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 .
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — B.O.Y.S. (Boys Only Yucky Stories) at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Book club for boys in grades 2-5. This month, discuss Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka. Free. Call 940-349-8749 or e-mail email@example.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.
4 p.m. — Lego Builders Club for ages 6 and older at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8718 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Winter Blast Camp, offering field trips and activities for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, at the Denton Civic Center, at 321 E. McKinney St. Cost is $28 per day. To register, visit the Civic Center. Visit www.dentonparks.com .
7 to 8:30 p.m. — Exploring Philosophy at North Branch Library, 3020 Locust St. Join the ongoing discussions of time-honored philosophical issues with Dr. Eva H. Cadwallader, professor of philosophy. Free and open to the public. Call 940-349-8752.
The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Wed: Earl Bates’ “Celtic Sessions,” 7-9pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940-566-5483.
The Abbey Underground Thurs: Arielle. Fri: Muchos Backflips, Urizen, Bone Doggie and the Hickory Street Hellraisers, 9pm. Each Tues, “Boombox” with DJ Big J, 10pm. Each Wed, “Bassment.” 100 W. Walnut St.
Andy’s Bar Fri: Ella Minnow, You and Me, Chase Fox, 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: Classical guitar, 6pm; Scott Sackett and Doug Raney, 8pm. Sat: Megan Storie, 10pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm. Live local jazz at 8pm each Fri and 6pm each Sat. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638. www.dentonbanter.com .
Cool Beans 1210 W. Hickory St. 940-382-7025.
Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: Dr. Strangelove screening, 8:30pm, free. Fri: AM Ramblers, the Paychecks, Old Snack, 9pm, $7. Sat: Slobberbone, Old Warhorse, Cornhole, the Make Believers, 9pm, $12. Sun: Hares on the Mountain, 5pm, free. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .
Denton Square Donuts 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 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: Renzo and Street Hop Family, Rockbay/
R.M.F.N.S., Shottaz Ent, Dawodu Inc. and more, 9pm, $7. Fri: The Virgin Wolves, Trebuchet, Mothership, the Phuss, 7pm, $5-$10. Sat: The Atrocities, Snatch Punch, Dropped Cause, Fairbanks, 9pm, $5-$8. Sun: Hark!, the Infamists, Mickey and the Rat, 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 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.
Mellow Mushroom Occasional live music on patio. 217 E. Hickory St. 940-323-1100. www.mellowmushroom/store/denton .
Oak St. Drafthouse 308 E. Oak St. 940-395-1950. oakstdrafthouse.com .
Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Scotty Thurman and the Perfect Trouble Band, Aubrey Lynn England, $5 cover plus two nonperishable food items for Our Daily Bread. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .
Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: “Discipline,” 9pm, free. Fri: Def Rain, Shiny Around the Edges, Cerulean Giallo, Secret Cakes, DJ Yeahdef, 9pm, $1-$3. Sat: Salted, Eccotone, Midnite Society, Hoop Dreams, 9pm, $3-$5. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .
Sweetwater Grill and Tavern Sun: Marshall & Brazz.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 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
Through Sunday, Dec. 23 — Our Productions Theatre Company presents Pump Boys and Dinettes, a musical, in the Black Box at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. in Old Town Lewisville. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $30 on Saturday, $25 for all other shows, with discounts available for seniors, students, children and groups of 10 or more. For tickets, visit www.ourproductionstheatreco.org or call 972-724-2147.
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 26-28, Dec. 31, Jan. 2-4 and Jan. 7 — Winter Blast Camp, offering field trips and activities for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, at the Denton Civic Center, at 321 E. McKinney St. Cost is $28 per day. To register, visit the Civic Center. Visit www.dentonparks.com .
Jan. 14 — Rgistration deadline for TWU Community Dance Center classes for children, teens and adults, in swing, jazz, ballet, ballroom, hip-hop, salsa and more. Classes begin Jan. 22. Cost is $80 for each 10-week class. Visit www.twu.edu/dance/community-dance-center-info.asp or call 940-898-2086.
Emily Fowler Central Library 502 Oakland St. 9am-6pm Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat; 9am-9pm Tues & Thurs; 1-5pm Sun. 940-349-8712.
North Branch Library 3020 N. Locust St. 9am-9pm Mon-Wed, 9am-6pm Thurs-Sat, 1-5pm Sun. 940-349-8756.
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.
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 .
Denton County African American Museum Exhibits of historic black families in the county, including artwork and quilting, and personal items of the lady of the house. 317 W. Mulberry St., next to the Bayless-Selby House Museum. Tues-Sat 10am-noon and 1-3pm. Free. www.dentoncounty.com/dcaam .
Bethlehem in Denton County Small gallery in Sanger displaying a personal collection of 2,900 nativities. Open evenings and weekends, by appointment only. Free. Small groups and children welcome. To schedule your visit, call 940-231-4520 or e-mail email@example.com . www.bethlehemindentonco.com .
Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum Exhibits include photos of Denton communities, historic Hispanic and black families, farm and ranching artifacts, and special collections including Southwest American Indian and Denton County pottery, pressed glass and weaponry. Research materials, county cemetery records, genealogical info, photographs. 110 W. Hickory St. 10-4:30 Mon-Fri and 11-3 Sat, closed holidays. Free. Special monthly exhibits and lectures. Call 940-349-2850 or visit www.dentoncounty.com/chos .
l “Neon Cowboys & Pink Ladies: A Photographic Exhibition of Southwestern Neon Signs From the 1970s” by Mike Cochran, through Dec. 31.
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.
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. Winter hours: Fri-Sun 7am-5pm. Admission is $5 per person, free for children 5 and younger. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Call 972-219-3930 for directions. www.ias.unt.edu/llela .
Little Chapel-in-the-Woods Built in 1939, one of 20 outstanding architectural achievements in Texas. Daily 8am-5pm, except on university holidays or when booked for weddings, weekends by appointment only, TWU campus. 940-898-3644.
UNT Sky Theater Planetarium in UNT’s Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building, 1704 W. Mulberry St. 940-369-8213. http://skytheater.unt.edu .
American Legion Hall Senior Center 629 Lakey Drive in Fred Moore Park. 10am-3pm Mon-Fri, 6-9pm Thurs. 940-349-8298.
Denton Senior Center Offers daily lunches, classes, travel, health services and numerous drop-in activities. 8am-9pm Mon-Fri. 509 N. Bell Ave. 940-349-8280. www.dentonseniorcenter.com .
Aletha’s Craft Store, open 9am-1pm Mon-Fri. Call 940-349-8720.
Dancing and potluck, live big band and country music every second and fourth Friday, 7-9:30pm, $5.
Movies 6pm each Wed. Free for Denton seniors. $1 for popcorn and soda.
SPAN noon meal each Mon-Fri. $1.50 for seniors age 60 and older, $3.50 for those younger than 60.
Chime Choir 9:30am Mon
Pinochle 10:30am-1:30pm Mon
Young at Heart band practice, 9am Tues, 10am Thurs
Card workshop 9am first Tues
Needlework group 9am Tues
Red Hat Society 11am first Wed
Tap dance classes, for beginners, intermediate/advanced, Wed nights or Fri mornings.
Bridge Party bridge, 12:30pm Thurs; duplicate bridge, 1pm Wed
Benefits counseling 1:30-4pm third Thurs
Bingo 12:45pm first and third Fri
Fridays With Friends 9-11am Fri. Volunteers create items to donate to Denton Regional Medical Center patients. Call Jeff or Jane at 940-349-8720.
Square dancing 7-10pm first and third Fri, $6
Ed Bonk Woodshop 9am-noon Mon-Thurs; 9am-noon Sat. $6 annual membership plus $1 per visit.
RSVP Referral and placement service for volunteers age 55 and older. 1400 Crescent St. 940-383-1508.
Denton County Dulcimer Club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on the third Saturday of each month in the community room at Denton Village Good Samaritan, 2500 Hinkle Drive. Dues are $3 per month. Participants may bring a sack lunch. Call 940-565-9331 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Friday night community dances at Denton Senior Center from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of each month. Dances are open to all adults and include live music and refreshments. Dance hosts will be present to dance with unaccompanied ladies. Admission is $5. The Senior Center is at 509 N. Bell Ave. Call 940-349-8720.
Green Space Arts Collective Ballet, tap, modern, and hip-hop dance classes for children and adults. 529 Malone St. 940-595-9219. www.greenspacearts.com .
Harps Over Texas Autoharp Club Jamming as well as help for new and experienced players. All acoustic instruments welcome. 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1424 Stuart Road. 940-382-3248.
The Triangle Squares Local square dancing group meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Fridays each month at Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Starts with early rounds and workshops. Grand march starts at 8pm. Non-members pay $6 per person, members get in free. Call 214-288-6883.
Mainstream dance lessons at 7pm each Tues at 1424 Stuart Road.
Art Six Coffee House 424 Bryan St. Mon-Sat 9am-midnight. 940-484-2786.
Banter 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638.
Bolivar Street Gallery 212 Bolivar St., Suite 100 in Sanger. Fri-Sun 11am-5:30pm. 940-390-4559.
Center for the Visual Arts Greater Denton Arts Council’s galleries, meeting space and offices. 400 E. Hickory St. Free. Tues-Sun 1-5pm. 940-382-2787. www.dentonarts.com .
l “Blissful Blues and Pointillism Purples,” an exhibition of paintings by Susan Mapes Kemper, through Dec. 28 in the Gough Gallery.
l “All the World’s a Stage,” an exhibition of art by Anita Lobel, through Jan. 18 in the Meadows Gallery.
