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“Matilda Jr.” auditions 

Weatherford College Alkek Fine Arts Center 225 College Park Dr., Weatherford, TX

The Weatherford College Teen Summer Musical will hold auditions for “Matilda Jr.” on Saturday, May 7, in the Alkek Fine Arts Center. 
Auditions begin at 8 a.m. with callbacks starting the same day at 1 p.m. All students who have completed grades 9-12 by May 30 are eligible to audition for camp. A chorus camp is open to students who have completed grades 3-8 by May 30, but there are limited spots. 
Audition forms along with a full rehearsal and performance schedule are available at https://wc.edu/calendar/calendar.php#event-details/3122c21b-9d4a-453e-b2cb-a585864a431b. 
Camp runs Monday, May 30, through Friday, June 3 in the Alkek Fine Arts Center. The cost is $200 plus an additional $50 costume fee for performers. 
Performances are scheduled for 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on June 3-4. Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.simpletix.com/e/matlida-jr-tickets-102295.

Democrats to hear congressional candidate 

Weatherford College Doss Student Center 225 College Park Drive, Weatherford, TX

Congressional candidate Trey Hunt will address the Parker County Active Democrats at their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9, in the Strain Room at Weatherford College’s Doss Student Center. Hunt is seeking to represent the newly redrawn U.S. House Dist. 12 in the November general election. For more information, visit parkercountydemocrats.org.

Republican Candidate Forum

Doss Heritage and Culture Center 1400 Texas Drive, Weatherford, TX

The Parker County Republican Party will host a candidate forum for House District 60 at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center, 1400 Texas Drive in Weatherford. The forum will include both Rep Glenn Rogers and Mike Olcott. The event is designed to solicit thoughtful responses to complex issues that are challenging Texans daily and to provide Parker County voters an opportunity to hear directly from each candidate during the official program as well as one-on-one before and after the event. 
Additionally, candidates from the other Parker County runoff elections will have tables set-up with campaign material and they will be prepared to address your questions regarding their respective races.

Shakespeare in Aledo

Aledo Community Center 104 Robinson Court, Aledo, TX

Theatre off the Square will present Romeo and Juliet at 6 p.m. on May 13 and 14 in the park next to the Aledo Community Center. Tickets are $10 for people 12 and older, and $5 for people younger than 12.
Patrons may wish to take blankets and chairs. Picnic food, drinks, and coolers are allowed.

Night at the Pops 2022

The Aledo High School Wind Ensemble, AHS Choir, and AHS Colorguard will present their annual Night at the Pops at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, in the Aledo High School Auditorium.


Day of Hope

The Branch to Hope Community Center will host the inaugural Day of Hope from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at its new facility at 699 Susie Lane in Aledo.
The Branch to Hope Community Center is a multi-generational recreation and event center focusing on restoring hope and bringing the community together through engaging activities for all life stages.
Activities during the event will include fishing, food trucks, music, a mini rodeo, petting zoo, horses, community booths, and face painting.
For more information, email .

Safe At Home Program

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office 604 N. Main, Weatherford, TX

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Parker County will conduct a “Safe @ Home” class from 10-11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 3, at the Parker County Extension Office, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. 
Safe @ Home will provide instruction for youth on how to be safe inside the house, outside the house, online, and with others when they are home alone. It will cover safety habits, how to handle emergencies, and making a call to 911. This class is for youth who will be in grades 4-6, or ages 9-12. The class will equip them to be safe when they are home alone.
The cost to attend is $20 per child, which includes a booklet and snack.
To register your child, call the Parker County Extension Office at 817-598-6168. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited.


Art Show

Aledo Workspace 1015 Champions Dr., Aledo, Texas

The Artists of Horseshoe Trail will hold an art exhibit throughout the summer at Aledo Workspace, 1015 Champions Drive in Aledo. An artist reception and opening night will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, and will feature live demonstrations by James Spurlock and Stephanie Burk. Artists include Spurlock, Burk, Judy Baker, Lesli […]

Aledo Summer Blast

Aledo High School 1000 Bailey Ranch Road, Aledo, TX

The annual Aledo Summer Blast will run from 6-10 p.m. Friday, June 3, in the Aledo High School south parking lots.
The event features numerous free activities for families and children in addition to food trucks, live music by Sonny Burgess and Jolie Holliday Burgess, and a fireworks show after dark.


Super Safety Saturday

Texas Health Willow Park will host Super Safety Saturday, a family-friendly safety event, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 4, at 101 Crown Pointe Blvd. in Willow Park.
The event will include pool and sun safety education, food trucks, hands-only CPR, life jacket and bicycle helmet fittings and giveaways, home safety, child safety, fire safety (smoke room demonstration), drowning prevention, gun safety with gun lock giveaways, poison control tips, emergency service notification for Weatherford and Willow Park, suicide prevention, and With of Weatherford Safety and Emergency Services.
Kid-friendly activities include bounce houses; face painting; McGruff a DJ for entertainment; Jaws of Life demonstration; impaired driving simulator; tours of the Willow Park Fire Department truck, LifeCare ambulance, and Careflite helicopter; and a trackless train ride.
Prizes, snow-cones, and water will be provided at no cost.
For more information, call 817-757-1500.

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