Oct. 1 – Speaker Jim Wright Library Dedication at Weatherford College – 11:00 am
Event will begin on the steps of the library with the unveiling of a marble plaque. Continuing inside the library with a reception and display of Jim Wright memorabilia. 225 College Park Drive. Contact: Crystal Brown, 817-598-6274.
Oct. 1 – WHS Homecoming Parade – 5:30 pm
Starting at the Ninth Grade Center. Contact: Charlotte LaGrone, 817-598-2800.
Oct. 1- 4 – Brazos Bash at Silverado on the Brazos
Annual event held at Silverado on the Brazos, 100 Arena Run. For more information, contact: Tom Holt Show Manager 817-235-7507 Get entry forms at: www.brazosbash.com
Oct. 2 through Oct. 31– The Promise in Glen Rose – 7:15 pm
Friday and Saturday evenings. A musical experience of The Life of Christ. Texas Amphitheatre, 5000 Texas Drive, Glen Rose. Contact: 254-897-3926. www.thepromiseglenrose.com
Oct. 2-4 – First Monday Trade Days – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
at Heritage Park on Santa Fe. Contact Parks & Recreation at: 817-598-4124.
Oct. 3 – Greenwood VFD Appreciation Dinner – 4:30 to 7:00 pm
Dinner, raffle, kids activities, tickets at the door. Greenwood VFD at Greenwood Cut Off Road. Contact: 817-594-9473.
Oct. 3 – Parker Paws 4th Annual Dogtoberfest – 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
Fun activities for canines and their families! Vendors, food, dog adoptions, doggie costume contest, face painting, wiener dog races, games, prizes and more! Blessing of the Dogs and Make Your Own Pet Rock. Appearance by McGruff, Parker County Cruisers. Raffle Grand Prize will be an iPad Mini3. Proceeds will benefit Parker Paws. Held at Fish Creek Restaurant and Oak Ridge Church of Christ. For more info, call: 817-694-5718.
Oct. 3 – Root BOOT Soiree – 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Put your RED BOOTS on and join us for an up-close and laughable evening of music and comedy with impressionist and comedian Johnny Counterfit. Chef Britton Schweitzer preparing the meal at Canyon West Golf Clubhouse. Live and Silent auctions. Bush Legacy Republican Women of Weatherford hosts this event. $60 per ticket. Contact Deborah Peacock or board members for tickets: 817-597-9559.
October 6 – Chamber Event - 95th Annual Chamber Banquet – 7:00 pm
Silent Auction opens at 6:30 pm. Dinner and Awards. Reservations required. $50 per person or $450 for a table. Held at The Brooks at Weatherford, 1185 W. Lake Drive.
Oct. 8 – Chamber Event – LaBelle Spa & Nails Ribbon Cutting – 11:00 am
1302 S. Main, Ste. 122
Oct. 9 – Chamber Event - Breakfast Before Business- 7:30 am
Join us for networking, a light breakfast and speaker. Please RSVP by Oct. 7 so we can have enough food and coffee for everyone. Call 817-596-3801. Northside Baptist Church, 910 N. Main Street.
Oct. 9 – Chamber Event - iChamberShop Begins!
Shop at participating businesses through Dec. 14. Bring your receipts to the Chamber office each time you spend $50 with any of them. Get ready for your chance to win great prizes! Grand Prize: Apple iPad! For more information visit www.weatherford-chamber.com or call: 817-596-3801.
Oct. 9 - Tenth Annual Pink Luncheon – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Annual luncheon with special guest speakers. Benefits the Parker County Health Foundation. Providing mammography screenings for Parker County Residents. New River Fellowship, 3252 E. I-20 Service Rd. South, Hudson Oaks. Contact: Evon Markum at 817-598-4905.
Oct. 9 – 5th Annual Conquering the Beast Charity Golf Classic – 1:30 pm
Western Harvest Ministries presents this golf classic to benefit ministry and outreach programs as well as our ministry ranch in Weatherford. Sign up at: www.westernharvestministries.com Tournament hosted at Iron Horse Golf Course in North Richland Hills. Contact: Scott Mendes at 817-995-9087.
