Events of interest to all Parker County residents
Sat, 10/26/2013 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Jerry’s Fall Festival, a family-friendly free event, will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, in the parking lot behind Durant Toyota. Activities include a ring toss, tattoos, a petting zoo, bounce houses and prizes. There will be a costume contest at 7 p.m.
Texas artist Ron Cheek will be the guest artist for the Weatherford Art Association meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at the Firehouse Gallery. Ron A. Cheek is the founder and director of the Texas Academy of Figurative Art. Cheek is a contemporary realist painter whose work reflects an academic, Old Master quality combined with contemporary subject matter and content. Cheek is from Texas and began his career in architecture and holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. Cheek also holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Colorado Christian University. In 1997 Cheek went to Florence, Italy, to study full time at the prestigious Florence Academy of Art. In 2001 Cheek returned to Texas to paint full time. In 2007 Cheek founded the Texas Academy of Figurative Art with a handful of students who were seeking a true realist based art education.
Parkinson's Support Group of Tarrant County will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at the Broadway Baptist Church, Third Floor, 305 W. Broadway, Fort Worth. Visitors are encouraged to attend and are certainly welcome. The program will be a presentation of "Punching Out Parkinson's", a fun new specialized exercise program for Parkinson's patients to help maintain mobility and balance. For information, call 817-275-1909 or visit website PSGTC.Com.
Sat, 10/19/2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Talking Tombstones Tour will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Old City Greenwood Cemetery, 300 Front St. in Weatherford. This year’s theme is “Men of the Cloth.” Period-attired presenters will share their life stories with docent-supervised tour groups. Tours begin at 1 p.m. and will begin every 15 minutes with the last tour starting at 3 p.m. Tour length is approximately 75 minutes. The entry fee is $10 for children over 10 and adults and $5 for children 5-9. The tour is not recommended for small children or those requiring walking assistance. No strollers will be allowed. Sponsored by the Parker County Heritage Society, the event’s proceeds will go toward the preservation and maintenance of Old City Cemetery. For more information, visit www.parkercountyheritagesociety.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas Business Women of Parker County will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, the Railhead Barbeque in Willow Park. Members will be attending the East Parker County Business Expo at Willow Park Baptist Church together at 5:30 p.m Members and guests are invited to the meeting and enjoy networking with other women in Parker County
Sat, 10/19/2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Clark Gardens’ Cathy Villa and Jodi Tolleson will lead a Flower Arranging Class from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 19. Cathy and Jodi will take you on a guided walk to collect foliage and flowers and then share their secrets for affordable, beautiful fresh foliage arrangements (think pumpkins!). Space is limited. Reservations are required and must be made by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17. The cost is $15 for garden members and $25 for non-members. Register online at clarkgardens.org or by phone at 940-682-4856.
Sat, 10/12/2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
The second annual free health fair sponsored by the Parker County Medical Society will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 12 at North Side Baptist Church, 910 N. Main in Weatherford. Multiple vendors and stations will provide free flu shots, cancer awareness information, cholesterol screening, free children's helmets and t-shirts, an ask-a-physician station and door prizes. For more information, call 817-599-6222.
Fri, 10/11/2013 (All day) - Sun, 10/13/2013 (All day)
The Area V Championships at Greenwood Farm in Weatherford, sponsored by Charlie Gilchrist’s SouthWest Ford, will take place from Oct. 11 to Oct. 13.
On Friday, Oct. 11, dressage runs from noon until 5:00 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 12, dressage, stadium jumping and cross-country jumping run from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. On Sunday, from 8:00 until 3:30, cross-country and stadium jumping rounds will decide the winners.
Greenwood Farm Horse Trials are located at 2100 Greenwood Road in Weatherford. Additional information is at www.greenwoodfarmonline.com. For questions, contact Christie Tull at 817-599-8159 or email email@example.com.
The Parker County A&M Club invites all Aggie fans to the A&M – Arkansas game watching party at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Buffalo Wild Wings, 320 Adams Dr., Weatherford. Be sure to wear your A&M apparel and invite your Aggie friends. For more information, contact Richard Westbrook at 817-441-5831 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:30am
Parker County Retired Teachers will meet at 11:30 a.m. for lunch followed by a noon business meeting and program on Oct. 1. The meeting will take place at Central Christian Church Cuppett Hall, 1602 S. Main St., in Weatherford.The speaker will be Mark Riley, County Judge, who will update members on the many decisions that must be made in Parker County to keep up with growth and traffic concerns. Lunch for $8 will be catered by Yesterday’s. Call 817-594-5748 to make a reservation and to get more information.