8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Community blood drive at Ryan High School, 5101 E. McKinney St. Contact Scott Spaulding at 940-369-3000 or email@example.com .
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.
10:30 to 11:15 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.
Noon to 1 p.m. — Ann’s Haven VNA hospice family luncheon at the Denton Elks Lodge, 228 E. Oak St. Nurse and counselor Kirsten Kaae will give a talk titled “It’s About Time and Grief.” Free, but reservations are requested; call 940-349-5900.
4 p.m. — Afternoon Adventure Club, stories and a hands-on workshop for kids in kindergarten through third grade, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .
6:30 p.m. — Denton ISD special education department’s parent resource night in the lecture hall at Denton High School, 1007 Fulton St. Information overview on post-secondary employment, training and educational opportunities for students with disabilities. Guest speaker will be Mark Scott, special education transition specialist at Denton High. A hot dog bar will be available. Call 940-369-2000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
9 a.m. — Denton County Commissioners Court meets in the Commissioners Courtroom at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St.
Duplicate bridge game at 12:30 p.m. at Denton Bridge Studio, 1304 Teasley Lane. Call 940-382-7977.
North Branch Writers’ Critique Group, for those interested in writing novels, short stories, poetry or journals, meets from 7 to 8:45 p.m. at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free.
Play Readers of Denton meets from 7 to 9 p.m. upstairs at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Free. Call 940-382-7014, ext. 3. Visit the group’s blog at www.playreadersandwritersofdenton.blogspot.com .
Denton County Gamblers Anonymous chapter meets from 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 214 of First United Methodist Church of Denton, 201 S. Locust St. Meetings are open and nonsmoking. Call 940-390-9419.
Grief support group meets from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 16 at the Ann’s Haven VNA office, 325 W. McKinney St., Suite 101. Reservations are requested; call 940-349-5900.
Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program that helps people overcome compulsive overeating, meets at 7:10 p.m. in Room S-110 at First Baptist Church of Denton, 1100 Malone St. Free. Call 940-206-0935 or 940-594-1650.
Sex Addicts Anonymous, a fellowship of men and women in recovery from addictive sexual behaviors, meets at 7 p.m. For meeting location, call 940-536-3883.
Shalom Today group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. for discussion at 311 S. Locust St. Call 940-383-8252.
Show Me group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 9 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 1622 W. University Drive, Suite 104. Call 940-566-9989.
Unity group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 6 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Denton, 1100 Malone St. Call 940-239-9238.
Unity group of Al-Anon, for families of alcoholics, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Denton, 1100 Malone St. Call 940-239-9238.
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. — Preschool Play and Read at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .
11 to 11:30 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 www.dentonlibrary.com .
4 p.m. — It’s a Girl Thing! book club for girls ages 8-12 and their female relative or friend, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. This month, discuss From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg. Call 940-349-8752 for more information.
To tell us about your event or meeting, visit www.DentonRC.com and click on “Let Us Know” for our online forms; e-mail to email@example.com ; fax to 940-566-6888; or mail to Page 2 Calendar, Denton Record-Chronicle, 314 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201.