FED UP WITH CANCER FUNDRAISER. Thursday, Dec. 6, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. MassPay’s third annual benefit includes sampling of foods from local restaurants, cash bar, silent auction, tributes and entertainment. All proceeds support programs and services for cancer patients at NSMC/Salem Hospital’s oncology unit and Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. Tickets cost $30 in advance. www.fedupwithcancer.com.
“PAWS WITH CLAWS.” Pets can get their photos taken with “Santa Claws” on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Danvers PetSmart, 104 Andover St. Photos with Santa support homeless animals. Pet parents receive one 4- by 6-inch photograph in a holiday collector frame for $9.95 with savings card. For every photo package, PetSmart will donate $5 to PAWS Wakefield. 781-246-6111, PAWSwakefield@yahoo.com or www.pawswakefield.rescuegroups.org.
HURRICANE SANDY TOY DRIVE. Saturday, Dec. 8, 12 to 10 p.m., Tin Whistle, 241 Jefferson Ave. Donations of unwrapped toys, games, books, wrapping paper or tape will be collected and donated to families affected by storm. Donors will be entered in a raffle to win gift certificates. Santa will be on-site from 1 to 4 p.m., followed by a DJ in the evening. 978-836-1146 or Patty_Levasseur1@msn.com.
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA. Monday, Dec. 10, 11:30 a.m., Coolidge Hall, Topsfield Fairgrounds, 207 Boston Road. One of the stops on “Veteran’s Parade” journey from Maine to Washington, D.C. Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization that holds annual wreath-laying ceremonies in an effort to spread the message about the importance of remembering those who have given their lives to serve the country. www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
19TH ANNUAL SALEM CHILDREN’S CHARITY CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISER. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 5 p.m., Victoria Station and Vic’s Boathouse, 86 Wharf St., Pickering Wharf, Salem. Event includes appetizers, a grand dinner buffet, desserts, 50-50 raffle, silent and live auctions, and special guest celebrities. Doors open at 5 p.m. $15 admission. All proceeds support the basic and emergency needs of Salem’s schoolchildren. 978-745-3400.