Laurie Chance Smith, author of "Around Veal's Station," will be the featured speaker at the August meeting of the The Parker County Women's and Newcomers' Club, which meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Friday of every month at First United Methodist Family Life Center, 301 S. Main in Weatherford. The social hour, including Club Shop, begins at 9:30 a.m. The business meeting, including program, is at 10:30 a.m. Lunch is $11. Please make lunch reservations by calling Shirley at 817-757-7379. For more information on the organization, visit pcwnc.org.
The Parker County Women's and Newcomers' Club meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Friday of every month at First United Methodist Family Life Center, 301 S. Main in Weatherford. The social hour, including Club Shop, begins at 9:30 a.m. The business meeting, including program, is at 10:30 a.m. Lunch is $11. Please make lunch reservations by calling Shirley at 817-757-7379. For more information on the organization, visit pcwnc.org.
The Aledo band program will hold a Play-a-Thon beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11.
The day will begin with the Aledo High School Chamber Band performing songs signifying freedom from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Shops at Willow Park, 210 Shops Blvd.
After the Chamber Band performance, the Aledo band program (grades 6-12) will perform a program of patriotic music from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium.
For more information and a detailed schedule, visit https://www.aledobandboosters.org/play-a-thon.html.
Dust off your leg warmers, tease up your hair and mark your calendars to go ‘Back to the 80's’ beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center Roundup Inn.
The event is a fundraising gala to benefit Project Celebration 2022, a parent-driven group at Aledo High School that raises money to host a drug-free, alcohol-free safe alternative after prom for seniors.
The Back to the 80’s Gala will include entertainment by the band “Live 80.” They’ll perform 80s hits while guests enjoy dinner, cash bar, live-band karaoke, dancing, and more. There will be auction items and special activities throughout the night to help support Project Celebration 2022.
Tables are available for purchase for $1,000 and individual tickets are $100 each. Sponsorships are available with a variety of branding opportunities for local businesses and a few limited live-band karaoke spots are available.
Purchases are tax deductible since Project Celebration is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
For more information, email or visit www.aledopc2022.com.
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 .