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theater off the Square

Presents a ferociously funny comedy!

Warm Wishes for a

Happy New Year!

The SHED

Freshly baked bread and a whole lot more!

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Movies

Movie listings for City Lights Theater in Weatherford.

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Art

Danny Lee, unique style of painting with a knife - Local gallery / museum listings.

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Shopping

Shopping opportunities all over Parker County!

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Lodging

Lodges, Bed and Breakfasts, Hotel or Motel, we can help you decide where to stay.

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Life in Parker County

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We got it all! Want to know what’s happening today, check here....

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Life in Parker County

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Activities

Aledo Chili Supper. Plus local parks, and golf courses.

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Theater

Theatre and Theater off the Square.

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Music & Nightlife

Grant Gilbert, Listings of Live Music at Local Venues!

Dining

The Shed, Texas kitchen and bakery, plus local dining listings

Parker County

picture perfect

Art:

Studio 7 Collections Page 6

Theater:

Theater off the Square Page 20

Music:

Grant Gilbert Music Page 22

Dining: The Shed Page 24

Twin brothers Danny and Jimmy Lee putting down roots in a new hometown.

Issue 7 • January 2014

Calendar of Events Parker County

picture perfect REX’S EXES A delightfully funny play about the souther side of life -

Grant Gilbert and Dylan Price a passion for Texas country music.

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Cover Photo by: Richard Bettinger Bettinger Studio www.bettingerstudios.com

Delicious eats in a unique setting!

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Happy New Year! 2014 Welcome to My Hometowns Texas Cultural & Entertainment Magazine

In preparation for a new year most of us think of the days leading up to January 1st as a time for setting things straight: a thorough housecleaning, paying off debts, returning borrowed objects, reflecting on one’s shortcomings, mending quarrels, giving alms. In many cultures, people jump into the sea or a local body of water…literally washing the slate clean. Whatever preparations are made, most traditions say that they should be completed before midnight on New Year’s Eve. According to British folklore,you should not sweep on New Year’s Day, or you will sweep

your good luck away, or take anything out of the house… even trash. You only want to bring new things in to insure abundance in the coming year. If you must carry something out, be sure to bring something else in first, preferably a coin concealed outside the previous night. Everything you do on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day is full of significance for the future. The American custom of spending the night with the one you love and kissing them at midnight insures that the relationship will flourish during the coming year. In some towns in Italy, you have to watch out for falling

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objects, as people shove their old sofas, chairs and even refrigerators out of their windows on New Year’s Eve. In Ecuador, people make dummies, stuffed with straw, to represent the events of the past year and then burn them at midnight, symbolically getting rid of the past. For centuries, and in similar ways, people have been observing the end of one year and the beginning of another. But, no matter where you call home, the beginning of the New Year means a fresh start. As Oprah once toasted, “Cheers to a New Year and another chance to get it

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right!” Or, maybe, instead of making a New Year’s resolution to lose twenty pounds or make the next big step in a career or even to “get it right” we could simply decide to live and love with an open heart in the coming year, mistakes and all…now that’s a resolution we can uphold each and every day! With warm wishes for a wonderful New Year from all of us at “My Hometowns Texas”.

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Movies movies

1000 Cinema Drive Hudson Oaks (817) 341-3232 www.citylightstheatres.com

scan for the latest movie information:

TOP MOVIES THIS MONTH That Awkward Moment - Romantic Comedy Paranormal Activity - Thriller The Legend of Hercules - Drama Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - Action Devil’s Due - Thriller The Nut Job - Comedy Ride Along - Action I, Frankenstein - Horror Labor Day - Drama

Granbuty Historic Square

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Art

Danny Lee

An “upscale garage sale”

down to the smallest detail. Danny has worked as an interior designer for twelve years but originally wanted to be an architect. His love for interior design rose to the surface when he was a student at the University of North Texas studying architecture and led him to pursue a career in the design business.

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n the historic downtown square in Weatherford the garage sale business is going strong at S7C, or Studio 7 Collections, an interior design business owned by twin brothers Danny and Jimmy Lee. Originally dubbed an art gallery/design shop and located in Fort Worth, the brothers decided to move west with their venture with the hopes of finding a place with a more smalltown feel. Weatherford fit the bill and turned out to be a better place for the business. Danny credits the Weatherford Chamber for helping them get noticed by the community, something the larger and less personal Fort Worth Chamber wasn’t able to accomplish. The Lee’s say they are meeting more locals each day who have found out about them and want to see what they are all about.

