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THURSDAY

7 a.m. — Denton County Farmers Market at Sycamore Street and Carroll Boulevard. Visit www.dentonfarmersmarket.com .

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 a.m. 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.

11 a.m. — UNT Fall Forum, featuring a panel of community experts who will talk about erasing the stigma of mental illness, in the UNT Coliseum, 600 Ave. D. Free lunch will follow the panel discussion.

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.

4:30 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. Call 940-349-8752.

7 p.m. — “Succulents and Cacti,” a talk by UNT professor Richard Dixon, during a meeting of the Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas, in TWU’s Ann Stewart Science Complex, off Pioneer Circle. Refreshments are served at 6:30 p.m. in the foyer, and the program begins at 7 p.m. in the second-floor auditorium/classroom. Visit www.npsot.org/trinityforks .

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.

7 p.m. — Thursday Night Music at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St., featuring Quartz trombone quartet at 7 p.m. and Laura Otero and Daniel Pinilla at 8 p.m. Free. Call 940-369-8257 or visit http://untonthesquare.unt.edu .

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

7:30 p.m. — Festival Brasileiro: UNT Symphonic Band, conducted by Dennis Fisher, in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Tickets cost $8-$10. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.com. Event will be streamed live at www.untmusiclive.com .

7:30 p.m. — UNT Department of Dance and Theatre presents Proof, a play by David Auburn, in the Studio Theater at the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $7.50 for students, UNT faculty/staff and seniors. Call 940-565-2428 or visit www.danceandtheatre.unt.edu .

FRIDAY

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Garage sale benefiting Born 2 Be Therapeutic Equestrian Center at 2324 Yorkshire St. Visit www.born2betec.org .

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.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — “Learn to Knit” at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Knitter Hanci Tollefson teaches basic stitches. Bring size 8 knitting needles and a skein of worsted yarn. Free. To register, 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.

7:30 p.m. — UNT Department of Dance and Theatre presents Proof, a play by David Auburn, in the Studio Theater at the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $7.50 for students, UNT faculty/staff and seniors. Call 940-565-2428 or visit www.danceandtheatre.unt.edu .

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

8 p.m. — Festival Brasileiro: “An Evening of Brazilian Chamber Music,” in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Pre-concert lecture starts at 7:30 p.m. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

SATURDAY

7 a.m. — Denton County Farmers Market at Sycamore Street and Carroll Boulevard. Visit www.dentonfarmersmarket.com .

8 a.m. — Denton Race for the Cure 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk, benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure, at South Lakes Park, 556 Hobson Lane. Race-day registration starts at 6 a.m. Registration costs $20-$50, plus fundraising. Visit http://bit.ly/VXBMlG .

9 a.m. — Denton County Master Gardener Association science fair for Denton County middle and high school students, at the Joseph A. Carroll Building, 401 W. Hickory St. Set-up begins at 9 a.m. and judging starts at 11 a.m. The theme of the fair is “Water-Wise.” Guidelines can be found at www.dcmga.com. Finalists will present their projects at the Master Gardener Fall Garden Festival on Oct. 5.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Denton Community Market, a local artists and farmers market, at the Denton County Historical Park, at Carroll Boulevard and Mulberry Street. Visit http://dentonmarket.org .

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Garage sale benefiting Born 2 Be Therapeutic Equestrian Center at 2324 Yorkshire St. Visit www.born2betec.org .

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.

10 a.m. to noon — Free math tutoring for students in kindergarten through 12th grade at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Registration is required; forms are available at all library locations. For more information, e-mail gilsiklee@intellichoice.org .

10 a.m. to noon — Preschool Play and Read at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Come-and-go program offers age-appropriate games, activities and crafts to help children ages 3-5 develop pre-reading skills. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

1 to 8 p.m. — GreenFest on the Greenbelt at the Ray Roberts Lake Greenbelt Park, 5900 E. FM455, near the dam. Family-friendly event includes outdoor activities and demonstrations, food, children’s activities and music, including Brave Combo at 2 p.m., Mi Son, Mi Son, Mi Son and AM Ramblers. Event raises money for the Greenbelt Alliance. Tickets cost $5 in advance at www.friendsofthegreenbelt.org, or $7 at the gate, free for children 5 and younger. Leashed dogs are welcome. Gates open at noon.

Noon to 5 p.m. — Fall festival at Nelson Elementary School, 3909 Teasley Lane. Event includes carnival-style games, bounce houses, face painting, a cake walk and vendors. Proceeds benefit the Nelson PTA. Call 940-369-1400.

