Today through Saturday — “Pastors in the Patch” at Trinity United Methodist Church, 633 Hobson Lane. Pastors will stay in the church’s pumpkin patch around the clock to collect 50,000 pounds of food. Donations of food and money will be accepted, and special events are planned each evening. Call 940-566-2291 or visit www.tumc-denton.org .
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.
12:15 to 1 p.m. — “Haunted Denton,” a virtual tour of Denton’s reportedly haunted places by librarian Laura Douglas, in the Commissioners Courtroom at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Free. Visit http://dentoncounty.com/chos .
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 “Neon Cowboys & Pink Ladies: A Photographic Exhibition of Southwestern Neon Signs From the 1970s” by Mike Cochran, in the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum’s first floor gallery, 110 W. Hickory St. Exhibit runs through Dec. 31. Free. Call 940-349-2852.
5 to 8 p.m. — 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.
6:15 p.m. — “A Night of Mystery on Hospitality Hill,” a progressive dinner with stories by Tejas Storytelling Association members, benefiting the United Way of Denton County. Participants will meet at the Courtyard Marriott, 2800 Colorado Blvd., proceed to the Hilton Garden Hill and finish at the Best Western Premier. Cost is $60 per person or $100 per couple. For tickets, call 940-566-5851, ext. 102. Visit www.unitedwaydenton.org or e-mail
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — B.O.Y.S. (Boys Only Yucky Stories) at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Book club for boys in grades 2-5. This month, discuss Masters of Disaster by Gary Paulsen. Free. Call 940-349-8749 or e-mail email@example.com .
7 to 8 p.m. — SafeHaven support program for participants ages 5-18 who have experienced the death of a loved one, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2200 N. Bell Ave. Sessions will be held each Thursday through Dec. 13, except for Nov. 22. Sponsored by Ann’s Haven VNA. Free, but reservations are requested; call 940-349-5900 or 1-800-383-5435.
7 p.m. — Denton Quilt Guild meeting at the Center for Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Guest speaker Anita Shackelford will discuss “Personalizing Your Quilts.” The guild is celebrating its 30th birthday. Social time with refreshments begins at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.dentonquiltguild.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 to 9 p.m. — “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. — 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 .
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — CANstruction competition in the courtyard of the UNT Union, one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets. Teams of UNT freshmen will build structures from food packages, which will be donated to the Denton Community Food Center.
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 p.m. — Lego Builders Club for ages 6 and older at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8718 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
4 to 5 p.m. — “Glow Fun” at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Kids ages 8-12 can take part in glowing activities: paint pumpkins, look for germs, make worms and more. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .
6 to 8 p.m. — Halloween Harvest at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Event includes carnival games, black-light games, a bounce house, a costume contest and a storytelling hayride. The carnival is free; rock climbing costs $1, and low-priced concessions will be available. Register at the door by 7 p.m. for the costume contest. Winners will be announced at 7:15 p.m. Call 940-349-8285.
6 to 11 p.m. — “Geneaology After-Hours” at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Join genealogists from across Texas in this evening of distance-learning and research. One-on-one research help will be available. Bring a brown-bag supper and drink. Co-sponsored by the Denton County Genealogical Society. Registration fee is $15. Call 940-349-8752 to register or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .
8 p.m. — 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 to 11 p.m. — Junior High Jamz for students in Denton ISD middle schools, at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Supervised event includes a live DJ, concessions and games. Student IDs are required for entry. Cost is $7. Fees for late pickup will apply. Call 940-349-8575.
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. Friday at VFW Post 2205, 909 Sunset St. Call Bill at 940-566-6444, Ron at 940-381-0849 or VFW Post 2205 at 940-387-2205.
7:30 a.m. to noon — Tails and Trails 10K and 5K races, 1-mile pet walk and festival benefiting the Denton Animal Shelter Foundation Inc., at the North Texas State Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. Run/walk registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Festival includes music, Doggie Spa and pet photos, games, children’s activities, pet-owner Halloween costume contest, parade of shelter dogs, low-cost pet vaccinations and microchipping, vendors and more. Parking and admission are free. Visit www.tailstrails.com .
8 a.m. — Jack-O-Lantern Jog, a 5K race and one-mile fun walk, at North Lakes Park, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Check-in starts at 7 a.m. Register early for $15 by 4 p.m. Thursday. Registration at the event will be $20. Entry fee includes a T-shirt, snacks and drinks. Visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-8287.
8 a.m. to noon — 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 email@example.com or call 940-898-3014 or 1-866-809-6130.
8:30 a.m. to noon — Birding hike led by members of the Fort Worth Audubon Society and park staff at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM455, 10 miles east of I-35. Meet at the unit’s interpretive center. Free with regular park admission of $7 for ages 12 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Car show and craft show presented by ARC Youth Ministry at Full Gospel Family Worship Center, 209 Mockingbird Lane. Car show is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.arcdenton.com .
