Misc Community Events
Mon, 12/03/2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Girl's Night Out
Parker County 4H will host its first annual Girl’s Night Out, Pinterest Style! from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3 at Willow Lake Event Center (3220 Mineral Wells Hwy. in Weatherford) in The Barn. All proceeds will benefit the Parker County 4-H youth organization. The night of tutorials and shopping will include multiple DIY stations such as how to make a deco-mesh wreath, homemade laundry detergent and bath fizzies, food and drink samples, hair and makeup tutorials and more. Popular vendors include thirty-one, AdvoCare, Scentsy, as well as jewelry, homemade soaps and lotions and photography. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Admission includes all the tutorials, shopping and five raffle tickets. The raffle will include a deco-mesh wreath and tickets to Billy Bob's Texas. There will also be door prizes from vendors and local restaurants drawn throughout the night. Tickets can be purchased through the Parker County 4-H office at 604 North Main St. Suite 200, Weatherford, TX 76086 or by calling 817-598-6172.
the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District will have a regular meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26 at the district office, 1250 E Hwy 199, Suite 102 in Springtown, Texas. See attachment for a meeting agenda.
Thu, 11/29/2012 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
The Andrew Jones Band from Aledo will perform from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29 at Fire Oak Grill in Weatherford. Everyone is invited for the release of the new Andrew Jones Band CD. For more information visit andrewjonesband.com, reverbnation.com/andrewjonesband or facebook.com/andrewjonesband.
The Andrew Jones Band will perform during Christmas Tyme in Aledo on Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Community News, 203 Pecan Street across from Aledo United Methodist Church. The concert will begin about 7 p.m.
The Chancel Choir will present its annual Christmas Cantata at 9 and 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 during the services at University Christian Church on University Drive in Fort Worth. The performance will include K. Lee Scott’s setting of the Gloria arranged for choir, brass, percussion and organ.
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 1:00pm - 7:00pm
The Parker County Heritage Society will have its 31st annual Candlelight Tour of Homes from 1-7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Weatherford. Participants step back in time to see historical homes decorated for the holidays. Registration is not required and comfortable shoes are suggested. For more information visit www.parkercountyheritagesociety.com.
Light the Way to end Alzheimer’s will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25 at Clark Gardens, 567 Maddux Road, Weatherford, Texas 76088. Participants can show support by making a memorial gift or honoring a friend or family member by lighting a luminary. For a donation of $10 or more, Clark Gardens will place a name and personalized message on each of your luminary bags. The tree lighting will be at 6:30 p.m. with the luminary dedication to follow at 7 p.m. The community is invited to attend and light luminaries that will shine throughout the holiday celebrations.
A Hanging of the Greens family Advent celebration will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 at University Christian Church on University Drive in Fort Worth. Youth of the congregation will lead an evening worship, and there will be children’s choirs, hand bells and a children’s moment in this traditional decorating of the sanctuary with greenery and seasonal décor. For more information visit www.universitychristian.org.
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
An 'Elements of Drawing" workshop will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Firehouse Gallery at 119 Palo Pinto St., Weatherford, TX. This one day workshop, offered by local artist John Stout, will have an emphasis in Perspective, Composition/Contour, Line drawing, Contrast, Shading, Texture, and Ellipses.
John Stout, son of a sign painter and inventor in League City, Texas in the 50s and 60s, first honed his artistic skills in his father's sign shop at age 14. In the Army 1961-64, John was assigned to painting murals in Europe in addition to his regular military duties.
He discovered his love for carving nearly 25 years ago, when his first wife asked him to carve some toys as Christmas gifts for their children. Later he moved to reproducing carousel horses for private collectors around the country.
"People who know me for my murals and paintings are always surprised to find out I can carve. But carving is just another art form. My dad taught me that if I know the arts, what field or what materials I work with are irrelevant. My focus is always on artistic elements, no matter what project I do," Stout said.
John studied art in the U.S. and Europe. His accomplishments as a painter and graphic artist are many and varied and his work is represented in private collections in Israel, Germany, England, Canada, France, Alaska and several states in the United States.
The Weatherford Art Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26 at the Firehouse Gallery, 119 W. Palo Pinto in Weatherford. Guest artist, Dana Strittmatter, will have an art critique at 6 p.m., and all members are encouraged to bring a piece of art for the critique. The general meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with guest artist John Stout presenting a drawing demonstration as a precursor to a drawing workshop he will offer on Dec. 8. For more information on the workshop, visit weatherfordart.com.