Salvation Army of Summit County Red Kettle Kickoff: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Tangier, 532 W. Market St., Akron. $75. Reservations due by Nov. 1, call 330-434-7110 or go to www.salvationarmyakron.org.

Art With A Heart For Children: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Blue Heron Event Center, 3227 Blue Heron Trace, Medina. Preview, cocktails, music and hors d'oeuvres. Multimedia art on display and available for auction. $50. 330-764-8891, ext. 215, or www.medinacountychildrenscenter.org/calendar/4th-annual-art-heart-for-children.

Bath Volunteers for Service Trivia & Tacos: 6 p.m. Friday at St. George’s Fellowship Center, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Fairlawn. All proceeds will be distributed to local nonprofits and scholarships. $48. www.bathvolunteersforservice.com.

International Women’s Air & Space Museum Dinner with a Slice of History: 6:30 p.m. Friday at the International Women’s Air & Space Museum, Burke Lakefront Airport, 1501 N. Marginal Road, Cleveland. Presentation by Shaesta Waiz, who flew around the world solo in 2017. $15 for IWASM members and $17 for nonmembers. 216-623-1111 or go to www.iwasm.org.

Akron Press Club Book Sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Summit County Historical Society, Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Road, Akron. New and gently used books, audio books, music and movies. Proceeds fund scholarships for local journalism, public relations and communications students. To donate or for information, contact Ron Syroid at rlsyroid@gmail.com or 330-607-6811 or Julia Gammon at julia.gammon@gmail.com or 330-592-5284.

Celebrating Our Community Gala: Saturday at the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life, 750 White Pond Drive, Akron. Honorees are Rob and Andrea Minister and Tikkun Olam award recipients Alan and Janice Woll. Proceeds benefit the Shaw JCC of Akron, the Lippman School and Jewish Family Service of Akron. Tickets start at $125. 330-835-0025 or www.jewishakron.org/campus-gala.

Whiskers & Tales Celebration: 6-11 p.m. Saturday at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W. Market St., Akron. Strolling dinner, silent and live auction, interaction with pets, raffle, and music for dancing. $100. Benefit for One of a Kind Pet Rescue. 330-865-6200 or www.oneofakindpets.com/whiskers.

Pegasus Farm “Walk, Trot, and Decanter”: 6 p.m. Saturday at the Kent State Stark Conference Center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, North Canton. Food and wine pairings, raffles, silent and live auctions, music by Saxy Rob. Tickets are $100. For tickets, go to https://one.bidpal.net/pegasusgala2018/welcome.

Knights of Columbus Council 4168 7th Annual Texas Hold’em Tournament: 6 p.m. Saturday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 131 N. East St., Medina. $55 buy in, 1 $25 re-buy. Benefit for the Tony Imburgia Memorial Scholarship Fund at St. Francis Xavier. For more information, call Dan Cathcart at 216-210-5670 or email cathcartd@yahoo.com.

Beck Center for the Arts Spotlight Gala: 6 p.m. Saturday at Cleveland Grays Armory Museum, 1234 Bolivar Road, Cleveland. Honorees are Iris November and Rosemary Corcoran. Entertainment by Beck Center alumnus and Broadway star Rory O’Malley. $225 or $275. 216-521-2540, ext. 43, or www.beckcenter.org.

Greater Cleveland Film Commission “Behind the Camera”: 6 p.m. Saturday at FirstEnergy Stadium, 100 Alfred Lerner Way, Cleveland. Featuring a writer, casting director and actors from the series "Band of Brothers." $150. www.blacktie-america.com/calendar/event-details.cfm?id=1603.

Wadsworth Area Historical Society “Notes on the Civil War”: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Memory Lane Event Center, 456 College St., Wadsworth. Civil War songs and stories from reenactor Steve Ball. "President and Mrs. Lincoln" will also attend. $30-$55. 330-827-0177 or www.eventbrite.com/e/notes-on-the-civil-war-tickets-50102406647.

