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THURSDAY

 

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

10 a.m. and 11 a.m. — Valentine’s story time for ages 1-5 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

Noon — One Billion Rising dance event to observe V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, at the UNT Library Mall. Visit http://onebillionrising.org .

4 p.m. — “Duct Tape for Teens” at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Teens can learn to make cool projects with duct tape. Free, but supplies are limited. To register, call 940-349-8752.

6:30 to 8 p.m. — Denton County Genealogical Society meets at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Jesse Silva will talk about “UNT Records.” Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

7 to 8 p.m. — Denton County Chapter of the NAACP meets at the Denton Housing Authority, 1225 Wilson St. All are welcome.

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.

8 p.m. — Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents Gruesome Playground Injuries at Green Space Arts Collective, 529 Malone St. Tickets cost $10, $8 for students and seniors. Call 940-220-9302 or e-mail boxoffice@sundowntheatre.org .

 

FRIDAY

 

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 .

8 p.m. — Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents Gruesome Playground Injuries at Green Space Arts Collective, 529 Malone St. Tickets cost $10, $8 for students and seniors. Call 940-220-9302 or e-mail boxoffice@sundowntheatre.org .

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

 

8 a.m. to noon — TWU open house for prospective students. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. in Hubbard Hall, on Administration Drive between Oakland Street and Bell Avenue. Information sessions are scheduled until noon, followed by campus tours. Visit www.twu.edu, e-mail openhouse@twu.edu  or call 940-898-3014.

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.

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — “Amazon to Kindle Self-Publishing” class at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Self-publisher John Irving will teach step-by-step self-publishing. Free. To register, call 940-349-8752.

10 a.m. to noon — Denton Poets’ Assembly meets at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free and open to the public. Visit www.dentonpoetsassembly.weebly.com .

11 a.m. to noon — Toddler Dance Party at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Best for ages 1 and older. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

8 p.m. — Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents Gruesome Playground Injuries at Green Space Arts Collective, 529 Malone St. Tickets cost $10, $8 for students and seniors. Call 940-220-9302 or e-mail boxoffice@sundowntheatre.org .

 

SUNDAY

 

2 to 4 p.m. — Reception for “A Brief History of Color,” an exhibit by fiber artist Corky Stuckenbruck and painter Mark Smith, in the Gough Gallery at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Free. Call 940-382-2787.

5 p.m. — “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 .

8 p.m. — Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents Gruesome Playground Injuries at Green Space Arts Collective, 529 Malone St. Tickets cost $10, $8 for students and seniors. Call 940-220-9302 or e-mail boxoffice@sundowntheatre.org .

 

MONDAY

 

7 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.

7 to 8 p.m. — Romance in the Stacks Book Club at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. This month, discuss books by Lori Wilde. Free. Call 940-349-8796 or e-mail kimberly.wells@cityofdenton.com .

8 p.m. — The Second City’s Improv All-Stars improvisation and sketch comedy show at UNT’s Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Presented by the UNT Fine Arts Series. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for UNT faculty, staff and alumni association members; free for UNT students. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.com .

 

TUESDAY

 

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 p.m. — “i Snap My Life” class for teens in grades 6-12 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Use any type of camera you want to document your life, and participants will edit and present them in various formats. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.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 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 .

2 to 3:30 p.m. — “Using a Computer Mouse” class at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

4 p.m. — It’s a Girl Thing! book club for girls ages 8-12 and their female relative or friend, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. This month, discuss Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Financial Aid Night, to help students and families get information on securing financial aid for college, in the lecture hall at Guyer High School, 7501 Teasley Lane. Presented by the Guyer Choir. Call 940-369-1000.

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.

7:30 p.m. — UNT Concert Band performs in Winspear Performance Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Directed by Nicholas Enrico Williams, with guest conductors Kristopher J. Quaale and Seth Wollam. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, non-UNT students, children, UNT faculty, staff and retirees; free for UNT students with valid ID. Visit www.thempac.com  or call 940-369-7802.

8 p.m. — TWU Drama Department presents Well by Lisa Kron in the Redbud Theater Complex at Hubbard Hall, northwest of Administration Drive at Bell Avenue. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Visit www.twu.edu/drama  or call 940-898-2020.

