Les Cockrell: Keep Denton Beautiful plans litter cleanup

Time is running out to register for the Great American Cleanup, Keep Denton Beautiful’s annual community litter cleanup effort that’s planned for Saturday, March 28. Deadline to sign up to help is 5 p.m. Friday.

Les Cockrell: Workshop to focus on protecting identity, aging

The Denton Public Library this week will conduct a workshop on challenges facing residents as they age and a class on protecting against identify theft.

Les Cockrell: Lecture set on county’s Civil War history

A lecture about how the Civil War and Reconstruction affected Denton County will be offered at noon Wednesday in the Commissioners Courtroom of Denton’s Courthouse on the Square.

Les Cockrell: Group set to discuss ‘King Lear’ adaptation

Shakespeare’s King Lear in adaptation will take center stage at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the next session of the Professor’s Corner discussion group.

Les Cockrell: Monthly bereavement luncheon set for March 10

VNA Ann’s Haven will have its monthly bereavement luncheon at noon Tuesday, March 10, at the Denton Elks Lodge at 228 E. Oak St. in Denton.

Les Cockrell: Chuck wagon breakfast set Sunday

Ridin’ for the Brand Cowboy Church, located at 5926 W. FM455 west of Sanger, is planning a chuck wagon breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday.

Les Cockrell: One-day anime buffet on way

The Denton Public Library’s annual one-day buffet of all things anime is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Denton Civic Center and the adjacent Emily Fowler Central Library.

Les Cockrell: Student wins top honors

Lewisville High School student Kenwoo Kim took top honors in the 2014-15 American Legion department/state oratorical competition hosted Monday, Feb. 16 by Denton’s American Legion Post 71.

Les Cockrell: Ponder riding center plans volunteer training session

Riding Unlimited therapeutic riding center in Ponder will offer a semiannual volunteer training session from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Les Cockrell: Local businesses mix trash with fashion

Plans for the 2015 TRASHion Fashion program have been announced, and a workshop for participants is planned on Monday, according to an announcement from the city of Denton.

Les Cockrell: Cookie fiesta will help out preschool

Denton Christian Preschool is offering a Valentine’s Day alternative for those who don’t want to give the typical gift such as a card or flowers.

Les Cockrell: Saturday event to offer free health screenings

The community is invited to join Immaculate Conception Catholic Church parishioners on Saturday for the fourth annual Monsignor King Health Promotion and Wellness Day.

Les Cockrell: Group schedules five-part grief workshops

VNA Ann’s Haven will conduct a five-part grief workshop every Tuesday beginning Feb. 10, according to a press release.

Les Cockrell: Exhibit combines storybooks and quilts

An exhibit of children’s storybooks and companion quilts made by members of the Denton Quilt Guild will be on display Thursday through Saturday in the south dining room of Hubbard Hall at Texas Woman’s University.

Les Cockrell: Denton library offers Conversation Club

Denton’s Emily Fowler Central Library is hosting Conversation Club at 7 p.m. on Thursdays to help speakers of English as a second language practice their speaking skills in a relaxed setting, according to an announcement from the library.

Les Cockrell: ‘Go Red’ coming back in style soon

Plans have been announced for this year’s Go Red for Women luncheon and fashion show sponsored by the Denton chapter of the American Heart Association.

Les Cockrell: League of Women Voters to host Noble

Members of the League of Women Voters of Denton will host Lannie Noble, Denton County elections administrator, in their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today.

Les Cockrell: Top Gun titles go to pair in Civil Air Patrol

Two members of the Civil Air Patrol Squadron in Denton were recently awarded the “Top Gun” designation for an April exercise.

Les Cockrell: Free classes boost computer know-how

The Denton Public Library has planned two classes to help residents improve their basic computer skills, according to a press release from the library.

Les Cockrell: Hospitals join forces to bolster support

Select Rehabilitation Hospital of Denton and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton have announced co-sponsorship of three support groups for area residents, according to a press release.

Les Cockrell: State park marks new year

Staff members at the Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park will host hiking and kayaking sessions to help area residents get the new year off to a fun start.

Les Cockrell: Love Kitchen makes stop at Our Daily Bread

Guests at Our Daily Bread in Denton got a special treat for Christmas this week, courtesy of Little Caesars Love Kitchen.

Les Cockrell: Volunteer options expand

VNA Ann’s Haven is offering new training options for those who would like to become volunteers with the hospice care provider.

Les Cockrell: Holiday event set

Staff members of the Johnson Branch Unit at Ray Roberts Lake State Park will host an evening of holiday-themed entertainment on Saturday.

