Les Cockrell: Master Gardeners plan spring plant sale

Members of the Denton County Master Gardener Association have announced plans for their annual spring plant sale, promising an extensive selection of plants and supplies.

Les Cockrell: RSVP supporters to hit the links in May

Plans for the 12th annual RSVP Golf Classic have been announced and area golfers can now sign up at www.rsvpgolfclassic.com.

Les Cockrell: Aubrey group slates cook-off

The Aubrey Fire Department Auxiliary will have its annual chili cook-off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in downtown Aubrey.

Les Cockrell: Dance troupe to perform at church in Denton

The Thai Drama-Dance Troupe is scheduled to perform at First Christian Church of Denton at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Les Cockrell: Parliamentarians slate procedure workshop

A parliamentary procedure workshop will be offered Saturday in the training room of the Denton County Election Administration Building, 701 Kimberly Drive in Denton.

Les Cockrell: UNT to observe Global Citizens Month in April

The University of North Texas will observe Celebrating Global Citizens Month in April, and the observance is scheduled to kick off Tuesday with an international food fair.

Les Cockrell: Native Plant Society slates nature program

Ray Chancellor will present a program about birds, pollinators and the flora and fauna found along local walking trails to members of the Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas today.

Les Cockrell: Rehabilitation program to celebrate first anniversary

A program called Project Healing Waters of North Texas, dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of wounded military veterans through fly fishing, is about to celebrate its first anniversary.

Les Cockrell: Woman crafts hats to help West community

A box filled with warm winter hats was recently mailed to the Church of Christ in West, just in time for the last cold snap, thanks to a thoughtful Ponder resident.

Les Cockrell: Society harvesting Aubrey’s history

Members of the Aubrey Historical Society will host the Aubrey Area History Harvest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and area residents are invited to bring letters, photographs and other artifacts and share information about the items’ historical significance.

Les Cockrell: Denton High class of ’54 schedules reunion

Members of the Denton High School graduating class of 1954 have announced plans for their 60th reunion.

Les Cockrell: Library branches announce spring break activities

All three branches of the Denton Public Library have announced activities to help families stay busy during spring break.

Les Cockrell: Ryan High schedules mattress sale event

Ryan High School will have its annual mattress sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the commons area at the school, 5101 E. McKinney St.

Les Cockrell: History and culture office seeks volunteers

The Denton County Office of History and Culture has scheduled a “Lunch ’n Learn” volunteer training and orientation session from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 13 at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St.

Les Cockrell: Residents to be in carving show

Several Denton residents are scheduled to participate in the 40th annual North Texas Wood Carvers Guild Show and Competition planned for Saturday and Sunday at the Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main St. in Grapevine.

Les Cockrell: Guest to speak at plant society

Guest speaker Lynde Dodd will present a program on stewardship and protection of the environment to members of the Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas on Thursday.

Les Cockrell: Group slates Vision presentation

Members of the Elm Fork Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists will have a presentation on Vision North Texas at 9:30 a.m. today at the Joseph A. Carroll Building, 401 W. Hickory St. in Denton.

Les Cockrell: Library to host animè events

The Denton Public Library will conduct several events for area animè fans Saturday at Mini-A-Kon VII.

Les Cockrell: State park plans variety of outdoor activities

Visitors to Ray Roberts Lake State Park on Saturday will be offered opportunities to hike and learn more about birds.

Les Cockrell: Program to explore learning benefits

The February session of the Professor’s Corner discussion series will explore possible learning benefits of “Wizard Academies” on Wednesday, according to a program press release.

Les Cockrell: Aubrey Historical Society slates chili fundraiser

The Aubrey Historical Society has scheduled a chili lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Coffey Building, 408 N. Main St. in Aubrey.

Les Cockrell: Dinner, dance planned to benefit soup kitchen

A Heart for the Hungry is the theme of a dinner and dance planned Saturday as a fundraiser to benefit Our Daily Bread, Denton’s community soup kitchen.

Les Cockrell: Go Red event ticket deadline today

Today is the deadline to buy tickets for the annual Go Red for Women luncheon and fashion show sponsored by the Denton chapter of the American Heart Association.

Les Cockrell: Program on TRASHion Show planned at library

Anyone who is interested in fashion and wants to help protect the environment by promoting recycling and reuse may be interested in attending a program planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Denton’s North Branch Library.

Les Cockrell: Program to offer Civil War focus

Genealogist Nancy Calhoun will visit Denton’s Emily Fowler Central Library at 3 p.m. Saturday for a Civil War-era genealogy program.

