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

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.