Top 10 Fund-raising Tips, with Darian Rodriguez Heyman, former executive director of Craigslist Foundation, on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1:30-3:30 p. m. Free. Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Room 2. (206) 386-4636.
City Business Casual, with mayor, City Council and city department representatives, for business-community members, on Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 6, 5-7 p. m. Arctic Club Hotel’s Polar Bar, 700 Third Ave. (206) 684-8090.
Seattle Park Board meeting, on temporary off-leash area in South Lake Union, parks department’s proposed 2012 budget and update on funding study, on Oct. 13, 7 p. m. Park Board Room, 100 Dexter Ave. N.,Denny Park.
Cool City Pets adoptathon, featuring such small animals as hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pets, rats and mice, on Oct. 15, Noon-3 p. m. (third Saturday). $5-$25. Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W.
McCaw Hall public tours, on Oct. 18, Noon-1 p. m. (third Tuesday). Free. Seattle Center grounds. Register, (206) 733-9725.
Senior co-housing workshop, presented by Senior Services, on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7-9 p. m. $15. Antioch University Seattle, 2326 Sixth Ave. Register, www.seniorservices.org.
Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens’ coffee hour, on financial planning and credit-card debt, on Oct. 20, 10-11 a. m. Free. Central Building, 810 Third Ave., fourth floor. (206) 684-0500.
Northwest Chocolate Festival, with more than 70 classes, Kids’ Zone and more, on Oct. 22-23, 10 a. m.-6 p. m. Seattle Center’s Northwest Rooms. www.nwchococlate.com.
Seattle Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by National Association for College Admission Counseling, on Oct. 24, 6-8 p. m. Free. Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion. www.nacacnet.org/pva.
Public hearing, on King County’s proposed 2012 budget, on Oct. 25, 6:30 p. m. King County Courthouse, County Council Chambers, 10th floor, 516 Third Ave. www.kingcounty.gov/council/budget.aspx.
Laughter Club, on Nov. 8, 7 p. m. (second Tuesday). $5; bring water. Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 PhinneyAve. N.,Blue Room. Teresa, (206) 784-9776, or www.onethousandlaughs.com.
Century Ballroom Flea Market, on Saturdays, 11 a. m.-3 p. m. (except Oct. 22 and May 26). Century Ballroom, Odd Fellows Building, 915 E. Pine St.,second floor.
Born This Way Kafe, for urban queer teens age 13-19, with spoken word, music, games, food and more, on Fridays, 5-9 p. m. Cal Anderson Park Shelterhouse, 1635 11th Ave. Randy Wiger, (206) 883-6110.