Ice cream

Ken Willis, owner of Beth Marie’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream, is a special guest for South Branch Library’s “We All Scream for Ice Cream” event, which returns at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

THURSDAY, JULY 18

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

7 a.m. to sellout — Denton County Farmers Market on Carroll Boulevard at Mulberry Street. Visit www.dentonfarmersmar­ket.com.

6:30 p.m. — Denton County Community Remembrance Project meeting in the 1896 Room at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Use the Hickory Street entrance. Grassroots community coalition working to bring a lynching memorial to Denton County. Visit http://bit.ly/2LWDbNp

CREATIVE THINKING

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Crafters' Corner at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. 

6 to 9 p.m. — Drink & Draw, a monthly life-drawing session at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. One hour of quick gestural poses followed by two hours of longer poses. BYOB and bring your own drawing supplies. Call 940-382-2787 or visit www.dentonarts.com.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Kitchen Sync: Open Mic for Poets at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Sign-up begins at 6:15 p.m. Call 940-382-2787 or visit www.dentonarts.com.

Ice cream

Sophia Braudrick, 6, tastes ice cream she made during the popular “We All Scream for Ice Cream” event at South Branch Library. Ken Willis, owner of Beth Marie’s, is a special guest for the event, which returns to South Branch on Thursday. Jeff Woo/DRC file photo

KID STUFF

9:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at North Branch Library, 3020 Locust St. Followed by Toddler Play Time at 10 a.m. 

10 a.m. and 11 a.m. — Story Time for ages 1-5 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. 

2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. — “We All Scream for Ice Cream" for ages 5 and up at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Learn about the history of ice cream and make your own with Ken Willis of Beth Marie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream. Limited space; free tickets will be distributed 30 minutes before event. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

6 to 8 p.m. — Wild About Summer sensory-friendly grand-opening event at Behavioral Innovations Denton, 2532 Lillian Miller Parkway. A chance to meet wild animals, plus an autism resource fair, snow cones and children's activities. RSVP at www.biautism.com.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

7 to 8:30 p.m. — “Using Ancestry.com," a free class on using the genealogy website's most popular features, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

7 p.m. — Thursday Night Music: Summer Edition at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Courtney Wright Quintet performs jazz music by Cedar Walton. Free. Call 940-369-8257 or visit untonthesquare.unt.edu

Drew Phelps Group 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater.

The Legacy Quartet (Jim Riggs, Neil Slater, Rich De Rosa, Stephen Heffner) 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. Free.

Rick Eye, Matt Burgess, Reece McLean 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5. 

Honin, Big Heaven, Phlowerie 8 p.m. at Harvest House. Free. 

Chris Watson and the Retrophonics 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $10-$15. 

VAST

Deanna Wood’s artist book “The Lives of Birds” won Best of Show in the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ Annual Members Exhibition last year. VAST’s exhibit is now at UNT on the Square, with an opening reception Friday evening.

FRIDAY, JULY 19

CREATIVE THINKING

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Finish It Friday Crafters at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Greater Denton Arts Council's Open Studio for artists every Friday at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Free use of studio space; first come, first served. To register, visit https://form.jotfor­m.com/73395643009157.

Splish Splash

Families listen to stories during Splish Splash Story Time at Water Works Park. The free event wraps up this Friday and next.

KID STUFF

9:30 a.m. — Spanish Story Time/Hora de Cuentos Español for ages 2-10 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Designed for both English and Spanish speakers.  

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.

10 a.m. — Splish Splash Story Time with stories and songs, followed by splash time, at Water Works Park, 2400 Long Road. Free, but guests are limited to the children's play pool and must leave by 10:45 a.m. or pay park admission.

11 a.m. — Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories, songs and puppets for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers.

