Super Wash Car Washes FoodRaiser — Throughout May, select Super Wash car washes will hold a FoodRaiser to raise money for local food pantries. Super Wash will donate $1 of every “Super Wash” and $1.50 of every four wash token packages purchased through Thursday to a local food pantry. For more information, go to www.superwash.com.
Seventh annual Hail to the Chefs Preview Gala — 7-11 p.m. at Lake Forest Country Club, 100 Lake Forest Drive, Hudson. Area chefs will serve preview samples of their selections for Taste of Hudson, the two-day food and entertainment festival on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-3. It benefits the Safe Kids Coalition of Summit County and other local charities. Tickets are $100. For more information, go to www.tasteofhudson.com/htc.html.
5K Run for the Paws — Registration starts at 7 a.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park, 2077 Newton St., Akron. All proceeds go to the Stark County Humane Society. Hosted by Helping All in Need Donation Services. The Humane Society will bring animals that are up for adoption. To register or for more information, call Chris Paulino at 330-703-3930 or go to www.helpingallneeds.org/paws.
Sixth annual Masterpieces on Main Art & Wine Festival — Noon to 10 p.m. in downtown Kent. North Water Street will be closed from Main Street to Columbus Avenue, and local musicians will perform at the Hometown Bank Plaza all day long. Admission to the event is free, and for $10, event-goers can purchase a commemorative wine glass and three “taste” tickets to be used at their choice of five winery tents. For more information, go to www.mainstreetkent.org.
MOSAIC: A Tradition of Shaping Lives Exhibit Grand Opening and Black Tie Gala — 5-10 p.m. at President’s Hall in the Akron Urban League. The gala celebrates the grand opening of the exhibit, which documents the Akron Urban League’s quest for unity and equality in its early history from 1925-1975 and is based on the research and doctoral dissertation of the late Dr. Shirla McClain. Tickets are $75. For reservations, call Tara Regan at 234-542-4142.
The Canal Captains Ball — 6:30 p.m. at Fairlawn Country Club, 200 N. Wheaton Road. Benefits Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition. For more information, call 330-374-5657.
12th annual Race for the Place — 9 a.m. at Beachwood Place, 26300 Cedar Road. In celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day, participants can help raise funds to support those touched by cancer in Northeast Ohio. Registrants are welcome to walk or run the 5K. To register, call 216-595-9546 or go to www.touchedbycancer.org/racefortheplace.
Barberton Kiwanis Golf Outing — June 6 at Brookside Country Club, 3727 Golf Course Road, Norton. Continental breakfast, lunch, drink, dinner and 18 holes of golf and a cart. Proceeds from the four-man scramble will be used to support Kiwanis service projects. $75 per golfer. Nongolfers are invited to the dinner beginning at 4 p.m. for $20. For more information, call Loreto George at 330-825-5383.
Shaw JCC of Akron Golf Outing Fundraiser — June 18 at Portage Country Club. Driving range and putting green will open at 10:30 a.m. The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Registration is $250 per golfer and includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, snacks and beverages on the course, cocktails, dinner and door prizes. For more information, call Todd Rockoff at 330-835-0021 or go to www.shawjcc.org.
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