Oct. 9-11 – Greenwood Farm Horse Trials – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Horse Triathlon: dressage, show jumping, cross-country jumping. National competition. Vendors and food on grounds. Admission free of charge. Greenwood Farm Showgrounds, 2100 Greenwood Rd. Contact: Christie Tull 817-307-9307. www.greenwoodfarmonline.com
Oct. 10 – Messiah Lutheran Mission Fest – 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Join us for an evening of food, fun, music, games, and fellowship. Benefit for our Parker County Crossroads group. Messiah Lutheran Church of Weatherford, 907 Washington Street (across from Austin Elementary). Contact: Pastor Franz Schmmel: 817-925-1318.
Oct. 13 – Chamber Event – Business Development Meeting – 8:30 to 9:30 am
Held at Short Chef Creations, 120 College Avenue.
Oct. 13 – Chamber Event -Parker County Committee on Aging Groundbreaking –11:15 am
1410 Vine Street.
Oct. 15 –Weatherford College Foundation Golf Tournament -Noon lunch/1:00 Shotgun start
Entry fee is $85 per person or $325 per foursome. Fee includes lunch from Chicken Express, a golf gift, green fees, cart and dinner. Mulligans and raffle tickets available. Pre-register for the tournament online at: www.wc.edu/about/golf-tournament Canyon West Golf Club, 160 Club House Drive. Contact: Brent Baker at 817-598-6275.
Oct. 15 – Sweet Charity and Bachelorettes – 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Parker County Today Magazine presents Sweet Charity and Bachelorettes for 2015. Five local single professional women are matched with five local charities and five talented chefs for an unforgettable evening of fundraising, food and frivolity. Tickets are available from the ladies or from Parker County Today offices at: 817-599-4664. Parker County Sheriff’s Posse. 2251 Mineral Wells Hwy.
Oct. 17 – Couts United Methodist Church Harvest Festival – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
BBQ lunch with all the trimmings from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Bake shop, country store, Silent auction all day. Live auction opens at 1:00 pm. Event is free to attend. Cost for dinner is $10.00 per person. Contact: 817-599-8601. 802 N. Elm. www.coutsmethodistchurch.com
Oct. 17 – Parker Paws at Willow Park Parkfest – 10 am to 4:00 pm
Look for Parker Paws tent at Parkfest. Come meet our adoptable dogs! Lots of vendors and activities for kids. The festival is held on the police/fire department grounds on the corner of Ranch House Rd. and Stagecoach Trail. Come out for a fun day! Contact Barbara Pursley at 817-694-5718, www.parkerpaws.org
Oct. 17 – Talking Tombstones Tour – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Theme is "Medical Quackery in The City Beautiful". Docent-guided tour groups stroll to various locations throughout the cemetary where departed citizens share their life stories. Tickets available at the front gate on the day of the tour. Adults $12.00, Youth $6.00 (5-9 years of age). No credit cards accepted. No discounts offered. First tour begins at 1:00 pm and the last tour begins at 3:00 pm. Tours begin every 15 minutes, tours last approximately 75 minutes. www.parkercountyheritagesociety.com Old City Greenwood Cemetary, 300 Front Street.
Oct. 18 – Autumn Art Walk at Chandor Gardens – Noon to 4:00 pm
Art vendors will display their artwork throughout the garden. General admission is only $1.00 for the Art Walk. Free to vendors to come and sell their arts and crafts. Contact: Jimmy at 817-613-1700 or www.chandorgardens.com
Oct. 19 – Chamber Event – William Cantrell Attorney Ribbon Cutting – 10:00 am
124 N. Main
Oct. 20 – Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering at First Monday Grounds – 5:00 pm
Authentic wagon train comes into grounds. Grab a bite to eat at the famous food trucks, 6:30 listen to the World’s Best Western Music Artists, poets & Fiddle Players. For more info. visit www.RedSteagallCowboyGathering.com
Oct. 21- Chamber Event - Shiloh Springs Ribbon Cutting - 10:30 am
454 Thompson Rd
Oct. 21 –Capernaum Open House & EPIC Apocalypse Sneak Peak– 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Get an exclusive sneak peak of the Benefit night on Saturday the 24. Refreshments, festive fall garden, take a tour of the village, preview of the Apocalypse set, and finish with the Hilltop House tour. Capernuam First Century Village, 10700 FM 920. Contact: 800-489-1950. www.CapernaumVillage.com
Oct. 22 - Annual Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic & Canned Food Drive –6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Join us for our annual community drive through flu shot clinic and canned food drive. Min. 1 can donation per person receiving vaccine. Monetary donations will also be accepted. ALL donations will be given to The Center of Hope & The Senior Center. Stop by for your flu shot and enjoy a snack with us! 7am-9am Breakfast, 11am-1pm Hot Dog Lunch, 4pm-6pm Popcorn & Drink (while supplies last). Presented by the Parker County Hospital District and Holland Lake Nursing Center.http://parkercountyhd.org/contact-us.htmlHeld at Holland Lake Nursing Center, 1201 Holland Lake Drive.
