Misc Community Events
A lemonade stand set up in front of Aledo Athletic Club Friday, Aug. 29 will raise funds for the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation.
The stand will open at 2:30 p.m. at 601 S. FM 1187 in the parking lot.
It is being hosted by David and Jennifer Starkey of Aledo, whose daughter Ella, a student at Vandagriff Elementary, was born with the syndrome.
There are only about 1,000 cases known worldwide. The syndrome is the result of a chromosome deficiency that affects children differently.
It is the mission of the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation to improve the quality of life of people affected by PMS worldwide by providing family support, accelerating research and raising awareness, according to its website.
The Fort Worth Vet Center and the Taylor County Mobile Vet Center will hold a Veterans Information Fair Saturday, Sept. 27 at 538 Maddux Road in Weatherford from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This event is co-sponsored by the National Vietnam War Museum and Clark Gardens in Weatherford. Information on the event can be found at www.clarkgardens.org or www.nationalvnwarmuseum.org.
Services offered by the Fort Worth Vet Center include:
• Individual, group, and family readjustment counseling to Veterans and their families to facilitate successful transitions from combat to civilian life.
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment and help with other related problems that affect functioning within the family, work, school or other areas of everyday life.
• Military sexual trauma counseling for veterans of both genders, regardless of combat service.
• Veterans and families needing more information should call the Fort Worth Vet Center at (817) 921-9095.
• The Fort Worth Vet Center is located at 6620 Westworth Boulevard, Westworth Village. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8: a.m.-4:30 p.m. with extended hours available upon request Tuesday – Thursday from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Vet Center staff respect the privacy of all clients and hold information in strictest confidence. No information will be communicated to any person or agency without written consent, except in necessary circumstances to avert a crisis.
The monthly meeting of the Volunteer Musicians of Parker County is at 6:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Weatherford Senior Center. Meet other musicians, learn what is going on in the community and break out in jam sessions. The meetings are always the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All music and musicians are welcome; bring instruments. Free to all to attend.
For more information, visit the Volunteer Musician of Parker County on-line at www.facebook.com/VMOPC or by email at VMOPC@hughes.net.
Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:00am
A fundraiser benefitting Parker County Court Appointed Special Advocates is planned Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at Northside Baptist Church, 910 N. Main St. in Weatherford.
See the attached flyer for details.
State Rep. Phil King of Weatherford will host a Town Hall to discuss important water and transportation issues facing Texas. Featured guests will include Director Kathleen Jackson of the Texas Water Development Board and Commissioner Victor Vandergriff from the Texas Department of Transportation.
It will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m. at Weatherford College Wise County Campus Lecture Hall.
Jackson will discuss the role of the Texas Water Development Board and the need to develop a wide range of solutions, promising technologies and collaborative partnerships to meet current and future water needs. These ongoing efforts help ensure Texas maintains a healthy and vibrant economy. TWDB is actively engaged in a new level of public and community outreach across the state to address the common goal, which is to develop water for Texas. Jackson will highlight policies and procedures that have changed at the agency since the passage of House Bill 4 and will provide an update on implementing the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas.
Vandergriff is a member of the Texas Transportation Commission, which oversees statewide activities of the Texas Dept. of Transportation. He was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry March 26, 2013, and took his seat on the commission April 30, 2013.
Vandergriff is an attorney and private businessman specializing in business development and legislative issues.
Join CASA-Hope for Children of Parker County at McAlister’s in Weatherford Tuesday from 5-10 p.m. Present the attached flyer and CASA will receive a portion of the ticket. CASA will also be accepting donations at the door.
Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:00am
August is one of the most difficult months to adopt pets, but the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter has plans to make this August one of the hottest adoption months yet.
Aug. 16 the WPCAS will be working in conjunction with 33 other animal shelters in the Metroplex to host an “Empty the Shelter Day” event across North Texas. For this one-day event, the WPCAS will be waiving all fees associated with adoptions for approved adopters. That’s correct, adopt for free. And to make it easier for potential adopters, the shelter will be opening early at 10 a.m. and will stay open until 5 p.m. As always, adoptions from WPCAS will include the animal’s spay or neuter, rabies and other core vaccinations, microchip, and discounted pet insurance from petfinder.com.
It’s not just an event about adopting pets for free; it’s an event about pet education. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with Susan Herbert, local dog trainer, to discuss behavioral issues and other concerns with their own pets. She can give advice on integrating new pets with the current pet family.
Parker County Pets Alive! will be onsite passing out goodie bags full of toys, leashes, and educational materials to adopters, as well as other local rescue groups like Parker Paws and Bird Link Sanctuary. The shelter’s volunteer group will be there to greet people and assist in finding the perfect pet, as well as enroll new volunteers.
Weatherford Knights of Columbus host their 14th annual benefit golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 18 at Split Rail Golf Club.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. tee time. Fee of $75 includes coffee and doughnuts, golf and cart, door prize ticket and lunch. Prizes will be awarded for first and second place in two flights plus last place, and hole-in-one on par threes including a car on No. 16.
See attached form for registration, sponsorship opportunities and a list of Parker County and national charities supported by the Knights of Columbus.
Parker County Heritage Society will meet Aug. 19 in the home of Nathan and Abby Hamessely at 410 W Spring at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Debbie Liles, Parker County resident who teaches history at the University of North Texas in Denton and is working on her latest book under contract by LSU Press. Her research examines the connection between slavery and livestock on the frontier of Texas during the 1850s and 1860s. This presentation will focus on Parker County and its participation in a much larger story. It will show how events like the California and Colorado gold rushes of 1849 and 1858 and the Civil War were events that contributed to population growth, lucrative cattle drives, and manipulation by men involved with the livestock industry. Anyone interested in Parker County History is invited to attend. For questions call Linda Murdock 817-598-1683.
The Texas Girls’ Choir is sponsoring a free concert featuring the Estudiantina Guadalupana Potosina, Mexico Boys Choir from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and the Texas Girls’ Choir Sunday, Aug. 2 at the Texas Girls’ Choir Concert Hall at 4449 Camp Bowie Blvd. in west Fort Worth at 4 p.m.
The Estudiantina Guadalupana Potosina has had a long history of musical and cultural exchanges over the past 24 years with the Texas Girls’ Choir. They travel to Fort Worth almost every year to perform in the Metroplex and to be in concert with the Texas Girls’ Choir. The girls have also been to San Luis Potosi to be hosted by the Estudiantina Guadalupana Potosina. The boys get permission to travel to San Antonio and Corpus Christi several times during the year to raise funds with their performances.
The Estudiantina Guadalupana Potosina was founded in 1969 by its director, Cesar Cervantes Diaz de Sandi. The group consists of young men and boys who love music. They travel throughout Mexico as ambassadors of music and goodwill. During their 45-year history they have traveled throughout North America and to Italy for an audience with the Pope.
They adopted their name from the "Estudiantinas" in Spain that were popular during the 16th century. Originally the Spanish "Estudiantinas" were known as "rascals" who played pranks. But through the years, they were converted into a group with positive social goals and so are the Estudiantina Guadalupana Potosina - this is a positive influence on its members.