Weatherford Democrat

June 23, 2014

Updated community listings and event information


Weatherford Democrat

WEATHERFORD —

JUNE 23

Sons of Confederate Veterans monthly meeting

• The Governor Samuel W.T.Lanham Camp 586, Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, June 23, 2014, at 6 p.m. at Antonio’s Mexican Restaurant located at 1900 Santa Fe Drive in Weatherford. 

• The speaker will be Dr. Richard Montgomery; Chaplain of the Stonewall Jackson Camp 901. Dr Montgomery is a published author and will be speaking on the myths of the War between the States.

• The Sons of Confederate Veterans is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization made up of men who are descendents of Confederate Soldiers who honor the heritage they descend from and we do community programs in Schools and other charitable activities in the community.

• Governor Samuel W.T.Lanham was the last Governor of Texas who was also a confederate soldier and was a noted Weatherford lawyer and citizen.

• We invite the community to join us for dinner and to listen to Dr. Montgomery’s talk.

 

JUNE 23-25

Workshop of Wonders

• Workshop of Wonders vacation Bible school will include free dinner at 5:15 p.m. June 23-25 at First United Methodist Church, 301 S. Main St. 

• Register by June 8 to get a free T-shirt per child and a free music CD per family. Kids nursery age through sixth grade are welcome. 

• Register online at http://2014cokesburyvbs.com/fumcw or come by the church to fill out a form. 

• For information, call Jennifer Byrd at 817-599-4321.

 

JUNE 23-26

New Faith Baptist vacation Bible school

• New Faith Baptist Church in Annetta welcomes children aged 4-12 for Vacation Bible School each night from 6-8 p.m. 

• This year’s theme is VBS Scavenger Hunt. 

• Come join the fun. 

• For more information, see http://newfaithbaptistchurch.net.

 

JUNE 23-27

Vacation Bible School at Grace First Presbyterian Church

• A summer kids’ event called Weird Animals VBS will be hosted at Grace First Presbyterian Church from June 23 to June 27. 

• At Weird Animals, kids will learn about some of God’s most creative creations! They’ll participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience cool Bible adventures, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home to play with all summer long. 

• Each day concludes with The Tail End — a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 11:40 a.m.

• Kids at Weird Animals VBS will join an international mission effort to share God’s love by providing water for school children in India.

• Weird Animals VBS is for kids from 4 years old to 5th grade and will run from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.

• For more information, call 817-594-2744.

 

JUNE 27

Christian music concert

• Brock Baptist Church will be hosting an all-Christian music concert June 27 at 6:30 p.m.

• The event will feature three groups, headlined by Plumb, with special guests Abandon and All To Ashes.

• Try and plan a trip out to Brock to worship with us on this special evening.

• Please call the church office at 817-596-7944 or Jack Castle at 817-599-6765 for tickets.

• Brock Baptist is located at 2111 FM 1189, Brock, 76087.

 

Legion Steak Night

• American Legion Post 163 steak night from 6-8 p.m.

• American Legion Post 163 is located at 200 Cartwright Park Rd., Weatherford.

• Call 817-594-4101 after 5 p.m. for more info.

 

Food Preservation Class

• Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Parker County’s Basic Food Preservation will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014. 

• The class will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will cost $20. The registration will include recipes, canning supplies for the workshop, and handouts. 

• Participants should bring a sack lunch. 

• The workshop will be held at the Couts United Methodist Church located at 802 North Elm Street in the gym kitchen.

• Participants will learn how to safely preserve food using the pressure canner and the water bath canner. The workshop will be helpful for beginners and those who need a refresher course in food preservation. Participants will learn how to safely can foods. They will also have the opportunity to can vegetables.

• Participants who have pressure canners or water bath canners are asked to bring their canners in case they are needed for the workshop. Canner gauge testing will be available for those who need theirs tested as well.

• This workshop will be limited to 15 participants. Registration is requested by Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by calling 817-598-6168.

 

Bush Legacy Republican Women

• The Bush Legacy Republican Women of Weatherford is hosting the 2nd annual Freedom Celebration at the Courthouse on the Square, Friday, June 27 at 8:30 a.m. 

• Join us as we kick off Independence Day celebrations by honoring those who have made this country great! 

• Small flags will be placed on the lawn to celebrate the contributions of our veterans and patriots. 

