This Week


Arts Alive Awards — 5:30 p.m. at Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron. Honoring local artists and those who work and lead on behalf of the arts. Food, music, bidding on local art in the Out-of-the-Box Auction. Proceeds benefit the galleries and programs at Summit Artspace. $100. 330-376-8480.


Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund Seasons of Giving Event — 6 p.m. at the Blue Heron Center, 3227 Blue Heron Terrace, Medina. Announcement of grant recipients and honorees. $50.

Golf Outings

Kym Sellers Foundation — Friday at Grantwood Golf Course, 38855 Aurora Road, Solon. 8:30 a.m. registration, 10:30 a.m. shotgun start. $100, includes continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, green fees and golf cart.

Love INC Medina — June 23 at Bunker Hill Golf Course, 3060 Pearl Road, Medina. Tee off is at 7:30 a.m. $85 before Saturday, $95 after.

Cuyahoga Falls First United Methodist Church, Walter “Bud” Mills Memorial — June 23 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

Shawn Gaffney Foundation — June 23 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

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.

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.

Plan Ahead

Stan Hywet Midsummer Night’s Celebration — 6 p.m. June 22 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 to reserve.

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park: Elevation — 6:30-11:30 p.m. June 22 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.

Opera Western Reserve: Opera Al Fresco — 7 p.m. June 22 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.

Quarter Auction for Ohio Diabetes Association — 2:30 p.m. June 23 at the Barberton Moose Annex, 250 31st St. NW, Barberton. $5 includes one bid paddle, $1 additional paddles.

NAACP Cleveland Branch Freedom Fund Dinner — 5 p.m. June 23 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. June 23 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

Opera in the Vineyard — 4 p.m. June 24 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.