OPEN M After Summer Networking Extravaganza — 5-7 p.m. at OPEN M, 941 Princeton St., Akron. Network and learn about the Akron Boards of Trade, Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce, Fairlawn Area ?Chamber of Commerce, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce and Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce. Bring a canned food item for the pantry. RSVP to email@example.com.
Child Guidance & Family Solutions presents “Virtues & Vices” — 6:30-10 p.m. at the Fairlawn Country Club. Nightclub lounge with food, beverages and entertainment by Sandra Emerick and Tom Scott; a gaming casino with strolling entertainers; and stage show by magician Jason Alan. $95, $150 sponsor. 330-384-2882 or www.cgfs.org/virtuesandvices.
Arc of Stark County Premier Event — 6 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Canton Civic Center, 1101 Market Ave. N., Canton. Reception with music by The Scenic Route, basket raffle. Variety show at 7:15 p.m. next door at the Players Guild Theatre. $25, advance only; call 330-492-5225.
Joyful Tastes of Life — 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 10 at St. George Family Center, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Copley Township. Wines from around the world, craft beer from local breweries, and food by area restaurants. Benefits Akron General Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service. $50. www.akrongeneral.org/joy or 330-344-6888.
Falls Cancer Club Euchre Tournament — Oct. 19, 6 p.m. registration at the Elks Lodge, 2525 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Proceeds will help the Falls Cancer Club Inc. pay cancer-related doctor, hospital and pharmacy bills for patients registered with the Falls Cancer Club Inc. 80 seats available at $20. Registration deadline is Oct. 10. For information, call Melinda Dull and 330-687-9253 or email Melsbterry@att.net.
Battered Women’s Shelter Casino Night — 7-11 p.m. Oct. 11 at Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W. Market St., Akron. Bid on silent auction items including condos, vacations and a flat-screen TV. Hors d’oeuvres, dessert buffet and open bar. $10 starter fun money, can purchase more. $60, $100 couple. http://bwscasinonight2013.eventbrite.com.
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