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THURSDAY

 

9:30 a.m. — Crafters’ Corner at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Work on projects and learn new techniques. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

10 a.m. — UNT Department of Dance and Theatre presents Cinderella in the Studio Theatre in the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Show is sold out. Call 940-565-2428 or visit www.dancetheatre.unt.edu .

10 a.m. and 11 a.m. — Firefighter Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. For ages 1-5. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

11 a.m. to noon — “Sex Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery,” UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service’s Fall Forum, in partnership with New Friends New Life. In the Silver Eagle Suite at the University Union, one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets. Free. A free picnic lunch follows. Visit www.pacs.unt.edu  or call 940-369-7439.

3:30 to 4:15 p.m. — Firefighter Afternoon Adventure Club at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. For ages 6-8. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

6 p.m. — Parent resource night presented by Denton ISD’s special education department, at the district’s Professional Development Center, 1212 Bolivar St. Informational overview of how families can plan ahead for the care and well-being of children with disabilities. Reception starts at 5:30 p.m. Call 940-369-4091.

7 p.m. — Program on fall gardening at Sanger Public Library, 501 Bolivar St. Denton County Master Gardeners Iris Cromartie and Carol Rowley will discuss topics including the Earth-Kind landscaping method. Call 940-458-3257 or e-mail library@sangertexas.org .

7 to 8 p.m. — Conversation Club, for those wishing to practice their English language skills with others, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. No registration required. Call 940-349-8752.

7:30 p.m. — UNT Symphonic Band presenting music by Don Gillis in honor of his centennial, with Dennis W. Fisher conducting, in Winspear Hall at Murchison Performing Arts Center, 1200 North Texas Blvd. A pre-concert lecture starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for senior citizens, non-UNT students, children and UNT faculty/staff/retirees; and free for UNT students. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.com .

 

FRIDAY

 

10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. — UNT Department of Dance and Theatre presents Cinderella in the Studio Theatre in the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Shows are sold out. Call 940-565-2428 or visit www.dancetheatre.unt.edu .

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Fall festival at Nelson Elementary School, 3909 Teasley Lane. Event includes carnival-style games, bounce houses, face painting, a cakewalk, vendors and more. Tickets are 25 cents each and can be used for food, games and activities. Proceeds benefit the Nelson PTA. Call 940-369-1400.

6:30 p.m. — Free outdoor concert at Full Gospel Family Worship Center, 209 Mockingbird Lane. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Gates open at 6 p.m. Call 940-382-1822.

7 to 7:50 p.m. — Guyer High School presents A Year With Frog and Toad, a musical based on Arnold Lobel’s children’s books, at the school’s auditorium, 7501 Teasley Lane. Tickets cost $5 for all ages and can be purchased at the door or at the Guyer front office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Call 940-369-1156 or e-mail ecrotwell@dentonisd.org .

7:30 p.m. — Fight Boy Theatre presents Sketchy People, an original sketch comedy show, at PointBank Black Box Performing Arts Center, 318 E. Hickory St. Tickets cost $10 at the door. For mature audiences. Visit http://fightboytheatre.webs.com .

 

SATURDAY

 

7:30 a.m. — Susan G. Komen North Texas Denton Race for the Cure at South Lakes Park, 556 Hobson Lane, featuring a one-mile family fun run/walk, a competitive 5K, a casual 5K run/walk and a kids’ 50-yard dash. Walk-up registration is from 6 to 7:30 a.m. General parking is at Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E; participants with parking passes can park at Trinity United Methodist Church, 633 Hobson Lane. Visit http://komennorthtexas.org .

10 to 10:45 a.m. — Firefighter Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Best for ages 1 to 5. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

10 to 11 a.m. — Preschool Play and Read at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

10 to 11 a.m. — “Composting 101” class taught by Master Gardener Karen Jackson at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. — UNT Department of Dance and Theatre presents Cinderella in the Studio Theatre in the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Shows are sold out. Call 940-565-2428 or visit www.dancetheatre.unt.edu .

2 to 8 p.m. — GreenFest on the Greenbelt, at the Ray Roberts Lake Greenbelt access point off FM455 below the dam. Events include archery, climbing, kayaking, biking, geocaching, carriage rides, pony rides, a fishing competition, food vendors and more. Admission costs $5 in advance or $7 at the gate; park entrance fee is waived. Proceeds go toward park improvements and the nonprofit Greenbelt Alliance. Visit www.greenfestonthegreenbelt.com .

