This Week

Thursday

Akron Civic Theatre Women’s Guild presents “Bee-lieve in the Civic Theatre” — 11 a.m. at Guy’s Party Centre, 500 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. Luncheon, auctions, style show and raffle drawings. $25. Call Jane at 330-633-9628.

Friday

Stan Hywet Midsummer Night’s Celebration — 6 p.m. at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. Local fare, farm-to-table black-tie affair, auction and dancing. Call Valarie Still at 330-315-3248 or email vstill@stanhywet.org to reserve.

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park: Elevation — 6:30-11:30 p.m. at The Ledges, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 901 Truxell Road, Peninsula. Hike, casual dinner buffet, s’mores at the campfire. Music by Jerry Popeil and Abby Normal & The Detroit Lean. $85-$150. 330-657-2909, ext. 222.

Wadsworth MatchStick Race — Art Wright Stadium, 280 Grandview Ave., Wadsworth. Half-marathon at 6:30 p.m.; 5K/10K at 7:30 p.m. Twilight race finishing at the stadium. DJ, Blue Tip Festival, finish line food. To register, go to www.runsignup.com/matchstick2018.

Opera Western Reserve: Opera Al Fresco — 7 p.m. at Garden Courtyard at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Young artists performing arias and Broadway songs, dinner buffet with two drink tickets. $75. 330-259-0555.

Saturday

Quarter Auction for Ohio Diabetes Association — 2:30 p.m. at the Barberton Moose Annex, 250 31st St. NW, Barberton. $5 includes one bid paddle, $1 additional paddles. www.amy17events.com.

NAACP Cleveland Branch Freedom Fund Dinner — 5 p.m. at the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland. Speaker is Soledad O’Brien, journalist, documentarian, entrepreneur and philanthropist. $150. Advance sales only, call 216-505-0204.

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park: Topography — 6:30-11:30 p.m. at The Ledges, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 901 Truxell Road, Peninsula. Hiking, appetizers at the overlook and along the trail, locally sourced dinner in the meadow. $300-$600. 330-657-2909, ext. 222 or www.conservancyforcvnp.org/topography.

Sunday

Highland Alumni Association Hornet Dash — Highland Stadium, 4150 Ridge Road, Medina. 8 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. 5K start. $15, $5 students. Free fun run and obstacle course. https://register.chronotrack.com/r/39582.

Opera in the Vineyard — 4 p.m. at Gervasi Vineyard, 1700 55th St. NE, Canton. Food, wine and music to benefit the Canton Symphony Orchestra and honor Bob and Donna Leibensperger. $125, $150 patron. www.cantonsymphony.org/event/place-2018-opera-vineyard/.

Golf Outings

Love INC Medina — Saturday at Bunker Hill Golf Course, 3060 Pearl Road, Medina. Tee off is at 7:30 a.m. $95. https://app.eventcaddy.com/events/love-inc-of-medina.com.

Cuyahoga Falls First United Methodist Church, Walter “Bud” Mills Memorial — Saturday at Raccoon Hill Golf Club, 485 Judson Road, Kent. 2 p.m. scramble shotgun start. $80, includes 18 holes and cart, dinner and beverages. Contests and prizes. Dinner only $20. 330-923-5241 or www.firstchurchcf.com/site.cfm/events.cfm.

Shawn Gaffney Foundation Golf Outing — Saturday at Mayfair Country Club, 2229 Raber Road, Uniontown. 2 p.m. shotgun start. $100 includes lunch, dinner and prizes. Proceeds benefit oncology nursing continuing education and families battling cancer. 330-671-4238 or www.shawngaffneyfoundation.org.

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Challenge Golf Tom Gearhart Memorial — July 7 at 1596 Flickinger Road, Akron. $55, includes lunch, green fees, cart and prizes. 330-784-5400.

LINC Worldwide “Fore the Kids” — July 14 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. www.lincworldwide.org.

Black Tiger Gridiron Alumni Club — July 14 at Mayfair Country Club, 2229 Raber Road, Green. 1 p.m. registration, 2 p.m. shotgun start. $80, includes lunch, dinner and drinks. www.blacktigergridironclub.com.

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. www.sistercoritagolf.org.

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.

Plan Ahead

An Evening with Mick Foley for Autism Awareness — 7 p.m. June 29 at Dalton Elementary School, 250 N. Church St., Dalton. Includes a Q&A and meet and greet with WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley. $50. All proceeds go to the Northeast Ohio Autism Group. 330-201-0237 or email autismevent18@gmail.com.

Dancing Wheels Grand Opening Gala “A New Lease on Life” — 7 p.m. June 30 at 3030 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Tour of the new studio, cocktails, food tastings, ribbon cutting ceremony, and 8:30 p.m. performance by Dancing Wheels Company. $130. http://dancingwheels.org/a-new-lease-on-life-gala.

A Night at the Opera — 5 p.m. July 13 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.

Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial 5K Run/1 Mile Walk — July 14 at 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. www.andrearose.org.

Greater Cleveland Film Commission’s ‘Animal House’ Anniversary Celebration — July 14 at the 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. www.clevelandfilm.com/events.

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 www.akronsymphony.org.

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.

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 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.