Through today — “Pastors in the Patch” at Trinity United Methodist Church, 633 Hobson Lane. Pastors will stay in the church’s pumpkin patch around the clock to collect food and money for area food pantries. Copper Canyon Bluegrass Band will perform at 6 p.m. Call 940-566-2291.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2205 Men’s Auxiliary golf tournament at the TWU Golf Course. Four-player team, best-ball scramble. Cost is $55 per person, limit of 72 players. Final team pairings and team auctioning was Friday at VFW Post 2205, 909 Sunset St. Call Bill at 940-566-6444, Ron at 940-381-0849 or VFW Post 2205 at 940-387-2205.
7:30 a.m. to noon — Tails and Trails 10K and 5K races, 1-mile pet walk and festival benefiting the Denton Animal Shelter Foundation Inc., at the North Texas State Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. Run/walk registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Festival includes music, Doggie Spa and pet photos, games, children’s activities, pet-owner Halloween costume contest, parade of shelter dogs, low-cost pet vaccinations and microchipping, vendors and more. Parking and admission are free. Visit www.tailstrails.com.
8 a.m. — 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. Registration at the event will be $20. Entry fee includes a T-shirt, snacks and drinks. Call 940-349-8287.
8 a.m. to noon — TWU open house for prospective students and guests. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in Hubbard Hall, on Administration Drive between Oakland Street and Bell Avenue. Visit www.twu.edu and click on “Open House,” e-mail email@example.com or call 940-898-3014 or 1-866-809-6130.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Car show and craft show presented by ARC Youth Ministry at Full Gospel Family Worship Center, 209 Mockingbird Lane. Car show is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.arcdenton.com.
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 9:30 p.m. — St. David’s Day at the Abbey Inn, 101 W. Hickory St. Traditional foods from Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland, with dinner music by the Boxcar Bandits. Tickets are $12 for lunch and $20 for dinner. Tickets are available at St. David of Wales, 623 Ector St., and online at www.ticketriver.com/event/4804-st--david. Visit www.stdavidsdenton.org.
1 to 5 p.m. — “Corral Carnival” at Riding Unlimited therapeutic horseback riding center, 9168 T.N. Skiles Road in Ponder. Event features food, entertainment, games, a raffle, a silent auction and other activities. Call 940-479-2016 or visit www.ridingunlimited.org.
2 to 3 p.m. — “Treblemakers,” an afternoon of singing, listening and moving for ages 6-8, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Led by instructor Kim Forguson. Free. Call 940-349-8752.
2 to 5 p.m. — Denton Community Youth Fashions for the Cure at the Denton Woman’s Club Building, 610 Oakland St. The event will feature speakers and special guest Renzo. Tickets cost $15 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Denton County African American Cancer Support Group and Fashions for the Cure. Call 940-442-4263.
3 to 10:30 p.m. — Wakepoolooza wakeboarding demonstration and competition on Fry Street. Free.
3 p.m. and 7 p.m. — Illusionist and comedian Garry Carson performs shows to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Texas in the UNT Main Auditorium, 1401 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $10. Visit www.bgcmagicshow.com or www.bgcnct.org, or call 940-239-9309.
6 to 8 p.m. — “Spooky Critter Hike” at the Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM3002, 7 miles east of I-35. Participants in the family-friendly hike will learn about animals of the night. Meet at the amphitheater and bring a flashlight and bug repellent. Costumes are encouraged. Free with regular park admission of $7 for ages 12 and older. Call 940-637-2636.
7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for children and students. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.