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

Friend to Friend

January 15, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Tue, 01/29/2013 - 6:00pm

The Texas Agrilife Extension Service will present “Friend to Friend - Staying Healthy Together” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at First United Methodist Church, 301 S. Main St. in Weatherford. Women of all ages are invited to take a friend to learn about the importance of mammograms, pap tests and other forms of early detection of cancer and how to access financial resources and area services. Partners in the event include the American Cancer Society, Cancer Care Services, Careity Foundation, Moncrief Cancer Institute, Parker County Extension Education Association, Parker County Hospital District, Solis Womens’ Health, Susan G. Komen, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension - Parker County and Weatherford Regional Medical Center Senior Circle and Healthy Woman. The event is free. To register, call 817-598-6168. Participants who pre-register will be in a drawing for a $50 Gift Card.

Money Management Class

November 14, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Mon, 11/19/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Parker County will conduct a two hour personal financial management class called “Managing Your Money” from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Class, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. The class is for anyone interested in how to better manage their money, but it also for people who are currently in bankruptcy Chapter 7 and/or 13. The intent of the course is to increase your financial knowledge and skills. The topics covered will include: Developing a Spending Plan, Money Management, Wise Use of Credit and Consumer information. Cost is $10. Financial assistance is available to participants who qualify. For more information or to register call 817-598-6168.

Love and Logic Parenting Class

November 14, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Wed Nov 28 2012 .
Tue, 11/27/2012 - 9:30am - 1:30pm
Wed, 11/28/2012 - 9:30am - 1:30pm

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will offer parenting classes from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center. The parenting classes will use the curriculum “Becoming A Love and Logic Parent” by Jim Fay and Charles Fay. The curriculum will cover Raising Responsible Kids, The Love and Logic Formula, C Stands for Control, Ownership of the Problem, Thinking and Decision Making, Consequences. Also covered in the classes will be Keeping Children Healthy, Food Safety and Shopping Strategies for Healthy Eating. The classes will cost $10 per person for the two day class and will include lunch. Scholarships are available. Pre-registration is requested by Wednesday, Nov. 21. For more information or to register call the Parker County Extension office at 817-598-6168 or email kl-smith@tamu.edu.

Home for the Holidays

October 30, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 10:00am - 1:30pm

The Parker County Extension Education Association will hold the 2012 “Home for the Holidays” from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Couts Memorial United Methodist Church, 802 N. Elm Street, Weatherford.
Home for the Holidays is an event filled with holiday tips and ideas for getting into the holiday spirit. Speakers and presenters this year will include: Judy Leonard on Embellishments; Johnnie Kelly on Decorating with Burlap; Shirley Riebe on Table Decorating; Kayla Neill on Do It Your Self Cleaning Product Gifts; Julia Moseley on Decorating and Entertaining Tips; Ola Culwell on Ten Minute Table Runners and Kathy Hardin on Creative Ideas.
Home for the Holidays will include a variety of soups, sandwiches, corn bread and holiday desserts. There will be recipe books, a raffle table, gift table and silent auction, door prizes and much more.
The cost to attend is $15 per person and includes lunch, program materials and recipes. Tickets are available from Extension Education Association Members and the Parker County Extension Office. Reservations can be called in or made on site. To register or for more information call the Parker County Extension office at 817-598-6168.

Marriage Education Class

October 16, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/27/2012 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will host a “Twogether in Texas” Marriage Education class from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center. The class is focuses on helping couples develop communication and conflict resolution skills and other tools for building strong relationships. After completing the class, couples will receive a certificate that can be taken to the county clerk to save $60 on a marriage license, and the 72 hour waiting period is waived for couples who complete the course. The course is free of charge. To register, call 817-598-6168 or email kl-smith@tamu.edu.

Food Manager Course

October 10, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 8:30am

The 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 at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center, 604 North Main Street, Weatherford. 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.
The course fee is $105 and includes training, course book, handouts and materials, and the National Restaurant ServSafe Certified Professional Food Manager examination. The course book and can be picked up one week prior to the training from the Extension Office. The deadline to register is Oct. 15. For a registration form and for more information about the Food Manager Certification Training course of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, call Kathy Smith, Parker County Extension Agent at 817-598-6168.

Diabetes Education Series

September 12, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Oct 30 2012 except Tue Oct 16 2012.
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue, 10/09/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue, 10/23/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue, 10/30/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Parker County will offer the “Do Well Be Well with Diabetes” II class series on Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 23, and 30. The cost to attend all the classes will be $20 per person, which will cover the entire series. The classes will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center, located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.

“Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” is an educational program to help people with type 2 diabetes learn the skills they need to understand and manage their diabetes, to reduce their risks for complications and to attain their highest possible level of wellness. The goal is that if you do well, you can be well with diabetes.

The curriculum will include: What is Diabetes?; Nutrition — First Step to Diabetes Management; One Diabetes Diet — No Longer the Sole Option; Managing Your Blood Glucose; Nutrition Labels; Diabetes and Exercise; For Good Measure at Home and Eating Out; Diabetes Medicines; Preventing and Managing Complications.

To register for Do Well Be Well with Diabetes and for more information call the Parker County Extension office at 817-598-6168.

Managing your Money seminar

September 5, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will conduct a two hour personal financial management class called “Managing Your Money” from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. The class is for anyone interested in how to better manage their money, but it also for people who are currently in bankruptcy Chapter 7 and/or 13. The intent of the course is to increase financial knowledge and skills. The topics covered will include: Developing a Spending Plan, Money Management, Wise Use of Credit and Consumer information. Fee for the class is $10. Financial assistance is available to participants who qualify. For more information, or to register, call 817-598-6168.

Safe Sitter Course Offered

June 20, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Mon, 07/02/2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will offer a Safe Sitter course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 2 for youth ages 11 and up. Safe Sitter is a medically accurate program to teach boys and girls how to handle emergencies when caring for children. The class teaches safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills, CPR, first aid and appropriate responses to emergencies. The cost is $40 per person and includes lunch. The class will be held at the Parker County Extension office at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. To register for the Safe Sitter class, visit the County Extension Office or call 817-598-6172.

Food Managers Certification Training

June 20, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Mon, 07/09/2012 - 8:30am

Texas 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, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 9 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center, located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. The examination will follow the course.
For a registration form and for more information about the course, call Kathy Smith, Parker County Extension Agent, at 817-598-6168.

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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