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Les Cockrell: Sanger library plans free programs this week

The Sanger Public Library will offer free programs on landscaping and scrapbooking this week, according to an announcement from the library.

The first program is titled “Planning the Home Landscape,” and will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the library meeting room.

Denton County Master Gardener Shirlee Singer will present the program and discuss the challenges that a North Texas homeowner faces when undertaking a landscaping or gardening project.

Reservations are requested to ensure there will be enough handouts for everyone. To sign up, contact the library at 940-458-3257 or or visit the library.

The second program will be an “open crop” scrapbooking session planned for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

During an “open crop” session, participants are free to work on any part or type of scrapbooking project, and they can take advantage of specialized machines and tools that will be available during the program.

The library will provide cutting machines and a few dies for the machines, a large supply of stencils and paper-piecing patterns and some paper and embellishments. The library will also have a variety of books on scrapbooking available to provide ideas and inspiration.

Participants are asked to bring whatever paper project they want to work on, and the supplies needed. Dies and cartridges to fit the library’s die cutting machines are also welcome. Unwanted or extra supplies can be brought to share or trade with others, or to donate to the library for future scrapbooking workshops.

To reserve a spot at the scrapbooking session, call 940-458-3257, e-mail  or visit the library, located at 501 Bolivar St.


Dogwood Estates in Denton offers free senior health fair Wednesday

Dogwood Estates independent senior retirement community will offer a free senior health fair at 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from Holiday Retirement.

A variety of local health professionals are scheduled to attend and provide information during the health fair. The event will feature giveaways, health screenings and demonstrations. Guests who RSVP are invited to a complimentary lunch.

Dogwood Estates is located at 2820 Wind River Lane in Denton. To RSVP or for more information, call 940-383-8600.


American Legion Post 550 plans fundraiser Saturday

American Legion Post 550 in Pilot Point will hold a Pig Roast Fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, organizers announced recently.

For a $5 donation, attendees will get a sandwich and beans. An all-you-can-eat dinner is available for a donation of $8.95.

Beverages will be available from noon to 1 a.m., and the cooks will be preparing the meal all day, so area residents are invited to stop by the post and visit with friends, organizers said.

American Legion Post 550 is located at 905 N. Foundation Drive in Pilot Point.


Memorial car wash planned at two locations

A memorial car wash to benefit the Ryan White scholarship is planned for 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Sonic Drive-In restaurant in Aubrey and the Sonic Drive-In restaurant at 109 N. Loop 288 in Denton, organizers announced recently.

White, an 18-year-old student at Aubrey High School, was killed in a traffic accident last month.

Donations will be accepted at the car wash, and volunteers are needed to help with the event at both locations. Soap, towels and other items are also needed.

Those who can help with the event are asked to call Karen Faulkner at 940-453-2980.


Registration deadline nears for day camps

Time is running out for youngsters to enroll in the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area’s summer day camps, Lisa Cole, education coordinator, reminded last week.

Advance registration for the camps is required by June 1.

“We are looking forward to a great time fishing, hiking, kayaking, wading, birding and more,” she wrote in an e-mail announcement.

LLELA is offering two weeks of day camps for children ages 7-12. Parents can choose a Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule for a fee of $120 per child, or they can opt for a full week of classes for $185 per child

Sessions will be offered June 11-15 or June 18-22.

Ages 7-9 can sign up for sessions on the following topics: Pond Investigators, Life in the Shade, Home on the Range, the Art of Nature, and Paddle and Stomp.

Ages 10-12 can sign up for sessions on these topics: Aquanauts, Biologist for a Day, Incredible Insects, Gone Fishin’, and Paddle and Pedal.

Contact the LLELA education coordinator at 972-219-3930 or or visit  for details and registration.

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