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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. — Mother’s Day Story Time for ages 1-5 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

5 p.m. — “It’s in the Bag,” the Greater Denton Arts Council’s fundraiser and silent auction of one-of-a-kind handbags designed by local artists and supporters, at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20. Call 940-382-2787.

5:30 to 7 p.m. — Free weekly money management courses at Interfaith Ministries of Denton, 1109 N. Elm St. Call 940-565-5479.

6:30 p.m. — InterSpheres Trio concert in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

6:30 to 8 p.m. — Twilight Tunes, Denton Main Street Association’s free music series, presents the Bird Dogs on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square, at Elm and Oak streets. Visit www.dentonmainstreet.org .

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Denton County Genealogical Society meets at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Visit www.genealogydentontexas.org .

7 p.m. — Concert featuring the music of S. Andrew Lloyd in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of Denton, 201 S. Locust St. Concert features combined choirs from First United Methodist, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Free. Visit www.fumc-denton.com .

7 p.m. — Guyer High School Silverados drill team’s annual show, “Leave It on the Floor … and Dance,” in the school auditorium, 7501 Teasley Lane. Tickets cost $8 at the door. Email director Rachel Simpson at rsimpson@dentonisd.org .

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.

7:30 p.m. — North Central Texas Chorale with soloist Pietro Vargas, pianist Carolyn Hook and percussionist Kent Hillman, at First Presbyterian Church of Denton, 1114 W. University Drive. Concert includes pops, light jazz, spirituals and sacred music. Tickets cost $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Visit www.northcentraltexaschorale.com .

8 p.m. — Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents Insatiable Infatuation With Violence at Green Space Arts Collective, 529 Malone St. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. Call 940-220-9302 or visit www.sundowntheatre.org .

FRIDAY

4 to 5 p.m. — Make Mother’s Day crafts and keepsakes at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. For children of all ages. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Make Mother’s Day cards at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. For children of all ages. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

7 p.m. — Guyer High School Silverados drill team’s annual show, “Leave It on the Floor … and Dance,” in the school auditorium, 7501 Teasley Lane. Tickets cost $8 at the door. Email director Rachel Simpson at rsimpson@dentonisd.org.

7:30 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents Spring Awakening at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for students. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com .

8 p.m. — Free Movies in the Park at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Marshmallow roast and crafts for kids start at 8 p.m., followed by an outdoor screening of Planes at 9 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Visit www.dentonparks.com .

8 p.m. — Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents Insatiable Infatuation With Violence at Green Space Arts Collective, 529 Malone St. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. Call 940-220-9302 or visit www.sundowntheatre.org .

SATURDAY

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

10 to 11 a.m. — Preschool Dance Party for ages 1-5 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

10 to 11 a.m. — Baby & Toddler Story Time for infants through 3-year-olds at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

11 a.m. — Inaugural meeting of Ray Roberts Reads book club at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM455, 10 miles east of I-35. Meet at the Lost Pines Amphitheater to discuss The Martian by Andy Weir. Regular park entrance fee is $7 for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148.

11 a.m. to 12:30 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.

12:30 to 5:30 p.m. — South Branch Library Role-Playing Games Society meets at the library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Open to fans and beginners. Free. Call 940-349-8726 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

2 p.m. — World Belly Dance Day on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Area teachers and dancers perform a free, family-friendly show.

2 to 5 p.m. — Make Mother’s Day cards at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. For children of all ages. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

2 to 7 p.m. — Local arts and crafts fair at Mulberry Street Cantina, 110 Mulberry St. Visit http://mulberrystcantina.com .

7 p.m. — Liberty Christian School Spring Band Show at 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Show includes fifth- through 12th-grade bands, guest guitarist Michael Thompson and alumnus Raymond Jones. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. Visit www.libertychristian.com .

7:30 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents Spring Awakening at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for students. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com .

8 p.m. — Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents Insatiable Infatuation With Violence at Green Space Arts Collective, 529 Malone St. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. Call 940-220-9302 or visit www.sundowntheatre.org .

