Night of Wine, Fire benefits veterans
Una Notte di Vino e Fuoco, A Night of Wine & Fire, includes food, wine and glass-blowing demonstrations by Zen Glass Studios from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Mazzaro Italian Market, 2909 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. The evening benefits the Abilities Foundation and includes glass art from Duncan McClellan and Massimilano Schiavon. Proceeds support job placement services for disabled veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. $60, $100 couple. abilitiesfoundation.com; (727) 538-7370, ext. 234.
Party honors heroes
Goodwill Industries-Suncoast presents Heroes, Villains and Vixens, a Halloween-themed cocktail party honoring its three 2011 heroes, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kapok Special Events, 923 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. There will be hors d'oeuvres, fashions and entertainment. $75. goodwill-suncoast.org; (727) 450-5210.
Brew Ha-Ha Saturday
Brew Ha-Ha 2011, the annual fundraiser for the ChairScholars Foundation for persons with severe disabilities, begins at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Rutland-Farley estate, 5030 Sunrise Drive S, St. Petersburg. Black or Halloween attire suggested. $100 advance, $125 at the door. chairscholars.org; (813) 926-0544.
Golf tourney helps vets
Northeast Presbyterian Church's annual Hand of Hope golf tournament benefits the Fisher House, serving Bay Pines and James A. Haley VA hospitals. It begins at 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at Renaissance Vinoy Golf Club, 600 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. $125, includes awards dinner. (727) 526-6083.