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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 a.m. and 11 a.m. — Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

3 p.m. — Number Ninjas, fun games reinforcing basic math functions for ages 6-10, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Registration is required. Call 940-349-8752.

3:30 p.m. — Book Adventures at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Children in grades K-3 will read books and participate in hands-on activities. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

4:30 p.m. — Book Adventures at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Children in grades K-3 will read books and participate in hands-on activities. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.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, presents Bonnie and Nick Norris 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

7 p.m. — ClarEssentials guest artist concert with clarinetist Victoria Luperi, in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

7:30 p.m. — UNT String Institute student concert in the Recital Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

8 p.m. — Movies in the Park presents an outdoor screening of The Lego Movie at Quakertown Park, 700 Oakland St. Crafts and a marshmallow roast start at 8 p.m., followed by the movie at 9 p.m. Free. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Visit www.dentonparks.com .

FRIDAY

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

10 a.m. — Splish Splash Story Time for ages 6 and younger at Water Works Park’s children’s play pool, 2400 Long Road. Admission is waived, but participants are limited to the children’s play pool and must leave the park by 10:45 a.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

11 a.m. — Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

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 Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

3:30 p.m. — Critterman shows wild animals from around the world at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Best for ages 5 and older. Free tickets will be distributed starting at 2:30 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

4 p.m. — “Library Larry Live” at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Live performance featuring the puppets from Library Larry’s Big Day. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

5 p.m. — “Reading Is Magic!” at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Magician and sleight-of-hand artist Gerald Edmundson presents a magic show. Seating starts at 4 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

6:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre’s gala presentation of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Reception of fine food and drinks starts at 6:30 p.m. at the DATCU Administration Building, 215 W. Hickory St., followed by the musical at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Gala tickets cost $50. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

7 p.m. — UNT Vocal Jazz Summer Workshop final concert in Kenton Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

7:30 p.m. — UNT String Institute student concert in the Recital Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

7:30 p.m. — ClarEssentials student solo concert in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

8:15 p.m. — The Middle-Eastern Dancers perform 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 1 p.m. — Better Block Denton at 619 E. Sherman Drive. Project will temporarily transform the former Piggly Wiggly lot into a neighborhood destination, with pop-up shops, Denton Community Market vendors, food trucks, children’s activities, music, splash area and more. Visit http://teambetterblock.com/denton .

10 a.m. — Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

10 a.m. — “Cold Warriors,” a free presentation by retired Air Force Lt. Col. Ray H. Janes Jr., at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Janes will speak about his experience as a pilot in the 317th Fighter Interceptor Squadron in Alaska. His books will be available for purchase. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

11 a.m. — “American Brides: Inspiration & Ingenuity” gallery talk by Steven Portfield, owner of the Cat’s Meow vintage store in Midland and guest appraiser on The Antique Roadshow, at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Free. Visit www.dentonarts.com .

11 a.m. — Hands-on photography workshop for ages 6-10, presented by students from Denton ISD’s commercial photography class, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday — Denton County Amateur Radio Association’s field day exercise, with operations set up at South Lakes Park, 556 Hobson Lane. Event includes ham radio demonstrations and tours of emergency communications vehicles. Visit http://dcara.net .

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 .

3 to 5 p.m. — “Genealogy Databases,” a class covering databases available through Denton Public Library, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Registration is required. Call 940-349-8752.

4 p.m. — ClarEssentials chamber ensemble finale concert in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu .

8 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

SUNDAY

9:30 a.m. — “Yoga on the Beach” at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM455, 10 miles east of I-35. Open to all skill levels. Bring a yoga mat, water and sun protection and meet at the day-use beach area. Class fee is $10, in addition to regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 13 and older. No reservations required. Call 940-686-2148.

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

3 p.m. — Flute! Pre-College Session 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 .

MONDAY

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — “Social Media Day, the Denton Way” at Rotary House, 821 N. Elm St. Event includes food, music and community support for the Rotary House, a new family homeless center. Admission is one donation item, such as a children’s book, can of food, monetary donation or an item from the “Rotary House Project” registry at Target. Visit http://servedenton.org/smddenton .

2 to 4 p.m. — Baby-sitting workshop for ages 11-18, presented by the Denton Fire Department, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Registration is required. Call 940-349-8752.

