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Events in general from Weatherford College.

College hosting Safe Halloween

October 24, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/31/2014 - 6:00pm

Break out the Halloween costumes because it’s time to trick-or-treat at the 15th annual Safe Halloween hosted by the Weatherford College Police Dept. Festivities will take place from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in the Couts parking lot on College Park Drive.
About 30 booths will be set up with candy, games and all kinds of family-friendly, spooky fun.
But before the festivities open to the entire community, families are invited to bring their special needs children from 5-6 p.m. for a more relaxing atmosphere.
Later in the evening, keep an eye on the stage for a costume contest hosted by the Weatherford Public Library.

Coyote Chase returns for 21st run

October 21, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:00am

The 21st annual Coyote Chase Race will take place Saturday, Nov. 22 at Weatherford College. The 5K and 1-mile runs begin at 9 a.m.
Preregistration cost for children 12 and under is $15 or $20 on race day. Ages 13 and older can preregister for $20 or $25 on race day.
School-age children are also encouraged to sign up for the school challenge. The school with the most runners entered will receive a trophy, recognition in the local media and bragging rights for a whole year.
Every runner will receive a T-shirt and a drawstring goody bag. Plus, the top three runners in each age category will receive a medal. All kids age 12 and under will receive participation ribbons.

Annual golf event benefits foundation

September 24, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:00pm

Fall is a great time to play golf in Texas, so local golfers are looking forward to the beautiful weather and scenery at the 14th annual Weatherford College Foundation Golf Tournament scheduled Thursday, Oct. 16 at Canyon West.
Known for great raffle items and door prizes, the tournament features a relatively inexpensive fee of $85 per player or $325 per foursome. Each golfer will receive lunch from Chicken Express, a grilled hamburger dinner from the WC Police Dept., a WC golf hat, a WC drawstring bag and other goodies.
Golfers will have the unique opportunity to double their donation as every dollar raised at the tournament will be matched by the U.S. Department of Education Title III matching gift program. The five-year, Title III endowment program has brought in more than $500,000 to support WC scholarships and other educational support over the past four years.
The tournament will feature trophies for the top three teams in the scramble, with multiple awards for “longest drive” and “closest-to-the-pin.”
Registration and lunch begins at noon followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Golfers may sign up and pay online at www.wc.edu/about/golf-tournament. For more information, contact Brent Baker at 817-598-6275 or bbaker@wc.edu.

Piano duo to perform

September 12, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/26/2014 - 7:00pm

Weatherford College will host Hyeyoung Song and Amy Gustafson for a Duo Azul piano concert Friday, Sept. 26. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Alkek Fine Arts Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Song is an adjunct music instructor at Weatherford College.

The two pianists founded their duo in 2009 out of a deep friendship and a mutual love for the four-hands and two piano repertoires. Their 2014-15 season centers around American and Spanish music and influences, but also includes some French and Russian composers. Visit http://www.duoazul.com/ for more information.

College theater presents Tom Sawyer

February 3, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat Feb 22 2014 .
Thu, 02/20/2014 - 7:00pm
Fri, 02/21/2014 - 7:00pm
Sat, 02/22/2014 - 7:00pm

The Weatherford College Fine Arts Dept. presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Feb. 20-22. Show times are 7:30 each evening. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Alkek Fine Arts Center.
Performances are free to the public, but attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of food for the Center of Hope or pet food for the Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was written by Laura Eason and adapted from the novel by Mark Twain.
Join Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher in the greatest summer adventure ever told in this imaginative, highly theatrical adaptation of Mark Twain’s incomparable classic. Featuring the thrill of mischief-making, the fickleness of first love, the cold shivers that linger after an adventure gone very wrong and the unbridled joy of discovering real buried treasure, this story is for anyone who has ever been a kid and celebrates all that is grand and glorious about childhood.
The WC cast includes Kylar Dobbs as Tom Sawyer, Delace McMahan as Becky Thatcher, Seth O’Bannon as Huckleberry Finn and others, Joshua Davis as Injun Joe and others, Stephen Sullivan as Joe Harper and others, Arik Yates as Sid Sawyer and others, Salone Sasser as Aunt Polly and others and Cole Lucas as Muff Potter and others. Kelsie Bruce is the stage manager.
The cast and crew of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer will attend the Texas College Theatre festival at Blinn College in Brenham Feb. 25, 26, 27, 28 and March 1, where15 colleges will perform.

Coyote Chase - Weatherford College

January 10, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/18/2014 - 8:00am

Extreme cold and ice put a damper on Weatherford College’s Coyote Chase Race, originally scheduled in late November. But it’s on again now, rain or shine.
Rescheduled, the race will now take place Saturday, Jan. 18, at WC. The 5K and 1-mile run is a fundraiser for Weatherford College Foundation scholarships.
All ages and fitness levels are welcome to walk or run. Those registered for the November race are still registered and encouraged to come participate.
“We’re especially wanting all those kids and parents and friends registered in the School Challenge to come on down,” said Linda Bagwell, coordinating assistant for the event. “Most already have their t-shirts and goodie bags, and we have more, if there are others not previously registered! It’s a fun day, and big trophies are awarded to the schools that bring in the most runners and demonstrate their school spirit.” Every kid gets a ribbon just for participating.
All runners will receive T-shirts and goodies, and trophies will be awarded in gender and age categories.
The 1-mile starts at 9 a.m., and the 5K starts at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $20 for adults before the race (through Jan. 16) and $25 on race day. Kids 12 and under are $15, no matter when they register. On-line registration, a route map, and other information can be found at www.coyotechaserace.com.
For more information call Brent Baker at 817-598-6275 or e-mail bbaker@wc.edu.

