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 12

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

1 p.m. David’s

12:30 p.m. Tai Chi with Family Care

May 13

Citizens’ Center

10:30 a.m. 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.

May 15

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.

May 16

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

10:30 a.m. Bingo

6 p.m. Gospel Music with Paul Trotter

May 17

Citizens’ Center

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Woodcarvers

10 a.m. Wii Bowling

Attwater’s Prairie Chickens

10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: In1900, there were a million Attwater’s Prairie Chickens on the coastal prairie of Texas and Louisiana; today, in the wild, there are about 50. At Fossil Rim, we have a special relationship with these rare and beautiful birds. Come see the birds, where and how they are raised, and meet some of the special people that are working hard to save them. Call (254) 897-2960 to register.

Preservation Board Meeting, if needed 5:30 at City Hall

Community Meal

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

May 18

Citizens’ Center

9:30 a.m. 42 Tournament

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

11:45 a.m. Kevin with Cherokee Rose Therapy Department

Somervell County Master Gardener Meeting

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

Kopperl ISD Jr. High and High School Awards Assembly

10:30 a.m., Kopperl ISD, 175 CR 1240: Join us for the presentation of the “Heart of Patriotism Award” to Martha West, Kopperl ISD Kindergarten teacher and chair of the school’s 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War Partnership Committee. Please come and celebrate patriotism at its best – Home Grown.

May 19

Moncrief Cancer Unit Survivorship Program

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

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Craft Class

1 p.m. David’s

Chamber Luncheon

Noon, Still Water Lodge

May 20

Texas Heroes Remembered

9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Paluxy Heritage Park: This is a FREE Family Fun & Educational Event featuring Texas and local historic re-enactors, Western Tales and Tunes, Native Americans, Chuck Wagon, Wood Whittling, Leather Work, Black Powder Rifle Demonstrations, Gun Fights and More! Additional parking at Oakdale Park. All donations are appreciated and tax deductible; we are a 501c3 organization. For more information, call Celeste Schmidt (254) 396-0l85 or go their website at www.TexasHeroesFoundation.org.

Paluxy River Bluegrass Music Association Annual Garage Sale

7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Oakdale Park: 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.

Citizens’ Center

10:30 a.m. Bingo

1 p.m. Brookshire’s

Discovery After Dark Tour

7 – 10 p.m., Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, meet at the Eco Center: Come enjoy the evening beauty of Fossil Rim. Watch the stars and listen to the nighttime sounds, as we venture out into the park at dark. We’ll start with an interactive learning experience where you can discover nocturnal animal adaptations and how animals utilize the night sky. Then, using spotlights, we’ll go on a guided after-dark adventure that will feature both the exotic and native nocturnal wildlife at Fossil Rim and allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy the night. The price includes admission to the Scenic Wildlife Drive which can be used the day of Discovery After Dark or the morning after (before 10 a.m.). Recommended for ages 5 to adult. Reservations are required and it is recommended they be made at least three days in advance. Space is limited. Call (254) 897-2960 to register.

AQHA

All day, EXPO Center Main Arena

May 21

CITY-WIDE CLEAN UP

Paluxy River Bluegrass Association Annual Garage Sale

7 a.m. – 12 p.m. Oakdale Park: 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.

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: Red Bluff Crossing, Heritage Harmony and Paluxy Pickers

Hiking Through an Ashe Juniper Forest

9 – 11 a.m., Dinosaur Valley State Park, Site #2: Explore the park’s Ashe Juniper Forest. Learn the history and the benefits of the Ashe Juniper tree. Strollers are not recommended. This hike, approximately three miles, will contain strenuous hill climbing with steep drop-offs and is intended for the intermediate hiker. Wear good walking/hiking shoes; bring water, sunscreen and snacks. Binoculars and magnifying glasses are recommended for up-close study of plants and animals.

Bloomin’ Texas

9 – 10 p.m., Dinosaur Valley State Park. Meet at the amphitheater to share your stories and folklore about Texas Wildflowers. There is a lot more to flowers than appreciating their beauty and the wonderful aromas they give off. Plants play an important role in the cycle of nature. Contact Kathy Lenz for more information at (254) 897-4588.

World Biodiversity Day

10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Overlook, 1789 CR 2009: This is a FREE Family Fun Day celebrating World Biodiversity Day. There will be a fun learning station with a free craft-creation exercise. Call (254) 897-2960 for more information.

Loco Coyote Concert Series

6 – 9 p.m. Loco Coyote Grill, 1795 CR 1004, Glen Rose, James Weller and the Wellertones performing.

Boom Town Jam

11 a.m., 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.

AQHA

All day, EXPO Center Main Arena

Whipp Farm Gun Show

All day, EXPO Center Exhibit Hall

SAVE THE DATE:

May 27: GRHS Graduation

June 25-26: Relay for Life

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.