Somervell County Fire Department: Glen Rose Discount Drug, 906 NE Big Bend Trail, will be collecting water and Gatorade (small bottles) through the end of April for the Fire Department. Please take your items to the Gift Shop.

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.

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.

April 14

Citizens’ Center

10a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

11:30 a.m. Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

12:30 p.m. Tai Chi Family Care

1 p.m. David’s

Texas Chapter of Singles in Agriculture Annual Meeting

La Quinta Inn and Suites, 105 Christy Plaza, Stephenville. The weekend includes sightseeing, tours of Tarleton State University and dinner at the 21st Annual Upland Bird Extravaganza Wild Game Dinner & Auction. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Donna (254) 681-2354 or Carol (254 842-9928.

April 15

Citizens’ Center

8 a.m. – 12 p.m. AARP Tax

10:30 a.m. Bingo

1 p.m. Brookshire’s

Paluxy River Bluegrass Association

6:30 p.m. Oakdale Park Potluck dinner: Bring a dish to share and an appetite for food and fellowship. Jamming will begin after dinner. Bring your donations for the Paluxy River BMA Annual Garage Sale.

Texas Chapter of Singles in Agriculture Annual Meeting

La Quinta Inn and Suites, 105 Christy Plaza, Stephenville. The weekend includes sightseeing, tours of Tarleton State University and dinner at the 21st Annual Upland Bird Extravaganza Wild Game Dinner & Auction. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Donna (254) 681-2354 or Carol (254 842-9928.

AMHR

EXPO Center Show Barn Arena: Spectator admission free. Contact Tracey Slagle (308) 624-0212 or Karen Shaw (817) 426-0262.

April 16

4-H Archery Tournament

8:30 a.m. EXPO Main Arena

Paluxy River Blue Grass Jam Session

Oakdale Park

12 p.m. Executive Meeting

2 p.m. Association Meeting

1-6:30 p.m., Pickin’ & Grinnin’

6:30-10 p.m., Bands: The Neverwere Brothers, Bluegrass Fire & Paluxy Pickers

Please bring your donations for the Paluxy River BMA Annual Garage Sale.

Please bring donations for the Food Bank.

Monarch Butterfly Program

10 – 11 a.m. Dinosaur Valley State Park: Meet at the Park Store for a brief presentation on Monarch butterfly life cycles & biology. Then participate in a field survey of milkweed host plants for Monarch eggs, larvae & other insects in Monarch Larva Monitoring Project registered site. Suitable for all ages.

Cadette Girl Scout Badgefest

8:30 a.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. We will have stations set up at different locations around the park with activities for the Girl Scouts. You will complete the activities, get your card stamped and earn your badges. The activities include a guided tour of the park, eco-games, arts & crafts and a nature hike. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, bug spray and a sack lunch. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. $38: To reserve a spot, call (254) 897-2960.

AMHR

EXPO Center Show Barn Arena: Spectator admission free. Contact Tracey Slagle (308) 624-0212 or Karen Shaw (817) 426-0262.

Texas Chapter of Singles in Agriculture Annual Meeting

La Quinta Inn and Suites, 105 Christy Plaza, Stephenville. The weekend includes sightseeing, tours of Tarleton State University and dinner at the 21st Annual Upland Bird Extravaganza Wild Game Dinner & Auction. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Donna (254) 681-2354 or Carol (254 842-9928.

April 17

EARTH WEEK

Somervell County Master Gardeners

3 – 4 p.m. Trash Clean Up at Heritage Park. If you can’t make it, pick up litter wherever you see it.

Lone Star Iris Society Annual Show

“The Show Must Go On”

1 – 4 p.m. Hico High School Cafeteria, 901 N. Cedar St, Hico, free admission. This is an excellent opportunity to view many different and colorful varieties of iris as well as artistic designs and iris photography. You do not have to be a member to submit an entry into the show and the public is welcome to participate. Show entries need to be received before 9:30 a.m. on April 17 to be judged. There will also be several varieties of potted irises for sale. For further information about the show, contact Show Chairperson Jerrie Cage (254) 372-3165. The Lone Star Iris Society is an affiliate of the American Iris Society and holds regular monthly meetings on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. inside the Hico Activity Center, 411 N. Mesquite, Hico. Visitors are always welcomed. For information, please call Naomi Nabors (254) 597-1183 or Jerrie Cage (254) 372-3165.

AMHR

EXPO Center Show Barn Arena: Spectator admission free. Contact Tracey Slagle (308) 624-0212 or Karen Shaw (817) 426-0262.

Texas Chapter of Singles in Agriculture Annual Meeting

La Quinta Inn and Suites, 105 Christy Plaza, Stephenville. The weekend includes sightseeing, tours of Tarleton State University and dinner at the 21st Annual Upland Bird Extravaganza Wild Game Dinner & Auction. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Donna (254) 681-2354 or Carol (254 842-9928.

