Where/When: 185 Sams St., Decatur, Saturday, October 29, 10 a.m.
Why go: Bring either a $5 donation or a bag of canned foods to have your kids’ photos taken and entered into the online costume contest. You’ll also get a free 4X5 portrait per donation. But, the real fun will be the party going on, including unlimited fun on inflatable toys, a dance party, raffle prized, treats for little ones, age-appropriate activities and a costume parade.
Pricing: $10 in advance/$12 at the door
Where/When: , 2076 N. Decatur Rd., Decatur, Saturday, October 29, 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Why go: At 1 p.m., hear Myles Beskind read from and sign copies of his new book, “Welcome to the Cancer Club: Surviving One Laugh at a Time.” Then, at 2:30 p.m., Ann Hite will sign copies of her new book, “Ghost on Black Mountain.”
Where/When: Behind Mojo’s Pizza, 657 East Lake Dr., Decatur, Sunday, October 30, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Why go: Do you love dogs? Then get over to Oakhurst to get in on a doggie costume contest, a “Mutt Strutt,” Microchipping and more at Dogtoberfest. Hot dogs will be provided by Universal Joint and the main event will take place behind Mojo’s Pizza and across from Taj Ma-Hound. There will be all kinds of other fun, too, including: raffles, a doggie ice cream eating contest, our “Best Trick” competition and the “Owner Dog Look Alike” contest. Sponsors include Taj Ma-Hound, Village Vets, Petmeisters Pet Sitting, Animal Action Rescue, Alecia Lauren Photography, Mojo’s Pizza & Universal Joint.
Pricing: Free/costs may vary with purchases at event.
Where/When: , 175 Laredo Dr., Decatur, Saturday, October 29, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Why go: MudFire kicks off Tom Spleth’s solo show with a celebration Saturday evening. Spleth’s works are large and are created with a process that involves multiple iterations of molds and plaster models and painting the interior of the final mold prior to casting the object.
Where/When: , 415 Church St., Suites A-B, Decatur, Saturday, October 29, 7 p.m.
Why go: “Defending the Divine Harmonium” is a Halloween special show of performance art, teased to be for “the brave among us.”