Hogs 4 Paws

Hogs 4 Paws, a benefit ride that started in 2016, is back this weekend for its fourth year.

THURSDAY, MAY 9

FESTIVITIES & FUN

6:30 to 8 p.m.  — Twilight Tunes presents Uver  in a free concert on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square. Visit www.dentonmainstreet.org.

CREATIVE THINKING

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Crafted, a chance to learn new skills and connect with makers over a craft beer from Armadillo Ale Works, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Learn basic knot-tying techniques to create modern plant hangers with Savannah Kurka of Savvie Studio. Free; RSVP at dentonarts.com/thursnightsatpaac.

Muffin

KID STUFF

10 a.m.  — Muffins With Mom Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. For children ages 1-5 and moms (aunts, grandmothers, caregivers and dads are welcome). Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

10:30 a.m.  — Sensory Story Time for children with special needs at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. For ages 3-9. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

YOUTH & TEEN

3:45 p.m.  — Summer Gaming: “Board Game Bash" for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

4 to 5:30 p.m.  — Exploring Western Philosophy, an interactive class about the foundations of Western thought, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Led by Eva Cadwallader, professor emerita of philosophy. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

Ron Fink Dixieland Band 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free.

Thursday Night Jazz with Mario Cruz 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. Free.

Chris Twist & Jason Steady, Steve Gnash 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. Free. 

Levi Cobb & the Big Smoke, Sarah Carrino 8 p.m. at Harvest House. 

DJ Oscinian 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.

Space Jam

North Branch Library is screening “Space Jam,” starring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny, for teens on Friday.

FRIDAY, MAY 10

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

Liss LaFleur

Liss LaFleur

Jerome Weeks

Jerome Weeks

6 to 8 p.m.  — Change Makers and Risk Takers: State of the Arts Denton at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Art&Seek, KERA and the Greater Denton Arts Council present a reception, conversation and Q&A with artists who seek to make change by addressing issues such as mental health, immigration and gender equity. With host Jerome Weeks of KERA, UNT new media art professor Liss LaFleur, TWU visual art department chairman Vagner Mendonça Whitehead and musician Isabel Crespo. Free. Visit https://artandseek.org.

CREATIVE THINKING

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Finish It Friday Crafters at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Bring a craft to work on and visit with fellow crafters. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

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

4 to 5 p.m.  — Mother's Day Crafts with the Garden Culture Club for ages 5-11 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  — Build It With Bricks at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Ages 5 and older can build with the library's Legos. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

6 p.m.  — Free Movie in the ParkCoco at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Bounce houses will go up at 6 p.m. for kids, and the movie will start at 8 p.m. on an outdoor screen. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Visit www.dentonparks.com

YOUTH & TEEN

3:45 p.m.  — Out of This World MoviesSpace Jam for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Explore "A Universe of Stories" with outer space-themed movies. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

6 p.m.  — Owl Power 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 about the silent assassins of the night, at the Lost Pines Amphitheater. Then at 8:30 p.m., join a ranger for "Wonders of the Night," a night hike.$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 My Fair Lady at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $15-$25. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com.

MUSIC

NLE Choppa 7 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $20-$60. 

Matt Johnson 9 p.m.  at Harvest House. Free. 

Cameron Hobbs, Austin Upchurch 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $8. 

My Fair Lady

Eliza Doolittle (Katie Sperry) recalls a whirlwind dance while singing “I Could Have Danced All Night” in Music Theatre of Denton’s production of “My Fair Lady.” The musical runs through this weekend at the Campus Theatre.

SATURDAY, MAY 11

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

Today — Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, a partnership with the National Association of Letter Carriers, United Way of Denton County and Denton Community Food Center. Fill a sturdy paper or plastic bag with nonperishable food and set it out by your mailbox for pickup by postal carriers. Visit www.unitedwaydenton.org/NALC.

8 a.m. to noon  — Zero Hunger in North Texas, a food drive for Lovepacs Denton. Bring a 5-ounce can of tuna or a 15-ounce can of pasta, vegetables or fruit, and get a free doughnut at Hypnotic Donuts, 235 Hickory St., courtesy of Jimmy Baker State Farm. Visit http://bit.ly/2PTrPJN

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  — Denton County Master Gardener Association Garden Tour, a self-guided tour of five Denton County gardens in Argyle, Corinth, the Lantana area and Lake Dallas. $10 advance tickets are available at dcmga.com and at Calloway's Nursery in Denton, Lewisville and Flower Mound, Four Seasons Nursery and Meador Nursery. $15 at the gate on tour day; or $5 admission to a single garden. Free for children 12 and younger. 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  — Denton County Transportation Authority open house meeting at the Discover Denton Welcome Center, 111 W. Hickory St. Visit www.dcta.net.

10 a.m.  — SPAN/Meals on Wheels of Denton County's Tricky Tray for a Cause, a raffle and auction fundraiser, at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Raffle and live auction event with a variety of prizes valued at $20 to above $300, plus food, refreshments and entertainment. $20 general admission; $5 -$15 for one raffle ticket. Guests buy tickets and place them in a container next to the item they would like to win, followed by a drawing for each prize. Visit spantrickytray.eventbrite.com or call 940-382-2224.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  — Monsignor King Outreach Center open house at 300 S. Woodrow Lane. Visit www.kingoutreachcenter.com.

