April 3-5 - First Monday Trade Days - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Discover unique treasures, collectibles, antiques, produce, livestock, festival food at one of the oldest open-air markets in Texas. Restroom facilities and accessible pathways makes this experience worth remembering. Corner of East Oak and Santa Fe Drive, 119 Palo Pinto Street. For more information call: 817-598-4351 or visit www.weatherfordparks.com
April 3-4 – The Passover Experience – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Capernaum Passover Experience is an interactive walk-through event. Your pilgrimage includes the Passover of the Old Testament as you interact with Israelites in Egypt. The highlight of the adventure is a re-enactment of the Last Supper. Tickets: Adults (ages 13 to 61) $16.00, Seniors 62+ $13.00 Kids (ages 4-12) $11.00, Ages 3 and under are free. Capernaum Village and Majestic Statue Garden is located 2 miles North of Peaster on FM 920. Call: 800-489-1950 or visit http://www.tammylaneproductions.com/passover-experience.html
April 4 – Spring Fling at Chandor Gardens – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Celebrate the arrival of a long-awaited spring season at the annual Spring Fling! Admission is only $1.00 per person. Talented artists and vendors will be displaying, demonstrating and selling their unique arts and crafts. Concessions will be on hand. Music by Kevin Townson and his young guitar ensembles, as well as the WHS Jazz Band. Free to vendors, call Jimmy at 817-613-1700. www.chandorgardens.com 711 W. Lee.
April 4 - Free Easter EGGstravaganza – 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Preschool through 6th grade. Puppet show, egg hunt, candy, prizes and picnic lunch. Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church, 200 S. Lakeshore Drive, Hudson Oaks. www.lakeshorebaptist.com Contact: 817-596-0100.
April 4 – Clark Gardens Easter Celebration – 10:00 am to Noon
Visit the Easter Bunny and enjoy many Children’s Activities and an Easter Egg Hunt. Tickets are being pre-sold until April 1st or until they sell out. They will not be available at the front gate. The hunt will begin at 11:00 am with several age categories. Adults: $9, Children $7. Clark Gardens Members- no charge ($5.00 for Members Children to hunt. Tickets will be mailed out in advance and must be presented on the day of the event. For more information, visit: www.clarkgardens.org/events/easter-celebration.html or call: 940-682-4856. 567 Maddux Road.
April 5 – Clark Gardens Sunrise Service – 7:00 am service time
Free admission to the service beginning at 6:30 am, attendees may enjoy the gardens until 9:30 am. The garden will close and re-open at regular admission rates. The service, hosted by the Mineral Wells Area Ministerial Alliance, will be held in a covered pavilion with gardens gates opening at 6:30. www.clarkgardens.org or call: 940-682-4856. 567 Maddux Road.
April 4 – 29 – A Matter of Balance – 10:00 am until noon (for eight classes)
This program is an eight class series that will meet for 2 hours each time. Classes held Mondays and Thursdays. The cost is free. The class will cover practical strategies to manage falls. For more information or to register, call 817-598-6168 or Parker County Agricultural Service Center, 604 North Main Street. http://parker.agrilife.org
April 9 – Matt Maher Saints and Sinners Tour – 6:00 pm
Matt Maher in concert along with I AM THEY & Jon Guerra. Tickets $20, call office to pick up: 817-596-8805 or visit www.itickets.com At the Church in Peaster, 8601 FM 920. http://thechurchinpeaster.com/mattmaher.htm
April 10 – Chamber Event – Breakfast Before Business – 7:30 to 9:00 am
Bring your business cards for this fun networking opportunity! Light breakfast provided. Please RSVP by April 8. Call the Chamber at: 817-596-3801.
April 11 – Parker County Master Gardener Plant Sale – 8:00 am to Noon
Get there early before the plants sell out! Held at the Texas AgriLife Extension Office, 604 North Main Street. Contact: 817-598-6168
April 11 – County Wide Clean Up Day - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Contact your local Precinct Barn for details!
April 11 – Recycle for Life Fundraiser – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Bring your unwanted clothes and shoes on Parker County Clean Up Day. Your donation will be weighed and every ounce collected counts toward Grace House Ministries’ Recycle for Life fundraiser. Make a difference in your community! South parking lot of North Side Baptist Church, 910 N. Main Street. Contact Grace House Ministries 817-599-9080, www.gracehouseministries.net
April 11 – Annual Kid Fish – Holland Lake Park – 9:00 am to noon
Free event. Over 300 pounds of catfish dropped in Holland Lake for a friendly fishing competition. www.weatherfordparks.com Contact: 817-598-4124 Holland Lake Park, 1419 Holland Lake Road.
