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Events of interest to all Parker County residents

Managing Your Money class

September 23, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Mon, 09/30/2013 - 2:00pm

Parker County will conduct a two-hour personal financial management class called “Managing Your Money” at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, at the Parker County Agricultural Services Class located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. The class is for anyone interested in how to better manage their money, but it also for people who are currently in bankruptcy Chapter 7 and/or 13. The intent of the course is to increase your financial knowledge and skills. Topics everyone filing for bankruptcy needs to know. The topics covered will include: Developing a Spending Plan, Money Management, Wise Use of Credit and Consumer information. There is a $10 charge to attend the class. For more information or to register, call 817-598-6168.

Hometown Heroes Celebration

September 23, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/28/2013 - 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Parker County Gold Star Families and Horsemen for Christ will hold a fundraiser to benefit Parker County’s Veteran Memorial Site, Soldier Springs Park. The event will run from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, during the NCHA Brazos Bash at Silverado, Cadillac Arena, 100 Arena Run, Weatherford. Highlights include a silent auction, live auction, raffle and an evening of music by The Taylor Hickey Band, Dalton Williams, The Church Chix and Toni Mc & The Score. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 817-319-1705 or email judy.giles@att.net.

Cork 'N' Canvas

September 23, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Women’s Business Alliance of the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will host an evening of step-by-step painting with Granbury’s local artist, Amy Klemer from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at D’Vine Wine of Texas, 107 E. Bridge Street, Granbury, 76048 .
Women are encouraged to bring a friend and your favorite bottle of wine or beverage of choice for an evening of networking and building new professional relationships. Reservations are available online at www.eastparkerchamber.com, The cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Contact the Chamber for more information at 817-441-7844.

Walk to End Alzheimer's

September 23, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/28/2013 - 8:00am - 11:00am

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Roger Williams Ball Park, 225 College Park Dr, Weatherford. Walk to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care,
support and research. The walk is a total of 2 miles. Teams and individuals may participate. Unite in the For more information, call 800-272-3900. Register online at www.alz.org/walk.

Feral Hog Management

July 31, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Mon, 08/12/2013 - 6:30pm

Dr. Dale Rollins, our Extension Wildlife Specialist from San Angelo, will present a program on Feral Hog Management at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12 at Sweeney Ranch, 5403 Old Dennis Road. (Take exit 406 off of I-20 and head south. The gate entrance  will be on the left and is approximately 6.5 miles past the Pilot Truck Stop.)

If you have encountered feral hog damage or would just like to know more about feral hogs and their management, this program should be helpful. “Take this opportunity to learn from one of the best,” said Jon Green, County Extension Agent Ag. - Parker County. “Rollins is known nationwide for his work with quail but he is also quite knowledgeable in the management of feral hogs. Hogs cause millions of dollars in damages to crops, livestock, and wildlife each year in Texas and seem to be getting worse.” 

Various kinds of hog traps will be on display and participants will hear about feral hog biology, current status, management options, trapping techniques and other control methods, said Green.

The cost for this program is $10 per person, payable at the door. To help in planning, call 817-598-6168 or email ewade@ag.tamu.edu by noon that day to RSVP.

Making Salsas and Drying Fruits

June 4, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Thu, 07/18/2013 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Texas AgriLife Extension of Parker County will host Making Salsas and Drying Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.

The workshop will cover the basics of making salsas and the principles of drying/dehydrating foods. Participants will also have the opportunity to make several kinds of salsas and practice dehydrating foods.

Participants who have water bath canners and/or dehydrators are asked to bring them in case they are needed for the workshop.

Cost is $20. The registration will include recipes, canning supplies, ingredients and handouts. Participants should bring a sack lunch.

Registration is requested by Monday, July 15 by calling 817-598-6168.

Food Preservation Workshop

June 4, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Texas AgriLife Extension of Parker County will host Basic Food Preservation and Making Jams and Jellies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.

The workshop will be helpful for beginners and those who need a refresher course in food preservation. Participants will learn how to safely can foods. They will also have the opportunity to can vegetables and make jelly.

Participants who have pressure canners or water bath canners are asked to bring their canners in case they are needed for the workshop. Canner gauge testing will be available for those who need theirs tested as well.

Cost is $20. The registration will include recipes, canning supplies for the workshop, and handouts. Participants should bring a sack lunch.

Registration is requested by Monday, June 17, 2013 by calling 817-598-6168.

Firewise Landscaping Seminar

May 28, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/27/2013 - 7:00pm

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service of Parker County, in cooperation with the Parker County Master Gardeners, will provide a 90 minute seminar to address the threat of wildfires and how damage can be mitigated using Firewise Landscaping methods at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 at the extension office, 604 N. Main Street in Weatherford.

As the Possum Kingdom fire of 2012 showed, Parker and neighboring counties are prime examples of an area where the wildfire threat is extremely high. Residents, especially newcomers, need to know about wildfires and understand the steps they can take, as individuals or through their homeowners associations, to lessen this threat.

The class fee of $10 will cover the costs of handouts and other supplies. To register for this class, call the Parker County Extension Office at 817-598-6168.

County Clean-Up

April 3, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/06/2013 - 8:00am - 3:00pm

This year’s Parker County clean-up will be on Saturday, April 6. Bring sorted recyclable or reusable items to your local precinct barn from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.parkercountyemergencymanagement.com/environment.asp.

CERT class

March 26, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/27/2013 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Parker County’s spring 2013 CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) class will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays, April 8, 15 and 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. The classes will be held at the Parker County Emergency Operations Center, 215 Trinity St. in Weatherford. For more information or to RSVP, contact Kit Marshall at kit.marshall@parkercountytx.com or 817-598-0969. Please RSVP so that further information can be sent prior to April 8. Plan to bring any snacks you may need for the evening meetings and a brown bag for the Saturday meetings.

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