4 p.m. — Workshop with jazz guitarist Clint Strong, followed by a concert with Strong and bassist Drew Phelps, at Eric Keyes’ home. Workshop is limited to 20 participants. The workshop costs $50, and the concert alone is $20. For more information, contact Melissa Kinney at melissa@wealthyrecords.com or 940-735-7388. Visit www.erickeyes.com .

6 to 10 p.m. — Wild Beast Feast at the North Texas State Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. Fundraiser for the Greater Denton Arts Council features tastes of exotic game and voting for the “Best of the Beast.” Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-12. Call 940-382-2787 or visit www.dentonarts.com .

7:30 p.m. — Fight Boy Theatre presents Sketchy People, an original sketch comedy show, at PointBank Black Box Performing Arts Center, 318 E. Hickory St. Tickets cost $10 at the door. For mature audiences. Visit http://fightboytheatre.webs.com .

 

SUNDAY

 

2 p.m. — UNT Department of Dance and Theatre presents Cinderella in the Studio Theatre in the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Show is sold out. Call 940-565-2428 or visit www.dancetheatre.unt.edu .

3:30 p.m. — UNT guest artist/faculty recital featuring Dorothea Seel on conical ring-key Boehm flute and Christoph Hammer on fortepiano in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

7:30 p.m. — Fight Boy Theatre presents Sketchy People, an original sketch comedy show, at PointBank Black Box Performing Arts Center, 318 E. Hickory St. Tickets cost $10 at the door. For mature audiences. Visit http://fightboytheatre.webs.com .

 

MONDAY

 

7 to 8:45 p.m. — Chess Night at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Players of all ages and skill levels welcome. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

 

TUESDAY

 

9:30 a.m. — Mother Goose Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories and activities for infants (birth to 18 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. — Toddler Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

4 p.m. — Afternoon Adventure Club, stories and a hands-on workshop for kids in kindergarten through third grade, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free.

6 to 8 p.m. — Denton County MHMR Center staff members serve ice cream to customers at Beth Marie’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream at Unicorn Lake, 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 148. The center will receive a percentage of orders served.

7 to 8 p.m. — Amazing YA Book Club, for adult fans of young adult books, meets at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. This month, discuss The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. Free. Call 940-349-8718 or e-mail stacey.irish-keffer@cityofdenton.com .

7 to 8 p.m. — Denton Spa Book Club at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Learn spa treatments and techniques while discussing chick lit. This month, discuss any book by Jennifer Weiner. Free. Call 940-349-8774 or e-mail wylaina.hildreth@cityofdenton.com .

7 to 8:45 p.m. — North Branch Writers’ Critique Group, for those interested in writing novels, short stories, poetry or journals, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

 

WEDNESDAY

 

9:30 to 10 a.m. — Toddler Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

11 to 11:30 a.m. — Story Time at Emily Fowler Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children age 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

7 to 8:30 p.m. — Exploring Philosophy at North Branch Library, 3020 Locust St. Join the ongoing discussions of time-honored philosophical issues with Dr. Eva H. Cadwallader, professor of philosophy. Free and open to the public. Call 940-349-8752.

 

MUSIC

 

The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Wed: Earl Bates’ “Celtic Sessions,” 7-9pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940-566-5483.

The Abbey Underground Each Fri, “’80s and ’90s Retro Dance Party.” Each Tues, “Boombox” with DJ Big J, 10pm. Each Wed, “BASSment.” 100 W. Walnut St.

Andy’s Bar Each Tues, DJ Questionmark, 10pm. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Art Six Coffee House Music, plays and gallery shows in a house converted into an arts space. No cover. No smoking inside. 424 Bryan St. 940-484-2786. www.facebook.com/artsixcoffeehouse .

Banter Thurs: It Is What It Is (hand drumming), 6-7pm. Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Sky, 8pm. Sat: Chris & Matt (jazz), 6pm; Uver, 8pm; Eden’s Moon, 10pm. Tues: Mister Joe & Friends, 8pm; Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton, 9pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm. Live local jazz at 8pm each Fri and 6pm each Sat. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638. www.dentonbanter.com .

