Misc Community Events
Sat, 07/04/2015 (All day)
The Iron Skillet in Weatherford would like to show its appreciation for the service given by veterans and active duty military with a free meal on the 4th of July. Present one of the following as payment: military I.D., retired military I.D., veterans organization card, DD214, photograph in uniform, citation or commendation. Enjoy a complimentary meal of your choice (up to $15 value) as our way of saying "Thanks!" The country cooking Iron Skillet Restaurant is located off I-20, Exit 409, 2001 Santa Fe Dr., inside Petro station. It is open 24 hours a day. For questions contact the manager, Gary, at 817-594-0245.
The Texas Department of Transportation and Parker County will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed Interstate 20-Center Point Road Interchange improvements in the Hudson Oaks and Weatherford. The purpose of the meeting is to offer an opportunity to discuss and make comments on the proposed interchange, local access ramp and frontage road improvements extending from E. Bankhead to Lakeshore Drive. The [public meeting will be an open house format, allowing visitors to come and go at their own availability, and will be held Tuesday, July 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Texas Church of God Convention Center, 146 Center Point Road.
A benefit for Kayleigh Boling is planned Wednesday, July 1 at the Railhead Smokehouse BBQ in Willow Park.
A cowboy cooker is the prize to benefit young Kayleigh, who has already had two surgeries and is in need of more to repair her damaged heart. She is six months old.
She is the daughter of Meghan and Daniel Boling and the great-granddaughter of Kay Dixon.
Tickets, at $5 each or five for $20, can be obtained from Dixon at 817-929-5145 or Carol Ray at 817-688-4808.
The cooker was donated by Hub Machine and Tool in Graham.
Come to the Railhead from 6:30-9 p.m. July 1 for some great music and food and help out little Kayleigh.
Learn more about Kayleigh on Facebook at Kayleigh Opel Boling.
The Weatherford Optimist Club hosts its annual junior golf tournament Monday, June 8 at 1 p.m. at Canyon West Golf Club.
Entry fee is $40, and divisions include boys and girls, 14-15 and 16-18. Registration is due June 3 at noon. For late registration call 817-992-1766; fee is $50.
Those 16 and older may use a golf cart with a valid Texas driver’s license. Those younger than 16 should have a parent/guardian drive them.
A short awards ceremony will follow the tournament, with prizes for first-third in each division.
Parents may follow on foot or in a golf cart but are not allowed to coach the players.
For more information call Nita Ellis at 817-598-2942 or 817-992-1766 or M.J. McDaniel at 817-266-8461.
Mon, 06/29/2015 (All day)
A low-cost spay and neuter clinic will be held Monday, June 29 at the Harberger Hill Community Center in Weatherford, by appointment only, by the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection.
Call 940-566-5551 to schedule or go to texasforthem.org or the TCforAP Facebook page for more information.
Spay fees are $45 for cats, $55 for dogs under 50 pounds and $65 for dogs 50-80 pounds.
Neuter fees are $35 for cats, $55 for smaller dogs and $65 for larger dogs.
Additional charges apply for pain medication, antibiotics, Ecollar (included for male dogs), animals in heat or pregnant and male crypt orchid.
The Palo Pinto County Humane Society will be holding pet adoptions at Pets West, 102 Bearcat Road in Aledo, Saturday, May 23 at 9 a.m. There will be plenty of dogs and puppies available for adoption.
Gracefully Strong, the girls character-building program started last year by Stuard Elementary School counselor Heather Stark, will hold its inaugural fundraiser dinner Thursday, May 14.
“She Will Fly” will be held at the Cendera Center in Fort Worth from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Shawn Callaway, executive director of the Aledo Education Foundation, will serve as master of ceremonies, and Derek Citty, Aledo ISD superintendent, will give the welcome.
Lynn Johnson, Parker County justice of the peace; attorney Barbara Williams; and Shivuan Palmer, co-founder of Plaid for Women, will be the speakers’ panel.
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.