Misc Community Events
Fri, 09/06/2013 (All day)
Indian Pow WowGrand Prairie, TX (August 19, 2013) – A 2-1/2 day Native American Pow Wow with colorful tribal dance contests, an arts & crafts show, teepees, visiting with old friends, making new ones, honoring ceremonies, singing and much more will be part of the 51st Annual National Championship Indian Pow Wow. The event will take place at Traders Village, in Grand Prairie, Friday - Sunday, September 6th, 7th & 8th. The contests will take place on Friday from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight, on Saturday from 12:00 noon to 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - 12:00 midnight and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Indian Dance Arena on the west side of the market and is presented by the DFW Inter-Tribal Association.
Several hundred Native Americans, representing dozens of tribes from across the United States, will take part in this celebration of their culture and heritage. The drums will beat for the dancers in full regalia of feathers, buckskin, bells and beadwork competing for prize money and awards in eighteen different dance categories. Spectators will be amazed by the precision and showmanship that even the youngest competitors display in their dancing. Participants will range in age from two-year old toddlers to grandmothers in there 80’s.
Artists, craftsmen and traders from all over the country will showcase their wares and talents at the Arts & Crafts Show and Sale, under the giant Green Expo building, from10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day.
The Girl Scouts of Parker County, Peach Blossom Prairie Service Unit is holding an open Girl Scout Information Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs. Sept. 12 at the Aledo United Methodist Church at Oak and Pecan Streets. If you are interested in finding out more information about Girl Scouts or are wanting to register for Girl Scouts, please attend this meeting. For more information, email GSinParkerCounty@gmail.com.
Fri, 09/13/2013 (All day)
Brides Against Breast Cancer, a nation-wide non-profit organization that serves people with cancer, will hold a bridal show Sept 13-14 at Feragne Villa, 755 Mid Cities Blvd. in Hurst. Hundreds of new and gently-worn designer and couture wedding gowns will be available at prices from $99 to $3,900 in sizes 4-18. Some of the area’s top wedding vendors will also be on hand, and door prizes will be awarded. For more information, visit http://www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org/upcoming-shows-2013/dallas-fort....
Coder and McCall Elementary School boys and their parents are invited to a Scout Rally to learn about scouting and Pack 1099 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Willow Park. Regular meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 9 throughout most of the school year.
Sat, 08/31/2013 - 12:00pm
The Parker County A&M Club invites all Aggie fans to the A&M – Rice Game Watching Party at noon Saturday, Aug. 31, at Buffalo Wild Wings, 320 Adams Dr. in Weatherford. Be sure to wear your A&M apparel and invite your Aggie friends. For more information, call Richard Westbrook at 817-441-5831 or email Westbrookrc@yahoo.com.
With construction of FM 1187 reaching the halfway point, traffic will be switched to the newly constructed lanes on the east side of the roadway beginning at approximately 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, according to officials with TxDOT and McMahon Construction. The actual switchover could cause some minor delays over a four- hour period from 8 p.m. to midnight, as vehicles are diverted onto the new concrete. In addition, West Oak St. will be closed, and both East Oak St. and Underwood Rd. will reopen for traffic. Access to all businesses will remain available with directional signs posted as crews work to build the new concrete lanes on the west side of FM 1187. Upon completion, FM 1187 will be a four lane divided highway with a median, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and landscaping.
Sun, 09/08/2013 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8 at Couts Memorial United Methodist Church, 802 N. Elm in Weatherford. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
Sat, 08/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
The Raptor Civil Air Patrol Squadron, TX-441, will serve a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Granbury Airport Terminal. CAP Lt Col Bill Kindred of Willow Park is Commander of the Squadron and welcomes all to fly or drive to the airport on Saturday morning. Proceeds support CAP Cadet training expenses. The FAA will also present a safety seminar titled “Landing” starting at 9 a.m.
Sun, 10/13/2013 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Grace House Ministries will present the Gift of Adoption Fair from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Doss Heritage Center, 1400 Texas Drive in Weatherford. Numerous adoption/foster agencies, private adoption attorneys, and assessment counselors from all over North Texas will be present to answer questions. Adoptive parents will also be present to share their successful stories. Anyone interested in adoption or foster care is encouraged to attend this free event. For more information, call Jessica Lambiase at 817-599-9080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat, 09/21/2013 - 6:00am - 2:00pm
The third annual Ride United Parker County will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Parker County Sheriff Posse Arena, 2251 Mineral Wells Hwy in Weatherford.
The ride features 24 mile, 36 mile and 59 mile routes. Routes close at 2 p.m., so be sure to pick the route that suits your riding ability in order to finish on time. The ride benefits the 18 health and human service programs supported by United Way of Parker County. Registration fee is $25 before Sept. 19 and $30 at the event. Participants may register at www.bikereg.com. For more information, visit www.rideunitedparkercounty.com or call 817-596-5986. For information on sponsorships, email email@example.com. For more information about the United Way of Parker County, visit www.unitedwayofparkercounty.org.