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October 10, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Council Chambers
October 18, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Council Chambers
September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM - October 1, 2016 @ Oakdale Park
October 1, 2016, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ Glen Rose High School
October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Downtown
October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Dinosaur Valley State Park
Learn about your native blackland prairie and the animals that call it home.
The prairie hike will start at track site #2 at 9am. The hike will start by crossing the Paluxy River and follow along well traveled prairie trails. The hike is beginner level and is approximately 4 miles long.
Strollers with large tires are welcome if able/willing to be carried across the river rocks.
Wear good walking/hiking shoes.
Water, sunscreen, and snacks recommended.
Binoculars and magnifying glasses are encouraged for up close study of plants and animals.
October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Barnard's Mill and Art Museum
Event celebrating birds, butterflies and bats
October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hear an interpretive story of the dinosaurs that once roamed Texas.
Meet Ranger Phil at the main track area in the park, track site #2, for an interpretive story on the dinosaur tracks in the park.
Event Times: 10 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm.
October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Sweet Magnolia Market
October 1, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Dinosaur Valley State Park
Help park rangers uncover real fossils!
Play the role of a Paleontologist and pretend that you’re on a real dig. Using small brushes, carefully uncover millions of years old marine fossils buried in sand. Learn about the animal that lived in the ocean alongside the beach where dinosaurs roamed.
October 1, 2016, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Texas Amphitheatre
This fall, The Promise will celebrate 28 seasons of inspiring performances at the Texas Amphitheatre in Glen Rose, TX. Year after year audiences travel from near and far to witness the Bible come to life. While similar style performances are closing around the country, The Promise keeps the faith as they head into a new season of performances.
Based on Scripture and hailed as one of the most powerful stage experiences ever produced, The Promise spans the entire life of Jesus from the prophets who foretold His coming to His glorious Ascension in the clouds. The Promise brings a life-changing story, amazing special effects, stunning voices, and a moving experience of the heart that you will never forget. The Promise will touch the hearts and change the lives of audiences of all ages and denominations!
The story of Jesus is timeless. But the season is not. In 2016, The Promise will be performed Friday and Saturday evenings from September 2nd – October 29th. For more information call
October 2, 2016, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 4, 2016, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)
October 7, 2016 - October 9, 2016 @ Somervell County Expo Center
October 7, 2016, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Texas Amphitheatre
October 8, 2016, 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Dinosaur Valley State Park
IT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT ANIMAL! The Mammoth is a FAMILY FRIENDLY, single day, multi-distance trail run. For the second year, we are proud to be back to Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, TX. With FOUR different distances to offer, all ages and athletic abilities will be able to run their race. Race individually or with a non-competitive team. The courses will utilize a part of the parks 20 miles of single-track dirt and limestone trails. Mild to significant elevation gains, low level water crossings, NATURAL OBSTACLES and amazing scenary will make THE MAMMOTH an ADVENTURE RUN run not to be missed!
There is a $5.00 PER VEHICLE suggested donation upon admission to the park. This covers the cost for BOTH registered and non-registered occupants of the vehicle. So load up your family and friends and bring em all in! ONE vehicle, ONE price!
•The Special Event area will include Family Friendly activities, a 25 foot Rock Wall, food and drink vendors, as well as other various vendo
October 8, 2016, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Join noted outdoor photographers and authors Brian and Shirley Loflin at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center for a wildlife photography workshop. The workshop begins with a session of hands-on instruction addressing the basic issues of wildlife photography. Most of the remaining time is spent in our 1,800 acres with Brian and Shirley doing up-close-and-personal photography of endangered species while discussing wildlife photography and reviewing your work.
Space is limited. Call to reserve your spots at 254.897.2960.
October 8, 2016, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 8, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come and join Dinosaur Valley State Park in celebrating National Fossil Day October 8, 2016 from 2 PM until 3 PM at the park store. The celebration will be filled with fun activities that will include:
• “Fossil Dig” Search and discover marine fossils in the sand. Lots of fun!
• “Dino Excavation Station” Select an egg to excavate and discover the baby dinosaur inside. Excavation tools will be available.
• “Cookie Excavation” Act like a paleontologists and extract fragile chocolate chips from a cookie and then enjoy a snack.
October 8, 2016, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
The Photography Tour lasts four hours and will let the photographer catch the dusk light, which is the best light possible for afternoon photos. The tours will go through Fossil Rim’s 1,800-acre pastures. These will be conducted at different times, depending on the month. Some months, the tours may be from 3-7 p.m. and other months the tours may be from 4-8 p.m., depending on when sunset arrives.
There are 59 species of animals here at Fossil Rim. Some of the animals that may be photographed are white rhinoceros, blackbuck, European red deer, gemsbok, zebra, addax, waterbuck, giraffe, sable antelope, axis deer and dama gazelle, just to name a few.
Reservations are required. Please call 254.897.2960 to make your reservation.
Camera Club members can receive a 10-percent discount. Private tours are also available for an additional fee.
October 8, 2016, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Texas Amphitheatre
October 9, 2016, 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come join us for the International Big Sit. Millions of people around the world will be participating in this event and we will have a team here at Dinosaur Valley State Park. It will be from early morning until the evening. You can come and go as you please, sit with us for half the day to a few hours, or hang out all day with us. Participants will look and listen for birds with help from a park ranger as we all sit in a 17 foot circle under a tent. It is like a birding tailgate party. This is a great way to meet other birders, build up your bird list, and learn some birding tips.
Participants should bring their own chair, drinks, and snacks. We will have hotdogs provided for lunch. If you do not have binoculars, don’t worry, we will lend you a pair for the day. We will be at the Blue Hole in front of the Park Store.
