A support group to create a space for those who have battled or are battling cancer meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Aledo United Methodist Church, 100 Pecan Dr. in Aledo.
For more information, email Joan Ward at .
Before the dog days of summer come to an end, you can celebrate your furry friends at Willow Park’s inaugural dog festival, Willow Bark. The event will be held at at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Paul Balint Jr. Memorial Park.
The event offers a dog costume contest and parade, as well as “weenie dog races,” which will actually consist of two dog races, separated by small and large sizes.
Admission is free to the public, but the registration fee for competitions is $5 per pet.
There will also be several food trucks and vendors. Juliebean’s Ice Cream truck will bring ice cream treats for pups (though they are human-safe, too).
For humans, the Rocky Lott Band will perform live, and a play area for children will offer several kid-friendly activities.
All proceeds will benefit Parker Paws.
For more information, call Rosealee Hoffman Kertok at 817-441-7108 or 940-452-7099 or email .