Beacon Journal staff

Seventh annual Hail to the Chefs Preview Gala 7-11 p.m. Friday at Lake Forest Country Club, 100 Lake Forest Drive, Hudson. Area chefs will serve preview samples of their selections for Taste of Hudson, the two-day food and entertainment festival on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-3.

It benefits the Safe Kids Coalition of Summit County and other local charities. Tickets are $100. For more information, go to