10 a.m. to noon — Trout derby at Ray Roberts Lake State Park’s Johnson Branch Unit, on FM3002, 7 miles east of I-35. Children of all ages are welcome to participate at the Kid Fish Pond. Prizes will be awarded for a variety of categories. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-637-2636.
4 p.m. — New Year’s Eve at Jack’s Tavern, 508 S. Elm St. Balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight at newly expanded bar. No cover.
6 to 8 p.m. — New Year’s Eve stargazing at Ray Roberts Lake State Park’s Johnson Branch Unit, on FM3002, 7 miles east of I-35. Participants are welcome to bring a flashlight (with a red lens only), binoculars or a telescope. Blankets and lawn chairs are recommended for comfortable viewing. This program is weather dependent. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-637-2636.
7 p.m. — New Year’s Eve Jesus Jam with performances by singer-songwriters, a chili cookoff and dancing, at Zera Coffee Co. $2. Visit www.zeracoffeecompany.com.
7 p.m. — Live jazz with pianist Sergio Pamies and bassist Jeffry Eckels at Steve’s Wine Bar, 219 E. Hickory St. Early set from 7 to 8 p.m.; second set at 9 p.m. Call 940-312-1034 or visit www.steveswinebar.com.
8 p.m. — 7Feathers’ New Year’s Eve with live music and a poker contest at BackYard on Bell, 410 N. Bell Ave. With Levi Cobb & the Big Smoke, Strong Work and Miranda Kennedy. Visit www.7feathersdenton.com.
8 p.m. — NYE 2016 Party at Rockin’ Rodeo, 1009 Ave. C. Includes party favors, balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. $12-$15; table reservations available. Call 940-565-6611 or visit www.rockinrodeodenton.com.
8 p.m. — “Lil’ D NYE,” a New Year’s Eve fundraising bash hosted by the Greater Denton Arts Council and United Way of Denton County, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Vintage Vegas-style evening with casino tables and dancing to music by a big band. $80 per person, $150 per couple. For “high roller” experience, $125 per single, $230 per couple. Visit http://lildnye.com.
8 p.m. — Midway Brew Year’s Eve Party at Midway Craft House, 1115 W. Hickory St. With music by Jared & the Jewelers, MNKR, Samus Davis Jr. and Flydecay. Call 940-382-8700 or visit www.midwaycrafthouse.com.
9 p.m. — New Beers Eve at the Bearded Monk, 122 E. McKinney St. With music by Kind Beats and Mojo. Call 940-999-7238 or visit www.beardedmonk.com.
9 p.m. to 2 a.m. — Ten Hands Live: New Year’s Eve in Denton at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Music, champagne toast and black-eyed peas. $20. Visit www.danssilverleaf.com.
9 p.m. — New Year’s Eve at Andy’s Bar and Paschall Bar, 122 N. Locust St. Masquerade ball upstairs at Paschall, free admission; downstairs is the Andy’s Bar reopening with Starparty, Wax Logic and D-Mar, $5 admission.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 6 to 7 p.m. at Rock Hill Cowboy Church, 3000 Rock Hill Road in Aubrey. Call 940-391-5805.
Grupo 18 de Marzo Alcoholicos Anonimos meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 100 W. Oak St. Call 940-231-9759.
Co-Dependents Anonymous meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2121 E. University Drive. Call 940-391-3380.
Compulsive Eaters Anonymous meets at 8:30 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 633 E. Hobson Lane. Call 940-387-9526.
Denton County Gamblers Anonymous chapter meets from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 336 of First United Methodist Church of Denton, 201 S. Locust St. Call 940-484-0087.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Oak St.
Shalom Today group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 9 a.m., noon (men’s meeting), 1:30 p.m. (women’s meeting), 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 3730 E. McKinney St., Suite 107. Call 940-383-8252.
Show Me group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at 1622 W. University Drive, Suite 104. Call 940-566-9989.
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.
10 a.m. — First Day Hike at Ray Roberts Lake State Park’s Johnson Branch Unit, on FM3002, 7 miles east of I-35. Enjoy a hike on the 1.1-mile DORBA trail. Sturdy shoes are recommended. Meet at the Picnic Pavilion in the Dogwood Parking Lot. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-637-2636.
1 p.m. — First Day Paddle at Ray Roberts Lake State Park’s Johnson Branch Unit, on FM3002, 7 miles east of I-35. Kayak enthusiasts can join an interpretive kayak paddle session around parts of the lake. Bring your own kayak, or borrow one from the state park; to reserve a kayak, call 940-637-2636. This program is weather dependent. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-637-2636.
7 to 7:45 p.m. — UNT Jazz Singers perform a dress rehearsal of their JEN Conference set, in Kenton Hall at the UNT Music Building. Free.
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