This Week


A Night at the Opera — 5 p.m. at the Akron Woman’s City Club, 732 W. Exchange St., Akron. Dinner followed by Cleveland Opera Company stars performing arias. $40 members/spouses and $45 for nonmembers. 330-762-6261.

A Symphony of Food and Fine Wine — 6 p.m. at Blossom Music Center, 1145 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Featuring Cleveland Orchestra musicians, a garden-to-table dinner on Blossom’s stage, pairings, wine auction. $250, $350 patron. Online wine auction at


Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial 5K Run/1 Mile Walk — Lock 3 Park, 200 S. Main St., Akron. 7 a.m. race-day registration. Race through downtown Akron in a flat 5K course, award ceremony, music and post-race goodies. Early registration is $25, race day $30.

Portage Park District Foundation Headwaters Adventure Race — 8 a.m. beginning at Buchert Park in Mantua Village. $49, $29 for ages 18 and under. Racers will run 2 miles on the Headwaters Trail, bike 10 miles, then paddle 5 miles on the Upper Cuyahoga Scenic River.

Greater Cleveland Film Commission’s “Animal House” — Mather Mansion, 2605 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Ivy League (6 p.m. entry, premium bar, hors d’oeuvres, music, cocktail style seating) $250; Pledge (7:30 p.m. entry, beer and wine, snacks, live band) $175; Toga (9:30 p.m. entry, beer and wine, snacks and DJ) $75.

Akron Promise Golf Outing and Dessert Party — Golf outing 9 a.m. at Mud Run Golf Course, 2000 S. Hawkins Ave., Akron. $70, includes 18 holes, prizes, proximity contests, and lunch. Dessert Party, 7:30-10 p.m. at Live Music Now, 952 Kenmore Blvd., Akron. Desserts, drink voucher, local entertainment. $25. Benefits Kenmore-Garfield Stark State Scholarship Fund.

Golf Outings

LINC Worldwide “Fore the Kids” — Saturday at Paradise Lakes Country Club, 1900 Randolph Road, Suffield. 2 p.m. scramble shotgun start. $90 includes 18 holes and cart, lunch, steak dinner, beverages. Course contests and prizes. Raffle baskets. $30 dinner only.

Black Tiger Gridiron Alumni Club — Saturday at Mayfair Country Club, 2229 Raber Road, Green. 1 p.m. registration, 2 p.m. shotgun start. $80, includes lunch, dinner and drinks.

Kimberly S. Denholm Scramble — July 21 at Brookledge Golf Course, 1621 Bailey Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Noon check-in with 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. $150, includes 18 holes, cart, beverages on the course, lunch, gift, door prizes and more.

St. Augustine’s Hunger Center Sister Corita Outing — July 21 at Ridge Top Golf Course, 7441 Tower Road, Medina. 11 a.m. registration with 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. $100, includes cart, lunch and dinner.

Marian’s Closet Inc. Golf Scramble and Auction — Aug. 3 at Chippewa Golf Club, 12147 Shank Road, Doylestown. 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. shotgun start. $95 per golfer by July 17, $105 after.

Cleveland Performing Arts Ministries — Aug. 11 at Briarwood Golf Club, 2737 Edgerton Road, Broadview Heights. Noon registration with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. $85 by July 28; $95 after. Includes 18 holes, cart, lunch and dinner. 440-944-0635 or

Erie Valley Fire & Rescue — Aug. 19 at Wilkshire Golf Course, 10566 Wilkshire Blvd. NE, Bolivar. 9 a.m. shotgun start. $70, includes 18 holes with cart, two drink tickets, steak dinner and prizes. Call Colin Trout at 330-705-9501 or Michelle Williams at 330-639-8198.

Shaw JCC — Aug. 20 at Silver Lake County Club, 1325 Graham Road, Silver Lake. Registration 10:30 a.m., lunch 11 a.m., shotgun start 12:30 p.m. $175, includes lunch, 18 holes, cocktails, heavy appetizers, contest, prizes and gifts.

Plan Ahead

Akron Symphony Guild Boat Tour — July 18. Pontoon boats will depart from the Harbor Front Grille and Party Center, 562 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron. Musicians from the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Youth Orchestra and Chorus will entertain at tour homes. 330-535-8131 or

Chippewa Lake Park Home Movie Night — 7 p.m. July 18 at The Oaks Lakeside Restaurant, 5878 Longacre, Chippewa Lake. Two films donated to the Chippewa Lake Historical Society will be shown with a picnic-style dinner. $25. 330-725-8169.

Day at the Zoo 5K and Fun Walk — July 21 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland. Registration at 7 a.m. 5K run and 1-mile fun walk. $30 pre-registration, $35 day of event. Children 10 and under, $20 for 1-mile fun walk. Benefit for Wigs for Kids.

Green Valley United Methodist Church Rummage Sale — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21 at 620 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Green. Furniture, collectibles, toys, tools and more. Bake sale, hot dog lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hower House Museum presents Lady Wilde’s Naughty Tea — 5-7 p.m. July 21 at Hower House Museum, 60 Fir Hill, Akron. Have tea while hearing about the risque side of Victorian life. $35. Adults only. Prepaid reservations required, call 330-972-6909.

Stand Up Together Comedy Show — 7 p.m. July 21 at the Lakewood Civic Auditorium, 14100 Franklin Blvd., Lakewood. Featuring 20 comedians, headliner Bill Squire. Benefits suicide prevention programming. $35.

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center’s Vibrant Palette — Noon to 3 p.m. July 28 at Sarah’s Vineyard, 1204 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Light lunch and wine, raffles and silent auction, interactive projects and displays, music. $50 and $100. 330-928-8092 or

Twilight at the Zoo — 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland. Small bites, beer, wine and soft drinks, musical performances. $85.

Child Guidance & Family Solutions Growing Up Akron — 6-9 p.m. Aug. 10 at Thirsty Dog Brewery, 529 Grant St., Akron. Music by Roxxymoron. $60.

Sheila E. Concert for the Akron Urban League — 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, 10777 Northfield Road, Northfield. $55-$95.

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.