This Week

Wednesday

Taste of North Canton — 5-7:30 p.m., Fairways at Arrowhead Country Club, 1500 Rogwin Circle SW, North Canton. Food by 30 local restaurants, music, silent auction. $10. Benefits Idea House, specializing in education for children with autism. 330-323-5745.

Thursday

Kidney Foundation of Summit County Spring Reverse Raffle — 6-9 p.m., Tangier, 532 W. Market St., Akron. $150 for two dinners, open bar and entertainment. Call Carolyn at 330-864-1236.

Friday

Summa Health System’s Men Who Cook — 5-8 p.m., St. Joseph’s Family Center, 610 W. Exchange St., Akron. Motown-themed culinary event with a panel of female judges from the community picking the best dishes prepared by male cooks. $60. 330-375-3159 or www.summahealth.org/menwhocook.

Absolute Art Auction — Opens at the Harris Stanton Gallery, 2301 W. Market St., Akron. More than 70 works by international and regional artists and craftspeople up for auction. Silent bidding will culminate with a vodka tasting party on from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 11; $10 admission. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Akron Art Museum. 330-867-7600.

IngenuityFest presents Bal In-genieux — Masked ball with performances in the Halcyon Lodge, West 28th Street and Franklin Boulevard, Ohio City. Benefits?IngenuityFest. Three timed ticket tiers: $100, entry at 6 p.m.; $40, at 8 p.m.; and $20, at 10 p.m. 216-589-9444 or www.?ingenuitycleveland.com/?maskedball.

Saturday

Cleveland Arthritis Walk — Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way. Music by Burning River Ramblers, refreshments, exhibits, raffle and Kids’ Korner. Call Angela Smith at 216-285-2829, 800-245-2275, ext. 6409, or go to www.2012clevelandarthritiswalk.kintera.org.

Dale and Norma Scott Celebration Walk — Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Hardesty Park, 1615 W. Market St., Akron. For bladder cancer survivors, supporters and friends. Call Doug at 330-252-7381 or e-mail barber4585@aol.com.

Edwin Shaw Challenge Golf/Yard Sale — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1596 Flickinger Road, Springfield Township. Proceeds benefit the Edwin Shaw Challenge Golf Program for people with disabilities.

OPEN M Walk for Kids — Registration at 11 a.m. at Silver Springs Park, Heritage Barn, 5070 Stow Road, Stow. Goal is to raise $50,000 to support OPEN M education programs and mission. 330-434-0110, ext. 404.

Walsh University Women’s Committee Kentucky Derby Day — 4:30 p.m., Brookside Country Club, 2726 Perry Drive NW, Jackson Township. Live telecast of the Kentucky Derby, dinner, dancing, ladies’ hat contest, raffles. $85. 330-490-7111.

Lake Center Christian School Auction Preview — 5-8 p.m., Lake Center Christian School, Kaufman Center, 12895 Kaufman Ave., Lake Township. Soup and salad dinner, sneak peek at auction items. $8 adults, $6 children 12 and younger. 330-877-4391.

Great Lakes Theater’s 50th Anniversary Gala Starry, Starry Night — 6:30 p.m., InterContinental Hotel, 9801 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland. Sondheim songs performed by Broadway star Pamela Myers, dinner, dancing to Rumplestiltskin, live and silent auction. Tickets start at $300. 216-241-5490, ext. 325, or www.greatlakestheater.org/event/gala.

Sunday

GASP’s Spring Party — 5-8 p.m., Firestone Country Club, 452 W. Warner Road, Akron. Silent and oral auctions, raffle, door prizes to benefit GASP (Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection). $100, $150 patron. 330-247-1402.

Golf Outings

Stark County Hunger Task Force — Saturday, Pleasant Valley Golf Course, 14605 Louisville Road, Washington Township. 9 a.m. shotgun start, 18-hole scramble. Beverages, dinner buffet, hole-in-one contests and other skills competitions. $65, $250 foursome. www.starkhunger.org or 330-455-6667.

Blaster Entertainment Charity Golf Outing — Saturday, Black Brook Golf Course, Mentor. Four-man scramble, 18 holes with cart, lunch, dinner, beer and drinks all day. Prizes and a silent auction to benefit Kindness Rocks. Call Kim Heina at 440-205-1909 by April 27.

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.