Musical Instrument Donation Drive: Donate gently used musical instruments to be repaired and given to children in recreation center programs in the Glenville neighborhood. Drop off at Severance Hall, on East Boulevard near Euclid Avenue on Monday and Feb. 17 from noon to 5 p.m., and March 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. www.ArtsCleveland.org/playitforward.

 

Arthritis Foundation Red & White on Thursday Night: 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday at Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron. Food from area restaurants, local and international wine tastings and Ohio craft beer, live and silent auctions. $85 in advance, $95 at the door. www.arthritis.org/redandwhite.

 

Scottish American Society Robert Burns 260th Birthday Celebration Dinner: 6-10 p.m. Friday at SYB Hall, 4157 Hudson Drive, Stow. Haggis, neeps and tatties and other foods, silent auction. $35 in advance, $40 at the door, $20 ages 12 and under. www.scottishamericansociety.org/id14.html.

 

A Night in Vienna: 6-11 p.m. Saturday at Akron German Family Society, 3871 Ranfield Road, Kent. Austrian ball theme with authentic German dinner, Austrian waltz performance and music by the Fred Ziwich Orchestra. $15 member, $20 nonmember, $5 under 12. Reservations required, call Eva Lehner at 330-335-8985 or Renate Moellmann at 330-633-3949.

 

Friday at 5-ish: 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Trailhead at Cascade Lofts, 21 W. North St., Akron. Celebrate the work of the Kohl Family Y at University Park and the Y-Strong program for recovery from addiction. $60. www.akronymca.org/KohlFamily/Friday@5.

 

Crown Point Casino Night: 6 p.m. Feb. 1 at St. George’s Church, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Fairlawn. Games, cocktails and food stations to raise funds for Crown Point’s spring planting and Summer Farm Camp. $75. www.crownpointecology.org.

 

Canton Ballet Barre Association Father Daughter Dance: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Great Court of the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. Theme: “The Little Mermaid.” Dinner, games, music and dancing. $30. 330-455-7220.

 

Cleveland History Center "Somewhere in Time - 1969": 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland. Themed drinks, food, music and more. Ages 21 and over. $150 nonmembers, $100 members, $50 young professional member. www.wrhs.org/get-involved/somewhere-in-time-event/.

 

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate, Darling!: 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron. Showcasing 45 wines, domestic and international. Tastings will be paired with 18 cheeses and chocolates presented by local purveyors. $45. Ages 21 and older. 330-253-2488 or www.akroncivic.com.

 

Dinner with a Slice of History: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the International Women’s Air & Space Museum, Burke Lakefront Airport, 1501 N. Marginal Road, Cleveland. Presentation from Gigi Coleman, the great-niece of Bessie Coleman, first African-American woman to earn a pilot’s license. $15 members, $17 nonmembers. 216-623-1111 or go to www.iwasm.org.

 

Hospice of the Western Reserve Warehouse Sale: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 16 and noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 17 at Hospice of the Western Reserve Headquarters, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland. Find gently used home furnishings, accents and accessory pieces. www.hospicewr.org/cleveland-resale-shop.

 

Christ Child Society “A Night at the Races”: 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at St. George Family Center, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Akron. $30 includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, beer and wine, video races, 50/50, silent auction. Call Rita Burkely at 330-923-9338 or go to www.eventbrite.com/e/christ-child-society-night-at-the-races-tickets-52864779980.

 

Dancing Wheels’ Night at the Races: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School, 19481 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland. Games, pizza, snacks, nonalcoholic beverages. $15. https://dancingwheels.org/10th-annual-night-at-the-races/.

 

Magic City Kiwanis Esther Ryan Shoe Fund Spaghetti Dinner: 4-7 p.m. March 1 at Prince of Peace Hall, 1281 Shannon Ave., Barberton. $7 adults, $4 under 10. Proceeds go to furnish shoes to income qualified children in the Barberton Schools.

 

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, Akron. Dinner, open bar, games, raffles, adoptable pets and more. $60, $110 couple. http://paws19.eventbrite.com.

 

Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church W.I.N.G.S. Ministry Dinner and Fashion Show: 3 p.m. March 3 at John M. Burrell Fellowship Hall, 844 Garth Ave., Akron. “Wisdom with Style” Fashion Show will feature nonagenarian models. $20. Proceeds  benefit the W.I.N.G.S. Ministry. Call Evelyn Campbell at 330-923-3847 or 330-785-9022 or email sherardiaap@gmail.com.

 

Women’s Endowment Fund “For Women, Forever”: March 5, Goodyear Hall, 1201 E. Market St., Akron. Speaker Marcella Kanfer Rolnick, CEO of GOJO Industries. $100; $175 patron; $75 young professional. www.forwomenforever.org.

 

“The Office” Charity Outing: Noon to 5 p.m. March 9 at Tremont neighborhood bars and restaurants. Participating locations include Barrio, Treehouse, Crust, Coda, Hi and Dry and The South Side. Themed drinks and decor, scavenger hunt. Benefits A Special Wish Foundation. $25. https://tinyurl.com/ASWOfficeCrawl.

 

Canton Ballet Touchdowns and Tutus: March 9 at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, Zimmermann Symphony Center, 2331 17th St. NW, Canton. High school football players paired with Canton Ballet dancers perform for celebrity judges. Benefits scholarships and community outreach. 330-455-7220 or www.cantonballet.com.

 

The Art of Recovery: 5:30 p.m. March 14 at Greystone Hall, Akron. Celebrating the creative spirit of persons living with severe and persistent mental illnesses. $60; early bird $45 prior to Jan. 31. www.cssbh.org/art19.

 

 

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.