Abilene Parks and Recreation is encouraging residents to break out bait and tackle for the "Get Hooked" fishing event, open at Cal Young Park through Wednesday, with more than 1,000 rainbow trout stocked by Texas Parks & Wildlife before the event started Jan. 12.
Participants can submit photos of themselves or their family while fishing to enter for a chance to win prizes, including new fishing gear. Categories will be available for "Longest Trout," "Biggest 'Other' Fish" and "Most Days Fished," with several age divisions. Catching a fish is not required to enter.
To enter, or for information, go to abilenetx.gov//CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1276 and click on the "Get Hooked" button.
Rescue the Animals SPCA will conduct its annual Fur Ball dinner and dance for people and their dogs from 5-9 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St.
This year's theme is "Bow Wow Luau," and will feature a dinner catered by Tom and Lisa Perini, a doggie buffet from Pam's Pets and music by Abilene Community Band.
Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 12 and under and free for dogs. For tickets, go to rescuetheanimals.networkforgood.com/events/36612-bow-wow-luau-2022-fur-ball.
Food manager training
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a two-day professional food manager certification training course March 21 and 22 at the Taylor County Extension Office, 1982 Lytle Way.
The course will cover foodborne illnesses and food safety regulations, and will include the ANSI-CFP Accredited Certified Professional Food Manager exam.
Registration is $125, and must be made by March 4. To register, or for information, go to taylor.agrilife.org or call 325-672-6048.
This article originally appeared on Abilene Reporter-News: Around Your Town: Still time to land a keeper in fishing contest