1. OCTOBERFEST AT LAKE: There will be bounce houses, hayrides, live polka music, food and drinks at the Octoberfest at Merritt Lake. At dusk there will be a lantern launch to honor soldiers who lost their lives in service to the country.

WHEN: 5-9 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Merritt Lake, Fort Leavenworth

COST: Free admission

INFO: 913-684-1674


2. FALL FESTIVAL: There will be games for children, raffles and a silent auction at the annual Sacred Heart-St. Casimir Parish Fall Festival. A turkey and ham dinner will be served.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Sacred Heart-St. Casimir Parish, 1405 Second Ave.

COST: $10 for adults, $5 for children

INFO: 913-772-1787


3. AWARENESS WALK: The Pi Omicron Lambda chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity is hosting a scholarship fundraiser 10K walk to benefit seniors in Leavenworth County high schools.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Play Bounce & Jump parking lot, 1918 Spruce St.

COST: Free admission

INFO: 913-727-3800


4. FALL ORIENTEER MEET: The event will include orienteer maps, passports, awards and post-race refreshments.

WHEN: 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: Gruber Gym, 200 Reynolds Ave., Fort Leavenworth

COST: $15 per person or $35 per family

INFO: 913-565-4557


5. SIP AND PAINT: Autumn trees will be the theme for the Sip and Paint event. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite wine or other adult beverage.

WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Bisque-It, 504 Delaware St.

COST: $40 per person

INFO: 913-250-6459