Les Cockrell: Student takes top honors at event

Kenwoo Kim, a sophomore at Lewisville High School, took top honors in the 2014 American Legion District 13 Oratorical Competition on the Constitution on Jan. 12 at American Legion Post 71 in Denton.

Les Cockrell: Environmental learning area offers night hike

Families are invited to explore portions of the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area during a night hike on Saturday.

Les Cockrell: Choir to have first concert of new year

The Watoto Children's Choir will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Argyle Methodist Church.

Les Cockrell: Environmental area offers variety of events

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area staff members have planned an event-filled day for visitors on Saturday, with a birding event, a nature walk, a kayaking tour and a campfire program on tap.

Les Cockrell: Twice as Nice Resale to reveal new look

Denton’s Twice as Nice Resale has a new look in store for its customers, and staff members will hold a “Red Carpet Reveal” on Tuesday, according to a press release.

Les Cockrell: State park plans nature journal class, hike

Visitors to Lake Ray Roberts State Park on Saturday can learn more about nature journal writing and take part in a short hike to explore a nature trail.

Les Cockrell: Presentation to focus on science fiction work

Topics have been announced for future sessions of Professor’s Corner: A Literary Discussion Group.

Les Cockrell: Animals the focus as park plans hike for dogs

Two programs about animals and a hike for dogs and their owners will be offered this weekend at Ray Roberts Lake State Park.

Les Cockrell: Toy drive draws support

The annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive traditionally draws widespread community support and this year was no exception, with individuals and organizations throughout the area pitching in to help.

Les Cockrell: School slates gospel brunch

Tickets are still available for the Fred Moore Day Nursery School’s fifth annual gospel brunch on Saturday, officials said.

Les Cockrell: Holiday musical to be offered in Pilot Point

A holiday musical comedy titled Sam Shade and the Case of the True Meaning of Christmas will be offered at the Pilot Point Opera House on Tuesday before moving to the Global Spheres Center in Corinth for performances Thursday-Saturday.

Les Cockrell: State park to offer trout derby for kids

Area families are invited to share in a holiday-themed trout derby and a “Lost Pines Adventure” on Saturday at Ray Roberts Lake State Park.

Les Cockrell: High school arts and crafts show planned

The eighth annual Sanger High School arts and crafts show is planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and will feature more than 130 booths, organizers said.

Les Cockrell: Marines, soldiers team for toy drive at mall

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive will visit Golden Triangle Mall Friday through Sunday. Toy collection sites at the mall will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Service members and civilian volunteers will be posted at each mall entrance collecting toys and cash donations.

Les Cockrell: Holiday programs at county museums announced

The Denton County Office of History and Culture has announced holiday programs including a Santa collection on display at Denton’s Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum and seasonal music at both the Bayless-Selby House Museum and African American Museum.

Les Cockrell: 'Everything Trains Christmas' exhibit returns

An “Everything Trains Christmas” exhibit presented by the Wood House of Denton is back for the third year to benefit Denton County Friends of the Family.

Les Cockrell: ‘Coats for Kids’ motorcycle ride planned for Sunday

The third annual “Coats for Kids” motorcycle ride is planned for Sunday, and the ride is free with the donation of a new coat, organizers said.

Les Cockrell: UNT offers free screening of JFK documentary

A free screening of the documentary JFK50: Eyewitness to History is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the University of North Texas.

Les Cockrell: Bazaar to offer handmade gifts for holidays

Shoppers seeking handmade holiday gifts may want to check out the Blue Ribbon Bazaar planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave.

Les Cockrell: Denton nonprofit marches for cancer awareness

Members of Women of Wisdom Denton held a breast cancer awareness march Oct. 26 followed by a rally at Fred Moore Park.

Les Cockrell: State park plans slate of outdoor activities

Area residents searching for outdoor family activities should find plenty to keep them busy this weekend at Ray Roberts Lake State Park.

Les Cockrell: UNT Brass Band plans to honor veterans

The University of North Texas Brass Band plans to honor veterans and their families with “A Veterans Day Salute” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11.

Les Cockrell: Ryan High group slates arts and crafts show

More than 100 vendors are expected to display items at the annual Ryan High School Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday.

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Les Cockrell: Society awards grant to Health Services

Good Samaritan Society — Lake Forest Village recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Health Services of North Texas, according to a Good Samaritan Society press release.

Les Cockrell: State park slates seasonal activities

Area residents in search of seasonal activities may want to check out Ray Roberts Lake State Park this weekend, where night hikes, a pumpkin carving contest and a program on bats are scheduled.