Cafe Du Luxe Sat: Alex Blair, 8-10pm. Live music each Sat at 8pm. 3101 Unicorn Lake Blvd. 940-382-7070. www.cafeduluxe.com .

Cool Beans 1210 W. Hickory St. 940-382-7025.

Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: “Raw & Underground Part 3” with DJ Spinn Mo, Wreck-a-Mic, T Dot C Dot, Slim Polk, Mr. Emerson, Testa T, 625 Park Lane Ent., 10:45pm, $7. Fri: Seth Sherman, Ryan Thomas Becker & Last Joke, the Holler Time, 10pm, $7. Sat: Pinebox Serenade, Brent Best, Isaac Hoskins, 9pm, $7. Sun: Hares on the Mountain, 5pm, free. Mon: A Taste of Herb (tribute to Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass), 9pm, free. Tues: The Lord Huron, Night Moves, 10pm, $10-$13. Wed: Riggs/Slater/Hamilton Jazz Experience, 5pm, free; Zammuto, Lymbyc System, Bethan, 9pm, $12-$15. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

Denton Square Donuts Each Mon, “Monday Moanin’ Blues” with Mr. Beard, 7:30-9:30am. 208 W. Oak St. 940-220-9447. www.dentonsquaredonuts.com .

Fry Street Public House Each Tues, karaoke, 9pm, free. 125 Ave. A. 940-323-9800. www.publichousedenton.com .

Fry Street Tavern Fri: Christian Sly. 940-383-2337. www.thefrystreettavern.com .

The Garage Thurs: “Whiskey Jam” with Matt Dunn. Fri: Scott Neary. Sat: Droo D’Anna. Each Thurs, “Whiskey Jam” hosted by Matt Dunn, 10pm, free. 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. www.thedentongarage.com .

The Greenhouse Live jazz each Mon at 10pm, free. 600 N. Locust St. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouserestaurantdenton.com .

Hailey’s Club Fri: Pink Smoke, Maricopa County, Free to Kill Again, 9pm, $3. Sat: Various Artists, Matt Grigsby and His Merry Monsters, PurlSnapShirts, 9pm, free. Sun: Enormicon, Stray Nimbus, Hawk vs. Dove, 9pm, $3. Weekly dance nights at 10pm, free-$5: Thurs, ’80s music; Mon, DJ Questionmark; Tues, ’90s music. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940-323-1160. www.haileysclub.com .

J&J’s Pizza 118 W. Oak St. 940-382-7769. www.jandjpizzadenton.com .

The LABB 218 W. Oak St. 940-293-4240. www.thelabbdenton.com .

La Milpa Mexican Restaurant Each Fri, Mariachi Quetzal, 8pm. 820 S. I-35E, Suite 101. 940-382-8470.

Love Shack Thurs: Greg Reichel, 6pm. Fri: Bodie Powell & Kyle Redd, 6pm. Sat: Salt Creek, noon. Tues: Karaoke, 8pm. Wed: Open mic, 6pm. 115 E. Hickory St. 940-442-6834. www.loveburgershack.com .

Lowbrows Beer and Wine Garden 200 S. Washington St., Pilot Point. 940-686-3801. www.lowbrows.us .

Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor and Chainsaw Repair 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107. 940-566-9910.

Mad World Records 115 W. Hickory St. 940-591-3001.

Oak St. Drafthouse 308 E. Oak St. 940-395-1950. www.oakstdrafthouse.com .

Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Cody Canada and the Departed, Tyler and the Tribe, 8pm. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: “Discipline,” 10pm, free-$5. Fri: The Demigs, Calliope Musicals, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: “Free Pussy Riot! A Solidarity Punk Show” with Electric Vengeance, Snatch Punch, Kid Beer, Noise Tanks, the Kremlings, 9pm, $5-$7. Tues: Merchandise, the Young, Wiccans, 8pm, $8-$10. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Sweetwater Grill and Tavern Sun: Bubba Hernandez y Los Super Vatos. Tues: Judy Chamberlain & the Dave Zoller Trio. 115 S. Elm St. 940-484-2888. www.sweetwatergrillandtavern.com .

The Tomato Pizza 303 Bolivar St., Sanger. 940-458-9063. www.thetomatopizza.com.

