This Week

Wednesday

Nerds’ Night Out — 5:30 p.m. at Thirsty Dog Brewing Co., 529 Grant St., Akron. With interactive painting project led by Akron artist Todd V. Sponsored by Summit County Historical Society. Free, but reservations are required at www.eventbrite.com/e/nerds-night-out-tickets-25413479401.

Thursday

Centers for Families and Children Luncheon — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Global Health Center for Innovation, 1 St. Clair Ave. NE, Cleveland. $200. www.thecentersohio.org/getinvolved/upcomingevents.aspx.

Saturday

American Association of Zoo Keepers, Akron Zoo chapter 5K Run/Walk — Portage Lakes State Park, 5031 Manchester Road, New Franklin. Check-in starts at 8 a.m., race at 9:30 a.m. $45, includes a T-shirt. Proceeds benefit Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, the International Rhino Foundation and Action for Cheetahs. www.racepenguin.com/event/rhino-rush-5k-runwalk.

Main Street Kent Art & Wine Festival — Noon to 10 p.m. in downtown Kent. Proceeds benefit Main Street Kent, a nonprofit group dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Kent. Local artists, live entertainment and Ohio wineries. 330-677-8000 or go to www.mainstreetkent.org.

Cleveland Play House Cirque Du Centennial — 5:30 p.m. at Playhouse Square Allen Theatre, 1407 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Masquerade ball with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, performances by Ray Shell, Bobby Conte Thornton, and the cast of Steel Magnolias, live auction, dinner, dancing to the K-Street Band. $300. Call Kat Clark at 216-400-7053 or go to www.clevelandplayhouse.com/annualbenefit.

Sunday

Race for the Place — Beachwood Place, 26300 Cedar Road, Beachwood. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., race at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Gathering Place’s support groups, programming for children and teens, art therapy, nutrition and exercise classes, lectures, libraries, wig salons and more. 216-595-9546 or www.racefortheplace.com.

Golf Outings

Chicken Open — June 9 at Barberton Brookside Country Club, 3727 Golf Course Drive, Norton. 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. $75 includes, greens fees, cart, breakfast, dinner, beverages and door prizes. Call Brian Canale at 330-753-0521 or email hoppy283@att.net.

Nordonia Schools Foundation Charity Golf Outing — June 11 at Gleneagles Golf Course, 2615 Glenwood Drive, Twinsburg. 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. All proceeds support the scholarship program. For more information, email Mike Murphy at mmurph@adelphia.net.

Junior Women’s Civic Club Charity Golf Classic — June 27 at Congress Lake Club, 1 East Drive, Hartville. 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. shotgun starts. $375 includes lunch, dinner and 18 holes of golf. Benefits the Ronald McDonald House of Akron. Call Joyce Lewis at 330-699-6342.

Greater Cleveland YMCA Golf Cup Classic — July 14 at Firestone Country Club’s South Course, 452 E. Warner Road, Akron. Registration 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $650, includes Nike shirt, hat, swag bag, cart, celebrity golfers, and more. Barbecue luncheon and silent auction, snacks and beverages on the course, hors d’oeuvres reception and awards ceremony. http://clevelandymcaevents.org.

Plan Ahead

#ArtyPartyAkron — 6-9 p.m. June 9 at Akrona Galleries, 1765 W. Market St., Akron. Art auction and fundraiser to benefit Summit County Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children. A juried art show featuring works by area students from preschool through college. $50. Call Amanda Carroll at 330-310-6529 or go to www.artypartyakron.com.

Hearts with Hope — 6-9 p.m. June 9 at the Pavilion at Gervasi Vineyard, 1700 55th St. NE, Canton. Speakers are Judge Frank Forchione and Stark County Prosecutor John D. Ferrero. Benefit for the Domestic Violence Project. $100. 330-445-2005.

Falls Cancer Club Card Party & Raffle — Noon to 3:30 p.m. June 10 in the Redeemer Christian Church gym, 2141 Fifth St., Cuyahoga Falls. Lunch and beverages are included. $7. Call Linda at 330-928-1009 or Jane at 330-929-0727.

Canal Captain’s Ball — June 10 at Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W. Market St., Fairlawn. Silent and live auction, updates on progress and plans. $100-$250. Contact Cari Danko at 330-374-5657 or cdanko@ohioeriecanal.org, www.ohioeriecanal.org.

PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron Rummage Sale — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 10 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11 at Stow-Kent Shopping Center, 4301 Kent Road, Stow. Furniture, books, small appliances, sports equipment, housewares, baking, linens, dishes and more. All proceeds go to support animals at PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron. www.summithumane.org.

Rubber City Road Rally — 4 p.m. June 11 starting at Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Road, Akron and ending at the Turkeyfoot Island Club, 4528 Lahm Drive, New Franklin (dinner-only guests arrive at 5:30 p.m.). $100, includes open bar, dinner, dessert and optional road rally. Benefits Summit County Historical Society. 330-535-1120 or www.rubbercityroadrally.com.

Noah’s Lost Ark Exotic Animal Sanctuary Poker Run — June 12 at Faces Lounge, 13 W. Broad St., Newton Falls. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with first bike out at noon and last bike in at 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Brothers Regime MC and Cathy Evanovitz. $15 rider, $10 passenger. Call Cathy Evanovitz at 330-502-9660 or T-Bear at 330-307-3194.

One of a Kind Pet Rescue Howlin’ Summer Celebration — 4-8 p.m. June 12 at Crown Point Ecology Center, 3220 Ira Road, Bath. Barbecue dinner, music, silent auction, cornhole games, hayrides and more. Proceeds benefit One of a Kind. $75, $125 patron. www.oneofakindpets.com/site/event/country-barbeque/?instance_id=4151.

Arts Alive! — 5:30-9 p.m. June 15 at Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron. A celebration honoring artists, arts leaders and supporters, with Out-of-the-Box art auction and exhibition. $100. http://summitartspace.org/artsalive.

Sons of Italy Akron Lodge No. 685: Summer Breeze of Fashion VII — 11:30 a.m. June 16 at Fairlawn Country Club, 200 N. Wheaton Road, Akron. Women’s fashions by Fashion Barn. $25. 330-923-4946.

Dentistry from The Heart — 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17 at 4410 Executive Circle NW, Jackson Township. The event will provide free extraction, filling or cleaning to the first 100 patients. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. 330-494-7004 or www.icgums.com.

United Way of Summit County Power of the Purse — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 20 at Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron. Celebrates the power of women and the efforts of female philanthropists in Summit County. $30. www.uwsummit.org/events.

Arc of Ohio Stark County Rhythm & Brews — 6 p.m. June 22 at the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. Beer samples from local and international breweries, live music by Cyphert and the Scenic Route. $35, $20 nondrinkers. 330-492-5225 or www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-rhythm-brews-tickets-24003699712.

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens “Gracious Gathering” — June 24 at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. Black-tie gala with cocktails, dinner and dancing reminiscent of a Seiberling family gathering. $300, $400 patron. Contact Valarie Still at 330-315-3248 or vstill@stanhywet.org to reserve.

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.