Note: Park programs are open to the public and free with park entrance fee ($7 per adult; children 12 and under are free). No need to register.
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October 9, 2016, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 14, 2016 - October 15, 2016 @ Somervell County Expo Center
It seems most every day there is another news story telling of an imperiled wildlife or plant species, or impacts on human health or food security, which is related to changing climatic conditions on our planet. There is a strong consensus among scientists that climate change is happening, and that the time to act on this public issue is now. Links to some articles below will help to convey this news far more eloquently but we share their sense of urgency.
Members of the Native Plant Society of Texas, acting individually and collectively, are in a position to make significant impacts for the better on the future of Texas in this century and beyond. Come to our fall symposium to learn how you can be part of conservation to fight climate change and ensure a brighter future for the plants, animals and humans that call Texas home.
October 14, 2016 - October 15, 2016 @ Oakdale Park
October 14, 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Come enjoy the evening beauty of Fossil Rim. Watch the stars and listen to the nighttime sounds, as we venture out into the park at dark. We’ll start with an interactive learning experience where you can discover nocturnal animal adaptations and how animals utilize the night sky. Then, using spotlights, we’ll go on a guided after-dark adventure that will feature both the exotic and native nocturnal wildlife at Fossil Rim and allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy the night.
Meets at the Eco Center. The price includes admission to the Scenic Wildlife Drive which can be used the day of Discovery after Dark or the morning after (before 10:00am).
Members receive a 10-percent discount. Recommended for ages 5 to adult. Reservations are required, and it is recommended that reservations be made at least 3 days in advance. Space is limited.
To register, call 254.897.2960.
October 14, 2016, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Texas Amphitheatre
October 15, 2016, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM @ Dinosaur Valley State Park
Texas was once covered in an ocean of grass.
Come learn why prairies are the life of Texas.
Meet Candyce at Track Site 2 near the Paluxy River Nature Trail at 9 AM.
October 15, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come help park rangers look for pollinators and their food sources!
October 15th & 16th
When: 9am – 11am
Where: Park Store
Come help park rangers look for pollinators and their food sources! From bats to butterflies, we will be on the hunt for any pollinator found in the park to document the species of animal and the plants that sustain them.
All skill levels welcome. Bring a camera and a smart phone for easier identification.
This event is free with paid entry into the park.
October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
There will be a Family Fun Day celebrating World Food Day. The free event, by our education staff will have a fun learning station with a free activity and will be held at the Overlook, 1789 County Rd 2009.
For more information, call 254.897.2960.
October 15, 2016, 12:00 PM
October 15, 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Sweet on someone? Come and impress them with a three-course meal, live music, and an evening tour. At 6:00pm the two of you will partake in a delicious “Surf and Turf” candle light dinner, with tea, coffee, a homemade dessert, and chocolate for your sweetheart. All served in our glass-walled pavilion overlooking one of the watering holes of our main pasture. Relax with your special someone and enjoy Michael Cote (our live performer), singing love songs. After dinner, you and your sweetheart will depart the Foothills Safari Camp in one of our open-air vehicles to enjoy a tour through Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.
Reservations are required. Please call 254.897.2960 for more information or to make your reservations.
October 15, 2016, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Texas Amphitheatre
October 16, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Dinosaur Valley State Park
October 21, 2016, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Texas Amphitheatre
October 22, 2016, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
October 22, 2016, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Texas Amphitheatre
October 22, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Somervell County Citizen's Center
October 28, 2016 - October 30, 2016 @ Somervell County Expo Center
October 28, 2016, 8:00 AM - October 30, 2016, 2:00 PM @ Somervell County Expo Center
October 28, 2016, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Texas Amphitheatre
October 29, 2016 - October 30, 2016 @ Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Join noted outdoor photographers and authors Brian and Shirley Loflin at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center for an exciting and educational wildlife photography workshop. The workshop begins at 2:00pm Saturday with a session of hands-on instruction addressing the basic issues of wildlife photography. Then, get out in the field with Brian and Shirley doing up-close-and-personal photography of our endangered species while discussing wildlife photography and reviewing your work together. At the end of the day, enjoy a delicious supper and a night in our tented Safari Camp right in the middle of the park.
Sunday begins before sunrise with a photo game drive, followed by a hearty breakfast back at the Safari Camp. After another game drive and lunch in our Overlook Café, our final game drive will be a Behind-The-Scenes Tour in our Intensive Management Area (IMA). The Workshop will be completed near 4:00pm on Sunday.
Space is limited. Call to reserve your spots at 254.897.2960.
October 29, 2016, 7:00 AM - October 30, 2016, 2:00 PM @ Rough Creek Lodge
October 29, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Dinosaur Valley State Park
Do you have what it takes to survive the aftermath of a major disaster? Bring a good pair of hiking shoes and join Ranger Candyce for a short hike to test your survival skills. Costumed individuals welcome!
Where to meet: Park Store
Length of hike: 1 hour
October 29, 2016, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Downtown & Oakdale Park
Safe Treats on the Square 4-6 PM Downtown
Boo in the Park 6-8 PM Oakdale Park (1019 NE Barnard Street)
October 29, 2016, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Texas Amphitheatre
October 29, 2016, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Dinosaur Valley State Park
Dinosaur Valley will host the park’s annual Haunted Hike on October 29th from 8-10 PM starting at the Park Store.
The Haunted Hike tickets can be purchased at the park store on the day of the event.
$7.00 per person
All proceeds support LDL-The Friends of Dinosaur Valley State Park Store