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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 .

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Denton County Genealogical Society meets at the Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Richard Monroe will present “A Century of Texas Immigration 1820-1920.” Free. Visit www.genealogydentontexas.org .

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

FRIDAY

3 to 4 p.m. — “Borrowing E-Books on Your Tablet,” a free class on how to borrow e-books from the library, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com to register.

4 to 5 p.m. — “Lincoln and Log Cabins,” a presentation for ages 8-12, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn about Abraham Lincoln and the history of log cabins. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

5 to 8 p.m. — Barn dance at the Lewisville Rodeo Grounds, 101 Parkway Drive. Event is being held in conjunction with the filming of a reality show episode. Entertainment includes music by the King Bucks and rodeo demonstrations by the Lewisville Saddle Club. Call 972-219-3710.

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Three Tall Women by Edward Albee at PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. Tickets cost $15. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

8 p.m. — Found vs. Found vs. AV Geeks at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, 411 E. Sycamore St. Tickets cost $13-$15. Visit www.foundfootagefest.com .

SATURDAY

8:30 a.m. — Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment event at Health Services of North Texas, 4310 Mesa Drive. Drop in, or schedule an appointment by calling 940-381-1501, ext. 1016.

8:30 to 11 a.m. — Nature photography workshop at the Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM3002, 7 miles east of I-35. Elizabeth Malmberg will discuss different camera settings, lighting and nature photography basics. Single-lens reflex and point-and-shoot cameras with multiple settings are recommended. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7. Register by calling 940-637-2294.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Denton Senior Center open house at 509 N. Bell St. Guests can tour the center and participate in dance, exercise, art and other classes. Call 940-349-8720.

10 a.m. — “The Greenbelt Experience” at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park. Meet at the Elm East parking area of the Greenbelt Corridor Trail, off FM455 in Pilot Point, for a moderate to easy 2-mile hike. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 12 and older. Call 940-686-2148.

1 to 3 p.m. — Voter registration event at Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E. Register to vote, or update your name or address information.

1 p.m. — Altered Cigar Box Class at SCRAP Denton, 215 W. Oak St. Turn a cigar box into a personal memory box, shrine or purse. Second session is on Jan. 25. Cost is $10, box and papers provided. Visit www.scrapdenton.org .

2 to 3 p.m. — Local author Jack Pettie will share details from his new book, Ruins of a Rose, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

2 to 3:30 p.m. — “Lincoln and Emancipation,” a talk by UNT history professor Richard McCaslin, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

3 to 4 p.m. — “This Year I Will,” a workshop led by life coach and motivational speaker Maru Iabichela on how to stay on track with your goals for 2014, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com to register.

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Three Tall Women by Edward Albee at PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. Tickets cost $15. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

SUNDAY

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Three Tall Women by Edward Albee at PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. Tickets cost $15. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

2 p.m. — District 13 American Legion Oratorical Competition on the U.S. Constitution at American Legion Post 71, 2501 Spencer Road. For more information, call Lynn Vowell at 940-727-8067.

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.

7 to 9 p.m. — “Design for Your Yard” landscaping class series, offered by the Denton County Master Gardener Association, begins at the Global Spheres Center, 7801 S. I-35E in Corinth. The class will be offered on four consecutive Monday evenings concluding Feb. 3. The series will cover design considerations and preparation, hardscape and plant selection. Cost is $15. Sign up online at www.dcmga.com and pay for the class using PayPal or by mailing a check.

8 p.m. — Texasanka!, a Czech brass and woodwind ensemble featuring members of two traditional brass bands from Moravia, in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

TUESDAY

6 to 8 p.m. — Community forum on recreation and quality of life in Denton, at the Joseph A. Carroll Building, 401 W. Hickory St. Denton residents of all ages are invited to participate. To register, contact Julia Wolfe at 940-784-3780 or julia1wolfe@gmail.com .

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Twilight Toddler Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Bring your toddler (12-24 months) for an evening that promotes literacy and caregiver bonding. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

6:30 to 8 p.m. — Teen Advisory Board at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. For teens grades 6-12. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Copper Necklace Class at SCRAP Denton, 215 W. Oak St. Cost is $15, all materials provided. Visit www.scrapdenton.org .

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.

WEDNESDAY

2 to 3:30 p.m. — “Job Resources on the Internet,” a free class at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Learn about sites that list available jobs and help with job skills, including sites available through the library. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com to register.

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 Thurs: Big Band. Fri: Triple Aught, You and Me, Sex Money. 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: Jordan Gheen, 6pm. Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Kim Nall & Scott Tucker, 8pm. Sat: Irish Session, 3-5pm; Lydia Low, 8pm. 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: The Mother Hips, 9pm, $12. Fri: Def Rain, Diamond Age, the Night Game Cult, 10pm, $5. Sat: Pinebox Serenade, Satans of Soft Rock, Brent Best, 9pm, $8. Mon: Paul Slavens and Friends, 10pm, free. Wed: Joe Pat Hennen, 5pm, free. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

The Garage Fri: Dustin Perkins. Sat: Marshall Anderson. 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. www.thedentongarage.com .

Gold Mine BBQ Fri: Barb Maxey, 7-9pm. 222 W. Hickory St., Suite 102. 940-387-4999. www.texasgoldminebbq.com .

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

Hailey’s Club Sat: The Speed of Sound in Seawater, Evening Crowd, Afterzoo, Tower of Octavia, Among the Ruin, Matthew McNeal, John Earle Mainord, 7pm, $10-$12. 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 .

Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Micky and the Motorcars, Gary Kyle, free-$10. 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Black James Franco, Cleanup, Off World, Biscuit Head, 9pm, $5-$7. Fri: The Found Footage Festival, 8pm, $13-$15. Sat: Dome Dwellers, Bashe, Space Goose, Pansy Moon, 9pm, free-$5. No smoking indoors. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Fri: Boxcar Bandits, 9pm. Sun: String Theory Manouche, 7pm. Tues: Sweetwater Jazz Quartet featuring Neil Slater, Jim Riggs, Ron Fink & Lou Carfa, 7pm. Shows on the patio, 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.

FUTURE BOOKINGS

10:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 16 — Denton Christian Women’s Connection presents “Starting Anew in the New Year” at Denton Country Club, 1213 Country Club Road in Argyle. Featured speakers are Tonya Harless, owner of Time to Kiln, and author Grace LaJoy Henderson. Cost is $15. Reservations are due Monday. Complimentary child care for children (ages 6 months to 5 years) is available by reservation. For information, e-mail cwcdenton@yahoo.com. For reservations, call Cathy at 940-765-3054 or Mary Ann at 940-382-6977.

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 18 — “Backyard Fruit Trees,” a free class at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Area, 3310 Collins Road. The class will be taught by NCTC horticulture instructor Ashley Hartman and will include a site visit to an orchard. Presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the city of Denton. Visit www.clearcreekdenton.com or e-mail clearcreek@cityofdenton.com.

6:30 to 11 p.m. Jan. 18 — United Way of Denton County’s United Tribute, “Dancing With Our Stars,” at the Marriott Hotel at Champions Circle, 3300 Championship Parkway in Fort Worth. Reception and silent auction start at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner, entertainment, dancing and more at 7 p.m. Seats cost $65 each, tables of eight for $600. To make reservations, contact Teddy Yan at 940-566-5851, ext. 106, or teddy@unitedwaydenton.org.

8 p.m. Jan. 18 — Texas Tunes concert series presents Tish Hinojosa at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for ages 60 and older or 12 and younger. For tickets, visit http://mclgrand.tix.com . For more information, visit www.mclgrand.com or call 972-219-8446.


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