Home Open Wednesday through Saturday from 11a.m. to 6p.m., the design studio consists of high quality items that are left over from design jobs that the client either decided not to use or were more than they needed. The Lees are able to offer their services

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on anything from one or two rooms up to a completely redesigned home.They are also working on developing a home management business which would encompass the complete needs of the homeowners to efficiently and effectively run homes and rental properties

The brothers are also looking into opening an art gallery in Weatherford sometime this year. An art gallery, an interior design shop, a home management business and who knows what else the future holds for these brothers. As Lee says, “You have to take some risks in life. What’s the worst thing that can happen? You close up shop and you move again.” Maybe the small-town life will encourage them to put down roots in their new hometown of Weatherford. S7C – Studio 7 collections 224 N. Main Street Weatherford 817-599-3075 www.myhometownstexas.com


Art Firehouse Art Center & Gallery 119 Palo Pinto Street Weatherford 817-599-3278 weatherfordart.com

Stone Creek Fine Arts 114 Russell Court Weatherford 817-599-6757 Open by Appointment stonecreekfinearts.com

Museum of the Americas 216 Fort Worth Highway Weatherford 817-341-8668 museumoftheamericas.com

Doss Heritage and Culture Center 1400 Texas Drive Weatherford 817-599-6168 dosscenter.org

National Vietnam War Museum 12685 Mineral Wells Highway Weatherford 940-325-4003 nationalvnwarmuseum.org

Springtown Legends Museum 839 N. Main Street Springtown 817-523-5939

Self Portrait

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art

Galleries and museums


East Parker County

SHOPPING

Photo by: Gordon Hiebert Pilot and Photographer 817-939-7679 / aaggieflyer@aol.com

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SHOPPING

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1. Happy Nails 2. Little Plum Blossom 3. City of Aledo 4. Bearcat Boutique 5. Agape & The Garden of Eat’n 6. Olivers Ozone Pure Water 7. The Candy Store 8. Milano’s Italian Ristorante 9. Le Chateau K-9 www.myhometownstexas.com

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SHOPPING

Springtown shops and businesses


SHOPPING

Shopping - Weatherford Antique & Specialty Shops


Lodging Online lodging list:

LODGING

WEATHERFORD HOTEL/MOTEL

Americas Best Value Inn 1110 Fort Worth Highway 817-599-3800 americasbest value.com

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 850 Interstate 20 East 877-865-6578 PET FRIENDLY ICHotels.Group.com

Candlewood Suites 215 Alford Drive 888-223-0369 PET FRIENDLY Comfort Inn & Suites 215 Alford Drive Weatherford, TX 817-599-9999 Cutting Horse Inn & Suites Best Western 210 Alford Drive 817-599-3300 PET FRIENDLY www.bestwestern.com Econo Lodge 2207 Old Dennis Road 817-599-3705 Econolodge.com Fairfield Inn & Suites 175 Alford Drive 817-599-4040 Marriott.com Hampton Inn 2524 S. Main St. 817-599-4800 PET FRIENDLY Hamptoninn1.hilton.com Heritage Inn 1927 Sante Fe Drive 817-594-7401 Bestwesterntexas.com

1915 Wall Street Just off Adams Street 817-594-448 PET FRIENDLY www.lq.com Motel 6 150 Alford Drive 817-594-1740 PET FRIENDLY Quality Inn & Suites 2500 South Main Street 877-424-6423 PET FRIENDLY

Weatherford Inn & Suites 809 Palo Pinto 817-599-8683 Western Motel 809 Palo Pinto Street 817-599-8683

Bed & Breakfast Angels Nest 1105 Palo Pinto St. Phone: (817) 596-8295 www.angels-nest.com

Quest Inn 1106 West Park 817-594-3816

Pecan Bottom Ranch 801 N. Lake Drive 817-797-3477

Sleep & Go Motel 1709 East I-20 817-599-0500 Sleepandgo.com

The Getaway Cabins 2859 Thompson Road 817-596-3528 www.thegetawaycabins.com

Sleep Inn & Suites 119 Wall Street 817-594-9699 SleepInn.com

The Texas Star Ranch & Retreat 5950 FM 920 817-613-1949 www.thetexasstar.com

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Weatherford KOA 2205 Tin Top Road 817-594-8801

The Rose Garden Cottage 212 East Lee Ave. 817-219-3435 www.rosegardencottage.com Mama’s Wish 414 W. Lee Ave. 817-757-7111 www.mamas-wish.com

