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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.

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. — Reception for “Get Your Gele On: Nigerian Dress, Diasporic Identity and Translocalism,” on the first floor in the North Gallery in UNT’s Art Building, one block west of Mulberry and Welch streets. Exhibition runs through Friday. Free.

5:30 to 9 p.m. — “All-Star Waiter Night” benefiting the Arc of Denton County at the Chestnut Tree Tea House and Bistro, 107 W. Hickory St. Tips and a portion of the dinner receipts will benefit the organization. Visit www.arcofdentoncounty.org .

7 p.m. — Alan Rosen, a Holocaust scholar from Jerusalem, speaks in Room 170 of UNT’s Business Leadership Building, 1307 W. Highland St. Sponsored by UNT’s Jewish Studies program. Free. Visit www.jewishstudies.unt.edu .

7:30 p.m. — UNT Symphonic Band in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Tickets cost $8-$10. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.com .

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.

 

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.

1 p.m. — Guest artist clinic with drummer Mark Walker in the Recital Hall at the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Presented by the UNT Percussion Club. Tickets are $5 at the door for non-members. Visit www.music.unt.edu .

2 p.m. — “Sacred Poetry and Music in Muslim Cultures,” a talk by Nargis Virani, a professor at The New School, in Room 170 at the UNT Business Leadership Building,1307 W. Highland St. Part of UNT’s Islamic Art and Culture Forum. Call 682-559-6645 or e-mail nada.shabout@unt.edu .

6 to 8 p.m. — “Arts Advocacy on the Square” at Denton Square Donuts, 208 W. Oak St. Hosted by the “Politics and Advocacy” class at UNT as part of National Arts and Humanities Month’s Creative Conversations. Free. To register, visit www.americansforthearts.org/events and click on “Creative Conversations.”

5 to 10 p.m. — “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. — Sango of Africa, a presentation of African cultures through acting, drumming and dancing, at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Show features Osun State Arts and Culture performing group, Sango of Africa and Osun House of Music and Culture. Tickets cost $20 per person, $10 for students. Call 940-382-7014. 8 p.m. — UNT Student Chamber Music Concert Series in the Recital Hall and Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at southeast corner of Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Visit www.music.unt.edu .

 

SATURDAY

 

8 a.m. — 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 $15. Registration is $25 for the 5K, or $20 with Denton ISD identification cards. Proceeds go toward new playground equipment. Call 940-369-2700.

8 a.m. — Lake Cities Spirit of Christmas Fun Run at the Hickory Creek Public Works/Animal Shelter building, 970 Main St. Events will include a 10K, a 5K and the Elf 2K. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. Visit www.lcspiritofchristmas.org .

8:30 a.m. — Pantry Dash, a 5-kilometer run and 1-mile walk benefiting local food banks, at South Lakes Park, 556 Hobson Lane. Sponsored by Trinity United Methodist Church. Cost is $20 per person, $15 for children 12 and younger; or $65 per family. To register, visit www.tumc-denton.org  or call 940-566-2291.

9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — 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 .

9 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Book fair benefiting Calhoun Middle School at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2201 S. I-35E at Golden Triangle Mall. A percentage of every sale made with a voucher or a mention of book fair will be contributed to Calhoun. Activities include Halloween Story Time at 11 a.m., book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. with Jason Henderson, author of the Alex Van Helsing series, costume contest at 5 p.m., and Spooky Story Time at 7 p.m. Call 940-383-9737 or e-mail crm2193@bn.com .

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

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Fourth annual Chocolate Festival at Krum First United Methodist Church, 1001 E. McCart St. A $20 ticket gets 12 samples of chocolate. Gluten-free and sugar-free items will be available. Visit www.thekrumchurch.com  or call 940-482-3482.

11 a.m. — “Mad Scientist Laboratory” at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Kids ages 8-12 can experiment with oozing slime, bubbling potions and other creations. Free, but supplies are limited; call 940-349-8718 to register.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Empty Bowls Soup Luncheon at Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen at St.Andrew Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Oak St. Tickets are $15. For advance tickets, call 940-387-1984.

3 to 5 p.m. — “Lineage Society Applications” class at the Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn what is expected to apply to a lineage society, and how to obtain the proper documentation for membership. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register.

3 to 5 p.m. — “Open Mic Afternoon” for teens in grades 6-12 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Teens can perform for peers in a coffeehouse atmosphere including hot drinks and pastries. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

7 p.m. — 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.

7 p.m. — Night hike for ages 5 and older at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. Flashlights are not needed. The fee is $2, in addition to LLELA’s regular admission fee of $5 per person. Registration is required; call 972-219-3930 or e-mail lisacole@unt.edu. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Call 972-219-3930 for directions, or visit www.ias.unt.edu/llela .