10 a.m.  — Hogs 4 Paws Red River Rescue Ride, benefiting Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch, at American Eagle Harley-Davidson, 5920 S. Interstate 35E in Corinth. Onsite registration starts at 8 a.m. The ride begins at 10 a.m. and goes to Sharkarosa  in Pilot Point. Riders then travel back to the dealership for music, a raffle, vendors and more. $30 per motorcycle driver, $5 per passenger. Visit www.facebook.com/hogs4paws.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  — 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 also 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. Cash or local checks only. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

11:30 a.m. — Boil Through the Nations, a crawfish boil benefiting Strategic Impact in Africa, at Denton County Brewing Co., 200 E. McKinney St. Visit strategicimpact.ticketspice.com/2019-boil-ttn to buy advance tickets — $35 for all-you-can-eat, $20 for a platter (1 1/2 pounds). On the day of the event, $40 for all-you-can-eat, $25 for a platter. Serving from 11:30 a.m. until sellout. 

1 to 5 p.m. — LOSS Team Music Fest and Art Auction at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. With music by Spank, Mike Ritten, Isaac Hoskins, and DT and the Tree Swing Flyers. Live art auction featuring work by local artists. All proceeds benefit the Denton County LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Team. Admission is $10, or $20 with a T-shirt. Visit www.facebook.com/DentonCountyLOSSTeam.

FESTIVITIES & FUN

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Denton Community Market: Mother's Day Market and Second Helping Art Show at the Denton County Historical Park, on Mulberry Street near Carroll Boulevard. With local farmers, artisans and food vendors, music and children's activities. Art show features works by local artists, $20 each or $30 for two, benefiting the market. Free admission. Visit www.dentoncommunitymarket.com.

Noon to 10 p.m.   — MayDay Music Festival hosted by Denton Plaza shops Juice Lab, Jack's Tavern, Fat Shack, Brain-Body Connection, Casa Galaviz and Stop-N-Shop, at 508 S. Elm St. Donate canned goods and toiletries for Our Daily Bread, and get a raffle ticket for each donation. With music outdoors and inside Juice Lab, activities for kids, live art and vendors. Music by Svenny Baby, Puddin Taine, 432hz Ensemble, the Vault and more. Visit http://bit.ly/2PQLv0W

CREATIVE THINKING

2 to 4 p.m. — Saturday Crafternoons at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Bring a craft to work on and visit with fellow crafters. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

2 to 4 p.m. — Crocodile stitch crochet workshop at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Participants must be comfortable with slip, single, double and front post double crochet. For ages 18 and older. Free tickets will be available at the reference desk at 1:30 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

KID STUFF

10 to 11 a.m. — Read to Rover at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Children ages 6-11 practice reading with a therapy dog. Free; first come, first served. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Read to Rover at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Children ages 6-11 practice reading with a therapy dog. Free; first come, first served. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  — Safe Kids Denton: Traffic Safety for ages 6-9 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Families can learn how roundabouts work, and how to safely walk and ride bikes around them. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

YOUTH & TEEN

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.  — Coloring Party for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

10 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 the Lost Pines Amphitheater for a hike with 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.

STAGE

7:30 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents My Fair Lady at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $15-$25. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com.

MUSIC

Hoops and Beats, benefiting Dallas Jr. Wheelchair Mavericks, with music by Something Modern and DTNS/Dallas Mavericks Drum Line noon to 5 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. 

Take the Day, Her Name Is Karma, Tenome, Unknown Toxin, Pastel Dynasty 7 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. $10-$12. 

Grad Bash with On Better Terms, Select a Bonus, Brave Days, Golden Week, New Heroes 8 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. Free. 

Kody West 8:30 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $15-$18. 

GRGG, Artificial Life Force 9 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. Free. 

Eric McFadden & Friends, Genevieve Heyward 9 p.m.  at Harvest House. 

SUNDAY, MAY 12

FESTIVITIES & FUN

1 to 3 p.m.  — Mother's Day Picnic and Ice Cream Social at Aunt Sue's Barn, 13700 N. County Line Road, at the Wise-Denton County line. $30 for adults, $15 for children under 10; includes picnic foods from the Chestnut Tree, a scoop of ice cream and a drink. For tickets, visit squareup.com/store/auntsuesbarnllc. Visit www.facebook.com/AuntSuesBarn.

STAGE

2 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents My Fair Lady at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $15-$25. 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

Brad Leali Quartet noon-2 p.m. at Sweetwater. 

You've Made It This Far Fest with Naturalist, Town Destroyer, My Apologies, Low Bones, Dream Safe and more 3 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. $10, benefiting the Trevor Project. 

Ecstatic Vision, Heavy Temple, Temptress 7 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $10.

Camden Hunt Trio 6-8 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. Free. 

Relick, Bayleigh Cheek, Silas Nello 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$7.

