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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 .

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Mini-stocking needlepoint class at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn decorative needlepoint stitches for an ornament-size patchwork stocking. Class is a beginner to intermediate level. Class size is limited. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register.

10 a.m. and 11 a.m. — Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

1:30 to 2:20 p.m. — “Two Flutists Abroad,” a presentation by TWU Presser Scholar Stephanie Mikus and flute professor and music chairwoman Pam Youngblood, in Room 301 at TWU’s Administration and Conference Tower. Visit www.twu.edu/global .

3:30 p.m. — Afternoon Adventure Club, stories and a hands-on workshop for kids in kindergarten through third grade, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

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 p.m. — Denton High School drama department presents Holes in the auditorium of the school, 1007 Fulton St. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for ages 18 and younger.

8 p.m. — Writer Hannah Tinti, author of The Good Thief and Animal Crackers, speaks in the Golden Eagle Suite at the UNT Union, 1155 Union Circle. Part of the creative writing division’s Visiting Writers Series. Free. Visit http://engl.unt.edu .

 

FRIDAY

 

9:30 a.m. — Mother Goose Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories and activities for infants (birth to 18 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

11 a.m. — Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

5 to 8 p.m. — Renaissance Festival at Blanton Elementary School, 9501 Stacee Lane in Argyle, including performances by the Blanton Squire Choir, ArsOrffeus and the school orchestra and band, plus food options and games. Event benefits the school’s PTA. Call 940-369-0700.

6 p.m. — Texas Cowboys Against Cancer fundraiser featuring team roping and “mutton bustin’” at Diamond T Arena, 6900 E. Sherman Dr. For fees and more information, visit www.texascowboysagainstcancer.org .

7 p.m. — First Friday Denton at art venues around the downtown Square. Gallery viewings, live music, art projects and demonstrations and more. For locations and more information, visit www.firstfridaydenton.com .

7 to 9 p.m. — Oxide Gallery’s fourth anniversary celebration at 211 N. Cedar St. Visit www.oxidegallery.com  or call 940-483-8900.

7 to 10:30 p.m. — Kids Rock! at Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. A night of supervised activities for children in grades 1-5. Cost is $9 per child. Call 940-349-7275.

7 p.m. — Denton High School drama department presents Holes in the auditorium of the school, 1007 Fulton St. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for ages 18 and younger.

7:30 p.m. — Liberty Christian School presents Around the World in 80 Days at the school, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. Visit www.libertychristian.com .

7:30 p.m. — 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 .

 

SATURDAY

 

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Fall Garden Fest sponsored by the Denton County Master Gardener Association on the campus of Denton Bible Church, at the corner of Mingo Road and Nottingham Drive. Event includes workshops, demonstrations, exhibits, vendors, children’s activities and more. Free. Visit www.dcmga.com  or call 940-394-2883.

10 a.m. — Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

10 a.m. to noon — Denton Herb Society presents “All Things Garlic,” a lecture by Master Gardener Cindy Reese, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.

10 a.m. — Aubrey Peanut Festival at the festival grounds, 301 S. Main St. in downtown Aubrey. Parade lineup starts at 8 a.m., and the parade begins at 10 a.m. Festival also includes a horseshoe tournament, a peanut butter sandwich eating contest, a peanut spitting contest and other activities. Visit www.aubreypeanutfestival.com .

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Barktoberfest presented by the Denton Humane Society at Pavillion 3 at North Lakes Park, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Bring your dog for photos, games, contests, vendors, food and more. Call 940-382-7387 or visit http://dentonhumanesociety.org .

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Denton High School Air Force Junior ROTC fajita dinner fundraiser at the school, 1007 Fulton St. Advance tickets cost $8; dinners sold at the door cost $10. All plates may be picked up at the school’s north entrance, facing Crescent Street. Call Robert West at 940-369-2142 or e-mail rwest@dentonisd.org .

2 to 3:30 p.m. — “Totally Teen Fiction Makeover” at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Teens can discuss favorite lead female characters, then become their favorite characters through a makeup transformation. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. — Denton High School drama department presents Holes in the auditorium of the school, 1007 Fulton St. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for ages 18 and younger.

3 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Bookbinding class at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Participants can make a simple sewn book. All supplies will be provided. To register, e-mail leslie.couture@cityofdenton.com  or call 940-349-8762.

6 p.m. — Texas Cowboys Against Cancer fundraiser featuring a dinner, dance and live and silent auctions at Diamond T Arena, 6900 E. Sherman Drive. Tickets cost $30, available at the door. Visit www.texascowboysagainstcancer.org .

