AT-A-GLANCE: Community events and listings
BRAZOS FOUNDATION grant applications are available at Bennett Office Supply, Community National Bank, First Financial Bank and Dr. Rein Dickerson’s dental office. Applications are primarily accepted from 501c3 organizations for new or startup projects.
JULY 28-AUG. 8
• 2014 MINERAL WELLS RAMS season football tickets go on sale to the public for $30. Tickets can be purchased weekdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the high school office, 3800 Ram Blvd. School begins Aug. 25.
• JOIN THE MINERAL WELLS Area Chamber of Commerce’s resource teams for a networking mixer July 29, 5:30-7 p.m., at Shotgun’s BBQ, 200 N.E. 27th Ave. Looking for a way to grow your business? This is the place and time! No pressure or obligation – just a great opportunity to build your own personal sales and marketing team! For more information, call Marcelinda at 940-325-2557.
• SPARKS SPRING ADVENT Christian’s Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 30-31 and Aug. 1 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is open to all ages. Come out and explore “God’s Mighty Kingdom.” Children who would love to attend and might need a ride can contact Elaine Mitton at 940-798-3190 and Wanda Hughes at 940-798-4071. These ladies are both sweethearts and would love to offer car rides to and from VBS each night.
• CONCERT IN THE COURTYARD – Join us for an engaging musical performance featuring Miss Devon and The Outlaw followed by Daniel Norris and Rita. Thursday, July 31, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Lakewell Place Senior Living, 3005 N.E. 2nd St., Mineral Wells. Come out for a summer celebration of musical favorites and conversation. Mingle with our residents and enjoy complimentary refreshments. You’ll also have the opportunity to tour our remarkable community where seniors thrive. Don’t miss it! For more details and securing transportation RSVP by July 29 at (940) 325-7979.
• JEFFF AND SHERI EASTER in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at Bible Baptist Church, 241 W. Live Oak St., Jacksboro, TX 76458. Tickets are $10. For more info call 940-507-1121.
• PALO PINTO COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY is having pet adoption at Bank of America in Mineral Wells on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. Please come out and help us find these amazing dogs their forever homes.
• MINERAL WELLS ART ASSOCIATION’S Fourth Annual Clothesline Sale is Saturday, Aug. 2,10 a.m.-3 p.m., at American Legion Post 75. All art pieces sell for under $100.
• COWBOY CAMPFIRE POETRY AND STORIES – Join David Owens, park interpreter and cowboy poet, at the Lone Star Amphitheater at Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway for a fun evening of cowboy poetry and stories. Experience cowboy lifestyle and local history through the poetry and stories of the Texas cowboy. Starting at 8 p.m., this event is free with a paid admission to the park.
• MINERAL WELLS BOWLING ALLIANCE’S Second Annual Bowling Round-Up. Bowl, bowling tips, meet bowlers, join a fall league. The event is Sunday, Aug. 3, 2-4 p.m. at Mountaineer Lanes.
• PERRIN COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN'S Vacation Bible School is scheduled for Aug. 3-8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is open to all ages. A pre-registration will be held Aug. 3 starting at 4 p.m. Hot dogs with all the trimmings will be served. This year they will be going on an “Wilderness Escape.” Come join Moses, Aaron and the people of Israel as they leave Egypt and enter into the Promised Land. To end the week and to celebrate VBS a pool party will be held Sunday, Aug. 10, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Jacksboro City Pool.
• IMMUNIZATION CLINIC – The State Department of Health will conduct an immunization clinic Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Mineral Wells Field Office, 4113 U.S. Highway 180 East, Mineral Wells. Clinic times are 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
• Santo ISD Early Registration is Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Student’s birth certificate, immunization record, Social Security card and proof of residency required to register.
• LAMAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S 2014-2015 pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration is Aug. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Lamar Elementary Cafeteria, 2012 S.E. 12th St. Prekindergarten is for children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 1 and qualify due to the financial situation of the family or if a language other than English is the primary language of the family. Please bring proof of income (examples are most recent pay stub, last year’s tax return, food stamps (letter with number), SSI (deposit proof), birth certificate, Social Security card and an updated immunization record that must be presented before registering. Kindergarten is for all children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1. Please bring birth certificate, Social Security card and an updated immunization record that must be presented before registering. New students ready for first grade not previously enrolled at Lamar Elementary are welcome at this time also. Please bring birth certificate, Social Security card and an updated immunization record that must be presented before registering.
• SNACKIN' HEALTHY is Thursday, Aug. 7, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will be involved in hands-on cooking experiences that will help kids learn about preparing healthy snacks, following recipes, measuring ingredients and being safe in the kitchen. Cost is $15 per participant. The registration deadline is Aug. 4. The event is open to youth in the 3rd-8th grades and will take place at the extension office located at 221 S. 5th Ave. in Palo Pinto.
