MOVIES IN THE PARK — 7:15 p.m. at The Colony Five Star Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks Dr. in The Colony. Enjoy games, giveaways, popcorn and The Jungle Book on a large outdoor inflatable screen. Blankets, chairs and refreshments are welcome. Free. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, call 972-625-1106.
MUSIC MAN JR — 2 p.m. at The Actors Conservatory Theatre, 359 Lake Park Road, No. 118, in Lewisville. The show runs through Oct. 16. Tickets range from $9 to $14. For more information, visit getintotheact.org/the-music-man-jr.
STAR WARP — 7 to 7:40 p.m. at Castle Hills Village Shops, 2520 King Arthur Boulevard. This fast-paced marionette variety show by Geppetto’s Theater features a special tribute to the Star Wars film. For more information, visit castlehillsvillageshops.com.
SOUTHLAKE OKTOBERFEST — 5 to 11 p.m. at Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main St. The city’s annual fall festival features a wiener dog race, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, food and beverages. The event runs through Oct. 9. For more information, visit oktoberfestsouthlake.com.
THE ELEPHANT MAN — 8 p.m. at The Firehouse Theatre, 2535 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch. Jason Leyva stars as John Merrick in L.I.P. Service Theatre’s production. The show also runs at 8 p.m. on Oct. 8 and Oct. 13-15. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit jasonleyva.com.
ARMENIAFEST — 5 to 10 p.m. at St. Sarkis Armenian Church, 1805 Random Road in Carrollton. The church will hold its 21st annual cultural celebration featuring folk songs, modern and traditional dancing, fashion shows, church tours, a pilaf-eating contest and Armenian-themed food, arts and crafts. The event also runs from noon to 10 p.m. on Oct. 8 and noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 9. For more information, visit armeniafest.com.
STOMPIN’ STIGMA — 8 a.m. at Forestwood Middle School, 2810 Morriss Road in Flower Mound. Winning the Fight will hold its 5K and one mile Fun Run/Walk to combat the stigma and judgement often associated with addiction. Lewisville ISD will also be sponsoring a shoe drive during the event, and participants are encouraged to bring a gently-used pair of shoes, which will be donated to Christian Community Action. For more information, visit wtf-winningthefight.org.
RELAY FOR LIFE — 9 a.m. to noon at TopGolf, 3760 Blair Oaks Dr. in The Colony. The event benefits the American Cancer Society in Denton County. Registration includes three-Hours of TopGolf Play, breakfast buffet and players goodie bag. There will also be a silent auction. For more information, email email@example.com or call 817-570-0620. Register at bit.ly/2d7pJ7x.
MOVIE ON THE SQUARE — 7:30 p.m. at Downtown Carrollton Square, 1106 S. Broadway St. in Carrollton. Come watch Hotel Transylvania 2. Free. For more information, visit historicdowntowncarrollton.com.
APPLAUSE FOR PAWS — 7 p.m. at the MCL Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. The Zaara Belly Dance Fusion show features live music by Badrawn, wine and refreshments. Representatives from Animal Allies will show cats for those who are interested in adoption. Proceeds will benefit Animal Allies of Texas. For more information, visit zaarabellydance.com/applause-for-paws.
LLELA CAMPFIRE — 7 to 9 p.m. at LLELA Nature Preserve, 201 E. Jones St. in Lewisville. Pull up a chair and watch the sunset as you enjoy traditional campfire fun: stories, songs and s’mores. Registration is required online at bit.ly/CoLRegistration with code 800006. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 972-219-3550 weekdays or 972-219-7980 on weekends.
PREMIER GUN SHOW — 9 a.m. at Premier Event Center, 1165 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville. The gun show will also be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 817-732-1194 or visit lewisvillegunshow.com.
FAMILY PUMPKIN FUN WALK — 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Memorial Park Recreation Center, 1950 S. Valley Parkway in Lewisville. The morning consists of walking the trail and activities including pumpkin decorating. Each family must provide at least one pumpkin to decorate. The event will supply all decorations for your pumpkin. Cost is $10 per family (up to 6 in household). Sign up by Oct. 3. For more information, visit cityoflewisville.com.
FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Fire Station, 188 N. Valley Parkway in Lewisville. The Lewisville Fire Department will hold informative fire demonstrations and programs and host a safe house maze for kids, Simulated Vehicle Rescue, Fire Boat (Dive/Rescue Operations), Fire Safety Clowns and the Lewisville Police Department. There will be free hot dogs, drinks and popcorn. For more information, call 972-219-3595.
STAR WARS READS DAY — 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St. Join the annual celebration of Star Wars and reading with fun come-and-go activities and wear your Star Wars costumes. For all ages. For more information, visit library.cityoflewisville.com.
COBRA BREWING TOURS — 5 to 10 p.m. at Cobra Brewing Co., 146 Whatley Ave. in Lewisville. Cobra Brewing is pet friendly. The brewery also has corn hole, ladder golf, cards, darts, ping-pong, pool, arcade games and life-size Jenga. For more info, visit cobrabrewingco.com.
WINE TASTINGS — 6 to 10 p.m. at LaRue Vineyard, 1491 N. Kealy Ave., No. 55, in Lewisville. The family owned business holds free tours on Fridays and Saturdays. Saturday night, an artist teaches acrylic painting. The $25 cost includes wine, canvas and paints. For more info, visit laruevineyards.com.
WITHERSPOON DISTILLERY TOURS — 11 a.m. and 1, 3 and 5 p.m. at Witherspoon Distillery, 225 S. Charles St. in Lewisville. Public tours of the distillery are held Fridays at 4 p.m. and on Saturdays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5.p.m. (excluding major holidays). Make reservations by calling 214-814-0545 or at witherspoondistillery.com.
GATEWAY GHOST TOURS — 8 p.m. starting at Tierney’s Café, 208 E. Main St. in Lewisville. Tickets are $20 for adults when purchased in advance or $25 at the door, and $10 for children 6 to 10 years of age. Purchase tickets by visiting gatewayghosttours.com or calling 972-922-4675.
FLOWER MOUND PUMPKIN PATCH — 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch, 5100 Cross Timbers Road. The pumpkin patch offers activities including face-painting, hayrides, bounce houses and hay mazes through Oct. 31. Free admission. Parking is $5 to $10. For more information, call 817-430-4536 or visit flowermoundpumpkinpatch.com.
THE DARK PATH HAUNT — 8 p.m. to midnight at Goatman’s Bridge, 2695 Old Alton Road in Denton. The haunted trail at the site of the legendary Alton bridge is open various dates through Oct. 29. Tickets start at $20 per person. For more information, visit thedarkpathhaunt.com.
THE ART AND CHARACTERS OF FRONTIER TEXAS — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.at MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. The exhibit includes paintings, sculptures and artifacts from Frontier Texas as the main art exhibit during the Western Days festival in historic Old Town Lewisville. It runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesdays through Saturdays until Oct. 22. For more information, visit LewisvilleWesternDays.com or call 972-219-3401.
DON’T FENCE ME IN — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MCL Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. The exhibit showcases Visual Art League members’ interpretations of Texas’ independent spirit and ethnic and social diversity. Free. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays and during performances until Oct. 29. For more info, visit visualartleague.org or call 972-219-8446.
DREW KENNEDY — 6:30 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Kennedy takes the stage in the Black Box Songwriter Series. Tickets start at $10. For more information, visit MCLGrand.com or call 972-219-8446.
FLOMO FOOD TRUCK FEST — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Parker Square in Flower Mound. The second annual festival, organized by Congregation Kol Ami, will feature more than 25 food trucks, 60 vendors and live music. The event, which coincides with the town’s First Responder Appreciation Day, will honor Flower Mound police officers and firefighters. Mayor Tom Hayden will speak at 2 p.m. Admission is $5. All proceeds benefiting Congregation Kol Ami and The Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation. For more information, visit flomofoodtruckfest.com.
FAMILY CRAFT NIGHT — 7 to 8 p.m. at the Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St. Bring the family for make-and-take crafts. All supplies are provided. Each moth features a different craft. For more information, visit library.cityoflewisville.com.
BATMAN: RETURN OF THE CAPED CRUSADERS — 7:30 p.m. at Studio Movie Grill, 1600 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville. Fathom Events, Warner Bros. and DC Comics the film in select cinemas nationwide for a one-night event including a special introduction and the premiere of documentary, Those Dastardly Desperados. Tickets are $13 at bit.ly/2dwijeC.
