Fall is here so get those fall decorations out of the closet and displayed in your home. What? Last year’s pumpkins and such are, well shall we say…so last year. Then get to the 30th Annual Painted Pumpkins Sale Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Venue at Home Town Center located at 6021 Walker Blvd., Suite 121, North Richland Hills.This amazing event not only provides some of the most beautiful hand-painted pumpkins in our area, but because they are always a sellout, these pumpkins provide much needed dollars for the Circle Of Friends organization. The Circle Of Friends helps make a difference in the lives of children diagnosed with cancer and related illnesses. For example, just one of the Circle of Friend’s projects paves the way for children with cancer to attend Camp Sanguinity. The camp provides these children the ability to act and play as if cancer was no longer a part of their lives while receiving the necessary medical treatment to fight this horrible disease. There is also an amazing Teen Survivors Retreat where teen patients interact with other patients during and after treatment. Admission to the painted pumpkin sale is free, but bring a few bucks because you will not want to leave without one of these incredible pieces of art! For more information on the pumpkin sale and Circle of Friends, check out the website, www.cofmidcities.org. A truly beautiful organization for even more beautiful kids!Kristin Kaufman speech open to allThe Greater Southlake Women’s Society (GSWS), has a fascinating guest speaker at its October meeting, held tonight , from 7-10 p.m. at Trophy Club Country Club, 500 Trophy Club Dr. This month’s speaker is Kristin Kaufman, author of Is This Seat Taken? Random Encounters That Change Your Life. Over her twenty-five year corporate career, Kaufman, held executive positions at Hewlett-Packard, Vignette Corporation and United Health Group. Those years of leadership helped shape her into the amazing force she is today. Look for an evening of laughter, energy and incredible information. The best part is that the GSWS would like for you to come even if you aren’t a member. Hey, they just want to get to know you. Social columnist Larre Green welcomes your information and input on interesting stories and events. Contact him at Larre@societywriter.com.