Les Cockrell: Shelter pets benefit from library tree

The Denton Public Library is offering visitors an opportunity to show some love for animals this holiday season with its annual Pet Santa Tree.

Les Cockrell: Historic home tour on tap

Five historic houses in Denton’s Oak-Hickory Historic District will be open to the community from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday for the first Denton Historic Home Tour.

Les Cockrell: Library events cater to many interests

A two-part class in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, a lecture on exercise, nutrition and stress reduction, and tips for making memorable holiday treats are all on tap this week at the Denton Public Library.

Les Cockrell: Church event coincides with fest

First United Methodist Church of Denton will offer its annual Evening in Bethlehem event Friday, giving visitors to Denton’s Holiday Lighting Festival another reason to celebrate.

Les Cockrell: Holiday event takes cues from past

Area residents are invited to take a trip back in time to experience a Victorian American Christmas from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Denton County Historical Park.

Les Cockrell: Holiday gift wrapping available at mall

Young people from First United Methodist Church of Denton will be offering their holiday gift-wrapping service at Golden Triangle Mall again this year.

Les Cockrell: Donations taken around the clock

North Texas Trinity Cowboy Church of Sanger will hold its third G6 project to help the community beginning on Sunday, according to an announcement from the church.

Les Cockrell: Hospital to offer free flu shots to residents

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton will be at Our Daily Bread community soup kitchen on Friday to offer free flu shots to the community.

Les Cockrell: Salvation Army bells will start ringing

Denton Mayor Chris Watts is scheduled to drop the first dollar into a Salvation Army red kettle on Wednesday to kick off the organization’s local Christmas fundraising campaign.

Les Cockrell: Organization to offer end-of-life information

The Denton Area Partnership for End-of-Life Care will host two free events Friday to offer information about advance directives and how to file for a medical power of attorney.

Les Cockrell: Senior Center up for busy week

The Denton Senior Center will host special events this week, beginning with a Veterans Day singalong and culminating with it annual Blue Ribbon Bazaar on Saturday.

Les Cockrell: A twist on shopping

An alternative gifts fair is planned for Friday through Sunday at Miller Center, located inside Denton’s First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Locust St.

Les Cockrell: Trick-or-treaters invited to Boo Bash on campus

The annual Boo Bash is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the University of North Texas Coliseum.

Diaper drive slated for Friday

The University of North Texas College of Public Affairs and Community Service is conducting a diaper drive until Friday in Room 209 of Chilton Hall, 410 Ave. C.

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Museum shows off local goods

A new exhibit highlighting items made in Denton County will open at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum.

Les Cockrell: Denton Public Library sets genealogy event

The Denton Public Library will host an after-hours event offering tips and resources for genealogy research on Friday, according to the library.

Les Cockrell: Patch Adams prescribes joy for events in Denton

Denton Community Health Clinic will play host to Patch Adams, the physician whose early career was the subject of a 1998 movie starring the late Robin Williams, for special events on Friday.

Les Cockrell: Pups can share Barktoberfest fun

The Denton Humane Society will host its Barktoberfest event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Denton’s North Lakes Park, 2001 W. Windsor Drive.

Les Cockrell: Wake up early to see lunar eclipse

Area residents are invited to get up early on Wednesday for a free viewing of a lunar eclipse through high-powered telescopes.

Les Cockrell: County sets ‘Lurking in the Shadows’ lecture

The Denton County Office of History and Culture will host a lecture titled “Lurking in the Shadows” at 5 p.m. Friday in the Commissioners Courtroom at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St.

Les Cockrell: Aubrey’s fest will put peanut on a pedestal

“Keep Aubrey Nutty” is the theme of the 29th annual peanut festival planned on Saturday in downtown Aubrey.

Les Cockrell: Free fitness assessment, fair set for seniors

Seniors age 55 and older are invited to participate in a free fitness assessment and healthy aging fair from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday on the campus of Texas Woman’s University in Denton.

Les Cockrell: Tractor revivalists to show antique implements

The Denton County Antique Tractor, Farm Equipment and Primitives Club will have its annual fall meeting and picnic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Les Cockrell: Benefit auction set this morning

A silent auction and a five-week grief support group are among upcoming events announced by VNA Ann’s Haven.

Les Cockrell: Mighty words to be read aloud for Constitution Day

The Benjamin Lyon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will sponsor a public reading of the U.S. Constitution at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Courthouse on the Square in Denton.

Les Cockrell: Program to explore genealogy research methods

Members of the Denton County Genealogical Society will meet today at Denton’s Emily Fowler Central Library for a program on using newspapers for genealogy research.