PASSPORT TO ITALY: Kevin Guest House's 11th annual Affaire of the Heart brings a little taste of Italy to Buffalo at 7 p.m. Friday in Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Town of Lancaster. Proceeds benefit Kevin Guest House, the nation's first hospital hospitality house. Contact Wayne or Barbara, 882-1818, for reservations and information.
ANNIVERSARY BANQUET: The Western New York Division of the Polish American Congress will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a banquet at 6 p.m. Friday in Creekside Banquet Facility, 2669 Union Road, Cheektowaga. The program will honor various organizations with citations for their work on behalf of Polonia. Dinner tickets are $30 per person. For information and reservations, call Krystyna Pienkowski at 839-4480.
CHALLENGER COMMUNITY CELEBRATION: The Challenger newspaper presents "A Community Celebration" from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in 1490 Enterprises, 1490 Jefferson Ave. Tickets are $25; $50 for patrons. Call 897-0442 for tickets or information.
TACULAR: Trick-or-treating, cartoon characters and animals from the Buffalo Zoo and SPCA will entertain kids Saturday and Sunday at the International Agri Center on the Erie County Fairgrounds. Part of the admission ($10 adult, $8 kids 8 and under) will benefit Hillside Children's Center.
COSTUME CONTEST: The Broadway Market Tenants Association and M&T Bank host a Halloween costume contest Saturday at 999 Broadway. Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m.; judging at 11; face-painting with Yo-Yo the Clown and trick-or-treat from noon to 2 p.m. For information, call 893-0705.