Thursday, July 4 Calendar

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7:30 a.m. — Liberty Run 5K run and 1-mile fun walk at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. Race-day registration costs $20. Visit

9 a.m. — Yankee Doodle Parade in downtown Denton. Lineup is 8 a.m. on South Locust Street between Walnut and Sycamore streets. Judging starts at 8:30 a.m. To enter a float, call 940-349-8579. Visit

9 a.m. to noon — Family Fun Jubilee at Quakertown Park and the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Free event includes live entertainment, a flag ceremony, a horseshoe tournament, children’s art show, inflatable activities, games and contests. Visit

9 a.m. — Pilot Point’s Fourth of July parade, from Pilot Point Intermediate School, 501 E. Carroll St., to the square, where awards will be presented. Presented by the Friends of the Square and the Pilot Point Main Street Program. To volunteer, e-mail

9 a.m. — Sanger’s Fourth of July Parade, starting at the city’s downtown park, going down Bolivar Street and back up Elm Street. Area residents are invited to wear red, white and blue. Call 940-458-2059.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Robson Ranch Independence Day celebration, including a parade and fly-over at 9 a.m., a patriotic sing-along at 10 a.m. at the clubhouse, and tours and other activities in the community’s model village from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free event also includes music and games. Free. Robson Ranch’s office is located at 9501 Ed Robson Blvd. Visit or call 940-246-2000.

9 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Lake Cities Fourth of July Celebration at City Park, 101 E. Hundley Drive in Lake Dallas. Event includes a parade at 9 a.m., flag service at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial, and the Lake Cities Idol Challenge from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Event includes live music, a carnival midway, a patriotic costume contest, an apple pie bake-off, food trucks and vendors. Headliner Eleven Hundred Springs performs at 7 p.m., and a fireworks display will follow. Free. Visit or call 940-497-2226, ext. 132.

12:30 p.m. — Twilight Tunes presents Sol Tax on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Free. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Visit

5:30 p.m. — Freedom Fest at Rancho de la Rocha, 2459 W. Blackjack Road in Aubrey. Cost is $7 per person, free for children younger than 3. Event includes pedal boats and canoes, rides, children’s activities, live music and concessions. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Visit or call 940-365-7625.

6 p.m. — Denton Noon Kiwanis Club fireworks show at UNT’s Apogee Stadium, off Bonnie Brae Street south of I-35E. Live music starts at 6 p.m., and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Free parking at Fouts Field, across I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Parking at Apogee Stadium costs $5. Proceeds and donations go toward the Denton Kiwanis Club Children’s Clinic. Visit



Argyle Al-Anon meets from 6 to 7 p.m. at Cross Timbers Community Church, 1119 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle.

Back to Basics Al-Anon meets at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Ponder, 101 State Highway 156. Call 310-291-8243 or 940-368-3605.

Grief support group for adults meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the conference room at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2255 N. Bonnie Brae St. E-mail

Shalom Today group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 311 S. Locust St. Call 940-383-8252.

Show Me group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 9 a.m., noon, 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at 1622 W. University Drive, Suite 104. Call 940-566-9989.

Straight Up group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Ponder, 101 FM156. Group meets at 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month. Call 254-485-1413.

Unity group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 6 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Denton, 1100 Malone St. Call 940-239-9238.

Unity group of Al-Anon, for families of alcoholics, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Denton, 1100 Malone St. Call 940-239-9238.

Unity Alateen and Alapreteen, for youths ages 13-19 and 8-12 who have alcoholics in their families, meet from 6 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Denton, 1100 Malone St. Call 940-239-9238.

Whole New Deal Narcotics Anonymous group meets at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Oak St. Call 940-898-0747.

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