• The event is open to the public. For more information or to make a contribution in honor/memory of someone, go to www.blrww.com or email info@blrww.com.

 

JUNE 28

A.L. Riders Fun Run

• A.L. Riders Fun Run begins at 9 a.m.

• Texas Hold’em Tournament will begin at 7 p.m.

• American Legion Post 163 is located at 200 Cartwright Park Rd., Weatherford.

• Call 817-594-4101 after 5 p.m. for more info.

 

Annual ‘summer’ Brock Homecoming

• Annual “Summer” Brock Homecoming on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Brock Community Center. 

• In addition, the class of 1964 is the 50 year class to be honored, and the classes of 1944, 1954, 1974, 1984, 1994 and 2004 will also be honored. 

• Fellowship starts at 3 p.m. with a covered dish supper to begin at 5:30 p.m. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy some good food and fellowship. 

• All alumni, family, and friends are welcome to attend. 

• Call Jo Ann Glenn at 817-596-4275 for more information.

 

Benefit dinner and dance

• Join First Baptist Church of Horseshoe Bend in lending a hand to the Levi Waller family in their fight against cancer.

• The benefit will be held Saturday, June 28, from 5-10 p.m. at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Grounds, 2251 Mineral Wells Hwy.

• Admission is $20 per person.

• Activities include a barbecue dinner, music, drawings, and two-steppin,’ with the featured Westbound Band.

• Donations may also be mailed to FBC Horseshoe Bend, 7156 Brazos Trail, Weatherford, 78087, attn. Waller Family.

 

JULY 2

Safe Sitter Course

• Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will offer a Safe Sitter course Wednesday, July 2 at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center in Weatherford from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Safe Sitter is a medically accurate program that teaches boys and girls ages 11 to 16 how to handle emergencies when caring for children. The class teaches safe and nutrition child care techniques, behavior management skills and appropriate responses to medical emergencies.

• The cost of the program is $50 that will cover workbook and lunch. To register for Safe Sitter, call the Parker County Extension office at 817-598-6168.

 

JULY 4

Boomin’ 4th

• This year’s Boomin’ 4th celebrates America’s 238th birthday on July 4 with patriotic music by singing sensation Wynn Williams and the Hazers at 6 p.m., followed by 25 minutes of a choreographed fireworks extravaganza. Fireworks sponsors ARE Jerry’s GM and Charlie Gilchrist Southwest Ford.

• Bring your family and friends, wear your red, white and blue, grab a picnic basket (no glass bottles please) and lawn chairs and head over to Gene L. Voyles Park, 210 N. Lakeshore in Hudson Oaks. 

• The family-fun-filled event will offer festivities for all ages, arts and crafts, face painting, food trucks, and a FUNtastic photo booth! 

• This traditional, patriotic salute is free and open to the community. 

• Park at the WalMart (exit 411 off of I-20) and ride the free shuttle bus to the event. 

• Hosted by the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hudson Oaks. 

• Call the Chamber for more information: 817-441-7844 or visit: www.boomin4th.com.

 

JULY 7

Recognizing Risks in Child Care

• Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Parker County will host a program on Recognizing Risks in Child Care. 

• The free program is for parents, grandparents and caregivers and will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. The program will be held at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center in Weatherford, located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. 

• The speakers will be Pamela Cannatoro, with Legal Shield who is a child care provider and educator. Also speaking will be Shanidrah Cowgill, MA, LPC, NCC. Parents will learn about what they can do to keep their children safe in child care. 

• For more information or to register for the program call 817-598-6168.

 

JULY 15

Evergreen Club of Northside Baptist Church

• The Evergreen Club of Northside Baptist Church will meet Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall, 910 N. Main St.

• Guest speaker will be youth minister Jim Garner.

• A potluck lunch will follow.

• For more information, call 817-599-8612.

 

Cooking Up a Cottage Food Business class

• Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a Cooking Up a Cottage Food Business Class on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. 

• The class will begin at 1 p.m. and will be followed by an Accredited Food Handlers Food Safety Class at 2 p.m. The class will be held at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. The cost to attend is $20 and includes the cost for the Food Handlers Food Safety Certificate.

