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THURSDAY

 

7 to 8 a.m. — Free blood-sugar checks at Lake Forest Good Samaritan Village, 3901 Montecito Drive. A free senior health fair will follow until noon. Call 940-891-6454.

9 to 11 a.m. — Preview day for prospective students at Selwyn College Preparatory School, 3333 University Drive. E-mail admissions@selwynschool.com  or call 940-382-6771.

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 .

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Beginning crochet class at the Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Denton Quilt Guild members display quilts at TWU’s Hubbard Hall, northwest of Administration Drive at Bell Avenue. Free. Visit http://dentonquiltguild.org .

12:15 to 1 p.m. — Program featuring a screening of Denton 1913, a film by Lavon Fulwiler, at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Oak St. Presented by the Denton County Office of History and Culture. Free. Call 940-349-2850.

6:30 p.m. — “The Lyceum” at Denton High School, 1007 Fulton St. International Baccalaureate students present their work in the school gym. Call 940-369-2000 or

e-mail bhughes@dentonisd.org .

6:30 p.m. — Neighborhood Project Matching Grant training class at the Denton Facilities Management Building, 869 S. Woodrow Lane. Call 940-349-8541 or visit www.cityofdenton.com/neighborhoodplanning  and click on “Neighborhood Grants.”

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 Snot Stew by Bill Wallace. 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.

7 to 9 p.m. — Thursday Night Music with Yonatan Mazor jazz quintet and classical guitar at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Free. Call 940-369-8257 or visit http://untonthesquare.unt.edu .

8 p.m. — Seryn performs in Winspear Hall at UNT’s Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Tickets cost $20 for the public, $10 for UNT faculty, students and staff. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.com .

 

FRIDAY

 

Today — “Women in Science,” TWU’s Ann Stuart and Ray R. Poliakoff Celebration of Science event, with most activities in the Ann Stuart Science Complex. Guest speakers include Kim R. Dunbar of Texas A&M University, Susan M. Rosenberg of Baylor College of Medicine, and Lita Proctor, program director of the Human Microbiome Project at the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health. Visit www.twu.edu .

Today and Saturday — “The Middle East: A New Era?,” UNT’s Middle East Peace Conference, at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. Visit http://international.

unt.edu/unt-peace-conference or call 940-369-7098.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — UNT Master of Public Administration Alumni-Student Conference, “Focusing on the Future of Texas: Water, Health Care, Education, Transportation,” on the second-floor Club Level of UNT’s Apogee Stadium, 1251 S. Bonnie Brae St. Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $50, which includes lunch. Call 940-565-2165 or e-mail mpa@unt.edu .

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Denton Quilt Guild members display quilts at TWU’s Hubbard Hall, northwest of Administration Drive at Bell Avenue. Free. Visit http://dentonquiltguild.org.

Noon to 1:30 p.m. — Opening reception for “Your Night/My Day,” an ongoing collaborative art project between artists in Iran and the U.S., at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Free.

 

SATURDAY

 

Today — “The Middle East: A New Era?,” UNT’s Middle East Peace Conference, at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. Visit http://international.unt.edu/unt-peace-conference or call 940-369-7098.

7 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Krum Trade Days, benefiting the development of Eastside Park, on FM1173 across from Sonic Drive-In. Display spaces cost $10 for a 10-by-20-foot space, or $20 for a 20-by-20-foot space. Call 330-257-3835 or e-mail lbishop004@yahoo.com .

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Cost is $5 per person, which includes a photo and pancakes, eggs, sausage and drink. Registration deadline has passed. Call 940-349-8575 or visit www.dentonparks.com .

9:30 a.m. — “Irish Genealogical Research” class at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

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. — Music and Movement Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. For kids ages 1-5 and their families. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Denton Quilt Guild members display quilts at TWU’s Hubbard Hall, northwest of Administration Drive at Bell Avenue. Free. Visit http://dentonquiltguild.org .

3 p.m. — Denton ISD Fifth Grade Honor Choir concert in the auditorium at Guyer High School, 7501 Teasley Lane. Call 940-369-0075.

3 to 4 p.m. — “Going on a Shark Hunt” for ages 5-11 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Read shark books and go on a journey with author Deborah Johnston to learn more about sharks. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

3 to 4 p.m. — “History of Quakertown,” a presentation by Kim Cupit, curator of collections at the Denton County Office of History and Culture, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Cupit will discuss the history of the black community in Denton County during the early 1900s. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

6:30 p.m. — “All That Jazz,” Denton Benefit League’s 2013 Charity Ball, at the Dallas-Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club, 3300 Championship Parkway in Fort Worth. Event includes dinner, a cash bar, a raffle, a silent auction and music by Emerald City, Bob Rogers and more. Tickets cost $125-$200. Visit www.dentonbenefitleague.org .

