August 4 - Chamber Event - Vintage Car Museum & Event Center Ribbon Cutting - 10:30am
100 Fort Worth Hwy

August 5-7 – Texas Tax Free Shopping Weekend

August 8 – New Teachers Luncheon – 11:30 am
at Northside Baptist Church

August 9 – Tourism Committee Meeting8:30 am
Held at Fairfield Inn & Suites. Please call Peggy Hutton for more information.

August 11 –Summer Caregiver Seminar – Creating Moments of Joy – 9:30 am
Nationally known speaker Jolene Brackey, author of the book “Creating Moments of Joy”. Look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and focus more energy on creating moments of joy. Catch the speaker’s energy and obtain fun, simple ways to bring joy and hope into every day.
Check-in begins at 9 am. Light breakfast will be served. There is no charge to attend this seminar. Suggested donation of $10. Donations can be made online or at the door. Family caregivers and health care professionals are invited to attend. Contact: Shelly Young at 817-336-4949. www.alz.org/northcentraltexas/in_my_community_101512.asp New River Fellowship Church
3252 I-20 Frontage Rd. Hudson Oaks. For more information call:800-272-3900.

August 12 – Chamber Event - Breakfast Before Business – 7:30 to 9:00 am
Join us for a light breakfast and networking. Our speaker will be Mayor Craig Swancy. Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 10. Call 817-596-3801. Held at Chandor Gardens, 711 W. Lee.

August 13 - WISD Backpack Drive – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Benefitting WISD students. All sizes of backpacks needed. Event held at Jerry’s GMC, 3118 Fort Worth Hwy. Contact: Charlotte Lagrone, 817-
598-2800.

August 16 - Chamber Event - Galbreaith Pickard Hilltop Chapel Ribbon Cutting - 4:15
4941 I-20 Service Rd. 4:00-6:00 Open House

August 18 - Chamber Event - Steeped in Purpose Ribbon Cutting - 10:30am
119 N. Main Ste. 221

August 18 - Quilter's Guild of Parker County Presentation – 7:00 pm
Doug Leko, a prominent quilt designer from Minnesota, will be featured speaker for the program. Doug is founder of Antler Quilt Design and has quilts featured in numerous national quilt magazines. A social period begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7. Contact Sue Haupt, 817-366-9134. www.quiltersguildofparkercounty.org Held at Northside Baptist Church, 910 North Main Street.

August 20 – A Summer Night of Praise – 6:00 pm
Join Debra Camp for her Summer Night of Praise with special guest artists Christian Hutton, Jennifer Youngblood, Kyle Williams, Ginny Hix, Jennifer Williams and Ken Halford. For ticket info. visit us online at www.debracamp.com or www.eventbright.com Held at the Texas Opry Theatre, 319 York Street.

August 23 – Chamber Event – Business Development Meeting – 8:30 to 9:30 am
At Short Chef Bistro & Coffee Bar, 120 College Ave. Please call for more information.

August 25 – Chamber Event – Weatherford Business Center Ribbon Cutting – 11:00 am
1823-A Clear Lake.

August 29 – TCA – Sooner Than You Think – 7:00 pm
Trinity Christian Academy is pleased to present "Sooner Than You Think - Simple Answers to Challenging Questions". The presentation by Mary Flo Ridley is for parents of toddlers through pre-teens and includes six simple steps parents can use to develop their message for their children's sexual education. This event is free of charge and open to all area parents. Held at Trinity Christian Academy in the Barber Gymnasium, 4954 E. I-20 Service Road South, Willow Park.

Upcoming Events –
September 9 – Chamber Event – The All American Salute Luncheon
– 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
The Business Development committee invite you to participate in this "patriotic salute." Tim Lee, a veteran, will be the speaker. First National Bank is the Title Sponsor. Table sponsorships are available for $250 for a table of 8. Individual tickets are $20 for chamber members and $30 for non-members. For more information please contact the Chamber at 817-596-3801.

September 9-10 – Ranch Rodeo
3 Rodeo Performances. Friday - 7:30 pm with Walker & Tx Dangers playing afterwards.Parade on Saturday starting at 9:00 am at the Ninth Grade Center. Rodeo Saturday at 10:30 am. Bronc Riding Saturday at 2:00 pm. Chuck Wagon Cook-off Saturday beginning at 6:00 pm, $10 per plate. Rodeo Finals Saturday at 7:30 pm with Jake Hooker & the Outsiders playing afterward. Held at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse. 2251 Mineral Wells Hwy. Contact Blaine Peacock, 817-594-5424. http://parkercountysheriffsposse.com/pages/Ranch-Rodeo-20150910.htm

October 11 – Weatherford Annual Chamber Banquet – Save the Date!