This Week


Friday


Friday@5 Silent and Oral Auction — 5-9 p.m. at Portage Country Club, 240 N. Portage Path, Akron. Proceeds benefit the Akron Area YMCA’s Partners With Youth Annual Giving Campaign. “Grazing” dinner, dessert buffet, beverages and auction including an African Safari Adventure, Hilton Head and Orlando condos, a hot-air balloon ride, Akron Aeros loge. 330-434-9622 or www.akronymca.org/universitypark.


Saturday


American Red Cross “For the Love of Chocolate” Festival — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Medina Performing Arts Center, Medina High School, 851 Weymouth Road, Medina. Samples from more than 30 chocolatiers, candyland for kids, Valentine’s Day gifts, bake sale featuring dessert contest winners. $7 for five-sample ticket, $12 for 10-sample ticket, on sale at American Red Cross of Medina County, Buehler’s stores in Medina County and Discount Drug Mart stores in Medina County. 330-723-4565 or 877-441-4565 or www.medinaredcross.org.


Iron Chef Fundraiser — 6 p.m. at Queen of Heaven Parish Life Center, 1800 Steese Road, Green. Chefs will compete in a cook-off to benefit Springtime of Hope, which serves the homeless. $40, $75 couple. Call Karen at 330-814-4320.


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.