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7 a.m. — Denton County Farmers Market at Sycamore Street and Carroll Boulevard. Visit

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

7 to 8 p.m. — Conversation Club, for those wishing to practice their English language skills with others, meets at the Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. No registration required. Call 940-349-8752.

7 to 8:30 p.m. — Unicorn Lake Summer Concert Series presents Wise Ruby, by the fountain at 2900 Wind River Lane. Free music and fun, restaurant specials, and vendors from the Denton Community Market. Bring chairs.


11 a.m. — Widows of America luncheon meeting in the dining room of Carriage House Assisted Living, 1357 Bernard St. E. Curina Morris, president of the group, will speak on the topic “Let’s Do Things Different,” with a humorous, healthy and practical approach. Cost is $3.50. To reserve a spot, call Faye at 940-365-1401 or Curina at 940-648-2540 by 8 a.m. Friday.

7 p.m. — “I Heart Texas Hike” 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 to hike and search for official symbols of Texas. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 13 and older. Call 940-637-2294.


7 a.m. — Denton County Farmers Market at Sycamore Street and Carroll Boulevard. Visit

8:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Lake Dallas High School Band March-a-thon, from Lake Dallas High on Parkridge Drive in Corinth to Lake Dallas Middle School on Hundley Drive. Donation buckets will be available along the route. To donate, contact a band member or e-mail Visit

9 a.m. — Back to School Barbell Bash at CrossFit of North Texas, 1017 Shady Oaks Drive. Three-person teams (two male, one female) will participate in a CrossFit competition featuring aerobic and strength-training exercises. Fundraiser benefits the Denton Public School Foundation. Team entry fee is $90. Visit, call 940-369-0143 or e-mail

9:30 a.m. — Robson Ranch Men’s Bible Study Group hosts guest speaker Charles Moore, a missionary in Latin America, in the ballroom of the Robson Ranch Clubhouse, 9400 Ed Robson Blvd. Open to the public. Visit

10 a.m. — Guided bike tour at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park. Family-friendly 2-mile ride will feature frequent stops to allow exploration of interesting features of the park. Meet at the greenbelt corridor parking lot on U.S. Highway 380 in Denton. Free with regular park admission of $7 for those 13 and older. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148.

10 a.m. to noon — Preschool Play and Read at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Come-and-go program offers games, activities and crafts that assist in developing pre-reading skills. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. 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.


7 a.m. — Denton County Farmers Market at Sycamore Street and Carroll Boulevard. Visit

7 to 8:45 p.m. — North Branch Writers’ Critique Group, for those interested in writing novels, short stories, poetry or journals, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit


5 p.m. — Application deadline for United Way of Denton County’s Project Blueprint: Board Leadership Training program, Sept. 18 through Dec. 6. Program trains volunteers to become board members of nonprofit organizations. Cost is $100, due by Sept. 13. For applications, contact Leah Jordan at 940-566-5851, ext. 105, or For more information, visit

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.

7 p.m. — Film screening of Brother Outsider, a documentary about civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, at Silver Cinemas at Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. Interstate 35E. Featured speaker is the Rev. Peter Johnson, who worked with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and knew Rustin. Hosted by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays-Denton. Tickets cost $12. To buy advance tickets, visit


7 p.m. Thursday — Roanoke’s Evenings on Oak Street concert series continues with Russ Dorsey and the Musicmakers, performing at the Austin Street Plaza in downtown Roanoke. Visit

2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday — Lewisville Summer Musicals presents The Marvelous Wonderettes, featuring hits of the ’50s and ’60s, at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. Presented by Texas Family Musicals. Tickets cost $26-$30, with discounts for seniors and groups. Visit or call 1-800-547-4697.

7:30 p.m. Friday — Dive-In Movies series continues with The Sandlot at Little Elm Park Beach, 704 W. Eldorado Parkway. Activities and games start at 7:30 p.m.; movie starts at dusk, around 8:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, floats or air mattresses. Glass containers or pets, other than service animals, are not allowed.

