Fun, Facts and Fossils!
Historical driving tour
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
East Parker County Library will host a self-paced historical driving/biking tour of 10 sites in the library’s One Book/One Community selection, “Parker County Prairie Sketchbook,” by local artist and author Homer Norris. The “Stop and Do” sites will provide facts, fun and food, and most will have docents to answer questions about their significance to the history of East Parker County. Map/tickets may be purchased at EPCL, one ticket per car $25/$10 single occupant. All proceeds go to EPCL. For more information, call 817-441-6545.
Parker County commissioners have set April 5, as the day for the annual Countywide Cleanup. All county residents, including those who live inside city boundaries, are allowed to participate and may bring their disposables to the nearest precinct barn. Most items will be accepted, including aluminum, iron, glass, dried paint cans, lumber, limbs and brush, newspapers, cardboard, furniture, appliances and tires (rims removed).
Unacceptable items include commercial waste, chemicals, shingles, wet paint and flammables. As a courtesy to precinct workers, items should be bagged securely — no loose garbage — and separated to speed unloading and reduce labor. For more info, contact Precinct 4 at 817-596-0004.
Back the Bearcats 5K
• 8:30 a.m. 1-mile Fun Run
• 9 a.m. 5K
• AHS Stadium, 1000 Bailey Ranch Road
Sponsored by Bearcat Bootcamp, Back the Bearcats 5K is a community-inspired event that gives residents the opportunity to get fit and give back! One hundred percent of all proceeds go to the Aledo Athletic Booster Club, which raises money for student-athlete programs and scholarships for Aledo ISD. Register online at www.bearcatbootcamp.org.
Physical Fitness Equals Fiscal Fitness
East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will host Dr. Stephen Newman, Heart Center of North Texas, as the speaker for the April 9 monthly luncheon. Dr. Newman has been voted to FW Top Docs, America’s Top Physicians in Cardiology by Consumers Research Council, Leading Physicians of the World, Vitals Patients’ Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition. His philosophy is that doctors must treat the whole person and that sleep, nutrition and physical activity are necessary to maintaining a healthy heart and vascular system. Short Chef will cater the luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New River Fellowship, 3252 E. I-20 South Service Road, Hudson Oaks. Register online at www.eastparkerchamber.com or for more information call the East Parker County Chamber, 817-441-7844.