October 2:
The Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund presents the 7th Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon with special guest, Olympic swimmer and medal-winner Dara Torres. The luncheon — a forum to educate women and raise awareness about breast cancer issues — will be held at the Duke Energy Center beginning at noon. For additional information, call (513) 924-5038 or visit www.proscanfoundation.org.

October 4:
Mercy Health Partners, Speaking of Women’s Health, and The Wellness Community will present an Evening of Hope ... A Celebration of Life at Greenacres Arts Center in Indian Hill. The evening, billed as a “celebration of cancer survivorship,” will include dinner and drinks, with entertainment by Mary Wilson, the Grammy-Award winning vocalist of The Supremes, and the Ted Wulfers Band, a Chicago-based touring band. A VIP reception begins at 6 p.m. and wraps up at 7:30 p.m. Dinner and entertainment will follow from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $75 per person. Please call (513) 791-4060 or visit www.twceveningofhope.com  for more information or reservations.

October 7:
University of Cincinnati President Dr. Nancy Zimpher is honorary chair of this year’s Women on the Move fashion show and luncheon, which benefits Dress for Success. The program, held at the Hyatt Regency, will feature Saks Fifth Avenue models in the latest fall fashions, as well as Dress For Success women modeling and sharing their stories. The program begins with a reception and raffle at 11 a.m. Cost for the luncheon starts at $75. For more information, call (513) 651-3372 or e-mail coo@dfscincy.org or visit www.dfscincy.org.

October 9:
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, in partnership with the UC Fashion Design program, will hold its annual RetroFittings fashion show at the 20th Century Theatre from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The fundraiser raises money for the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. Tickets can be purchased at www.svdpcincinnati.org  or by calling (513) 562-8841 ext. 225.

October 11:
The Cincinnati Youth Collaborative will hold its 5th Annual Dream Makers Gala at the Music Hall ballroom beginning at 6:30 p.m. The fundraising event recognizes local students, volunteers, businesses and other champions for local youth. For more information, contact Karen Connell at (513) 475-4170. • Join honoree Sandra P. Meyer of Duke Energy at the annual You and the Night and the Music dinner to benefit the Ohio Cancer Research Associates. The evening will feature Lorenzo Lamas. Peter and Kitty Strauss — longtime volunteers with Ohio Cancer Research Associates — will also be recognized. The dinner will be held at the Westin Hotel beginning at 7 p.m. Ticket prices start at $250. For more information, call (800) 232-6272.

October 17-19:
The Cincinnati Antiques Festival opens Friday with a preview party at the Sharonville Convention Center. The show continues through Sunday and is a benefit for the Convalescent Hospital for Children, an affiliate of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Special events include a lecture luncheon and an “Unexpected Treasures & Tea” scavenger hunt. For further details and pricing information, contact (513) 561-0950 or visit www.cincinnatiantiquesfestival.org.

October 17:
Don your disco attire and join The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center for Disco Inferno, featuring dinner, music, an art auction and appearances by your favorite disco-inspired personalities, such as John Travolta and The Bee Gees. Tickets start at $125. The event will be held at The Carnegie from 7 p.m. until midnight. For information, call (859) 491-2030 or visit www.thecarnegie.com.

Occtober 25:
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents a special Family Gala inspired by Disney’sMulan Jr. This special gala will be held at the Taft Theatre with a one-hour production ofMulan Jr. beginning at 5 p.m. The party will continue next door at the Scottish Rite with dinner, games and dancing. Tickets are $100 for adults and $75 for children. For tickets, call (513) 569-8080 ext. 14.

October 26:
Mercy Neighborhood Ministries is launching a new fundraiser this year called Taste of the Neighborhood, featuring food from several East Walnut Hills area restaurants. The event will be held at the Alumni Hall of Purcell Marion High School from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.For more information, contact Sue Coburn at scoburn@mnministries. org or (513) 487-6195.

October 31:
The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency will hold its 44th Annual Luncheon to celebrate the work and partnerships of the agency. The luncheon will be held at the Westin Hotel from 11 a.m. to 1:30 pm. For reservations, call (513) 569-1840 ext. 1058.