This Week


Showcase of Chefs — 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W. Market St. Food tastings from local restaurants, beer, wine and signature cocktail. Benefits the Halle Schmidt Scholarship Fund for Copley High School seniors. $50, $25 students. Tickets at; call Kim Hurray at 330-835-5983 for information.


Community Support Services Art of Recovery — 5:30-8 p.m. at Greystone Hall, 103 S. High St., Akron. Art sale, hors d’oeuvres to benefit the Expressive Arts Therapy Program of Community Support Services. $50.


Cinderella’s Closet — 1-3 p.m. at Revere High School, 3420 Everett Road, Richfield. Prom dress and accessory giveaway event. Free and open to all students. Call Bonnie at 330-523-3415 or Karen at 330-659-4750.

Weathervane Playhouse Monte Carlo Night — 6 p.m. at Our Lady of the Elms, 1375 W. Exchange St., Akron. Food, drinks, silent and live auctions to benefit the general operating fund of Weathervane Playhouse. $125, $225 couple. 330-836-2626 or

Canton Ballet’s Touchdowns and Tutus — 6 p.m. at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2331 17th St. NW, Canton. High school football players perform with Canton Ballet dancers for celebrity judges. Tailgate After Party, meet-and-greet and tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Performance $25 adults, $15 students and $35 for Gold Seating. After Party $25 adults, $15 students. 330-455-7220 or

Walsh University Viva Walsh Vegas — 6 p.m. in the Barrette Business and Community Center, 2020 E. Maple St., North Canton. Includes horse races, charitable gambling, auctions, silent auction, Chinese auction and more. $35.

Plan Ahead

Women’s History Project’s Woman of the Year Awards — Noon to 1:30 p.m. March 14 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1307 E. Market St., Akron. Speaker is Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro. Award winners: Janice Stahl, Lashawrida L. Fellows, Kathy Schedley Pingstock, Carol A. Eubank, Allyson Strickland, Lanie Ward and Carla Weiss. $35.

Battle of the Badges Charity Basketball — 6 p.m. March 16 at the Cuyahoga Falls High School Gym, 2300 Fourth St. Police and Fire Departments of Cuyahoga Falls square off with proceeds going to the Falls Cancer Club. $5, $3 ages 3-17. Call Bonnie Severt at 330-929-2506 or the Falls Cancer Club at 330-929-2796.

Celebrity Cuisine — 5:30-8 p.m. March 20 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center, 1101 Market Ave. N., Canton. Appetizers, entree samples, beer, wine, desserts by 40 Stark County restaurants and purveyors. $30. Tickets available at the Community Harvest office (330-493-0800) and Tri-County Restaurant Association (330-499-7007).

ART-tini Auction — April 5-12 at the Harris Stanton Gallery, 2301 W. Market St., Akron. More than 80 pieces by international and regional artists. Closing party 5:30-8 p.m. April 12, $15. Benefits the Harris Stanton Gallery Scholarship Fund at the University of Akron.

Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers: What Women Want — 6-9 p.m. April 12 at the White Birch Barn, 7180 W. Smith Road, Medina. Music, food, auction. $50. 330-952-0342 or

Providence Baptist Church Scholarship Prayer Breakfast — 9 a.m. April 14 at City of Joy, LA Soul, 610 W. Exchange St., Akron. Featuring Daniel “Boom” Herron. $25. Call Sister Rosheadra Edwards at 330-703-4105 or Sister Leslie Rashid at 330-807-1529.

I Thee Wed: 100 Years of Bridal Fashions — 10 a.m. April 14 at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton. Brunch, basket raffle, Royal Wedding theme featuring bridal fashions over the last century. $35, $50 patron. 330-455-7043.

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve: Tangible Moments: The Legacy of Lee Heinen — 5-7 p.m. April 14 at Moreland Courts, 13415 Shaker Blvd., Cleveland. Tour the art collections of Moreland Court residences, presentations in the new gallery. Benefits the Legacy Society. $80, $150 per couple. 216-721-9020 or email

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve Aspire! Auction and Dinner — 5:45 p.m. April 14 at St. George Family Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Fairlawn. Dinner, live and silent auctions, raffle, “Dessert Dash.” Proceeds support BGCWR programming. $125.

University of Akron Women’s Committee Cathryn Carroll Taliaferro Lecture Series — 1:45-3:45 p.m. April 19 at the Akron Woman’s City Club, 732 W. Exchange St., Akron. High Tea and talk on “Making Memories.” $22. Fundraiser for scholarships for University of Akron students. 330-762-6261.

Verb Ballets Havana Nights — 7 p.m. April 20 at The Ballroom at Park Lane, 10510 Park Lane, Cleveland. Celebrate the company’s return from Cuba. Featuring Sammy DeLeon Orchestra, dancing and dinner.

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 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.