Whoa! This time of year is often slow for family-friendly program, but this week is different. Check out all of the events that will keep you out of the harsh Texas weather in this week's edition of Seen and Heard below.
Tuesday, August 11th
Denton County Farmer’s Market | Carroll and Mulberry | Free | 7am-noon
Peaches and melons and tomatoes oh my! These locally grown delights are in season and are perfectly delectable. Get there while it’s still cool outside, and support our local farmers. This event is also happening on Thursday.
Tinkering Tuesdays | North Branch Library | Free | 2-4pm
This particular event will focus on wood working! Our guest facilitator is Jchon Paradise, creator of our fabulous Operation Exploration game. Register here, for ages 6 and up.
Wednesday, August 12th
School’s Out Scrap’s In | SCRAP Denton | $20 | 1-4pm
Seriously this is probably the best deal in town. A hump-day treat to break up the monotonous week now that the kids are all at home for the summer. You won’t regret signing your child(ren) up for every session-yep, it’s EVERY Wednesday afternoon!
Minecraft Meetup | North Branch library | Free | 2pm
Bring your own device that has Minecraft downloaded or play Minecraft on our iPads and Xbox 360. There will also be Minecraft crafts when you are ready for a screen break. For ages 8-17.
We Love Books | Emily Fowler Library | Free | 4-5:30pm
Denton Public Library is partnering with students from the University of North Texas early childhood program to bring some of their favorite children’s books, lessons, and enrichment activities to the library. Children will learn about some really excellent children’s books and participate in some fun activities. For ages 5-8
Wednesday, August 12th
Summer Movie Camp | Cinemark Theater | $1 | 9:30am
A dollar for a movie? What a great way to beat the heat! For families with children of all ages, this is the LAST WEEK for this series and the movie is “Rio 2,” which features dancing-in-the-aisle music and adorable characters. Cheap kids combo makes for a nice distraction for those kiddos who just won’t sit still. This event is also happening on Thursday.
Thursday, August 13th
Back to School Crafts | North Branch Library | Free | 3pm
It’s time to go back to school, kids. Your tweens and teens will enjoy creating locker décor and decorating pens, pencils and other school supplies to get ready for the upcoming year. For ages 11-17. Click here to register.
Unicorn Lake Concert Series | Shops at Unicorn Lake | Free | 7pm
Grab a camping chair and bring your family to the free concerts on the plaza behind Beth Marie’s on Wind River Blvd. It’s a fun night to be out, and the local shops appreciate your support.
Friday, August 14th
Lego Builders Club | Emily Fowler Library | Free | 4:30pm
Drop in and get creative by building with the library’s LEGOs. Use the ideas provided by the librarians or free build on your own, but leave your personal LEGOs at home! For ages 6 and older.
Saturday, August 15th
Burstin’ Bubbles | Painting With a Twist | $35 | 10am-noon
This family-friendly painting event has a minimum age of 8, and all supplies are provided. Stretch your artistic side in the air-conditioned studio!
Sunday, August 16th
Ukulele Club | Sweetwater Tavern | Free | 3pm
Don’t you just love those “little Hawaiian guitars?” So do we! Swing by the still-newly-renovated Sweetwater Tavern for an open jam session and a cold one. You won’t be sorry!
ALSO: Preview for North Texas State Fair and Rodeo!
Youth Art Contest information here.