Misc Community Events
Moss Insurance Group and Texas Health Resources are teaming for women’s health.
The Texas Health Wellness for Life mobile mammography unit will be at Moss Insurance in Aledo Thursday, May 21 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
To schedule a screening call 855-318-7696 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Those eligible for mammography screening include women 35 and older with no personal history of breast cancer, no breast implants, no known breast lumps or other breast problems, not pregnant or having breast fed in the past six months, and not received a mammogram in the past 12 months.
Those without insurance may qualify for a fully-funded screening.
An insurance card and identification should be brought to the screening.
All military veterans and their guests are invited to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve base Saturday, May 9. Gates open at 8 a.m.
There will be a welcome home ceremony for Vietnam veterans with guest speakers, a POW/MIA tribute wall, classic car show, Vietnam era aircraft and vehicles and more.
A crew of historically-trained Vietnam War re-enactors will offer an educational look at life on a firebase 50 years ago.
Texas Air National Guard’s 136th Air Lift Wing will provide a C-130 Hercules incentive ride to 50 preselected Vietnam War veterans during the event.
Local non-profits will provide a free lunch.
For more information call 817-782-7815 or email FTWO_Information@navy.mil.
Back the Bearcats 5K returns for its second running Saturday, May 30 in Aledo.
The event – put on by Bearcat Bootcamp – is a chance to get fit and give back by raising money, including scholarships, for Aledo student athletes. A 1-mile Kids Fun Run/Walk is included to promote fun and fitness to the children and families of Aledo.
Little Bearcats will be cheered on by varsity athletes during the 1-Mile Fun Run and be available for autographs after the event. Stick around and enjoy live music, snow cones and food trucks. There will be a raffle to raise even more money including these items: autographed footballs, baseball and softball, autographed football poster, t-shirt quilt, jewelry and more.
Sat, 06/06/2015 - 10:00am
The National Vietnam War Museum will host the 6th annual update of its replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Saturday, June 6. The gates will open at 8 a.m. with the ceremony beginning at 10. Thirteen US Army veterans whose names were added to the wall in Washington, D.C. last year will be honored, as well as a special welcome home to three recovered US Air Force MIAs. The guest speaker will be LTG Dan Petrosky (USA Ret.).
A multi-family garage sale will be held Saturday, May 2 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at 110 Black Oak Dr. in Deer Creek (Annetta).
Proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 1099. items include furniture, baby items, camping equipment, bikes, tools and much more.
Breakfast tacos, barbecue, coffee and bottled water will be available.
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 10:00am
The Annetta Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m.
Tryouts for Impact Athletic Training Center’s competitive cheer teams will be Saturday, April 25 from 2-3:30 p.m. Impact is located near Aledo High School at 100 Nu Energy Drive. Call (817) 899-6681 for more information. www.impactathletictc.com.
The Parker County Cruisers host their third annual Blooming Car Show Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Weatherford First Monday Trade Grounds Heritage Park, corner of Santa Fe Dr. and Fort Worth Highway. The show was originally planned May 9.
Registration is from 9 a.m.-noon and awards will be presented at 2:30 p.m.
Cash prizes will be awarded in over 40 classes, with $200 for Best in Show, $500 for car club participation, and $100 each for best paint, best engine and best interior.
Registration fee is $20, and all proceeds benefit local charities.
Spectator parking is free, and food and drink will be available throughout the event.
Rain date is May 16.
For more information call 817-599-9441 or 817-599-7578.
The dark night skies will provide the opportunity for a Star Party at Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Saturday, April 18. Members of Fort Worth and Dallas astronomical societies will bring telescopes to view stars and constellations, or visitors may bring their own. The event is free to the public and provides a chance to visit the park, which is not yet officially open. Overnight camping is allowed for this event, but there are no public facilities. Bring chairs, water, bug spray, etc.
The park is headquartered at Strawn, just north of Interstate 20 and about 50 miles west of Weatherford. Directions: From I-20 take exit 361, go north on Highway 16 for 4 miles, go west on FM 2372 for 2 miles, then follow the signs. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/PaloPintoMtns.
Aledo ISD Police Officer Stephanie Alvarez will be waiting tables at the Railhead Smokehouse BBQ in Willow Park from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 28. Proceeds from the event benefit Special Olympics. Alvarez plans to be a torch bearer during the Law Enforcement Torch Run when it comes through Fort Worth in late June.