Things to do: client events in October

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Oct. 11: Hope Healthcare, a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to providing care and comfort to every individual and their loved ones as they fulfill life’s journey, will host its inaugural signature benefit for Hope Kids Care. “Shine” will include cocktails, dinner, music, entertainment and a “Fund-A-Need” live auction.

Hope Kids Care provides care to families in need, offering one-on-one children’s counseling including art and music therapy, and Rainbow Trails bereavement camp; medical care including palliative and respite care; and support including caregiver education, social services, volunteer support and Hopeful Wishes to meet other family needs.

LINK: Shine

Additional events for October:

Oct. 2: The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee is inviting members and non-members to a panel discussion exploring strategies for women to succeed in male-dominated fields. LINK: Women in Business

Oct. 3: Harvest & Wisdom, the organic farm-to-table restaurant at Shangri-La Springs, is hosting an Italics Wine Dinner that includes a four-course dinner with six wine pairings. LINK: Italics Wine Dinner

Oct. 3-6: Fort Myers Brewing Company’s 7th annual Oktoberfest is a four-day family-friendly event that includes craft beer, German food, live music and the event’s inaugural Wiener Dog Race. LINK: Oktoberfest

Oct. 5: Bell Tower’s second-annual Pumptober-Fest is a family-friendly fall festival that includes unlimited beer samplings, fresh food, carnival-style games and live entertainment. LINK: Pumptober-Fest

Oct. 19: Child Care of Southwest Florida is the beneficiary of Taste of Gateway 2019, which will feature local food, fun games and family-friendly activities. LINK: Taste of Gateway

Oct. 21: KOVA Foundation will be the beneficiary of the inaugural Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championship golf tournament, part of a nationwide program for amateur golfers. LINK: Golf Tournament

Oct. 24: Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s sold-out 2019 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County will recognize Huntley “Bud” Hornbeck II and Dan Lavender at an event featuring a cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony. LINK: Business Hall of Fame

Oct. 26: The Rev. Israel Suarez, founder and CEO of Nations Association Charities, will be honored for his 40 years of community service at an event that includes hors d’oeuvres, networking opportunities and a program. LINK: 40-Year Celebration

Oct. 26: Bell Tower’s Halloween Spooktacular will be held in the afternoon and feature trick-or-treating, a costume contest, dance party and sidewalk sale. LINK: Halloween Spooktacular

Oct. 26: Matanzas on the Bay is partnering with the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife for a family-friendly, Halloween- and animal-themed fundraiser that includes pumpkin painting, games, activities and appearances by the CROW’s wildlife ambassadors. LINK: Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser

Oct. 30: Guardian ad Litem Foundation’s Fashion to a Tea is an elegant high tea luncheon that includes a silent auction, fun surprises and a fashion show to raise money for programs assisting foster children. LINK: Fashion to a Tea

Oct. 31: Shangri-La Springs’s Muertos Monster Mash is a Dia de los Muertos and Halloween-themed community event that includes a haunted house, mariachi band, corn maze, live entertainment, costume contest, DJ and dancing under the stars. LINK: Muertos Monster Mash