This Week

Thursday

Cheers: A Magical Wine Tasting — 6 p.m. at The Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Centre Drive, Wadsworth. Fundraiser for Magical Theatre Company. $35. 330-848-3708.

Akron Symphony Orchestra Select-a-Seat Night — 6-7 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron. Check out seats and purchase a new Classic Series subscription for $100. Horsd’oeuvres, cash bar, tour of the hall. 330-535-8131.

Friday

OPEN M 50th Gala — 6-10 p.m. at St. George Family Center, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Fairlawn. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, NEO Jazz Orchestra, silent and live auctions. $100. 330-434-0110, ext. 409 or www.openm.org/gala.

Saturday

Akron Heart Walk — University of Akron, Stile Athletics Field House, 289 S. Union St., Akron. Registration at 8:30 a.m, Opening Ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m. 330-396-5797 or www.heart.org/akronwalk.

Remembering Yesterday’s Bride Luncheon — 11 a.m. at Fairlawn Country Club, 200 N. Wheaton Road, Akron. Laura Loew of Lost in the Past will speak about wedding traditions, with live model preparing for a vintage wedding day. $40. Prepaid reservations are due Monday. Benefits the Hower House Museum Carriage House. 330-972-6909 or email howerhouse@uakron.edu.

Embrace Clinic & Care Center “The Beat Goes On” — 6 p.m. at Queen of Heaven Parish Life Center, 1800 Steese Road, Green. Dinner and dancing to La Flavour. 330-825-1900.

FUNd to Flourish: Tailgating — 6 p.m. to midnight at Greenleaf Family Center, 580 Grant St., Akron. Upscale nacho bar from Saucisson and beers from Thirsty Dog Brewery. $50. https://squareup.com/store/greenleaf-family-center.

Sunday

Rainbow Bridge Walk — 1 p.m. at Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road, Lafayette Township. One-mile tribute walk over the Rainbow Bridge, short memorial service, a pet blessing and remembrance activities for those who have lost pets. www.rainbowbridgewalk.com.

Plan Ahead

Kent State’s LGBTQ Center Rainbow Run — 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Risman Plaza, 1075 Risman Drive, Kent. Run or walk. $25, $20 students. Proceeds benefit the LGBTQ Center’s emergency fund, which helps LGBTQ+ students with financial hardship. http://ksu.convio.net/rainbowrun.

Blossoming Gala — Sept. 22 in the Kent State University Ballroom in the Kent Student Center. Featuring notable alumni from arts programs, basket and live auction of art-related items. Tickets start at $125. www.kent.edu/artscollege/blossoming-gala.

Summa Health Sapphire Ball — 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at The John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron. Venetian masquerade ball, food, music by Apollo’s Fire, dancing to Shout! Tickets start at $300. www.summahealth.org/SapphireBall.

ARTneo Benefit Brunch — 1-4 p.m. Sept. 23 at ARTneo, 1305 W. 80th St., Cleveland. ARTneo will pay tribute to Rotraud Sackerlotzky with the ARTadmiration Award. $75. www.artneo.org/wp/.

Mommy & Me Ball — 2:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Copper Stone Catering & Event Center, 4630 Ridge Road, Brooklyn. Dinner, entertainment, candy bar and vendors. Benefits Pregnant with Possibilities Resource Center. www.pregnantwithpossibilities.com/mommy-me/.

Cheers for a Child! — 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Thirsty Dog Brewing Co., 529 Grant St., Akron. Three drink tickets, appetizers, homemade desserts. Celebrity bartenders compete to bring in the tips for Christ Child Society. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. https://bit.ly/2PsEOB5.

Italian Heritage Sunday Celebration — Oct. 7 at St. Anthony’s Church, 83 Mosser Place, Akron. Wreath Ceremony at 10 a.m., Catholic Mass at 10:30 a.m. followed by luncheon catered by DeVitis. $12 adults, $6 children 10 and under. Reservations due by Sept. 26; call Rosanne at 330-929-9251.

Stephen A. Comunale, Jr. Family Cancer Foundation “Forever in Blue Jeans” — 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at the home of Steve Comunale, 2300 Sourek Trail, Akron. Dinner, music, dancing and auction. $200. Call Monica Stevens at 330-835-5985, email monica@stephencomunale.org or go to www.stephencomunale.org.

Love Akron Awards Breakfast — 7:30-9 a.m. Oct. 2 at John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron. Honoring women of the Greater Akron Area. Speaker is Judge Carla Moore. $75. www.thebreakfast.loveakron.org.

Kent State Bowman Cup 5K — 8 a.m. Oct. 6 at Kent State Student Recreation and Wellness Center, 1550 Ted Boyd Drive, Kent. Registration is $25 through Sept. 19 and $30 from Sept. 20-Oct. 6. For registration, go to https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Kent/BowmanCup5kRace.

American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Ball — 5 p.m. Oct. 6 at Merestead Farms, 486 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Green. Auctions, dinner and dancing. $175, $350 couple. https://bit.ly/2wSFbwX.

Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. Lab Tie & Tails — 6-10 p.m. Oct. 6 at Medina Country Club, 5588 Wedgewood Road, Medina. Cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, buffet supper, dessert and coffee, raffle and silent auction. www.lelrr.org/lab-gala.html.

Hillcrest Hustle 5K and Family Fun Run — Oct. 7 at the Bath Nature Preserve, 4160 Ira Road, Akron. Race begins at 9 a.m. Benefits students at Richfield Elementary School. 5K $22.50 before Sept. 14, $25 after. Fun run $15 before Sept. 14, $17 after. www.hillcresthustle.com.

Italian Heritage Sunday Celebration — Oct. 7 at St. Anthony’s Church, 83 Mosser Place, Akron. Wreath Ceremony at 10 a.m., Catholic Mass at 10:30 a.m. followed by luncheon catered by DeVitis. $12 adults, $6 children 10 and under. Reservations due by Sept. 26, call Rosanne at 330-929-9251.

Akron Symphony Guild Oktoberfest — 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, 529 Grant St., Akron. Beer tasting and German foods, with German-themed music by the Akron Symphony’s Steve Ostrow. Silent auction and raffle. Raffle tickets $10, 3 for $25. Oktoberfest tickets are $35. 330-535-8131 or www.akronsymphony.org.

Project Grad of Akron Achieving Dreams — 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at John S. Knight Convention Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron. Reception, dinner, dessert station, auction, awards, entertainment and dancing. Tickets start at $100. 330-3761-3113 or www.projectgradakron.org.

Akron Community Foundation’s Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award Dinner — 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W. Market St., Akron. Honoring attorney and philanthropist Thomas G. Knoll. Tickets start at $150. 330-376-8522 or www.regonline.com/polsky.

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