YOUTH & TEEN

2 p.m. — Paint Scrape Art for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free tickets will be distributed starting at 1:30 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

9 to 10:30 a.m. — Birding Basics at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Learn the basics of birding with a ranger, and go on a short hike. Meet at Lost Pines Amphitheater. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Fishing 101 at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Meet at the Kid Fish Pond and learn how to fish. Bring bait; poles and tackle provided. Then meet at 1:30 p.m. for the Aquatic Ecology Adventure — learn about creepy crawlies living in the pond and lake. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Noon to 1 p.m. — Lunch & Learn: “Reach Your Personal and Professional Financial Goals," led by Jay Lancaster and Ryan Soulier of Soulier Financial Group, at Stoke Denton, 608 E. Hickory St., Suite 128. Free for Stoke members, $4 for nonmembers. Register at stokedenton.com/even­ts.

ART

6 to 8 p.m. — Opening reception for Visual Arts Society of Texas Annual Members Exhibition at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Exhibit runs through Aug. 7. Free. Call 940-369-8257 or visit untonthesquare.unt.edu.

STAGE

7:30 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents Next to Normal at the Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. $25; $20 for seniors, $15 for students. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com.

MUSIC

Daniel Sampley 7:30 p.m. at Horny Toad Cafe.

Hunter Strasser Trio 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. 

“Emo Forever 4" with The Worst Intentions, Christopher Wayne 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell.

The Hormones, Madaline, Drink Fight Thugs, Merrows 8 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $5. 

Bone Doggie's Birthday Bash with Radio Free Denton Live, Blue Ajay, Maggie Mae, Cat & Ken, the Wild Natives, Bone Doggie's Denton Music Collective 9 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. Free. 

Two Tons of Steel 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $10-$12. 

Matt Caldwell 9 p.m. at Jack's Tavern. Free. 

Moon landing

Explorium, Denton’s nonprofit children’s museum, has special activities Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Then at 8 p.m. Saturday, adults get to dance, gaze at stars and get kid-free time at the museum for Explorium’s “Dancing in the Moonlight” fundraiser.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Faith Presbyterian Hospice benefit car show at Huffines Kia/Subaru Corinth, 6940 S. I-35E. Hosted in conjunction with Lake Cities Misfits Car Club. With music, a food truck, shaved ice, T-shirt painter, an indoor cooling center and more. Free admission, but donations will be accepted for the nonprofit hospice. $20 registration fee to show a vehicle. 

3 to 5 p.m. — Conversation Over Controversy, a panel discussion on whether Denton should adopt an LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance, at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney St. Hosted by City Council member Jesse Davis. Visit http://bit.ly/2LYCsLB.

8 p.m. to midnight — Dancing in the Moonlight: Lunar Landing Anniversary Party at Explorium Denton children's museum, 5800 N. I-35, Suite 214. Adults-only party includes dancing to music from the Mary Boppins Band, a swing lesson from the Denton Swing Society, stargazing, child-free play at the museum, and light appetizers and a drink ticket. Advance tickets are $20 each or $35 per couple; at the door, $25 per person. Visit www.exploriumdenton.org.

8 p.m. — KUZU: Revolution II at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, 411 E. Sycamore St. Nonprofit community radio station KUZU-FM (92.9) celebrates its second birthday with music, DJs, poetry, art installations and visuals, vendors and food trucks. Music by Heavy Pulp, Cure for Paranoia, Strays, Starfruit, Hey Cowboy, the Birds of Night and Isaac Hoskins. Visit www.kuzu.fm

FESTIVITIES & FUN

7 a.m. to sellout — Denton County Farmers Market on Carroll Boulevard at Mulberry Street. Visit www.dentonfarmersmar­ket.com.

8 a.m. to noon — Denton Community Market at the Denton County Historical Park, on Mulberry Street near Carroll Boulevard. With local farmers, artisans and food vendors, music and children's activities. Free admission. Visit www.dentoncommunitymarket.com.

