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

3:30 p.m. — Afternoon Adventure Club featuring 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.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Denton County Genealogical Society meets at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Tresa Tatyrek will speak. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

7 to 9 p.m. — Thursday Night Music at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. A Cruel Country will perform modern jazz and improvisation, and voice students of Carol Wilson Studio will sing art songs and arias. Free. Call 940-369-8257.

7:30 p.m. — UNT’s Department of Dance and Theatre presents The Lady Revealed in the Studio Theatre at the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Tickets cost $5. Call 940-369-7546.

7:30 p.m. — Guitarists Carlo Pezzimenti and Brian Rowe perform selections from their new CD, Arbol Del Olvido (Tree of Oblivion), in concert in TWU’s Little Chapel-in-the-Woods. Free. Call 940-898-2500.

FRIDAY

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

11 a.m. — Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

1:30 p.m. — Benjamin Lyon Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution meets at Denton Good Samaritan Village, 2500 Hinkle Drive. Georgia Caraway will speak about caring for antiques. Call Diana White at 940-387-4741 or visit www.dar.org .

2:30 to 4 p.m. — “Get Started With E-Books” class at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Bring your device and any equipment needed to download and/or transfer to your device, such as a laptop and cord. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

6 to 10 p.m. — Health Services of North Texas’ “Rockin’ Roundup” at Diamond T Arena, 6900 E. Sherman Drive. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $10 for ages 12 and younger. Visit www.healthntx.org .

7:30 p.m. — UNT’s Department of Dance and Theatre presents The Lady Revealed in the Studio Theatre at the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Tickets cost $5. Call 940-369-7546.

SATURDAY

8 a.m. — Denton Dash for Public Schools, a 5K run and 1-mile fun run/walk, at South Lakes Park, 556 Hobson Lane. Presented by the Denton Community Council of PTAs. Cost is $25 per runner, with a discounted rate of $15 for teachers and students. Onsite registration begins at 7 a.m. For more information, e-mail amandamcleod@hotmail.com

8 a.m. to noon — Denton County MHMR Center rummage sale in the parking lot at 2519 Scripture St. Proceeds benefit the center’s Holiday Helping Hands Program.

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Electronics recycling at The Cupboard Natural Foods, 200 W. Congress St. Drop off computer-related items and electronics for recycling; hard drives will be crushed onsite. Some fees may apply for certain items. For more information and a list of accepted items, visit www.computercrusher.com .

9 a.m. to noon — “Walk Back to LIFE,” benefiting Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center. Walkers will meet at 420 E. McKinney St., behind Zera Coffee Co., and walk through downtown Denton. Visit http://friendsofdentonprc.org .

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Denton County Master Gardener Association’s plant sale at 6333 Hobson Lane. Sale includes grasses and ground covers, perennials, herbs, roses and more, plus advice from Master Gardeners.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — North Texas Book Festival at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Book signings, speakers, readers, workshops and children’s activities, including story time at 9:15 a.m. Event includes featured author Donna Fielder (Ladykiller) at 11:15 a.m., plus author and actor Alex Cord (Airwolf). Free. Visit www.ntbf.org .

9:30 a.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. to 5 p.m. — Denton High School band’s mattress sale fundraiser in the school cafeteria at 1007 Fulton St. Call band director Brian Wilson at 940-369-2000.

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — “The Write Stuff,” a writing workshop with CJ Critt, narrator and author, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

11 a.m. — “Hope and Healing,” a worship service and fellowship lunch dedicated to helping children, at Morse Street Baptist Church, 921 Morse St. Event features speakers and a video presentation. Call 940-320-5364 or visit www.msbcdenton.com .

6 to 11 p.m. — “Take Aim at Cancer” event at Cinnamon Creek Ranch, 13794 Old Denton Road in Roanoke. Tickets cost $65 in advance or $75 at the door. Charity event includes archery, a silent auction, raffle prizes, music, dancing and dinner. Visit www.swimacrossamerica.org/dallastakeaim.

7:30 p.m. — UNT’s Department of Dance and Theatre presents The Lady Revealed in the Studio Theatre at the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Tickets cost $5. Call 940-369-7546.

 

SUNDAY

2 p.m. — UNT’s Department of Dance and Theatre presents The Lady Revealed in the Studio Theatre at the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Tickets cost $5. Call 940-369-7546.

4 p.m. — Gospel musician Dallas Holm in concert at Gateway Baptist Church, 2401 N. Bell Ave. Free; donations will be accepted. Call 940-382-9367.

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Denton Bach Society presents “Choral Gems of the Romantic Period” at First Presbyterian Church of Denton, 1114 W. University Drive. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Visit www.dentonbach.com .

 

MONDAY

4 to 5 p.m. — Laughs and Crafts at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Kindergartners through third-graders can read funny picture books and make fun crafts. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

6:30 p.m. — “Eternal Life: Could It Be That God Didn’t Intend You to Age?”, a lecture by Mark Swinney, at First Church of Christ Scientist, 402 Texas St. Call 940-387-0607.

6:30 to 8 p.m. — Texas Connections Academy information session at Hilton Garden Inn Denton, 3110 Colorado Blvd. Open to families currently enrolled and families considering enrollment in the virtual public school for grades 3-11. Visit www.connectionsacademy.com .

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. Free. Call 940-349-8796 or e-mail kimberly.wells@cityofdenton.com .

