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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 .

10 to 11 a.m. — Art and Me for ages 2-5 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and create artwork inspired by the story. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

10:30 a.m. to noon — 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. Reservation deadline has passed. E-mail cwcdenton@yahoo.com or call Cathy at 940-765-3054 or Mary Ann at 940-382-6977.

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — B.O.Y.S. (Boys Only Yucky Stories) at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Book club for boys in grades 2-5. This month, discuss Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon. Free. Call 940-349-8749 or e-mail laura.douglas@cityofdenton.com.

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

8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — American Red Cross blood drive at Sanger High School, 100 Indian Lane. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org .

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.

4 to 5 p.m. — “Lincoln’s Favorites From the Farm” at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade can enjoy some of President Lincoln’s favorite treats. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

7 p.m. — “The 5 Daughter Dragon,” a Gospel allegory using illustrations, music and dance, at Calvary Chapel, 115 N. Elm St. Presented by Seriously Productions. Tickets cost $7. Visit www.the5dragondaughter.com .

7 to 10:30 p.m. — Kids Rock Friday Night, for kids in grades 1-5, at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. The “New Year Confetti Party” includes games, sports, dancing and more. Cost is $10 per child. Call 940-349-8575.

8 p.m. — Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents Paper Backs by Brittany Alyse Willis, at PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $10 each, $8 for students and seniors. Visit www.sundowntheatre.org .

8 p.m. — “Musica Germania,” a UNT faculty recital featuring Cynthia Roberts on baroque violin, Paul Leenhouts on recorder, Allen Whear on baroque cello and Brad Bennight on harpsichord, in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

SATURDAY

Saturday — Pin-Ups With Purpose, a fundraiser for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, at Twisted Bodies Pilates and Yoga, 508 S. Elm St., Suite 102. Pin-up-style photo shoot including hair, makeup and costumes. Event is free for breast cancer survivors and patients, $150 for all others. To register, visit www.twistedbodies-py.com or call 972-345-0992.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — American Red Cross blood drive at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Oak St. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org .

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. — “Thinking of Applying for Social Security …” at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. David Wells will talk about applying for Social Security and the ramifications of decisions made. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

10 a.m. — Read to Rover at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. 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.

10 a.m. to noon — The Denton Poets’ Assembly meets at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. J. Paul Holcomb will discuss writing a sestina, a French form of poetry. Free and open to the public. Visit www.dentonpoetsassembly.weebly.com .

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — “Backyard Fruit Trees,” a free class at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Area, 3310 Collins Road. NCTC horticulture instructor Ashley Hartman leads the class, which includes a 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.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Bone marrow registration drive and bake sale at Lake Dallas High School, 3016 Parkridge Drive in Corinth. Sponsored by family members and friends of Renee Brown. For more information or to register, visit www.deletebloodcancer.org .

3 to 4 p.m. — “Penguin Afternoon,” penguin-themed stories, crafts and activities for ages 5-9, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

4 to 5 p.m. — Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance with representatives from Get Covered America at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register for help.

6:30 to 11 p.m. — 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. Contact Teddy Yan at 940-566-5851, ext. 106, or teddy@unitedwaydenton.org.

7 p.m. — “The 5 Daughter Dragon,” a Gospel allegory using illustrations, music and dance, at Calvary Chapel, 115 N. Elm St. Presented by Seriously Productions. Tickets cost $7. Visit www.the5dragondaughter.com .

8 p.m. — Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents Paper Backs by Brittany Alyse Willis, at PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $10 each, $8 for students and seniors. Visit www.sundowntheatre.org .

8 p.m. — 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. Discounted tickets for Lewisville residents and season tickets are available. For tickets, visit http://mclgrand.tix.com . For more information, visit www.mclgrand.com or call 972-219-8446.

9 p.m. — Whiskey Tongue Burlesque third-anniversary show at Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor & Chainsaw Repair, 1125 E. University Drive. Admission costs $5, ages 21 and older only. Visit www.facebook.com/whiskeytongueburlesque .

SUNDAY

8 p.m. — Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents Paper Backs by Brittany Alyse Willis, at PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $10 each, $8 for students and seniors. Visit www.sundowntheatre.org .

MONDAY

11 a.m. — Flag football, part of Denton’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Call 940-349-8575 or visit www.dentonparks.com .

3 p.m. — Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration rally begins outside the UNT Union, 1155 Union Circle. March begins at 4:30 p.m. to Fred Moore Park, 500 S. Bradshaw St. Community members can join the march at 5 p.m. at the park, then continue on to the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Program will begin immediately following march. Visit www.cityofdenton.com .

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.

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.

4 p.m. — It’s a Girl Thing! book club for girls ages 8-12 and their female relative or friend, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. This month, discuss The Romeo and Juliet Code by Phoebe Stone. Call 940-349-8752.

4 p.m. — UNT Opera presents “Director’s Scenes” in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

11 a.m. to noon — No Paintbrushes Allowed for ages 3-5 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Sensory art experience using both unusual and everyday items to create open-ended works of art. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-349-8752.

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 to 11 p.m. — Sundown Collaborative Theatre auditions for Done/Undone and Insatiable Infatuation With Violence at Green Space Arts Collective, 529 Malone St. Visit www.facebook.com/sundowntheatre or e-mail info@sundowntheatre.org.

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 .

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Denton County Office of History and Culture “Lunch ’n Learn” volunteer orientation and training session, in the 1896 Room of the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Reservations are due by Thursday. Contact Gretel L’Heureux at 940-349-2850 or gretel.l’heureux@dentoncounty.com. For more information, visit www.dentoncounty.com/chos and click on “volunteers.”

