If you have a little time and something to read, you can join the Denton Public Library’s Summer Reading Club.
About 11 residents from Good Samaritan Lake Forest Village stopped by On the Border for dinner May 16. Life enrichment coordinator Codi Guthrie said a patron at the restaurant stopped by — she had a to-go bag — and handed the table a $100 bill. The gift covered most of the dinners, and a member of the party covered the tax and tip.
Bob Dylan turned 75 on Tuesday. That means it’s time for Tex Zimmerman — the Dylan-esque alter ego of Denton jazz trumpet player Mike Steinel — to dedicate Memorial Day weekend to the longstanding American folk and rock legend. This year marks the eighth annual Dylanfest.
When it comes to watching movies, very little is worse than being disappointed by one. I’m talking about those movies that leave you eager with anticipation, counting down the days and reserving your tickets in advance, only to discover that everything you imagined in your head didn’t quite make it on screen.
Summer is coming. Your workload isn’t easing, and boredom looms for the school-age set. Fortunately, the Denton Parks and Recreation Department, local nonprofits and organizers have programs, workshops and camps for children and teens that start as early as this month and stretch on through the dog days of summer.
Denton’s final free Movie in the Park for the spring rolls at 8 p.m. Friday in Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Big Hero 6 finds a bereaved kid brother, Hiro, who honors his older brother’s memory by continuing his work on an inflatable robot named Baymax. Hiro and his great big robot buddy bond, and then team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech superheroes. Rated PG, 102 minutes. Friday’s event starts with free arts and crafts, and a marshmallow roast. The movie starts at 9 p.m. Families should bring blankets or chairs to watch the movie on a outdoor giant screen.
In March, the lukewarm reception of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice proved that well-rendered visuals don’t necessarily save formulaic blockbusters. Thankfully this week’s Captain America: Civil War promises to enthrall moviegoers with big-budget filmmaking on a more cerebral level.