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Explorium Denton has had a roller coaster of a summer. Now, though, the children’s museum is in the fun phase of the ride. Not only are the exhibits and programming spaces coming together, but donations are still coming in. Last weekend, we reported on Soma Massage Therapy donating the furnishings for the nursing room. Naton Edwards, a senior at Argyle High School, led an Eagle Project in partnership with Explorium Denton children’s museum. Edwards and some of his fellow scouts helped furnish the Explorium entry with a 10-foot-long, steel-frame desk clad with weathered wood and a handmade butcher block surface. Edwards’ parents, five friends, four family members and 19 scouts from Troop 192 helped with the project.

Edwards plans to attend Midwestern State University next year.

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Naton Edwards, a senior at Argyle High School, led an Eagle project with Troop 192 in partnership with Explorium Denton children’s museum. Edwards and some of his fellow scouts helped furnish the Explorium entry with a 10-foot-long, steel-frame desk clad with weathered wood and a handmade butcher block surface. 

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Naton Edwards, a senior at Argyle High School, led an Eagle Scout project with Troop 192 in partnership with Explorium Denton children’s museum.

Kevin Roden had the best idea earlier this week. He was taking care of some business at the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles in Carrollton on Monday morning. The hours started to tick by, and Roden got hungry. He tweeted: “If you are a food truck in the DFW area, you should be finding a way to come to the Carrollton DMV Megaplex. A few hundred hangry people hanging out for 3+ hours every day. I would pay $30 for a coffee [and] sandwich right now.”

Penny’s Playtown, a kid-size indoor play area at Stone Hill Center, was a set for the filming of an episode of the reality television series Little Women Atlanta. The local business might (or might not) end up on the cutting room floor, but it did tweet a call for 10 people to come to the business last Sunday to pose as shoppers.

AV the Great, the hip-hop project of Denton’s Chris Avant, and Gas House Smitty, the hip-hop project of Denton artist Ben Smith, have performed with some pretty big names — including a recent opening for legendary Houston rapper Bun B. On Friday, Gas House Smitty and AV will share the stage with Rick Ross and Bun B at the Bomb Factory in Dallas.

Thin Line‘s fall series will host a free screening of RBG, a documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Denton Movie Tavern, 916 W. University Drive.

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A pair of monks apparently blessed the Bearded Monk earlier this week.

There is photographic evidence that two monks bought drinks at the Bearded Monk. But we suppose it could have been two guys in costume.

Parting shot

“So I thought I was maybe hearing a human baby that sounds like a goat. But I was just out in the backyard and that was definitely a goat. One of my neighbors has a goat.”

— Denton resident Deanna Wood

Denton Dammit is an old-fashioned gossip column about people, places and things in and around Denton. Send your submissions to Lucinda Breeding at cbreeding@dentonrc.com.

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