Noon to 1 p.m. — Ann’s Haven VNA hospice family luncheon featuring “As Time Goes By: Myths and Truths About Time and the Grief Process,” a talk by gerontologist Dee Wadsworth. At the Denton Elks Lodge, 228 E. Oak St. Free, but reservations are requested; call 940-349-5900.
5 p.m. — Lake Dallas Mardi Gras celebration at Lake Dallas City Hall, 212 Main St. Event includes food trucks and trailers, a vendor market, a costume contest, crawfish eating competition and music by the Lake Dallas High School Jazz Band and the N’Awlins Gumbo Kings. Visit www.lakedallas.com or call 940-497-2226, ext. 132.
5 to 8 p.m. — Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for low- to moderate-income families at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. To qualify, annual household income must be $50,000 or less. Free. Call 940-566-2688.
6:30 to 7:15 p.m. — Twilight Toddler Time for children ages 12-24 months and their caregivers, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com
7 p.m. — “Everything We Want to Know About Cell and Smart Phones,” a free talk by Joy Arceneaux, at the Sanger Public Library, 501 Bolivar St. Call 940-458-3257 or email@example.com .
7 p.m. — Denton Vintage Jazz Society’s Mardi Gras celebration at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St. Free admission, but band tips go toward the society. Mardi Gras masks and costumes are welcome.
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 for more information.
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.
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.
3 p.m. — “The E-Book Extravaganza” at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn how to check out e-books, audiobooks and more on your e-reader, tablet or smartphone. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register.
7 to 8 p.m. — Professor’s Corner: A Discussion Group Dedicated to Literary Texts meets at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. TWU professor Michele Lockhart gives a talk titled “Presidential Victory Speech and Inaugural Address: A Rhetorical Analysis.” Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .
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 and open to the public. Call 940-349-8752 for more information.
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