CASH BINGO — 1 to 2 p.m. at the Flower Mound Senior Center, 2701 W. Windsor Drive. Play Bingo for cash prizes with Seniors in Motion members. For more information, call 972-874-6110.
SING-A- LONG — 3 to 4 p.m. at the Flower Mound Senior Center. Bring your voices and instruments and join Seniors In Motion each week for a sing-a-long. For more information, visit flower-mound.com.
OPEN MIC NIGHT — 8 p.m. at Elke’s Beer Haus, 165 W. Main St. in Lewisville. Warren Dunlevy Jr. and Chris Babler of RAW Acoustic host open mic night every Wednesday. A PA and drum kit are provided. For more information, call 972-221-7484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LITERARY CRAFT-ATTACK — 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St. Celebrate Teen Read Week with literary crafting. Destroy discarded books and transform them into works of art. The free event is open to teens. No registration required. For more information, visit library.cityoflewisville.com.
ROCKTOBER — 7 to 8 p.m. at Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church St. in Lewisville. Listen to Def Leggend, a Def Leppard tribute band. A food truck will be on site. Free. For more information, visit cityoflewisville.com.
NOVEL HACK — 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St. Join fellow writers every Thursday in October for tips on writing fiction. No registration required. For more information, visit library.cityoflewisville.com.
BARN DANCE — 6:30 p.m. at Nash Farm, 626 Ball St. in Grapevine. The event includes a live band with caller. Admission is $20 per person, which includes a fried chicken box supper. Bid for dessert during the pie auction. For more information, visit bit.ly/2dPerCv.
LE BALLET DE DRACULA — 7:30 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Guest artist, Steven Loch, of Pacific Northwest Ballet, dances the part of Marius in a battle to save his betrothed Aurelia from the clutches of the evil Count Dracula and his minion brides. For more information, visit lakecitiesballet.org.
MID-CITIES GREEK FOODFEST — 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 303 Cullum Drive in Euless. The event lets guests sample cuisine including Santorini lamb chops, gyros, a baklava sundae, saganaki, spinach pie, Ouzo slushies and Greek wine. It also features live music and folk dancing, as well as cooking demos and a children’s center with games, crafts, face painting and a photo booth. The event runs through Oct. 16. For more information, visit midcitiesgreekfest.info.
BLOOMIN’ BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL AND CHILI COOK-OFF — 4:30 to 10 p.m. at Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. Bluegrass groups including Del McCoury Band, Rhonda Vincent, the Gibson Brothers and David Grisman will perform the two-day outdoor festival, which also includes a chili cook-off, kids activities and concessions. Bring acoustic instruments to jam throughout the park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, or rent a chair on site for $2 per day. Free. For more information, visit bloominbluegrass.com.
THUMBELINA — 7:30 p.m. at Oh Look Theatre, 1631 W. Northwest Highway in Grapevine. The show is based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale. Tickets are $15. It also runs at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, and 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 16. For more information, visit ohlookperform.com.
ARCHAEOLOGY DAY — 9 a.m. to noon at Gibson-Grant Cabin, 4801 Quail Run in Flower Mound. Dig up history with the Denton County Office of History and Culture. Archaeology experts will investigate several locations around the cabin, offering information and demonstrations along the way. Free. For more information, call 940-349-2850.
BELL HELICOPTER FORT WORTH ALLIANCE AIR SHOW — 9 a.m. at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, 2221 Alliance Blvd. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron and the U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Tactical Demonstration Team will perform Oct. 15-16. Other activities include interactive exhibits and simulators, an inflatable slide and other aviation-themed inflatables. Performers, veterans and authors will sign autographs in the Legends and Heroes area at the Discovery Zone. Proceeds benefit Carry the Load. For more information, visit allianceairshow.com.
BATTLE OF THE BADGE — 8:30 a.m. at Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park, 1301 S. Railroad St. in Lewisville. First responders will raise funds for children in crisis during the softball tournament, benefiting Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County. It will also include a bounce house, clowns, crafts, face painting and a silent auction. Spectators can purchase tickets to the Battle of the Badge at the gate for $5 each. Hot Refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, visit lcpaaa.org.
FALLEN HEROES BIKE RACE AND 5K — 8 a.m. at The Shops at Highland Village, 1401 Shoal Creek. There will also be a Kids Zone with face painting, bounce houses, bicycle safety demonstrations and wellness activities throughout the day. Race entry is $25. For more information, visit TXFallenPD.com.
