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

Merry Mingle: 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Tangier, 532 W. Market St., Akron. Holiday social for business networking and to benefit World Relief Akron. $10. https://330tix.com.

Jazz & Jokes Multiple Sclerosis Benefit: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, 10777 Northfield Road, Northfield. Featuring music by Maysa and Forecast, and comedy from TuRae. $75. www.kymsellersfoundation.org.

Hospice of the Western Reserve Warehouse Sale: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday 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. Friday at 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. Saturday at Chapel Hill Church, 1160 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. 330-928-0044 or email Becky@cfkadopt.org.

Sugar Plum Tour: 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 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 Akron-Summit Public Library Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron. Honoring the memory of the 900-plus victims lost to violence in Summit County over the last 24 years. 330-376-0040.

American Cancer Society Winter Bingo Purse Bonanza: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 6 at Hilton Garden Inn, 1307 Market St., Akron. $35 ticket includes light meal, 12 bingo games for 12 purses. More cards for purchase, 50/50 and Pink Purse Game. Call Mary Jo Flynn at 888-227-6446, ext. 1001, or email maryjo.flynn@cancer.org.

Akron Pride Festival New Year's Eve Rainbow Ball: 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dec. 31 at 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.

LaunchHouse Bootstrap Bash: 7:30 p.m. Jan 19, at RED Space, 2400 Superior Ave., Cleveland. Showcasing area startups and presenting Joe Kanfer, chair of GOJO Industries, with the Visionary Entrepreneur Award. $110 before Dec. 15, $125 after. http://launchhouse.com/bootstrapbash.

The Minerva Fund of Akron Jazz Brunch: 10:30 a.m. March 2 at Fairlawn Country Club, 200 N. Wheaton Road, Akron. Music by Hubbs Groove featuring “Sarah’s Girl.” Call Sharon Dennis at 330-671-1284 or email shd647@aol.com.

Paws and Prayers presents Paws Vegas: 5:30 p.m. March 2, at Todaro’s Party Center, 1820 Akron-Peninsula Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Dinner, open bar, gambling, games, raffles, adoptable pets and more. $60, $110 couple. http://paws19.eventbrite.com.

Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation “For Women, Forever” Dinner: March 5, Goodyear Hall, 1201 E. Market St., Akron. Speaker Marcella Kanfer Rolnick, CEO of GOJO Industries. www.regonline.com/ForWomenForever.

 

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.