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Wednesday, January 3 Calendar

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EVENTS

7 a.m. to 6 p.m. -- Winter Holiday Camp at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Activities and field trips for kids in grades K-6. Drop off by 9 a.m. $30 per day. Registration deadline is two days prior to each camp date. To register, visit www.dentonparks.com, call 940-349-7275 or visit the Civic Center.

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. -- Read to Rover at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Children ages 6-11 practice reading with a therapy dog. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-349-8752 or library.cityofdenton.com.

6:45 p.m. --Visual Arts Society of Texas meeting featuring a presentation by watercolor artist Jane E. Jones at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Free for VAST members, $5 for guests. Visit www.vastarts.org. For more information about Jones, visit www.janejonesart.com.

CLUB MEETINGS

Denton Breakfast Kiwanis Club meets from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at El Chaparral Grille, 324 E. McKinney St. Call 940-453-2688 or 940-206-5177, or visit www.dentonbreakfastkiwanis.org.

Denton County Beekeepers Association meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the Denton County Elections Building, 701 Kimberly Drive. Free. Visit http://dentoncountybeekeepersassociation.com.

Denton Writers' Critique Group, for writers of fiction and creative nonfiction ages 17 and older, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Free. Visit http://dentoncritique.wordpress.com.

Duplicate bridge from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Call 940-349-8280 or visit www.dentonseniorcenter.com.

FUTURE BOOKINGS

FESTIVITIES & FUN

Jan. 25-28 -- Denton Black Film Festival featuring narratives, documentaries and shorts, at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St., and several other venues downtown. Opening night film is Steps, directed by Jay Rodriguez and Rock Davis. Festival also includes music, slam poetry and visual arts. VIP all-access passes and special event tickets are now on sale. Visit http://dentonbff.com.

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 6 -- North Texas Food Bank's Mobile Pantry will distribute free fresh produce in the parking lot at Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home, 1304 Bernard St. No questions asked; first come, first served. Visit www.ntfb.org.

ART

6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 5 -- Inaugural artists in residence show and sale at SCRAP Denton, 420 S. Bell Ave. Artists Jess Tarr, Brittany Shaban and Cynthia Giron created pieces from SCRAP's varied inventory. With light refreshments, drinks and a make-and-take craft. Call 940-391-7499 or visit www.scrapdenton.org.

7 p.m. Jan. 6 -- "Party On!" with Spiderweb Salon at Wine Squared, 110 W. Oak St. The arts collective presents an announcement celebration and open mic showcase featuring Brian Clifton, Chelsea Fiddyment, Christina "Ina" Thomas and Nadia Wolnisty. Visit www.spiderwebsalon.com.

CREATIVE THINKING

2:30 p.m. Jan. 6 and 11:30 a.m. Jan. 13 -- Artist Inspiration Workshop, inspired by the work of mixed-media artist Mickalene Thomas, at SCRAP Denton, 420 S. Bell Ave. Presented by the Denton Black Film Festival and SCRAP Denton. Make a mixed-media piece using fabric, rhinestones and other reclaimed materials on canvas. Two-hour workshop taught by Amy Dierdorf. $5. For adults 18 and older. Call 940-391-7499 or visit www.scrapdenton.org.

Add your event to our online calendar at DentonRC.com/calendar; email drc@dentonrc.com; fax to 940-566-6888; or mail to Page 2 Calendar, Denton Record-Chronicle, P.O. Box 369, Denton, TX 76202.