Misc Community Events
Thu, 04/12/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
A Bar-B-Que dinner and silent auction to benefit Parker County Meals on Wheels will be held Thursday, April 12 at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse building west of Weatherford. Dinner will be served from 6-8:30 p.m. The silent auction closes at 8 p.m. Live music will be provided by Southern Heritage. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children. To purchase a ticket, or for more information, call 817-596-4640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is sponsored by Jerry’s GM.
Ride for Heroes
The 10th annual Moritz Chevrolet Ride for Heroes will take off from Aledo High School at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21. More than 1,500 bike riders are expected to participate in routes of 8, 23, 35, 44, 62 and 73 miles through east Parker County. Proceeds benefit the Aledo, Hudson Oaks and Willow Park Fire Departments, the Sheriff's Reserve and Center of Hope. Entry fee is $30 until April 14, $35 after; age 15 and under $10 discount and must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and donations are welcome. For more information, maps and entries visit www.rideforheroes.org.
The annual Freedom House vigil and balloon release will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in Weatherford. The community event is designed to promote victims’ rights and honor victims of crime and those who advocate on their behalf. This year’s theme is “Extending the Vision Reaching Every Victim.” For more information, call Freedom House at 817-596-7543.
Wed, 03/21/2012 - 10:00am
The Parker County Extension Education Association will host an Arts and Craft Day at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21 at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. Craft projects will include decorative bird feeders, pencil watercolor pictures, crocheted flip flops and hymnal pictures. Kits will be provided for these projects. The cost will be nominal and some will be free. Lunch will be provided. For more information and/or to pre-register, call 817-598-6168.
The first annual Fore-the-Kids Golf Tournament will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at the Split Rail Links and Golf Club, 2151 Old Annetta Rd. in Aledo. Registration is $100 per player, which includes green fee, cart and catered lunch and dinner. All proceeds benefit CASA of Parker COunty, which provides court-appointed special advocates for children in the foster system. For more information on sponsorships or registration call 817-599-6224 or email email@example.com.
A spring “leg” tour has been added to a successful “Called to Love” fall tour by Centricity Music artists, Downhere, Aaron Shust and Jason Gray. The tour, sponsored by World Vision, will stop in Aledo in April 12 for a concert at Aledo United Methodist Church.
All three participating artists will continue to showcase the great successes from their 2011 projects.
Aaron Shust: Aaron Shust has achieved a record-breaking twelve-week run in the #1 spot on the AC Monitor chart with his hit single, “My Hope is In You.” The tune was also the Top 20 song of 2011 on Billboard’s year-end chart and recently was the #1 downloaded song on iTunes.
Downhere: Downhere’s song, “Rest,” is #26 on the AC Indicator chart, and it’s from their critically acclaimed CD, On The Altar Of Love.
Jason Gray: Jason Gray’s single, “Remind Who I Am” was #15 for nine weeks on the AC Monitor chart, currently #8 on AC Indicator, has entered the CHR chart, is KLOVE’s #1 song, and was iTunes #1 downloaded song.
Tickets for the April 12 performance are $15 in advance for general admission, $12 per person for groups of 20 or more, or $18 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online at www.aledoumc.org or at the Aledo United Methodist Church office. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the performance begins at 6:30.
For more information about the tour, visit www.centricitymusic.com.
Mon, 03/26/2012 - 11:30am
The Parkinson Support Group of Tarrant County will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Broadway Baptist Church, Third Floor, 305 W. Broadway, Fort Worth. This annual luncheon is given to honor the caregivers of the Parkinson patient and the program will be presented by Sue Wallace with Assisted Services. Visitors are welcome. Cost is $11.00. Call Helen Robertson at 817-282-6335 for reservations or visit www.PSGTC.com.
Sat, 03/03/2012 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Jerry’s Chevrolet will have a blood drive with Carter BloodCare to benefit Sue Ann Westhoff on Saturday, March 3rd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To be a part of this life saving project, please contact Donna Dickinson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 817-597-4452 to let them know if you are willing and able to give. All donors receive a mini-physical, including blood pressure and iron level check at the time of donation and cholesterol results following their donation.
Wed, 02/29/2012 - 8:30am - 2:00pm
First National Bank of Weatherford will host a bone marrow registry drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29. Bone marrow testing consists simply of paperwork and a mouth swab – no blood is drawn. The right match can save a life.
Disaster Relief Emergency Communications Teams (DiRECT), an organization of amateur radio operators interested in emergency communications, invites area amateur radio operators to a presentation on Near Vertical Incidence Sky Wave (NVIS) antennas, theory and practice. The event will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Silver Creek Baptist Church, 151 Ruth Lane (near the junction of FM 730 and Veal Station Road), Azle.