Slain officer's widow to speak
Lorraine Yaslowitz, widow of slain St. Petersburg police Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz, will be the keynote speaker at Thursday's 10th annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast presented by the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg. The event is from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. $18, $20 at door. (727) 895-9622.
The St. Petersburg Woman's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, will host an Oktoberfest dinner with entertainment beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Proceeds benefit the historic building preservation fund. $18. Reservations: (727) 321-6230.
Clothes to Kids hosts "Drop (off) Your Drawers," presented by Bright House Networks, on Thursday. Companies, civic groups, places of worship, schools and other organizations have been collecting new, unopened packages of underwear and are asked to leave them at either the St. Petersburg store (3251 Third Ave. N, Suite 145) or the Clearwater store (1059 N Hercules Ave.) (727) 441-5050, ext. 22.
No costume required
Infinity's Fantasy Ball, to benefit abused and neglected people through Help-A-Child, Brookwood and Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA), is scheduled Oct. 31, but there's no need to dress up — or show up. Be a ghoul ($25), a vampire ($50), a phantom ($100) or a Serious Spook ($500), and send checks, payable to Infinity, to P.O. Box 76354, St. Petersburg 33734. (727) 385-4186.