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

Food Manager Certification Training

January 19, 2016 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Mon, 02/29/2016 - 8:30am

The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension will offer a one-day food manager certification training course from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29 at 604 N. Main in Weatherford. Cost for the course is $115, and students must be registered by Feb. 19 to guarantee a spot. For more information, visit or call Kathy Smith, County Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences at 817-598-6168.

Step Up and Scale Down

January 6, 2016 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Repeats every week until Tue Feb 09 2016 .
Tue, 01/19/2016 - 5:15pm
Tue, 01/26/2016 - 5:15pm
Tue, 02/02/2016 - 5:15pm
Tue, 02/09/2016 - 5:15pm

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will launch Step Up and Scale Down, a 12-week weight management program from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Jan. 19. The classes will be at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.

Pecan Show

November 24, 2015 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Wed, 12/02/2015 - 9:00am

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services of Palo Pinto, Parker, and Jack counties will host their Pecan Show at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the Palo Pinto County Extension Office, 221 South 5th Ave. in Palo Pinto. If you would like to enter your pecans, you should have them at the office, in Palo Pinto, by 9 a.m. on Dec 2. 

Safe Sitter Course

November 10, 2015 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Tue, 11/24/2015 - 8:30am

Texas AgriLife Extension will offer a Safe Sitter course from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center in Weatherford.

Safe Sitter is a medically accurate program that teaches boys and girls ages 11 and up how to handle emergencies when caring for children. The class teaches safe child care techniques, behavior management skills and appropriate responses to medical emergencies.

The cost of the program is $50, which covers materials and lunch. To register for Safe Sitter, call the Parker County Extension office at 817-598-6168.

Fall prevention series

September 23, 2015 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Mon, 10/12/2015 - 2:00pm

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will offer an eight-part series “A Matter of Balance” Fall Prevention from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 and 29 and Nov. 2 and 5 at at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program that is conducted in cooperation with the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging. It is a fall prevention program that helps older adults reduce the risk of devastating falls. The classes will be lessons on exploring thoughts and concerns of falls. There will be information on ways to increasing strength and balance through exercise. The series will also help individuals identify ways to reduce the risk of falls and help older adults protect themselves and recover if they do fall.

Healthy Cooking School

September 7, 2015 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Tue, 09/29/2015 - 6:30pm

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Dinner Tonight Planning Coalition will hold the Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 301 South Main in Weatherford.

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Dinner Tonight will feature demonstrations of easy and nutritious menus that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. The objective for the evening will be to help busy people  learn ideas for meal preparation and feel good about feeding themselves and their family. The goal is to promote family mealtime, teach families healthy meal planning and food preparation techniques, promote Texas agriculture and local grocery stores.

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.

Sports Calendar

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Lake Dallas at AHS Scrimmage; 12 p.m.

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS JV at South Hills JV Tournament at McLeland; all day

  • AHS at South Grand Prairie Scrimmage;

    JV 4:30 p.m.

    Freshman- 7 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Mansfield Summit;

    Varsity- 7 p.m.

    JV- 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. South Grand Prarie at AHS Scrimmage; 4:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cleburne at AHS; 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, February 18

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Mansfield Tournament; times TBA

Friday, February 19

  • AHS Varsity at Byron Nelson HS Tournament; All day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS; 6 p.m.

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