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.

June 23

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

1 p.m. David’s

June 24

Citizens’ Center

10:30 a.m. Bingo

1 p.m. Brookshire’s

7 p.m. Dance, Truman Hudson and Riggin

June 25

RELAY FOR LIFE

Native Plant Community Garden Workshop

9 – 11 a.m., 101 Vernon St.

Ark-a-thon

9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Creation Evidence Museum: 10 a.m. Don Shockey Veteran Ark Researcher, followed by a video he made with Ed Davis describing the climb to see the Ark in 1943; 10:40 a.m. Elfred Lee, Member of the Search Scientific Expedition, who personally carried wood from the Fernand Navarro site in 1969; 11:20 a.m. John Morris was struck by lightning while searching for the Ark on Mt. Ararat. He will describe the possible Noah’s Altar; 1 p.m. Bruce Hall operated the deep-probe drill bit that extracted a piece of possible wood fragment at the “Astronaut Jim Erwin site” high on Mt. Ararat. He will have current microscopic slides showing the fragment and its possible identification; 1:40 p.m. Allen Searson is preparing for a Mt. Ararat climb; 2:20 p.m. Aaron Judkins climbed to the Jim Erwin site and made on-going arrangements with the Hollywood documentary film team; 3 p.m. Carl Baugh. This is only the second time in history that such an event has taken place!

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.

“Fossil Diggin’”

2 – 3 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. Call Kathy Lenz (254) 897-4588 for more information.

“Night Hike”

8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Dinosaur Valley State Park: This hike is about 1.5 miles long and is intermediate level. The hike starts at track site 2 and then continues across the river then up to the overlook. Wear sturdy walking/hiking shoes and bring a good flashlight. No dogs are allowed on the hike as they may scare off any wildlife in the area. Call Kathy Lenz (254) 897-4588 for more information.

Concert in the Park

8 – 10 p.m. Oakdale Park, 3 Rivers Shine performing.

Patriot Qualifier Team Roping

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

Hideaway Ranch Chuck Wagon Dinner 6 – 8 p.m., Hideaway Ranch, 1022 PR 1250, Bluff Dale, weather permitting. $25 per person. RSVP (254) 823-6606

Loco Coyote Concert Series

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

Oakdale Park FREE Summer Concert Series

8 – 10 p.m. Stage: 3 Rivers Shine performing.

June 26

Patriot Qualifier Team Roping

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

June 27

Board of Adjustment Request Deadline for the July 20 Meeting.

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

10:30 a.m. Bingo

June 28

Citizens’ Center

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Woodcarvers

10 a.m. Wii Bowling

Optimist Club of Glen Rose

7 a.m. Citizens’ Center

Community Meal

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

Trophy Saddle Pads Barrel Series

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

June 29

Citizens’ Center

1 p.m. Dollar General

EXPO Team Roping Jackpot

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

June 30

Citizens’ Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chess

1 p.m. David’s

July 1

Citizens’ Center

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

10:30 a.m. Bingo

1:00 Brookshire’s

July 2

Hike Into the Past

8 – 10 a.m., Dinosaur Valley State Park. Discover how to read the pages of time as we discuss the geology and how it shaped the landscape we see today. Meet at the Park Store for an approximately two-mile hike. Please bring water and wear appropriate hiking shoes.

Hike and a Movie

7:30 – 10 p.m., Dinosaur Valley State Park: Meet at the amphitheater for a short hike to view dinosaur tracks and then find a seat to relax and watch nature along the river. After the hike, meet at the amphitheater with your Soft Drinks and Snacks and enjoy “Once Upon a Forest” with your family. Movie starts at dark, about 9 p.m. Call Kathy Lenz (254) 897-4866 for more information.

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.

Hideaway Ranch Chuck Wagon Dinner 6 – 8 p.m., Hideaway Ranch, 1022 PR 1250, Bluff Dale, weather permitting. $25 per person. RSVP (254) 823-6606

Oakdale Park FREE Summer Concert Series

8 – 10 p.m. Stage, Benay & Logan performing.

SAVE THE DATE:

July 4: Pancake Breakfast prior to the July 4th Parade, at the Citizens’ Center. This is a fundraiser by the American Legion to help send two young men to Boy’s State in Austin. Cost is $5.

July 4: Fourth of July Parade, entering the Square about 9 a.m. Float entries will stage at the Glen Rose Elementary School.

July 4: Fourth of July Celebration at Wheeler Branch Reservoir, 2099 CR 301, Glen Rose. 7p.m., Mike Daniels Band; 9:30 p.m. Fireworks Show.

July 4: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is open with Holiday Pricing.

July 4: "Splash Day" at the Plunge in Oakdale Park.

July 12: Somervell County Food Camp, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Somervell County EXPO Center, $10 per camper, lunch included. Please RSVP by July 6 at the Extension Office (254) 897-2809.

July 13: Youth Horsemanship Clinic, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Somervell County EXPO Center, $30 which includes lunch. A Negative Coggins is required. RSVP by July 7 at (254) 897-2809. For more information, contact Kinsey Dodson at (244) 396-6067.

July 16: Terra Firma Racing at Dinosaur Valley State Park. 8 a.m. is the Adventure Race and 8:45 p.m. is the Off-Road Trail Run. Stay for the annual party/cookout and swim in the Blue Hole afterwards. For more information and registration, visit www.TerraFirmaRacing.com.

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.