6 p.m. — Hearts and Heroes Gala honoring oustanding citizens and organizations dedicated to community service, at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. between Eagle Drive and Highland Street. Benefits Health Services of North Texas. For tickets or more information, visit www.healthntx.org .

7:30 p.m. — Liberty Christian School presents Around the World in 80 Days at the school, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. Visit www.libertychristian.com .

 

SUNDAY

 

3 p.m. — Liberty Christian School presents Around the World in 80 Days at the school, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. Visit www.libertychristian.com .

 

MONDAY

 

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Kids’ Day Off at Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. On this school workday, children in kindergarten through sixth grade can enjoy supervised activities and a field trip. Kids must bring a lunch and snacks. Cost is $28 per child. Register by Oct. 5 by calling 940-349-7275.

1 to 2 p.m. — “Get the Facts,” a talk about product nutrition fact labels, proper serving sizes and fat and sodium reduction, with Meilana Charles, Texas AgriLife Extension Service-Denton County, Better Living for Texans at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

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. — Firefighter Afternoon Adventure Club at the Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Best for ages 6 to 8. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com

6:30 p.m. — Twilight Toddler Time features stories, songs and activities for toddlers and their caregivers at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Teen Advisory Board for teens in grades 6-12. Help plan and run library programs, discuss books, movies and music, earn community service hours and more at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call Juli Gonzalez at 940-349-8741 or visit www.dentonlibrary.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 .

8 p.m. — “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 .

 

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.

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. — Preschool Play and Read at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. For children ages 3-5 and heir caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

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 .

11 to 11:45 a.m. — Firefighter Story Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Best for ages 1-5. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com

2 to 3:30 p.m. — “Job Searching on the Internet” at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Learn about sites that list available jobs, and using social sites to help with job searches. Must know how to use the Internet. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

3 to 4 p.m. — “Learn How to Use Overdrive E-Books and E-Audioboks” at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — United Methodist Women sponsor a baked potato supper at First United Methodist Church of Denton, 201 S. Locust St., in the Miller Center. A baked potato with toppings, side salad and dessert will cost $8. Sweet potatoes will be available. Drinks, hot dogs, baked goods and craft items will also be sold.

7 to 8 p.m. — Milk and Cookies Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. For ages 1-5. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

7 to 8 p.m. — Professor’s Corner, a discussion group dedicated to literary texts, meets at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. 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: County Rexford, 7:30-10pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940-566-5483.

The Abbey Underground Wed: “Bassment” with Vantege, Shelby Woo. 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 Sun: The Scary Mondelos, Walker and the Texas Dangers, Gonzo City, the Scandals TX. 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: Link Chalon, 6pm. Fri: Chris and Matt (jazz), 6pm; Future Eyes, 8pm. Sat: Alex Cannon (jazz), 6pm; Acoustic Distortion, 8pm. 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 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.

A Creative Art Studio Fri: Kylee Pannel, Polly Maynard, Richard Haskins, 7-10pm. 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. 940-442-1251. www.acreativeartstudio.com .

Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: Rich Perry, Alex Sipiagin and Donald Edwards, Lynn Seaton and Stefan Karlsson, 9pm, $15. Fri: Charlie SHafter, 5:30pm, free; Shinyribs, 9pm, $10. Sat: Old Warhorse (CD release), 9pm, $7. Sun: Hares on the Mountain, 5:30pm, free. Mon: Mario Cruz, 8pm, free. Tues: Paul Slavens and Friends, 10pm, free. Wed: Riggs/Slater/Eckels Jazz Experience, 5pm, free; Lo-Fi Chorus, 8:30pm, $5. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

Denton Square Donuts Fri: Kaitlyn Sakry Duo. 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: Jungle Boys. 940-383-2337. www.thefrystreettavern.com.

The Garage 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: Fight Boy Theater presents Sketchy People, 7:30pm, $10. Sat: Hammer, Muenster MC, Aaron Kaleta, Infidelix, Simple Seven, KPD, Frank Twitchy, Lil Diesel, Spy MC, Kid 214, 9pm, $5. Mon: Boxcar Bandits, 10pm, free. 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: Big Mike. Fri: Lost Immigrants, 6pm. Sat: Robbie Sanders, noon. 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: Bart Crow, John David Kent. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Breathing Problem, Public Health, J. Orion, Stoned to Death, 9pm, $1-$3. Fri: Inter Arma, Baring Teeth, Lions of Tsavo, Bludded Head, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: The Wee-Beasties, Enormicon, Poor Dumb Bastards, TriCounty Terror, 9pm, $5-$7. Mon: Mind Spiders, Lenguas Largas, Occult Detective Club, 8pm, $5-$7. Tues: “Couples Going ’90s,” 10pm, free. Wed: Open mic, 10pm, free-$5. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

SCRAP Denton Fri: Carolyn Curry, Scott Neary, 7-9pm. 215 W. Oak St. 940-391-7499. www.scrapdenton.org .

