Saturday, April 5
VFW Cook-off
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.

Community Church
Fundraiser
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 children.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Anyone wanting to donate items or needs information, contact James Turner at  940-445-1265.

Trash-Off
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.

DRT Training
Disaster Relief Team of Palo Pinto County Inc. will have training on ICS 100 at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Palo Pinto County Extension Office in Palo Pinto.
New members are welcome. DRT will run a background check for a cost of $10.

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Don’t wait to last minute to join, this month DRT has been called out four times.

Friday, April 11
Fort Richardson Days
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site extended an invitation to attend the annual “Fort Richardson Days” living history re-enactment that will be held Friday and Saturday, April 11-12.
Friday’s event will be dedicated entirely to school groups to participate and meet the presenters. Events will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and will be a free entrance for all school groups, adults and children included.
Saturday, the grounds will be open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for the public. Regular park admission fees will apply.
The park is located at 228 Park Road 61, Jacksboro. For information, call 940-567-3506.

Saturday, April 12
CARE Fundraiser
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.

Saturday, April 19
Auxiliary Sale
The Possum Kingdom East Volunteer Fire Department and EMS auxiliary will hold its spring sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20, and the same hours the following weekend at the auxiliary’s new location, 142 La Villa Road, the PK Lions Club Community Center.

Easter Egg Hunt
The Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce annual Easter egg hunt will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at North D&D.
There will be egg hunts for separate age groups and there will be sweet treats, the Easter bunny and prizes.
Parking will be around the center park area and the event is open to the public.
In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the chamber building, 362 N. SM 2353.
For information, call 940-779-2424.

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
Firewise Landscaping
Palo Pinto Master Gardeners will be having an education day 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.

Auxiliary Sale
The Possum Kingdom East Volunteer Fire Department and EMS auxiliary will hold the last weekend of its spring sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27 at the auxiliary’s new location, 142 La Villa Road, the PK Lions Club Community Center.

Arte de los Brazos
Arte de los Brazos Art Show and Sale will be held beginning Saturday, April 26, at the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce, 362 N. FM 2353.
The show will continue through Saturday, May 3. Hours will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays; 1-4 p.m. Sunday and 2-4 p.m. weekdays.
Special events include the awards presentation at 11 a.m. and wine sampling 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 26; and Wine and Design, “Uncork Your Creativity,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1.
For information, call the chamber, 940-779-2424.

On-going activities
Auxiliary Cookbook
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.

Inland Divers
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.

VFW Dinners
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.

Lions Club
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.

Auxiliary Donations
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.

Support Group
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.