Pizza Oven Charities 2013 Kickoff Event — 7 p.m. at the Canton Civic Center, 1101 Market Ave N., Canton. Pizza, music and dancing, sponsored by the DiPietro Family. Provides clothes for area schoolchildren through the Ex-Newsboys Association. $20. 330-494-0886.
Believe in the Cure Kickoff Event — 5 p.m. at Church of Our Savior, 471 Crosby St., Akron. Speakers are Dr. Joseph Flynn of the James Cancer Center OSU Medical Center, and Dr. Nick Parasson of Summit Natural Wellness Center. Jann Klose Band will perform. Silent auction, 50/50 raffle, Greek food, spirits and more to benefit cancer research and education. $50. www.believeinthecure.org.
The Arc of Stark County Grape Possibilities Wine Tasting and Auction — 5:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Canton Civic Center’s McKinley Room, 1101 Market Ave. N., Canton. Wine, food and a silent auction. $45, $60 platinum. The Arc supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and professionals who serve them. Reservations due by Friday; call 330-492-5225 or go to www.arcstark.org.
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