Kick off your Halloween Weekend by giving back to the community. Chef Mark Estee and the Make a Real Difference (MRD) Foundation host Costumes & Cocktails, Friday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m. at Liberty Food & Wine Exchange. Enjoy bites, beverages and a costume contest. Proceeds benefit MRD.

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 775.848.2224.

For more information about the local non-profit, visit: makearealdifference.org.