This Week

Thursday

United Way of Greater Stark County’s Annual Meeting, Breakfast — 7:30-9 a.m. at Kent State University Conference Center at Stark, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, North Canton. Local volunteers, businesses and organizations will be recognized. $20. 330-491-9986 or www.uwstark.org/AnnualMeeting.

Saturday

Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital “Purses are like Friends” Luncheon — 11 a.m. at Fairlawn Country Club. Luncheon will feature the sale and auction of new and gently used purses. Proceeds benefit Akron Children’s Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center. $25. 330-543-8340.

Camp Kesem Make the Magic — 6-9 p.m. at the Tudor Arms Hotel, 10660 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland. Three-course meal, testimonials about the impact of the camp for children with parents affected by cancer. $60. For tickets, go to http://donate.kesem.org/cwrumtm.

Plan Ahead

Eastern European Month Celebration Dinner — 6 p.m. April 4 at Bohemian National Hall/Sokol Greater Cleveland, 4939 Broadway Ave., Cleveland. Guest speaker Dick Russ, former Cleveland news reporter. $45. www.paypal.me/eecoh.

Warriors’ Journey Home Gala Dinner & Silent Auction — 6-8:30 p.m. April 4 at Guy’s Party Center. Featuring Col. Rick Kellar, Army Special Forces, Retired; Jawid Ahmedzai, Afghanistan interpreter; and Michael Chuman, Viet Nam Bicycle Project. $50. 330-633-4931 or go to www.warriorsjourneyhome.org.

Girls on the Run Sneaker Soiree — 5:30-8 p.m. April 6 at the University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium, 375 E. Exchange St., Akron. Wear sneakers and business attire. Cocktails, appetizers, drawings. Speaker is Alisha Perkins of GOTR Twin Cities. $75. www.gotrNEo.org.

Spirits of the Civic: A Rock & Roll Fantasy — 6:30 p.m. April 8 at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. Rock star-themed evening with backstage Green Room experience, sampling of food, beers and whiskey, silent and live auction, live music and dancing, karaoke bar, desserts. $100. 330-253-2488.

Stand Up For Downs Barn Bash — 7 p.m. to midnight April 8 at Mapleside Farms, 294 Pearl Road, Brunswick. Open bar, food, silent and live auction, and music by Sister Sarah. $95. www.standupfordowns.org.

Great Lakes Science Center Yuri’s Night — 7:30 p.m. to midnight April 8 at the Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland. Music from Tricky Dick and the Cover-Ups, open bar with beer and wine, appetizers, scavenger hunt, balloon drop and science demonstrations. $60 advance, $70 at the door. 216-621-2400 or www.greatscience.com.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Dinner — 6 p.m. April 13 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton. Speaker is Tony Dorsett. $150. www.profootballhof.com/events/prostate-cancer-awareness-dinner.

Magical Theatre Company’s Trivia Night Fundraiser — 6 p.m. April 18 at Zwisler Hall, 500 Mull Ave., Akron. Teams of up to 6 people. Raffle, gift baskets, gift cards, pizza, pop, beer and wine. $30. Reservations due by April 13. 330-848-3708.

Women’s Board to the Summit County Juvenile Court Luncheon, Silent Auction and Raffle — 11 a.m. April 27 at Guy’s Party Center, 500 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. $20. For reservations, call Barb Mattern at 330-633-7968 by April 15.

Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Foundation Dessert Extravaganza — 7-9 p.m. April 20 at Roses Run Country Club, 2636 N. River Road, Stow. $50. 330-688-3295, ext. 111.

The Arc of Summit and Portage Counties Reverse Raffle and Auction — 6 p.m. April 21 at Guy’s Party Centre, 500 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. Dinner, reverse raffle, live and silent auction. $80; $45 dinner only. 330-836-5863.

An Evening with Earnest Byner — 6 p.m. April 26 at Dalton Elementary School Gymnasium, 250 N. Church Road, Dalton. Speech by Earnest Byner; each attendee will receive a copy of his book, Everybody Fumbles. $25; proceeds benefit Dalton Schools PTO. Call Joe Hershberger at 330-201-0237.

Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers: What Women Want — 6-9 p.m. April 27 at the White Birch Barn, 7180 W. Smith Road, Medina. Music, food, fun, drinks. $50. 330-952-0342 or www.fiamedina.org.

Zane’s Foundation Spring Fundraiser & Casino Night — 6-10:30 p.m. April 28 at The Tangier, 532 W. Market St., Akron. Mystery game, dinner, desserts, live and silent auction, casino activities, music, “mystery martini” contest, costume contest and more. $65. www.zanefoundation.org.

Second Hope Benefit — 6:30-10:30 p.m. April 29 at St. George Family Center, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Akron. Raffles, auctions, cash bar, food, and dancing to Pearl Jam Factory. $60 330-929-0613 or go to www.petrosinowellbeingfoundation.org.

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 lsherwin@thebeaconjournal.com 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.