7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday — LakeCities Ballet Theatre presents Le Ballet de Dracula at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Tickets cost $15. Visit www.lakecitiesballet.org or call 972-317-7812.
8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday — Immaculate Conception Catholic Chuch’s Fall Festival at the church, 2255 N. Bonnie Brae St. Admission is free. Visit www.iccdenton.org .
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday — “Pumpkin Patch Mania” at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., for kids ages 5 to 11. Kids will create Halloween crafts before heading to a local pumpkin patch for a hay ride, bounce house, petting zoo and more. The fee is $20 per child. Register by Thursday by visiting www.dentonparks.com or by calling 940-349-7275.
4 p.m. Wednesday — “Animal Explorers: Bats!” at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Bat books, crafts and activities for ages 6-8. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .
12:15 to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 — “Haunted Denton,” a virtual tour of Denton’s reportedly haunted places by librarian Laura Douglas, in the Commissioners Courtroom at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Free. Visit http://dentoncounty.com/chos .
6:15 p.m. Oct. 18 — “A Night of Mystery on Hospitality Hill,” a progressive dinner with stories by Tejas Storytelling Association members, benefiting the United Way of Denton County. Participants will meet at the Courtyard Marriott, 2800 Colorado Blvd., proceed to the Hilton Garden Hill and finish at the Best Western Premier. Cost is $60 per person or $100 per couple. For tickets, call 940-566-5851, ext. 102. Visit www.unitedwaydenton.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 — Halloween Harvest at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Event includes carnival games, black-light games, a bounce house, a costume contest and a storytelling hayride. The carnival is free; rock climbing costs $1, and low-priced concessions will be available. Register at the door by 7 p.m. for the costume contest. Call 940-349-8285.
8 a.m. Oct. 20 — Jack-O-Lantern Jog, a 5K race and one-mile fun walk, at North Lakes Park, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Check-in starts at 7 a.m. Register early for $15 by 4 p.m. Oct. 18. Registration at the event will be $20. Entry fee includes a T-shirt, snacks and drinks. Visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-8287.
6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26 — Denton Green Mile presents a free community costume bike ride for all ages. Gather in costume on the Square at 110 W. Hickory St. for a one-mile ride. Pedestrians and wheelchair users are welcome to join. Free. An after-party with music will take place at the Love Shack, 115 E. Hickory St. Visit www.dentongreenmile.info or www.facebook.com/DentonGreenMile .
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 27 — Selwyn Pumpkin Fest at Selwyn College Preparatory School, 3333 W. University Drive. Festival includes a car show, music, a health fair, a costume contest, children’s activities, craft booths, food vendors and more. A 5K run starts at 7 a.m., followed by the Pumpkin Chase Fun Run at 8 a.m. Admission is free. Tickets for activities and concessions cost 50 cents each. Call 940-382-6771, or visit www.facebook.com/SelwynPumpkinFest .
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 27 — Denton’s Day of the Dead festival all along Industrial Street in downtown. Enjoy booths, children’s games, a costume parade, live music, and the all-ages Halloween musical Cirque du Horror at Dan’s Silverleaf 103 Industrial St. Admission to festival is free; coffin races and musical include fees. Visit http://on.fb.me/SVutP2 .
7 p.m. Oct. 27 — Trunk or Treat at Krum City Park, at FM1173 and Sixth Street.