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Events from the Parker County Agrilife Extension Service
Phone: 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.

Master of Memory Classes

May 15, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Repeats every week until Wed May 30 2012 .
Wed, 05/16/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wed, 05/23/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wed, 05/30/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Texas AgriLife Extension of Parker County will conduct a series of workshops called Master of Memory. The workshops will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays May 16, 23 and 30 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.The classes are $10 for the entire series. The cost will include a handout and refreshments. To register or for more information about the Master of Memory classes contact the Parker County Extension Office at 817-598-6168.

Spring Fling

April 9, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Parker County Extension Education Association’s 2012 Spring Fling will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24 at Couts United Methodist Church in Weatherford. Event speakers will include, Dr. James Roland on landscapes and Shirley Riebe on jewelry and accessories, old and new. Morgan Eddy of Freedom House will talk about human trafficking and Rev. Georgia Orr will share tips for a full life. There will be a fashion show and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will also be door prizes, a raffle table and silent auction. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from Parker County Extension club members and through the Texas AgriLife Extension office in Parker County. Proceeds from the event will benefit Parker County 4-H Scholarships and Extension Education programs. For more information call 817-598-6168.

Free parenting classes

April 2, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Wed Apr 18 2012 .
Mon, 04/16/2012 - 9:30am - 1:30pm
Tue, 04/17/2012 - 9:30am - 1:30pm

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will offer parenting classes from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, April 16 and 17, 2012 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center in Weatherford. The classes will use the curriculum “Parenting Connections,” which covers Child Growth and Development, Parent Child Communication, Positive Discipline, Managing Anger, and Developing Your Child’s Self Esteem. Also covered in the classes will be a presentation on Keeping Children Healthy, Food Safety and Shopping Strategies for Healthy Eating. Cost for the two-day session is $10, which includes lunches. Pre-registration is requested. For information, or to register, call the Parker County Extension office at 817-598-6168 or email kl-smith@tamu.edu.

Work Workshop

February 22, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Tue, 03/06/2012 - 9:30am - 1:30pm

Texas AgriLife in Parker County will host a free, two-workshop series “Where Do I Start?” to help individuals prepare for work from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 6 and 7 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center, located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. Pre-registration is requested by Friday, March 2, 2012. For more information or to register contact Kathy Smith or Johnnie Kelly at 817-598-6168.

Healthy Living Cooking School

January 23, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/16/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service invites everyone to an evening of learning and fun with a Mardi Gras theme and a Cajun flare. The Dinner Tonight Healthy Living Cooking School will be held will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.
The event will feature recipe demonstrations, meal preparation ideas and healthy living tips to help you live healthier. The goal is to promote family mealtime, teach families healthy meal planning and food preparation techniques and promote Texas Agriculture.
Cost for the cooking school is $15 per person, which includes a meal, recipes and door prizes. For more information, or to reserve a seat, call 817-598-6168.

Ag 101 Seminars

November 7, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Tue, 11/15/2011 - 6:30pm

The Parker County office of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service will offer a series called “Ag 101 for Small Acreage Land Owners” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Nov. 15. Fee for the series is $35 per household, which includes handbook and refreshments. Pre-Registration by Nov. 14 is required by calling 817-598-6168. More details are available at www.community-news.com.

If you are a relatively new landowner and have questions on how to manage your land, this program is for you, according to Jon Green, County Extension Agent - Agriculture for Parker County. Past year’s participants with properties ranging from 5 acres to over 100 acres all increased their knowledge base of ag related topics, Green added.

The series begins on Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Extension office meeting room at 604 North Main in Weatherford. The remaining dates are November 22 and 29.

Topics to be covered over the three evenings include:
• Beef Cattle Management on small acreage
• Goat Management on small acreage
• Wildlife on Small Acreage
• Pond Management
• Plant Identification
• Soils & Soil Testing
• Pasture and Hay Field Management
• Oak Wilt & Tree Care
• Ag. and Wildlife Valuation of Property

Due to seating capacity, the program is limited to the first 25 landowners and spouses who pre-register by November 14, Green said. The fee for this series is $35 per household which includes the series handbook and refreshments.

Pre-registration is required. Call the Parker County Extension office at 817-598-6168 or stop by 604 North Main.

Sports Calendar

Monday, December 29

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

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

Friday, January 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Maypearl at Aledo High School, A 4:00 pm and JV 5:30 pm.

Saturday, January 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua/Cleburne (Dark) at Cleburne, B 12:00 pm.

  • Aledo Soccer Alumni Game at Bearcat Stadium, Ladycats 12:00 pm and Bearcats 2:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 6

  • Aledo Bearcats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Freshmen 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats at Boswell, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm.

Thursday, January 8

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Waxahachie 287 Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats vs The Colony at Waxahachie Tournament, 7:30 pm. January 9 & 10 opponenet and time TBA.

  • Aledo Middle School Ladycats at Brewer. 7th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats vs Brewer Middle School. 7th at Aledo Gym 1, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th at Aledo MPC, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, January 9

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats 7th & 8th A at Azle Junior High School Tournament.

  • Aledo Bearcat JV at Keller Timber Creek Tourny

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Everman at Aledo High School, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

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