Thursday, December 8, 2022

Local Briefs

Suicide Awareness Fundraising Walk
The TouchedBySuicide Group will hold its 4th annual fundraising walk on Nov. 6 at Bartonville Town Center to support local residents who have experienced tragic losses in their families due to suicide. The event brings together people who walk in memory of a loved one, want to raise awareness about suicide or seek information and support. Register at

Haunts and Hounds at The Shops at Highland Village
The Shops at Highland Village will host a costume contest for dogs and children at its Haunts and Hounds Halloween celebration on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 3 to 6pm benefitting Southern Denton County Neighbor to Neighbor.  The event is free and open to everyone. Judges will award prizes for the best, scariest, most creative and funniest costumes for dogs, owner-dog combos, children, and family costume themes.  More information and a printable entry form for the costume contest is at

Hoop it up at the Y
The Cross Timbers Family YMCA, in partnership with the Town of Flower Mound Recreation Department, is holding youth basketball signups through November 14. Co-ed Pre-K through 8th grade participants can register at the YMCA on Cross Timbers Road in Flower Mound or online at Call the YMCA at 972-539-9622 for more information.

Friends of Library Book Sale
Book it on over to a gently used book sale fundraiser at the Flower Mound Library, Oct. 22 to 24. With hardbacks for $3 and children’s hardbacks at $1, along with paperbacks, books on tape, VHS tapes and DVD’s, you can fill your library. Hours are Friday, 10/22, from 5 to 8pm; Saturday 10/23, from 10am to 5pm; and Sunday 10/24, from 1 to 4pm. Drop off your gently used books for the sale at the library anytime during regular business hours.

Visit Artists and Their Work
Watch local artists demonstrating their creative process inside their studios at the Cross Timbers Artists’ Guild’s 9th annual Artists’ Studio Tour, Nov. 12 to 14. An opening reception will be held at the Cross Timbers Artists’ Guild Gallery in the Shops at Highland Village. For more information and tour maps, visit or call 972-317-9605.

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