8 to 10 p.m. Saturday — Night hike at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, at the intersection of Jones and Kealy streets in Lewisville. For ages 5 and older. Trail guides will lead hikers through wooded areas and across stretches of prairie in search of nocturnal wildlife. $2 program fee for the hike, in addition to the gate fee of $5. Registration is required at 972-219-3930 or

Noon Saturday — Visual Art League of Lewisville art supply sale at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. Visit or call 972-420-9393.


Noon Aug. 30 — UNT Union groundbreaking ceremony on the Library Mall, following a barbecue for current students at 11 a.m. Student leaders and UNT President Lane Rawlins will speak.

6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 31 — International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 82 fundraiser at 1410 Eden Lane. Homemade ice cream will be served for $3 a bowl, and the public is invited to attend and learn more about the group.

Sept. 3 — TWU Community Dance Center classes for children, teens and adults in swing, hip-hop, ballet, jazz, lyrical/modern, country-Western, creative dance and ballroom. Cost is $80 for each 10-week class. Registration continues through Monday. Late registration, through Sept. 9, includes a $10 fee. Visit, call 940-898-2085 or e-mail

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 4 — “Lunch ’n Learn,” docent orientation and training session for the Denton County Office of History and Culture, in the 1896 Room at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Reservation deadline is Aug. 30. Contact Gretel L’Heureux at 940-349-2850 or gretel.l’ For more information, visit

Sept. 6 — Denton High School’s Purple Out block party presented by the class of 2015 in front of Bronco Field, 1007 Fulton St. Event includes music by a live DJ, carnival-style games and local food vendors. Admission is free, but fees for items and activities apply. Event leads up to the season-opening home football game between Denton and the Carrollton R.L. Turner Lions. Call Robert West at 940-369-2000.

7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 14 — Denton County MHMR Center’s Race for Hope 5K and 1-mile walk, in honor of Suicide Prevention Week, at South Lakes Park, 556 Hobson Lane. 5K run starts at 8 a.m., 1-mile walk starts at 8:10 a.m. Registration for the 5K costs $20 in advance, $25 on the morning of the event. Registration for the walk costs $15 for adults, $10 for children 11 and younger. Visit

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 — 14th annual Arts, Antiques & Autos Extravaganza presented by the Denton Main Street Association, in and around the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles will be on display. Bring antiques, collectibles and jewelry for informational appraisals ($5 per item, or $10 for three). Event also includes fine arts and crafts vendors, Chalk Fest, silent auction, children’s activities and live music. Free. Visit

5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 — NCTC Denton County Foundation Miniature Golf Tournament at Zone Action Park, 1951 Summit Ave. in Lewisville. Registration begins at 5 p.m. Dinner and an awards ceremony will follow the tournament. Entry fees are $20 for adults; $15 for NCTC employees; $10 for students; and $5 for NCTC students and children 10 and younger. Visit


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, 9pm. Fri: Opera on Tap, 7pm; West and the Grooves, 9:30pm. Tues: DJ Rizza. Wed: DJ Dane. 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.

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 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Thurs: Brian Ward Trio, 6pm. Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Bruce Bond, 7pm; “Song and Story” with Ashley Gatta, Mathew Grigsby, Ellie Meyer, Richard Gilbert, 8pm; Matty Harris and Nathan Phelps, 10pm. Sat: Jennifer Escue (jazz), 6pm; Carolyn Campos, 8pm; Caleb Coonrod, 9pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm; each Sat, live local jazz at 6pm. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638.

Cool Beans 1210 W. Hickory St. 940-382-7025.

Dan’s Silverleaf Fri: The Aristocrats, 9pm, $15-$18. Sat: Buster Brown Band, 8pm, $10. Wed: Buk Baby (album release), 9pm, $5. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000.

Denton Square Donuts 208 W. Oak St. 940-220-9447.

Fry Street Public House Each Tues, karaoke, 9pm, free. 125 Ave. A. 940-323-9800.

Fry Street Tavern 940-383-2337.

The Garage Fri: Van Darien. 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045.

Gerhard’s German Restaurant Thurs: The Texas Sky Band, 7-9pm. Fri: Ron and the Finkensteiners, 7-9pm. Sun: A Taste of Herb, 7-9pm. 222 W. Hickory St. 940-381-6723.