 

MUSIC

 

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

The Abbey Underground Fri: Good Shive Low. 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 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Fri: Oui Bis, 6pm; Uver, 8pm; Kristy Kruger and Ginny Mac, 10pm. Sat: Brandon Jones Quintet, 6pm; Medicinal Bourbon, 8pm. Sun: Keep Denton Queer fundraiser with Richard Gilbert, Tarina Morris, Nathan Norman, Punk Poet Society, 4-8pm, $5 suggested donation. 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: The Mother Hips, Charlie Shafter Band, 8pm, $10. Fri: Trebuchet, Descender, Bad Design, 10pm, $5. Sat: The Hard Pans, 10pm, $10. Sun: Screening of For the Sake of Song: The Story of Anderson Fair, 5pm, $10 suggested donation for Our Daily Bread; Hares on the Mountain, 7pm, free. Mon: A Taste of Herb, 5pm, free. Tues: Ramsay Midwood, Brent Best, 8pm, $7. Wed: Robert Gomez, 5pm, free. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

Denton Square Donuts Thurs: The Days Band, 8pm, $5. 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 Sat: Rock Styler. 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: BeerGnomes, Polish Cops, Losing, Bitch Teeth, 9pm. Fri: The Paramedic, It Lies Within, Surrounded byMonsters, Aspire, I Am Man, I Am Monster, Citadel, Fist Meets Face, My Dear Epidemic, To Keep You Safe, 7pm, $10-$15. Sat: “Denton Babe Bash” with the Virgin Wolves, the Red Death, Sol Tax, Classy San Diego, Stormy Durant, 8pm, $5-$7. Sun: The Devil’s Bards, Old City Lights, Stranglehorse, Sonic Buffalo, 9pm, free-$5. Mon: Boxcar Bandits, 10pm, free-$5. Wed: Hentai Improvising Orchestra, Tidbits, More Collective, 9pm, $5-$10. 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 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107. 940-566-9910.

Mad World Records 115 W. Hickory St. 940-591-3001.

Mellow Mushroom 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: Troubadour, TX TV filming with Zane Williams, Josh Grider, Matt Caldwell. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: “Discipine,” 10pm, free. Fri: The Iron Claw, Bubba Hernandez y Los Super Vatos, Fab Deuce, 9pm, $7-$9. Sat: Deep Throat, Bitch Teeth, Eccotone and others, 9pm, $5-$7. Tues: In Defence, Primitive Orgasm, Pissed Grave, 9pm, $7-$9. Wed: “Wet Wednesday” with DJ Spinn Mo, 10pm, $1-$3. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Mon: Brad Leali Bop Orchestra, 7pm. Tues: Sweetwater Jazz Quartet (Neil Slater, Jim Riggs, Ron Fink, Lou Carfa), 7pm. 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

 

7 p.m. Friday and Saturday — The Acting Studio Frisco presents Annie Jr. at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and children ages 12 and younger. Visit http://actingstudiotx.tix.com  or call 817-488-0009.

 

FUTURE BOOKINGS

 

9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 21 — Winter Preview at Selwyn College Preparatory School, 3333 W. University Drive. Event includes a general assembly and a campus tour. To reserve a spot, e-mail admissions@selwynschool.com  or call 940-382-6771.

7 p.m. Feb. 21 — “Living the Legacy — Second Time Around,” NCTC’s Black History Month program, at the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts on the NCTC Gainesville campus. Program includes music, tributes, dances and keynote speaker will be Cheryl “Action” Jackson. Free. Call 940-668-7731, ext. 4344.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 — Denton High School jazz bands and the UNT One O’clock Lab Band perform a benefit concert at the Denton High auditorium, 1007 Fulton St. Proceeds benefit the Denton Community Health Clinic. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students. Visit www.dentonjazz.org .

8 a.m. to noon Feb. 23 — “Building Bridges to Success,” a free parenting seminar presented by Denton ISD’s Bilingual/ESL Department, at Calhoun Middle School, 709 Congress St. Sessions will be available in English and Spanish. Breakfast will be served and child care will be provided with registration. Registration deadline is Jan. 30. Call 940-369-0150.

8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 23 — Denton High School cheerleaders’ spring junior cheer clinic for girls ages 5 to eighth grade, in the school’s main gymnasium, 1007 Fulton St. Cost includes snacks and a T-shirt. Registration costs $30 in advance, or $35 for onsite registration at 8 a.m. Call 940-369-2211 or e-mail cswindle@dentonisd.org .

