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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. 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.

Noon — Six O’clock Lab Band under the direction of Alex Fraile in the One O’clock Lounge at the UNT Union, 1155 Union Circle. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

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.

5 to 7 p.m. — Opening reception for “Welcome to My World, 1972-2012,” a retrospective of Elmer Taylor’s work, at the UNT Art Gallery in the Art Building, one block west of Mulberry and Welch streets. Free. Visit www.gallery.unt.edu  or call 940-565-4316.

6:30 p.m. — Informational community meeting on the update to Denton’s comprehensive plan, at the Denton Civic Center, 312 E. McKinney St. Residents can learn more about the process before planners launch the first community forums in November. Visit www.dentonplan2030.com .

7 p.m. — “Beekeeping 101,” a talk by Shelby Kilpatrick, at the Sanger Public Library, 501 Bolivar St. Free. E-mail library@sangertexas.org  or call 940-458-3257.

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. — Argyle High School Spotlight Players present Bloody Murder in the school’s auditorium, 191 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Admission is $5.

8 p.m. — UNT Jazz Repertory Ensemble under the direction of Rodney Booth in Kenton Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.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.

4 to 5 p.m. — “Science Lab: Physics” at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. See the principles of physics in action and learn how to conduct experiments with everyday materials. Free. To register, call 940-349-8752.

5:30 to 7 p.m. — 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 are on display through Nov. 7. Free. Visit http://untonthesquare.unt.edu .

7 p.m. — Guyer High School orchestras’ Fall Concert in the school auditorium, 7501 Teasley Lane. Free. Call Michelle Brians at 940-369-1000 or e-mail mbrians@dentonisd.org .

7 p.m. — Argyle High School Spotlight Players present Bloody Murder in the school’s auditorium, 191 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Admission is $5.

7 p.m. — Movie in the Park screening of The Goonies at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Bring blankets and chairs. Free marshmallow roast and crafts start at 7 p.m., followed by the movie at 8 p.m. Free. Rated PG. Call 940-349-7275.

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for children and students. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

 

SATURDAY

 

8 a.m. — “Run on Faith,” a 5K fun run and 1-mile walk at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2255 N. Bonnie Brae St. Part of the church’s Fall Festival. Register online at www.active.com or download form at http://iccdenton.org . Registration starts at 7 a.m.

2 to 9 p.m. — Immaculate Conception Catholic Church’s Fall Festival at 2255 N. Bonnie Brae St. Games, performances, vendor and food booths, and a talent show at 5 p.m. Admission is free. ALMA presents a play, Milagro del Niñito Jesús, at 7 p.m., $5 admission. Visit www.iccdenton.org .

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 — 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 .

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — “Pumpkin Patch Mania” at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., for kids ages 5 to 11. Kids will create Halloween crafts before heading to a local pumpkin patch for a hay ride, bounce house, petting zoo and more. Fee is $20 per child. Register by Thursday by visiting www.dentonparks.com or by calling 940-349-7275.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Ray’s of Hope Pet Adoption at the Denton Animal Shelter, 300 S. Woodrow Lane. Adoption fee is $10 for cats and $25 for dogs. All pets will be fully vaccinated, neutered or spayed and microchipped. Call 940-349-7594.

3 to 5 p.m. — “The Role of Near-Death Experiences, Deathbed Visions and After-Death Communication in Grief and Grief Counseling,” a talk by Jan Holden, chairwoman of UNT’s counseling and higher education department, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

5 to 9 p.m. — Artist’s reception for “Welcome to My World, 1972-2012,” a retrospective of Elmer Taylor’s work, at the UNT Art Gallery in the Art Building, one block west of Mulberry and Welch streets. Free. Visit www.gallery.unt.edu  or call 940-565-4316.

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for children and students. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

 

SUNDAY

 

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Immaculate Conception Catholic Church’s Fall Festival at 2255 N. Bonnie Brae St. Event includes performances, games, and vendor and food booths. Admission is free. Visit www.iccdenton.org .

