Saturday 3

SHOW ME TRIVIA NIGHT at the Jewish Community Center West to benefit the St. Louis Asthma and Allergy Foundation, 645-2422 or

‘LET’S CELEBRATE’ dinner and auction featuring KSDK’s Cindy Preszler at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, to benefit the Assistance League St. Louis and celebrate its 25th anniversary, 636-227-6200 or

FALL LUNCHEON AND FASHION SHOW at Garden Villas North to benefit Soroptimist International of Greater St. Louis, 355-1516 or

Sunday 4

33rd annual ST. LOUIS HALF MARATHON and 12th annual CLAYTON POLICE DEPARTMENT SPECIAL OLYMPICS 5K starting at the Center of Clayton to benefit Special Olympics Missouri, 781-3926 or

34th annual ST. LOUIS JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL featuring Carrie Fisher at the Jewish Community Center to benefit the J's scholarships and cultural arts programming, 442-3299 or

SAINT LOUIS ORIGINALS FALL FOOD FRENZY at Monarch to benefit the ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter,

Monday 5

‘JOIN US ON THE JOURNEY’ event sponsored by Leslie and Sheldon Weinstein at Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar to benefit The Kids’ Clubhouse, 725-4511.

Thursday 8

SSM ST. MARY’S EXPECT MORE HEALTHY BABIES CELEBRATION featuring keynote speaker Jenae Wallick at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Clayton to benefit the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit,

First annual WINE TASTING at the Grand Ballroom of Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 to benefit the St. Vincent Home for Children, 261-6011 or

Friday 9

APPLAUSE! THE 2012 STAGES ST. LOUIS GALA at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, to benefit STAGES’ educational and artistic programs, 636-530-5959 or

ARTSOUNDS GALLERY GALA featuring Sylvia McNair at the Sheldon Art Galleries to benefit the galleries’ exhibitions and education programs, 533-9900 or

21st annual EXPRESS SCRIPTS REACH FOR A STAR GALA honoring Ron Daugherty at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 733-1241 or

2012 PAWS FOR THE CAUSE TRIVIA NIGHT at the Museum of the Dog in Queeny Park to benefit Abandoned Paws Rescue and its Puppies for Parole program, 643-7297 or

Friday 9 through Saturday 10

ART AND CRAFTS BOUTIQUE 2012 at the Kirkwood Community Center to benefit the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, 962-0106 or

Saturday 10

EPWORTH’S WINE DINNER & AUCTION at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, to benefit Epworth’s Family Support Network program, 918-3401 or

Second annual ALL-IN FOR MIRACLES TEXAS HOLD ’EM POKER TOURNAMENT at Syberg’s Dorsett to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis, 434-6880 or

Wednesday 14

2012 SUSAN SHERMAN ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER, Thelma Golden, at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 535-4660 or

Thursday 15

Third annual HEART OF THE HOME KITCHEN TOURS of Ladue and Clayton to benefit JDRF, 729-1846 or

CHILDREN’S WISHING WELL FOUNDATION OF SAINT LOUIS DINNER AND AUCTION at Palladium Saint Louis to benefit the Foundation, 541-8349.

Saturday 17

26th annual MAGIC OF GIVING GALA honoring Stafford Manion at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis to benefit the National Kidney Foundation, 961-2828 or

ZOOTINI 2012 hosted by the Young Zoo Friends at the Saint Louis Zoo's Living World to benefit the zoo's conservation efforts, 781-0900 or

TRIVIA NIGHT at Brown Shoe Corporation to benefit SSM Hospice & Home Care Foundation, 989-2775 or

HEART & SOUL GALA honoring Steven and Susan Lipstein at the Chase Park Plaza’s Starlight Room to benefit Congregation Shaare Emeth, 569-0010 or

GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K starting at Soldiers Memorial to benefit the Girls on the Run St. Louis Scholarship Fund, 862-6266 or

Third annual WYMAN WOBBLE GOBBLE five-mile trail run at the Wyman Center campus to benefit the organization, 636-938-5245 or

Eighth annual GARDENLAND EXPRESS HOLIDAY FLOWER AND TRAIN SHOW running through Jan. 1, 2013 at the Missouri Botanical Garden to benefit the Garden, 577-5100 or

Wednesday 28

29th annual FESTIVAL OF TREES gala at Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet to benefit TouchPoint Autism Services, 394-7018 or

Thursday 29

20th annual HOLIDAY MART at Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church to benefit the Ladue Chapel Nursery School’s educational and enrichment programs, 993-3993 or

Coming in DECEMBER

1 SILVER BALL at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis to benefit the Arthritis Foundation, 447-4881 or

5 18th annual CAREGIVER AWARDS LUNCHEON at St. Louis Marriott West to benefit the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, 918-8222 or

8 SHEER ELEGANCE: ELEMENTS OF STYLE & GRACE at The Chase Park Plaza to benefit the Mathews-Dickey Girls’ Program, 382-5952 ext. 234 or