The Greenhouse Mon: Wille Wrinkle. Live jazz each Mon at 10pm, free. 600 N. Locust St. 940-484-1349.

Hoochie’s Oyster House Live local music each Mon at 6pm. 207 S. Bell Ave. 940-383-0104.

Hailey’s Club Fri: Bathylite, Sparrow and the Clay, Beryl Court, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: I Am Man, I Am Monster, Darkhorse Darling, Ugly Twins, Idler, 9pm, $5-$7. Sun: The Ember Days, Least of These (CD release), the Walking Tree, Valise, 7pm, $5-$8. Wed: Open mic/jam session, 9pm, $5-$7. Each Tues, ’90s music, 10pm, free-$5. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940-323-1160.

J&J’s Pizza 118 W. Oak St. 940-382-7769.

The LABB 218 W. Oak St. 940-293-4240.

La Milpa Mexican Restaurant Each Fri, Mariachi Quetzal, 7:30-9:30pm. 820 S. I-35E, Suite 101. 940-382-8470.

Lowbrows Beer and Wine Garden 200 S. Washington St., Pilot Point. 940-686-3801.

Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor and Chainsaw Repair Each Tues, open mic with Bryan Burns, 9pm. 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107. 940-566-9910.

Oak Street Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor 308 E. Oak St. 940-395-1950.

Rockin’ Rodeo 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611.

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Sacco and Vanzetti, Danny Rush and the Designated Drivers, Claire Morales, Old Potion, 9pm, $5-$7. Fri: “Loud Texas Vol. 21” with the Impalers, Vaaska, Tolar, Dead Line, Vulgar Display, the Sentenced, 9pm, $8-$10. Sat: Main Street Mafia roller derby fundraiser with Paper Robot, the Demigs, Maricopa County, art sale and raffle, 9pm, $5-$7. Mon: Meat Wave, the Ridgelands, Curvette, 9pm, $5-$7. Wed: Dromez, Curvette, Violent Squid, 9pm, $5-$7. No smoking indoors. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781.

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Sun: Brasuka. Tues: Mario Cruz & Friends. Shows on the patio, 7-9pm, free. 115 S. Elm St. 940-484-2888.

Trail Dust Steak House Fri & Sat: Honky Tonkers Band, 7-11pm. 26501 E. U.S. 380 in Aubrey. 940-365-4440.

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 hosted by Kelbe Schrank, 7:30pm, signup at 7pm. 424 Bryan St. 940-484-2786.

Wine Squared Fri: Among the Ashes, Chelsea Stefanski, 7:30pm, free. 110 W. Oak St., Suite A. 940-384-9463.


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.

“Paper + Wood,” an exhibit by Scott and Delaney Smith, through Friday in the Gough Gallery.

The Chestnut Tree 107 W. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am- 2:30pm, Sun 11am-2pm. 940-591-9475.

A Creative Art Studio 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. Mon-Sat 12-6pm, Sun by appointment only. 940-442-1251.

Cupboard Natural Foods and Cafe 200 W. Congress St. 940-387-5386.

Denton Square Donuts 208 W. Oak St. 940-220-9447.

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.

Farmer’s & Merchant’s Gallery Early and contemporary Texas art. 100 N. Washington St., Pilot Point. Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. 940-686-2396.

Gallery 010 in the TWU student union, at the corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive. Mon-Thurs 8-9; Fri 8-5; Sun 1-9. Free.

Green Space Arts Collective Studio/gallery available for rental. 529 Malone St. 940-595-9219.

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.

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

SCRAP Denton Nonprofit store selling reused materials for arts and crafts. 215 W. Oak St. 940-391-7499.

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.

UNT Art Gallery in the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry St. at Welch. Tues noon-5pm, Wed-Thurs 9:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat noon-5pm. Free. 940-565-4316.

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.

“Photographs of Denton,” a group show of work by photography students, opens Aug. 29 and runs through Sept. 26.

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. Visit or call Executive Director Lynne Cagle Cox at 972-VAST-ORG.