Five things to do Oct. 29-30 in Keller, Roanoke and Fort Worth

The annual Run for Retrievers 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will take place at Roanoke Town Hall Oct. 30. (Courtesy Dallas/Fort Worth Labrador Retriever Rescue Club)
The annual Run for Retrievers 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will take place at Roanoke Town Hall Oct. 30. (Courtesy Dallas/Fort Worth Labrador Retriever Rescue Club)

The annual Run for Retrievers 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will take place at Roanoke Town Hall Oct. 30. (Courtesy Dallas/Fort Worth Labrador Retriever Rescue Club)

October 29

Take the kids to a Halloween party

School-age children and their families are invited to wear their favorite costume, and enjoy Halloween-themed activities and crafts at the Fort Worth Public Library’s Golden Triangle branch. 4-5 p.m. Free. 4264 Golden Triangle Blvd., Fort Worth. 817-392-7210. www.fortworthtexas.gov/departments/library/events/halloween-party-gdt

October 30

Run a mile for the dogs


The annual Run for Retrievers 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will take place at Roanoke Town Hall. Proceeds will benefit the Dallas/Fort Worth Labrador Retriever Rescue. Participants can also join virtually. 9 a.m. (1 mile race), 9:30 a.m. (5K race). $40. 500 S. Oak St. runsignup.com/2021runforretrievers.

Trick-or-treat from the comfort of your car

The Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce and Medical City Alliance are hosting their annual Spooktacular Halloween Drive Thru and Fall Festival. The event will be a socially distanced drive-thru, and attendees must stay in their vehicles. This year’s costume and backdrop theme is Disney. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 3101 N. Tarrant Parkway, Fort Worth. 817-431-2169. www.bit.ly/3ihvssHNovember

Donate blood for a good cause

A blood drive is being held at Keller United Methodist Church in memory of a local boy named Mikey, who was born with multiple severe heart defects and died during his 18th cardiac surgery in 2019 at just 4 1/2 years old. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 1025 Johnson Road, Keller. 817-431-1332. www.bit.ly/3zSgbnY

Learn how to carve a pumpkin

A professional pumpkin carver is coming to the Keller Public Library to teach an intermediate pumpkin carving class. Attendees must be 18 years old or older. 3 p.m. Free (registration is required). 640 Johnson Road, Keller. 817-743-4840. www.bit.ly/3m3i38F
By Bailey Lewis
Bailey Lewis covers the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, as well as Keller, Roanoke and northeast Fort Worth. In December 2020, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her Bachelor's degree in journalism. Previously, she worked and interned for various publications, such as Local Profile, the OU Daily, the Malheur Enterprise and News21. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her cat and watching documentaries.
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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