Support the Pre-Lee Association with Tossing for Tots, a corn hole tournament taking place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet neighbors, enjoy food and drinks and try your luck at tossing some bags. The tournament will include prizes for the best team names and activities for children. Proceeds will benefit Pre-Lee and the Lee Elementary science labs. Registration is $100 per team, and spectators get in for $25. To participate, email Jami Kalmbach at

The Hollywood Santa Monica Neighborhood Association is having their Haunted Halloween Spooktacular and Chili Cookoff this Saturday in Lindsley Park from 3 to 6 p.m. This family-friendly event will include a cake walk, human and pet costume contests, live music and an adopt-a-pet station.

Photo courtesy of Walton’s Garden Center

There are two things everyone loves in the fall: Puppies and pumpkins. Neighbors are in luck, because those two favorites will be combined at Walton’s Garden Center this Saturday, when the garden will be teaming up with the SPCA for a pet adoption station from 12 to 4 p.m.

Registration for Woodrow Wilson Dance’s “Nutcracker” adaptation, “Short and Suite,” has already begun. The performance is open to all interested students in the Woodrow Wilson feeder pattern, and requires no dance experience. Learn more and register here.

C. C. Young will host a writing workshop with C.J. Critt this Thursday from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Critt will guide participants through the creation of their own Edgar Allen Poe ghost story. The event is free but space is limited. RSVP by calling 214-841-2831.

St. Matthew’s Cathedral will be hosting an evening of food, drinks, a silent auction and music from the world’s great operas performed by the Cathedral Choral Artists and friends, with special guest Damon Clark. The proceeds benefit the free public art programs of St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts. The event is Friday night at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $50.

The Dallas Arboretum will be hosting its new Pumpkin Carver Weekend this Saturday and Sunday from 10 4 p.m. Master pumpkin carver Gene Granata will be carving pumpkins for all ages with live demonstrations.

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