8 a.m. to noon — 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.
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 Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .
5:30 to 8 p.m. — Denton Kiwanis Club’s Taste of North Texas, at the UNT Coliseum, 600 Ave. D. Sample dishes from 35 restaurants, caterers, bakeries and food services. 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.
6:30 p.m. — Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas presents a program on bunch-grass prairies presented by Cathy Lustgarten in the large classroom/auditorium on the second floor in TWU’s Ann Stewart Science Complex, off Pioneer Circle. Free. Visit www.nspot.org/trinityforks .
7 p.m. — “Toxins in Our Cleaning Supplies,” a presentation by Judy Spira, at Sanger Public Library, 501 Bolivar St. Free. To make reservations, call 940-458-3257.
7 to 8 p.m. — Conversation Club, for those wishing to practice their English language skills with others, meets at the Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. No registration required. Call 940-349-8752.
7 to 9 p.m. — Thursday Night Music at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Kaitlyn Sakry Quintet and voice students of Carol Wilson Studio will perform. Free. Call 940-369-8257.
9 a.m. — Sanger Easter Egg Hunt at Porter Park, with more than 5,000 eggs plus a jellybean-counting contest. Bring cameras for photos with the Easter Bunny. Call 940-458-2059 or e-mail email@example.com .
9:30 to 11 a.m. — Easter Egg’stravaganza at the Denton Civic Center and Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Event includes a bounce house and arts and crafts at 9:30 a.m., and a magic show at 10:45 a.m. in the Civic Center. Egg hunts, divided by age groups, will start at 11:30 a.m. Low-priced concessions will be sold. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonparks.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. to 2 p.m. — “Couponing Without the Crazy” class at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Topics covered will include myths about couponing, terminology, store policies and organization. If possible, bring a flash drive to receive digital files. Call 940-349-8752 to register.
3 to 5 p.m. — “Spring Book Arts Class” at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Participants ages 12 and older can make a book based on a Jacob’s ladder toy. All materials will be provided. To register, call 940-349-8752 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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 Bloody Jack by L. A. Meyer. Free. Call 940-349-8718 or e-mail email@example.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 .
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.
The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Wed: Earl Bates’ “Celtic Sessions,” 7-9pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940-566-5483.
The Abbey Underground Thurs: Big Band. Fri: Good Shive Low, Luke Wade & No Civilians, Charles P and the 10%, 9pm. Weekly events: Each Sat, “’80s and ’90s Retro Dance Party”; each Mon, karaoke. 100 W. Walnut St.
Andy’s Bar Fri: Keith Owens Band, Steve Hughes, Rudy, Rusty Acuña, 9pm, $5-$8. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.
Banter Bistro Thurs: Jesse Washmon and Chike Okaro Duo, 6pm. Fri: Robert Ize, 6pm; Mikaela Kahn, Kaela Bratcher, Karyna Micaela, 8pm; Zero Buffalo, 10pm. Sat: Lauren Pierce and Emiliy Yates, 6pm; the Lightning Crispies, 8pm; the Deadpan Poets, 10pm. Mon: Poetry Out Loud, 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.
Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: A Taste of Herb, 5pm, free. Fri: Brave Combo, 9:30pm, $10. Sat: James McMurtry, 9pm, $15-$20. Sun: Hares on the Mountain, 8pm, free. Tues: Caveman, Pure Bathing Culture, Robert Gomez, 9pm, $10-$13. Wed: Link Chalon, 8pm. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .
Denton Square Donuts Thurs: Brian Lambert, 8:30am; Elliot Liebman, 8pm. Fri: White Bison, 7pm. Sat: Dallas Comedy House, 2pm. Sun: Dallas Comedy House, 2pm; the Kent Shores Group, 5pm; Zach Merritt, 7pm. Mon: Lewis & Donuts. 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 Fri: 11 Dollars. 940-383-2337. www.thefrystreettavern.com .
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 115 Industrial St. 940-380-8226.
The Garage Fri: Jaron Bell. Sat: Droo D’Anna. 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: Ryan Thomas Becker plays Sparklehorse, Daniel Markham, Mike Nicolai, Big Round Spectacles, Tony Ferraro, 9pm, $5-$7. Fri: Gravity Feed, Criminal Birds, Jessica Dixon, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: Tanya Morgan, the Bodega Brovas, Playdough, Fab Deuce, Band Nerds, AV the Great, 8pm, $8-$13. 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 Street Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor 308 E. Oak St. 940-395-1950. www.oakstdrafthouse.com .
Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Dirty River Boys, American Aquarium, 8pm. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .
Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Fri: Bludded Head, Bitch Teeth, Cerulean Giallo, Vaults of Zin, 9pm, $5-$7. Mon: Church Shoes, Endless Thoughts, Vuvs, 9pm, $5-$7. Wed: High Tension Wires, Legendary Wings, Flesh Lights, Pink Smoke, 9pm, $5-$7. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .
Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Sun: Drew Phelps Group. 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: Kaitlyn Sakry Quintet, 7pm; voice students of Carol Wilson Studio, 8pm, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 email@example.com. For Project Graduation 2015, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . For table and booth information, e-mail email@example.com .
9 to 11 a.m. May 9 — Preview day at Selwyn College Preparatory School, 3333 University Drive. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 940-565-4912.
July 19-21 — Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, presented by UNT’s Mayborn School of Journalism, at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine. Keynote speakers are Susan Orlean, Rick Atkinson and Skip Hollandsworth. Registration costs $250-$295, with an early registration discount of $20 through March 31. Visit http://journalism.unt.edu/maybornconference .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 .
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 .
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.
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 .
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 .
“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.
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).
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.