Texas Daily Life

Thursday’s meeting of the Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will focus on “The Benefit of Bees.”

THURSDAY, JULY 25

MARKETPLACE

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

CREATIVE THINKING

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

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. 

3:30 p.m. — Book Art for ages 5-10 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Transform a book into a work of art. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

4 p.m. — "Rockets!" for ages 5-10 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Kids ages 5-10 can build their own toy rocket and launch it. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

YOUTH & TEEN

2 p.m. — #FitFood, a free class on nutrition for ages 11-17, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

10 a.m. to noon — Job Searching With Reference USA, a demonstration of the library's free database, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

7 p.m.  — “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.

MUSIC

7 p.m. — Thursday Night Music: Summer Edition with Frank Heidlberger and Friends (traditional jazz and swing) at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Free. Call 940-369-8257 or visit untonthesquare.unt.edu

Stefan Karlsson & Friends 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. 

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

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

Splish Splash

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

FRIDAY, JULY 26

FESTIVITIES & FUN

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — End of Summer Reading Challenge Celebration at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. With free crafts and activities. 

3 to 5 p.m. — End of Summer Reading Challenge Celebration at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St., and at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. With free crafts and activities. 

CREATIVE THINKING

9:30 to 11 a.m.  — Genealogy Meetup, for beginners to experts, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Bring your own laptop and ask questions and share knowledge. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

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.

KID STUFF

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 to 10:45 a.m. — Splish Splash Story Time with stories and songs, followed by splash time, in the children's play pool at Water Works Park, 2400 Long Road. Free.

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.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

9 p.m. — “Starrytelling" at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Join a park ranger at the Big Day Use Parking Area and view constellations and planets. If possible, bring a red-lens flashlight and telescope or binoculars. $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. — DCTedu presents James and the Giant Peach, Jr. at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $10 general admission. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com

MUSIC

Manifest Destiny's Child (album release), Blood, Spirit Ghost, Sasha and the Valentines, China Club 7 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $6. 

Scott Bucklin Trio 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar.

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

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

Marvel

North Branch Library presents a free screening of “Captain Marvel,” starring Brie Larson, on Saturday afternoon.

SATURDAY, JULY 27

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

10:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.  — Kylar's Riders NICU Charity Poker Run starting at Cycle Center of Denton, 521 Acme St., with three stops along the way to the final stop at the Dive, 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd. Event raises money for families with children in NICU. $20 per rider, $10 per passenger. To register, visit kylarsriders.com.

1 to 3 p.m.  — 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.  — 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.

Noon to midnight — North Texas Anarchist Book Fair at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, 411 E. Sycamore St. Free. 

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. Visit www.dentoncommunitymarket.com.

Jo Williams

Paint with watercolors and coffee — yes, coffee — in a Saturday workshop led by local artist Jo Williams and presented by Artists Enclave of Denton County.

CREATIVE THINKING

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Art workshop with Jo Williams at Armadillo Ale Works, 215 S. Bell Ave. Create a painting with coffee and watercolor. Paper and coffee provided; bring your own watercolor paint, palette, brushes, water container, pencil and paper towels. Register online for $15 at artistsenclavedenton.com. $20 cash only at the door. 

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.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

9 to 10:30 a.m.  — Birding 101 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.

1 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.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  — 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. 

STAGE

7:30 p.m. — DCTedu presents James and the Giant Peach, Jr. at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $10 general admission. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com

SCREEN

1:30 p.m.  — Out of This World MoviesCaptain Marvel at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Rated PG-13. Free. 

2 p.m. — Saturday ’60s at the South BranchTake the Money and Run (1969) screening at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Rated PG, 85 minutes. Free.

MUSIC

Silvertonguedevil, Chemicaust, Barrage, Maldevera, Aggravated Nuisance 7 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. $5. 

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

Natalie Gandy and the Friends 4 Band 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar.

Plandroid, Seres, Sexual Jeremy, Rick Eye, Morgan Garrett, Will Rock 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5. 

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

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

SUNDAY, JULY 28

STAGE

2 p.m. — DCTedu presents James and the Giant Peach, Jr. at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $10 general admission. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.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

Think No Think, the Infamists, the Bloomers 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5. 

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

MONDAY, JULY 29

MUSIC

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

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

TUESDAY, JULY 30

MARKETPLACE

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

CREATIVE THINKING

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Acrylic Painting for ages 18 and up at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Class on basic painting techniques and art principles with Shay Haas of Indigo Easel. Free tickets will be distributed starting at 6 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

KID STUFF

4 p.m. — Brick Build Challenge for ages 6-11 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Build with the library's Legos. 

YOUTH & TEEN

7 to 8 p.m. — Smarty Pants Trivia Night for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

HH Patio Jams with Juicy the Emissary 5 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.

Gwynne Montgomery Johnson 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar.

Carlos Averhoff and iQba 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

FESTIVITIES & FUN

7 to 8:30 p.m. — Star Wars Celebration for all ages at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Dress as your favorite character and enjoy Star Wars-themed snacks and crafts. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

YOUTH & TEEN

3 p.m.  — Summer Gaming: “Crazy Card Games" 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., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. — Kayaking 101 at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Attend one of the three lessons on safety and paddle strokes, then launch in a kayak with life jackets and paddles. First come, first served; no reservations required. All ages welcome, but children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult on a tandem kayak. Launch site is the Deer Ridge camping area between sites 58 and 59. Program is weather-dependent. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake

COMEDY

Harvest House Comedy Show 9 p.m. at Harvest House. 

MUSIC

Edgar Derby, Megan Storie, Lady Dan 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$7. 

FUTURE BOOKINGS

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 1 — “Big Ideas: a lil d creative mixer” at Stoke Denton, 608 E. Hickory St., Suite 128. Community members are invited to gather and discuss projects they think would improve Denton. Free. For more information, visit stokedenton.com/even­ts. Apply to speak at http://bit.ly/lil-d-big-ideas.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3 — Friends of the Denton Public Libraries Big Book Sale at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Admission is $1, or free for members of Friends of the Denton Public Libraries; members can get in early at 9:15 a.m. Most items cost 50 cents to $1; or pay $15 for a canvas book bag that can be filled up with items at no additional cost. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

GARDENING

Daily — Free self-guided tours of 1,000 rose bushes during daylight hours at Gemini Peach and Rose Farm, 1301 Haggard Lane. Grower Jim Herbison is a consulting rosarian certified by the American Rose Society. Visit www.geminipeachandrosefarm.com. For questions, call 940-230-5422.

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.

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