SUNDAY

2 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents Spring Awakening at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for students. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com .

2 to 10 p.m. — Gumbofest, a release party for Gumbo magazine, at Pan Ector Industries, 1017 Shady Oaks Drive, Suite 300. Live music by Botany, Blue, the Misfit, Black James Franco, Space State, Señor Fin, Ballerino and Goldeen. Free admission; magazine costs $10. Visit http://gumbomagazine.com .

8 p.m. — Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents Insatiable Infatuation With Violence at Green Space Arts Collective, 529 Malone St. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. Call 940-220-9302 or visit www.sundowntheatre.org .

MONDAY

10 a.m. — UNT guest artist master class with pianist Barry Douglas in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

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

Noon — Salvation Army of Denton’s 2014 Doing the Most Good Luncheon on the Mean Green Club level of UNT’s Apogee Stadium, on Bonnie Brae Street at I-35E. Keynote speaker is Charlotte Jones Anderson, executive vice president and chief brand officer for the Dallas Cowboys. Tickets cost $60 in advance, $75 at the door. Call 940-566-3800.

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Edible Art for Teens class at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register at least two days prior to the event or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Twilight Toddler Time for toddlers (12-36 months) at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. 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 grades 6-12. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register.

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

10 to 11 a.m. — Art & Me for ages 2-5 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Read Chicky Chicky Chook Chook by Cathy MacLennan and create artwork inspired by the book. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

11:45 to 1 p.m. — Concerts on the Square with Brian Houser at Locust and Hickory streets. Free. Rain location is the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Visit www.cityofdenton.com .

4 to 5 p.m. — Learn how to use Hoopla to borrow digital videos, music and audiobooks with your library card at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

7 to 8:30 p.m. — Professor’s Corner, a discussion group dedicated to literary texts, meets at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. 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 Fri: J.R. Byrd, Mr. Molly, Gravity Feed, 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 Fri: Kace, 10pm, $5. Sat: Interment, Prophecy, Dead Trip, Silvertonguedevil, 8pm. Each Wed, karaoke at 10pm. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Thurs: Grace Wright, Ronan Delisle, 6pm. Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Wise Ruby, 8pm; the Mothers, 10pm. Sat: Irish Session, 3-5pm; Lost Poet Lounge, 6pm; Lefty Emerson, Levi Cobb, Danny Diamonds, 8pm. Mon: Poetry Out Loud, 8pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm; each Sat, live local jazz at 6pm. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638. www.dentonbanter.com .

The Bears Den Thurs: Billy Earl, 6pm; Caleb Coonrod, 7:30pm. At Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch, 11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point. 940-686-5600. www.bearsdentexas.com .

Crossroads Bar Fri: Chill Factor, 10pm; the LDJ Band, 11:30pm. 1803 Elm St. 940-808-1177. http://crossroadsbardenton.com .

Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: Joe Pat Hennen, 5pm, free; Raised Right Men, 9:30 p.m., free. Fri: The Hard Pans, Tinnarose, 9pm, $10. Sat: Brave Combo, 9pm, $10. Mon: Water Liars, RTB2, 9pm, $8. Tues: A Taste of Herb, 5pm, free. Wed: Desert Noises, 9pm. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

Denton Community Market Sat: Jesse Thompson, 9am; Kim Nall, 10pm, Jordan Burchill, 11am; Caruvana, noon. Local artists and farmers market every Saturday at Mulberry Street and Carroll Boulevard, by the Bayless-Selby House Museum. Free. Visit www.dentonmarket.org .

The Garage Thurs: Entrophy. Fri: Music Ninjas. Sat: DJ A-Ston. 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. www.thedentongarage.com .

The Greenhouse Mon: Pete Weise Quintet. Each Mon, live jazz at 10pm, free. 600 N. Locust St. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouserestaurantdenton.com .

