Red & White on Thursday Night — 5:30-9 p.m. at John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron. Benefit for Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeast Ohio. Strolling wine and food event presented by Akron General Medical Center. $85 in advance, $95 day of event, $125 VIP. 216-831-7000 or www.15thannualredandwhiteonthursdaynight.eventbrite.com.
36th annual Sugartown Express — 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W. Market St., Fairlawn. To benefit American Diabetes Association and in honor of founders Madeline and Libert Bozzelli. $25-$35. 216-328-9989, ext. 6741.
Island Breeze Luau and Dinner — 6:30 p.m. at Hartville Kitchen, 1015 Edison St. NW, Hartville. Hawaiian dinner and luau. All proceeds go to Island Breeze, a ministry of Youth with a Mission. $30. Call Barb Atkinson at 330-877-9353.
The Akron Zoo Snow Bowl — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Stonehedge, 580 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron. Bowling times at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Each five-person team predicts its score; closest team wins. $300 per team, includes three games, shoe and ball rental and T-shirts. Benefits the zoo’s construction and education programs and the feeding and care of animals. 330-375-2550, ext. 7230.
Veteran’s Healing Benefit Concert and Fun Raiser — 6 p.m. at 356th Fighter Group, 4919 Mount Pleasant Road, Green. Entertainment by Sun King Warriors and Eclipse. Benefits the Red Bird Center’s Veterans’ Healing Programs. $28, includes buffet. www.redbirdcenter.org.
Let Your Light Shine 2012 Las Vegas Lights — 7 p.m. at Brookside Country Club, 1800 Canton Ave. NW, Canton. Silent and wine auction, games, prizes, appetizers and desserts, cash bar. Proceeds benefit Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health. $50. Call Crystal McCartney at 330-454-7917, ext. 156.
Western Reserve Historical Society’s “Somewhere In Time” — 8 p.m. to midnight at Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland. “1960s Revolution” with music, fashion and culture. $100, $85 members. 216-721-5722, ext. 229 or www.wrhs.org.
Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Wagner’s Country Inn, 30855 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. Featuring recycled, vintage and eco-friendly vendors. A portion of proceeds benefits Stewart’s Caring Place: Cancer Wellness Center, which provides support and programs to individuals touched by cancer. www.avantgardeshows.com.
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