Misc Community Events
A book signing for Julie Cosgrove’s new suspense romance novel “Hush in the Storm” is planned Saturday, Aug. 30 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Holy Grounds coffee shop (formerly Agape), 108 Jearl St. in Aledo.
“Hush in the Storm” will be released Aug. 6 and is the Fort Worth author’s second novel and seventh published work. She is also a professional speaker and freelance writer.
Find out more at juliebcosgrove.com.
Sand Dollar Rodeo celebrate the summer as they present their custom brand of alternative country, dubbed "Texas music with a twist," to Railhead BBQ in Willow Park Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. for a night of fun and friends that will please music fans ranging in tastes from Jimmy Buffett to Roger Creager and beyond.
On the heels of their debut 2013 CD, GPS To Nowhere, the Texas-based band, featuring Aledo resident Heath Frazier on guitar, have played nearly non-stop since its release. At the same time, they have secured regular rotation on the largest beach-friendly radio station in the country, Beach Front Radio, with their hits “Carry Me Home,” “I'll Just Have a Beer” and “Tailgate to the Beach.” They are working on a new album, which is expected to continue and expand on their beach infused Texas country hybrid sound.
All ages are admitted and there is no admission fee. However, reservations are highly recommended.
Railhead Smokehouse BBQ is located at I-20 South Ranch House Road, Willow Park, TX 76008. To reserve a table, call 817-441-2525.
Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:00am
First FWB church of Weatherford is hosting a community picnic, free of charge, providing family-friendly food, prizes, giveaways, and entertainment.
The picnic is Saturday, July 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m, at 109 N. Line Street, Weatherford, at the First FWB Church, rain or shine. There is no cost of any kind – there will be hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks, drinks, prizes, giveaways, and Christian entertainment – and all are free of charge. Everyone is welcome.
To learn more, or for any questions, visit: www.WeatherfordFWB.com, call 817-599-9620 or email pastor@WeatherfordFWB.com.
A golf tournament benefiting the family of Zeb Montgomery, 13-year-old Aledo Middle School student, is Saturday, Aug. 9 at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.
Montgomery was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia May 15. Proceeds from the tournament will help the family to defray medical expenses.
Registration and sponsorship opportunities are listed on the attached flyer.
The shotgun start gets under way at 1:30 p.m. for the four-person scramble, with a dinner and entertainment afterward
For more information on sponsoring or volunteering, contact Whitney Harris at 817-360-5381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mon, 07/21/2014 (All day)
It’s give back night at On The Border, 114 East Interstate 20, Weatherford.
Monday, July 21 for lunch and dinner, present the attached flyer at On The Border and 20% of the purchase will be donated to CASA- Hope For Children.
Sat, 07/19/2014 - 10:00am
Martha Faulkner, author of the newly-released children's book, "Napi, The Pug That Survived Katrina," will appear at a book signing at Dog Eared Books, 318 Santa Fe in Weatherford, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 19. Faulkner, has taught elementary school for 29 years – the last 18 at Stuard Elementary School – and has also published short stories and poems, and this is her first published book. "Napi, The Pug That Survived Katrina" tells the story about a pampered little princess dog, Napi, who thinks the world is all about her. But the dog comes around in the end to wonder what she can do to help others. And the dog feels lucky to have her family. The last line of the book reads, "Wherever we live, I am with my family, so I am home. The book can be purchased on line at www.amazon.com or www.barnesnadnoble.com.
The 30th Annual Parker County Peach Festival is shaping up to be one of the best. Organizers are busy with more than 200 art/craft, food and activity vendors. More than 35,000 folks flocked to Weatherford for this outstanding one day event last year. This year’s organizers are planning for an even better event held in Historic Downtown Weatherford Saturday, July 12, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than by enjoying some peachy treats. Visitors can get their fill of homemade peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach pie, peach juleps, peach tea, peach smoothies, ice cream topped with fresh peaches or just plain ol’ juicy peaches, eaten with the fuzz. And yes, plenty of Parker County peaches.
There’s food, fun and non-stop entertainment for the entire family. Take children to the Kiddie Korner for slides, rides and face painting.
More than 200 quality arts and crafts, produce and food vendors will line the historic streets of downtown for shopping with the charming Parker County Courthouse as the backdrop. Many antique and specialty stores will have specials throughout the day so be sure and visit the downtown merchants as well.
Along with the festival, there’s also the 25th Annual Peach Pedal Bike Ride with more than 2,200 cyclists. This peachy event has grown each year and continues to gain momentum. Since moving the event to Weatherford High School in 2008 the pedal has grown and gets better each year. To get more information on this popular bike ride visit www.peachpedal.com
Parker County Heritage Society will meet July 15 at the Museum of the Americas, 216 Fort Worth Hwy. at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in Parker County history is invited to attend to view the new Quanah Parker exhibit that is in Weatherford for a limited time. For any questions call 817-598-1683.
The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection will provide transport service for spay/neuter on pets under 30 lbs. from the Albertson's parking lot in Weatherford July 10. TCAP is a non-profit organization that provides low cost, preventative animal care throughout North Texas and operates low cost spay and neuter clinics (including larger pets up to 80 lbs.) at their storefront locations in Denton, Fort Worth, Hurst, and Burleson.
Prices for pet sterilization range from $35-$65. Other additional low cost services are available such as vaccinations, microchips, heartworm testing/prevention and feline testing to name a few.
TCAP's safe and easy spay and neuter transport will save local residents the time required to drive to one of TCAP’s low cost spay clinics by picking up pets in the Weatherford Albertson’s parking lot July, 10 and bringing them back the same day; to the same location. There is no added charge for clients who choose to use TCAP’s transport services versus physically visiting one of TCAP’s main locations.
To learn more about services offered by Texas Coalition for Animal Protection, visit www.texasforthem.org. The transport van will pick up scheduled pets between 8-9 a.m. July 10 in the Albertson's parking lot on the corner of Fort Worth Highway 181 and Santa Fe Drive. All spay and neuters are by appointment only, by calling 940-566-5551. There will not be a vaccine clinic in the parking lot on this day. TCAP's affordable sterilization surgeries are performed by an experienced, licensed and caring veterinarian.
Repeats every week until Mon Jun 23 2014 . Mon, 06/16/2014 - 6:00pm
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 6:00pm
CASA will soon offer a Grief Recovery for Children training for their volunteer advocates and community members. This training is based on the Grief Recovery Method and will be utilizing the book “When Children Grieve”. The training will be conducted by Barb Tucker, CASA – Hope for Children Executive Director, who is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and has been working with foster children for over 25 years.
All children experience grief, but children in foster care, especially need adults in their lives who understand how to help them deal with their many losses.
Simply defined, grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind. Foster children are removed from everything they are familiar with and placed in a home that may be far from their family, neighborhood, school and friends. Although there is no doubt these children were removed from their family for many valid reasons, children will be confused and hurt. When you remove a child from all that they are familiar with and place them in a totally strange environment it is only natural to grieve the loss of their family.
An informational meeting about the training will be from 6- 7 p.m. Monday, June 16 at the CASA – Hope for Children office, 701 Palo Pinto St., Suite 701F, Weatherford. The Grief Recovery for Children class will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 23, also at the CASA office. For more information, call 817-599-6224.