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Events of interest to all Parker County residents

Greenwood Horse Trials

October 2, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/11/2013 (All day) - Sun, 10/13/2013 (All day)

The Area V Championships at Greenwood Farm in Weatherford, sponsored by Charlie Gilchrist’s SouthWest Ford, will take place from Oct. 11 to Oct. 13.
On Friday, Oct. 11, dressage runs from noon until 5:00 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 12, dressage, stadium jumping and cross-country jumping run from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. On Sunday, from 8:00 until 3:30, cross-country and stadium jumping rounds will decide the winners.
Greenwood Farm Horse Trials are located at 2100 Greenwood Road in Weatherford. Additional information is at www.greenwoodfarmonline.com. For questions, contact Christie Tull at 817-599-8159 or email greenwoodfarminc@aol.com.

A&M game watch

September 23, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/28/2013 - 6:00pm

The Parker County A&M Club invites all Aggie fans to the A&M – Arkansas game watching party at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Buffalo Wild Wings, 320 Adams Dr., Weatherford. Be sure to wear your A&M apparel and invite your Aggie friends. For more information, contact Richard Westbrook at 817-441-5831 or westbrookrc@yahoo.com.

Retired Teachers meeting

September 23, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:30am

Parker County Retired Teachers will meet at 11:30 a.m. for lunch followed by a noon business meeting and program on Oct. 1. The meeting will take place at Central Christian Church Cuppett Hall, 1602 S. Main St., in Weatherford.The speaker will be Mark Riley, County Judge, who will update members on the many decisions that must be made in Parker County to keep up with growth and traffic concerns. Lunch for $8 will be catered by Yesterday’s. Call 817-594-5748 to make a reservation and to get more information.

Managing Your Money class

September 23, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Mon, 09/30/2013 - 2:00pm

Parker County will conduct a two-hour personal financial management class called “Managing Your Money” at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, at the Parker County Agricultural Services Class located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. The class is for anyone interested in how to better manage their money, but it also for people who are currently in bankruptcy Chapter 7 and/or 13. The intent of the course is to increase your financial knowledge and skills. Topics everyone filing for bankruptcy needs to know. The topics covered will include: Developing a Spending Plan, Money Management, Wise Use of Credit and Consumer information. There is a $10 charge to attend the class. For more information or to register, call 817-598-6168.

Hometown Heroes Celebration

September 23, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/28/2013 - 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Parker County Gold Star Families and Horsemen for Christ will hold a fundraiser to benefit Parker County’s Veteran Memorial Site, Soldier Springs Park. The event will run from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, during the NCHA Brazos Bash at Silverado, Cadillac Arena, 100 Arena Run, Weatherford. Highlights include a silent auction, live auction, raffle and an evening of music by The Taylor Hickey Band, Dalton Williams, The Church Chix and Toni Mc & The Score. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 817-319-1705 or email judy.giles@att.net.

Cork 'N' Canvas

September 23, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Women’s Business Alliance of the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will host an evening of step-by-step painting with Granbury’s local artist, Amy Klemer from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at D’Vine Wine of Texas, 107 E. Bridge Street, Granbury, 76048 .
Women are encouraged to bring a friend and your favorite bottle of wine or beverage of choice for an evening of networking and building new professional relationships. Reservations are available online at www.eastparkerchamber.com, The cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Contact the Chamber for more information at 817-441-7844.

Walk to End Alzheimer's

September 23, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/28/2013 - 8:00am - 11:00am

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Roger Williams Ball Park, 225 College Park Dr, Weatherford. Walk to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care,
support and research. The walk is a total of 2 miles. Teams and individuals may participate. Unite in the For more information, call 800-272-3900. Register online at www.alz.org/walk.

Feral Hog Management

July 31, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Mon, 08/12/2013 - 6:30pm

Dr. Dale Rollins, our Extension Wildlife Specialist from San Angelo, will present a program on Feral Hog Management at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12 at Sweeney Ranch, 5403 Old Dennis Road. (Take exit 406 off of I-20 and head south. The gate entrance  will be on the left and is approximately 6.5 miles past the Pilot Truck Stop.)

If you have encountered feral hog damage or would just like to know more about feral hogs and their management, this program should be helpful. “Take this opportunity to learn from one of the best,” said Jon Green, County Extension Agent Ag. - Parker County. “Rollins is known nationwide for his work with quail but he is also quite knowledgeable in the management of feral hogs. Hogs cause millions of dollars in damages to crops, livestock, and wildlife each year in Texas and seem to be getting worse.” 

Various kinds of hog traps will be on display and participants will hear about feral hog biology, current status, management options, trapping techniques and other control methods, said Green.

The cost for this program is $10 per person, payable at the door. To help in planning, call 817-598-6168 or email ewade@ag.tamu.edu by noon that day to RSVP.

Making Salsas and Drying Fruits

June 4, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Thu, 07/18/2013 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Texas AgriLife Extension of Parker County will host Making Salsas and Drying Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.

The workshop will cover the basics of making salsas and the principles of drying/dehydrating foods. Participants will also have the opportunity to make several kinds of salsas and practice dehydrating foods.

Participants who have water bath canners and/or dehydrators are asked to bring them in case they are needed for the workshop.

Cost is $20. The registration will include recipes, canning supplies, ingredients and handouts. Participants should bring a sack lunch.

Registration is requested by Monday, July 15 by calling 817-598-6168.

Food Preservation Workshop

June 4, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Texas AgriLife Extension of Parker County will host Basic Food Preservation and Making Jams and Jellies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.

The workshop will be helpful for beginners and those who need a refresher course in food preservation. Participants will learn how to safely can foods. They will also have the opportunity to can vegetables and make jelly.

Participants who have pressure canners or water bath canners are asked to bring their canners in case they are needed for the workshop. Canner gauge testing will be available for those who need theirs tested as well.

Cost is $20. The registration will include recipes, canning supplies for the workshop, and handouts. Participants should bring a sack lunch.

Registration is requested by Monday, June 17, 2013 by calling 817-598-6168.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, September 3

  • AHS at Gingerbread Jamboree at Denton; 8:30 a.m.

  • AHS JV at Burleson Centennial; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at Wylie Prep, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 4

  • AHS VS Colleyville Heritage at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Noxubee Co. Tigers (Miss.) at Bearcat Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at CHANT, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 5

  • AHS at Chisholm Trail Freshman Tournament; TBA

Tuesday, September 8

  • AHS VS Richland at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Everman; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity VS Waco Methodist at TCA, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 10

  • AHS at James Smith Invitational at Midlothian; 8:15 a.m.

  • AHS JV VS Everman at AHS; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at UME Prep, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 11

  • AHS at Granbury

    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.

    JV, 6:30 p.m.

    9th A, 6:30 p.m.

    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Monterrey Tech Boragos at Bearcat Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

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