We live and breathe for our community and are well aware that shaping our future starts with our children. Tonight marks the launch of the Mentor Denton Community Volunteer Program at East Side (6PM). Last year, without funding and based on the collaborative strength of United Way Denton County, Communities in School, UNT, TWU and We Denton Do It, the program was able to match almost one thousand mentors with at-risk students in our community. The response last year was overwhelming to the point that we were literally at-capacity and unable to take on any more volunteers. This year, we’ve expanded the program to be able to take on volunteers interested in more than just in school mentoring. There is an opportunity for everyone to pitch in. Check out the website (mentordenton.org) and check out all the ways you can make a difference in your community, one child at a time. Join us tonight as we launch the program for this year. Come out if you're already involved, if your curious and want to meet other mentors, or even just come out for a beer and support the cause because 10% of the proceeds will go toward funding this program. Tag your photos #WDDI and #MentorDenton tonight. Turn off Netflix and go do stuff, y'all.
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Wednesday, September 10th
Mentor Denton Launch Party | East Side | 6PM
Come join us as we launch this impactful volunteer program aimed at getting 10,000 mentors for Denton ISD’s "at risk" students. Go here to volunteer. Ten percent of tonight's proceeds go to fund this program. Also, beer and whiskey.
Thursday, September 11th
SEE YOU AT THE CAPSULE | Corner of Elm and Hickory | 8PM
At dusk, we will toast the Time Capsule. There might be speeches. Someone might sing a song. This is one of our most favorite Denton traditions. Click the event link above to learn more.
Revolver Brewing Tap Takeover | Dan’s Silver Leaf | 4PM
Need a happy hour excuse? Because beer.
Cora Stafford 9/11 Show: REmemory~DISrememberance | Cora Stafford Gallery | 5PM
What a conceptual title! What could this be?! So MANy QUESTions.
Friday, September 12th
2nd Annual Music Hackathon | Innovation Greenhouse
36 hours of music hacking geared toward changing the way we perceive music. Sounds very Denton. More on this in a later post.
LIGHTS! A pre-Oaktopia House Show | 1204 Mulberry St | 8PM
The Tron Collective is hosting this one. Sounds vibey.
Mooney Manor VII: This Time Around: Dickwolf / Day Waster / Creatures / The Hymens / Plunge | The Mooney Manor | 9PM
The Manor to rule them all continues it’s house show tear with another rager. TRY not to destroy the house.
Voter Registration Bash | Mulberry St. Cantina | 4
Go get registered to vote so you can have a say in what’s what in November. An interesting and fun fact about registering to vote and saying you’re going to is that there’s a record of it thus we know when your lying about going to vote.
Danny Diamonds Release w/ Daniel Markham / Cozy Hawks | J&J’s Pizza | 8PM
What a great lineup in our most beloved of all basements.
Saturday, September 13th
Arts, Antiques & Autos | Downtown | 9AM
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR ON THE SQUARE FRIDAY NIGHT / SATURDAY MORNING. You have been warned. If you do, you will be publicly shamed and trapped until the car show is over at 3PM because of the barricades. The weather will be perfect and we’re predicting 10,000,000,000 people in attendance. How many donuts is that?
Landrest / Switchblade Razors / Fishboy | J&J’s | 9:30PM | FREE
Get your pizza and schlitz on.