Women’s History Project’s Woman of the Year Awards — Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1307 E. Market St., Akron. Speaker is Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro. Award winners: Janice Stahl, Lashawrida L. Fellows, Kathy Schedley Pingstock, Carol A. Eubank, Allyson Strickland, Lanie Ward and Carla Weiss. $35. www.summithistory.org/tickets.htm.
WITAN French Market — 4-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. George Fellowship Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Fairlawn. More than 60 juried artists and craftsmen offering gifts, jewelry, artwork and home decor. Baked goods and food. $6 admission. www.witaninfo.org.
Taste of Tusc — 5:30-8 p.m. at Performing Art Center at Kent State Tuscarawas. Vote for favorite foods, desserts, wines and beers. Proceeds benefit the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition. $35, $5 ages 5-16. 330-374-5657.
Battle of the Badges Charity Basketball — 6 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Falls High School Gym, 2300 Fourth St. Police and Fire Departments of Cuyahoga Falls square off with proceeds going to the Falls Cancer Club. $5, $3 ages 3-17. Call Bonnie Severt at 330-929-2506 or the Falls Cancer Club at 330-929-2796.
North Canton Lions Club Spring Craft and Artisan Show — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Canton Hoover High School, 2099, 525 7th St. NE, North Canton. For more information, call Bill Humphrey at 330-497-1694 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Charity events: Women’s History Project, WITAN French Market, Battle of the Badges