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Parker County Gold Star Families will host the Red, White & Blue 5K at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at Holland Lake Pavilion, 1419 Holland Lake Drive in Weatherford.
The race will benefit the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Fund for Fort Campbell, Kentucky, on behalf of Parker County Gold Star Families.
The registration fee is $25. To register online, visit http://bit.ly/2GQiHU4. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
For more information, visit facebook.com/rwb5k/.
The second annual Willow Park Palooza will run from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at The Shops at Willow Park.
Activities will include face painting, arts and crafts, a bounce house, food, music, and games.
Admission is free.
The Aledo Band Boosters will host their annual Swing Dance, featuring Dinner, Dessert, and Dancing, 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Aledo High School cafeteria.
The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the band will begin playing about 7 p.m.
Dinner tickets are $25 and are available by advanced online purchase only. A reserved table with eight seats is $500, also available by advanced online purchase only.
Dessert only is $15 and will be available for purchase at the door.
For more information, visit aledobandboosters.org or email Nancy Bathurst at *protected email*.
Zonta Club of Parker County will host its second annual Go the Distance 5k Run at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Gene Voyles Park, 210 Hudson Oaks Blvd. Registration opens at 7 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m.
This race is to bring awareness to Zonta’s worldwide initiative to stop domestic violence. Runners, walkers, and joggers of all ages are welcome.
The fee to enter the race is $33. Some sponsorships are also available starting at $100.
For more information about the race, or to register, visit www.zontaparkercounty.org; call Donna Couch at 817-228-0228; or email *protected email*.
The Parker County Committee on Aging will host its third annual March for Meals 5K walk and community event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Weatherford Senior Center, 1225 Holland Lake Dr.
The event is part of a month-long nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and senior neighbors who rely on this vital service to remain healthy and independent at home.
“The services we provide through Meals on Wheels are so important to our seniors in Parker County,” said Shelly Mowery, Executive Director of Parker County Committee on Aging, Inc. “The March for Meals event is a great way to raise funds and awareness to help our seniors most in need.”
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. Following the 5K, there will be a community festival with food trucks, live entertainment, a Doggie Fashion Show, exhibits, and more.
To register for the walk or to become a vendor at the event, call Michelle Hernandez at 817-596-4640 or visit pccoa.org.
Google Coach and Trainer, Maria Elena Duron, will speak at the next professional development lunch hosted by the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce. The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Squaw Creek Golf Course, 1605 Ranch House Road in Willow Park.
Duron will describe three important things you can implement right now to better market your business and connect with customers. She will show you how to promote your online presence using search engine optimization and advertising as well as introduce tools, such as Google Analytics and Trends, that will help you run your business.
Register by May 1 to receive the early bird rate of $25. After May 1, registration is $30 for chamber members and $35 for non-members. To register, visit http://bit.ly/2GK4s1t.