Pumpkin-carving contest, Z-Feast at Peg's Cantina
The Zodiac Group, young professional supporters of the Salvador Dalí Museum, plans a Z-Feast and surreal pumpkin-carving contest at 6 p.m. Thursday at Peg's Cantina, 3038 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport. $15 Zodiac members and friends. Reservations accepted through Wednesday; e-mail JHstaab@yahoo.com.
Infinity's Fantasy Ball benefits abused
Infinity's Fantasy Ball, to benefit abused and neglected people in the community, requires no costume, just a financial contribution. The event "date" and "time": midnight Oct. 31. Be a ghost ($25), a ghoul ($50), a vampire ($100) or a phantom ($500), and send checks, payable to Infinity, to Dot McCarthy, 6224 Fairway Bay, Gulfport, FL 33707. Brookwood Florida, Community Action Stops Abuse and Help-A-Child are beneficiaries.
Group seeks top volunteers, charities
The Queen's Court, which raises money for charities and civic organizations through its Queen of Hearts Ball, is accepting nominations for outstanding female volunteers through Jan. 5. Submissions must be sponsored by guilds, auxiliaries or other nonprofits. For an application, call (727) 822-7571. The court also is accepting applications from Pinellas County organizations to receive grants from the 2012 event. Charities must be listed under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. For an application, call, (727) 894-9394. The deadline is Feb. 15.