Super Value Inn 111 West I-20 817-594-8702

R.V. PARKS WEATHERFORD Hooves & Wheels RV Park and Horse Motel 4128 Granbury Hwy Weatherford, TX 817-599-4686 Oak Creek RV Park 7652 West I-20 Weatherford, TX 817-594-0200 www.oakcreekrvpark.com

Quality One Motel 2213 Old Dennis Road 817-594-0055

Super 8 Motel 720 Adams Drive 817-598-0852 Super8.com

R.V. PARKS ALEDO Cowtown RV Park 7000 East I-20 817-441-7878

Victorian House Retreat 110 E. 5th Street 817-475-9009 www.victorianhouseretreat.com

SPRINGTOWN Outwest Campground and RV Park 4009 West Hwy. 199 (817) 220-0476 www.outwestcamp.com Springtown RV Park 3080 W. Hwy 199 817-220-4678 www.springtownrvpark.com Still Waters Retreat Center of Texas 383 Country Road 3672 Springtown, Texas 817-220-2681 www.stillwatersretreattexas.com WILLOW PARK Knights Inn 5080 E I-20 Service Road S Willow Park, TX 76087 817-441-5443

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PARKER County picture perfect! Heritage House

Twisted Snifter

Happy New Year!

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CALENDAR

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A place to have fun

1st - 31st

Open everyday!

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Weatherford Farmers Market 213 and 217 Fort Worth Street Mondays - Sundays, 8 AM - 6:15 PM Chandor Gardens 711 W. Lee Avenue, Weatherford Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm Saturday 9 am – 3 pm & Sunday 12 – 4 pm

EVENTS

Doss Heritage Cultural Center 1400 Texas Dr, Weatherford Trail Drivers Exhibit Memories of Mary Martin st Texas Opry Theater Tributes to Elvis & Roy Orbison with Donny Edwards and Wayne King 6 pm

Mineral Wells State Park Bird Walk on the Trailway 10:00 am-12:00 pm 940-328-1171 Limited to 15-call for reservations Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk 2:00-4:00 pm 940-328-1171 Reservations required

Clark Botanical Gardens 567 Maddux Rd., Weatherford Monday – Saturday 7:30 am – 6 pm Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

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th Fire Oak Grill Van Darien 6:30 pm

Every Tuesday - Sunday

Doss Heritage Culture Center 1400 Texas Dr, Weatherford Tuesday – Saturday 10 am till 5 pm PM | Sun 1:00 till 5:00 PM

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th Railhead Smokehouse BBQ 120 S Ranch House Rd Willow Park Steve Helms Band 8:00 pm

Every Monday & FridayWeatherford Public Library After School for Teens 1014 Charles Street, Weatherford 4:00 – 5:00 pm Every Tuesday & Thursday YOGA at Chandor Gardens 5:30pm 711 W. Lee Avenue, Weatherford

Every Wednesday

Weatherford Public Library Pre-School Storytime 2-5 yr olds Toddler Time – 6 mo-36 mo olds 1014 Charles Street, Weatherford 10:30 am

Every Friday

East Parker County Library Storytime for 2-5 yr olds 201 FM 1187 North, Aledo 10:30 am

Every Saturday & Sunday Lucky’s Landing MX 11031 W IH20 Millsap Call before you haul.

Parker Paws Pet Adoption Petsmart Weatherford 11-2 pm

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rd Railhead Smokehouse BBQ 120 S Ranch House Rd Willow Park Gary Kyle & the No Standards Band 8 pm

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Weatherford 1st Monday Trade’s Day 9 am-4 pm Corner of Santa Fe & Hwy 180 | Weatherford

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th Railhead Smokehouse BBQ 120 S Ranch House Rd Willow Park Sand Dollar Rodeo 7:30 pm

11th Parker Paws Pet Adoption Petsmart Weatherford 11:00 - 2:00 pm Mineral Wells State Park Kid’s Wilderness Survival 1:00-3:30 pm 940-328-1171 Reservations required The Texas Opry Theater The Amazing Made in Texas Showtime Band 817-341-1000 for tickets 3:00 & 8:00 pm

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th Railhead Smokehouse BBQ 120 S Ranch House Rd Willow Park Dolly Shine 7 pm

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th The annual Trout Stock at Holland Lake Park

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JANUARY PARKER COUNTY Railhead Smokehouse BBQ 120 S Ranch House Rd Willow Park 7:00 pm Aaron Sandoval Band

