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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 .

Noon to 5 p.m. — 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. Visit www.carterbloodcare.org .

Noon to 6 p.m. — 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. Visit www.carterbloodcare.org .

6 p.m. — Method & Madness, Denton Community Theatre’s playwriting festival, starts with an opening reception and dinner at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., followed by Tonic by Matthew Schipper and Little Tricks by Carl Williams at 7:30 p.m. at PointBank Black Box Theater, 318 E. Hickory St. Opening-night pass costs $30; festival pass is $65. Visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.comor call 940-382-1915.

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

FRIDAY

5 to 8:30 p.m. — Dog Days of Denton festival at the north end of Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Event includes contests, games, information booths, vendors, demonstrations, crafts, food and more. All dogs must be kept on a leash and have proof of current vaccinations. Free admission; dog food donations will be accepted for Denton’s animal shelter. Visit www.dogdaysdenton.com .

7:30 p.m. — Method & Madness, Denton Community Theatre’s playwriting festival, presents It All Leads to the Lemon Scene by Pamela Winfrey and The Hotel Lobbyist by Bara Swain at PointBank Black Box Theater, 318 E. Hickory St. Friday pass costs $20; festival pass is $65. Visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.comor call 940-382-1915.

SATURDAY

8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Dog Days of Denton festival at the north end of Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Event includes contests, games, information booths, vendors, demonstrations, crafts, food and more. Dogs can go through the D.A.W.G. Agility Course from 8:30 a.m. to noon for a donation to the Lions Club Leader Dog Project. All dogs must be kept on a leash and have proof of current vaccinations. Free admission; dog food donations will be accepted for Denton’s animal shelter. Visit www.dogdaysdenton.com .

9:15 a.m. — Summer Open Disc Golf Tournament at North Lakes Park’s disc golf course, on Bonnie Brae Street south of Windsor Drive. In the amateur team tournament, teams will be paired off to play 18 “holes.” Cost is $10. Morning registration begins at 9:15 a.m. To register, visit http://bit.ly/195dtel .

10 a.m. to noon — Denton Herb Society presents “Survival Sprouting,” a lecture on herbs, wheatgrass and alfalfa sprouting presented by Dakota R. Lemme, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Visit www.dentonherbsociety.org .

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — National Trails Day at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, 3310 Collins Road. Event features a live raptor show, nature hikes, bird watching, archery, geocaching and kids’ crafts. Refreshments will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring water bottles. Call 940-349-8152.

Noon — Method & Madness, Denton Community Theatre’s playwriting festival, presents Brown Bag Theatre, with a table reading of The Mediation by Mark Rosen and a panel discussion, at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Free. Bring lunch. Visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.comor call 940-382-1915.

7:30 p.m. — Method & Madness, Denton Community Theatre’s play-writing festival, presents A Long Trip by Dan McGeehan, an awards ceremony and closing reception at PointBank Black Box Theater, 318 E. Hickory St. Saturday pass costs $20; festival pass is $65. Visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.comor call 940-382-1915.

SUNDAY

2 to 3 p.m. — “New Perspectives on Historic Hauntings,” a talk by Ty Phillips, vice president of the Texas Parapsychology Society and Texpart Paranormal, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Talk will cover the history of ghost hunting and classic cases of hauntings. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.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 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

TUESDAY

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. Free. Call 940-349-8718 or e-mail stacey.irish-keffer@cityofdenton.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

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Concerts on the Square presents Island Boogie on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Free. Rain location is the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Visit www.cityofdenton.com .

MUSIC

The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Wed: County Rexford, 7:30-10pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940-566-5483.

The Abbey Underground Thurs: Opium Symphony, Strange Robotic. Fri: Opera on Tap, 7-9pm; Bone Doggie & the Hickory Street Hellraisers, Circus Della Morte, 9pm. Weekly events: Each Sat, “’80s and ’90s Retro Dance Party”; each Mon, karaoke. 100 W. Walnut St.

Andy’s Bar Sat: 33 Love Child, Waking Alice, the Circle, Pulse. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Thurs: The New Rainbows, 6-7:30pm. Fri: Koan School fundraiser, 6-9pm; Jeff Hood, 9:30pm. Sat: Jimin Lee and Friends (jazz), 6pm; Baloney Moon, 8pm; Medicinal Bourbon, 10pm. Tues: Mister Joe & Friends, 8pm; Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton, 9pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm. Live 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 Gourds, 9pm, $15. Fri: Boxcar Bandits, 9pm, $8. Sat: The Baptist Generals (CD release), 9pm, $12-$15. Tues: A Taste of Herb, 5pm, free; Birds of Night, the Technicolors, H.I. Jr., 9pm, $7-$10. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

Denton Square Donuts Thurs: Brian Lambert, 8:30am. Sun: 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 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: Texas Sky Band, 7-9pm. Fri: Ron and the Finkensteiners, 7-9pm. 222 W. Hickory St. 940-381-6723. www.gvrestaurants.com .

