Runoff Election Early Voting: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Somervell County Annex Conference Room, 206 Elm Street.

Election Day Voting: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. inside the Somervell County Expo Center

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, ages 16 and up, to 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 19

Moncrief Cancer Unit Survivorship Program

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

Paluxy River Bluegrass Association

Set up for the garage sale. Bring your donated items.

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, Gunfights 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 Bluegrass Jam Session

Oakdale Park

1-6:30 p.m., Pickin’ & Grinnin’

6:30-10 p.m., Bands: Red Bluff Crossing, Heritage Harmony and Paluxy Pickers.

Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs!

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.

Happy Toes Annual Dance Recital

2 p.m. Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center, Tarleton State University, Stephenville: Happy Toes Dance I, II, & RPBCA…Ms. Michelle & Co., presents “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll. Admission is FREE.

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

May 22

The Limestone Ledge Trail Hike

9 – 10:30 a.m., Dinosaur Valley State Park: This hike, intermediate level, will begin at the park store parking lot and is approximately 2.5 miles long. The hike will follow the river, stopping to view dinosaur tracks along the way. Strollers are not recommended! Wear good walking/hiking shoes and bring plenty of water and protein snacks. Sunscreen and insecticide recommended. Call Kathy Lenz (254) 897-4588 for more information.

Whipp Farm Gun Show

All day, EXPO Center Exhibit Hall

AQHA

EXPO Center Main Arena

May 23

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

10:30 a.m. Bingo

Planning and Zoning Commission – Request Deadline for June 20 Meeting.

AQHA

EXPO Center Main Arena

May 24

RUNOFF ELECTION

7 a.m. – 7 p.m. EXPO Center Exhibit Hall

Optimist Club

7 a.m. Citizens’ Center

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

1:30 p.m. EXPO Center Main Arena

May 25

Citizens’ Center

9:30 a.m. Bunco

11:45 GRMC Blood Pressure & O2 Screenings

11:30 Birthday Party with Margie

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

EXPO Team Roping Jackpot

EXPO Center Main Arena

May 26

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

11 a.m. Building Strong Bones & Blood Sugar Testing with Family Care

11:30 Older Texas Awards Ceremony

1:00 David’s

May 27

GRHS Graduation

7 p.m. GRHS Auditorium

Board of Adjustment – request deadline for June 22 BOA meeting.

Citizens’ Center

10:30 a.m. Bingo

1 p.m. Brookshire’s

7 p.m. Dance with Truman & Riggin

May 28

Native Plant Community Garden Workshop

9 – 11 a.m., 101 Vernon St.

Hiking the Prairie

9 – 11 a.m., Dinosaur Valley State Park, Track Site #2: The hike beginner level, will start by crossing the Paluxy River and follow along well-traveled prairie trails for approximately four miles. Large-tire strollers are welcome if able/willing to be carried across the river rock. Wear goo walking/hiking shoes and bring water, sunscreen and snacks. Binoculars and magnifying glasses are recommended for up close study of plants and animals. Call (254) 897-4588 for more information.

Fossil Diggin’

1 – 2 p.m., Dinosaur Valley State Park: Play the role of a Paleontologist and pretend that you’re on a real dig. Using small brushes, carefully uncover millions-of-years old marine fossils buried in sand. Learn about the animal that lived in the ocean alongside the beach where dinosaurs roamed. Make your own dinosaur footprint to take home. Call Kathy Lenz (254) 897-4588 for more information.

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.

VIP Team Roping

EXPO Center Main Arena

Loco Coyote Concert Series

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

Night Hike

8:30 – 10 p.m., Dinosaur Valley State Park, Track Site #2” this hike is about 1½ miles long and is intermediate level. We will go from Track Site 2 across the river and up to the overlook. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a good flashlight. No dogs on the hike, please, as they may scare off any wildlife that may be in the area. Call Kathy Lenz (254) 897-4588 for more information.

VIP Team Roping

All day, EXPO Center Main Arena: Call (254) 897-4509 for more information.

SAVE THE DATE:

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.