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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.

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

4:30 p.m. — Book Adventures at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Books and hands-on activities for grades K-3. 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 Bone Doggie & the Hickory Street Hellraisers at Elm and Oak streets. Visit www.dentonmainstreet.org .

FRIDAY

6:30 a.m. — Sunrise hike at the Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM3002, 7 miles east of I-35. Bring coffee, cocoa or tea to Pavilion 1 and join in a half-mile walk along the shoreline. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 13 and older. Call 940-637-2636.

9 to 11 a.m. — Outdoor cooking demonstration at the Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM3002, 7 miles east of I-35. Meet at the Lost Pines Amphitheater to learn about building the best cooking fire and preparing a meal with simple ingredients. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 13 and older. Call 940-637-2636.

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 .

SATURDAY

8 a.m. — “Lost Pines Adventure,” a half-mile hike at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM455, 10 miles east of I-35. Hikers will learn about the area and its history during the hike on the Lost Pines Nature Trail. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148.

9 to 10:30 a.m. — Class on the basics of Dutch oven cooking, at Pavilion 1 at the Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM3002, 7 miles east of I-35. Bring a plate and spoon to sample breakfast items. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 13 and older. Call 940-637-2636.

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 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. — Nature journal class 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, and bring a journal and art supplies if possible. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148.

10 a.m. to noon — Denton Herb Society meets at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Richard Corey and Margaux Khosraviani from Permaculture Denton will present “Edible Landscaping: Permaculture in Your Backyard.” Free. Visit www.dentonherbsociety.org .

11 a.m. — “Quit Bugging Out,” a program for children and adults about insects and spiders, at the Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM3002, 7 miles east of I-35. Meet at the amphitheater near the fishing pond for the talk, which will be followed by a scavenger hunt hike. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 13 and older. Call 940-637-2636.

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

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 .

2 p.m. — “An Introduction to Energy Healing,” presented by Azita Gonzalez, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Co-sponsored by the Texas Parapsychology Society. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

MONDAY

2 to 3:30 p.m. — PowerPoint two-part class at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Learn to create eye-catching presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint. Second class meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Must be able to attend both sessions. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

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.

Noon — VNA Ann’s Haven bereavement luncheon for people grieving the death of a loved one, at the Denton Elks Lodge, 228 E. Oak St. Richard Godoy, Denton police family services coordinator, will speak on “Grief Work.” Contact Jerald Garner at 940-349-5900 or garnerj@vnatexas.org.

1:30 to 6 p.m. — Carter BloodCare blood drive in the parking lot of South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Donors will receive a voucher for a pint of ice cream. Appointments are not required but can be made by visiting http://tinyurl.com/o4df3my .

3 p.m. — Critterman will teach children ages 5 and older about wild animals from all over the world at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free tickets will be distributed starting at 2 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

3 p.m. — Creative Craniums presents a program on dinosaurs for ages 8-12 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

3 p.m. — Wildlife Explorers: “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs,” hands-on activities and crafts for ages 5-8 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

6:30 to 8 p.m. — Teen Advisory Board at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. For teens grades 6-12. 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

9:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

11 a.m. — Story Time at Emily Fowler Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children age 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

3 p.m. — Art Explorers: “O’Keeffe: Close-Up Flower Paintings” for children ages 6-8 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Registration is required. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

3 p.m. — Teen Crafting Club at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Upcycle old wine bottles into art. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

3 p.m. — Creative Craniums presents a program on astronomy for ages 8-12 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

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: Lovesick Mary. 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: Jacko Suede. Wed: Union Specific. Each Wed, karaoke at 10pm. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Thurs: Michael Kokkinakis, 6pm. Sat: Denton Rock (Scott Sackett, Deborah Mouser, Claire Hebert, Peggy Morrison, Greg Naugher, Jack B. Walker), 8pm. 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 Fri: “Fourth of July Morning Western Swing Dance Party” with Bonnie and Nick Norris, 9:30am, free. Sat: Little Tybee, the Groovebumps, Matthew and the Arrogant Sea, 9pm, $10. Sun: Hares on the Mountain, 5pm, free. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com.

The Garage 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. www.thedentongarage.com .

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

Hailey’s Club Thurs: She Banshee, Space Goose, the Orcanaut, Astro Veil, My Lucidity. Sat: Jess J, Jus Raz, Jayall, Doe Cigapom, D, Royal T, 9pm, $10-$25. Wed: Robert Meade Trio, Kaitlin Riley, free. 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 .

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. 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: Gary Kyle. 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Dome Dwellers, Cleanup, Babar, Blessin, 9pm, $1-$3. Fri: Terminator 2, Heavy Baby Sea Slugs, 9pm, free-$3. Sat: Dub Til Dawn: I Am Clark Kent; Johnny’s Big Red Rocket; Ichabod, Crane, Goldstein, and Associates, 9pm, $1-$3. Sun: New Science Projects, Cat People, Losing, Bad Times, 9pm, $1-$3. Wed: Honey, the Whippoorwills, Pleasure Principle, 9pm, $5-$7. No smoking indoors. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Trail Dust Steak House Fri & Sat: Matthew Middleton & Texas Drive, 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 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. 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 106. 940-239-8002. www.zeracoffeecompany.com.

IN THE AREA

7 p.m. Tuesday — Sounds of Lewisville free concert series presents the Mullet Boyz 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 .

7 to 11 p.m. July 12 — St. John Paul II Catholic Church and Campus Center second anniversary dinner and dance, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1700 Riney Road in Denton. Event includes prize raffles and barbecue. Attire is casual. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for students and $5 for children younger than 12. Tickets can be purchased from Julie Garrison at the Catholic Campus Center, 1303 Eagle Drive, or at the information table at any Saturday or Sunday Mass. Contact Garrison at 940-566-0004, 940-736-6166 or juliegarrison54@gmail.com.

7 p.m. July 14-15 — Denton Community Theatre open auditions for the comedy Moonlight and Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson, directed by Betty Kay Seibt, at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Roles are available for three men and one woman. Production dates are Sept. 12-14 and Sept. 18-21. Be prepared to do cold readings from the script. No appointments. Resumes and headshots are appreciated, but not required. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

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 .

6:45 p.m. July 19 — Aubrey’s Music in the Park series presents Dale Watson and Troy Cartwright at the Aubrey Festival Grounds, 301 S. Main St. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers. Food concessions will be available.

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.

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 .

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 .

“American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity,” through Oct. 24. Presented by the Greater Denton Arts Council and the UNT Texas Fashion Collection. Steven Portfield, owner of the Cat’s Meow vintage store in Midland, will give a gallery talk at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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.

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. 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 .

“Diane Williams: Life on the Blackland Prairie” and “Bankston, Shugart and Stryker: Horse Country Photographers,” through July 19.

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 .

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 .

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 .

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 .

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.


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