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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 .

3 to 4 p.m. — Dork Day Celebration for ages 7-10 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Fans of Rachel Renee Russell’s Dork Diaries series can enjoy games, karaoke, crafts and snacks. Free. Registration is required; call 940-349-8752.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — “On My Own Time” reception and awards ceremony at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Free. Visit http://untonthesquare.unt.edu .

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

7 p.m. — Denton Branch of the NAACP meets at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. The executive committee will meet at 6 p.m.

7 to 8:30 p.m. — Unicorn Lake Summer Concert Series presents Gravity Feed, by the fountain at 2900 Wind River Lane. Free music and fun, restaurant specials, and vendors from the Denton Community Market. Bring chairs.

FRIDAY

5 to 7 p.m. — “Canines and Campers,” a 2-mile hike for leashed pets and their owners, at the Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM3002, 7 miles east of I-35. Meet in the large day-use parking lot at picnic pavilion 1. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 12 and older. Call 940-637-2636.

7 p.m. — Godzilla movie screening at the Sanger Public Library, 501 Bolivar St. Free. Call 940-458-3257.

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

SATURDAY

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Health Services of North Texas back-to-school health fair at 4310 Mesa Drive. Fair includes presentations, mini fitness classes, blood sugar screenings and other health information. Students can get sports physicals for $10. Visit www.healthntx.org  or call 940-381-1501, ext. 3009.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Denton Back 2 School Health Fair, presented by Heavenly Supply Depot at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 3100 Wilson St. Event for economically disadvantaged children includes health screenings and immunizations, dental information, haircuts, sports physicals and more. Registration has closed. Visit www.hsdtexas.org .

10 to 11 a.m. — Ready for Kindergarten Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories, songs, rhymes and puppets for children entering kindergarten and their families.Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

10 a.m. — Guided bike tour, a 2-mile, family-friendly ride, at the Isle du Bois unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park. Meet at the Greenbelt Corridor parking lot on U.S. Highway 380 east of Denton. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 12 and older. Call 940-686-2148.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Friends of the Denton Public Libraries Big Book Sale at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Admission is $1 per person or free for Friends members. Most items cost 50 cents or $1. Patrons can also buy a book bag for $15 and fill it up with books at no additional charge. Sales support library programs, materials and equipment. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — “Godzilla: Unleashed” Wii tournament at the Sanger Public Library, 501 Bolivar St. Free. Call 940-458-3257.

3 to 5 p.m. — “Genealogy and Social Media” class at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn how Facebook, YouTube and other major social media outlets can be used for genealogy. Free. Registration is required; call 940-349-8752.

6 to 9 p.m. — Chili cook-off and silent auction benefiting a Girl Scout Gold Award project at the UNT Elm Fork Education Center at 1704 W. Mulberry St. Event includes live music and concessions. Admission is $2, and there is an additional $2 charge for a chili tasting packet. Cost to enter the chili cook-off is $12. For more information, e-mail Margaux Khosraviani at mbnkme@gmail.com .

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

8 to 10 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. Hikers will search for signs of insect activities and nocturnal animals. Meet at the pavilion in the Dogwood parking lot. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 12 and older. Call 940-637-2636.

SUNDAY

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents The Color Purple at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

7 to 8:15 p.m. and 9 to 10:15 p.m. — Evening of classic rock ’n’ roll featuring Denton Rock, benefiting the Denton Animal Shelter Foundation, at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St. Presented by Headliners of Texas. Advance tickets cost $15 each or $25 for two, available online at www.dentonasf.com . Tickets at the door cost $20.

MONDAY

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Frank Buck Zoo’s Critterman brings “Extra Furry” animals to North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Show-and-tell format includes stories, skits and audience participation. Admission is $6 per child, free for accompanying adults. Call 940-349-8287. To register online, visit www.dentonparks.com .

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.

9 p.m. and midnight — Native Process Films presents “Denton Movie City,” five short films inspired by and featuring Denton musicians, directed by Chad Withers, at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Free.

TUESDAY

Noon — Ann’s Haven VNA monthly bereavement luncheon at the Denton Elks Lodge, 228 E. Oak St. Educator and consultant Kirsten Kaae will give a talk titled “Managing Your Energies While Grieving.” Free. Call chaplain Jerald Garner, bereavement coordinator, at 940-349-5900.

6:30 p.m. — Twilight Toddler Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-24 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

6:30 to 8 p.m. — Teen Advisory Board meets at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. For teens grades 6-12. Free. For more information, 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

2 to 3:30 p.m. — “Using a Computer Mouse” class at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Learn and practice basic computer skills. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register.

3 to 4 p.m. — Teen Crafting Club at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Best for ages 11-18. This session’s theme in “Back to School Blast.” Registration is required; call 940-349-8752.

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Diabetes Academy at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn about managing diabetes. Topics include basic information, healthy eating, staying active and preventing complications. Presented by Susan Meeke, a Novo Nordisk diabetes educator. 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. Call 940-349-8752.

MUSIC

The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Each Wed, County Rexford, 7-9pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940-566-5483.

The Abbey Underground Thurs: Big Band. Fri: Gravity Feed, Criminal Birds, Black James Franco. Tues: DJ Rizzo. Wed: DJ Dane. Weekly events: Each Sat, “’80s and ’90s Retro Dance Party”; each Sun, open mic hosted by Bone Doggie, signup at 7:30pm; each Mon, karaoke. 100 W. Walnut St. www.facebook.com/TheAbbeyUnderground .

American Legion Post 550 Each Fri, free karaoke at 9pm; each Tues, free pool. Live band on the last Sat of the month, free. 905 Foundation St., Pilot Point. 940-686-9901.

