Greenland Hills UMC Global Village Market (Photo by Vonda Klimaszewski)

Stop by Greenland Hills United Methodist Church this weekend for its annual Global Village Market which raises money for nonprofits worldwide. For more than a decade, this market has raised nearly $300,000. There are goods, crafts and donation-based gifts that benefit local and international organizations. The market is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Lakehill Preparatory School’s 19th-annual Trek for Tech will be this Saturday. There will be a 1-mile Fun Run and registered 5k. The races will begin at Lakehill’s campus and wind through Lakewood. Funds raised will benefit the school’s technology needs. The race costs $30 in advance or $35 the day of the race. Register here.

Celebrate the opening of the Mockingbird Pedestrian Bridge with a community event Saturday morning. Former councilwoman and bridge advocate Angela Hunt and Dallas’ “bike czar” Jared White will be there along with food and games. The event will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Glencoe Park and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mockingbird Station, and is free.

Chef Valerie Jacobs of Let’s Get Cooking will host classes where local chefs-to-be learn new techniques and try their creations. The November menu includes cauliflower and leek pan-fried dumplings, roasted sweet potatoes and Brussel sprouts with cranberries, and cheesy broccoli casserole with crispy onion frizzles. Classes will be held at the Test Pavilion at the Arboretum’s new installment, A Tasteful Place on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. Classes are $65.

Bass Jared Schwartz and pianist Mary Dibbern will perform launch concert  for “Franz Liszt: Songs for Bass Voice and Piano,” which were recorded last April in St. Matthew’s Cathedral. There will also be songs by Gabriel Fauré and Ange Flégier. The concert will be Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Great Hall at St. Matthew’s Cathedral and is free.

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub will host the Use Your Words Comedy Show benefitting Lee Elementary. All proceeds will go towards a new science lab at the school. The show is Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. and costs $15.

Bethany Christian Church will be hosting its annual cast-iron cookout from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy traditional cast-iron cooking on the church lawn at 6282 Oram street.

Stand-up comedian, television host, actor and radio personality Rickey Smiley will be signing copies of his book “Stand By Your Truth: And Then Run For Your Life” at Half-Price Books on Monday at 6 p.m. Books will be available at the signing, and numbered passes will be available that morning at 9 a.m.

Neighbors should take their non-perishable food at the Lakewood Library Food Drive all November long. Items will be given to the North Texas Food Bank.