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Les Cockrell: Golf event to benefit Denton County woman planned

A golf tournament to benefit Denton County resident Nicki Worthey is planned for Saturday, and area golfers can still reserve a spot.

Registration will be at 6 a.m., and the tournament begins at 8 a.m.

The four-person scramble will be played at Turtle Hill Golf Course in Muenster, and cost is $300 per team. Sponsorships are available, and mulligans will be offered for $10 each (maximum of two per golfer).

Registration includes snacks and beverages throughout the tournament and a barbecue lunch.

All proceeds will support the Nicki Worthey Benefit Fund. Worthey, a mother of two, was severely injured in an automobile accident in May.

To reserve a spot in the tournament, call Brad Watts at 940-241-1665 or Russel Ceballos at 940-597-6848.



Free composting class offered by Keep Lewisville Beautiful

Keep Lewisville Beautiful will offer a free composting class led by Monica Chaffin, a Denton County master gardener, from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the Lewisville Memorial Park Recreation Center.

Participants will learn why backyard composting plays a crucial role in water quality, nutrient management, soil conservation and recycling.

The recreation center is located at 1950 S. Valley Parkway in Lewisville.

To reserve a spot or for more information, call 972-538-5949 or e-mail .



Lewisville Summer Musicals offers ‘A Chorus Line’ Friday, Saturday

The second season of Lewisville Summer Musicals continues Friday and Saturday at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater with three performances of A Chorus Line.

The series is presented by Texas Family Musicals.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Ticket prices for individual shows are $26, $28 or $30, depending on seating. Discounts are available for seniors, or for groups of 12 or more.

For tickets, visit For information, call 800-547-4697.

Lewisville Summer Musicals will continue in August with The Night the Music Died, British Invasion and Rocky Mountain High. Tickets for all remaining shows are available on the website.



American Red Cross blood drive to be held Saturday

An American Red Cross community blood drive is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the gymnasium of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Oak St. in Denton.

A photo ID is required to donate, and potential donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Walk-ins are welcome.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS or log onto and search by ZIP code.



Tejas Brothers to perform free concert in Aubrey

The Tejas Brothers will be featured in a free concert at the festival grounds in downtown Aubrey at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The event is part of the Music in the Park series of free concerts sponsored by Keep Aubrey Beautiful.

Attendees are invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating and coolers. Food concessions will be available.

The festival grounds are located at 302 S. Main St. in Aubrey.



Denton County Raiders association sets car wash

The Denton County Raiders Select Sports and Cheerleading Association will sponsor a car wash from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Arby’s located at 2313 Colorado Blvd. in Denton, organizers announced.

Proceeds will support the nonprofit organization’s youth program. For more information about the organization, visit .



Barnes & Noble to host new writer’s event

Several authors are scheduled to take part in a new writer’s event planned at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers at Denton’s Golden Triangle Mall.

The event will be held in conjunction with the Lexicon Writer’s Conference to give new and local writers a chance to showcase their work, according to an event press release.

Authors who are scheduled to participate include: Joe McKinney, author of Dead City, Apocalypse of the Dead and Flesh Eaters; Bill Wetterman, author of Room 1515; and Ken Farmer and Buck Steinke, authors Black Eagle Force: Eye of the Storm.

Golden Triangle Mall is located at 2201 S. I-35E in Denton.



Krum church sets summer events for youngsters

Krum First United Methodist Church is featuring Summer Splash events Monday through Friday until school starts.

Daily themes are featured, and the program is open to ages 12 and younger.

Registration is required. For a schedule, cost and other information, call 940-482-1977 or e-mail

The church is located at 1001 E. McCart St. in Krum. Visit  for information about other church programs.



Quilters leave on goodwill mission to Tanzania

A team of quilters from the local area left Sunday on a goodwill trip to Tanzania.

During their visit, which will continue through early August, team members will be teaching Tanzanian women how to make quilts to improve their incomes.

“We are scheduled to visit two trade schools and have about 20 to 30 students,” Hope Edwards, a member of the group, wrote in an e-mail.

Donated quilting tools and other supplies will be given to the school, and the group will be making small loans to help students sustain their new skill, she said.

Other members of the group include Barb McCraw, who will be leading classes, and Elizabeth Kruger and Vickie Mulkey, who with Edwards, will be assisting and providing individual support.

Several quilts were recently raffled to raise money for the trip.

The quilts and the winners were:

•  “Tanzania Christmas” — M. Payne of Denton

•  “Breezing By” — Rebecca Young

•  “Butterfly Ballet” — Annette Gailey

•  “Sunflower” — Sid S. of Gettysburg, Pa.

•  “Oh, My Stars” — Claire Lewis of Gettysburg, Pa.

•  “Spyro-Gyro” — Kay Haveman of Denton

•  “Hospitality” — Jane Naugher

•  “Taj Mahal” — Stacy Green of Gettysburg, Pa.

•  “Red Sky at Night” — Terry Woods of Denton

•  “KaleidoSCOPE” — Helena Robison of Denton

•  “Red Onion” — Kecia Maxwell of Denton

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