Lawyers host mayor
Lawyers for Literacy will feature St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster at a gathering from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in a private home. The event features food and drink plus entertainment. (727) 323-4020.
Free Clinic luncheon
"Soup's On," the St. Petersburg Free Clinic hunger awareness luncheon, takes place from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. Free; donations accepted. (727) 821-1200, ext. 110.
Starry dance night
"Dancing With the Stars Tampa Bay," presented by Julie Weintraub's Hands Across the Bay, begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at TPepin's Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St., Tampa. Beneficiaries include Community Action Stops Abuse and SPCA Tampa Bay. $250. handsacrossthebay.org.
Daystar's Fall Fling
Daystar Life Center's Fall Fashion Fling takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the parish hall at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Broadcast personality Jack Harris will be the emcee at the program, which includes a light lunch and a fashion show featuring items from Daystar's thrift shop (for sale at the event). $25 advance, $30 at the door. daystarlife.com; (727) 498-8794.
United Way event
Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun, will be the guest speaker at the United Way Suncoast's 125th anniversary celebration from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Nova 535, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. $500. (813) 274-0903.
Santa's Angels will host its annual Oktoberfest from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Park, 164th Avenue and Second Street, Redington Beach. The event raises money to purchase holiday gifts for needy families. $30 advance, $35 at the door. (727) 393-0100.