World AIDS Day Event — 6-9 p.m. at the Highland Theatre. The Northeast Ohio Regional Advisory Group will hold the event aimed at educating and mobilizing the local community. The event will feature the documentary Positive Youth, which examines four young adults affected by HIV in North America. Along with the film there will be a guest speaker to contectualize HIV as it exists in the local community and to educate the public on taking an active role in stopping the spread of the virus. For more information, go to www.canapi.org/events.
Akron Symphony Guild Crescendo Kaleidoscope — 5:30 p.m. at Fairlawn Country Club, 200 N. Wheaton Road, Akron. Fashion show of traditional attire from around the world, with cultural commentary by emcee Jeff Iula. Models in traditional dress will join guests for cocktails and dessert. $75. 330-535-8131 or https://akronsymphony.org/events/crescendo-2015.1426.
Ladies Day Out Expo — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tozzi’s on 12th, 4210 12th St. NW, Canton. More than 50 local vendors, crafters and artists. Proceeds benefit Susie’s Cause and Susan G. Komen Foundation. Free admission. www.facebook.com/events/747700612043233.
Sugar Plum Holiday Home Tour — 1-5 p.m. Tour six decorated homes in West Akron and Peninsula to benefit the Gay Community Endowment Fund. Ornaments designed by local artist Claudia Zeber-Martell will be available for $20. $25 general admission (patron tickets sold out). www.sugarplumtour.org/tickets or call Akron Community Foundation at 330-376-8522.
Community Christmas Concert — 4 p.m. at Community Christian Church, 210 N. Main St., North Canton. Karl M. Harsney, organist; Dr. W. Robert Morrison; Brittainy Bennett; and Betty Oswald. The program will feature the church’s Schantz-Allen pipe organ, the Schulmerich carillon and music for the piano. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Women’s Board of Akron Children’s Hospital 113th Charity Ball — 6 p.m. Dec. 30 at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St., University of Akron. Music by Special Request, dinner by A Taste of Elegance. Proceeds benefit Akron Children’s Hospital. $175. Reservations due by Tuesday. Call Jessica Jones at 330-543-5019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Children’s Hospital Christmas Luncheon and Style Show — 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at Fairlawn Country Club. Fashions from Dress Barn. Bring an unwrapped gift, monetary gift or gift card to support children in the hospital during the Christmas holidays. $20. For reservations, call Nancy Bodnar at 330-668-3023.
Akron Public Schools Family Engagement Program “An Evening with Our Family” — 4-7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Portage Country Club, 240 N. Portage Path, Akron. Family-friendly silent auction, caroling, photos, cookie and ornament decorating, buffet with a hot chocolate and dessert display. $60, $100 for two, $30 child (age 3-10). 330-761-3297.
A Downton Abbey Evening — 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. Enjoy classic English fare, jazz of the 1920s by the Jack Schantz Trio, signature cocktail, display of vintage and period-style fashions and wares, raffles. At 7 p.m., guests will move to the Civic’s balcony to watch the first episode of the sixth season of Downton Abbey. $50. 330-253-2488.
Greater Cleveland Film Commission Screening of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens — 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at Cinemark Valley View 24, Valley View. $50 general admission on a first-come, first-seated basis; $100 for a seat in the VIP section. All receive a commemorative ticket, T-shirt, and the chance to win prizes. Proceeds go to the Greater Cleveland Film Commission. www.clevelandfilm.com/about/events.
Women’s Board of Akron Children’s Hospital 113th Charity Ball and 65th Presentation of Debutantes — 6 p.m. Dec. 30 at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St., University of Akron. Music for the evening will be provided by Special Request, and A Taste of Elegance will present dinner. All proceeds will benefit Akron Children’s Hospital. Tickets are $175 each. Reservations due by Dec. 1. For more information, call Jessica Jones at 330-543-5019 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.