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The Aledo Community Lions Club meets from 12-1 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Aledo Community Center. The public is invited. For more information call Bob Carlson at 817-718-4902.Find out more »
The Aledo Children’s AdvoCats will host “Shopping for a Cause” from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Shops at Willow Park.Find out more »
The Parker County Committee on Aging will host Burgers & Bingo 2020 from 5:30-8 p.m. On Thursday, Feb. 27 at 1225 Holland Lake Drive in Weatherford.
Tickets are $10, which covers dinner and two bingo cards. Additional cards are $2. Prizes are provided by local merchants and proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels in Parker County.
To purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/3bya9Og.
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Parker County will sell raffle tickets for a five-day drawing April 27-May 1 giving away a designer handbag each day.
A total of 300 tickets will be sold at $100 each. All tickets will be placed into a single pot for the daily drawing.
Purses range in value from $398 to $1,700.
To purchase a ticket, call Bailey at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Parker County, 682-615-1992.
The goals of the CAC are to end the cycle of child abuse, minimize trauma, and achieve new positive outcomes. For more information, visit cacparkercounty.org.
The East Parker County Library will host “Leap into History,” the theme of its annual fundraising dinner, at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 301 Bailey Ranch Road in Aledo.
The event will begin with an authentic chuck wagon BBQ buffet followed by presentations from local community history experts, who will dive into Aledo and Parker County history.
The panel will include Laurie Chance Smith, author of Around Veal’s Station, An Illustrated History of Parker County’s Oldest Town; Lanie Garmon, local historian and host of the “Ghosts of Aledo” Facebook Page; and Ben McCarthy, local historian, and host of “Backroads of Aledo” Facebook Page.
The event will feature giveaways and a silent auction.
Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at the East Parker County Library. One prize ticket will be provided with each dinner purchased.
For more information, call 817-441-6545.
The Town of Annetta will host its third annual Community Clean-Up and Beautification Day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29.
City officials and volunteers will pick up trash on city streets. They will not collect household debris, old appliances, tires, or hazardous materials, but instead will focus on litter along roads and lots in town.
For people interested in participating, call 817-441-5770 or email . The town will provide safety vests. All bagged trash will be taken to Town Hall.
After the cleanup, the town will have a hamburger cookout for volunteers.
In partnership with the Parker County Office of Emergency Management, the National Weather Service will offer a free SKYWARN (severe weather) class from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29 in the Weatherford College Mince Auditorium (on the north end of the parking lot) located at 225 College Park Drive in Weatherford.
SKYWARN is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.
For more information, call Kit Marshall, Parker County Emergency Management Officer, at 817-598-0969.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host A Matter Balance Fall Prevention class. The eight-lesson series will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays in March, beginning March 2 at 604 N. Main in Weatherford.
Classes are free and refreshments are provided For more information, or to register, call 817-598-6168.
A Matter of Balance is a nationally-recognized program conducted in cooperation with the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging. It is a fall-prevention program that helps older adults reduce the risk of devastating falls. The classes will be lessons that explore thoughts and concerns of falls. There will be information on ways to increase strength and balance through exercise. The series will also help individuals identify ways to reduce the risk of falls and help older adults protect themselves and recover if they do falls.
The Rotary Club of Aledo meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at Sunny Street Cafe, 229 Shops Blvd., Ste. 103 in Willow Park. For more information, visit aledorotary.org.Find out more »
The Aledo High School Treble Choir and Aledo High School Wind Ensemble will have a Send-Off Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 9 in the AHS Auditorium.
The choir and band were selected through blind auditions to perform at the Music for All National Festival in Indianapolis on March 12-14.
The Aledo High School Treble Choir’s program theme is “Our Purpose” and includes “I Believe” –Miller, “Prayer of the Children” - Klouse, “Ave Maria” – Forbes, “She Sings” - Bernon, and “I Am” – Grases.
The Aledo High School Wind Ensemble program theme is “The Journey” and includes “Overture to Candide” - Bernstein, “The Earth” from "Planets" by Trouvere - Nagao, “Sheltering Sky” - Mackey, “The Gallant 7th” - Sousa , “Mambo” from “West Side Story” - Bernstein, “With Heart and Voice” - Gillingham, and “Whip and Spur” - Allen.