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 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 DAY CELEBRATON

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 Street: 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.

April 24

4-H Shotgun (All Shooters)

3 p.m. Uncle George’s

Lone Star Hunter Jumper Show

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

April 25

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

10:30 a.m. Bingo

April 26

Optimist Club

7 a.m. Citizen’s Center

Citizens’ Center

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Woodcarvers

10 a.m. Wii Bowling

African Safari Day Camp

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: There is a story that Africa will tell you if you will listen! In an action-packed morning, meet many of the characters and watch the story unfold… a day in the life of savannah ecology. See the savannah in its unspoiled beauty… then see the characters that are bringing transformation to the continent – changes illustrated in the challenges of being a cheetah. Games and hands-on activities make the learning fun and memorable – you’ll even become part of a living African map! Enjoy close encounters with the characters you’ve met throughout the day. Watch and listen… and you will likely be captivated by the magical and moving story of Africa. Call (254) 897-2960 to get more information or register.

Community Meal

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

Glen Rose 4-H Shooting Sports Club Meeting

6:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn

EXPO Barrel Jackpot

EXPO Main Arena

April 27

Citizens’ Center

9:30 a.m. Bunco

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

11:30 Birthday Party with Margie

April 28

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

11 a.m. Building Strong Bones/Blood Sugar Testing With Family Care

1 p.m. David’s

April 29

ARBOR DAY

City Residential Bulk Trash Pick-up: NO TVs and NO Tires! Limit is three items. You MUST call the City at (254) 897-2272 to schedule a pick-up.

Citizens’ Center

10:30 Bingo

1 p.m. Brookshire’s

April 30

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 our Monarch Larva Monitoring Project registered site. Suitable for all ages.

Spring Fling Shopping Extravagenza

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. EXPO Center Exhibit Hall. FREE to the Public. Bring a $1 donation or a canned good to be entered into a raffle; all proceeds go to PaPa’s Pantry. For more information contact Tiffany Brooks brooksblingingboutique@gmail.com or (254) 396-1035.

Hike the Prairie

9 – 10 a.m. Dinosaur Valley State Park: Study wildflowers & grass and view animal habitat. This hike is beginner level and approximately four miles long. Wear Good walking/hiking shoes and bring water, sunscreen & snacks. Binoculars and magnifying glasses are recommended for up close study of plants & animals. Large-tire stroller is welcome if you are able/willing to carry it across the river rocks. For more information call Philip Helling at (254) 897-4588.

Native Plant Community Garden Workshop

9 – 11 a.m., 101 Vernon St.

Animal Keeper Tour and Dinner

3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: Ride along with our Animal Keeper on the behind-the-scenes tour. The excursion will take you through Foss Rim where you’ll have a chance to view exotic animals in their free-roaming environment. You’ll go into our Intensive Management Area (IMA) and visit our maned wolves, Mexican gray wolves, cheetahs, red wolves, black rhinos and Attwater’s prairie chickens. After your tour, you’ll have a three-course dinner in our glass-walled pavilion located across from one of our main watering holes. This tour is for adults only. It will start at the Safari Camp at 3 p.m. with dinner served at 5 p.m. For more information or to sign up, call (254) 897-2960.

Park-After-Dark Hike: Creatures of the Night

9 p.m. – 10 p.m. Dinosaur Valley State Park. Learn about nocturnal animals and discover the special senses they have for living the “Night Life.” The hike starts at the Park Store and is about 1½ miles long. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a good flashlight. No dogs on the hike, please, as they may scare off the wildlife. Contact Kathy Lenz for more information at (254) 897-4588.

SAVE THE DATE:

May 14: 25th Annual Youth Fish Day at Squaw Creek Lake Marina. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.; fishing will last until 11 a.m. This is a FREE event with a Free Hot Dog Lunch. Bring your fishing rod if you have one, otherwise loaners will be available for use during this event. Worms will be provided as bait for any youth, but you are welcome to bring your own bait and lures if you wish. Adults will be required to furnish their own fishing rods and bait. For questions, donations or to Volunteer, please contact VFW Post 7835 @ (817) 573-9350 or Game Warden Kuykendall @ (254) 396-6753.

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.

May 21: Boom Town Jam, starting 11 a.m. Entertainment includes performances by Cody Morrow, Cody Canada and the Departed, The Dirty River Boys, Sunny Sweeney, Mike and the Moonpies, Shane Smith and the Saints, Dolly Shrine, Bri Bagwell, Stephen Chadwick and a VIP All Access Performance by Charlie Robinson. Located in Ranger, TX.

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.