Everyone is invited to join in the celebration of the opening of the Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Glen Rose. The owners and team invite the community to a wine and cheese reception from 5 to 7 p.m. this evening at 113 Paluxy Summit Blvd. Entertainment will be by “Young at Heart” a 13-piece band and no reservations are required. Everyone is asked to bring a canned food item to assist Squaw Valley Golf Courses efforts to make a difference.

The Glen Rose Bird Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, at the Still Water Conference Center (formerly, the Still Water Retirement Center) in Glen Rose for the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Meeting. Victor and Marion Czaja will return and present “The Birds of Puerto Rico” for all attendees. Members are asked to contact Bettye Manual to purchase tickets for the pot roast dinner. All members and their guests are encouraged to attend.

The Glen Rose Masonic Lodge’s Smoked Brisket fund-raiser order deadline is Saturday, Nov. 22. To place an order, call Woody at (254) 396-2525.

A Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, at the First Assembly of God Church.

Dixie’s Daughters will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, at the Luminant Building in downtown Glen Rose. The program will be “Remembrances of the Battle of Shiloh” by Barbara Peppers.

The Glen Rose FFA Alumni will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, in the Ag Science Room at the High School. They will discuss the upcoming jackpot, which is the largest fund-aiser. For more information, contact Jeff Payne at 254-898-0258.

Open invitation to all of Somervell County to join in the Christmas Parade beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. The theme is “Jesus is the Reason for the Season.” For more information, call the Glen Rose Chamber of Commerce at (254) 897-2286.

The Christmas Tour of Homes will begin Sunday, Dec. 7 with proceeds to benefit the Somervell County Relay for Life.

A Relay for Life kick-off party will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8 at Anderson’s on the Square in Glen Rose.