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Charity events — Week of Jan. 6

This Week


Pizza Oven Charities Benefit Dance — 6 p.m. to midnight at Canton Memorial Civic Center, 1101 Market Ave. N., Canton. Featuring Jimmy and the Soul Blazers and LaFlavour. $15. Benefit for Canton Ex-Newsboys, providing coats and shoes for needy area children. 330-494-0886.


Hospice of the Western Reserve — Volunteer training classes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10 at Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron. Teens and nonclinical volunteers attend only the first four hours of class Feb. 3 while most other volunteers attend both classes. 800-707-8922, ext. 6881.

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The Arc of Stark County Grape Possibilities Wine Tasting and Auction — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Canton Civic Center’s McKinley Room, 1101 Market Ave. N., Canton. $45, $60 platinum including 5:30 p.m. pre-tasting. 330-492-5225 or

Medina County Commissioners Charity Ball — 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina. Black-tie optional event with social hour, sit-down dinner and dancing. $60. 330-722-9208 or

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Let Your Light Shine “Las Vegas Lights” — 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Brookside County Club, 1800 Canton Ave. NW, Canton. 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Brookside County Club, 1800 Canton Ave. NW, Canton. Las Vegas-style fundraiser to promote resiliency and support programs for children. $60. 330-823-5335, ext. 207 or

Red & White on Thursday Night — 5:30-9 p.m. Jan. 23 at Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron. Presented by Akron General Medical Center to benefit the Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeastern Ohio. Food from more than 20 local restaurants, wines from 70 wineries, bottle raffle, silent and live auctions. $85 in advance, $95 at the door, $125 VIP. Call Courtney at 216-285-2829 or go to

Sugartown Express — 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron. Silent auction, raffles, craft beer and wine sampling and entertainment. Benefits research, educational programs and services, and advocacy efforts for individuals living with diabetes.

Angel Art Auction — 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron. Benefits the establishment of an interactive art education area at the proposed Akron Children’s Museum. Silent, live and roaming bidding options. Hosted by the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation. $40 for young professionals, $50 general admission, $100 VIP. 330-630-2243.

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 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.


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