April 11 – Shaw-Kemp Open House – 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Celebrate the history, bluebonnets, and the brand of good, down-home fun and hospitality for which Parker County has become famous. This is a free event. Nine Buildings with Parker County History. Guests are encouraged to bring their own food and soft drinks. Please park in areas as directed. The Kemp Family + Special Volunteers will be waiting for you! Located south of Weatherford on Hwy. 51 towards Granbury – 220 Kemp Road. Contact: 817-598-6837 or e-mail:
April 13- Chamber Event – Moncrief Cancer Mobile Bus Ribbon Cutting – 11:30 am
at the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders on Santa Fe.
April 13 – WC Spring Student Art Reception – 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Come meet the student artists, view their work and make an offer on your favorite piece. Admission is free. At the Texas Hall of the Alkek Fine Arts Center, 225 College Park Drive.
April 14 – Chamber Event – Business Development – 8:30 am
at Short Chef Creations, 120 College Avenue.
April 14 – Spring Fling Luncheon – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
This event is OPEN to the PUBLIC. There will be a lunch from Noon to 1:30 pm. The cost is $12.00 per person. A day of education, personal development and fun. Speakers on topics including: Monarch Butterfly Migration by Carol Welch, Parker County Master Gardener; Caring for the Care Giver by Sue Wallace of Assisted Services Incorporated; Essential Oils of Health by Kathy Sawyer; Musical Entertainment by The Sawyer Family; and Dr. Nicole Bartoli on Caring for Your Health. There will be a baked potato lunch along with salad and desserts, tea and coffee. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the extension office. Contact: 817-598-6168 http://parker.agrilife.org
April 14 – Coyote Vocal Jazz – Spring Concert Choir – 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Admission is free. Come enjoy the concert! Located in the Alkek Fine Arts Center, 225 College Park Drive. Contact: 817-598-6403.
April 16 – Chamber Event - Chamber "Spring Swing" Golf Tourney – 1:00 pm
Don't miss out on one of the community's premier days of golfing, networking and fun! Lunch before and dinner and awards after – meals included with cost of entry. Sugartree Golf Club in Lipan. Entry forms at: www.weatherford-chamber.com or call: 817-596-3801.
April 16 – 2nd Annual Women’s Sexual Health Seminar – 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Healthy Woman invites you to get the answers to your questions from a panel of caring and experienced OB/GYNs and an oncologist. Our panel includes Drs. Tim Tarkenton, Krista Lemley and Nicole Bartosh. FREE event, light dinner, door prizes, vendor booths. RSVP at http://www.weatherfordregional.com/Weatherford-Regional-Medical-Center/HealthyWoman.aspx For more information, call 682-582-1753. Held at the Doss Heritage Center, 1400 Texas Drive.
April 17 – Chamber Event – Leadership Weatherford
April 18 – 1st Annual Hounds and Hometown Heroes Dog Show – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Parker County Gold Star Families with Weatherford Parks & Recreation present Hounds & Hometown Heroes Dog Show. Benefitting the Soldiers Spring Veteran's Memorial Park. $5.00 entry fee for each contest for: Best Dressed; Cutest/Ugliest Dog; The Most Fit/The Most Fat; and a Look-Alike Contest! $10.00 entry fee for the Agility Contest. 15'x15' vendor spaces available. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. Patsy Hooks Dog Park at 379 Jack Borden Way, Weatherford. Contact: Kaye Jordan 817-988-2202. www.parkercountymemorial.com
April 21 – Chamber Event – Young Business Leaders Networking – 4:30 to 6:00 pm
YBL takes over Downtown with our first ever Scavenger Hunt! Meet at the Chamber at 4:30 to break out into teams and receive your clues. First team to the finish line wins a prize!!
April 23 – CASA – Hope For the Children Golf Tournament – 1:00 pm
A great tournament to help the kids! Trophies awarded to the top 3 teams, longest drive, closest to the pin, plus door prizes! Shotgun at 1:00 pm. SugarTree Golf Course in Lipan. Contact: 817-599-6224 or e-mail:
April 23 – Jerry Blaisdell Retirement Reception – 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Join us for Jerry’s retirement reception. Come and go. Contact: Malinda Nowell 817-598-4202, e-mail: Parker County Sheriff’s Posse, 2201 Mineral Wells Hwy.
April 25– Weatherford Blooms Home and Garden Show – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
The City of Weatherford Main Street Program is proud to present this annual event! It will be BLOOMING with home and garden vendors, antique tractors, entertainment, food and fun! This is a FREE, family-friendly event. Historic Downtown Weatherford in all four quadrants of the square. Interested vendors should contact Michael Howard: 817-598-4034 or e-mail:
April 28 – Chamber Event – Tourism Committee Meeting – 8:30 am
Texas Agri Life Extension Office, 604 N. Main, Ste. 200