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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.

5 to 7 p.m. — Spaghetti dinner benefiting the Resident Angel Care Fund at Good Samaritan Lake Forest Village, 3901 Montecito Drive. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Exact cash or checks only.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Denton County Genealogical Society meeting at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Kelvin Meyers, a forensic genealogist, will present “Probate: More Than a Will.” Call 940-349-8749 or e-mail laura.douglas@cityofdenton.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.

7 p.m. — “Loom Knitting: It’s Not Just for Hats and Scarves,” a program led by Joy Arceneaux, at the Sanger Public Library, 501 Bolivar St. Reservations are requested; call 940-458-3257 or e-mail library@sangertexas.org .

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 .

8 p.m. — “An Evening of Art Song and Opera Arias” with soprano Latonia Moore and pianist Elvia Puccinelli, in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Tickets are $20 for the general public and free for UNT students. Moore sings in place of Christina Goerke, who had to cancel due to illness; tickets for the Goerke concert will be honored. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.com .

 

FRIDAY

 

7:20 a.m. — 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. — 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.

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.

9:30 a.m. — Krum ISD’s Veterans Day of Remembrance program at Bobcat Stadium, 915 E. McCart St. Event includes band performances, color guard, drum line, student presentations and a guest speaker. Event will be streamed live at www.krumisd.net .

10 a.m. — 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.

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.

1:30 p.m. — The Benjamin Lyon Chapter of The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution meets at Denton Good Samaritan Village, 2500 Hinkle Drive. A program on “Rosie the Riveter” will be featured. Call Diana White at 940-387-4741 or visit www.dar.org .

3:30 p.m. — Program honoring veterans at The Vintage retirement community, 205 N. Bonnie Brae St. Open to the public.

4 p.m. — “Titanic Remembered,” hands-on activities such as iceberg navigation, Morse code and ship-inspired crafts for ages 6-12, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. To register, call 940-349-8752 to register.

5 to 7 p.m. — “Owl Prowl” hike led by Doris Mager at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM455, 10 miles east of I-35. Meet at Lost Pines Amphitheater; no flashlights. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 12 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or e-mail kelly.lauderdale@tpwd.state.tx.us .

5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday — “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 .

5:30 to 8 p.m. — Panda Dance, a fundraiser for Ann Windle School for Young Children, at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Family event includes live DJ, bounce houses, face painting, games and food. Admission is $2, and tickets for food and entertainment cost 25 cents each. Free for Ann Windle school parents. Call 940-369-3909.

6 to 8 p.m. — “Power, Panic and Persuasion” political psychology poster show and reception, at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Free. Call 940-369-8257 or visit http://untonthesquare.unt.edu .

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Pinocchio Commedia at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory. All tickets are $6 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 .

 

SATURDAY

 

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — 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. Call 940-369-3000 or e-mail cmayer@dentonisd.org .

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Guyer High School Choir craft show with more than 100 vendors at the school, 7501 Teasley Lane. Free. Visit http://guyerchoircraftshow.com .

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. — Presentation on birds of prey led by Doris Mager at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM455, 10 miles east of I-35. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 12 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or e-mail kelly.lauderdale@tpwd.state.tx.us .

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Book signing event featuring authors of books on Denton County and other Texas topics, at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Kim Cupit will discuss and sell Images of America: Denton, Postcard History Series: Denton County and Denton: Then and Now. Visit www.dentoncounty.com/chos .

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Friends of the Denton Public Libraries Big Book Sale at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Admission is $1. Children under 12 and Friends members are admitted free. Cash or checks only. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

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

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — “Bling Fling” benefiting the Children’s Tumor Foundation, in the cafeteria at Dodd Intermediate School, 915 E. McCart St. in Krum. Participants can make a piece of jewelry or buy jewelry or other crafts.

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Pinocchio Commedia at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory. All tickets are $6 general admission. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

2 p.m. — “Basic Computer Use” at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free class covers computer components, computer terminology and the Windows XP operating system. To register, call 940-349-8752 or e-mail fred.kamman@cityofdenton.com .

2 p.m. — “Our Native Raptors,” led by Doris Mager, at the Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM3002, 7 miles east of I-35. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 12 and older. Call 940-637-2636 or e-mail alicia.bernard@tpwd.state.tx.us .

2 p.m. — Oakmont Women’s Club annual garage sale at 2016 Postwood Court in Corinth. Call 940-231-1599.

3 to 4 p.m. — “Buying an E-Reader” class at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register, or visit www.dentonlibrary.com

7 p.m. — Shut Up and Play the Hits, a documentary about LCD Soundsystem, screens as part of the Thin Line Fall Series, at the Fine Arts Theater, 115. N. Elm St. Visit http://thinlinefilmfest.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 .

