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Willow Park Citizens Group will host a “Hang-Out” from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at Cafe 23:5 in the Shops of Willow Park.
Any resident, business owner, and civic leader in Willow Park is invited for free coffee and conversation, and the opportunity to get involved in the formation of the community.
For more information, visit willowparkcitizens.org.
The Parker County/Weatherford NAACP Branch 6321 will hold a general membership meeting from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Historic Mount Pleasant School, 213 Raymond George Way in Weatherford. For more information, visit facebook.com/NAACP6321/.Find out more »
It’s time to start planning your vegetable garden. The Gardeners' Club of Parker County will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 14, at St. Francis Church, 117 Ranch House Road in Willow Park (in the building behind the church). Sharon Abner, Master Gardener of the Year will present the program on vegetable gardening. All are welcome. For more information, call 817-919-6280.Find out more »
Do-it-yourselfers who want to grow their own plants from cuttings can get some hands-on training at the next meeting of the Native Plant Society of Texas, Cross Timbers Chapter at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Mount Pleasant School, 213 Raymond George Way in Weatherford.
Carol Welch, a Parker County master naturalist, will lead the program, with a general discussion on plant propagation from seeds and cuttings, and hands-on practice in doing hardwood cuttings. Supplies will be provided but you can bring sharp clean garden shears and sanitized 1-gallon pots if you have them.
Welch will supply the hardwood cuttings from native trees and shrubs beneficial to birds such as possumhaw holly, American beautyberry, rusty blackhaw viburnum, and Carolina buckthorn. You can also bring your own hardwood cuttings to work with. They should be at least 24 inches long and labeled. They must be taken the day of the program from young, healthy specimens, from wood that is one year old.
The business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m and the program follows. Visitors are always welcome and light refreshments will be available.
The mission of the Cross Timbers Chapter is to promote the conservation, research and use of native plants and plant habitats in Texas through education, outreach, and example. For more information, visit http://npsot.org/wp/crosstimbers.
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 »
The Parker County/Weatherford NAACP Branch 6321 will hold a general membership meeting from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March at the Historic Mount Pleasant School, 213 Raymond George Way in Weatherford. For more information, visit facebook.com/NAACP6321/.Find out more »
Bobby Alberts, President of Values-Driven Leadership LLC, will be the featured speaker at the next East Parker County Chamber of Commerce luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at New River Fellowship, 3252 E. I-20 Service Road in Hudson Oaks.
Alberts has authored two books, “Principled Profits - Outward Success is an Inside Job” and “True North Business” (scheduled for release in April 2019), and is a regular contributor on Fox News Radio providing insights on leadership, workplace culture, and employee engagement.
Alberts will present “Outward Success Is an Inside Job” which helps leaders build a workplace culture where people thrive and profits soar. His value-driven approach has led him and his team to be named one of the best 100 companies to work for in Texas. He is a life-long entrepreneur and has started up twelve businesses and acquired nine others. His approach to business has been to value people, seek wisdom, embrace humility, and never stop learning.
The cost to attend is $20 for Chamber members, $25 for non-members/late signups, and $30 at the door.
To register, visit: https://business.eastparkerchamber.com.
Clark Gardens, a world-class botanic garden near Mineral Wells, has evolved from what was once a mesquite pasture into what is sometimes called the “best-kept secret in North Texas.” But Carol Clark Montgomery, the daughter of the gardens’ founders, wants to let the secret out. She will discuss the development and future of the gardens When the Cross Timbers branch of the Native Plant Society of Texas meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14 at Mount Pleasant School, 213 Raymond George Way in Weatherford.
For more information visit http://npsot.org/wp/crosstimbers.
The East Parker Genealogy and Historical Society will have its March field trip to the birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Denison, Texas, on March 16, followed by a Dutch-treat lunch and a visit to the Grayson County Frontier Village, weather permitting. To carpool or caravan, meet at Brookshire’s Willow Park at 8:30 a.m. on the west side. Entry fees will be around $4 for seniors at each location. Each location can be found via a search engine. All guests are welcome.Find out more »