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 23 — Ryan High School Strutters’ spring junior dance clinic in the school’s competition gym. For girls in kindergarten through eighth grade. Cost is $25 and includes snacks and a T-shirt. Checks can be made out to Ryan High School Strutters and mailed to 5101 E. McKinney St., Denton TX 76208, attention Cassie Mayer. On-site registration available at 8:15 a.m. Call 940-369-3000 or e-mail cmayer@dentonisd.org .

6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23 — Daddy-Daughter Dance in the cafeteria of Argyle High School, 191 S. U.S. Highway 377. For girls in pre-K through sixth grade and their father, other relative or any father figure; mothers are also welcome. Cost is $35 per couple and $10 for any additional attendees; includes snacks, drinks and pictures. E-mail parrington@argyleisd.com .

6 p.m. Feb. 26 — UNT Honors College’s Great Conversations event in the clubroom of Apogee Stadium, 1251 S. Bonnie Brae St. Attendees are seated at tables of eight, and a host presides over each table and starts a conversation on a specific topic. Tickets cost $65. Visit http://honors.unt.edu/greatconversations. For more information, contact Diana Dunklau at 940-565-2474 or diana.dunklau@unt.edu .

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 — Job fair at Comfort Inn and Suites, 8111 I-35E in Corinth. Presented by the MATRIX Grant — a Department of Labor program for allied health care students — and NCTC’s Lifelong Learning. Free to employers and applicants. Interested employers can call 940-668-4228 or 940-498-6272.

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 .

7 p.m. Feb. 27 — “A Conversation on Political Leadership in the Future of American Politics,” a forum with San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and Luis Ricarda Fraga, a professor at the University of Washington, in the Lyceum on the third floor of the UNT Union, one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets. Free. Visit http://politicalscience.unt.edu .

1:15 to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28 — Black History Month program in the cafetorium at Borman Elementary School, 1201 Parvin St. Program includes music, dance and a fashion show. Call 940-369-2500 or e-mail aherron@dentonisd.org .

4 p.m. Feb. 28 — Question-and-answer session with Tiphanie Yanique, author of How to Escape from a Leper Colony, in Room 316 of UNT’s Language Building, at Avenue B and West Hickory Street. Presented by UNT’s Visiting Writers Series.

8 p.m. Feb. 28— Reading and book signing with Tiphanie Yanique, author of How to Escape from a Leper Colony, at UNT’s University Union, one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets. Presented by UNT’s Visiting Writers Series. Free.

1:30 p.m. March 1 — Texas historical marker dedication for educator Annie Webb Blanton (1870-1945) at Blanton Elementary School, 9501 Stacee Lane in Argyle.

8 a.m. March 2 — Power of a Healthy Woman conference at TWU’s Hubbard Hall, on Administration Drive between Oakland Street and Bell Avenue. Keynote speaker is disability rights advocate Linda Noble-Topf. Registration fee, which includes lunch, is $35 per person, $20 for TWU students. Registration deadline is Feb. 27. Visit www.twu.edu/womens-health/power-healthy-woman.asp .

6 to 7 p.m. March 4 — Healthy Family Night at Hodge Elementary School, 3900 Grant Parkway. Families can learn about healthy meals and snacks, nutritional information and simple fitness activities. E-mail steel@dentonisd.org .

March 7-10 — 35 Denton, a festival in downtown Denton with more than 100 bands, on outdoor stages and in indoor venues. Headliners include Solange, Sleep, Camera Obscura, Chelsea Light Moving, Roky Erickson, Killer Mike. Four-day wristbands now cost $55; one-day passes will be available. Visit http://35denton.com .

8 p.m. April 16 — Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state, speaks at the UNT Coliseum, 600 Ave. D, as part of the UNT Distinguished Lecture Series. Tickets are $30 for the general public, $25 for UNT faculty, staff and alumni, free for UNT students. For floor seating, tickets cost $45-$50. Call 940-565-3805 or visit http://studentaffairs.unt.edu/dls/speaker .

 

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

 

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 .

l “A Brief History of Color,” works by fiber artist Corky Stuckenbruck and painter Mark Smith, in the Gough Gallery through Feb. 25.

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.

l 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 Friday, 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 .

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 “Beirut, Philadelphia,” a multimedia exhibit by Eugene Martin, opens Monday, Feb. 18, and runs through March 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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