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

Hailey’s Club Thurs: Track Meet, free-$5. Fri: Red Box Harbor, Avion Roe, the Background, 7pm, $10-$12. Sat: Vagrant, Born and Raised, Jonny Pecker and the Beaver Bustin’ Pickle Weasels, Dark Echo, Kupper Thief, Cadillac to Mexico, 7pm, $8-$10. Sun: Destroyer of Light, I Am Warbird, Terminator 2, Slackbeat, 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: Bo Phillips, Cody Shaw & the Rhythm Boys, 8pm. Wed: Bowling for Soup (video shoot), 7pm, free. 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Bukkake Moms, Curvette, the Great Depressions, 9pm, $1-$3. Fri: Karaoke Underground, Ella Minnow, 9pm, $5-$&. Sat: Savage and the Big Beat, Vanishing Islands, 9pm, $3-$5. Sun: Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet, Unconscious Collective, Violent Squid, 9pm, $8-$10. Mon: Hoax, Sete Star Sept, Gag, NASA Space Universe, Asile, Coltranes, 10pm, $8-$10. Wed: Smoota, Buenos Diaz, 9pm, $5-$7. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Sun: The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra. Tues: Drew Phelps Electric Guitar Thing. Shows on the patio, 7-9pm, free. 115 S. Elm St. 940-484-2888. www.sweetwatergrillandtavern.com .

Taqueria El Picante 1305 Knight St., Suite A. 940-382-2100.

Trail Dust Steak House 26501 E. U.S. 380 in Aubrey. 940-365-4440. www.trailduststeaks.net .

UNT on the Square Sat: Flute and guitar music, 1pm. 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 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday — OhLook Performing Arts presents Fiddler on the Roof in the Performance Hall at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. Tickets cost $15-$20. Visit www.ohlookperform.comor call 817-421-2825.

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday — “Chalk This Way” family festival in Old Town Lewisville, in and around the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. Event includes professional chalk artists, amateur sidewalk chalk competitions, a children’s gallery, arts and crafts, food, games and entertainment. Free, although some activities will have an entry fee. Visit www.lakesidearts.org .

FUTURE BOOKINGS

June-August — Denton Community Theatre’s Theatre School presents summer creativity camps at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Call 940-382-7014 or visit http://bit.ly/12CRzdw .

“Super Heroes” camp for ages 4-6 meets from 9 a.m. to noon June 10-14; tuition is $225.

“Play & Pretend With Puppets” for ages 4-6 meets from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 5-9; tuition is $225.

“Putting It Together” for ages 7-9 meets from 1 to 5 p.m. June 10-14 and Aug. 5-9. Campers will produce a show with music. Each session costs $275.

Musical theater production camp for ages 10-18, meets from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, July 1-3 and July 8-28, plus one Saturday session on July 20. Campers will perform The Little Mermaid on July 25-28. Tuition is $425.

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.eduor 940-565-4912.

June 28-29 — 40th reunion of Denton High School class of 1973, including a mix-and-mingle session at Fair Hall at the North Texas Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. June 28; golf tournament is planned at noon June 29 at Robson Ranch ($50); and dinner and dance, 7 to 11 p.m. June 29 at Robson Ranch ($45 each, or $37.50 before June 10). Checks payable to DHS Class of 1973 can be mailed to: DHS Class of ’73, Attn: Mike Brooks, 2615 Fort Worth Drive, Denton, TX 76205. For golf tournament reservations, e-mail sammyjo55@hotmail.com . To make reservations for all other events, e-mail reginacourtney@gmail.com .

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:

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 .

Visual Arts Society of Texas national juried exhibit, through Saturday.

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 .

Communication design senior level exhibition, in the Lightwell Gallery through Friday.

College of Visual Arts and Design Master of Fine Arts Showcase, May 21 through June 29.

UNT Cora Stafford Gallery In UNT’s Oak Street Hall, 1120 W. Oak St. Closed for the summer. 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 Sculpture Collective exhibit, through Wednesday.

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.orgor 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

Civic Center Pool Open for Memorial Day weekend, noon-6pm Sat & Mon, 1-6pm Sun. Open daily June 8-Aug. 25. 515 N. Bell Ave. in Quaker town Park. Mon-Sat noon-6pm; Sun 1-6pm. Admission is $3 for 18 and older; $2.25 for ages 2-17; free for younger than 2. Season passes available. Call 940-349-8279.

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.

Water Works Park Four giant slides, a tubing river, a children’s water playground and two indoor pools. 2400 Long Road, just off Loop 288 and FM428 (Sherman Drive). Admission includes access to Natatorium. Open for Memorial Day weekend, 11am-7pm Sat & Mon, noon-7pm Sun; preseason weekend, 11am-7pm June 1, noon-7pm June 2. Open daily June 8-Aug. 11. For Denton residents: $11 for 48 inches or taller; $7 for under 48 inches. Nonresidents pay an additional $2. Free for children younger than 2; $5 for non-swimming guests. Passes available. Visit www.dentonwaterworks.comor call 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.comor 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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