Third Annual Joyful Tastes of Life — 6-9 p.m. at Todaro’s Party Center, 1820 Akron Peninsula Road, Akron. Organized by the Akron General Foundation, the evening features wines from around the world and signature food items prepared by area restaurants. Tickets are $50 each with raffle tickets at $10 for one or six for $50. For tickets, call 330-344-6888 or go to www.akrongeneral.org/joy.
Stark County District Library Foundation’s Tap Into Literacy — 6-10 p.m. at the Lodge at Fieldcrest, 1346 Easthill St. SE, North Canton. Ohio craft beers and food served in the rustic setting of the Lodge at Fieldcrest. Tickets are $100. For more information, call 330-458-2702 or go to www.starklibrary.org/events.
Ingrid Michaelson Homeless Benefit Concert — 8 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave. N. Proceeds will support ICAN Housing Solutions, Alliance for Children & Families and the YWCA of Canton. Tickets are $25-$125. For tickets, go to www.ingridmichaelson.com or http://cantonpalacetheatre.ticketforce.com.
St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in Haiti Fundraiser — 6 p.m. at St. Nicholas Banquet Center, 755 S. Cleveland Ave., Mogadore. Dinner and silent auction to benefit St. Damien Hospital, the only pediatric hospital in Haiti. Sponsored by Akron Children’s Hospital. Tickets are $75. 330-543-3550. Register at http://ach.kintera.org/stdamien.
Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties 2nd Annual Casino Night — 7-11 p.m. at Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W. Market St., Fairlawn. Variety of Las Vegas-style games including black jack, slots, Texas hold’em, craps and roulette. Silent auction. Tickets $60, two for $100. Proceeds benefit Battered Women’s Shelter. For tickets, go to www.bwscasinonight2012.eventbright.com.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit & Medina Counties Grapes for Kids Sake — 7 p.m. at Fairlawn Country Club, 200 N. Wheaton Road, Akron. Select wines and hor d’oeuvres. Silent and live auctions. $75. Information, 330-376-6503 or www.bbbssmc.org.
An Evening With the Stars Second Annual MCDL Friends Fundraiser — 7-10 p.m. at the Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway St. Includes a red carpet, jazz band and celebrity sightings. Come dressed as your favorite star. Also food, drinks and silent auction. $40. For tickets, call 330-722-6235, ext. 2902, go to www.friendsofmcdl.info, or visit all MCDL libraries.
Rocktober Reunion Benefit — 8 p.m. at the Orrville VFW Post 3446, 430 W. Market St., Orrville. Proceed will go toward the Orrville High School Class of 1976 Memorial Scholarship Fund. Liquid Sky and the Goodwill Band will provide the entertainment. $10 per person. Information, 216-820-1439 or http://ohs76.wordpress.com.
Soroptimist International of Canton/Stark County Annual Fundraiser — 10 a.m. at Brookside Country Club, Perry Drive, Canton. Brunch, fashion show, awards, live auction. Proceeds benefit scholarships for women and projects such as book donations for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Stark Couny and collaborations with the Domestic Violence Project Inc. of Canton and Massillon. $35. 330-524-7113, www.bestforwomencanton.org.
Telelestai’s Rock & Bowl Fundraiser — 12:30 p.m. at Roseland Lanes, Oakwood Village. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and bowling is from 1-4 p.m. $20, $15 for kids ages 4-12, free for 3 and younger. Includes shoe rental, three games, pizza, pop and ice cream. Register at 440-944-0635 or www.livethepassion.org.
Miller South School for the Visual & Performing Arts 20-Year Anniversary Drama Gala Event — 2 p.m. in the Margo Snider Theatre, Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts, 1055 Easy Ave., Akron. Faction of Fools, Washington, D.C., professional commedia dell’Arte troupe will perform A Commedia Romeo & Juliet. $10. Proceeds benefit drama department. 330-761-3106.
Lodi Community Hospital Auxiliary Presents Rick and Sharona in ‘A Swinging Affair’ — 5:30 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 120 Bank St., Lodi. Dinner at 5:30 with show starting at 7:30. Musical tribute captures style of classic entertainers of the Rat Pack era such as Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee. $20, two for $35. 330-242-3710.
Lone Star Alumni Association Inaugural Founders’ Day — 6-11 p.m. at Todaro’s Party Center, 1820 Akron-Peninsula Road, Akron. $100 per couple. Portion of ticket will be donated to FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby. Information, call Myron Fedeckyj at 330-323-5081 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cattle Baron’s Ball — Quaker Square Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron. More information, call 888-227-6446, ext. 2207, or e-mail email@example.com.
Today’s Bride Magazine Bridal Show — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Rockside, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence. Free gifts for brides include pink tote bag. Also, chance to win all-inclusive vacation to Real Resorts in Mexico courtesy of UnlimitedTrips.com. Tickets $10. For tickets, go to www.todaysbride.com.
Glendale Cemetery Chapel Fundraiser — The night begins at 4:30 with dinner buffet at Spaghetti Warehouse before moving on to Glendale Cemetery to hear history and tour cemetery and meet Edgar Allan Poe. Dinner, tour and recital is $48. Tour and recital only starts at 5:45 p.m. and is $33. Reservations, more information, call Larry Pentecost at 330-322-1012.
Evening for India Annual Fundraising Gala — 5 p.m., Bertram Inn, 600 N. Aurora Road, Aurora. Semi-formal benefit will include highlights from India, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, silent auction, live entertainment and more. Tickets start at $50. For tickets, call Paula McQueen at 330-650-5900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.