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Les Cockrell: UNT Brass Band plans to honor veterans

The University of North Texas Brass Band plans to honor veterans and their families with “A Veterans Day Salute” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11.

The concert will be held in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center in Denton. 

Brian Bowman will conduct the band in a varied program featuring selections ranging from reflective ballads to patriotic favorites. Works will include Stephen Bulla’s popular Armed Forces Salute, Henry Fillmore’s Americans We and several vocal selections sung by tenor Jonathan Yarrington, including Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America.” 

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, students, retirees and UNT faculty and staff members. The event is free to veterans and UNT students. For tickets, go to or call 940-369-7802.


Denton Newcomers plan meeting at Dogwood Estates

Members of the Denton Newcomer Friendship Club will meet Tuesday at Dogwood Estates, 2820 Wind River Lane.

Social time will begin at 11 a.m., and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The program will follow.

For more information, call Sue Russell at 940-382-0520.


Job fair continues this week in Flower Mound

United Supermarkets, LLC will continue a job fair this week to fill positions at a new Market Street location in Flower Mound, according to a press release from the company.

The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

The job fair will be held at Grace Community Assembly of God, located at 2525 Forest Vista in Flower Mound.

The new Market Street will be located at 3800 Long Prairie Road in Flower Mound and is scheduled to open in December.

Hiring selections and offers will be made during the job fair, including drug testing and background checks, the press release stated. Walk-ins are welcome, but interested persons can speed up the process by completing an online application prior to the job fair at


Library to host programs for young readers

The Denton Public Library will offer a Diary of a Wimpy Kid release party and an art explosion installment of its Afternoon Adventure Club this week.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Number 8 is due out this month, and the library plans to celebrate at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St., according to a press release from the library.

The event will feature trivia, games and activities and is best for ages 8-12, the press release stated.

A special Afternoon Adventure Club is planned at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane.

Children ages 6-9 are invited to create their own art. Artwork will be featured in the South Branch Library’s art display throughout the month.

Both programs are free and open to the public.


Lewisville Library schedules local author fair

November is National Novel Writing Month, and the Lewisville Public Library will celebrate with a local author fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, according to a library press release.

More than 10 local authors of youth, teen and adult books will be on hand to meet with visitors, answer questions and discuss their work. Visitors also can register to win a prize from the Friends of the Lewisville Library.

The library is located at 1197 W. Main St. in Lewisville. For more information, call the library at 972-219-3570.


Arts Guild of Denton to conduct annual auction

The Arts Guild of Denton has planned its annual Auction for the Arts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, according to an event announcement.

The theme will be “Carnival de Brazil, a Brazilian Carnival,” and the event will be held at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. in Denton.

Dress is casual, and Brazilian-style dress encouraged. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with food, libations and a silent auction. A live auction begins at 8:15 p.m., and entertainment will be featured throughout the night.

Tickets are $25 for members, $30 for non-members and $35 at the door.

For more information, e-mail


Environmental learning area to host three events 

Staff members at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area will get November activities rolling with a bird walk, a nature walk and campfire program Saturday, according to a LLELA press release.

Bird watchers of all skill levels who are age 10 and older are invited to join the bird walk, which will begin at 7:30 a.m. Keith Lockhart will guide visitors to prime birding locations along LLELA’s nature trails.

The nature walk will begin at 10 a.m. Participants will search for animal tracks and migrating birds and view the changing hues of fall leaves.

There is a $2 program fee for both walks, in addition to the park admission fee of $5 per person. Reservations are not required.

The campfire program will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. and will feature stories, songs, crafts for children and toasted marshmallows. Cost is $10 per person, and reservations are required by calling 972-219-3930 or e-mailing

LLELA’s entrance is at 201 E. Jones St. at the intersection of Jones and Kealy streets in Lewisville. For more information, call 972-219-3930 or visit


Seventh annual Guyer High School Choir Craft Show set 

The seventh annual Guyer High School Choir Craft Show will feature items offered by more than 100 vendors Saturday at the school, 7501 Teasley Lane in Denton, according to an event announcement.

Hours for the show will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and shoppers will find items that include jewelry, purses, clothing and artwork. There will be door prizes, drawings, musical performances and food.

For more information about the show, visit


Area clubs scheduled to participate in train show

Several area clubs are scheduled to participate in the 29th annual train show sponsored by the North Texas Council of Railroad Clubs on Saturday and Sunday.

The show will be held at the Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall of the Will Rogers Coliseum, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave. in Fort Worth. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $8 per person, and children 12 and younger will be admitted free. For more information, visit


CoServe grant funds snacks for area youngsters

The CoServ Charitable Foundation recently presented a $12,000 grant to the Justin Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association to purchase food and supplies for take-home snack-packs to feed 100 at-risk students, according to a press release.

The snack packs contain healthy, easy-to-open food assembled by the PTA and its volunteers and are distributed Fridays at the school. This is the second grant CCF has contributed to the Justin PTA’s snack pack program.

“It’s awesome,” said Justin Elementary School Principal Lisa Ransleben. 

For more information about the foundation and its ongoing assistance efforts in communities served by CoServ, visit CoServ Charitable Foundation or the CoServ Facebook page.

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