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th Bridal Fair Doss Heritage & CulturalCenter - Free 1:00-5:00 pm www.videocapades.com/bridalfair.html

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th Fuzzy’s Taco Shop – Mineral Wells Running Ragged 7:00 pm Cutting Horse Bar & Grill Weatherford 2132 Tin Top Rd, Ste 100 Midnight River Choir 10:00 pm

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th Parker Paws Pet Adoption Petsmart Weatherford 11-2 pm Mineral Wells State Park Cross Timbers Bird Walk 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 940-328-1171 Reservations required Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk 2:00-4:00 pm 940-328-1171 Reservations required

st Railhead Smokehouse BBQ 120 S Ranch House Rd Willow Park Steve Helms Band 8 pm 25th Parker Paws Pet Adoption Petsmart Weatherford 11-2 pm Mineral Wells State Park Bird Walk on the Trailway 10:00 am-12:00 pm 940-328-1171 Limited to 15-call for reservations Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk 2:30-4:00 pm 940-328-1171 Reservations required Aledo Annual Chili Supper & Silent Auction Aledo Community Center, 104 Robinson Court 5:00 – 8:00 pm

The Texas Opry Theater 3:00 pm Dizzy with A Dame Michael Hix Railhead Smokehouse BBQ 120 S Ranch House Rd Willow Park 7:30 pm Tori Martin

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th Friend to Friend Staying Healthy Speakers, exhibits, food and door prizes. FREE First United Methodist Church 301 S. Main Weatherford

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st Railhead Smokehouse BBQ 120 S Ranch House Rd Willow Park Casey Thompson Band 7:00 pm

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 1st Railhead Smokehouse BBQ 120 S Ranch House Rd Willow Park 7:30 pmSand Dollar Rodeo Woody’s Bar & Grill Mineral Wells 6105 Hwy 180 E. Kolton Moore & the Clever Few 8 pm

Coyote Chase Race225 College Park Drive 5K and 1-mile run 6:30 am-12 pm Fundraiser for Weatherford College Foundation

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PARKER County picture perfect! Agape Gifts

Chattel Boutique

Happy New Year!

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Activities

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Annual Chili Supper & Silent Auction The City of Aledo and the Aledo Economic Development Corporation announces the Annual Chili Super and Silent Auction benefiting the Aledo Community Center on Saturday, January 25, 2014, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Aledo Community Center, 104 Robinson Court. (Across the street from City Hall)

Tickets may be purchased at Aledo City Hall, the East Parker County Library or the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce. Adult tickets are $5.00, children 8 and under $3.00.

of the tennis and basketball courts. Each year the chili super has grown and will continue to benefit the Aledo Community Center; its maintenance and continuing renovations.

This fun-filled community tradition began in 1973 as a celebration of the completion

Silent Auction items have been donated from local businesses, artisans,

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craftsmen, and culinary pastry makers in the East Parker County Area. For more information, please contact Lori Wedgeworth, Community Events Planner, at (817) 441– 7016 or email, lori. wedgeworth@aledo-texas.com.

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Activities Parks

GOLF COURSES

ALEDO

WEATHERFORD

Howards Way Park Triangular Park in the Downtown Business District Mockingbird Lane Park property.

EAST PARKER COUNTY

Canyon West Golf Club 160 Canyon West Dr. 817-596-4654 Canyonwestgolf.com The award-winning Par 72 golf course that winds through 6,653 yards of the roaming foothills of Parker County.

Bearcat Park 151 FM 5 South Aledo, TX 76008

Crown Valley Golf Club 1204 Mikus Rd 817-441-2222

Cross Timbers Park 105 West Stagecoach Trail Willow Park, TX 76087

The 6659 yard, par 70 layout includes the banks of the Brazos River

Paul Balint Jr. Memorial Park 516 Ranch House Road Willow Park, TX 76087 Meditation Garden Off of Ranch House Road Willow Park, TX 76087

SPRINGTOWN Springtown Park 201 South Avenue A

WEATHERFORD Chandor Gardens 711 W Lee Ave. 817-613-1700 Clark Gardens 567 Maddux Rd 940-682-4856 Cartwright Park 100 Cartwright Park Road Cherry Park 300 S. Alamo Holland Lake Park 1419 Holland Lake Road Love Street Park 309 Love Street Lake Weatherford Marina 210 West Lake Drive www.lakeweatherfordmarina.com Marshall Park 115 East Fifth Street

