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THURSDAY

 

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — American Red Cross blood drive at the UNT Center for Leadership and Service, 1155 Union Circle. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org .

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

10 a.m. and 11 a.m. — Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

3:30 p.m. — Afternoon Adventure Club, stories and a hands-on workshop for kids in kindergarten through third grade, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

5 to 7 p.m. — Opening reception for “The Joy Losee Collection: Art and Dress Along the Silk Road,” an exhibition from UNT’s Texas Fashion Collection, at the UNT Art Gallery in the Art Building, one block west of Mulberry and Welch streets. Reception includes a fashion show of items inspired by Losee’s collection, a belly dancing demonstration, and remarks from College of Visual Arts and Design Dean Robert Milnes. Free. Call 940-565-4316 or visit http://gallery.unt.edu .

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 Stink and the World’s Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers by Megan McDonald. Free. 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.

 

FRIDAY

 

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

11 a.m. — Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.2 p.m. — Denton Plan 2030 mobile meeting, about the update to the city’s comprehensive plan, at Denton Airport, 5000 Airport Road. Visit www.cityofdenton.com or www.dentonplan2030.com .

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 stacey.irish-keffer@cityofdenton.com .

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

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Last Summer at Bluefish Cove at the PointBank Black Box Performing Arts Center, 318 E. Hickory St. Tickets cost $10. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

8 to 11 p.m. — Junior High Jamz for students in Denton ISD middle schools, at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Supervised event includes a live DJ, concessions and games. Student IDs are required for entry. Cost is $7. Fees for late pickup will apply. Call 940-349-8575.

 

SATURDAY

 

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — American Red Cross blood drive at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Oak St. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org .

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

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Martin Luther King. Jr. Day Celebration includes food and information booths at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St., and a community cleanup beginning at American Legion Hall, 629 Lake Drive. Call 940-349-8575 or visit www.cityofdenton.com .

1 p.m. — Guided winter hike at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM455, 10 miles east of I-35. Hikers will follow the Randy Bell Scenic Trail; meet at the Wild Plum parking area. 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 .

4:30 p.m. — “The E-Book Extravaganza” at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Learn how to check out e-books, audiobooks and more on your e-reader, tablet or smartphone. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register.

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Last Summer at Bluefish Cove at the PointBank Black Box Performing Arts Center, 318 E. Hickory St. Tickets cost $10. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

 

SUNDAY

 

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Last Summer at Bluefish Cove at the PointBank Black Box Performing Arts Center, 318 E. Hickory St. Tickets cost $10. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

 

MONDAY

 

11 a.m. — Martin Luther King. Jr. Day Celebration starts with free flag football for youths at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Call 940-349-8575 or visit www.cityofdenton.com .

3 p.m. — Martin Luther King. Jr. Day rally begins at the UNT Union, 1155 Union Circle. March begins at 4 p.m.; marchers will meet up with community members at Fred Moore Park at 5 p.m., then continue to Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St., for the concluding celebration. Call 940-349-8575 or visit www.cityofdenton.com .

 

TUESDAY

 

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 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.

2 to 6 p.m. — Retirement reception for Krum ISD Superintendent Mike Davis, in the boardroom at the district administration building, 1200 Bobcat Blvd.

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.

4 p.m. — Lecture by Ruth Rogers of Wellesley College, curator of “Seductive Alchemy: Books by Artists,” in the East and West galleries of the TWU Fine Arts Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. A reception follows. The exhibit is on display through Feb. 15. Free. Call 940-898-2530 or visit www.twu.edu/visual-arts .

5 to 8 p.m. — Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for low- to moderate-income families at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. To a household to qualifiy for the program, annual income must be $50,000 or less. Free. Call 940-566-2688.

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 .

8 p.m. — UNT’s Composers on Campus series brings Pulitzer-winning composer Yehudi Wyner for a concert of his chamber music in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Program includes Wyner’s Dances of Atonement, with violinist Emanuel Borok and Wyner at the piano, and Horn Trio, with William Scharnberg on horn, Chuong Vu on violin and Steven Harlos on piano. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

 

WEDNESDAY

 

9:30 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 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 .

