Thu, 05/16/2013 (All day)
For the fifth consecutive year, local restaurants and caterers will gather in one place with one goal in mind: to make sure no one leaves the “Taste of Parker County” hungry. The event, scheduled for Thursday, May 16, at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Clubhouse, is a fundraiser for the Weatherford College Foundation and its “The Time is Now for Your College” capital campaign.
With the purchase of a $35 advance ticket ($40 at the door), patrons can enjoy samples from all of the participating vendors, and can even go back for seconds...or thirds.
“This is one of our favorite nights of the year,” said Brent Baker, executive director of the WC Foundation. “No speaker, no program…the star of the night is the food.”
Several vendors are returning for the fifth consecutive year, including The Wild Mushroom, Golden Moon, Rosa’s Café, City Kitchen, Chicken Express, Yesterdays Sandwich Shop and Buffalo Wild Wings, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, Ben E. Keith Beverages, Boo-Rays of New Orleans, 2 Outlaws, Taco Cabana, Starbucks and Yogurt Story.
New vendors this year include Copper Creek Restaurant and Short Chef Creations Catering. Other vendors have also expressed interest.
“Last year, we sold out of vendor spaces, and we expect to do the same this year,” Baker said. “There’s no way anyone is leaving this event hungry.”
Sponsors this year are Southwest Auto Group, First National Bank of Weatherford and Plains Capital Bank.
Mon, 04/15/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
A reception for the artists featured in the Weatherford College Student Art Exhibition will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15, in the Marjorie Black Alkek Center. The public is invited to meet the artists while enjoying light refreshments and works on display.
Works cover a wide range of subject matter and techniques, featuring a variety of media, including ebony, charcoal, scratchboard, acrylic, oil, watercolor, colored pencil, clay, copper, plaster and mixed media. Some artwork will be offered for sale.
WC art students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, ages, cultures and hometowns. Students come from as far away as Germany and as near as Weatherford and span a wide range in ages.
“Always, the reception is a highlight for these artists as they have the opportunity to share their art with the public,” said Myrlan Coleman, art instructor. “This is an exceptional group of students who has produced unique and exciting works. Each student seems to work in his or her own individual style and technique and yet they all seem to be excited about learning to try new things and are looking forward to having the opportunity to exhibit their talents and skills.”
The exhibition will be open through April 19. For more information, contact Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Weatherford College Homecoming Awards Dinner, which will be held at 5 p.m. on April 27 in the lobby of the WC’s new Academic Building. WC alumni and members of the general public are invited to attend. Tickets are $15 per person. Contact 817-598-6272 or email email@example.com for reservations. Weatherford College will honor three former students with the highest honors bestowed on alumni at the dinner.
Dr. Christa Johnson Mars, Class of 1971, a surgeon in the Mayo Clinic in Wisconsin, will be recognized as WC Alumnus of the Year. Dr. Eldon Clary Jr., Class of 1960, dean of the College of Education at Arkansas Tech University, and Duane Durrett, Class of 1968, dean of WC Wise County, will be honored as Distinguished Alumni.
Dr. Mars graduated from WC as the valedictorian, completing pre-med courses, and enrolled at Texas Wesleyan University. After her junior year, she was accepted into medical school at the University of Texas, where she graduated four years later in the top five of her class. Recognized as the first woman surgeon in the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha, Dr. Mars’ career through the years finally took her to the Mayo Clinic Health System in Wisconsin, where she was recruited to build a surgical program in that area. Dr. Mars has done extensive advanced training in minimally-invasive surgery, endoscopy, ultrasonography and breast surgery. She performs 350-600 surgeries annually.
Fri, 03/29/2013 (All day)
The Weatherford College Criminal Justice Club will host the annual Parker County Officer of the Year and Awards banquet Friday, March 29, at the Parker County Posse Grounds Clubhouse. The club is engaged in active fundraising to support the banquet and to fund a criminal justice educational field trip.
The banquet will include a silent auction. Auction items are being sought and will be accepted up until the day before the event.
