Pregnancy Care of Summit County Annual Christmas Auction — 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Family Center, 610 W. Exchange St., Akron. $25. Buffet dinner, dessert bar. www.pregnancycareonline.org.
Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation Blue Tie Bash — 6:30 p.m. at Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron. Proceeds benefit Akron Marathon Sustainability Fund of Akron Community Foundation. $150, $250 VIP. 330-434-2786 or www.bluetiebash.akronmarathon.org.
Charity Auction for Project St. Nicholas Returns — 9 p.m. at Frank’s Place on Market, 549 W. Market St., Akron. 330-703-6845.
Inner-City Hope Youth Crisis Mission Children’s Winter Swap — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Balch Street Gym, 22 S. Balch St., Akron. For every two items you bring, Inner-City Hope Youth Crisis Mission will give you one ticket to swap it for something equal that your child might need and give the other ticket to a family in need.
Canton Ballet Nutcracker Ball — 6-10 p.m. in Canton Cultural Center’s Great Court, 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. To provide support for the school and performing company, financial aid for students, educational outreach for area school students, and more. $75. 330-455-7220 or www.cantonballet.com.
Women’s Board of Akron Children’s Hospital 110th Annual Charity Ball — 6 p.m. Dec. 28 at Goodyear Hall, 1144 E. Market St., Akron. Forty-one young women will participate in the 60th presentation of debutantes. All proceeds benefit Akron Children’s Hospital. $175, Patron $300, Grand Patron $500. Reservation deadline is Saturday. For tickets, call 330-543-8424.
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