1. The REC to host swashbuckling event
The REC in Grapevine will have a mermaid lagoon, waterslides and pirate-themed escape rooms available for its ShipwRECked event. Light refreshments will be provided. Guests can register for the event here.
Admission is $5 for nonresidents, free for Grapevine residents. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine. 817-410-3450. GoGrapevine.com
2. Southlake welcomes Oktoberfest
The 16th anniversary of Oktoberfest will allow festival-goers to purchase a wide range of food, beverages and booth items. There will also be handcrafted arts and crafts booths, live entertainment and a children's area.
Admission is free. 5-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Southlake Town Square, 1560 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake. Free parking and shuttle service will be available at White's Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S. White CHapel Blvd., Southlake. 817-481-8200. https://www.southlakechamber.com/oktoberfest-home
3. Calloway's Nursery to host fall festival
Southlake's Calloway's Nursery will have a family-friendly event with pumpkin decorating, pansy planting, an interactive science demo, costumed characters and more.
Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 291 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake. 817-416-0736. www.calloways.com
4. October signals time for Sunset Concert Series
Locals can head to the Grapevine Botanical Gardens during the first three weekends in October to enjoy an evening of music. Guests will hear a performance from @HotPickin57s, an Austin-based four-piece acoustic group playing original bluegrass, rockabilly and Western swing, on Oct. 7.
Free. 7-9 p.m. 411 Ball St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185. GoGrapevine.com
5. Grapevine Public Library hosts 'Doctor Who' event
Local Whovians can attend a lecture from Jeffrey Herndon, a local professor of political science and an area expert on "Doctor Who" at the Grapevine Library. A live "Doctor Who"-themed performance by Texas Radio Theatre will also be held. Refreshments will be provided by The British Emporium.
Free. 2 p.m. 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine. 817-410-3400.