Trail Dust Steak House Fri & Sat: Cypress Creek Band. 26501 E. U.S. 380 in Aubrey. 940-365-4440. www.trailduststeaks.net .

UNT on the Square Thurs: Fat Bottomed Brass tuba/euphonium quartet, 7pm; Sergio Pamies group, 8pm, free. Arts and meeting space; headquarters of the UNT Institute for the Advancement of the Arts. Free. 109 N. Elm St. 940-369-8257. http://untonthesquare.unt.edu .

VFW Post 2205 Free karaoke at 8pm each Thurs, Fri and Sat. 909 Sunset St.

 

IN THE REGION

 

8 a.m. Saturday — Mountain Springs Arts, Crafts and Bluegrass Festival, benefiting the Valley View and North Shore volunteer fire departments, at the Mountain Springs Community Center, 173 Mountain Springs Lane, off FM372, 12 miles southeast of Gainesville. Event includes arts and crafts booths, lunch, dinner and beverage sales, bake sale, quilt show and more. Admission to bluegrass concert, starting at noon, is $5 for ages 12 and older. For more information, call Colleen Clark Carri at 940-665-9204 or 817-999-9551. To register for an arts and crafts booth, call Shareen Howard at 940-612-1910 or Lisa Prier at 817-266-5511.

8 a.m. Saturday — Jerry Alexander Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by Chapter 920 of Vietnam Veterans of America of Denton. at Northern Challenge Golf Club, five miles west of Sherman on U.S. Highway 82. Registration fee is $400 per team. Call 940-387-9920 or visit www.vva920.org .

 

FUTURE BOOKINGS

 

7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 — Fight Boy Theatre presents Sketchy People, an original sketch comedy show, at Hailey’s Club, 122 W. Mulberry St. Tickets cost $10 at the door. For mature audiences. Visit http://fightboytheatre.webs.com .

8 p.m. Oct. 9 — “How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse,” a talk by Max Brooks, author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, in the Silver Eagle Suite at the UNT Union, one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets. A book signing follows. Part of UNT’s Fine Arts Series. Tickets are $20 for the general public; $10 for UNT faculty, staff and Alumni Association members; and free for UNT students. Call 940-565-3805 or visit http://untuniontickets.universitytickets.com .

Oct. 13 — Bonnie and Clyde Days in downtown Pilot Point. Festival includes a parade, soapbox races at 1 p.m., food and vendors, Hooverville encampments, music, re-enactments and more. E-mail jsander@cityofpilotpoint.org or call 940-686-6488. For more information about the soapbox races and entry forms, call Buster Chandler at 940-686-5770.

4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 15 — TWU Graduate and Professional School Fair in the TWU Student Union, at Bell Avenue and Administration Drive. Call 940-898-3188 or visit www.twu.edu  and click on “TWU Graduate & Professional Fair.”

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 — Denton County Office of History & Culture’s “Lunch ’n Learn” docent orientation session for volunteer museum greeters and guides, in the 1896 Room at the Courthouse on the Square. Laura Douglas will give a presentation titled “Haunted Denton.” Reservations due Oct. 16. Call 940-349-2850 or e-mail gretel.l’heureux@dentoncounty.com .

Oct. 20 — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2205 Men’s Auxiliary golf tournament at the TWU Golf Course. Four-player team, best-ball scramble. Cost is $55 per person, limit of 72 players. Final team pairings as required and team auctioning will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at VFW Post 2205, 909 Sunset St. Sponsors and donations are needed. Call Bill at 940-566-6444, Ron at 940-381-0849 or VFW Post 2205 at 940-387-2205.

 

LITERARY EVENTS

 

Emily Fowler Central Library 502 Oakland St. 9am-6pm Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat; 9am-9pm Tues & Thurs; 1-5pm Sun. 940-349-8712.

Story Time for kids ages 1-5 and their caregivers, 11 a.m. Wednesday

Afternoon Adventure Club, a hands-on workshop for kids in grades K-3, 4 p.m. Thursday

Toddler Time for kids 12-36 months and their caregivers, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday

North Branch Library 3020 N. Locust St. 9am-9pm Mon-Wed, 9am-6pm Thurs-Sat, 1-5pm Sun. 940-349-8756.

