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 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 a.m. Bingo

1 p.m. Brookshire’s

B.R.A.T Attack Barrel Race

EXPO Center Main Arena

April 30

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Fossil 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.

B.R.A.T Attack Barrel Race

EXPO Center Main Arena

May 1

Ranger Lead Track Talk

10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Dinosaur Valley State Park: Meet Ranger Phil at the main track area in the park, Track Site #2, for an interpretive story on the dinosaur tracks in the park. Free for park visitors. For information, call Phillip Helling (254) 897-4588.

B.R.A.T Attack Barrel Race

EXPO Center Main Arena

May 2

Board of Adjustment – request deadline for May 25 BOA meeting.

Somervell County Cancer Support Group Spring Picnic

6 p.m. Heritage Park Pavilion. Entrée provided, covered side dishes and desserts requested.

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

10:30 a.m. Bingo

6 p.m. Bluegrass with Cita Moore

May 3

Mammograms by Moncrief Cancer Institute

EXPO Center Parking Lot. You must call (800) 405-7739 to schedule an appointment.

Community Meal

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

Citizens’ Center

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Woodcarvers

10 a.m. Treadway Hearing Screening

10 a.m. Wii bowling

EXPO Barrel Jackpot

EXPO Center Main Arena

May 4

Citizens’ Center

9:30 a.m. 42 Tournament

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Utility Assistance

11:30 p.m. Cherokee Rose Blood Sugar Testing

12:30 p.m. Quail Park

May 5

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

1 p.m. David’s

May 6

Citizens’ Center

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

10:30 a.m. Bingo

11:30 p.m. Mother’s Day Celebration

1 p.m. Brookshire’s

May 7

GRISD Prom

EXPO Center Exhibit Hall

Citizens’ Center

7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. 50’s Dance

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.

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.

Hike and a Movie

6 – 10 p.m. Dinosaur Valley State Park. Meet at the amphitheater to take a hike to view dinosaur tracks and watch the sunset. The movie, “Fern Gully” will be shown at 9 p.m. 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. at The Lone Star Theatre Bar, Ranger TX. 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.

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.