Akron Zoo Wine and Paint: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Akron Zoo, 505 Euclid Ave., Akron. Light appetizers, glass of wine, up-close animal encounters. $35 for Akron Zoo members, $40 nonmembers. 21 and older only. www.akronzoo.org.

 

Jazz Action Movement Spaghetti Dinner & Concert: 6-9 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church of Akron, 263 E. Mill St., Akron. 330-283-2972.

 

Altrusa International of Akron’s Princess Night Project: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Family of Faith United Methodist Church, 800 E. Market St., Akron. Girls can choose from more than 1,000 free prom dresses. Gently used prom gowns, shoes, jewelry, purses and wraps can be donated. Call Linda Rittenour at 330-733-1353 or Alice Luse at 330-869-5161.

 

Cleveland Chapter of Chums Lunafest: 11 a.m. Saturday at Tri-C Corporate College East, 4400 Richmond Road, Warrensville Heights. Champagne reception with hors d’ouevres, screening of films directed by women, post-film discussion and raffle. Proceeds benefit the programs of the Cleveland Chums, the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center, and Chicken & Egg Pictures. $50. www.eventbrite.com/e/lunafest-cleveland-oh-tickets-55578016343.

 

Summit Choral Society Choralography: 6 p.m. Saturday at Greystone Hall, 103 S. High St., Akron. Gatsby-themed event with performances by The Metropolitan Chorus, Select Children’s Choirs, Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, dancers Jake Washabaugh and Molly Weiss and pianist Beverly Kalasky. $125. 330-434-7464 or go to www.summitchoralsociety.org.

 

Cleveland International Film Festival Opening Night: 7 p.m. March 27 at Playhouse Square Connor Palace Theatre, 1615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Showing of “The Etruscan Smile” followed by a reception. $225. 216-241-6000 or www.playhousesquare.org.

 

Passport to Wine & Dine: 6 p.m. March 30 at WhiteSpace Creative, 243 Furnace St., Akron. Tastes of Spain, Italy, France, Ghana, Venezuela, Australia, Argentina, Chile, Japan and Moldova. Ticket includes five wine tastings, small plates, coffees,  chocolates, entertainment, gift and basket raffle ticket. $100. www.eventbrite.com/e/passport-to-wine-dine-2019-tickets-56530569455.

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve Aspire!: 6-10 p.m. March 30 at St. George’s Family Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Fairlawn. Dinner, live and silent auctions, “Dessert Dash.” Proceeds support the Boys & Girls Clubs serving Greater Akron. $125. www.wrkids.org.

 

TWIG #30 Party on the Dance Floor: 7-11 p.m. March 30 at Musica, 51 E. Market St., Akron. Food, dancing and music by Roxxymoron. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Benefits Akron Children’s Hospital. www.eventbrite.com/e/party-on-the-dance-floor-live-music-and-dancing-tickets-55495898727.

 

Hungarian Cabbage Roll Fundraiser: Prepared by the cooks of the Hungarian Cultural Center, pick up April 9 at St. John’s Byzantine Church, 36125 Aurora Road, Solon. $20 per dozen, includes recipe and extra shredded cabbage. Deadline to order April 3. Call Elizabeth at 440-349-4104 or Linda at 440-248-4530.

 

Taste of The Tee: 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 4 at Cuyahoga Community College Hospitality Management Center at Public Square, 180 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Wine tasting and cheeses presented by Brandon Chrostowski of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute; food by the Fit To A Tee Cooking Class participants; and performances from The Music Settlement. $150. 216-641-7799 or www.thefirstteecleveland.org.

 

Warriors Journey Home Gala: 6 p.m. April 5 at Guy's Party Center, 500 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. City of Tallmadge and the Deyarmin Foundation will receive the “Carroll ‘Gene’ Stalnaker: Got Your 6” award. $50. http://warriorsjourneyhome.org/event/6th-annual-gala/.

 

Brecksville Women’s Club Luncheon and Fashion Show: 10:30 a.m. April 6 at Carrie Cerino’s Ristorante, 8922 Ridge Road, North Royalton. Fashions by Francesca’s of SouthPark Mall. $38. Call Carol at 440-829-9574.

 

Main Street Kent Putt Around Downtown: 1 p.m. April 6. Check in at the Venice Cafe, 163 E. Erie St., Kent. Golf from 1-4 p.m. at locations throughout Kent, awards and prizes at the Venice Cafe. $15. www.mainstreetkent.org/events/putt-around-downtown/.

 

Medina Creative Housing Raising the Roof: 6 p.m. April 6 at Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina. “Creative Comedy Crew” skit, food from celebrity chefs, games of chance, raffles and live/silent auctions. $110. 330-653-0368 or email Dpoland@medinacreativehousing.com.

 

Harris Stanton Gallery Art-tini Auction: April 11-18 at the Harris Stanton Gallery, 1370 W. Ninth St., Cleveland. Silent auction of jewelry, glass, ceramics and fine art benefiting CARTA, Cleveland Art Association. Bidding closes with a vodka party from 5:30-8 p.m. April 20, $15 admission. 216-471-8882 or www.HarrisStantonGallery.com.

 

Falls Cancer Club Reverse Raffle: 6 p.m. April 13 at The Venue, 10 Tallmadge Circle, Tallmadge. Buffet dinner, dessert, beer, wine, coffee and tea. Sideboards, basket raffles and silent auction, 50/50, Lucky #13 raffle. $60, $100 couple. 330-929-2796.

 

Palette 2 Palate: 7 p.m. April 13 at the Canton Cultural Center, 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. Art auction, gourmet food. Benefit for the Stark County Hunger Task Force. $50, $250 VIP. http://starkhunger.org/p2p2019/.

 

Yuri’s Night - Space Party Fundraiser: 7 p.m. to midnight April 13 at the Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland. Music by Swagg, DJ, open bar with beer and wine, appetizers, science demonstrations. Dress in outer space/science fiction costumes for a contest. $75 before April 1, $80 before April 13. www.greatscience.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 email 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.