20th Anniversary Coyote Chase Race scheduled for Nov. 23

November 18, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:00am

Weatherford College officials are gearing up for another Coyote Chase Race Saturday, Nov. 23, and it’s a big one – the 20th anniversary of the popular 5K and 1-mile timed race. The Weatherford College Foundation hosts the race as a fundraiser for its scholarship program.
This year’s race will impact even more college students with scholarships, since every dollar raised will be matched by a Title III grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Elementary schools are invited to participate in the annual “School Challenge” and are encouraged to bring as many students, family members, teachers and friends to compete for trophies and recognition. The school bringing the most runners will win a large trophy and bragging rights for the next year.
“It’s a tradition for many of our area runners, especially the elementary schools, to run the Coyote Chase Race,” said Brent Baker, race director. “We have runners of all ages competing, and we always have a good time.”
Online registration is available at www.coyotechaserace.com. RunTime Racing Services will handle the event’s timing and course layout.
First Financial Bank will provide trophies for overall finishers, medals for the top three finishers in more than 40 age categories, and ribbons for all children 12 and under. All runners will receive a Coyote Chase Race T-shirt and other goodies.
Registration is $20 per runner through Nov. 22; race day registration is $25. Children 12 and under are $15, no matter when they register. The 1-mile run will begin at 9 a.m., and the 5K will start at 9:30 a.m.

Return to the Forbidden Planet

November 13, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/21/2013 (All day) - Sun, 11/24/2013 (All day)

WC presents “Return to the Forbidden Planet” Nov. 21-24
 
            “What could be more fun than combining Shakespeare with rock music (and outer- space)?” asks Nancy McVean, Weatherford College theatre director.
            The community will have an opportunity determine for itself Nov. 21-24, as McVean and her drama students and crew bring “Return to the Forbidden Planet,” by Bob Carlton to the Alkek Fine Arts Center. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” with quotes from several of his other plays, the setting is reminiscent of the B outer-space and aliens movies of the 1950s, combined with the old-time rock ‘n roll music of the same era.
            “We blast off on a routine space flight and crash into the planet D’Illyria, and somehow, with perfect logic, the songs are worked into the plot,” said McVean. Shakespeare and rock and roll? Absolutely!”
            The cast includes Gatlin Douglas as Captain Tempest; Stephen Sullivan as Prospero; Kylar Dobbs as Ariel; Delace McMahan as Miranda; Seth O’Bannon as Cookie; Salone Sasser as Gloria; Cole Lucas as Bosun and Joshua Davis as the navigational officer.
            Rob Laney is the music director. Technical director is Joseph Nicikowski and costume designer is Diane Simons.

Veterans Day at WC

November 4, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Mon, 11/11/2013 (All day)

Weatherford College will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at the Ed Kramer Veterans Flag Plaza. Organizers have planned a fitting tribute to the men and women in the Armed Forces.
The ceremony will start with music by the WC Howlin’ Brass band. WC President, Dr. Kevin Eaton, and WC Board of Trustees Chair Frank Martin, veterans themselves, will offer welcoming remarks and recognitions. The College choir, led by Rob Laney, will lead the attendees in the singing of the National Anthem, and a solo performance by Doug Jefferson, WC executive director of student life, who will sing “America the Beautiful,” will highlight the morning’s ceremony. Brent Baker, WC vice president of institutional advancement, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Representatives of the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Marines will post the military flags as a medley of the branches’ signature themes will be played.
“Altogether, truly a fitting tribute for our men and women who have and are serving our country in one of our military forces,” said Ralph Willingham, director of admissions and VA Affairs. “We invite the entire community to come out and enjoy the ceremony with us.”

Early Childhood seminar

October 15, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/02/2013 (All day)

The Weatherford College Early Childhood Program will conduct a seminar for area childcare providers in the Doss Student Center on the Weatherford College campus Saturday, Nov. 2.
The theme is “Encouraging a Peaceful Community of Learners.” Sessions will focus on meeting the needs of children with challenging diagnoses, working with parents and supporting brain development.
Speakers will include Courtney Boggs Martin; Dena Silvers; Penny Chandler; Samie Williams; Carolyn Boggs and Sandra Hartnitt.
This seminar offers seven clock-hours of training for child care providers. Pre-registration is required. The deadline to register is Oct. 25. The cost for this workshop is $25, which includes lunch. For more information, call 817-598-6446.

Sports Calendar

Friday, October 24

  • AHS at Burleson;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy vs. Nazarene at Aledo Middle School;
    JH, 5:30 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:30 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 27

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Maypearl Varsity Tournament, Mansfield National, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 28

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Hall MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, Parent Night;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 30

  • Aledo Middle School at Brewer, Brewer High School

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson J.H.;
    7B, 8C - 5:00;
    7C, 8B - 6:00;
    7A, 8A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, October 31

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, Football Senior Parent Night, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Newman International, 7:30 p.m. *District Game

Tuesday, November 4

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Wichita Falls Varsity Tournament, Canyon West, 9:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Stephenville Henderson JH at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson JH;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, November 7

  • AHS Varsity at Cleburne, 7:30 p.m.

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