Approximately 120 high school students from within Rotary District 5790 are scheduled to be in Denton to take part in the 13th annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program today through Sunday.
Live performances featuring the puppets from the award-winning television show Library Larry’s Big Day will be offered this week at two Denton Public Library branches.
Three hikes and a Father’s Day Fish Fest are among the activities available for visitors to Ray Roberts Lake State Park this weekend.
The Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area will conduct a program titled “Stars on the Prairie” on Friday and a bird walk and nature walk on Saturday.
Denton’s North Branch Library will offer a series of programs with hands-on activities combining science and literature for young people during the month of June.
Members of Denton’s Nighthawk Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol deployed to Oklahoma to help assess tornado damage.
The annual Dog Days of Denton, an event that celebrates dogs and their people, is planned for Friday and Saturday at the north end of Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St.
A car show sponsored by Lucy’s Moms on Main restaurant is planned in downtown Aubrey on Saturday, and visitors can also enjoy live music and food.
Shelby Kilpatrick, daughter of Scott and Susan Kilpatrick of Copper Canyon, was recently awarded the 2013 Tom Harpool Scholarship by the Denton County Master Gardener Association.
Visitors to Ray Roberts Lake State Park this weekend should find plenty to keep them entertained.
Staff members from the Denton County MHMR Center visited the Denton Square Thursday to display green ribbons and post a sign for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, which was observed May 5-11.
With the theme of “Living Green with Style,” the Denton County Master Gardener Association’s 2013 Spring Garden Tour will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The CoServ Charitable Foundation recently presented grants of more than $25,000 to three Denton County recipients, according to a CoServ press release.
The Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area will host a program titled “Stars on the Prairie” and featuring Clyde Camp, a master naturalist and amateur astronomer, at 8:15 p.m. Friday.
The folks at Texas Cowboys Against Cancer recently reported that their fourth fundraiser to benefit people diagnosed with cancer resulted in record donations and ticket sales.
A spring senior fitness assessment will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at Denton’s C.H. Collins Athletic Complex, 1500 Long Road.
Officials with American Legion Post 71 have announced the selection of 41 high school juniors from the Denton area for Texas Boys State.
A program on mammals, hikes and a family “fish school” are among the activities available to area families this weekend at Ray Roberts Lake State Park.
Members of the Denton Breakfast Kiwanis will present their annual pancake supper and silent auction from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2255 N. Bonnie Brae St.
The 10th annual Edible Book Festival at the University of North Texas is planned from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today and the event is free to those who want to enter a tasty creation or sample the entries, according to a news release from UNT.
The CoServ Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $4,500 grant to the Lake Cities Storm Special Olympics Team.
Food collection for Denton’s second annual “Day of Concern for the Hungry” begins today and continues through April 2 at several points around the city, according to a press release from the city.
The Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village will hold “Marching for Health,” its first 5K fun run/walk, on Saturday.
Both hikes will begin at 11 a.m. Those who plan on taking part in Friday’s hike should meet at the Bluestem parking area, and participants in Saturday’s hike should meet at the Wild Plum parking area.
Local families searching for spring-break week activities may want to check out several programs planned by the Denton Public Library.
Two ranger talks and a guided hike are planned at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park near Pilot Point during the next few days. The first ranger talk, “Black Bears of Texas,” is planned at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Isle du Bois Interpretive Center.
Andrew Davenport, district manager with Veracity Research Co. Investigations, recently received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award, according to a news release.
Several members of the Denton Noon Kiwanis Club were recognized by Kiwanis International as recipients of the Legion of Honor award Wednesday, according to an announcement from the club.
Peyton Luke, a home-school student from Valley View, took top honors at the state level of the oratorical competition on the Constitution sponsored by the American Legion, according to an announcement from Denton’s American Legion Post 71.
The Denton Benefit League’s third annual Kids in Motion event is planned from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Center for the Visual Arts, 401 E. McKinney St. The event is designed to help young people have fun while learning to help others, according to an event announcement.
Peyton Luke of Valley View took top honors in the Division 1 oratorical competition conducted by Denton’s American Legion Post 71 on Feb. 3 at the Courthouse on the Square.
Denton resident Jimmy Rodgers recently brought home first place from the Louisiana State Chili Championship Cook-Off in Minden, La. Rodgers, a longtime barbeque and chili cook, has been concentrating more on chili for the past few years and serves as the Great Pepper (president) of the Golden Triangle Chili Pod, according to a news release from the club.
Denton’s North Branch Library Adult Book Adventures participants recently commemorated Black History Month by creating dioramas.
A concert to benefit an area newborn who needs a heart transplant is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Scooters Tavern, located at 6481 FM455 West in Sanger.
The Lake Dallas Animal Shelter’s rescue fund will be named in honor of Roz Sleigh, a Lake Dallas police officer who died Dec. 31 after a valiant battle with cancer.
State Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, has extended the deadline to be considered for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship to Feb. 8, according to a news release from Nelson’s office.
Peyton Luke, a home-schooled senior from Valley View, took top honors in the American Legion’s District 13 oratorical competition on the Constitution.
The Denton Rotary Club recently partnered with the Civil Air Patrol to present Daniel Bishop, a CAP cadet, with the Service Above Self Award.
State Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, was honored this week with the Champion for Texas Children award from Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children in recognition of her support for neglected children in Texas, according to a news release from Texas CASA.
Plans have been announced for the 2013 Denton Go Red for Women Luncheon, an event that focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyles and raising money to support awareness, education and research of heart health in women.
Interfaith Ministries of Denton is having a fundraiser, but there’s no need to attend, according to Condell Garden, executive director. “Everybody was so busy around the holidays that no one wanted to attend another event,” Garden said.
The National Alliance for Mental Illness Denton County affiliate is offering a class called “Partnerships” for persons who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and their families, according to a news release from The National Alliance for Mental Illness Denton County.
The annual Epiphany Party for the Poor and Homeless of Denton is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2255 N. Bonnie Brae St.
Denton County’s 2013 Speaker Series will get under way Jan. 8 with a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, according to an announcement from the Denton County Office of History and Culture.