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Parents Night Out

January 13, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Repeats every month on the third Friday until Fri May 16 2014 .
Fri, 01/17/2014 - 7:00pm
Fri, 02/21/2014 - 7:00pm
Fri, 03/21/2014 - 7:00pm
Fri, 04/18/2014 - 7:00pm
Fri, 05/16/2014 - 7:00pm

Impact Athletic Training Center will hold a Parents Night Out event from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on the third Friday of every month beginning Friday, Jan. 17. Activities include trampolines, tumbling, games, dancing and more. Concessions will be available.
The cost is $12. Children must be at least 4-years-old to participate.
For more information, call the Impact Athletic Training Center at 817-899-6681. The center is located at 1151B Underwood Rd in Aledo.

Lamplight Spaghetti Dinner

January 13, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/08/2014 - 4:00pm

The Millsap Neighborhood Home & Garden Club will be having a special Lamplight Spaghetti Dinner Feb. 8 between 4 and 8 p.m. at the Millsap Community Center in the 100 block of Fannin Street (also known as 113.) The cost is $7 and children under 5 are free. Dinner will include spaghetti with meat sauce or meatless sauce, salad, rolls, tea and coffee. There will be a Sweet Shoppe with home cooked desserts at great prices. There will also be a raffle drawing for five great prizes, all worth more than $50 each and you don't have to be present to win. The proceeds from the dinner, which will be cooked by the members of the Millsap Neighborhood Home & Garden Club, and the raffle tickets will go to help send Millsap children to college.

Benefit varmint hunt

January 6, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/25/2014 (All day)

The Painted Post Chapter of Legacy Outfitters announces its first Varmint Hunting Contest Jan. 25-26.
The event features 80 percent payback, with 20 percent benefiting the Painted Post Chapter of Legacy Outfitters, a Christian-based organization whose goal is to enrich the lives of men so they are better husbands, fathers, and community members.
“Hunting is allowed anywhere in the state of Texas that you have permission to hunt or on state land where varmint hunting is legal and you have the necessary permit and license,” event organizer Monty Mitchell said, adding that participants must have a valid Texas hunting license and follow all relevant laws.
Hunters in groups of up to four receive points for mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, and hogs. Prizes include a Remington 700 VSF 22-250 with a Vortex Viper scope and Wicked Lights marksman kit donated by Bargain Hunters Outdoors of Weatherford, as well as a bobcat mount donated by Backwoods Taxidermy in Mineral Wells.
The event also features special prizes for hunters younger than 17 and several optional side pots.
Mitchell encouraged hunters of all ages to sign up for the event. Non-hunting family members are invited to a free luncheon at the Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Posse at weigh-in, set for noon Sunday, Jan. 26.

Parkinson's Support Group meets

January 3, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 1:30pm

Parkinson's Support Group of Tarrant County will meet Monday Jan. 27 at 1:30 p.m. at the Broadway Baptist Church, Third Floor, 305 W. Broadway, Fort Worth. Donna Wilhite-Noyse, speech pathologist at Baylor Rehab, will discuss ways to assist Parkinson's patients with speech difficulties, presenting "BIG and LOUD" programs. Snacks provided by Synergy Homecare. Visitors are encouraged to attend and are welcome. For information call 817-275-1909 or visit PSGTC.Org.

Aledo Rotary Club organizing

January 3, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 01/07/2014 - 5:30pm

An organizational meeting for a Rotary Club in Aledo will be held Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Railhead Smokehouse BBQ, 120 S. Ranch House Rd. in Willow Park.

Christmas in the Stockyards

December 10, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/14/2013 - 7:00pm

The Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District at Stockyards Station rescheduled its annual “Christmas in the Stockyards” to Saturday, Dec. 14, due to weather concerns.
The event (originally scheduled for Sat., Dec. 7) will be held on the lawn of the Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building, inside Stockyards Station and along East Exchange Avenue. This is a free holiday event centered on western heritage activities that the entire family can enjoy.
Activities include live music with children’s choirs, a coloring contest at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Cowboy Santa, pony rides and armadillo races. The Stockyards Christmas Parade begins at 4 p.m. with the tree lighting at the conclusion of the parade. For more information, visit www.stockyardsstation.com.

