Upcoming Denton Events

3rd annual Turkey Trot

By Elizabeth Spangler

If you’re looking for a fun and family-friendly way of starting your Thanksgiving Day, come to the 3rd annual 5K Turkey Trot Run/Walk and Kid’s Gobble Wobble. Registration is $25 for the adult run/walk and $10 for the Kid’s Gobble Wobble. The kids’ event begins at 8:30 a.m. while the 5k commences at 9 a.m. All the proceeds will benefit the Denton Community Food Center. The 5K race route weaves through the campus of Texas Women’s University and around the Downton Denton Square. Packet Pickup for this event will be on Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Point Bank (which is sponsoring the trot), 525 S I-35 E, Denton, and from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Oak St. Drafthouse & Cocktail Parlor, 308 E. Oak St, Denton. Hosted by the Denton Area Running Club, the the turkey trot is a great way to kick off your Thanksgiving Day, and feel healthy and charitable before stuffing your face. For more information, you can visit the running club’s website:

Let There Be Lights

By Rachel Walters

Grab some hot cocoa and get into the holiday spirit early at the 29th Annual Denton Holiday Lightning Festival, Dec. 1 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on the Square. Festivities include live caroling and entertainment, photos with Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides, local food vendors and the tree lighting at 6 p.m. Admission is free but some attractions may cost extra upon entry. Elves Shelves will host a Toy Drive during the event to benefit needy families in the Denton community. Toys can be donated during or prior to the festival at First Baptist Denton at 1100 Malone Street. Invite family because Denton’s Holiday Inn Express is offering a special rate of $99 for the night of Dec. 1, with continental breakfast included.

 For more information on the festival, you can visit

Ah, Puppies

By Rick Santiago

With finals exams approaching in the coming weeks, it’s no surprise students are getting stressed out. Come relieve your academia-related anxieties with dog therapy in the Jade Eagle Ballroom located in Union 333 on Nov. 21. Dog Therapy is a UPC sponsored event that allows students to join their peers to play with cute fluffy puppies. The event aims to relieve stress for the students and provide a way for the puppies to interact with people in a safe, playful environment. The event will run from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome to attend. So, bring a friend, and make one while you are there.  More information on Dog Therapy and other UPC sponsored events can be found at:

Open Mic, Spoken Word

By Rick Santiago

If you’re looking for a way to wind down through fine arts, come and listen to award-winning actor and poet Carlos Andres Gomez. Gomez is a well-known poet who has been the star of Def Poetry Jam on HBO and Verses and Flow on TV One. He will be reciting some of his work as a special guest at open mic night in the UNT Lyceum. Along with Gomez, there will also be performances from volunteer musicians and comedians. The event is sponsored by the UPC of UNT and will last from 7p.m.-9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20.

For more information on this event and all other UPC sponsored events visit:

1 Comment

  1. Niles Youngblood
    Niles Youngblood October 27, 11:46

    Great addition to North Texas Daily!

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