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THURSDAY

 

8:15 a.m. — Immaculate Conception Catholic School’s Mass in recognition of Catholic Schools Week, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2255 N. Bonnie Brae St. Bring nonperishable food or toiletry items for local food pantries. The school will also have a pep rally at 2:15 p.m. to recognize academic and athletic winners. Call 940-381-1155 or visit www.catholicschooldenton.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.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 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; registration deadline has passed. Visit www.centerforchildrenshealth.org/dentonsummit .

Noon — Two O’clock Lab Band performs in the One O’clock Lounge at the University Union, 1155 Union Circle. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

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

7 p.m. — The A Cappella Choir and SC Singers of Southwestern College present a concert at First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Locust St. Call 940-382-5478.

7 p.m. — “Toxic Foods, Toxic Fats: What’s in Your Fridge?”, a presentation by UNT biology professor Judy Spira, at the Sanger Public Library, 501 Bolivar St. Free. To reserve a space, call 940-458-3257.

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. — “The E-Book Extravaganza” at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland 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 Cheaper by the Dozen at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

 

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.

10 a.m. — “A Journey to Freedom,” UNT’s 13th Equity and Diversity Conference, in the Silver Eagle Suite of the University Union, 1155 Union Circle. Keynote speakers are CNN anchor Don Lemon, Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network chairwoman Valeisha Butterfield-Jones and Human Rights Campaign chief diversity officer Cuc Vu. Registration is free for students, $50 for UNT faculty and staff members and $150 for others. Visit http://edo.unt.edu/content/equity-diversity-conference .

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.

Noon to 1 p.m. — Joseph Ready, professor of biochemistry at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, presents “The Search for Neuroprotective Small Molecules to Treat Neurodegenerative Disorders,” in Room 251 of TWU’s Ann Stuart Science Complex, located off Pioneer Circle. Free. Part of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry seminar series.

7 p.m. — First Friday Denton at art venues around the downtown Square, including A Creative Art Studio, 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101; Oxide Gallery, 211 N. Cedar St.; Denton Square Donuts, 208 W. Oak St.; SCRAP Denton, 215 W. Oak St.; and others. Free gallery viewings, live music, art projects and demonstrations. Visit www.firstfridaydenton.com.

7 to 10:30 p.m. — Kids Rock! at 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 Cheaper by the Dozen at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

8 p.m. — Trombone Showcase II with Vern Kagarice as coordinator in Voertman Hall in the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

 

SATURDAY

 

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for low-to-moderate-income families at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. To qualify, annual household income must be $50,000 or less. Free. Call 940-566-2688.

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. — Family nutrition seminar at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Dietitian Vivian Nichols leads seminar with games and activities for parents and kids. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register.

10 a.m. to noon — Denton Herb Society presents a lecture on coriander by Master Gardener Raquel Bryson at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

1:30 to 3 p.m. — Family Saturday in the UNT Galleries presents “Weaving Culture With Art and Story,” featuring stories inspired by “The Joy Losee Collection: Art and Dress Along the Silk Road,” at the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry St. at Welch Street. Free. Call 940-565-4316 or visit www.gallery.unt.edu .

3 to 5 p.m. — “Beginning Genealogy” class at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

4 to 5 p.m. — The new Martop Road Chapel is open for tours at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8801 Martop Road in Aubrey.

4:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill as part of the Texas Nonprofit Theatres’ Quad II competition in the Performance Hall of the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Grapevine's Ohlook Performing Arts Center presents Spring Awakening at 3 p.m. An awards reception will follow at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for one show or $15 for both shows. For tickets, visit www.texastheatres.org .

5:30 p.m. — TMEA Honor Choirs Festival with a guest appearance by UNT University Singers in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Free. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.com .

6:30 p.m. — Denton Public School Foundation’s Groundhog Day Gala at the UNT Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. between Eagle Drive and Highland Street. Gala includes seated dinner and silent and live auctions. Tickets cost $60 per person. A portion of all tickets and table sponsorships are tax-deductible. Call 940-369-0143.

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Cheaper by the Dozen at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

 

SUNDAY

 

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Cheaper by the Dozen at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

2 p.m. — Guest artist master class with harpist María Luisa Rayan-Forero in Voertman Hall in the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

3:30 p.m. — Dan Haerle Quartet performs in an emeritus faculty recital in Kenton Hall at the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

7 p.m. — Guest artist recital and master class with Rebecca Henderson on oboe and Colette Valentine on piano in Recital Hall in the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

 

MONDAY

 

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.

8 p.m. — Faculty and guest artist recital with flutist Elizabeth McNutt, percussionist Christopher Deane and soprano Heidi Klein, in Voertman Hall in the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

 

TUESDAY

 

9 a.m. — Liberty Christian School’s Breakfast With the President and Spring Preview Day at 1301 S.U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Rodney Haire, president and founder, will meet with visiting families at the 9 a.m. breakfast. Tours will be offered between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Visit www.libertychristian.com or call 940-294-2000.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

 

WEDNESDAY

 

9:30 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.