 

MONDAY

 

Today and Tuesday — Texas Higher Education Law Conference, focusing on bullying, hazing, social media and other issues, at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. For fees and more information, visit www.coe.unt.edu/HElawconference .

Noon to 5 p.m. — Wings of Freedom Tour at Denton Airport, 5000 Airport Road. Tour arrives at noon and includes the WWII Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51, German Me 262 jet fighter and Bell UH-1E “Huey” helicopter. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for children younger than 12. Flight experiences are available for $80-$3,200; call 1-800-568-8924.

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.

 

TUESDAY

 

Today — Texas Higher Education Law Conference, focusing on bullying, hazing, social media and other issues, at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. For fees and more information, visit www.coe.unt.edu/HElawconference .

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Wings of Freedom Tour at Denton Airport, 5000 Airport Road. Tour includes the WWII Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51, German Me 262 jet fighter and Bell UH-1E “Huey” helicopter. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for children younger than 12. Flight experiences are available for $80-$3,200; call 1-800-568-8924.

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 8:45 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 a.m. to noon — Wings of Freedom Tour at Denton Airport, 5000 Airport Road. Tour includes the WWII Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51, German Me 262 jet fighter and Bell UH-1E “Huey” helicopter. Aircraft depart at noon. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for children younger than 12. Flight experiences are available for $80-$3,200; call 1-800-568-8924.

2:30 to 4 p.m. — “Get Started With E-books” at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn how to borrow free e-books from the library. Bring your device and any other equipment you need to download and/or transfer to your device, such as a laptop and cable. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

3 to 4 p.m. — Teddy Bear Parade for ages 1-6 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Kids ages 1-6 can bring teddy bears for stories, songs, puppets and crafts, plus a parade (weather permitting). Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

7 to 8 p.m. — “American History for the Trivia Buff” at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Tom Tweedale will discuss little-known facts about U.S. presidents. 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.

8 to 9 p.m. — Teen Twilight Egg Hunt for ages 11-16 at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Teens will find eggs to win door prizes. Bring a flashlight. Free. Call 940-349-8285 or visit www.dentonparks.com .

 

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: County Rexford, 7:30-10pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940-566-5483.

The Abbey Underground Thurs: Afro Deezy Axe, Terrestrials. Fri: Molotov Dogs (CD release), Darryl Lee Rush, Burton Tyler, Just Like Smoke, 8pm, free. Sun: Super Hero/Super Villain. Weekly events: Each Sat, “’80s and ’90s Retro Dance Party”; each Mon, karaoke. 100 W. Walnut St.

Andy’s Bar Sat: Ben Baxter, Exit 380, Paco Estrada & One Love, Idler, 9pm. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Thurs: It Is What It Is (hand drumming), 6pm. Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Kelsey Henry, 8pm; Kristy Kruger, 10pm. Sat: Jordan Burchill (jazz), 6pm; Open Mic Showcase, 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: A Taste of Herb, 5pm, free. Fri: Shinyribgs, 9pm, $10. Sat: Sarah Jaffe, These Machines Are Winning, 9pm, $15-$20. Sun: Sarah Jaffe, John Singer Sergeant, 5pm, $15-$20. Wed: DentonRadio.com Night with Mockingbyrd Station, Levi Cobb & the Big Smoke, Bone Doggie & the Hickory Street Hellraisers, 8pm, free. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

Denton Square Donuts Thurs: Brian Lambert, 8:30am; Milonga Tango, 7pm. Sat: Dallas Comedy House, 2pm. Sun: Dallas Comedy House, 2pm; Kent Shores Group, 5pm; Zach Merritt, 7pm. Mon: Lewis & Donuts, 7pm. Wed: Tango group, 7pm. 208 W. Oak St. 940-220-9447. www.dsdonuts.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 Fri: Brandon Bush. Sat: Colton O’Neil. 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. www.thedentongarage.com .

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

Hailey’s Club Thurs: The Red Death, Vinyl, Chase Ryan, 9pm, $5-$7. Fri: Song swap with Warren Jackson Hearne, Kyle Delashaw, Cory Coleman, Daniel Folmer, Miles Franklin, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: Forever Came Calling, Heart to Heart, Last Call, Flee the Scene, Moxy Crimefighter, Hooligans, Not Half Bad, 9pm, $10-$15. Sun: Old City Lights, the Kerfuffles, Sonic Buffalo, Abraham Lincoln Murder Mysteries, 9pm, free-$5. Mon: Boxcar Bandits, 10pm, free-$5. Wed: Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs, Bitch Teeth, Stranglehorse, Dome Dwellers, 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 Each Tues, open mic with Bryan Burns, 9pm. 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: Whiskey Meyers, Phil Hamilton, 8pm. Sun: Acoustic show with Evan Felker, Chris Knight, Cody Canada, Ryan Ready, Mat Slovacek, Mark Allan Atwood, 7pm. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: “Discipline,” 10pm, free. Fri: Tony Ferraro & the Satans of Soft Rock, It Hurts to Be Dead, Bad Design, Paper Robot, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: The Spectacle (CD release), Mescalero, Venomous Maximus, Southern Train Gypsy, 9pm, $6-$8. Wed: Denton Spoken Word Collective, 10pm, free-$5. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Sun: The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra. Tues: A Taste of Herb. 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 Thurs: Yonatan Mazor jazz quintet, classical guitar, 7-9pm, free. 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

