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THURSDAY

9:30 a.m. — Elm Fork Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists meeting at the Carroll Administration Building, 401 W. Hickory St. Jim Bednarz will discuss his research into the behavior of red-shouldered hawks. Visit http://txmn.org/elmfork .

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 .

2 to 7 p.m. — Blood drive at Curves in Denton, in honor of National Women’s Health Week, at 1100 Dallas Drive, Suite 110, in Woodhill Square. Call 940-384-7506.

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 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 Benjamin Franklinstein Lives! by Matthew McElligott and Larry Tuxbury. Free. Call 940-349-8749 or email laura.douglas@cityofdenton.com.

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

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — American Red Cross blood drive at Sanger High School, 100 Indian Lane. Donors must be 17 or older and present a photo ID. Visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Lego Builders Club for ages 6 and older at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8718 or email stacey.irish-keffer@cityofdenton.com.

7 p.m. — Krum High School Percussion Ensemble concert at the Krum High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bobcat Blvd. Free.

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 Despicable Me 2 at 9 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Visit www.dentonparks.com .

SATURDAY

7:30 a.m. — Lace ’Em Up for Life, a 5K run and 1K walk to benefit Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center, at the Greenbelt Trail, off FM428 (Sherman Drive) between Denton and Aubrey. The 5K begins at 7:30 a.m., and the 1K walk begins at 9 a.m. Early registration is $25. To register, visit www.laceemup.org. Race-day registration costs $35.

8 a.m. — “Fish N’ Fun” at Corinth Community Park, 3700 Corinth Parkway. Children ages 5-13 can fish, with prizes for the biggest fish in each age group. Denton Public Library’s fish-themed story time and science program begins at 10 a.m. Call 940-498-1386.

8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Ponder Frontier Days, Ponder Lady VIP’s fundraiser to benefit the Ponder Volunteer Fire Department, at State Highway 156 and FM2449. A 5K run begins at 8:30 a.m.; to participate, call 940-453-5465. Parade starts at 10 a.m. Gates open at 11 a.m. for arts and crafts, vendors, live entertainment, food and a bull riding show. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-17 and free for ages 5 and younger. Barbecue dinner at 5 p.m. at Ponder High School, 300 W. Bailey St., costs $12 for adults, $6 for ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger. Downtown dance starts at 8 p.m. For more information, call 972-345-0949 or visit www.ponderladyvip.com .

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 .

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — GOAL Cup soccer tournament at Denton High School, 1007 Fulton St. Presented by Denton ISD’s Guys Operating As Leaders student enrichment program. Tournament includes club soccer teams from Denton middle schools as well as Lake Dallas Middle School. Free admission. Call 940-369-2382 or email cice@dentonisd.org.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — American Red Cross blood drive at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Oak St. Donors must be 17 or older and present a photo ID. Visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Denton County Farm & Garden Expo at the North Texas State Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. Denton County Antique Tractor, Farm Equipment & Primitive Club’s event features lawn and garden information, arts and crafts, vendors, farm demonstrations, antique tractors, old farm equipment, antiques, food, children’s activities and live music. Free. Visit www.texasplowboys.com .

9 a.m. — North Texas Hammerheads spring motorcycle show and ride at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, 2412 S. I-35E in Denton. Entry fee is $20, which includes the show and ride. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and judging starts at noon. Call 940-453-7680.

9 a.m. and 10 a.m. — Two hikes at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM455, 10 miles east of I-35. 9 a.m. family-friendly hike is on the Lost Pines Nature Trail. 10 a.m. hike meets at the Bluestem parking area. “Snakes Alive” program is at 2 p.m. in the interpretive center. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148.

10 to 11:30 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 — Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center Sustainability Workshops: “Getting Started With Backyard Chickens” at 3310 Collins Road. Presented by Jeff Raska, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension educator. Free. Call 940-349-8152 or visit www.clearcreekdenton.com .

