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THURSDAY

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.

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.

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

 

FRIDAY

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.

4 p.m. — Origami Yoda Party at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Kids ages 8-12 can eat snacks, talk about the book series by Tom Angleberger, and make Origami Yoda characters. Call 940-349-8752 to register.

4 to 5 p.m. — Discussion for seniors on the health benefits of laughter at Dogwood Estates, 2820 Wind River Lane. Free. Call 940-383-8600.

6 to 8 p.m. — Night hike along the Redbud Trail at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. For ages 5 and older. Cost is $7 per person, in addition to the regular gate fee of $5. Registration is required; call 972-219-3930 or e-mail lisacole@unt.edu. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. For directions, visit www.ias.unt.edu/llela.

 

SATURDAY

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

10 a.m. to noon — Hike and story time session at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. Participants will search for tracks and other signs of animals and leave treats along the trail for the area’s wildlife. For all ages. Cost is $7 per person, in addition to the regular gate fee of $5. Registration is required; call 972-219-3930 or e-mail lisacole@unt.edu. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. For directions, visit www.ias.unt.edu/llela.

4 to 5 p.m. — Seminar for seniors on how to transition into a new lifestyle as they age, at Dogwood Estates, 2820 Wind River Lane. Free. Call 940-383-8600.

 

SUNDAY

3 to 5 p.m. — Video game tournament for seniors at Dogwood Estates, 2820 Wind River Lane. Free. Those who make reservations can stay for a meal. Call 940-383-8600.

 

MONDAY

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.

6 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.

 

WEDNESDAY

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.

 

HOLIDAY EVENTS

ONGOING

Through Dec. 31 — Model train exhibit at the Wood House, 516 N. Locust St. Admission is a donation of canned goods for Denton County Friends of the Family. Display features trains and more than 200 miniature buildings. Regular hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. To schedule viewings outside of these hours, call 940-387-4098.

 

IN THE AREA

Through Jan. 6 — “Gift of Lights” at Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle in Fort Worth. Holiday spectacle features more than 600 displays with some 2 million LED lights. Open 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and holidays. Cost is $15 per car Mondays through Thursdays; $20 per car Fridays through Sundays and holidays. For advance tickets, go to Walgreens or visit www.giftoflightstms.com. Call 817-215-8500.

 

MUSIC

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

The Abbey Underground Each Tues, “Boombox” with DJ Big J, 10pm. Each Wed, “Bassment.” 100 W. Walnut St.

Andy’s Bar Fri: Shroud the Sky, the Plagued, the Day After Roswell, Scared of the Dark, Osage Hills, Conceal the Voices, 8pm. Sat: Steve D. Wilson, Aaron Pose, Jacob Pierce, Jeremy “Brink” Coan. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; the Knocking, 8pm; Richard Gilbert, 10pm. Sat: Jake Dester (jazz), 6pm; Kelsey Henry, 8pm; comedy, 10pm. Mon: Bone Doggie & the Hickory Street Hellraisers, 11:40, 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.

Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: The Tejas Brothers, 9pm, $10. Fri: High School Caesar, 9pm, $7. Mon: The Charlie Shafter Band, Daniel Markham, 10pm, $10-$15. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com.

Hailey’s Club Thurs: The Infamists, the Unlikely Candidates, Sherilyn Segrest & the Texas Teardrops, 9pm, free-$5. Fri: Juicy the Emissary, Tangles, DJ Tranq, 9 pm, $3-$5. Sat: Fab Deuce, Dangle Dixon, Xegesis, Yeahdef, 9pm, $6-$8. Mon: Starparty, H.I. Jr., 9pm, $5-$10. 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.

La Milpa Mexican Restaurant Each Fri, Mariachi Quetzal, 8pm. 820 S. I-35E, Suite 101. 940-382-8470.

Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Brandon Jenkins, Jarrod Birmingham, Austin Allsup, Ryan Ready. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com.

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: The Marked Men, Bad Sports, the Novice, Pink Smoke, 9pm, $10-$12. Mon: Parquet Courts, Endless Thoughts, Sin Motivo, 9pm, free-$5. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com.

Sweetwater Grill and Tavern Sun: Bach Norwood Group, 7pm. Mon: New Year’s Eve dinner with jazz by Jim Riggs, Neil Slater and Jeff Eckels (call for reservations). Shows on the patio, 7-9pm, free. 115 S. Elm St. 940-484-2888. www.sweetwatergrillandtaverncom.

VFW Post 2205 Free karaoke at 8pm each Thurs, Fri and Sat. 909 Sunset St.

 

FUTURE BOOKINGS

Jan. 14 — Registration 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.

 

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:

l Aletha’s Craft Store, open 9am-1pm Mon-Fri. Call 940-349-8720.

l Dancing and potluck, live big band and country music every second and fourth Friday, 7-9:30pm, $5.

l Movies 6pm each Wed. Free for Denton seniors. $1 for popcorn and soda.

l SPAN noon meal each Mon-Fri. $1.50 for seniors age 60 and older, $3.50 for those younger than 60.

l Bridge Party bridge, 12:30pm Thurs; duplicate bridge, 1pm Wed

l Benefits counseling 1:30-4pm third Thurs

l Bingo 12:45pm first and third Fri

l Square dancing 7-10pm first and third Fri, $6

l 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.

 

VISUAL ARTS

Art Six Coffee House 424 Bryan St. Mon-Sat 9am-midnight. 940-484-2786.

Banter 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638.

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 Friday 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.denton

squaredonuts.com.

Farmer’s & Merchant’s Gallery Early and contemporary Texas art. 100 N. Washington St., Pilot Point. Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. 940-686-2396. www.farmersand

merchantsgallery.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.

l 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 1322 Oakland St. 940-898-3701. www.twu.edu/library.

TWU East and West galleries in the Fine Arts Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. Free. 940-898-2530. www.twu.edu/visual-arts.

UNT Art Gallery in the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry St. at Welch. Free. 940-565-4316. http://gallery.unt.edu.

UNT Cora Stafford Gallery In UNT’s Oak Street Hall, 1120 W. Oak St. 940-565-4005.

UNT on the Square 109 N. Elm St. Free. 940-369-8257. http://untonthe

square.unt.edu.

l David Blow retrospective through Feb. 9. Closed through Jan. 1.

UNT Union Gallery Level 3, UNT Union, 400 Ave A. 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. Visit www.vastarts.org or call Executive Director Lynne Cagle Cox at 972-VAST-ORG.


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