Medicaid, CHIP or SNAP Benefits: A Navigator will be at Papa’s Pantry, 753 Bo Gibbs Blvd, Glen Rose, each Tuesday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to assist you with applying for these benefits.

Volunteer Opportunities:

The patients of Alpha Omega Hospice need volunteer visits for emotional support, companionship, pet visits, music and more. Adults and Teens, 16 and up, spend an hour or two a week after orientation. Regular person-to-person service lifts the spirits of the giver as well as the receiver. Call Debbie Afzali for information, cell (817) 879-0580.

Papa’s Pantry would love to have more people to help at the pantry. It’s easy to do and very rewarding! Hours are 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 3 – 6 p.m. Tuesdays and truck unloading on Friday Mornings. Email DeborahDDavis62@gmail.com. for more information.

Scholarship Opportunities:

The J. M. McCroskey Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Somervell County Citizen’s Association will award a $1,000 college scholarship to a deserving 2016 graduating senior of Glen Rose High School. They will also award a second scholarship for $500 to a senior student who expects to study art at the collegiate level. Submit a summary of academic and extracurricular activities to the Scholarship Fund, PO Box 828, Glen Rose TX 76043 before March 31.

March 17

Saint Patrick’s Day

Crack O’Dawn Tour

8 a.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Park $30.95 per person; call (254) 897-2960 for reservations.

You may arrive at the Overlook at 7:15 a.m.

Chamber Luncheon

Noon, Still Water Lodge

Citizen’s Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

11:30 a.m. Most Green

1 p.m. David’s

Moncrief Mobile Cancer Unit

8 a.m. – 4 p.m., EXPO Center Parking Lot. Call (800) 405-7739 to schedule an appointment.

Stations of the Cross

6 p.m. Cross of Christ Episcopal Church, 1102 N Hereford (FM 56), next to Glen Rose Baptist Church, in the small white chapel. A Soup Supper will follow. “Stations of the Cross” refers to a series of images depicting Jesus on the day of his crucifixion. Prayers and reflections are said at each “station.” This practice is common in Roman Catholic, Anglican (Episcopal), Lutheran and Methodist churches. The community is invited to participate. For additional information, please call (214) 502-2387.

March 18

Crack O’Dawn Tour

8 a.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Park $30.95 per person; call (254) 897-2960 for reservations.

You may arrive at the Overlook at 7:15 a.m.

Citizen’s Center

8 a.m. – 12 p.m. AARP Tax

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Craft Class

10:30 a.m. Bingo

1 p.m. Brookshire’s

March 19

Crack O’Dawn Tour

8 a.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Park $30.95 per person; call (254) 897-2960 for reservations.

You may arrive at the Overlook at 7:15 a.m.

Family Fun Day

10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fossil Rim Wildlife Park. We will be celebrating World Water Day (March 22) with a learning station and free activity at the Front Gate. For Kids 1-90! For more information, call (254) 897-2960.

5th Annual Texas Paranormal Unity Fest

11 a.m. – 6 p.m., EXPO Center Exhibit Hall. Call Rebecca (361) 318-3313 for more information. Tickets are $20 at the door.

“Sip, Shop & BeBop!”

5 – 8 p.m., Glen Rose Historic Square’ Gal’s Night Out. Enjoy a fabulous & fun 50’s & 60’s-themed shopping experience. Participating merchants will have beverages, treats, unique deals & more! Dance on over to the gazebo at 8:05 p.m., where a special drawing for prizes will be held for participating shoppers.

Paluxy River Blue Grass Jam Session

Oakdale Park, 1 – 6:30 p.m., Pickin’ & Grinnin’/ 6:30-10 p.m., Band

Citizen’s Center

7 – 9 p.m. 50’s Dance with DJ Scott

Star Party in the Valley

9 – 10 p.m., Dinosaur Valley State Park, Track Site 3. Join Park Rangers & Master Astronomer Tim Black to learn about constellations, stars and the moon. Telescopes will be on site or bring your own. No flashlights or Cell Phones at the Star Party. For more information, call Kathy Lenz (254) 897-4588 ext. 229.

March 20

Crack O’Dawn Tour

8 a.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Park $30.95 per person; call (254) 897-2960 for reservations.