Horseshoe Bend Country Club – Semi Private 305 Lipan Trail 817-594-6454 Live Oak Country Club Semi Private 1734 Bethel Rd Sugar Tree Golf Course 7510 FM 1189 Dennis, TX 76087 (817) 596-0020 Sugartreegolf.com

ALEDO Lost Creek Golf Club 4101 Lost Creek Blvd (817) 244-3312 Lostcreekgolf.com Split Rail Golf Club 2151 Old Annetta Road 817-441-4653 Splitrailgolf.com

WILLOW PARK

McGratton Park 645 North Main Street

Squaw Creek Golf Club 1605 Ranch House Road 817-441-8185 Lmra.org/golf

Miller Park 1501 Ball Street

Weatherford

Soldier Spring Park 200 Thrush Street Town Creek Hike & Bike Trail Trail Head Locations: Holland Lake Park, Weatherford Police Dept., First Monday Trade Days

Disc Golf

115 E. Lake Drive on the corner of Mikus Road and East Lake Drive at Lake Weatherford. www.ci.weatherford.tx.us/index. aspx?NID=181

Vine Street Park 700 West Vine Street Cherry Park Pool Hours CLOSED FOR THE SEASON Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway Trail Head at Cartwright Park. Total Distance 20 miles www.tpwd.state.tx.us

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ACTIVITIES

Bearcat Park


Theater theatreoffthesquare.org for more information. The 2014 THEATRE OFF THE SQUARE 2014 Season Tickets are on sale! There are 8 great shows from January to December. The price for the 8 shows, including the musical, Nunsense, is $106 and Season Tickets will not be sold after February 16, 2014. The tickets can be used for evening or matinee performances. When you become a Season Ticket Holder, you get the added benefit of being seated in the first 2 rows, based on date of reservation, for all shows! Each Season Ticket Holder can make reservations for 1 paid individual show ticket to sit with them on the first 2 rows, if not taken by other Season Ticket patrons!

THEATRE

REX’S EXES A delightfully funny play about the souther side of life THEATRE OFF THE SQUARE presents the first production of their 2014 Season, Rex’s Exes, written by Jones-HopeWooten, and produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. The comedy is directed by Jon R. Kruse, with Roberta Furman and Holly Kiehn as Assistant Directors and Hank Minor as Stage Manager. The show begins Friday, January 31, 2014 and runs weekends through February 16. This long-awaited, much anticipated sequel to The Red Velvet Cake War finds us returning to the arms of the Verdeen cousins of Sweetgum, Texas, who as usual, are teetering on the brink of disaster. As the outrageous complications of this ferociously funny Jones-HopeWooten comedy explode into chaos, you’ll find yourself hoping your next family celebration- -be it birthday, wedding or funeral-- is even half this much fun!Members of the cast are Laurie Jones as

CeeCee Windham, Cynthia Daniels as GaynelleVerdeen, Debra Gass as Jimmy WyvetteVerdeen, Peggy Osburn as Peaches VerdeenBelrose, SelitaSprunger as La Merle VerdeenMinshew, Don Watson as Aubrey Verdeen, Julie Campbell as Bitsy Hargis, Scott Campbell as Theodore Rexford Belrose, Rachel Copinaas Gentle Harmony, Darlene Woodruff as Mama Doll Hargis, Kathy Manning as Marlissa Crutchfield, and Wally Jones as Wild Bill Boudreaux. Please join us for another hilarious comedy by the internationally known team of Jones-Hope-Wooten, starting Friday, January 31, and running

through Sunday, February 16. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.Theatre Off The Square, the only live theatre in Weatherford, is located at 114 N. Denton St. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors (60+), students, and children under school age. Matinee tickets are $11 for all ages and no other discounts apply. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $12 at Weatherford Chamber of Commerce. Reserved seating is available and recommended by calling 817-341-8687. You can choose your seats and purchase your tickets to any performance online! Visit our website www.

2014 SEASON OF SHOWS Nunsense March 14 - 30 By Dan GogginProduced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. This is a classic musical comedy set in a convent that will have you laughing as you enjoy the great music as audiences have the world over! Arsenic and Old Lace May 2 - 18 By Joseph Kesselring Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. This is a classic dark comedy about some charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers. Poisonous good fun! Leading Ladies June 13 - 29 By Ken Ludwig Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. In this hilarious comedy by the


Theater Summer Children’s Theatre Camp July 7 - 18 Miss Nelson is Missing July 18 - 27 Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher (based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall) Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, there is plenty to laugh about as two Shakespearean actors try to pass themselves off as long lost British female relatives in hopes of getting their inheritance from an elderly Pennsylvania woman! (Adult Language)

This is our 2014 Summer Children’s Theatre Camp production. It is adapted from a classic and very popular children’s book. The children in the camp will have a great time performing this mystery, and you will get a special treat in viewing the performances!