MONDAY, MAY 13

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

11 a.m.  — 16th annual Monsignor King Open, benefiting the Monsignor King Outreach Center, at Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive. $120 per golfer, or $440 for a foursome; sponsorships available. Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Roy Metzler at 940-391-1593. For registration and sponsorship, call Janell Trachta and 940-390-4012. Visit www.kingoutreachcenter.com.

CREATIVE THINKING

7 to 8 p.m.  — How Tech Works: "What's Inside a Computer?" in the Forge at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

TALKS & THOUGHTS

6:30 to 8 p.m.  — Popular Fiction Book Club at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and enjoy refreshments. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

TUESDAY, MAY 14

KID STUFF

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  — Tinkergarten: "Going on a Bear Hunt" at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Kids ages 2-5 can tinker, create and solve problems. Free tickets will be available at the reference desk at 10 a.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

6:30 p.m.  — Twilight Toddler Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. 

YOUTH & TEEN

7 to 8:30 p.m.  — Anime Club for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Discuss anime and manga, draw, watch anime and enjoy snacks. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

7:30 to 9 a.m.  — Women RISE: Pop-Up Startups with Tawny Laney, part of the TWU Center for Women in Business' professional development and networking breakfast series, at SpringHill Suites Denton, 1434 Centre Place Drive. Laney is the owner of Picture This! Photo Booth Rentals. Free, but participants must register in advance at http://bit.ly/2Q2JMGd

COMEDY

The Brave Boys Podcast Live featuring Daryl Felsberg 10 p.m. at Andy's Bar. Free.

MUSIC

Sweetwater Jazz Quartet (Jim Riggs, Neil Slater, Ron Fink and Jeffry Eckels) 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free. 

Go Outside, Upsetting, Genius Christ 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. Free. 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

TALKS & THOUGHTS

6 p.m. — “The Grandest Enterprise Under God: The Transcontinental Railroad," a talk by James Robinson, in the Commissioners Courtroom at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Part of the Denton County Office of History & Culture Lecture Series. Free. Call 940-349-2850 or visit www.dentoncounty.com/chos.

FUTURE BOOKINGS

FESTIVITIES & FUN

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 — Second annual Krumtry Fest, hosted by Krum FFA parents and friends, at Krum Middle School, 805 E. McCart St. Craft and vendor show, carnival games and amusement rides, a car show, inflatables, a dunking booth, barrel train, petting zoo, pony rides, cow patty bingo, "Kiss a Pig" contest, wiener dog races, a street dance, entertainment and more. Carnival midway will be open 5-10 p.m. May 17 and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 18. For more information, call Stephanie Thompson at 940-367-5182.

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

3 to 7 p.m. May 16 —  Denton County Transportation Authority open house meeting in the Downtown Denton Transit Center lobby, 604 E. Hickory St. Visit www.dcta.net.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18 — Historic Denton's Porch and Garden Tour, a tour of five locations in the neighborhoods around Calhoun Middle School, plus an art exhibit of Dorothy Bertine's work, music, artists, plant vendors, a carriage ride and more. Advance tickets cost $10 at http://bit.ly/2PDasgc. After May 15, tickets will be $15 for adults, $5 for students. Email historicdentoninc@gmail.com.

10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 — Kylar's Riders NICU 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. $10-$20. To register, visit kylarsriders.com.

1:30 p.m. May 18 — Gary Weiland Benefit Trap/Skeet Shoot at Fossil Pointe, 7282 N. FM51 in Decatur. Knights of Columbus Ralph Cerny Council 12553 hosts a benefit for the Weiland family and other first responder funds. Weiland, a paramedic/firefighter for the Denton Fire Department, recently underwent surgery to repair swelling and clotting in his leg, which resulted in the amputation of his leg. Registration starts at $100; monetary donations also accepted. Visit http://bit.ly/2PVbgNM.

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 20 — Join Girl Scouts in Denton, an event for pre-K, kindergarten and first-grade girls and their parents, at the Denton Girl Scout Service Center, 2317 W. University Drive. Visit www.gsnetx.org.

6 to 8:30 p.m. May 22 — Serve Denton Benefit Night at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St. Portion of proceeds during the event will benefit Serve Denton. With music by Chuck Carpenter and the Plywood Studs. Visit www.servedenton.org.

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.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

8 a.m. May 18 — Erick's Fun Run: Run for Those Who Can't at Guyer High School, 7501 Teasley Lane. 5K race in honor of Erick Gutierrez, who died in 2012 while he was a senior at Guyer, will raise money for Camp Summit. $30, includes T-shirt; $25 for Guyer students and staff. Visit https://lbrynnk.wixsite.com/ericksfunrun.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Noon to 1 p.m. May 24 — Lunch & Learn: “Cyber Security — Essentials to Protecting Your Network" at Stoke Denton, 608 E. Hickory St., Suite 128. David Evenden, owner and founder of Standard User Cyber Security, will talk about the four main pillars of enterprise cybersecurity. Free for Stoke members, $6 for nonmembers. Register at stokedenton.com/even­ts.

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