This Week

Wednesday

History in Blossom Spring Luncheon — 10 a.m. at the Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Centre Drive, Wadsworth. Vendors, luncheon and program. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Summit County Historical Society. $28. 330-644-3748 or Cann347@sbcglobal.net.

Thursday

Kidney Foundation of Summit County Spring Reverse Raffle — 6 p.m. at Tangier, 532 W. Market St., Akron. $130; includes appetizers, open bar, dinner for two. Grand prize $4,000. Call Carolyn at 330-864-1236.

Friday

Bal Ingenieux — 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Halcyon Lodge, 2831 Frank Blvd., Cleveland. Jazz, circus, dance and burlesque entertainers; costumes encouraged. $120 for 6 p.m. admission; $50 for 8 p.m.; and $10 for 10 p.m. Benefits IngenuityFest. www.balingenieux.com.

One Nation Under a Groove Funkadelic Gala — 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the House of Blues Cleveland, 308 Euclid Ave. Funk and soul music revue by Cleveland School of the Arts students, to benefit the school. $50, $150 VIP. www.clevelandschoolofthearts.org.

Salute to Heroes Dinner and Silent Auction — 7 p.m. at Glenmoor Country Club, 4191 Glenmoor Road NW, Canton. Dinner, music, speakers and silent auction. $45. Benefits The Wounded Warrior Project. www.salutetoheroes.webstarts.com.

Saturday

Summit County CASA/GAL “Hats Off to Mothers” — 11:30 a.m. at Portage Country Club, 240 N. Portage Path, Akron. Fundraising luncheon with Susan Luc, co-owner of Shop Your Closet, and Paula Singleton, milliner and owner of What a Great Hat! Call Beth Cardina at 330-643-2514.

Victory Gallop’s 12th Annual Kentucky Derby Gala — 5 p.m. at Fairlawn Country Club, 200 N. Wheaton Road, Akron. Silent auction, Parade of Hats, Derby broadcast, mint juleps, dinner, dancing. Benefits Victory Gallop, a nonprofit therapeutic riding center located in Bath Township. Honorary guest is concert pianist Tat Nagashima. $125. 330-666-0300.

Walsh University Women’s Committee Kentucky Derby Day — 5 p.m. at Brookside Country Club, 1800 Canton Ave. NW, Canton. Live telecast of the Derby, dinner, dancing, Ladies Hat Contest, raffles. $85. Reservations required, call 330-490-7111.

Edwin Shaw Challenge Golf Course Golf/Yard Sale — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1596 Flickinger Road, Akron. Proceeds benefit the Edwin Shaw Challenge Golf Program for people with disabilities.

Cleveland Arthritis Walk — 8:30 a.m. at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Registration opens at 7 a.m. Music by Forgetting Frank, refreshments, exhibit booths, raffle prizes and a Kids’ Korner. 216-285-2829, 800-245-2275, ext. 6409 or www.arthritiswalkcleveland.kintera.org.

Sunday

Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection (GASP) Spring Party — 5-8 p.m. at Firestone Country Club, 452 E. Warner Road, Akron. Appetizers, dinner, dessert, beer and wine, silent and live auction. $100, $150 patron. 330-247-1402.

Deadline

Mother’s Day Fashion Show — 1:30 p.m. May 11 at the Inn at Belden Village, 3027 38th St. NW, Canton. Fashions by TJ Maxx and Lingenfelter Brill modeled by residents of the Inn, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Baskets, wreaths and gifts for raffle, with proceeds to support programs, services and research to combat Alzheimer’s disease. Free admission. RSVP by Friday to Melissa Surratt at 330-493-0096.

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 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.