7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday - Spooky Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Kids ages 1-5 can wear costumes for not-too-scary tales and a trick-or-treating parade. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday - "Day of the Jack-o'-Lanterns" for grades K-3 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Read jack-o'-lantern books, do crafts and activities, and decorate a mini pumpkin. Registration is required; call 940-349-8752.
6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday - "Night of the Living Zombie" for ages 11-18 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Learn how to use makeup to become a zombie; create edible graves, play ghastly games and try zombie-themed food. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .
5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday - TWU's "Boo at the U" Fall Festival at the Student Union, at Bell Avenue and Administration Drive. Event includes treats, train rides, carnival games, concessions, a haunted house and "trunk-or-treating." Free and open to the community; suggested donation of one canned good per person for the TWU Food Pantry. Call 940-898-3641.
7 p.m. Friday and Saturday - Denton Haunts and Ghost Tour, a one-hour walking tour, meets at the east steps of the Courthouse on the Square at 7 p.m., departing at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Not recommended for children younger than 10. Visit http://dentonhaunts.wordpress.com .
7 p.m. Friday - Halloween Movie in the Park featuring Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Activities start at 7 p.m., screening at 8 p.m. Free. Cheap concessions will be available. Bring blankets and lawn chairs.
10 a.m. to noon Saturday - Halloween Carnival for all ages at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Carnival, face painting, hot dogs, costume contest and more. Get your picture taken in the haunted house - first photo is free, get more for $2 each. Costume judging starts at noon. Free. Visit www.dentonparks.com .
6 to 9 p.m. Saturday - Haunted House at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Admission is $3. Visit www.dentonparks.com .
7 p.m. Saturday - Trunk or Treat at Trinity United Methodist Church, 633 Hobson Lane. Call 940-566-2291.
4 to 6 p.m. Saturday - Venture Community Church Fall Festival in the Grand Traditions parking lot, 2816 Church St. in Corinth. Free. Call Luke Norsworthy at 940-536-3915 or e-mail email@example.com .
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday - Denton's Day of the Dead, a street carnival for the whole family, on Industrial Street in downtown Denton. With performances of Cirque du Horror, an All Hallow's Eve vaudeville fantasia in music, dance and theater, at 6 and 9 p.m. Free. Come in costume. Visit www.cirqueduhorror.com .
4 p.m. Sunday- Cirque du Horror, an All Hallow's Eve vaudeville fantasia in music, dance and theater, at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and seniors. For tickets, visit www.danssilverleaf.com .
4 p.m. Sunday - Halloween party at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1111 Cordell St. Benefits Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Costumes encouraged. Visit www.dentonuuf.org or call 940-566-1286.
4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31 - Trunk or Treat tailgate party on Main Street in Lake Dallas, sponsored by the Lake Dallas City Hall. Call 940-497-2226 ext. 132 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 - "Share the Harvest" Festival at First United Methodist Church of Denton, 201 S. Locust St. Event includes dinner, kids' carnival games and trunk-or-treating. Cost of admission is a canned good for the Denton Community Food Center. Visit www.fumc-denton.com .
Through Oct. 31 - TWU's Blagg-Huey Library has "TWU's X-Files Go Public: Hauntingly Spooky Tales" and "Celebrating Dia de los Muertos" on display through Oct. 31 on the first floor of the library. Visit www.twu.edu/library/general-info.asp .
IN THE REGION
5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 - Spooktacular Trails Extravaganza at Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park, 1301 S. Railroad St. Event includes trick-or-treating, haunted house, carnival games, hay ride, dance performances and costume contests. Admission is $1, free for ages 2 and younger. Call 972-219-3561 or visit www.cityoflewisville.com .