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

Fall vegetable planting program

July 18, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Tue, 07/26/2011 - 6:30pm

For a successful fall garden, you can’t wait until fall to get started. With the lack of spring rains and the rapid warm up with extended summer heat, many spring planted vegetable gardens have not performed very well this year, said Jon Green, County Extension Agent - Ag. However, there is still hope for a plentiful garden this fall if gardeners prepare soon. Many vegetables actually perform better under our fall weather conditions, Green added.

To learn more about this topic, the Parker County office of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service is offering a Fall Vegetable Gardening Seminar at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 at the Parker County Agriculture Services Center Meeting Room, 604 North Main in Weatherford. Cost of the seminar is $10 per person, payable at the door.

Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Class

July 5, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/16/2011 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will conduct Twogether in Texas Marriage Education class from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 16. The free class will be held at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.

The class is eight hours long and focuses on helping couples develop communication with conflict resolution skills and other tools for a strong relationship.

After completing the class, couples will receive a certificate to save $60 on the marriage license. In addition, the 72-hour waiting period is waived for couples who complete the course.

For more information and to register call 817-598-6168.

Water Conservation Program

June 7, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Tue, 06/21/2011 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Dotty Woodson, Ed.D, Program Specialist – Water Resources for Texas AgriLife Extension Service will present a seminar to help local residents become wise water users from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 at the Texas AgriLife Extension Services Office, 604 N. Main in Weatherford. The program is sponsored by the Parker County Master Gardeners Association and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Fee for the event is $15. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information, call 817-598-6168 or visit www.pcmg-texas.org.

FOOD HANDLERS FOOD SAFETY TRAINING

June 3, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Mon, 06/20/2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will offer a food handlers classes on Monday, June 20, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The two hour classes is a Texas Department of State Health Services accredited food handlers program. 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.

FOOD MANAGERS CERTIFICATION TRAINING IN WEATHERFORD

June 3, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Mon, 06/27/2011 - 8:30am

Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will offer a one-day food manager certification training course, Food Safety: It’s Our Business, for food service managers on Monday, June 27. The training will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the examination following the course. The course will take place the Parker County Agricultural Services Center, located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.

Food Preservation Workshop

June 3, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/23/2011 - 9:30am - 2:00pm

Texas AgriLife Extension of Parker County will host a Food Preservation Workshop on Thursday, June 23, 2011. The class will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will cost $20.00. This included canning materials, recipes and lunch. The workshop will be held at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center that is located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.

Safe Sitter Course

June 3, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Wed, 06/29/2011 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Texas AgriLife Extension will offer a Safe Sitter course on Wednesday, June 29 at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center in Weatherford from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Safe Sitter is a medically accurate program that teaches boys and girls ages 11 to 14 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 $30 that will cover materials and lunch. To register for Safe Sitter, call the Parker County Extension office at 817-598-6168.

Free parenting classes

May 10, 2011 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Tue, 05/24/2011 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will conduct free classes on “Tools to Becoming an Effective Parent” from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays May 17 and 24.

The classes will cover: Child Growth and Development, Age Appropriate Activities; Communication, Self Esteem, Discipline; Child Health and Food Safety, Growing Healthy and Happy Children with MyPyramid; and Shopping Strategies to Stretch Your Food Dollars. The classes will include food demonstrations, samples and recipes that will be provided by the Better Living for Texans Program.

Classes will be held at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. Persons interested in attending the class should pre-register by calling: 817-598-6168.

Free parenting classes

May 10, 2011 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Tue, 05/17/2011 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will conduct free classes on “Tools to Becoming an Effective Parent” from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays May 17 and 24.

The classes will cover: Child Growth and Development, Age Appropriate Activities; Communication, Self Esteem, Discipline; Child Health and Food Safety, Growing Healthy and Happy Children with MyPyramid; and Shopping Strategies to Stretch Your Food Dollars. The classes will include food demonstrations, samples and recipes that will be provided by the Better Living for Texans Program.

Classes will be held at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. Persons interested in attending the class should pre-register by calling: 817-598-6168.

Managing Your Money Class

May 3, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/19/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will conduct a money management class from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. Managing Your Money is free of charge and is a course that will help you to better stretch your dollars. The topics will include: Values, Needs and Wants, Developing a Spending Plan, Money Management, Wise Use of Credit, Consumer information and Stretching Your Food Dollars. The class is open to anyone and will help people in bankruptcy, debt or anyone who wants to know how to better manage their money. For more information and to register, call 817-598-6168.

Sports Calendar

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.

Friday, September 5

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

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at Christian Life Prep, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Faustina Academy, 7:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Bishop Amat at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 6

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Chisholm Trail Freshman Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Southlake Carroll Invitational, Meadowmere Park, 3000 Meadowmere Lane, Grapevine, Texas 76051, 7:00 a.m.

Monday, September 8

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison at Aledo High School, 4:20 p.m.

Tuesday, September 9

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

  • Aledo Middle School at Burleson Kerr MS, Scrimmage;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Kerr MS at Aledo MS, Scrimmage;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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