Events Calendar: Aug. 20-28

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SATURDAY

NORTH TEXAS STATE FAIR — 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. at North Texas State Fair Grounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. in Denton. The annual nine-day fair and rodeo offers activities for all ages including live concerts, horse and livestock shows, and contests and cook-offs. The fair runs at various times through Aug. 27. Ticket prices range from $5 to $20. For more information, call 940-387-2632 or visit ntfair.com.

HIGHLAND VILLAGE BALLOON FESTIVAL — The event has been cancelled because of the weather.

FRESH IDEAS — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. The Visual Art League of Lewisville’s Fresh Ideas 2016 exhibit will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and during performances, through Sept. 10. The free exhibit includes pieces from regional artists from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico. For more information, visit MCLGrand.com or call 972-219-8446.

COBRA BREWING TOURS — 5 to 10 p.m. at Cobra Brewing Co., 146 Whatley Ave. in Lewisville. Cobra Brewing is pet friendly. The brewery also has corn hole, ladder golf, cards, darts, ping-pong, pool, arcade games and life-size Jenga. For more info, visit cobrabrewingco.com.

WINE TASTINGS — 4 to 9 p.m. at LaRue Vineyard, 1491 N. Kealy Ave., No. 55, in Lewisville. The family owned business holds free wine tastings on Fridays and Saturdays. The custom winery can adapt its label to meet your specifications for weddings, anniversary’s, holiday gifts and promotional events. Free. For more info, visit laruevineyards.com.

WITHERSPOON DISTILLERY TOURS — 11 a.m. and 1, 3 and 5 p.m. at Witherspoon Distillery, 225 S. Charles St. in Lewisville. Public tours of the distillery are held Fridays at 4 p.m. and on Saturdays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5.p.m. (excluding major holidays). Make reservations by calling 214-814-0545 or at witherspoondistillery.com.

GATEWAY GHOST TOURS — 6:45 p.m. starting at Tierney’s Café, 208 E. Main St. in Lewisville. Tickets are $20 for adults when purchased in advance or $25 at the door, and $10 for children 12-6 years of age. Purchase tickets by visiting gatewayghosttours.com or calling 972-922-4675.

BE THE DINOSAUR — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau, 636 S. Main St. The display uses video game technology in a hands-on exhibit featuring dinosaur bones and replicas, a paleontology field station and a Safari Jeep and more. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 18. For more information, visit grapevinetexasusa.com.

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. The Visual Art League of Lewisville presents the exhibit every Tuesday through Saturday until Aug. 27. The show features close-up views of various objects; Macro photography, paintings of small objects that fit the frame, and other artistic interpretations of magnified items that are personally meaningful to the artist. Free. For more information, visit visualartleague.org.

SOUNDS OF SUMMER — 7 to 9 p.m. at The Shops at Highland Village, 1401 Shoal Creek. This week’s band is Live 80, an ‘80s tribute band. Free. For more information, visit theshopsathighlandvillage.com.

MEET “DEZ” CALUM WORTHY — 1 to 4 p.m. at Vista Ridge Mall, 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville. Redeem Aug. 20 receipts totaling $50 or more from mall retailers to meet Worthy, from Disney’s Austin & Ally, and receive a photo for an autograph signing. For more information, visit vistaridgemall.com.

BACK TO SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL — 6 to 8 p.m. at Coppell Square, 768 W. Main St. in Coppell. Celebrate the new school year with ice cream, music, the Old Town playground and splashing in the Main Street Interactive Fountain. Free. For more information, visit coppelltx.gov.

DRIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT — 8 p.m. at Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle in Fort Worth. Bring lawn chairs and coolers and watch Inside Out on the large, high-definition screen in the infield at Texas Motor Speedway. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per car at the gate. Proceeds benefit the Speedway Children’s Charities – Texas Chapter. For more information, call 817-215-8500 or visit texasmotorspeedway.com.

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SUNDAY

NATURE LOVERS BOOK AND HIKE CLUB — 4 to 6 p.m. at LLELA Nature Preserve, 201 E. Jones St. in Lewisville. Enjoy the outdoors with fellow nature-lovers and discuss nature-based books. Cost is $5 per vehicle. Register online at bit.ly/COLsplash with activity 810006. For more information, call 972-219-3550 weekdays or 972-219-3560 on weekends.

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MONDAY

GENEALOGY GROUP — 1 to 3 p.m. at the Shirley Voirin Social Senior Center, 2121 Cross Timbers Road, Building C, in Flower Mound. Meet other genealogy enthusiasts to swap stories and tricks of the trade. Free. For more information, call 972-874-6110 or visit flower-mound.com.

CASH BINGO — 1 to 2 p.m. at the Flower Mound Senior Center, 2701 W. Windsor Drive. Play Bingo for cash prizes with Seniors in Motion members. For more information, call 972-874-6110.

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SATURDAY

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF — 7 p.m. at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Road in Flower Mound. Stage Right youth theatre arts ministry presents the musical in the Family Life Center Gym. The cast is all senior and junior high students. Purchase tickets at the show or by emailing amyp@tmumc.org or calling 972-539-8547 ext. 222.

