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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 .

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Intermediate knitting class at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Knitters who know the basics can make a tote bag (pattern supplied). For supply list and more information, visit http://bit.ly/11WlTmS . To register, call 940-349-8752.

10 a.m. — Rose grafting clinic and advice on growing roses, offered by Denton resident Jim Herbison at 1301 Haggard Lane. Free. Call 940-230-5422.

7 p.m. — Death and Dessert Mystery Book Club meets at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Explore new mysteries each month and eat a themed dessert. This month’s theme is “Saddle Up: Mysteries With Western Style.” Free. E-mail terri.gibbs@cityofdenton.com .

7 to 8 p.m. — Conversation Club, for those wishing to practice their English language skills with others, meets at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. No registration required. Call 940-349-8752.

FRIDAY

11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. — Summer Reading Club kickoff with juggler David Slick at Denton Public Library locations. Slick’s comedy-variety act shows are at 11 a.m. at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane; 2 p.m. at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St.; and 4 p.m. at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Seating is limited; free tickets will be available an hour before each show time, on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 940-349-8752.

Noon to 4 p.m. — Blood drive at Lowe’s, 1255 S. Loop 288 in Denton. Donors must have ID, must be at least 17, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health. For more information or to make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org  or call 1-800-733-2767.

3:30 p.m. — “Facts From Fiction: Science From Stories” for fourth- through eighth-graders at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. UNT chemistry professor Amy Petros will lead hands-on activities combining science and literature. This week’s focus is Scumble by Ingrid Law. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. — “The Fast and the Furriest” at the Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM3002, 7 miles east of I-35. The family event in Pavilion 1 will teach participants how to identify animals based on tracks and other signs. Free with regular park admission of $7 for ages 12 and older. Call 940-637-2623.

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Sly Fox by Larry Gelbart at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

8 p.m. — Two-mile night hike at the Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM3002, 7 miles east of I-35. Gather at the pavilion in Dogwood parking lot. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and a flashlight. Free with regular park admission of $7 for ages 12 and older. Call 940-637-2623.

8:15 p.m. — Starrise at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Free weekly performances by local art groups. Bring blankets or chairs. Visit www.dentonparks.com .

8:45 to 9:45 p.m. — “Stars on the Prairie” for ages 5 and older at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Master Naturalist Clyde Camp will help participants explore the night sky. There is a $2 program fee in addition to the regular entrance fee of $5 per person. Reservations are required; call 972-219-3930 or e-mail lisacole@unt.edu .

SATURDAY

7:30 a.m. — Bird walk at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. For bird watchers of all skill levels, ages 10 and older. There is a $2 program fee for the bird walk, in addition to the regular gate fee of $5 per person. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Call 972-219-3930 or visit www.ias.unt.edu/llela .

8:30 a.m. — 11th annual Battle of the Badge softball tournament at the Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park softball complex, 1301 S. Railroad St. in Lewisville. Police and fire departments from Denton, Lewisville and other cities will participate. Benefits the Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County. Activities also include video games, clowns, concessions and silent auction. Tickets cost $5 each, free for children 12 and younger. Visit www.cacdc.org  or call 972-317-2818.

10 a.m. — Nature walk at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. There is a $2 program fee for the bird walk, in addition to the regular gate fee of $5 per person. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Call 972-219-3930 or visit www.ias.unt.edu/llela .

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Apple Tree Project registration at the Denton ISD Administration Building, 1307 N. Locust St. Interfaith Ministries of Denton’s project provides Denton ISD students from low-income families with school supplies, shoes, backpacks and new clothing in August. Applicants can also call 940-565-5479 to set up an appointment to register. Visit www.ifmdenton.org .

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Widows Love God and Country Jamboree and Salad Luncheon at the Baptist Student Ministries Building, 1111 Oakland St., near TWU. Area widows are invited to attend. Tickets cost $6. Reservations are required by noon Friday. Call Fran Massengale at 940-566-2983, Diana White at 940-458-7260, Faye Goode at 940-365-1401, Jeanne Lewis at 214-779-0874 or E. Curina Morris at 940-648-2540.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — DIME Summer Bazaar presented by Denton Independent Maker Exchange (formerly Etsy Denton), at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. More than 40 vendors will sell handmade and vintage items. Free admission. Visit www.dimehandmade.com .

11 a.m. — Guided hike at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM455, 10 miles east of I-35. Meet in the Bluestem parking area. Free with regular park admission of $7 for ages 12 and older. Call 940-686-2148.

11 a.m. — 57th annual Trietsch Family Reunion at Blue Mound United Methodist Church, 8421 N. I-35. Bring a covered dish for lunch, along with photos and memories to share. Call Rachel Trietsch Bartel at 940-390-7639.

4 p.m. — Lego Builders Club for ages 6 and older at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8718 or e-mail stacey.irish-keffer@cityofdenton.com .

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Sly Fox by Larry Gelbart at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

SUNDAY

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Sly Fox by Larry Gelbart at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.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

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.

2 to 5 p.m. — Baby-sitting workshop at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Teens ages 12-18 can become certified baby sitters at this workshop, presented by the Denton Fire Department. Learn baby-sitting strategies, emergency procedures and more. Registration is required; call 940-349-8752.

3 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.

3 to 4 p.m. — Critterman brings furry friends (no scales) to Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free tickets will be available at 2 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. For ages 6 and older. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

3 to 4 p.m. — “Man of Steel: Superhero Drawing Class” with local comic artist Brandon McKinney at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Learn to draw Superman or your own superhero. Beginning and intermediate artists can learn tips and techniques. 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

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.

