This Week


Queen of Hearts (Shrove Tuesday) Card Party — 5-9 p.m. at St. Augustine School Gym, 204 Sixth St. NW, Barberton. Food, door prizes, balloon game, baskets and other raffles. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Benefits the Women of Faith of St. Augustine Church. Call 330-825-8393 or email

Saturday and Sunday

Summit Bridal Show — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Summit Mall, 3265 W. Market St., Fairlawn. Providing area couples with information on how to create the perfect wedding experience. For more information, call 330-556-9974 or go to


Pastries with the Princesses — 1:30 p.m. at Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron. Dress like your favorite princess. Photos with the princesses, evil queen and a fairy godmother. $15. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Proceeds benefit the Dane Foundation. 330-703-1183 or email

Plan Ahead

Hot Dog Reverse Raffle — 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Getaway, 1462 N. Portage Path, Akron. Raffle tickets $25. Sideboards, $1 hot dogs and $1 draft beer. Benefits the Kidney Foundation of Summit County. Call Carolyn Henretta at 330-807-1083.

2018 Chinese New Year Gala — Feb. 23. Banquet from 6-8 p.m. at the Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., Akron; performance from 8-9 p.m. at Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron. $5 per person. 330-972-2013 or email

Women of Color Foundation Soup 4 The Soul — 2-6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Stonewater Golf Club, One Club Drive, Highland Heights. Gospel concert at 4 p.m. featuring Baldwin Wallace Voices of Praise Gospel Choir. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For more information, call Dyeatra Williams at 216-965-7943 or go to

Greenleaf Family Center Night at the Races — 5:30-11 p.m. Feb 24 at St. George Antiochian Church, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Copley. Food, entertainment by Racing LLC, instant bingo and other prizes. $30.

A Red Tie Affair — 6-10 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Sheraton Suites, 1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, silent and live auctions. $150. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Akron.

Victim Assistance Program Mardi Gras Gala — 6-11 p.m. March 3 at Tangier, 532 W. Market St., Akron. Dinner, open bar, music, live and silent auctions. $110. 330-376-0040 or

Cleveland Ballet Black & White Gala with a Touch of Blue — 6 p.m. March 3 at the Tudor Arms Hotel, 10660 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, ballet performance, entertainment, silent and live auctions. $195. Deadline Feb. 23.

Wish You the Moon — 8 p.m. March 3 at Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. A benefit for Akron Children’s Hospital Palliative Care Center with Wish You Were Here: The Sight & Sound of Pink Floyd, celebrating the 45th anniversary of Dark Side of the Moon. $15-$50. 330-253-2488 or

Art & Ale — 6-9 p.m. March 9 at Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., Akron. Featuring locally crafted brews. $25-$50. Ages 21 or older.

Cinderella’s Closet — 1-3 p.m. March 10 at Revere High School, 3420 Everett Road, Bath. Prom formal dress and accessory giveaway event. Free to all students. Call Bonnie at 330-523-3415 or Karen at 330-659-4750.

Canton Ballet’s Touchdowns and Tutus — 6 p.m. March 10 at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2331 17th St. NW, Canton. High school football players perform with Canton Ballet dancers for celebrity judges. Tailgate After Party, meet-and-greet and a tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Performance $25 adults, $15 students and $35 for gold seating. After party $25 adults and $15 students. 330-455-7220 or

Battle of the Badges Charity Basketball — 6 p.m. March 16 at 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. Tickets are $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17. Call Bonnie Severt at 330-929-2506 or the Falls Cancer Club at 330-929-2796.

The Israel Festival — 12:30-3:30 p.m. April 22 at the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life, 750 White Pond Drive, Akron. Celebrate 70 years of Israel independence with Israeli food, arts and crafts and fun activities for guests of all ages. Free. For more information, call 330-867-7850 or go to

Yuri’s Night: Space Party — 7:30-11:30 p.m. May 19 at Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland. Live music and DJ, open bar, appetizers, science demonstrations. Dress in outer space/science fiction themed costume for a contest. Tickets are $55 before March 1, $60 before April 1, $65 before May 1, $70 before May 18, $75 at the door. 216-621-2400 or go to

I Thee Wed: 100 Years of Bridal Fashions — 10 a.m. April 14 at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton. Brunch, basket raffle, Royal Wedding theme featuring bridal fashions over the last century. $35, $50 patron. 330-455-7043.

University of Akron Women’s Committee Cathryn Carroll Taliaferro Lecture Series — 1:45-3:45 p.m. April 19 at the Akron Woman’s City Club, 732 W. Exchange St., Akron. High Tea and talk on “Making Memories.” $22. Fundraiser for scholarships for University of Akron students. 330-762-6261.

ArtyPartyAkron — 6-9 p.m. May 9 at Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron. Art show and auction featuring work from area students. Benefits Summit County CASA/GAL. $50.

Cleveland Play House Benefit: The Disco Ball — 5:30 p.m. June 2 at Playhouse Square Allen Theatre, 1407 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Dinner, auction, theatre presentation, dancing in the rotunda. $350 and up. Call Beverly Gans at 216-400-7030 or email

Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund Seasons of Giving Event — 6 p.m. June 14 at the Blue Heron Center, 3227 Blue Heron Terrace, Medina. Announcement of grant recipients and honorees. $250 and up.

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 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.