This Week


A Night in Vegas: Grapes, Cheese & Chocolate Festival — 6:30-11 p.m. at The Tangier, 52 W. Market St., Akron. $55 includes $500 in fun money, 10 tickets for wine, cheese, chocolate and beer tastings, pasta bar, cash bar. $95 includes $1,500 in fun money, desserts, unlimited tastings and open bar. Gaming tables. Benefits Youth Initiatives & Life Skills.


Swing Into Summer Style Show — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Canton Museum of Art, Canton. Fashions by Chico’s of Belden Village, lunch, raffle, silent auction, 50/50, door prizes and more. $25. Reservations required; call Suzie Thomas at 330-453-7666.

NAACP Cleveland Branch Freedom Fund 105th Anniversary — 6-8 p.m. at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland. Hill Harper will speak on “Rebuild Today; Evolve Tomorrow.” 216-505-0204 or email

Golf Outings

Chicken Open — June 8 at Barberton Brookside Country Club, 3727 Golf Course Drive, Norton. 8:30 a.m. registration with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. $75, includes continental breakfast, hot dog lunch, beverages and Barberton Chicken dinner to benefit Akron/Canton Regional Foodbank.

Love INC — June 10 at Deer Pass Golf Course, 5886 Greenwich Road, Seville. 6:30 a.m. registration with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. $75 prior to June 3, $85 after. Steak dinner at 12:30 p.m. To register, go to

Catholic Charities of Summit County — June 15 at Mayfair Country Club, 2229 Raber Road, Uniontown. $100, includes breakfast and lunch buffets and steak dinner. $25 extra for raffle tickets, 50/50, mulligans and skins game entry in advance. 330-762-2961, ext. 220.

Citizens for SARTA — June 16 at Lyons Den Golf Course, 6347 Manchester Ave. NW, Canal Fulton. 8 a.m. registration with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. $100.

Summit County Humane Society — July 15 at Raccoon Hills Golf Club, 485 Judson Road, Kent. 8 a.m. registration with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. $70, includes lunch at the turn, prizes.

Kimberly S. Denholm Charities Golf Scramble — July 15 at Brookledge Golf Center, 1621 Bailey Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Noon registration with 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. $125, includes lunch at the turn, dinner, beverages, prizes. Proceeds benefit the CASA program of the Juvenile Court system. Email

Plan Ahead

Shaw JCC of Akron Sports Dinner — June 8 at Canal Park, 300 S. Main St., Akron. Cleveland Indians owner, chairman and CEO Paul Dolan will speak. Benefits Shaw JCC’s programs and services. $195.

International Women’s Air & Space Museum — 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 8 at Burke Lakefront Airport, 1501 N. Marginal Road, Cleveland. Behind the scenes tour of the museum. Admission is a suggested $10 and a box of pads or tampons. 216-623-1111.

Stray Cat Strut — 6:30-10:30 p.m. June 9 at Uniontown Community Park, 3696 Apollo St. NW, Uniontown. Dinner, music, raffles and auction. Benefits Cripple Creek Ferals and Friends’ mission to trap/neuter/return (TNR) feral, stray and free roaming cats. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 330-671-8088 or email

Art Fur Animals Benefit and Auction — 6-10 p.m. June 10 at Cleveland Masonic Auditorium, 3615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Light appetizers and desserts, wine and local craft beer served by celebrity bartenders. Music provided by DJ Funk-Shway. $35 in advance, $40 at the door.

Ivy and Pearls Summer Soiree — 7-11 p.m. June 10 at The Venue on Tallmadge Circle. Buffet dinner, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and cash bar. Benefits the Alzheimer’s Assocation. $50. Call Renee LeGrair at 330-472-3579.

Junior League of Akron Spring Recruitment Event — 6 p.m. June 13 at the Junior League of Akron’s Headquarters, 929 W. Market St., Akron. Open to the public. Reservations requested, call 330-836-4905 or email

Greater Cleveland Film Commission Fundraiser Screening of “Cars 3”— 7 p.m. June 15 at Atlas Cinemas Eastgate 10, 1345 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Heights. $35.

Elevation — June 16 at Ledges Shelter, 701 Truxell Road, Peninsula. Hiking, food, music and dancing. $75. Benefit for Trails Forever in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. 330-657-2909, ext. 222.

Topography — June 17 at Ledges Shelter, 701 Truxell Road, Peninsula. Appetizers along the trail, dinner, music, campfires, overnight accommodations available. Benefit to support and maintain trails in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. 330-657-2909, ext. 222.

Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities Rhythm & Blues — 6-10 p.m. June 22 at Canton’s Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. Beer from local breweries, food from area restaurants, raffles, music by Cyphert. Benefits The Arc of Ohio-Stark County. $40. 330-492-5225.

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens “Starry, Starry Night” — June 23 at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. Black-tie with cocktails, dinner and dancing. Tickets start at $300. Call Valarie Still at 330-315-3248 or email

Hearts with Hope — 5:30-9:30 p.m. June 23 at The Krassas Center, 251 25th St. NW, Canton. Dinner, speaker and live auction. Fundraiser for the Domestic Violence Project. $125. 330-445-2001.

Five Star Sensation — 7 p.m. June 24 at Cuyahoga Community College, Eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills. More than 80 chefs and vintners from around the world. Music, dancing, silent auction, wine pull and more. Supports UH Seidman Cancer Center. $300 and up. 216-844-0416 or

Woofstock Festival — Noon to 4 p.m. June 25 at One of a Kind Pet Rescue Adoption Center, 1929 W. Market St., Akron. Music by Kevin Conway, Chris Miller and Dan McCoy. Proceeds benefit One of A Kind Pet Rescue and RunningDog. 330-865-6200 or

Kent Potterfest 5K Fun Run — 7:30 p.m. July 28 on the Lester Lefton Esplanade, Kent State University. $25, includes a race medal and T-shirt. Proceeds benefit Main Street Kent.

Child Guidance & Family Solutions Growing Up Akron — 6-9 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Thirsty Dog Brewery, 529 Grant St., Akron. Local music, food and drinks to support the mental health care agency for children and their families. 330-384-2882,

Dinner & A Movie: Releasing the Pressure Black Tie Gala — 4-7 p.m. Aug. 13 at Cleveland State University, Grand Ballroom, 2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. $50. 440-444-5719 or

Made in Ohio Festival Preview Night — 4-8 p.m. Sept. 1 at Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath. Ohio food and beverages, artisans demonstrating traditional crafts and trades. $50. 330-666-3711, ext. 17-8 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.