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THURSDAY

 

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

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Beginner’s knitting class at the Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. All materials will be provided for practice at the program. To register, call 940-349-8752.

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.

7 p.m. — Death and Dessert Mystery Book Club at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Explore new mysteries each month and eat a themed dessert. This month’s theme is “Political Suicide.” Free. E-mail terri.gibbs@cityofdenton.com .

7 to 9 p.m. — “An Evening With Julia Butterfly Hill,” benefiting the Denton Community Market, at A Creative Art Studio, 227 W. Oak St. Attendees can meet and talk with the author and activist. A donation of $5-$10 is suggested.

7 p.m. — TWU’s Music and Health Symposium screening of The Music Never Stopped at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 and a question-and-answer session with music therapist Concetta Tomaino, in Margo Jones Performance Hall, at Pioneer Circle and Oakland Street. Free, but attendees are asked to bring two nonperishable food items for the TWU Food Pantry. Call 940-898-2500.

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

7:30 p.m. — Top Hats and Tiles, a musical cabaret salute to the legendary ladies of Broadway, at the PointBank Black Box Performing Arts Center, 318 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $15 for general admission. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

7:30 p.m. — 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 .

7:30 p.m. — 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, 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 this performance.

 

FRIDAY

 

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — TWU’s Music and Health Symposium in Margo Jones Performance Hall, at Pioneer Circle and Oakland Street. Free. Call 940-898-2500.

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

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

5 to 9 p.m. — Alternative Gifts Fair at First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Locust St. Admission is $5 for “First Pick Friday.” Visit http://fumc-denton.com/missionAltGifts.shtml .

5:30 to 9 p.m. — “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.

7 p.m. — First Friday Denton at art venues around the downtown Square, including A Creative Art Studio, 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. Gallery viewings, live music, art projects and demonstrations and more. For locations and more information, visit www.firstfridaydenton.com .

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

7:30 p.m. — Top Hats and Tiles, a musical cabaret salute to the legendary ladies of Broadway, at the PointBank Black Box Performing Arts Center, 318 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $15 for general admission. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

7:30 p.m. — 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, 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 .

7:30 p.m. — 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 .

 

SATURDAY

 

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Robson Ranch Craft Bazaar in the Robson Ranch Clubhouse on Ed Robson Boulevard. About 40 vendors will sell items handcrafted by Robson Ranch residents. Admission is free. To reach the sale, take I-35W to exit 79, Robson Ranch Road. Go west 1.5 miles and follow the signs for the craft bazaar after you enter the gate.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — “Geocaching 101” at the Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM3002, 7 miles east of I-35. Visitors can bring their own GPS units or borrow one for the hourly programs. Free with regular park admission of $7 for ages 12 and older. Call 940-637-2636 or e-mail alicia.bernard@tpwd.state.tx.us .

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Alternative Gifts Fair at First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Locust St. Admission is free. Visit http://fumc-denton.com/missionAltGifts.shtml .

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — 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 gljackson@charter.net .

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

10 a.m. to noon — Denton Herb Society presents “Urban Foraging,” a talk by herbalist Shari Withey, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Certified child passenger safety technicians will inspect car seats and provide free hands-on advice in the parking lot at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. Inspections are by appointment only. Call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit www.texashealth.org/carseat .

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Etsy Denton’s “Handmade Harvest” local art, craft and vintagesale at the Center for Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Free. Visit www.facebook.com/etsydenton .

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — International Gaming Day at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Event includes board games, chess, card and video games, painting miniatures for strategic/war gaming, and more. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

2 to 3:30 p.m. — “Using a Computer Mouse and Keyboard” class at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. To register, call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

2 to 7 p.m. — Harvest Festival and Bazaar at Mount Pilgrim CME Church, 339 Robertson St. Event includes food, games and prizes, crafts, face painting and more. Free. Visit http://mtpilgrimcme.org .

6:30 p.m. — Night hike and campfire program at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. Children will be offered stories, a craft, toasted marshmallows and cider. Registration is required; call 972-219-3930 or e-mail lisacole@unt.edu . The fee is $2 per person, in addition to LLELA’s regular admission fee of $5. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Visit www.ias.unt.edu/llela .