TUESDAY

9:30 a.m. — Mother Goose Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories and activities for infants (birth to 18 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

10:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

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.

6 to 8 p.m. — “Dementia Loving Care,” a free seminar for caregivers, at Select Rehabilitation Hospital of Denton, 2620 Scripture St.

7 to 8 p.m. — Plant a Seed Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. For children ages 1-5 and their families. 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 .

8 p.m.— 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 .

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 .

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 The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Read-Along Story Time for Beginning Readers at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. A librarian will read I Wish That I Had Duck Feet by Dr. Seuss while each child follows along. Each session will also include literacy-based games, a craft and/or a simple writing activity. Best for children in pre-K through second grade. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

7 p.m. — Denton Organic Society presents "The Importance of Humic Acid in the Health of Our Soils, Plants and Human Lives,” a talk by Randy Mosley, at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Free. A seed and information exchange will start at 6:30 p.m. Call Mike Mizell at 940-382-8551.

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.

8 p.m. — TWU Drama presents The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekov in the Redbud Theater Complex, on the north side of Hubbard Hall. 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 Thurs: Big Band. Fri: Gypsy Bravado, Molotov Dogs. Sun: Open mic hosted by Bone Doggie, 7pm. Weekly events: Each Sat, “’80s and ’90s Retro Dance Party”; each Mon, karaoke. 100 W. Walnut St.

Andy’s Bar Fri: Birds of Night (CD release), Savage and the Big Beat, Blessin’, 8:30pm, $5-$7. Sat: Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward, AM Ramblers. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Thurs: Joel Cross and Collin Hauser, 6pm. Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Emmeline, 8pm; the Offenders (Pat York, Caleb Coonrod, Bone Doggie, Jake Laughlin), 10pm. Sat: Bonduris Studio Music, 4pm; Robert Ize, 6pm; Baloney Moon, 7:30pm; Winston Watts, 10pm. 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 Trishas, Charlie Shafter, 9pm, $10-$15. Fri: Baby Atlas, 8pm, $8. Tues: Paul Slavens and Friends, 8pm, free. Wed: Hayes Carll, 8pm, $25. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

Denton Square Donuts Thurs: Brian Lambert, 8:30am; Milonga Tango, 7pm. Fri: MoSon, 7:30pm. Sat: Dallas Comedy House, 2pm. Sun: Dallas Comedy House, 2pm; Kent Shores Group, 5pm; Zach Merritt, 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 Fri: Joseph SoMo. 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 .

Gerhard’s German Restaurant Fri: Ron and the Finkensteiners, 6:30-9pm. Sun: Quentin Bohrer on accordion, 11am-3pm. Mon: CQ Improv Comedy, 7-7:30pm; Tim Mank, 8-9pm. Wed: Uver, 7:30-9pm. 222 W. Hickory St. 940-381-6723. www.gvrestaurants.com .

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

Hailey’s Club Thurs: New Fumes, Datahowler, Summer of Glaciers, Juve, 9pm, $5-$7. Fri: Hope Trust, the Holler Time, Pinebox Serenade, Dim Locator, 8pm, $7-$10. Sat: Nervous Curtains, Warren Jackson & Le Leek Electrique, Deep Throat, 9pm, $5-$7. Sun: Denton Comedy Collective, free-$5. Mon: Boxcar Bandits, 10pm, free-$5. Wed: Grind Violin, Evelyn McHale’s Psychedelic Freakout, Assblood, Bitch Teeth, 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 Street Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor 308 E. Oak St. 940-395-1950. www.oakstdrafthouse.com .

Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: “Bayou Bash,” 9pm. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Savage and the Big Beat, Biographies, Siberian Traps, Dog With a Black Tongue, Old Potion, 9pm, $5-$7. Fri: Def Rain, Peopleodian, Cutter, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: Eyes, Wings and Many Other Things, Diamond Age, Wirewings, Frauen, 9pm, $5-$7. Wed: Ghetto $lang, the Monco Poncho, the Trimbles, 9pm, $5-$7. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Sun: Diaspora featuring Tito Charneco, Brad Leali, Stefan Karlsson, Fred Hamilton, Jose Aponte, Tony Baker & Evan Weiss. Tues: Evidence/Music of Thelonious Monk. 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: A Cruel Country, 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.

FUTURE BOOKINGS

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 — “Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death,” presented by the Denton Area Partnership for End-of-Life Care, at Foundation Management Services, 2800 Shoreline Drive. Registration and breakfast begin at 9 a.m., and the program starts at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $30, which includes breakfast and lunch. To register, visit DAPEC, 300 N. Elm St., Suite 203.

11:15 a.m. April 19 — TWU Accolades Luncheon, honoring Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Carolyn Ann “Cad” Dennehy and other award winners, in Hubbard Hall, northwest of Administration Drive at Bell Avenue. Tickets cost $25 and must be purchased by Thursday. Call 940-898-2586.

1 p.m. April 19 — “Fore the Future,” Selwyn College Preparatory School’s golf tournament and barbecue dinner fundraiser, at Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch, 9400 Ed Robson Blvd. Golf tournament at 1 p.m. costs $100 per player. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. costs $30 per person, or $50 for two. Call 940-382-6771 or visit www.selwynschool.com .

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, e-mail klou@garnettfamily.com . For table and booth information, e-mail parrington@argyleisd.com .

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.

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 .

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.

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

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.

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 .

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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