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

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

Where: YWCA-Greater Charleston, 106 Coming St.

Price: Free

More Info: 722-1644 or http://bit.ly/Wv591g

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: Series features an interview with Charleston Fire Chief Karen Brack.

When: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18

Where: French Quarter Inn, 166 Church St.

Price: $25 members, $35 nonmembers

More Info: 763-7333 or http://c4women.org/2012_calendar/121018_event.html

What: Dr. Curtis Worthington will discuss Edgar Allan 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 an award-winning former Air Force combat photographer and owner of the Charleston Center for Photography. A book signing will follow the lecture.

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

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

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

When: Oct. 19-20; gates open at 6 p.m.

Where: 5139 Gibson Road, Hollywood

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

What: Smoky Oak Taproom will sponsor a BBQ fundraiser to benefit 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 advance from any band member or at the door.

More Info: Jeannie at 795-6725 or 327-5892

What: The St. James Foundation will host Deona Smith, CEO and editor of Living Roots magazine, in a discussion on “Living Roots Magazine: From Design to Publication.”

When: 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 19

Where: St. James Presbyterian Church, 1314 Secessionville Road

Price: Free to the public

More Info: 795-3959 or www.thestjamesfoundation.org

What: The USAF Academy Band’s Falconaires Jazz Ensemble performs traditional and contemporary big band jazz. The concert is free, but advance tickets are required.

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

What: The church will hold a garage sale to raise funds. Hot dogs, drinks and snacks will also be available for purchase.

When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 20

Where: Old St. Andrews Parish Church, 2604 Ashley River Road

More Info: 766-1541 or www.oldstandrews.org

What: Charleston School of Law will present preview day.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 20

Where: Charleston School of Law, 414 King St.

Price: Free

More Info: 377-2150 or www.eventbrite.com/event/4514611324#

What: Go behind the scenes of the otter habitat to get a rare opportunity to see the training that goes on behind the scenes to ensure their good health.

When: 11 a.m. Oct. 20

Where: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, 1500 Old Towne Road

Price: $5 plus admission

More Info: 573-8517 or www.southcarolinaparks.com/ctl/introduction.aspx

What: There will be games, costume contests, haunted train rides, a magician and more at the 4th annual Halloween event.

When: 6-10 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27

Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Ashley River Road

Price: $10 per person or $40 for a car of up to five people

More Info: 571-1266

What: Women can master the process of learning how to diplomatically get what they want and feel confident doing so. Registration required.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 20

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: $25 members, $35 nonmembers

More Info: 763-7333 or http://c4women.org/2012_calendar/121020_event.html

What: The series continues with an evening of music by seasoned Charleston songwriter and performer Bob Tobin.

WHEN: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 20

Where: Gage Hall, 4 Archdale St.

Price: $10

More Info: 723-4617 or www.charlestonuu.org/WhatsGoingOn/CoffeeHouse/tabid/142/Default.aspx

What: The Charleston Horticultural Society’s 12th annual Gardens for Gardeners Tour will be held on Kiawah Island.

When: 1-5 p.m. Oct. 21

Where: Kiawah Island

Price: $35

More Info: 579-9922 or www.chashortsoc.org.

What: Enjoy a family afternoon alongside the banks of the Stono River with the Charleston Museum’s annual Family Pic- nic. .

When: 1-4 p.m. Oct. 21

Where: Dill Sanctuary, 1163 Riverland Drive

Price: $20/adult, $10/child, children 5 and under free

More Info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org/event.asp?ID=432

What: Join the Generation of Praise Choir in a celebration of awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A donation of $25 is requested.

When: 4 p.m. Oct. 21

Where: Morris Brown AME Church, 13 Morris St.

What: Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim presents the Charleston Academy of Music. Donations accepted

WHEN: 6 p.m. Oct. 23

Where: Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, 90 Hasell St.

More Info: 805-7794, cam746@yahoo.com or www.charlestonmusic.org

What: Taught by professional dancer Jessica Beran, the class explores movement, basic ballet Recommended ages 2-5.

When: 11-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, through Dec. 13

Where: Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St.

Price: $5-$7

More Info: 853-8962 or www.explorecml.org