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11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Thanksgiving Community Banquet hosted by the Village Church at Calhoun Middle School, 709 W. Congress St. Free. Delivery is available for the disabled, the elderly or those confined to the home; call 940-382-8888.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Thanksgiving meal served by the Salvation Army and Rapha Life Center at 3730 E. McKinney St.

6:30 p.m. — Community dinner of ham and potato salad at the Salvation Army, 1508 E. McKinney St.


1 to 3 p.m. — Nature hike for all ages at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E. Jones St. in Lewisville. There is a $2 program fee in addition to the regular gate fee of $5. To reserve a spot, call 972-219-3930 or e-mail


10 a.m. to noon — Free math tutoring for students in kindergarten through 12th grade at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Registration is required; forms are available at all library locations. For more information, e-mail


2 p.m. — “Coats for Kids” motorcycle ride starting at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, 1288 W. Main St. in Lewisville, and ending at Hoochie’s Oyster House, 207 S. Bell Ave. in Denton. Non-riders can come to the end of the ride to make a donation and participate in the event, which includes food trucks and music. Free with the donation of a new coat for area children in need. Visit .


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.


6:45 to 8 a.m. — Rotary Club of Denton South meets at Oakmont Country Club, 1901 Oakmont Drive. Call 940-368-3789.

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.

9:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

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

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.

7:30 p.m. — TWU Bands Winter Concert with the Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble, with guest artist Brave Combo, at TWU’s Margo Jones Performance Hall, on the first floor of the Music Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. Admission is $5. Visit .


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 .

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.


Through today — Giving Hope Inc. fundraising poinsettia sale. Orders are being accepted for white, pink and red poinsettias in 10-inch pots at $20 each. Plants can be picked up Dec. 4-6 at First United Methodist Church in Denton. For more information or to place an order, call 940-380-0513.

Through Dec. 29 — “JFK Texas Exhibit,” an exhibit of photos, mementos and other items related to the life and death of President John F. Kennedy, at Western Heritage Gallery, Stonehill Center, 5800 N. I-35, Suite 400. Admission is free; donations will benefit the Denton Community Food Center. Call 940-243-3933.


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. .

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: Band Nerds. Sat: Like Bridges We Burn, Dark Horse Darling, 8pm. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Sat: Young at Heart, 6pm; Melissa Ratley, 8pm. Tues: Mister Joe & Friends, 8pm; Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton, 9pm. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638. .

Dan’s Silverleaf Fri: Eleven Hundred Springs, 9pm, $12. Sat: Stage Fright: “Denton Does the Band,” 9pm, $10. Wed: Joe Pat Hennen, 5pm, free. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. .

The Garage Sat: Jonathan Jeter. 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. .

Gerhard’s German Restaurant 222 W. Hickory St. 940-381-6723. .

The Greenhouse 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: Merry Chrisfits, Shaka, Not Half Bad, 9pm, $5-$10. Sat: Consider the Source, Starparty, Little Big Horn, 8pm, $10-$15. 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. .

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: Ellie Meyer, 8pm, free. Sat: Troy Cartwright, 8pm, free. 113 W. Hickory St. 940-383-1022. .

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, 9pm. 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107. 940-566-9910.

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

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios No smoking indoors. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. .

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern 115 S. Elm St. 940-484-2888. .

Trail Dust Steak House Fri & Sat: Cypress Creek Band. 26501 E. U.S. 380 in Aubrey. 940-365-4440. .

Treehouse Bar & Grill Each Wed, karaoke, 9:30pm. 1512 W. Hickory St. 940-484-7900. .

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. .


7 p.m. Dec. 5 — Artist Christie Wood presents encaustic art techniques during a meeting of the Visual Arts Society of Texas, at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Admission is free for society members, $3 for visitors. Visit .

9:30 a.m. Dec. 7 to 11 a.m. Dec. 8 — Texas Outdoor Family overnight family camping workshop at the Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM3002, 7 miles east of I-35. Fee is $65 per family, which includes a tent, air mattresses, lanterns, camp stoves, campsite, entrance fees and supervision by a park ranger. Reservations are required; call 512-389-8903. For more information, including a packing list, visit


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. .

“Dancing by the Light of the Moon: The Art of Fred Marcellino,” through Jan. 17 in the Meadows Gallery.

“Dance With Life: Works in Fiber” through Dec. 29 in the Gough Gallery.

The Chestnut Tree 107 W. Hickory St. 940-591-9475. .

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. .

Chase Gentry, featured artist for November.

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.

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.

Spiderweb Salon and Koan School collaborative gallery exhibit.

Oxide Fine Art & Floral Gallery 115 W. Eagle Drive. 940-483-8900. .

PointBank Black Box Performing Arts Center Denton Community Theatre’s black box performance space. 318 E. Hickory St.

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. .

Kids’ reuse art in the Re:Vision Gallery.

tAd The Art Den, a small, artist-run space inside the Bowllery, 901 Ave. C, Suite 101. Tues-Sun 11am-9pm. . 940-383-2695.

“Out of Touch,” new work by Tesa Morin, through Dec. 8.

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. .

23rd annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition, works by artists in the College of Visual Arts and Design, through Dec. 14.

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. .

Visual Arts Society of Texas Member organization of the Greater Denton Arts Council offers community and continuing education for local visual artists. Visit or call Lynne Cagle Cox at 972-VAST-ORG.