Calendar

NOV. 2-5

• MINERAL WELLS HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE proudly presents, “The Miracle Worker” on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2nd and 3rd, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 4th, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 5th, at 2 p.m. Sunday’s matinee will feature an ASL interpreter provided by the TCC training program. The performances will take place in the Mineral Wells High School auditorium. Tickets are adults $8, and students and seniors $5.

NOV. 3-4

• FRIENDS OF BOYCE DITTO Public Library 2017 Fall Book Sale at Boyce Ditto Library meeting room this Friday, Nov. 3, noon till 5 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. till noon. Books, VHS tapes, movie CDs and audio books 25 cents to $1.

NOV. 4

• SPONSORED BY FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Mineral Wells, join Hope Palo Pinto and their Orphan Care Ministry on Nov. 4th from 9 a.m. to noon at Mineral Wells High School for foster awareness, breakout sessions, and lunch.

• SANTO FIRE AND EMS Annual Pancake Breakfast is Nov. 4th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Santo Fire Hall. We will be serving up hot pancakes, sausage and bacon. So bring your appetite and a friend!! Hope to see you there. Donations appreciated.

NOV. 10

• FURR BUILDING MATERIALS is offering donuts and coffee from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., as well as hot dogs, chips and drinks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. They are also offering the opportunity for all veterans to enter a chance to win a Buck pocket knife.

NOV. 10-11

• LONE CAMP COMMUNITY CENTER FALL BAZAAR Nov. 10-11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 20 vendors. Arts, crafts, jewelry, quilts and specialty items. Fresh-cooked breakfast and lunch. Homemade pies.

NOV. 11

• MINERAL WELLS HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE and Thespian Troupe No. 4607 Craft Fair is Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Mineral Wells High School, 3801 Ram Blvd., Mineral Wells. Booth spaces only $25. For registration application and more information email troupe4607@yahoo.com or call 940-745-5872 or 817-565-3731.

• NAACP BRANCH 6321 of Weatherford/Parker County will meet Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to noon, at the Mount Pleasant School, 213 Raymond George Way, Weatherford, TX 76086.

• THE ANNUAL HOPE GALA is Nov. 11th at 6 p.m. at Holiday Hills Country Club. This black tie-affair will feature the popular dance band, InVersion, as well as emcee, Rhonda Boaz. Individual tickets are $75 and sponsorships are available.

• COWBOY CAMPFIRE – Enjoy a peaceful evening of cowboy music, poetry and stories around a campfire. Experience the cow camp lifestyle and local historical treasures through the music and poetry of the old time cowboys. Bring a lawn chair on Saturday, Nov. 11, starting at 7 p.m. at Lone Star Amphitheater located at Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway. This event is free with a paid admission to the park. Entrance fees to the park are $5 per person. Children 12 and under are free. For further information call (940) 328-1171.

NOV. 18

• KID’S WILDERNESS SURVIVAL is Saturday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. at Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway. This two and-a-half hour course is a fun way for kids to learn what to do if they become lost. The course includes interactive games, demonstrations and a hike on the nature trail. The course requires kids accompanied by a parent, guardian or youth group leader. This event is free with a paid admission to the park. Entrance fees to the park are $5 per person, children 12 and under are free. Please call 940-328-1171 for reservations. Maximum number of participants accepted is 25.

NOV. 23

• MINERAL WELLS COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER is Thursday, Nov. 23. Join us for a great time and a great meal. Traditional Thanksgiving dinner, free to the community. For free tickets, call 940-325-7804. Sponsored by Brazos TV, Furr Building Materials and Mineral Wells Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

NOV. 25

• PENITENTIARY HOLLOW WILD WALK on Saturday, Nov. 25, starting at 2 p.m. at Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway. Join Park Interpreter David Owens on a wild walk, crawl and scoot through some of the most remote areas of beautiful Penitentiary Hollow. This is a strenuous walk involving some crawling through tight spaces in rock cracks, crevices short caves. Expect to get dirty! Event is free with a paid admission to the park. Entrance fees to the park are $5 per person and children 12 and under are free. Reservations required call (940) 328-1171. Maximum number of participants we can accepted is 20.

