Medicaid, CHIP or SNAP Benefits: A Navigator will be at Pecan Valley Center, 301 Bo Gibbs Blvd, Glen Rose, each Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to assist you with applying for these benefits. There is no cost to you.

July 1

Citizens’ Center

8:30 a.m. Swap-n-Shop

10:30 a.m. Bingo

1:00 Brookshire’s

July 2

Hike Into the Past

8 – 10 a.m., Dinosaur Valley State Park: Discover how to read the pages of time as we discuss the geology and how it shaped the landscape we see today. Meet at the Park Store for an approximately two-mile hike. Please bring water and wear appropriate hiking shoes.

Hike and a Movie

7:30 – 10 p.m., Dinosaur Valley State Park: Meet at the amphitheater for a short hike to view dinosaur tracks and then find a seat to relax and watch nature along the river. After the hike, meet at the amphitheater with your Soft Drinks and Snacks and enjoy “Once Upon a Forest” with your family. Movie starts at dark, about 9 p.m. Call Kathy Lenz (254) 897-4866 for more information.

The Lone Star Iris Society

10 a.m., Hico Activity Center, 411 N Mesquite, Hico. Visitors are always welcomed. For more information, call Naomi Nabors (254) 597-1183 or Jerrie Cage (254) 372-3165.

Hideaway Ranch Chuck Wagon Dinner 6 – 8 p.m., Hideaway Ranch, 1022 PR 1250, Bluff Dale, weather permitting. $25 per person. RSVP (254) 823-6606

Oakdale Park FREE Summer Concert Series

8 – 10 p.m. Stage, Benay & Logan performing.

July 4

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Pancake Breakfast

Prior to the July 4th Parade, at the Citizens’ Center. This is a fundraiser by the American Legion to help send two young men to Boy’s State in Austin. Cost is $5.

FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

Enters the Square about 9 a.m. Float entries will stage at the Glen Rose Elementary School. For more information, call Sarah Moss at (254) 396-1819

Fourth of July Celebration

Wheeler Branch Reservoir, 2099 CR 301, Glen Rose. 7p.m., Mike Daniels Band; 9:30 p.m. Fireworks Show.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is open with Holiday Pricing.

Somervell County Cancer Support Group Meeting Cancelled

July 5

Citizens’ Center

9 – 12 p.m. Woodcarvers

10 a.m. Treadway Hearing Screening

10 a.m. Wii Bowling

Moncrief Cancer Unit Survivorship Program

8:30 – 12 p.m., EXPO Center Parking Lot: Call (800) 405-7739 to schedule an appointment.

Community Meal

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

Trophy Saddle Pads Barrel Series

EXPO Center Main Arena: Call Becky (817) 564-4172 for more information.

July 6

Citizens’ Center

9:30 a.m. 42 Tournament

9 – 12 p.m. Utility Assistance

11:30 Cherokee Rose Blood Sugar Testing

12:30 p.m. Quail Park Ice Cream

July 7

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

1 p.m. David’s

July 8

Citizens’ Center

10:30 a.m. Bingo

1 p.m. Brookshire’s

7 p.m. Dance

AQHA

EXPO Center: For a complete schedule, visit www.grigsbysquarters.com; for more information, call 940-365-2027.

July 9

Native Plant Community Garden Workshop

9 – 11 a.m., 101 Vernon St.

AQHA

EXPO Center: For a complete schedule, visit www.grigsbysquarters.com; for more information, call 940-365-2027.

Hike Into the Past

8 – 10 a.m., Dinosaur Valley State Park: Discover how to read the pages of time as we discuss the geology and how it shaped the landscape we see today. Meet at the Park Store for an approximately two-mile hike. Please bring water and wear appropriate hiking shoes.

Photo Tour

4 – 8 p.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: This tour lasts four hours and will let the photographer catch the dusk light, the best light possible for afternoon photos. The tour will go through Fossil Rim’s 1,800-acre pastures. There are 59 species of animals here at Fossil Rim. Some of the animals that may be photographed are white rhinoceros, blackbuck, European red deer, gemsbok, zebra, addax, waterbuck, giraffe, sable antelope, axis deer and dama gazelle. Reservations are required. Call (254) 897-2960 for more information or to make your reservations.

Hideaway Ranch Chuck Wagon Dinner 6 – 8 p.m., Hideaway Ranch, 1022 PR 1250, Bluff Dale, weather permitting. $25 per person. RSVP (254) 823-6606

Oakdale Park FREE Summer Concert Series

8 – 10 p.m. Stage, Amos Staggs performing.

SAVE THE DATE:

July 12: Somervell County Food Camp, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Somervell County EXPO Center, $10 per camper, lunch included. Please RSVP by July 6 at the Extension Office (254) 897-2809.

July 13: Youth Horsemanship Clinic, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Somervell County EXPO Center, $30 which includes lunch. A Negative Coggins is required. RSVP by July 7 at (254) 897-2809. For more information, contact Kinsey Dodson at (244) 396-6067.

July 16: Terra Firma Racing at Dinosaur Valley State Park. 8 a.m. is the Adventure Race and 8:45 p.m. is the Off-Road Trail Run. Stay for the annual party/cookout and swim in the Blue Hole afterwards. For more information and registration, visit www.TerraFirmaRacing.com.

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.

Somervell County Historical Museum is in need of full-time, part-time or occasional volunteers. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and greet visitors from far and wide, plus locals alike. It is a perfect learning opportunity for students and lovers of history. For more information, call (254) 898-0604 or visit in person, 101 SW Vernon Street 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday.

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