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Friday, September 16 Calendar

EVENTS

9:30 a.m. — Mother Goose Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories and activities for infants (birth to 18 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Finish It Fridays at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Bring a craft project for this come-and-go program and visit with other crafters. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

11 a.m. — Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St.

2 to 4:30 p.m. — Basic Computers with Windows 7 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free class for both new computers and those seeking to reinforce their skills. To register, call 940-349-8752.

3 to 4 p.m. — “Crosscurrents,” UNT Geography and the Environment’s colloquium series, presents “Hands Across the Border: The Denton-Múzquiz Connection,” a talk by James Dale, in Room 130 at the Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building, 1704 W. Mulberry St. Free. Visit http://geography.unt.edu.

4:30 p.m. — I Survived Book Party for ages 6-12 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Celebrate author Lauren Tarshis’ I Survived Series with games, activities and fun. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-349-8752.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Opening reception for “Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production” at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Free. Visit www.dentonarts.com.

6 to 9 p.m. — Friday Night Karaoke in advance of the Denton Blues Festival, presented by the Denton Black Chamber of Commerce, at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Visit www.dentonbluesfestival.org.

7 p.m. — Denton High School Theatre presents Ordinary People in the DHS Black Box, 1007 Fulton St. $5-$7. Visit www.dentonisd.org/Page/3634.

7 to 8 p.m. — Introduction to Birding at Ray Roberts Lake State Park’s Johnson Branch Unit, 100 PW 4153, Valley View. Meet at Pavilion 1 to learn about bird watching, then go on a short hike. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and up.

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Noises Off at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $10-$22. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

8 p.m. — UNT Opera presents Verdi’s La Traviata in Lyric Theatre at the Murchison Performing Arts Center. $5. Visit www.thempac.com.

 

SATURDAY EVENTS

7 to 11 a.m. — Denton County MHMR Center’s Race for Hope 5K and 1-mile walk at South Lakes Park, 556 Hobson Lane. Benefiting Denton County MHMR LOSS Team. $30 for 5K; $15 for 1-mile walk; free for children 10 and under. Register online at http://getmeregistered.com/raceforhope.

8 to 9:30 a.m. — Flying Feathered Friends at Ray Roberts Lake State Park’s Johnson Branch Unit, 100 PW 4153, Valley View. Meet at Pavilion 1 and take a hike of just over a mile to look and listen for birds. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and up.

10 a.m. — Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane.

10 to 11 a.m. — Vanishing Prairie Guided Hike at Ray Roberts Lake State Park’s Johnson Branch Unit, 100 PW 4153, Valley View. Meet at Pavilion 1 and enjoy an easy half-mile hike. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and up.

11 a.m. — Montessori Preschool STEM for ages 3-6 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Try science experiments with Montessori instructor Cassidy Fuess. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.

1 to 10 p.m. — 18th annual Denton Blues Festival, presented by the Denton Black Chamber of Commerce, at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Free two-day event includes children’s activities, food vendors and music. Visit www.dentonbluesfestival.org.

Blues Fest Main Stage

1 to 2 p.m. — Denton Music Academy

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Benois King

4 to 5 p.m. — Neal Drennan Band

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Buddy Whittington

7 to 8:15 p.m. — Toronzo Cannon

8:45 to 10 p.m. — Selwyn Birchwood

Blues Fest Community Stage

1 to 1:45 p.m. — Janya White and Natalie Gonzales

2 to 4 p.m. — Denton Got Talent

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Mojo Frankenstein

6 to 7 p.m. — On the Spectrum

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. — “Quit Bugging Out!” at Ray Roberts Lake State Park’s Johnson Branch Unit, 100 PW 4153, Valley View. Talk teaches children and adults about insects and spiders. Meet at amphitheater near the Kid Fish Pond. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and up.

3 p.m. — “Cemetery Research: What Can You Dig Up?” at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-349-8752.

3 to 6 p.m. — Fourth annual Tea Time for the Denton County African American Cancer Support Group at 728 E. Prairie St. Call 940-382-9360.

6:30 p.m. — Harpist Rachel Brandwein in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building. Call 940-565-2791.

7 p.m. — Denton High School Theatre presents Ordinary People in the DHS Black Box, 1007 Fulton St. $5-$7. Visit www.dentonisd.org/Page/3634.

7 p.m. — “An Evening With Kevin Smith: The Art of Comics,” at UNT’s Murchison Performing Arts Center. $35-$40. Visit www.dentonarts.com.

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Noises Off by Michael Frayn at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $10-$22. Visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

Add your event to our online calendar at DentonRC.com/calendar; email drc@dentonrc.com; fax to 940-566-6888; or mail to Page 2 Calendar, Denton Record-Chronicle, 314 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201.