Plan Ahead

The Arc of Stark County Grape Possibilities Wine Tasting and Auction — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Canton Memorial Civic Center’s McKinley Room, 1101 Market Ave. N. $45, $60 platinum ticket includes 5:30 p.m. pre-tasting. For more information, call 330-492-5225 or go to

Ninth annual Winter Walk for Epilepsy — 8 a.m. Jan. 18 at Great Lakes Mall in Mentor and SouthPark Mall in Strongsville. The 2-mile walk will be held at both locations to cover multiple communities. Registration is $30 and includes walker entry for an adult (and up to four children under age 16), an event T-shirt, breakfast, access to vendor tables, and 10 raffle tickets. To register, go to For more information, call Colleen Saunier at 216-579-1330, ext. 28, or email

The Medina County Commissioners’ 15th Annual Charity Ball — 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina. With a donation of $60 per ticket, attendees can attend a black-tie optional event featuring a social hour, sit-down dinner and dancing. For more information, call 330-722-9208 or go to

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health 2014 Let Your Light Shine “Las Vegas Lights” — 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Brookside County Club, 1800 Canton Ave. NW, Canton. Las Vegas-style night to raise funds to promote resiliency and help support programs that give children a healthier and more promising future. $60 per person. For more information, call 330-823-5335, ext. 207, or go to

Dance Evolution Night at the Races Fundraiser — 6-10 p.m. Feb. 22 at Emidio’s Banquet Center, 48 E. Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Fundraiser is to help the 2014 Dance Evolution competition team travel to the nationals competition. Tickets are $30. For more information, email ­

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 email 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.