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for children and students. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

4 p.m. — “Symphony Meets Jazz,” the UNT College of Music Gala, in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 1200 North Texas Blvd. UNT’s Symphony Orchestra, A Cappella Choir, members of the Jazz Singers and soloists will perform. Tickets for the concert only cost $25; visit www.thempac.com  or call 940-369-7802. For group rates, call 940-369-7772. Tickets for the concert and a dinner afterward cost $100; call 940-369-8417.

 

MONDAY

 

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, with the Texas AgriLife Denton County office and Better Living for Texans. Presentation is at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

4 to 6 p.m. — 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 .

6:30 p.m. — UNT faculty recital with Jeffrey Bradetich on double bass and Steven Harlos on piano, in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Visit www.music.unt.edu .

7 to 8 p.m. — Romance in the Stacks Book Club at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. This month, discuss books by Lynsay Sands. Free. Call 940-349-8796 or e-mail kimberly.wells@cityofdenton.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.

Noon to 2 p.m. — “Sensational Settings” afternoon tea, presented by the Denton Benefit League, at Denton Country Club, 1213 Country Club Road. Tickets cost $35 each, or $75 per patron ticket. Call 940-321-9446.

4 p.m. — 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 to 8 p.m. — “Sensational Settings” presented by the Denton Benefit League, at Denton Country Club, 1213 Country Club Road. Tickets cost $40 each, or $75 per patron ticket. Call 940-321-9446.

7 p.m. — “Zombie Night for Teens” at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Youths 12 and older can join in games, snacks and crafts. Zombie costumes encouraged. Free. To register, call 940-349-8752.

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. — UNT African Ensemble directed by Gideon Foli Alorwovie in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Tickets are $5. Visit www.music.unt.edu .

 

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.

10 a.m. — 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. Call 214-518-5340.

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 .

1 to 9 p.m. — North Texas Fossil Day on the first floor of UNT’s Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building, 1704 W. Mulberry St. Free event includes exhibits and presentations, a fossil identification table from 3 to 9 p.m., a chance for children to dig for mock fossils from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Sky Theater shows and more. Call 940-565-2091 or 940-565-4912

4 p.m. — “Animal Explorers: Bats!” at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Bat books, crafts and activities for ages 6-8. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

4 p.m. — It's a Girl Thing! book club for girls ages 8-12 and their female relative or friend, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Discuss The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. Call 940-349-8752.

6 to 8 p.m. — “Rainwater Harvesting” workshop at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Area, 3310 Collins Road. Construct a 55-gallon rain barrel that is yours to take home. A Texas AgriLife specialist will teach you how to design and install a rainwater harvesting system. Cost is $60. Register by Sunday by calling 940-349-8285.

6:30 to 8 p.m. — Animanga, a club for teens in grades 6-12 who love anime and manga, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. 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 Tues, “Boombox” with DJ Big J, 10pm. Each Wed, “BASSment.” 100 W. Walnut St.

