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The Friends of Emma will hold a benefit team roping event beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15 at Parker County Cowboy Church, 5050 South FM 5 just outside Annetta South.
For ropers, Pick 1/Draw 1 is $120. After entering the draw, you may pick an additional three ropers at $60 each.
Emma Vidal is a third-grader at Vandagriff Elementary School who has been diagnosed with leukemia. She will need treatment for three years.
During the course of treatment, Emma lost vision in her right eye.
For more information about the team roping, call Mike Blair at 817-925-2841 or Nelson King at 817-996-7428.
For more information about Emma, visit facebook.com/encourageemma.
The Weatherford/Parker County NAACP will celebrate Juneteenth from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Weatherford Public Library, 1014 Charles Street. The Weatherford Public Library will co-host the event.
On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston with the news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were free.
This event came two-and-a-half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
Juneteenth is celebrated with food, storytelling, and other family-friendly activities.
This event is free and open to the public.
Join Elsa, Anna, Olaf and other “Frozen” favorites for a magical brunch from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Painted Pony Tea Room, 109 N. Main Street in Weatherford. The event includes a Frozen-themed menu, character meet-and-greet, sing-along, face painting, photo booth and more. Tickets for the brunch are $15 each and proceeds benefit the WC’s Advanced Teen Musical Theatre Camp. To purchase tickets, visit weatherfordcollege.simpletix.com.Find out more »
The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce’s 11th annual golf tournament will tee off at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Squaw Creek Golf Course, 1605 Ranch House Road in Willow Park.
The cost to golf is $125 per player or $450 for a team of four.
Numerous sponsorships are available.
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2X9L84u.
The Town of Annetta will host its annual Community Crime Prevention Event and Talk of the Town Business Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at Annetta City Hall, 450 Thunder Head Lane.
To participate in the business fair, call 817-441-5770, complete the Participant Registration Form at www.annettatx.org, or email *protected email*.
The event promises shopping, food, fun, and community partnership.
Diane Brown and Laurie Chance Smith will have a book signing from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at Silver Creek United Methodist Church, 2200 Church Road in Azle.
The book, “Around Veal’s Station: An Illustrated History of Parker County’s Oldest Town” will be available.
The Aledo ISD will host its annual Special Needs Expo from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 at the Aledo Learning Center, 1016 Bailey Ranch Road.
Free childcare will be offered for Aledo ISD students with special needs, and a Spanish interpreter will be on site. Anyone who needs childcare or an interpreter should register by July 5 by emailing *protected email*.
For more information, see the calendar listing at community-news.com/events, call Glenna Loftin at 817-441-5199 or email *protected email*.
A candlelight vigil will be held at 7 pm, Friday, July 12, at Cherry Park, 300 S. Alamo St. in Weatherford.
The event is part of the international “Lights for Liberty” movement to focus attention on inhumane detention camps at the borders. The vigil will feature speakers and music. Bring camp chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Candles will be provided.
For more information, visit lightsforliberty.org.
The annual Peach Pedal bike ride will take off at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, at Weatherford High School, 2121 Bethel Road in Weatherford.
The ride will have routes of eight, 28, 39, and 61 miles. There will be periodic rest stops with restrooms, drinks, and snacks.
Early registration fee (received or registered online before July 1) is $30. Regular registration fee (July 2-13) is $35. Ride day registration is $40 Tandem registration is $30 per rider. No charge for children in strollers or bike trailers.
Registration also includes free passes to the Parker County Peach Festival for all riders.
Proceeds benefit the Parker County United Way and programs of the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce.
To register, or for more information, visit peachpedal.com, email *protected email*, or call 817-596-5986.
The title sponsor for the event is Gilchrist Auto Group.
The World Famous Parker County Peach Festival will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, in downtown Weatherford.
More than 200 art, craft, and activity vendors will be on hand, as well as peachy treats, Parker County peaches, kids activities, and live entertainment.
Entry fee is $5 for adults. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.
For more information, visit parkercountypeachfestival.org.