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 21

Moncrief Cancer Unit

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

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. Chess

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Craft Class

1 p.m. David’s

Chamber Luncheon

Noon, Still Water Lodge

July 22

Citizens’ Center

10:30 a.m. Bingo

1 p.m. Brookshire’s

7 p.m. Dance with Truman Hudson & Riggin

Flag Pole Dedication

10 a.m., Somervell County Food Bank (PaPa’s Pantry): This Dedication Ceremony is for an Eagle Scout Project completed by Brandt Moore.

TX Smoking Guns

EXPO Center Main Arena:

Discovery After Dark

7 am – 10 p.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center meet at Eco Center: Come enjoy the evening beauty of Fossil Rim. Watch the stars and listen to the nighttime sounds, as we venture out into the park at dark. We’ll start with an interactive learning experience where you can discover nocturnal animal adaptations and how animals utilize the night sky. Then, using spotlights, we’ll go on a guided after-dark adventure that will feature both the exotic and native nocturnal wildlife at Fossil Rim and allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy the night. The price includes admission to the Scenic Wildlife Drive which can be used the day of Discovery after Dark or the morning after (before 10 a.m.).This event is recommended for ages five to adult. Reservations are required and it is recommended that they be made at least three days in advance as space is limited. For reservations, call (254) 897-2960.

July 23

Native Plant Community Garden Workshop

9 – 11 a.m., 101 Vernon St.

TX Smoking Guns

EXPO Center Main Arena:

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: Mike Calaway performing.

Trackmakers of Dinosaur Valley State Park

9 – 10 p.m., Dinosaur Valley State Park: What was Glen Rose, Texas like millions of years ago? Meet at the amphitheater to discover the answers to that question and many more. Learn about the dinosaurs that roamed through this area millions of years ago and the environment in which they lived. Bring a flashlight for after the show. Insecticide Recommended!

July 24

Smoking Guns

EXPO Center Main Arena

July 25

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

10:30 a.m. Bingo

July 26

Optimist Club of Glen Rose

7 a.m. Citizens’ Center

Citizens’ Center

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Woodcarvers

10 a.m. Wii Bowling

Giraffes: Our Gentle Giants

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Park: Come join us for an encounter you won’t soon forget! There are so many amazing things to learn about giraffes – one day will just be a beginning of discovering the beauty and wonder of these gentle giants!

EXPO Barrel 4D Jackpot

EXPO Center Main Arena: Books open 1:30 p.m., no call-ins or pre-entries. Call Becky (817-564-4172) for more information.

Community Meal

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

July 27

Citizens’ Center

9:30 a.m. Bunco

11:45 a.m. GRMC Blood Pressure & O2 Screenings, Senior Care Talk/Mental Health

11:30 a.m. Birthday Party with Margie

July 28

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

1 p.m. David’s

July 29

Citizen’s Center

10:30 a.m. Bingo

1 p.m. Brookshire’s

July 30

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.

Family Fun Day: World Nature Conservation Day

This is a Family Fun Day celebrating World Nature Conservation Day. The free event will have a fun learning station with a free activity and will be held at the Overlook, 1789 CR 2009. Call (254) 897-2960 for more information.

Brother-N-Law’s Team Roping

EXPO Center Main Arena: 2nd Annual #13 Strait Style Roping. Dodge dually & matching trailers to the average winners. Books open July 18; you must pre-enter. For more information call Shane (903) 641-7381, Jason (903) 875-8601 or Kirby (903) 875-8130.

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.

Listen for the Night Sounds

9 – 10 p.m., Dinosaur Valley State Park: Listen to the sounds of the night and try to identify different sounds you may hear in the park after dark. Meet in the amphitheater to learn about wildlife nocturnal adaptations and then hike to see if we can identify the “Night Sounds.” Fun for all ages.

Oakdale Park FREE Summer Concert Series

8 – 10 p.m. Stage: Matt Day performing.

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 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 or (254) 897-2282, at least ten days prior to the event.