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Events from the Parker County Agrilife Extension Service
Phone: 817-598-6168

Jam and jelly workshop scheduled

June 22, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 07/07/2015 - 6:00pm

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will offer the basics of making jams and jellies Tuesday, July 7 at 6 p.m. at the Parker County Extension office, 604 North Main Street. This workshop is open to anyone wishing to learn how to preserve food safely or wanting to update their canning knowledge using USDA approved recipes and methods. Participants will be provided canning materials and will leave with a jar of jelly and a jar of refrigerator jam. Participants are asked to wear close-toed shoes. Cost for the workshop is $20. per person. Individuals should register by July 6. For more information contact the Parker County Extension Office at 817-598-6168.

Youth sewing camps scheduled

June 17, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 08/04/2015 - 9:00am

Texas AgriLife Extension will host two summer sewing camps Aug. 4-6.
Morning Sewing Class is from 9 a.m.-noon. This class is designed for beginning sewers ages 6-18. (6 and 7 year olds need to have an active guardian with them to be hands on.)
Afternoon Class is from 2-5 p.m. This class is specifically for intermediate to advanced sewers who have created projects with limited adult assistance, ages 8-18.
Participants will make multiple projects that are appropriate for their level of sewing knowledge. Fabric and supplies will be provided for the sewing projects. Participants will need to bring a sewing machine (there will be a few supplied), scissors, pins, needles and a seam ripper.

Kitchen boot camp for kids set

June 17, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:00am

Kitchen Boot Camp will be hosted by Parker County AgriLife Extension Aug. 18-20.
Morning session is from 9 a.m.-noon for ages 8-10. Afternoon session is 11 and older from 2-5 p.m.
Over the three day session participants will get hands-on and cover fundamentals such as basic knife skills, how to read and follow a recipe, measuring and mixing, and the importance of kitchen safety. Best of all, they’ll get into the fun scientific details of cooking, including the importance of using specific amounts of ingredients and cooking times. Along the way, kids will learn how to make great food that will impress their family and friends.

4-H hosts summer fun days

June 17, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Mon, 07/20/2015 - 2:00pm

Parker County 4-H will host “Summer Fun Days” for children ages 6-12 years July 20-22 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.
Fun days will be held each day from 2-5 p.m. and will include playing indoors and out, creating crafts, art, beading, and more. Snacks are provided.
The cost to attend is $40 for all three days. Space is limited, and participants must register. For more information and to register call the Parker County Extension Office at 817-598-6172 or stop by the office.

Beading workshops planned

June 17, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Thu, 07/16/2015 - 1:00pm

A beading workshop and youth beading workshop will be held by AgriLife Extension Service in Parker County.
There will be lots of info for the beginning beader who wants to bead but doesn’t know where to start. Students will design, string and finish a bracelet and take home a personal loom and beads.
The classes are from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, July 16 for ages 12 and up and Friday, July 17 for youth at the Parker County office, 604 N. Main St. in Weatherford. Cost is $30 and includes all supplies. Register by July 13. Call 817-598-6172 for more info.

Summer Fun Days planned for kids

May 29, 2015 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Thu Jun 25 2015 .
Tue, 06/23/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Wed, 06/24/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Thu, 06/25/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will host “Summer Fun Days Workshops” for children ages 5 to 8 years old, June 23, 24 and 25, 2015 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.

The workshops will be held each day from 2-4:30 p.m. and will include hands-on activities. Kids will learn basic nutrition and food preparation skills and will prepare healthy snacks each day. The kids will also do a craft project each day and will participate in self-esteem activities.

The cost to attend the workshops is $25 for all three days. The class space is limited, participants must register. For more information and to register call the Parker County Extension Office at 817-598-6168, by June 17, 2015.

Certified Food Managers Course and Exam

May 29, 2015 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Mon, 06/22/2015 - 8:30am

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a one day Certified Food Manager Course and Exam on Monday, June 22, 2015. The class will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the ServSafe Certified Food Manager Exam will begin at the conclusion of the eight hour class. The class will be held at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. The cost for the course is $115, which iincludes the course, ServSafe Certified Food Managers examination, coursebook and all course materials. This course is an update and review of food safety principles and practices and will help prepare you for the exam.

Food Preservation Workshop

May 29, 2015 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/19/2015 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Parker County will host a Food Preservation Workshop on Friday, June 19, 2015. The class will be from 1-5 p.m. and will cost $25. The registration will include recipes, canning supplies for the workshop, and handouts. Participants should bring a sack lunch. The workshop will be held at the Couts United Methodist Church located at 802 North Elm Street in the gym kitchen.

Participants will learn how to safely preserve food using the pressure canner and the water bath canner. 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.

Cooking with Dad

May 20, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/12/2015 - 6:00pm

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Parker County will host a “Cooking with Dad” event Tuesday, June 16 at 6 p.m. at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. Cost is $20 for father and child and $25 for two or more children. Scholarships are also available.
The workshop will include a fun evening of cooking and working together to prepare quick, healthy and low cost meals with dad. Dad and their children will prepare a healthy meal and go home with recipes to try. 
For more information, and to register for the evening call 817-598-6168 by June 12. Space is limited.

Extension plans annual Spring Fling

March 27, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:00am

Parker County Extension Education Association invites all men and women in Parker County to the 2015 Spring Fling, a day of education, personal development and fun. The event will be held Tuesday, April 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Couts United Methodist Church in Weatherford.
Speakers will include Carol Welch, Parker Count Master Gardener on “Monarch Butterfly Migration; Sue Wallace with Assisted Services Incorporated on Caring for the Caregiver; Kathy Sawyer on Essential Oils; Dr. Nicole Bartosh on Care for your Health. Entertainment will be provided by “The Sawyer Family.” Spring Fling will include lunch that will be served from noon-1:30 p.m. There will also be door prizes, silent auction and more.

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