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The Doss Heritage and Culture Center will host Kids Week from March 17-20.
Storytime at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 17;
STEAM Labs at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 17;
Art Hour at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 18;
Mini Makerspace at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18;
STEAM Labs at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19;
Museum Mini Golf at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 20;
Harry Potter Escape Room (teens only) at 4 p.m. Friday, March 20.
All events are free, but registration is required (except Storytime) to ensure there are enough supplies for everyone.
For more information, email or call 817-599-6168.
To register, visit http://dosscenter.org/spring-break-at-the-doss.
The Weatherford Police Department along with Freedom House and the Parker County Responding to Every Assault and Crisis Team (REACT) have teamed up to host the 2020 REACT Training Academy from Tuesday, March 24, to April 28, 2020, with classes being held on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. at Freedom House and Weatherford Police Department.
Attendees will learn from law enforcement officers, Freedom House advocates, Parker County Attorney’s Office representatives, and many other local professionals. Class topics include:
Crime scene procedures
Dealing with death/grief
Crime Victims’ Rights Week
Applicants must be at least 21 years old, a Parker County resident, and have a clear criminal history. For more information and an application for the academy, visit www.parkercountyreact.com, call Alecia Durham, Weatherford Police Department REACT Coordinator at 817-598-4325, or email .
Performances of Theatre off the Square’s production of “Run for your Wife” will be on weekends through March 22.
Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at 114 North Denton Street in Weatherford. Interpreter services will be provided at the performance on Sunday, March 15 through a partnership with the American Sign Language Interpreting Program of Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus.
Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors (60+)/students/children under school age. Matinee tickets are $13 for all ages and no other discounts apply. Purchase tickets at theatreoffthesquare.org. The theatre Box Office is open from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings to purchase tickets and to reserve seats.
Parkinson's Support Group of Tarrant County will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 23, in the third-floor meeting room at Broadway Baptist Church, 305 W. Broadway Ave. in Fort Worth.
Kim Mahan, RN and Cathy Collier of Beyond Faith Hospice will present “Hospice 101 and Its Benefits for the Whole Family.” Lunch will be provided at no charge by Encompass Health. You are welcome to bring a previously read book for our monthly “Book Swap.” Everyone is welcome! For additional information, visit PSGTC.org.
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 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 annual Parker County Clean-Up Day is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at all county precinct barns. This event is for Parker County residents and not to be used by commercial businesses. Residents are required to bring proof of residency.
During the annual event, the county encourages all residents to clean up their personal property and, if possible, form neighborhood groups to clean and mow roadsides, public areas, and assist disabled persons in cleaning around their homes.
For more information, visit parkercountytx.com and visit the Commissioners website pages.
The Parker County Committee on Aging will host its fourth annual March for Meals 5K walk and community event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Weatherford Senior Center, 1225 Holland Lake Dr.
The event is part of a month-long nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and senior neighbors who rely on this vital service to remain healthy and independent at home.
“The services we provide through Meals on Wheels are so important to our seniors in Parker County,” said Shelly Mowery, Executive Director of Parker County Committee on Aging, Inc. “The March for Meals event is a great way to raise funds and awareness to help our seniors most in need.”
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. Following the 5K, there will be a community festival with food trucks, live entertainment, a Doggie Fashion Show, exhibits, and more.
To register for the walk or to become a vendor at the event, call Michelle Hernandez at 817-596-4640 or visit pccoa.org.
The Aledo Band Boosters will host their inaugural car show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Aledo High School parking lot, 1008 Bailey Ranch Road.
Prizes will be awarded for the top three vehicles as determined by a panel of judges. The event will feature food trucks from Shep’s Place and Funky Monkey.
Entry fee per vehicle is $20. All vehicle years and models are welcome to enter. All proceeds benefit the Aledo ISD band program.
To register, visit www.aledobandboosters.org.
The City of Willow Park is partnering with Parker Paws to bring you “Willow Bark” from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Paul Balint Park (adjacent to Willow Park City Hall).
The event is a dog-centric family festival featuring live music, games, food, and local vendors. Adoptable rescues dogs will be available, Parker Paws will provide information, there will be a dog costume contest, small dog races, and other activities.
The free event is open to the public and all proceeds raised from donations and sponsorships will benefit Parker Paws rescue.