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Les Cockrell: Trashy fashion show set today at library

Denton’s North Branch Library will have its first Trashy Fashion Show Earth Day event at 7 p.m. today, according to an announcement from the library.

The fashion show will feature creative garments made by local youth and fashioned out of trash and various used and recycled items.

The event is a joint effort between Denton Public Library, city of Denton Solid Waste and Recycling, Coffee and Couture, a University of North Texas student fashion club, and SCRAP Denton, a nonprofit organization that inspires creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing education programs and affordable materials to the community.

The North Branch Library is located at 3020 N. Locust St.

For more information, call 940-349-8741.



Enrollment still open for project

University of North Texas Project COPE (Caring for Others as a Positive Experience), which helps grandparent caregivers, is offering grandmothers a last chance to enroll.

Grandmothers should have grandchildren between ages 4 and 12 and they should provide care in the absence of the grandchild’s birth parent. Legal custody of the grandchild is not required.

Each grandmother and grandchild will be interviewed six times over two years. Grandmothers will attend 10 weekly group meetings in one of three programs to help them better cope with raising a grandchild, and each meeting will be held at a safe and convenient location in the community.

Snacks and supervised child care will be provided, and each grandmother will receive a $35 check after each interview.

All participants will receive information about how to cope with raising a grandchild, and all information gathered will be confidential.

For more information, call 940-565-2675 or e-mail .



Seminar to offer info on benefits for veterans

A veterans’ benefits seminar will be offered at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Vintage, 205 N. Bonnie Brae St. in Denton.

The seminar will be presented by representatives of the Denton County Veterans Office, according to an announcement from Gwenith Mulkey, director of business development for the retirement community. The program will offer information about medical care, home loans, service-connected claims, burial benefits and other topics.

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

To make reservations, call 940-384-1500.



Golf ball drop to highlight tourney set for Thursday

A helicopter golf ball drop will highlight the sixth annual benefit golf tournament planned Thursday at the Lantana Golf Club to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Texas.

“What a great way to kick off our benefit golf tournament,” Babs Troutman, president and chief professional officer of the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Texas, stated in a news release. “It should be a lot of fun to see hundreds of golf balls dropping down from a helicopter.”

Golf ball raffle tickets can be purchased by visiting

All proceeds from the raffle will be used to support programs for at-risk youth.

A return visit by Windell Middlebrooks, co-star of ABC Television’s Body of Proof, is also planned. Middlebrooks is scheduled to serve as honorary chairman of the golf tournament for the second year.

“Windell was a great addition to last year’s tournament,” Troutman said.

“He had such a positive influence on everybody that attended, especially our club members that got to meet him and get his autograph, and we are thrilled he is returning to our event.”

Check-in for the tournament will be noon Thursday at the Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive in Lantana. A shotgun start is set for 1:30 p.m. Cost for individual golfers is $125.

Complete details are available at the website.

Program on community market planned Friday

A presentation on the Denton Community Market will be offered from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Friday in the Commissioners Courtroom at the Denton County Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St.

Kati Trice, founder and market coordinator of the Denton Community Market, will be the featured speaker for the program, which is part of the monthly lecture series sponsored by Denton County Museums.

Trice will offer a pictorial presentation on the outdoor market and have food samples available, according to an event announcement. The market offers local food and produce, handmade arts and crafts, music and other attractions on Saturdays from May through October.

All Courthouse Museum exhibits and lectures are free and open to the public. The courthouse has handicapped parking and accessibility through the north entrance, and an elevator is available for public use.



Association to have annual plant sale Saturday

The Denton County Master Gardener Association will have its annual fundraising plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 633 Hobson Lane in Denton.

Shoppers can choose from a wide selection of shrubs, ground covers and bedding plants. This year, the association is offering an expanded selection of herbs, Texas natives, perennials, container plants and roses, according to an event announcement.

Master gardeners will be on hand to help shoppers make their selections

In addition, the Master Gardener Garden Shoppe will sell books focused on North Texas gardens, gloves and tools, bird houses, metal yard art and stone sculptures.

All money raised will help fund local educational activities.

In the past, the plant sale has been held in conjunction with the group’s annual spring garden tour. However, the two events have been separated this year to let plant lovers shop at leisure and give garden enthusiasts more time to enjoy the private gardens on the tour, the announcement stated.



Lewisville club schedules spring car show Saturday

The Lewisville Morning Rotary Spring Car Show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Medical Center of Lewisville, 500 W. Main St.

Registration will be from 10 a.m. to noon, and entry fee is $15 per vehicle. The show is open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles.

Proceeds will benefit Christian Community Action, the Adopt-A-School Program, the Rotary Foundation and other community charities and projects.

Participant’s judging is from noon to 1 p.m. and trophy presentation will be at 2 p.m. Prize drawings will follow the awards presentation.

The show is free and open to the public.

For more information or to enter a car in the show, visit  or e-mail .

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