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

Extension hosts walking for health

March 23, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Mon, 04/20/2015 - 6:00pm

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will hold “Walking Toward Better Health,” a four-week walking group focused on nutrition and healthy lifestyles, beginning April 13, each Monday from 6-7 p.m. Individuals, friends, family members, and children are welcome and all ages and fitness levels are encouraged.
Walking is an important fitness component and can help men and women begin or continue a healthy lifestyle. In addition, the social aspect of walking as a group can make fitness enjoyable and refreshing.

Extension hosts walking for health

March 23, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Mon, 04/13/2015 - 6:00pm

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will hold “Walking Toward Better Health,” a four-week walking group focused on nutrition and healthy lifestyles, beginning April 13, each Monday from 6-7 p.m. Individuals, friends, family members, and children are welcome and all ages and fitness levels are encouraged.
Walking is an important fitness component and can help men and women begin or continue a healthy lifestyle. In addition, the social aspect of walking as a group can make fitness enjoyable and refreshing.

Extension offers Safe Sitting Program

February 20, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Mon, 03/09/2015 - 8:30am

Parker County AgriLife Extension will host a Safe Sitter Program Monday, March 9 from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Extension Office, 604 N. Main St. in Weatherford.
The course is for ages 11 and up and costs $50 to cover materials and lunch.
It is a medically accurate program to teach boys and girls how to handle emergencies when caring for children. It teaches safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills and appropriate responses to medical emergencies.
To register call the extension office at 817-598-6168.

Certified food course planned

January 27, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Mon, 02/23/2015 - 8:30am

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a one day Certified Food Manager Course and Exam Monday, Feb. 23 at 8:30 a.m. The ServSafe Certified Food Manager Exam will begin at the conclusion of the 8-hour class. The class will be held at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. The cost for the course is $115 and includes 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 for the exam.

"Cooking with Friends" workshop

January 27, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:30pm

Are you looking for quick, easy and healthy meals to serve your family? Then join us for a “Cooking with Friends,” workshop hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Parker County Thursday, Feb. 26 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.
“Cooking with Friends” is a way to learn healthier cooking habits. In addition this method of preparing and cooking meals will promote more family meal time, save time and money and teach individuals the basics of freezing.

Grow your own peaches

January 19, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/03/2015 - 6:30pm

Come learn all about what it takes to “Grow Your Own Parker County Peaches” at an informative program to be presented Tuesday, Feb. 3. at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center meeting room, 604 North Main in Weatherford at 6:30 p.m.  Cost for the program is $10 per person (cash or check only) and is payable at the door. 
The information will be presented by Parker County grower, Gary Hutton, along with County Extension Agent Jon Green. They will discuss site selection, planting, recommended varieties, spacing, training young trees, fertility and water requirements, tree pruning and thinning, controlling insects and disease, and harvesting, as well as answering audience questions.

Marriage class offered

January 9, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/24/2015 - 9:00am

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will host a Twogether in Texas Marriage Education class Saturday, Jan. 24 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center at no charge.
After completing the class couples will receive a certificate that can be taken to the county clerk to save $60 on a marriage license. Couples will not have to wait 72 hours to be married. The waiting period is waived for couples who complete the course.
The class focuses on helping couples develop communication and conflict resolution skills and other tools for building strong relationships.
To register call 817-598-6168 or email kl-smith@tamu.edu.

Holiday fun night planned

November 14, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 6:00pm

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a Holiday Fun Night Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center. The theme will be decorating with burlap.  Everyone will have the opportunity to make a burlap wreath and one other burlap item which includes a cross, owl or stocking. The cost is $25 and includes all supplies. Refreshments will be provided.  Registration and payment is required by Nov. 26.

Parenting classes offered

November 11, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Mon, 11/24/2014 (All day)

Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will offer Tools for Parenting classes Nov. 24-25. The topic will be Courageous Parenting with Jim Morrow as lecturer. Topics include Parenting Pyramid, Tactical Communication, Having a Heart of Peace and Not War, and Secrets of a Happy Family. There will be also a nutrition series that will include Three Easy Bites that Won’t Weight You Down lessons on healthy eating for children and family. 
Pre-registration is requested by Nov. 21. For information or to register call the Parker County Extension office at 817-598-6168 or email kl-smith@tamu.edu.

Pinterest Party planned

November 5, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:00pm

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in Parker County is hosting a Pinterest Party Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. at the office, 604 N. Main St. in Weatherford.
All supplies will be provided, and participants can keep everything they make. Instruction will be provided by some of the best crafters in the area.
Cost is $30, and all proceeds benefit Parker County 4-H. RSVP at 817-598-6172.

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