Oh November, let me count the ways I love thee. 1. The chill mornings are here to stay, and I don’t feel so ridiculous tromping around town in boots and swathed in scarves. 2. I am inspired to finally write that novel, thanks to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). 3. I can soak in the beacon of Friday Night Lights at any of the area schools or from the comfort of my own Netflix. 4. I can practice thankfulness as I eat ALL the pie, nap off a turkey coma, and still buy the best Christmas presents during Small Business Saturday.
These are just a few of our favorite November happenings, but the TOP 10 Denton exploits for kids and families are listed below. Don’t see your event? List it in the comments!
Dime Handmade Harvest - So many makers selling so many beautiful, one-of-a-kind goods. Don’t you want to know what your neighbors can do? Also, Friday night there’s live music and a beer station. This event is happening on both Nov. 6th from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. and again the next day, Nov. 7th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Dime Store for $10/Friday and $2/Saturday. You can also pay at the door for $15/Friday and $5/Saturday.
Star Party! A Night Under the Stars - This come-and-go fundraising event from Explorium Denton boasts pizza, prizes, and all the star-gazing your tiny people can handle. Nov. 7 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., $5 per person at the UNT Rafes Urban Astronomy Center.
FUMC Alternative Gifts Fair - Already tired of the consumerism and money-grabbing of the big-box holiday shops? Bring your kids, and learn how your gifts can help children and families in third-world countries and in our own community live more easily. Nov. 6th-8th, Fri. $5 shop from 5 p.m - 9 p.m, Sat. FREE from 9 a.m. -3 p.m, Sun. FREE from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Mary Poppins at Guyer High School - That east wind is blowing again and it’s blowing P.L. Travers’ favorite magical nanny to Guyer High School. Catch a performance at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5th -7th or 12th- 14th. Tickets are $10 per person.
Tiny Robots - Creating tiny robots out of small wind-up toys? Sign me up! Best for kids ages 10-14 at the Emily Fowler Library. FREE, but registration is required. Thursday, Nov. 12th at 4:30 p.m.
Achiever’s Gym ½ Price Parent’s Night Out - You can plan to buy all those Christmas presents while your 5-17 year olds eat snacks and wear themselves out on gym equipment. Or, you can grab a beer and a movie- no judgement here! $12.50 with registration and payment in advance.
Holiday Open House on the Square - Wander the square, find a gift and a snack in this holiday preview weekend before the magical madness of the Holiday Tree Lighting is upon us! Nov. 14th-15th. FREE.
UNT Recital Calendar - Denton is pretty proud of its music. Did you know the UNT college of music has free recitals and performances that are open to the public? Grab your quietest child and sit in on as many cultural events as you can! FREE. Times, dates, and locations vary but are listed on the calendar.
Thanksgiving Story Time - Don’t forget the littles, with their wiggly and loud ways! Weekly story times happen at all 3 library locations, but listen to the special Thanksgiving program Nov. 25 at 11:00 a.m. FREE. Emily Fowler.
SCRAP’s 30 for $30 Holiday Art Show - Peruse local works of art made with recycled materials while watching demonstrations and partaking in make-and-take holiday crafts. FREE. Nov. 28th 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.