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 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.

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.

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

Dulcimer Festival

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oakdale Park: The unique sounds of the Dulcimer will fill your heart with happiness!

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

Election Day

City Council 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., County Annex

Somervell County Hospital District 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Glen Rose Medical Center

GRISD Prom

EXPO Center Exhibit Hall

Prairie Rose Chapter Native Plant Community Garden Workshop

9 – 11 a.m., 101 Vernon St, Glen Rose Courthouse Square. This workshop is free and open to the public.

Citizens’ Center

7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. 50’s Dance

Riverbend Road Rally

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Riverbend Retreat Center: This rally is a 50-mile drive. There will be a Chicken Fried Steak lunch, Silent Auction and Door Prizes. $20 entry fee.

Hike the Prairie

9 – 10 a.m. Dinosaur Valley State Park, Track Site #2. This hike is beginner level and is approximately four miles long. Large-tire strollers are welcome if able/willing to be carried across the river rocks. Wear good walking/hiking shoes; water, sunscreen and snacks are recommended. Binoculars and magnifying glasses are recommended for an up-close study of plants and animals. Call (254) 897-4588 for more information.

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.

Mother’s Day Sunset Safari Dinner and Tour

6 – 10 p.m., Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: Show mom how much she means to you by spending the evening at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. We will start the evening with a delicious dinner including tea, coffee and homemade dessert in the glass-walled pavilion located at the foothills Safari Camp overlooking a watering hole in our main pasture. After dinner, you will board one of our open-air vehicles to take a sunset tour of Fossil Rim wildlife Center. A special gift for mom is also included. Reservations are required. Call (254) 897-2960 to make your reservations or for more information.

Loco Coyote Concert Series

6 – 9 p.m. Loco Coyote Grill, 1795 CR 1004, Glen Rose, Mikayla Griffin May performing. For information, call (254) 897-2324 or visit www.lococoyotegrill.com.

May 8

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.

Mother’s Day Picnic and Hike

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Dinosaur Valley State Park. Bring a picnic blanket, food, drinks, cell phone or camera and comfortable walking/hiking shoes.

11 a.m. – Photo Opportunity: Take pictures in front of the dinosaur models at the park store

11:30 a.m. – Start the picnics.

12:00 p.m. – A short walk through the Paluxy River bottom’s hardwood trees.

12:30 p.m. – Question and answer session.

Call (254) 897-4588 for more information.

Mother’s Day Tea

2 – 4 p.m. at Inn on the River, 205 Barnard Street: Michael and Lorraine Linnabery cordially invite you to an afternoon tea celebrating Mother’s Day. Each table will have fresh flowers for our Mothers to take with them as gifts. We will service finger sandwiches, scones, pastries, cakes, a wonderful selection of tea and complimentary champagne. Afternoon tea is $34/person. There is limited space available; call (254) 897-2929 to make your reservation. We are excited to share Mother’s Day with you.

May 9

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

Hiking Makes Five Senses

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: Our five senses can tell us so much – if we’ll use them and pay attention to them and to what they tell us! We will explore our five senses and explore with our five senses – first in the classroom, then on a nature hike. At one stretch of the hike we will have planted a certain number of man-made objects that we will be silently looking for… How many do you think you will find? And, of course, we will finish the day using our five senses to enjoy a guided tour of Fossil Rim. To register, call (254) 897-2960.

Native Plant Society of Texas, Prairie Rose Chapter, Meeting

6 p.m. Citizens’ Center

Native Plant Society of Texas Community Horticultural Education Series

6:30 p.m. Citizens’ Center: The program, “Interactive Gardens Highlighting the Garden Loom” will be presented by Pat Kriener. This event is open to the public and free.

May 10

Citizens’ Center

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Woodcarvers

10 Wii Bowling

Glen Rose Garden Club

10 a.m. The Somervell County Community Center, 107 Sheppard Street: Visitors are welcome.

Colonial Dames 17th Century

10 a.m. First Christian Church, 2109 W. Hwy. 377, Granbury TX: Marilyn Holland will present the program “Colonial Period Dress.”

Preservation Board – Application deadline for May 17 meeting.

Optimist Club

12 p.m. Citizens’ Center

Community Meal

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

4-H Meeting

6 p.m. EXPO Center Exhibit Hall

Dino-Beekeeping Association

7 – 9 p.m., Citizens’ Center

EXPO Barrel Jackpot

EXPO Center Main Arena

May 11

9:30 a.m. Bunco

11:30 a.m. GRNH Blood Pressure Screenings

11:30 a.m. UNT Mighty Care

EXPO Team Roping Jackpot

EXPO Center Main Arena

May 12

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

1 p.m. David’s

12:30 Tai Chi with Family Care

May 13

Citizens’ Center

10:30 Bingo

1 p.m. Brookshire’s

7 p.m. Dance with Pete & Patty

GRISD Band Banquet

EXPO Center Main Arena

May 14

Let’s Go Fishing! 25th Annual Youth Fish Day

8 – 11 a.m. 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.

Global Big Day-Bird Walk

7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Dinosaur Valley State Park: Meet at the Trail Head and hike a portion of the Black-capped Vireo Trail. Participants will look and listen for birds with help from a park ranger. This is a two-hour walk and the distance is about two miles. Be prepared to walk over rocky trails and hills. Bring protein bars and plenty of water, binoculars and bird guide (or borrow one when you arrive). Note: Park programs are open to the public and free with park entrance fee ($7 per adult, children 12 and under are free). There is no need to register!

Fossil Dig and Hike

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: Are there any aspiring paleontologists (fossil hunters) in your family? Have you ever wondered why we’re called Fossil Rim Wildlife Center? After a brief introduction to fossils so that you will know what you are looking for, we’ll load into one of our tour vehicles and drive to one of our fossil pits and dig in! You’ll be able to keep at least a couple of the fossils you find. The day includes a full two –hour guided tour of the park. All ages are welcome for this activity, which meets at the EcoCenter. You are welcome to bring excavation tools, such as child-size shovels and picks, as well as buckets and brushes. Reservations are required and it is recommended that they be made at least three days in advance. To register, call (254) 897-2960.

Prairie Rose Chapter Native Plant Community Garden Workshop

9 – 11 a.m., 101 Vernon St, Glen Rose Courthouse Square. This workshop is free and open to the public.

Study Moon Phases

3 – 4 p.m. Dinosaur Valley State Park: Meet at the park store. Learn about the Earth’s moon, including its different phases and effects on Earth. There will also be a chance to view the moon through a telescope. Sunscreen is recommended.

Photo Tour

4 – 8 p.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: The tour lasts four hours and will let the photographer catch the dusk light, which is the best light possible for afternoon photos. The tour will go through our 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.

Loco Coyote Concert Series

6 – 9 p.m. Loco Coyote Grill, 1795 CR 1004, Glen Rose, Backroad Drifters performing.

Star Party in the Valley

9 – 10 p.m., Dinosaur Valley State Park, Track Site #3 (Park at the amphitheater): Join Park Rangers and Master Astronomer Tim Black to get a glimpse into space. Learn about constellations, galaxies, stars and the moon. Telescopes will be on site or bring your own. Please, no flashlights or cell phones while at the Star Party. (Red-tinted lights are permitted.

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.

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.