Spooktacular Chase, presented by the estate of Charyn Darby, Oct. 22, 7 a.m. The event is Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia’s signature fundraising event, formerly known as “Race to See, Spooktacular Chase,” and features a timed 5K (Peachtree Road Race qualifier) and a 1K walk at Cobb Park, which is across from Campbell High School, 2776 Sanford Road, Smyrna. Held the same weekend as the Fall Jonquil Festival in the heart of Smyrna, the event will also include a Spooktacular Supper and Silent Auction the night before the race. Participants can register at active.com. (770) 432-7280. www.vrsga.org.
Dark Forest: Tales and Poems From the Brothers Grimm
Kennesaw State University will have Dark Forest: Tales and Poems From the Brothers Grimm by John Gentile, directed by Gentile and Henry Scott, Oct. 22-23, 8 p.m. Dark Forest celebrates the bicentennial of the fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm by returning the stories to their original power and magic. Tickets start at $12. Howard Logan Stillwell Theater, Wilson Building, 1000 Chastain Road, Building 31, Kennesaw. www.kennesaw.edu/arts. (770) 423-6650. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halloween Trunk or Treat
St. James’ Episcopal Church will have Halloween Trunk or Treat in the Parish Hall parking lot following the Wednesday Night Supper on Oct. 26. Participants can come in costume and trick or treat from car to car, play Halloween games and win prizes for best decorated vehicle. 161 Church St., Marietta.(770) 428-5841. www.stjamesmarietta.com.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Earl Smith Strand Theatre will have a screening of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Oct. 30, 3 p.m. Live organ pops variety show and sing-along will be at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $7 adults and $6 children, students and seniors. 117 North Park Square, Marietta. (770) 293-0080. www.EarlSmithStrand.org.
Life Church Smyrna Assembly of God will have its Fall Festival, featuring free games, inflatables, food, face painting and costume contests, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m. Participants can enter their name in a drawing for a new bicycle or a gift basket. 4100 King Springs Road SE, Smyrna. (770) 435-5478 or info@SmyrnaAssembly.com. www.MyLifeChurchSmyrna.com.
Harry Potter vs. Twilight Costume Ball
St. James’ Episcopal Church will have a Harry Potter vs. Twilight Costume Ball Nov. 12, 5 p.m. Participants can come dressed as their favorite character from the books and enter the world of Hogwarts and the town of Forks on the second floor of St. James’. There will be music, food, trivia and prizes. Cost $5 youth, $10 adults and children ages 9 and under are free. 161 Church St., Marietta. (770) 428-5841. www.stjamesmarietta.com.