Apr. 18

INCOME TAXES DUE

4-H Archery Tournament

8:30 a.m. EXPO Center

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

10:30 a.m. Bingo

6 p.m. Gospel Music with Paul Trotter

EARTH WEEK

Somervell County Master Gardeners

Ride your bike or take a walk. Whether you are heading to work or just getting out, leave the car behind today.

Planning and Zoning Commission – Request Deadline for May 16 Meeting.

Learning from the Lorax

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.” Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, It’s not!” Discover this powerful message of sustainability found in a favorite children’s book written by Dr. Seuss. In this program, students will have the opportunity to visit the Street of the Lifted Lorax and become a part of the story. This interactive program connects the story of the Lorax to an endangered Texas native, the Attwater’s prairie chicken, of which we have a breeding population on site. The experience is guaranteed to leave students asking some hard questions concerning the environment, sustainability, stewardship and their role in it all. $28 – Call (254) 897-2960 to register.

April 19

EARTH WEEK

Somervell County Master Gardeners

Reduce, reuse, recycle. Take advantage of thrift stores, recycling bins, and items you already own.

Citizens’ Center

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Woodcarvers

10 a.m. Wii Bowling

Community Meal

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

EXPO Barrel Jackpot

EXPO Main Arena

April 20

Somervell County Master Gardener Meeting

10 a.m., County Extension Office, 1405 Texas Drive. Call (254) 897-2809 for more information

EARTH WEEK

Somervell County Master Gardeners

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. County Extension Office, 1405 Texas Drive: Meet the Master Gardeners at an open house.

Mammograms by Moncrief Cancer Institute

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Glen Rose Medical Center. You must call (800) 405-7739 to schedule an appointment.

Citizens’ Center

9:30 a.m. 42 Tournament

11:30 a.m. Lee Home Health Blood Pressure Screening

April 21

EARTH WEEK

Somervell County Master Gardeners

Hour of No Power: Try to go for an hour or more today with the lights off and electronics powered down.

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Craft Class

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. UNT Mighty Care Memory Screening

1 p.m. David’s

Chamber Luncheon

Noon, Still Water Lodge

Moncrief Cancer Unit Survivorship Program

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

Lone Star Hunter Jumper Show

EXPO Center Main Arena: For more information, call Robert Barton (210) 378-8365.

April 22

Citizens’ Center

10:30 a.m. Bingo

1 p.m. Brookshire’s

7 p.m. Dance, with Truman Hudson & Riggin’

EARTH DAY

Somervell County Master Gardeners

7 p.m. Somervell County Library: Come watch the Lorax at our kids/family movie night.

Lone Star Hunter Jumper Show

EXPO Center Main Arena: For more information, call Robert Barton (210) 378-8365.

April 23

EARTH WEEK

Sponsored By: Master Gardeners of Somervell County, Glen Rose Garden Club, Prairie Rose Chapter of Native Plant Society of Texas, Dino B Club, Glen Rose Bird Club, Friends of the Brazos, Rio Brazos Master Naturalists, and Dinosaur Valley State Park

10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Heritage Park, 201 Elm St: Join us for a day of outdoor family fun to celebrate Earth Day. There will be children’s activities, Speaker Presentations, Native Plant sales and Local Nature Groups.

Earth Day Fun

2- 4 p.m. Dinosaur Valley State Park. Come for a fun workshop at the Park Store making crafts out of containers you may otherwise throw away. Bring your recycled magazines and copied photos or pictures. For more information contact Kathy Lenz at (254) 897-4588 ext. 229.

Brownie Girl Scout Badgefest

8:30 a.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. We will have stations set up at different locations around the park with activities for the Girl Scouts. You will complete the activities, get your card stamped and earn your badges. The activities include a guided tour of the park, eco-games, arts & crafts and a nature hike. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, bug spray and a sack lunch. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. $38: To reserve a spot, call (254) 897-2960.

Celebrate Earth Day

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Park, the Overlook: The education staff will be there to help you enjoy discovering more about the beautiful balance of life on Earth and a free activity. For kids 1 – 90! Call (254) 897-2960 for more information.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Park Photo Tour

3 – 7 p.m. 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. $65, Reservations are required (254) 897-2960.

Lone Star Hunter Jumper Show

EXPO Center Main Arena: For more information, call Robert Barton (210) 378-8365.

SAVE THE DATE

May 20 – 21: Annual Paluxy River BMA Garage Sale, proceeds used for scholarships to GRHS Music Students. For more information call Dale Brawner (972) 935-4525, Jim Chapman (469) 231-6616 or Ceta Moore (817) 648-2409.

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.