This Week

Thursday

16th annual Red & White on Thursday Night — 5:30-9 p.m. at Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron. Strolling wine and food event with raffles, silent and oral auctions to benefit the Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeastern Ohio. $85 in advance, $95 at the door. 216-285-2829 or 800-245-2275, ext. 6409.

Friday

Friends of the Akron School for the Arts presents “A Celebration of the Arts III” — 6-9 p.m. at Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, coffee, punch, cash bar, silent auction, raffle, performances and displays by Akron School for the Arts students and graduates. $40; $65 includes raffle ticket and choice of note cards or pin created by students; $90 includes five raffle tickets, note cards and pin. 330-865-6975.

University Park YMCA Friday@5 Silent & Oral Auction — 5-9 p.m. at the Portage Country Club, Akron. Proceeds provide assistance with child care, before and after school enrichment, youth sports, health and wellness, summer camps and teen leadership programs. $60. 330-434-9622 or www.akronymca.org/universitypark.

Medina County Red Cross Wine and Chocolate Affair — 7-10 p.m. at Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina. Wine and beer tastings, chocolate sampling, Tuscan buffet and pasta bar, silent suction. $45. Tickets on sale at American Red Cross, 780 E. Smith Road, Medina. 330-723-4565, 800-441-4565 or www.medinaredcross.org.

Saturday

American Red Cross “For the Love of Chocolate” Festival — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Medina Performing Arts Center, Medina High School, 851 Weymouth Road. Chocolate sampling, CandyLand for kids, Valentine’s Day gifts, bake sale. $7 for five samples, $12 for 10 samples. Tickets on sale at American Red Cross of Medina County, 780 E. Smith Road, Medina; Buehler’s stores in Medina County and Discount Drug Stores in Medina County. 330-723-4565, 800-441-4565 or www.medinaredcross.org.

WITAN’s W.O.W. Imagine Ball — 6:30 p.m. at Sheraton Suites, 1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. Black-tie optional event with dining, dancing, silent and oral auctions and drawing for a six-month lease on a GMC Acadia. Proceeds benefit WITAN Community Projects Fund. Tickets available for individuals, couples and corporate tables. Contact Carol Null at 330-352-6832 or cnull@neo.rr.com, or Beth Fink at 330-958-1972 or bfink2@roadrunner.com.

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 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.