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The East Parker County Library will hold its second annual EPiC Library Talent Show at 7 p.m. Friday, April 20 at the Church at the Crossing, 128 Elm St. in Aledo.
Performers are sought for the program, including singers, improv, comedians, magicians, skits, and musicians. Individual and group performances are welcome.
The East Parker County Library is a non-profit entity that operates on donations.
For more information, or to sign up to perform, email event coordinator Cathy Mason at MasonCL@aol.com or 856-906-6994 or call 856-906-6994.
The Parker County Committee on Aging, Inc., will hold a Senior Wellness Expo and Volunteer Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the Weatherford Senior Center, 1225 Holland Lake Drive.
The Expo will give seniors and their families the opportunity to learn more about services available that can help improve their bodies and minds. Local business and service providers from Parker County will provide information, demonstrations, health tests and more!
One of the organizers of the event with PCCOA is Megan Hamilton, instructor of chair yoga classes held twice a week at the Senior Center. Megan is an RYT certified yoga instructor and is certified in Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors by Duke University. Hamilton will offer demonstrations on chair yoga and also provide a class on fall prevention. According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65-plus.
The Expo will also feature blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, a fitness class, information on the Parker County Meals on Wheels program, nutrition information, hearing aid help, a music therapy presentation, educational information on Medicare A & B, and more.
The day is also an opportunity for PCCOA to celebrate its more than 150 volunteers who are crucial to the success of the Parker County Meals on Wheels program and the activities at the Senior Center.
The Expo is free but attendees are encouraged to bring a nonperishable and unexpired food item to contribute toward PCCOA’s Senior Food Bank.
For more information, call Michelle Hernandez at 817-596-4640. To register, visit www.pccoa.org. This is a rain or shine event.
The 38th annual Shaw-Kemp Open House is scheduled from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 21. The Shaw-Kemp Ranch is located at 220 Kemp Road, about half-way between Weatherford and Granbury on Hwy. 51.
Mary Kemp and a host of family, friends, and volunteers will be on hand to welcome visitors to this annual event that celebrates history, bluebonnets, and a walk back in time.
The first building to be restored was the Shaw-Kemp Log Cabin, built in 1856 by Thomas Jefferson Shaw and his wife, Louisa Ann Long Shaw. Thanks to the hard work by the Kemp family, the cabin received a Texas Historical Marker in 1982. Other restored buildings on the ranch include the 1918 Shaw-Kemp Ranch House, the 1909 DeBeauford-Kemp House, the Mt. Nebo School and Church, the Mt. Nebo Grocery Store and Post Office, the Mt. Nebo Valley Barber Shop and Bath House, the Nebo Sheriff’s Office, the 1897 Combs Log Cabin, and the Nebo Valley Bank.Visitors are encouraged to bring their camera, snack foods, and cold drinks. No alcohol is allowed.
Thanks to Mary Kemp, the event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 817-594-6837.
Local artists will have their works on display during “Art at the Print Shop” Friday-Sunday, April 27-29 at Brumley Printing, 829 North Main St. in Fort Worth. Friday will be a preview night from 6-8 p.m. Saturday features “Friends and Family” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday will be an open house from 1-4 p.m.
Artists include Beverly Crumbie, Patricia Harder, Connie Carlisle, and Marilyn Brumley.
Many parents think they are using their car seat correctly, but at least three out of four car seats are used incorrectly. For a car seat to best protect a child, it must be one that fits the child, fits the vehicle, and one that will be used correctly.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is urging parents and caregivers to attend the child safety checkup event from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30, at Wal-mart, 1836 South Main Street in Weatherford.
The event is free. Bring your child or children and know their weight and height. A limited number of new car seats will be given to replace seats that don’t pass inspection.
For more information, call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at 817-598-6168.