Breakfast with builders

The Harker Heights Building Department staff held its first “Breakfast with Builders” roundtable discussion April 4. Staff provided coffee and donuts for 20 local builders and trade professionals. An overview of the basic permitting and inspection procedures was provided, as well as general discussion of several code areas that seem to be consistent topics of discussion. Staff members are taking suggestions for more targeted discussion topics and will schedule another breakfast in the summer.

Heights to host bicycle rodeo Saturday

The Parks and Recreation Athletic Department will host a free bike rodeo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Carl Levin Park, 400 Miller’s Crossing. Kids are encouraged to bring their bikes and helmets and practice their safety skills through the Safety Town Obstacle Course featuring the Harker Heights Police Department. The event will offer free bike registration with the police department, a bike inspection and safety check and proper helmet fitting. Call 254-953-5657.

Save a life, adopt a pet

The Harker Heights Pet Adoption Center will be at First National Bank, 201 East Central Texas Expressway, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. They have a variety of animals to choose from for an adoption fee of $10. This event is held on the second Saturday of every month. Call 254-953-5472.

Learn about raising chickens Monday

Learn how to raise backyard chickens from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Harker Heights Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail. This free class is open to everyone. Topics discussed will be coop design, pros/cons of having a rooster, feed and nutrition and raising your own chicks. Local ordinances will briefly be discussed, but participants must call their local city offices for more details regarding the ordinances in their respective cities.

The instructor will be Sue Dorn of the Family Nourishment Network. No registration is needed for the class. Call 254-953-5466.

Family Camp Out at Dana Peak Park

Preregistration for the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department’s first “Family Camp Out” May 30-31 at Dana Peak Park begins Tuesday. The cost is $10 per person. Children age 5 and younger are free. Register online at or in person at the Recreation Center, 307 Miller’s Crossing, by May 16. Late registrations will be taken until May 23.

Easter Egg Hunt is April 18

The Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department invites children age 8 and younger to participate at the 19th annual Easter Egg Hunt from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 18. The free hunt starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Harker Heights Community Park ball fields, 1501 E. Farm-to-Market 2410.

Children need to bring a basket or bucket to collect the eggs. Special prizes will be awarded in each age group. Three of the fields will be divided up by ages with the fourth field for adaptive children. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures and the Harker Heights library will provide face painting from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and after the egg hunt. In case of rain, call 254-953-5660 for notifications. Call 254-953-5465 or go to

Contact Vanessa Lynch at or 254-501-7567.

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