Story Time for kids ages 1-5 and their caregivers, 11 a.m. Friday

Afternoon Adventure Club, a hands-on workshop for kids in grades K-3, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday

Mother Goose Time for infants up to 18 months and their caregivers, 9:30 a.m. Friday

Chess Night Casual, non-tournament play, 6-8:45pm Mondays.

Computer classes Call 940-349-8752.

Secondhand Prose Friends of the Denton Public Libraries’ fundraising bookstore is open 9am-3pm & 5:30-8:30pm Mon, 9am-3pm Sat & 1-4pm Sun.

North Branch Writers’ Critique Group Writing novels, short stories, poetry or journals, 7pm Tuesdays.

South Branch Library 3228 Teasley Lane. Noon-9pm Mon, 9am-6pm Tues & Thurs-Sat, 9am-9pm Wed, 1-5pm Sun. 940-349-8251.

Story Time for kids ages 1-5 and their caregivers, 10 and 11 a.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. Saturday

Afternoon Adventure Club, a hands-on workshop for kids in grades K-3, 3:30 p.m. Thursday

Mother Goose Time for infants up to 18 months and their caregivers, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday

Toddler Time for kids 12-36 months and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday

 

POINTS OF INTEREST

 

The Bayless-Selby House Museum Restored Victorian-style home built in 1898. 317 W. Mulberry St. Tues-Sat 10am-noon and 1-3pm. Free. Handicapped accessible. Regular special events and workshops. 940-349-2865. www.dentoncounty.com/bsh .

Denton County African American Museum Exhibits of historic black families in the county, including artwork and quilting, and personal items of the lady of the house. 317 W. Mulberry St., next to the Bayless-Selby House Museum. Tues-Sat 10am-noon and 1-3pm. Free. www.dentoncounty.com/dcaam .

Bethlehem in Denton County Small gallery in Sanger displaying a personal collection of 2,900 nativities. Open evenings and weekends, by appointment only. Free. Small groups and children welcome. To schedule your visit, call 940-231-4520 or e-mail jkmk@advantexmail.com . www.bethlehemindentonco.com .

Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum Exhibits include photos of Denton communities, historic Hispanic and black families, farm and ranching artifacts, and special collections including Southwest American Indian and Denton County pottery, pressed glass and weaponry. Research materials, county cemetery records, genealogical info, photographs. 110 W. Hickory St. 10-4:30 Mon-Fri and 11-3 Sat, closed holidays. Free. Special monthly exhibits and lectures. Call 940-349-2850 or visit www.dentoncounty.com/chos .

Denton Community Market, a local artists and farmers market, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at Mulberry Street and Carroll Boulevard, in the parking lot by the Bayless-Selby House Museum. Visit www.dentonmarket.org .

Denton County Farmers Market Local farmers sell fresh seasonal vegetables and fruit Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings starting at 8 a.m. At Mulberry Street and Carroll Boulevard, in the parking lot by the Bayless-Selby House Museum. Market closes if it sells out before noon.

Denton Firefighters Museum Collection at Central Fire Station, 332 E. Hickory St., displays firefighting memorabilia from the 1800s to the present. 8am-5pm Mon-Fri. Closed on city holidays. Free and handicapped accessible.

Denton Haunts Ghost Tour 90-minute walking tours of the downtown Square area, starting at 9 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdaysat the gravesite of John B. Denton on the Courthouse on the Square lawn. Cost is $10 per person. Not recommended for children younger than 10.

E-mail dentonhaunts@yahoo.com or visit http://dentonhaunts.wordpress.com .

Gowns of the First Ladies of Texas Created in 1940, exhibit features garments worn by wives of governors of Texas. 8am-5pm Mon-Fri. Administration Conference Tower, TWU campus. Free, reservations required. 940-898-3644.

Hangar Ten Flying Museum WWII aircraft on display including Lockheed 10A, Beech Aircraft Stagger Wing, PT22 and Piper L-4. Mon-Sat 8am-3 pm. 1945 Matt Wright Lane. Free. 940-565-1945.

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area Three hiking trails; camping, fishing and more on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River; restored 1870 log home. Summer hours: Fri-Sun 7am-7pm. Admission is $5 per person, free for children 5 and younger. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Call 972-219-3930 for directions. www.ias.unt.edu/llela .

