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

Twogether in Marriage

October 30, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Wed, 11/06/2013 (All day)

A Twogether in Texas marriage education class will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Parker County Extension office located at 604 North Main. The class is free, and couples who complete the class will save $60 on their marriage license. The class is 8 hours long and focuses on helping couples develop communication and conflict resolution skills and other skills needed for a strong relationship. The certificate is good for one year and can be used to obtain a marriage license in any county in Texas. To register and/or for more information call the Parker County Extension Office at 817-598-6168.

Parenting classes

September 23, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Wed Oct 02 2013 .
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 9:30am - 1:30pm
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 9:30am - 1:30pm

Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will offer parenting classes from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 and 2 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center. The cost is $10 per person for the two-day class and will include lunch. Scholarships are available.
The parenting classes will use the curriculum “Making Children Mind without Losing Yours” a Dr. Kevin Lehman Series. For information or to register, call the Parker County Extension office at 817-598-6168 or email kl-smith@tamu.edu.

Cooking well with Diabetes classes

September 23, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Parker County will a Cooking Well with Diabetes II class from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 1, 15 and 22, at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.
Cooking Well with Diabetes II will cover the following lessons: Carbohydrate Foods, Desserts, Making Recipes with Fat Better for You, Cutting the Fat - Main Dishes, Double Your Pleasure Side Dishes, Reducing Sodium and Increasing Fiber, Celebrating Sensibly with Diabetes, and Holiday Meal Preparation with Diabetes. The workshop will include cooking demonstrations and activities. All participants who complete Cooking Well with Diabetes will get a booklet filled with recipes that are diabetes friendly.
There will be a $20 charge for the session that will cover the cost of food supplies. Space is limited and pre-registration ends Sept. 27. To register or for more information about the classes, call the Parker County Extension Office at 817-598-6168 or drop by the office located at 604 North Main, Suite 200 in Weatherford.

Water-well owner training set for Oct. 2 in Weatherford

September 23, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 8:30am - 3:30pm

Anyone interested in private water-well management in Parker and surrounding counties is invited to the free Texas Well Owner Network training Oct. 2 in Weatherford.
The training will be held from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center, 1400 Texas Dr., said Drew Gholson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and network coordinator, College Station.
“The Texas Well Owner Network program is for Texas residents who depend on household wells for their water needs,” Gholson said. “Well owners who want to become familiar with Texas’ groundwater resources, septic system maintenance, well maintenance and construction, water quality and water treatment will benefit from this training.”
Participants can have their water well samples screened for $15, with payment due when samples are turned in at the training.
“We invite private well owners to bring in a water sample to be screened for nitrate, total dissolved solids, arsenic and bacteria,” he said.
Well owners who would like to have their well water sampled can pick up the two sample containers – one bag and one bottle – at Parker, Hood, Wise, Johnson, Palo Pinto and Jack County AgriLife Extension offices. They can also be obtained at the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District office, 1250 E. Highway 199 in Springtown.
After filling each bottle and bag with a sample from their well, participants should bring the two samples to the Oct. 2 training, Gholson said.

Safe Sitter Course

July 16, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Mon, 07/29/2013 - 9:00am - 4:30pm

Texas AgriLife Extension will offer a Safe Sitter course from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 29 at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center in Weatherford. Safe Sitter is a medically accurate program that teaches boys and girls ages 11 to 16 how to handle emergencies when caring for children. The class teaches safe and nutrition child care techniques, behavior management skills and appropriate responses to medical emergencies. The cost of the program is $35, which will cover workbook and lunch. To register for Safe Sitter, call the Parker County Extension office at 817-598-6168.

Food Handlers Food Safety class

July 10, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Mon, 07/15/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

A Food Handlers Food Safety class will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 15, at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center, located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.
The two-hour class will be conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and is a Texas Department of State Health Services-accredited food handler’s class. This class is recommended for all food service employees to help promote the service of safe food. The class is a basic overview of food safety practices that are necessary to ensure you serve safe food at your establishment. Some practices discussed will be Good Personal Hygiene, Cross Contamination and Time and Temperature abuse.
The training fee is $20 and includes training and handouts. This certification is good for two years and is recognized throughout Texas.
To register for the Food Handlers class, contact the Parker County Extension Office at 817-598-6168.

Water conservation class

April 22, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/11/2013 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County, in cooperation with the Parker County Master Gardeners, will conduct a workshop entitled How to Help your Landscape Survive a Texas Summer. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 11 at the Extension Office at 604 N. Main Street in Weatherford. The agenda will include presentations on successful techniques for water-wise gardening using drip irrigation, rain water harvesting, and drought tolerant plants. The class will include a hands-on workshop on how to use and install drip irrigation and rainwater harvesting systems.

There is a $20 charge per person to attend the class. The fee will cover the costs of handouts, refreshments and lunch. Class size is limited to the first 30 people to register and in order to secure a spot and allow a head count for the meal, registration with payment is due by Thursday, May 9. To register, come by the Parker County Extension Office or mail your payment to 604 N. Main, Suite 200, Weatherford, 76086. Checks should be made to  PC Ag. For more information about the water conservation class, contact the Parker County Extension Office at 817-598-6168.

Spring Fling

April 2, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Tue, 04/23/2013 (All day)

The Parker County Extension Education Association’s Spring Fling Fundraiser will be Tuesday, April 23, at Couts United Methodist Church. The event will include a fashion show by Kaleidoscope, speakers including Nancy Robinson Master, Rev. Georgia Orr, Jon Green and more. There will be a lunch and raffle and door prizes. The cost is $15.

Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Class

April 2, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/20/2013 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will host a Twogether in Texas Marriage Education class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. The class will be held at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center and will be free of 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 is eight hours long and 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.

Pasture Management Seminar

March 11, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 6:30pm

Pasture recovery from drought, soil fertility, weed management options, stocking rates and watershed quality will be the major topics discussed at the upcoming Pasture Management Seminar to be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center meeting room, 604 North Main in Weatherford. Cost for the program is $10 per person.

Dr. Larry Redmon, State Extension Forage Specialist from College Station, will present and answer questions that participants may have.

For those livestock producers with a pesticide applicator license, 1 CEU will be offered toward their re-certification.

Hosted by the Parker County Extension Ag. Committee and the Parker County office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, all interested livestock raisers are invited to attend.

Educational programs of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, disability, religion, age or national origin. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service, or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting are encouraged to contact the Parker County office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at 817-598-6168 for assistance.

Sports Calendar

Friday, August 22

  • AHS Varsity vs. Pascal at Aledo, a.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Byron Nelson Scrimmage, 9 a.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy High School at Lakehill Prep, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26

  • AHS Varsity vs. Joshua at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS vs. Stephenville at Aledo;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

  • AHS Varsity at Volleypalozza Varsity Tournament through Aug. 30, times TBA

  • AHS JV at Joshua, 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Fort Worth Academy, 5:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cedar Park at Baylor University's McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Granbury Cornerstone at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

  • AHS at Marcus I Invitational, North Lakes Park, Denton, Texas 76201, 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 2

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS at Denton Guyer;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 4

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Johnson County Sports Association, 5:30 p.m.

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