BUTTERFLY FLUTTERBY — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens, 411 Ball St. Celebrate the migration of the monarch butterfly from Canada to Mexico by way of Grapevine at the 19th annual event. The free event begins with a Butterfly Costume Parade. Prizes will be awarded for best costume in different age groups. Other activities include butterfly crafts and exhibits, the Migration Station, interactive games, a scavenger hunt and face painting. Refreshments are available for purchase. Free. For more information, visit bit.ly/2dytu5c.
FALL FESTIVAL CASTLE HILLS — 4 p.m. at The Village Shops at Castle Hills, 2560 King Arthur Blvd. in The Colony. This year’s event will feature a six-pony carousel, a longhorn photo-op, face painters, carnival games, hay rides, a petting zoo, arts & crafts by Kiddie Academy, a pumpkin patch station, and a DJ. There will be free candy apples for the first 100 people and food for purchase. Pumpkins will be on sale. The Kiwanis Haunted House will open at 4 p.m. and will be $5. The sixth annual Progressive Beer Tasting will begin at 5 p.m. at participating merchants identifiable by a neon orange flyer in the window. For more information, visit castlehillsvillageshops.com/events.
FAMILY FRIGHT NITE — 4 p.m. at Stewart Creek Park, Sparks Road in The Colony. The 10th annual family campout includes a haunted trail, tent trick or treating, costume and scream contests, scary movie, hayride, campfire, s’mores and great food. This event has limited enrollment and fills quickly. For more information, call 972-625-1106 or visit visitthecolonytx.com.
RUSSIAN FALL — 7:30 p.m. at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Road in Flower Mound. The Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Esteban Rojas, presents music by Béla Bartók, J.S. Bach, Alexander Borodin and Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov. Free. For more information, visit fmco.org.
FALL FESTIVAL — 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Garden Ridge Elementary, 2220 S. Garden Ridge Blvd. in Flower Mound. The event also includes Trunk or Treat at 6 p.m. This will be free and open to the public. We will have games, face painting, slide and Trunk or Treat. There will also be food for purchase. For more information, call 469-713-5956 or visit gardenridge.lisd.net.
FALL FESTIVAL IN ARGYLE — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at New Hope Assisted Equine Therapy, 6151 FM 1830 in Argyle. The event includes horse and pony rides, paint a pony, a petting zoo, hayrides, a cakewalk and silent auction, and a pumpkin patch. For more information, call 817-729-5315 or visit newhopeequine.com.
ROANOKE FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Roanoke Fire Department, 201 Fairway Drive. Celebrate Fire Prevention Week at the fire station. Watch firefighters use “Jaws of Life” to cut apart a car and set fire to two, home-like rooms. See the inside of a helicopter ambulance as it lands and takes off, as well as hundreds of fire prevention posters submitted by children from Roanoke and Wayne Cox Elementary schools. There will also be a clown and puppet show, flu shots for Roanoke residents and free hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream. For more information, call 817-491-2301 or visit roanoketexas.com/calendar.aspx?eid=2419.
OAKFEST COPPELL — 5 to 9 p.m. at Wagon Wheel Park, 345 Freeport Parkway in Coppell. The event includes live music by the Limelight Band and Professor Brainius, as well as lighted train rides, bounce houses, zip lines, face painting and food. For more information, visit bit.ly/2dWcLMl, call 972-462-5100 or email email@example.com.
HIGHLAND SHORES HAUNTED TRAIL — 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the Highland Shores Community Center, 1 Community Center Blvd. in Lewisville. Wear costumes and “trick or treat” the trail. Bring a sack to collect candy. The trail becomes haunted for children older than 12 years at 8 p.m. Tours are approximately 15 minutes long. For more information, call 972-317-5139 or visit highlandshores.net.
FALL CONCERT — 7:30 p.m. at Trietsch UMC, 6101 Morriss Road in Flower Mound. The Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra will perform its free fall concert. For more information, visit fmco.org.
PARANORMAL PORCH PANEL — 6 to 8 p.m. at the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum, 1509 N. Perry Road in Carrollton. Meet a panel of real life paranormal investigators and see modern paranormal equipment. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/museum.