5:30 p.m. — “Young Artists Night” presented by Denton ISD’s Adopt-a-School program at Meridian Bank Texas, 1013 W. University Drive. Event recognizes the district’s top winners from fourth and fifth grades who submitted essays or artwork on the topic “What makes your school cool?”

5:30 to 7 p.m. — “The E-Book Extravaganza” at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Learn how to check out e-books, audiobooks and more on your e-reader, tablet or smartphone. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register.

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.

 

CLUB MEETINGS

Denton Breakfast Kiwanis Club meets from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at El Chaparral Grille, 324 E. McKinney St. Call 940-453-2688 or visit www.dentonbreakfastkiwanis.org .

 

MUSIC

 

The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Wed: Earl Bates’ “Celtic Sessions,” 7-9pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940-566-5483.

The Abbey Underground Thurs: Afro Deezy Axe, Black James Franco, West and the Grooves, 9pm. Fri: Jacko Suede, 10pm. Each Tues, “Boombox” with DJ Big J, 10pm. Each Wed, “Bassment.” 100 W. Walnut St.

Andy’s Bar Fri: The Phuss, Black Cock, the Virgin Wolves, the Implication, 9pm, $10. 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 Bistro Thurs: It Is What It Is (hand drumming), 6pm. Fri: Oui Bis, 6pm; Hartley Hall & the Bona Fide Accompaniment, 8pm; Jordan Burchill, 10pm. Sat: Jimin Lee (jazz), 6pm; Wise Ruby, 8pm; Pat York, Doug Raney, 10pm. Mon: Poetry Out Loud, 8pm. Wed: Drew Lutz, the Forefront, John Garcia, Citizen Son, 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 .

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

Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: Lincoln Durham, Isaac Hoskins, 9pm, $7. Fri: Naked Lunch (Steely Dan tribute), 9pm, $10. Sat: Dirty River Boys, 9:30pm, $10. Sun: Sundress, Skeleton Coast, Sacco and Vanzetti, Biographies, 8pm, $7. Mon: Oz Noy, 8pm, $10. Tues: A Taste of Herb, 5pm, free; Mike Dillon and Earl Harvin Duo, 9pm. Wed: Carrie Rodriguez, Mariachi Quetzal, 8pm, $10-$15. 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 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. www.thedentongarage.com .

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

Hailey’s Club Thurs: “Party to Fight Human Trafficking” with Tabula Rosa, the Mothers, Mexican Lions/Aeolus, Rushing Silver, Arcane Timpani, Banshee, Garrett Phelps, DJ Don’t Know, Foolish 2, 7pm, $3-$6. Fri: Blackstone Rangers, Zhora, Vulgar Fashion, Cutter, 8pm, $5-$7. Sat: Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Van Mazi, Warren Jackson Hearne & Le Leek Electrique, 9pm, $7-$9. Sun: Beaver, No Rooftops, Bukkake Moms, Strangle Horse, 9pm, free-$5. Mon: Boxcar Bandits, 10pm, free-$5. Wed: Comedy Night with Nicholas Haddox, Hannah Smith, Alex Smelser, Brian Moody, Ron Lechler, Matthew Solomon, Adam Waddell, Dan Danzy, Eric Merritt, Usama Siddiquee, Greg Beach, 9pm, free-$5. Each Tues, ’90s music, 10pm, free-$5. 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 Sat: Whiskey Tongue Burlesque, Vivienne Vermuth, 9pm, $5-$7. 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. www.oakstdrafthouse.com.

Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Casey Donahew, Matt Stell, 8pm. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Scary Cherry & the Bang Bangs, Mrs. Howl, Langton Drive, 9pm, $5-$7. Fri: Inspectah Deck, 8pm, $14-$16. Sat: The Satans of Soft Rock, the Demigs, Cool Womb, Hot Coffins, 9pm, $5-$7. Wed: The Birds of Night, Tiger Waves, Blessin’, 9pm, $5-$7. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Sun: Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton. Mon: Jazz Open Mic with the Michael Palma Trio. Tues: Drew Phelps & Clint Strong. 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.

