Book Launch Party: Fat Cat: A Fly-By-Night Pilot, by Mark Byrd, Oct. 5

Muttini Mingle at Salty Paws Pet Supplies, Fishermen's Village, Oct. 6

Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda Fall Home and Garden Show, Oct. 8 and 9

7th Annual Suncoast Canary and Finch Club Show, Oct. 8 and 9

Charlotte County Jazz Society Double Concert, Oct. 10

Michael David Winery Wine Tasting at The Orange House Wine Bar, Oct. 12

Painting with Broccoli: Art & Meditation with Music at Copperfish Books, Oct. 13

National Day of Adventure, Oct. 14

Kim + Scott Tie the Knot Murder Mystery Dinner, Oct. 14Shrimptoberfest 2016

Grande Glee, Boca Grande Community Center, Oct. 14, 21, 28

Bert's Backyard BBQ Bash/Guided Ride, Oct. 14–16

In Concert: Sammy Kershaw and Neon Summer, Oct. 15

Shrimptoberfest, Oct. 15 and 16

Moonlight Movie, Charlotte Sports Park, Oct. 15

Country for a Cause, Oct. 15

The President's Own United States Marine Band National 2016 Concert Tour, Oct. 16Arts Visual Arts Center

The Light Keeper's Open, Charity Golf Tournament, Oct. 17

The History of Punta Gorda in Its Murals, Oct. 17

Poetry Circle, Oct. 17

Knitting Demonstration/Workshop: It's not Your Grandmother's Shawl, Oct. 19 

Stage Play: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Troupe 0922, Oct. 21–23

Stage Play: Hypnosis, Lemon Bay Playhouse, Oct. 19–Nov. 6

Visual Arts Center Fine Arts Festival, Oct. 20–Nov. 11

Florida International Air Show, Oct. 21–23 

Trick or Trot 5K, Oct. 22

Lecture: Journey to the Mayan Past, Oct. 24

Lecture: Managing the Environment in Florida: Past, Present, and Future, Oct. 25

Film Series: Documentaries on National Parks, Oct. 26–Nov. 16Florida International Air Show

Creepy Tales, Featuring Florida Author Scott C. Marlow, Oct. 27

Haunting on the Harbor, Oct. 28–31

War on the Peace Dragon Boat Festival, Oct. 29
Englewood Beach Waterfest: Ecofest: Oct. 29

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office 5K Run for the Animals, Oct. 29

Body Building Pro Bikini Competition, Oct. 29

Halloween Extravaganza, Englewood Event Center, Oct. 29Waterfest

21st Annual Dearborn Street Halloween Safewalk, Oct. 31