Little Chapel-in-the-Woods Built in 1939, one of 20 outstanding architectural achievements in Texas. Daily 8am-5pm, except on university holidays or when booked for weddings, weekends by appointment only, TWU campus. 940-898-3644.

UNT Sky Theater Planetarium in UNT’s Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building, 1704 W. Mulberry St. 940-369-8213. http://skytheater.unt.edu .

 

SENIORS

 

American Legion Hall Senior Center 629 Lakey Drive in Fred Moore Park. 10am-3pm Mon-Fri, 6-9pm Thurs. 940-349-8298.

Denton Senior Center Offers daily lunches, classes, travel, health services and numerous drop-in activities. 8am-9pm Mon-Fri. 509 N. Bell Ave. 940-349-8280. www.dentonseniorcenter.com .

Ongoing activities:

Aletha’s Craft Store, open 9am-1pm Mon-Fri. Call 940-349-8720.

Dancing and potluck, live big band and country music every second and fourth Friday, 7-9:30pm, $5.

Movies 6pm each Wed. Free for Denton seniors. $1 for popcorn and soda.

SPAN noon meal each Mon-Fri. $1.50 for seniors age 60 and older, $3.50 for those younger than 60.

Chime Choir 9:30am Mon

Pinochle 10:30am-1:30pm Mon

Young at Heart band practice, 9am Tues, 10am Thurs

Card workshop 9am first Tues

Needlework group 9am Tues

Red Hat Society 11am first Wed

Tap dance classes, for beginners, intermediate/advanced, Wed nights or Fri mornings.

Bridge Party bridge, 12:30pm Thurs; duplicate bridge, 1pm Wed

Benefits counseling 1:30-4pm third Thurs

Bingo 12:45pm first and third Fri

Fridays With Friends 9-11am Fri. Volunteers create items to donate to Denton Regional Medical Center patients. Call Jeff or Jane at 940-349-8720.

Square dancing 7-10pm first and third Fri, $6

Ed Bonk Woodshop 9am-noon Mon-Thurs; 9am-noon Sat. $6 annual membership plus $1 per visit.

RSVP Referral and placement service for volunteers age 55 and older. 1400 Crescent St. 940-383-1508.

 

ACTIVITIES

 

Denton County Dulcimer Club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on the third Saturday of each month in the community room at Denton Village Good Samaritan, 2500 Hinkle Drive. Dues are $3 per month. Participants may bring a sack lunch. Call 940-565-9331 or e-mail donnasgregory@gmail.com .

Friday night community dances at Denton Senior Center from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of each month. Dances are open to all adults and include live music and refreshments. Dance hosts will be present to dance with unaccompanied ladies. Admission is $5. The Senior Center is at 509 N. Bell Ave. Call 940-349-8720.

Green Space Arts Collective Ballet, tap, modern, and hip-hop dance classes for children and adults. 529 Malone St. 940-595-9219. www.greenspacearts.com .

Harps Over Texas Autoharp Club Jamming as well as help for new and experienced players. All acoustic instruments welcome. 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1424 Stuart Road. 940-382-3248.

The Triangle Squares Local square dancing group meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Fridays each month at Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Starts with early rounds and workshops. Grand march starts at 8pm. Non-members pay $6 per person, members get in free. Call 940-323-8999.

Mainstream dance lessons at 7pm each Tues at 1424 Stuart Road.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Art Six Coffee House 424 Bryan St. Mon-Sat 9am-midnight. 940-484-2786.

Banter 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638.

Bolivar Street Gallery 212 Bolivar St., Suite 100 in Sanger. Fri-Sun 11am-5:30pm. 940-390-4559.

Cafe Du Luxe 3101 Unicorn Lake Blvd. Mon-Thurs 5:30am-10pm, Fri 5:30am-11pm, Sat 6am-11pm, Sun 7am-9pm. 940-382-7070. www.cafeduluxe.com .

l “New Southwest Photos” by Peter Bowman on display through September.

Center for the Visual Arts Greater Denton Arts Council’s galleries, meeting space and offices. 400 E. Hickory St. Free. Tues-Sun 1-5pm. 940-382-2787. www.dentonarts.com .

l “Passion, Art, Community: Denton, Texas, in Word and Image,” a group show of artworks inspired by Karla Morton’s poetry, and “Denton Through Two Lenses: Walter Eagleton and Tom Judd,” both on display through Oct. 28.

