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Les Cockrell: Bonnie & Clyde Days return to Pilot Point

Pilot Point’s third annual Bonnie & Clyde Days event promises plenty of family fun on Saturday, with activities including a parade of Model A Fords, a market featuring homemade items and an old-fashioned pie eating contest.

The event is set to begin at 9 a.m. on the downtown square, and live music and other entertainment will be offered throughout the day.

One of the highlights of the festival is a noon re-enactment of a bank robbery scene filmed in Pilot Point for the movie Bonnie and Clyde.

The University of North Texas Singers will perform right before the re-enactment, and the group Public Enemies of 1934 will stage a shootout.

“This year’s festival has a bit of ‘old meets new,’” Denise Morris, event promoter and Main Street program board member, said in a press release. “Since Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway came here to film in the 1960s, we will feature a classic car show incorporating cars from that era, but the majority of our square will turn into a movie set depicting the 1930s, complete with Model A’s, tommy guns and a Bonnie and Clyde look-alike contest, so be sure to wear your 1930s attire.”

The Pilot Point Cabinetmakers Soap Box Challenge, set to begin at 1 p.m., will be back for the second year, and there will be children’s games, a bounce house and face painting. Attendees can check out a Hooverville encampment, and there will be a 1930s-style speakeasy that will require a password for entry.


Authors to attend book fair at Aubrey Area Library

The Aubrey Area Library will host a book fair featuring several local authors from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Authors scheduled to take part include Philip Moore, Lori Walter, Lynette Theisen, Fred Funk and Jan Krauel. Members of the Aubrey Historical Society are scheduled to discuss their new book on local history.

Light refreshments will be served, and visitors are invited to meet the authors, have books signed and hear author readings.

The library is at 226 Countryside Drive. For more information, call 940-365-9162 or visit .


Girl Scouts plan annual event to recycle clothing

Girl Scouts in Greater Denton are planning their second annual recycled clothes and Halloween costumes event from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Participants can pick one outfit in exchange for each outfit they bring in to recycle.

The event will be at the Girl Scout Shop, 2317 W. University Drive, Suite 167. For more information, e-mail .


Denton Animal Shelter slates pet adoption day

The Denton Animal Shelter will have its Ray’s of Hope Pet Adoption Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the shelter, 300 S. Woodrow Lane.

All dogs and cats are fully vaccinated, neutered or spayed and microchipped. Thanks to generous event underwriters, the adoption fee is $25 for dogs and $10 for cats.


Restaurant to take part in Tip-a-Cop program

The Red Robin Gourmet Burgers restaurant at 5731 Long Prairie Road in Flower Mound will participate in a Tip-a-Cop event Saturday to benefit the Special Olympics.

Law enforcement officers will work between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 4 and 8 p.m. to earn tips from restaurant guests in support of Special Olympics programs.

For more information, visit .


Friends of Lake Cities Library slate fundraiser

The Friends of the Lake Cities Library will have a bingo event Saturday in the community room of Lake Dallas City Hall to benefit the library.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the event will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to every winner, and grand prizes will be awarded to the top three winners.

Admission is $10, which includes five bingo cards. Bingo daubers in various colors will be available for $2, and refreshments will be sold.

Tickets are on sale at various locations including the library. Dress will be casual.

The Friends of the Lake Cities Library is a nonprofit group dedicated to supporting various activities of the library. Membership is open to everyone.

Volunteers willing to assist with the bingo project are asked to arrive at 5:30 p.m. Lake Dallas City Hall is at 212 Main St.


Sculptor to lecture at Lewisville Grand Theater

Sculptor and author Tuck Langland is scheduled to deliver a guest lecture on the history and experience of public art at 4 p.m. Sunday at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St.

After the talk, guests are invited to visit the gallery show “Where the West Begins,” an exhibition of works by more than a dozen sculptors. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit  or call 972-219-8446.


League offers Sensational Settings fundraiser

The Denton Benefit League’s 10th annual Sensational Settings fundraiser will be Tuesday at Denton Country Club.

The theme of the event, at which league members create innovative table settings, is “A Royal Affair.”

Guests will have two opportunities to view the settings. An afternoon tea will be from noon to 2 p.m., and an evening event is planned for 6 to 8 p.m.

Tickets for the tea cost $35 per person, and tickets for the evening event cost $40 per person.

In conjunction with the event, tickets will be sold for a Pandora bracelet valued at $500.

Proceeds from Sensational Settings support the Denton Benefit League’s Community Grants Program, which has given more than $4 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations.

For more information or to make reservations, call Alice Masciarelli at 940-321-9446.


Club to celebrate fall with fashion show Tuesday

Members of the Oakmont Women’s Club will celebrate fall with a fashion show Tuesday.

The fashion show will begin at 10 a.m. in the main dining room at Oakmont Country Club, 1901 Oakmont Drive in Corinth. Cost is $15.

The event is open to the public, and a silent auction will be featured.

Reservations are available by calling 940-321-5599.


Denton Organic Society to host area chef at meeting

The Denton Organic Society will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave., for a program titled “A Restaurant’s Commitment to Serving Local Organic Food.”

The guest speaker will be Charles Youts, a chef at Classic Cafe in Roanoke, which has a small garden to provide fresh herbs for cooking.

The restaurant also uses locally grown organic vegetables whenever possible, according to a press release.

A seed and information exchange will be at 6:30 p.m., and there is no cost to attend the program. For more information, call Mike Mizell at 940-382-8551.

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