The Business Expo will bring together more than 60 businesses from around Parker County, exhibiting their products and services. There will be live demonstrations, games, free goodie bags, coupons galore, on-the-spot-shopping and drawings. Ample food trucks will be on hand with snacks and treats.
4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Willow Park Baptist Church, 129 S. Ranch House Road, Willow Park
For more information, contact the Chamber at 817-441-7844 or visit the website www.eastparkerchamber.com.
Monthly kidney and diabetes classes
Oak Ridge Church of Christ
4895 East I-20, Willow Park
6-7 p.m. Kidney Smart, no charge
7-8 p.m. Diabetes, will bill Medicare or insurance
Conducted by registered nurse and registered dietician.
For more information, call Elizabeth Neumann at 817-995-4677.
10th annual Parkfest 2013
Willow Park will celebrate its 50th year of incorporation with a family-friendly festival featuring live music from a variety of bands all day long. Food trucks, arts & crafts, a bounce house, a petting zoo, safety demonstrations by Willow Park Fire/Rescue and plenty of children’s games and activities are planned. A brochure and a five-minute slide show about the city’s history will be available, courtesy of East Parker County Geneology and Historical Society.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Corner of Ranch House Road and Stagecoach Trail, Willow Park
To reserve booth space, contact City Hall at 817-441-7108.
For more information visit www.willowpark.org
‘Mud, Sweat & Tears 2013’
Mud run to benefit Young Life Aledo, 1-mile for kids, 5k for adults.
Giveaways, a food truck, registered runners get a free meal and water.
Check-in at noon, kid run begins at 1 p.m., first heat for 5K begins at 2 p.m.
Sponsored by CrossFit City View.
Location is Clear Fork Materials, 800 Old Annetta Road, Aledo.
Early registration ensures a T-shirt and goody bag.
Register online at www.crossfitcityview.com.
Registration prices lowered to $30 for the kid run and $50 for the 5K, with discounts for multiple family members.
Pre-race day packet/T-shirt pick-up at CrossFit City View, 1151 Underwood Road, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and Oct. 18.
For more information, call 817-676-8182.
AmazinGrace 5K and Kid’s Fun Run
Official chip-timed event
Bearcat Park, Aledo
Participants pay $25 to register, $10 for Fun Run.
Dogs run for $3.
Proceeds benefit youth missions.
Got to www.aledoumc.org for form.
Carla McDougal will speak on “God’s Treasured Gifts.”
10 a.m.—1 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Aledo, 128 Elm Street
Tickets are $20.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for viewing the holiday tables.
Sponsored by FBC of Aledo Women’s Ministry
For reservations, call 817-441-8885 or visit www.fbcaledo.com.
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Aledo, Wichita Falls to play tonight in Waxahachie
The Aledo-Wichita Falls Class 4A high school football playoff game is scheduled to be played today at 6 p.m. at Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie.
Area school districts closed Monday
Concerns over icy roadways Monday morning have led area school disticts to call off school on Monday.
Aledo-Wichita Falls to meet in Waxahachie
The Aledo-Wichita Falls quarterfinal football playoff match, which has been a moving target since the ice storm visited the area last Thursday, has been set for Monday,
ASK A MASTER GARDENER: Protecting backyard ponds, fish during winter
The first thing to do is stop feeding your fish. When the water temperature reaches 55 degrees Fahrenheit and remains there for several days, the fish metabolism slows down and feeding them becomes harmful. Fish cannot digest their food because they do not have a stomach, just a long intestinal tract. The food simply stays in their digestive tract and rots, causing death. I have already stopped feeding my fish and tucked them in for winter.
VETERANS' CORNER: VA pushes online health info for vets, service members
The Department of Veterans Affairs is urging all veterans and service members to join the millions already accessing VA health care information and service online. VA is marking this milestone by spreading the word about the benefits of My HealtheVet Personal Health Record, such as VA prescription refill, VA notes, VA Blue Ribbon and secure messaging with VA health care providers.
EXTENSION NEWS: Minimize, manage holiday stress, blues
Depression and stress can occur anytime throughout our lives. For many people the holidays and the winter months can be the most difficult. There can be many causes including too many expectations, responsibilities, commercialization, and the death or health of loved ones.
Christmas Tyme in Aledo rescheduled
Due to the wintry weather predicted for the area, Aledo city officials have decided to postpone Christmas Tyme in Aledo from Saturday, Dec. 7, to Saturday, Dec. 14. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with most activities centered in the historic downtown area.
Aledo ISD playoff game cancelled
The Aledo Bearcat AAAA Divison II State Quarter Final football playoff game set for tonight, Thursday, Dec. 5, has been cancelled due to weather conditions.
All-district volleyball - Classes 5A-4A-3A
Parker County volleyball polished off another stellar district-play year in November. The counties’ schools netted two outright district titles, a district co-champion, a district runner-up and a playoff-qualifying third-place finisher.
Celebrity cutters lined up for Friday’s Careity benefit
For more than a decade now, one event has served as a big help for the Careity Foundation in terms of funds and donations.
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