Chippewa Garden Club Holiday Fundraiser Show: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Brecksville Community Center, 1 Community Drive, Brecksville. "Decorating for Holiday Entertaining" featuring Sandy Apidone, owner of Countryside Florist in Richfield. $10. Call Lynne Evans at 440-668-6128 or go to www.chippewagardenclub.com.

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at The Corkscrew Saloon, 811 W. Liberty St., Medina. Featuring Wadsworth-based guitarist/vocalist David Zuder. $30. 330-722-2541 or www.ormaco.org.

Urban League of Greater Cleveland Benefit Concert featuring The Spinners: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, 10777 Northfield Road, Northfield. Tickets start at $39. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.

SOAR Student-Run Free Clinic Casino Night: 7-11 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Great Hall/Regula at Northeast Ohio Medical University, 4209 State Route 44, Rootstown. Casino games and auction. $50, $35 students. www.neomed.edu/event/2018-casino-night.

Christ Child Society of Akron Red Wagon Luncheon and Artisan Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W. Market St., Akron. Style Show by Toni in Style, Chagrin Falls. Free admission to the Artisan Fair. $50 for luncheon. For reservations, send a check to Christ Child Society of Akron to Karen Frey, 2516 Abington Road, Fairlawn, Ohio, 44333-4019.

Thanksgiving Feast with President Lincoln: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath. Thanksgiving dinner and talk by "President Lincoln" about the holiday. $45 adults, $40 for Western Reserve Historical Society members, $20 ages 3-12. Reservations are required, call 330-666-3711, ext. 1720, or email halereservations@wrhs.org.

Lasa Sanctuary Benefit Concert: 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., Kent. Featuring Michael Kelsey. $25. 877-897-6487 or www.thekentstage.com.

Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers Turkey Burner: 7:30 a.m. registration Nov. 22 at Cleveland Metroparks’ Hinckley Reservation. 8:30 a.m. Family Turkey Run and 5K run at 9 a.m. 5K run is $25 before Nov. 16 and $35 after. To pre-register, go to https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Hinckley/HinkleyTurkeyBurner.

Thanksgiving Benefit Breakfast: 7:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 22 at Yours Truly, 3725 Medina Road, Medina. Breakfast is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Medina County. 330-722-4494 or email info@medinahabitat.org.

Project Ed Bear Gala Auction: 5-9 p.m. Nov. 26 at Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron. Peter Pan theme, celebrating more than 30 local children battling cancer. $30. www.projectedbear.org/gala.

Hospice of the Western Reserve Warehouse Sale: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m Nov. 30 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Dec. 1 at Hospice of the Western Reserve Headquarters, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland. Gently used furniture, accents and accessory pieces. www.hospicewr.org/cleveland-resale-shop.

Madrigal Dinner: 5 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Akron Woman’s City Club, 732 W. Exchange St., Akron. Dinner followed by a performance by the Firestone High School Madrigal Singers. $50 for members, $55 nonmembers. 330-762-6261.

Caring for Kids Our Time to Shine Vendor Fest: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at Chapel Hill Church, 1160 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. 330-928-0044 or email Becky@cfkadopt.org.

Sugar Plum Tour: 1-5 p.m. Dec. 2. Tour of decorated homes in Fairlawn, Norton and Bath benefits the Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation. $35. www.sugarplumtour.org.

Victim Assistance Program Angel Tree Ceremony: 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Akron-Summit Public Library, Main branch, 60 S. High St., Akron. Honoring the memory of the 900+ victims lost to violence in Summit County over the last 24 years. 330-376-0040.

Akron Pride Festival New Years Eve Rainbow Ball: 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dec. 31 at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron. Food by Moe’s Restaurant, open bar, DJ Dance Party, midnight celebration. Appearances by Cherry Veneer and 2018 Miss Akron Pride Festival Alejandra J-Love. $100. www.akroncivic.com.

 

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 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.