Sweetwater Grill and Tavern Sun: Not So Hot Klub du Denton. Mon: “Jazz Jam” with house band Michael Palma Trio. Tues: Sweetwater Jazz Quartet (Neil Slater, Jim Riggs, Ron Fink and Lou Carfa). 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 26501 E. U.S. 380 in Aubrey. 940-365-4440. www.trailduststeaks.net.

UNT on the Square Thurs: UNT Jazz Faculty Quartet, 7-9pm, 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

 

7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday — NCTC presents Around the World in 80 Days at the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts, on West California Street at Bonner Road in Gainesville. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for youth (high school age or younger), free for NCTC students with student ID. Call 940-668-3355.

1 p.m. Sunday — Kruisin’ for Kodi Poker Run starts at the Mule Barn, 218 S. FM156 in Justin. Registration will be at 1 p.m., and the first bike out will be at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per driver and $10 per passenger. Proceeds benefit Kodi Tutt, an 8-year-old Sanger resident who is battling stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer. Find Kick It Kodi on Facebook or e-mail kodifest@yahoo.com .

2 p.m. Oct. 5 — Denton County A&M Club golf tournament at Tour 18 Golf Club in Flower Mound. Registration will begin at noon. A dinner and live and silent auctions will begin at 6:30 p.m. To register, visit www.dentoncountyaggies.com .

 

FUTURE BOOKINGS

 

5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12 — Opening reception for exhibition of work from the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Works by Mexican artists Agapito Rincon Pina, Leopoldo Flores and Armando Pineda will be on display from Oct. 10 through Nov. 7. Free. Visit http://untonthesquare.unt.edu .

10 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 — Instrument Petting Zoo for elementary-aged children, in the Recital Hall at UNT’s Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Event begins with a concert by graduate performance majors; then, children will be invited to explore instruments. Free. Visit http://music.unt.edu .

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.”

10 a.m. Oct. 17 — Albert Chew, CEO of Freeman Co., speaks in the ballroom of the UNT Gateway Center, on North Texas Boulevard between Eagle Drive and Highland Street. Part of the Executive-in-Residence Lecture Series. Free,

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

5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 — Spaghetti dinner benefiting teacher Krystee Lawson at Houston Elementary School, 3100 Teasley Lane. Cost is $8 for those older than 14 and $5 for students 13 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the school for three serving times, which will begin at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. All proceeds will go to help the Lawson family with medical expenses. Call 940-369-2900.

7:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18 — “The French Connection,” a performance featuring the TWU Wind Symphony, Flute Choir, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, at Margo Jones Performance Hall. Tickets cost $5 for general admission, free for ages 12 and younger. Visit www.twu.edu/global .

8 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 — TWU open house for prospective students and guests. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in Hubbard Hall, on Administration Drive between Oakland Street and Bell Avenue. Visit www.twu.edu and click on “Open House,” e-mail openhouse@twu.edu or call 940-898-3014 or 1-866-809-6130.

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.

8 p.m. Oct. 23 — Poet Kevin Prufer, a professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston, speaks in the Golden Eagle Suite at the UNT Union, one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets. Part of UNT’s Visiting Writers Series. Free. Visit http://english.unt.edu .

5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26 — “Friday Night Bites: Denton Foodie Truck Festival” at the Downtown Denton Transit Center, at the corner of Hickory Street and Railroad Avenue. Event celebrates return of the A-train’s late-night weekend service. Includes live music, arts and crafts, beer and wine. Visit www.dentonisthefunnest.com .

8 p.m. Nov. 7 — Abigail Thomas, author of A Three Dog Life and other works, speaks in Silver Eagle Suite A at the UNT Union, one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets. Part of UNT’s Visiting Writers Series. Free. Visit http://english.unt.edu .

 

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.

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

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

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

l 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 .

l “Death and Dying in Victorian Times” on display through Nov. 10.

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 214-288-6883.

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 .

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 .

l “Welcome to My World, 1972-2012,” a retrospective exhibition of UNT regents professor and potter Elmer Taylor, opens Tuesday and continues through Nov. 10. Opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 11. An artist’s reception will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13.

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

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 Works by Mexican artists Agapito Rincon Pina, Leopoldo Flores and Armando Pineda from the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM), on display from Wednesday, Oct. 10, through Nov. 7.

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 Thursday, Oct. 4.

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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