CREATIVE THINKING

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  — Dungeons & Dragons Players at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Players meet once a month to play the fantasy role-playing game. Snacks and lunch provided. Ages 15 and under must have a parent or guardian present. Free tickets will be available at the reference desk at 9:30 a.m. First come, first served. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

3 to 5 p.m. — “Save Your Memories" at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Overview of the equipment and software in the library's Legacy Lab, which can be used to digitize photos, home videos and paper documents. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

KID STUFF

10 a.m. — Story Time for ages 1-5 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

10:30 a.m. to noon — Greater Denton Arts Council Family Program, on the third Saturday of the month at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Explore how words inspire images and vice versa with poetry games and an art project. $5 per child, ages 6-12 (adults do not need a ticket). To register, call 940-382-2787 or visit www.dentonarts.com.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing events at Explorium Denton, 5800 N. I-35, Suite 214. With a 2 p.m. talk by Kubos' Marshall Culpepper, photo ops, walking in moon shoes and more. Admission is $5-$6. Visit www.exploriumdenton.org.

1 p.m. — DASF Pet Stories at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Denton Animal Support Foundation members will read stories about pets and how to be a responsible pet guardian. 

YOUTH & TEEN

3 to 4 p.m. — You Belong: LGBTQIA+ Hour for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

9 a.m. — Guided Nature Hike at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Meet at Lost Pines Amphitheater for an easy half-mile hike led by a Texas Master Naturalist. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

4 p.m. — Incredible Insects at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Learn about insects from a ranger at the Nature Center. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

6 to 7:30 p.m. — Bank Fishing Basics at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Join a ranger to learn how to fish. Poles and tackle provided; bring your own bait. Meet at Elm Fork Park at the Greenbelt Corridor trailhead, in the area below the dam (take a left at the fork in the road). $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake

STAGE

7:30 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents Next to Normal at the Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. Talk-back session with psychologist and professor Linda Rubin following this performance. $25; $20 for seniors, $15 for students. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com.

MUSIC

Sweetheart Fest 5 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $20. 

Spiral Eye, By Way Of, Deadtooth, Perpetual Deception, Tower High, Guilt Trippers 6 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. 

Gale Cruz Band 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. 

Radiator Hospital, Outer Spaces, Glenda, Y'all're 8 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. $7. 

John Vanderslice, Baptist Generals 8 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $12-$15.

Alejandro Escovedo 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $15-$25. 

MNKR, Lighthorse Harry, Meach Pango 9 p.m. at Harvest House. 

SUNDAY, JULY 21

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

2 to 4 p.m. — District 2 Conversation, hosted by Denton City Council member Keely Briggs, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. 

STAGE

2 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents Next to Normal at the Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. $25; $20 for seniors, $15 for students. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com.

DANCE

5 to 7 p.m. — Denton Celtic Dancers meets from 5 to 7 p.m. at Green Space Arts Collective, 529 Malone St. Learn Scottish country dance. Beginners welcome, ages 13 and up. $2 per session, free for students. Visit www.facebook.com/groups/dentoncelticdancers

MUSIC

Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis 5 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $15-$20. 

Feels Surreal 6 p.m. at Harvest House. Free. 

Mosaic Band 6-8 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. $5.

Castaway, Capitol Offense, High Alert, Kurama, Mangala 7 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. $8. 

Stumped, Papergirl, Crisis Management Squad, Bowtiger 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5. 

MONDAY, JULY 22

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

6 p.m. — Public meeting for input on South Lakes Park at Pavilion 2 in the park, 556 Hobson Lane. The city is seeking public input on a proposed parking lot, new tennis courts and lighting, and potential new developments. Visit www.cityofdenton.com.

HEALTH & MOVEMENT

7 to 8:30 p.m. — Exploring Tai Chi, a three-part class Monday through Wednesday, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Benjamin McCrary takes beginners through the basic movements of tai chi. Free tickets will be distributed starting at 6:30 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

Paul Slavens & Friends: Spontaneous Song Generator 10 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free. 

TUESDAY, JULY 23

KID STUFF

9:30 a.m. — Mother Goose Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories and activities for infants (birth to 18 months) and their caregivers.

10:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Followed by Toddler Play Time at 11 a.m.

4 to 5 p.m. — Octopus Adventures for ages 5-9 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Hear the true tale of Inky the Octopus, learn facts and make a craft. 

YOUTH & TEEN

4 to 5 p.m. — Summer Gaming: Giant Bananagrams for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. 

