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Events from the Parker County Agrilife Extension Service
Phone: 817-598-6168

Money management class planned

August 22, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:00pm

Parker County will conduct a two-hour personal financial management class “Managing Your Money” Thursday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Parker County Agricultural Services Class at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. The class is for anyone interested in how to better manage money, but it also for people who are in bankruptcy Chapter 7 and/or 13. The intent of the course is to increase financial knowledge and skills, topics everyone filing for bankruptcy needs to know. The topics covered will include Developing a Spending Plan, Money Management, Wise Use of Credit and Consumer information.
There is a $10 charge to attend the class. For more information or to register call (817) 598-6168.

Marriage class offered

August 15, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:00am

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will host a “Twogether in Texas” Marriage Education class Friday, Sept. 5 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center and is free of charge.
After completing the class, couples will receive a certificate that can be taken to the county clerk to save $60 on a marriage license. Also, couples will not have to wait 72 hours to be married. The waiting period is waived for couples who complete the course.
The class focuses on helping couples develop communication and conflict resolution skills and other tools for building strong relationships.
To register, call 817-598-6168 or email kl-smith@tamu.edu.

4-H plans extravaganza

August 11, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:00pm

Parker County 4-H Extravaganza will be held Monday, Aug. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the
Parker County Extension Office, 604 N. Main Street in Weatherford.
This fun-filled event is open to everyone. Enroll in your 4-H club for the 2014-15 4-H year. Meet new people and catch up with old friends. Food and beverages will be provided. There will be fun activities for all. Invite your friends.
Call the 4-H office for more info at 817-598-6172.

Drought-tolerant landscaping class

July 28, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/16/2014 - 8:30am

The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service of Parker County, in cooperation with the Parker County Master Gardeners, will conduct a workshop entitled Creating and Maintaining a Healthy, Drought-Tolerant and Sustainable Landscape.
The class will be held at the Parker County Extension Office at 604 N. Main Street, Suite 200, Saturday, Aug. 16 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. With the ever-increasing restrictions on water use in Parker County, there is a need for all of us to develop landscapes that rely on less water use and conserve other resources. This class will cover designing a sustainable landscape, appropriate use of water, taking care of soil, selecting appropriate hardy and drought-tolerant plants, and conserving natural resources through responsible fertilization and integrated pest management.
To attend the class, the charge is $10. The fee will cover the costs of handouts, refreshments and lunch. For more information about the water conservation class, contact the Parker County Extension Office at 817-598-6168. Pre-registration is requested by Aug. 12.

Mammograms screenings scheduled

July 28, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 08/06/2014 - 8:30am

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Parker County will host a Moncrief Cancer Breast Screening Wednesday, Aug. 6 in Weatherford at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center, 604 North Main St. The screenings will take place from 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. The mammograms are fully funded for women without insurance. Medicare and most insurances will be accepted.
Screening is recommended for women age 35 and older. The mobile unit is designed for routine screening only. Those who have had any breast problems should contact their physician.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 800-405-7735.

Parenting classes scheduled

July 25, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:00pm

Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will offer parenting classes Aug. 19 and 21 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center. The classes will be from 1-5 p.m. each day and will include lunch. The cost to attend the class is $10 per person for the two-day class. Scholarships are available.
The parenting classes will use the curriculum “Screamfree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Coo,l” a series by Dr. Hal Edward Runkel. Lessons will focus on how to become the parent your kids need by keeping your cool. Also covered in the classes will be a presentation on Feeding Your Children, Food Safety and Shopping Strategies for Healthy Eating.
Pre-registration is requested by Aug. 15. For information or to register call the Parker County Extension office at 817-598-6168 or email kl-smith@tamu.edu.

Youth sewing camp planned

July 14, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 07/30/2014 (All day)

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Parker County is offering a youth sewing camp from 9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 5-7 at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center, 604 N. Main Street in Weatherford.
The camp is for youth 8-18 year old and will include basic sewing skills. Participants will work on and take home a variety of projects. Fabric and supplies will be provided for the sewing projects. Campers will need to bring a working sewing machine (there will be a few supplied), scissors, pins, needles and a seam ripper.
Cost of the three-day camp is $40 per participant. Space is limited. Registration deadline is July 30.
Participants must register with the Parker County 4-H office to attend, 817-598-6172.

Pesticide license training

July 3, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 07/09/2014 - 8:30am

To comply with current pesticide handling laws, those who use certain pesticides must receive training on the proper use, storage, and disposal of these chemicals. A license is required of anyone who purchases and/or applies a restricted-use or state-limited use pesticide for the production of an agricultural commodity. Restricted-use pesticides are classified by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Texas Department of Agriculture classifies state-limited use pesticides. Product labels indicate restricted-use pesticides, while state regulations list state-limited use chemicals.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service provides private applicator introductory courses that can prepare applicators to qualify for a license by passing a test. Anyone wishing to become a licensed private applicator can attend a training Wednesday, July 9 at the Parker County Extension office, 604 North Main, Weatherford. The training program is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. An 80-page private applicator training manual and a copy of the current pesticide and herbicide laws and regulations are available at the Extension office for $40 (cash or check). It is recommended that these be purchased prior to the day of the training to begin familiarizing yourself with the material. There is an additional $10 fee (cash or check) the day of the training.
After the training class, the Texas Department of Agriculture will contact applicants with instructions on how to schedule a test. Licenses expire in five years but can be renewed by obtaining 15 Continuing Education Units during that period.

Food Managers Certification Training

June 27, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:30am

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will offer a one-day food manager certification training course, “Food Safety: It’s Our Business,” for food service managers Monday, July 14.
The training will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the examination being conducted at 5 p.m. The course will take place at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center, 604 North Main St. in Weatherford.
The course fee is $115 and includes training, course book, handouts, materials and the National Restaurant ServSafe Certified Professional Food Manager examination. The course book can be picked up a week in advance of the class date for those who have pre-registered. The deadline to pre-register is July 7.
The program is designed not only to prepare food service managers to pass the certification examination, but will provide valuable education regarding the safe handling of food. Special attention to food safety will help keep the many customers served safe and satisfied.
For a registration form and more information about the Food Manger Certification Training course of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, contact Kathy Smith, Parker County Extension Agent at 817-598-6168.

Safe Sitter course offered

June 9, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 07/02/2014 - 9:00am

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.-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 nutritious 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.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, November 25

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Timbercreek at Aledo High School, B 1:30 p.m., A 12:00 p.m., JV 1:30 p.m., and Varsity 3:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Birdville at Aledo High School, Freshmen 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Birdville, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Springtown, Freshmen 5:30 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Freshmen and JV at Mineral Wells Invitational

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Weatherford New Car Dealers Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fort Worth Cowtown Classic

Tuesday, December 9

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Stephenville at Aledo High School, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Granbury, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Thursday, December 11

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Decatur Tournament

Monday, December 15

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Southwest at Aledo High School, B 5 p.m., A 5 p.m. and JV 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 16

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Cleburne at Aledo High School, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, December 19

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, A 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, Freshmen 6:30 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 8 p.m., *District Game

Monday, December 29

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic, Aledo

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