Parker News in a Hurry - June 14

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Parker CarFest Car Show this weekend

A fresh coat of wax is being applied to the classic cars in this weekend’s Parker CarFest Car Show.

The annual event by the Parker Car Club will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 16 in downtown Parker and is once again being combined with Parker Days. The entire family will have something to do with rides, food, booths and entertainment.

Registration and staging for those who wish to enter a car or motorcycle in the Parker CarFest Car Show will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. June 16. More details are at www.ParkerCarFest.com or contact Parker Car Club President Gary Lasater at gary@parkercarclub.com or 720-515-5722.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Parker Task Force food bank. The Parker Car Club is asking all attendees to drop off non-perishable food donations at the collection trailer on the southeast corner of Pikes Peak Drive and Mainstreet, next to the Parker Chamber of Commerce office. The trailer, donated by Parker Trailers, will be stationed on Mainstreet Friday through Sunday.

Chalk Art Fest expected to draw interest

The PACE Center will host its first annual Chalk Art Festival during Parker Days on June 15.

Chalk art has its roots in 16th century Renaissance Italy, and artists worldwide are taking to the streets, creating complicated works of art using chalk.

Five professional artists and several student artists from Legend High School will be at work in front of the PACE Center from 1-5 p.m. June 15. Chalk will also be available for kids and parents to create their own chalk artwork.

Town paying Call-n-Ride fares this summer

Town council approved a partnership with the RTD Call-n-Ride program to offer free bus rides in Parker now through Aug. 30.

Call-n-Ride is a personalized bus service that travels within select areas of Parker and provides a curb-to-curb service on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents can schedule free rides to work, shopping or school with one call to 303-301-5772. Rides may be scheduled from two hours to two weeks in advance.

“Adopting the free summer program again for 2013 will provide our residents with a great opportunity to try the RTD Call-n-Ride service at no cost,” said mayor Mike Waid. “We hope that residents of all ages will take advantage of this service.”

The town developed the free program to help increase ridership on the Parker Call-n-Ride in an effort to retain the bus service in the community. By increasing ridership, the town could also potentially seek expanded transit services for our community in the future.

Parker’s RTD Call-n-Ride service area is generally located north of Hess Road and east of Twenty Mile Road. Ride areas and destinations include downtown Parker, Parker Adventist Hospital, Cottonwood, Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, Railbender Skate and Tennis Park, the Parker Fieldhouse, Parker Recreation Center, Canterberry, Idyllwilde and other neighborhoods and commercial areas.

Parker Call-n-Ride operates from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday with limited service to the Parker Recreation Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call-n-Ride fares are normally $2.25 per ride for adults or $1.10 for seniors or students.

For more information on the Parker Call-n-Ride and a map of the service area, visit the town’s website at www.parkeronline.org/callnride or call 303-841-0353.

Saturday Skate Night a summer tradition

Bring roller skates or blades to the Parker Fieldhouse from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 15 for Skate Night.

Participants can skate around the inline rink, listen to family-friendly music and play games. This is a time designated for open skating with no hockey allowed. Skate Nights are great events for skaters of all ages or teens who are looking for something to do on a Saturday night.

Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult while at the Fieldhouse. Participants must bring their own skates. Skate Night admission does not include other Fieldhouse venues. For more information, call 303-805-6300.