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SUNDAY

SPLASH BASH — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at The Village Shops at Castle Hills, 2560 King Arthur Blvd. in The Colony. Krieger Orthodontics is hosting its second annual Splash Bash with water rides and snow cones. Free. For more information, visit castlehillsvillageshops.com or email divina.penaloza@brightco.com.

FAN DAYS CARROLLTON — 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Hebron and Josey Library, 4220 N. Josey Lane in Carrollton. Teens can celebrate their favorite fandoms each month with food, crafts and binge-watching shows. This month’s theme is Shoujo Anime/Manga. Free. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com.

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TUESDAY

PROTECTION: LONG TERM CARE — 7 to 8 p.m. at the Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane. Presented by Frank Rattan, Jr., a financial advisor with Edward Jones, with special guest, Jane Forbes from Pacific Life. For more information, call 972-874-6165 or visit flower-mound.com.

COLOR ME HAPPY: ADULT COLORING — 7 to 8 p.m. at the Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St. Supplies will be provided. No kids please. Free. For more information, visit cityoflewisville.com.

SING-A-LONG — 3 to 4 p.m. at the Flower Mound Senior Center. Musicians and singers can join Seniors In Motion each week for a sing-a-long. For more information, visit flower-mound.com.

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WEDNESDAY

OPEN MIC NIGHT — 8 p.m. at Elke’s Beer Haus, 165 W. Main St. in Lewisville. Warren Dunlevy Jr. and Chris Babler of RAW Acoustic host open mic night every Wednesday. A PA and drum kit are provided. For more information, call 972-221-7484 or email elkesbeerhaus727@yahoo.com.

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THURSDAY

‘ROCK FOR A REASON’ CONCERT — 7 to 9 p.m. at the Flower Mound Senior Center, 2701 W. Windsor Drive in Flower Mound. Join Seniors in Motion for a performance by Connections Band, featuring classic rock covers. The free concert is open to anyone 21 and older and donations for the North Texas Disaster Relief Fund will be accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com.

DENTAL HEALTH FOR KIDS — 7 p.m. at the Grapevine Library, 1201 Municipal Way in Grapevine. Children will receive free toothbrushes, toothpaste and coloring books from the office of Scott Staffel, DDS. For more information and other library events, visit grapevinetexas.gov.

EVENINGS ON OAK STREET CONCERT — 7 to 8 p.m. at Austin Street Plaza, 221 N. Oak St. in Roanoke. The Killdares, an alternative Celtic Rock band, will perform the free concert series. For more information, visit roanoketexas.com.

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FRIDAY

STARS ON THE PRAIRIE — 8:15 to 10:15 p.m. at LLELA Nature Preserve, 201 E. Jones St. in Lewisville. Wear long pants, long sleeves (or bug spray) and closed-toe shoes. Bring a water bottle and a blanket or chair. Cost is $10 per person. Registration is required at bit.ly/COLsplash with code 800001. For more information, email erintaylor@cityoflewisville.com or call 972-219-3550 weekdays and 972-219-7980 weekends.

LEGO OLYMPIC GAMES — 7 to 9 p.m. at LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway in Grapevine. Enjoy the no-kids-allowed LEGO Olympic Games adult night. Pre-purchase tickets online for $13.50 or $21 at the door. For more information, visit legolanddiscoverycenter.com.

ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION — 7 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. The weekly open jam and song circle is sponsored by the Visual Art League of Lewisville. All acoustic instruments and levels are welcome. All music genres are welcome. Free. For more information, visit visualartleague.org.

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SATURDAY

CONCERT ON THE SQUARE — 6 to 8 p.m. Historic Downtown Carrollton, 1106 S. Broadway St. This week’s performance comes from Centerfold the Band, a Top 40, country and rock cover band. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Free. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/downtown.

POKÉMON: THE FIRST MOVIE — 8:30 p.m. at Denton Courthouse Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Bring a chair to watch the film and socks, hats, coats, jackets, shoes and gloves to help fill a Little Guys Movers’ truck for donations to Our Daily Bread for area homeless this winter. Free. For more information, visit facebook.com.

SHANNON BREWING CO. TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Shannon Brewing Co., 818 N. Main St. in Keller. The brewery will tap seasonal beers saved for the event, which includes food from Hick’s BBQ, Crown Tacos and Steel City Pops. Doug Kent and the Taylor Davis band will perform live music. Tickets are $20 at the door. For more information, visit shannonbrewing.com.

SOUNDS OF SUMMER — 7 to 9 p.m. at The Shops at Highland Village, 1401 Shoal Creek. This week’s band is Moving Colors, a dance variety band. Free. For more information, visit theshopsathighlandvillage.com.

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SUNDAY

FREE VISION SCREENINGS — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St. The Lions Club offers free vision screenings on the last Sunday of each month. Screenings determine if there is a need to follow up with an eye doctor for glasses or other vision treatment. For more information, visit lewisvillelions.org.

FLOWER MOUND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — 11:45 a.m. at Flower Mound Presbyterian Church, 1501 Flower Mound Road. Celebrate the church’s 162nd birthday with its oldest member, Miss Oleta Simmons Greer, who also will be turning 102. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. and the service starts at 10:30 a.m. The birthday potluck will be served afterward. For more information, call 972-539-7184 or visit fmpcweb.org.