Friday, March 21
Through Sunday, March 30, the Palo Pinto County Old Jail Museum Complex will present “Theodore Roosevelt” an exhibition produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Old Jail Museum is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
For more information about viewing hours or to arrange group visits, contact Ann Reagan at 940-659-2555.
Saturday, March 22
Crazy Quest Race
At 9 a.m. Saturday, March 22, Mineral Wells Project Graduation’s Crazy Quest will be held in front of the Famous Mineral Water Company.
Teams of two will test their skills and speed to win the first ever Crazy Quest amazing race type event.
Advance registration is $15 per student or $20 per adult; Day of event registration is $25.
This 5K walk/run race is one where smarts can beat speed and will utilize downtown Mineral Wells as the backdrop for questions and challenges to the teams.
For more information or to register, visit www.mwhspg.com. Registration forms are also available at the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce.
Congressman K. Michael Conaway invited area high school students interested in attending a military service academy to an “Academy Day” event, 1:30–4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Angelo State University, MCS Building, Room 100, 2200 Dena Drive in San Angelo.
All Star Game
The 25th annual Chicken Express Classic All-Star Basketball Game will be held Saturday, March 22, at the Mineral Wells High School gymnasium.
The girls game will begin at 2 p.m. and the boys game will begin at 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 23
Historian and photographer Derrick Birdsall will present a free program on his new book of photographs, The Texas Forts Trail, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 23,.at the W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas in Thurber.
For more information, call 254-968-1886.
Saturday, March 29
The first annual Community-wide Flea Market, sponsored by the Graford Jackrabbit Fishing Club and National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society, will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in the west parking lot at Graford school.
For more information, contact Tammy Walker, Lori Henderson or Jacque Fitzhugh at 940-664-3101, extension 221.
The Graford Lions Club will be the site of the second annual Graford Ballpark Association and Little League pickup raffle Saturday, March 29, at the Lion’s Club building in Graford.
For tickets, contact: Lonnie Dixon at 940-452-1718; Deanna Goen, 940-452-1326; Travis Rogers, 817-822-2013; Brandon Waters, 940-452-0043; Lexia Lemley, 817-247-4005; or Jeff Lemley, 817-721-8564.
Sunday, March 30
The children of Margarete Nowak Jackson cordially invite her family and friends to celebrate her 90th birthday to be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at the Lions Club building in Graford.
Your presence is gift enough.
Saturday, April 5
The Spring Fling Cook-off will be held Friday and Saturday, April 4-5, at VFW Post 2399 in Mineral Wells.
A dozen categories will be available for cooks as well as a cash jackpot and silent auction.
For information, call 940-452-6374 or visit www.vfwpost2399.org.
PK Community Church will hold a youth fundraiser featuring a spaghetti dinner with all the fixings, dessert and silent auction, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Charlie’s Angels. All proceeds go to summer camps for chidren.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Anyone wanting to donate items or needs information, contact James Turner at 940-445-1265
Don’t Mess with Texas® Trash-Off occurs Saturday, April 5.
For information on how to sign up locally for the event that begins at 9 a.m., call Ric Hayward, 940-654-0804.
More information is available by contacting Belinda Smith, the Palo Pinto area coordinator, at 940-325-2414 or Rebecca Booher, Fort Worth area coordinator, at 817-370-6746 or email Rebecca.Booher@tx.gov.
Saturday, April 12
The second annual Run for the Rescue 5k, 10k and one-mile family fun run will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Gordon ISD offices, 112 Rusk St.
The run course will go through historic downtown Gordon and includes the surroundings of a pecan orchard.
All ages are welcome as well as leashed furry family members.
For more information, go to www.racedayeventservices.com or www.care4rescue.com.
All proceeds help CARE, a local 501(c)(3) organization, continue to rescue abused and abandoned animals in local communities.
Relay for Life
The Graford Relay for Life Spring Fling will take place 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in downtown Graford.
Cook-off and bake-off rules, guidelines and registration forms are available at Graford City Hall, Morrow Grocery, The Cafe in Graford or at Titan Bank in Graford. Cut-off date for registration for vendors is Wednesday, April 9.
