The Arc at Stark Premier Event — 6 p.m. at Canton Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave. N., Canton. Featuring the comedy of Ken Groves, Billy Bob Steinberg and Mike Bishop. $35 for reception and show, $25 show only. 330-492-5225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Taste of Emerge — 6 p.m. at EMERGE Counseling Services, 900 Mull Ave., Akron. Home cooking. Call Pam at 330-867-5603, ext. 314, or email email@example.com.
Imagine the PAWSibilities Rummage Sale — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2-3 at Stow-Kent Shopping Plaza, 4301 Kent Road, Stow. All proceeds help rescue and find homes for abused, abandoned and neglected animals.
A Night to Build Hope — 6:30 p.m. Friday at Portage Country Club, Akron. Wine and beer tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Summit County. $75 ($90 at the door), $135 couple. www.hfhsummitcounty.org.
Greater Stark County Urban League Black and White Ball — 6 p.m. Saturday, Pro Football Hall of Fame Event Center, 2121 George Halas Drive NW, Canton. Author Patricia Sowell-Harris, director of Global Inclusion for McDonald’s International will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $100 and available by calling 330-456-3479 or by visiting http://starkcountyul.org. Day also includes free Empowerment Luncheon on the main campus of Stark State College, 6200 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Township at 11 a.m. where Sowell-Harris will talk about the importance of diversity in society.
Horses and Heroes Gala — 6 p.m., Congress Lake Country Club, 1 East Drive, Hartville. Fundraiser for Pegasus Farms. $75. 330-877-9318 or www.pegasusfarm.org/Gala2012.html.
Akron Press Club Book Sale — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Martin University Center, 105 Fir Hill, University of Akron. Proceeds underwrite scholarships for local journalism, public relations and communications students. www.AkronPressClub.org.
Rubber City Rollergirls Reverse Raffle — 6 p.m. at Fast Lane Bowling and Party Center, 193 Wooster Road N., Barberton. $30, includes buffet, drink ticket and a raffle ticket for grand prize. Side raffles. 800-838-3006 or www.rubbercityrollergirls.com.
West Side Market’s Centennial Gala — 6-11 p.m. at West Side Market, 1979 W. 25th St., Cleveland. Co-chaired by Cleveland’s Iron Chef, Michael Symon, and Food & Wine’s Best New Chef, Jonathon Sawyer, with food sourced from the market and prepared by an national and local chefs. Great Lakes Brewing Company will debut commemorative Butcher’s Brew. $250. www.wsm100.org.
Milestones Autism Organization 10th Anniversary Celebration — 6:45 p.m. at Cleveland Marriott East, 26300 Harvard Road, Warrensville Heights. Cocktail hour, art exhibit by Seth Chwast, music of jazz pianist Matt Savage. $175. To order tickets, call 216-464-7600 or go to www.milestones.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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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.