Misc Community Events
Sat, 07/19/2014 - 10:00am
Martha Faulkner, author of the newly-released children's book, "Napi, The Pug That Survived Katrina," will appear at a book signing at Dog Eared Books, 318 Santa Fe in Weatherford, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 19. Faulkner, has taught elementary school for 29 years – the last 18 at Stuard Elementary School – and has also published short stories and poems, and this is her first published book. "Napi, The Pug That Survived Katrina" tells the story about a pampered little princess dog, Napi, who thinks the world is all about her. But the dog comes around in the end to wonder what she can do to help others. And the dog feels lucky to have her family. The last line of the book reads, "Wherever we live, I am with my family, so I am home. The book can be purchased on line at www.amazon.com or www.barnesnadnoble.com.
The 30th Annual Parker County Peach Festival is shaping up to be one of the best. Organizers are busy with more than 200 art/craft, food and activity vendors. More than 35,000 folks flocked to Weatherford for this outstanding one day event last year. This year’s organizers are planning for an even better event held in Historic Downtown Weatherford Saturday, July 12, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than by enjoying some peachy treats. Visitors can get their fill of homemade peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach pie, peach juleps, peach tea, peach smoothies, ice cream topped with fresh peaches or just plain ol’ juicy peaches, eaten with the fuzz. And yes, plenty of Parker County peaches.
There’s food, fun and non-stop entertainment for the entire family. Take children to the Kiddie Korner for slides, rides and face painting.
More than 200 quality arts and crafts, produce and food vendors will line the historic streets of downtown for shopping with the charming Parker County Courthouse as the backdrop. Many antique and specialty stores will have specials throughout the day so be sure and visit the downtown merchants as well.
Along with the festival, there’s also the 25th Annual Peach Pedal Bike Ride with more than 2,200 cyclists. This peachy event has grown each year and continues to gain momentum. Since moving the event to Weatherford High School in 2008 the pedal has grown and gets better each year. To get more information on this popular bike ride visit www.peachpedal.com
Parker County Heritage Society will meet July 15 at the Museum of the Americas, 216 Fort Worth Hwy. at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in Parker County history is invited to attend to view the new Quanah Parker exhibit that is in Weatherford for a limited time. For any questions call 817-598-1683.
The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection will provide transport service for spay/neuter on pets under 30 lbs. from the Albertson's parking lot in Weatherford July 10. TCAP is a non-profit organization that provides low cost, preventative animal care throughout North Texas and operates low cost spay and neuter clinics (including larger pets up to 80 lbs.) at their storefront locations in Denton, Fort Worth, Hurst, and Burleson.
Prices for pet sterilization range from $35-$65. Other additional low cost services are available such as vaccinations, microchips, heartworm testing/prevention and feline testing to name a few.
TCAP's safe and easy spay and neuter transport will save local residents the time required to drive to one of TCAP’s low cost spay clinics by picking up pets in the Weatherford Albertson’s parking lot July, 10 and bringing them back the same day; to the same location. There is no added charge for clients who choose to use TCAP’s transport services versus physically visiting one of TCAP’s main locations.
To learn more about services offered by Texas Coalition for Animal Protection, visit www.texasforthem.org. The transport van will pick up scheduled pets between 8-9 a.m. July 10 in the Albertson's parking lot on the corner of Fort Worth Highway 181 and Santa Fe Drive. All spay and neuters are by appointment only, by calling 940-566-5551. There will not be a vaccine clinic in the parking lot on this day. TCAP's affordable sterilization surgeries are performed by an experienced, licensed and caring veterinarian.
Repeats every week until Mon Jun 23 2014 . Mon, 06/16/2014 - 6:00pm
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 6:00pm
CASA will soon offer a Grief Recovery for Children training for their volunteer advocates and community members. This training is based on the Grief Recovery Method and will be utilizing the book “When Children Grieve”. The training will be conducted by Barb Tucker, CASA – Hope for Children Executive Director, who is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and has been working with foster children for over 25 years.
All children experience grief, but children in foster care, especially need adults in their lives who understand how to help them deal with their many losses.
Simply defined, grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind. Foster children are removed from everything they are familiar with and placed in a home that may be far from their family, neighborhood, school and friends. Although there is no doubt these children were removed from their family for many valid reasons, children will be confused and hurt. When you remove a child from all that they are familiar with and place them in a totally strange environment it is only natural to grieve the loss of their family.
An informational meeting about the training will be from 6- 7 p.m. Monday, June 16 at the CASA – Hope for Children office, 701 Palo Pinto St., Suite 701F, Weatherford. The Grief Recovery for Children class will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 23, also at the CASA office. For more information, call 817-599-6224.
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:30am
Parkinson's Support Group of Tarrant County will meet Monday June 23 at 11:30 a.m. at the Broadway Baptist Church, third floor, 305 W. Broadway, Fort Worth. This is the Patriotic Luncheon with an inspiring presentation by Sue Wallace with Assisted Services, "Women Were There," recognizing men and women who were there during war times and peace times. Lunch will be provided by The Stayton at Museum Way. Visitors are encouraged to attend and are certainly welcome. For information call 817-275-1909 or visit PSGTC.Org.
Thu, 06/05/2014 - 1:00pm - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 1:00pm
Weatherford Optimist Club Junior Golf Tournament is Thursday, June 5 at 1 p.m. at Canyon West Golf Club.
Entry fee is $40. Divisions include boys and girls, 14-15 and 16-18 (age as of June 25). Registration is due June 2. For late registration call 817-992-1766. Fee is $50.
First through third place awards will be presented following the tournament.
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Yellow House Project is hosting an outdoor community family movie night Friday, June 13 at the Yellow House on Old Annetta Road, adjacent to the Aledo Post Office. The event was postponed from May 30.
The Disney film “Frozen” will be shown. The grounds open at 8 p.m., and the movie will begin after dark.
There will be free popcorn, and cotton candy and other concessions will be available.
Bring blankets or lawn chairs.
The movie idea came from a high school Bible study that has been meeting for about five weeks on the subject of service to others.
The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection will be providing a low cost spay and neuter transport for Parker County pets.
TCAP is a non-profit organization that provides low cost, preventative animal care to the North Texas community and operates storefront spay and neuter clinics in Denton, Fort Worth, Hurst and Burleson.
Prices for pet sterilization range from $35-$55, and appointments are available for cats and small dogs (under 30 lbs).
TCAP's safe and easy spay and neuter transport will save local residents the time required to drive to one of TCAP’s low cost spay clinics by picking up pets in the Weatherford Albertson’s parking lot May 29 and bringing them back in the same day. This is a convenient opportunity for Parker County residents because there is no added cost for clients who choose to use TCAP’s transports over a physically visiting one of TCAP’s locations.
To learn more about the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection, visit www.texasforthem.org. The transport will pick up scheduled pets between 8-9 a.m. May 29 at the Albertsons on the corner of Fort Worth Highway 181 and Santa Fe Drive. Pet owners can call 940-566-5551 to schedule their pet an appointment for an affordable sterilization performed by an experienced, licensed and caring veterinarian.
Parker County Pets Alive will hold two pet education classes, “The Four Essentials to a Stable Dog.”
The first part is Tuesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the First Monday Trade Day Farm and Ranch Barn, Sante Fe Drive in Weatherford. Part 2 is Tuesday, May 27, also at 5:30 at the same location.
Suggested donation is $20 per attendee, with profits benefitting Parker County Pets Alive. Admission is waived for shelter staff and volunteers.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.