The Chestnut Tree 107 W. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-2:30pm, Sun 11am-2pm. 940-591-9475. www.chestnuttearoom.com .

A Creative Art Studio 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. Mon-Sat 12-6pm, Sun by appointment only. 940-442-1251. www.acreativeartstudio.com

Cupboard Natural Foods and Cafe 200 W. Congress St. 940-387-5386.

Farmer’s & Merchant’s Gallery Early and contemporary Texas art. 100 N. Washington St., Pilot Point. Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. Appointments encouraged. 940-686-2396. www.farmersandmerchantsgallery.com .

Gallery 010 in the TWU student union, at the corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive. Mon-Thurs 8-9; Fri 8-5; Sun 1-9. Free.

Green Space Arts Collective Studio/gallery available for rental. 529 Malone St. 940-595-9219. www.greenspacearts.com .

Imagine Gallery at Denton Square Donuts, 208 W. Oak St. 972-213-6543. www.imaginingorange.com .

Impressions by DSSLC Store selling ceramics by residents of Denton State Supported Living Center. 105 1/2 W. Hickory St. 940-382-3399.

Jupiter House 114 N. Locust St. 940-387-7100.

La Meme Gallery At Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, 411 E. Sycamore St. www.lamemegallery.com .

Oxide Fine Art & Floral Gallery 211 N. Cedar St. 940-483-8900. www.oxidegallery.com.

SCRAP Denton Nonprofit store selling reused materials for arts and crafts. 215 W. Oak St. 940-391-7499. www.scrapdenton.org .

TWU Blagg-Huey Library Mon-Thurs 7:30am-midnight, Fri 7:30am-10pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 2pm-midnight. 1322 Oakland St. 940-898-3701. www.twu.edu/library .

TWU East and West galleries in the TWU Fine Arts Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. Free. Mon-Fri 9-4, weekends by appointment. 940-898-2530. www.twu.edu/visual-arts .

UNT Art Gallery in the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry St. at Welch. Tues noon-5pm, Wed-Thurs 9:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat noon-5pm. Free. 940-565-4316. http://gallery.unt.edu .

UNT Cora Stafford Gallery In UNT’s Oak Street Hall, 1120 W. Oak St. Tues-Fri 10am-2pm or by appointment. 940-565-4005.

l “Dress Stories,” a fashion exhibition curated by Laura Lee McCartney, runs through Friday.

UNT Fashion on Main 1901 Main St. in downtown Dallas. Free. Thurs-Fri noon to 5 p.m. 940-565-2732 or 214-752-8151.

UNT on the Square 109 N. Elm St. Free. Mon-Fri 9am-noon & 1-5pm, with extended hours Thurs until 8pm; Sat 11am-3pm. 940-369-8257. http://untonthesquare.unt.edu .

l “Cloth Talks,” an exhibit of Ghanaian textiles, runs through Saturday.

UNT Union Gallery Level 3, UNT Union, 400 Ave A. Mon-Sat 8am-10pm, Sun noon-10pm. 940-565-3829. www.unt.edu/union/gallery.htm .

l Fibers and ceramics by Chelsey Williams and Michael Garlitz on display through Oct. 4.

l Ariana Miller’s photography on display outside the Union Gallery through Thursday.

Visual Arts Society of Texas Member organization of the Greater Denton Arts Council offers community and continuing education for local visual artists, professional and amateur. Meetings are at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Monthly meetings include mini-shows and demonstrations by visiting artists. Two annual juried exhibits. Critique groups and workshops. Visit www.vastarts.org  or call Executive Director Lynne Cage Cox at 972-VAST-ORG.

 

SPORTS

 

Denia Recreation Center Fitness center, basketball court, climbing wall, gymnastics, dog-training classes, nature trips and more. 7am-9pm Mon-Wed; 7am-8:30pm Thurs-Fri; 9:30am-3:30pm Sat. 1001 Parvin St. 940-349-8285.

McMath Middle School Gym Open gym basketball, recreation classes, tournament and league play. Gym hours: 6am-9pm Mon-Fri; 10am-4:30pm Sat. 1900 Jason Drive. 940-381-5044.

Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center 20,000-square-foot center features basketball court, fitness, game rooms and classrooms. 9am-9pm Mon-Fri; 9:30am-6:30pm Sat. 1300 Wilson St. 940-349-8575.

North Lakes Recreation Center Offers fitness memberships, aerobics, tai chi/chi kung, yoga, gymnastics, preschool classes, meeting rooms and more. 5:30am-10pm Mon-Thurs; 5:30am-9:30pm Fri; 7:30am-3pm Sat. 2001 W. Windsor Drive. 940-349-8287. Basketball court located across Windsor Drive, behind the softball fields on the north side of the park. Lights available until 10pm (closing time for the park).

 

AQUATICS

Denton Natatorium Indoor pools with open and lap swimming, swim lessons for children and adults, water exercise available. 2400 Long Road. Mon-Fri 5:30am-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun noon-6pm. Admission for city residents is $3.50 for ages 12 and older, $2.50 for ages 6-11, $1 for ages 2-5; free for younger than 2. Nonresidents pay $5, $3 and $1.50, respectively. Passes and punch cards available. 940-349-8800.

 

DOG PARK

Wiggly Field Dog Park at Lake Forest Park, at 1400 E. Ryan Road, between Teasley Lane and FM1830 (Country Club Road). Free. Closed 7am-3:30pm Wed for mowing and maintenance. For rules, visit www.dentonparks.com  or call Kathy Schaeffer at 940-349-8731.

 

GOLF

Decatur Golf Club 211 Country Club Road, Decatur. 940-627-3789. Daily fee, 9 holes.

Denton Country Club 1213 Country Club Road, Argyle. 940-387-2812. Private, 18 holes.

Doral Tesoro Golf Club 15801 Championship Parkway, Fort Worth. 817-497-2582. Daily fee, 18 holes.

Lantana Golf Club 800 Golf Club Drive, Lantana. 940-728-4653. Private, 18 holes.

Oakmont Country Club 1200 Clubhouse Drive, Corinth. 940-321-5599. Private, 18 holes.

On Course Golf Driving Range Open to public daily 8am-9pm. $5-$9. 2009 W. Windsor Drive. 940-381-2700.

Robson Ranch Wildhorse Golf Course 9400 Ed Robson Blvd., Denton. 940-246-1001. Semi-private, 18 holes.

Spirit of the West Resort 100 S. Texas St., Tioga. 940-437-5000. Daily fee, 9 holes.

Texas Sundown Ranch Golf Course 13037 I-35, Sanger. 940-458-5979. Daily fee, 9 holes.

TWU Golf Course 1120 Club House Drive, Denton. 940-898-3163. Daily fee, 18 holes.

The Timber Links at Denton 5201 Par Drive, Suite 2, Denton. 940-380-1318. Semi-private, 9 holes.

 

GYMNASTICS

Achievers Gymnastics Recreational and competitive cheerleading and gymnastics for boys and girls ages 1-18. Call 940-484-4900 for schedules and pricing. www.achieversgymnastics.com .

 

MARTIAL ARTS

Denton Academy of Martial Arts

612 Hercules Lane. 940-387-7442. www.dentonmartialarts.com .

 

MOTOR SPORTS

Texas Motor Speedway Tours of speedway available ($8, $6 seniors and children 12 and younger); souvenir shop. State Highway 114 at I-35W, Fort Worth. 817-215-8500. www.texasmotorspeedway.com .

 

SKATING

House of Quad Roller derby facility with three leagues. 222 S. Mayhill Road. www.ntderbyrevolution.com .

Lone Star Indoor Sports Center 1800 Shady Oaks Drive. 940-239-6474. www.lonestarrink.com .

Skate Works Park Ramps, platforms, railings and more for skateboarders and inline skaters of all skill levels. Classes, rentals and parties available. 11am-9pm Sat; 1-8pm Sun. Free. Helmets may be rented for $3. Next to Water Works Park on Long Road at Sherman Drive (FM428) and Loop 288. 940-349-8523.

 

TENNIS

Goldfield Tennis Center 8 outdoor lighted courts and utility court. Offers classes, leagues and tournaments. Mon-Thurs, 10am-9pm; Fri 10am-5:30pm. 2005 W. Windsor Drive. 940-349-8526.

 


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