You don't have to miss the dance because you can't afford a dress. The Belle of the Ball will distribute donated new and used formal dresses to high school teens in Pinellas, Hillsborough and surrounding areas. Recipients must be present and must attest that they currently are having financial d …
Price: Free, but small donations appreciated.
Walk at your own pace during this 1.8-mile trail walk along the Hillsborough River. Includes DJ music, photographs, raffle, food and drink. Donate $25 or more and get a T-shirt. Benefits research for Chiari malformations.
Lowry Park Zoo's family-friendly Halloween event with haunted houses and trails for older zoo-goers, costumed characters, boo houses and seasonal lights for little ones. Also unlimited zoo rides in the dark.
Price: $12, $10 passholders (Sept. 26-27); $18, $14 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free (all other dates).
Yellowjacket Press serves high proof poetry at the 7th annual event which will include 2-for-1 readings featuring Heather Sellers, winner of the 10th Annual Florida Poets Contest and runner-up Melissa Fair, plus other prize-winning and local poets.
Price: $5 suggested donation.