• CROSS TIMBERS BIRD WALK Saturday, Nov. 25, at 2 p.m. Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway. Join Park Interpreter David Owens on a birding walk in the park to locate and identify birds of the Cross Timbers area. See birds in three different habitats: open prairie, Post-Oak Blackjack Oak Woodlands and lake shore. We will have binoculars on hand to loan to those without. The hike is limited to 15 people. Make reservations at (940) 328-1171. Event is free with a paid admission to the park. Entrance fees to the park are $5 per person, children 12 and under are free.

• MERRY WELLS – Christmas is fast approaching. Kick off the season by attending the Merry Wells lighted night-time parade on Saturday, Nov. 25th at 6 p.m. Stick around after the parade for music, food, drinks, and of course, the lighting of our massive Christmas tree and visits with Santa. To enter the parade and/or be a vendor with the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce’s website at mineralwellstx.com.

DEC. 2

• CROSS TIMBERS BIRD WALK Saturday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway. Join Park Interpreter David Owens on a birding walk in the park to locate and identify birds of the Cross Timbers area. See birds in three different habitats: open prairie, Post-Oak Blackjack Oak Woodlands and lake shore. We will have binoculars on hand to loan to those without. The hike is limited to 15 people. Make reservations at (940) 328-1171. Event is free with a paid admission to the park. Entrance fees to the park are $5 per person, children 12 and under are free.

• PENITENTIARY HOLLOW WILD WALK on Saturday, Dec. 2, starting at 2 p.m. at Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway. Join Park Interpreter David Owens on a wild walk, crawl and scoot through some of the most remote areas of beautiful Penitentiary Hollow. This is a strenuous walk involving some crawling through tight spaces in rock cracks, crevices short caves. Expect to get dirty! Event is free with a paid admission to the park. Entrance fees to the park are $5 per person and children 12 and under are free. Reservations required call (940) 328-1171. Maximum number of participants we can accepted is 20.

DEC. 12

• THE TREE OF ANGELS event is set for Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s annual event will be held at First Christian Church of Mineral Wells, 302 N.W. 6th Street. The event remembers those killed as the result of violence, and honors the survivors of criminal acts. People attending can bring an angel for the Christmas tree to hang, or one will be provided.

DEC. 16

• KID’S WILDERNESS SURVIVAL is Saturday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. at Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway. This two and-a-half hour course is a fun way for kids to learn what to do if they become lost. The course includes interactive games, demonstrations and a hike on the nature trail. The course requires kids accompanied by a parent, guardian or youth group leader. This event is free with a paid admission to the park. Entrance fees to the park are $5 per person, children 12 and under are free. Please call 940-328-1171 for reservations. Maximum number of participants accepted is 25.

DEC. 23

• PENITENTIARY HOLLOW WILD WALK on Saturday, Dec. 23, starting at 2 p.m. at Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway. Join Park Interpreter David Owens on a wild walk, crawl and scoot through some of the most remote areas of beautiful Penitentiary Hollow. This is a strenuous walk involving some crawling through tight spaces in rock cracks, crevices short caves. Expect to get dirty! Event is free with a paid admission to the park. Entrance fees to the park are $5 per person and children 12 and under are free. Reservations required call (940) 328-1171. Maximum number of participants we can accepted is 20.

DEC. 30

• BIRD WALK ON THE TRAILWAY Saturday, Dec. 30, at 10 a.m. Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway. Join Park Interpreter David Owens on a birding walk in the park to locate and identify birds of the Cross Timbers area. See birds in three different habitats: open prairie, Post-Oak Blackjack Oak Woodlands and lake shore. We will have binoculars on hand to loan to those without. The hike is limited to 15 people. Make reservations at (940) 328-1171. Event is free with a paid admission to the park. Entrance fees to the park are $5 per person, children 12 and under are free.

• PENITENTIARY HOLLOW WILD WALK on Saturday, Dec. 30, starting at 2 p.m. at Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway. Join Park Interpreter David Owens on a wild walk, crawl and scoot through some of the most remote areas of beautiful Penitentiary Hollow. This is a strenuous walk involving some crawling through tight spaces in rock cracks, crevices short caves. Expect to get dirty! Event is free with a paid admission to the park. Entrance fees to the park are $5 per person and children 12 and under are free. Reservations required call (940) 328-1171. Maximum number of participants we can accepted is 20.

