The Docket February 2017

Polar Bear Plunge—Have you always wanted to take the plunge? Bucket List Adventure Company Ohio will be loading the Adventure Bus in Canton and traveling to Portage Lakes to jump into the icy cold waters for a little fun and fundraising. Costumes are optional; a daring spirit is mandatory. The Adventure Bus will leave Canton at approximately noon February 18. Jumping will take place starting at 2 p.m. The price includes round trip travel, Polar Bear Plunge jump, Bucket List T-shirt and a celebratory donut. Registration and more details, including price, can be found online.

Mercy Harvest Ball

Mercy Service League held its 2016 Harvest Ball at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Mercy Medical Staff president Aida Safar, M.D., served as honorary medical staff chair, and Julie Gill and Kathleen Prasnal served as Mercy Service League co-chairs. The event raised more than $250,000, with proceeds benefiting the Mercy Facility Transformation Project.

Books of my life | Gary Sirak

Gary Sirak, president of Sirak Financial Services, has been a financial adviser for the last 35 years. He has written two books: “If Your Money Talked,” 2012, and his latest “The American Dream Revisited,” 2016, a collection of compelling stories from people who overcame a variety of adversities to achieve their American Dream.

The Docket January 2017

Beginning/Intermediate Pottery: For 12 Wednesdays, starting January 4, beginning students will be taught the basics of hand-building and wheel-work, while intermediate students will refine their skills. Individual projects will include functional and decorative work. Glazing techniques will be taught, finished ware will be discussed, and demonstrations will be given. Bill Shearrow will be instructing the class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 104 at the Canton Museum of Art. All CMA pottery students are required to purchase their clay from the CMA; the cost is $40 for 25 pounds of clay and includes the cost of glazes and firing. Beginning students may purchase clay and a pottery tool kit ($13.50) from the CMA on the first day of class. The cost of the class is $120 for members and $150 for nonmembers.

gARTen of eARThly Delights

The gARTen of eARThly Delights, Canton Museum of Art’s premier fundraiser presented by the Canton HeART Guild, exceeded all expectations. A sold-out crowd celebrated on the rooftop of the Cultural Center with mesmerizing entertainment and decor inspired by the famous Hieronymus Bosch painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights.