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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 .

4 to 5 p.m. — Mother’s Day craft time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. For children of all ages. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

4 to 10 p.m. — Mighty Thomas Carnival at Lake Dallas City Park, on Hundley Drive at Shady Shores Road. Ride passes cost $20, or $15 in advance through Friday at Lake Dallas City Hall and at www.lakedallas.com. Individual ride tickets will also be available. Call 940-497-2226, ext. 132, or visit www.lakedallas.com/carnival.html .

5 to 7 p.m. — “It’s in the Bag: Belles, Bags & Bellinis,” a silent purse auction benefiting the Greater Denton Arts Council, at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20. Call 940-382-2787.

6:30 to 8 p.m. — Thursday Twilight Tunes, Denton Main Street Association’s free concert series, presents the Poor Kings on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Bring a blanket or chair. Call 940-349-8529.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Denton County Genealogical Society meets at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. This month’s meeting will feature a round robin of member experiences. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

FRIDAY

4 to 11 p.m. — Mighty Thomas Carnival at Lake Dallas City Park, on Hundley Drive at Shady Shores Road. Ride passes cost $20, or $15 in advance through Friday at Lake Dallas City Hall and at www.lakedallas.com. Individual ride tickets will also be available. Call 940-497-2226, ext. 132, or visit www.lakedallas.com/carnival.html .

4:30 p.m. — Mother’s Day craft time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. For chidlren of all ages. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

7 p.m. — Concert featuring Walfredo Reyes Jr., drummer of the band Chicago, with a professional jazz band and the Liberty Christian School band at the school, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Tickets are available for $5 at www.libertychristian.com .

7:30 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents All Shook Up at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com .

8 p.m. — Movies in the Park: Wreck It Ralph at Quakertown Park, 700 Oakland St. Marshmallow roast and crafts start at 8 p.m., movie starts at 9 p.m. Free; concessions will be sold. Call 940-349-7275.

SATURDAY

11 a.m. to 11 p.m. — Mighty Thomas Carnival at Lake Dallas City Park, on Hundley Drive at Shady Shores Road. Passes cost $20. Individual ride tickets will also be available. Call 940-497-2226, ext. 132, or visit www.lakedallas.com/carnival.html .

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. — Dr. Who 50th anniversary party at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Dress as your favorite character. For fans of all ages. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

7:30 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents All Shook Up at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com .

SUNDAY

1 to 9 p.m. — Mighty Thomas Carnival at Lake Dallas City Park, on Hundley Drive at Shady Shores Road. Passes cost $20. Individual ride tickets will also be available. Call 940-497-2226, ext. 132, or visit www.lakedallas.com/carnival.html .

2 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents All Shook Up at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com .

MONDAY

6 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

8 a.m. — RSVP Golf Classic and Silent Auction, benefiting Retired and Senior Volunteer Program: Serving Denton County, at the Golf Club at Champions Circle, 15801 Championship Parkway in Fort Worth. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Entry fee of $150 includes cart and greens fees, continental breakfast and luncheon. Visit www.rsvpgolfclassic.com .

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Twilight Toddler Time at the Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, songs and activities for toddlers and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

6:30 to 8 p.m. — Teen Advisory Board meets at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. For teens in grades 6-12. Free. Call Juli Gonzalez at 940-349-8741 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

7 to 8:45 p.m. — North Branch Writers’ Critique Group, for those interested in writing novels, short stories, poetry or journals, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

WEDNESDAY

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 A Fish Out of Water by Helen Palmer while each child follows along. Best for children in pre-K through second grade. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — UNT Sculpture Collective opening reception at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Free. Exhibit runs through June 5. Call 940-369-8257 or visit http://untonthesquare.unt.edu .

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. 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, 10:30pm. Fri: Burton Tyler, 7-9pm; Gravity Feed, Good Shive Low, 10pm. Sun: Open mic hosted by Bone Doggie, 7pm. Weekly events: Each Sat, “Retro Active” ’80s and ’90s music; each Mon, karaoke. 100 W. Walnut St.

Andy’s Bar Fri: The Wee-Beasties, Fab Deuce, S. Good, Ghost Daddies, $8-$12. Sat: Jet Set Rifle Club. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Thurs: Link Chalon, 6pm. Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Allison Maurine and Big City Tumble, 8pm; Levi Cobb and the Big Smoke, 10pm. Sat: Jordan Gheen (jazz), 6pm; Bonfire Music fundraiser benefiting Querencia Community Bike Shop with Sol Tax, Mary Walker, Biographies, 8pm. Mon: Poetry Out Loud, 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; Ola Podrida, Daniel Hart, Chambers, 10pm, $7-$10. Fri: Charlie Parr, Burnt Sienna Trio, Warren Jackson Hearne, 10pm, $10-$13. Sat: Cornell Hurd and Friends, 8:30pm, $12. Sun: Shannon Whitworth, 8pm, $7. Mon: Spooky Folk, 9pm, $7-$10. Wed: Riggs/Slater Jazz Experience, 5:30pm, free; Zach Nytomt (CD release), Cody Culberson, 8pm, $5. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

Denton Square Donuts Thurs: Brian Lambert, 8:30am. Sat & Sun: Dallas Comedy House class, 2pm. Sun: Kent Shores Group, 5pm; Zach Merritt, 7pm. Tues: “Second Tuesday Tunes and Tales,” 7-9pm. 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: Sayre Henley. 940-383-2337. www.thefrystreettavern.com .

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 115 Industrial St. 940-380-8226.

The Garage Fri: Keith Owens. Sat: Manny Trevino. 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. www.thedentongarage.com .

Gerhard’s German Restaurant Each Fri, Ron & the Finkensteiners, 7pm. Each Sun, brunch with accordionist Quentin Bohrer, 11am-3pm. 222 W. Hickory St. 940-381-6723. www.gvrestaurants.com .

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

Hailey’s Club Thurs: The Dominant Complex, Moon, Johnny’s Big Red Rocket, West and the Grooves, 9pm, free-$5. Fri: Sol Tax, Reinventing Jude, Criminal Birds, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: The BoomBachs, Band Nerds, 10pm, $5-$7. 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 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 Sat: Miss Cinco de Mayo, 9:30pm. 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.

Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Kevin Fowler, Curtis Grimes, 8pm, $12-$15. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Ralph White and Friends, Brent Best, Kirkland James, William Bryan Massey III, 9pm, $8-$10. Fri: Midnite Society, Cerulean Giallo, Curvette, 10pm, $5-$7. Sat: The Gary, Aan, 9pm, $5-$7. Mon: Natural Child, Birdcloud, Endless Thoughts, 9pm, $10-$12. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Sun: Tyler Mire Big Band. Tues: Sweetwater Jazz Quartet (Neil Slater, Jim Riggs, Ron Fink, Lou Carfa). 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

6 p.m. Friday — Keep Tradition Alive Jam Session on the steps of Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church St. Event includes more than 300 firefighter bagpipers and drummers, and a performance by the Killdares at 7:45 p.m. Food and beverages will be sold. Visit www.lfdpipesanddrums.com .

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

FUTURE BOOKINGS

7:45 a.m. May 18 — DATCU Dash, a 5K run/walk benefiting United Way of Denton County, at South Lakes Park, 556 Hobson Lane. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Early registration by Friday costs $25; after Friday, cost goes up to $30. Discounts available for students and families. Visit http://bit.ly/11hGxz1 .

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 — Guys Operating as Leaders (GOAL) soccer tournament at Denton High School, 1007 Fulton St. Club soccer teams from Denton middle schools will play. Free. Call 940-369-0154 or e-mail cice@dentonisd.org .

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 — Ryan High School mattress sale fundraiser from in the school cafeteria, 5101 E. McKinney St. Proceeds go to Ryan High Grad Night for the class of 2013. For more information, e-mail robert.jones@untsystem.edu .

6 to 8 p.m. May 18 — Fajita dinner fundraiser benefiting Denton ISD’s Mariachi Dorado, at Calhoun Middle School, 709 W. Congress St. Dinner catered by Mi Casita Mexican Food, with music by Mariachi Dorado and Mariachi Quetzal. 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 to 6 p.m. May 30 — Community blood drive at Harpool Middle School, 9601 Stacee Lane in the Lantana area. Conducted by Carter BloodCare. Call Jennifer Hutson at 940-369-1700 or e-mail jhutson@dentonisd.org .

Noon to 5 p.m. May 30 — Community blood drive at Stephens Elementary School, 133 N. Garza Road in Shady Shores. Conducted by Carter BloodCare. Call Stephani Short at 940-369-0804.

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 .

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.

North Branch Library 3020 N. Locust St. 9am-9pm Mon-Wed, 9am-6pm Thurs-Sat, 1-5pm Sun. 940-349-8756.

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.

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:

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.

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. 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.

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.

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 100 N. Washington St., Pilot Point. Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. 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.

Oxide Fine Art & Floral Gallery 211 N. Cedar St. 940-483-8900. www.oxidegallery.com.

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.

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. Visit www.vastarts.org or call Executive Director Lynne Cagle Cox at 972-VAST-ORG.

 


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