What: Books, DVDs and CDs will be available with prices starting at $1 for paperbacks and $3 for hardback books.

When: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 12; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 14

Where: Omar Shrine Temple, 176 Patriots Point Road

Price: $1

More Info: 805-6882 or www.charlestonlibraryfriends.org

What: This series is being held in conjunction with National Aging in Place Week.

When: Noon-1 p.m. Oct. 12

Where: Lowcountry Senior Center, 865 Riverland Drive

More Info: RSVP Marianne Seabrook at 732-9555

What: St. Paul’s Academy is presenting its 33rd and final Halloween Extravaganza.

When: Oct. 13, 19 and 20; gates open at 6 p.m.

Where: 5139 Gibson Road, Hollywood

More Info: 889-2702 or http://halloweenextravaganza.org

What: The church will host a sale of crafts and baked-goods.

When: 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 13

Where: Epworth United Methodist Church, 1540 Camp Road

Price: Free

More Info: 795-3722

What: The third annual Avondale 5K Run + Walk for Special Kids will benefit the Charles Webb Center which is a nonprofit, day care center that serves children with developmental disabilities and special needs. Triangle Char and Bar is hosting the After Party with live music, food and drinks.

When: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 13

Where: Triangle Char and Bar, 828 Savannah Highway

Price: $30

More Info: 377-1300 or www.avondale5K.com

What: This craft fair, sponsored by the Tri-County Master Gardeners Association, will host more than 35 vendors of handmade crafts, including stained glass, jewelry, pottery, wood work, a blacksmith demonstration and more. There will be a contest to select 2013’s “Autumn on the Ashley” logo.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13-14

Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Ashley River Road

Price: Free

More Info: 571-1266

What: Gospel recording artists IV Christ will perform in concert. Also appearing will be Grammy-nominated vocal artist Pamela Bowman of Augusta performing her latest hits, “Be Still” and “This Is My Day.”

When: 4 p.m. Oct. 13

Where: Morris Street Baptist Church, 25 Morris St.

Price: Free

More Info: 723-0408

What: All-you-can-eat oysters, hot dogs and chili, live music from Bill Carson & Friends and a surprise auction at this fundraiser presented by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Proceeds will support various charities.

When: 2-5 p.m. Oct. 14

Where: Bowen’s Island, 1800 Bowen’s Island Road

Price: $25 adults, $10 children age 6-12, free for children under age 5

More Info: 723-8818 or www.ststephenscharleston.org/

What: Johnifer Q. Fashion will present the 30th anniversary celebration of the College of Charleston Gospel Choir.

When: 5 p.m. Oct. 14

Where: Mount Zion AME Church, 5 Glebe St.

More Info: 797-6537 or http://bit.ly/RXba1k

What: Classes to brush up knowledge of basic Italian grammar and to step in the intermediate level of the “Bel Paese” language.

When: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 15

Where: Bees Landing Recreation Center, 1580 Ashley Garden Blvd.

Price: All classes are eight weeks and $64/person.

More Info: 402-4571

What: Learn about the basics estate planning, wills, living trusts, probate and how to get started making a plan. Taught by local attorney Evan Guthrie. Get all of your questions answered.

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 16

Where: Berkeley County Library, 2301 Daniel Island Drive

Price: Free

More Info: 926-3813 or www.ekglaw.com

What: The YWCA will hold its second annual donor breakfast as a way to thank past donors for contributions and to introduce potential donors to the organizations. New donors are asked to contribute $100 a year for three years to the YWCA.

When: 8-10 a.m. Oct. 18

Where: YWCA-Greater Charleston, 106 Coming St.

Price: Free

More Info: 722-1644 or www.ywca.org/site/pp.asp?c=euLSK7MKIpG&b= 1000547

What: The church’s annual Card Party and White Elephant Sale will also include lunch and table and door prizes. Any game of choice can be played, but cards will not be provided.

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 18

Where: Old St Andrew’s Church, 2604 Ashley River Road

More Info: 766-1541

What: Begin the Halloween season with an evening devoted to Edgar Allan Poe. Dr. Curtis Worthington will discuss Poe’s time in the Holy City.

When: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18

Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St.

Price: Free

More Info: 723-9912 or www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org

What: Stacy Pearsall is a former Air Force combat photographer and has published her own book, “Shooter.” She will be presenting this visual portrait of war and survival through photographs and essays. A book signing will follow.

When: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18

Where: Bond Hall at The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St.

What: Smoky Oak Taproom will sponsor a fundraiser for the James Island Charter High School Band.

When: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 19

Where: James Island Charter High School, 1000 Fort Johnson Road

Price: $10 in advance from any band member or at the door.

More Info: Jeannie 795-6725 or 327-5892

What: The Air Force Academy Band’s Falconaires Jazz Ensemble performs traditional and contemporary big band jazz. For tickets (limit six), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: N. Charleston Cultural Arts Department/P.O. Box 190016, North Charleston, SC 29419, or pick them up at the Cultural Arts Department office at North Charleston City Hall.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 19

Where: Sterett Hall, 7th St.

Price: Free; advance ticket required

More Info: 740-5854 or http://bit.ly/culturalarts