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Northwest Metroport Chamber of Commerce recognizes the achievements of area women

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Celebrating Women

The annual summertime soiree – Celebrating Women in Business – presented by Northwest Metroport Chamber of Commerce is set for June 28 at a brand-new venue. Trophy Club Country Club is the setting for the popular event where women will gather their friends and colleagues to enjoy some summer fun and networking.

Deborah Ferguson, NBC 5 news anchor, will be mistress of ceremonies and will share with the audience her story about her career in broadcast journalism.

Special guest is Sarah Zink, co-founder of PlaidforWomen.com and host of her own Internet radio talk show. Zink’s book, 20 Tips for Power Chicks, was published last year.

Zink is a popular trainer and motivational speaker, and her topic for the day is “It’s never too late to become the person you might have been.”

“I’ll be sharing stories of how I overcame many obstacles – personally and professionally – and have learned that we all must take control of our destiny or everyone else will,” Zink said.

Chamber President and CEO Sally Michalak says the morning begins at 8:30 with shopping and browsing at exhibits offering women’s accessories and apparel, home decor, health-related products and much more. Winners in a basket raffle will take home restaurant gift cards, spa pampering sessions, beach accessories, men’s gifts and other great products and services.

Chamber board Chairwoman Linda Caram will welcome guests before a decadent brunch is served. The program begins at 9:30 a.m.

Keynote speaker is Janet Hahn, an attorney at the Decker Jones Law Firm. Hahn’s inspiring story of her path from legal secretary to partner will be packed with anecdotes about her experience of going to night school to obtain first her paralegal and later her law degree while working full time at the firm.

“I hope everyone in the audience will relate to my story as I tell about not just the destination, but the journey we’re all on. It’s been hard, but I’m living my dream with people I love and respect,” Hahn said.

Tickets are $40 for chamber members and $50 for nonmembers — reservations are due by June 26. Purchase online at www.nwmetroportchamber.org or call the chamber office at 817-837-1000.

Aloha Duck Race

Raise some money for Special Olympics by helping the rubber duck migrate from its native bathtub habitat to the waters at Hawaiian Falls Waterpark. Save the date of Saturday, June 29, and head out to the water park at 490 Heritage Parkway in Mansfield and watch how a duck takes to water at the Aloha Duck Race.

Hundreds of the little rubber duckies will race at the Hawaii-themed water park, and if your duck crosses the finish line first you can win some fabulous prizes. Two round-trip tickets for anywhere Southwest Airlines flies are the grand prize.

Time to get your ducks in a row and figure out your adoption options. A Lone Duck is $5; a Quack Pack of five ducks is $20; Quacker’s Dozen is $50; and a Mega Quack Pack of 25 ducks is $100. The more duckies you have, the more chances to win. Complete the adoption online at www.sotx.org/alohaducks. You don’t even have to be present to win.

Direct questions to Susie McAlister at 817-332-3433.

Northeast Tarrant

Free Concerts in Keller, Roanoke and Hurst

If you love the Big Band sound popular in the 1940s, then you won’t want to miss the performance by the Les Elegart Orchestra at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Keller Town Hall.

The award-winning band has performed all over the world. Directed by Russ Dorsey, the band has been called “the world’s greatest foxtrot orchestra .” The orchestra recently performed on the cable television program The Wedding Story.

Jazz fans will love the show in Roanoke at the Austin Street Plaza at 7 p.m. Thursday, featuring Razzmajazz Dixieland Jazz Band.

According to a news release, “Their music is a mix of Roaring ’20s, ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s Dixieland jazz and swing Jazz performed in true Mardi Gras (and) Roaring ’20s style. The show provides music and comedy with an emphasis on audience participation.”

Meanwhile, at the Hurst Library (901 Precinct Line Road), a free concert starring blues singer Mike Dyson is also set for Thursday.

Dyson is also known as Mr. Blue Shoes for his role in the Blue Shoe Project, which provides blues music education programs nationwide, and his program “combines storytelling, song, dance, instrumental performance, and graphic display.” In 2008, Dyson won a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album.

All three concerts are free and open to the public as part of the MasterWorks concert series provided by the Arts Council Northeast.

To inquire, contact Bobbie McFarland at 817-283-3406 or check out the entire MasterWorks Concert series at www.artscouncilnortheast.org

Jazz & Movies continue at Keller Town Hall

Luke Wade is the headline entertainer Thursday, as the Jazz in June series wraps up their summer play list at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway.

Come early at 6:30 p.m. to check out paintings, jewelry and other original pieces by local artists and to enjoy some great food by vendors from the Farmers Market. Ready-to-eat items are on tap as well as fresh produce to take home.

The music starts around 7:15 p.m., and after sundown take the kids to the back patio of Town Hall for fun and games and check out the food truck vendors.

A movie under stars – Rise of the Guardians – starts at 9:15 p.m. and is the last of the outdoor movie offerings for the summer series.

Concert and the movie are free. To inquire, call the Public Arts Department at 817-743-4000 or the Parks & Recreation Department at 817-743-4050. Details at www.CityOfKeller.com

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