Noon to 1 p.m. — “The Orphan Train Riders: Little Survivors,” a free lecture in the Commissioners Courtroom at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Kathy Strauss, genealogy and special collections senior librarian for the Denton Public Library, will talk about the “Orphan Trains” of 1854 to 1930. For more information, call the Denton County Office of History and Culture at 940-349-2850.

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.

7 to 8:30 p.m. — “Lincoln and Civil Rights During the Civil War,” a lecture by UNT professor Gustav Seligmann, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.

MUSIC

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

The Abbey Underground Thurs: 1’s and 2’s. Fri: Molotov Dogs, Bone Doggie and the Hickory Street Hellraisers, Lydia and the Velvet Army. 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. 905 Foundation St., Pilot Point. 940-686-9901.

Andy’s Bar Each Wed, karaoke with DJ Timewarp, 10pm. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Thurs: Tomas Fosch Garrido, 6pm. Fri: Oui Bis, 6pm; “Song & Story,” hosted by Richard Gilbert, 8pm. Sat: 11:40, Octahedron, Zero Buffalo, Vega Star, Work in Progress, 6:30pm-midnight. Mon: Poetry Out Loud, 8pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm; each Sat, live local jazz at 6pm. No cover. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638. www.dentonbanter.com .

Crossroads Bar 1803 Elm St. 940-808-1177. http://crossroadsbardenton.com .

Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: Polly Maynard (classical guitar), 5pm, free; Ginny Mac featuring Fabrice Martinez (of Fishtank Ensemble), 9pm, $5. Fri: The Matt the Cat Trio (Matt Hillyer, Steve Berg, Arjuna Contreras), 10pm, $10. Sat: The Allmost Brothers Band, 5:30pm, $10. Mon: Paul Slavens and Friends, 10pm, free. Tues: A Taste of Herb, 5pm, free. Wed: Country Nightmares, 10pm, free. 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: Brandon Bush. 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. www.thedentongarage.com .

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

Hailey’s Club Fri: “Can You Rap?” Tour with Colby King, Ca$h Mon and others, 9pm. Each Tues, ’90s music, 10pm, free-$5. Sat: Sylo, Wes Ford and the Foundry, Mara Conflict, Decide Your Betrayal, 8:30pm. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940-323-1160. www.haileysclub.com .

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

J&J’s Pizza Thurs: Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band, Stymie, the Half Truths, the Distressers, 8pm. 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.

Last Drop Tavern Each Thurs, karaoke with DJ Timewarp, 8:30pm. 508 S. Elm St. 940-808-1651. www.lastdroptavern.com .

Lone Star Attitude Burger Co. 113 W. Hickory St. 940-383-1022. www.lsaburger.com .

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’s third-anniversary celebration, Lydia Low and the Deadpan Poets, 9pm, $5. Each Fri, karaoke with DJ Timewarp, 9:30pm; each Tues, open mic, 9pm. 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107. 940-566-9910.

Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Six Market Blvd., Zane Williams, 8pm, free-$10. 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Soft Morning, City!; Old Potion, Gollay, 9pm, $5-$7. Fri: Vinyl, Coattails, Hawk vs. Dove, Chase Ryan and the Grave, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: The Ghost Dance Movement, Alan Field and the Beards, Page 9, Astro Veil, Least of These, 8pm, $8-$10. Tues: Ultra Bidé, Baños y Baños, Heavy Baby Sea Slugs, 9pm, $5-$7. Wed: The Creature, Lechuguillas, 9pm, $1-$3. No smoking indoors. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Fri: Ginny Mac Quartet featuring Fabrice Martinez (of Fishtank Ensemble). Sun: N’Awlins Gumbo Kings. Tues: Los Patos Poderosos. 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.

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

7 to 11 p.m. Saturday — “The Copacabana,” the Butterfield Stage Players’ 35th anniversary event, at the Gainesville Civic Center, 311 S. Weaver St. Event includes a seated dinner and entertainment including a 10-piece band. Tickets cost $50 each. For reservations, call 940-665-8152. For more information, visit www.butterfield.org or call 940-665-8152.

FUTURE BOOKINGS

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 31 — You’re Beautiful Style Show and Luncheon at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. Annual event raises money, celebrates cancer survivors and remembers those who have died. Cost is $50. For reservations, call 940-268-6127.

6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8 — “Denim and Diamonds,” Little Elm Chamber of Commerce’s annual fundraising dance for fathers and daughters, at the Little Elm Recreation Center, 303 Main St. Tickets cost $15 per person, free for ages 2 and younger. For tickets, visit www.littleelmchamber.com .

Through Feb. 13 — Denton County Soil & Water Conservation District tree seedling sale, with proceeds benefiting the Cool Shade for Third Grade program in local schools. Twelve species of tree seedlings are available, from $3 to $9 each. The sale continues through Feb. 13, and trees will be distributed at the North Texas Fairgrounds between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 28. Call Jennifer at 940-383-2691, ext. 3, or visit the district office at 525 S. Loop 288, Suite C-1.

11 a.m. Feb. 14 — Denton Go Red for Women luncheon, “Simply Red: Celebrating 10 Years,” at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. American Heart Association fundraiser includes a silent auction and fashion show. Tickets cost $45, available through Jan. 30 at Northstar Bank, 400 N. Carroll Blvd., and DATCU, 225 W. Mulberry St. Visit http://dentongored.ahaevents.org .


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