7 to 9 p.m. — Star-gazing party at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM455, 10 miles east of I-35. The Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas will provide telescopes. Meet at the park’s mountain bike trails parking lot. Free with regular park admission of $7 for ages 12 and older. E-mail kelly.lauderdale@tpwd.state.tx.us  or call 940-686-2148, ext. 258.

7:30 p.m. — 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, 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 .

7:30 p.m. — Top Hats and Tiles, a musical cabaret salute to the legendary ladies of Broadway, at the PointBank Black Box Performing Arts Center, 318 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $15 for general admission. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

7:30 p.m. — Guyer High School presents Damn Yankees! in the school auditorium, 7501 Teasley Lane. Tickets cost $10. Call 940-369-1156 or e-mail ecrotwell@dentonisd.org .

 

SUNDAY

 

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Alternative Gifts Fair at First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Locust St. Admission is free. Visit http://fumc-denton.com/missionAltGifts.shtml .

2 to 3 p.m. — “Celebration of Life” service hosted by Ann’s Haven VNA to honor the memory of loved ones, in the Cole Chapel of First United Methodist Church of Denton, 201 S. Locust St. Attendees of all faiths are welcome. Call bereavement coordinator Molly Harrison at 940-349-5900.

2 p.m. — 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, 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 .

7:30 p.m. — Top Hats and Tiles, a musical cabaret salute to the legendary ladies of Broadway, at the PointBank Black Box Performing Arts Center, 318 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $15 for general admission. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

 

MONDAY

 

8 a.m. — Kamryn Faith and Sophie May Benefit Golf Tournament, benefiting two girls diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer, at Oakmont Country Club, 1901 Oakmont Drive in Corinth. Cost is $300 per team or $75 per player, and sponsorships are available. All proceeds benefit the Keeping the Faith and Support Sophie May funds. Call 940-395-4882 or e-mail katiegee919@gmail.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 to 10:30 a.m. — “Grief Through the Holidays,” a free workshop at Ann’s Haven VNA office, 325 W. McKinney St., Suite 101. Reservations are requested. Call 940-349-5900.

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 .

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

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

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

 

WEDNESDAY

 

9 a.m. — 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.

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

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

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

8 p.m. — 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 .

 

MUSIC

 

The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Wed: County Rexford, 7:30-10pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940-566-5483.

The Abbey Underground Fri: Werewolf Therewolf, Night Gallery, the Gypsy Bravado, 8pm. Sun: Woody’s Rampage, Bone Doggie & the Hickory Street Hellraisers, 8pm. Each Tues, “Boombox” with DJ Big J, 10pm. Each Wed, “Bassment.” 100 W. Walnut St.

Andy’s Bar Sat: Knockout, How’s My Driving, Bad Times, 9pm. 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: Alex Blair and Jordan Burchill (jazz), 6pm; Reinventing Jude, 8pm; Dirty Blonde Delaney, 10pm. Sat: Polly Maynard, 8pm. Tues: Mister Joe & Friends, Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton, 8-11pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm. Live local jazz at 8pm each Fri and 6pm each Sat. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638. www.dentonbanter.com .

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

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

A Creative Art Studio Fri: Mark Brandt, Darrin Kobetich, Link and Catherine Chalon, 8:30pm. 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. 940-442-1251. www.acreativeartstudio.com .

Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: Joe Pat Hennen, 5pm, free. Fri: Helio Sequence, the Ramona Falls, 10pm, $13-$16. Sat: Maria Muldaur, 9pm, $18-$30. Sun: Blitzen Trapper, Telegraph Canyon, 9pm, $13-$16. Mon: David Liebe Hart Band, Browningham, New Science Projects, 10pm, $8-$11. Wed: A Taste of Herb: A Tribute to Herb Alpert, 5pm, free. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

Denton Square Donuts Sat: Low Fidelity, Mary Walker, Big Round Spectacles, 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 940-383-2337. www.thefrystreettavern.com .