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 .

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 9 p.m. — GriefShare and DivorceCare classes at Crossroads Bible Church, 8101 FM 407 in Double Oak. Call 972-355-3343.

 

MUSIC

 

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

The Abbey Underground Weekly events: Each Sat, “’80s and ’90s Retro Dance Party”; each Sun, open mic hosted by Bone Doggie, 7pm; each Mon, karaoke. 100 W. Walnut St.

Andy’s Bar Sat: Criminal Birds, Gravity Feed, 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 Bistro Thurs: The Mothers, 6pm. Fri: Alex Blair and Austin Byrd (jazz), 6pm; the Future Eyes, 8pm; Ellie Meyer, 10pm. Sat: Seth Weaver (jazz), 6pm; Baloney Moon, 8pm. Tues: Mister Joe & Friends, 8pm; Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton, 9pm. 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.

A Creative Art Studio Fri: First Friday Denton with Jake Dester and Friends, Link Chalon, art by Crystal Nelson, 7pm, free. 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. 940-442-1251. www.acreativeartstudio.com .

Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: Centro-matic, the Satans of Soft Rock, 9pm, $12-$15. Fri: Hares on the Mountain, Boxcar Bandits, AM Ramblers, 10pm, $7. Sat: Warren Jackson Hearne & Le Leek Electrique, McMercy Family Band, Foreign Fires, 9pm, $7. Sun: Super Bowl party with the Super Bros. performing during halftime, free. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

Denton Square Donuts Thurs: Boxcar Gypsies, 8pm. Fri: First Friday Denton with Doug Raney, Zach Merritt, 6pm. Sun: Zach Merrit, 7pm. 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 Fri: Jungle Boys. 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 Live jazz each Mon at 10pm, free. 600 N. Locust St. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouserestaurantdenton.com .

Hailey’s Club Thurs: Like Bridges We Burn, Nothing More, Admiral Gray, Chasing the Night, 8pm, $8-$10. Fri: Skyline Luxury, Flee the Scene, the Wake of Man, the Gypsy Bravado, Underdoghouse, Def Maybe, 7pm, $5-$10. Sat: The Grenades, Lady Rock, Mary Walker, Stormy Durant, Nova-Leigh, 9pm, $3-$8. Sun: Afro Deezy Axe, Jambunctious & the Master Classics, Garrett Phelps, free-$5. Mon: Boxcar Bandits, 10pm, free-$5. Wed: Lead Pipes, Old City Lights, Telemegasound, 9pm, free-$5. Each Tues, ’90s music, 10pm, free-$5. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940-323-1160. www.haileysclub.com .

J&J’s Pizza Fri: The Boom Bang, the Rich Hands, Sealion, the Longshots, 8pm, $6. 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. www.oakstdrafthouse.com.

Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Aaron Watson, Aaron Einhouse, 8pm. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: “Discipline,” 10pm, free. Fri: Hissy Fit zine release show with the Atomic Tanlines, Vulgar Fashion, Bummer Sticker, Endless Thoughts, Macaulay Culkin, Pocket Change, 8pm, $5-$7. Sat: Cozy Hawks, the Cleanup, Babalou, Hot Coffins, 9pm, $5-$7. Wed: Terminator 2, Kallahonka, the Great Depressions, 10pm, $1-$3. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

SCRAP Denton Fri: First Friday Denton with Polly Maynard and Childbloom Guitar Program, Denton ISD reuse student art, 6-9pm, free. 215 W. Oak St. 940-391-7499. www.scrapdenton.org .

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

Taqueria El Picante Wed: Freddie Ghonerea and the Gunz, the Vipers, Macaulay Culkin, Flesch, 8pm. 1305 Knight St., Suite A. 940-382-2100.

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

 

6 p.m. Feb. 2 — Groundhog Day gathering and dinner at the Mountain Springs Community Center, 173 Mountain Springs Lane off FM372, 12 miles southeast of Gainesville. Dinner will cost $5. Call 817-266-5511.

 

FUTURE BOOKINGS

 

5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7 — Math and Science Night, an open house for first through fifth grades, at Selwyn College Preparatory School, 3333 W. University Drive. Event includes math and science games and a campus tour. To reserve a spot, e-mail admissions@selwynschool.com  or call 940-382-6771.

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 .

10 a.m. Feb. 8 — UNT College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series presents Samuel P. Golden, managing director of Alvarez & Marsal, in Room 170 of UNT’s Business Leadership Building, 1307 W. Highland St. Free. Visit www.cob.unt.edu/dls .

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 Bistro 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.

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 .

l Works by colored pencil artist Lori Garner, through February.

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 .

Group show of paintings, photography, mixed media and more, through February and March.

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.

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.

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 .

l 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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