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.

Aug. 8

Commissioner’s Court Meeting

9:30 a.m., County Annex

City Council Meeting

5:30 p.m., Council Chambers

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

10:30 a.m. Bingo

1 p.m. Walmart

Glen Rose Summer Classic Barrel Race

EXPO Center Main Arena: No outside shavings allowed! For more information, call Becky at (817) 564-4172.

Native Plant Society of Texas, Prairie Rose Chapter

6 p.m., Citizens’ Center

Master Gardeners’ Community Horticulture Education Session

6:30 p.m., Citizens’ Center: “Container Gardening: A Make & Take Workshop” with Karen Richardson. Bring your base/container and your own native succulents to incorporate into your garden; there will be a limited number of bases/containers available for sale ($3-$7). We will talk about plants that are native to Somervell County to look for when making your own gardens in the late winter or spring. One lucky member or guest will go home with the door prize – a container garden with a native twist! As always, this program is open to the public. Come and enjoy. Bring a friend.

Aug. 9

Glen Rose Preservation Board Application Deadline for Aug. 16 meeting.

Citizens’ Center

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Woodcarvers

10 a.m. Wii bowling

Optimist Club of Glen Rose

Noon, Citizens’ Center Paluxy Room

Community Meal

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

4-H Banquet

6:30 p.m., EXPO Center Exhibit Hall

Dino-Beekeeping Association

7 – 9 p.m. Citizens’ Center

Aug.10

Citizens’ Center

9:30 a.m. Bunco

11:30 a.m. GRNH Blood Pressure Screenings

Aug. 11

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

1 p.m. David’s

Ultimate Calf Roping Finals

No outside shavings allowed. Call 254-897-4509 to make your reservations.

Aug. 12

Citizens’ Center

10:30 a.m. Bingo

1 p.m. Brookshire’s

7 p.m. Dance with Michael Cote

Aug. 13

Ultimate Calf Roping Finals

No outside shavings allowed. Call 254-897-4509 to make your reservations.

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.

Whistle While You Work Cleaning Dinosaur Tracks

5 – 6 p.m. Dinosaur Valley State Park: Join the park staff by helping to clean dinosaur tracks. The dinosaur tracks are in need of a good cleaning. Meet Kathy and other park staff at Track Site 2 parking lot. Learn about the dinosaurs that walked through this area millions of years ago and the process of how they formed and lasted for eons. Wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting wet and dirty.

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: Austin English 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 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.

SAVE THE DATE:

Aug. 19: Meet and Greet the Teachers, 8 – 9 a.m. in the foyer of the GRISD High School Auditorium.

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.