Raise the Roof Gala — 5-8 p.m. at O’Neil House, 1290 W. Exchange St., Akron. Proceeds benefit Rebuilding Together Greater Cuyahoga Valley. $50. 330-773-4100.
Taste of Vintage — 6 p.m. at Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron. Goodwill fundraiser includes food from area restaurants, live and silent auction, and a show from the agency’s vintage clothing collection modeled by influential women of the community. $50, $100, and $250. www.goodwillakron.org.
Derby Downs on the North Coast — 7 p.m. at St. Noel Banquet Center, 35200 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills. Dinner, races, sideboards, silent auction, and reverse raffle to benefit North Coast Community Homes, which provides homes for individuals with intellectual, mental and physical disabilities. $75. For information, call 216-662-1880. For tickets, go to www.ncch.org/events/derby_downs.htm.
Rock for Food — 8 p.m. at Musica, 51 E. Market St., Akron. Benefits Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Jersey, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band, will perform. $10. www.ticketweb.com.
Kent State University at Stark Turkey Trot — 7:30 a.m. registration Kent State Stark Campus, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Township. Kids’ Fun Run at 8:30 a.m., $10 in advance, $15 day of event. Adult 5K at 9 a.m., $15 in advance, $20 day of event. Call Stacie Humm at 330-244-3390 or go to http://stark.kent.edu/student/fitness/events/turkey-trot.cfm.
W.A.M. (Wine tasting, Art show, Music) — 6-11 p.m. at St. Barnabas Parish Church, 9451 Brandywine Road, Northfield. Local artists will sell work. All proceeds benefit the music ministry of St. Barnabas Church. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call Linda Dubrovich at 330-554-9015.
Vending Machine: Poetry for Change — 7 p.m. at Karma Cafe, 4339 Dressler Road NW, Jackson Township. Open-mic show and distribution of poetry anthology themed on Gandhi’s quote “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Donate nonperishable food items to the Poetic Provisions Food Drive. http://poetshaven.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.