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 .

 

SUNDAY

 

1 to 3 p.m. — Book signing event featuring authors of books on Denton County and other Texas topics, at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Kim Cupit will discuss and sell Images of America: Denton, Postcard History Series: Denton County and Denton: Then and Now. Visit www.dentoncounty.com/chos .

2 p.m. — Lake Dallas parade honoring veterans, from the parking lot at 503 Main St. to the Veterans Memorial in Lake Dallas City Park, at West Hundley Drive and South Shady Shores Road. E-mail veteransdayparade2012@gmail.com .

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Pinocchio Commedia at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory. All tickets are $6 general admission. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

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 .

3 p.m. — UNT Opera and the UNT Symphony Orchestra present Romeo et Juliette by Charles Gounod, in Lyric Theatre at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. An “In the Know” lecture begins 45minutes before each performance. Tickets cost $15-$35. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.com .

5 p.m. — Foo McBubba, First United Methodist Church’s big band, presents a fall concert at the church, 201 S. Locust. Free. Call 940-382-5478 or visit www.fumc-denton.com .

 

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.

 

TUESDAY

 

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Community blood drive at Ryan High School, 5101 E. McKinney St. Contact Scott Spaulding at 940-369-3000 or sspaulding@dentonisd.org .

9:30 a.m. — Mother Goose Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories and activities for infants (birth to 18 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. — Toddler Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

Noon to 1 p.m. — Ann’s Haven VNA hospice family luncheon at the Denton Elks Lodge, 228 E. Oak St. Nurse and counselor Kirsten Kaae will give a talk titled “It’s About Time and Grief.” Free, but reservations are requested; call 940-349-5900.

4 p.m. — Afternoon Adventure Club, stories and a hands-on workshop for kids in kindergarten through third grade, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

6:30 p.m. — Denton ISD special education department’s parent resource night in the lecture hall at Denton High School, 1007 Fulton St. Information overview on post-secondary employment, training and educational opportunities for students with disabilities. Guest speaker will be Mark Scott, special education transition specialist at Denton High. A hot dog bar will be available. Call 940-369-2000 or e-mail mscott3@dentonisd.org .

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.

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

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

4 p.m. — It’s a Girl Thing! book club for girls ages 8-12 and their female relative or friend, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. This month, discuss From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg. Call 940-349-8752.

4 p.m. — “Science Explorers: Food,” a workshop including simple experiments for ages 6-8, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

6:30 to 7 p.m. — Twilight Toddler Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-24 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.

7 to 8:30 p.m. — Professor’s Corner, a discussion group dedicated to literary texts, meets at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

7 p.m. — “Buying an E-Reader” class at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

 

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: God’s Joke. Each Tues, “Boombox” with DJ Big J, 10pm. Each Wed, “Bassment.” 100 W. Walnut St.

Andy’s Bar Fri: Big Whiskey Jones, Whiskey Dick, Jonny Pecker and the Beaver Bustin’ Pickle Weasels, Lost Empires, Walker and the Texas Dangers, 8pm, $8-$10. Sat: A White Shadow, My Beerdrunk Soul, the Sweepstakes Winners, 9pm, $6-$8. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Art Six Coffee House Music, plays and gallery shows in a house converted into an arts space. No cover. No smoking inside. 424 Bryan St. 940-484-2786. www.facebook.com/artsixcoffeehouse .

Banter Thurs: It Is What It Is (hand drumming), 6pm. Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Maria Cecilia Rocha, 8pm; Elise Petrosky, 9pm. Sat: Jake Dester (jazz), 6pm; Paul Metzger and Ann MacMillan, 8pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm. Live local jazz at 8pm each Fri and 6pm each Sat. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638. www.dentonbanter.com .

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

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

A Creative Art Studio 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. 940-442-1251. www.acreativeartstudio.com .

Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: Seryn, Foreign Fields, Julia Sinclair, 9pm, $15-$18. Fri: The Matt the Cat Trio, 9pm, free. Sat: Cornell Hurd and Friends, 7pm, $10. Sun: “Kumba! Yah Yah!” benefiting Orant Charities, with Two Tons of Steel and Basically Basie Big Band, 5pm, $20; RTB2, Tump, Daniel Markham, 9pm, $7. Mon: Pete Anderson, 8pm, $10. Tues: Cold Specks, 10pm, $12-$15. Wed: Joe Pat Hennen, 5pm, free; screening of JFK: Breaking the News, 7pm, free. 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 .

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 115 Industrial St. 940-380-8226.

