8 a.m. — Jag Jog 5K and 1-Mile Walk at Ginnings Elementary School, 2525 Yellowstone Place. Students and parents from all Denton elementary schools are invited. Registration for the 1-mile run is $15. Registration is $25 for the 5K, or $20 with Denton ISD identification cards. Proceeds go toward new playground equipment. Call 940-369-2700.
8 a.m. — Lake Cities Spirit of Christmas Fun Run at the Hickory Creek Public Works/Animal Shelter building, 970 Main St. Events will include a 10K, a 5K and the Elf 2K. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. Visit www.lcspiritofchristmas.org.
8:30 a.m. — Pantry Dash, a 5-kilometer run and 1-mile walk benefiting local food banks, at South Lakes Park, 556 Hobson Lane. Sponsored by Trinity United Methodist Church. Cost is $20 per person, $15 for children 12 and younger; or $65 per family. To register, visit www.tumc-denton.org or call 940-566-2291.
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Denton Community Market end-of-season celebration at Mulberry Street and Carroll Boulevard, in the parking lot by the Bayless-Selby House Museum. Includes live music by the Boxcar Bandits, Hares on the Mountain and AM Ramblers, plus a bounce house for kids. Visit www.dentonmarket.org.
9 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Book fair benefiting Calhoun Middle School at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2201 S. I-35E at Golden Triangle Mall. A percentage of every sale made with a voucher or a mention of book fair will be contributed to Calhoun. Activities include Halloween Story Time at 11 a.m., book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. with Jason Henderson, author of the Alex Van Helsing series, costume contest at 5 p.m., and Spooky Story Time at 7 p.m. Call 940-383-9737 or e-mail email@example.com.
10 to 11 a.m. — Preschool Play and Read at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Fourth annual Chocolate Festival at Krum First United Methodist Church, 1001 E. McCart St. A $20 ticket gets 12 samples of chocolate. Gluten-free and sugar-free items will be available. Visit www.thekrumchurch.com or call 940-482-3482.
11 a.m. — “Mad Scientist Laboratory” at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Kids ages 8-12 can experiment with oozing slime, bubbling potions and other creations. Free, but supplies are limited; call 940-349-8718 to register.
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Empty Bowls Soup Luncheon at Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen at St.Andrew Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Oak St. Tickets are $15. For advance tickets, call 940-387-1984.
3 to 5 p.m. — “Lineage Society Applications” class at the Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn what is expected to apply to a lineage society, and how to obtain the proper documentation for membership. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register.
3 to 5 p.m. — “Open Mic Afternoon” for teens in grades 6-12 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Teens can perform for peers in a coffeehouse atmosphere including hot drinks and pastries. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.
7 p.m. — Denton African American Scholarship Foundation benefit concert featuring Regina Belle and Arlington Jones, in Winspear Hall at UNT’s Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Tickets cost $50 and $75. For reservations, visit www.thempac.com or call 940-369-7802.
7 p.m. — Night hike for ages 5 and older at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. Flashlights are not needed. The fee is $2, in addition to LLELA’s regular admission fee of $5 per person. Registration is required; call 972-219-3930 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Call 972-219-3930 for directions, or visit www.ias.unt.edu/llela.
8 p.m. — Sango of Africa, a presentation of African cultures through acting, drumming and dancing, at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Show features Osun State Arts and Culture performing group, Sango of Africa and Osun House of Music and Culture. Tickets cost $20 per person, $10 for students. Call 940-382-7014. 8 p.m. — UNT Student Chamber Music Concert Series in the Recital Hall and Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at southeast corner of Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Visit www.music.unt.edu.
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