3 p.m. — Celebration of the life of the late Alfred F. Hurley, former UNT president and first chancellor of the UNT system, in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. A reception in the Gateway Center Ballroom will follow.

6 to 10 p.m. — Wild Beast Feast at the North Texas Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. Event features tastes of exotic cuisine, live music, silent and live auctions and drinks. Benefits Greater Denton Arts Council projects, programs and operations. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger. Visit www.dentonarts.com .

7 p.m.— Live webstream of “Harvest America” at Calvary Chapel Denton in the Fine Arts Theater, 115 N. Elm St. Broadcast from Philadelphia includes music performances by Needtobreathe, Kirk Franklin and LeCrae and a Gospel message by Greg Laurie. Visit www.harvest.org/newsroom/events/harvest-america.html .

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

7:30 p.m. — UNT Department of Dance and Theatre presents Proof, a play by David Auburn, in the Studio Theater at the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $7.50 for students, UNT faculty/staff and seniors. Call 940-565-2428 or visit www.danceandtheatre.unt.edu .

8 p.m. — Festival Brasileiro: “An Evening of Brazilian Chamber Music With String Orchestra,” in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

9:30 p.m. — Festival Brasileiro: After-concert of Brazilian jazz at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu.

SUNDAY

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents August: Osage County by Tracy Letts at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

2 p.m. — UNT Department of Dance and Theatre presents Proof, a play by David Auburn, in the Studio Theater at the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $7.50 for students, UNT faculty/staff and seniors. Call 940-565-2428 or visit www.danceandtheatre.unt.edu .

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

7 a.m. — Denton County Farmers Market at Sycamore Street and Carroll Boulevard. Visit www.dentonfarmersmarket.com .

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.

9:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

10:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

11 a.m. — The Denton Newcomer Friendship Club meets at Dogwood Estates, 2820 Wind River Lane. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. The program will be “Decorating for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas,” presented by Garden Gate. Call Sue Russell at 940-382-0520.

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, meets at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free.

8 p.m. — UNT Choralfest with the Collegium Singers, Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, University Singers and A Capella Choir, in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Tickets cost $8-$10. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.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.

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 .

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Read to Rover at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Children ages 6-11 struggling with reading can read one-on-one with a trained therapy dog from Therapy Pals of Golden Triangle. Parents or guardians must register their children in person and sign a permission slip. Call 940-349-8752.

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 Each Wed, County Rexford, 7-9pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940-566-5483.

The Abbey Underground Fri: Like Bridges We Burn, Light the Fire, 9pm. Weekly events: Each Sat, “’80s and ’90s RetroActive 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: Tim Bauckman Jazz, 6pm. Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Carolyn Campos, 8pm; Rance Parrot, 10pm. Sat: Bonduris Studio pre-recital, 4pm; Kent Shores and Emily Davis (jazz), 6pm; Denton Rock, 8pm. Tues: Mister Joe & Friends, 8pm; Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton, 9pm. 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: Daniel Markham, Brent Best, Christian Lee Hutson, 9pm, $7. Fri: Ella Minnow, Savage and the Big Beat, Cozy Hawks, 10pm, $5. Sat: Erik Chandler Band, Ten Can Riot, 9pm, $7. Sun: Hares on the Mountain, 5pm, free. Mon: Paul Slavens and Friends, 10pm, free. Wed: Jamaican Queens, Hex Cult, Cutter, 9pm, $7-$10. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

Fry Street Public House Each Tues, karaoke, 9pm, free. 125 Ave. A. 940-323-9800. www.publichousedenton.com .

The Garage Fri: Matt Dunn. Sat: Jaye Muse. 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. www.thedentongarage.com .

Gerhard’s German Restaurant Thurs: The Texas Sky Band, 7-9pm. Fri: Ron and the Finkensteiners, 7-9pm. Sun: Quentin Bohrer, noon-2pm. 222 W. Hickory St. 940-381-6723. www.gvrestaurants.com .

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

Hoochie’s Oyster House Live local music each Mon at 6pm. 207 S. Bell Ave. 940-383-0104. http://hoochiesoysterhouse.com .

Hailey’s Club Fri: Human Groove Hormone, the Gypsy Bravado, Super Hero/Super Villain, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: Night School Ninjas, Born and Raised, Flee the Scene, Sonic Buffalo, the Infamists, the Lead Pipes, 8pm, $3-$5. Sun: Healer Warrior + Falcon Tribe and others, 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 .

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. Each Tues, open mic, 9pm. 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107. 940-566-9910.

Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Clayton Gardner, Sam Riggs and the Night People, 8pm, free-$5. 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: CxB, Dead Line, Tolar, Night Crimes, the Litigators, 9pm, $8-$10. Fri: Babar, Blessin’, Feverbones, Dome Dwellers, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: Sour Boy, Bitter Girl, the Calmative, Isaac Hoskins, 9pm, $5-$7. No smoking indoors. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Sat: Brasuka, the Assum Trio. Sun: N’Awlins Gumbo Kings. 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 .

Treehouse Bar & Grill Fri: Kites and Boomerangs, Johnny’s Body, Grace Lott, 10pm, free-$5. Each Wed, karaoke, 9:30pm. 1512 W. Hickory St. 940-484-7900. www.thetreehousedenton.com .

UNT on the Square Thurs: Quartz trombone quartet, 7pm; Laura Otero and Daniel Pinilla, 8pm. Thursday Night Music series, nightly through October. Free. 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.

The Whitehouse Espresso Bar and Beer Garden Each Thurs, open mic hosted by Kelbe Schrank, 7:30pm, signup at 7pm. 424 Bryan St. 940-484-2786. www.twobzandavcoffeehouse.com .

IN THE AREA

Thursday through Sunday — Little Elm’s Autumnfest at Little Elm Park, 704 W. Eldorado Parkway. The festival includes carnival rides, vendors, a barbecue cook-off, the “Anything That Floats” watercraft race, a fireworks show and other activities. Coolers are allowed; glass containers and pets are prohibited. Visit www.littleelmtx.us .

Friday and Saturday — Western Days festival in Old Town Lewisville, including Texas country music on three stages, arts and crafts vendors, gunfight re-enactments, cooking and grilling demonstrations, craft beer tasting, a car show, a boat show, children’s activities, a 5K race and 1-mile fun run, exhibits and more. Free tickets are required, available at www.lewisvillewesterndays.com .

1:15 p.m. Saturday — World Tamale Eating Championship, part of the Western Days festival, on the front steps of Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church St. Sanctioned by Major League Eating. To register, visit www.ifoce.com .

IN THE REGION

Friday through Oct. 20 — State Fair of Texas at Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Dallas. Tickets cost $17 for general admission, $13 for children shorter than 48 inches, free for ages 2 and younger, $13 for seniors, free for seniors every Thursday. Parking costs $15 on official State Fair lots. Visit www.bigtex.com or call 214-565-9931.

FUTURE BOOKINGS

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 5 — Ryan High School cheerleaders’ junior cheer clinic for students in pre-kindergarten to eighth grade, in the school’s gymnasium, 5101 E. McKinney St. Participants will learn cheers and routines. A short performance will follow. Registration cost is $25. Checks can be made out to Ryan High School Cheer, attention Christie Weir, and mailed to 5101 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76208. On-site registration will start at 8:45 a.m. Call 940-369-3000 or e-mail cweir@dentonisd.org .

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 — Denton County Master Gardener Association Fall Garden Fest at the Denton Bible Church campus. Event includes presentations, educational booths, vendors, children’s activities. Free. Visit www.dcmga.com, e-mail master.gardener@dentoncounty.com or call 940-349-2892.

10 a.m. Oct. 5 — Aubrey Peanut Festival at Aubrey’s Festival Grounds, 301 S. Main St. Parade starts at 10 a.m., followed by activities and contests, vendors and more. Call 940-343-1313 or visit www.aubreypeanutfestival.com.

1 p.m. Oct. 5 — Fry Fest on Fry Street/Avenue A, with music on three stages, food trucks, bars and more, for ages 21 and older only. Performers include Stoney LaRue, Vallejo, William Clarke Green, Brandon Jenkins and more. Gates open at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 at the gate; VIP tickets cost $60. For tickets, visit http://fryfestdenton.com or go to Fry Street Public House, 125 Ave. A.

3:30 p.m. Oct. 5 — Canned Festival, an offshoot of the Untapped Festival, in downtown Denton. Event includes more than 25 craft breweries and live music by Menomena, Helio Sequence, Joe Pug and others. Tickets cost $17 in advance, $20 at the door, $25 for beer package, $40 for VIP ticket. Visit http://untapped-festival.com/canned.

6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5 — Gallery Night at Oxide Gallery’s new location, 115 Eagle Drive. Free. Call 940-483-8900 or visit www.oxidegallery.com.

4 p.m. Oct. 19 — Taste of Home Cooking School in the auditorium at Denton High School, 1007 Fulton St. Advance tickets cost $10 (plus fee), available at DentonRC.com and at the Denton Record-Chronicle offices, 314 E. Hickory St.


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