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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 .

2 to 4 p.m. — Get Crafty! , a come-and-go crafting session for kids of all ages, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

4:30 p.m. — The Ensemble concert benefiting SpiritHorse Therapeutic Center, at in the auditorium at Guyer High School, 7501 Teasley Lane. Group includes student volunteers from Guyer’s band, orchestra and choir. Free; donations will be accepted tor SpiritHorse. Visit www.spirithorsetherapy.com .

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

7 p.m. — Death and Dessert Mystery Book Club at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Explore new mysteries each month and eat a themed dessert. This month’s theme is “A Thyme to Kill,” gardening mysteries. Free. Email terri.gibbs@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

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Finish It Fridays, for anyone with an unfinished craft project, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Bring a craft project and visit with other crafters. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

10:30 a.m. — Denton Public Library’s Summer Reading Club kicks off with an event featuring Professor Brainius at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

1:30 p.m. — Denton Public Library’s Summer Reading Club kicks off with an event featuring Professor Brainius at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

3 p.m. — “Facts From Fiction: The Science of Stories” for grades 4-8 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. UNT professor Amy Petros leads hands-on activities to investigate the world described in children’s fiction. This week, explore The Hogwarts Library by J.K. Rowling. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

4:30 p.m. — Denton Public Library’s Summer Reading Club kicks off with an event featuring Professor Brainius at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

6 p.m. — Better Block “Design Happy Hour” at East Side Denton, 117 E. Oak St. Residents can give input on the design of the Better Block project. Email vicki@greenlep.com or visit http://teambetterblock.com/denton .

7 p.m. — Pirastro Strings Elite Soloists Program recital at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Directed by Jeff Bradetich. Call 940-369-8257 or visit http://untonthesquare.unt.edu.

7 p.m. — Rockin’ Roundup fundraiser for Health Services of North Texas at Hopper’s Ranch, 5502 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Aubrey. Event features a barrel racing competition and family and children’s activities. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $10 for children. Barrel racers can sign up at the event for $70 plus a late fee of $20. Visit www.healthntx.org or email rockinroundup@healthntx.org .

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents The Dixie Swim Club at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

8 p.m. — Night hike at the Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM3002, 7 miles east of I-35. Meet at the pavilion in the Dogwood parking lot for a 2.5-mile hike. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 13 and older. Call 940-637-2636.

8:15 p.m. — Denton Community Band performs at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Part of Denton’s Starrise free performing arts series. Visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-8733.

SATURDAY

9 a.m. to noon — Family fishing program, teaching the basics of fishing, at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM455, 10 miles east of I-35. Equipment and bait will be provided, or participants can bring their own. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — “Splash Day” at Denton Community Market, a local artist and farmers market, at Mulberry Street and Carroll Boulevard. Free giant water slide. Visit http://dentonmarket.org

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — National Trails Day at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, 5800 Hartless Field Road. Free event includes hikes, geocaching, a raptor show at 10:30 a.m., workshops, crafts, food trucks and more. Call 940-349-8152 or visit www.clearcreekdenton.com .

10 a.m. to noon — Denton Herb Society meets at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Dr. Betsy Schenck will present “Wilderness 911: Are You Prepared for Your Health and Safety?” Free. Visit www.dentonherbsociety.org .

1 to 4 p.m. — Widow-Daughter Tea and Generations Past/Present Program in the dining room of Carriage House Assisted Living, 1357 Bernard St. All area widows and their daughters or “adopted daughters for the day” are invited. Program features speakers, entertainment, a plants-crafts-bake sale and more. Tickets cost $6. For space availability, call Fran Massengale at 940-566-2963 or E. Curina Morris at 940-648-2540.

2 to 4 p.m. — “Healthy From the Inside Out: Medicine Cabinet Makeover” at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Judy Boston and Kathleen Baird present information on using essential oils. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

7 to 9 p.m. — Golden Triangle Mall Summer Music Series presents J.R. Byrd & the Tracks in the food court at the mall, 2201 S. I-35E. Free. Visit http://shopgoldentriangle.com .

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents The Dixie Swim Club at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

SUNDAY

2 p.m. — Author Tui Snider will talk about her book Unexpected Texas at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents The Dixie Swim Club at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

MONDAY

6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Bootstrap Denton, a Denton tech creatives mixer, at East Side Denton, 117 E. Oak St. Event helps launch Denton’s TechMill, a new nonprofit. Visit http://bit.ly/1sVMDP1 .