10 to 11 a.m. — Mommy and Me Yoga class at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Yoga teacher Lisa-Elena Furr leads a mother-baby bonding yoga class. Best for newborns to almost crawling infants. Bring a yoga mat or towel and a baby blanket, burp cloth and toy for baby. Call 940-349-8752 to register.

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 .

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Concerts on the Square presents Matt Tolentino 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 .

3 to 4 p.m. — Art Explorers program for children ages 6-8 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Read a story, look at and discuss artwork, and create your own works of art. Call 940-349-8752 to register.

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: Vega Star, Afro Deezy Axe. Fri: Burton Tyler, 8-10pm; Dave Willingham Project, 10pm. 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 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Thurs: Puxa, 6pm. Fri: Grace Wright (jazz), 6pm; Allison Maurine and Big City Tumble, 8pm; Honest Shaun, 10pm. Sat: Bonduris Music Studio students, 4-5:30pm; Jake Dester (jazz), 6pm; Andrew Jackson Band, 8pm; Ellie Meyer, 10pm. 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: Two Tons of Steel, 8pm, $10. Fri: Bob Schneider, 9pm, $20-$25. Sat: The Bird Dogs, fundraiser for the Salvation Army, 4pm, admission by donation; the King Bucks, 9pm, $10. Sun: Slobberbone, Water Liars, Isaac Hoskins, William Bryan Massey III, 8pm, $12. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

Denton Square Donuts Thurs: Brian Lambert, 8:30am. Fri: First Friday art show and live music, 7pm. Sun: Kent Shores Group, 5pm; Zach Merritt, 7pm. Tues: Second Tuesday Tunes and Tales, 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 Fri: Ron and the Finkensteiners, 7-9pm. 222 W. Hickory St. 940-381-6723. www.gvrestaurants.com .

The Greenhouse Mon: Clark Erickson, 10pm, free. 600 N. Locust St. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouserestaurantdenton.com .

Hailey’s Club Thurs: RTB2, the Da, Cozy Hawks, Bashe, 9pm, $5-$7. Fri: Alexander and the Grapes, Becoming, Sophomore, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: “Denton Babe Bash” with Sol Tax, the Breakfast Machine, Reinventing Jude, 9pm, $5-$7. Sun: Ambio, Mayta, the Abnormals, 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: Jackson Tyler & the Sinners, Blacktop Outlaw, 8pm, $8. 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Sweet Talk, Worlds of Pleasure, Pink Smoke, 9pm, $5-$7. Fri: Scaphe, Akkolyte, Cerulean Giallo, Terminator 2, Pissed Grave, 9pm, $7-$9. Sat: Clint Niosi and the Unaccountable, Sons of an Illustrious Father, the Caldwell, Nina Violet, Lexie Roth, 9pm, $3-$5. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Sun: Los Patos Poderosos. 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 .

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 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. Saturday — Old-fashioned ice cream social and hootenanny at Mountain Springs Community Center, 173 Mounting Springs Lane, near the intersection of FM372 and FM922 in Valley View. Free music and games; ice cream will be sold for $1 per serving. For more information or to enter the ice cream competition, call Amy McCormick at 940-637-3104 or Lisa Prier at 817-266-5511.

7 p.m. Tuesday — Sounds of Lewisville free concert series, every Tuesday in June and July in the courtyard of Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. Visit www.soundsoflewisville.com .

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 .

June 14-15 — Denton Juneteenth at Fred Moore Park, at Wilson and Bradshaw streets. Vendor booths open at 5 p.m. June 14, followed by Gospel Night at 7 p.m. A parade, coed softball tournament, free children’s games, vendor booths and live entertainment take place throughout the day on July 15. To register for the softball tournament ($100 per team), call 940-349-8579.

8 a.m. to noon June 15 — TWU open house for prospective students. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. in Hubbard Hall. To register, visit twu.edu, e-mail openhouse@twu.edu  or call 940-898-3014.

9 a.m. June 15 — Denton County Fruit, Vegetable, Herb and Flower Show at Fire Fighters Memorial Park, at the corner of Carroll Boulevard and Mulberry Street. All entries will be accepted from 9 to 10 a.m. in youth and adult divisions. No entry fee. For rules and more information, call the Denton County Master Gardener help desk at 940-349-2892 or visit www.dcmga.com .

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. 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.

FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS

5:30 p.m. July 4 — Freedom Fest at Rancho de la Rocha, 2459 W. Blackjack Road in Aubrey. Cost is $7 per person, free for children younger than 3. Event includes pedal boats and canoes, rides, children’s activities, live music and concessions. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Visit www.ranchoroca.com  or call 940-365-7625.

6 p.m. July 4 — Denton Noon Kiwanis Club fireworks show at UNT’s Apogee Stadium, off Bonnie Brae Street south of I-35E. Live music starts at 6 p.m., and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Free parking at Fouts Field, across I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Parking at Apogee Stadium costs $5. Proceeds and donations go toward the Denton Kiwanis Club Children’s Clinic. Visit www.dentonkiwanisclub.org .

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 .

“Portrait Quilts” made by members of the Denton Quilt Guild, in the Gough Gallery through June 21.

The Chestnut Tree 107 W. Hickory St. 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 .

The DIME Store Denton Independent Maker Exchange’s store carrying local art, crafts and vintage items, plus workshop/gallery space. Tues-Sat 10-6. 510 S. Locust St. 940-381-2324. www.dimehandmade.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 .

Sculpture by Brandon Jarrett and Mandy Hampton, in the Re:Vision Gallery through June.

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 .

College of Visual Arts and Design Master of Fine Arts Showcase, 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 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. Two annual juried exhibits. Critique groups and workshops. Visit www.vastarts.org  or call Lynne Cagle Cox at 972-VAST-ORG.

 


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