HEALTH & MOVEMENT

7 to 8:30 p.m. — Exploring Tai Chi, a three-part class Monday through Wednesday, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Benjamin McCrary takes beginners through the basic movements of tai chi. Free tickets will be distributed starting at 6:30 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

El Nuevo Mi Son 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater. 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Surepoint ER/Keller Williams Blood Drive at Surepoint Emergency Center, 2426 Lillian Miller Parkway.

KID STUFF

9:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, puppets and activities for children ages 1-3 and their caregivers. 

11 a.m. — Story Time for ages 1-5 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St.

7 p.m. — Family Night Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. 

YOUTH & TEEN

3 p.m. — DIY Fidget Fixers for ages 10-17 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Make stress balls and glitter jars. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

4 to 5 p.m. — Teen Writers Group for ages 11-17 meets at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

HEALTH & MOVEMENT

7 to 8:30 p.m. — Exploring Tai Chi, a three-part class Monday through Wednesday, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Benjamin McCrary takes beginners through the basic movements of tai chi. Free tickets will be distributed starting at 6:30 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

Tyler Ramsey, Carl Broemel 7-10 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $10. 

Hot Pod Pie Live!, live podcast with comedy, magic and music, 7 p.m. at Backyard on Bell.

Remain and Sustain, With Crows, the Optimist, Purifier, Miscon, Tooth & Nail, Brook Alley 7:30 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. 

FUTURE BOOKINGS

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27 — NCTC Denton Enrollment & Tour Event at the First State Bank Exchange at NCTC Denton, 314 E. Hickory St. Incoming students can get help from NCTC staff on admissions, enrollment and financial aid. Visit exchangedenton.com or call 940-251-0701. 

1 to 3 p.m. July 27 — NCTC's TacosTunesTours at the First State Bank Exchange at NCTC Denton, 314 E. Hickory St. Open house with tours of NCTC's new downtown space, treats and music. Visit exchangedenton.com or call 940-251-0701. 

7 p.m. July 27 — ADA 29, a disability rights rally commemorating the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square. Featuring Julie Ross, Sean Pevsner, Lauren Taylor, Alejandrina Guzman and more. Visit http://bit.ly/2YbR6Cq.

GARDENING

7 p.m. July 25 — “The Benefit of Bees," a presentation by Jan Hodson, during the Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas meeting, in Room 259 of TWU's Ann Stuart Science Complex. Learn about bees and a beekeeper's tools and equipment. Meeting is free to the public, and social time begins in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. Visit http://npsot.org/TrinityForks.

ART

6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 8 — “Merging Visions" Workshop Series: “Representing Words With Marks, Found Poetry and Concrete Poetry" at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Led by Gail Williamson Cope, Robert Schinzel and Beth Honeycutt. Free. To register, call 940-382-2787 or visit www.dentonarts.com.

MUSIC

Stefan Karlsson & Friends 8-10 p.m. July 25 at Sweetwater.

The BoomBachs, Kites and Boomerangs 8 p.m. July 25 at Harvest House. Free. 

Joe Pat Hennen and the Industrial St. Jug Band's tribute to Lovin' Spoonful 8:30 p.m. July 25 at Dan's Silverleaf. $7-$10. 

Doug Burr, Manana Cowboy 8:30 p.m. July 26 at Dan's Silverleaf. $10-$15. 

Holy Roller Baby 9 p.m. July 26 at Harvest House. Free. 

Rainstorm Brother, Jacob Metcalf, God of Love 7 p.m. July 27 at Andy's Bar. $7.

Luna Luna, Clarence James, the Polarity 8 p.m. July 27 at Harvest House. 

Kim Nall, Dylan Earl, Fresh Ghosts 9 p.m. July 27 at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$7. 

Telethon, New Heroes, Better Now, New Science Projects 9 p.m. July 28 at Andy's Bar. $5-$7.

54 Reasons, Black Hole Bears, Audio Rivals, Memoretic 6 p.m. July 29 at Rubber Gloves. 

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