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

9 to 11:30 a.m. — Good Grief, a grief support workshop, at Ann’s Haven VNA office, 325 W. McKinney St., Suite 101. Presented by Jerald Garner, chaplain/bereavement coordinator. For reservations, call 940-349-5900.

9:30 a.m. — Mother Goose Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, songs and activities for infants up to 18 months and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

Noon to 1 p.m. — VNA Ann’s Haven bereavement luncheon at the Denton Elks Lodge, 228 E. Oak St. Guest speaker will be Christy Scifres, manager of family services for the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Free; no reservations required.

3 p.m. — Science Explorers: “Magnetic Fun” for ages 5-8 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Science program includes a story, discussion and hands-on activities. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

3:30 p.m. — “Octopus Hunt!” with author Deborah Johnston at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Kids ages 5-9 can hear a story and learn about the octopus. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

6:30 p.m. — Twilight Toddler Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, songs and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.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.

WEDNESDAY

Noon to 1 p.m. — Concerts on the Square with Yancey Stevens Band at Locust and Hickory streets. Free. Rain location is the Denton Civic Center. Visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-8733.

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. — Professor’s Corner, a discussion group dedicated to literary texts, meets at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. TWU professor Ashley Bender will present “Mourning and Melancholy in Two Poems by Thomas Gray.” Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

7:30 p.m. — North Texas Bass Camps faculty recital in the Recital Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Performances by Jeff Bradetich, Carlos Gaviria, Gundrun Raschen, Jack Unzicker and Jessica Valls. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

7:30 p.m. — North Texas Conductors Collegium concert, directed by Eugene Corporon, in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.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: The Demigs, Brave Young Lion, Vince Lujan Project, 10:30pm. Fri: Afro Deezy Axe, Black James Franco. 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 Sat: Vinyl, Brunettes Not Fighter Jets, Duell. Each Wed, karaoke at 10pm. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Thurs: Jesse Washmon Trio, 6pm. Fri: The Reggae News, 6pm; Texas Sky, 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: Kody West, 6pm. At Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch, 11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point. 940-686-5600. www.bearsdentexas.com .

Crossroads Bar Fri: Caleb Coonrod, 10pm; Deadpan Poets, 11:30pm. Sat: Grand opening and customer appreciation party. 1803 Elm St. 940-808-1177. http://crossroadsbardenton.com .

Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: Biographies, Criminal Birds, Astro Veil and the Please, Please Me, 9pm. Fri: Chambers (album release), Pageantry, Borrisokane, Leoncarlo Canlas, 9pm, $7. Sat: Petty Theft, 9pm, $10. Mon: Paul Slavens and Friends, with Brian Wolfe of Drums and Tuba, 10pm, free. Tues: Israel Nash, VoltRevolt, 8pm, $10. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

The Garage Thurs: Entrophy. Fri: Droo D’Anna. Sat: DJ Yeahdef. Wed: DJ Rockstyler. 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: DJ Question Mark. Sat: Le Freak, 9pm, $15-$20. Weekly events, 9pm, free-$10: each Fri, “Friday Night Live” with DJ Spinn Mo; each Tues, “’90s Night” with DJ Question Mark. 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 Sat: Bird Meets Winter, Forever and Everest, Sleepyhouse, 9pm, free. 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.

Last Drop Tavern 508 S. Elm St. 940-808-1651. www.lastdroptavern.com .

Lone Star Attitude Burger Co. Fri: The Velvet Army, 7-10pm. Sat: The Holophonics, 7-10pm. Tues: Texas Red Hot Radio broadcast, 7-10pm. Wed: Song swap with Dunashay, Caruvana, Caleb Coonrod, 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 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: Tyler and the Tribe, 9:30pm, $5-$10. 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Vagabond, Triple Aught, Honest Shaun, 9pm, $1-$3. Fri: The Raven Charter, Sleepwalking Home, the Spectacle, I Am Man I Am Monster, 8pm, $5-$7. Sat: Hand Drawn Records compilation release with Gollay, John Earle Mainord, Jonathan Jeter, 9pm, $6-$8. Sun: Behind the Wagon, 10pm, $1-$3. Tues: Mugen Hoso, Biscuit Head, 9pm, $5-$7. Wed: Yoni Wolf, Serengeti, Topic, 9pm, $10-$12. No smoking indoors. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Rusty Taco Sat: Matt Grigsby, 7pm; Alyssa Reynolds, 8pm. 210 E. Hickory St. 940-483-8226. www.therustytaco.com .