• BACK-TO-SCHOOL FAIR is Aug. 9 at Mineral Wells Junior High School from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The fair will include a blood drive as well as a bounce house, sports physicals and snow cones. Volunteers and donations needed. Donations can be made at the First Baptist Church office, 100 S.W. 4th Ave., weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. If your organization is interested in participating in the vendor fair or you would like to volunteer or donate, contact chairman Liz O’Quin at (940) 654-0127 or email@example.com. Volunteers are encouraged to attend the next planning meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at First Baptist Church.
• NIGHT SOUNDS – Listen to the sounds of a Texas summer night. Actual and recorded sound of the insects, birds, frogs and mammals will be heard and identified with slides of the animals. Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway. Start time is 8:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. Event is free with a paid admission to the park.
• NORTH OAK CHURCH OF CHRIST will be having a VBS “Righteous RoundUp” Aug. 11-13, 6-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) WANTED: Children who want to learn more about God’s Word. Join Danny Do Right and Dastardly Phil and all the ranch hands and cowboys for three fun-filled evenings on the trail and around the campfire as we learn about righteousness through faith and obedience; prayer, kindness and charity. Riding along the trail with us is Abraham, Daniel and the Good Samaritan. Ages pre-kindergarten to sixth grade, families welcome. Age-appropriate Bible lessons, games, crafts, activities, songs and “grub” will be served with a bit of Old West Texas cowboy flair. The church is located at 901 N. Oak Ave. Call 940-468-9411 for more info. We’ll see you there, “pardner.”
• BREAD BASICS is Tuesday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Participants will get hands-on experience in the kitchen as they learn about making bread. The fee is $15 per participant. Deadline to register is Aug. 8. The event is open to youth in the 3rd-8th grades and will take place at the extension office located at 221 S. 5th Ave. in Palo Pinto.
• MEALS ON WHEELS is sponsoring its first “Painting for a Purpose” event on Aug. 15, 6-9 p.m., at Holiday Hills Country Club. Half of all proceeds will go to Meals on Wheels of Palo Pinto County. Instructors from Panting with a Twist in Weatherford will give artists step-by-step instructions on creating a painting. Cost is $35 per person to just paint, or $50 to eat and paint. There will be a Mexican food buffet, cash bar and silent auction. To register call 940-325-7919 or go by Meals on Wheels to purchase a ticket. For more information, call Jacque Lammers at 940-859-9672.
• TEACHERS’ BACK-TO-SCHOOL BREAKFAST, sponsored by the Mineral Wells Merchants Association, is 7-9:30 a.m. Aug. 18 at Mineral Wells High School. This is for all Palo Pinto County teachers, with an estimated attendance of 600. For vendor information, contact Steve Salmon at 940-325-5945 or Mary Motley at 940-682-5119.
• IMMUNIZATION CLINIC – The State Department of Health will conduct an immunization clinic Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Mineral Wells Field Office, 4113 U.S. Highway 180 East, Mineral Wells. Clinic times are 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
• MINERAL WELLS ART ASSOCIATION presents “You & Art.” Paint a picture with Carol Noeding, instructing Friday, Aug. 22, 7-9:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 75. To register call 940-452-3431.
• SPIDER WALK – Join Park Interpreter David Owens at Lake Mineral Wells State Park’s Lone Star Amphitheater to learn the importance of spiders in the wild. We’ll show slides and talk about the different types of spiders, then focus on the wolf spiders. Afterward, we’ll take a walk down the trailway with flashlights watching for the eye-shine reflection of the park’s wolf spiders. Bring your favorite lawn chair. Star time is 8:30 p.m. Event is free with a paid admission to the park.
• COWBOY CAMPFIRE POETRY AND STORIES – Join David Owens, park interpreter and cowboy poet, at the Lone Star Amphitheater at Lake Mineral Wells Lake and Trailway for a fun evening of cowboy poetry and stories. Experience cowboy lifestyle and local history through the poetry and stories of the Texas cowboy. Start time is 8 p.m. Event is free with a paid admission to the park.
• COOL-GARNER VFD fundraiser is Sept. 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Barbecue dinner, raffle, things for kids to do, Carter Blood Center on hand. Proceeds go toward purchasing a new fire engine.
• PALO PINTO GENERAL HOSPITAL IS SEARCHING FOR VOLUNTEERS to work in its Home Health/Hospice Department. Please call Director Christy Elliott at 325-4471.
• THE GALLEY GIRLS at VFW Post No. 2399 are serving lunch noon to 2 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays and 4:30-6:30 p.m. Hamburgers, rueben sandwiches, etc. Public welcome. Contact Fran Downs at 239-738-6571.
• NOAH’S ARK THRIFT STORE is a non-profit organization located at 206 N. W. 2nd Street, Mineral Wells. Noah’s Ark Thrift Sore is a non-profit organization located at 206 N.W. 2nd Street, Mineral Wells. Store hours are Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds are returned to our community. Donations accepted during store hours only. Volunteers are always needed. Call 940-325-4404.