 

FUTURE BOOKINGS

 

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 24 — Denton County Office of History & Culture’s “Lunch ’n Learn” volunteer docent training session, in the 1896 Room at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. The training session includes a film lecture on “Christmas in Icaria” by Mike Cochran. Reservations due by noon Jan. 23. Contact tourism coordinator Gretel L’Heureux at 940-349-2850 or gretel.lheureux@dentoncounty.com  .

8 a.m. to noon Jan. 26 — 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. To register, visit www.twu.edu and click on “Denton Campus Open House,” e-mail openhouse@twu.edu or call 940-898-3014.

5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 27-28 — Auditions for Denton Community Theatre’s The King & I at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Auditions for ages 5-14 will be from 5 to 7 p.m.; auditions for adults will start at 7 p.m. Callbacks (if needed) will be on Jan. 29. Performance dates are April 5-7 and April 11-14. Call 940-382-7014 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 — Transitional meetings for eighth-grade students and their parents at Denton, Guyer and Ryan high schools. For more information, call the counseling offices at Denton High, 940-369-2000; Guyer High, 940-369-1000; and Ryan High, 940-369-3000.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 31 — Denton County Child Health Summit at Hilton Garden Inn 3110 Colorado Blvd. in Denton. Professional networking begins at 9 a.m., and registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Continuing education credits will be offered. Free; lunch will be provided. Registration is due by Jan. 21. Visit www.centerforchildrenshealth.org/dentonsummit .

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 8 — Denton Go Red for Women Luncheon at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. between Eagle Drive and Highland Street. American Heart Association fundraiser includes a fashion show and silent auction. Tickets are available at Northstar Bank, 400 N. Carroll Blvd., and DATCU, 225 W. Mulberry St. Call 940-442-5443 or 940-391-1691, or visit www.heart.org/dentontxgoredluncheon .

7 p.m. Feb. 9 — “A Night at Motown,” a Valentine’s Day dinner and dancing benefit for the Denton African American Scholarship Foundation, at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. The band Fingerprints will perform. Tickets cost $50. Visit www.Dentonaasf.org/Events.html .

5 p.m. Feb. 17 — “Gospel Meets Jazz: A Black History Celebration” featuring the Brad Leali Jazz Orchestra, in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

Noon Feb. 27 — Submission deadline for the NCTC Creative Writing Contest, sponsored by North Central Texas College’s English, Speech and Foreign Language Department. Four main divisions for amateur writers ranging from middle school age through adults, with subcategories for poetry, short stories and essays. Cash prizes are awarded in each division. Awards ceremony featuring former Texas Poet Laureate Alan Birkelbach will be at 11 a.m. April 12 at the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts on the NCTC Gainesville campus. E-mail gfletcher@nctc.edu  or visit www.nctc.edu/CreativeWriting/NCTCcreativewriting .

 

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

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 .

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 .

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 .

 

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.

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 “All the World’s a Stage,” an exhibition of art by Anita Lobel, through Friday, 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.

SCRAP Denton Nonprofit store selling reused materials for arts and crafts. 215 W. Oak St. 940-391-7499. www.scrapdenton.org .

TWU Blagg-Huey Library Mon-Thurs 7:30am-midnight, Fri 7:30am-10pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 2pm-midnight. 1322 Oakland St. 940-898-3701. www.twu.edu/library .

TWU East and West galleries in the TWU Fine Arts Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. Free. Mon-Fri 9-4, weekends by appointment. 940-898-2530. www.twu.edu/visual-arts .

l “Seductive Alchemy: Books by Artists,” an exhibit of works by 76 artists, through Feb. 15. Curator Ruth Rogers will give a lecture from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, and a reception will follow.

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 “The Joy Losee Collection: Art and Dress Along the Silk Road,” an exhibition from UNT’s Texas Fashion Collection, through Feb. 9. Opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17.

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.

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.

 

SPORTS

 

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).

 

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 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.


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