Oct. 23-25 – Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering at Fort Worth Stockyards
See event schedule at: www.RedSteagallCowboyGathering.com 1-888-Cowtown.
Oct. 24 – Parker County Medical Society Health Fair- 9:00 to Noon
Fourth annual community health fair offering several free services including: Flu shots, children's helmets, t-shirts, door prizes, oral cancer screening, mammograms, colon cancer screening, blood pressure checks, lab panels including cholesterol, EKG's, diabetes education and wound screening, urine screening, blood vessel screening (carotid and leg), weight loss education and much more! Northside Baptist Church, 910 N. Main For more information call 817-599-6222.
Oct. 24 – Chamber Event – Jerry’s Auto Group Ribbon Cutting: Celebrating 45 Years of Service – 11:30 am
3118 Fort Worth Hwy.
Oct. 25 – Goblins in the Garden – Noon to 4:00 pm
A spook-free, family trick-or-treat experience for all ages. Goblins in the Gardens has quickly become one of our most popular annual events. Costumed characters will be on hand throughout the gardens giving our treats. Themed area set up for your personal photos. Come out and make some Halloween memories at the garden! Contact: Jimmy Sorrells, 817-613-1700. Chandor Gardens, 711 W. Lee, www.chandorgardens.com
Oct. 27 – Chamber Event – Tourism Committee Meeting – 8:30 to 9:30 am
Please call the Chamber for more information: 817-596-3801. Held at Texas Opry Theater, 315 York Avenue.
Oct. 26-30 – Chamber Event – Poker Run– 4:00 pm
Monday, Oct. 26 – Oaxaca at 216 W. I-20
Tuesday, Oct. 27 – Joslin, Attorney at 216 W. I-20
Wednesday, Oct. 28 – Short Chef Creations at 120 College Avenue
Thursday, Oct. 29 – The Junktion at 125 N. Elm
Friday, Oct. 30 – Vintage Grill & Car Museum at 202 Fort Worth Hwy.
Oct. 27 - Chamber Event - 1stel Inc. Ribbon Cutting - 10:30 am
Oct. 29 – Chamber Event – G&S Insurance Solutions Ribbon Cutting– 11:00 am
224 N. Main
Oct. 31 – Old Fashioned Bazaar & Fair Apple Edition – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Vendor/Craft booths, games and children’s activities (face painting, dunking for apples, costume contest for kids upto age 10. Apple Pie Contest. Apple Desert Contest. St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1802 Bethel Rd. Contact: 817-266-1751.
Oct. 31 – Clark Gardens 5K/Half Marathon – 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Presented by Crazy Water. The run starts and finishes in Clark Gardens, 567 Maddux Road. The race is on paved paths winding through beautiful tree lined paths both in Clark Gardens and on the Rails to Trails. www.clarkgardens.com Contact: 940-682-4856.
Oct. 31 – Red Pepper Party at Clark Gardens – 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Celebrate Halloween at Clark Gardens! Fun for all ages including salsa and craft been tasting, entertainment, Trick or Treating, games for the kids. Spooky Scarecrow Village. Also the Charity Chili Cook-Off. Chili will be sold to raise funds for various charities. Contact: 940-682-4856. www.clarkgardens.com