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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 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.

1:30 p.m. — Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Texas benefit golf tournament at Oakmont Country Club, 1901 Oakmont Drive in Corinth. Cost is $125 and entrants will get a round of golf, lunch, dinner and a goody bag. To register, visit http://bgcnct.org .

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

6:30 p.m. — Training class for Denton’s Neighborhood Project Matching Grant program in the city’s Facilities Management Building, 869 S. Woodrow Lane. Call 940-349-8541 or visit www.cityofdenton.com/neighborhoodplanning .

7 p.m. — Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas meeting features a program on urban forestry by Courtney Blevins of the Texas A&M Forestry Service, in TWU’s Ann Stuart Science Complex. E-mail ccarter@mscok.edu  or visit www.npsot.org/trinityforks .

7:30 p.m. — UNT Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band at Winspear Performance Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 N. I-35E. Cost is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, non-UNT students, children, UNT faculty, staff and retirees; free for UNT students. Visit www.thempac.com  or call 940-369-7802.

8 p.m. — UNT Jazz Repertory Ensemble, directed by Rodney Booth, in Kenton Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

FRIDAY

5 to 11 p.m. — Denton Arts & Jazz Festival at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Free live music on seven stages, fine arts and crafts, children’s activities, food and games. Today’s headliner is David Sanborn at 9 p.m. Visit www.dentonjazzfest.com .

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.

SATURDAY

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. — 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 information about the tournaments, e-mail jesses23@verizon.net . For table and booth information, e-mail parrington@argyleisd.com .

10 a.m. to 11 p.m. — Denton Arts & Jazz Festival at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Free live music on seven stages, fine arts and crafts, children’s activities, food and games. Today’s headliner is the “Original” Blues Brothers Band at 9 p.m. Visit www.dentonjazzfest.com .

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.

2 to 5 p.m. — Babysitter’s workshop for ages 12-18 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Presented by the Denton Fire Department. Free; register by calling 940-349-8752 or visiting www.dentonlibrary.com .

SUNDAY

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Denton Arts & Jazz Festival at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Free live music on seven stages, fine arts and crafts, children’s activities, food and games. Today’s headliner is Brave Combo at 7 p.m. Visit www.dentonjazzfest.com .

3:30 p.m. — Pianist Jeaneane Dowis performs in a guest artist recital 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 .

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.

TUESDAY

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

EVENTS

11 a.m. to noon — Mother’s Day Story Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. For ages 1 to 5. 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.

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: Star Party, Gravies & the Main Dish Sauce, 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, Dangle Dixon, How’s My Driving, Class Action, 9pm, $10. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Mockingbyrd Station, Karyna Micaela (EP release), Zach Balch, 8pm. Sat: Denton Off Fossil Fuels meet-and-greet with music by Meagan Storie, PurlSnapShirts, Eamon Danzig, 6pm. Mon: Poetry, 6:30pm. 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: Ray Wylie Hubbard, 8pm, $15-$25. Fri: Clinic, No Joy, HI Jr., 10pm, $12-$15. Sat: Mike Dillon Band, 10pm. Sun: Hares on the Mountain, 5pm, free. Mon: Goat, Holy Wave, Strange Towers, 9pm, $10-$13. Tues: “Raw & Underground 5” with Yeahdef, DJ Spinn Mo, DJ Dawodu, DJ Imperial D, 9pm, $5. Wed: Mount Moriah, Telekinesis, Pageantry, 9pm, $10-$13. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

Denton Square Donuts Thurs: Brian Lambert, 8:30am. Sat: Dallas Comedy House class, 2pm. Sun: Dallas Comedy House class, 2pm; Kent Shores Group, 5pm; Zach Merrit, 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 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. www.thedentongarage.com .

Gerhard’s German Restaurant Thurs: The Nice Musics (CD release). Fri: Ron and the Finkensteiners, 6:30-9pm. Sat: Lovesick Mary, 8:30-10pm. 222 W. Hickory St. 940-381-6723. www.gvrestaurants.com .

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

Hailey’s Club Thurs: Ynfynyt Scroll, Air DJ, Shooknite, 10pm, free-$5. Fri: Roaming Soldiers, Tump, Delmore Pilcrow, 9pm, $5-$10. Sat: Mouth of the South (CD release), Indirections, Even Cameras Lie, I Am Man, I Am Monster, The Great American Mischief, Sail the Sky, A Candle Lit City, Azurah, 7pm. Mon: Boxcar Bandits, 10pm, free-$5. Each Tues, ’90s music, 10pm, free-$5. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940-323-1160. www.haileysclub.com .

J&J’s Pizza Wed: Breakdancing Ronald Reagan, Dromez, Ulnae, Michael Alexander Morris, Sobering, Ascites, 8pm, free. 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: Josh Weathers, Chris Watson, 8pm. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Woodsman, A Giant Dog, Midnite Society, 9pm, $6-$8. Fri: Boris, Thrones, Pinkish Black, Bludded Head, 8pm, $17. Sat: New Science Projects (CD release), Spooky Folk, Two Knights, Ryan Thomas Becker & Last Joke, Losing, 9pm, free-$3. Mon: Good for You, Greg Ginn & the Royal We, Arcane Timpani, 9pm, $8-$11. Wed: Denton Spoken Word Collective, 9pm, free-$3. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Tues: Los Patos Poderosos. 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 AREA

7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday — LakeCities Ballet Theatre presents Coppelia at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Tickets cost $15. For advance tickets, call 972-966-8006. For more information, visit www.lakecitiesballet.org .

Friday through May 12 — Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents All the Great Books (Abridged) at 160 W. Main St. in Old Town Lewisville. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $13 for ages 65 and older and 18 and younger. Call 972-221-7469 or visit www.glct.org .

6:45 a.m. May 8 — 14th annual Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast honoring Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village, in the Family Life Center at Lakeland Baptist Church in Lewisville. Event includes keynote speaker James Robison and music by Andy Edwards of Prestonwood Baptist Church. For ticket information, call 972-436-4561.

FUTURE BOOKINGS

7 p.m. May 2 — “Let’s Band Together,” a joint concert with the Denton Community Band and members of the Krum High School and Krum Middle School wind ensembles, in the Krum High auditorium, 700-A Bobcat Blvd. Free.

6:30 p.m. May 3 — “Recuerdos: A Tribute to Cenobio Hernandez,” presented by the Greater Denton Arts Council, at the Center for Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Event features a dinner buffet, dancing and music, with a focus on Mexican-American composer Cenobio Hernandez, grandfather of Denton musician Bubba Hernandez. Tickets cost $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Call 940-382-2787 or visit www.dentonarts.com .

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4 — Denton Cinco de Mayo at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Free family festival includes music, Mexican food, La Reina contest, a parade, a 5K fun run and 1-mile walk, and more. Visit www.dentoncinco.org .

6 to 8 p.m. May 18 — Fajita dinner fundraiser at Calhoun Middle School, 709 Congress St. Dinner catered by Mi Casita Mexican Food, with music by Mariachi Dorado and Mariachi Quetzal. The dinner will benefit Denton ISD’s Mariachi Dorado. Cost is $15 for adults, $7 for children younger than 5. Call Miguel Cantu at 940-234-8580 or the Denton ISD Bilingual/ESL Department at 940-369-0150.

Noon June 17 — People Helping People Golf Tournament benefiting United Way of Denton County, at Denton Country Club. Registration begins at 11 a.m. For registration and sponsorship information, visit www.unitedwaydenton.org .

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. 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.

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 .

 


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