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.
Denton Square Donuts 208 W. Oak St. 940-220-9447. www.dentonsquaredonuts.com.
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 .
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 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 .
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 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 .
David Blow retrospective through Feb. 9. Closed Dec. 22-Jan. 1.
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 Cagle Cox at 972-VAST-ORG.
Denton Civic Center Location of Denton Parks and Recreation customer service center, 8am-5pm Mon-Fri. Indoor walking track open 6:45am-7pm Mon-Fri. 321 E. McKinney St. 940-349-8285. Visit www.dentonparks.com .
Denia Recreation Center Fitness center, gameroom, indoor courts, climbing wall and more. 7am-9pm Mon-Wed; 7am-8pm Thurs-Fri; 9:30am-3:30pm Sat. 1001 Parvin St. 940-349-8285.
Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center Fitness center, indoor courts, fitness, gameroom, computer room and more. 9am-9pm Mon-Fri; 9:30am-6:30pm Sat. 1300 Wilson St. 940-349-8575.
North Lakes Recreation Center
Fitness center with fitness specialists and child care available; indoor courts, preschool classes, group exercise classes and more. 5:30am-10pm Mon-Thurs; 5:30am-9:30pm Fri; 7:30am-3:15pm Sat. 2001 W. Windsor Drive. 940-349-8287. Basketball court located across Windsor Drive, behind the softball fields on the north side of the park. Lights available until 10pm (closing time for the park).
Denton Natatorium Indoor pools with open and lap swimming, swim lessons for children and adults, water exercise available. 2400 Long Road. Mon-Fri 5:30am-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun noon-6pm. Admission for city residents is $3.50 for ages 12 and older, $2.50 for ages 6-11, $1 for ages 2-5; free for younger than 2. Nonresidents pay $5, $3 and $1.50, respectively. Passes and punch cards available. 940-349-8800.
Wiggly Field Dog Park at Lake Forest Park, at 1400 E. Ryan Road, between Teasley Lane and FM1830 (Country Club Road). Free. Closed 7am-3:30pm Wed for mowing and maintenance. For rules, visit www.dentonparks.com or call Kathy Schaeffer at 940-349-8731.
Decatur Golf Club 211 Country Club Road, Decatur. 940-627-3789. Daily fee, 9 holes.
Denton Country Club 1213 Country Club Road, Argyle. 940-387-2812. Private, 18 holes.
Doral Tesoro Golf Club 15801 Championship Parkway, Fort Worth. 817-497-2582. Daily fee, 18 holes.
Lantana Golf Club 800 Golf Club Drive, Lantana. 940-728-4653. Private, 18 holes.
Oakmont Country Club 1200 Clubhouse Drive, Corinth. 940-321-5599. Private, 18 holes.
Robson Ranch Wildhorse Golf Course 9400 Ed Robson Blvd., Denton. 940-246-1001. Semi-private, 18 holes.
Spirit of the West Resort 100 S. Texas St., Tioga. 940-437-5000. Daily fee, 9 holes.
Texas Sundown Ranch Golf Course 13037 I-35, Sanger. 940-458-5979. Daily fee, 9 holes.
TWU Golf Course 1120 Club House Drive, Denton. 940-898-3163. Daily fee, 18 holes.
The Timber Links at Denton 5201 Par Drive, Suite 2, Denton. 940-380-1318. Semi-private, 9 holes.
Achievers Gymnastics Recreational and competitive cheerleading and gymnastics for boys and girls ages 1-18. Call 940-484-4900 for schedules and pricing. www.achieversgymnastics.com.
Denton Academy of Martial Arts
612 Hercules Lane. 940-387-7442. www.dentonmartialarts.com .
Texas Motor Speedway Tours of speedway available ($8, $6 seniors and children 12 and younger); souvenir shop. State Highway 114 at I-35W, Fort Worth. 817-215-8500. www.texasmotorspeedway.com .
House of Quad Roller derby facility with three leagues. 222 S. Mayhill Road. www.ntderbyrevolution.com .
Lone Star Indoor Sports Center 1800 Shady Oaks Drive. 940-239-6474. www.lonestarrink.com.
Skate Works Park Ramps, platforms, railings and more for skateboarders and inline skaters of all skill levels. Classes, rentals and parties available. 11am-9pm Sat; 1-8pm Sun. Free. Helmets may be rented for $3. Next to Water Works Park on Long Road at Sherman Drive (FM428) and Loop 288. 940-349-8523.
Goldfield Tennis Center Eight outdoor lighted courts and utility court. Offers classes, leagues and tournaments. 3-9pm Mon-Thurs, 3-8pm Fri, 9am-5pm Sat. 2005 W. Windsor Drive. 940-349-8526.