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Les Cockrell: Liberty Christian School to present ‘Artist’s Garden’

Liberty Christian School will present its Fine Arts Extravaganza, “Artist’s Garden,” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this year’s performance is titled “Top Hats and High Heels” and pays tribute to the 1920s jazz era.

The production will feature drama, dance, artwork, singing and bands presented by students from the Liberty band, theater department, choir, art department and award-winning DanzTeam.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children and will be available at the door.

Liberty Christian is located at 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle.


EarthFest event, international fair set this week at UNT

An EarthFest event and international fair and market and a Korean Festival are planned this week at the University of North Texas as part of Celebrating Global Citizens Month.

The EarthFest event and international fair and market will be held from 4 to 7 pm. Tuesday at the Willis Library mall.

Local businesses, nonprofit organizations and public agencies will have booths with information on how to live green on and off campus, and UNT’s international students and some vendors will display and sell clothing, decorative items, jewelry and music from different nations, according to an event press release.

The Korean Festival will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the library mall.

This is the third consecutive year UNT has observed Celebrating Global Citizens Month in April to educate students, faculty, staff and community members about diversity, internationalism and sustainability.

For more information, visit or call the Welcome Center at UNT-International at 940-369-8625.


Oakmont Women’s Club announces plans for annual tea

Members of the Oakmont Women’s Club will host their annual spring tea from 1 to 3 p.m. May 3, at Oakmont Country Club in Corinth.

Cost is $25 per person and 100 tickets will be sold. The event includes four courses provided by the club chef. All proceeds go to area charities.

To check ticket availability, contact Tina Henderson at 940-326-9797 or Connie Prendergast at 940-326-9461. The event is open to the public.

There will also be a hat contest for most elegant, most creative as well as most outrageous hat. Hats are optional.

The Oakmont Women’s Club is a non-profit social and service club comprised of residents of the Oakmont community in Corinth. In 2013, the club supported organizations including the Boys and Girls Clubs, Children’s Advocacy Center, Corinth Police Department, Lake Cities Diaper Fund, Lake Cities Fire Department, North Central Texas College Scholarship Fund, SPAN/Meals on Wheels and Spirit Horse Therapeutic Center.

For more information, visit


Keep Lewisville Beautiful planning spring clean-up

Keep Lewisville Beautiful is partnering with the city of Lewisville to host its 28th annual spring clean-up event on Saturday.

Volunteers are needed for clean-up teams and on-site help. Sign-in and registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Residential Convenience Center parking lot located at 330 Jones St. in Lewisville. The clean-up will continue from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by a free lunch.

Supplies will be provided, and T-shirts and door prizes will be provided. All ages are welcome to participate, and online registration is available at

Last year, 522 volunteers picked up five tons of litter.

An environmental expo and recycling collection event will also be held onsite. Residents are invited to bring clothing items, eyeglasses, ink cartridges, cellphones and electronics to be recycled or reused. Items such as clothing and eyeglasses will be donated to the Salvation Army and Lewisville Lion’s Club. Other items will be recycled through ESC Refining and Keep Lewisville Beautiful.

A complete list of acceptable electronic items is available on the website or by contacting the Keep Lewisville Beautiful office at 972-538-5949.


Prosper celebration to open with festival

The town of Prosper’s centennial celebration will open its year-long run with an old-time street festival from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the downtown area.

Sponsored by the Prosper Historical Society, the event will include presentations, food, games, exhibits, storytelling and a zip line, according to a press release.

The centennial celebration’s opening ceremony will include reminiscences from historians and longtime residents. Historical Society members will add a taste of nostalgia by wearing period costumes. Other Prosper groups will add their own throwback twist with pies and cakes, many from old family recipes.

Parking and shuttles for the opening event are at Reynolds Middle School, 700 N. Coleman St. in Prosper.

The event is free, including hot dogs, water, popcorn and birthday cake. The zip line and additional foods will be available for purchase.

For more information about the event, visit


Decoration Day planned at Oak Gove Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery Decoration Day is planned Sunday, according to an announcement from organizers.

Families are invited to visit the cemetery throughout the day and may put out flowers any time starting Friday morning, a spokesman said.

The cemetery, which dates back 134 years, is located east of Denton, about one-fourth of a mile south of U.S. Highway 380 next to the Oak Grove Methodist Church at 4725 FM720 West, the announcement stated.

For more information, call Jay Reding at 972-816-7410.


Don’t forget

Denton County Transportation Authority is hosting a food drive during Denton’s Arts & Jazz Festival from Friday-Sunday to benefit the city of Denton’s third annual Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry effort.

Food donations collected at the festival will be distributed equally among nonprofits that serve hungry people in Denton and its surrounding communities through Serve Denton.

Festival attendees can help those in need by donating a canned food item at the DCTA booth — located in the Children’s Area — and receive a free regional day pass (one free pass per person) to use any day of their choice, according to a DCTA press release.

Preferred food for donation include peanut butter, dry beans and rice, boxed meals, cereal, canned meats, canned soup and canned vegetables.

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