There's quite a bit happening in town if Denton is your home for this holiday weekend. Whether you're traveling or not, take a moment and be reflective on what you are truly thankful for this year. We know everyone else is telling you to do that, but whom are you more likely to listen to; a trusted friend or a local arts and culture blog? Last year, Denton city council member, Kevin Roden, gave some thoughts on Banning Politics from the Thanksgiving Table, which this year seems even more poignant with the unfolding events in Ferguson and the discussions that will inevitably occur this week over gravy and turkey. We'd like to endorse and encourage this idea of practicing local democracy at the dinner table. Lets also reflect on how we can serve our community better. Where are there needs to be met? Where is there injustice that has been unanswered? Who are the under-represented people and how do we give them a voice? Let's search our souls and answer the many needs that are here in our own backyards. The needs are great but greater is the spirit and determination of the residents of Denton and we should all be truly thankful for the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Happy Thanksgiving, y'all. Eat some good food and be thankful for what you have.
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Wednesday, November 26th
Rotary Fruit of the Rio Valley | Denton Rotary | All Day
Every year, Denton Noon Club of Rotary International puts on a pretty sweet fruit sale. Proceeds of the sale get reinvested back into the community and this year you can order it all online here.
Thanksgiving Wine Class | Wine Squared | 7PM | $15
RSVP and get the skinny on what fits best with your spread. Impress your friends!
Thursday, November 27th
Downtown Denton Turkey Trot 5k | Oak St. Drafthouse | 8AM
It’s a $15 entry fee to trot a 5k or 10k and you’ll get a wicked t-shirt and a glass. Five bucks per entry will benefit the Denton Food Bank and you can also just bring your canned food, as well.
Thanksgiving | Where You Are | All Day
We’re thankful for our vibrant and diverse community and sweet potatoes. What are you thankful for?
Thanksgiving Community Banquet | Calhoun Middle School | 11AM - 2PM
Friday, November 28th
Weldon’s 58th Anniversary Celebration | Weldon’s Saddle Shop | 8:30AM
Come out and celebrate the history of this saddle shop on the corner of Hickory & Bell and check out the spur collection and the shop where all the Bell & Oak wares are handmade.
Saturday, November 29th
Last Market Day of 2014: Holiday Market Day | Denton County Historic Park | 9AM
Well, they’ve done it again. The amazing people who put on the community market should be thanked and patted on the back for another fantastic year of expansion for Community Market. Way to go, Vicki and Kati! We’re already looking forward to next year.
Small Busines Saturday | DIME Store | 10AM - 6PM
Food trucks, a hot chocolate bar and all your awesome local goods available for you to buy up in time for not stressing out about buying Christmas presents. Skip the black Friday stampede and go for the complimentary hot chocolate and giveaways at DIME Store.
Stage Fright! Denton Does The Band | Dan’s Silver Leaf | 9PM | $10
Probably the best group of musicians in town give their treatment to on of the best bands in history: The Band. Worth every penny and then some.
“Book” Friday | Recycled Books | 9AM-9PM
We see what you did there! Recycled has 20% off everything, all weekend. Seriously, shop local.
Sunday, November 30th
Battle Of The Beards | Dusty’s | 5PM
Should be a pretty fierce battle benefiting cancer awareness.