Hailey’s Club Thurs: Starparty, 10pm, $5-$10. Sat: Criminal Birds, Serilyn Segrest, the Satans of Soft Rock. Weekly events, 9pm, free-$10: each Fri, “Friday Night Live 2.0” with DJ Spinn Mo; each Tues, “’90s Night”; each Wed, “Wicked & Wild Styles Wednesdays” with DJ Spinn Mo. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940-323-1160. www.haileysclub.com .

J&J’s Pizza Thurs: Mystic Inane, Sin Motivo, Litigators, 8pm. Fri: Suspicious Beasts, Radioactivity, Distressers, 8 pm. Wed: The Savage Beatles, the Safes, 8pm, $3. 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 at 8:30pm. 508 S. Elm St. 940-808-1651. www.lastdroptavern.com .

Lone Star Attitude Burger Co. Fri: Levi Cobb & the Big Smoke, 7-10pm. Sat: Woody’s Rampage, 7-10pm. Wed: Pat York, Dusty Smirl, Dave Thomas, 7-10pm. 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 Each Fri, karaoke at 9:30pm. 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107. 940-566-9910.

Mulberry Street Cantina 110 W. Mulberry St. 940-808-1568. http://mulberrystcantina.com .

Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: JB and the Moonshine Band, Sam Riggs and the Night People, 9:30pm, $10-$12. 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: The Holophonics, Monkeysphere, the Wife and Kids, Droidekka, 9pm, $5-$7. Fri: Curse, Pinkish Black, Wiving, Pleasure Principle, 9pm, $1-$3. Sat: Circle Takes the Square, Fleshborn, Black Summit, 9pm, $8-$10. Tues: “’80s Night” with DJ Yeahdef, 10pm, free-$3. Wed: Game Night, 10pm, free-$3. No smoking indoors. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Rusty Taco Sat: Richard Gilbert, 7pm; Caleb Coonrod, 8pm. 210 E. Hickory St. 940-483-8226. www.therustytaco.com .

Smiling Moose Deli Sat: Woody’s Rampage, 2-4pm. Wed: Alyssa Reynolds, 6pm; Lydia Low, 7pm. 501 W. Hickory St. 940-566-3350. www.facebook.com/SmilingMooseDenton .

Trail Dust Steak House Fri-Sun: RoughRiders Band. 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 at 7:30pm, sign-up at 7pm; each Wed, Jeffry Eckels presents “Jazz at the Whitehouse.” 424 Bryan St. 940-484-2786. www.thewhitehousedenton.com .

Zera Coffee Co. 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 106. 940-239-8002. www.zeracoffeecompany.com .

IN THE AREA

6 p.m. Friday — Special Abilities of North Texas silent auction and casino night at Le Beaux Chateau, 2701 Corporate Circle in Flower Mound. Admission costs $65 in advance or $75 at the door. Visit www.specialabilities.net or call 972-317-1515.

6 p.m. Friday — Keeping Tradition Alive Jam Session with more than 300 firefighter bagpipers, drummers and honor guard members on the steps of Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church St. Performances start at 7 p.m., with the Killdares playing at 7:45 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Food and beverage vendors will be on site. Visit www.lfdpipesanddrums.com or www.cityoflewisville.com .

FUTURE BOOKINGS

5 p.m. May 17 — Denton Community Chorus spring concert, “Whistle a Happy Tune,” at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2121 E. University Drive. Free. A reception and silent auction will follow. Call 940-368-8034.

6 p.m. May 17 — Caribbean Casino Night and wine tasting event at Knights of Columbus Hall, 1701 Riney Road. Fundraiser for the Monsignor King Outreach Center includes food and wine samples and live music. Tickets cost $50 per person. For tickets, visit Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2255 N. Bonnie Brae St.; or Metzler’s Food & Beverage, 628 Londonderry Lane or 1155 E. University Drive. For more information, visit www.kingoutreachcenter.com .

