This Week

Thursday

Medina Creative Housing Independence Walk — 6 p.m. at Medina Creative Living I & II, 1120 N. Huntington St., Medina. One-mile walk will go from Medina Creative Living I & II to Medina Creative Living III & IV, Medina Creative Pet Play and back. Food, music, games, face painting, balloon animals, a pet costume party and more. Donations and pledges support housing, services and support for people with disabilities. www.medinacreativehousing.com.

Friday

American Red Cross of Medina County and Westfield Insurance Twin Sizzler — Includes running, walking and biking races, originating on Public Square in Medina. 5K run 7:45 a.m.; 5K walk 7:50 a.m.; bike races 8:15 a.m.; fun run 8:40 a.m.; and 10K 9 a.m. Registration fees vary. Forms at www.runsignup.com or www.redcross.org/medinacounty.

Ongoing

Child Guidance & Family Solutions Food Truck Fridays — 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Sept. 12 at 18 N. Forge St., Akron. Featuring trucks from Retro Dog, the Orange Truk, Boca Loca Burrito Factory, Wholly Frijoles!, Stone Pelican Rolling Cafe, and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Child Guidance & Family Solutions. www.cgfs.org/news/article.php?id=110.

Golf outings

Joshua Glatz Golf Outing — July 18 at Cherokee Hills Golf Course, 5740 Center Road, Valley View. 8:30 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. start. $110 includes golf with cart, breakfast and dinner. $75 for golf only and $40 for dinner only. Raffle, skins game, mulligans and a Hole 17 contest. For registration, go to http://jggolf.snappages.com.

OB Open — Aug. 9 at Mud Run Golf Course & Driving Range, 2000 S. Hawkins Ave., Akron. Noon lunch with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. $78 includes 9 holes of golf, cart, lunch, dinner and refreshments. Dinner only: $28 adults, $5 children. All proceeds go to the ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter. Call Scott Stutler at 330-628-4816.

WISE (Women In Sports and Events) Celebrity Golf Outing — Sept. 10 at Little Mountain Country Club, 7667 Hermitage Road, Concord. 8 a.m. breakfast followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start. $150, includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, games, raffles, Chinese auction, and prizes. http://cleveland.wiseworks.org or email Sara Naggar at saranaggar@yahoo.com or Kate Zelasko at kate.zelasko@foxsports.net.

Plan Ahead

Dragons on the Lake Boat Festival — The Dragon Dream Team will host its second dragon boat festival July 12 at Portage Lakes State Park in New Franklin. Proceeds will benefit Boatloads of Hope, an outreach program for breast cancer patients. www.dragondreamteam.org or 330-571-4955.

Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial Run — 8 a.m. July 12 at Lock 3 Park, 200 S. Main St., Akron. 5k race, one-mile run/walk and a Kids’ Fun Run at 9 a.m. Registration is $25 before July 8, $30 after. www.andrearose.org/race.

Summit County Historical Society 90th Anniversary Celebration — July 12 on the grounds of Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Road, Akron. Tours of the Perkins Stone Mansion and John Brown House; 1 p.m. 90th anniversary program; music by the Summit Metro Parks Band; carnival games and activities such as tug-a-war, sack races, high striker, dunk tank; cake walk; and Bojo the Clown. For more information, call 330-535-1120 or go to www.summithistory.org.

One of A Kind Pets Casino Night — 6-11 p.m. July 12 at St. Thomas Eastern Orthodox Church, 555 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Fairlawn. Funny money for 13 gaming tables, food stations, beer, wine and soft drinks. Music and dancing, sideboards and a large silent auction. $35 in advance, $40 at the door, includes dinner and two drink tickets. www.oneofakindpets.com.

“Dash for a Cure” ALS Benefit — 6:30 p.m. July 14 at International Women’s Air & Space Museum, Burke Lakefront Airport, 1501 N. Marginal Road, Cleveland. There will be a special presentation by CarolAnn Garratt who has flown around the world supporting the ALS cause. Cost is $20. For reservations, call 216-623-1111 or go to www.iwasm.org.

The Epilepsy Association’s sixth annual Reverse Raffle — July 17 at Ariel International Center, 1163 E. 40th Street, Cleveland. Tickets are $65 including dinner, drinks, parking and a chance to win the $2,000 grand prize. For tickets, go to http://bit.ly/1nI2mMJ.

Stewart’s Caring Place: An Evening on the Greens Butterfly Gala — July 19 on the grounds of the Golf Improvement and Event Center at 116 Medina Road. Betsy King of WKYC will emcee. Entertainment by Get on Up. $175. Call Jeannine Marks at 330-256-0067 or email gala@stewartscaringplace.org.

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.