Smiling Moose Deli Sat: Nick Ryebach, 7pm; Jordan Fruge, 8pm. Wed: Matt Grigsby, 6pm; Lydia Low, 7pm. 501 W. Hickory St. 940-566-3350. www.facebook.com/SmilingMooseDenton .

Trail Dust Steak House Fri & Sat: Cypress Creek 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,” 8-10:30pm. No cover. 424 Bryan St. 940-484-2786. www.thewhitehousedenton.com .

Zera Coffee Co. Fri: The Ember Days, 8pm, $8-$10. 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 106. 940-239-8002. www.zeracoffeecompany.com .

IN THE AREA

10 a.m. to noon Saturday — Fishing day for youngsters 7 and older at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. No fishing tackle is required, but those who intend to stay and fish after the program will need to bring their own gear. $2 program fee, in addition to admission of $5 per person. Registration is required; call 972-219-3930 or email lisacole@unt.edu. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Visit www.ias.unt.edu/llela .

7 p.m. Tuesday — Sounds of Lewisville free concert series presents Brave Combo in the courtyard at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. Bring blankets and lawn chairs; pets on a leash are allowed. Visit www.soundsoflewisville.com .

FUTURE BOOKINGS

June 9-13 — “A Day in the Life,” Greater Denton Arts Council’s summer camp, at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Classes in guitar, dance and the visual arts for ages 5-12. Classes cost $55-$60 each. For more information, visit www.dentonarts.com or call 940-382-2787.

June 9-13 and Aug. 4-8 — Denton Community Theatre’s Theatre School summer camps at the PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. Programs include creativity camps for ages 4-6, from 9 a.m. to noon, $225 per week; and musical theater dance camps for ages 7-10, from 1 to 5 p.m., $275 per week. For enrollment forms, visit http://dentoncommunitytheatre.com/school/summer-camps . Call education director Mildred Peveto at 940-383-1356.

June 13-14 — Denton’s Juneteenth celebration at Fred Moore Park, 501 S. Bradshaw St. June 13 events include vendors starting at 5 p.m. and Gospel Night at 7 p.m. June 14 events include a parade at 9 a.m. from the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., to Fred Moore Park; an adult coed softball tournament ($100 entry fee per team) at 9 a.m.; free children’s games at 10 a.m.; and vendors and entertainment starting at 11 a.m. Free admission. Call 940-349-8575.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14 — 2014 Denton Airshow at Denton Enterprise Airport. Tickets cost $10, free for children 5 and younger. Public parking is at the UNT stadium parking lot, on North Texas Boulevard at I-35E, with bus transportation available starting at 8 a.m. Optional “Breakfast With the Pilots” begins at 8:30 a.m., $4 per person. Ten-minute helicopter rides available for $35. Visit http://denton.schultzairshows.com or call 1-877-503-8499.

June 27 through July 6 — Denton Community Theatre presents Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

June 30 through July 27 — Denton Community Theatre’s Theatre School musical theater production camp at the PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. Campers ages 10-18 will prepare to perform Beauty & the Beast July 25-27. Tuition is $425; early registration discount through June 6. Camp meets from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; no classes on July 4-6. For enrollment forms, visit http://dentoncommunitytheatre.com/school/summer-camps . Call education director Mildred Peveto at 940-383-1356.

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.

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.

Patterson-Appleton 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 .

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

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 “What’s Cooking Under the Microscope,” Friday through June 27.

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 .

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. .

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 .

“On the Square, Outside the Box,” an exhibit of art by Denton ISD students, through Saturday.

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 Patterson-Appleton 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 .

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 Saturday.

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, 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 Nonprofit museum displays, maintains, preserves, flies and shows antique, classic and contemporary classes of aircraft. Mon-Sat 8:30am-3 pm. 1945 Matt Wright Lane at Denton Enterprise Airport. Free. 940-565-1945. www.hangar10.org .

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 Seasons Reasons Show, children’s matinee at noon each Saturday in June. 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 Patterson-Appleton 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.

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. For more information, call 940-382-3248.


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