Andy’s Bar 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Thurs: Wes Case, Collin Shook, 6pm. Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Melissa Ratley, Billy Ratcliff, 8pm; comedy, 10pm. Sat: Alex Cannon (jazz), 6pm; Wise Ruby, 8pm; Leadbelly tribute, 10pm. Sun: Denton Animal Shelter Foundation benefit featuring Denton Rock, presented by Headliners of Texas, 7pm & 9pm, $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm; each Sat, live local jazz at 6pm. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638. www.dentonbanter.com .

Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: RTB2, the Angelus, Claire Morales, 9pm, $7. Fri: Vaden Todd Lewis, Stephen Beatty, 9pm, $15-$18. Sat: Chris Watson Band, 5pm, free; Dana Falconberry, 10pm. Mon: Screening of “Denton Movie City,” five short films inspired by and featuring Denton musicians, 9pm & midnight, free. Wed: Screening of All the Labor: The Story of the Gourds, 8:30pm. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

Fry Street Tavern Fri: Nick Fabian. 940-383-2337. www.thefrystreettavern.com .

The Garage 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. www.thedentongarage.com .

Gerhard’s German Restaurant Thurs: The Texas Sky Band, 7-9pm. 222 W. Hickory St. 940-381-6723. www.gvrestaurants.com .

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

Hailey’s Club Thurs: “Throwback Thursdays,” 10pm, free-$5. Fri: Sound the Ruin, False Flag, Sathariel, KPD, Spewcataclism, Tyson K, more, 8pm, $10-$12. Sat: Idler, The Thief and His Mother, Head North, Shout It Out, Under Dog House, the Happy Alright, the Fabled Few, 7pm, $10-$12. Mon: The Boxcar Bandits, Lily Maase & the High Life Band. 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 Sat: 11:40, the Green Light, 9pm. 218 W. Oak St. 940-293-4240. www.thelabbdenton.com .

La Milpa Mexican Restaurant Each Fri, Mariachi Quetzal, 7:30-9:30pm. 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: Whiskey Tongue Burlesque presents “The Rock ’n’ Roll Revue,” a live music burlesque show with music by the Deadpan Poets, 10pm, $5-$7. Each Tues, open mic with Bryan Burns, 9pm. 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107. 940-566-9910.

Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Thieving Birds, Kolton Moore & the Clever Few, 8pm, $5. 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Fri: The Treelines, Whim Grace, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: We Leave at Midnight, Daniel Markham, 9pm, $5-$7. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Thurs: Mack Goldsbury Quartet with Eric Unsworth, Ed Soph and Kelly Durbin. Sun: The Toy Hearts. Tues: Drew Phelps Electric Guitar Band. 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 .

VFW Post 2205 Free karaoke at 8pm each Thurs, Fri and Sat. 909 Sunset St.

IN THE AREA

7 p.m. Thursday — Roanoke’s Evenings on Oak Street free concert series presents Bone Doggie at Austin Street Plaza. Visit www.roanoketexas.com .

FUTURE BOOKINGS

5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15 — Lake Cities Back 2 School Health Fair, presented by Heavenly Supply Depot at Lake Dallas Middle School, 325 E. Hundley Drive in Lake Dallas. Event for economically disadvantaged children in the Lake Cities includes health screenings and immunizations, dental information, haircuts, sports physicals and more. Registration required by Aug. 10. Donors and volunteers needed. Visit www.hsdtexas.org .

Noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 15 — “Texas Dames: Sassy and Savvy Women Throughout Lone Star History,” a talk by writer Carmen Goldthwaite, in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Presented by the Denton County Office of History and Culture. Free. Visit www.dentoncounty.com/chos .

9 a.m. Aug. 17 — Apple Tree Project distribution day at First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Locust St. Interfaith Ministries of Denton Inc. will distribute donated back-to-school items to families who have registered and are approved. Volunteers are needed; sign up at www.ifmdenton.org . A free health and safety fair (open to the public) will be in Flinn Hall at the church.

Through Aug. 26 — Registration for TWU Community Dance Center classes, which begin Sept. 3. Children, teens and adults can take classes in swing, hip-hop, ballet, jazz, lyrical/modern, country-Western, creative dance and ballroom. Cost is $80 for each 10-week class. A $10 fee will be added for registrations received after Aug. 26. Late registration ends Sept. 9. Visit www.twu.edu/dance/community-dance-center-info.asp , call 940-898-2085 or e-mail dance@twu.edu .

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 .

“Paper + Wood,” an exhibit by Scott and Delaney Smith, through Aug. 23 in the Gough Gallery.

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 .

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 .

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 .

“Deep Storage: Special Selections From the Permanent Collection at the College of Visual Arts and Design,” through Aug. 17.

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 .

“On My Own Time,” an exhibit of work by UNT staff and faculty, through Aug. 14. A reception and awards ceremony will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

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. Call 940-349-2850 or visit www.dentoncounty.com/chos .

Denton Community Market, a local artists and farmers market, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at Mulberry Street and Carroll Boulevard near the Bayless-Selby House Museum. Visit www.dentonmarket.org .

Denton County Farmers Market Local farmers sell fresh seasonal vegetables and fruit Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings starting at 8 a.m. At Mulberry Street and Carroll Boulevard, in the parking lot by the Bayless-Selby House Museum. Market closes if it sells out before noon.

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.

Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch Nonprofit 126-acre ranch with rare and exotic animals. Exhibits, tram ride, animal presentations and restaurant. Open to the public 10am-5pm Sat & Sun, March-November. Tickets cost $10 for ages 13 and older, $8 for ages 3-12, $8 for seniors. 11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point. 940-686-4600. www.sharkarosa.com.

UNT Sky Theater Planetarium in UNT’s Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building, 1704 W. Mulberry St. 940-369-8213. http://skytheater.unt.edu .

 


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