October marks the unofficial start of what is known as the “Gala Season” in Cayman. It is a time when fundraising organizations kick into high gear, and residents can look forward to a slew of entertaining events.



Hedge Funds Care’s Committee of Hope is holding its annual Oktoberfest event on Oct. 5 at Barolo Lounge next to Edoardo’s Restaurant. It gives everyone a chance to break their Bavarian best out of the closet and prepare for frothy tankards of beer aplenty.

Tickets are $50 per person, which include dinner and two drinks. No doubt there will be some interesting music to entertain, and all the profits go to a great cause. What other excuse do you need?

Oompah. Oompah. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m.

Email committeeofhope@queensgate.com.ky for information and tickets.


Island Roast

smokin-brosWhat’s the point of living in the Caribbean if you can’t kick your shoes off and wiggle your toes in the sand, even at an evening event? The yearly Island Roast, presented by Feed Our Future Cayman, allows for just that. It is held at Coral Beach, Camana Bay, next to Royal Palms and shoes are optional.

Scheduled for Oct. 8, starting at 6:30 p.m., the evening offers all food and drink for the remarkable price of just $150 per ticket. All proceeds go to Feed Our Future Cayman, which in turn ensures that no child goes hungry.

Email info@feedourfuturecayman.org for information and tickets.


NCVO Radio/Telethon

ncvo4-db-read-onlyEven those with grey hair will remember listening to the NCVO radiothon each year, where drivers would go out to pick up donations all over the island.

Television may have now come into the picture, but the goal remains the same: to raise money for the National Council of Voluntary Organisations.

There is entertainment throughout the night of Oct. 22, beginning at 7 p.m., provided by local musicians, and this year produced by Eden Hurlston of One World Entertainment.

Tune in for the evening and watch the event broadcast live from the Prospect Playhouse Theatre.

Email ncvocoordinator@ncvo.org.ky for more information.