The Salisbury House and Gardens will host its first Ghoulish Gala benefiting the Salisbury House Foundation on Oct. 19. The Ghoulish Gala is a "macabre-inspired Halloween event" that includes cocktail hour, dinner and a hosted bar. Advance ticket purchase by Oct. 4 is required; tickets can be purchased at www.salisburyhouse.org. Proceeds from the formal event will go toward community access to art, culture and heritage education for community members and student groups.