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. May 18 — Book signing and reception for Hometown, Texas at the Krum Heritage Museum, 150 W. McCart St. Event includes Krum seventh-grader Cristina Romo, former Krum student Mikayla Vilicich and author Karla K. Morton, 2010 Texas Poet Laureate. Visit www.kkmorton.com .

11 a.m. May 19 — 11th annual Monsignor King Open golf tournament, benefiting the Monsignor King Outreach Center, at Oakmont Country Club, 1200 Clubhouse Drive in Corinth. Lunch at 11 a.m., shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Format is four-person scramble. Entry fee is $100 per golfer, or $380 for a four-person team. To register, call Janell at 940-390-4012. For more information, visit www.kingoutreachcenter.com .

Noon to 6 p.m. May 24 — Denton High School Chess Club student chess tournament at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Tournament is non-rated and is open to students (at any school or home-schooled) at all chess levels. Entry fee is $20 at the door. Register in advance for $10 by sending fee, postmarked by May 17, to Fred Mueller, DHS Chess Club sponsor, 1007 Fulton St., Denton, TX 76201. Contact Mueller at 940-369-2000 or fmueller@dentonisd.org .

July 18-20 — 10th annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine. Hosted by the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at UNT. Registration costs $425. Visit www.themayborn.com/registration .

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 .

Annual high school art show, through May 10 in the Gough Gallery.

“Merging Visions: A Collaborative Exhibit of Art and Poetry,” presented by the Visual Arts Society of Texas, through June 6 in the Meadows Gallery.

The Chestnut Tree 107 W. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-2:30pm; dinner Thurs-Sat 5:30-9pm. 940-591-9475. www.chestnuttearoom.com .

A Creative Art Studio Gallery, classes and workshops. 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.

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 .

Farmers & Merchants 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 .

First Friday Denton on the first Friday evening of the month at art venues and businesses around the downtown Square. Free gallery viewings, live music, art projects and demonstrations. For more information, visit www.firstfridaydenton.com .

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.

Oxide Fine Art & Floral Gallery Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, 10am-3pm Sat. 115 W. Eagle Drive. 940-483-8900. www.oxidegallery.com .

Metal sculptor Daren Fagan, featured artist for May.

PointBank Black Box Theatre Denton Community Theatre’s black box performance space. Mon & Wed 1-4pm, Fri 10:30am-1pm, and during performances. 318 E. Hickory St.

Paintings by Dawn Swepston, through July 18.

SCRAP Denton Nonprofit store selling reused materials for arts and crafts, with the Re:Vision Gallery featuring art made of reused and repurposed items. Classes and workshops. 215 W. Oak St. 940-391-7499. www.scrapdenton.org .

“Crafternoon,” open workshop each Thursday, 3-6pm.

tAd The Art Den, a small, artist-run space inside the Bowllery, 901 Ave. C, Suite 101. Tues-Sun 11am-9pm. www.tadgallery.org. 940-383-2695.

“Edible Matters: A 4-Course Exhibition” features “Political Economy on the Table,” May 9-30.

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 .

MFA graduating group exhibition, through May 10.

TWU Gallery 010 Student-run exhibition space in the lower level of the Student Union, on Bell Avenue at Administration Drive. Mon-Thurs 8-9; Fri 8-5; Sun 1-9. www.twu.edu/visual-arts .

UNT Art Gallery in the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry St. at Welch. Building also includes the North Gallery and the Lightwell Gallery. Tues noon-5pm, Wed-Thurs 9:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat noon-5pm. Free. 940-565-4316. http://gallery.unt.edu .

UNT Cora Stafford Gallery In UNT’s Oak Street Hall, 1120 W. Oak St. Tues-Fri 10am-2pm or by appointment. 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 .

“Rob Erdle, His Students, His Influence,” a show of work by regents professor emeritus Rob Erdle and his students, through May 21.

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. Monthly meetings include mini-shows and demonstrations by visiting artists. Two annual juried exhibits. Critique groups and workshops. Visit www.vastarts.org or call Executive Director Lynne Cagle Cox at 972-VAST-ORG.

