October 19 - 20
Attend the Pumpkin Patch fall festival

The Nature Discovery Center will host its Pumpkin Patch festival at Russ Pitman Park. The event will feature food trucks, horse rides, pumpkin picking and other family-friendly activities. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 7112 Newcastle St., Bellaire. 713-667-6550.

October 24
Take your children on a pumpkin hunt

Bellaire’s Parks and Recreation Department will host the Great Pumpkin Hunt, where children 10 and under can participate in games, candy, prizes and pumpkin hunting. Face painting, live music and popsicles will also be at the event. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. 7008 Fifth St., Bellaire. 713-662-8280. www.bellairetx.gov

October 26
Party at the Museum

The Houston Museum of Natural Science will host Spirits & Skeletons, a Halloween party featuring live music, food trucks, a DJ, costumes and drinks. The event is for adults 21 and older. 8 p.m.-midnight. $30 (members), $40 (seniors), $60 (nonmembers). 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston. 713-639-4629. www.hmns.org

October 26
Attend a ‘trunk or treat’ at Willow Waterhole

The Willow Waterhole Conservancy and the Brays Oaks Management District will host a family-friendly Halloween event featuring an inflated haunted house, costume contests, candy and prizes. 6-8:30 p.m. Free. 5300 Dryad Drive, Houston. www.willowwaterhole.org

October 26
Get in costume for a Halloween run

A 5K and children’s run to benefit West University’s Parks and Recreation Department will be held in time for the Halloween season. Runners are encouraged to wear costumes. 6:45-9:30 a.m. $35 (5K run), $30 (children’s run). 3800 University Blvd., West University Place. 713-668-4441. www.westutx.gov

October 31
Catch a zombie movie screening for Halloween

The Miller Outdoor Theatre will present a screening of the restored and remastered version of George A. Romero’s 1968 horror classic “Night of the Living Dead” on Halloween night. 7:30 p.m. Free. 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston. 832-487-7102. www.milleroutdoortheatre.com

November 1
Feast with the beasts

The Houston Zoo will host its 14th annual Feast with the Beasts event, where attendees can eat food from over 40 participating restaurants while animals in the zoo are also being fed. Live music from The Suffers will also be at the event. 7- 11 p.m. $109 (members), $119 (nonmembers). 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston. 713-533-6500. www.houstonzoo.org