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County farm heritage event planned

Denton County Farm Heritage Day will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Denton County Historical Park, 317 W. Mulberry St. 

The event, presented by the Denton County Office of History & Culture and the Denton County Antique Tractor Club, will feature displays from various farming eras, and tractor and blacksmith demonstrations.

The event is free and open, and will be adjacent to the Denton Community Market. 

Denton creatives part of Fort Worth 'Art & Words' show

Denton residents are among the artists and writers in "Arts & Words Collaborative Show" at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Art on the Boulevard gallery in Fort Worth. 

"Art & Words" pairs a dozen writers with a dozen artists in a show arranged by Denton resident and fiction writer Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam and her mother, Jennifer Stufflebeam. Jennifer Stufflebeam  runs the cooperative gallery, Art on the Boulevard. 

Courtney Marie, a poet and the organizer of Denton's Spiderweb Salon, joins Denton multimedia artists Alex Stock and Stacy Tompkins in the annual show. All of the artists and writers call Texas home. 

The show features 24 pairs of art and words. Writers create a piece inspired by art, and artists make a work inspired by words. The show includes poetry and fiction as well as painting and sculpture.

The show runs through Oct. 13. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Art on the Boulevard is located at 4919 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ste. B.

Historical Ponder barn to host fall event, dinner

Aunt Sue's Barn in Ponder will host its second annual fall gathering from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7. Chef Suzanne Johnson, of the Chestnut Tree in downtown Denton, will prepare the dinner. 

The gathering includes a farm-to-table dinner, fresh raspberry picking and farm history. Tickets costs $65 per person. Twenty percent of the ticket sales will benefit the Denton Community Market. 

Seating is limited. 

Front gate opens at 4:30 p.m. A farm tour is at 5 p.m. and dinner and the story of the farm is at 6 p.m. 

The barn is located at 13700 N. County Line Rd. in Ponder. For reservations, visit the event ticket page. For more information, call 214-546-7416. 

College of music to host annual gala concert, dinner

University of North Texas College of Music will host its annual gala concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 in the Winspear Performance Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 A. I-35E. 

The gala is the biggest fundraiser of the fall for the college. The money benefits scholarships for hundreds of music students. 

The concert features the UNT Symphony Orchestra  with student vocalists. The One O'clock Lab Band will perform at the reception and dinner that will follow the concert at the UNT Gateway Center, 801 N. Texas Blvd. 

The gala concert, "An Enchanted Evenings - An Homage to the Leading Ladies of Broadway," will include tunes from Les Miserables, Caberet, Sweeney Todd and Wicked, among others. Maestro David Itkin will conduct.  Alan Blaylock will lead the lab band. 

Tickets to the gala concert, reception, dinner , lab band performance, valet parking and performer meet-and-greet cost $375 per person. 

Tickets for the concert, reception, dinner and lab band performance cost $187.50. 

Tickets to just the gala concert cost $25. The concert is free for UNT students with a valid ID, but students have to pick tickets up in  person at the box office.

For reservations, call 940-369-7802 or visit the Murchison website.

For reservations to just the post concert event, call 940-369-8417. 

Sanger history book comes out on homecoming

"Songs of Sanger: Articles Published in the Sanger Courier 2003-2009" collected by Idaleene Scheu Fuqua.Staff photograph
"Songs of Sanger: Articles Published in the Sanger Courier 2003-2009" collected by Idaleene Scheu Fuqua.
Staff photograph

A collection of articles from the Sanger Courier will come out in time for Sanger High School homecoming.

"Songs of Sanger," collected by longtime Sanger resident Idaleene Scheu Fuqua, bundles articles that ran in the local newspaper from 2003 to 2009. The book will cost $20 at the Sanger High School homecoming lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 23 at Sanger High School, 100 Indian Ln. After homecoming, the book will cost $25 and will be available by calling Fuqua at 940-323-0410. 

FEATURED IMAGE: A man rides a tractor on a Texas farm. Dallas Morning News file photo.