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The Aledo Children’s AdvoCats Clothes Closet is holding a 50-Percent-Off Sale through Thursday, Feb. 27. Everything in the store is half price.
The Clothes Closet is located at 209 East Oak St. in Aledo. The Clothes Closet is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Weatherford College’s Speaker Jim Wright Library will host Dr. J Brooks Flippen, author of “Speaker Jim Wright: Power, Scandal, and the Birth of Modern Politics” at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.
Flippen will speak in the Mince Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, Flippen has a master’s degree in American History and Ph.D. in twentieth-century American political history. His family moved to Texas in 1995 and reside today in McKinney. He is a professor at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Flippen has spoken at a number of organizations, including NPR and the Nixon Presidential Library, and has written numerous books including, “Nixon and the Environment,” “Jimmy Carter, the Politics of Family and the Rise of the Religious Right,” “Conservative Conservationist, Russell E. Train and the Emergence of American Environmentalism.”
The Town of Annetta will host its second annual Community Clean-Up and Beautification Day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.
The concentration of the clean-up will be litter along the roadways and on lots in the community.
The will be no collection of household debris, old appliances, tires, or hazardous materials.
Anyone who is interested in participating can call 817-441-5770 or send an email to *protected email*. The city will provide safety vests and all bagged trash can be brought to Town Hall.
After the clean-up, there will be a hamburger cookout at Town Hall for the volunteers.
Chad Prather, host of Ride TV’s “It’s My Backyard” and “Chad Prather’s Comedy School, will headline the Parker County Republican Party’s annual Reagan Day Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Trickle Creek Ranch, 5555 Old Brock Road in Weatherford.
Called one of America’s fastest rising stars of comedy and entertainment, Chad has done numerous TV appearances and has been featured in magazines such as Southern Living and Nash’s Country Weekly.
Individual tickets to the event are $100, with sponsorships ranging from $1,000 to $1,500.
For more information, call 817-304-0144.
The Aledo Community Lions Club meets from 12-1 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Aledo Community Center. The public is invited. For more information call Bob Carlson at 817-718-4902.Find out more »
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Parker County will offer a one-day Certified Food Manager Course and Exam from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.
The Certified Food Manager Exam will be administered at the conclusion of the class.
The cost for the course is $115, which includes the course, Certified Food Managers examination, course book, and all course materials. This course is an update and review of food safety principles and practices and will help prepare you for the exam.
Registered participants may pick up the course book and study questions the week before the class. For questions, a registration form, or to register for the course, call 817-598-6168 or visit the website at www.foodsafety.tamu.edu.
The Business Development Group of Aledo will host its 10th annual Clay Shoot March 1-2 at Clear Fork Materials in Aledo.
A dinner with cocktail reception, live auction, and casino games will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, March 1. The youth shoot will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2. The first adult flight will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the second adult flight will begin at 11:30 a.m.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this event, a drawing will be held for a 2019 Can-Am Defender Lonestar HD10 with Eagle MTX Roof, 360 LED Light Bar, and 16’ Tandem Axle Trailer. The drawing will be held at the conclusion of the event on March 2.
Individual shooters can enter for $150. A team of five shooters is $750. Tickets for dinner only on March 1 are $50. Proceeds benefit Aledo youth organizations.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit my aledo.com or call Craig Harbuck at 817-925-0894.
Dr. Jan Aderholt will present “Freedom in Leading Through the Gift of Serving” at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce Women’s Alliance luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, at Squaw Creek Golf Course.
Dr. Aderholt is an international speaker, businesswoman, entrepreneur, radio host, and connector. Her appearances include international and domestic television, radio, and multiple high-level speaking events.
Cost for the luncheon is $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-members. Advance reservations are required.
To make a reservation, visit EastParkerChamber.com or call 817-441-7844 x 1.
The Rotary Club of Aledo meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at Sunny Street Cafe, 229 Shops Blvd., Ste. 103 in Willow Park. For more information, visit aledorotary.org.Find out more »
The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards banquet and auction from 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at The Springs Event Venue, 454 Thompson Road in Weatherford.
“Knight Rider” individual tickets are $60. At the Miami Vice level (four tickets) the purchaser can decorate a table of eight and have the four tickets for another table of eight.
Other ticket/table sponsorship levels are:
Dynasty ($500) – Decorate a table of eight and have reserved seating at another table of eight; and
Dallas ($1,000) – 10 tickets, VIP reception, VIP parking, decorate a table of 10 and have reserved seating at another table of 10.
Event sponsorships run from $700 to $2,000.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2GqtNjg