The Garage Thurs: DJ Rerog. Fri: Steve Wilson. Wed: Jaye Muse. 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. www.thedentongarage.com .

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

Hailey’s Club Fri: Kid Beer, Coat Rack, One Short, Electric Vengeance, 9pm, $6-$10. Sat: Street Hop, Kick-Door Records, Fab Deuce Crew, Renzo, DJ Dawodu, 9pm, $8-$10. Sun: Hares on the Mountain, 5-7pm, free-$5; With the Punches, I Call Fives, Ederville, They Cried Apollo, Not Half Bad, the Background, 7pm, $10-$12. Wed: The Terrestrials, Horse Thief, Henry and the Invisibles, Whiskey Shivers, 8pm, 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 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: Kyle Park, Gary Kyle. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: “Denton Is Burning” with Air DJ, Ynfynyt Scroll, Sem Kai, DJ Zone, 10pm, free. Fri: Knifight, Moving Castles, Hugh Noble, 9pm, $5-$7. Tues: “Couples Going 90s” with Yeahdef, 10pm, free. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Sweetwater Grill and Tavern Thurs: UNT Two O’clock Lab Band, directed by Jay Saunders. Sun: N’Awlins Gumbo Kings. Tues: Sweetwater Jazz Quartet (Neil Slater, Jim Riggs, Ron Fink, Lou Carfa). Shows on the patio, 7-9pm, free. 115 S. Elm St. 940-484-2888. www.sweetwatergrillandtavern.com .

Trail Dust Steak House Fri & Sat: Cypress Creek. 26501 E. U.S. 380 in Aubrey. 940-365-4440. www.trailduststeaks.net .

UNT on the Square 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 p.m. Saturday — “Friends of Agriculture Round-Up,” a fundraiser for North Central Texas College scholarships, at the Gainesville Civic Center, 311 S. Weaver St. Event includes silent and live auctions and a barbecue meal. Admission is $10 per person. Call 940-668-4217. To see the auction catalog, visit www.nctc.edu/agriculture .

7:30 p.m. Thursday — 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 .

6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday — Murder mystery dinner at Mountain Springs Community Center, 173 Mountain Springs Lane, off FM372, 12 miles southeast of Gainesville. Tickets cost $20, and proceeds benefit the center. To reserve tickets, call 940-665-9204.

7:30 p.m. Friday — Lewisville Lake Symphony performs Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 on the Performance Hall stage at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. Visit www.lewisvillesymphony.org .

7:30 a.m. Saturday — Bird walk for ages 10 and older, led by Keith Lockhart, at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. Program fee is $2, in addition to the regular gate fee of $5. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Call 972-219-3930 or visit www.ias.unt.edu/llela .

10 a.m. Saturday — Nature walk led by a Texas Master Naturalist along the Cicada Trail at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. Program fee is $2, in addition to the regular gate fee of $5. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Call 972-219-3930 or visit www.ias.unt.edu/llela .

1 to 6 p.m. Saturday — Little Elm Fall Festival, featuring the formal dedication of the Little Elm Recreation Center, 303 Main St. Festival includes a two-hour “Zumba-Thon,” bounce houses, arts and crafts, carnival games, refreshments and vendor exhibits. Free.

 

FUTURE BOOKINGS

 

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 .

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 — Beaujolais & More wine and food tasting, benefiting the Campus Theatre, at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Tickets cost $25. For tickets and more information, visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

11 a.m. Nov. 16 — Bring a Veteran to School Day and Veterans Day ceremony at Gonzalez School for Young Children, 1212 Long Road. Event includes a presentation of the colors and a small reception. All Denton County veterans are invited to attend. Call 940-369-3460 or e-mail jreiss@dentonisd.org .

8 p.m. Nov. 16 and 3 p.m. Nov. 18 — UNT Opera and the UNT Symphony Orchestra present Romeo et Juliette by Charles Gounod, in Lyric Theatre at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. An “In the Know” lecture begins 45minutes before each performance. Tickets cost $15-$35. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.com .

8 a.m. to noon Nov. 17 — TWU open house for prospective students. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. in Hubbard Hall, on Administration Drive between Oakland Street and Bell Avenue. Information sessions are scheduled until noon, followed by campus tours. Free parking is available throughout the campus. To register, visit www.twu.edu and click on “Open House,” e-mail openhouse@twu.edu  or call 940-898-3014 or 1-866-809-6130.

10 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 17 — Hip-hop master class with Chris Koehl at Denton Dance Conservatory, 4103 Mesa Drive. For intermediate and advanced dancers ages 10 and older. Cost is $30. To register, e-mail lisaddc4me@aol.com . Call 940-383-2623.

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 Saturday.

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.

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 Saturday, 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 .

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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