Broward Public Library Foundation

Enjoy an evening of pumpkin beer bingo, a pumpkin carving contest, and prizes to benefit the Broward Public Library Foundation. $10 (includes a bingo card, $3 pumpkin craft beer prices, raffles, pumpkin prizes and more). 608 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-357-7384 or

Oct. 29 at noon

4th annual Chanukah Miracles Luncheon

Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO)

The luncheon helps raise money for JAFCO children during the holidays. Guests are encouraged to help create miracles for the kids of JAFCO by bringing a gift card from stores such as Target, Wal-Mart and Sports Authority. Boutique opens at 10 a.m. $90. Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa (golf location), 501 Diplomat Parkway, Hallandale. 954-749-7230 or

Oct. 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Fall for Friends Cocktail Party

Museum of Discovery and Science

This festive get-together, hosted by Lauderdale Grill, will feature cocktails and nibbles. $15 members; $25 non-members. 1901 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale. 954-712-1159.

Oct. 31 from 7 to 10 p.m.

PetSet's Masquerade

Humane Society of Broward County

At PetSet's annual Halloween Masquerade guests will enjoy two complimentary cocktails, light bites and entertainment. There will also be a costume contest. $25 PetSet members. Vibe, 301 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-266-6818 or

Nov. 1

Little Christmas House

HOPE South Florida

This holiday season HOPE South Florida invites you to get a Christmas House coin bank for your business, school, church, community group or family, and join in the project of awareness for children and families experiencing homelessness. Free. Everywhere in Broward County. 954-566-2311.

Nov. 2 at 8 a.m.

5K Walk/Run For Hunger