 

7:30 p.m. Friday — “Sounds of NCTC” concert, featuring songs from Disney’s Pinocchio, Snow White and Tangled performed by the College Singers and the NCTC Jazz Band. at the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts on the NCTC Gainesville campus. Tickets cost $10 each, free for NCTC students. Call 940-668-3355.

 

FUTURE BOOKINGS

 

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27 — TWU’s Well Wednesday Community Health Fair in Pioneer Hall, on Bell Avenue. Health fair includes information, free screenings (blood pressure, vision and hearing screenings and HIV/STI testing), plus blood profiles for $55. To schedule a screening appointment or for more information, call 940-898-3833.

8 a.m. to noon March 28 — UNT’s Consumer Experience Symposium, “Using Social Media to Create Consumer Relationships,” in the Silver Eagle Suite of the University Union, one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets. Keynote speakers are Nicolas Franchet, head of e-commerce for Facebook’s Global Vertical Marketing division; Al Montalvo, of the Body Shop, and Suchit Dash of IFeelGoods. Call Lisa Wallace at 940-369-7051.

5:30 to 8 p.m. March 28 — Denton Kiwanis Club’s Taste of North Texas, at the UNT Coliseum, 600 Ave. D. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for students, free for children 6 and younger. For tickets, visit www.tasteofnt.com or visit the club office at 1001 N. Elm St.5 to 7 p.m. April 4 — TWU’s Arts Triangle Walking Tour, starting at Hubbard Hall, northwest of Administration Drive at Bell Avenue. Event includes artwork, dance, drama and music, featuring staged combat and fight choreography with guest artist Lloyd N. Caldwell. Free. Visit www.twu.edu/triangle or call 940- 898-2086.

8:30 a.m. April 6 — Run to the House 5K run and 1K walk benefitting the Greater Denton Sports Commission Scholarship Fund, at Brickhouse Gym, 3300 Unicorn Lake Blvd. Advance registration, which includes a T-shirt, costs $20 for adults, $15 for children 12 and younger, or $65 per family. Race day registration will cost an additional $5. To register, visit www.runtothehouse.com .

Noon April 8 — Fifth annual Guyer Band Booster Club Golf Tournament at Oakmont Country Club, 1901 Oakmont Drive in Corinth. Register by April 4. Registration costs $100 per golfer and includes lunch, greens fees, a cart and dinner. The event includes a raffle and live auction. Call Steve Gentry at 214-724-9041 or e-mail guyerbandboosters@gmail.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 .

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 27 — Shoot for the Stars Festival at Argyle High School, 191 S. U.S. Highway 377. Event includes three-on-three basketball tournaments, free-throw contests, heart screenings, a blood drive, vendors, music, food and games. Benefits the Alex Betzhold Memorial Foundation and Project Graduation 2015. For more information about the tournaments, e-mail jesses23@verizon.net. For Project Graduation 2015, e-mail klou@garnettfamily.com . For table and booth information, e-mail parrington@argyleisd.com .

9 to 11 a.m. May 9 — Preview day for prospective students at Selwyn College Preparatory School, 3333 University Drive. E-mail admissions@selwynschool.com  or call 940-382-6771.

June 17-July 19 — Elm Fork Education Center summer camps, for children in grades 2-8 at UNT. Registration is now open. Half-day and full-day camps available. Prices are $100-$130. Visit http://efec.unt.edu, or contact Brian Wheeler at btw@unt.edu  or 940-565-4912.

 

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, 11am Wed

Afternoon Adventure Club, a hands-on workshop for kids in grades K-3, 4pm Thursday

Toddler Time for kids 12-36 months and their caregivers, 9:30am Wed

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, 11am Fri

Mother Goose Time for infants up to 18 months and their caregivers, 9:30am Fri

Chess Night Casual, non-tournament play, 6-8:45pm Mon

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 Tues

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 & 11am Thurs, 10am Sat

Afternoon Adventure Club, a hands-on workshop for kids in grades K-3, 3:30pm Thurs

Mother Goose Time for infants up to 18 months and their caregivers, 9:30am Tues

Toddler Time for kids 12-36 months and their caregivers, 10:30am Tues

 

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 Good Samaritan Village, 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 .

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.dsdonuts.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.

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

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 “Your Night/My Day,” an ongoing collaborative art project between artists in Iran and the U.S., on display through April 3. Opening reception from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 22.

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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