8 p.m. — Sango of Africa, a presentation of African cultures through acting, drumming and dancing, at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Show features Osun State Arts and Culture performing group, Sango of Africa and Osun House of Music and Culture. Tickets cost $20 per person, $10 for students. Call 940-382-7014. 8 p.m. — UNT Student Chamber Music Concert Series in the Recital Hall and Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at southeast corner of Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Visit www.music.unt.edu .

 

SUNDAY

 

3 p.m. — “The Vocal Euphonium,” featuring UNT faculty members Brian Bowman on euphonium and Steven Harlos on piano, at First Presbyterian Church, 1114 W. University Drive. Free, but donations will benefit the music scholarship fund of the Denton Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota.

3 p.m. Sunday — “I Am a Name, Not a Number,” a program about invasion of privacy and freedom and other topics, at Bethel Temple Fellowship, 3520 E. McKinney St. Visit www.btfdenton.org  or call 940-300-6132.

 

MONDAY

 

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

8 p.m. — “Global Rhythms” with guest artists including Andy Narell on steel drum and Mark Walker on drum kit, the UNT One O’clock Lab Band and the 2 O’clock Steel Drum Band, at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Tickets cost $8-$10. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.com .

 

TUESDAY

 

9 a.m. — 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 — 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.

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.

3 p.m. — “Theorizing the New World Baroque in Art and Literature: Aesthetics and Ideology,” a lecture by Lois Parkinson Zamora, a professor at the University of Houston, in Room 104 of UNT’s General Academic Building, at Avenue B and West Mulberry Street. A reception will follow in Room 410 of UNT’s Language Building. Call 940-565-2404 or e-mail carolanne.costabile-heming@unt.edu .

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.

5 p.m. — TWU Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award ceremony in Room 302 of the Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory Building, at Bell Avenue and College Street. Award recipient Anngienetta Johnson, retired NASA senior adviser for safety and mission assurance, will speak on “My Place in Space and My Climb to Get There.” Visit www.twu.edu .

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

 

WEDNESDAY

 

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

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 Fri: “Pirates and Fairies and Creepy Clowns” Halloween show with Opera on Tap, 7-9pm, free; Bone Doggie’s “Wailin’ Wood ’n Wire Halloween Bash” with Bone Doggie & the Hickory Street Hellraisers, Whiskey Tongue Burlesque, the Deadpan Poets, 9pm. Each Tues, “Boombox” with DJ Big J, 10pm. Each Wed, “Bassment.” 100 W. Walnut St.

Andy’s Bar Sat: Sparrows (CD release), Verdict of Vengeance, Smells Like Someone Died, Giant of the Mountain, 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), 6-7pm. Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Halloween show with My Kickdrum Heart and 11:40, 8pm. Sat: Link Chalon, Doug Raney, Pat York, 8pm. Mon: Poetry Out Loud, 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 Sat: Kyle Downs. 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: The Blue Hit, Cuddle Magic, 8:30pm, $7. Fri: White Horse, Daniel Markham, 9pm, $10. Sat: Cirque du Horror, 4:30pm & 9pm, $15 for adults, $7 for children and seniors 65 and older. Sun: Cirque du Horror, 5pm, $15 for adults, $7 for children and seniors 65 and older. Mon: Mario Cruz, 8pm, free. Tues: Savage and the Big Beat, Señor Fin, Sonic Buffalo, 10pm, $5. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

Denton Square Donuts Thurs: “From Big Bang to Man: A Scientific Perspective on Creation,” a talk by Saul Hernandez, 8pm. Sat: UNT “Politics and Advocacy” class presents an evening of jazz and art, 6-8pm. 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: Dusty Smirl. 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 Thurs: Buk Baby and J-Whoa, Renzo, Wreck-a-Mic, Silverbacks, DJ Spinn Mo, 9pm, $8-$10. Fri: Ella Minnow, the Boxing Lesson, Treelines, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: “Halloween Bash” with Ishi, DJ Psymatic, costume contest. Sun: Denton Dance Collective, Fropsi, Fashion Replicas, 10pm, free-$5. Wed: Halloween party with Crypt Creeps, the Fraps, Acid Church, Becca, 9pm, $1-$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: Ian McFeron, 6pm. Fri: Rudy Cervantez, 6pm. Sat: Foxtrot Uniform, 6pm. Wed: Open mic. 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 Sat: Halloween party with Whiskey Tongue Burlesque, 9pm. 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: Sigma Chi Fight Night. Wed: “Fright Night Halloween” with WhiteBoyBoogie and DJ Rizza. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: “Discipline” presents Nite Shadez, Falvo, E.D.P., 9pm, $5. Fri: Buck 65, Cool Womb, Fab Deuce, 9pm, $12-$14. Sat: Do For It Records Halloween show with Mothership as Motorhead, the Spectacle as White Zombie, Red Light Kills as Black Sabbath, Shaolin Death Squad as Weird Al, the Phuss as Alkaline Trio, Trebuchet as Failure, 10pm, $5-$7. Sun: Lechuguillas, Terminator 2, Cerulian Gallo, 9pm, $1-$3. Mon: Drink to Victory, Dust Congress, Shiny Around the Edges, Stoned Men, Mortville, 9pm, $5-$7. Tues: The Sword, Eagle Claw, Gypsy Hawk, 8pm, $17-$19. Wed: Horror Scores/Terror Synth and BS Art Fusion present “They Live,” 10pm, free-$5. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Sweetwater Grill and Tavern Sun: Brad Leali/Shelley Carrol Big Band. Tues: Mi Son, Mi Son, Mi Son. 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: Evidence Quartet performing the work of Thelonius Monk, Jordan Gheen, 7pm, 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 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday — The Acting Studio presents You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $16 for ages 12 and younger. Visit http://actingstudiotx.tix.com  or call 817-488-0009.