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Unnecessary Farce September 5 - 21 By Paul Slade SmithProduced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. When two cops set up a sting on the town’s mayor in adjoining hotel rooms, what could go wrong? A farce that will have you rolling in the aisles! (Adult Language) House Without Windows October 17 - November 2 By Richard Reich Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. This is a murder mystery that will have you on the edge of your seats! It’s a classic thriller that will keep you guessing as a dysfunctional family provides

plenty of twists and turns as the audience tries to determine who is the murderer in a tale of greed and deception! A Tuna Christmas December 5 - 21 By Ed Howard, Joe Sears, JastonWilliams Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Many colorful Tuna residents, some you will recognize from our productions of Greater Tuna and Red, White & Tuna, and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun. This is one show that we know will have you howling with laughter!

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Music/Nightlife GRANT GILBERT MUSIC

Upcoming shows: Jan. 3 – Queen City Music Hall, Fort Worth 9:00 pm Jan. 11 – Chuggin’ Monk, Arlington 10:00 pm Jan. 17 – Shaw’s Patio Bar & Grill, Fort Worth 7:30 pm Feb. 8 – Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Mineral Wells 9:00 pm Feb. 15 – Greenwood Saloon, Bluff Dale 9:00 pm Mar. 29 – Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Mineral Wells 9:00 pm Please like and listen to them on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/ grantgilbertmusic

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his duo composed of Grant Gilbert and Dylan Price are a new and young, but very ambitious group. They started performing for audiences this past summer and already have had several gigs. To be successful so quickly shows a natural talent. Both are from Santo, TX, and play every sport at their high school, as well as rehearsing for their performances. Grant plays both the guitar and fiddle, and Dylan plays lead guitar and harmonica.. They love to perform true country music.

Grant has already written a few songs. One called, “Praying for Light”, that they performed at Papa Chulo’s in Granbury

recently, was amazing and showed Grant’s songwriting ability, as well as his passion for Texas country music. Some of their influences are: Gary Stewart, Glen Campbell, and Turnpike Troubadours. When Grant was asked if they were ready to sing in front of an audience, his response was, “I think we are.” And, they definitely are ready to roll with it. “Besides, it’s better than mowing lawns,” quipped Grant. Grant and Dylan have several shows in the next couple of months, and you will certainly be missing out if you don’t attend one as their success continues to build.

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Music/Nightlife

LOCAL VENUES

Cutting Horse Bar and Grill 2132 Tin Top Rd, Suite 100, Weatherford | 817-599-8667 facebook.com/CuttingHorseTX

Railhead Smokehouse BBQ 120 S. Ranch House Road Willow Park | 817-441-2525 railheadbbq.net

FIRE OAK GRILL On the Square | Weatherford 114 Austin Ave, 817-598-0400 fireoakgrill.com

Light Catcher Winery 6925 Confederate Park Road Fort Worth | 817-237-2626 www.lightcatcher.com/events.htm

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st Railhead Smokehouse BBQ 7:00 pm CaseyThompson Band

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February 1st Railhead Smokehouse BBQ 7:30 pm Sand Dollar Rodeo

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Woody’s Bar & Grill-Mineral Wells 8:00 pm Kolton Moore & the lever Few 6105 Hwy 180 E

th Fuzzy’s Taco Shop – Mineral Wells 7:00 pm Running Ragged Cutting Horse Bar & Grill 10:00 pm Midnight River Choir

MUSIC

rd Railhead Smokehouse BBQ | 8:00 pm Gary Kyle & the No Standards Band


Dining

Freshly Baked Bread and a Whole Lot More!

he had cooked himself from beginning to end. He didn’t start with the idea of a lot of seating or even serving lots of people each day. “My vision was for something very small, a couple of community tables and a bakery case” says Jeff. But he underestimated the public’s desire for fresh, from scratch, foods and the eatery quickly went from a couple of tables to

