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center, 1101 Market Ave. N., Canton. Black-tie optional gala with cocktails, dinner, dancing and live entertainment from Rumplestiltskin. $100. 330-458-2070 or

An Evening in Paris to Benefit the Coach House Theatre — 5:30 p.m. March 1 at Akron Woman’s City Club, 732 W. Exchange St., Akron. Featuring silent auction, spirits raffle, French wine and food, and more. $60 to $250. Reservations required, call 330-864-7007 or email ­

Akron Symphony Mardi Gras Fundraiser — 6:30 p.m. March 1 at Prime 93, 4315 Manchester Road, New Franklin. Food, drinks and music to support the Akron Symphony. Performances by Helen Welch and the Merrymakers. $100. Patron party at 5:30 p.m., $125. 330-535-8131 or www.­

Feeding Medina County’s Breaking Bread on Bourbon Street — 6 p.m. March 1 at Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina. Art, jazz music, fortunetelling, street artists, Cajun-style dinner. $50. 330-421-4816 or go to

Victim Assistance Program Mardi Gras Gala — 6 p.m. March 1 at Todaro’s Party Center, 1820 Akron-Peninsula Road, Akron. Open bar, sit-down dinner, band, dancing, auction and raffle. $95. Call Shelley Koch at 330-376-0040, ext. 201, or go to

Christ Child Society of Akron Reverse Raffle — 6 p.m. March 1 at St. George Fellowship Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Akron. Silent auction, cocktails, dinner and raffles. $135 for two dinners and one raffle ticket; $100 for one dinner and one raffle ticket; $45 dinner only and $65 raffle ticket only. Call Lisa DiSabato-Moore at 330-697-7536.

All You Can Eat Oberlin Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 2 at Oberlin High School Cafeteria, 281 N. Pleasant St., Oberlin. Get your fill of tasty flapjacks and breakfast sides and support a good cause at the same time. Tickets are $6 per person, kids 5 and younger are free.

Hollywood Awards Night: West Hill Neighborhood Organization Academy Award Viewing Party — 6:30 p.m. March 2 at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. To enhance the quality and vitality of the West Hill/Highland Square neighborhoods. $40, $75 couple; includes hors d’oeuvres, drink tickets, entry to skybox viewing area. $10 general admission tickets for main floor. 330-253-2488, 800-745-3000 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 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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