Tickets are available from club members for $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Vance Godbey’s will cater the event and will offer a variety of entrees and sides. For more information, contact Tim Poston, Criminal Justice coordinator, at 817-598-6450.
Repeats every day until Sat Feb 23 2013 . Thu, 02/21/2013 - 7:30pm
Fri, 02/22/2013 - 7:30pm
Sat, 02/23/2013 - 7:30pm
Special to The Community NewsFrom Weatherford College
Five actors will play 39 characters in Mark Brown's comedy adventure adaptation of Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days," at the Alkek Fine Arts Center on the Weatherford College campus Feb. 21-23. Curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Admission is free.
Directed by Nancy McVean and produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois, the show is WC’s entry in the annual Texas Community College Theatre Festival, which will be held at Lone Star College in Tomball, Texas, later this month.
Based on French author Jules Verne's 1873 novel, the play follows the journey of Phileas Fogg around the world as he tries to beat the clock to win a wager that he can make the trip in 80 days - a huge feat in pre-airplane days.
McVean said the fast-paced production is a physically exhausting play to act in, with no moments to rest.
“The five actors have to be nimble as well as gifted with comic timing, for personality and costume changes come with riotous, breathtaking rapidity. Hats, beards, coats, turbans, genders and accents ricochet around the stage as each character does his turn, then tears off to assume another role, sometimes only for a matter of seconds.”
Repeats every day until Sat Nov 17 2012 . Thu, 11/15/2012 - 7:30pm
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 7:30pm
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 7:30pm
Hello, Dolly! Cast
The musical Hello, Dolly! will be performed at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday, Nov. 15 through Saturday, Nov. 17 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Weatherford College Alkek Fine Arts Center. Hello, Dolly! Is the enchanting story of Dolly Levi, a meddlesome widow who seeks to “matchmake” several couples and even herself in New York City in the 1890’s.
Directed by Nancy McVean with technical direction by Joseph Nicokowski, Dolly is portrayed by Lana Robinson, with other major characters: Ernestina, Lisa Cockerell; Ambrose Kemper, Dwayne Holmes, and Duncan Alexander as Horace Vandergelder. Music and lyrics are by Jerry Herman and the book by Michael Stewart. Based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder. Property of Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. First performance at the St. James Theatre, New York, Jan. 16, 1964.
Admission is free, but voluntary donations of canned goods and pet food will be taken to go to local charities. For more information call Sheila Kinkead at 817-598-6458, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.events.wc.edu.
Fri, 11/30/2012 (All day) - Wed, 03/27/2013 (All day)
A student photography show is running from Friday, Nov. 30 through Wednesday, March 27 at the Weatherford College Alkek Fine Arts Center Texas Hall. Admission is free. For more information call Sheila Kinkead at 817-598-6458, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.events.wc.edu.
The parker County Community Choir will perform selections from G.F. Handel’s “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3 at the Weatherford College Alkek Fine Arts Center. The performance will be conducted by Rob Laney. Patrons are advised to arrive early for seating. Admission is free. For more information call Sheila Kinkead at 817-598-6458, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.events.wc.edu.
Weatherford College will have a fall jazz band concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the Marjorie Black Alkek Fine Arts Center. Wolfgang’s Wail will feature Weatherford College’s artist in residence, Hyeyoung Song, performing an adaptation by Lewiston of the main themes from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Symphony No. 40 in G Minor,” and a classic jazz and blues repertoire by composers the likes of Count Basie, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Quincy Jones and Stan Kenton performed by the WC Jazz Band. For more information call 817-598-6233 or email Clewiston@wc.edu.
Repeats every day until Sun Apr 29 2012 . Thu, 04/26/2012 - 7:00pm
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 7:00pm
Sat, 04/28/2012 - 7:00pm
See How They Run: Weatherford College will host a production of the comedy “See How They Run” with doors opening at 7 p.m. on April 26-28 at the Alkek Fine Arts Center on the College’s Weatherford campus, 225 College Parke Ave. Admission is free. For more information, contact McVean at 817-598-6307 or email@example.com.