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United Way Bike Ride

August 14, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
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 director@unitedwayofparkercounty.org. For more information about the United Way of Parker County, visit www.unitedwayofparkercounty.org.

Parent Forum

August 14, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/14/2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Grace House Ministries of Weatherford will offer a forum for parents on how to talk to their teenagers about difficult subjects such as Internet porn, sexting, and alternative lifestyles from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept 14. For more information, call 817-599-9080 or email jayme@gracehouseministries.net.

Art Association Meeting

August 14, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Mon, 08/26/2013 - 7:00pm

The Weatherford Art Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26 at the Firehouse Art Gallery, 119 Palo Pinto in Weatherford. The guest artist will be Jo Ann Durham, a "Spiritual Painter in Absract Symbols" from Fort Worth. Jo Ann has participated in shows worldwide, in 10 states in the US and in more than 300 shows in Texas. She has also had work published in The Artist's Magazine, International Artist, Manhattan Arts (cover), International Women Artists, Christians in the Visual Arts, Art & Healing by Barbara Ganim, Women Artists Date book and Creative Watercolor by Mary Ann Beckwith. Art show critiques will begin at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Free Testing

August 14, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/17/2013 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Free testing with a biophotonic scanner for children and teachers will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at Aledo Yoga, 203 E. Oak St. in Aledo. A Biophotonic Scanner non-invasively measures your level of antioxidants. For more information, call Rhonda Pierce at 817-291-2254 or email rwpierce@hotmail.com.

Youth Football Raffle

August 8, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/24/2013 - 6:00pm

The Aledo Youth Football and Cheer Association will hold its first Draw Down Raffle at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Stuard Elementary School cafeteria. Only 299 tickets will be sold for this event, with the winner receiving $5000 cash. Second place receives $1000 and third place will receive $500.

In addition, the first ticket drawn will get $100 and every 50th ticket will receive $100.
The event will feature door prizes and auction items up for grabs!

Tickets are $100 and will admit two to the Raffle and dinner, which will be catered by Babes Chicken. This year’s corporate sponsors are Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and FD International.

Aledo Youth Football and Cheer is a competitive football association that offers tackle football and cheer for grades 1-6, and flag football for 4-6 year olds. In the 2012 more than 400 Aledo youth participated in the association.

For more information, visit www.aledoyouthfootball.org.

For Tickets and more information, call Ross Dillingham at 817-789-0705 or email rossdillingham@remax.net.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers

August 5, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Thu, 08/08/2013 - 12:00pm

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group of East Parker County meets at noon on the second Thursday of each month at Aledo United Methodist Church, 100 Pecan St. in Aledo. For more information, call Sussie at 512-923-9268.

Parents Night Out

July 31, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/20/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Impact Athletic Training Center will hold a Parents Night Out event from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, September 20. Activities include bouncing, flipping, gaming, dancing and watching a performance from a gymnastics team. Concessions will be available.

The cost is $12 for children and the funds benefit the Impact Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises funds to help offset the cost of competitive gymnastics training. Children must be at least 4-years-old to participate.

For more information, call the Impact Athletic Training Center at 817-899-6681. The center is located at 1151B Underwood Rd in Aledo.

Parents Night Out

July 31, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Fri, 08/16/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Impact Athletic Training Center will hold Parents Night Out events from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, August 16, and Friday, September 20. Activities include bouncing, flipping, gaming, dancing and watching a performance from a gymnastics team. Concessions will be available.

The cost is $12 for children and the funds benefit the Impact Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises funds to help offset the cost of competitive gymnastics training. Children must be at least 4-years-old to participate.

For more information, call the Impact Athletic Training Center at 817-899-6681. The center is located at 1151B Underwood Rd in Aledo.

Kidney Health Update

July 31, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Sun, 08/18/2013 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Andy Hickman will be the keynote speaker at “Tune In and Turn On - A Kidney Health Update” held from noon - 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 at the Radisson Fort Worth Fossil Creek, 2540 Meacham Blvd.

Sessions will include “Hemodialysis Catheters - Howtotake care of yours,” “Diabetes - Create your HealthyEating Plan,” Gettlng Results - Food. Fitness, and You” and “Transplant - Everything You Want to Know.”

Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door. For more information, call 877-543-6397. A registration form can be downloaded by clicking the link on this page.

Painting Workshop with Jan Bateman

July 31, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Fri, 08/16/2013 - 6:30pm

The Weatherford Art Association will present a painting workshop with artist Jan Bateman for beginner and intermediate painters wanting more knowledge on the use of color and color theory. Classes will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 17.

Participants will use oil paints on canvas or paper (their choice). Ms. Bateman will discuss and demonstrate the use of the color wheel to determine color choices in a painting and will discuss color theory. Participants are to bring their own supplies which include the following: a color wheel, oil paints (cadmium red, alizarin crimson, phthalo blue, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow med., hansa yellow light, lemon yellow, titanium white, ivory black, burnt umber and burnt sienna), assorted brushes, paper towels and a trash bag, odorless turpentine, containers for wash out, soft drawing pencils or charcoal, sketch pad for initial composition and a reference photo.

Jan Bateman, a resident of Weatherford, started her art career at Oklahoma State University, Texas Woman’s University and Weatherford College. Her successful 25-year career as a commercial artist and fashion illustrator lends confidence to her control of design and technique. She credits perfecting her skills with private lessons from some of the nation’s most well known artists, including Rod Riddick, Neil Boyle, Jim Wilcox, Louis Escobedo, Zhang Wen Zin, and renowned portrait painters Bettina Steinke and Daniel Green.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 30

  • AHS JV Girls & Boys at JV Northwest Tournament, Willow Springs, 8 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Joshua Loflin MS at Aledo MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Joshua Loflin MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS vs. Burleson at Aledo;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 1

  • Aledo Middle School 7G, 8G, 7B, 8B at Brewer Meet, 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 2

  • AHS JV at Granbury, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison at Aledo 7th Gym 1 & 8th MPC;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at North Central Texas Academy, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 3

  • Trinity Christian Academy at Fort Worth Hill School;
    JH, 5:00 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:00 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS at Burleson Centennial;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 4

  • AHS Varsity at Nike South Invitational, Bear Branch Sports Park, 5205 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, 77381, 7:30 a.m.

  • AHS JV at Reunion Run, Joe Wheeler Park, Decatur, Texas 76234, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, October 6

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Granbury Invitational 36 holes, Pecan Plantation, 8 a.m.

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