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: 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: Begin the Halloween season with an evening devoted to Edgar Allen Poe. Dr. Curtis Worthington will discuss Poe’s time in the Holy City. While stationed at Fort Moultrie, Poe’s exposure to the Lowcountry left its mark on the Gothic master, as shown in tales like “The Balloon Hoax” and “The Gold Bug” as well as the poem “Annabelle Lee.”

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. An Iraq veteran, Pearsall has been published in national and international media and has now published her own book, “Shooter.” 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. Enjoy the House of Horrors, Haunted Hayride, Kiddie Hayride, Kiddie Haunted House, Paintball, Rock Wall, Kiddie Games and more.

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

Where: 5139 Gibson Road, Hollywood

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

What: The USAF Academy Band’s Falconaires Jazz Ensemble performs traditional and contemporary big band jazz. The 18 airmen-musicians perform annually for more than 50,000 people at civic and military functions. The concert is free, but advance tickets are required. For tickets (limit six), pick 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

What: Women can master the process of learning how to diplomatically get what they want and feel confident doing so. Jane Perdue, The Braithwaite Innovation Group. Registration is 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: Enjoy a family afternoon alongside the banks of the Stono River with the museum’s annual Family Picnic. The entire family will enjoy a nature walk, butterfly release, live music by the Susie Summers Duo, a Lowcountry dinner, children’s games, hayrides, demonstrations by Birds of Prey and the S.C. DNR Touch Tank. Hosted by the Friends and Needed Supporters (FANS) of the Charleston Museum.

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: Secretary of State Mark Hammond is offering a free regional notary public seminar in Charleston County for S.C. notaries and those interested in becoming a notary.

When: 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 22

Where: Trident Technical College, The College Center in Building 920

Price: Free

More Info: 803-734-0629 or http://bit.ly/Wu6l58

What: For many women, going through a divorce is one of the most painful transitions they will make in their adult lives. Once the divorce is final, there may still be a roller coaster of emotions. Martie Adams, LISW.

When: Noon-1 p.m. Oct. 25

Where: Center for Women, 129 Cannon St.

Price: Free

More Info: 763-7333 or http://c4women.org/2012_calendar/121025_event.html

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