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

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.

Food Handlers Food Safety Class

May 3, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Mon, 05/16/2011 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Texas AgriLife Extension will conduct an accredited Food Handlers Food Safety Class “Food Safety: It’s In Your Hands” from 4-6 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.

This two-hour course is accredited by Texas Department of Health and Human Services and highly recommended for all food service employees to help promote the service of safe food. The course is a basic overview of food safety practices that are necessary to ensure that safe food is served at your establishment. Practices discussed include good personal hygiene, cross contamination, and time and temperature abuse.

“Do Well Be Well with Diabetes” Classes

May 3, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Repeats every week until Wed Jun 08 2011 .
Tue, 05/10/2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Tue, 05/17/2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Tue, 05/24/2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Tue, 05/31/2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Parker County will offer “Do Well Be Well with Diabetes II from 6:30 - 9 p.m. on the Tuesdays of May 10, 17, 24 and 31 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.
“Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes is an educational program to help people with type 2 diabetes learn the skills they need to understand and manage their diabetes, to reduce their risks for complications and to attain their highest possible level of wellness. The goal is that if you do well, you can be well with diabetes.

Spring Fling set April 12

April 5, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Tue, 04/12/2011 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Parker County Extension Education will host the 2011 Spring Fling from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 at Couts United Methodist Church, 802 N. Elm in Weatherford.
Spring Fling will include educational presentations including “Spring Lawn & Gardening” by Jon Green, Parker County Extension Agent – Agriculture and Natural Resources; “The American Red Cross” program by Teresa Filkins with the local Red Cross; “Women’s Health” by Solis Women’s Health of Weatherford.
A Red Hat Ladies Fashion will be a special feature. Returning by popular demand, the fashion show will be one to remember.
A lunch of poppy seed chicken, crunchy romaine salad, almond green beans, heavenly dessert, coffee and tea will be provided from noon to 1 p.m.

Manage Your Money Class

March 15, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Mon, 03/28/2011 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will conduct a money management class on Monday, March 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center, located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. 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. Managing Your Money is free of charge.

Parker County Master Gardener Association Plant Sale

March 7, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/09/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

The Parker County Master Gardener Association will have its Annual Spring Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 9 at Texas AgriLife Extension Service Office. There will also be a rainwater harvesting demonstration. For more information go to www.pcmg-texas.org.

Parker County 4-H Adventure Camp

February 18, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/16/2011 (All day) - Fri, 03/18/2011 (All day)

Parker County 4-H will be hosting the Parker County 4-H Adventure Camp March 16-18 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. This camp is open to youth ages 8-12 and will cost $35/camper to participate. Join us for three fun filled mornings where campers will take part in fishing demonstrations, knot tying, wildlife ID, and hands on activities and crafts. Campers will test their abilities in the Animal Olympics by going toe to toe, wing to wing and hoof to hoof against wildlife found in Texas. They will learn new skills and safety practices that will be useful on camping and fishing trips, the impact of the footprints they leave in nature and how to explore their own backyards. Spaces are limited; your spot will be reserved once payment is received.

Sports Calendar

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Keller Central 9th grade Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Marcus II Invitational, Westlake Park in Hickory Creek, Texas 75065, 7:30 a.m.

Monday, September 22

  • Week of Sept. 22, Aledo Middle School at Burleson Hughes

Tuesday, September 23

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

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    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. Granbury Acton MS at Aledo MS;
    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.

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

Wednesday, September 24

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Aledo Meet McAnally, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 25

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

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at Lakeland Academy, 4:30 p.m. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Joshua at Aledo, 7th Gym 1 & 8th MPC;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, September 26

  • AHS Varsity Girls Black at Granbury Girls Tournament, Harbor Lakes through Sept. 27

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

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH vs. St. Paul's Lutheran at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m. *District Game

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