Holiday Lights bus tours

December 4, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Dec 15 2013 .
Sat, 12/14/2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Sun, 12/15/2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The T and Stockyards Station will host the annual Holiday Lights $5 bus tours of more than 200 decorated homes on Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15, starting with pre-bus boarding festivities at 5:30 p.m. at Stockyards Station, 130 East Exchange Avenue in the Fort Worth Stockyards followed by bus tour departures from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

The Holiday Lights tour price of $5 per person covers a 1 ½ hour round-trip bus tour and all pre-tour activities. Children ages 5 and younger are free. No reservations are required and parking is free north of Stockyards Station. Paid parking also is available.

Holiday activities at Stockyards Station before bus boarding begins include visits and free photos with Santa for all ages, face-painting, balloon artists, holiday music, hot chocolate and Christmas cookies.

During the Holiday Lights tour, a group of neighborhood carolers will greet each bus and costumed elves will provide candy canes to children.

Holiday Lights bus tour ticket sales and pre-tour activities begin inside the Stockyards Station mall at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. The T’s buses load and depart from 6:30 to 7 p.m. for the tour of holiday-lighted homes.

For more information call The T customer service at 817-215-8600 or visit www.the-t.com.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk

November 27, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/07/2013 (All day)

The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at Burnett Park, 501 W. 7th in downtown Ft. Worth. The event raises awareness and funds to impact the fight against arthritis, which strikes 50 million adults and 300,000 children in the U.S. Advance registration is available online at www.fwjinglebellrun.org.

CASA – Hope for Children’s Eighth Annual Breakfast with Santa

November 27, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/14/2013 - 8:00am - 11:15am

CASA’s (Court Appointed Special Advocates) 8th Annual Breakfast with Santa will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. and 10-11:15 a.m. (two serving times) on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Central Christian Church at 1602 South Main Street, Weatherford. The event consists of a picture with Santa to take home, goodie bags, crafts, face painting, story time, hayrides, and breakfast. Local high school art students will help us again with face painting and CASA board members, volunteers, friends, and community leaders will be cooking, serving, decorating and even cleaning up. Tickets will be distributed to CASA children, Freedom House, Center of Hope and others. Community families are encouraged to purchase $5 tickets for children (parents are free) and take part in this fun event while supporting CASA. Tickets are available at either the CASA office at 701 Palo Pinto Street, Suite 701-F or Green Apple Therapy at 250 Santa Fe, Suite 101 - both in Weatherford. For more information, call 817-599-6224 or visit www.casaofparkercounty.com.

Turkey Trot

November 13, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/28/2013 - 8:00am

More than 14,000 individuals from Fort Worth, Tarrant County and all over the country will converge on Camp Bowie Boulevard on Thursday, Nov. 28 – Thanksgiving morning – for the 32nd annual Mortiz Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot presented by Total Building Maintenance.
The Turkey Trot features a 10K run, a 5K run/walk and the Central Market 1K Gobbler Trot for kids and families. Proceeds from the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot benefit the scholarship/youth program of the Westside YMCA. Persons who wish to utilize the services of the Y, but cannot afford them, are given assistance based on their needs. This allows the YMCA to say "Yes!" to those who otherwise would not be able to participate.
All races start in front of Frost Bank at 6115 Camp Bowie at Westridge, with the Gobbler Trot kicking things off at 8:00 a.m. The 10 K follows at 8:15 and the 5K begins shortly afterwards at 8:30. All races end at Sunset and Westridge. Course maps for all three races can be found online at www.fwtrot.org.
Turkey Trot has become a time that many people in the area look forward to as an opportunity to connect with family and friends on the Thanksgiving holiday. Longtime Trot participant Olivia Estrella says, “My family does the Turkey Trot. One son, three daughters, one daughter-in-law and me. We look forward to it and it has become a family tradition. We love it!”

Sports Calendar

Thursday, August 21

  • AHS Varsity at Northwest Classic Varsity Tournament through Aug. 23, times TBA

Friday, August 22

  • AHS Varsity vs. Pascal at Aledo, a.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Byron Nelson Scrimmage, 9 a.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy High School at Lakehill Prep, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26

  • AHS Varsity vs. Joshua at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS vs. Stephenville at Aledo;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

  • AHS Varsity at Volleypalozza Varsity Tournament through Aug. 30, times TBA

  • AHS JV at Joshua, 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Fort Worth Academy, 5:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cedar Park at Baylor University's McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Granbury Cornerstone at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

  • AHS at Marcus I Invitational, North Lakes Park, Denton, Texas 76201, 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 2

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS at Denton Guyer;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 4

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

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