CRAFT FAIR — 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Flower Mound Senior Center, 2701 W. Windsor Drive. The The annual Seniors In Motion event provides the opportunity to shop handmade jewelry, pottery, clothing and home décor. There will also be door prizes, a kids craft area and concessions. For more information, visit flower-mound.com.
FAMILY REWIND — 7 p.m. at Studio Movie Grill, 1600 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville. The theater will also show E.T. The Extra Terrestrial on the big screen on Oct. 23. For more information, visit bit.ly/2dIyaay.
RETURED SCHOOL PERSONNEL MEETING — 9:30 a.m. at the William T. Bolin Administrative Center, 1565 W. Main St. in Lewisville. Texas Retired Teacher Association Legislative Coordinator Bill Barnes will talk about what is happening in Austin and Washington and advise the group on how to make our voice heard regarding issues of importance to retired school personnel including healthcare. Light refreshments will be served and all attendees are eligible to participate in door prize drawings. For more information, call 972-436-7907.
LEWISVILLE LAKE SYMPHONY — 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morriss Road. Dzmitry Ulasiuk will open the International Chamber Series with Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet Suite” and select works by Chopin. Free. For more information, visit lewisvillesymphony.org.
ART PARTY — 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane. The event features an art show by students in LISD West Zone schools, performing groups and other arts-related happenings. Refreshments will be served. Free. The Friends of the Library Book Sale Preview will be held concurrently in the Library Program Room, with a $5 admission charge. For more information, visit fmlibrary.net.
FANG-TACULAR MOVIE FEST — 6 to 9 p.m. at Heritage Park, 600 Spinx Road in Flower Mound. Participants will enjoy an outdoor showing of Goosebumps. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. Food trucks will be on hand with great food available for purchase. Food trucks with be on hand for the event. Free. For more information, call 972-847-6276 or visit flower-mound.com/specialevents.
EARTH, WIND, & FIRE ENERGY SUMMIT — 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. at Addison Conference Centre, 15650 Addison Road. The summit, hosted by Dallas Sierra Club, includes expert discussions on solar, wind, nuclear, coal and natural gas energy with 15 speakers. It also runs on Oct. 23. Tickets are $75. Register at earthwindfiresummit.org. For more info, call 214-557-2271.
BASSET HOUND SHUFFLE AND GAMES — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Leon Hogg Amphitheater at the Villages of Bear Creek, 1951 Bear Creek Parkway in Euless. Enter your basset hound in the photo contest and win a Doggy Spa Day. This year’s activities include costume and howling contests, face painting, lunch and a kissing booth. For more information, visit bassetrescuedfw.org.
GLOW WARS — 7 p.m. at Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle in Fort Worth. The event features a black-light battle with Liquid Glow, Water Balloons, Glow Soakers and Glow Balls. It also includes a DJ, vendors, food, drinks and an after-party. For more information, visit glowwars.com.
THE COLONY HALF MARATHON — 8 a.m. at Stewart Creek Park, 3700 Sparks Road in The Colony. The race follows the picturesque Shoreline Trail on Lewisville Lake. For registration and more information, visit thecolonyhalf.com.
NEBRASKA FURNITURE MART 5K HALLOWEEN RUN/WALK — 8:30 a.m. at Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas, 5600 Nebraska Furniture Mart Dr. in The Colony. Participants will receive a t-shirt, bib and finisher medal. There will be awards for the top three runners overall for men’s and women’s and an award for the top three costumes. Proceeds benefit The Samaritan Inn. Register at runsignup.com/nfm5ktexas.
PUG-O-WEEN — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main St. The 20th annual event, benefiting DFW Pug Rescue, features hundreds of pugs in Halloween costumes, as well as a pug race, silent auction, bake sale, food and pet-friendly vendors. For more information, visit dfwpugs.com.
DOCTOR WHO DAY — noon to 4 p.m. at British Emporium, 140 N. Main St. in Grapevine. The event includes photo ops, costume contests, video screenings, Whovian merchandise and TARDIS, hosted by fan group USS Joshua. Buttermilk Junction will provide live music. For more information, visit bit.ly/2dQFjqX.
DIVE FOR PUMPKINS — 1 to 3 p.m. at the Flower Mound Community Activity Center Indoor Pool, 1200 Gerault Road. Children, ages 3-12, can dive for pumpkins and decorate them. For more information, visit flower-mound.com.