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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.
Musicians of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in Weatherford College’s first Root Music Workshop exploring a variety of genres including jazz, blues, gospel, country-western, and more as they work to understand the root of all music.
This free workshop will start at 8 a.m. Friday, July 26, in the Alkek Fine Arts Center and will culminate that evening with an impromptu concert beginning at 7 p.m. Admission to the concert is also free.
The workshop will focus on helping young musicians make effective musical decisions in performance with a focus on rhythm, melody, and harmony and will be led by saxophonist John Petrucelli, pianist Fred Sanders, bassist Lou Harlas, and drummer Duane Durrett.
Register for the workshop online at www.wc.edu/jazz-workshop-registr-form.
State Rep. Phil King will be the guest speaker at the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Before Business from 7:30-9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center, 1400 Texas Dr.
Admission is free. To RSVP, visit weatherford-chamber.com or call 817-596-3801.
Parker Paws will hold a dog adoption event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Orscheln Farm and Home, 102 College Park Dr. in Weatherford. For more information about adopting dogs and cats, call Parker Paws at 817-694-5718 or visit www.parkerpaws.org.Find out more »
Clint Reese, Learning Leader with Brittain-Kalish Group, will be the featured speaker at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at New River Fellowship (252 Interstate 20 Frontage Road in Hudson Oaks).
Reese will give you a better understanding of the four generations in the workforce, how to make management changes to be more generationally inclusive, and the dangers of stereotyping.
Early-bird signups (before 10 a.m. Monday prior to the event) are $20. Member sign-up $25; Non-member rate: $25.
To register, visit EastParkerChamber.com and click on the calendar link. For more information, call the Chamber office at 817-441-7844.
Oak Ridge Church of Christ will host the annual Back to School Fair and Health Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 4895 E. I-20 in Willow Park.
The fair will feature free haircuts, free sports physicals, and immunizations (parents should bring shot records), and free shoes and socks. Several community service organizations will be available as well.
For more information, call 817-441-1875.
Parker Paws will hold a cat adoption event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Weatherford PetSmart, (I-20 exit 408). For more information about adopting dogs and cats, call Parker Paws at 817-694-5718 or visit www.parkerpaws.org.Find out more »
Parker Paws will hold a dog adoption event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at PetSmart, 138 Interstate 20 Frontage Road in Weatherford. For more information about adopting dogs and cats, call Parker Paws at 817-694-5718 or visit www.parkerpaws.org.Find out more »
Sanctified Hope will host The Apple of his Eye Fashion Show from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Trinity Bible Church, 4936 E I-20 Service Road in Willow Park.
The event will include brunch, vendor booths, a silent auction, clothing from local boutiques, and fall clothing for the fashionable woman. Attire is business casual.
Tickets are $35. To purchase tickets, or to become a vendor, visit sanctifiedhope.wufoo.com/forms/w15ehqic1q8s39z/.