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Charity events — Week of Dec. 16


Hospice of the Western Reserve — Volunteer training classes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 3 and 10 at Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron. Teens and nonclinical volunteers attend only the first four hours of class on Feb. 3 while most other volunteers attend both classes. To register or for more information, call 800-707-8922, ext. 6881.

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

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Frosty 5 Mile & Mistletoe Mile Fun Run Holiday Race — Dec. 24 at First and Main in Hudson. The Mistletoe Mile starts at 8 a.m. and the Frosty 5 Mile starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration: Frosty 5, $30; Mistletoe Mile, $10. The race benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland and Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Register for the race at

The Medina County Commissioners’ 15th Annual Charity Ball — 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina. With a donation of $60 per ticket, attendees can attend black-tie-optional event featuring a social hour, sit-down dinner and dancing. For more information, call 330-722-9208 or go to

The Arc of Stark County Grape Possibilities Wine Tasting and Auction — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Canton Memorial Civic Center’s McKinley Room, 1101 Market Ave. N. $45, $60 platinum ticket includes a 5:30 p.m. pre-tasting. For more information, call 330-492-5225 or go to

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health 2014 Let Your Light Shine “Las Vegas Lights” — 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Brookside County Club, 1800 Canton Ave. NW, Canton. Las Vegas-style night to raise funds to promote resiliency and help support programs that give youngsters a healthier and more promising future. $60 per person. For more information, call, 330-823-5335, ext. 207, or go to www.

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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