7:30 p.m. Thursday — The NCTC College Singers present “Music of the World” at NCTC’s First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts, on West California Street at Bonner Road in Gainesville. Free. Call 940-668-3322.

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 .

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday — Gainesville Area Visual Arts Group presents a workshop by Linda Hardy, oil painter and colored pencil artist, at the North Central Texas College Visual Arts Department. Registration required; call 940-372-8176 or e-mail gwilliams@ntin.net . Cost is $25 for GAVA members and $30 for non-members.

1 p.m. Sunday — Performance by ABANA gospel/jazz music ensemble, celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Bethel Bible Fellowship Church, 1944 E. Hebron Parkway, Carrollton. Free. Visit www.bethelbiblefellowship.org .

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 mkobuck@nctc.edu .

 

FUTURE BOOKINGS

 

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.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-3 and Nov. 8-10 — Guyer High School presents Damn Yankees! in the school auditorium, 7501 Teasley Lane. Tickets cost $10, available at the door and at Guyer’s front office during the school day. Call 940-369-1156 or e-mail ecrotwell@dentonisd.org .

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. A reception with a brief question-and-answer session will follow the Nov. 1 performance.

5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 2 — “Wrangler Roundup,” Ryan Elementary School’s neighborhood fall carnival, at 201 W. Ryan Road. Event includes games, bounce houses, food and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Ryan Elementary PTA. Call 940-369-4600.

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. 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 gljackson@charter.net .

2 to 7 p.m. Nov. 3 — Harvest Festival and Bazaar at Mount Pilgrim CME Church, 339 Robertson St. Event includes food, games and prizes, crafts, face painting and more. Free.

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 .

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 10 — Ryan High School Strutters fall dance clinic in the school’s gymnasium, 5101 E. McKinney St. Girls in kindergarten through eighth grade can learn dance routines, with a short performance at noon. Early registration by Oct. 31 costs $20 and includes snacks and a T-shirt. Checks can be made out to Ryan High School Strutters and mailed to 5101 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76208, in attention of Cassie Mayer. After Oct. 31, registration will be $25. On-site registration will be available. Call 940-369-3000 or e-mail cmayer@dentonisd.org .

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 — Holiday Shopping Extravaganza at Argyle High School, 191 S. U.S. Highway 377. The event benefits Project Graduation. Admission is free. Call 940-262-7777.

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 sspaulding@dentonisd.org.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15 — “UNT Speaks Out on Coming Home” featuring professors Adriel Boals and Shelley Riggs and doctoral student Cindy Hasio, in the Forum on the first floor of UNT’s Willis Library, 1506 W. Highland St. Part of the UNT Libraries’ UNT Speaks Out Faculty Lecture Series. Free. Lunch will be served following the discussion. Visit http://www.library.unt.edu/events .

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 .

7 p.m. Nov. 18-19 — Denton Community Theatre open auditions for Cheaper by the Dozen at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory Street. Roles are available for two male and two female adults, three male and three female teens, and four boys and one girl ages 8-12. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Callbacks, if needed, will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 20. Performances will be Jan. 25-Feb. 3. Call 940-382-7014 or e-mail thedctteam@campustheatre.com .

 

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 .

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

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.

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.

“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.

PointBank Black Box Performing Arts Center Denton Community Theatre’s black box performance space. Mon-Wed 1-4pm, Fri 10:30am-1pm, and during performances. 318 E. Hickory St.

l Paintings by Fran White Shurtleff on display through December.

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 Friday, 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 Friday, 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.

l “Get Your Gele On: Nigerian Dress, Diasporic Identity and Translocalism,” an exhibit of contemporary Nigerian dress and headwraps, runs through Friday, Oct. 26, in the North Gallery on the first floor of UNT’s Art Building.

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.

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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