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James Adams, superintendent of Palo Pinto Mountains State Park, will present an update on the park’s status at the next meeting of the Cross Timbers Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Mount Pleasant School, 213 Raymond George Way in Weatherford. It’s been eight years since the state began buying land for what will be Palo Pinto Mountains State Park. While the 4,400-acre park is still not open,…Find out more »
The Aledo Rotary Club and the Aledo Educational Foundation will partner for the third annual Spaghetti for Scholarships from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Don R. Daniel Ninth Grade Campus cafeteria, 990 Bailey Ranch Road in Aledo.
The event raises scholarship funds for Aledo ISD students taking dual credit courses.
From the dinner, it will be a short walk to Bearcat Stadium for Friday’s Bearcat football.
Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at East Parker County Chamber of Commerce (100 Chuck Wagon Trail in Willow Park), Aledo City Hall (200 Old Annetta Road), or at the door the night of the event.
The Aledo Education Foundation will host Bearcat Alley from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, just outside Bearcat Stadium.
This annual fun event includes inflatables, sports games, Bearcat tattoos, and a game truck.
For more information, visit aledoef.org.
The Jeremy Sanders Agency and local sponsors will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at 107 Larson Lane in Aledo in memory of the El Paso shooting victims. Food and beverages will be provided. Donors must be 16 or older.
For more information, call 817-900-3434.
The Parker County/Weatherford, TX NAACP Branch 6321 will host Weatherford Mayor Paul Paschall at its general membership meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Mt. Pleasant School, 213 Raymond George Way in Weatherford.
Paschall has served on the Weatherford ISD school board for many years, is current chair of the Zoning Commissions Board, and is past president of United Way of Parker County. He received his B.A. and M.B.A. from Tarleton State University and has managed his own insurance agency in Weatherford for the past twenty years.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
Parker Paws’ second annual 5D Barrel Race fundraising event, Ponies 4 Paws, will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Parker County Arena, 1010 FM 1885, in Weatherford.
Youth and adult barrel racers are welcome. Activities will include vendors, food, and a silent auction. Bring your family to watch the fast horses, bid on auction items and support animal rescue. For more information, check out Ponies 4 Paws 5D Barrel Race Benefitting Parker Paws page on Facebook. Admission is free.
Parker Paws has announced a cat adoption event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Weatherford PetSmart, (I-20 exit 408). For more information about adopting dogs and cats, call Parker Paws at 817-694-5718 or visit www.parkerpaws.org.Find out more »
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 »
Aledo ISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Bohn will answer questions about the upcoming November bond election at a Come-and-Go Hangout co-hosted by the Willow Park Citizens Group and the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce. The event will be from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Café 23:5, 337 Shops Blvd (Suite 104) in Willow Park.
Members of the Bearcat Growth Committee will also be available to answer questions directly.
For more information, visit willowparkcitizens.org or eastparkerchamber.com.
Theatre Off The Square in Weatherford is presenting its 2019 Musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” based on the comic strip, "Peanuts," by Charles Schulz weekends through Sept. 22. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. at 114 North Denton Street in Weatherford.
Tickets are $16 for all ages and all days, including the matinees. Choose seats and purchase tickets to any performance at www.theatreoffthesquare.org. The theatre Box Office is open from 6:30 pm to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings to purchase tickets and to reserve seats.