Zera Coffee Co. 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 106. 940-239-8002. www.zeracoffeecompany.com .

LITERARY EVENTS

Emily Fowler Central Library 502 Oakland St. 9am-6pm Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat; 9am-9pm Tues & Thurs; 1-5pm Sun. 940-349-8712.

North Branch Library 3020 N. Locust St. 9am-9pm Mon-Wed, 9am-6pm Thurs-Sat, 1-5pm Sun. 940-349-8756.

Chess Night Casual, non-tournament play, 6-8:45pm Mon

Computer classes Call 940-349-8752.

North Branch Writers’ Critique Group Writing novels, short stories, poetry or journals, 7pm Tues

Secondhand Prose Friends of the Denton Public Libraries’ fundraising bookstore is open 9am-3pm & 5:30-8:30pm Mon, 9am-3pm Sat & 1-4pm Sun.

South Branch Library 3228 Teasley Lane. Noon-9pm Mon, 9am-6pm Tues & Thurs-Sat, 9am-9pm Wed, 1-5pm Sun. 940-349-8251.

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. Special monthly exhibits and lectures. Call 940-349-2850 or visit www.dentoncounty.com/chos .

“Big Wheels Turnin’: The Evolution of Transportation in Denton County,” through June 7.

Denton Community Market, a local artists and farmers market, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from April through November at the Denton County Historical Park, on Mulberry Street near Carroll Boulevard. Visit http://dentonmarket.org .

Denton County Farmers Market Local farmers sell fresh seasonal vegetables and fruit every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, June through September, from 7 a.m. to sellout. At Sycamore Street and Carroll Boulevard, in the parking lot by the Denton County Historical Park. Visit www.dentonfarmersmarket.com .

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.

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area Three hiking trails; camping, fishing and more on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River; restored 1870 log home. Summer hours: Fri-Sun 7am-7pm. Admission is $5, free for children 5 and younger. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Call 972-219-3930 for directions. www.ias.unt.edu/llela .

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, including black bears, kangaroos, bobcats, zebras and more. Exhibits, tram ride, animal presentations and restaurant. Open to the public 10am-5pm Sat & Sun, March through Dec. 1. 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 Rafes Urban Astronomy Center UNT’s astronomy center, open to the public once a month. 2350 Tom Cole Road. For directions and more information, visit www.astronomy.unt.edu/obsv.html .

Star Party on the first Saturday of the month, beginning 30 minutes after sundown, weather permitting. Admission is $5, free for children 4 and younger.

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

“Water Worlds,” 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. each Saturday. Tickets cost $3-$5, cash only.

“The Little Star That Could,” children’s matinee at noon each Saturday in May. Tickets cost $3, cash only.

Western Heritage Gallery at Stonehill Center, 5800 N. I-35, Suite 400. 940-243-3933. www.thewesternheritagegallery.com .

SENIORS

American Legion Hall Senior Center 629 Lakey Drive in Fred Moore Park. 10am-3pm Mon-Fri, 6-9pm Thurs. 940-349-8298.

Denton Senior Center offers daily lunches, classes, travel, health services and numerous drop-in activities. 8am-9pm Mon-Fri; 9am-1pm Sat. 509 N. Bell Ave. 940-349-8720.

Ongoing activities:

Aletha’s Craft Store, open 9am-1pm Mon-Fri.

Social dancing, live bands and refreshments every second and fourth Friday, 7-9:30pm, $6.

Movies 6pm each Wed, free for Denton seniors.

SPAN noon meal each Mon-Fri, $2 for seniors 60 and older, $5 for those younger than 60.

Bridge Party bridge, 12:30pm Thurs; duplicate bridge, 12:30pm Wed

Bingo 12:45pm first and third Fri

Triangle Squares square dancing 7pm first and third Fri, $6

Ed Bonk Workshop woodshop 9am-noon Tues-Thurs, $6 annual membership plus $1 per visit.

