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.

All Dinosaur Valley State Park campsites and trails north of the river are temporarily closed due to high water.

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.

June 9

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

1 p.m. David’s

American Miniature Horse Registry

EXPO Center Show Barn Arena: Spectator admission is free. Call Tracey Slagle (308) 624-0212 for more information.

June 10

Citizens’ Center

10:30 a.m. Bingo

1 p.m. Brookshire’s

7 p.m. Dance with Michael Cote

Fort Worth Model “A” Ford Club

EXPO Center Main Arena

American Miniature Horse Registry

EXPO Center Show Barn Arena: Spectator admission is free. Call Tracey Slagle (308) 624-0212 for more information.

June 11

Fort Worth Model “A” Ford Club

EXPO Center Main Arena

Photo Workshop

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: Join noted outdoor photographers and authors Brian and Shirley Loflin for a wildlife photography workshop. The workshop begins with a session of hands-on instruction addressing the basic issues of wildlife photography. Most of the remaining time is spent in our 1,800 acres with Brian and Shirley doing up-close-and-personal photography of endangered species. Space is limited. Call (254) 897-2960 to reserve your spots.

Native Plant Community Garden Workshop

9 – 11 a.m., 101 Vernon St.

American Miniature Horse Registry

EXPO Center Show Barn Arena: Spectator admission is free. Call Tracey Slagle (308) 624-0212 for more information.

Photo Tour

4 – 8 p.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: This tour lasts four hours and will let the photographer catch the dusk light, the best light possible for afternoon photos. The tour will go through Fossil Rim’s 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 for more information or to make your reservation.

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.)

Loco Coyote Concert Series

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

Oakdale Park FREE Summer Concert Series

8 – 10 p.m. Stage: Mike Calaway

June 12

American Miniature Horse Registry

EXPO Center Show Barn Arena: Spectator admission is free. Call Tracey Slagle (308) 624-0212 for more information.

Fort Worth Model “A” Ford Club

EXPO Center Main Arena

June 13

Commissioner’s Court Meeting

9:30 a.m. County Annex

City Council Meeting

5:30 Council Chambers

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

10:30 a.m. Bingo

1 p.m. Walmart

Native Plant Society of Texas, Prairie Rose Chapter

6 p.m. Citizens’ Center

Master Gardeners’ Community Horticulture Education Session

6:30 p.m. Citizens’ Center: The program is “Gourds…Creative Art and Birdhouses and … How to Grow Them” presented by Cindy Lear and Nancy Walsh, Lake Granbury Master Gardeners and gourd artists. They will speak about the different types of gourds, how to have success growing them in our area and how to use them for creative purposes. They have a wonderful PowerPoint presentation to share with us. Cindy is a retired teacher, stained glass artist and a gourd artist for the past three years. She is also the team leader for the Lake Granbury Master Gardener community education programs. Nancy has experimented with different art mediums all her life, but only started her venture with gourd art over the past six years. She won her first Blue Ribbon in the Novice Division at the Texas Gourd Festival in 2013. She grows 200+ gourds per year at her home in Tolar. She is currently service as 1st Vice-President/Membership Services, which includes planning monthly education programs for the Lake Granbury Master Gardeners. This will be an interesting evening!

June 14

FLAG DAY

Citizens’ Center

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Woodcarvers

10 a.m. Wii Bowling

Optimist Club of Glen Rose

Noon, Citizens’ Center

Community Meal

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

Glen Rose Preservation Board - Application deadline for the June 21 meeting.

4-H Meeting

6 p.m. EXPO Center

Dino-Beekeeping Association

7 – 9 p.m. Citizens’ Center

Trophy Saddle Pads Barrel Series

EXPO Center Main Arena: Call Becky (817) 564-4172 for more information.

June 15

Somervell County Master Gardeners

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

Citizens’ Center

9:30 a.m. 42 Tournament

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

11:45 a.m. Tim with Cherokee Rose Therapy

EXPO Team Roping Jackpot

EXPO Center Main Arena

June 16

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

June 17

Citizens’ Center

10:30 a.m. Bingo

11:30 a.m. Father’s Day Celebration

1 p.m. Brookshire’s

Elite Dance Cook Off

EXPO Center Parking Lot

D & D Barrel Race

EXPO Center Main Arena: Call (254) 897-4509 for RV Reservations.

Discovery After Dark

7 – 10 p.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center 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.). This event is recommended for ages five to adult. Reservations are required and it is recommended that they be made at least three days in advance as space is limited. For reservations, call (254) 897-2960.

June 18

Giraffes: Our Gentle Giants

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fossil Rim Wildlife Park: June 21 is World Giraffe Day! Come join us for an encounter you won’t soon forget! There are so many amazing things to learn about giraffe – one day will just be a beginning of discovering the beauty and wonder of these gentle giants!

Father’s Day Sunset Safari Dinner and Tour

6 – 10 p.m. Show Dad how much he 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 mail 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 Dad is also included. Reservations are required. Call (254) 897-2960 for more information or to make your reservations.

Elite Dance Cook-off

EXPO Center Parking Lot

Paluxy River Bluegrass 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

Loco Coyote Concert Series

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

Hike Dinosaur Valley

Easy Birding Walk

7:30 a.m. Dinosaur Valley State Park: We will meet in front of the Park Store and hike the trails hugging the south side of the river. Participants will look and listen for birds with the help of a Park Ranger. This is an easy two-hour, two-mile hike, mostly on flat terrain. Wear good walking shoes and bring plenty of water and protein bars. Bring your binoculars and bird guide or borrow one when you arrive. Call Kathy Lenz for more information, (254) 897-4588.

D & D Barrel Race

EXPO Center Main Arena: Call (254) 897-4509 for RV Reservations.

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.