DINING

What began as an outlet for Jeff Carr’s love of baking bread has quickly turned into a thriving restaurant in a unique location. As one diner commented “You would never know this place was here, unless you were shopping for a stove! It is really a byword-of-mouth place. My husband found it through some co-workers.” Tucked inside a corner of David’s Stove Shop on Fort Worth Hwy., The Shed shares space with everything from stoves and antiques to tractor supplies in the large barn-like structure owned by David Clack. Jeff considers himself very lucky to have had David offer him a spot inside his store to establish what he had imagined as, “a little hole-in-the-wall”, where people could pick up a loaf of fresh sourdough or a sandwich prepared with ingredients

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seating for twenty five and now seats about sixty five guests. It is not unusual for them to have a line from the cash register down the hall and out the door. Although Jeff still manages to bake the breads, cook the meats and do everything fresh, he now has five employees and his mom who help him manage the chaos. A typical day at The Shed starts at 3 a.m. and lasts about sixteen hours in order to get everything done. Even though there is no sign and they have done no advertising, the restaurant serves as many as two hundred hungry customers during a busy lunch!

Open since November, 2011, The Shed’s customers continue to be loyal, vocal and very supportive. “Everything is freshly prepared and tastes like it. The sandwiches are HUGE and they have a large selection that they build on their homemade bread, scrumptious burgers, a soup of the day, and bakery items like cookies, pies, and of course, bread. My husband, daughter and I went on a Saturday and practically waddled out! It was delicious,” claims one of their many satisfied customers. Every sandwich is a meal in itself at this wonderful little gem, but leave room for the soup du jour. From creamy lobster bisque to chicken noodle, their soup is so good you’ll be tempted to lick the bowl clean!

clientele. With cheerful, helpful and efficient staff and excellent food, The Shed is one of those restaurants where you will see friends and neighbors running into each other and reconnecting daily. “The fact that this little restaurant is attached to an antique store will bring me back to spend an entire afternoon. Wonderful food and unique finds under one roof… another definition of Heaven!” says a customer who recently discovered this hidden treasure. For Jeff Carr, The Shed is a labor of love that starts each day with the aroma of freshly baked bread…lucky for us… we are the beneficiaries of his delicious dream! Located Inside David’s Stove Shop 4019 Fort Worth Hwy. Hudson Oaks, 76087 817-594-5533 Open Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Dining Restaurants and Bars Parker County

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Garden of Eat’n at Agape 108 Jeral St. (817) 441-7770 gardenofeatn@gmail.com

Agape Coffee Haus and Bookstore 108 Jearl St (817) 441-7770

Joe’s Pizza & Pasta Italian Restaurant 311 S Fm 1187 Ste 200 (817) 441-2960

Crave Frozen Yogurt 200 S Oakridge Dr. (817) 598-9090

Maria Bonita 100 S. Front St. (817) 441-1652 The Bearcat 421 FM 1187 N (817) 441-8981

BROCK / MILSAP Aledo Diner 205 N. Front St. (817) 441-9753 Aledo Doughnuts 701 FM 1187 N (817) 441-0011 Aledo Taqueria 100 FM 1187 (817) 441---7940 Chuck Wagon Store & Cafe 613 S Fm 1187 (817) 441-2072

Brock Junction 7458 W I-20 (817) 594-6626 Brazos River Catfish Café’ 10771 W I-20 (817) 596-2994 Brazosrivercatfishcafe.com Mikey’s 2100 Fm 1189 (817) 598-9074

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BIG BURGER 3322 FORT WORTH HWY (817) 374-4965

Golden Chick 2813 Fort Worth Hwy (817) 599-6646 R & K Cafe 3311 Fort Worth Hwy (817) 594-7701

SPRINGTOWN A & G Bar & Grill 600 E Highway 199 (817) 523-4111 B & B Burgers 101 E. 1st St. (817) 523-7520 Candlelight Drive-In 638 N. Main St, (817) 523-4182

Chicken Express 502 E Highway 199 (817) 523-0009 Chinese Express 332 E Highway 199 (817) 523-5225 Don Jose’s Mexican Cuisine 104 S. Main St. (817) 523-7501 El Cerrito 407 Old Springtown Road (817) 523-7278 Howell’s Western Cafe 401 W Highway 199 (817) 220-7915 Shinola’s Texas Cafe 301 Martin Ave (817) 523-0010 Woody Creek Bar B Q 205 N Avenue A (817) 220-2008

WEATHERFORD Alvin ORD’s Sandwich Shop 914 S Main St (817) 599-5211320 Adams Dr (817) 598-0432

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Dining Antonio’s Mexicana Restaurant 1900 Santa Fe Dr. 817-594-6183