• STORYTIME AT BOYCE DITTO PUBLIC LIBRARY is 10:15 a.m. every Wednesday. The library is located at 2300 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. St.
• WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS FOR NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS MOBILE UNIT is in Mineral Wells every Wednesday, at the Boyce Ditto Public Library parking lot, located at 2300 S.E. MLK Jr. St.
• COCOON PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER is open Mondays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. We are located at Leaning Tree Church, 2530 Millsap Highway, south of Mineral Wells. We help with pregnancy verification, diapers, wipes, clothes and larger items. We are currently in need of donations of cribs, walkers, bassinets, swings and other large items. Call (940) 452-2753 for more information.
• FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FOOD PANTRY is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon. It is no longer open in the evenings. Persons needing food should bring a picture identification and proof of residence (i.e., water bill, light bill, rent contract, etc.) They will also need the birth certificates of children in the family. Residents are allowed four visits per calendar year. Amy Ortiz, outreach counselor with the Texas Star Program (Medicaid-managed care program) and Texas Healthsteps Program will be available to help families at the pantry the first and last Monday of each month. We are also offering limited assistance with prescriptions, as funds are available.
• AT LAKE MINERAL WELLS STATE PARK AND TRAILWAY, visitors can enjoy learning from a number of programs remaining this fall. For more information on LMWSPT programs, contact David Owens, park interpretation/education manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 940-327-8950. Some programs, where noted, require a reservation. All events are free with paid admission to the park. Entrance fees to the park are $7 per person; children 12 and under are free. The park is located at 100 Park Road 71, in Mineral Wells.
Seeking interest in forming a local tennis club that could play mornings, evenings or both. If interested contact Connie Upshaw at 817-269-4762 or email email@example.com.
• MYSTERY BOOK CLUB – come join us in reading classic and modern whodunits! The first Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m., at the Boyce Ditto Library.
• GED TUTORING CLASSES – MINERAL WELLS CENTER OF LIFE is holding free GED tutoring classes on Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., and Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. We will be working individually with each learner to help with the academic areas that are most important for their success in getting their GED. Please call 940-327-8700 for more information or to confirm your attendance. Classes take place at Southside Church of Christ, 1401 SE 25th Ave. Students will enter through the south wing door. As an adult learner, you will have flexibility in your attendance. If you have to come late or leave early, we will help you work through those issues.
• MINERAL WELLS ART ASSOCIATION meet the third Tuesday each month at the Chamber of Commerce. Our business meeting begins at 6 p.m. and demo is at 7 p.m. All are welcome! We paint at the American Legion from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and 1-4 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information contact Becky Hott, president of MWAA, at 940-452-3431.
• MINERAL WELLS SENIOR CENTER DANCE is held the second Friday of each month. All ages welcome. This is a smoking- and alcohol-free facility. Cover charge of $3 for ages of 16 and over. Come join us for an evening of fun. Doors open at 6 and dance begins at 6:30 and ends at 9.
• THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY offers business meetings and programs used to find ways to help the library. Come join us at the Boyce Ditto Library, every third Tuesday each month, at 6:30 p.m.
• FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH FOOD PANTRY HOSTS PPGH HOME HEALTH on the third Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m., performing blood-pressure readings and blood-sugar checks. We appreciate their very knowledgeable medical advice. The public is invited to come each month.
• THE PALO PINTO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY meets the fourth Monday of each month at the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce, with food and networking beginning at 6 p.m. and the meeting starting at 7 p.m. For more information, contact (940) 745-5416.
• PTSD COUNSELING the first and third Tuesday of each month – VFW Post 2399, 1400 S.E. Veterans of Foreign Wars St., (940) 325-1470. Group sessions 1 p.m. Provided by Fort Worth VA’s Readjustment Counseling Service. Call Mike Coulter for appointments: (817) 921-9095.
• WOODMAN OF THE WORLD LODGE 703 meets second Thursday of each month at the lodge hall, 305 N.W. 1st Ave., at 7 p.m. Please come join us. Call (940) 859-3403 for any information.
• MILLSAP MASONIC LODGE NO. 1265 located at 106 Bordan, in Millsap, meets the fourth Tuesday of every month. Eat at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m.
• MINERAL WELLS AMVETS POST 133 meets the second Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. at Holiday Hills Country Club. All veterans welcome.
• MINERAL WELLS MASONIC LODGE NO. 611 – located at 601 N. Oak Ave., meets the second Tuesday of each month. Meal at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m.
• FOLKS AT MINERAL WELLS HERITAGE invite one and all to attend monthly meetings at Little Rock School House (behind old Mineral Wells High School on West Hubbard Street). We gather on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Of course, visitors are welcome.
• MINERAL WELLS ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR CHAPTER NO. 44 meets the second Monday every month at 601 N. Oak Ave. Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Visit mineralwellsmasons.org.
- AT-A-GLANCE: Community events and listings