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 9:30 p.m. — St. David’s Day at the Abbey Inn, 101 W. Hickory St. Traditional foods from Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland, with dinner music by the Boxcar Bandits. Tickets are $12 for lunch and $20 for dinner. Tickets are available at St. David of Wales, 623 Ector St., and online at www.ticketriver.com/event/4804-st--david . Visit www.stdavidsdenton.org .
1 to 5 p.m. — “Corral Carnival” at Riding Unlimited therapeutic horseback riding center, 9168 T.N. Skiles Road in Ponder. Event features food, entertainment, games, a raffle, a silent auction and other activities. Call 940-479-2016 or visit www.ridingunlimited.org .
2 to 3 p.m. — “Treblemakers,” an afternoon of singing, listening and moving for ages 6-8, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Led by music instructor Kim Forguson. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .
2 to 5 p.m. — Denton Community Youth Fashions for the Cure at the Denton Woman’s Club Building, 610 Oakland St. The event will feature speakers and special guest Renzo. Tickets cost $15 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Denton County African American Cancer Support Group and Fashions for the Cure. Call 940-442-4263.
3 to 10:30 p.m. — Wakepoolooza wakeboarding demonstration and competition on Fry Street. Free.
3 p.m. and 7 p.m. — Illusionist and comedian Garry Carson performs shows to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Texas in the UNT Main Auditorium, 1401 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $10. Visit www.bgcmagicshow.com or www.bgcnct.org , or call 940-239-9309.
6 to 8 p.m. — “Spooky Critter Hike” at the Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM3002, 7 miles east of I-35. Participants in the family-friendly hike will learn about animals of the night. Meet at the amphitheater and bring a flashlight and bug repellent. Costumes are encouraged. Free with regular park admission of $7 for ages 12 and older. E-mail email@example.com or call 940-637-2636.
8 p.m. — 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 .
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — “Fajita Fiesta” benefiting Born 2 Be Therapeutic Equestrian Center at Valhalla Stables, 3555 Sauls Road in Aubrey. Cost is $10 a plate for a meal of fajitas, beans, rice, dessert and beverage. Visit www.born2betec.org .
7:30 p.m. — The Denton Bach Singers present “The High Renaissance: Music of the Golden Age” at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 703 N. Elm St. Admission is a $10 donation. Visit www.dentonbach.com .
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 .
5:30 p.m. — Denton Creatives Mixer at Oak St. Drafthouse, 308 E. Oak St. Visit www.rodenfordenton.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.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — “Senior Salute” presented by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program: Serving Denton County at Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E. Seniors will be saluted for their community service. Event includes vendor booths, entertainment, Senior Stroll at 9 a.m., door prizes, snacks and free health screenings. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 940-383-1508.
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 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 .
4 p.m. — “Science Explorers: Mummies” at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Discover the science behind mummification. Kids ages 6-8 can read mummy books, play games and make mummified apples. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .
4 to 4:45 p.m. — Baseball Adventure Club for ages 5-8 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn more about the history of baseball and the World Series, and make a baseball-inspired craft. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com
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 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. — 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 .
9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 5 p.m. — “Coats for Kids” campaign concludes at Interfaith Ministries of Denton Inc., 1109 N. Elm St. New and gently used coats in all youth sizes will be accepted. Call 940-566-5927 or e-mail email@example.com .
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 p.m. — Favorite Character Halloween Bash for ages 11 and older at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Come dressed as your favorite book character for a costume contest. Enjoy trivia, food and activities from some of your favorite books. 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.
The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Wed: County Rexford, 7:30-10pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940-566-5483.
The Abbey Underground Thurs: Afro Deezy Axe. Wed: “Bassment” with Vinyl Vixens and Brittany Gilligan. Each Tues, “Boombox” with DJ Big J, 10pm. Each Wed, “Bassment.” 100 W. Walnut St.
Andy’s Bar Fri: Danny Rush and the Designated Drivers, Holler Time, Old Warhorse, 8pm. Sat: Bone Doggie and the Hickory Street Hellraisers, Gravity Feed, the Contingency Clause, 9pm. Sun: Redneck Remedy, Convoy, Panic, Human, 9pm, $5-$7. 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: Ronan Delisle and Addisson Frei Duo, 6pm; Baloney Moon, 8pm. Sat: Drew Phelps, 8pm; Diaspora, 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: Lovesick Mary. 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 Fri: Frontier Ruckus, Buxton, Chambers, 10pm, $7-$10. Sat: Joe Pat Hennen, 7pm, $7. Sun: Hares on the Mountain, 5pm, free; Dark Dark Dark, Emily Wells, 10pm, $9-$12. 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 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: Space Camp, Ghost of Industry, Isaac Pierse and the Arbor, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: Black James Franco, the Aspiring Me, Faces Clouds, Mix Magic, Airborne, 9pm, $3-$5. Sun: Denton Dance Collective presents Teqbandit, Spacechase, 10pm, free-$5. Mon: Boxcar Bandits, 10pm, free-$5. Wed: Noiserock Treehouse, Our Group, PurlSnapShirts, Endless Sky, 9 pm, free-$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 Thurs: Bad Times, Dinner Party, Luca, 8:30pm. 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: Rudy Cervantez, 6pm. Sat: Lucas Bevan, 6pm. 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: Hayes Carll, Jason Eady. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .
Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: “Discipline,” 10pm, $3-$5. Fri: Brutal Juice, 9pm, $12-$14. Sat: “Cats & Dogs: A Benefit for the Denton Humane Society” with Mind Spiders, Brent Best, Danny Rush & the Designated Drivers, AM Ramblers, Ryan Becker, Dim Locator, New Science Projects, Talked Out, Wirewings, 5pm, $6-$8. Tues: Diamond Age, Brainstorm, Technicolor Hearts, Goblins, 9pm, $5-$7.411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .
Sweetwater Grill and Tavern Sun: The Toy Hearts. Tues: Mario Cruz & Friends. 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 26501 E. U.S. 380 in Aubrey. 940-365-4440. www.trailduststeaks.net .
UNT on the Square Thurs: Odd Partials, Ave. C Sax Quartet, 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
Friday through Nov. 4 — Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents Sunset Boulevard at 160 W. Main St. in Lewisville. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, plus 8 p.m. Oct. 25. Tickets cost $19 for adults, $16 for ages 65 and older or 18 and younger. Call 972-221-7469 or visit www.glct.org .
5:45 p.m. Sunday — Evening of Elegance, a fundraiser for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Denton County, at The Grotto, 2300 Highland Village Road, Suite 3000, in Highland Village. Event includes auction, reception and a multi-course seated dinner. Seat reservations are $125. To check availability, call the CASA office at 940-243-2272.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 — NCTC Jazz Band fall concert featuring trumpet player Bobby Burns Jr. of Earth, Wind and Fire, at NCTC’s 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27 — Denton Community Market end-of-season celebration at Mulberry Street and Carroll Boulevard, in the parking lot by the Bayless-Selby House Museum. Includes live music by the Boxcar Bandits, Hares on the Mountain and AM Ramblers, plus a bounce house for kids. Visit www.dentonmarket.org .
7 p.m. Oct. 27 — Denton African American Scholarship Foundation benefit concert featuring Regina Belle and Arlington Jones, in Winspear Hall at UNT’s Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Tickets cost $50 and $75. For reservations, visit www.thempac.com or call 940-369-7802.
9 a.m. Oct. 30 — Open house at Ann Windle School for Young Children, 901 Audra Lane, in honor of Head Start Month. Call 940-369-3900.
9 a.m. to noon Oct. 30 — Fall Preview Day at Liberty Christian School, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Preview includes viewing of classes, student-led tours and meeting with administrators and principals.
Nov. 1-2 — TWU’s Music and Health Symposium in Margo Jones Performance Hall, at Pioneer Circle and Oakland Street. Starts with screening of The Music Never Stopped at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 and a question-and-answer session with music therapist Concetta Tomaino; free, but attendees are asked to bring two nonperishable food items for the TWU Food Pantry. Symposium will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Call 940-898-2500.
Nov. 1-11 — UNT Department of Dance and Theatre presents A Jazz Dream, The Musical, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by guest director Maggie L. Harrer. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-3 and Nov. 8-10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 4 and 11 in the University Theatre at the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Tickets cost $10 per person, $7.50 for students, UNT faculty/staff and seniors. Call 940-565-2428 or visit www.danceandtheatre.unt.edu .
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 — Ryan High School’s Great Holiday Shopping Arts and Craft Show at the school, 5101 E. McKinney St. Food, arts and crafts from more than 100 local artists, crafters and vendors. Admission is $1 for adults, free for students and children. All proceeds go toward Ryan High’s Renaissance program and PTSA scholarship program. Contact Jackie Jackson at 940-498-0322 or email@example.com .
9 a.m. Nov. 7 — Borman Elementary School’s inaugural Toddler Time program in the school library, 1201 Parvin St. Designed to introduce first-time students and their families to a school environment. Geared toward 3-year-olds and children not enrolled in a preschool or day care program. Call 940-369-2500.
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 .
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13 — Community blood drive at Ryan High School, 5101 E. McKinney St. Contact Scott Spaulding at 940-369-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
12:15 to 1 p.m. Nov. 15 — “Denton, Texas Horse Country Tours,” a talk by Dana Lodge, director of the Denton Convention and Visitors Bureau, in the Commissioners Courtroom at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Free. Visit http://dentoncounty.com/chos .
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 .
“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 email@example.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 .
l “Neon Cowboys & Pink Ladies: A Photographic Exhibition of Southwestern Neon Signs From the 1970s” by Mike Cochran, on display through Dec. 31.
Denton Community Market, a local artists and farmers market, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October 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 Saturdays at 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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 .
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 .
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.
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 email@example.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.
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. Sunday.
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.
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 .
l Shawna Murray’s photography on display through today.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
Denton Academy of Martial Arts
612 Hercules Lane. 940-387-7442. www.dentonmartialarts.com .
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 .
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.
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.