Fire Oak Grill 114 Austin Ave (817) 598-0400

Pastafina 807 S Main St (817) 599-5861

Applebee’s 208 W Interstate 20 (817) 599-3188

Fuzzy Taco Shop 1217 S Main St (817) 613-8226

Peaster Grocery & Grill 6231 Fm 920 (817) 341-4326

Baker’s Ribs Inc 1921 S Main St (817) 599-4229

Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant 809 S Main St (817) 599-4400

Pizza Place The 1218 S Main St (817) 594-0591

Bangkok Thai Cuisine & Sushi Bar 314 South Main Street 817-594-7012

Golden Moon Restaurant 1410 S Main St (817) 594-1692

Polo’s Mexican Cafe 6239 Fm 920 (817) 594-3732

Grannys Kitchen 1802 Santa Fe Dr (817) 598-9025

Pulido’s Mexican Restaurant 304 S Main St (817) 594-0361

Joe’s Pasta & Pizza 1115 Fort Worth Hwy Ste 400 (817) 341-2200

Rosa’s Cafe 28 1920 Martin Dr (817) 599-5335

Kincaid’s 220 Adams Dr Ste 290 (817) 594-7773

Sake Japanese Steakhouse 114 College Park Dr (817) 598-5955

Blind Horse Saloon 1886 Mineral Wells Hwy (817) 599-6501

Buffalo Wild Wings 320 Adams Dr (817) 598-0432 Buffet City 106 College Park Dr (817) 599-5568 Chick-Fil-A 2525 S Main St (817) 594-3001 Chicken Express 1711 Bethel Rd (817) 598-1555 Chili’s 128 E Interstate 20 (817) 594-1661 China Harbor 1810 Main St. (817) 598-0061 Copper Creek Fine Texas Dining 216 W Interstate 20 (817) 599-3977 Cotton Patch Cafe 1964 S Main St (817) 599-0706 Cracker Barrel 132 E Interstate 20 (817) 598-9070

DINING

Crave Frozen Yogurt 1302 S Main St (817) 594-9091 Cutting Horse Bar & Grill 2132 Tin Top Rd Ste 100 (817) 599-8667

LA Playa Maya 1445 Fort Worth Hwy (817) 613-8686

Mary’s Brazos Cafe 5090 Tin Top Rd (817) 594-0203 Mcalister’s Deli 215 Adams Dr Ste 209 (817) 594-3314 Montana Restaurant 1910 S Main St (817) 341-3444 Nizza Pizza Pasta & Subs 1016 S Main St (817) 594-9090

Short Chef Creations 136 College Park Drive 817-594-7000 shortchefcreations.com Skinny’s Hamburgers 504 Palo Pinto St (817) 594-3101 Starbucks Coffee Company 2010 S Main St (817) 341-2547

Yogurt Story 325 Adams Dr Ste 315

WILLOW PARK

Fish Creek 4899 E I-20 Service Rd N (817) 441-1746 Milano’s Pizza & Pasta 119 S Ranch House Rd Ste 900 (817) 441-6737 Railhead Smokehouse Barbeque 120 S Ranch House Rd (817) 441-2525

Sunny Street Cafe 1314 S. Main Street (817) 594-2210

Ohana Japanese Steak House 126 E Interstate 20 (817) 596-2871 Olive Garden 315 E Interstate 20 (817) 599-4207

The Tamale Kid 204 Dennis Rd (817) 341-8543

On The Border 114 Interstate 20 East (817) 594-2174

Tin Top Cafe 7974 Bethel Rd (817) 598-1222

Outlaw BBQ 3101 Ranger Hwy Unit B (817) 599-3520

Tokyo Seafood & Steakhouse 126 E I-ww20 Ste 100 (817) 596-2871

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Yesterday’s 201 N Main St (817) 599-3903

Chicken Express 101 Ranch House Rd (817) 441-7177

The Shed Texas Kitchen and Bakery 4019 Fort Worth Hwy. (817) 594-5533 shedsbread.com

Downtown Cafe 101 W Church St (817) 594-8717

Wild Mushroom 1917 Martin Dr (817) 599-4935

Busy Berri Yogurt Shop 108 S Ranch House Rd (817) 441-1100

Logan’s Roadhouse 325 E Interstate 20 (817) 594-5455 Malt Shop 2028 Fort Worth Hwy (817) 594-2524

Whistle Hill Cafe 104 S Walnut St (817) 599-4311

Wanda’s By Jr 1503 Fort Worth Hwy (817) 599-7421 Which Wich 220 Adams Dr Ste 230 (817) 598-0200

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