Luminaries will be available for a cost of $5 each at the Relay for Life table.
For more information, contact Kathy Fowler at Titan Bank in Graford or by calling 940-452-0128.
YMCA Open House
YMCA Camp Grady Spruce will hold its annual At-Camp Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at its location on Park Road 36.
For more information, contact Phylicia Sheehy at 214-628-9055.
Everyone is welcome to meet the directors and enjoy multiple outdoor activities.
Sunday, April 20
Easter Sunrise Service
The PK-Graford Ministerial Alliance will hold its annual Easter Sunrise Service beginning at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 20, at Observation Point, Possum Kingdom Lake.
Bring chairs and Blankets, it is usually cold.
The public is invited.
Thursday, April 24
CASA Golf Tournament
The third annual CASA Fore-the-Kids Golf Tournament is set for noon Thursday, April 24, at Canyon West Golf Course.
For more information on the CASA – Hope for Children list of sponsorships or to sign up to play, contact Connie at 817-599-6224.
Saturday, April 26
Palo Pinto Master Gardeners will be having an education day on Saturday, April 26. Speakers from the Texas Forest Service will discuss Firewise landscaping, ways to adjust existing landscape to protect a home from wildfire, and plants that can enhance the home’s beauty without increasing fire hazards. There will be a registration fee.
For more information, call 940-659-1228.
The Graford Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is compiling a cookbook. Auxiliary members are asking for local residents to submit recipes. Those can be taken to Titan Bank or call 940-682-1566.
Church Youth Program
PK Community Church holds a youth and children program 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays at Charlie’s Angels Senior Center.
Everyone is welcome. Anyone needing a ride or information, call James Turner at 940-445-1265.
The Inland Divers Association is now accepting applications for membership.
It is a non-profit organization in the interest of preserving and developing scuba diving at Possum Kingdom Lake, located at 3203 Redbird Road, next to Lakeside RV Park.
For more information, visit www.inlanddivers.org, Facebook or phone 817-874-0083.
Come out to VFW Post 2399 in Mineral Wells on Tuesday nights and enjoy good food and fellowship for only a $5 donation per plate. Check out www.vfwpost2399.org/Pages/PostCalander.aspx for upcoming menus.
The Possum Kingdom Lions Club asked that medical equipment on loan that is no longer being used be returned to the Lions Club Building, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, or to Charlie’s Angels Tuesday or Thursday mornings.
For additional information, contact Alan Fires at 940-779-4336 or 432-940-4903.
PK West Thrift Store
Want to donate items? Want to save money? The PK Westside Volunteer Emergency Services “Garage Sale” Thrift Store is the answer.
For donations, sales or questions, contact Sue at 940-549-6526, Judy at 940-549-5733 or Linda at 940-549-8101. All donations are tax deductible and sales benefit the volunteer fire and ambulance services.
The Possum Kingdom East Volunteer Fire Department and EMS Auxiliary welcomes those who have a few hours a week to volunteer.
Contact any member for information. Donations for flea market sales are accepted 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays at the Lions Club Building, 142 La Villa Road.
The auxiliary is no longer accepting mattresses or box springs. Do not leave donated items outside the fire station or Lions Club.
To make arrangements to leave items at the Lions Club, call Rita, 940-452-0052; Kathy, 940-468-2178; Lynn, 940-779-2768; or Jon Carol, 940-329-8368.
Invitation to Join
The Graford Fire and Ambulance Auxiliary invites those interested in membership to attend any of the organization’s meetings, held at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call Bonnie Ramsey at 940-664-5431.
Spay, Neuter Assistance
Got more pets than money? Financial assistance for spay and neuter services is available from the Palo Pinto County Humane Society.
In addition, the organization needs foster homes for pets pending adoption. Contact Nancy at 214-906-4563 or Sherry, 940-325-3686, for information.
Old Jail Museum
The Old Jail Museum hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Tours can be scheduled by calling Ann Reagan, 940-659-2555.
A Breast Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Texas Windmill Cafe at Gordon.
For information, call Nancy O’Donald, 254-693-5554, or Tommie Zoeller, 254-769-2475.