MINERAL WELLS CENTER OF LIFE

The schedule of events, services and programs for Mineral Wells Center of Life, 200 S.W. 5th Street at South Oak Avenue: Open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Adult Literacy Class – Thursday, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

• Beginning Computer Class – 9-11 a.m.

• Couponing Class – Monday 1-2 p.m.

• Family of Addicts Involved in Recovery – 4th Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

• Food Bank – Tuesday & Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon

• GED – Tuesday 6-8 p.m. & Wednesday, 9-11 a.m.

• Men’s Bible Study (ex-offender) – Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

• Money/Budget – 10-11 a.m.

• Sewing – Tuesday, 1-2 p.m.

• Word / Excel – Thursday 4-5 p.m.

PARTNERSHIP SCHEDULE

Addiction Recovery Ministries – Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

• 12 Step – Monday & Thursday 7-8 p.m.

• Anger Management – Monday 7-8 p.m. and Tuesday, noon-1 p.m.

• Parenting – Monday & Wednesday, noon-1 p.m.

• Car Seat Check – First and third Wednesday, 9-11 a.m.

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF ASSISTIVE & REHABILITATIVE SERVICES (DARS)

Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

• Maximas – Second Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon

• Medicaid – Monday, 12-3 p.m. & Wednesday, 11-3 p.m.

• Palo Pinto Community Connection – First Wednesday, noon-1 p.m.

• Pecan Valley Centers – Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon

• Salvation Army – Tuesday & Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon

• Texas Workforce – Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

REGULAR HAPPENINGS

• MINERAL WELLS TOASTMASTERS club Something to Talk About meets at 6 p.m. each Tuesday at Best Western Hotel and Suites, 4410 U.S. Highway 180 East, Mineral Wells. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams, and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Join us if you want to learn how Toastmasters can help you become a better leader, a better communicator, a better listener and a more influential citizen of your community and the world. For more information call 817-597-5156 or email bstroman@itexas.net.

• GriefShare summer classes are Sunday evenings, July 9th–Sept. 24th, 5-7 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Mineral Wells, 100 S.W. 4th Ave., in the parlor room located by the east entrance doors. The cost is $15 for a workbook. For more info go to www.griefshare.org.

• IF YOUR CHILD IS 0-21 years of age and has a disability or is suspected of having a disability and you live in Palo Pinto County, your child may be eligible for services. Palo Pinto County Special Education SSA serves children with disabilities attending home school and private non-profit schools in Gordon, Graford, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Santo and Strawn. Call 940-327-5131 for more information.

• AMERICAN LEGION POST 75 hosts Bingo Sundays at 6 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

• THE GR8FOTOS CAMERA CLUB meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at JitterBeans Coffee at the corner of East Hubbard Street and N.E. 1st Avenue (across from the Baker Hotel). We talk about photography, have hands-on demonstrations and take field trips. If you have an interest in photography, please join us! There are no membership fees or attendance requirements. Hope to see you here!

• NOAH’S ARK THRIFT STORE is located at 206 N. W. 2nd Street, Mineral Wells. Store hours are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 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.

• 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.

• 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 david.owens@tpwd.texas.gov 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.

VOLUNTEER

• MEALS ON WHEELS – If your New Year’s resolution is to give back to your community, Meals on Wheels of Palo Pinto County seeks volunteers to deliver meals once a week for about an hour. To volunteer come by our office at 1410 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. St., or call 940-325-7919.

MONTHLY

• THE MINERAL WELLS CENTER OF LIFE’S Food Bank is Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Each family can visit once a month. DARS (help place disabled with jobs and other benefits), Maximus (help with Medicaid and STAR), SNAP (help with food stamps) and Salvation Army are available at Mineral Wells Center of Life during food bank hours. MWCOL also has advertisement matching and coupon matching during food bank hours.

• 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.

• 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.

• MINERAL WELLS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS of 1964 meets at Carter’s Grill the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

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