Andy’s Bar Sat: The Plagued, Like Bridges We Burn, Mine Enemies Fall, the God Awful Truth, As You’re Falling Down, 9pm, $6-$8. 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), 6pm. Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; the Knocking, 8pm; Earthshine, 10pm. Sat: Brandon Jones (jazz), 6pm; Scrote, 8pm; Hartley Hall and Her Bonafide Accompaniment, 10pm. 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: Jennifer Escue. 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: Link Chalon, 5pm, free; Eyes Lips Eyes, Pageantry, 9pm, $7. Fri: Ray Wylie Hubbard, Charlie Shafter, 9pm, $15-$20. Sat: Homer Henderson, 8pm, free. Sun: Hares on the Mountain, 5 pm, free; Scrote, Jeff Liles, Mike Klooster, Brett Simons, Mitch Marine, Mike Dillon, Joe Cripps and guests perform the Talking Heads’ Remain in Light, 8pm, $10; the Dead Kenny G’s, 10pm, $8 (or both shows, $15). Mon: A Taste of Herb (tribute to Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass), 9pm, free. Tues: Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, the Brothers Comatose, 8pm, $10-$15. Wed: Chris Cortez Trio, 9pm, $10-$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 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: Acorn Bcorn, Sol Tax, the Red Death, Tricounty Terror in Denton, 9pm, $5. Sat: Spectral the Pusher, Kidbeer, 9pm, free. Mon: Boxcar Bandits, 10pm, free. Wed: The Demigs, the Dig, We Shared Milk, Cool Womb, 9pm, $5. Weekly dance nights at 10pm, free-$5: Thurs, ’80s music; Sun, Denton Dance Collective; 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: Devin Leigh, 6pm. Fri: Chris Watson, 6pm. Sat: James Hinkle, 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: Jason Boland & the Stragglers, the Damn Quails. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: R. Stevie Moore, Tropical Ooze, Bukkake Moms, 9pm, $11-$13. Fri: Mount Carmel, Old Warhorse, Dim Locator, 9pm, $6-$8. Sat: The New Trust, Pswingset, Birds of Night, 9pm, $6-$8. Sun: Wild//Tribe, Long Knife, Terminator 2, Deadline, Mean and Ugly, 9pm, $8-$10. Tues: “Couples Going 90s” with Yeahdef, 10pm, free. Wed: Busdriver, Nocando, Open Mic Eagle, 8pm, $12-$14. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Sweetwater Grill and Tavern Sun: Brasuka. Tues: Bonduris Quartet. Shows on the patio, 7-9pm, free. 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: Two Door Ford Band. 26501 E. U.S. 380 in Aubrey. 940-365-4440. www.trailduststeaks.net .

UNT on the Square Thurs: “Music From Mexico” with guest performers from the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico in Toluca, 7-9pm. 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 p.m. Friday — UNT One O’clock Lab Band CD release event with director Steve Wiest at McDavid Studio, 301 E. Fifth St. at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. Tickets are $30, or $5 for students.

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.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 — NCTC Jazz Band fall concert featuring trumpet player Bobby Burns Jr. of Earth, Wind and Fire, at the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville. The Gainesville High School Jazz Band will also perform. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youths and free for NCTC students. Call 940-668-3385 or e-mail mkobuck@nctc.edu .

 

FUTURE BOOKINGS

 

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 Tuesday. Call 940-349-2850 or e-mail gretell’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 p.m. Oct. 18 — UNT faculty and guest artist recital with Pamela Mia Paul and Krassimira Jordan, both on piano, in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Visit www.music.unt.edu .

8 p.m. Oct. 19 — UNT Trombone Choir coordinated by Vern Kagarice in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Visit www.music.unt.edu .

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.

8 p.m. Oct. 20 — UNT faculty and guest artist recital with Kimberly Cole Luevano on clarinet, Daphne Gerling on viola and Xiao-Bo Nestler on piano in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Visit www.music.unt.edu .

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.

6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 — Informational community meeting on the update to Denton’s comprehensive plan, at the Denton Civic Center, 312 E. McKinney St. Residents can learn more about the process before planners launch the first community forums in November. Visit www.dentonplan2030.com .

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 a.m. Oct. 27 — Jag Jog 5K and 1-Mile Walk at Ginnings Elementary School, 2525 Yellowstone Place. Students and parents from all Denton elementary schools are invited. Registration for the 1-mile run is $10. Registration is $20 for the 5K, or $15 with Denton ISD identification cards. After Oct. 20, fees go up by $5. Proceeds go toward new playground equipment. Call 940-369-2700.

 

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 .

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. 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 .

l Art by Earnest “Ernie” Benton Jr. on display through October. Artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21.

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 .

l Paintings by Joseph Melancon, an M.F.A. alumnus, in the West Gallery through Oct. 26.

l Group show of TWU alumni — Sunny Jacquet, Penny Bisbee, Mark Collop, Tim Harding, Tammy Wascovich and Leigh Ann Williams — in the East Gallery through Oct. 26.

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, runs through Nov. 10. Opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. An artist’s reception will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, 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 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 .

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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