10 a.m. to noon — Volunteer Work Party at Cardo’s Farm Project, 1599 Mingo Road. Email amanda@cardosfarmproject.com or call 817-371-2278.

10 a.m. to noon — Denton Poets’ Assembly meets at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free and open to the public. Visit www.dentonpoetsassembly.weebly.com .

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Friends of the Denton Public Libraries book sale at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Admission is $1, free for Friends members.

2 p.m. — North Texas Songwriter’s Festival at the Pilot Point Opera House, 110 S. Washington St. Fifty songwriters are scheduled to perform. Admission is $5, free for ages 12 and younger. Contact Jay Melugin at rfreepilotpoint@hotmail.com or Rowland Funk at rsfunktx@aol.com or 214-405-4708.

2:30 to 5 p.m. — SuperFlyWhoLock Fandom Fest Redux at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Games, trivia and crafts for all fans of Supernatural, Firefly, Dr. Who and Sherlock. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

3 to 4 p.m. — “Online Genealogy Research” class at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. — Princess Party for ages 2-8 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Children can dress up and enjoy stories, crafts and games. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

5 p.m. — 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. — 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. 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 .

SUNDAY

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. — 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 .

2 to 4 p.m. — First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Denton reception honoring the Rev. John V. Lindsay, church pastor, in the fellowship hall of the church, 1424 Stuart Road. Visit www.dentoncpc.org .

2 p.m. — North Texas Songwriter’s Festival at the Pilot Point Opera House, 110 S. Washington St. Fifty songwriters are scheduled to perform. Admission is $5, free for ages 12 and younger. Contact Jay Melugin at rfreepilotpoint@hotmail.com or Rowland Funk at rsfunktx@aol.com or 214-405-4708.

7 p.m. — “And the Greatest of These Is Love,” a recital by Dustin Lucas, accompanied by John Priddy and featuring the Credo Choir, at First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Locust St. Free; donations will benefit youth missions. Visit www.fumc-denton.com .

MONDAY

11 a.m. — 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 .

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 8 p.m. — Romance in the Stacks Book Club at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. This month, discuss author Allison Brennan. Free. Call 940-349-8796 or email kimberly.wells@cityofdenton.com .

TUESDAY

11 a.m. to noon — No Paintbrushes Allowed for ages 3-5 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Preschoolers will paint with spaghetti. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

4 p.m. — It’s a Girl Thing Book Club for girls ages 10-14 and their female relative or friend, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. This month, discuss The Heist Society by Ally Carter. Call 940-349-8752 or email rebecca.ivey@cityofdenton.com.

6 p.m. — First United Methodist Church Fine Arts Academy spring recital in Flinn Hall at the church, 201 S. Locust St. Free; donations will benefit youth missions. Visit www.fumc-denton.com or email artsacademy@fumc-denton.com.

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Family Game Night at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. 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.

WEDNESDAY

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

7 p.m. — Baby & Toddler Story Time for infants through age 3 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. 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 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 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.

Amitea Sat: “Play Your Soul,” 7pm, free. 708 N. Locust St. 940-382-8898. www.amitea.org .

Andy’s Bar Fri: Lydia Low & the Velvet Army, Civil Sound, the Buffalo Parade, Vega Star, the Lead Pipes, 8pm. Sun: Rockchild, Form of Truth, 9pm, free. Each Wed, karaoke at 10pm. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Thurs: Jordan Burchill, 6pm. Fri: Oui Bis, 6pm; “Song & Story” hosted by Richard Gilbert, 8pm; Richard Haskins, 10pm. Sat: Emily Davis and Kent Shores, 6pm; Some Came Runnin’, Claire Parr, Robin Hackett, 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: Ed Vargas, 6pm; Caleb Coonrod, 7:30pm. At Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch, 11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point. 940-686-5600. www.bearsdentexas.com .

Crossroads Bar Fri: Joe Tucker. Tues: Tom McElvain. 1803 Elm St. 940-808-1177. http://crossroadsbardenton.com .

Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: Brent Best, Kevin Kerby, Isaac Hoskins, 9pm, $7. Fri: Robert Gomez (CD release), Moonbather, 10pm, $7. Sat: Megafauna, the Continuums, 10pm, $7. Sun: Spiderweb Salon, 5pm, free. Mon: Paul Slavens and Friends, 10pm, free. Wed: Zach Nytomt, Raised Right Men, Christian Lee Hutson, 9pm, $7. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

The Garage Thurs: Entrophy. Fri: Chris Mills. Sat: DJ RockStyler. 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. www.thedentongarage.com .

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

Hailey’s Club Thurs: “It’s Summer Time” with Yeahdef. Sat: Ces Cru, Curtis James, S. Good, Guillamuenster, DJ Spinn Mo, 9pm, $10-$35. Weekly events, 9pm, free-$10: each Fri, “Friday Night Live 2.0” with DJ Spinn Mo; each Tues, “’90s Night” with DJ Question Mark; each Wed, “Wicked & Wild Style” with DJ Spinn Mo. 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 Fri: Stray Nimbus, Space Goose, the Gypsy Bravado, 9pm. Sat: Hares on the Mountain, 5pm. 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.

Lone Star Attitude Burger Co. Fri: Hal Ketchum (private event for Spirit of a Hero). Sat: Superkings, 7-10pm. Tues: Texas Red Hot Radio broadcast. Wed: Jordan Burchill, Sean Giddings, 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.

Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor and Chainsaw Repair Sat: “’80s Theme Party” with Beyonca DeLeon, Shay Williams, Nia Courtland and more, 10pm. 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: “Jared Riddick’s Super Duper Open Mic Acoustic Jam” with Ryan Hamilton, Erik Chandler, Jake Mai, Matt Hillyer, Joey Green, Rodney Parker, Casey Di Iorio, Kirk Baxley, 9:30pm, $5-$10. Sat: “King George’s Birthday Bash” with DJ Panic. 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Hereticks, Dome Dwellers, Old Potion, Power Objects, 9pm, free-$3. Fri: Biographies, Migrant Kids, Claire Morales, 9pm, free-$3. Sat: Discomfort, Zoic, The Earth Dies Screaming, 9pm, $5-$7. Tues: “’80s Night” with DJ Yeahdef, 10pm, free-$3. Wed: “Game Night,” Nice Up Crew, 10pm, free-$3. No smoking indoors. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Rusty Taco Sat: Rance Parrott, 7pm; Ellie Meyer, 8pm. 210 E. Hickory St. 940-483-8226. www.therustytaco.com .

Smiling Moose Deli Sat: Ellie Meyer, 2pm; Caleb Coonrod, 3pm. Wed: Burton Tyler, 6pm; Lydia Low, 7pm. 501 W. Hickory St. 940-566-3350. www.facebook.com/SmilingMooseDenton.

Trail Dust Steak House Fri & Sat: Mathew Texas Drive Band, 7-11pm. 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 424 Bryan St. 940-484-2786. www.thewhitehousedenton.com .

IN THE AREA

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday — “Chalk This Way” in Old Town Lewisville, in and around the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. Family festival includes professional chalk artists, amateur sidewalk chalk competitions, a children’s gallery, arts and crafts vendors, food, sidewalk games and entertainment. Free admission, although some activities include fees. Kiwanis pancake meal will be inside the MCL Grand from 7:30 to 11 a.m.; tickets cost $5 for adults, $3 for ages 12 and younger. Visit www.lakesidearts.org .

FUTURE BOOKINGS

7:05 p.m. May 23 — Denton ISD Community Night at Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7300 RoughRiders Trail in Frisco. The Frisco RoughRiders will play the Tulsa Drillers. Tickets cost $25 and include food, drinks, a cap and a program. Visit www.tinyurl.com/dentonisdnight .

8 a.m. May 24 — Liberty Christian School’s Warrior 5K and Fun Run at Warrior Stadium, 1301 U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Early registration costs $20 through Sunday. Visit www.libertychristian.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 all students 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.


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