RSVP Referral and placement service for volunteers age 55 and older. 1400 Crescent St. 940-383-1508.

ACTIVITIES

Acoustic Lawn Jam from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday, weather permitting, on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Open acoustic jam for all levels of musicians.

Denton Celtic Dancers meets from 5 to 7 p.m. each Sunday at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Beginners’ class starts at 6 p.m. Call 940-321-0012 or visit www.dentoncelticdancers.org .

Denton County Dulcimer Club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on the third Saturday of each month in the community room at Denton Good Samaritan Village, 2500 Hinkle Drive. Dues are $3 per month. Participants may bring a sack lunch. Call 940-565-9331 or e-mail donnasgregory@gmail.com.

Friday night community dances at Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave., from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of each month. Dances are open to all adults and include live music and refreshments. Dance hosts will be present to dance with unaccompanied ladies. Admission is $6. Call 940-349-8720.

Green Space Arts Collective Ballet, tap, modern, and hip-hop dance classes for children and adults. 529 Malone St. 940-595-9219. www.greenspacearts.com .

Harps Over Texas Autoharp Club Jamming as well as help for new and experienced players. All acoustic instruments welcome. 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1424 Stuart Road. 940-382-3248.

The Triangle Squares Local square dancing group meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Fridays each month at Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Starts with early rounds and workshops. Grand march starts at 8pm. Non-members pay $6 per person, members get in free. Call 214-288-6883.

Mainstream dance lessons at 7pm each Tues at 1424 Stuart Road.

SPORTS

Denton Civic Center Location of Denton Parks and Recreation customer service center, 8am-5pm Mon-Fri. Indoor walking track open 6:45am-7pm Mon-Fri. 321 E. McKinney St. 940-349-8285. Visit www.dentonparks.com .

Denia Recreation Center Fitness center, gameroom, indoor courts, climbing wall and more. 7am-9pm Mon-Wed; 7am-8pm Thurs-Fri; 9:30am-3:30pm Sat. 1001 Parvin St. 940-349-8285.

Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center Fitness center, indoor courts, fitness, gameroom, computer room and more. 9am-9pm Mon-Fri; 9:30am-6:30pm Sat. 1300 Wilson St. 940-349-8575.

North Lakes Recreation Center Fitness center with fitness specialists and child care available; indoor courts, preschool classes, group exercise classes and more. 5:30am-10pm Mon-Thurs; 5:30am-9:30pm Fri; 7:30am-3:15pm Sat. 2001 W. Windsor Drive. 940-349-8287. Basketball court located across Windsor Drive, behind the softball fields on the north side of the park. Outdoor lights available until 10pm (closing time for the park).

AQUATICS

Denton Natatorium Indoor pools with open and lap swimming, swim lessons for children and adults, water exercise available. 2400 Long Road. Mon-Fri 5:30am-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun noon-6pm. Admission for city residents is $3.50 for ages 12 and older, $2.50 for ages 6-11, $1 for ages 2-5; free for younger than 2. Nonresidents pay $5, $3 and $1.50, respectively. Passes and punch cards available. 940-349-8800.

DOG PARK

Wiggly Field Dog Park at Lake Forest Park, at 1400 E. Ryan Road, between Teasley Lane and FM1830 (Country Club Road). Free. Closed 7am-3:30pm Wed for mowing and maintenance. For rules, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-8731.

SKATING

Skate Works Park Ramps, platforms, railings and more for skateboarders and inline skaters of all skill levels. Classes, rentals and parties available. 11am-9pm Sat; 1-8pm Sun. Free. Helmets may be rented for $3. Next to Water Works Park on Long Road at Sherman Drive (FM428) and Loop 288. 940-349-8523.

TENNIS

Goldfield Tennis Center Eight outdoor lighted courts and utility court. Offers classes, leagues and tournaments. 3-9pm Mon-Thurs, 3-8pm Fri, 9am-5pm Sat. 2005 W. Windsor Drive. 940-349-8526.


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