2 to 6 p.m. — American Red Cross blood drive at Lowe’s in Denton, 1255 S. Loop 288. Donors must have ID, be at least 17, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health. Visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — “Planning for Retirement,” a free presentation by Tim Smith, financial adviser with Modern Woodmen of America, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.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.

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.

10 to 10:45 a.m. — Toddler Play Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

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.

3 p.m. — Teen Crafting Club: “Wall Art” at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

3 p.m. — Science Explorers: “Volcanoes and Bubbles and Slime, Oh My!” 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 .

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.

7 to 8 p.m. — Amazing YA Book Club, for adult fans of young adult books, meets at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8718 or email stacey.irish-keffer@cityofdenton.com.

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.

10 a.m. — Bike Parade at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Kids can decorate bikes, tricycles and scooters to ride in a bike parade. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

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 .

3:30 p.m. — Maker-Teen: “Art Forgery” (recreating masterpieces) for ages 11 and older at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Register by Monday by calling 940-349-8752.

7 p.m. — Baby and Toddler Story Time for ages 3 and younger 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 Thurs: Big Band. Fri: Jambunctious, Chase Ryan, Hired Goons. 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: Greenhouse. Sat: Cali*Tex Muzik. Each Wed, karaoke at 10pm. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Thurs: Sherri Ross, 6:45pm. Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Bruce Bond, 7pm; Busy, 8pm; the Wit and the Whimsy, 10pm. Sat: Irish Session, 3pm; Jordan Burchill (jazz), 6pm; the Fresh Baked Boys, 8pm. Tues: Mister Joe Jazz Band, 8pm; Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton, 9pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm; each Sat, live local jazz at 6pm. 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: Matt Hillyer, 9pm, $10. Fri: RTB2, the Sideshow Tragedy, the Roomsounds, 9pm, $10. Sat: Chris Watson, 9pm, $8. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

The Garage Thurs: Entrophy. Fri: Chris Mills. Sat: DDC, Evan Sheldon. Wed: DJ Rockstyler. 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. www.thedentongarage.com .

Golden Triangle Mall Sat: 11:40, 7-9pm, free. 2201 S. I-35E. 940-566-6024. www.shopgoldentriangle.com .

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

Hailey’s Club Sat: Under Dog House, the Happy Alright, the Victory at Maple, Lone Wolf Club, $5-$10. 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 Thurs: Cuddles, Not Half Bad, Varsity Cheerleader, Heavy Boots, 8pm. Sat: Eerily Similar Beings, 9pm. 118 W. Oak St. 940-382-7769. www.jandjpizzadenton.com .

The LABB Sat: Babalou, Criminal Birds, 9pm. 218 W. Oak St. 940-293-4240. www.thelabbdenton.com .

Lone Star Attitude Burger Co. Fri: Troy Cartwright, 7-10pm. Sat: Bone Doggie & the Hickory Street Hellraisers, 7-10pm. 113 W. Hickory St. 940-383-1022. www.lsaburger.com .

Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: TC Fambro, Ray Johnston, the Bois D’Arcs, free-$5. 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Bad Beats, She Banshee, 10pm, $2-$5. Fri: Decide Your Betrayal, Band Nerds, King G.I., Black James Franco, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: “Thank You, Shagg! Party” hosted by AV the Great, Trunk Pop Entertainment, 812 Entertainment, 9pm, $5-$7. Sun: Jail Weddings, Banditos, Super Sonic Lips, Party Static, 9pm, $6-$8. No smoking indoors. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

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

Smiling Moose Deli Sat: Richard Gilbert, Caleb Coonrod, 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: Sarah Vinson (CD release), 8 pm, free. 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 106. 940-239-8002. www.zeracoffeecompany.com .

IN THE AREA

5 p.m. Sunday— Patriotic concert featuring the Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra, Voices of Flower Mound and the Trietsch Chancel Choir at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Road in Flower Mound. Concert includes patriotic music as well as Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, with pianist Eduardo Rojas. Free. Visit www.voicesofflowermound.com .

7 p.m. Tuesday — Sounds of Lewisville free concert series presents the Free Loaders 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 .


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