From sampling a variety of beers to exploring arts to improve mental health, these events offer a variety of ways to get involved in the coming week.

Oct 15: jam out to tunes in a song circle

The acoustic jam session for all instruments and skill level lasts from 6-9 p.m. at the Lewisville Grand Theater. Free. Public parking is available along Main and Church streets or at Lewisville City Hall. The event is sponsored by the Visual Art League of Lewisville. 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville. 972-219-8446.

Oct 15-17: expand your personal library

Book Sale Flower Mound promotes the sale of gently used books, CDs and DVDs to help support the Flower Mound Public Library. Early bird tickets are $5 for admission from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 15. The event is free to the public from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 16 and 1-4 p.m. Oct. 17. Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane, Flower Mound. 972-874-6200.

Oct. 16: pay tribute to fallen officers

The TXFallenPD Tribute Event has a full day of activities planned at The Shops at Highland Village. A 5K run/walk starts at 8 a.m. Vendor booths and live music start at 11 a.m. There will also be a kids zone, a citizen honor bike ride, a first responder honor bike ride, a kid ride with an officer and a police obstacle course. Headline band Incognito performs at 4 p.m. The event will raise money for the Texas Police Chiefs Association Fallen Officer Fund in honor of Highland Village Police Department Sgt. Dennis Oliver, who died in October 2020. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Free (admission), $40 (registration for 5K run/walk and citizen honor bike ride). 1701 Shoal Creek, Highland Village.

Oct 16: sample 200 different kinds of beer

Head out with lawn chairs to the Best Little Brewfest in Texas and enjoy live music on two stages while sipping on beers from more than 70 different breweries. Gates open for VIP ticket holders at 1:30 p.m. General admission is at 3 p.m. Food trucks and other vendors will also be available. $10-$70. Adult ticket includes souvenir tasting cup, ticket for 12 samples, access to 25 retail vendors and more. Old Town Lewisville, 151 W. Church St., Lewisville. Tickets are required for anyone age 12 and older.

Oct 16: cheer for local police and firefighters

Watch police officers and firefighters across North Texas participate in the annual Battle of the Badges Softball Tournament. Mid-day ceremonies begin at 11:30 a.m at the Lewisville Railroad Park. Family activities such as bounce houses, craft fairs and more are available. Free. Lewisville Railroad Park, 1301 S. Railroad St., Lewisville.

Oct 16: kick off fall with family

Spend a Saturday afternoon decorating pumpkins, drinking hot chocolate and enjoying a bounce house at the Family Fall Fest from 3-7 p.m. at Parker Square. Free. Family portraits are included. The event hosted by Parker Square Businesses also includes a hot chocolate bar, snacks, drinks and trick-or-treat candy. Parker Square, 440 Parker Square, Flower Mound. 459-451-5117.

Oct 17: explore art for mental well-being

A four-week Expressive Arts Activities for Well-being workshop will be held from noon-1:15 p.m. every Sunday starting Oct. 17. $65 (per child ages 8-16). The workshop includes materials and refreshments. Kindred Creatives Art and Literary Press, 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway, Ste. 2130, Lewisville.

Oct 19: get a head start on retirement plans

Learn how to handle financial plans such as a 401(k), pension and employer-sponsored retirement at this workshop at 7 p.m. Registration is required, and attendance is limited. Free. Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane, Flower Mound. 972-874-6165.