SEEN AND HEARD: MARCH 27TH 2015

Seen and Heard is our weekly look into family-friendly activities in Denton. This weekend is looking to be a beautiful one. There's plenty going on and it is finally starting to look like springtime in Denton again! Get outside and enjoy it. There's even a fun, new kid-friendly venue named Harvest House in town (complete with bocce ball). Below are a few family-friendly events going on this weekend. 


Friday, March 27th

Arts All Night | Center for Visual Arts | Children Free | 6pm-9am

Live music, films, children’s activities, local flavors, yoga, ghost stories and much more await this fun-filled all-night fundraiser for the Greater Denton Arts Council. A suggested donation of $10 gets you all this and more.

Saturday, March 28th

Great American Cleanup | Civic Center | Free | 9am

Show your kids why Denton is so awesome by teaching them to keep it beautiful. Sign up by calling 940-349-8738. After the cleanup, stay for the party, activities and lunch provided by local merchants and service providers. It’s good clean fun (see what we did there?)

Eggstravaganza | First United Methodist Church | Free | 10am-12pm

From pancakes and a petting zoo, to arts and crafts, this fun event will get you in the Easter spirit. Pictures with the Easter Bunny are also free!

Easter Pet Pics | Calloway’s Nursery | $10 | 1-3pm

Bring your kids AND your pets to this fundraiser for the Denton Humane Society. Costumes will be available, but feel free to strap a bonnet onto poor old Muffin yourself if you’d rather.

Sunday, March 29th

An Afternoon with Sam Houston | First United Methodist Church | $15 | 2pm

Come listen and watch as history comes alive with this presentation by “Sam Houston.” Proceed benefit youth ministries mission trips. Come and take it! 


Anyah Martinez is the mother of three busy boys and the founder of Explorium Denton, a children's museum taking shape in Denton.

BICYCLE, BICYCLE, BICYCLE! INTERVIEW WITH NIC BAGHERPOUR

BICYCLE, BICYCLE, BICYCLE! INTERVIEW WITH NIC BAGHERPOUR

Have y’all checked out the new bike shop in town? Velo Republic Bicycle Co. & Service Station over on Fort Worth Drive had their grand opening earlier this month and we got to speak with the shops general manager, Nic Bagherpour.

The bike shop formerly known as The Bicycle and Run Path closed their doors and sold to local business owner, Gabe Aguilar. The space has reopened as Velo Republic Bicycle Co. & Service Station, and the staff looks forward to serving the community of Denton.

Bagherpour spoke with us about his favorite places to ride in Denton, his involvement in the biking community, and the amazing service we can expect from Velo Republic.

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NAVIGATING THE DENTON COFFEE SCENE

NAVIGATING THE DENTON COFFEE SCENE

The coffee game in Denton has drastically changed in the past two years. Seven Mile Coffee started the shift to third-wave coffee almost three years ago (if we're ignoring The Hydrant), but since then, the local coffee scene has expanded in size almost exponentially with Shift, West Oak Coffee Bar, Big Mike's, Cultivar, The Whitehouse, and even a few more opening shop in town. Having so many options can be a little stressful - especially if you're the type who doesn't just pick and spot and stick with it. All of the new shops have their own specific strengths. Below, we've got a bit of a Choose Your Own Adventure tour of the Denton coffee scene in the spring of 2015, let's get to it. Also, anybody remember Cappuccino Cafe? 

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DIME FEATURED MAKER: AMY NALLEY

DIME FEATURED MAKER: AMY NALLEY

Each month we catch up with the DIME Store to hear them brag about one of their many local makers whose products they sell in their store on South Locust. This month's subject was Amy K. Nalley, maker of stuffed bacon. Yes, bacon plushies. She makes other stuff, too, though. Read her interview to get the full scoop on her awesome handcrafted goods. 

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THE DEN10: MARCH 25th 2015

THE DEN10: MARCH 25th 2015

Is everyone sick of Spring yet? Cause we’re not! Once again, we’ve got another list of the absolute and scientifically verifiable top ten events you need to attend this weekend. There’s a ton of civic engagement you can participate in, too. Attend the Taste of North Texas event at the Super Pit tomorrow which benefits the children’s hospital, or by pick up trash on the square Saturday with Keep Denton Beautiful for the Great American Cleanup day. Get out there, get involved, and snap some sweet 'grams hash tagged #WDDI. Show us what ya got.

Questions or comments may be sent to glen@wedentondoit.com 

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WHAT THE HECK IS TASTE OF NORTH TEXAS?

WHAT THE HECK IS TASTE OF NORTH TEXAS?

We sat down with Aaron Newquist of First State Bank and chatted about Taste of North Texas, the amazingly gluttonous fundraising event that he helps run for Denton Kiwanis Club. We’ve heard about this one for years (26 to be exact) but we haven't really ever known what it was or why it even happened. Turns out, this is another little slice of Denton that you can literally eat your way through. Check out how you can sample food from the likes of Oak St. Draft House, Mellow Mushroom, Beth Marie's Kolache Haven, La Milpa, Nothing Bundt Cakes and lots more for one low price in our interview with Newquist. 

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