A job fair and Halloween events: A guide of things to do in October and November

This family-friendly event features a trail through woods that contain some monsters and  spooky sounds.

This family-friendly event features a trail through woods that contain some monsters and spooky sounds.

Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of October and November.

Quick takes

Oct. 19—Nash Farm Barn Dance

Oct. 20—Butterfly Flutterby

Oct. 21—Firebird family concertwww.apexartsleague.com

OCT. 20 - Haunted Halloween trail arrives in Colleyville

This family-friendly event features a trail through woods that contain some monsters and  spooky sounds. 6 p.m. $3. Colleyville Nature Center, 100 Mill Wood Drive, Colleyville.

Oct. 26-27 - Grapevine’s creepiest carnival comes to town

Attendees participate in carnival games and explore a haunted trail at The Grapeyard. 6-11 p.m. $2 (residents), $5 (nonresidents). Oak Grove Park, 1299 Oak Grove Loop North, Grapevine.

Oct. 27 - Share spooky stories at Bewitched by the Barn

Nash Farm shares popcorn, cider and spooky stories. Guests are encouraged to bring flashlights, chairs and blankets. 7-9 p.m. Free. Nash Farm, 626 Ball St., Grapevine.

Oct. 28 - Monsters show up at city of Southlake event

The annual Monster Mash event will feature a costume parade and trick-or-treating. 2-5 p.m. Free. The Marq, 285 Shady Oaks Drive, Southlake.

Oct. 31 - Help wanted at North Texas Regional Job Fair

Hosted by the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, various employers  will be at the job fair accepting applications. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main St., Grapevine.

Nov. 3 - Candlelight Tour of Homes to give glimpse of history

This Grapevine event showcases historic homes. The tours are self-guided with docents to answer any questions. 4-7 p.m. $15. Ted R. Ware Plaza, 206 W. Hudgins St., Grapevine.

Nov. 11 - ‘Hansel and Gretel’ opera to entertain audiences

The Fort Worth Opera presents a new opera of the classic fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel.” 2 p.m.  $15 (APEX Arts League members and seniors), $20 (general admission.) The Marq, 285 Shady Oaks Drive, Southlake.

By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the McKinney edition.


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