You may arrive at the Overlook at 7:15 a.m.

Coffee with a Park Ranger

10 – 11 a.m. Join a Park Ranger for a Question & Answer Session about the Park. Bring your own coffee or purchase coffee or hot chocolate at the Park. For more information call Kathy Lenz (254) 897-4588 ext. 229.

March 21

Planning and Zoning Commission ~ request deadline for May 9 meeting.

Cheetahs!

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Park. The Cheetah is an amazing cat designed for speed. They sure can move, but toward what kind of future is this species speeding? Come look, learn and fall in love with our amazing cats. $30 Call 254-897-2960 to register.

Citizen’s Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

10:30 a.m. Bingo

6 p.m. Gospel Music with Paul Trotter

Granbury Quilt Guild

6:30 p.m. St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church Annex, Granbury. The program will be presented by Eric Drexler, National Sulky Educator. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Glenda Marsh (254) 898-8379.

March 22

Citizen’s Center

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Woodcarvers

10 a.m. Wii Bowling

Optimist Club

7 a.m. Citizen’s Center

Healthy Cooking School

6 – 8 p.m., Somervell County EXPO Center Exhibit Hall. Join us for a fun night of learning to prepare easy, nutritious, budget-friendly meals. There will be local guest speakers, cooking demonstrations, food samples, refreshments and awesome door prizes. RSVP by Friday, March 18th (254) 897-2809. Cost is $20.

Community Meal

5:30 – 7 p.m., Oakdale Park. FREE, Donations Appreciated

March 23

Citizen’s Center

11:30 a.m. Birthday Party with Margie

11:45 a.m. GRMC Blood Pressure & O2 Screenings

March 24

Citizen’s Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

11:30 a.m. Egg Hunt

1 p.m. David’s

March 25

Good Friday

City Offices Closed

County Offices Closed

Citizen’s Center Closed

Easter Egg Hunt

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Glen Rose Nursing and Rehab. There will be a Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Snow Cones & Popcorn.

Easter Egg Hunt

3 p.m. Cherokee Rose Nursing & Rehab. Join us for family-friendly games and treats, including ice cream and freshly-popped popcorn. Help our residents and staff in celebrating Easter.

Discovery after Dark

6 – 9 p.m., Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Using spotlights, we’ll go on a guided after-dark adventure that will feature both the exotic and native nocturnal wildlife at our Park. Meet at the Eco Center. The $35 price includes admission to the Scenic Wildlife Drive which can be used during the day on the 25th or 26th. Reservations three days in advance are recommended (254) 897-2960.

March 26

Photo Tour

3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. There are 59 species of animals here and some of the ones that may be photographed are white rhinoceros, blackbuck, European red deer, gemsbok, zebra, addax, waterbuck, giraffe, sable antelope, axis deer and dama gazelle. Reservations required, call (254) 897-2960, $65.

Trackmakers of Dinosaur Valley State Park

8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Dinosaur Valley State Park. Learn about the dinosaurs that roamed through this area millions of years ago and their environment. Bring a flashlight and insect repellant. For more information, call Kathy Lenz (254) 897-4588 ext. 229.

Fort Worth Dressage Club

EXPO Center Main Arena, call Barbara Harty (254) 312-9242 for information.

SAVE THE DATE

March 27: Eggstraordinary Eggstravaganza – Easter Egg Hunt in the Park

2-3 p.m. Dinosaur Valley State Park; Bring your basket for a lively Easter Egg Hunt. An exciting surprise will arrive at 2 p.m., so be on time! Park entry fees apply.

March 21: Granbury Quilt Guild, 6:30 p.m. St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church Annex, Granbury. The program will be presented by Eric Drexler, National Sulky Educator. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Glenda Marsh (254) 898-8379.

April 17: Lone Star Iris Society Annual Iris Show, 1 – 4 p.m., Hico High School Cafeteria. Free to the Public

May 20 – 21: Annual Paluxy River BMA Garage Sale, proceeds used for scholarships to GRHS Music Students.

To have something included in Out and About, contact Alliene Franklin, afranklin@theglenrosereporter.com or (254) 897-2282, at least ten days prior to the event.