The Garage Fri: Rudy. Sat: Grant Jones. Wed: Matthew Slovac. Each Thurs, “Whiskey Jam” hosted by Matt Dunn, 10pm, free. 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. www.thedentongarage.com.

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

Hailey’s Club Thurs: Freak the Mighty, Agent Ribbons, Nevaeh, 9pm, $3-$8. Fri: Mary Walker, Celia Rocha, Aeolus, 9pm, $4-$6. Sat: Unveiled, Far From Nothing, Silver Loves Mercury, Burying the Trend, Light the Fire, Like Bridges We Burn, Benjamin Foster, 7:30pm, $8-$10. Sun: DiscontinYou, Abdgal, Aeolus, Maria Cecilia, DJ Foolish 2, DJ Don’t Know, 9pm, $1-$4. Mon: The Awkward Robot, Death in the West, Nerdface, the Primary, 9pm. Wed: The Devil’s Bards, Nova Chaser, Stray Nimbus, Garrett Phelps, 9pm, 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: Innards, Two Knights, Two Hand Fools, All Dinosaurs, Itto, 7pm, $5. 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.

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: Josh Weathers, Big Casino. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Fri: Cult of Youth, Black Leather Jesus, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: Indian Jewelry, New Fumes, Midnite Society, Strange Towers, 9pm, $7-$9. Sun: Retox, Regents, Akkolyte, Sin Motivo, Innards, 7pm, $6-$8. Mon: Red Fang, Black Tusk, Lord Dying, 7pm, $12-$14. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Sweetwater Grill and Tavern Shows on the patio, 7-9pm, free. 115 S. Elm St. 940-484-2888. www.sweetwatergrillandtavern.com .

Trail Dust Steak House 26501 E. U.S. 380 in Aubrey. 940-365-4440. www.trailduststeaks.net.

UNT on the Square Fri: “An Evening of Guitar, Interactive Animation and Electronic Music with Janet Feder and David Stout,” 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

 

6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday — Double Oak Woman’s Club annual holiday auction and fundraiser at Double Oak Town Hall, 320 Waketon Road. Proceeds benefit the Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department. Call 817-490-0969 or visit http://www.facebook.com/DOWCTx .

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday — Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents Sunset Boulevard at 160 W. Main St. in Lewisville. Tickets cost $19 for adults, $16 for ages 65 and older or 18 and younger. Call 972-221-7469 or visit www.glct.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

 

7:30 p.m. 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 .

7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-11 and 2 p.m. Nov. 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, 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.

7:20 a.m. Nov. 9 — Veterans’ salute at Guyer High School, 7501 Teasley Lane. The Guyer Air Force Junior ROTC will serve veterans breakfast and coffee at 7:20 a.m. in the cafeteria, followed by a ceremony at the flagpole at 8:30 a.m. Call 940-369-1000.

8:30 a.m. Nov. 9 — Veterans’ salute at the flagpole at Ryan High School, 5101 E. McKinney St. Students will greet veterans, the Ryan Air Force Junior ROTC will present the colors, and trumpeters will perform patriotic songs. Call 940-368-3000.

10 a.m. Nov. 9 — Veterans Day Program in the auditorium at Denton High School, 1007 Fulton St. Veterans will be recognized and school groups will perform. Call 940-369-2000.

5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Nov. 9 — “All-Night Write-In” for National Novel Writing Month at UNT’s Willis Library, 1506 W. Highland St. Participants can share ideas and advice. Visit www.nanowrimo.org .

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. Registration costs $25 and includes snacks and a T-shirt. Register on site, or send checks to Ryan High School Strutters, 5101 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76208, attention Cassie Mayer. 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. Proceeds benefit 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 .

Nov. 14-18 — TWU Drama Department presents Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel, in the Redbud Theater Complex, on the northwest side of Hubbard Hall. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 14, 4 p.m. Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 17, and 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Visit www.twu.edu/drama  or call 940-898-2020.

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 at Willis Library, 1506 W. Highland St. Free. Lunch will be served following the discussion. Visit 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 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 .

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 .

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.

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 .

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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