• Recent changes to the Texas Cottage Food Law means more foods can be prepared and sold from a residential kitchen. The previous law limited the amount of food that could be sold to mainly baked goods, jams and jellies and dried herbs. Under the amended law, which took effect last fall, the list of foods that can be sold has been expanded to include pickles, popcorn snacks, candy, unroasted nut butters and vinegars. In addition, these foods can be sold at venues outside the home including farmers markets, roadside stands and fairs.

• The class will help participants understand the Texas Cottage Food Law. Identify foods that can be sold as a part of a cottage food production operation. Understand where foods can be sold under the Cottage Food Law. Recognize labeling requirements for foods sold under the cottage food operation law. Identify sources of tested recipes. Identify basic food safety practices.

• Pre-registration is encouraged so that there is enough handouts. For more information and to register call 817-598-6168 or email kl-smith@tamu.edu .

 

JULY 18

Food Preservation Workshop

• The Texas AgriLife Extenstion Service will host a basic food preservation class. Making Salsas and Drying Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014. 

• The class will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will cost $20. The registration will include recipes, canning supplies, ingredients and handouts. Participants should bring a sack lunch. The workshop will be held at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center that is located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.

• The workshop will cover the basics of making salsas and the principles of drying/dehydrating foods. They will also have the opportunity to make several kinds of salsas and practice dehydrating foods.

• Participants who have water bath canners and/or dehydrators are asked to bring them in case they are needed for the workshop. 

• This workshop is limited to 15 participants. Registration is requested by Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by calling 817-598-6168.

 

Mobile Health Program

• Texas Health Wellness for Life will bring its Mobile Health Program to Weatherford on Friday, July 18. 

• The unit will be at the Manna Storehouse parking lot on Bridge Street, adjacent to the Manna Garage Sale Annex, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone may make an appointment for a screening digital mammogram, and also available will be well women examinations and take home colon kits.

• Pre-registration is needed for this service. For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-855-318-7696. 

• Participants will need to bring their insurance card and a form of identification. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

 

AUG. 16

New Plainsmen Ministry

• The Texas Pythian Home is inviting the public to come and experience the ministry of The New Plainsmen at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Weatherford Ninth Grade Center, 1007 S. Main.

• For more information about the concert, call 817-594-4465.

 

AUG. 19

Evergreen Club of Northside Baptist Church

• The Evergreen Club of Northside Baptist Church will meet Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall, 910 N. Main St.

• Guest speaker is J.D. Meeker, who will present ‘Music and the Meekers.’

• A potluck lunch will follow.

• For more information, call 817-599-8612.

 

SEPT. 16

Evergreen Club of Northside Baptist Church

• The Evergreen Club of Northside Baptist Church will meet Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall, 910 N. Main St.

• Guest speaker is Carolyn Glenn with Prayers and Squares.

• A potluck lunch will follow.

• For more information, call 817-599-8612.

 

 

SEPT. 30

An evening of songs and stories

• Couts United Memorial Methodist Church will host “an evening of songs and stories with Jason Gray and Todd Agnew” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30.

• Special guest will be “Anthem.”

• Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased by calling 817-629-2943.

• Todd Agnew has written several modern church praise and worship songs, most notably “Grace like rain” and “God undefeatable” and Jason Gray has scored number one on the charts with his huge hit “Remind me who I am” as well as Christian radio staples “More like falling in love” and “lovely losers” among others.

• The concert is a World Vision benefit and is sponsored by theWayWord ministries.

 

Ongoing

Freedom House Needs bilingual English/Spanish Translators

• Must be able to commit two to four hours at least one weekday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

• Individuals must be at least 18 and complete a satisfactory criminal history check.

• Applicants must be willing to volunteer as a neutral party to assist client advocate with the flow of information to their Spanish-speaking clients. Volunteer interpreters should be willing to work with client advocates to gain some knowledge of what the advocate means, without embellishing or omitting important details. 

• If interested, request a Volunteer Application Packet by calling 817-596-7543 or e-mailing freedomhousevigil@hotmail.com.

 

Flag fund donations, veterans needed

• Since 1999, more than 100,000 flags have been placed on veterans’ graves in Parker County on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day. 

• Anyone desiring a flag to be placed on a grave or flags for a cemetery may contact the American Legion Post 163 at 817-594-4101 after 5 p.m. or the flag chairman at 817-599-0952.

• To donate to the flag fund, send tax deductible donations to American Legion Post 163 Flag Fund (be sure to earmark check for the fund), P.O. Box 235, Weatherford, TX 76086.